The BEST episodes directed by Ejima Yasuo

31 votes

#1 - Maria

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 4 - Episode 10

Shiori fixed a tape recorder for Yukiji then tells her days as a student at Hakuō Academy. 7 years ago, when Maria was the student council president, Shiori amazed how academic and cute Maria is, so she shows her camera photos of her growth…but Maria breaks it like it was an accident. In the end, it seems Maria refuses to expose any of her cute traits. At the Sanzenin Mansion, Maria discovers a love letter for Hayate; however, he wants to turn it down then Nagi returns a strict reply to the sender; a second later, the sender replies a horror letter to Hayate which now scares him. Nagi devises Hayate and Maria to go on a fake date in order to drive away the sender. The sender is revealed to be Linn and he gets enrage of seeing Hayate dating Maria. Hayate and Maria follow Nagi's script by trying on different clothes even though it's embarrassing, with Ayumu and Hinagiku following them thinking their date is real. Last, Hayate and Maria go to an aquarium, as Linn tries to get involve with the maid, but fails. Then they run into Ayumu and Hinagiku and they ask if they're really dating, and respond it's just their imagination. At sundown, Maria hopes she'll find a boyfriend like Hayate someday. The episode ends showing a phone ringing.

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White Gate Keeper
36 votes

#2 - White Gate Keeper

Genshiken - Season 3 - Episode 9

Ogiue decided to collaborate with Hado. She was doing well, albeit little by little. On the other hand, Yajima and Yoshitake also decided to make a work, but is it four frames, Sengoku, or science fiction? It seems that the discussion cannot be settled due to the direction and content. Without feeling like that, Ohno works with Tanaka to prepare cosplay costumes. Meanwhile, Saki also comes to the school festival and makes us feel a turbulence. And on that day. The school festival begins with each thought.

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The Daughter of the Demon Lord Will Be Working at the Convenience Store
108 votes

#3 - The Daughter of the Demon Lord Will Be Working at the Convenience Store

I Couldn't Become a Hero, so I Reluctantly Decided To Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 4

The convenience store next door, Lawson, need some temporary staff for the day, Fino is chosen but Raul don't think she can handle it. With Fino's absence, an awkward situation is developing between Raul and Nova while waiting for customers. Meanwhile with Elsa's help, Fino make great progress in customer service training.

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Desperate Escape
83 votes

#4 - Desperate Escape

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hyuga stays behind deflecting the attacks of Kongou's fleet to buy time for Iona and the others to escape. Before leaving Iwo Jima, Gunzō asks for Takao's help and she agrees to join his side. Unwilling to listen to Hyuga's words, Kongou fires her Super Gravity Cannon at her but fails to destroy her and taking advantage of her getting exausted, orders Maya to fires her own cannon but Takao appears in the nick of time to block Maya's shot. Believing that Hyuga and Takao are just covering the I-401's escape, Kongou tracks her down and gives chase, refusing to slow down even after falling into a minefield left by Hyuga to help Iona escape. Iona tries to reason with Kongou with no success and when the battleship attempts to fire her Super Gravity Cannon underwater to sink her, Hyuga manages to hack into Kongou's systems to have her lose control for time enough to Iona and Gunzō to escape. Takao then reveals to Kongou that instead of Takao, the true decoy was Iona herself, while the vibration warhead, Makie, her friends and the rest of the I-401's crew were safely hidden aboard her and she returns to pick up Hyuga to rendevous with Iona and Gunzō, who despite escaping from Kongou's grasp, are ambushed by I-400 and I-402 and apparently sunk by them.

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The Color of His Soul Will Be Forever...
67 votes

#5 - The Color of His Soul Will Be Forever...

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mikage, controlled by Ayanami, is still fighting Teito while Frau is on his way.

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The Justice of Those Who Lack Love Is... Oh Heart That Is Stolen By Darkness, Forever...
65 votes

#6 - The Justice of Those Who Lack Love Is... Oh Heart That Is Stolen By Darkness, Forever...

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 24

Ayanami appears in front of Teito and Teito wonders if Ayanami is just an illusion like before.

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The Summit's Flower
66 votes

#7 - The Summit's Flower

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere - Season 1 - Episode 9

The time for talking is over. Blades are unsheathed and ready to strike, as both sides decide that a quicker solution to the Horizon problem must be reached. As both the Testament Union and the Musashi representatives prepare for the worst, new information is revealed that can potentially change everything.

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The One-Sided, Yet Never Dying Love Finds Itself...
95 votes

#8 - The One-Sided, Yet Never Dying Love Finds Itself...

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 19

Castor uses Kuroyuri to speak with Ayanami.

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The Neko-Karasu Reunion
183 votes

#9 - The Neko-Karasu Reunion

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Nekoma and Karasuno begin their match with Kageyama and Hinata connecting on a quick attack that gives Karasuno the 1-0 lead. Nekoma realizes they're up against a genius setter, so they decide to start marking Hinata. Hinata's blocker gets used to his speed and feints and begins to start blocking his shots, allowing Nekoma to win the first set 25-22. However Kageyama uses the opportunity to teach Hinata how to do a straight attack and how to use his eyes to find the holes in the opponents defense. Hinata ends up managing to change his spike path in mid-air during set 2. It ends up going long, but Hinata realizes he has a new dangerous weapon to go along with his quick attack if he can master it.

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The Two Amazing Demons
4 votes

#10 - The Two Amazing Demons

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 11

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Leon's Amazing Past
3 votes

#11 - Leon's Amazing Past

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 19

The Kaleido gang goes to France on contract to perform for a circus. Knowing that Sora focuses on smiles, May thinks it is important that she smiles to gain Sora's brilliance. Having gone there early, Rosetta gets Leon's old coach to train her. The coach shares with the gang Leon and Sophie's training for the Angel's Maneuver. He intensely trains Leon thinking that the maneuver requires a strong partner, but upon realizing that the female must have a natural talent for balance, he begins to give Sophie intense training. To become an angel, there must a demon. Sophie also wants to learn the maneuver in order to unite the audience and the star, the same belief as Sora's. Rosetta is able to perform the trapeze as the princess while May is the villain and Sora is the prince. Again, Sora's brilliance to perform for the audience brings out May's desire to perform better.

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To the Depths of the Earnest Prayer
98 votes

#12 - To the Depths of the Earnest Prayer

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 4

Teito talks with the old man, and tells him his wish to see Mikage.

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A Coward's Anxiety
212 votes

#13 - A Coward's Anxiety

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Kageyama and Hinata begin to get in sync. As Kageyama's sets start hitting Hinata's hands every time, Tsukishima is forced to change his tactics at blocking. This frees Ryuunosuke up on the other side, and the team of Kageyama, Hinata, and Ryuunosuke is able to rally and win the 3-on-3 first year match. With the win Kageyama and Hinata are acepted as official team members. Just then advisor Ittetsu Takeda arrives and says he has been able to arrange apractice match with Aoba Johsai. However there is one condition. Tobio Kageyama must act as the setter for the entire match.

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The Demon Lord's Resurrection
119 votes

#14 - The Demon Lord's Resurrection

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 1 - Episode 10

The night of the Demon Lord's resurrection arrives at long last. Rem finally reveals to Shera and Alicia that the Demon Lord Krebskulm's soul is sealed within her. Together, Diablo's party heads for Starfall Tower, where Edelgard awaits.

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Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze
116 votes

#15 - Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 4 - Episode 13

The person hiding in the mirror was Illuso from the Hitman Team. Fugo ends up being dragged into the mirror by Illuso's Stand, Man in the Mirror. Fugo then summons his own Stand, Purple Haze. Despite Giorno wanting to find Fugo, Abbacchio decides to go look for the key, since that was their mission. However, once Abbacchio finds the key, he also gets dragged into the mirror world...

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According to a God
44 votes

#16 - According to a God

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody - Season 1 - Episode 9

On their way to the class field trip, a mysterious young boy claiming to be a god appears before Ard, Ireena, and Ginny. After making a mysterious request, the god sends the three of them back into the ancient era when Varvatos was active. After deciding to try and gain an audience with Varvatos in order to change their situation, they encounter a woman fighting monsters in a field. Then a figure they all know very well appears before them...

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Maiden, Aflutter, Madder Red
13 votes

#17 - Maiden, Aflutter, Madder Red

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 7

Inari gets a juicy part in the class play, but something about it doesn't sit right with her. Uka is summoned to the Celestial Plains for a round of arranged dates with potential suitors. A confession of love may serve a dual purpose.

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Failure of a Climber
23 votes

#18 - Failure of a Climber

Iwakakeru -Sport Climbing Girls- - Season 1 - Episode 7

Konomi's impressive performance gives Hanamiya a real shot at victory. Can Jun follow up?

Idea 4
20 votes

#19 - Idea 4

Heaven's Design Team - Season 1 - Episode 4

"I managed to fly the horse." Kanamori is nominated by God and faces the challenges alone, but the retake hell that makes the designer cry, saying "You can be free" and "Something is different"! What is the final plan that has been improved and improved ...!?

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Idea 10
14 votes

#20 - Idea 10

Heaven's Design Team - Season 1 - Episode 10

Somehow Shimoda stumbled into an underground kingdom. This kingdom is a land for "animals that create the perfect society", with their queen at the top. In this society, there are few physical differences, no aging, and the collective's happiness is prioritized over the individual's. It's too ideal a place, but there is a hidden truth about this system.

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0 votes

#21 - Kai

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 24

Aichi and friends return to their peaceful days after the battle against Asteroid. A few days later, Kai challenges Aichi to a fight at Card Capital.

The Last Delete End
0 votes

#22 - The Last Delete End

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 11 - Episode 8

Kouji Ibuki refuses to use the power of the Deletors with all of his heart. He decides to discard his deck and quit Vanguard, but Leon Soryu appears to try and stop him.

Welcome to Capital!!
0 votes

#23 - Welcome to Capital!!

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 12 - Episode 8

It's the day of the Halloween festival. The tournament runs smoothly, but Shinemon is bogged down with work as the manager. Then, Rive goes missing.

Gear Chronicle
0 votes

#24 - Gear Chronicle

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 12 - Episode 20

Shinemon is now a 4th-year university student. He's supposed to enter the deciding match with his teammates as representatives of Japan, but Rive starts using a new deck with a clan he has never seen before in the tournament.