The Best Episodes Directed by Shintaro Itoga

Skyscraper Opera

#1 - Skyscraper Opera

Blood+ Season 4 - Episode 10

Saya, Hagi, and the Red Shield goes to the Metropolitan Opera House to try to stop Diva's performance. Before the show starts, Nathan tells Amshel that the world exists to showcase Diva's beauty, as was predestined before she was born. When Amshel says Nathan talks like he was there, Nathan says he was and that before Diva was born, there was their "mommy" and her faithful chevalier. Kai confronts Hagi and demands to know what else they are hiding besides the coming hibernation time and begs him to take care of her. While they talk, Saya slips the key Kai gave her into his coat pocket and whispers goodbye. Saya and Hagi go to try to kill Diva before she can take the stage, but before she can charge Diva, Saya grows woozy again and can't attack. Hagi attacks Diva, but she easily dodges him. Hagi and Saya fight against Amshel. After he knocks Hagi out, Amshel tells Saya that if she had never set Diva free, Diva could have been his and his alone. He admits he has a constant obsession with Diva, which he views as the ultimate form of love for her. Diva begins singing, and people in the audience begin changing into chiroptera. Lewis is able to blow up the relay stations, but it doesn't work because they relay the signal through the military satellite feeds. Kai, David, Lewis, and Lulu go to the relay vans and destroy all of the equipment to finally bring down the world-wide broadcast. They get surrounded by chiroptera and David is injured. Hagi attacks Amshel so Saya can go after Diva as Nathan watches from the audience with the babies beside him.

star 8.67
12 votes
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Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3

#2 - Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 25

Eren, spurred on by his promise to kill every single Titan, unleashes the full power of his Titan form in the fight with the Female Titan. As their bloody battle draws to a close, it seems humanity may finally have a chance at survival. However, with many mysteries still left unsolved, what will await Eren, Mikasa, and Armin?

star 8.63
1035 votes
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Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4

#3 - Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 20

With the help of Levi's squad, the Recon Corps has successfully captured the Female Titan. As Commander Erwin and Captain Levi begin preparations to extract whoever is inside the Titan, will the Recon Corps discover its true identity, or does the Female Titan have one last trick up its sleeve?

star 8.37
973 votes
Confused Mind

#4 - Confused Mind

Blood+ Season 4 - Episode 5

Saya wakes up in Solomon's New York penthouse apartment, while Hagi searches for her. Solomon explains that he has left everything behind for Saya, including Diva. He pledges his eternal loves and asks Saya to be his bride. He pledges to protect her and fulfill her every wish. As they talk, Solomon realizes Saya's time of sleep is coming, and swears he would kill Diva if Saya ordered him to. Hagi appears to retrieve Saya, saying she is his reason for being. Solomon won't let her go, and they begin a battle. As they fight, Saya gets dizzy and falls from the building. To save her, Hagi unleashes his true form for the first time in the series. When they land, Saya gently rejects his feelings, and tells him killing Diva is her job. She and Hagi fly off, returning to the apartment. Meanwhile, Julia goes with David to the hospital. As he is rushed to the emergency room, he asks her to come back to them. Julia keeps vigil over him as he lies unconscious in the hospital, and kisses him. Back at the apartment, Mao kisses Kai and confesses her love, but also accepts that his only thoughts are for Saya.

star 8.08
13 votes
Nocturne of Bonds and Prayers

#5 - Nocturne of Bonds and Prayers

Scrapped Princess Season 1 - Episode 8

Zeferis explains that Sim is really Cz, a Peacemaker, and an enemy of the group. Pacifica refuses to kill her, and Sim runs off. Pacifica goes after her, and finds her with Steyr. Steyr changes Sim into Cz, but Shannon and Zeferis force them to retreat.

star 8.00
5 votes
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Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8

#6 - Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8

Attack on Titan Season 1 - Episode 12

The plan to reclaim Trost falls apart when Eren’s newfound powers turn him into a mindless giant. As Titans continue to swarm the city, it’s up to Armin and Mikasa to make sure the cadets massacred during the mission haven’t died in vain.

star 7.98
1007 votes
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Overwhelmed by Destiny

#7 - Overwhelmed by Destiny

Green Green Season 1 - Episode 11

An accidental kiss from Midori reawakens Yuusuke's past memories and feelings for her. Although the newly-reunited couple is overjoyed at finding each other again, this unexpected turn of events distresses Reika, Futaba, and the Baka Trio for very different reasons.

star 7.57
7 votes
Fall Down in the Infirmary

#8 - Fall Down in the Infirmary

Green Green Season 1 - Episode 5

Sanae misplaces her medicine box, but Yuusuke helps her find it. His good deed is seen and misinterpreted by Reika, who decides to try to bring the two together; and by a jealous Tazio, who enlists the help of the other members of the Baka Trio to come up with a way to win Sanae's heart.

star 7.25
8 votes