The Best Episodes Directed by Ai Yoshimura
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 1
At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba has a fateful reunion. Tanaka Kou, her first love -- who transferred without warning and disappeared from her life in middle school -- appears before her for the first time in three years.
#2 - Welcome to the Astronomy Club!
At The Mercy of The Sky Season 1 - Episode 1
After having moved away several years earlier, Saku Ōyagi returns to his hometown to begin his high school life. Saku has always enjoyed simply staying home and reading books, but his childhood friend Mihoshi Akeno used to forcibly take him outside to take part in various activities. On their last day together, Mihoshi fell out of a tree, causing Saku to go to the hospital with a broken arm, and since then Saku has never wanted to see Mihoshi again. However on his first day at high school, he meets Mihoshi as she is trying to recruit members into the astronomy club. Saku attempts to avoid her as well he can, but after Saku realizes that the reason Mihoshi did not see him off years ago was because she too was in the hospital, Saku makes up with Mihoshi, and joins the astronomy club.
#3 - Pleased to Meet You
At The Mercy of The Sky Season 1 - Episode 6
The new semester starts and on the bus to school Saku notices a tall man also getting off at the school. During the welcome back ceremony, the man that Saku saw earlier is introduced as a new teacher named Nozomu Sōma who is in charge of Saku's class and world history. Mihoshi calls him "Sō-nii" in front of everyone and rumors abound as to what their relationship is. Later, Sōma becomes the astronomy club's adviser and he explains to the others how Mihoshi's father was his professor at college and also the club adviser for their astronomy club. Sōma wants the club to do a planetarium for the upcoming cultural festival and they get in the top three in a popularity contest in exhibits, the club will get more funding. Saku becomes annoyed at Mihoshi's and Sōma's relationship and is approached by Fumie to help with the literature club.
#4 - Starry Sky Loop
At The Mercy of The Sky Season 1 - Episode 12
The astronomy club members wake up late the next morning and first spend some time warming up in the outdoor baths. Ayumi Ōmi notices Roma stressing over studying for university entrance exams, and takes him to buy a study book and then have dinner at a fancy restaurant. The astronomy club members wait until the moon sets on the third night and spend their final night in the mountains stargazing and taking photos. The members use some eyepieces Mihoshi brought to find Saturn, which is an entrancing sight for everyone. The following spring, Mihoshi has succeeded as club president after Roma graduated and entered into university with Ayumi. Everyone puts in more effort this year for recruiting members, since they are now one member short, and are again in danger of getting disbanded.
#5 - Dimension Transfer
Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer Season 1 - Episode 1
Kon was getting nowhere in the game until a character by the name of Flora asked for his help in the “real world”.
#7 - A Windy Day
Chu-Bra!! Season 1 - Episode 3
One of the male students, Hiroki Komachi, tries to have a word with Nayu, but ends up getting occupied at every chance he gets. Nayu, Haruka and Yako take a look at the Crafts club, but leave when the club's adviser, Tsukamoto, shows disdain to the idea of making underwear. Noticing Nayu is disheartened, Yako suggests that she make an Underwear Club herself. The next day, Hiroki complains to Nayu concerning an apparent rivalry, but is annoyed that Nayu doesn't remember him. Nayu enquires about how to start her club, but is put down again by Tsukamoto. However, after looking at the underwear her grandma gave her, she perks up and starts asking around for members, but has trouble finding any. Hiroki talks to Nayu, suggesting that she should try and put across her vision of underwear for better results.
#8 - My Seventh Grade Summer Vacation!
Chu-Bra!! Season 1 - Episode 9
Yako gets annoyed when her childhood friend, Kota, who insulted her flat chest when she tried changing in front of him. Haruka feels some tightness in her chest, which Mizuno deducing that she is starting to develop feelings towards Hiroki. As the girls head off to a summer festival, Kiyono explains to Yako that Kota felt hurt because he wasn't being registered as a member of the opposite sex. With some encouragement from Hiroki, she goes to apologise. When Haruka accidentally gets a goldfish down her cleavage, she feels the tightness again when Nayu adjusts her bra. Nayu recognises from her underwear that Haruka seems to be in love with someone, though she doesn't get round to saying who. After Nayu helps a lost child, Keigo receives a mail that he has been chosen for the Kyoto Office.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 2
Motivated by painful memories of middle school, Futaba has taken on superficial friendships in high school. Kou refers to them as "friends-in-name-only." One day, Futaba encounters a classmate, Makita Yuuri, who is shunned by the other girls for putting on a "cutesy girl act," eating lunch alone.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 3
Futaba asks about Kou's family when she learns that Tanaka-sensei is actually Kou's older brother. She also learns the real reason Kou didn't meet her for the summer festival back in middle school. As her 2nd year begins, Futaba vows to start from scratch in her new class... which for some reason includes Kou, despite the fact that he's supposed to be in advanced classes.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 4
Futaba has volunteered to be class representative for her new class, and so has Kou. They're all set to participate in an overnight leadership workshop with event representatives Yuuri, Murao Shuuko, and Kominato Aya. However, a troubled start to their morning foreshadows anxieties down the road, and a bad vibe hangs over the team...
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 5
Futaba has begun to develop feelings for Kou, and Yuuri happens to learn about Shuuko's pining over Tanaka-sensei. As they bear under the weight of their emotions, the team slowly begins to grow closer over the course of the workshop. But then, the five of them get lost in the forest during orienteering.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 6
Yuuri reveals to Futaba that she's in love with Kou. Futaba's feelings about her long-awaited friendship struggle against her budding feelings of love. Futaba decides to suppress her feelings for Kou so as not to lose her friend, but class representative work puts her alone together with Kou.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 7
Futaba realizes that she likes Kou, and makes up her mind to tell Yuuri about it. But a chance encounter with an old friend from middle school makes her realize that it can be hard to balance love and friendship. Futaba decides she'll keep her love for Kou a secret, but this makes her conversations with Yuuri awkward.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 8
Futaba resolves to tell Yuuri about her feelings for Kou. After class, she tells Yuuri and Shuuko how she feels. On the way back, Futaba happens to run into Kou, who's out late at night. Intrigued, she follows him, and finds Kou hanging out with some kids in the entertainment district.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 9
Futaba tells Yuuri and Shuuko about Kou's words: "Caring for things brings a lot of trouble." Futaba and Yuuri's worries about Kou deepen when they learn that his grades at school have been bad, too. So they bring Shuuko and Kominato along for a "study meeting" at Kou's house.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 10
Futaba notices a change in the vibe between Kou and Yuuri during the study meeting. She really wants to ask Kou about it, but ends up skirting the issue. Instead, she tells Kou that she wants to know more about him. Kou shows her to a certain room. There, in silence room, Futaba realizes the reason why Kou changed.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 11
While Kou was going to middle school in Nagasaki, he lost his mother to an illness. Futaba finally realizes the pain Kou feels over that sense of powerlessness. Hoping to open Kou's heart the way that Kou opened hers, she chases after Kou and desperately expresses her feelings to him.
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Blue Spring Ride Season 1 - Episode 12
Futaba sees Kou's vulnerability for the first time, then sends him home to where his brother and father are waiting. As the three of them sit around the dinner table, Kou finally tells them how he feels. The next day, Kou's friends notice something different about him. At last, the class term ends. Their shining summer is about to begin!