The Best Episodes Directed by Sumito Sasaki

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

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

Anonymous Noise Season 1 - Episode 4

star 8.33
18 votes
Kill the Lust for Combat

#2 - 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.

star 8.28
344 votes
Labyrinth and Magic Gunner

#3 - 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.

star 8.21
117 votes
Weak Square

#4 - 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.

star 8.11
291 votes
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Kill the Religion

#5 - 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.

star 8.10
292 votes
Blood Circulation

#6 - 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.

star 7.80
93 votes
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The Red Queen Escapes

#7 - 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."

star 7.79
24 votes
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The Wind Revolution

#8 - 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.

star 7.57
14 votes
The Small Fry Who Bind Gulliver 〜Alaska Mid-Winter Environment Snow Battle III〜

#9 - 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.

star 7.57
44 votes
In an Obstacle Race, It's Normal to Get Covered in Mud ~The Antarctica Supremacy Battle~

#10 - 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.

star 7.56
34 votes
The Story of Tears and an Endless Dream

#11 - 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.

star 7.50
6 votes
The Story of Autumn and a Tender Happiness

#12 - 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.

star 7.43
7 votes
The Cat Spirit's Love at First Sight!

#13 - 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.

star 7.20
5 votes
The Legendary Swimsuit

#14 - 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.

star 7.00
14 votes