The Best Episodes Directed by Hideki Tachibana

Culture Fest, Second Year

#1 - Culture Fest, Second Year

Azumanga Daioh Season 1 - Episode 16

76 - Combination It's time for the Culture Fest again. But, with last year's theme being such a big hit, how are the girls going to top it? 77 - Epiphany The girls finally decide on a theme. Plus, Chiyo feels the pressure! 78 - Cute The Culture Fest begins. Plus, Chiyo suits up! 79 - Ordering Nyamo drops in for some coffee. Kimura drops in for something else entirely. 80 - Advertising Reach Chiyo and Osaka take a break to enjoy the Culture Fest.

star 9.25
71 votes
AIM Burst

#2 - AIM Burst

A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1 - Episode 12

As Mikoto fights the strange creature, who can regenerate and grow bigger, the Level Upper victims starts spasming. Mikoto and Kazari learn from Harumi that the creature, known as AIM Burst, is made from AIM diffusion fields, formed from thousands of negative thoughts. She instructs Kazari to use the program she gave her to uninstall the Level Upper. Mikoto fights against AIM Burst to prevent if from reacing a nuclear facility, whilst the remaining AntiSkill help Kazari get where she needs to go. Kazari plays the program throughout the city, calming down the victims and stopping AIM Burst's regenerative ability letting Mikoto do some damage. She then starts hearing the thoughts of the victims and uses her railgun to destroy its core. With AIM Burst defeated, Ruiko and the other Level Upper victims regain consciousness, albeit without their enhanced powers.

star 9.08
159 votes
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Urban Legends

#3 - Urban Legends

A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1 - Episode 4

While the girls are discussing about urban legends, Mikoto isn’t impressed about Ruiko’s story about a woman who takes off her clothes in public, but takes an interest in a story about an ability that can cancels out other abilities. The story reminds her of her first meeting Tōma, when he tried to saved her from a group of thugs who were harassing her. At first she was impressed as he was the only one who tried to help, but she quickly got angry when he unintentionally insulted her and shocked everyone around her. To her surprise, her powers was ineffective against Tōma. Just as she was done thinking about it, Mikoto encounters Tōma giving directions to a woman. The woman randomly starts to take off her shirt in public because it’s hot and Tōma is mistakenly labelled a pervert by the crowd, forcing him to run away whilst Mikoto is left to deal with her. As Mikoto and the woman are resting at an outdoor cafe, Mikoto realizes the later is the infamous 'Undressing Woman' that Saten talk about. She later introduces herself to Mikoto as a researcher on Cerebral physiology and AIM (An Involuntary Movement), which Mikoto asks questions concerning about Tōma powers but the former has never heard an ability that can cancels out other abilities before. Meanwhile, after learning Mikoto met the 'Undressing Woman', the girls decide to rile up Kuroko by telling her about a curse that happens to girls who meet her. As Mikoto cleans the researcher skirt that was stained by ice cream inside the bathroom, she asks Mikoto to thank Tōma for helping her and concludes Mikoto might have feelings for Tōma from the way she talks about him, even labeling her as a tsundere. After she helps the researcher find her car, Mikoto encounters Tōma yet again and challenges him to a fight for leaving her with the researcher. As they battle near an embankment, Mikoto launches a direct electric shock which he manages to stop. She then creates a Chainsword by electro magnetizing the Iron

star 8.88
169 votes
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The Day Love Died

#4 - The Day Love Died

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 9

When Amo catches wind of the little setup Satori did to Nomura, Amo challenges her. As the fight begins, Satori realizes that she's in way over her head.

star 7.79
33 votes
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The Love-Crazed Blade, Warabi Hanasaka

#5 - The Love-Crazed Blade, Warabi Hanasaka

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 5

Warabi seeks revenge against Nomura, and she won't stop: even if it means going against Rin and Mary.

star 7.77
26 votes
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The Terrifying Blade, Tsukuyo Inaba

#6 - The Terrifying Blade, Tsukuyo Inaba

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 10

Satori and Amou's fight continues on the school's rooftop. Meanwhile, Nomura is challenged by Inaba in the courtyard.

star 7.72
29 votes
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Osaka's Day

#7 - Osaka's Day

Azumanga Daioh Season 1 - Episode 2

6, "Osaka Today As Well" We learn more about Ayumu (now known as "Osaka") and her unfortunate habit of spacing out at inopportune moments. 7, "P.E. - Volleyball" During Kurosawa-sensei's gym class, we see how athletic (and unathletic) the girls can be. 8, "Hiccups" After sampling some of Yomi's spicy lunch, Osaka gets a bad case of the hiccups. 9, "The Brain..." Hours have passed, school is over, and Osaka's hiccups still have not gone away! The girls do everything they can to help her, but can the cure be worse than the disease? 10, "Brand New" We get a small glimpse into Osaka's imagination, where anything can happen, and reality as we know it ceases to exist.

star 7.70
115 votes
The Girls' Machiavellism

#8 - The Girls' Machiavellism

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 12

As the battle continues, Nomura doesn't hold back, and someone seems to have a personal interest in the fight.

star 7.59
27 votes
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His and Crossdressing Her Circumstances

#9 - His and Crossdressing Her Circumstances

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 8

Nomura is finally freed from Satori's grasp. With some help from the other swords, Rin and Nomura are able to open up to each other.

star 7.58
26 votes
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The Dubious Sword, Satori Tamaba

#10 - The Dubious Sword, Satori Tamaba

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 7

Satori sets her eyes on Nomura and isn't ready to let him off easily. In the meantime, Nomura tries to find a way out of Satori's clutches.

star 7.57
30 votes
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The Warabinpics are Starting!

#11 - The Warabinpics are Starting!

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 4

Rin and Mary have their eyes set on Nomura and are fighting for his affection. The only thing Warabi wants to do is take down Nomura!

star 7.46
28 votes
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Notes on a Scandal

#12 - Notes on a Scandal

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 6

Mary and Rin don't hold back in their battle against Nomura. In the meantime, Warabi has her own plans to set in motion.

star 7.46
26 votes
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Amid Enemies

#13 - Amid Enemies

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 4

Ibuki goes to speak with the Kouran forces in hopes of a peaceful resolution. Little does he know of the intentions of those around him.

star 7.36
14 votes
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The Magic Bullet I'll Always Remember

#14 - The Magic Bullet I'll Always Remember

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 11

Amou and Nomura's fight bring back memories of their past. Meanwhile, the girls are starting to put together the mystery that is Amou.

star 7.24
29 votes
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Three as One

#15 - Three as One

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 3

The representatives from each country come together to form the combined expedition. Their first mission - to meet one known as the Undead Merchant.

star 7.20
20 votes
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Narrow Escape From Death

#16 - Narrow Escape From Death

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 10

Ulrika stands in support of Sweallow's decision to go after Ibuki. She offers to secure a special weapon which Lou shows a keen interest in.

star 7.10
10 votes
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In a Fog

#17 - In a Fog

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 5

Trusting in Red Dragon's message, Ibuki heads to Ogani Volcano where there is rumor of the dead rising. There, Ibuki meets General Gakusho, but...

star 7.00
15 votes
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Winding

#18 - Winding

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 9

After learning of Inori's power and the madness residing within her, Ibuki decides to follow her, but first he approaches Mashiro for a conclusion.

star 7.00
12 votes
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One Chance in a Million

#19 - One Chance in a Million

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 12

With Red Dragon under the control of Inori, Ibuki is now faced with a decision of who he must sacrifice. With resolve, Ibuki calls out the name...

star 7.00
15 votes
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Ups and Downs in Life

#20 - Ups and Downs in Life

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 7

From youth, Sweallow Clazzvali was cursed with a power that brings any tool he uses to ruin. Now, he will use this power to help his allies in need.

star 6.92
13 votes
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Six Paths of Transmigration

#21 - Six Paths of Transmigration

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 6

Ibuki overcomes his sorrow for Gakusho and moves on towards Ogani Volcano. There they find Izun and a potential lead to Red Dragon - his claw.

star 6.91
11 votes
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Pandemonium

#22 - Pandemonium

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 11

Ibuki arrives into Shuka to meet Agito where he is told to kill Inori. Knowing the truth, Inori's wrath and madness brings about Red Dragon.

star 6.64
14 votes
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All I Wanted to Hear Was That Little Thing

#23 - All I Wanted to Hear Was That Little Thing

Honey and Clover Season 1 - Episode 13

Takemoto later announced the news about Morita leaving to Los Angeles to Hagu and the rest. Later, they all went to Morita's room, since the door was destroyed by Kaoru. Takemoto asked Hagu whether or not she wants Morita to return, but her stern and straightforward answer before was really hurting him. The story mainly talked about Yamada and her feelings later on. To save money, Mayama asked Yamada to help making some artwork for his firm's project. Takemoto, seeing Hagu all fired up creating her latest work, reminded him of Morita's dedication in his work. Yamada invites Hagu along with the gang to the fireworks display that will be taking place that evening. Both Hagu and Yamada choose their yukatas for the event. Later that evening, Yamada, being conscious with her look, revealed that she just wanted Mayama to compliment her on her yukata.

star 6.45
38 votes
Perfect Serenity

#24 - Perfect Serenity

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 8

Inori greets Ibuki with another unexpected person - Mashiro, who Ibuki killed. Despite Ibuki's joy, Eykha has doubts and decides to investigate.

star 6.38
13 votes
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The Magnificent Blade, Rin Onigawara

#25 - The Magnificent Blade, Rin Onigawara

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 1

Normura is transferred to a new school, and the Supreme Five Swords are more than ready to give him the welcoming tour.

star 6.15
67 votes
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Kill One, Save Many

#26 - Kill One, Save Many

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 1

A young boy by the name of Ibuki faces fate, as he comes in contact with the terrifying Red Dragon. The epic tale of Ibuki and Red Dragon has begun.

star 5.84
69 votes
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Antinomy

#27 - Antinomy

Chaos Dragon Season 1 - Episode 2

After Ibuki gains insight into the equivalent exchange required to wield Red Dragon’s power, Kai makes an extraordinary gesture of friendship.

star 5.81
53 votes
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The Chastity Dorm Riot

#28 - The Chastity Dorm Riot

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 2

The Junior Five Swords take it upon themselves to get revenge on Nomura. Meanwhile, Rin gets an unexpected visit.

star 5.07
57 votes
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The Fair Sword, Mary Kikakujo

#29 - The Fair Sword, Mary Kikakujo

Armed Girl's Machiavellism Season 1 - Episode 3

Nomura gets on Mary's bad side after messing with Choka. Meanwhile, Rin is trying to get her own revenge.

star 4.96
57 votes
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