The BEST episodes directed by Naoyuki Ito

Volume Earth
5 votes

#1 - Volume Earth

Re: Cutie Honey - Season 1 - Episode 2

A mysterious woman dressed in leather named Cobalt Claw pursues and attacks Cutie Honey, destroying everything in its path, fooling the world into believing that Cutie Honey is a public enemy. Meanwhile, Scarlet Claw destroys the city, leaving a message: "We Want Cutie Honey."

Hellsing VII
158 votes

#2 - Hellsing VII

Hellsing Ultimate - Season 1 - Episode 7

While Seras is successfully overcoming Zorin's soldiers, Bernadotte and his forces are being slaughtered. Seras comes to their rescue, and destroys most of Zorin's forces. Zorin then delves deep into Seras' memories, forcing her to relive her painful childhood, as she had to watch her parents be murdered by gangsters and her mother's corpse being raped after Seras was shot by one of the robbers. While Seras is trapped in the illusion, Zorin hacks off her arm, stabs her through the back, and cuts her eyes. Bernadotte tries to escape with the badly wounded Seras, but Zorin stabs him through the back. He kisses Seras in his agony, then tells her to bite him. Tearfully, she does so, healing most of her wounds except her left arm, which spews shadow matter. Seras destroys all of Zorin's forces, then attacks and kills Zorin. Seras then leaves the mansion and heads off to destroy the remaining vampires and ghouls in the city, as Vatican forces loom in the horizon.

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The Dark Warrior
324 votes

#3 - The Dark Warrior

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 9

Momonga and Narberal begin their respective battles against Clementine and Khajit. Momonga takes this chance to learn about the mechanics of fighting in this world, but in the end, he must show Clementine the consequences of offending him.

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Player VS Non Player Character
299 votes

#4 - Player VS Non Player Character

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 13

Momonga reminds Shalltear that he is the master of Nazarick and that his name carries the weight of all the supreme beings of Ains Ooal Gown. After the battle comes to a close, Momonga quickly takes action to strengthen the defenses of Nazarick.

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Twin Swords of Slashing Death
316 votes

#5 - Twin Swords of Slashing Death

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 8

After Momonga registers Hamusuke with the guild, he goes to Nphirea's home to find that his client has been kidnapped. The zombified remains of the Swords of Darkness litter the storage room. And there, Momonga finds the tortured body of Ninya.

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176 votes

#6 - Jaldabaoth

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 11

Demiurge takes charge of Nazarick's forces, laying out the mission to strike at Eight Fingers. Meanwhile, Lakyus details a similar mission to her squad captains. Sebas, Climb, and Brain raid Six Arms' compound together.

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If I Were to Keep On Going
28 votes

#7 - If I Were to Keep On Going

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 19

As Tsutomu falls behind Kana due to his faults, he comes up with a gamble strategy to take advantage of the odds against him. However, Kana eventually manages to win thanks to her knowledge of the cards her friends use. Meanwhile, as Taichi and Yusei are left with one card each, it is Yusei who wins, leading Taichi to become downhearted. As the day ends with Kana, Tsutomu and Yusei advancing in rank, Chihaya expresses her desire to play a team match again. As Arata receives the results of the tournament, he decides to enter the Western Masters tournament.

This Beautiful Silver Moon
35 votes

#8 - This Beautiful Silver Moon

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 5

Following the call, Chihaya decides to go with Taichi to Fukui so she can confront Arata. However, Arata is not too pleased to see them and becomes aggressive when Chihaya brings up karuta again. Arata's friend, Yuu, explains to Chihaya that his grandfather died of a relapse while Arata was playing at a karuta tournament, the guilt making him unable to play karuta again. After Arata reads a letter that Chihaya wrote for him, he still holds his friendship dear and goes to see Chihaya and Taichi off as they head back towards home, with Chihaya able to make out that he doesn't completely hate karuta. On the ride back, Taichi agrees to help Chihaya form a high school karuta club, so Arata will have something to return to.

Ruler of Death
341 votes

#9 - Ruler of Death

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 4

Momonga finds that the attackers of Carne Village were Slane Theocracy soldiers dressed as people from the Baharuth Empire. As the attack to lure and eliminate Gazef Stronoff continues, Momonga takes this chance to continue his tests...

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The Ultimate Trump Card
172 votes

#10 - The Ultimate Trump Card

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 13

The guardsmen and adventurers face a daunting array of demons until Momon arrives and takes charge. Brain once again comes face to face with Shalltear. While Evileye is occupied, Demiurge reveals his plan to Ains.

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An Explosive Situation! Luffy vs Fake Luffy
196 votes

#11 - An Explosive Situation! Luffy vs Fake Luffy

One Piece - Season 15 - Episode 2

Using a fake disguise provided by Hancock, Luffy and the Kuja tribe go their separate ways and he confronts the Fake Straw Hats. At Shakky's bar, Sanji thanks Duval for his efforts in protecting the Thousand Sunny. Rayleigh tells the cook that he was the seventh to come here. However, Luffy and Robin have not shown up yet. Chopper discovers another group of Fake Straw Hats and follows them, not realizing that they are the fake ones. While Robin continues to evade the government agents from capturing her, Luffy uses his Haki techniques to defeat Fake Luffy's group. Meanwhile, the government agents capture the Fake Robin. Sanji learns about what has happened to Zoro from a fisherman. While talking to the fisherman, Sanji finally discovers Zoro as he destroys the ship he was in.

The Final Battle of the Disturbance
163 votes

#12 - The Final Battle of the Disturbance

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 12

Evileye petitions Momon to help her, and he begins fighting the disguised Demiurge. As Climb and the others try to get Tuare out of the compound, they face resistance. Renner convenes an emergency strategy meeting.

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The Bloody Valkyrie
306 votes

#13 - The Bloody Valkyrie

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 12

Though Shalltear's skill set puts Momonga at a complete disadvantage, he steps forward into battle. He gave various world items to his guardians to ensure the safety of Nazarick in his absence. Now, all that is left is a battle of life and death!

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True Vampire
312 votes

#14 - True Vampire

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 10

Momonga finds out that Shalltear has revolted against him, due to something that had happened while she was on her mission with Sebas and Solution. The story rewinds a bit and goes over that very event. What could possibly change her loyalty to him?

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Battle of Carne Village
346 votes

#15 - Battle of Carne Village

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 3

Momonga continues his efforts to protect Nazarick from the unknown forces he may be up against in this world. As he manipulates the Mirror of Remote Viewing, he notices a village being attacked and decides to test his strength against humans.

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Floor Guardians
369 votes

#16 - Floor Guardians

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 2

Grateful that they weren't cast aside, the floor guardians experience the rule of their true master for the first time. Momonga quickly assess the situation and works toward protecting the tomb from invaders while contemplating what he must do.

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Wise King of Forest
312 votes

#17 - Wise King of Forest

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 7

Momonga and his group continue to Carne Village. There they see that the villagers are working toward fortifying their defenses against possible future enemies. Nphirea meets up with Enri and asks her about this man named Ains Ooal Gown.

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Army of Death
177 votes

#18 - Army of Death

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 4

The alliance of the Lizard men win the battle and defeat the army of undead. The defeat guardian Cocytus and the new ability to learn from their mistakes, prove that the guardians can adapt to new situations. Ainz Ooal Gown therefore changes his tactics, ordering Cocytus to bring the Lizard men to their knees and under the rule of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.

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Two Venturers
327 votes

#19 - Two Venturers

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 5

Momonga sets out with Narberal disguised as humans under the names of Momon and Nabe for the city of E-Rantel. There they register to become adventurers in order to gain more information about this unknown world. As they do, evil gathers around them.

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Those Who Come, Those Who Go, and Those Who Part Again
33 votes

#20 - Those Who Come, Those Who Go, and Those Who Part Again

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 10

The day of the prefectural tournament comes and Chihaya's club comes in with hakama at the ready. As their team progresses through the group stage, Tsutomu grows less confident as he continues to be beaten in his matches. As he grows irritated and chooses to skip the semi-finals, Chihaya feels downhearted that the club has not been able to become a true team, which begins to affect her karuta skills. As Taichi realises he has not been perfect himself, he helps motivate the others to get them back on track, and when Chihaya sees Tsutomu comes to support her, she regains her form and makes a comeback and helps the team to win. After the match, Kanade manages to talk Tsutomu into coming back onto the team as they prepare for the finals.

The Freezing God
171 votes

#21 - The Freezing God

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 5

At the outpost in the Tob Forest, Ains strategizes with his guardians, and imposes Shalltear's penance upon her. The Lizard Man chiefs assemble and receive Cocytus on the battlefield for their final showdown.

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Disturbance Begins in the Royal Capital
162 votes

#22 - Disturbance Begins in the Royal Capital

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 10

Ains calls on Sebas to answer for his actions, and to discuss what is to become of Tuare. Renner meets with the Blue Rose, then Marquis Raeven, to consult with them about her planned attacks against Eight Fingers.

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End and Beginning
440 votes

#23 - End and Beginning

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 1

Momonga is a regular salaryman who leads a guild in an DMMO-RPG known as Yggdrasil. After twelve years of playing the game, the servers are finally shutting down. Momonga logs in for the last time, seeing the game to its end. However, after the clock strikes midnight, nothing changes.

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Soaring Sparks of Fire
165 votes

#24 - Soaring Sparks of Fire

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sebas begins his raid of the brothel from one side, while Climb and Brain enter from the other side. While Climb covers the exit alone, he is confronted by Succulent and Cocco Doll trying to flee and a desperate fight begins.

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Confusion and Understanding
298 votes

#25 - Confusion and Understanding

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 11

Momonga does damage control at the guild while he assesses the reason for Shalltear's revolt. Coming to the conclusion that she is under an incurable status effect, Momonga goes to the treasury to retrieve some of the powerful weapons of Nazarick.

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The Dawn of Despair
196 votes

#26 - The Dawn of Despair

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 1

Officers of the Slane Theocracy gather to discuss recent losses. The noblemen of Estize plot to push back the Empire. Ains surveys a world map as his plans are set in motion. Shalltear recovers from her ordeal.

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319 votes

#27 - Journey

Overlord - Season 1 - Episode 6

While Momonga has some doubts, he accepts Nphirea Balear's request under the condition that the members of the Swords of Darkness join them. Though her urge to kill keeps distracting her, Clementine continues to slowly find her way to Nphirea.

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Lizard Men, Gathering
174 votes

#28 - Lizard Men, Gathering

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 3

Zenberu tests Zaryusu's strength in combat, while the latter defends Crusch's honor. The Lizardmen chiefs conduct a war council, and formulate a strategy to defend themselves against their common enemy.

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A Boy's Feeling
174 votes

#29 - A Boy's Feeling

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 8

Climb delivers Lakyus's message to Evileye and Gagaran, who offer guidance to the young man. Climb happens upon some men beating up a boy in the street, who is then rescued by Sebas, from whom he seeks training.

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Those Who Pick Up, Those Who Are Picked Up
165 votes

#30 - Those Who Pick Up, Those Who Are Picked Up

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 6

Sebas happens upon a near-lifeless woman, and takes her under his protection. Brain, left defeated by his encounter with Shalltear, meets up with Gazef. Members of the Blue Rose take measures against a drug plantation

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Blue Roses
166 votes

#31 - Blue Roses

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 7

Gazef finds Climb practicing with his sword outside the castle, and asks to spar with him. Renner and Lakyus examine the coded document recovered by Evileye. Sebas finds himself beset upon from all sides over Tuare.

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179 votes

#32 - Departure

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 2

Cocytus gives a declaration of war to all the tribes of the Lizardmen, expecting an easy takeover. However, the Lizardmen decide to try to unite their tribes against their common foe.

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