The Best Episodes Directed by Hideki Okamoto

I Want to Charm the Successor

#1 - I Want to Charm the Successor

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 9

Rin invites Ikuto to help her with a construction project, hoping to use this opportunity to impress him as well, though she is oblivious to the fact that Ikuto has no trouble recognizing her feminine qualities. During the project, Mikoto who fancies Rin repeatedly tries to hurt Ikuto as he gets closer to Rin. Ikuto gets worked up when Mikoto challenges him to a duel to see who is better at building. The house gets completed quickly with their hard work. Meanwhile, Suzu, having observed the interaction between Rin and Ikuto, is starting to see what it means to fall in love with someone.

star 9.88
32 votes
Let's Have A Match, Ninja

#2 - Let's Have A Match, Ninja

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 18

Shinobu, one of three sisters that is a ninja, receives a notice that there is a strong swordsman back in the village where she came from named IKUTO. The rumors that she heard is that he made a 100 dolls just by cutting a tree, can cut a rock with a wooden sword, and that he can depart a waterfall with one strike. She also heard that he beat North Leader so she heads out to fight him. Ikuto and Suzu find Shinobu on their way out and take her back to their house to feed her. Shinobu then declares that she will not leave his side until he fights with her. Finally it goes so far that a jealous Suzu tells Ikuto to accept her challenge. The battle begins and the two nearly equal. Shinobu is fast but Ikuto had proper techniques. Shinobu trips and Ikuto goes to catch her but his hands touch her breasts. Shinobu is in shock and can't walk or stand up. Ikuto wins the fight just with the touch.

star 9.88
32 votes
Being Deceived, Ponpoko

#3 - Being Deceived, Ponpoko

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 21

Ayane is out searching for her sister and Ayane thinks that Machi is with Ikuto. We then find out that Machi was hiding in the bushes. She walks into a statue and knocks a seal off of the statue and a 2-tailed shape shifting raccoon appears. Machi is then in search for the 2 tailed raccoon so that she can seal it back up. The only feature that gives away is its belly button is bulged out and has a white X on it. Suzu and the others help trying to find it. When Suzu and Machi are sitting with Ikuto Suzu keeps saying it is impossible and Ikuto keeps agreeing that it is impossible(?). Suzu then grabs Ikuto and says that they have the 2-tailed raccoon captured. They seal up that raccoon for another one thousand years.

star 9.81
32 votes
Springing Out, Airan Island

#4 - Springing Out, Airan Island

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 26

Ikuto and Suzu arrive on a small nearby island to the cave and gate where the Sea Dragon God sleeps, in which the dragon can send Ikuto off the island and to find his sister Misaki. After finding his sister, he makes the decision to go back to the island much to her dismay. Upon his return, he is welcomed by all the girls on the island and Obaba informs Ikuto that he will have to go through another tournament that would decide which of the girls on the island would be his bride. The story ends with Ikuto being chased by all of the girls on the island.

star 9.49
63 votes
Don't Search!!

#5 - Don't Search!!

Ah! My Buddha Season 1 - Episode 7

Master Devil, Hinata's pet, tries to jump from a bridge and kill himself, because Hinata only paid attention to a new kitten she rescued from dangerous dogs. Hinata and Ikkou manages to convince Master Devil not to jump. The kitten was turned into a demon by 2 mysterious men. Hinata tries to awaken Ikkou by stripping herself, which fails. The rest of the gang arrives and Master Devil strips them of their clothing to awaken Ikkou to exorcise the demon in the kitten. The kitten is given away and Hinata's relationship with Master Devil has been improved.

star 9.00
84 votes
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The Hot Spring is Warm

#6 - The Hot Spring is Warm

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 6

During an earthquake, the hot spring that supplies bathwater to the entire island gets blocked and must be fixed. Ikuto initially goes to the source alone, but is soon accompanied by Suzu, Yukino, and Rin who help them in removing the dirt from the well. During this time, there is another earthquake and Ikuto and Suzu fall down into an underground cavern and get out by breaking the rock which sealed the hot springs thus escaping and the hot springs are filled again.

star 8.95
62 votes
Timing!

#7 - Timing!

Juden Chan Season 1 - Episode 2

Whilst trying to charge up some targets, Plug finds herself beaten to the punch by her colleague, Alesta. They then start to notice a lot of repeaters, people who have already been charged but have become depressed again. Plug goes to Sento for some advice, who says the simply charging them won't fix the cause of their problems.

star 8.93
89 votes
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Miracle on New Year's Eve

#8 - Miracle on New Year's Eve

Konohana Kitan Season 1 - Episode 12

The Konohanatei gang visit the shrine for New Year’s Eve. Yuzu gets lost again, but she makes some new friends as she tries to find her way home.

star 8.62
13 votes
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Invited by the Observer

#9 - Invited by the Observer

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 8

Ikuto and Suzu have been invited to Chikage's western-style home so that Chikage can secretly observe Ikuto since she has never had the chance to study a human male before. Chikage first dresses up in a maid uniform after referring to several books that have washed up on to the island over the years and then tries to make western-style food, but is unfamiliar with the entrees, so has trouble pleasing Ikuto's stomach; she finally makes curry rice, and Ikuto loves it. The next scene involves Ikuto taking a bath with Chikage's elephant maid Panako. Chikage spies on him without him knowing but is soon discovered when an accident happened. Later, Suzu consults Ikuto about why he can take a bath with Panako which is a female, but not her and Chikage.

star 8.52
62 votes
Search, Kuma Kuma

#10 - Search, Kuma Kuma

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 5

Kuma Kuma, Yukino's bear friend, goes missing and she starts to search for her with the help of Ikuto and Suzu. At first it is difficult since Ikuto cannot even differentiate between any of the bears, but then learns of a unique crescent-moon shaped marking on Kuma Kuma's chest and Ikuto draws a simple drawing of the bear to aide him in the search while Suzu helps in the search with Yukino's other animal friends.

star 8.50
62 votes
Wrapped in Mystery, Detective (Part Two)

#11 - Wrapped in Mystery, Detective (Part Two)

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 20

Beniyasha has succeeded in taking out the girls one by one, except for Rin and Machi who were distracted. Though none are hurt, his "attacks" cause many problems and nosebleeds for Ikuto. After a rooftop confrontation, Ikuto tries to chase after him. Unknown to everyone else, it was actually Chikage's mother in disguise. She and her daughter had a talk about him and how he could be the master of the next generation. This could mean the ninja clan that Chikage and her mother come from.

star 8.50
62 votes
The Rain is My Friend!

#12 - The Rain is My Friend!

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 10

A rainy day means that everyone on the island can take a day off. However, Ikuto cannot sit still for long since he is used to going to work regardless of the weather outside. Ikuto notices how Suzu's personality has changed, and finally finds out that rainy days remind Suzu of her now dead mother. Later, Suzu's friends decide to pay Suzu a visit as they often do during rainy days. Together with Ikuto, they provide Suzu with much-appreciated company.

star 8.49
61 votes
Trying to Improve, Mei Mei

#13 - Trying to Improve, Mei Mei

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 15

Ikuto and Suzu turn an old waterwheel house into Mei Mei and Tohna's new house. Mei Mei, due to her chronic shyness, is having difficulty interacting with the island's other residents. Ikuto and Suzu attempt to cheer her up and help her adapt. Ayane later arrives and gives Mei Mei a 'pep talk'. During the conversation she notices Tohna and seems to show a puzzling recognition of him. However, when Ayane realizes Tohna is a Kappa, she takes off screaming. Tohna believing that Ayane has seen other kappa before pursues her. This leads to a high-speed pursuit around the island. Mei Mei sees that Ayane is about to run over a cliff and uses her acrobatic skills to stop her. The group later learns that Machi would dress up like a kappa to scare Ayane, causing her phobia. Several of the others arrive to cheer up Mei Mei, and the shy girl thanks them all and promises to do better.

star 8.49
61 votes
Taking Ice to Ease the Fever

#14 - Taking Ice to Ease the Fever

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 11

Ikuto wakes up to find that Suzu has a fever. He is told by her grandmother to get ice, but finds out that all the island's stored ice has been eaten by Kuma-Kuma, Kamo-Kamo, and Kagami (Yukino's mother). Thus, he has to go to the island's mountain Mt. Fuji to get some. After going all the way up the mountain and back again in one day, he finds that Suzu is completely recovered, but he himself has a fever from the changes in temperature and fatigue.

star 8.48
62 votes
It is Delicious, Bride Training

#15 - It is Delicious, Bride Training

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 12

Machi gets scolded by Ayane for not being able to cook, and that a bride needs to know how to cook. Thus, Machi spends the day learning how to cook from Rin. Afterwards, she invites Ikuto and Suzu for dinner, though as Ikuto and Suzu arrive at the gates, a weak Rin warns them not to eat her food before passing out. The two run for their lives before being captured by Machi's Shikigamis. She soon forces them to eat dinner which, despite the bad look, is delicious, but the drawback is she prepared so much that they eventually pass out from stomach pains.

star 8.48
62 votes
I Want to Meet You, Ikuto

#16 - I Want to Meet You, Ikuto

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 13

It's Tonkatsu's birthday and Suzu is preparing tofu. Later she and Ayane discover a photo which they believe is Ikuto's "lover" from his world. When Ikuto is discovered staring out at sea Ayane and the others all dress up to charm him. Suzu discovers that he has planned to leave the island and goes after Ikuto. He then tells her that it is his sister's birthday and that he was going to send a letter to her. Ikuto then helps Suzu with the tofu and everyone came to help celebrate Tonkatsu's birthday. During the end credits, a song by Tonkatsu replaces the usual ending theme, consisting only of "Pu"s. After the credits, Suzu helps Ikuto send off the letter in a bottle by encouraging him to throw it past the whirpools. Upon success, their relationship becomes noticeably stronger.

star 8.48
62 votes
Let's Get the Territory Back, Leader

#17 - Let's Get the Territory Back, Leader

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 16

When the South Leader comes into the West Leader's territory to deliver a message to the West Leader, he tells Suzu and Ikuto that the East leader had gotten beaten. They are all in shock. The former East Leader goes to get revenge but sees Mei Mei and falls in love with her and says that the rematch does not matter. Then the former North Leader shows up and stops the former East Leader from running away. Suzu and Ikuto find out from the former North Leader that Mei Mei is the new North Leader and must return to the Northern Forest. However Ikuto will not let the former North Leader take her there so he decides to fight him. Ikuto gets beaten up through most of the fight and Suzu and Mei Mei try to either end the fight or try to fight the former North Leader, but Ikuto does not let them. Ikuto gets some assistance from a shadowy figure and wins the fight. Come to find out it was one of the new Leaders, which looks like a chicken, and the former North Leader returns to the Northern Forest.

star 8.48
62 votes
Changing, Magic

#18 - Changing, Magic

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 17

Chikage found a magic book and decided to use the spell locked in it. One morning Ikuto woke up and saw Suzu as a cat while Ikuto was a dog. Ikuto finally figure it out that humans turned into animals while the animals turned into humans. Along the way they meet their friends that turned into animals. They found out that it was Chikage who was responsible. Before Chikage attempts to demonstrate her magic on a hapless Ikuto, Panako, who was turned into a human, appears. Still maintaining her elephantine strength, Panako throws a huge rock at Chikage because she broke a promise to Panako, destroying the book and returning everyone to normal. Because Ikuto was rendered unconscious through part of the ordeal, upon waking up, he thought it everything that happened was a dream.

star 8.48
62 votes
Wrapped in Mystery, Detective (Part One)

#19 - Wrapped in Mystery, Detective (Part One)

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 19

Ikuto and Suzu are invited to a hotspring resort. They are greeted by Sakuya, a mechanical doll built 130 years ago. Soon the others arrive and begin to start a competition for bathing with Ikuto. Suddenly, the masked fiend Beniyasha appears. Who is this masked man?

star 8.48
62 votes
Bring Me Along, Elementary School

#20 - Bring Me Along, Elementary School

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 23

Suzu hates studying so much that she runs away from the school building or away for even mentioning school or studying. Ikuto and all the others come up with a plan to lure her there so that she can study with them. When they all arrive she runs away again and Ikuto runs after her to say come back and give it a try. When Ikuto throws Tonkatsu at Suzu to stop her; she dodges it and falls on Ikuto's face and he plays dead until she starts to walk by and he grabs her foot. Ikuto takes off her boot and tickles Suzu's foot until she gives up and agrees to go back with him. She ends up finding out that he is a teacher and she gets excited. After the credits Suzu and Ikuto are going over numbers multiplied by two. When she gets "9*2=18", Ikuto says good job and gives her his portion of her favorite food.

star 8.48
62 votes
Being Forged, Petty One

#21 - Being Forged, Petty One

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 25

Suzu and Ikuto search for a key that would open a special gate to a Sea Dragon God, but the leaders of the North, South, East and West try to intervene on Ikuto's quest for the key.

star 8.48
62 votes
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Nyan is My Master / I Want to Look at the Sakura

#22 - Nyan is My Master / I Want to Look at the Sakura

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 7

This episode contains two separate stories. The first has the cat lord asking Ikuto and Suzu for assistance in their contest to decide who should be the next lord of the surrounding area, the cats or the dogs. They must paint mustaches onto the dog lord so the cat lord can rule. In the second story, Ikuto goes with his friends to go see the a sakura tree in bloom. On the way he experiences hardships that he does not want to endure.

star 8.47
62 votes
Being Discovered, Blue Bird

#23 - Being Discovered, Blue Bird

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 22

Yukino is walking home from the forest and sees the mysterious blue bird that is mentioned in a fairy tale. Yukino see Suzu and drags her along to go find the mysterious blue bird. They end up not finding it, but finding another bird that has never been seen before. The bird is small and a gray color (this is the blue birds other form). They chase the bird and end up falling into a cave and can't climb out. Suzu gets injured on the fall. Ikuto goes in search for Suzu and Yukino. While Ikuto is out searching for them it starts raining; then all of a sudden Ikuto hears his name being called and stops. The blue bird appears and takes him to Suzu and Yukino. Rin, Ikuto and others help get them out of the cave. Ikuto thanks them and then Suzu and Ikuto start home. Ikuto then finds out that Suzu is hurt and gets mad at her; however, Ikuto says that Suzu is his family on the island and Suzu becomes extremely happy. Ikuto ends up carrying her on his back.

star 8.47
62 votes
Drifted Away, Message Bottle

#24 - Drifted Away, Message Bottle

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 24

While Suzu was collecting seaweed by the coast, a bottle drifts ashore. Upon looking at it, she immediately presumed that it was the bottle that Ikuto had sent to his sister Misaki. She came back home to show it to Ikuto, and while reading the letter, it read that his sister went off to the sea to try to find Ikuto, but has gotten lost; therefore, Ikuto, Suzu and the other girls attempt different ways to get Ikuto out of the island to find Misaki.

star 8.44
63 votes
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Be Useful, Freeloader

#25 - Be Useful, Freeloader

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 3

Ikuto is confident that he can do many of the daily chores the girls do everyday. Unfortunately Ikuto does not have the strength to lift vegetables (that are big in size but normal for the people on the island) the other girls can lift which leads him to depression. When Rin is eventually chased by Yukino, he saves her gaining Suzu and Rin's respect.

star 8.00
92 votes
Run and Escape, Oneesama / Be Surprised, Evil Spirit

#26 - Run and Escape, Oneesama / Be Surprised, Evil Spirit

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 4

This episode contains two separate stories. The first centers around Ayane accidentally eating her older sister's food and Ayane runs from her in fear of her sister's wrath. Machi bribes Suzu with her mother's homemade sweets and gets her to chase after Ayane while Ikuto comes along. In the second part, Suzu breaks a small statue and an evil spirit comes after her, of which she is deathly terrified. In the end it turns out to be a harmless spirit, though Ikuto does not believe it to be a spirit at all.

star 7.99
92 votes
Being Chased After, Bridegroom

#27 - Being Chased After, Bridegroom

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 2

Obaba sets up a tournament to decide who will become Ikuto's bride. The tournament is simple: The first one to touch Ikuto is the winner; the other two conditions are that the Eastern Forest is off limits and the contest ends at sunset if no winner has been decided. While initially confident, Ikuto quickly discovers he is in a lot of trouble, and Suzu helps him out most of the way.

star 7.91
94 votes
Drifted to Paradise?!

#28 - Drifted to Paradise?!

Nagasarete Airantou Season 1 - Episode 1

Ikuto Tōhōin goes overboard on a ship and washes up on an island completely inhabited by women. After meeting one of the girls, Suzu, Ikuto gets ambushed by several other girls who want him as their partner, and they will try anything to obtain him. Eventually, Ikuto tries to leave the island, but discovers the island is surrounded by whirlpools, and thus it is impossible to leave the island.

star 7.88
98 votes
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The Uprising of the Monsters

#29 - The Uprising of the Monsters

One-Punch Man Season 2 - Episode 6

The Super Fight tournament kicks off while Genos takes on multiple monsters who have appeared in City C. Elsewhere, countless monsters are wreaking havoc in multiple areas, but the Hero Association is being overwhelmed by the sheer number of threats.

star 7.70
670 votes
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Fox, Twilight, Milky Way

#30 - Fox, Twilight, Milky Way

Inari Kon Kon Season 1 - Episode 9

Inari realizes she didn't quite follow through on a favor for a classmate and has to deal with the repercussions, while Uka must cope with the fallout of having such a close mortal friend. Will the two be reunited, and at what cost?

star 7.67
12 votes
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Ordeals, Secrets, Amaterasu

#31 - Ordeals, Secrets, Amaterasu

Inari Kon Kon Season 1 - Episode 2

Inari finds a way to spend quality time with her crush after he stays home from school. Amaterasu Ohmikami summons her and Uka to the Celestial Plains, where Inari is tested--and failure means both of their lives will never be the same.

star 7.55
20 votes
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Sakuya Konohana

#32 - Sakuya Konohana

Konohana Kitan Season 1 - Episode 1

Yuzu is the new live-in employee at Konohanatei, a hot spring hotel run by fox girls. It's tough work, but she makes new friends, and gets plenty of help adjusting.

star 7.27
22 votes
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Everything Starts Now

#33 - Everything Starts Now

His and Her Circumstances Season 1 - Episode 10

What with the girls in her class despising her, and yet another old friend of Arima's, Shibahime Tsubasa, giving her the evil eye as well, Yukino is hemmed in on all sides. With no intention of giving into these assaults, however, she instead spends carefree days with Arima and Asaba. She even turns aside Shibaki's escalating attacks as if they were mere jokes. Hearing all of this, Tsubaki, a friend of Shibahime's, joins Aya and Rika in declaring their friendship for Yukino, thus abruptly drawing her into their group.

star 6.41
39 votes
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14 Days/3

#34 - 14 Days/3

His and Her Circumstances Season 1 - Episode 21

Tonami asks Yukino not to tell Tsubaki and company that he went to school with Tsubaki. Yukino and Maho turn up their noses at Aya's suggestion that they do a play for the school festival, but read the script anyway. Yukino's reaction is something else.

star 6.24
37 votes
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