The BEST episodes directed by Naomichi Yamato

Siberian Express
29 votes

#1 - Siberian Express

Blood+ - Season 2 - Episode 3

Saya and the others ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad with Elizabeta. Another Red Shield agent from Russia. While they are riding they are attacked by Chiropterans. Can they defeat them in such a small space?

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After the Dance
64 votes

#2 - After the Dance

Blood+ - Season 1 - Episode 11

A ball is held once a year at the school and students and their parents arrive dressed in formal attire. Saya goes wearing a dress she borrowed from Min. While she is at the ball Saya meets a young man named Solomon. David and other people from Red Sheild show at the ball, but they are not the only strangers there. The Phantom appears and now Saya and everyone must do their best to defeat him.

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Bloody History
109 votes

#3 - Bloody History

From the New World - Season 1 - Episode 4

The children learn from the Minoshiro the truth about the tragic history since the advent of psychokinetic powers 1000 years ago until they are intercepted by a monk who seals their powers and escorts them to be judged for their actions. On the way, they are attacked by a group of Were Rats who are slain by the monk until a surviving creature leaps toward them.

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Weak Link
101 votes

#4 - Weak Link

From the New World - Season 1 - Episode 12

Tomiko reveals to Saki the truth behind Fiends and Karma Demons including their reasons for the harsh means they developed to prevent them from appearing, and that she was the one who intervened for her and her friends to be spared by the Board of Education regarding the incident with the False Minoshiro, because according to her, Saki is considered the most suited one to be her successor. Some time later, Mamoru mysteriously flees away from home and Saki, Maria and Satoru take advantage of a break in classes to look for him.

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Paris, Je t'aime
58 votes

#5 - Paris, Je t'aime

Blood+ - Season 3 - Episode 2

Kai finds out that Riku is now a chevalier. He wanders around Paris wonder what he can do, when he meets Irene on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower.

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Dear Kaby
454 votes

#6 - Dear Kaby

Fairy Tail - Season 1 - Episode 4

Lucy, Natsu and Happy retrieve the book from the mansion, but Lucy cannot bring herself to destroy the book that they have taken the assignment to destroy. What is in the book to prevent her from wanting it destroyed?

The Vanishing Children
116 votes

#7 - The Vanishing Children

From the New World - Season 1 - Episode 2

Saki and her friends take part together in a ball tournament where they must control small clay dolls with their power. Her team defeats several opponents until the final match when one of the members of the opposing team breaks the rules, ending the match in a draw. After the tournament the same student is never seen again.

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Flash of AXIA
26 votes

#8 - Flash of AXIA

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 10

At the Jellyfish Festival on Ragna, Messer says goodbye, as he reveals that he has been reassigned as a training instructor due to his worsening condition. Meanwhile, the Windermearans have developed a new system to amplify Prince Heinz' wind song. The Aerial Knights launch a surprise attack and Var Outbreak on Al-Shahal to test the new system. The Delta team must protect Al-Shahal from the Knights' attack even though they are one man short...

The Season of New Leaves
140 votes

#9 - The Season of New Leaves

From the New World - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the year of 2011, people with strong psychokinectic powers start appearing, leaving a trace of death and destruction along their way. 1000 years later, Saki Watanabe finally has her own powers awakened, and after a ritual of passage, she rejoins her friends at school who had awakened before her. However, one of them is revealed to have weaker powers than her peers, and soon after she mysteriously disappears.

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14 votes

#10 - Kakeudon

Poco's Udon World - Season 1 - Episode 12

Excited by the festival fireworks display, Poco accidentally lets his tail out in the middle of the crowd, in full view of the cameras. Does this spell the end for Souta and Poco's little family...?

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Uncertainty & Destiny
239 votes

#11 - Uncertainty & Destiny

Noragami - Season 1 - Episode 7

Hiyori's presence as a spirit is discovered by Kazuma, who chooses to keep this a secret from Bishamon, before telling Hiyori that if nothing is done about Yukine, Yato will die. Later that night, as Yato is helping out at a convenience store, Yukine, who has been feeling that Yato would choose Nora over him, is caught trying to steal some charity money. Just then, another phantom appears, and despite Nora's presence causing Yukine unease, Yato assures him that he is his regalia and manages to defeat the phantom with him.

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Natsu vs. Yuka the Wave User
512 votes

#12 - Natsu vs. Yuka the Wave User

Fairy Tail - Season 1 - Episode 13

In order to protect the village, Natsu faces off against a new foe, Yuka, who is confident that Natsu will lose to him. Lucy also faces off against a wizard that seems to have her at a big disadvantage...

Eternal Walküre
19 votes

#13 - Eternal Walküre

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 26

Roid attempts to control the Singer of the Stars as the final showdown against the Aerial Knights takes place at the Protoculture Ruins on Ragna.

284 votes

#14 - Snow-like

Noragami - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Hiyori ends up drifting out of her body more often than not, she takes advantage of her new agile form. Despite being reminded by Hiyori about the job she paid him for, Yato insists that he can't do anything until he gets a new Regalia. Assuming a Regalia could be made from any phantom, Hiyori goes in search of one, only for it to turn out to be a really hostile one. Hiyori attempts to fight the phantom herself but is stopped by Yato, who is injured in the process. After retreating to treat his 'blight' wound, which can spread if left untreated, Yato explains that Hiyori's tail is what connects her to her physical form, and if it is cut, she will die. The phantom returns, and Yato spots an uncorrupted spirit and claims it as his new Regalia, which takes the form of a white katana, allowing Yato to defeat the phantom. Yato afterwards decides to name his Regalia Yukine, which transforms into the form a teenage human boy.

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Sky Dancing with Ash
126 votes

#15 - Sky Dancing with Ash

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash - Season 1 - Episode 4

Haruhiro and his party continue to grow stronger and learn new skills, but an unexpected challenge changes everything.

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Drifting Embrace
22 votes

#16 - Drifting Embrace

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 14

In the aftermath of the the battle for Ragna, Ragnan evacuees adjust to life in space. When an airlock explodes, the entire team must work together to find a solution.

The Battle of Nospherus
57 votes

#17 - The Battle of Nospherus

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 7

The battle between the Sems and the Mongaul army has finally begun. Although at first the Mongaul's numerical superiority seems an insurmountable obstacle, Guin's decisive strategies allow the Sems to even the odds.

Impulse Experiment
21 votes

#18 - Impulse Experiment

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 20

Hayate and Freyja's fold resonance is put to the test. When both become discouraged, Mirage steps in to straighten things out. Keith begins to suspect Roid's true intentions. Makina, Reina and Kaname search for answers about Mikumo.

No Matter What Star Guides Us
31 votes

#19 - No Matter What Star Guides Us

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 23

Naris accompanied by Istvan leads his men to Yuno where he will join forces with Lord Skarl, and prepare for the final invasion of Mongaul. The revelation that Rinda might actually want to be with Naris causes Istavan to reconsider his objectives and he takes off alone. Meanwhile, after defeating the last of the Kitai assassins, Guin learns that Sid is waiting in Torus and may know something about his past.

The Black Count's Fortress
34 votes

#20 - The Black Count's Fortress

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 2

Having survived their encounter with the ghouls, Guin and the twins are captured by the Mongaul army and taken to Stafolos Keep. Here they meet Vanon, the Black Count of Stafolos, who threatens to torture the twins and extract the secrets of the Parros Kingdom. Meanwhile, Guin is pitted against the mercenary Istavan of Valachia in a battle to the death.

The Warriors
29 votes

#21 - The Warriors

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 11

The defeated lady Amnelis returns to her father, where she learns that he has plans to have her married; meanwhile Guin prepares to leave Nospherus, vowing to one day return to the Lagon and Sem. The prince of Crystal returns to his city, only to be betrayed and captured.

Farewell, My Beloved (Part 2)
29 votes

#22 - Farewell, My Beloved (Part 2)

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 18

On the day of the wedding, Naris is apparently assassinated by Astrias; this is all an elaborate scheme by Naris and his followers to hasten the recapturing of Crystal, and the liberation of Parros. Marius' unwillingness to kill Miail causes Rorca to step in, and the crime is blamed on Marius.

Stumbling Around in the Library
67 votes

#23 - Stumbling Around in the Library

Green Green - Season 1 - Episode 10

After a failed examination, Chigusa-sensei assigns Yuusuke to tutor Midori in the hope of bringing her grades up. As an incentive, she tells Midori that Yuusuke will give her a reward if her test results are above average. Wakaba mishears this, and soon a rumor that getting an above-average test result will allow you to receive a reward from the person you like goes around the entire school.

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