The Best Episodes Directed by Hirofumi Ogura
#1 - A Smile, a Mask, and a Man with a Death Wish
Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra Season 1 - Episode 7
Norotei confronts Zatoh about his theft of Lumion's book and his suicidal tendencies. Zatoh tells her that she can have the book only if she can kill him. Meanwhile, Mirepoch learns that Zatoh maybe the monster who attacked the Library and dispatches Mince to investigate.
#2 - Machines That Pick Up Useless Habits Are Called People
Gintama Season 10 - Episode 6
The machines have done their part and left Earth's future in the hands of humanity. But Gengai's cannon has also painted a huge target on the Kabuki Distruct, and the Liberation Army immediately marches toward it.
#3 - Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys that Life Is Precious
Gintama Season 2 - Episode 16
Kagura's beetle was killed during a beetle fighting match. She tries to drag Gintoki and Shinpachi to go beetle hunting with her. That only succeeds when they know there is a high demand for the beetles - meaning they can make money of it. The trio encounters the Shinsengumi who also happens to be capturing beetles for reason unknown.
#4 - A Dog's Paws Smell Fragrant / Drive with a "Might" Attitude
Gintama Season 2 - Episode 23
Part 1 - Sadaharu is in "heat" and Yorozuya tries to find him a mate. Part 2 - Katsura attempts to take a driving lesson -- a "Might Happen" driving lesson, that is.
#5 - I Love Soccer
The Knight in the Area Season 1 - Episode 1
Kakeru Aizawa is the manager for his middle school soccer team and younger brother to soccer prodigy Suguru Aizawa. His childhood friend, Nana Mishima, returns from America and enrolls into his class. That night, Kakero secretly practices soccer at the park and is challenged to a match by a masked stranger. The next day, Suguru has Kakeru enter a soccer match for the chance to join the regulars as a forward.
#6 - Mom's Busy Too, So Quit Complaining About What's for Dinner
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 44
Katsura, along with the Yorozuya, goes to find Sarutobi Ayame to train them on ninja skills; in preparation for their Elizabeth rescue.
#7 - Perform a German Suplex on a Woman Who Asks If She or the Job Is More Important
Gintama Season 2 - Episode 38
Mitsuba is in bad condition due to her sickness; Sougo decides to go help Hijikata.
#8 - Don't Panic—There's a Return Policy! / I Told You to Pay Attention to the News!
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 29
Part 1 - An amanto goes around town to steal swords of value. Meanwhile Kagura steals Gintoki's wooden sword and tries to sell it. Part 2 - Space cockroaches terrorize the town.
#9 - Pets Resemble Their Owners
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 15
The group enters Sadaharu in a pet competition, with Katsura and his pet being their opponent.
#10 - People Who Say that Santa Doesn't Really Exist Actually Want to Believe in Him / Prayer Won't Make Your Worldly Desires Go Away! Control Yourself
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 37
Part 1 - Gintoki meets Santa and has to help him deliver gifts. Part 2 - Gintoki and Hattori fight over a year end double-issue of Jump (magazine).
#11 - If You're a Man, Try the Swordfish! / If You Go to Sleep with the Fan On You'll Get a Stomachache, So Be Careful
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 21
Part 1 - The group helps an amanto to protect his pond from developers. Part 2 - Gintoki goes all over town trying to find an electric fan replacement during a heatwave.
#12 - Guys With Big Nostrils Also Have Big Imaginations / You Never Accept a New Sentai Series at the Start, But By the Final Episode, You Don't Want It to End
Gintama Season 7 - Episode 9
Part 1 - Odd Jobs discuss ways to advertise themselves to attract new customers. Part 2 - Now that the previous four Devas have retired, the new leaders try to think of ways to make the Kabuki District less intimidating after being ranked the "least desirable place to live".
#13 - Keep an Eye on the Chief for the Day
Gintama Season 2 - Episode 7
Terakado Tsu (Otsu) goes to be one day chief of the Shinsengumi to improve its image.
#14 - H. Pylori/Antigenic Shift
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 4
An incident has occurred in the body! The Immune Cells rush to the scene and fight the cells infected by a virus. An Ordinary Cell observes this everyday scene with a bored look on his face and says to himself, "I want to heroically save somebody and have them say to me, 'Thank you for helping me.'" A group of mysterious bacteria appear in front of the Ordinary Cell and...
#15 - Bump
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 1
One day, while White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) is busy exterminating germs, he meets Backward Cap, a Platelet who wears her cap backwards. She is secretly training to become a stronger Platelet. However, a huge rumbling noise suddenly echoes inside of the body followed by violent shaking...
#16 - Cytokines
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 5
Ordinary Cell heads to the intestines with White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) to reunite the lactic acid bacteria with their friends, but they get separated from one of the bacteria on the way there. Ordinary Cell desperately searches for the lactic acid bacterium but is attacked by cells infected by a new virus!
#17 - Acquired Immunity/Peyer's Patch
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 2
Memory Cell sees a dream where the arrival of messengers from the outside signal the end of this world... As if his dream became reality, unidentified enemies enter the body! Does Memory Cell not only have the power to remember the past, but also predict the future now? Will this world be ruined as Memory Cell predicts?
#18 - A Life Without Gambling Is Like Sushi Without Wasabi
Gintama Season 1 - Episode 49
Gintoki and Hasegawa run into some gambling problems.
#19 - Dengue Fever/Acne
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 3
Toxic reaction found on the epidermis! Mast Cell does her job according to the manual, but complaints pour in from other cells that are annoyed by her actions. Mast Cell loses her cool and unleashes her rage... An incident occurs where an unknown entity breaks through a blood vessel and the blood cells get sucked away!
#20 - Harmful Bacteria
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 6
The antibody information of a cell has leaked. There is tension in the air after NK Cell makes a comment to White Blood Cell (Neutrophil). The journey to reunite the lactic acid bacteria with their friends takes the group to the large intestine. In the intestine, which has been irritated due to toxic gas being released by harmful bacteria, the group meets up with Memory T Cell who was formerly known as "Killer T Cell."
#21 - The People You Tend to Forget Tend to Show Up After You Forget Them
Gintama Season 5 - Episode 31
Katsura visit Yorozuya with a Elizabeth's placard to solve the mystery of Elizabeth's disappearance. But the investigation only reveals a shocking truth.
#22 - Cancer Cell II (1)
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 7
The most formidable foe has returned... Cancer Cell has reappeared, and harmful bacteria are wreaking havoc in the intestinal environment. With the body being in unprecedented danger, White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) and his comrades fight a bloody war to protect the future of the world they live in.
#23 - Cancer Cell II (2)
Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 8
"Stop it, Cancer Cell!" White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) and his comrades confront Cancer Cell, but Regulatory T Cell obstructs their fight against the enemy! Meanwhile, Ordinary Cell, who had risked his life to save lactic acid bacteria, finds himself in the clutches of harmful bacteria! What fate awaits this world and the cells that live in it?