The Best Episodes Directed by Hideki Tachibana
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.