The Best Episodes Directed by Tarou Iwasaki

Implicate Order

#1 - Implicate Order

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 17

The mountain wanderer, Saruta, notices that the spirits are afraid of something. He warns the shrine priest that there people out for Miyako's powers. Taro tells Miyako that he thinks that she is the reincarnation of his sister which really upsets her. Makoto still hasn't come back yet. Suzuki notices there is a suspicious group of men around the Ogami household.

star 9.31
42 votes
Existential Ghosts

#2 - Existential Ghosts

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 9

At the place where Tourou was kidnapped some kids were cursed, they believe it was the man who kidnapped Tourou, they go and try to stop him but he put's up a fight, and Tourou changes into a wierd creature. Will they win against this ghost? What will happen to Tourou?

star 9.07
44 votes
Phobia Exposure

#3 - Phobia Exposure

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 3

Tarou is hanging out at Masayuki’s house, when Masayuki reveals to him that he has acrophobia (a fear of heights). Masayuki suggest to Tarou that he should go to the source of his fears, to expose himself to his phobia. Even after being told it is a bad idea, by his counsellor, Tarou still decides to go but Masayuki seems to have invited someone else.

star 8.84
50 votes
Soul of the Guardian

#4 - Soul of the Guardian

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 20

The battle in the Fifth Laboratory continues. Separated, each now face a formidable foe: Ed faces off with Number 48 while Al deals with the insane Number 66. After an exchange with Number 66, though, Al soon comes to question his very existence.

star 8.53
348 votes
Sphere Joint

#5 - Sphere Joint

Another Season 1 - Episode 7

Fresh blood is spilled, and Class 3 realizes that the curse hasn't stopped. The Charm rituals are called off. Everyone is on edge, wondering who among them is actually dead. Meanwhile, Kouichi learns of an incident 15 years in the past.

star 8.49
222 votes
The Ark Adrift on the Lake

#6 - The Ark Adrift on the Lake

Darker Than Black Season 2 - Episode 4

Hei and the others landed in Sapporo, taking refuge in an uninhabited part of the city as half of it was previously flooded. Misaki was recruited into the MIAC's black ops division Section 35 and was given the alias of Yayoi Ichinose. Hoping to learn what happened to Hei, she sought out an informant to obtain information of what happened to him. Hei decides to train Suou given that she has obtained Contractor powers after the previous gunfight against FSB forces in Vladivostok. Despite Suou's hatred to Hei for changing her life, she decides to stay with him alongside July. Meanwhile, Misaki heads to the now abandoned National Observatory when she was confronted alone by Madam Orielle, who knows of her real name aside from her alias.

star 8.30
151 votes
Hohenheim of Light

#7 - Hohenheim of Light

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 44

Mustang has finally caught up to Ed and Al, but he explains that he is not there to apprehend them, but to find out what was really happening. They explain the Fuhrer''s identity, to the shock of everyone present. This prompts them to develop a plan for testing the truth of the claim. They arrive in Rizenbul to find Hohenheim and Al, despite his brother''s protests, spends as much time as he can with his long lost father. The homunculus are hiding out in the church that Ryla has taken Rose to, and it becomes apparent in a fabulous plot twist, that ''him'' that the homunculus are always talking about, is in fact Ryla, who is in fact Dante. The plot thickens as Hohenheim storms their sanctuary, having heard Dante''s name from the brothers. His skill in alchemy is incredible, even enough so to scare Gluttony. Ryla faces off with him using her own alchemy, and action ensues.

star 8.29
354 votes

#8 - Angel

xxxHOLiC Season 1 - Episode 3

Himawari-chan asks for Yūko's help to solve a series of mysterious incidents occurring at the school, involving a game called angel. Yūko meets Himawari-chan, and Watanuki is forced to work with Doumeki. Doumeki begins to learn about his true nature.

star 8.29
102 votes
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With the River's Flow

#9 - With the River's Flow

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 38

After crashing the vehicle Winry left them, Ed and Al are forced to continue their journey to Ishbal on foot. The brother's tempers flare and they end up separated in a small town. Meanwhile, back at Central, Winry and Sciezka join forces to find the cause behind Hughes death.

star 8.25
324 votes
Dante of the Deep Forest

#10 - Dante of the Deep Forest

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 32

After battling Wrath, Izumi decides it's time Ed and Al meets with her old Master, Dante: the alchemist who taught her everything she knows, and who also knew Ed and Al's father, Hohenheim Elric. However, they are delayed yet again as Greed decides to take on the Elric Brothers.

star 8.23
329 votes
Her Reason

#11 - Her Reason

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 26

Rush Valley: the Automail capital of the world. Here the sight of metal limbs is commonplace. While browsing through the village, Ed, Al and Winry meet a tough girl named Paninya. With her right arm and legs made of a special automail, she can hold her own in a fight. Watching her, Winry asks herself a tough question: Why stick with Ed if he doesn't seem to care about her?

star 8.16
361 votes
Uniforms and Pot Rice

#12 - Uniforms and Pot Rice

Sweetness & Lightning Season 1 - Episode 1

Kouhei is a single dad living with his daughter, Tsumugi. He's busy and doesn't know how to cook, so he feeds her nothing but frozen foods and lunches from the convenience store. But when a chance encounter with a student of his gives him the opportunity to feed her a home-cooked meal, he leaps at it.

star 7.94
48 votes
Destruction's Right Hand

#13 - Destruction's Right Hand

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 14

Following Mustang's tip, Ed and Al travel to Marcoh's village to ask him about the Philosopher's Stone. However, before they are able to learn more about the Stone from the Doctor, they are interrupted by the arrival of Brigadier Basque Gran, who arrests the doctor for desertion during the Eastern War. Ed chases after the General's car, determined not to let the General get away with another cover up. They are all surprised, however, when the car is stopped by the sudden appearance of the Scarred Man.

star 7.92
409 votes
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You Have the Wrong Idea

#14 - You Have the Wrong Idea

Grand Blue Dreaming Season 1 - Episode 11

"You might be the only one who can't pass the license test," Nanaka says to Iori, pointing out what he's bad at. To avoid being made fun of by Kohei and Nanaka, he practices secretly. Yet, while practice, all he thinks of is how to poison them at dinner. He avoids being pairs with Kohei and Aina and gets Chisa to promise to help him with practice. But, these interactions cause misunderstandings...

star 7.65
33 votes
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What, Exactly, Is a Human?

#15 - What, Exactly, Is a Human?

Gurren Lagann Season 1 - Episode 9

The death of Thymilph has brought about the concern of the Spiral King (Lord Genome), meanwhile the Great Gurren Brigade managed to take control of the enemy fortress, but are still mourning other the death of one of their own. Simon is greatly affected by it and falls into a deep depression. After falling off a cliff and into a deep valley, he later notices a Gunman throw a capsule into the murky valley. He manages to open it only to discover a young human girl named Nia.

star 7.61
303 votes
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#16 - Important

Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 6

Nishiura meets the baseball members of Sakitama in the train and are asked for practice games. Abe tells Mihashi to stop practicing his pitches since there will be conseqitive games after their third game. The 'cheer girls' prepare their cheering outfits now that the team has won their second game. Nishiura arrives at the stadium, and sits in the bleachers.

star 6.67
6 votes
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Bottom of the 5th, 2 - 5

#17 - Bottom of the 5th, 2 - 5

Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 10

Momoe is infuriated to learn that Mihashi has never shaken off a pitch call from Abe, but decides not to scold Mihashi until after the game to preserve Mihashi's focus on the game. Takenouchi, Bijou's first pitcher, is replaced by Kashima as pitcher. Takenouchi replaces Kitamura as left fielder. Kashima's pitches are faster than Nishiura is used to by players and they have difficulty hitting. To avoid stepping on Kurata's arm in a successful dive toward home, Abe sprains his left knee. Tajima replaces Abe as catcher. Nishihiro plays left field and Mizutani plays third. Mihashi and the team resolves to do their best to make up for Abe's absence. Fifth inning (1-2), sixth inning (0-0), seventh inning (1-x).

star 6.40
5 votes