The BEST episodes directed by Yūsaku Saotome

Martians Attack!
56 votes

#1 - Martians Attack!

Punch Line - Season 1 - Episode 3

The "Qmay group" broadcasts a video challenging the government to explain an imminent asteroid due to arrive on New Year's Eve, leading Yūta to suspect that the group's recently deceased leader, Qmay Tsubouchi, is the spirit inhabiting his body. Later, as Mikatan plans a Christmas party in Ito's room, she uses Meika's camouflage technology to try and keep her identity as Strange Juice a secret from Ito. Later that night, an intruder from the Qmay group known as "Turtle Man" attempts to kidnap Muhi, who gets cut in the struggle but appears to have rapidly healed after being rescued by a costumed hero calling himself Kenji Miyazawa, who appears to have the same powers as Yūta. Afterwards, Ito and Rabura learn that Mikatan is Strange Juice while Meika is revealed to be a robot.

A Spirit's Awakening
49 votes

#2 - A Spirit's Awakening

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles - Season 1 - Episode 10

Rio returns home to the village of the People of the Spirits. The next day, he wakes to find an unknown, beautiful, naked girl beside him...?! Latifa and the others peek into the room and chaos ensues, but it turns out that the girl is Rio's bond spirit. As she doesn't have a name, Rio gives her one-Aishia. Dryas, a spirit of great trees, appears after sensing the presence of a powerful spirit. At her urging, Rio and Aishia agree to fight in order to determine her combat capabilities.

A Gyoza Party with Friends
29 votes

#3 - A Gyoza Party with Friends

Sweetness & Lightning - Season 1 - Episode 6

Tsumugi wants to throw a party: a gyoza party! And a party means that she can invite all her friends, everyone she knows at daycare, and Kotori, and Shinobu, and even Yagi! But she's just a little girl, and doesn't know that you have to get permission from Kotori's mom before you can hold a party at Kotori's house. How can Kouhei resolve this sticky situation? And what's the best way to make gyoza, anyway?

Kaikai Love Climax
10 votes

#4 - Kaikai Love Climax

Anime-Gatari - Season 1 - Episode 6

The anime club is traveling to certain places in Japan that anime used for their stage (currently going to Oorai). Meanwhile, Kai is suffering from lovestruck from Miko and Minoa is trying to find her goal in the club while getting into a string of bad luck situations.

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Festival Night
55 votes

#5 - Festival Night

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's been over a year since Rio began living in the village, and now the day of the Grand Spirit Festival has arrived. With the blessing of the great tree spirit Dryas, Rio is recognized as a sworn friend to the People of the Spirits. That night, while everyone is having fun and feasting, Rio tells Latifa that he intends to leave the village. Unable to accept it, Latifa runs off into the forest. Meanwhile, an airborne intruder is detected and the warriors of the village go to investigate suspicious od reactions. What they discover is a huge flight of wyverns headed straight for the village.

The Rampage Begins
64 votes

#6 - The Rampage Begins

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside - Season 1 - Episode 6

Red and Dr. Newman's visit becomes an emergency. Red and Rit have fun in the river. Will things get spicy? The Hero's Party seeks the ancient Demon Lord's weapon. Red remembers Ruti. A stormy night is interrupted.

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Summer Vacation, Kitty, and Aji
25 votes

#7 - Summer Vacation, Kitty, and Aji

Sweetness & Lightning - Season 1 - Episode 10

Tsumugi has decided that she's a cat! When Kouhei gets an ice chest full of yummy fish, she's more than excited to watch him make them! But to make namerou, or as Kotori calls it, "fish hamburg steak" you have to be able to filet the fish, and Kouhei doesn't know how! To make matters worse, neither does anyone else! Can he turn to the internet for help?

A Gathering of Champions
57 votes

#8 - A Gathering of Champions

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tisse is forced to reveal to Red the complicated situation in which his sister finds herself. At the port of Zoltan, the herbalist has an unexpected encounter.

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A - B
5 votes

#9 - A - B

Needless - Season 1 - Episode 20

Blade attempts to steal Arclight's powers, and the origins of the Adam Project are revealed.

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