The BEST episodes directed by Tensai Okamura

Act of Kindness
304 votes

#1 - Act of Kindness

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 15

Rin and his classmates succeed at the task gave to them by their teachers, but the camp is attacked by Amaimon, who holds Shiemi hostage to force Rin to fight. Having no option but to go full force against Amaimon, Rin is forced to reveal his secret by exposing his true form in front of his friends. With the other Exwires fleeing astonished after learning the truth about him, Rin easily overpowers Amaimon, but loses control of his flames and goes on a rampage. The Demon-Slaying Blade is cracked in the process.

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291 votes

#2 - Truth

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 23

Ernst's plan to destroy Gehenna backfires when Satan reveals to Yukio the truth behind his and his brother's origin before taking posession of his body.

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Stop, Time!
285 votes

#3 - Stop, Time!

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 25

Rin, Yukio, Shura and Arthur join forces to bring down the Gehenna Gate with no success. Meanwhile, demons keep coming through it and giving a hard time to the other Exorcists until the Esquires come with a plan to open a gate to Vatican, where is already daytime, and reflect the sunlight there to the Academy where is nightime to weaken the monsters protecting the Gehenna Gate. Rin and Yukio manage to seize these opportunity and when both unlock their demonic powers together, they fly through the gate and destroy it. One month later, things return to normal at the Academy and the Okumura twins return to the cave where they were given birth and pay a visit to their mother's grave. After visiting their mother's grave, they meet an "evil spirit" in a highway. Rin appears from a highway cave with Kuro. The evil spirit then attacks Rin and Yukio. Rin destroys the evil spirit's first body and then the spirit takes control over a truck. Yukio shoots at the truck, Rin tell hims that there is somebody in the truck. Yukio says its just a dead corpse, but Rin believes the driver is still alive and that it's an Exorcist's job to protect people and defend against demons. He tells Yukio and Shura to find its weak point and charges after the monster.

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Satan's Spawn
287 votes

#4 - Satan's Spawn

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 24

Rin and his companions manage to flee from Satan who starts destroying the True Cross Academy with his flames. Knowing that Satan still stands beside the Gate because Rin has the power to destroy it, Shura comes up with a plan to distract him to give Rin an opening to do it, while the other students help evacuate the school. Their plan fails when Shiemi intervenes trying to dissuade Yukio with no success, but Rin manages to have his brother regain conscience and expel Satan from his body. However, the gate keeps getting stronger and it will not be long for Gehenna and Assiah to merge into one single realm.

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Demon Hunting
292 votes

#5 - Demon Hunting

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 22

Ernst takes over as the True Cross' newest leader and appoints Yukio as the new Paladin. Armed with special weapons that drain the blood of the demons killed with them, the exorcists take part in a widespread crusade to erase all demons from Assiah. Rin and his friends start questioning why the order decided to take such extreme measures, but Yukio is determined to accomplish his task as Ernst claims that it is all part of their plan to destroy Gehenna, and with the Demon world vanquished, both he and his brother would become completely human again. However, Ernst's real objective is revealed when he uses Rin as a human sacrifice to bring Satan to the Human World, using Yukio's body as a vessel.

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The Wager
296 votes

#6 - The Wager

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 16

Shiemi manages to calm down Rin, who is captured by Arthur Auguste Angel, the current paladin, and taken to the True Cross Order Headquarters in the Vatican along Shura and Mephisto Pheles. Meanwhile, Rin's classmates become astonished when Yukio reveals to them that he and his brother are sons of Satan, but offer their help regardless, and they set for Kyoto looking for the descendant of the swordsmith who forged the Demon-Slaying Blade to have it fixed. Before the Order's upper echelons, Mephisto states that his reason for keeping Rin alive is to have him confront Satan, and just when he is trying to convince them to agree to his plan, an enraged Amaimon breaks in, eager to confront Rin once more.

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294 votes

#7 - Mask

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 20

Rin and Yukio find that their friends from the monastery where they were raised where attacked by a masked individual who covered their entire bodies with an seemingly indestructible spider web. While pursuing the culprit, whose objective is to attack anyone related to the son of Satan to make him suffer, Yukio stumbles into Neuhaus who flees without further explanation. Despite having his sword sealed by the web, Rin insists to go after the masked one but is held back by Yukio and Shura, until he gets word that his Suguro, Renzo and Konekomaru are being attacked too and rushes to help them. By managing to control his flames properly, Rin defeats the attacker, who flees thanks to Neuhaus who reveals her to be his wife, and safely releases his friends.

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Secret Garden
293 votes

#8 - Secret Garden

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 21

Shiemi in the Exorcist Shop finds a woman lying unconscious in their garden. Meanwhile, Yukio meets an old man on a train, who claims to be his grandfather, and reveals the truth about their Mother who was burnt alive by the Vatican proclaiming her to be a witch. He takes Yukio to a secret anti-demon Dragoon Laboratory and suggests Yukio to join him now that Shiro is dead and Mephisto has been arrested. Prof. Neuhaus is being interrogated in the Academy's Great Cell by Shura where he tells everyone(including Rin) that his wife,(Masked Man) Michelle, is nothing but a corpse with a certain demon in her body, intending to kill Satan but she was not resurrected from death by him. Rin finds out the woman in the garden to be Neuhaus' wife but Shiemi stops him from killing her. Paladin Angel appears in the garden to kill the demon but confronts Rin. Later, Michelle dies protecting Rin from the Order.

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A Fun Camping Trip
300 votes

#9 - A Fun Camping Trip

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 14

The first semester has ended, signaling the start of summer vacation for True Cross Academy students. But there’s no rest in sight for Rin and the other Esquires: first they must take part in a 3-day drill to prepare them for actual combat, under the guise of a camping trip out in the forest.

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306 votes

#10 - Temptation

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 17

Easily breaking through all defenses, Amaimon reaches the room where Rin is being held and Mephisto convinces the Grigori to agree with his plan. Using the reforged Demon-Slaying Blade brought by his classmates, Rin defeats Amaimon and the Grigori decides that he has six months to pass the Exorcist authorization exam, thus he begins a special training to learn to control his flames. Despite they helped Rin by having his sword fixed, some of his classmates still has some mixed feelings about him after learning of his connection with Satan, the most awkward of them being Konekomaru, who is approached by a dark presence attracted by his fear.

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298 votes

#11 - Gale

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 18

Rin and Kamiki are attacked by an unknown enemy and Mephisto Pheles orders the Exwires to check the barriers protecting the school looking for any breach. The enemy is revealed to be a demon who took advantage of Konekomaru's fears to infiltrate the Academy. Meanwhile, Shura locates a hidden door leading to a suspicious abandoned lab. When Konekomaru's heart succumbs to the demon, his friends rush to help him, and Rin manages to slay the monster and save his life. Ashamed of causing so much trouble, Konekomaru decides to leave the Academy and return home, but Rin and the rest of his friends reach him before he departs and convince him to stay.

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An Ordinary Day
295 votes

#12 - An Ordinary Day

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 19

The Exwires learn that Kamiki's birthday is coming and they decide to make a surprise party to her. Despite all their efforts to make the party a secret, Kamiki ends up figuring the truth and claims that it should also be dedicated to those whose birthday already passed too. In the end, the party becomes a celebration to everyone's friendship.

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Gehenna Gate
457 votes

#13 - 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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A Boy from the Cursed Temple
333 votes

#14 - A Boy from the Cursed Temple

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 5

Having Shiemi as a new classmate, Rin's total disregard for classes brings forth the anger of another classmate of his, Ryuji Suguro, aka "Bon". After learning of Bon's story, Rin finds that they have more in common than he would like to admit.

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364 votes

#15 - Brothers

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 3

As part of his training to become an Exorcist, Rin gets himself enrolled at the True Cross Academy. On his first day of classes, Rin becomes shocked to know that his twin brother Yukio is already an Exorcist and will be one of his teachers.

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659 votes

#16 - Ambivalence

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Season 1 - Episode 18

Unit 03 arrives from the United States, but Shinji still doesn't know who its pilot is. During testing, NERV learns Unit 03 is possessed by an Angel.

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The Phantom Chef
325 votes

#17 - The Phantom Chef

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 6

Rin and Yukio find that the responsible for their meals at the dormitory was Ukoback, a cooking familiar appointed by Mephisto Pheles to aid them. They also learn how Ukoback can be troublesome when he gets angry.

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329 votes

#18 - Proof

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 13

Shura Kirigakure, a high level Exorcist and former apprentice of Father Shiro was acting as one of Rin's classmates tasked to investigate his connection with Satan. With orders to kill him if it were proven true, she is divided between fulfill her obligations and follow Shiro's request to look after Rin in his place if something would happen with him. Her doubts are cleared when she confronts Rin and finds that Shiro was actually raising him like a son instead of a weapon.

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Ark of Stars
189 votes

#19 - Ark of Stars

Darker Than Black - Season 2 - Episode 12

Hei and the rest of Section 3 continue to secure Izanami from American forces after they have launched a military operation to secure the Greater Tokyo Area for their government's use. Genma reveals his allegiance to the CIA, having been a double agent for them and the MIAC. Misaki goes on with Mao to find a way to handle Izanami, wondering whether their actions will either save the world or bring it to ruin forever. However, Madame Oreille reveals details that ties to the problems the MIAC and Suō had been facing before Misaki and Mao. After the American military successfully secures the Greater Tokyo Area, Misaki and Kobayashi go underground to escape detention from the hands of American troops while Hazuki goes MIA after her fight with Genma and his American escorts. Meanwhile, Shion uses the last of his Contractor powers to help Suō after they meet in Hell's Gate.

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The Heroes
399 votes

#20 - The Heroes

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 24

The group combines forces to defeat Hendriksen while Meliodas uses his ultimate technique. Following Hendriksen’s defeat, the citizens of Liones saw a strange bird-like creature flying north. The sins and Elizabeth leave for their next adventure!

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Despair Descends
376 votes

#21 - Despair Descends

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 23

Hendriksen turns into an incredibly powerful monster. As Hendriksen overpowers both the sins and the holy knights only Meliodas is still standing...

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Black Cats Do Not Dream of Stars
191 votes

#22 - Black Cats Do Not Dream of Stars

Darker Than Black - Season 2 - Episode 1

An Eurasian girl named Suou watches a meteor shower along with her twin brother Shion and their father, but things go awry when a meteor crashes into their location. Two years later, Shion has turned into a contractor from the incident, confined to a wheelchair due to his renumeration. He is locked away into the family home for safekeeping, while Dr. Pavlichenko spends his time researching into his son's condition and the contractors, forbidding Suou to talk or see her brother. Things go normally in their lives until Suou's best friend Tania becomes a contractor and attacks her boyfriend Nika when he stops her from leaving. Hei aka BK-201 reappears in Russia after a FSB squad tries to capture Shion alive; April also reappears in Russia on a mission to secure Shion.

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The Garden of Amahara
380 votes

#23 - The Garden of Amahara

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 4

Yukio sets out to the school's Exorcist-only shop to stock on some supplies along with Rin. There they find that the owner's daughter, Shiemi Moriyama, is being afflicted by a demon that dwells in her family's garden and, to save her life, they confront it by themselves.

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A Flock of Plovers
362 votes

#24 - A Flock of Plovers

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 7

Eager to make new friendships, Shiemi asks her classmate Izumo Kamiki to be her friend and she pretends to agree, but Rin soon realizes Izumo is just taking advantage of Shiemi's kindness instead. Later, the students are reunited at the old dormitory to take part in the Exwire exam, where a demon attacks Izumo and her friend Paku by surprise and it's up to Rin and Shiemi to protect them.

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The Courage Charm
365 votes

#25 - The Courage Charm

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 20

Gilthunder arrives to support Hendriksen against Meliodas, Arthur tries to keep Hendriksen busy while Meliodas fights Gilthunder, but has to withdraw leading to a three way fight...

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The Man with the Magic Eye – Soul and Maka's Diverging Soul Wavelength?
243 votes

#26 - The Man with the Magic Eye – Soul and Maka's Diverging Soul Wavelength?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 13

Eruka frees Free and he quickly takes down a hoard of guards before escaping, revealing that he is immortal. Meanwhile, Maka and Soul attempt to grow stronger through Stein's training method, starting by insulting each other, which causes great tension between the two. Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki travel to London only to run into and face Free, who further reveals himself to be capable of ice-based magic and is a werewolf. Black Star exhausts himself early on using the new Fey-Blade mode of Tsubaki, while Maka cannot initially use Soul due to their disagreeing wavelengths. She eventually fights past the pain of wielding Soul and, with Tsubaki's advice, the two reform their bond and are able to merge their soul wavelengths.

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Does the Reaper Dream of Darkness Darker Than Black?
276 votes

#27 - Does the Reaper Dream of Darkness Darker Than Black?

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 25

After meeting with Amber, Hei learns that against common knowledge Contractors can become more humane than was thought to be possible. Realising his own position between the world of contractors and humans, Hei has to make the decisive choice for both. With final farewells to his past comrades inside the Gate, and their support behind his back, Hei's decision brings new future for the world.

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378 votes

#28 - Memories

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mephisto Pheles reveals to the students that the ghoul attack was actually part of the Esquire exam and how they dealt with the threat will count as part of their evaluation. Yukio confronts Neuhaus about his reasons to force Rin to use his demonic powers during the exam and he claims that all he did was under Mephisto's orders. However, it does not take much for Yukio to realize Neuhaus' real intentions.

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A Game of Tag
376 votes

#29 - 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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Now a Certain Man was Sick
322 votes

#30 - Now a Certain Man was Sick

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 8

Still troubled after her friend Paku decides to leave the Exorcist lessons, Kamiki gets involved in a fight with Bon and the entire class end up punished by Yukio. Just after Yukio leaves for a mission, the students are attacked by another ghoul and while trying to help the others, Rin learns that the monster was sent by one of his teachers who wanted to confirm that he is the son of Satan.

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The Devil Resides in Human Souls
459 votes

#31 - The Devil Resides in Human Souls

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 1

Rin Okumura is a teenager with a natural gift to get himself in trouble. Despite that he tries his best to meet the expectations of his twin brother Yukio and Priest Shiro Fujimoto, who acts as their guardian, until he finally learns about the dark secret behind his origin.

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What I Can Do For You
359 votes

#32 - What I Can Do For You

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 22

Ban attempts to kill Meliodas, but is stopped by Hawk. Meliodas and the sins corner Hendriksen and prepare to take him down.

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Black Cat
374 votes

#33 - Black Cat

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 10

Blacky went beserk when she heard the Father Shiro died and kept telling the exorcists that they were all lying about his death though only Rin could understand her (He said it may because they are both demons). When Yukio was about to use the item that Father Shiro gave him before if ever this scenario happens, Rin told him to let him calm Blacky down. In the end, Blacky accepted the fact that Father Shiro died and Rin and Yukio found out that the item that Father Shiro gave Yukio was actually his catnip wine.

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The Fearsome Pursuer
392 votes

#34 - The Fearsome Pursuer

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 8

King has a final confrontation with Ban, finishing him off with Ban being frozen, with Elaine making an appearance, never showing herself to King. A holy knight Guila battles it out against Meliodas, Diane and Elizabeth. Ban continues his flashbacks with Elaine and the Fairy forest, at the foutain of youth.

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Even If It Costs Me My Life
360 votes

#35 - Even If It Costs Me My Life

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 18

After a fight starts, Howzer and Guila combine their powers to protect Diane and Guila's little brother from the combined forces of Githunder, Helbram, Dreyfus, and Jericho.

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The Fairy King Waits in Vain
359 votes

#36 - The Fairy King Waits in Vain

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 19

The King reminisces over some old memories of a time Diane and King spent together when Diane was still a giant child. Back to the present, King fights Hellbram, while in a different location Hendriksen fights Arthur.

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Bloodcurdling Canon
385 votes

#37 - Bloodcurdling Canon

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 12

The final round draws to a close. The Holy Knights descend upon the sins giving them some new powers and improved equipment. The Deadly Sins are pushed against the ropes.

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Pent-up Feelings
384 votes

#38 - Pent-up Feelings

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 11

It's Meriodas vs. Ban in a a fight that shakes the ground beneath their feet. The semifinal rounds end up with the sins gaining one new friend and remembering an old one. Everything is ready for the final match while a storm starts brewing in the horizon.

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The Angel of Destruction
376 votes

#39 - The Angel of Destruction

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 13

Meliodas is freed and the power of the Captain sin makes its debut. Possessed by a strange darkness, Meliodas assaults both enemies and allies until he clashes against Hellbram, the two of them fight mercilessly.

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The Looming Threat
379 votes

#40 - The Looming Threat

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 21

Ban explores the catacombs under the city. Merlin and the other sins go to the chamber where the king Baltra and Elizabeth are being held captive. Dreyfus has a confession.

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The Fallen Keep
109 votes

#41 - The Fallen Keep

Wolf's Rain - Season 1 - Episode 14

While on the way to Darcia's keep the wolves encounter a blizzard. Kiba decides to travel onward while the others decide to wait out the storm. When Kiba gets to the keep he finds Cheza and starts to fight with Darica. Then everything gets a lot worse when Jagura's troops start attacking.

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Don't Make Me Blue
166 votes

#42 - Don't Make Me Blue

Wolf's Rain - Season 1 - Episode 12

Darcia returns to his keep to find that Hamona has been killed by one of Jagura's people. The four wolves meet Blue after rescuing her from some thugs, but they don't know whether they can trust her or not. Meanwhile Hubb and Quent meet up and decide to travel together.

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Demon of the Deep Seas
337 votes

#43 - Demon of the Deep Seas

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 11

Rin and his classmates Izumo and Shima are sent for their first mission as Exwires to a coast town aflicted by the presence of a Kraken. Izumo stumbles upon a boy whose father set to face the Kraken six months before and is still missing. The boy plans to enact his revenge against the creature as he believes it killed his father, but he and the Exwires find out what really happened when they encounter it, much to their surprise.

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The First Sacrifice
371 votes

#44 - The First Sacrifice

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 17

Hendriksen and some of his guards welcome Arthur and his companion, a short person covered with a cloak. Meanwhile King finds a way to transport Diane and him to the city of Liones.

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The Legends, Provoked
376 votes

#45 - The Legends, Provoked

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 16

Hendriksen and Hellbram make their first attempt to bring back the demon clan using the handle of Meliodas's sword, but the experiment fails and they appear to be missing one ingredient. Far away from there, Meliodas's group is taking a break from all the fighting…

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A Little Girl's Dream
440 votes

#46 - A Little Girl's Dream

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 4

Having discovered the whereabouts of Ban and King, Diane throws Gilthunder out of the forest, and Meliodas, Hawk and Elizabeth, now joined by Diane, head toward the Baste Dungeon, where Ban is imprisoned. They later arrive at Dalmary Town where Meliodas is treated by Dana. Diane and Elizabeth begin to argue and discuss about the aspects in which they envy each other. They are suddenly attacked by the Holy Knight Friesia, who tries to destroy the entire town along with the Deadly Sins, but Diane quickly destroys all of her insects. Concurrently, Ban escapes from his cell in the Baste Dungeon, and is stopped by Jericho, who tries to subdue him. Dana unexpectedly reveals that the medicine Meliodas drank was a deadly poison as Golgius appears out of the blue.

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Dark Pulse
387 votes

#47 - Dark Pulse

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 9

The battle with the King comes to a close as he overpowers Guila with Chastiefol. Their time in the Capital of the Dead now over, Ban and Elaine have one more close moment, before being bid a farewell by Ellen and Luigi, who are revealed to have been ghosts this entire time...

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The Seven Deadly Sins
540 votes

#48 - The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 1

The third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, Elizabeth, finds Meliodas, who is the owner of the Boar Hat bar and is also one of the Seven Deadly Sins. With her identity exposed, she is pursued by Twigo whom Meliodas quickly defeats. The princess joins him on his journey to find the other Deadly Sins in order to defeat the Holy Knights, who have orchestrated a coup d'état and have overthrown the king.

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Lilliputian Hitcher
646 votes

#49 - Lilliputian Hitcher

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Season 1 - Episode 13

An Angel infiltrates NERV, quickly taking over the MAGI supercomputer, Ritsuko proposes writing a program to forcibly evolve Ireul to its extinction.

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Unholy Knight
372 votes

#50 - Unholy Knight

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 1 - Episode 15

The sins confront a strange demonic being. Meliodas is about to deal the final blow when he loses heart and stops attacking. In the meantime, Elisabeth discovers some facts about Meliodas's past. In the end, Elizabeth rushes to the battleground and her words give Meliodas the courage to fight to his full potential. When the sins inspect the dead body of the monster they find out it was some kind of hybrid between human and demon.

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