The BEST episodes directed by Yukihiko Asaki

The Tenth Night
60 votes

#1 - The Tenth Night

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 3 - Episode 10

Nagi inquires the woman why does she desire the Black Camellia, saying it is a magical sword that grants eternity. When Hayate got stabbed by it he collapse and later gets up, however his personality seems to have changed. The woman and the tree appear and attempt to take the Black Camellia, the thieves try to fight back as their hideout catches on fire and escapes with Yukiji’s money. Hayate wants to talk to the woman, but Isumi interrupts them and release Nagi. The woman starts to weaken and retreats with Shidou and Ruri. As the police arrive, Nagi concerned about Hayate’s behavior, and then Hayate tells her that he "quits" being her butler, leaving Nagi alone. The next day, Nagi pretends to be okay without Hayate. They meet Kyonosuke with a new car saying Yukiji will pay him back for it wasn't aware that she was robbed. Kyonosuke takes Nagi and Ayumu a drive to Area 51 when Ayumu shows Nagi the Black Camellia she found last night. Then the car suddenly broke down, Kyonosuke and Ayumu left Nagi alone in the desert. Nagi begins to realize how important Hayate was to her and exclaim that she wants him back no matter what. Ayumu comes back and gives Nagi a helping hand. Meanwhile, Hayate minds his own business when Yukiji gets him to find her money by interrogating a thief that she caught. Hayate (now speaking English) reluctantly threatens the thief who gives them the location at the Starside Hotel.

Style Goes Out of Fashion the Moment It's Put Into Words / There Are Two Types of People In This World: Those Who Yell Out Their Attack Names, and Those Who Don't
38 votes

#2 - Style Goes Out of Fashion the Moment It's Put Into Words / There Are Two Types of People In This World: Those Who Yell Out Their Attack Names, and Those Who Don't

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 27

Part 1 - The Odd Jobs trio try out different outfits and styles, with disastrous consequences. Part 2 - Facing a disinterested group of old bums at their Dojo, Shinpachi asks the others for help in motivating them. They discover a scroll left behind by his dad containing a secret ultimate move.

A Mirror Provides a Frozen Reflection of Both Your Beautiful and Ugly Sides / Nobody Likes the Photo on Their License
43 votes

#3 - A Mirror Provides a Frozen Reflection of Both Your Beautiful and Ugly Sides / Nobody Likes the Photo on Their License

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 5

Part 1 - Sacchan finds a new stalking spot in Odd Job's building, but witnesses some unexpected things as the gang go about their morning rituals! Part 2 - Yamazaki is fed up with being labelled as boring at work and tries to get a ninja license.

Everyone Keeps Wondering, 'Is He Thinking About Love?'
32 votes

#4 - Everyone Keeps Wondering, 'Is He Thinking About Love?'

Chihayafuru - Season 2 - Episode 14

After Arata hears about Mizusawa's progress from the rest of Fukui's team, Shinobu challenges him to a game, but he declines, stating it is a day for team matches. Meanwhile, everyone is so focused on Misuzawa's match that they hardly notice Hokuo getting defeated by Fujisaki. Yusei ends up losing his match but Kana manages to win hers, easing the pressure. Taichi then wins his match, though Chihaya is put under pressure when Megumu takes her 'Chihayafuru' card. Chihaya narrowly loses her match against Megumu, bringing the game to 2-2, with Tsutomu and his opponent with one card each left. After a rough series of dead cards, Tsutomu manages to take the win with a gamble, taking Misuzawa to the finals against Fujisaki. As Chihaya becomes frustrated as to how she could've done better, Taichi shows her her own nail marks in her hand, showing how much strength she had been using, whilst Kana asks Akihiro to play in her stead due to her accumulated tiredness.

The Nijimura Brothers (3)
108 votes

#5 - The Nijimura Brothers (3)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 5

Josuke and Koichi defeat Keicho. They go further into the Nijimura house, in order to destroy the bow and arrow to make sure there will be no more victims. However, they end up hearing strange noises in the dark room they happen upon. As soon as Josuke tries to jump into the room, a monster-like hand grabs Koichi's leg...

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Naughty Boys
188 votes

#6 - Naughty Boys

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the city of Ergastulum, which is run by four crime families, a pair of "Handymen" provide a service doing dirty jobs for anyone who calls and hires them. A fifth power tries to gain a foothold within the city.

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Chili Pepper (2)
110 votes

#7 - Chili Pepper (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 12

In order to defeat Red Hot Chili Pepper, who intends on killing Joseph Joestar, Josuke and the others head to the harbor. Jotaro believes that Red Hot Chili Pepper will try to get to Joseph's boat with something that requires a battery, so he leaves Josuke and Koichi at the harbor, telling them to attack the user if he shows himself. As Josuke is dealing with his conflicting feelings towards Joseph, the very confident user of Red Hot Chili Pepper shows himself.

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Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House (1)
106 votes

#8 - Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House (1)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 14

Koichi and Hazamada find out that the famous manga artist, Rohan Kishibe, who draws "Pink Dark Boy," lives in Morioh and they go to his house to get an autograph. Not only did Rohan promise them autographs, but invited them inside to see his work space, and the boys are thrilled. Though Koichi gradually becomes frightened when he sees just how far Rohan will go to achieve reality...

116 votes

#9 - Influenza

Cells at Work! - Season 1 - Episode 3

Naive T Cell is patrolling the body for influenza virus proliferation. But since he’s never taken on the enemy before, he’s completely terrified and useless. He finally ends up fleeing the battlefield where White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) and the veteran Killer T Cells are fighting. Naive T Cell is filled with self-loathing until Dendritic Cell sees him and speaks to him kindly.

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Odds and Ends
79 votes

#10 - Odds and Ends

Gangsta. - Season 1 - Episode 12

With Galahad at the Paulklee Colony, the Cristiano Family looks to Nicolas to protect Loretta. Joel confronts Marco about Constance's disappearance. Worick has suspicions about Ivan.

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Cats Love Yoshikage Kira
100 votes

#11 - Cats Love Yoshikage Kira

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 30

Kawajiri hears from Shinobu that there is a British Blue cat in the basement with a hole in its neck. Kawajiri wonders if it was shot with the arrow, and goes down to check, however all he finds is a dead cat. Shinobu, frightened by the cat, started to swing around a broom frantically and knocks over a glass bottle. Some of the glass fragments pieced the cat, killing it. Kawajiri buries the cat in their yard, but the next day, a strange plant grew in the place where the cat was buried...

I'm an Alien
108 votes

#12 - I'm an Alien

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 27

Kira had been living as Kosaku Kawajiri ever since he stole his face, but he starts to realize just how hard it is to live controlling his urge to kill. Kira sees a woman pass by and he wants to show her his true self and strangle her slender neck. He tries to hold in his urges, but when he sees Shinobu's neck, and loses control... Meanwhile, Josuke and Okuyasu encounter a strange person in the middle of a crop circle...