The BEST episodes directed by Yoshiyuki Takei

Pierrot Le Fou
753 votes

#1 - Pierrot Le Fou

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 20

Spike takes a beating during a chance encounter with an indestructible assassin. While Jet searches for the secret to the madman’s power, Spike goes looking for payback!

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Speak Like a Child
928 votes

#2 - Speak Like a Child

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 18

When a mysterious package arrives, Faye disappears on a gambling binge, and Spike and Jet embark on a frustrating search for ancient technology!

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32 votes

#3 - Lollapalooza

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 72

Sendo and Ippo's fight begins guns blazing with the two giving each other blow for blow. Ippo finds out that Sendo has the advantage of having a bigger frame.

Brain Scratch
673 votes

#4 - Brain Scratch

Cowboy Bebop - Season 1 - Episode 23

Faye goes undercover to collect the bounty on a deranged cult leader, but when the mysterious organization brainwashes her into a very deep sleep – she’ll need a little help from her friends.

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The Chief's Peril
33 votes

#5 - The Chief's Peril

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 68

Aoki, Kimura, and Takemura all fight their fights. Before fighting Takemura makes a grand entrance wearing a bear pelt and fight his match only using his left hand. Nekota starts teaching at the gym for a bit.