The Best Episodes Directed by Naomichi Yamato
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#4 - 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...
#5 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.