The BEST episodes directed by Ryō Andō

Ride of the Battle Goddess
224 votes

#1 - Ride of the Battle Goddess

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 6

The JSDF sends a helicopter unit to assist the 3rd Unit to defend Italica, defeating the invaders with extreme prejudice, much to Piña's astonishment, as the military weaponry and tech displayed by the Japanese soldiers lies beyond anything she had seen before. After Lelei sells the scales and Itami establishes some rather favorable conditions for Piña and the Italicans in exchange for their sovereignty, the 3rd Unit departs back to Alnus Hill, only to encounter Piña's Order of the Rose Knights on their way. Upon knowing their identities, the knights capture Itami, unaware of the peace treaty he and Piña established. In order to avoid escalated conflict, Itami orders his unit to return without him instead of fighting.

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All That's Left
69 votes

#2 - All That's Left

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 21

The members of Nordlicht drop out one by one in the face of the Legion's onslaught, and Shin is left to face the Morpho alone.

Here We Go
95 votes

#3 - Here We Go

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 11

Spearhead Squadron comes to the end of their long road, and a new journey begins for Lena...

Two Forces
234 votes

#4 - Two Forces

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 2

The army sent by the Empire to deal with the Japanese forces stationed at Alnus Hill where the Gate is located is obliterated. Emperor Molt calls for the vassal states to attack them, just to be defeated with huge casualties as well, a move planned in advance by the emperor to avoid the vassal states taking advantage of the Empire's weakened state. As Emperor Molt decides to delay a possible advance from the JSDF with a scorched earth maneuver, the President of the United States decides to leave the investigation of the Special Region to the JSDF for a while, and Itami is assigned to lead the 3rd Recon Unit, created to survey the nearby cities and points of interest. After passing by the village of Coda, the 3rd Unit finds a massive Fire Dragon burning the nearby forest and then attacking and destroying a nearby settlement.

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Even So
66 votes

#5 - Even So

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Legion's large-scale offensive begins, and the Spearhead crew are sent into the thick of the fighting. But even back at base, there's no safety to be found...

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Thus They Fought
120 votes

#6 - Thus They Fought

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 24

Itami and his team launch their last assault on the palace to recover the captured Princess Pina. The empire begins to take on a few face, and some surprising relationships are revealed...

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Demi-chans Want to Swim
75 votes

#7 - Demi-chans Want to Swim

Interviews with Monster Girls - Season 1 - Episode 12

Summer is finally here! Hikari pays another visit to the biology prep room to cool down, and while she's there, she asks Tetsuo for permission to reserve the school pool for a day. Ignoring Tetsuo's concerns that a vampire would struggle with the sun's direct rays in a pool, Hikari and the other demi girls meet at the school pool on Saturday for a day of play!

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The Hunt Begins
809 votes

#8 - The Hunt Begins

One-Punch Man - Season 2 - Episode 3

Garou, out hunting heroes, can barely contain his excitement when he gets the chance to battle the S Class hero Tank-top Master. Meanwhile, Silverfang shutters his dojo to begin his own hunt of his former disciple.

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The Party Begins
174 votes

#9 - The Party Begins

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 13

The SDF hold a banquet in the imperial capital to try and bribe the senators to their side. Yao plans to do something nice for Itami.

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Tetsuo Takahashi Wants an Interview
92 votes

#10 - Tetsuo Takahashi Wants an Interview

Interviews with Monster Girls - Season 1 - Episode 1

Takahashi Tetsuo, a biology teacher at Shizaki High School, has been fascinated with "demi-humans," beings with characteristics that differ just slightly from humans, since he was in college. He wishes he could have a chance to talk with one, but since the demi-human population is fairly low, he's never even met one. But then the school gains a new math teacher, Satou Sakie... who happens to be a succubus.

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Gentle Rain
38 votes

#11 - Gentle Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 4

Akira gets excited about her date with Kondo. However, Kase finds out about her feelings towards Kondo by accident. He said he'll keep it a secret, but only under the condition that she goes on a date with him. Akira goes on the date with Kase reluctantly, and he tells her that things will definitely not work out between her and Kondo. Meanwhile, the day of Akira's date with Kondo finally arrives.

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The Dangerous Sisters
138 votes

#12 - The Dangerous Sisters

GATE - Season 1 - Episode 19

Lelei's sister, Arpeggio, is jealous of her success and challenges Lelei to a duel, which threatens to burn down the entire city! In the Empire, Zorzal begins arresting the pro-peace faction on charges of accepting bribes from Japan.

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78 votes

#13 - Welcome

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 12

Spearhead awakens to find themselves in a strange new land, while Lena continues her battles as a Handler.

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Real Name
109 votes

#14 - Real Name

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 4

After a brutal death, Lena comes to terms with her real status as an Alba, and what it means to force another to fight for your sake.

I Don't Want to Die
110 votes

#15 - I Don't Want to Die

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lena finds herself growing closer to the Spearhead squadron, or so she thinks. But a deadly battle drastically changes her perspective.

Battle! The Student Council President Elections
8 votes

#16 - Battle! The Student Council President Elections

Love Live! Superstar!! - Season 1 - Episode 7

After a successful show at Kozushima, the School Idol Club welcomes Chisato, their 4th member. They are now starting a new term and find out there will be an election for the student council president. If Ren becomes president, it may affect their club.

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Justice Under Siege
734 votes

#17 - Justice Under Siege

One-Punch Man - Season 2 - Episode 10

The Monster Association issues a challenge to the Hero Association, telling them they have only three days to rescue the hostage Waganma. Elsewhere, Garou tries to recover from his constant fighting, but things don’t quite go as planned.

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