The BEST episodes directed by Naoki Kotani

Black Oath
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9.17
135 votes

#1 - Black Oath

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 167

Asta and Yami surpass their limits and begin their counterattack! Despite being covered in injuries, Asta and Yami give Dante a run for his money. Asta tries to bear with his injuries and thinks he needs something more to live up to what Yami expects him to be. In order to become more powerful, he tries to delve deeper into his devil powers, and...

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The Great War Breaks Out
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8.81
114 votes

#2 - The Great War Breaks Out

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 162

After spending time in the Heart Kingdom, Asta finally goes back to the Black Bulls' hideout. However, they were currently under attack by one of the Dark Triad, Dante. Asta does his best to fight back with his friends, but is having a hard time facing Dante, who is also a devil-possessed, but is far more powerful than him. Meanwhile, around the same time, another member of the Dark Triad who is possessed by the devil Megicula, Vanica, attacks the Heart Kingdom. Loropechika can't help but panic at the sight of the one behind her curse, but...

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Becoming the Light That Shines Through the Darkness
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7.36
105 votes

#3 - Becoming the Light That Shines Through the Darkness

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 148

Asta and Noelle are captured along with Nero and they head toward the strong magic region near the border when Captain Yami and Magna arrive. Captain Fuegoleon and Captain Nozel also show up, causing the Devil Believers to panic. The captains try to talk to the Devil Believers, but their distrust for them is just too strong. The Devil Believers try to bring their powers together in order to face the Magic Knight captains.

Because... That's What I Feel Like!
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7.31
36 votes

#4 - Because... That's What I Feel Like!

Killing Bites - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kido is revealed to be Shota's teammate and kills Ryuji with a single punch without transforming into his hybrid form. Kido shocks the investors by mercilessly beating Ryuji’s corpse. Ichinosuke is attacked by Shota, only to suddenly disappear. Kaede is ordered to flee from the area. Eruza and Hitomi happily begin fighting each other. Ichinosuke is shown to have fallen into one of the tunnels dug by Ui who surfaces next to Shota causing her to flee in panic. Eruza pins Hitomi, intending to kill her but instead they begin kissing passionately. They are shown to be drugged by Kaori Rikujo, a Civet Hybrid from Yatsubishi who can produce a pheromone that causes uncontrollable lust. This enrages Yoko who considers such tactics shameful and without honor. Kaede is maneuvered into fighting Taiga but is killed instantly. The investors get more excited watching Eruza and Hitomi until Yoko angrily demands the game continue. Her true intention is revealed, to humiliate Shidoh by beating his hybrids and tactics and ending his influence over her beloved grandfather. Hitomi suddenly breaks free from her lust by focusing on her real lust for Shidoh. She attacks Kaori just as Taiga reaches them.

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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
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6.71
7 votes

#5 - A friend in need is a friend indeed.

HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima - Season 1 - Episode 4

At the call of the Iruma Gun Rabbit, Sakuma Aoki and Mason Tokushima gather at the office of the Yakuza "Fire Warbler" in Yokohama. According to Gun Rabbit, there is a casino of the flight pursuit group that is hostile to the Shima of the fire group that Sakumaki divides, and drug trading is done there. Gun rabbits aiming for career advancement ask for cooperation from the two in order to monopolize the credit for crushing the transaction. Sakuma, who wants to crush the flight pursuit group, and Riyu, who cannot overlook the insecurity as a soldier, decides to help the gun rabbit.