The BEST episodes directed by Tamaki Nakatsu

Stardust Memory
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8.95
91 votes

#1 - Stardust Memory

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 2 - Episode 16

Ayumu and Nagi manage to get away, but Nagi jumps off the bike soon after, telling Ayumu that she will be fine since Hayate is coming. Hayate finds Ayumu's cellphone and is promptly attacked by Ginka, Isumi's great-grandmother, who wants to take him to the Shimoda onsen. Ayumu comes back to Nagi to share a soft drink when the hit men return, and Ayumu and Nagi jump on the bike again to escape. Hayate and Ginka arrive, and Ginka takes care of the hit men, allowing the others to meet up at the train station in Asami. Nagi tells Hayate to bike Ayumu the rest of the way, and Hinagiku looks after Nagi and Maria on the train. Once in Shimoda, Nagi meets with Sakuya and the two go to a secret hot spring which causes Nagi to act like she is intoxicated, though it does not adversely affect Sakuya or Hayate who comes to retrieve Nagi. Later, an alien comes crashing into Nagi's room at night.

Nine Schools Competition Part IX
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8.50
133 votes

#2 - Nine Schools Competition Part IX

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 16

Finally, the day has arrived for Monolith Code. Tatsuya and his teammates have a strategy against Cardinal George and the Crimson Prince. Miyuki is confident that her brother will be the winner. However, is there a bad surprise in store for First High?

The Untainted Child
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8.36
402 votes

#3 - The Untainted Child

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 29

As Ed and Al get ready to leave Yock Island, a strange boy wanders out of the forest. Suffering from amnesia, he can't remember how he got there. Amazingly, he is a gifted alchemist; not only can he perform alchemy, but, like Ed, he doesn't need a transmutation circle. He also has other amazing abilities, compelling Izumi to take the child in. Ed, however, is suspicious of the boy's sudden appearance, and doesn't believe he is as innocent as he appears to be.

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Holy Mother
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8.30
358 votes

#4 - Holy Mother

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 41

At the brink of another civil war, Scar justifies his intentions for Lior to Ed. However, after learning from Lyra what Scar intends to do to the Military, he sends an urgent message to Mustang to stay out of the city. Meanwhile, back at Regional Headquarters, Al ponders Martel's warning as the Military gets ready for battle.

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The Other Side of the Gate
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8.29
337 votes

#5 - The Other Side of the Gate

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 49

Alphsone has been captured and Roy is about to begin the last part of his plan. Edward, meanwhile is traveling deeper and deeper under Central City to find the one who controls the homunculi and ultimatly, his brother.

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When Working Under a Hot Sun, Rehydration is Essential
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8.26
185 votes

#6 - When Working Under a Hot Sun, Rehydration is Essential

A Certain Scientific Railgun - Season 1 - Episode 2

Mikoto and Kuroko get in trouble for using their powers in the dorm. Their punishment: pool cleaning duty! Later, Kuroko finds herself feeling frisky after accidentally ingesting a powerful aphrodisiac!

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The Truth Behind Truths
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8.26
388 votes

#7 - The Truth Behind Truths

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 19

Ed and Al have spent years searching for the Philosopher's Stone. After studying Marco's notes, however, Al learns of the gruesome secret behind its power. With this knowledge, can the Elric Brothers continue with their quest to be whole again?

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Yokohama Disturbance Part VII
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8.00
128 votes

#8 - Yokohama Disturbance Part VII

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 25

The battle rages on after the attack on the Yokohama Convention Center. Students fight to make it safely to the shelter while forces duke it on the streets.

Enrollment Part III
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7.88
152 votes

#9 - Enrollment Part III

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 3

Everyone is surprised at how quick Tatsuya defeated Hattori in the duel. Tatsuya begins his work as part of the Disciplinary Commitee. Meanwhile, Miyuki starts showing more mixed emotions towards her big brother.

Nine Schools Competition Part III
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7.65
134 votes

#10 - Nine Schools Competition Part III

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 10

The bus that is carrying the students to the Nine Schools Competition is attacked by unknown forces. Tatsuya suspects that it is the work of an insider. At the banquet before the competition, students meet Kudou, the chairman of the Magic Association.

By Hook or Crook
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7.44
27 votes

#11 - By Hook or Crook

The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt - Season 1 - Episode 11

Sirgis protests imperial goods flowing into Delunio, but Wein assures him they are Natran, but are they? Wein visits Soljest to forge an alliance with King Gruyere. Wein leaves perplexed, but the worst is yet to come. Zenovia again proves herself useful.

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INTERMISSION × Karen Tendo and Slump Days
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7.42
65 votes

#12 - INTERMISSION × Karen Tendo and Slump Days

Gamers! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tendou Karen has been out-of-it ever since Chiaki and Keita have become friends. She runs into Keita in town, and so they go on a "walk" together.

Giving Everything You've Got
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7.17
24 votes

#13 - Giving Everything You've Got

All Out!! - Season 1 - Episode 6

With their new coach Komori, the new and improved Jinko Rugby Team begins the second day of their training camp. Contrary to Gion's excitement, a fight breaks out between teammates. The first thing the hot-tempered sore loser Ebumi ever became passionate about... was rugby. And because of his attitude, he can't tolerate the lukewarm approach of his teammates!

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