The BEST episodes directed by Shinichi Masaki

Nyarko's Exciting High School
44 votes

#1 - Nyarko's Exciting High School

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 8

As Mahiro finds a curious handheld games console in a used game shop, he finds himself trapped in a cursed dating sim, where he is the protagonist and everyone else is in strange roles. In order to escape, he must attain a good ending with one of the others.

Lost Girl From the Stars
39 votes

#2 - Lost Girl From the Stars

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yoriko dropped off a lost rich deity girl at Mahiro's home, which causes problems for Nyaruko and the others.

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Farewell, Nyaruko
77 votes

#3 - Farewell, Nyaruko

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Another day, another attack from the mysterious Nightgaunt monsters, and another resounding victory for Nyarko and her Space CQC. Rather than waiting for the monsters to attack, Nyarko announces her plan to go on the offensive. In order to take out all their enemies at once, Nyarko and Mahiro head to the underground auction held at their enemies' base, R'lyeh. However, the two find themselves face to face with an assassin, Nyarlathotep's archnemesis, Cthuga the Living Flame.

House of Dolls
92 votes

#4 - House of Dolls

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- - Season 1 - Episode 8

With Iwo Jima surrouded by the enemy fleet, Hyuga makes contact with Kongou by Gunzō's request, asking for a meet in private with her mental model before they begin hostilities. Kongou answers her call and she rendezvous with them at the beach, accompained by the Heavy Cruiser Maya. As the rest of the crew remain on standby aboard the I-401, Gunzō discuss with Kongou and the other mental models about the real intentions of the Fleet of Fog and learns from her that she and the other ships have only one purpose, which is to follow the "Admiralty Code" that instructed them to chase the humans away from the seas and prevent all contact overseas between them. Instead of discussing the matter further, Gunzō invites the guests for a barbecue at the beach where Kongou asks Iona about the reason why all ships who come in contact with her start displaying a behavior independent from the Admiralty Code, but when she refrains from responding, Kongou claims that she will not fall by their trap and it is revealed that both her and Maya's mental models are actually decoys, with their cores being safely guarded at their respective ships to prevent them from being influenced by human behavior, before they begin to attack. Hyuga has a hard time defending the island against the enemy barrage until Takao, Haruna and Kirishima step in to assist her. Disappointed that he and Kongou could not see eye to eye, Gunzō declares that it's up to him to find a way past her and deliver the vibration torpedo to the United States.

Monday of Upheaval - II
152 votes

#5 - Monday of Upheaval - II

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation - Season 1 - Episode 3

Under Yamato's order, Hibiki, Daichi and Io rides on the secret train of JP's to Osaka to help find their chief scientist, Fumi Kanno, who has lost contact recently. They are greeted by another summoner of JP's, Hinako Kujou, at their arrival, but the other summoner Keita Wakui is less welcoming of the three fellow summoners and is returning to his mission of hunting down malignant demons. At the Osaka headquarter, its computer system is under attack from the whole Japan's network. At the same time, Hinako receives Keita's death clip, Hibiki instantly concludes that the scene of Keita's death is related to the hacker attack. Although Hibiki asks an operator to inform Keita not to head to the location of his death scene, Keita cannot receive the call due to being ambushed by Gozuki and Mezuki. All four summoners head to the abandoned theme park where the hacker attack originates from. Hinako commands Lilim to rescue Keita from falling off the stairway, supposedly averting Keita's death fate. When planning for reaching the very location of the hacker, they discover it is Fumi brainwashed by Botis, the demon behind the hacker attack. After defeating Botis and destroying Fumi's computer equipments, Botis reappears, blasting the whole area with lightning. Daichi manages to save Fumi, but Keita who reflexively pushes Hibiki away from the range of the lightning is hit then sent falling down the stairs to his death, just as the Nicaea death clip had predicted. Meanwhile, JP's detects the arrival of a new Septentrione in Osaka due to the lost of barrier from the hacker attack.

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Celaeno Library War
69 votes

#6 - Celaeno Library War

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 2

The Celaeno Library in the Pleiades star cluster is home to the largest book collection in the universe. It's said that even variants of Yiu-th only handed out at events can be found there. Mahiro is dragged along for some reason as Nyarko goes there to return a book. Hasuta, a former worker at the library, does his best to show Mahiro around, but they soon encounter two evil deities who have infiltrated the library...

We're Fighting Pravda!
116 votes

#7 - We're Fighting Pravda!

Girls und Panzer - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ooarai has gotten cocky with their recent victories and the upcoming match against Pravda will bring them back to earth.

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Thursday of Shock
81 votes

#8 - Thursday of Shock

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hibiki awakens on Thursday and to his surprise, finds Alcor waiting in his quarters. Over coffee they casually discuss the state of affairs. Hibiki, now believing that Alcor isn't a threat, gives him sanctuary in his JP's quarters, with a promise that he not reveal himself and what he actually is to anyone, for fear of creating a panic within JP's. Just then, Daichi and Io enter Hibiki's quarters and find Alcor, much to their shock. Although, Hibiki is forced to confide in them about Alcor's nature. Later that day, Airi and Hinako are selected by Makoto and Fumi to challenge the next Septentrione. Much to Hibiki's reluctance to let them fight, Makoto explains that the Septentrione: Alioth is scheduled to manifest in the Earth's Ionosphere, and hence, specialized long ranged demons that only Hinako and Airi can summon, stand any chance of attacking it. As Alioth manifests in the ionosphere above the Sapporo region, Hinako summons the demon Shiva at the Sapporo TV Tower while Airi summons the demon Kama over at the Kaitaku Memorial Park. Utilizing an ancient myth, the JP's has some Legion demons, bind Kama in chains and take it into position in the air. Kama's appearance angers Shiva and he attacks it with the Pasupata ability. The ability intersects with Alioth's core in the ionosphere and successfully destroys it. Afterwards, while everyone breathes a sigh of relief, Alioth's 50km outer shell plummets from the sky and falls over the Sapparo region, destroying the city and killing all the inhabitants, much to everyone's shock. Later, while going through Ronaldo's data, Hibiki struggles to come to terms with all who have died for Yamato's ideals. That evening, Yamato prepares a feast during which he tells Hibiki and co. of the coming of Polaris in two days and if they don't follow his orders they may die. Hibiki reveals to everyone that the JP's intends to use their encounter with Polaris to recreate the world the way they see fit, although, Yamato rejects this, stati

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The Japan Featherweight Title Match
46 votes

#9 - The Japan Featherweight Title Match

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 55

Ippo's title match with Date has begun, Date is surprised by how much better Ippo is since the last time he sparred with him.

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Rocky of Naniwa
50 votes

#10 - Rocky of Naniwa

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 29

Sendo goes to Japan to meet Ippo and make him go to All Japan and gets a chance to spar with Takamura.

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To Each His Own Rebellion
15 votes

#11 - To Each His Own Rebellion

Classroom Crisis - Season 1 - Episode 11

Iris recovers from the X-3 accident while Kaito learns of Dr. Li's dream world and Kazuhisa talks with Nagisa about his plans.

Family of Shame
13 votes

#12 - Family of Shame

Classroom Crisis - Season 1 - Episode 6

Nagisa rejects a request for additional funding, telling Kaito that with his back against a wall, he should become more innovative. Later, Nagisa fails the class exams, criticizing the subjects taught in the class. Nagisa fails the makeup exams that afternoon as well, and decides to stay afterwards to attempt to study. Mizuki comes to offer her assistance, while Kaito goes drinking with A-TEC's former chief. Both groups begin a conversation about Nagisa's upbringing. Nagisa is not truly a member of the main Kiryu family, and his brothers treat him terribly as a result. Nagisa is also the last living member of the Shinomiya family, which formed Kirishina alongside the Kiryu family, putting Nagisa in an interesting position in company politics. With the help of the entire A-TEC class, Nagisa passes the makeup exams.

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Holding Airspace
17 votes

#13 - Holding Airspace

Active Raid - Season 1 - Episode 4

An anonymous tip reveals that Flight 206 has a bomb aboard that will explode unless the flight maintains certain altitude and remains within a prescribed area. Sena and Kuroki attempt to defuse the bomb in their Willwear, but the saboteur’s true intentions then emerge…

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