The Best Episodes Directed by Shingo Natsume

The Strongest Hero

#1 - The Strongest Hero

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 12

The inconceivably powerful Lord Boros has traveled untold distances in search of someone who can cure his boredom: Saitama! With the fate of humanity in the balance, will the two champions at last find in each other the worthy opponent they've been searching for?

star 8.83
1317 votes
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The Neverending Dandy, Baby

#2 - The Neverending Dandy, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 26

Dr. Gel finally captures Dandy, which sparks an ultra-destructive space war that could end the universe. Meanwhile, Honey and Scarlet team up with QT and Meow to save their favorite bounty hunter!

star 8.72
41 votes
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Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby

#3 - Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 13

The Aloha Oe crew patron a coffee shop where QT meets a female, robotic coffeemaker named Maker. Spurred by previously disregarded feelings of love, QT visits the shop each day and develops a friendship with Maker, also meeting her co-worker, a robotic cash register. One day, QT arrives to find that Maker and the register have been recalled to a seaborne landfill as they have begun exhibiting emotions, causing them to malfunction.

star 8.51
96 votes
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The Dominator of the Universe

#4 - The Dominator of the Universe

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 11

As a colossal spaceship floats in the skies above City A, a member of its monstrous crew battles on the ground against a group of S Class heroes. Despite their powers, they can't seem to finish it off. Meanwhile, Saitama has boarded the enemy ship on his own.

star 8.49
1193 votes
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The Princess Who Spread Her Wings and the Friend Who Had a Duty

#5 - The Princess Who Spread Her Wings and the Friend Who Had a Duty

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 8

The time has come for Nino to tell Jean everything. He begins the very long tale by going 33 years back into the past, with the royal family involved...

star 8.32
25 votes
Unyielding Justice

#6 - Unyielding Justice

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 9

The Deep Sea King has defeated every hero who opposed him with ease. Genos is preparing to attack while Licenseless-Rider and Saitama rush to the evacuation shelter, where the battle continues.

star 8.29
1181 votes
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Unparalleled Peril

#7 - Unparalleled Peril

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 10

Saitama tags along to an emergency meeting of Class S heroes and discovers that a seer has foretold a serious danger threatening the Earth. Though the crisis could occur anytime in the next six months, the heroes are surprised to hear the roar of explosions that very hour!

star 8.19
1184 votes
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The Obsessive Scientist

#8 - The Obsessive Scientist

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 3

The narration describes the story of Doctor Genus, brilliant young scientist with ideas of artificially evolving humanity becoming disillusioned with the world, eventually discovering the secret to immortality and creating multiple clones of himself. Saitama cuts off the narration in his impatience and Armored Gorilla then explains that Doctor Genus wants Saitama for his experiments. Genos and Saitama decide to attack immediately, since the store discount day is the next day. Before they leave, Genos asks Armored Gorilla about any cyborgs active four years ago that have destroyed any towns, which Armored Gorilla denies. In preparation for Saitama's arrival, the House of Evolution sets traps in their facility and reluctantly decide to release Asura Rhino. Once they arrive, Genos destroys the above-ground facility with a single blast before heading underground. The released Asura Rhino fights with Genos, taking no damage in the process. Asura Rhino then faces off against Saitama, but backs off when he detects how powerful Saitama really is. Saitama then reveals to the room his somewhat mundane daily training regime of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and 10 km of running, much to Genos's disbelief. Asura Rhino unleashes his Asura Mode and appears to be beating Saitama back, but it transpires that Saitama was just shocked by the realization that the store discount day was that day instead of the next and defeats Asura Rhino easily, leaving soon after with Genos to catch the rest of the discount day. Having witnessed this, Doctor Genus abandons his plans of artificial evolution. After the credits, officials from the Heroes Association inspect the House of Evolution blast site and discuss Genos's destructive power.

star 8.17
1336 votes
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Furawau's Flowers Smell of Malice

#9 - Furawau's Flowers Smell of Malice

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 11

Jean arrives in Furawau District to conduct his final audit this round, where he receives the red carpet treatment from the Lilium family. Furawau residents are full of cheer, and their land is plentiful with blooming flowers, but Jean cannot avoid sensing invisible forces at work under the surface.

star 8.13
23 votes
The Lone Cyborg

#10 - The Lone Cyborg

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 2

A monster is moving toward City Z, one that has been created by the mysterious organization known as The House of Evolution. Genos, a young cyborg, attempts to stop it, but gets in over his head before Saitama happens along.

star 8.09
1425 votes
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The Truth Emerges in the Night Mists

#11 - The Truth Emerges in the Night Mists

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 7

Jean's next destination happens to be Dōwā District, where the royal house resides. Jean is deep in thought about the coup rumors in which he has become inextricably entwined, but there are too many variables for him to make sense of where things may be headed. Jean goes out into the city to buy Lotta presents, but it so happens that the king is also having his outing in the city, and there are many guards out on the road...

star 8.08
24 votes
The Ultimate Disciple

#12 - The Ultimate Disciple

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 7

An enormous meteor hurtles toward City Z, forcing the Hero Association to ask its S Class heroes to respond. When all their efforts prove in vain, Genos decides it's up to him to protect the home of his master and stop the meteor, no matter what the cost.

star 8.06
1195 votes
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The Modern Ninja

#13 - The Modern Ninja

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 4

A group of battlesuit-clad terrorists called "The Paradisers" appears in City F, led by an enormous man known as Hammerhead. Calling for the redistribution of wealth, the group targets the fat-cat Zeniru, who in turn dispatches his bodyguard to defeat them. Unfortunately, Saitama is on the same errand.

star 8.04
1319 votes
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The Ultimate Master

#14 - The Ultimate Master

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 5

Saitama and Genos find out about the hero registration and both take the tests to certify. Genos gets "S(Special)" and Saitama gets a "C" grade. Meanwhile, Genos became the disciple of Saitama and learned about the power of saitama's punch on a training session.

star 8.04
1261 votes
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The Deep Sea King

#15 - The Deep Sea King

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 8

A pack of monsters calling themselves the "Clan of the Seafolk" arrive on the shores of City J intent on invading the land. When the hero sent to fight them is defeated easily by the Deep Sea King himself, Saitama and Genos head for the city to help.

star 8.01
1184 votes
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Where the Bird Flies

#16 - Where the Bird Flies

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 12

With preparations for the ACCA centennial anniversary cereonomy underway, Prince Schwan goes to Bādon to represent the Dōwā royal family in his father's stead. Meanwhile, the five chief officers, senior officials, and district representatives secretly gather in ACCA headquarters' central meeting room to make their own final preparations for the coup. The day of the ceremony, the district office plaza is full of citizens. The future of the kingdom is about to be decided...

star 8.00
22 votes
The Terrifying City

#17 - The Terrifying City

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 6

It's been five days since Saitama became a professional hero and he has yet to do anything heroic. When Genos informs him that C-class heroes who don't fight bad guys are dropped from the hero registry after a week of inaction, Saitama heads out on patrol, yet can't find any criminals or monsters to stop.

star 7.91
1206 votes
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Live With the Flow, Baby

#18 - Live With the Flow, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 1

While out searching the galaxies for his next paycheck, Dandy and QT make a trip to "Boobies", Dandy's favorite restaurant chain. While scoping out the other aliens, they meet Meow (whom they believe to be a "new species" of Betelgeusian). Shortly after a tussle at Boobies, Meow is taken aboard the ship and effectively "joins" the crew, sharing advice on where they can find rare alien life. However, without realizing it, the three are being followed by Dr. Gel. Luckily, they manage to escape pursuit when Meow foolishly engages their broken warp drive.

star 7.91
242 votes
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A Graceful Black Adder Bears Its Fangs

#19 - A Graceful Black Adder Bears Its Fangs

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 9

While Jean is away on an extended trip to audit three districts in a row, there are signs of unrest that begin to close in on Lotta. Magie contacts Rail that Lotta is in danger upon learning of the events set in motion. Rail acts to protect Lotta, but the shadowy figures draw ever closer.

star 7.86
22 votes
The Strongest Man

#20 - The Strongest Man

One-Punch Man Season 1 - Episode 1

Saitama is a guy who’s a hero for fun. After saving a child from certain death, he decided to become a hero and trained hard for three years. Though he’s now so strong he can defeat any opponent with a single punch, lately he feels as if, in exchange for overwhelming power, he’s lost something even more important.

star 7.85
1744 votes
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Starfall in a City Without a Sky

#21 - Starfall in a City Without a Sky

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 10

Various wheels begin to turn at ACCA Headquarters as the prospect of a coup looms ever closer. After receiving yet another cigarette in Yakkara, Jean heads to Pranetta where only rocks and sand can be found and the denizens live underground. Despite living under such harsh conditions, the people of Pranetta are full of hope that their mining industry will succeed.

star 7.73
22 votes
The Swirling Smoke of Rumors in the Castle

#22 - The Swirling Smoke of Rumors in the Castle

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 3

Director-General Mauve of ACCA headquarters invites Jean out to dinner, where she asks him for his aid in gathering more information about a brewing coup d'état. Meanwhile, rumors of a coup had reached even the Dōwān royal family. With Prince Schwan's coming of age commemorative ceremony in the works, the Five Chief Officers receive a request to attend the ceremony, as well as Jean as a representative of the Inspection Department.

star 7.63
24 votes
Smoldering Embers in an Isolated Nation

#23 - Smoldering Embers in an Isolated Nation

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 4

Jean has come to Suitsu District to do an audit. In Suitsu, excessive safeguards to uphold tradition and formality have restricted the exchange of goods and ideas between district residents and the outside world. Their isolation could be felt even by Jean, who then runs into residents discussing a coup by accident. Fearing disclosure, they kidnap Jean. Jean is about to learn a lot more about Suitsu residents and their opinions...

star 7.54
24 votes
Overlapping Footprints in the Distance

#24 - Overlapping Footprints in the Distance

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 5

Returning from his Suitsu audit, Jean asks his supervisor, Owl, about the status of his transfer request. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely to be approved anytime soon. As Jean leaves to go home, Chief Officer Lilium offers him a ride, where he tells Jean that he is being watched. Jean soon leaves for Birra District for yet another audit, where he comes to learn a troubling truth..

star 7.48
21 votes
Where Pride and Train Tracks Lead

#25 - Where Pride and Train Tracks Lead

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 6

In Rokkusu District for an audit, Jean finds Grossular visiting his homeland. Jean has an honest conversation with Grossular about his thoughts on the coup rumors before he departs. Back in Bādon, the Inspection Department staff are abuzz with plans to celebrate the coming new year. Eventually, they decide to go to the party held at Jean's apartment complex. Jean welcomes the new year surrounded by his colleagues.

star 7.42
24 votes
The Partner in Crime's Name Is Nino

#26 - The Partner in Crime's Name Is Nino

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 2

Constable Rail, the rookie agent of ACCA's Bādon branch, has a profound dislike for elite agents in ACCA headquarters and has it out for Jean. Meanwhile, feeling watched, Jean asks for his friend Nino's help. With rumors of a coup d'état circulating among the upper echelons of ACCA's hierarchy, Chief Officer Grossular announces at the Five Chief Officers meeting that he has obtained credible information about the coup.

star 7.38
26 votes
Jean the Cigarette-Peddler

#27 - Jean the Cigarette-Peddler

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department Season 1 - Episode 1

Jean, vice-chairman of inspections, uncovers corruption on an audit. Uncovering the corruption may have saved Jean's division from budget cuts. After Jean's the division is safe, he begins to notice someone is following him.

star 6.84
43 votes
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Boogiepop and Others 1

#28 - Boogiepop and Others 1

Boogiepop and Others Season 1 - Episode 1

Takeda Keiji was waiting for his girlfriend and junior in school, Miyashita Touka. But she doesn't show up at the time they agreed on and he can't get a hold of her. The sun starts to set and Takeda decides to give up and head home. But then, he sees a man unsteadily wandering around with tears in his eyes. Takeda and the other people around him quickly realize the man is not normal and decide to ignore him when a mysterious figure approaches the man. A mysterious figure wearing a cape and a bizarre hat. That figure happened to have the same face as Touka, the girlfriend who ditched Takeda...

star 6.44
54 votes
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