The Best Episodes Directed by Atsushi Kobayashi

Snow day

#1 - 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?

star 7.84
25 votes
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High Dynamic Range

#2 - 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.

star 7.75
20 votes
The Light of Dawn

#3 - 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.

star 7.67
165 votes
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#4 - 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?

star 7.62
21 votes
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Childhood's end

#5 - 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.

star 7.59
22 votes
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#6 - 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.

star 7.48
21 votes
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Get set, go!

#7 - 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.

star 7.41
29 votes
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Full swing

#8 - 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?

star 7.41
27 votes

#9 - 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.

star 7.17
23 votes
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On your marks!

#10 - 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.

star 7.16
49 votes
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#11 - 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?

star 7.11
37 votes
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Rolling stones

#12 - 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.

star 7.08
25 votes
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#13 - 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.

star 6.84
32 votes