The Best Episodes Directed by Daisuke Tsukushi

The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Tending to Customers in a Swimsuit

#1 - The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Tending to Customers in a Swimsuit

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job Season 1 - Episode 8

It's a hot day, and Raul wakes up to find Fino in his bed naked. Panicked, Fino says she must have become impregnated due to stories her father told her about men and women sharing beds and hinted at what her father would do. Raul does his best to calm down Fino, where she claims she must have moved to his bed overnight because his room was cooler. They go on their way to the shop to enter and see Nova who has collapsed due to heat exhaustion. Ceara, the manager then gets an idea to sell items outside with bathing suits on, and they get many male customers to buy a lot of things and come to take photos of the girls in bathing suits only if they bought more items. It was win-win deal.

star 9.75
102 votes
Two Mirrors: The Distant Adjoining Room

#2 - Two Mirrors: The Distant Adjoining Room

Hell Girl Season 2 - Episode 11

Amagi Shizuko adopts a stray cat and names it Muru. She just moved in and has not introduced herself to her neighbors yet. Whenever she tries to no one is at home. Ren often comes to visit her. A few days after adopting the cat, she begins to receive mysterious prank calls. Items that she did not order were delivered to her house. She also receives threatening letters, warning her to throw out the cat. Amagi does not know what to do as she does not have enough money to move out yet. She hires a private investigation agency and they discovers that it is her neighbor named Tachibana Kyouko making prank calls and sending threats. She sends a letter to Tachibana apologising about the cat and told her that she will move out with the cat as soon as possible. That being done, she hears bangs and crashes from next door. The next day, she gets home and discovers that her apartment door is wide open and Muru is gone. She frantically attempts to search for the cat and found a plastic bag filled with meat outside. Thinking that it is Muru, she pulls the string on Ai's doll to send Tachibana to hell. Later in the episode, it is revealed that the cat belonged to Tachibana and she was upset that Amagi adopted the cat. Amagi hears distant cat meows and discovers Muru thus the bag of meat was nothing but another prank.

star 9.71
67 votes
Two Mirrors: Beloved Kei-chan

#3 - Two Mirrors: Beloved Kei-chan

Hell Girl Season 2 - Episode 3

A girl named Tae-pon is obsessively protective of her neighbor, Kei-chan. She refuses to admit her love for Kei-chan because she thinks their relationship would change and then they would drift apart. She knows his girlfriend is a two-timer, but refuses to tell him because she's "protecting" him. Kei-chan enters her room through her window, admits he knows his girlfriend is cheating on him, and then sleeps with Tae-pon when she comforts him. She becomes afraid that their relationship is now in danger of changing and refuses to open her window when Kei says he loves her. She opens her window to see if he's still there, causing him to lose his balance and fall to his death. The next day, Tae-pon sends his ex-girlfriend to Hell for causing Kei-chan to be distraught enough to alter his relationship with Tae-pon and for calling him pathetic. Tae-pon moves to a new area and her new window neighbor looks almost exactly like Kei-chan...

star 9.59
68 votes
I'm Sorry

#4 - I'm Sorry

Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods Season 1 - Episode 9

One afternoon, while Makoto and Satoru are at school and Tatsuo happens to be out, Aki and Sachina visit the Saeki shrine. They are joined by Yuuya and two other boys. Eventually, they begin splashing each other with water by using the shrine dippers, until one is accidentally broken. An enraged Haru gives chase as the children flee the scene, but she quickly gets lost.

star 9.54
35 votes
To the Amazing Promised Place

#5 - To the Amazing Promised Place

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 25

star 9.50
2 votes
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Negentropy

#6 - Negentropy

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 19

Makoto rescued his mom from the fire but her lover, Masato, died. She had just woken up from a coma but her memory has regressed. Miyako's father is in the ICU but she didn't recognize Masayuki and Tarō. Kei reminisces about Masato and how she loved him from afar. Makoto reconciled with his mother.

star 9.20
44 votes
Buying Dreams

#7 - Buying Dreams

xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 4

Watanuki and Yūko encounter a strange creature who deals with dreams and items which come from them.

star 9.17
34 votes
Two Mirrors: Steam Hell, Inn on a Journey

#8 - Two Mirrors: Steam Hell, Inn on a Journey

Hell Girl Season 2 - Episode 19

The story of how Wannyuudo came to join up with Ai while modern day humans who run a hot springs run into the same trouble their ancestors deal with the same problem 400 years earlier.

star 9.12
97 votes
Syntax Error

#9 - Syntax Error

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 11

If, for example, a region contained a river and lands rich in nutrients, the region would afford good conditions for people to live. The concept of affordance says that an individual, by using his intuition, can find something that he wishes to acquire, but what kind of affordance is offered by the current world?

star 9.04
45 votes
Twilight Village

#10 - Twilight Village

Hell Girl Season 1 - Episode 24

Hajime and Tsugumi Shibata are still searching for the Hell Girl. After finding out that they are related to Sentaro Shibata, a former friend of the Hell Girl, they are then confronted by Ai Enma.

star 9.00
96 votes
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Confession

#11 - Confession

xxxHOLiC Season 1 - Episode 11

When a Zashiki-warashi accidentally steals Doumeki's soul, Watanuki has to go after her to get it back, aloof to what are her true intentions.

star 8.95
74 votes
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O.B.E. Out of Body Experience

#12 - O.B.E. Out of Body Experience

Ghost Hound Season 1 - Episode 5

Following their out-of-body experience at the abandoned hospital, the three have been continuing on with their daily lives, as normal. Tarou’s counselor decides to visit his home, to meet his parents where he notices something weird about his mother. Later the guys have another out-of-body experience, into the unseen world.

star 8.94
49 votes
Bound Girl

#13 - Bound Girl

Hell Girl Season 1 - Episode 18

Miki Kawakami finds herself and her dogs enslaved by a rich and evil women called Meiko Shimono because Miki's two collies bit her. Miki called Ai Enma through the Hotline to Hell when Meiko killed her dogs. It appears that Meiki had killed her own parents as she desired their inheritance.

star 8.83
97 votes
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Two Requests

#14 - Two Requests

Date A Live Season 2 - Episode 3

The twin spirits, still trying to seduce Shido, start cuddling up to Shido completely naked in bed. The situation worsens when one of his teachers walks in on the mess. Later, Shido plans to seal the Yamai twins' powers without letting one of them win in an effort to avoid both the unpredictability of the loser and what would happen to the loser's personality. During their contest, they have Shido coat their backs in suntan lotion ending up turned on from the application. Later, the Yamai sisters team up with Shido to take on Tohka and Origami in a volleyball game in which the winner is the former's team. During the afternoon, Origami is ambushed by a strange mech-like being.

star 8.52
68 votes
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Flight of the Amazing Angel

#15 - Flight of the Amazing Angel

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 21

star 8.50
2 votes
Passionate Diving

#16 - Passionate Diving

Macross Delta Season 1 - Episode 13

The Windermerean attack continues and the fate of the inhabitants of Planet Ragna hangs in the balance.

star 8.45
20 votes
The Diva's Amazing Love

#17 - The Diva's Amazing Love

Kaleido Star Season 1 - Episode 15

An old love triangle resurfaces between Kalos, Sarah, and an old friend named Andy. After speaking with Kalos, Sarah is left crying after being told to be "no longer needed". Speaking with Sora, Sarah reveals an old picture of herself with Kalos and Andy, and she talks about the beginnings of Kaleido Stage and her reasons for staying the past 10 years. Despite Sora's plea, Kalos maintains his stoic decision in front of Andy. So, just as Sarah departs with Andy, Sora and friends executes a plan. In Kalos's office, Sora teases Kalos to reveal his true feelings, while Fool looks for evidence. In the meantime, the others bring Sarah to the stage, and she listens to Kalos's words via Sora's hidden microphone. With the truth revealed, Sora leaves Sarah and Kalos alone together.

star 8.25
4 votes
An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times

#18 - An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times

Kaleido Star Season 1 - Episode 8

Before a performance, Layla receives some roses from her father, who owns a large hotel chain. As much as Layla wants his audience presence, he often has a busy reason not to attend. After the performance, Kalos, Sora, and her friends are invited to Layla's father's party. Sora makes numerous interactions with Layla and her father, and she notices the distant relationship between the two, especially when guests are paid to attend Layla's birthday and her annual cancellation of the party. After speaking with Layla, Sora makes plans and actions to bring the father-daughter pair closer together. After a public birthday wish at a performance, Layla receives a note from her father, and she receives it heartfully, despite expressing feelings of humiliation to Sora.

star 8.25
4 votes
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The Amazing Mystery Star

#19 - The Amazing Mystery Star

Kaleido Star Season 1 - Episode 21

Sora and company are granted a contract with the marine park, on condition of more appearances by the masked performer as the featured attraction. However, unable to guarantee masked performer appearances, Sora disguises as the masked performer; however, the replacement performance ends as a flop. On the next day, Sora and company meet two children who sought their autographs, and this motivates Sora to perform. Prior to performance time, Mia devises a balloon themed performance, and as Sora does the rope jump, the masked performer arrives. For a better view, the two children climb a dangerous ladder. This prompts Sora and the masked performer to save them and amaze the audience in the process.

star 8.20
5 votes
A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors

#20 - A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors

Aquarion Season 3 - Episode 13

Members of the Verbalism Club unite to take a M.J.B.K. head-on! Afterwards, Akira encounters Sougon face-to-face!

star 8.00
2 votes
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The Amazing Passionate Rival

#21 - The Amazing Passionate Rival

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 5

star 8.00
3 votes
Amazing Training With Leon

#22 - Amazing Training With Leon

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 10

star 8.00
3 votes
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Home, Sweet Home

#23 - Home, Sweet Home

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Season 1 - Episode 7

Grick meets Nopht and Rhantolk, two Fairy soldiers charged with guarding the salvage expedition to the surface. Rhantolk ponders the meaning of her existence with regards to the presence of the Beasts. "I already consider you my kids, more or less."

star 7.58
40 votes
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Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down

#24 - Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down

Aquarion Season 3 - Episode 17

There can be no salvation if there is no threat, no enemy. A dangerous M.J.B.K. turns friend against friend - and, lost in his obsessive desire to become a savior, Akira Kaibuki might be willing to make an enemy of the world itself…

star 7.50
2 votes
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An Amazingly Humiliating Performance

#25 - An Amazingly Humiliating Performance

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 16

During the performance of Romeo and Juliet, Leon drags Sora into the performance when she is scattering flowers. To not confuse the audience, Sora competes with May, but as Sora leaves the stage, Leon again mistakes Sora as Sophie and chases her falling from the trapeze. To lift Sora's spirit, her friends throw her a performance in the Kid's Stage.

star 7.50
2 votes
A Blessed Name

#26 - A Blessed Name

Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 - Episode 7

Seeking three consecutive victories at the Spring Tennoushou, Mejiro McQueen's focus is only interrupted by the sudden withdrawal of Rice Shower, another top racer. Intuiting Mejiro McQueen's feelings on the matter, Tokai Teio tries to persuade Rice Shower to change her mind.

star 7.00
3 votes
Resound, A Dream for Me Alone

#27 - Resound, A Dream for Me Alone

Aquarion Season 3 - Episode 3

A young, new member joins the Verbalism Club with high hopes, but something is amiss!

star 6.80
5 votes
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It Will Not End! Aquarion Logos

#28 - It Will Not End! Aquarion Logos

Aquarion Season 3 - Episode 26

Akira and Subete battle it out to save the world, and a new legend unfolds before everyone's eyes. Special Ending after credits.

star 5.50
2 votes
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