The Best Anime/TV Series Episodes Ever

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1. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007–2008)
Episode: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (2008)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The grand finale, with Simon, Yoko the mecha Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and all their crewmates fighting for their lives, as well as for their home planet, Earth, in the epic final battle against the Anti-Spiral.

Directors: Hiroyuki Imaishi, Tony Oliver | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 194

Just the best ending in every way. The themes, characters, story and visuals blend together perfectly to form a drill that crushes through every other episodes to land on the top.

2. SSSS.Gridman (2018– )
Episode: Awakening (2018)

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

It all comes down to the line as the Gridman Alliance attempts to save Akane, but do they have what it takes to battle the monster within?

Stars: Monica Rial, Brianna Roberts

Votes: 16

Not just a perfect ending to this story with a very strong heartfelt and positive message, but changes everything you knew about the story until that. This episode just much better than the series itself.

3. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 78,516

The best ending to any TV series, ever. Perfectly closes the characters' arcs and their stories.

4. My Hero Academia (2016– )
Episode: Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 (2018)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Following the provisional licensing exam, Izuku tries out his Shoot Style on Bakugo as they have a heart-to-heart through their fight.

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki, Masashi Abe, Shoji Ikeno | Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kenta Miyake, Felecia Angelle

Votes: 477

5. Attack on Titan (2013– )
Episode: Hero (2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As Erwin's heroic charge buys Levi time to confront the Beast Titan, Armin comes up with a plan of his own that lays it all on the line.

Directors: Masashi Koizuka, Tetsurô Araki, Akitoshi Yokoyama | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Tomohisa Hashizume, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 22,813

6. My Hero Academia (2016– )
Episode: One For All (2018)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

All Might's time is running out as he faces his ultimate nemesis head on. Will he finally be able to defeat All For One once and for all?

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki, Setsumu Doukawa | Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Kenta Miyake, Akio Ôtsuka, Jennifer Alyx

Votes: 1,058

7. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Finale: Part 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D. continues his last day at Sacred Heart, and tries to hold out hope for a great sendoff.

Director: Bill Lawrence | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 3,453

8. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.22 (1991)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lucy chooses the father for her baby. Nadine's memory returns. Donna's father attacks Ben. Can Cooper overcome his deepest fears as he enters the surreal Black Lodge to save Annie?

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,646

9. A Place Further Than the Universe (2018– )
Episode: A Place Further Than the Universe (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The girls head out to continue the expedition on a snow cat. However, they will be going to the place where Takako vanished 3 years ago. Shirase is unsure of what to do now that she has finally gotten to this point.

Directors: Atsuko Ishizuka, Tomoya Kitagawa | Stars: Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, Saori Hayami

Votes: 55

10. Mob Psycho 100 (2016– )
Episode: Ripped Apart ~Someone Is Watching~ (2019)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Mob is still trying to lead an ordinary daily life, but the people around him do not allow it and try to get him out of his comfort zone with disastrous results.

Directors: Yuji Oya, Yuzuru Tachikawa | Stars: Doug Erholtz, Ayumi Fujimura, Chris Hackney, Daiki Hamano

Votes: 217

11. Dororo (2019– )
Episode: The story of the Moriko Song, part 2 (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure

Hyakkimaru has regained his voice from the devil god, but one leg was stolen from him. After returning to the deserted temple and having his wounds taken care of, he again goes into battle ... See full summary »

Directors: Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Kôichi Hatsumi | Stars: Hiroki Suzuki, Rio Suzuki, Mutsumi Sasaki, Naoya Uchida

Votes: 244

12. Devilman: Crybaby (2018)
Episode: Crybaby (2018)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Confronted by Akira, Ryo reveals the truth about demonkind and himself. Humans, demons and devilmen gather for an ultimate battle for the world.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Griffin Burns, Cherami Leigh, Kyle McCarley, Cindy Robinson

Votes: 283

13. My Hero Academia (2016– )
Episode: Shoto Todoroki: Origin (2017)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Izuku forces Todoroki to face his past and himself as they square off in the first match of the second round of the finals.

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki, Setsumu Doukawa | Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Yûki Kaji, Tia Lynn Ballard, Christopher Bevins

Votes: 849

14. My Hero Academia (2016– )
Episode: My Hero (2018)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The villains launch their attack, and only Izuku knows where Kota is. Can he get to him in time?

Directors: Kenji Nagasaki, Shoji Ikeno | Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Jennifer Alyx, Kôhei Amasaki, Tia Lynn Ballard

Votes: 661

15. Attack on Titan (2013– )
Episode: Historia (2017)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Utgard Castle comes crumbling down as Ymir desperately battles the Titans. Now, Christa must fulfill the promise they made long ago during winter training.

Directors: Tetsurô Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Tetsuya Wakano | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Saki Fujita

Votes: 2,913

16. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: Venom of the Red Lotus (2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After being captured and poisoned by the Red Lotus, Korra must fight to keep herself from being killed in the Avatar State, which would end the entire Avatar Cycle forever.

Director: Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, Seychelle Gabriel, P.J. Byrne

Votes: 2,402

17. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)
Episode: Re; (2008)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Lelouch tries to persuade Nunnally into giving him the key of Damocles as the battle concludes.

Director: Gorô Taniguchi | Stars: Satomi Arai, Adam Bobrow, Johnny Yong Bosch, Saeko Chiba

Votes: 887

18. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
Episode: Zero × and × Rose (2014)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

The king bypasses Netero's defenses and tears up an arm and a leg from his body. Refusing to give up, the chairman focuses all his Nen into a final attack that also fails to defeat him. ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Kôjina | Stars: Banjô Ginga, Koki Uchiyama

Votes: 818

19. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
Episode: Anger × and × Light (2014)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

Gon goes beyond his body limits to achieve monstrous power. Neferpitou (Pitou) become overwhelmed by Gon's New power. Kilua rushes to Gon in order to save him from Pitou.

Director: Hiroshi Kôjina | Stars: Jade Dennis, Ayumi Fujimura, Megumi Han, Kikuko Inoue

Votes: 805

20. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007–2008)
Episode: I Will Head Towards Tomorrow (2008)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teppelin begins to collapse. Also it begins the final battle against Lord Genome.

Directors: Hiroyuki Imaishi, Ayumu Kotake, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Tony Oliver | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 132

21. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007–2008)
Episode: Later, Buddy (2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Having temporarily stalled Viral and Thymilph in the last skirmish, the Team Gurren and their newly arrived allies join forces as "Team Dai-Gurren" and launch a decisive strike against the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroyuki Imaishi, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Tony Oliver | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 172

22. Mob Psycho 100 (2016– )
Episode: Cornered ~True Identity~ (2019)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Horror

After splitting up with Mob, Reigen starts doing a lot of the jobs on his own. He then gets an offer to appear on a TV program. Reigen is ecstatic and accepts the offer, but this was all a ... See full summary »

Directors: Yuzuru Tachikawa, Tsuyoshi Tobita | Stars: Kôhei Amasaki, Miyu Irino, Setsuo Ito, Taiten Kusunoki

Votes: 270

23. Attack on Titan (2013– )
Episode: Perfect Game (2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

While one front is rained on by flames, the other is battered by boulders. With no way out and limited options, the Scouts are forced to fight against the Titans with little hope left.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Daisuke Ono, Hiroshi Kamiya, Yui Ishikawa

Votes: 8,120

24. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: Endgame (2012)

TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The duel between Amon and Korra - will Korra be powerful enough to beat Amon?

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, P.J. Byrne, Seychelle Gabriel

Votes: 1,784

25. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 36,717

26. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 182,805

27. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.9 (1990)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After the discovery of Maddy's corpse, Cooper attempts to finally identify Laura's real killer using his visions as clues. The Bookhouse Boys and Major Briggs help out. Lucy tries to decide who the father of her baby is.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,093

28. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 84,950

29. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Laws of Gods and Men (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 41,342

30. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 16 (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Dougie's loved ones care for him in the hospital, and Cooper's doppelganger heads towards the coordinates. Meanwhile, Diane makes a confession to the FBI.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Chrysta Bell, Jim Belushi, Richard Bucher

Votes: 3,948

31. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Leo wants shoes, Norma learns of Nadine's regression, Tojamura reveals his identity to Pete, and Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive a devastating message.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,627

32. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 18 (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Cooper and Diane drive 430 miles. Cooper attempts to help a troubled woman he believes to be Laura Palmer.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Battaglia, Laura Dern, Francesca Eastwood

Votes: 3,114

33. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Watchers on the Wall (2014)

R | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Rose Leslie

Votes: 37,848

34. Devilman: Crybaby (2018)
Episode: Go to Hell, You Mortals (2018)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Betrayed and exposed, Akira becomes a target. After Miki takes to social media to defend his human soul, she and Miko find themselves under attack.

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Takashi Kojima | Stars: Griffin Burns, Cherami Leigh, Kyle McCarley, Gô Nagai

Votes: 329

35. Kids on the Slope (2012– )
Episode: All Blues (2012)

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Music

Sentarou has left, Kaoru and Ritsuko don't know where he's gone. Kaoru and Ritsuko finish high school, Kaoru goes to a university in Tokyo. Eight years pass Kaoru has become a doctor.

Director: Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Leraldo Anzaldua, Shelley Calene-Black, Luci Christian, Maggie Flecknoe

Votes: 30

36. Ping Pong the Animation (2014– )
Episode: Chi wa tetsu no aji ga suru (2014)

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Sport

Peko continues to play table tennis with a pain in his right knee. Will he have a match with Smile?

Director: Masaaki Yuasa | Stars: Maeghan Albach, Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins, Anthony Bowling

Votes: 32

37. Gunbuster (1988– )
Episode: Hateshi naki, Nagare no Hate ni... (1989)

PG | Animation, Action, Drama

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Votes: 12

38. Attack on Titan (2013– )
Episode: Wish (2018)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As battle breaks out to prevent the ritual, Historia makes a shocking decision which leads to catastrophe.

Directors: Takashi Andô, Tetsurô Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Hiroyuki Tanaka | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Shiori Mikami, Yûsaku Yara, Kazuhiro Yamaji

Votes: 3,255

39. FLCL (2000–2018)
Episode: Furikura (2001)

TV-14 | 31 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The Giant Hand gets a giant hand.

Directors: Masahiko Ôtsuka, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 134

40. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
Episode: The Real Folk Blues: Part 2 (1999)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Vicious claims leadership of the Red Dragon Syndicate. Julia and Spike plan to run away as before, but Spike still feels the desire for revenge, leading to a final confrontation with Vicious and the Syndicate.

Directors: Yoshiyuki Takei, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Steve Blum, Kôichi Yamadera, Beau Billingslea, Unshô Ishizuka

Votes: 1,274

41. Made in Abyss (2017– )
Episode: The Challengers (2017)

TV-14 | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Nanachi and Mitty's past is revealed. How did they become what they are and who is responsible for it? Meanwhile, Riko is on the mend after her injuries.

Directors: Masayuki Kojima, Satoshi Mori | Stars: Miyu Tomita, Mariya Ise, Shiori Izawa, Eri Kitamura

Votes: 256

42. Attack on Titan (2013– )
Episode: Senshi (2017)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Following the battle, the Scouts regroup atop the wall only to find more questions than answers. Before they leave for Trost to get medical attention, Reiner must fulfill what he came to do.

Directors: Tetsurô Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Hiroyuki Tanaka | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 5,107

43. One Punch Man (2015– )
Episode: Saikyô no hîrô (2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Saitama takes on the alien leader in epic battle as the S class heroes fight the alien warriors and destroy the spaceship.

Director: Shingo Natsume | Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Zach Aguilar, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 3,569

44. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
Episode: Asteroid Blues (1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Spike and Jet pursue an outlaw who is smuggling a reflex-enhancing drug.

Directors: Yoshiyuki Takei, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Rintarou Nishi, Yurika Hino

Votes: 1,432

45. Wan pîsu (1999– )
Episode: A Fist of Divine Speed! Another Gear Four Application Activated! (2019)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Luffy uses a new form for fourth gear, 'Snake Man'. Sanji makes his way to cacao island to back Luffy up.

Votes: 227



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