The BEST episodes directed by Akira Yamada

Like a River Stream
57 votes

#1 - Like a River Stream

Hinamatsuri - Season 1 - Episode 10

Hitomi's mother doesn't believe her when she honestly tells her about her bartending job. Utako, wanting to keep her bar's money-maker, pressures Hitomi into renting an apartment on her own, and then steers her towards various temp jobs to pay for it. Anzu gets 5,000 Yen from her parents in allowance. While shopping with Hitomi, Anzu settles on a shoulder massaging device for her parents, but is short of the required money, when Sabu appears and takes her to a local horse racetrack.

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21 votes

#2 - Camphor

Ace of Diamond - Season 3 - Episode 8

At Meiji Jingu Secondary Stadium, the sparks are flying as Inashiro and Yakushi's game wraps up. Meanwhile, Okumura and the other new Seido first-years are learning how tough high school baseball can be. Seido can seat 20 players on the bench for the spring tournament, but they've only registered 18. Coach Kataoka purposely left two spots open so the third-years for whom this is the last summer tournament, as well as the second and new first-years will compete for them.

The Jura Forest Alliance
191 votes

#3 - The Jura Forest Alliance

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 - Episode 15

Post-war arrangements following the battle with the Orcs have begun. At the meeting, Rimuru reveals that he made a promise with the Orc Disaster, Geld, to take all of the Orcs' sins upon himself. When the Ogres and Lizardmen hear this...

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Friend and Girlfriend
81 votes

#4 - Friend and Girlfriend

Rent-a-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mami's plan comes to a head as Kazuya decides to set the story straight, to mixed reactions.

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I Can't Believe You Picked It Up
91 votes

#5 - I Can't Believe You Picked It Up

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 20

Hiro Soma comes to introduce himself, and it rapidly becomes obvious that he is not a Tohru Honda fan.

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