The Best Episodes Directed by Hiroyuki Hata

Body Paint

#1 - Body Paint

Another Season 1 - Episode 9

An unexpected accident outside Yomiyama once again puts Class 3 on edge. After Matsunaga's vague whispers point to the classroom, Kouichi decides to investigate the old Class 3 homeroom in the former school building.

star 8.69
223 votes
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Be Careful Not to Leave Your Umbrella Somewhere

#2 - Be Careful Not to Leave Your Umbrella Somewhere

Gintama Season 2 - Episode 10

Kagura gets captured. Tetsuko goes to visit the injured Gintoki and tells him the truth about the benisakura sword.

star 8.43
137 votes
Eat Something Sour When You're Tired

#3 - Eat Something Sour When You're Tired

Gintama Season 1 - Episode 10

The group picks up a giant white dog.

star 8.41
147 votes
Give a Thought to Planned Pregnancy

#4 - Give a Thought to Planned Pregnancy

Gintama Season 1 - Episode 40

A mysterious and famous hunter, Umibouzu, pays a visit when an alien appears in Edo.

star 8.35
117 votes
You Always Remember the Things that Matter the Least

#5 - You Always Remember the Things that Matter the Least

Gintama Season 1 - Episode 31

Gintoki has amnesia after a car accident. His friends try to get his memory back.

star 8.32
126 votes
Blueprint

#6 - Blueprint

Another Season 1 - Episode 2

Kouichi's friendship with Mei seems to be one sided. He takes every chance he can get to speak to her, but she never seems to understand what he says. Her replies seem more cryptic as the days go by, and their classmates become increasingly suspicious.

star 8.24
333 votes
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The Girl Falls Into Darkness

#7 - The Girl Falls Into Darkness

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 5

Ikeda Chitose here. I'm glad to see everyone again. Also, Ayano-chan and Toshino-san have already shown me so much already... It's great fodder for my fantasies. Oh, no. My nose is bleeding... No, wait. Today I have plans to go out with Ayano-chan! I'm so excited!

star 7.73
15 votes
Tremble in Fear

#8 - Tremble in Fear

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 2

S-Sugiura Ayano here! No one told me it was my turn to do this! I'm glad to be back here with everyone. I-I didn't come back here for you! But thanks for waiting! Huh? My mom's calling me. What could it be...?

star 7.71
14 votes
The Night Will Bring Them Together

#9 - The Night Will Bring Them Together

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 4

Hello, everyone. This is Akari's sister Akaza Akane. Thank you for looking after Akari. Akari's so cute. She's always such an angel. She's the apple of my eye. I could do this to Akari's that, and... Oh, excuse me. My friends are coming over today. I must get ready.

star 7.69
13 votes
Love Is Missing

#10 - Love Is Missing

Kamichu! Season 1 - Episode 11

Miko and Shoukichi run away to a nearby town together for mysterious reasons. Yurie and her friends spend the day trying to find them.

star 7.60
5 votes
It Will Be an Unforgettable Day

#11 - It Will Be an Unforgettable Day

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 7

Ha ha ha! Yuru Yuri's true protagonist Toshino Kyoko here! I know I'm a bit late, but did everyone wait like good girls and boys? The Amusement Club is off to defeat new enemies, so come along! What? That's not in the script? Too bad.

star 7.57
14 votes
No Self-Awareness

#12 - No Self-Awareness

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 3

Tada! Omuro Sakurako-sama has arrived! Has everyone been doing well? I'm always full of energy! Come to think of it, the other day I studied with Himawari. I think Himawari's... uh... b-breasts might have gotten bigger again... Argh! She even lectured me, too. Okay, I've got a good idea!

star 7.54
13 votes
Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom and a Romantic Storm

#13 - Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom and a Romantic Storm

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 12

Yuru Yuri's protagonist Akaza Akari here!! This is the final episode of Yuru Yuri San Hai!. But if you want to see us again, you probably will! Now let's head to the club room!

star 7.50
14 votes
It is the Beginning of Amusement

#14 - It is the Beginning of Amusement

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 1

Yuru Yuri's protagonist Akaza Akari here!! Yuri Yuri has returned to TV! Since summer vacation is over and school is starting, I hope to have lots of fun with the members of the Amusement Club! Now let's head to the club room!

star 7.47
17 votes
The Invisible Face is There

#15 - The Invisible Face is There

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 6

Yoshikawa Chinatsu here. Seeing Yui-senpai doing this and that, I'm just... overjoyed! I suppose I can let the rest of you take a peek as well! I've invited Yui-senpai to my house again today. I'd better dress myself up!

star 7.38
13 votes
With You, Forever

#16 - With You, Forever

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 10

Funami Yui here. I'm glad to see you all again. Kyoko still isn't doing her homework and still causes trouble by bringing weird things to school... But with Akari, Chinatsu-chan, and even Kyoko around, nothing really serious happens, but I do have fun.

star 7.38
13 votes
This is the Story of a Little Love and Courage

#17 - This is the Story of a Little Love and Courage

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 9

Ikeda Chizuru here. I guess I'm gratefull to see you again. Tsk! Anyway, she had to get involved and make things complicated again... Sheesh. I'm not mad because I want to be, but... Sometimes I wish I could smile like my sister.

star 7.36
14 votes
Terrible No Matter How Much You Struggle

#18 - Terrible No Matter How Much You Struggle

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 11

Good to see you again, everyone. Furutani Himawari here. I thought we'd finally get to be together again, but time flies, doesn't it? And... it seems Sakurako is causing more trouble. I need to look after her...

star 7.36
14 votes
The Unkindness of Adolescence

#19 - The Unkindness of Adolescence

Kamichu! Season 1 - Episode 1

When Yurie announces during lunch that last night she became a god, Matsuri, as the daughter of a Shinto priest, tries to help her figure out what kind of god she is. During their efforts, Yurie accidentally creates a typhoon, which she has to dispel to save Kenji.

star 7.33
9 votes
Amazing Pitcher?

#20 - Amazing Pitcher?

Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 8

(Urasou-2 vs. Musashino-1: top of the 1st – bottom of the 2nd inning) On the way to practice, Mihashi meets Sakaeguchi and learns about how in the Senior League, Abe was teamed up with an “amazing pitcher”. During practice, Shiga-sensei teaches all of the players how to meditate, saying that it will help them build a relaxing reflex that they can use when they are in a pinch. Thus the team starts to perform a 5 minute daily routine of meditating before practice. After a bit of practice, Momoe-san takes the team to go see a spring prefecture (Kantou) tournament game, Urawa Composite (Urawa Sougou, aka Urasou) vs. Musashino First. There it turns out that the “amazing pitcher”, Haruna, pitches for Musashino.

star 7.17
6 votes
Although This Is Not What I Intended

#21 - Although This Is Not What I Intended

Kamichu! Season 1 - Episode 3

The god of poverty arrives in town, sending the local economy into a depression; and Yurie's pet cat, Tama, goes missing. These two events may have something in common.

star 7.13
8 votes
Mysterious Adventure

#22 - Mysterious Adventure

Kamichu! Season 1 - Episode 12

For the month of Kannazuki, Yurie attends the "God Convention" in Izumo. While there, she temporarily transfers to a local middle school where everyone treats her with utmost respect.

star 7.00
4 votes
Because I'm the Ace

#23 - Because I'm the Ace

Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 11

At the bottom of the seventh, the Tajima-Mihashi battery gives up two runs. Bijou figures out that Momoe is calling out strikes or balls. After Mihashi easily acquieses to Abe's order to listen to Tajima's calls, Abe starts to feel guilty about Mihashi's absolute obedience to him and resolves to apologize after the game. Mihashi feels guilty that Abe is the only one to strategize and has to look after him. Eighth inning (0-1).

star 6.67
6 votes
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A Catcher’s Role

#24 - A Catcher’s Role

Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 2

The baseball team at Nishiura High heads out to a training camp. As everyone is preparing for their first practice match against Mihashi's old school, Abe realizes that the catcher's role is not just on the field but is also to encourage and to protected the pitcher and his well-being.

star 6.40
5 votes
It Is the Piece of a Smile Everyone Acquires

#25 - It Is the Piece of a Smile Everyone Acquires

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 3 - Episode 8

Student council president Matsumoto Rise here. I'm glad to see all of you. Since I apparently have a turn as well, I'd appreciate your continued support. Come to think of it, Nishigaki-sensei has a new colleague. I hope you'll enjoy it.

star 6.33
12 votes
Wild Times

#26 - Wild Times

Kamichu! Season 1 - Episode 8

Strange packs of cats have been roaming the town recently, and Tama is among them. Yurie follows her and turns into a cat to meet the charismatic feline Tyler Meowden, who wants to revolt against humans. She and Tama fight to stop him.

star 6.00
5 votes