The Best Episodes Directed by Shin Itagaki
#1 - Special Seasoned Duck 795kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 6
As Sen heads towards a store alone, Ayame learns about how Yū triumphed over the previous Monarch Butterfly, Matsuba, with Endo, her successor, wanting revenge on Yū's successor, Sen. As Ayame warns Yō about this, Sen, who had gotten severely beaten up by the Gabriel Retchetts, arrives at the Ralph Store to face against Endo. As Ren feels regret after hearing words of disappointment from Matsuba, the current God of Discounts, he tries to stop Endo but is knocked away. As the brawl begins, Yō and Ayame arrive and together they manage to defeat Endo. Afterwards, Ren follows Matsuba's advice and starts to live for himself. Meanwhile, Yū leaves the country to study overseas.
#2 - Omelettits 752kcal and Tent of Seafood 1100 kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 7
Matsuba gives Yo, Sen, Ayame and Hana free tickets to an indoor swimming pool, where they also run into Ren. There, they discover even a swimming pool has half-priced bento, featuring a unique bento brawl across the pool. As the waves provide a feirce battlefield, Yo manages to achieve his prey, albeit not without an embarrassing comeuppance.
#3 - Jumbo Garlic Chive Hamburger Patty Lunch 765 kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 8
Yo becomes hospitalised after jumping out of a window whilst trying to protect his Sega Saturn that Sen threw out the window, ending up completely wrapped in bandages. Meanwhile, a pair of twin sisters from Ayame's school both named Kyo Sawagi, the older of which appears to have a thing for Sen, infiltrate the hospital hoping to meet Sen. They mistake Yo for Sen and perform some curious inspections on him, leading to chaos when they actually learn the truth.
#4 - Western and Japanese Food Mix 2910 kcal and Warm Rice Porridge 340 kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 9
Asebi decides to make Yo a homemade bento, where everything component tastes of something completely different. Meanwhile, Ume meets up with the Sawagi sisters concerning both Yo and Ayame trespassing on each other's schools. Later that night, as Hana has an accident with her computer whilst finishing up one of her erotic novels, Ume believes her to have fallen sick and comes over to tend to her 'fever'. As she does, she discovers one of Hana's books which she had posted Yo's face all over. As Ume goes to punish Yo for this, Yo reveals Hana's passion for writing gay fiction, but she does not believe him and beats him to a pulp.
#5 - It was a Warm Gentle Flavor that Reminded Me of my Grandmother. A Japanese Dish that was Kind to Both Body and Soul. Plum and Dried Baby Sardines over Rice with Plenty of Seasonal Vegetables Stewed Bento 480kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 10
Ayame is visited by Ren who tells her about a group called Orthros who are severely attacking other wolves and placing baskets on their heads. As Yo resumes his bento brawl duties, he becomes the latest victim to the Sawagi sisters. As Yo, Sen, Ayame and the others get together at a supermarket for a bento brawl the next day, Sen soon finds herself attacked by the sisters and, despite assistance from the others, is severely beaten.
#6 - Pocari Sweat 125 kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 11
Yo goes to visit Sen, who had been absent from school with a cold, where she discusses plans to fight against the twins for eel bentos in a few days. After another defeat by the twins, Yo and Ren learn from Ayame that they are the daughters of a chain store owner who came over from Yumehiro. Ren travels to Yumehiro to find out more while Ayame passes on Sen's message to the twins, although Sen's cold has gotten worse. Ren learns that, three years ago, the twins were driven out of Yumehiro by a brawler known as The Club of Hercules.
#7 - Domestic Eel Bento 790 kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 12
With four hours left until the bento brawl and Sen still not over her fever, Yo decides to let her sleep in whilst he goes in her stead. On the way he encounters Hercules, who tells him something that causes him to run away. As the twins arrive at the store, they encounter Hercules, who is forcing the cooperation of the other wolves to exclude them from the fight, just like he did three years ago. However, Yo returns, having ran to build up an appetite which reminds the other wolves why they fight and convinces them to brawl fairly. After beating Hercules, Yo manages to convince the twins to join in the fight, where the twins are defeated and Yo wins the prize seal to share with Sen.
#8 - Pork Fried with Ginger 852kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 4
Ayame is revealed to be a wolf known as 'The Beauty of the Lake' who throws down a challenge to Sen. After barely escaping from the wrath of Ume, Ayame accompanies Yo and Sen to a bento brawl, where she and Sen fight for the same bento. As Sen manages to defeat Ayame and claim her bento, Yo finds himself against a tough opponent but manages to win in the end.
#9 - Fried Cheese Curry XL Bowl 1080kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 3
Yo gets a lot of hassle from the class president, Ume Shiraume, due to him hanging around Hana. As Yo and Hana go to a supermarket, they meet a kendo club member named Yamahara, who invites them to join a group called the Hounds, who use teamwork to help members get half-priced bento. As Yo and Hana take a trial period with the group, Yo feels the bento he obtains this method don't taste as good as he thinks. After reminiscing about old times, Yo turns down Yamahara's offer, realising that food tastes best when you fight for it. Having realised the true meaning of half-price bento, Sen gives Yo and Hana keys to the club room. The next morning, Yo finds his childhood friend, Ayame Shaga, sleeping in his bed.
#10 - Fish Soup with Hokkaido Sake 326kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 5
Yo goes through some hassle to meet up with Ayame, where he also meets Asebi Inoue, who gives bad luck to anyone she touches. As Yo goes to a store with the others, he finds himself up against Ren Nikaidō, who is part of a group known as Gabriel Ratchett, and gets severely beaten by someone known as 'Monarch'. After Yo regains consciousness, Ayame explains how the Monarch seeks revenge for some ancient slight, while Sen questions why she didn't warn Yu about him.
#12 - Let It Be
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior Season 1 - Episode 10
After helping out at the cafe where Usa works, the residents of Kawai Complex sit down for tea, with the exception of Shiro, who stands outside in an attempt to get sunstroke. That is when Ghost Whisperer Hayashi appears. She's come to apologize for how she treated Usa previously.
#13 - Showtime
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 11
Dante encounters Patty's mother, and Sid's carefully laid plans come to fruition as he finally harnesses the power of Abigail, a demon that fought against Mundus.
#15 - The Arcana of Invocation
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 7
Schierke's shield withholds against the trolls, but an Ogre and Kelpie appear and cause further havoc. As Guts and Serpico fight them off, Schierke loses control of the water spirit and the town floods. Just as everything washes away, two fall in...
#16 - The Berserker Armor
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 9
After rescuing Casca and Farnese, Guts has retained grievous injuries from his encounter in the spiritual realm. The group decides to take Guts back to Flora for treatment, only to discover that Griffith has sent an assault force to kill Flora.
#17 - Not Love
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 3
The daughter of the mayor starts seeing a mysterious man behind her father's back. Under suspicions that the man is a demon in disguise, Dante is sent to investigate, and ends up entangled in something bigger than just a love affair.
#20 - Proclaimed Omens
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 11
Guts and party resume their journey to Puck’s home, an island called Skellig that exist between the planes and is home to both elves and mages. Skull Knight warns Guts of the effects of using the Berserker Armor. At night they are attacked by giant humanoid crocodiles controlled by Kushan sorcerers.
#22 - The Black Witch
Berserk (2016) Season 1 - Episode 7
Guts is finally close to finding Casca, but Casca has caught the heretics' eye, and the Holy Iron Chain Knights are also homing in on the heretics' location...
#23 - Fight for Survival Against the Demonic Legion
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 6
Guts' band are not welcomed kindly when they arrive to help dispel trolls from a nearby village. Despite this, they manage to be allowed to stay the night, hoping they can intercept the trolls. Soon enough, the trolls come, but unlike before where there were just a few...the entire heard comes storming upon the city.
#24 - Rock Queen
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 6
Dante is hired to protect treasure hunters from a sonic demon. Flashbacks show how a rock queen, Elena Hudson, was willing to give everything to be popular, only to see her fans become violent zombies addicted to her music, and Elena herself become absorbed by the demon.
#25 - A Journey Begins in Flames
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 10
In his new cursed armor, Guts does not feel pain. This makes him near unstoppable, to the point that even one of the apostles of light cannot defeat him. But even if he doesn't feel pain, the damage still remains, and the armor itself threatens to engulf his soul...
#27 - Spirit Realm
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 5
While speaking with the witch of the forest, she tells Guts she is much more knowledgable of his situation than he thought. She indicated someone has told her to expect them. Guts is keen on finally getting some answers to all of his questions, but the witch can sense Guts' inner turmoil. She has her young apprentice join Guts' band to help remove trolls from a nearby village.
#28 - Forest of Demonic Beasts
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 4
Farnese has a moment of self-realization as she tries to adjust to her change in circumstance. Her abrupt about-face surprises Guts and his comrades, but nothing prepares them for the surprise audience with a witch in the forest who seems to know everything about them.
#29 - Death Poker
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 9
Dante is hired by a woman to deter her brother's gambling habits after her loses several rounds to Patty, the prize being strawberry sundaes. Apparently there is a gambler named King that if you lose to him you also lose your life. Dante is also invited by King to attend a game on a really fancy cruise ship. One by one the players die, Patty even pitches in a little when Dante leave for a moment, and then it is revealed that King is whoever has a necklace that is included in the invite. This necklace also causes the person to have unusually good luck. Dante dies and it is revelaed that the dealer is the cause behind of all of it. Dante comes back and kills the demon and once again loses in poker back at his office.
#30 - Once Upon A Time
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 8
A man named Aaron keep on insisting that Dante is his childhood friend Tony and that he and his mother used to live in a small town before being banished by the town folks after a devil attacked the town 20 years ago.
#31 - Transcend Force
Hellsing Season 1 - Episode 11
With the freak problems getting much worse, the Royal Knights arrange a meeting at Westminster with Integra to discuss the matter. In addition, the Queen will be meeting with them so they can conduct a ceremony with Integra. Because of the danger that the freaks may pose, the media is told that the meeting will take place at the Tower of London while in truth Integra's ritual is at the Hellsing castle. What is at the tower are Fargason and his men waiting for the freaks. However, it is they who are being waited on as Incognito and his freaks attack the tower. While waiting for the Queen, Alucard butts in and says that her queen isn't coming and heads off to fight.
#32 - Winter's Journey
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 2
In order to get away from the disasters that the brand brings to them, Guts decides to head toward Puck’s homeland. However, traveling with Casca was proving to be difficult, and darkness was stirring within Guts. Meanwhile, Farnese and Serpico, who had parted ways with Guts in Albion, had renounced the Holy See and were trying to find him. Under the cold winter night, Serpico remembers the day that Farnese had first found him...
#33 - The Rent World
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 1
Guts manages to get Casca back at Albion and returns to Godo’s shack. There, he sees Rickert talking to Griffith, who had just regained physical form in Albion. Guts is unable to hold back his rage and attacks, but Zod gets in his way. An intense battle between the two who have improved their swordsmanship begins!
#35 - There are Some Things I Just Have to See!!
Gurren Lagann Season 1 - Episode 6
After leaving the underground with their new brigade members, Rossiu, Gimmy and Darry, they get back on track to find the return point programmed into the Gurren. They soon find that the enemy return point is mobile. They find themselves in a weird fog and wind up at a hotspring, but there is something fishy about this particular hot spring... This is also a recap episode.
#38 - City of Humans
Berserk (2016) Season 2 - Episode 12
Guts' group approach the city of Vritannis where Ishidro upsets Schierke about her witch’s clothing. Schierke's learns that Vritannis traded in Kushan slaves, but all the slaves have been hanged as religious enemies of the Holy See. Schierke adn Ishidoro save a group of children from pirate kidnappers.
#39 - Wishes Come True
Devil May Cry Season 1 - Episode 7
A man receives a visit from a demonic mask which claims to fulfill any wish he desires. The wishes he wants to make aren't made true, and instead, something he didn't want to happen is wished for, and the man ends up in a prison, deemed impossible to escape. Dante is hired by a guest from the past to get him out of the prison, and has to find a means of dealing with the wishmaking demon.
#42 - The Holy Iron Chain Knights
Berserk (2016) Season 1 - Episode 2
Guts is still coming to terms with his fateful encounter with the monk and his daughter when he is confronted by the Holy Iron Chain Knights. Their commander berates him about his many sins is declares he is to be brought to the Holy See...
#43 - Revelations
Berserk (2016) Season 1 - Episode 4
Guts returns to a place he'd left two years ago to reconnect with old friends, but finds that someone he holds most dear has vanished. Guts tries to lay blame, but he is not entirely innocent.
#47 - Sticky Natto Okra Rice with Cheese Topping Bento 440kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 1
Yō Satō finds himself beaten up on the supermarket floor, the last thing he remembers being going to get some half-priced bento. The next day, he encounters a silver haired girl who warns him not to go to the store again. He goes again alongside another student, Hana Oshiroi, and finds himself beaten up again upon reaching for the half price bento. The next day, he decides to act more strategically and witnesses an all-out battle for the bento that gets marked half-price, which is dominated by the silver haired girl, Sen Yarizui. After the battle ends in total defeat for Yō, Sen tells him to come to the Half-Priced Food Lovers club
#48 - Mackerel Boiled in Miso Bento 674kcal
Ben-To Season 1 - Episode 2
Sen gets Yō and Hana to join the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club and starts training them in the ways of Bento Brawling. During one of the supermarket visits, they encounter a 'boar', a fat woman who raids all the half-priced bentos before a battle starts. The next day, Yō meets Yuu 'Wizard' Kaneshiro, who encourages Yō to stand up to a boar so that the bento battle can properly take place. Yō comes to understand the pride of the 'wolves' and comes out with his first victory, obtaining a bento with an honor seal from the 'God of Discounts'. Yō then returns to the clubroom, where Sen congratulates him on his first victory and shows him a scrapbook showing the victories Yuu managed to obtain.
#49 - Solitary Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 1
Train, better known as Black Cat, completes another mission for Chronos, and is informed of his next mission. Later, Sven is inside a restaurant, planning how to catch his next target. A parade is happening outside, celebrating a new governor coming into office. One of the waitresses informs Sven that the new governor is also a gangster, the same man that Sven is targeting. A party is held that night, and Sven learns he isn't the only one targeting the governor. The infamous Black Cat is as well, though with a very different objective...
#50 - A Bewildered Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 2
Sven goes back to his usual sweeper to find some more work. Not long after, a girl runs in with a couple of thugs not far behind. Sven steps in and drives the thugs off. After talking to the girl, he finds out that the thugs have her little sister hostage, and she has the ransom money for her sister's return. She offers Sven the money if he can get her sister back. Will Sven take the job?
#51 - A Cat in the Dark
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 3
Sven accepts the task of rescuing Elena's sister, Eve, and makes an attempt to infiltrate the manor, but without success. Afterwards, Sven learns that Eve is not really Elena's sister, nor is Elena who she appears to be. Later, Sven discovers Eve in a park, and decides to talk with her, and he shows Eve there's a entire world outside the manor she's been held in. Unfortunately for Sven, Torneo's men find them, and forcibly take Eve back to the manor. Sven comes to realize that Eve is not merely a bio-weapon, she's a human being with thoughts and feeling of her own, and becomes even more determined to rescue her, no matter what the cost.
#52 - Smiling Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 4
As Sven begins to put his plan into action, to save Eve from Torneo, Black Cat is right behind him. Meanwhile in the Torneo's basement the thief Rinslet discovers a shocking truth about Eve. Back upstairs Sven and Black Cat make their own attempts to get Eve, with their own reasons. Who will get Eve and what is the shocking truth?
#53 - A Wounded Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 7
Train awakens in Sven and Eve's company. Confused and saddened, he has to decide what course of action to take with his life next. As Sven goes out to get supplies, Eve comes to realize that she has to repent for her sins as well. Meanwhile, someone from Chronos is close by, looking to capture Eve.
#54 - A Love Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 13
Kyoko, a member of the Apostles of the Stars, leaves the group, along with Charden. They are being targeted for their betrayal. Train and Eve go to see if there are any good bounties available to capture, and come across Kyoko. Another member of the Apostles of the Stars, Dr. Kanzaki, has plans to test a new experiment, a bullet that will supposedly turn whatever it hits into a monster. His intention is to use Kyoko as a test subject. Can Train stop him?
#55 - A Distant Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 15
Creed Diskenth uses the power of the media to reveal Chronos' existence to the world. While the Chrono Numbers become anxious, Sephiria gives temporary power to Belze, and goes with plans to confront Train. Unbeknown to her, Charden is waiting to ambush her.
#56 - A Dragon-Hunting Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 16
Sven learns of a group of sweepers that gather and team up to take out the more dangerous targets. After discovering that the group is after Creed Diskenth, Sven tries to prevent Train from learning, worried that this will cause Train to recklessly go after Creed again. To distract him, Sven has Train and Eve help a woman get back her pet lizard, Flora. They soon find out that this isn't the easy task they expected, as Flora isn't an ordinary lizard.
#57 - A Dozing Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 17
Train travels toward a port where he can get a boat to reach Kraken Island, where the Apostles of the Stars are. He decides to take a faster route, and goes through a dangerous canyon. Train soon collapses, and later awakens in a strange house. He meets a girl who looks remarkably like Saya. He stays there for a while, and learns more about this mysterious girl called Saki, and of the troubles that confront her.
#58 - A Sailing Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 18
Chronos and the sweepers make plans to leave and go to the island where the Apostles of the Stars' headquarters is. Dr. Kanzaki, however, doesn't plan on letting the sweepers reach the island alive. He sends monsters to destroy the sweepers, leaving them with no choice but to fight before they can even reach the island.
#59 - A Scampering Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 19
Train and the others arrive on the island, where the Apostles of the Stars are located. Eve fights Leon, while the others attempt to get rid of the soldiers and other members blocking their way to Creed. Can the sweepers and Chronos defeat the Apostles of the Stars?
#60 - A Confronting Cat
Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 20
The war against the Apostles of the Stars continues. While Sven fights against Preta Ghoul, Train confronts Creed. Sephiria informs Train that the only way to defeat Creed is with a titanium bullet. Creed, having given up on Train joining him, is determined to kill him. Who will win in this climactic battle?