The BEST episodes directed by Akiko Nakano

Takes Me Away In Haste
25 votes

#1 - Takes Me Away In Haste

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 16

"You can't be Queen." Chihaya didn't lose heart even after being soundly defeated in her practice match with the Master, but she can't help feeling stunned by his comment. And Taichi, after seeing the Master's play style up close, begins to think about the style of karuta he wants to play. Christmas is also around the corner, and the Mizusawa Karuta Club has a plan in mind..

As Helpless Autumn Leaves Are Caught Against the Flow
24 votes

#2 - As Helpless Autumn Leaves Are Caught Against the Flow

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 15

Chihaya is still lost in the clouds after Arata confessed his feelings to her, making her unable to concentrate on studying for her exams. Kanade and Sumire, who happened to overhear Arata's confession, are debating whether they should tell Taichi or not. In the midst of all this, Chihaya gets a phone call from Sudo, who says someone in his college karuta club wants to play a match with her.

War of Words
167 votes

#3 - War of Words

Overlord - Season 3 - Episode 9

Ainz sends Aura and Mare to the Empire with a message. Come and apologize or watch as your country burn to the ground. With no other option, Emperor Jircniv heads toward Nazarick with the head of a noble in tow. Though, things are not as they seem.

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As Friends and Strangers
26 votes

#4 - As Friends and Strangers

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 8

Omi Jingu. Sudo intends to withdraw from the Master tournament due to the bet he made earlier with Taichi. Taichi tells him to play and withdraw only if he matches against him, which Sudo agrees to. Arata is suffering from food poisoning but sees Taichi's name on the list, shocking him. Suō gives Shinobu a ride to the tournament on his motorcycle, and everyone is surprised to see the Queen and Master at the West qualifiers.

The Hazed Early Dawn Light Comes Not From the Moon
27 votes

#5 - The Hazed Early Dawn Light Comes Not From the Moon

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 2

Seeking to play against Chihaya's team, Arata addresses his school during an assembly in an attempt to join a karuta club, getting some interest from the students. In Chihaya's class, the students are given a future plans questionnaire, which Chihaya doesn't know how to fill out. Horikawa, another student, tells her she went to Kyoto with her family to scout out the best places, as their class field trip will take place there. During club practice, the Karuta team members talk about their wishes to become better karuta players, everyone having become more competitive.

Giant of the East, Demon Snake of the West
170 votes

#6 - Giant of the East, Demon Snake of the West

Overlord - Season 3 - Episode 4

Ains decides to go and see the Giant of the East and Demon Snake of the West himself. If they are similar to Hamusuke, they may have some worth as experimental subjects. They may also be useful in testing Lupisregina's capabilities with the village.

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A Tiger May Die, but It Leaves Its Skin
53 votes

#7 - A Tiger May Die, but It Leaves Its Skin

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War - Season 1 - Episode 10

Tora's warrior, Tora, was born in a family line of the department, and knowing that fighting is a "road", he goes to the battlefield with a sense of mission. However, he was frustrated and drowned in sake before the reality of no justice. Envy, who drinks and keeps fighting, meets a warrior with overwhelming "correctness" on a certain battlefield. Having participated in the Twelve Wars to meet the warrior again, she is now trying to fulfill her wish to duel with him.

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First Exchange Match
0 votes

#8 - First Exchange Match

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 32

The Cardfight Club heads towards an exchange match. Their opponents, Fukuhara High VG Club, feature familiar faces from Asteroid such as Ren and Asaka, and also ULTRARARE member, Suiko.

Lost Imagination
0 votes

#9 - Lost Imagination

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 11 - Episode 5

Some fighters are tormented by mysterious disorders. Kamui Katsuragi brings Kyou Yahagi to visit Voyage, where he encounters Rekka Tatsunagi. Meanwhile, Tetsu Shinjou chases after Kyou, and Toshiki Kai meets Kenji Mitsusada again.