The BEST episodes directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa

The One Unleashed
193 votes

#1 - The One Unleashed

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 2 - Episode 12

Shion and the rest of the fallen are revived, Diablo has joined the team... It seems as if all is going smoothly, but Rimuru then receives a report that Milim has declared war and Eurazania has been destroyed, and there's still the matter of the Western Holy Church's hostility toward monsters, even with Falmuth out of the picture. But at the same time, Raphael informs him that the Appraisal of Unlimited Imprisonment has been completed. At last, two years after Rimuru's reincarnation into this world, he can finally fulfill the first promise he made here: to free Veldora.

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The Beauty Makes Her Move
188 votes

#2 - The Beauty Makes Her Move

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 2 - Episode 6

At the same time as the attack on Tempest, Rimuru is also under attack. With one look, Rimuru realizes that his assailant is one of Shizu's former students, an Otherworlder, and the woman then introduces herself as the strongest of the Holy Knights, Hinata Sakaguchi. Rimuru is backed into a corner when her Holy Field seals most of his magic. At the same time, Shion and Hakurou, whose magic has been sealed by a similar barrier, are backed into a corner by Shogo and Kyoya.

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Let's Play Ball Together
12 votes

#3 - Let's Play Ball Together

TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls - Season 1 - Episode 2

An actual team begins to take shape when some 1st-years show up to play. But to get a couple upperclassmen to stay will take some special convincing.

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Where Memories Lead
270 votes

#4 - Where Memories Lead

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 7

Diane’s memory continues to disappear, suggesting her memories are being tampered with. Diane disappears and Gowther admits that after his fight with Diane over erasing Guila’s memories, he decided to erase Diane’s memories as part of an experiment. He fails to understand why everyone is upset with him. King throws him through a wall. The sins suspect Diane may be heading back to the giants village, Megadoza. A flashback to 16 years ago shows Diane with fellow warrior giants Matrona and Dolores. Dolores is scared of war and wants to leave Megadoza but is too afraid of humans. Diane encounters Meliodas for the first time and realises people exist who are friendly to giants. Diane rushes to tell Dolores but finds she has been killed after being sent on a dangerous mission by Matrona. Diane realises she wants more from life than constant war despite Matrona planning to train her to become chief. Matrona and Diane are hired by Holy Knight Gyannon to fight a war. However Gyannon betrays them, intending to kill Matrona and gain fame. Matrona kills Gyannon but is wounded by a poisoned spear. She urges Diane to keep growing stronger then dies in her arms.

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The Seal of the Right Eye
217 votes

#5 - The Seal of the Right Eye

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 19

Seeing Alice’s reaction when he mentioned the name Selka, Kirito decides to tell her the truth about the Integrity Knights. Meanwhile, after being knocked unconscious during his battle with Bercouli, Eugeo awakes on the top floor of the cathedral.

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Take Me With You
11 votes

#6 - Take Me With You

TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls - Season 1 - Episode 3

The team gets their hopes up when some surprise sluggers join in for practice. With a lineup like this, they all start wondering how far they can actually go.

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Swordcraft Academy
227 votes

#7 - Swordcraft Academy

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 7

Two years have gone by since Kirito and Eugeo left Rulid Village. In the capital city, Centoria, both boys have attained their goal of being admitted to the North Centoria Imperial Swordcraft Academy.

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The Crimson Knight
218 votes

#8 - The Crimson Knight

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 14

After being entrusted with the fate of the world by Cardinal, Kirito and Eugeo head to the top floor of the Central Cathedral. They find their confiscated swords, only to be attacked by the bow-wielding Integrity Knight Deusolbert Synthesis Seven.

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The End Mountains
249 votes

#9 - The End Mountains

Sword Art Online - Season 3 - Episode 3

Kirito makes up his mind to journey to Centoria. Since he'll need Eugeo's help, he also decides to fell the Gigas Cedar. Meanwhile, Alice's little sister, Selka is worried about Eugeo, and opens up to Kirito about her concerns.

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End of Absence
14 votes

#10 - End of Absence

Argevollen - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Independent 8th Unit has destroyed Zong base and stopped Ingelmia's assault. They take a short break in Wishpe when an order comes in that an enemy is attacking. Suzushiro and Samonji have left for the capital so Okui is forced to take command. He fights to protect his hometown and the people who live there.

Exit Game
14 votes

#11 - Exit Game

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika - Season 1 - Episode 3

It's now fall and the brass band club has grown. Haruta, Chika, and Miyoko stumble upon Sei Maren, a former saxophonist, at the drama club. The brass band club and the drama club engage in dramatic battle to help Sei come to terms with his past.

Idiots with Numbers!
64 votes

#12 - Idiots with Numbers!

Nanbaka - Season 1 - Episode 1

This is “Nanba Prison,” the large impregnable prison somewhere in the territorial waters of Japan. On this night, 4 inmates recklessly attempt to escape from the world’s best prison guards and security. Jyugo, who wears mysterious shackles. Uno, a self-proclaimed ladies’ man. Niko, an otaku who’s prone to illness. Rock, a foodie gang member. Can the inmates of Building 13, Cell 13 pass security and reach outside of prison in one piece?

Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows
3 votes

#13 - Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows

Aquarion - Season 3 - Episode 9

Maia finds herself in a strange and empty version of the world as she knows it. The voices of old allies, new friends, and a mysterious stranger beckon her - but can Maia, alone in the dark, find her footing and set out on her own path?

Why do we live? The further we pursue the meaning of life, the more confused we become.
17 votes

#14 - Why do we live? The further we pursue the meaning of life, the more confused we become.

Caligula - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hoping to find her mother who had been replaced, Shinohara Mifue decides to attend SweetP's tea party, where all kinds of information gathers. However, everyone there is too absorbed in the sweets and none of them will listen to her. Mifue struggles to act dreamy-cute in order to get them to talk, but... Meanwhile, after Ritsu saw the end of their world, he heads to the old school building's music prep room to meet with Shogo.

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