The Best Episodes Directed by Shinpei Ezaki

The Tiger of Kai Dies at Midaigawa!

#1 - The Tiger of Kai Dies at Midaigawa!

Sengoku Basara Season 1 - Episode 9

Oda’s army is on the move in the south, while his most lethal assassins strike the opposition leaders of the east. As Takeda and Uesugi fight for their lives, many loyal to the alliance meet their demise.

star 9.71
34 votes
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The Lost Christmas

#2 - The Lost Christmas

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 12

Shuichiro teleports to the crystal tower but not before giving Segai the information he wants as thanks for his service. Meanwhile, Shu finally recognize who Gai is but he tells Shu to rescue Inori before the youngster, who Gai calls "Death", teleports away. As Shu follows them through a portal, "Death" tells Shu he still doesn't remember his past and causes him to remember.

star 8.64
154 votes
Exodus

#3 - Exodus

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 17

As the blockade gets closer to the school , causing fear amongst the students, Shu become more ruthless to maintain order. Yahiro warns him the students will hate him if he continues acting like this, but Shu insists it's necessary or they might end up dying like Hare. Arisa, traumatized after being attacked by Inori, is contacted by an unknown individual (later to be revealed as Segai), who convinces her to turn the students against Shu. Arisa seduces Hirohide and convinces him to secretly spread a rumor to the students that they will die if their Voids are destroyed and Shu is keeping it a secret, creating greater resentment against him.

star 8.50
157 votes
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Strike

#4 - Strike

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 3

After school, a luxury car pulls up next to Tohru. The door opens to reveal Kyohma. He offers Tohru a ride to the laboratory and then uses the time to ask Tohru his true intention for opening the case.

star 8.45
44 votes
I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4

#5 - I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 8

Armin comes up with a risky plan that pits Titan against Titan as the abandoned cadets attempt to take back their headquarters. Getting into the building might be possible, but getting out alive and refueled will mean facing more of the giants.

star 8.43
1914 votes
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First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1

#6 - First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 5

Five years have passed since the fall of Wall Maria and Eren faces off against the Colossal Titan after it appears out of nowhere once again, and knocks a strategic hole in the gate of Wall Rose. As Titans swarm the city, the newly graduated Cadets are called in to fight a brutal battle that won't be without casualties.

star 8.43
2081 votes
Leukocytes

#7 - Leukocytes

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 6

Gai survives the attack but reveals that his team and the mercenaries were killed by the Leukocyte blast. At the outskirts of Tsukigase Dam, Gai briefs the Undertakers that their mission is to attack the Dam where the Leukocyte control system is located but due to the Leukocyte's security system, he will have Shu use Kenji's Void to disable it. Shu doesn't want to take part of the operation as he's afraid of the people who will die if he fails until Inori goes to talk to him. Meanwhile at Tsukigase Dam, Major Segai informs the Anti Bodies director Shuichiro Keido that his men are prepared for the Undertakers attack including Daryl, who wants revenge against the Undertakers for stealing his Steiner. As Gai gets another blood transfusion in a room alone, he confesses to what he assumes is Inori that he regrets of the lives who died for him and it was difficult to act as their fearless leader until he realizes the other person was in fact Shu due to Inori. Shu admits he never wanted to see this side of Gai and agrees to join the operation. As the Undertakers distract the GHQ forces guarding the dam, Shu, Gai, and Kenji sneak into the Leukocyte control system with Inori defending them. As Gai and Shu hacks the control system with Tsugumi's help via Funell, Segai sends Daryl to stop them which Gai battles and disables Daryl's Endlave. However, Daryl damages the control system, sending one of the Leukocyte's crashing to the dam. In order to stop it, Gai makes a deal with Segai that he will stop the crashing satellite using Shu's transmitter, revealing it is actually a targeting beacon for the Leukocytes, in exchange that he destroys all records of Shu's involvement with the Undertakers. Realizing Gai is sacrificing himself to destroy the falling satellite, Shu, with Inori's encouragement, combines Kenji's and Inori's Voids to destroy not only the falling satellite but also the one still in space. With the operation over, Shu finally accepts Gai and the Undertakers while S

star 8.37
161 votes
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Retraction

#8 - Retraction

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 10

Since his failure to save Jun, Shu is suffering traumatic memories of the Apocalypse Virus and hallucinating seeing people being infected which cost the Undertakers a mission to stop a convoy. Unwilling to join them anymore, Gai kicks Shu out the Undertakers. Retuning home, Shu finds Inori leaving but not before giving him her new song but he slaps it after getting another panic attack. Depressed, at school Shu ask Hare if he can be close to her but she slaps him as she isn't his replacement for Inori and he isn't the Shu that she loves and knows. Meanwhile, Major General Yan has put Shuichiro under house arrest for stealing the Apocalypse Virus meteorite and plans to have it transported overseas which Gai and Undertakers plan to attack the plane transporting the cargo and retrieve it. However, unknown to both the GHQ and the Undertakers, Seiga and the Anti Bodies have other plans and start vaccinating themselves. As Gai and his team get inside the transport plane, they find it empty and realize too late it is a trap. Seiga activates a genetic resonance broadcast at Tokyo Tower which causes the meteorite to spread the virus all over Tokyo and causing chaos. With both the GHQ and the Undertakers in disarray due to the virus, the Anti Bodies attack both of them and rescue Shuichiro from his confinement which Shuichiro watches the chaos from GHQ Headquarters and declares he will finish what he started 10 years ago.

star 8.33
159 votes
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A Diary

#9 - A Diary

Guilty Crown Season 1 - Episode 20

Mana has almost taken control of Inori's body and Gai tells his father, Shuichiro, that the Apocalypse will be coming and announces it to the world that the Leukocyte will destroy Earth on December 25th. The remnants of the Undertakers and the Kuhouin Group escape Japan on a ship along with the students of Tennouzu where Shibungi, who was released by Gai, gives Shu a journal by his father which reveals the Apocalypse virus history. In 2013, Shuichiro was a Professor researching on Genomic Resonance and befriended Shu's father Kurosu, who the latter was interested in the former's work. In 2017, Kurosu meet his future first wife, Saeko Shijou, a fellow colleague whom he marries after she became pregnant with their first child, Mana. But in 2022, a meteorite crashes on Earth and was discovered by Mana and Saeko. Shuichiro and Shu discovered a virus inside the meteorite which reacts when the Genomic Resonance was used.

star 8.26
149 votes
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Time Protector

#10 - Time Protector

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 4

Tohru returns to the Management District, upset to see a comrade fall before his eyes. He’s blaming himself for the outcome, when a communication from the Timekeepers arrives and all eligible people are again summoned to fight...

star 8.19
42 votes
Revelation: Two Histories

#11 - Revelation: Two Histories

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 5

After a fierce battle, both Tohrus arrive at the spot specified by Timekeepers. In the middle of a gunfight there, they’re suddenly told to stop fighting. The door at the end of the passageway opens, and they find an unexpected individual awaiting them.

star 8.14
44 votes
Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1

#12 - Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 14

A special military tribunal will decide Eren’s fate. The Military Police calls for his execution while the Recon Corps argues that he is a powerful resource for humankind, and Mikasa is put on the spot when asked about the events of the Trost mission.

star 8.09
1807 votes
The Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6

#13 - The Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 22

The Female Titan has captured Eren after ripping him out of his Titan body, but Mikasa and Captain Levi give chase. Elsewhere, the Recon Corps begins preparations for the journey back home to the Wall with their numerous dead in tow.

star 8.07
1768 votes
Wavering Scarlet Flower – Loyalty that Brings Sorrow!

#14 - Wavering Scarlet Flower – Loyalty that Brings Sorrow!

Sengoku Basara Season 1 - Episode 4

The alliance is gathering strength; former rivals are united in the march to war against Oda. Unfortunately, the plan could be doomed without the cooperation and troops of Azai Nagamasa - Oda’s brother-in-law.

star 7.97
67 votes
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Resolve - An Ending World

#15 - Resolve - An Ending World

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 2

Tohru and Kyoka escape their crisis and return home with help from Remy Odhner. Tohru passes out in transit and wakes up in a strange institute. He is brought to Brian Odhner, who was waiting to reveal to Tohru the truth of the world…

star 7.56
50 votes
Open Hostilities: My Other Self

#16 - Open Hostilities: My Other Self

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 1

One morning in 2115, in the 17th Far East Imperial City Management District, Tohru Kazasumi wakes from a strange dream. After school that day, he is returning home with his classmate Kyoka when they see the mysterious girl from his dream by the roadside.

star 7.39
56 votes
At the End of Time

#17 - At the End of Time

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 11

Faced with the final battle, both sides head into the battlefield once more to protect the futures of their worlds. In the 2015 Shibuya that has the giant Energy Cube, the fierce all-out war begins.

star 7.18
11 votes
Reuniting A Bitter Dream

#18 - Reuniting A Bitter Dream

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 7

In the culmination of recent events, a giant sandstorm has developed and Tohru is swallowed up by it. While inside, he finds his resolve to fight tested as he is again confronted by the Timekeepers.

star 7.00
13 votes
The Other World

#19 - The Other World

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 6

The Timekeepers' power sends Tohru to an unfamiliar alley. Waking up to children's voices, he sees the Kyoka who fights for Frontier S. He’s led to the hideout of Team Bastian, where Kyoka tells Tohru about the harsh reality those in Frontier S must face.

star 6.95
41 votes
Our Future

#20 - Our Future

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 12

Because the Frontier S Tohru cannot believe the eradication of the Timekeepers leads to true salvation for both futures, he challenges the 17th Tohru for one last battle. The ultimate showdown begins, with the two futures at stake.

star 6.82
11 votes
Sudden Turn: The Price of Arrogance

#21 - Sudden Turn: The Price of Arrogance

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 9

After being warned of an emergency, Tohru undergoes a forced return to the present. He faints as a result and wakes up in the lab, only to find Brian Odhner waiting for him. As Tohru attempts to grasp the situation, Brian introduces him to someone...

star 6.60
10 votes
Battlefield The Price of Bloodshed

#22 - Battlefield The Price of Bloodshed

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 8

The sandstorm continues to rampage with Remy at its center. It attacks indiscriminately, leaving both sides overwhelmed by its power. Just then, something is observed coming through the wall of sand...

star 6.50
12 votes
The Destination of Emotions

#23 - The Destination of Emotions

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation Season 1 - Episode 10

Tohru and Kyoka are reunited with Kumi and Lyudmila’s help, and escape from the laboratory to a safehouse. Finally having a moment to rest, Tohru falls asleep and begins to dream about the mysterious young girl’s past.

star 6.00
12 votes