The BEST episodes directed by Yoshinori Odaka

In English, 'Unmei' Means 'Destiny'
72 votes

#1 - In English, 'Unmei' Means 'Destiny'

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 1

Hayate Ayasaki is a sixteen-year old boy who has been working hard earning money as a bicycle delivery boy. He loses his job after his employer finds out he is still in high school, and his irresponsible parents spend the money he had earned. Hayate tries to kidnap a young girl named Nagi Sanzenin, but fails in his attempt. Later, Hayate saves her from other kidnappers and Nagi repays him by offering him a job as her new butler. However, overcome by injuries received during the rescue, Hayate collapses and is taken from the scene by Nagi's private helicopter.

The Pirates of Awa
115 votes

#2 - The Pirates of Awa

Yona of the Dawn - Season 1 - Episode 17

"I will run from my destiny... Even if King Hiryuu appears, I will kick him away." The Green Dragon's presence leads Yona and her companions to the Earth Tribe's port of Awa. However, the Green Dragon is constantly on the move, and the group is unable to track him down. When Hak heads into the town to purchase some items for Yun, he happens to rescue a young woman being harassed by officials with a young passer-by named Jeaha. Jeaha, one of the pirates who oppose the evil Lord Yan Kumji and his officials, takes a liking to Hak and follows him around.

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118 votes

#3 - Yearn

Yona of the Dawn - Season 1 - Episode 10

“This person... This person is the master I have been hoping for...” Yona and her friends arrive in the village where the White Dragon lives. The proud villagers who have protected the power of the White Dragon and passed it down through generations of White Dragons believe Yona may be the descendant of the Hiryuu King who employed the first White Dragon when they see her red hair.

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An Era Undiminished
16 votes

#4 - An Era Undiminished

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 32

Meng Ao encourages Lian Po to leave the past behind and embrace a new era. Bai Guixi gets an unexpected visitor that could turn the tables on Wei.

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Morning of Pledges
90 votes

#5 - Morning of Pledges

Yona of the Dawn - Season 1 - Episode 23

"You're not the frail princess you used to be." Hope returns to Awa after defeating Yan Kumji, and the townsfolk and pirates throw an extravagant party to celebrate. Jeaha steels his resolve. Yona decides to leave Awa and conveys her desire to her companions.

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Iyami, Alone in the Wind
7 votes

#6 - Iyami, Alone in the Wind

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 18

Iyami comes across a blind flower girl named Okiku and, despite being poor himself, tries to help her raise money for eye surgery. Failing to win a wrestling match due to interference from Chibita, who develops a crush on Okiku, Iyami begins working an earnest living to raise the money. With Iyami still falling way short of the surgery bill, Chibita tries to give the remaining money under the pretense of a robbery, only to wind up getting him implicated as an actual robber. However, the rest of the town comes to Iyami and he manages to get the money over to Okiku before he gets caught. Years later, after finally being released from prison, Iyami is relieved to see Okiku now living a normal life as a florist.

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Mr. Osomatsu in Hell
8 votes

#7 - Mr. Osomatsu in Hell

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 25

Osomatsu's big announcement to his brothers is interrupted when Iyami crashes a plane into their house, killing them all and sending them to the underworld. Brought before King Enma, the brothers fail to come up with a good reason why they should go to Heaven and ultimately wind up in Hell. Just as the brothers realize they are still virgins, Totoko and the others, aided by the spirit of Fujio Akatsuka, dive into Hell to bring them back. Receiving further help from other dead allies, the brothers manage to escape Hell and return to life, although they are not exactly happy with the state of their bodies.

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Destination: Okinawa
41 votes

#8 - Destination: Okinawa

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 31

Framed as an embezzler, Eikichi promises to make it up to all of the 3rd year students with a trip to Okinawa. He claims that he can pay for it with a winning lottery ticket, but when he finds out that the ticket was a fraud, he has to find another way to pay for the ¥8 million trip.

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Bonding Memories
405 votes

#9 - Bonding Memories

Fullmetal Alchemist - Season 1 - Episode 24

Still troubled by the uncertainty of his own existence, Alphonse runs away from Ed and Winry. Searching for the truth, he meets two boys who lead him to the hidden Ishbalen Encampment, where survivors of the Ishbal Massacre have been living. There, he finds a recovering Scar. Unfortunately, mercenaries arrive and slaughter many of the Ishbalens. Al finds himself helping Scar as they defend the Encampment and the rest of the survivors.

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Distant Thunder
15 votes

#10 - Distant Thunder

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 37

Zhao makes a surprising move, while the Fei Xin Force makes a discovery. Back in Xianyang, Zheng reveals a trump card in the Court's power struggle.

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Onizuka Meets His Match
77 votes

#11 - Onizuka Meets His Match

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 26

Eikichi learns that Nao, a former street racer, was using the school to help pay her brother's medical costs for an accident that she blames herself for. Eikichi challenges her to a game of no signals to teach her about self-worth.

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Celebrate! New Employment!! / Super Detergent
10 votes

#12 - Celebrate! New Employment!! / Super Detergent

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 2

The brothers are pressured by their parents to find a job, the siblings try their hand at internet streaming, only to get flagged for their inappropriate actions. Later, Iyami uses an experimental detergent made by Dekapan to keep his suit clean for a party. However, it ends up getting drunk by the siblings, causing them to turn invisible down to their organs. As a result, they attempt to paint each others bodies, becoming upset that noone notices anything different about them.

An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt
150 votes

#13 - An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 5

Anko Uehara and her gang bullies Noboru for hanging out with Eikichi. After rescuing Noboru from suicide (again), Eikichi decides that revenge is the only way to teach Anko a lesson.

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Tidbits Collection
24 votes

#14 - Tidbits Collection

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 3

This week's episode is the tidbits collection. Everything from Dekapan-man, to what happens if you try to horde your pachinko winnings, to a bath house quiz.

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Tidbits Collection 3
3 votes

#15 - Tidbits Collection 3

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 3 - Episode 7

Another tidbits collection is here! Astronauts, yokai, and Governor Jyushimatsu await.

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Love Letters
83 votes

#16 - Love Letters

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 20

Kunio finds a love letter addressed to him, initially believing it is from Akane Fujita, a girl he likes. However, when Akane dumps him, Kunio realizes his true feelings for his platonic friend, Fuyumi Kujirakawa.

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102 votes

#17 - SPEED

Akudama Drive - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Shinkansen speeds ahead, hurtling the crew towards certain death. As they race against time to reach the vault, Executioners show up to derail their plans.

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The Formula for Treachery
88 votes

#18 - The Formula for Treachery

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 12

Suguru Teshigawara, the math teacher, has his heart set only on Azusa Fuyutsuki; however, Eikichi inadvertently incurs Suguru's wrath when he ruins Suguru's plans to win Azusa over.

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Living Together
37 votes

#19 - Living Together

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 37

To make it a trip to remember, Eikichi assigns his students to co-ed rooms. Noboru is perplexed with Eikichi's decision to assign him with Anko and her friends. Eikichi helps Noboru make the most of a bad situation with a good old-fashioned prank on the girls.

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New Osomatsu Returns / A-1 Grand Prix
2 votes

#20 - New Osomatsu Returns / A-1 Grand Prix

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 3 - Episode 24

The new Osomatsu that was buried in the first episode of the third season is back . What remains after the epic revenge ...!? / endless challenge of artificial intelligence "A-1 Grand Prix". The stage of the final has finally started! The finalist also has the appearance of Omusubi ...

Karamatsu and Brother / New Employee Totoko / Dubbingmatsu-san
7 votes

#21 - Karamatsu and Brother / New Employee Totoko / Dubbingmatsu-san

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 10

Karamatsu tries to take on various requests from everyone to look like a reliable brother, only to take on more than he can handle, so Choromatsu tries to teach him how to refuse. Totoko begins working at a company, proving to be a handful for her superior Todomatsu. Later, a pair of seiyuu attend a dubbing session of an episode of Mr. Osomatsu, witnessing how the sextuplets do their work.

Duty and Desire
27 votes

#22 - Duty and Desire

Baby Steps - Season 1 - Episode 24

Eiichirō runs to watch Natsu's match when he learns she is in danger of losing. Afterwards they return to STC where he Ryuhei Aoi, a man who will become his new coach. At first he doesn't trust Ryuhei's words, but he is even more shocked when Coach Miura says all of his training is being turned over to Ryuhei, and Ryuhei won't let him do any practice the next two days.

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6 votes

#23 - Delivery

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 3 - Episode 2

The Matsus welcome a pair of AI to help them with their daily lives, but do these AI have ulterior motives?

Cruel Toushi
157 votes

#24 - Cruel Toushi

Ikki Tousen - Season 2 - Episode 5

Ryomou's battle comes to an unforeseen end; Sousou loses more of himself to his ancient namesake.

Iyami and Chibita's Rental Girlfriend
15 votes

#25 - Iyami and Chibita's Rental Girlfriend

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 10

Looking to earn some easy money, Iyami and Chibita set up their own "Rental Girlfriend" business, which gets no business due to how ugly they look.

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The Calming Osomatsu / Totoko's Dream
19 votes

#26 - The Calming Osomatsu / Totoko's Dream

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 8

Osomatsu plays as a detective who calms down people working on murder cases with his buffoonery instead of actually solving them.

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To the South / Mt. Takao
3 votes

#27 - To the South / Mt. Takao

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 3 - Episode 8

Choromatsu drags his brothers to Mount Takao for some bonding time. / A turbulent journey of six children to Mt. Takao.

SaneCop / Nanmaider
2 votes

#28 - SaneCop / Nanmaider

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 3 - Episode 16

A collection of six children who have become various professions. / It's the Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the world's only hope is the sextuplets' dad and Iyami...

Osomatsu-san, Such As It Was
12 votes

#29 - Osomatsu-san, Such As It Was

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 25

The brothers quickly abandon their new lifestyles upon learning they have been invited to a baseball tournament. After failing miserably the first time, the family soon grow stronger and reach the final round of the next tournament. Facing off against a ruthless team of aliens that murder the rest of their team, the brothers are spurned on by the chance to lose their virginities, but end up losing anyway.