The BEST episodes directed by Shunsuke Machitani

Athena Tennousu
31 votes

#1 - Athena Tennousu

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 4 - Episode 3

Having to sleep late again Athena (Alice) takes in some sunlight for refreshments. Hayate gave her some ringlet-shaped chocolate. Suddenly, a big dog approaches Athena then licks her. She demands Hayate to find its owner. While they search for the dog’s owner on the streets, Athena disciplines the dog. Fumi appears declaring the dog, Armageddon, is hers. Armageddon quickly tackles onto Fumi, just as they leave Athena signs she likes Armageddon, and Fumi responds he likes her too because of her ringlet-shaped hair. The next day, Wataru struggles with the pile of money that Sakuya had delivered to him in order to keep his business funded. Hayate and Saki offer to help deposit the money into the bank account regardless of Wataru's denial. Walking on the streets, Armageddon and Yukiji suddenly appear then the dog snatches the briefcase full of money and runs off. He shows Fumi the briefcase, freaking out, Fumi plans to hand it over to the police, but her friend Sharna Alamgir warns she would be considered a suspect. Meanwhile, Saki blames herself for losing the money, Hayate goes looking for the briefcase he found that Armageddon brought it to Athena, but finds the money inside the briefcase gone. Fumi and Sharna gather to help search for the money, then Hayate rushes to Tama to have him translate for Armageddon to know where the money is. Despite being insulted by the dog, Tama confirms the money been stolen by bandits. Tracking down their hideout, Yukiji beats up the bandits as Hayate and Wataru arrive to retrieve the money. With the money finally deposited Athena asks Wataru he should comfort Saki and so he does. Afterward, Nagi and Athena are left alone together for the day. They warm up some Nikuman to eat but overcooked it. Thinking what to do now, Linn the ghost priest mentions they should go find Hayate at the Café Donguri to have him make dinner for them. Accepting the idea, they head out, but along the way Nagi and Athena get lost since neither are familiar

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70 votes

#2 - Giappone

Galilei Donna - Season 1 - Episode 8

Before looking for the sketch, the sisters visit their grandfather in Kyoto. During their visit, Hozuki stumbles upon a broken down energy converter near the house and the sisters find a photo album in Geshio's room where they learn about his past. Hozuki goes off to fix up the energy converter. Anna gets a call from Roberto and is displeased to learn that Roberto plans to kill the sisters once the remaining sketches have been found. The sisters and Anna go on a sightseeing trip around Kyoto. Hazuki splits up from the group and runs into Cicinho. Hazuki admits to Cicinho that her ideal of justice is flawed, but he tells her to stay true to herself. Hozuki activates the energy converter when the sisters return home for dinner. Seeing that the sisters have been growing more attached to her, Anna continues to question her allegiance to Roberto. On the next day, the sisters find the sketch at the grave of Yagyū Munenori in Nara.

The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends
150 votes

#3 - The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 48

The final battle!

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The Last Milk
27 votes

#4 - The Last Milk

Silver Spoon - Season 2 - Episode 9

Despite knowing that there is nothing he could do for Komaba's sake, Hachiken claims to Mikage that it is fine for them to rely on him and they pay a visit at Komaba's farm to pay their respects as all their cows are seized to pay for their debt. However, Mikage's farm is also in dificulties and when they are forced to sell all their horses, she comes with an important decision with Hachiken's support.

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The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 1
123 votes

#5 - The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 1

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 42

The baseball match with D'Arby continues within DIO's mansion.

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Death Thirteen, Part 2
148 votes

#6 - Death Thirteen, Part 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 20

Kakyoin tries to convince the others that the baby is suspicious, but that backfires, and his friends start to doubt his sanity. Kakyoin then tries to convince them that he's not crazy, and shows them his arm that has "Baby Stand" carved into it... but that just makes them believe he really is crazy. Kakyoin then tries to use his Stand to attack, but is knocked out by Polnareff. Eventually, Jotaro and the others wake up in the nightmare and the truth finally comes out.

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Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2
158 votes

#7 - Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 11

In an effort to save Polnareff, Avdol is injured by the enemy. Then J. Geil's Stand, Hanged Man attacks.

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The Superstars' Joint Appearance
4 votes

#8 - The Superstars' Joint Appearance

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 5

Bob Stigner, vice-president of Conan Associates, hires an ex-Polish olympic athlete and soldier named Ledell Nikolavitch to assassinate the company's president and current leader Ted Conan in order to take over the entire company despite what Ted had done to help Bob escape from his past problems. However, Ted is wise to Bob's game and decides to hire Golgo 13 to assassinate both Bob and Ledell for good.

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High Priestess, Part 2
135 votes

#9 - High Priestess, Part 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 24

The group must find a way off of the submarine and away from the attacks of High Priestess.

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The Saint That Reeks of Death
5 votes

#10 - The Saint That Reeks of Death

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 16

Fueled by the murder of his fiancée by the new underground cult the NYPD had been investigating, a NYPD Officer hires Golgo 13 to assassinate the cult's masked leader, Michael. However, the cult's members, fearless of death, go to any lengths to protect its leader, a self-proclaimed saint. As Golgo 13 infiltrated the cult, he is quickly recognized as a threat and ordered to be killed. Though, he thwarted their plans and escaped while being pursued by the cult's extremist followers.

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Price of Life, Redemption of Death
91 votes

#11 - Price of Life, Redemption of Death

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 4

A rampaging Berserker of Red is rapidly approaching the Yggdmillennia citadel, prompting them to respond. Meanwhile, the homunculus boy ponders the meaning of his existence and the conversation he had with Archer of Black.

Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 1
122 votes

#12 - Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 1

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 36

Hol Horse arrives at Cairo in order to pursue Jotaro and the others. He has joined forces with another partner and is after the lives of Jotaro and crew once more. That partner, is none other than Boingo.

Lovers, Part 1
146 votes

#13 - Lovers, Part 1

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 16

After surviving Enya's attack, Jotaro and crew make it to Pakistan's capital, Karachi. There, they encounter DIO's next assassin, Steely Dan. Following DIO's orders, Steely Dan ruthlessly kills Enya in front of them. Jotaro and the others can't help but feel conflicted about that happening, and end up in a battle with Steely Dan.

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The Target Returned
5 votes

#14 - The Target Returned

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 10

Golgo 13 assassinates a drug lord after he attacks and wipes out his FBI and NYPD escorts before heading to Hong Kong to do another job when he finds out that a lookalike was responsible for hiring him. After realizing that the lookalike was merely a gangster named Spike Jordan, Duke kills him with cyanide gas.

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Melancholy Summer
4 votes

#15 - Melancholy Summer

Golgo 13 - Season 1 - Episode 20

Golgo is sent to Malta on a secret mission on an assignment from the British government after a Foreign and Commonwealth Office employee named Arnold Glaston went rogue and was said to have sold national secrets to Russian companies, forcing him to escape overseas by marrying a girl named Stella in Malta. The mercenary follows Stella everyday to determine Arnold's location despite being told that he had escaped to America. Even with persistence from MI:6, Golgo was able to determine that Arnold had planned to return back to Malta, which enabled the assassin to complete his mission with success.

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