The BEST episodes directed by Atsushi Kobayashi

That Was a Good Last Episode
37 votes

#1 - That Was a Good Last Episode

Genshiken - Season 3 - Episode 11

Saki came to the school festival. Saki, who happens to see Sue kissing her spot on her way to her current laboratory, teases her spot with it. Hado can't help but be worried about the appearance of these two people. Meanwhile, Sasahara's younger sister: Keiko also appears and learns that Hado is a man. Saki feels something when she sees the exchange between Keiko and Hado, and tries to be a little mean to her spots. Hado, who knows the feelings of the spots, tries to protect him, but everything backfires ...

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Beards and Boobs
39 votes

#2 - Beards and Boobs

Genshiken - Season 3 - Episode 4

Just before the summer comic festival, Genshiken was welcoming Shuraba. All new members will help the manuscript in order to improve the reading of Ogiue's commercial magazine. All night long, Hado complained about something wrong with his body in a strange tension. What is the answer given by Hado and the members in the closed room Shuraba? On the other hand, Angela visits Japan and this year's Comifes also makes us feel the beginning of the turbulence.

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The Battle Gets Fierce!
91 votes

#3 - The Battle Gets Fierce!

Girls und Panzer - Season 1 - Episode 11

Ōarai manages to escape Kuromorimine's ambush by using a smokescreen to conceal their retreat, where they take up defensive positions on top of a hill. A fierce battle begins, with Ōarai managing to disable several of Kuromorimine's tanks. Thanks to a distraction created by the Student Council, the Ōarai manages to retreat again while Kuromorimine stops to regroup. However, in order to reach their destination, Ōarai has to cross a deep river. Unfortunately, Rabbit Team's M3 Lee stalls in the river. Faced with leaving Rabbit Team behind or risk having Kuromorimine catch up to them, Miho is reminded of her previous finals match. However, the rest her crew encourages her to go and help Rabbit Team, much to her relief. Miho takes a rope and leaps across several of Ōarai's tanks in order to reach Rabbit Team, and the other tanks tow the Rabbit Team out of the river.

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Our First Battle Comes To A Climax!
95 votes

#4 - Our First Battle Comes To A Climax!

Girls und Panzer - Season 1 - Episode 6

As Miho once again uses the radio interceptor to lure the rest of Saunders away, the Duck Team manage to find Alisa's tank and lures it into an ambush by the other Ooarai tanks. After learning the truth about the radio interception, Saunders' commander Kay sends an equal number of tanks to pursue Ooarai as they chase after Alisa, taking out both the Rabbit and Duck teams. Despite the grim situation, Miho calms her nerves and urges her teammates not to give up. Climbing up to the top of the ridge, the Anglerfish Team manage to take out Alisa's tank before they are taken out themselves, winning the match. After Kay commends Miho on her victory and takes her leave, Mako receives a call that her grandmother has been taken into hospital. Hearing about this, Maho allows Mako and Saori to take her helicopter back to Ooarai to see her.

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We're Having a Match!
100 votes

#5 - We're Having a Match!

Girls und Panzer - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mako, who is revealed to be a childhood friend of Saori, joins the others on the tank, which soon comes across a perilous bridge which Hana has trouble navigating. After a hit from enemy fire knocks Hana unconscious, Mako takes over as driver and manages to safely navigate to the middle of the bridge. There, they manage to find perfect cover from enemy fire whilst Yukari takes out the enemy tanks, securing victory for Miho's team. Whilst celebrating their victory, the team decides that Miho should be the commander, with the roles of radio operator, gunner, driver and loader assigned to Saori, Hana, Mako and Yukari respectively, before going shopping for things to make the tank more comfortable.

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Snow Day
30 votes

#6 - Snow Day

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mio remembers Eita's kindness in middle school and starts to question her relationship with him. What will happen as Ena begins to spend more time with Eita?

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High Dynamic Range
25 votes

#7 - High Dynamic Range

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ena finally decides to ask Eita on a date despite Mio's objection. Everything seems to be going well until Mio bumps into them.

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Childhood's End
26 votes

#8 - Childhood's End

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Eita seems to be coming to terms with his feelings. In the meantime, Mio is starting to learn what is truly important to her.

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24 votes

#9 - Roundabout

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 11

As entrance exams rear their head, Eita can't help but remember Mio's expression when she noticed his phone. What will happen as their paths start to diverge?

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The Light of Dawn
232 votes

#10 - The Light of Dawn

Vinland Saga - Season 1 - Episode 14

Askeladd and his men change course and decide to return to Gainsborough, by crossing through the Earldom of Mercia in the midst of a harsh snowstorm, where the main army of Denmark awaits. The men spot a small village in the blizzard, and make their move.

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26 votes

#11 - Answer

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mio finally chooses to confront her demons. In the meantime, Eita is working through his own dilemma with Ena.

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Full Swing
32 votes

#12 - Full Swing

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Emotions run high as Haruto feels emboldened enough to finally confess his feelings, but will his words be able to reach the one he cares about?

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Get set, go!
33 votes

#13 - Get set, go!

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Eita fails his entrance exam. He receives a text from Mio telling him she passed the test for her first choice. It's graduation and everyone says their good-byes. Eita tells Komiya that he was happy when she confessed to him but still, he can't go out with her because there is someone else he likes. After he left, she is seen crying in the club room. Eita runs into Mio at Joei; he confesses to liking her and she reciprocates.

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28 votes

#14 - Restart

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Tension is on the rise, as Haruto seeks guidance from Eita, on how to respond to Hazuki's message.

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Rolling Stones
30 votes

#15 - Rolling Stones

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Things change between Haruto and Hazuki, and both of them try to deal with it in their own way. Mio, on the other hand, is trying to come to terms with her feelings.

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44 votes

#16 - Question

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Haruto works up the courage to ask out Morikawa but does his confession go as well as he had envisioned it?

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On Your Marks!
55 votes

#17 - On Your Marks!

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 1

Eita Izumi transfers to a new high school in his junior year. Upon arriving for his registration, he meets his childhood friend, Haruto Soma. They play a game of baseball, when Haruto reveals that Mio Natsume (Eita's childhood crush), also attends the high school.

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36 votes

#18 - Andante

Just Because! - Season 1 - Episode 3

The group reconnects after their trip to the aquarium but things take an unexpected turn when Ena takes an interest in Eita.