The BEST episodes directed by Sumito Sasaki

65 votes

#1 - Flower

Blade & Soul - Season 1 - Episode 5

Shou, a man who hates the Heaven's Spirits, hires Alka as a bodyguard and then uses her to try to persuade a village to stop producing them. However, this village depends on the Heaven's Spirits, and Shou's pleas fall on deft ears. Shou creates a plan to help things go his way...

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That Day, We Who Were Hiding How We Truly Felt Joined Hands
20 votes

#2 - That Day, We Who Were Hiding How We Truly Felt Joined Hands

Anonymous Noise - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kill the Lust for Combat
356 votes

#3 - Kill the Lust for Combat

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 9

After taking a bath, Mine fully resolves to avenge the deaths of her comrades Sheele and Bulat. At the training grounds, Tatsumi and Lubbock are taking push-ups, with Akame and Leone respectively sitting on their backs. Najenda later tells Night Raid that she will be leaving to recruit new members and assigns Akame as temporary leader. At the Capital, Wave tries to make an impression as other Imperial Arms users, namely Kurome, Seryu, Dr. Stylish, Run, and Bols, come and introduce themselves one by one. Esdeath arrives and introduces herself to the group, called the Jaegers, then announces their intention to hunt down enemies of the Empire. At Lubbock's library, Lubbock, Tatsumi, and Leone learn that Mine is now included in the Wanted list and an upcoming tournament sponsored by Esdeath is to be held at the Capital. Tatsumi pretends to be a blacksmith and joins the tournament, where he flawlessly defeats a muscular opponent without using his Incursio. Esdeath suddenly becomes infatuated over Tatsumi's fighting prowess and approaches him. Tatsumi thinks that the reward for winning the tournament is money, but instead, he is shackled by Esdeath and taken inside the Palace. Learning of Tatsumi's capture, Akame and the others wonder whether they should rescue Tatsumi.

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77 votes

#4 - Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds - Season 1 - Episode 10

Hajime encounters Katze on GALAX, who leaves her with a cryptic poem before instructing the Neo Hundred to go after the prime minister, offering a rare Crowds to whoever can take him down. As the Crowds attack Tachikawa, the Gatchaman arrive and make the Crowds visible to normal humans, before working to capture them so that their users won't slip into comas. Joe, having lost confidence in himself, prepares to leave with the evacuees, but receives a message from Sugane, encouraging him to fight again. As the man who assigned as the Neo Hundred's leader, Koichi Umeda, objects to attacks occuring in the city his wife and daughter lives in, he falls into despair when Katze turns on him and posts his personal information on the internet.

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87 votes

#5 - Moon

Blade & Soul - Season 1 - Episode 9

Alka doesn't know what to do anymore, and so Karen invites her to work at her shop. She learns what to do, and becomes close friends with Miharu. Alka starts to become more human, and realizes there's a world out there she didn't know. But she finds her lives shatter by someone.

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Kill the Religion
301 votes

#6 - Kill the Religion

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 15

Lubbock asks Tatsumi why he teleported Esdeath back to the mainland instead of leaving her on the island. However, Najenda responds that Esdeath would have escaped the island either way before revealing that she knows her personally. Meanwhile, Wave confronts Seryu about murdering three bandits who were suspected Night Raid members, but she brushes him off. Despite remarking that the Capital is twisted, Wave maintains his loyalty as a soldier. Later, Najenda tells Night Raid about Path of Peace, a pacifist religious organization that is inciting a religious insurrection, and that the Revolutionary Army (the rebellion force Night Raid is a part of) and an allied tribe will launch attacks against the Capital simultaneous to Path of Peace's uprising. She then assigns Night Raid to assassinate Borick, the adviser to Path of Peace's founder who is a spy for the prime minister and is drugging several of the religion's followers into obedience, also instructing them to take out the Jaegers, especially Kurome and Bols, who will undoubtedly respond. The next day, Akame begins expressing her doubts about battling Kurome, but Mine comforts her. Meanwhile, Esdeath splits the Jaegers into two teams: she will attack Najenda with Seryu and Ran, while Wave, Kurome, and Bols will pursue Akame. Wave's team arrives at a canyon, where Mine fires at Kurome, but she dodges the shot. Susanoo arrives and knocks Wave away, leaving Kurome and Bols to be confronted by the entire Night Raid team. Kurome activates her Imperial Arm, Yatsufusa, which brings forth the last eight victims of its blade as Kurome's puppets. Among those summoned is a gigantic Danger Beast, which Night Raid prepares to battle.

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Labyrinth and Magic Gunner
126 votes

#7 - Labyrinth and Magic Gunner

Trinity Seven - Season 1 - Episode 4

Another Breakdown Phenomenon happens again in the academy, as shown by people with low magical capabilities falling asleep due to the disturbance. Lilith, Arata, Levy, and the Grimoire Security go to see the principle of the academy to figure out the source. It's learned that the cause of the Breakdown Phenomenon is Yui, a member of the Trinity Seven, losing control of her magic. After that, Lilith, Arata and Levy try to catch up with the Grimoire Security as they go to the source of Breakdown Phenomenon, in the academy's dungeon. After Arata, Arin, Lilith and Levi go through the dungeon, they run into Mira and Akio and stop them from advancing. To buy time, Levy challenges Akio to a one-on-one fight, while Arata, Arin and Lilith go on ahead to Yui's room. Arata's magic resonate with the magic of the code D monster found in the room and falls down to his feet. When the Grimoire Security arrived, Lilith and Arin together with the Grimoire Security proceeds on to fight the monster. After having a conversation with Levy, Arata is able to properly use the magic that he copied from Lilith to successfully stop the Breakdown Phenomenon caused by Yui. After waking up, Yui immediately hugs Arata and repeatedly shows her affection to him.

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Weak Square
305 votes

#8 - Weak Square

No Game, No Life - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sora and Shiro leave the running of the country to Steph and spend every day playing video games. Steph's hope that they would become not only the saviors of Elukia, but all of humanity, crumbles away.

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108 votes

#9 - Revenge

Blade & Soul - Season 1 - Episode 3

Alka and Hazuki continue to fight and run into the Pleasure Gang. Dan Loana, the leader of the gang, tells Alka that she's trying to take revenge against Jin. She tries to explain that revenge is about an emotion, not a rule, and uses Alka as bait to lure Jin in.

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Royal Lineage
50 votes

#10 - Royal Lineage

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles - Season 1 - Episode 8

Rio and the others have traveled to the royal capital of the Kingdom of Karasuki with the village's annual tribute as guards. With their duties fulfilled, Rio and Sayo head into the castle town. They enjoy a meal and are doing some shopping when wandering warriors attempt to abduct a young girl. Rio jumps into the fray and easily defeats them, saving the girl. Her name is Komomo and she's the tax examiner Hayate's younger sister. Hayate's father Gouki receives a letter from Yuba. What he reads astonishes him and he and his wife, Kayoko, visit the lodgings where Rio is staying. They reveal to Rio that they once served his mother, Ayame.

The Red Queen Escapes
24 votes

#11 - The Red Queen Escapes

Alice & Zoroku - Season 1 - Episode 1

In a deep, remote forest, a blond-haired girl runs amidst heavy rain and wind. Some pursue her, while others extend a hand to help her. As various motives tangle together, the girl, named Sana, makes her flight to the outside world for the first time in her life. In the end, Sana arrives at the bustling district of Kabukicho in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. In a convenience store there, she meets Kashimura Zoroku, the quintessential "stubborn old man."

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Blood Circulation
97 votes

#12 - Blood Circulation

Cells at Work! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Delivering carbon dioxide to the lungs, and bringing oxygen to cells throughout the body... That’s Red Blood Cell’s important task. Though she’s still directionally-challenged and always losing her way, she can’t be a fledgling forever. She’s determined to go through Circulation by herself without any help from the older cells, but in the shadows, White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) watches over her with a worried look on his face.

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In an Obstacle Race, It's Normal to Get Covered in Mud ~The Antarctica Supremacy Battle~
36 votes

#13 - In an Obstacle Race, It's Normal to Get Covered in Mud ~The Antarctica Supremacy Battle~

Heavy Object - Season 1 - Episode 9

Qwenthur and Havia find themselves in Antarctica, tracking down some terrorists. And it turns out that Havia is trying to win a name for himself for a lot more than just his family estate.

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Companion and Companion
26 votes

#14 - Companion and Companion

Peach Boy Riverside - Season 1 - Episode 8

As Sally makes her decision between Mikoto and Sumeragi, Todoroki and his companions attack, seeking revenge against the Peach Boy.

The Wind Revolution
14 votes

#15 - The Wind Revolution

The Pilot's Love Song - Season 1 - Episode 3

Kal-el invistes Claire to the dorms. Ariel welcomes her with delicious curry, and Claire opens up to the other classmates. A month after school began, they begin to practice rifle shooting and flying in formation: things they would need in dogfights.

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The Small Fry Who Bind Gulliver 〜Alaska Mid-Winter Environment Snow Battle III〜
45 votes

#16 - The Small Fry Who Bind Gulliver 〜Alaska Mid-Winter Environment Snow Battle III〜

Heavy Object - Season 1 - Episode 3

Determined to get revenge and buy time for the rest of their unit to evacuate, Qwenthur, Havia, and Milinda figure out the enemy's weakness and hatch a plan to incapacitate the enemy Object.

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The Story of Tears and an Endless Dream
6 votes

#17 - The Story of Tears and an Endless Dream

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 9

Ai can't accept how Peter parted with Mato-chan and her, and so she decides to head back to Neverland, only this time she has company.

Mind If I Go Easy on You?
36 votes

#18 - Mind If I Go Easy on You?

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs - Season 1 - Episode 4

Leon's Armor Arroganz is mocked for being old fashioned, and the weapon Luxion has prepared for him is... a shovel! The audience ridicules Leon, but will he be able to defeat his five opponents?!

The Story of Autumn and a Tender Happiness
7 votes

#19 - The Story of Autumn and a Tender Happiness

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Futaba and Hikari spend an autumn day apart, and they both find autumn wonders of their own.

65 votes

#20 - Cluster

Gatchaman Crowds - Season 2 - Episode 8

Due to what happened to Gelsadra, the red speech bubbles suddenly produced mysterious life forms, which start appearing all over Japan and start interacting with everyone. The G members move out to deal with the mysterious beings, but things take a rather unexpected turn...

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Creeping Kaiser Empire
37 votes

#21 - Creeping Kaiser Empire

The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made - Season 1 - Episode 10

Seiichi fortunately manages to save Oliga, and after learning of her tragic past, Seiichi frees her from her cursed destiny and feels intense anger toward the Kaiser Empire that was behind it. Meanwhile, in the Empire a certain plot continues to advance for the Great Devil’s benefit. Because of that, countless powerful monsters appear around the Wimberg Kingdom. Something full of the darkest malice was starting to act…

The Cat Spirit's Love at First Sight!
6 votes

#22 - The Cat Spirit's Love at First Sight!

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tama, a cat god with a fetish for dolls, takes a dubious interest in Kohina, who she believes to be an actual doll, and kidnaps her. Later, Kokkuri finds a cursed box in the family storehouse that turns him into a woman.

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The Legendary Swimsuit
14 votes

#23 - The Legendary Swimsuit

Majimoji Rurumo - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kota and his friends came to the sea. There were also three members of the disciplinary committee, a big-breasted classmate Maaya, and a policewoman Iida. No matter how much Kota recommended, he wouldn't change from witch clothes to a swimsuit, but it turned out that he didn't actually buy a swimsuit. Kota hurriedly tries to procure a swimsuit, but cannot find it easily. A senior who tells Kota that he has a swimsuit. The purpose of this swim was to find a "legendary swimsuit" whose personality changed suddenly when worn. Kota tried to find out in advance so that Rurumo wouldn't wear such a swimsuit, but Rurumo wearing a swimsuit appeared there.

The Voice Calling Your Name
92 votes

#24 - The Voice Calling Your Name

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 4 - Episode 17

With Escanor's aid, Meliodas and Gowther reach the spirit world, where they aim to split the Demon King and Zeldris back into their own bodies.