The BEST episodes directed by Michiru Itabisashi

Just As My Beauty Has Faded
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8.38
21 votes

#1 - Just As My Beauty Has Faded

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 22

Taichi has seemed down since he lost to Arata. In fact, a dark cloud is hanging over the entire karuta club because final exams are coming up. To break out of the gloom, Chihaya, Kanade, and Sumire decide to make Valentine's Day chocolates for the club as a surprise. Chihaya has no experience with making sweets, but she gives it her all in hopes of bringing a smile back to the hard-working Taichi's face.

A True Warrior
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8.31
267 votes

#2 - A True Warrior

Vinland Saga - Season 1 - Episode 4

Thors and his men fall for Askeladd’s trap and faces a dangerous situation, but Thors defeats many of Askeladd’s men with his overpowering strength. However, Thors knows that it will be difficult to save everyone, including his son, who’ve been living in a peaceful village their entire lives, and makes a tough decision

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A Rare Breed
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8.04
51 votes

#3 - A Rare Breed

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 4

William begins teaching at a university, and is invited to dinner at the home of the Viscount of Belfor. He and his brothers receive a tour of the viscount's well-kept conservatory, but are taken aback by what they hear of the gardener and his wife.

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The Two Detectives, Act 2
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7.95
40 votes

#4 - The Two Detectives, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 11

With 48 minutes remaining before the train reaches the next station, Sherlock declares that William and he can find the murderer in time. Sherlock relies on the evidence at the scene, while William pursues a psychological profile of the killer.

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Suppose someone told you they’d do anything for you, which you appreciate but you know you should push back?
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7.94
71 votes

#5 - Suppose someone told you they’d do anything for you, which you appreciate but you know you should push back?

Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town? - Season 1 - Episode 3

Marie saves Lloyd from a terrible fate by stopping the fight between him and Allan, and reveals her true identity to Chrome. Marie and Chrome decide to execute Marie's plan to stop the kingdom from going to war.

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Departure
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7.94
220 votes

#6 - Departure

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 4

Kirito and Eugeo realize Selka has taken off to the End Mountains alone, and decide to chase after her. As they enter the cave, they encounter goblins, presumably from the Dark Territory, and must engage in a battle.

Going Beyond
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7.92
51 votes

#7 - Going Beyond

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 23

Saber of Red confronts Assassin of Red and Ruler struggles with Caster of Red's machinations.

Family Squabble
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7.91
115 votes

#8 - Family Squabble

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Season 1 - Episode 16

Rudeus, Eris, and Ruijerd arrive in the Holy Country of Millis, where Rudeus's thoughts turn to home. When the three split up for a day off, a chance encounter in an alley leads Rudeus to a shocking reunion.

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Administrator
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7.85
193 votes

#9 - Administrator

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 23

Cardinal appears on the top floor of Central Cathedral for a showdown with her bitter foe of the last two hundred years. She moves to achieve her objective of deleting Administrator, only to see the fallen sword golem rise up again.

East, west, home's best.
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7.84
153 votes

#10 - East, west, home's best.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 13

Chise and Elias are in the middle of shearing Wooly Bugs, magical creatures who eat cold from the air and grow wool with magical properties. Chise becomes distracted and is attacked. As Chise recovers, she and Elias open themselves up to each other more.

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The Battle of London Bridge
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7.80
230 votes

#11 - The Battle of London Bridge

Vinland Saga - Season 1 - Episode 9

In October 1013, King Sweyn leads a fleet of Danish and Viking ships in an attempt to take London Bridge of England. Askeladd’s army, hired by the army of Denmark, was among them. However, after the betrayal of Thorkell the Tall, a Viking known for his overpowering strength, London Bridge has become impregnable. Askeladd tells Thorfinn he’ll reward him with a duel if he’s able to kill Thorkell.

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Suppose the protagonist of a novel led the story to a grand finale?
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7.78
67 votes

#12 - Suppose the protagonist of a novel led the story to a grand finale?

Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town? - Season 1 - Episode 4

Marie faces off against the culprit that took over the king's body to drive the kingdom towards war. Meanwhile, Lloyd finds the courage to go against Marie's own wishes to go and assist her.

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Jack the Ripper
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7.77
56 votes

#13 - Jack the Ripper

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 16

Assassin of Black moves closer to Trifas on their killing spree, forcing the remaining members of the Yggdmillenia clan to act against them.

Truce
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7.68
195 votes

#14 - Truce

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 17

When Kirito and Alice both unleash the Perfect Weapon Control art in the Cloudtop Garden, the impact rips a hole into the seemingly impregnable Central Cathedral wall, which sends them both flying outside.

You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
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7.68
130 votes

#15 - You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 20

As the dragon rampages, Elias tells Chise they must absorb the dragon’s magic in order to stop it. This leaves Chise in a predicament as Elias becomes unable to help.

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Nobleman's Responsibilities
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7.63
200 votes

#16 - Nobleman's Responsibilities

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 9

Now an Elite Disciple along with Kirito, Eugeo struggles with the question of what he should infuse in his sword so he can become stronger. When he’s taunted by First-Seat Elite Disciple Raios and Second-Seat Humbert, Eugeo decides to accept Humbert’s request for a duel.

Why Do Lips that Profess Love Hide Fangs?
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7.54
24 votes

#17 - Why Do Lips that Profess Love Hide Fangs?

Back Arrow - Season 1 - Episode 9

Prax will stop at nothing to kill anyone who knows Princess Fine's secret. In Rekka, Emperor Zetsu puts on a show and makes a surprising declaration.

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Love for the Younger Brothers Poured Forth...
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7.54
26 votes

#18 - Love for the Younger Brothers Poured Forth...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! - Season 2 - Episode 5

The day after the resolution of Catarina Claes's kidnapping, the first prince, Jeffrey Stuart, passionately speaks of his love for his younger brothers to his fiancée, Susanna Randall. At the same time, Geordo and Alan are in the student council office, reminiscing about their childhood days with their older brothers.

Does People's Anger Reach God?
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7.53
19 votes

#19 - Does People's Anger Reach God?

Back Arrow - Season 1 - Episode 20

As the Granedger's loss shatters Elsha's confidence, the world strikes back at the pawns of god who orchestrated all the chaos and destruction.

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Do We Head for the Stars?
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7.45
20 votes

#20 - Do We Head for the Stars?

Back Arrow - Season 1 - Episode 24

Arrow and friends face their strongest opponent yet in God's realm. Once the Guardian reveals the ultimate truth of their world, a peaceful resolution seems unlikely.

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End of War
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7.44
94 votes

#21 - End of War

Tokyo Revengers - Season 1 - Episode 23

The conflict between Toman and Valhalla dubbed the Bloody Halloween ends in Toman's victory, but Baji is killed and Kazutora is arrested. Takemichi is regretful about the fact that he wasn't able to do much, but they managed to avoid Mikey killing Kazutora. After going with Draken to visit Kazutora, they head over to Draken's home.

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Is There Love on the Battlefield?
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7.35
20 votes

#22 - Is There Love on the Battlefield?

Back Arrow - Season 1 - Episode 14

Emperor Zetsu goes head-to-head against the berserk side of Princess Fine. As she loses touch with love, the princess doesn't discern between friend and foe.

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I Became Engulfed by Desire...
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7.16
56 votes

#23 - I Became Engulfed by Desire...

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! - Season 1 - Episode 8

On her way to the east building library to find some reference books, Catarina joins up with the usual gang, and they decide to have a study session together. Then she opens a book that caught her eye... and it suddenly fills the room with light, then swallows her up along with Geordo and the others. Only Mary and Maria are left behind, so they cautiously open the book to try to rescue Catarina and the others trapped inside.