The BEST episodes directed by Yousuke Hatta

The Dominator of the Universe
1313 votes

#1 - The Dominator of the Universe

One-Punch Man - Season 1 - Episode 11

As a colossal spaceship floats in the skies above City A, a member of its monstrous crew battles on the ground against a group of S Class heroes. Despite their powers, they can't seem to finish it off. Meanwhile, Saitama has boarded the enemy ship on his own.

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The Obsessive Scientist
1465 votes

#2 - The Obsessive Scientist

One-Punch Man - Season 1 - Episode 3

The narration describes the story of Doctor Genus, brilliant young scientist with ideas of artificially evolving humanity becoming disillusioned with the world, eventually discovering the secret to immortality and creating multiple clones of himself. Saitama cuts off the narration in his impatience and Armored Gorilla then explains that Doctor Genus wants Saitama for his experiments. Genos and Saitama decide to attack immediately, since the store discount day is the next day. Before they leave, Genos asks Armored Gorilla about any cyborgs active four years ago that have destroyed any towns, which Armored Gorilla denies. In preparation for Saitama's arrival, the House of Evolution sets traps in their facility and reluctantly decide to release Asura Rhino. Once they arrive, Genos destroys the above-ground facility with a single blast before heading underground. The released Asura Rhino fights with Genos, taking no damage in the process. Asura Rhino then faces off against Saitama, but backs off when he detects how powerful Saitama really is. Saitama then reveals to the room his somewhat mundane daily training regime of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and 10 km of running, much to Genos's disbelief. Asura Rhino unleashes his Asura Mode and appears to be beating Saitama back, but it transpires that Saitama was just shocked by the realization that the store discount day was that day instead of the next and defeats Asura Rhino easily, leaving soon after with Genos to catch the rest of the discount day. Having witnessed this, Doctor Genus abandons his plans of artificial evolution. After the credits, officials from the Heroes Association inspect the House of Evolution blast site and discuss Genos's destructive power.

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The Ultimate Disciple
1308 votes

#3 - The Ultimate Disciple

One-Punch Man - Season 1 - Episode 7

An enormous meteor hurtles toward City Z, forcing the Hero Association to ask its S Class heroes to respond. When all their efforts prove in vain, Genos decides it's up to him to protect the home of his master and stop the meteor, no matter what the cost.

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The Truth Emerges in the Night Mists
27 votes

#4 - The Truth Emerges in the Night Mists

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Season 1 - Episode 7

Jean's next destination happens to be Dōwā District, where the royal house resides. Jean is deep in thought about the coup rumors in which he has become inextricably entwined, but there are too many variables for him to make sense of where things may be headed. Jean goes out into the city to buy Lotta presents, but it so happens that the king is also having his outing in the city, and there are many guards out on the road...

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Furawau's Flowers Smell of Malice
26 votes

#5 - Furawau's Flowers Smell of Malice

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Season 1 - Episode 11

Jean arrives in Furawau District to conduct his final audit this round, where he receives the red carpet treatment from the Lilium family. Furawau residents are full of cheer, and their land is plentiful with blooming flowers, but Jean cannot avoid sensing invisible forces at work under the surface.

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The Swirling Smoke of Rumors in the Castle
27 votes

#6 - The Swirling Smoke of Rumors in the Castle

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. - Season 1 - Episode 3

Director-General Mauve of ACCA headquarters invites Jean out to dinner, where she asks him for his aid in gathering more information about a brewing coup d'état. Meanwhile, rumors of a coup had reached even the Dōwān royal family. With Prince Schwan's coming of age commemorative ceremony in the works, the Five Chief Officers receive a request to attend the ceremony, as well as Jean as a representative of the Inspection Department.

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At the Base of the Stairs of God
89 votes

#7 - At the Base of the Stairs of God

Alderamin on the Sky - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ikta and crew are assigned to a garrison in the far northern region of the empire: a lonely, desolate place at the foot of a massive mountain range. The garrison staff are petty and corrupt, and don't like it when Ikta slacks off and defies orders. But when they try to throw him in the garrison prison, he stumbles across a secret that they want desperately to keep hidden.

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