The BEST episodes directed by Daisuke Tsukushi

The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Tending to Customers in a Swimsuit
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9.75
104 votes

#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.

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Two Mirrors: The Distant Adjoining Room
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9.70
68 votes

#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.

Two Mirrors: Beloved Kei-chan
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9.59
68 votes

#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...

I'm Sorry
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9.54
35 votes

#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.

To the Amazing Promised Place
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9.50
2 votes

#5 - To the Amazing Promised Place

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 25

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Say It Before You Regret It
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9.32
151 votes

#6 - Say It Before You Regret It

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 3

After failing to get Azusa to talk to him, Yōto confronts her former classmates over what happened. They had apparently teased her at her old school due to skipping it a lot, telling her their class was going on a field trip somewhere when they were actually going elsewhere, which led to her becoming distrustful of others. After hearing this, Yōto takes Azusa to the stony cat, telling her about his facade that she acquired and stating his sincere wish to become her true friend. After coming to understand his feelings, Azusa wishes on the stony cat, returning her facade to Yōto. Meanwhile, Tsukiko remembers a time when Yōto once gave her advice on how to get along with children. After showing Yōto a story presentation based on this encounter, which doesn’t ring a bell for him, Tsukiko explains that she doesn’t get along with Tsukushi and she believes she hates her.

Homura
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9.28
40 votes

#7 - Homura

Arata The Legend - Season 1 - Episode 7

Still living in Hinohara's place back in the modern world, Arata meets Kadowaki at school and decides to "play" with him. Meanwhile in Amawakuni, Kotoha injures her foot on the way to the Capital and the party is forced to take a break in a ruined village. Alone with Arata, Kotoha works up the courage to make an unexpected move...

Negentropy
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9.20
44 votes

#8 - 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.

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Buying Dreams
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9.17
34 votes

#9 - Buying Dreams

xxxHOLiC - Season 2 - Episode 4

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

Two Mirrors: Steam Hell, Inn on a Journey
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9.12
97 votes

#10 - 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.

Syntax Error
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9.04
45 votes

#11 - 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?

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Twilight Village
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9.00
96 votes

#12 - 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.

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Elemental Gelade of Light and Darkness
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9.00
30 votes

#13 - Elemental Gelade of Light and Darkness

Elemental Gelade - Season 1 - Episode 4

Escaping from Beazon and Parl, they are trapped by an army of giant beasts called Laguras. They find Parl being attacked by one of the beasts. Saving her, she explains she wishes to escape and she'll help them. She leads Coud and the others to the exit except she tricked them by leading them to Beazon.

O.B.E. Out of Body Experience
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8.94
49 votes

#14 - 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.

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Confession
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8.91
76 votes

#15 - 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.

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Pastillage Joins the Fight!
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8.91
66 votes

#16 - Pastillage Joins the Fight!

Dog Days - Season 2 - Episode 2

With one hero at each side, the special match between Biscotti and Gallete intensifies until the Pastillage army led by Couvert join the battle. After abducting Rebecca, Couvert has her forces confronting Shinku and Nanami's teams while she convinces Rebecca to join her side and be Pastillage's hero.

Bound Girl
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8.83
97 votes

#17 - 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.

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Flight of the Amazing Angel
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8.50
2 votes

#18 - Flight of the Amazing Angel

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 21

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Esnart Arts and Music Festival
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8.47
64 votes

#19 - Esnart Arts and Music Festival

Dog Days - Season 2 - Episode 8

Millhiore is invited to sing at the Esnart Art and Music Festival in Pastillage. Just before her performance, the princess and Rebecca are attacked by a rogue cat deity who tries to steal their jewels and Shinku leads a team to catch her before she causes more trouble.

Two Requests
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8.45
74 votes

#20 - 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.

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The Great General at Midnight
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8.41
16 votes

#21 - The Great General at Midnight

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 16

Lian Po gives his reasons for returning to the battlefield. A chance meeting in the dead of night could have a major impact on Xin's military career.

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Passionate Diving
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8.41
22 votes

#22 - 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.

The Diva's Amazing Love
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8.25
4 votes

#23 - 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.

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An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times
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8.25
4 votes

#24 - 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.

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The Amazing Mystery Star
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8.20
5 votes

#25 - 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.

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The Chariot Squadron's Menace
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8.05
18 votes

#26 - The Chariot Squadron's Menace

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 18

The battle heats up as Wei's forces bring out their trump card. This isn't going to be a fair fight--but luckily, Xin isn't looking for one.

A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors
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8.00
2 votes

#27 - 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!

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The Amazing Passionate Rival
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8.00
3 votes

#28 - The Amazing Passionate Rival

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 5

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Amazing Training With Leon
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8.00
3 votes

#29 - Amazing Training With Leon

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 10

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Acceptance into Hair Cuticle Academy/Boss Kujou's Assassination Case
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8.00
4 votes

#30 - Acceptance into Hair Cuticle Academy/Boss Kujou's Assassination Case

Cuticle Detective Inaba - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kei is accepted into a unique school, Soumei remembers the pups' youth, and the Don accepts a hitman contract.

The Rocky Fateful Encounter
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8.00
29 votes

#31 - The Rocky Fateful Encounter

Elemental Gelade - Season 1 - Episode 17

After landing on the new continent, Viro introduces herself to the group. Coud takes Viro along with them to where she wants to go after she is attacked by sailors. Ren becomes jealous of Coud and Viro's relationship and runs away while the group rests at an inn for the night, but she is attacked by Marl who is possessed by a Sting Raid.

The Strength of the Sword
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7.94
16 votes

#32 - The Strength of the Sword

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 14

His companions battered, Xin must rise to face the monstrous Lan Kai; in doing so he learns something of the true nature of the sword. Outside, Zheng's desperate fight is interrupted by the unwelcome arrival of the mysterious and powerful General Wang Yi.

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Hard Work and Talent
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7.86
22 votes

#33 - Hard Work and Talent

Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Kanto Bouldering Championship begins, and Nono's unusually down on her chances this time around.

Yeah. Keep Calm and Carry On.
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7.83
23 votes

#34 - Yeah. Keep Calm and Carry On.

AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue - Season 1 - Episode 5

The West Kyushu qualifiers for the National Flying Circus Championships have begun. Asuka's excited for her first-ever competitive match.

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I Refuse to Lose!
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7.80
15 votes

#35 - I Refuse to Lose!

AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue - Season 1 - Episode 11

The fall tournament begins. Will anyone be able to stop Inui from winning two in a row?

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The Bicycle
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7.60
15 votes

#36 - The Bicycle

Glasslip - Season 1 - Episode 7

Yanagi and Touko talk at the beach, when the glitter of the water triggers a "fragment of the future". Meanwhile, Hiro meets Sachi's mother for the first time while visiting her at the hospital. To add to Hiro's nervousness, Sachi introduces him to her mother as her boyfriend.

Home, Sweet Home
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7.57
44 votes

#37 - 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."

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Commission
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7.56
16 votes

#38 - Commission

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 25

Just as Qin is successfully waging war with one of its neighboring kingdoms, Han, another neighbor makes its own attack against Qin.

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Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down
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7.50
2 votes

#39 - 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…

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An Amazingly Humiliating Performance
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7.50
2 votes

#40 - 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.

For a Friend
star
7.48
29 votes

#41 - For a Friend

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Xin and Zheng, the King, entrust their escape to young Diao, who knows a secret way out of Heibei Village. Xin still blames Zheng for Piao's death, and even as this simmering conflict boils over, a new and deadly pursuer takes up the chase.

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On to Xianyang
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7.45
22 votes

#42 - On to Xianyang

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Zheng and Xin return to where Lord Changwen waits. They make ready to ride to the capital, but they'll need remarkable strategy to overcome the terrible odds. Meanwhile, in the capital, Jie Shi has raised a vast army to face the formidable Lu Buwei.

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The Cursed Prince
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7.24
17 votes

#43 - The Cursed Prince

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 7

Zheng tells Xiang about his days as a young hostage in Zhao, and about the unexpected people called upon to get him safely back to the Kingdom of Qin.

The Fei Xin Force on the Run
star
7.21
19 votes

#44 - The Fei Xin Force on the Run

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 32

The Fei Xin Force scatters, running deep into the mountains with Wan Ji in hot pursuit. This time they're on a self-assigned mission: protect their leader at all costs.

Love and Greed
star
7.03
30 votes

#45 - Love and Greed

Elemental Gelade - Season 1 - Episode 10

Coud and Ren react to defeat a gang of thugs who attempt to kidnap Lillia. As Coud searches for a job, one of the thugs who attacked them tips Coud about the fighting arena. Coud and Ren enter to make money while Cisqua enjoys the money she wins by betting.

A Blessed Name
star
7.00
3 votes

#46 - 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.

Resound, A Dream for Me Alone
star
6.80
5 votes

#47 - 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!

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It Will Not End! Aquarion Logos
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5.50
2 votes

#48 - 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.

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