The BEST episodes directed by Tadahito Matsubayashi

Limited Existence
29 votes

#1 - Limited Existence

Blood+ - Season 3 - Episode 3

While the Red Shield is preparing for another attack by The Schiff, Okamura and Mao suddenly appear.

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Magic Words Once More
29 votes

#2 - Magic Words Once More

Blood+ - Season 4 - Episode 1

Lewis and Okamura confirm Solomon's story that Amshel is a chevalier. Saya agrees to go fishing with Gray, Kai, and the children. David and Joel drop in on a party being held by Amshel and Van Argiano to celebrate the American branch. While there, David talks with Julia, but is interrupted by Dr. Collins. Joel also talks with his "Uncle" Amshel, discussing the new business. Mao and Monique talk about their respective feelings for Kai, and his lack of feelings for them. To Van's shock, Amshel makes him the CEO of the Cinq Fléches' American operations due to Solomon's continuing absence. Saya is sleeping longer and becoming harder to wake up. The next day, the group says their good-byes to Gray, Monique and the children and heads to New York.

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A Blue Rose Blooms in a Cannibal Department Store
51 votes

#3 - A Blue Rose Blooms in a Cannibal Department Store

Gosick - Season 1 - Episode 9

Victorica gets a fever as Kujo sets out alone for some errands in Sauville. While searching for a souvenir for his sister, he meets a girl among a pile of mannequins. The girl asks for help, but when he gets back to the department store with the Inspector, she is nowhere to be found. Kujo calls Victorica by phone to ask her help, but the call is cut short as he is taken away.

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Unknown Warmth
58 votes

#4 - Unknown Warmth

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 9

Miuna makes a snow sea slug out of the saltflake snow that had fallen on the surface. Meanwhile, Hikari thinks about how his father is doing alone in the sea. In the sea, Uroko-sama had gathered everyone to tell them of the calamity that was about to come.

Gehenna Gate
461 votes

#5 - Gehenna Gate

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 2

Fujimoto and his companions try their best to protect Rin from the demons who are after him, but he ends up posessed by Satan, the most powerful of the demons and Rin's father. Seeing his guardian taking his own life to protect him fron Satan, Rin decides to fight back by unlocking his demonic powers, even knowing that by doing it he would not be a human anymore.

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24 votes

#6 - Detritus

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 24

Tsumugu dives into the sea after Chisaki. He starts having trouble breathing and is about to lose consciousness, but then suddenly gains Ena. Tsumugu finally catches up to Chisaki and lets her know his feelings while they're in Shioshishio. Chisaki cries and runs away.

Resolute Audition
64 votes

#7 - Resolute Audition

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 2

In the aftermath of the Var Syndrome Outbreak on Al Shahal, new opportunities present themselves for Freyja and Hayate. They make their way to Planet Ragna where Freyja auditions to be the newest member of Walkure, and Hayate receives an intriguing offer from Delta Flight.

A Game of Tag
377 votes

#8 - A Game of Tag

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Exwires are tasked to look for the ghost of a child that is haunting Mephisto Pheles' amusement park. Rin and Shiemi manage to find the ghost first, but Shiemi ends up chasing it by herself while Amaimon, a higher demon and another son of Satan, steals Rin's sword and forces Rin to fight with him. Mean while another exorcist comes to defend him, and it is reveal to be an old friend of Rin's brother.

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666 votes

#9 - Supper

Tokyo Ghoul - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kaneki starts receiving self-defense lessons from Yomo. He meets Itori, who runs her own bar, and is friends with Uta and Yomo. Kaneki is befriended by Tsukiyama, a ghoul who knew Rize, who also enjoys reading, and possesses other, more epicurean tastes.

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589 votes

#10 - Captivity

Tokyo Ghoul - Season 1 - Episode 7

After Kaneki and Hinami witness Ryoko's fate, the personnel at Anteiku are grieved, and Touka decides to take the investigation into her own hands. Kaneki is fed up with not being able to do anything, and decides to get involved.

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565 votes

#11 - Aogiri

Tokyo Ghoul - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kaneki is kidnapped by members of Aogiri Tree, an underground ghoul faction who is interested in his connection with Rize. Meanwhile, Amon is introduced to his new partner, the eccentric and dangerous Juuzou Suzuya.

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Eternal Radiance
71 votes

#12 - Eternal Radiance

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 11

Saber of Black responds to Sieg's willingness to fight, the battle between Lancer of Red and Lancer of Black heats up considerably, and Darnic comes to a decision regarding his plan.

The Whispers of the Faraway Waves
25 votes

#13 - The Whispers of the Faraway Waves

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 16

Hikari starts back at Hama Junior High and is in the same class as Miuna and Sayu. He fits right in instantly, making the class laugh and has his old teacher back. But Miuna and Sayu can't help but feel that the situation is weird.

Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2
135 votes

#14 - Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 15

Koichi suddenly arrives at Rohan's house. Koichi carefully goes inside and finds Rohan drawing manga at an incredible speed. Apparently he can't stop himself from drawing after reading about Koichi's experiences. Rohan attempts to tear another page from Koichi by using Heaven's Door, when someone unexpected shows up at his door...

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Days of Play
34 votes

#15 - Days of Play

The Day I Became a God - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yota has finally found Hina, but she recoils at his touch. Yota's false identity will only last 2 weeks. Can he turn the situation around before then?

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The Possibilities of the Dead
141 votes

#16 - The Possibilities of the Dead

Dimension W - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mira is trapped in the past as Kyoma and the others fight against the ghosts in the fog attacking the hotel.

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The Day the Angel Falls
41 votes

#17 - The Day the Angel Falls

The Day I Became a God - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sora wakes up and tells her family about her friend's failing ramen restaurant. Hina hatches a plan to save it. Meanwhile, a mysterious boy returns to Japan.

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Voice of Heaven
86 votes

#18 - Voice of Heaven

Fate/Apocrypha - Season 1 - Episode 5

Saber of Black devotes his heart to the boy who desired freedom. In his last moments, Ruler promises that she will grant the boy that freedom and ensure that Saber’s wish will come true.

Behind Enemy Lines
27 votes

#19 - Behind Enemy Lines

Macross Delta - Season 1 - Episode 7

Walküre and Delta Flight infiltrate the planet Voldor, which has been occupied by the Aerial Knights of the Windermere Kingdom. The source behind the increased Var Syndrome Outbreaks is revealed.

Confidential File 642, The Witching Hour
18 votes

#20 - Confidential File 642, The Witching Hour

Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood - Season 1 - Episode 8

Sawa's brief respite from the cycle of violence has been irreversibly shattered. But even if she defeats the monster who brought an end to her dream, will she have anything left afterwards?