The BEST episodes directed by Ayumu Watanabe

With you again…
star
8.57
7 votes

#1 - With you again…

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 25

The Fubayashi Naka baseball club suffered a humiliating defeat in Tsujido. Yayoi and Tao Tsuchiya seem to have been blown away by the difference with boys. Nishina and Anita who vow to revenge and try to devote themselves to practice. Mutsuko has shattered her confidence as a pitcher. Then, Daigo seems to have lost his passion because he was overwhelmed by the light he met again. For Sekitori and Chiyo, who have no choice but to stare at such friends, Chisato at her own pace ... What is the one that holds the completely disjointed Fubayashi Nine back together ...?

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Turnabout Memories
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8.45
11 votes

#2 - Turnabout Memories

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 13

Five years ago, Phoenix is accused for the murder of Doug Swallow. Mia defends Phoenix in court, where Payne suggests Phoenix had bad blood with Swallow over his then girlfriend Dahlia Hawthorne and pushed him into a severed electrical cable. Payne then brings in Dahlia to testify about the murder, but Mia deduces that this case is linked to an incident eight months ago, in which a lawyer was poisoned and Dahlia was the prime suspect. Upon learning that this was also the day Phoenix and Dahlia met, Mia suspects that the container used for the poison was a pendant Phoenix received from Dahlia that day. Urged by Mia to give the proper truth, Phoenix reveals that on the day of the murder, Swallow told him that Dahlia had stolen poison both eight months ago and the night before. From this, Mia deduces that Dahlia had originally intended to kill Phoenix to retrieve her pendant by poisoning his cold medicine, finally proving Dahlia's guilt and Phoenix's innocence.

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Farewell, My Turnabout - Last Trial
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8.40
15 votes

#3 - Farewell, My Turnabout - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 24

The trial reaches its thrilling climax, with a life-or-death decision to be made: guilty or not guilty?

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Sudden Shower
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8.35
40 votes

#4 - Sudden Shower

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 10

Akira and Kondo came to the secondhand book fair under the pretext of him recommending a book to her as a friend. However, Kondo gets too excited about the books and neglects Akira. He's always fallen in love with literature, pursued it, and hurt the people around him. Kondo hates himself for repeating the same thing again. Akira directly gazes at Kondo while this is happening, and says...

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Heavy Rain
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8.33
42 votes

#5 - Heavy Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sweltering hot summer break. Akira, who's taking remedial classes bumped into Haruka (track team captain), and they go to school together for the first time in ages.

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Last Inning
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8.33
6 votes

#6 - Last Inning

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 11

The second round of the district qualifying is finally to the final round! In the top of the 7th inning, he allowed an additional point during Kiyowa and further widened his lead, but Nishina, who pitched urgently, took a series of strikeouts, and Fubayashi managed to get through the pinch. And in the bottom of the 7th inning, the last attack in Fubayashi was a high-ranking line starting from No. 3 Sawa. However, No. 4 Anita just injured her right wrist ... Urabe and Andy's Kiyowa Battery severely attacked Anita's weakness, the internal angle.

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Raining Tears
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8.29
42 votes

#7 - Raining Tears

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 3

Akira told Kondo her feelings towards him. But, Kondo didn't take that as a declaration of love. Akira feels depressed about not being able to get along with her juniors in the track team, nor with her best friend, Haruka, but she lets Kondo know how she feels about him again. "I like you." Kondo eventually starts to speak in response to the 17-year-old girl's genuine feelings towards him.

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The Unexpected Pitcher
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8.25
8 votes

#8 - The Unexpected Pitcher

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 17

Fubayashi Naka, who had been suppressed to no hits, attacked Oonaka's second pitcher Idemitsu in the top of the 5th inning and returned 2 points in a timely manner such as Senri. However, Oonaka puts Tao Tsuchiya on the relief pitch and tries to escape by hitting Tao Tsuchiya on a short ground ball. Chisato pitched from the 4th inning and showed an unexpected (?) Good throw, but he lost his grip strength due to lack of stamina as early as the bottom of the 5th inning when he entered the second inning. Mutsuko can't pitch because of the restrictions on continuous throwing, so what's the point of standing on the mound?

Now That We've Come This Far
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8.25
8 votes

#9 - Now That We've Come This Far

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 18

Yayoi, who made an emergency pitch after Chisato, suppressed the Oo batting line, but the counterattack in Fubayashi was also blocked, and the district tournament final entered the final round with Oonaka's 3-point lead. In the 7th inning of desperation, while two outs in Fubayashi, the last chance of the first and third bases! Chisato, the top batter, persistently chooses a walk and puts pressure on the two-death base and Oonaka's base. Then, the batting order turns to No. 2 Tao Tsuchiya, who was sealed in a short ground ball at the front at bat.

Bridge to the Turnabout - 6th Trial
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8.22
9 votes

#10 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 6th Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 22

Dahlia reveals she had plotted with Morgan to murder Maya and make Pearl head of the Kurain family so she could get revenge against Mia.

Torn Feelings
star
8.22
9 votes

#11 - Torn Feelings

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 15

The final of the district tournament between Fubayashi Naka, who has won with nine members, and Oonaka, who has all the prestigious Yokohama seniors, is finally a play ball! Daigo witnessed a short line with left-handed Michiru Mayumura and a second line with Idemitsu, and noticed Oonaka's intention to solidify the center line with the starting pitcher Uozumi and seniors. Then, the hit ball of top batter Senri in Fubayashi immediately hits the short road.

Nice Game!
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8.22
9 votes

#12 - Nice Game!

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 19

A reversal drama of rebirth in Fubayashi, and a powerful batting line in Oonaka that attacks Yayoi who overcomes the failure of the elbow and throws power! The final match between Fubayashi Naka and Oonaka, led by Daigo, will reach a dramatic end. After such a fierce battle, Daigo returned home and exhausted his energy and physical strength. Daigo looks exhausted, but finds a piece of paper on the desk and changes the color of his eyes. It was a memorandum from my father, Goro, who saw the death battle with Oonaka from the stand.

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Bridge to the Turnabout - 5th Trial
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8.20
10 votes

#13 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 5th Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 21

As court resumes with Phoenix once again against Godot, Iris suddenly claims that she helped cover up Elise's murder after she was allegedly killed by Maya in self-defense. However, her testimony proves false with the reveal of real murder weapon and Elise's identity as Misty.

The Infamous New Members
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8.20
10 votes

#14 - The Infamous New Members

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 1

Daigo Shigeno, whose father is a professional baseball player who was also active in the major leagues, is in the second year of junior high school. He goes to a private school with Mutsuko Sakura, a childhood friend and teammate from the boys' baseball era. Daigo and Mutsuko belong to the baseball club, but there are only 6 members, and 4 including Mutsuko are girls. In April, when the new first grader is greeted, captain Daigo is eager to recruit new students to make up for the shortage of members. Around that time, at the entrance ceremony, first-year sports-recommended students were all in line ...

After the Rain
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8.17
41 votes

#15 - After the Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 12

The halls after school are filled with students' chatter. The warm heart of youth heats the chilling air. Akira feels as if she is the only one left behind as everything around her changes. Kondo is busy at the restaurant and the company's HQ. He turns to his manuscript at night. Akira thinks of Kondo, and Kondo thinks of Akira. Their thoughts intersect and something lies ahead for their tomorrow.

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Farewell, My Turnabout - 3rd Trial
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8.17
12 votes

#16 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 3rd Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 23

The trial enters its second day and the nature of a defense attorney is questioned.

Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial
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8.15
13 votes

#17 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 21

A new case, a new murder, but a familiar suspect, as a samurai once again gets accused of the crime. This is a case that must be taken, but for an altogether different reason...

Captain Daigo
star
8.14
7 votes

#18 - Captain Daigo

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 4

On the morning of the first game of the Fubayashi Naka Baseball Club, Daigo's father, Goro, was with his teammate, Toshiya Sato, who taught Daigo the basics of baseball when he was in elementary school. We were talking on the phone. Toshiya cares about the first match in Fubayashi while communicating the latest situation with each other. To Toshiya, Goro remembered Daigo's half-year struggle to become the captain in the first grade in an unexpected way, and strongly stated, "Daigo will do it."

Signs of a Storm
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8.14
7 votes

#19 - Signs of a Storm

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 23

Anita's home run and Chiyo, who made her debut on this day, also made a hit, and Fubayashi was able to pull away the powerful Tsujido at once. However, the pursuit is blocked by the "Mario Ball", which changes drastically with the fastball of Mario, a first-year pitcher who pitched in 2nd place in Tsujido. Mutsuko, the starting pitcher, aims to keep the lead and bring it to a cold win, but in the bottom of the third inning, Tsujido Naka goes on the offensive with Mario's double base. In addition, a hit ball flew in front of Chiyo who defended the left field ...! ??

Turnabout Sisters - 1st Trial
star
8.13
75 votes

#20 - Turnabout Sisters - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 2

A shocking murder leaves Maya, Mia's little sister, in a situation Phoenix cannot ignore.

Turnabout Promise
star
8.13
24 votes

#21 - Turnabout Promise

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 13

With the DL-6 Incident and the lunch money case now solved, memories of fifteen years ago resurface.

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You Disappoint Me!
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8.13
8 votes

#22 - You Disappoint Me!

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 22

Fubayashi Naka, who realized the long-awaited practice match with the powerful Tsujido Gakuen Junior High School, managed to start the match by incorporating Chiyo, who wants to be a manager, into the starting lineup instead of Chiba who was hospitalized. However, since there are 7 girls, 10 points of handicap are given from the first time, and Daigo cannot hide his regret. In order to look back at Tsujido, Yayoi and Tao Tsuchiya fired a series of good defenses from the first time, and Daigo and Anita who stood at bat also caught the starting pitcher Oka and destroyed it.

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Hear the Waves of Turnabout
star
8.09
11 votes

#23 - Hear the Waves of Turnabout

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 14

After accidentally breaking a precious seashell that she received from Maya, Pearl asks Phoenix to help her search for an identical looking shell without Maya knowing. As Phoenix helps her find the beach where it originally came from, Pearl recalls how Maya went against Morgan's authority to bring her to see the beach, giving her the shell as a reminder. While visiting the beach's shrine, Phoenix and Pearl run into Maya and learn that the shell she gave Pearl was something she received from Mia when she first took her to the beach, leading Pearl to feel even more guilty. Upon discovering that the shell was actually a bowl from a ramen shop, Phoenix offers Pearl one as a replacement, but Pearl decides to stick with the one she has due to the memories it contains.

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Rain of Sorrow
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8.08
36 votes

#24 - Rain of Sorrow

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 9

Akira invited Haruka to the summer festival. They got along only for a moment. Their suppressed feelings collide, and they get into a fight. On the other hand, Kondo meets Chihiro for the first time in 10 years, and they reminisce about how they always used to write novels in college. Kondo faced his friend. Akira turned her back on her friend. The two carrying different pain, meet at Garden.

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Turnabout Goodbyes - Last Trial
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8.08
24 votes

#25 - Turnabout Goodbyes - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 12

Turnabout Goodbyes reaches to its shocking conclusion with the discovery of the truth about the legendary Manfred von Karma!

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Gentle Rain
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8.03
38 votes

#26 - Gentle Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 4

Akira gets excited about her date with Kondo. However, Kase finds out about her feelings towards Kondo by accident. He said he'll keep it a secret, but only under the condition that she goes on a date with him. Akira goes on the date with Kase reluctantly, and he tells her that things will definitely not work out between her and Kondo. Meanwhile, the day of Akira's date with Kondo finally arrives.

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Rain Drops on Green Leaves
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8.00
41 votes

#27 - Rain Drops on Green Leaves

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 2

Because Akira injured her leg while delivering something that a customer had forgotten, she had to take some time off from her job. More than about her injury, Akira is thinking about what she felt when Kondo touched her. On the other hand, during her absence at the Garden, Kondo finds out about her past. When it unexpectedly became just the two of them during Kondo's visit, Akira suddenly...

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Turnabout Big Top - 1st Trial
star
8.00
16 votes

#28 - Turnabout Big Top - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 18

A new murder, a new case. This time the crime scene is a circus.

Bridge to the Turnabout - Last Trial
star
8.00
10 votes

#29 - Bridge to the Turnabout - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 23

Noticing that Maya was able to identify the true culprit in the dark, Phoenix deduces that the killer is Godot, whose red visor not only glows in the dark but also leaves him unable to see anything red, including the bloody message incriminating Maya.

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Girl Power, Baseball-Style
star
8.00
7 votes

#30 - Girl Power, Baseball-Style

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 5

The opponent of the first match of the new Fubayashi Junior High School baseball club is Itsuki Junior High School. Ace in Itsuki, Yokouchi has only 9 members in Fubayashi who came out to the ground, and it is surprising that there are 6 girls. Yokouchi, who can't hide his dissatisfaction with "Why should I be the starting lineup for girls?", Confronts top batter Chisato. On the other hand, the starting pitcher Mutsuko in Fubayashi is pitching for the first official game, so he tightens his feelings and heads for the mound.

Reconnected Feelings
star
8.00
9 votes

#31 - Reconnected Feelings

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 16

The final match with Oonaka, who has strong members such as Michibase Meimura. Nishina, the starting pitcher in Fubayashi, continued to make efforts from the beginning, but lost 5 points in the bottom of the 3rd inning due to lack of stamina and defensive disorder. It was Chisato of the center who gave up Nishina's continuation and took over the Fubayashi mound from the 4th inning. Chisato, who has experience as a pitcher in the Little Yokohama era, will be the first pitcher in junior high school. While my father, Fujii, is excited to watch from the stand, what kind of pitch will Chisato at his own pace show ?! ??

Turnabout Goodbyes - 4th Trial
star
7.96
27 votes

#32 - Turnabout Goodbyes - 4th Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 11

Will Phoenix be able to prove the guilt of the real culprit? And how will they do it?

Turnabout Big Top - Last Trial
star
7.93
15 votes

#33 - Turnabout Big Top - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 20

The miraculous magic trick behind the circus murder is finally unveiled, bringing to light sad truths.

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It's a Cruel World.  I'm Going to Take a Look in the Shadows.
star
7.93
15 votes

#34 - It's a Cruel World. I'm Going to Take a Look in the Shadows.

If Her Flag Breaks - Season 1 - Episode 12

In the servers, Souta desperately fights the Angelus Gemini in order to protect his world and his friends by placing "Death Flag" upon his enemies. Meanwhile, Nanami found out everyone has forgotten about Souta, and his existence is overwritten. During their graduation day, all Quest Dorm members are going for separate ways. The Quest Dorm is said to be demolished soon. Nanami breaks into Souta's room, and find the letter that Souta received, written by her handwriting, thus breaking Souta's Protect Mode. Riru, who always remembered everything, finally tells Nanami the truth; Nanami is Souta's missing sister. Separated into two, half of Nanami is locked in the jail in Principality of Bladefield, in which she manages to escape and hides inside Ruri. Understanding everything, Nanami unites with her other self. Denying the bittersweet end of the fairy tale, Nanami alongside the Quest Dorm members aim for the happy ending, and went to the underground passage to open the gate to reach and help Souta. Souta, who is tired from all the battle, is saved by the Quest Dorm members, who arrived near Premium Ambriel.

Bridge to the Turnabout - 1st Trial
star
7.90
10 votes

#35 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 17

Phoenix, Maya, and Pearl go to Hazakura Temple for Maya's training, where they meet children's book author Elise Deauxnim and nuns Bikini and Iris, along with Larry, who is studying as Elise's apprentice.

Bridge to the Turnabout - 3rd Trial
star
7.90
10 votes

#36 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 3rd Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 19

During his testimony, Larry presents a sketch he drew of what he saw on the night of the murder, allegedly depicting Iris flying over the flaming bridge.

Bridge to the Turnabout - 4th Trial
star
7.90
10 votes

#37 - Bridge to the Turnabout - 4th Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 20

While Iris is brought in to work on the trick lock, Phoenix finds a charred letter instructing someone to channel someone, along with a talisman Elise was carrying.

Fine Rain
star
7.89
38 votes

#38 - Fine Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 6

Sweltering hot summer break. Akira, who's taking remedial classes bumped into Haruka (track team captain), and they go to school together for the first time in ages. Haruka wanted to find out the future of their friendship, but the bus arrives to school before she could bring up the subject, and they each go their ways. Akira went to a library during the sudden rain and meets Kondo by accident.

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The Scent of Rain
star
7.89
36 votes

#39 - The Scent of Rain

After the Rain - Season 1 - Episode 5

Akira took Yuto back to Kondo's house, but she ends up having to wait there with Yuto because Kondo wasn't home. There were a lot of books and half-written novels in his room, and seeing this new side of Kondo made Akira's heart flutter. They hear Kondo's footsteps, and Akira hides in the closet because Yuto suggested that they should surprise Kondo. However...

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Turnabout Beginnings - Last Trial
star
7.89
9 votes

#40 - Turnabout Beginnings - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 2 - Episode 16

After Dahlia's attempt to feign ignorance only incriminates her further, Mia has Fawles testify about the incident from five years ago.

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Cinderella's Magic
star
7.89
9 votes

#41 - Cinderella's Magic

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 24

Fubayashi was leading a large number of people in Tsujido during the practice game, but with the appearance of Tsujido Group A members, who are the original mainstay, the lead was suddenly reduced. In addition, Tsujido's catcher, Daigo and Mutsuko's teammates in elementary school, Mitsuru Sakaguchi (Mitsuru Sato), appeared, and Daigo and his friends couldn't hide their surprise. The light of serving as the same catcher as his father Toshiya, a former major leaguer. How good is that ability ...?

What's With This Guy?!
star
7.88
8 votes

#42 - What's With This Guy?!

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 3

With the cancellation of the new director's appointment, the four first-year boys have advanced to the senior league, and the new strength of the Fubayashi Naka Baseball Club is to add Anita & Senri from the prestigious Yokohama Little to Nishina, who is left alone as a boy. After all, there were only three people. In this way, it turns out that the official game is coming up two weeks after the nine people are all together. Anita, the catcher, has a sigh of breath because it is a real battle, and Daigo tells Daigo that the pitchers are not alone with Nishina and Mutsuko.

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Backup
star
7.88
8 votes

#43 - Backup

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 6

In the first round of the district qualifying, Fubayashi got 3 points in advance for the first time, but the starting lineup in Itsuki, Yokouchi's starting pitcher, the changing ball and slider that had been sealed, gradually suppressed the batting line. I went. Mutsuko, the starting pitcher in Fubayashi, also politely throws a changing ball and manages to dodge the Itsuki batting line. Daigo, who is prepared for a close battle with a low score, is worried about the fraying of the Fubayashi defense team, but just before that, the first third grader, Tamba, misses the ground ball.

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Mutsuko's Special Training
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7.88
8 votes

#44 - Mutsuko's Special Training

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 7

The opponent for the next round in Fubayashi was decided to be Urabe, who was a teammate of Daigo and his teammates when they were in elementary school, and Seiwa, who has Andy. Daigo and Anita, who recorded 11 stolen bases in the first match and witnessed the mobility of Kiyowa who won the cold, are keenly aware of the need for stolen base measures. Therefore, the baseball club members who had just finished the first game were gathered again at the school, and the pitcher Mutsuko rushed to the special training to suppress the opponent runner.

Extreme Small Ball
star
7.88
8 votes

#45 - Extreme Small Ball

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 8

In order to block Kiyowachu, who boasts the mobility of threats such as stolen bases and bunts, Daigo and his colleagues carefully prepare for the check on runners, centered on pitcher Mutsuko, and face the second round. Daigo predicts that "Kiyowachu will not be reckless from the beginning," but Kiyowachu's top batter Moriguchi suddenly hits the base. The Fubayashi battery is shaken at once. Anita, a catcher who puts a happa on Mutsuko who is upset, loses her normal spirit.

Cloudy, Then Rainy?
star
7.88
8 votes

#46 - Cloudy, Then Rainy?

Major 2nd - Season 2 - Episode 12

With Daigo's dramatic goodbye hit, Fubayashi Naka defeated the difficult enemy Kiyowachu, who has old friends Urabe & Andy, and advanced to the semi-finals of the district tournament. Tao Tsuchiya and Yayoi left the stadium in a hurry, although they were members of Fubayashi who scouted the games of other schools while dragging the tiredness of the fierce battle. Anita, who has been a junior of Tao Tsuchiya and Yayoi since the Yokohama Little era, quickly heads for the treatment of her injuries, even though she is worried about the plain behavior of the two seniors she longed for.

The First Turnabout
star
7.86
100 votes

#47 - The First Turnabout

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 1

Phoenix Wright, attorney at law, sets foot in a courtroom for his very first trial... in which he has to defend his best friend?!

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Reunion, and Turnabout - Last Trial
star
7.83
18 votes

#48 - Reunion, and Turnabout - Last Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 17

The process reaches its climax, and the culprit - Morgan Fey - is unmasked.

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Farewell, My Turnabout - 2nd Trial
star
7.83
12 votes

#49 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 2nd Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 22

The trial comes and goes, and a hugely surprising fact emerges.

Turnabout Samurai - 1st Trial
star
7.81
32 votes

#50 - Turnabout Samurai - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 5

Popular television hero, the Steel Samurai, is arrested for murder, and it's down to Phoenix and Maya to defend him.