The BEST episodes directed by Chikayo Nakamura

It's Always Raining During Job Hunts
89 votes

#1 - It's Always Raining During Job Hunts

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sasahara's job search is not going as well as he'd hoped; at every turn, his negative portrayal of himself and uncertainty over his own beliefs make companies balk at hiring him. Meanwhile, Kousaka's absence is starting to get to Saki, while Ogiue struggles to draft her Comifes dōjinshi without any interference from Ohno's fetishes. But could Kuchiki be on to something about Sasahara and Ogiue?

The Bloom of Youth
20 votes

#2 - The Bloom of Youth

Ace of Diamond - Season 3 - Episode 30

A practice match with Chiba's powerhouse Narita Kogyo, which started with Sawamura's starting lineup. How far can Sawamura's pitching work against a cleanup called a left-handed pitcher (ruby: South Po) killer? Sawamura, who has been entrusted with a big game these days, is faced with new challenges. On the other hand, there was an unknown connection between Narita Kogyo and Kuramochi. What is the cause?

As a Catcher
14 votes

#3 - As a Catcher

Ace of Diamond - Season 3 - Episode 36

The Tokyo selection, in which Miyuki participated, was unable to capture the tall left-handed Conrad of the American Wind Youth. And Narumiya finally pitched in the 7th inning with the American lead. On the other hand, in the blue road vs. mountain defense battle on the blue road ground, Furuya teams up with Ono for a battery. Ono quietly burns his fighting spirit to make him pitch like Furuya when Miyuki is absent.

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336 votes

#4 - Grandmaster

No Game, No Life - Season 1 - Episode 4

The game Clamy challenged them to wasn't normal chess. Shiro is a chess master, but even she is helpless against Clami's assault. But when Shiro understands the real rules of the game, things begind to turn around. The battle to determine the king of Elukia, and all of humanity, finally reaches its end.

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Fourth Twilight: Bury Me Deep
8 votes

#5 - Fourth Twilight: Bury Me Deep

Hell Girl - Season 4 - Episode 4

Sakura Kubota has been admitted into a nursing home that sells extra care as the main priority. However, in reality, it is a facility where dark secrets reside behind closed curtains.

Hot Spring Camp
10 votes

#6 - Hot Spring Camp

Hanayamata - Season 1 - Episode 10

Machi decides to join the yosakoi club, determined to help the group get into shape before the Hanairo Festival. Tami proposes they go on a training camp at her family's hot spring inn, so the group discuss their plans at Hana's house, where they learn she lives with her father after her parents got divorced. After everyone works to update their choreography and routines to include Machi, the girls head to the inn and get straight to practising. Later that night, the girls suddenly learn they've missed the registration date for the festival. Nonetheless, Machi is still determined to spend every waking minute practising so she can catch up with the others, encouraging the others to practise alongside her. Their practise soon attracts the attention of the other inn guests, who give the girls their support. The next day, Sally informs the girls that Masaru has managed to get them into the festival thanks to a team dropping out. Back at school, as Naru manages to come up with a theme for their outfits, Hana gets a call from her mother.

30 votes

#7 - Transformation

Date A Live - Season 3 - Episode 4

Natsumi uses her powers to turn the girls into children. But their plan to convince Natsumi that her true form is cute turns out to be no child's play at all.

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The Storm Blasts
26 votes

#8 - The Storm Blasts

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 7

Taichi has nothing but Chihaya on his mind as he constantly updates his strategy during their match. Chihaya has a bit of trouble since Taichi isn't playing like he usually does, but this just might be the best match they've ever played against each other. As the final round nears its end, Chihaya's desire to be the Queen battles against her dreams for the future as she's forced to choose between the Queen tournament qualifiers and her class trip.

Jealousy Rose
16 votes

#9 - Jealousy Rose

Hanayamata - Season 1 - Episode 2

Naru and Hana discuss how they can get their school interested in yosakoi. Their classmate Yaya isn't too happy about Naru and Hana becoming so close. A little mistake becomes the beginning of a fight between Naru and Yaya, but…

Tough Push-ups and Squats! Don't Give Up!
5 votes

#10 - Tough Push-ups and Squats! Don't Give Up!

Anime De Training! Ex - Season 1 - Episode 7

Asami and Eri teach the viewers the clapping push-ups and the Hindu squats. During the lesson, Eri still gets annoyed about her breast size and thinks it's a competition between her and Asami.

Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2
0 votes

#11 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 2

Keiichi, who once learned of the dismembered murders related to the dam construction in Hinamizawa Village, noticed Lena's gaze as if he was watching himself, and began to suffer from mysterious horror.

Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3
0 votes

#12 - Cotton-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 7

Keiichi, who was invited by Shion to escape from the cotton-washing dedication performance, sneaks into the inviolable ritual hall at the suggestion of Takano, who he met by chance. There, Keiichi is told the horrifying folklore of Hinamizawa.

Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2
0 votes

#13 - Curse-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 10

Knowing Satoko's painful past, Keiichi becomes more concerned about Satoko than ever before. One day, Satoko suddenly misses school. Keiichi and his friends are trying to hear from Rika...