The BEST episodes directed by Hitomi Ezoe

The Paradise (Island) Forbidden
star
9.36
33 votes

#1 - The Paradise (Island) Forbidden

Hyperdimension Neptunia - Season 1 - Episode 8

The CPUs visit an adults-only island full of forbidden pleasures--for work reasons, of course. Meanwhile, Peashy is stuck at home sulking after a fight with Neptune.

Pure Component
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9.08
49 votes

#2 - Pure Component

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 7

The girls realize that their adventures in Pure Illusion are starting to bleed over into the real world. Cocona starts to feel unsure about their travels.

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IX
star
9.05
38 votes

#3 - IX

Amnesia (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 9

After the incident where the Heroine encountered Ikki's fan, she was isolated in Toma's house for few days. Every time she woke up, she received coffee from him until Orion showed up and explained that he put sleeping pills in her coffee. As they tried to escape, they found her phone, which contained many odd texts, but before they can leave, Shin shows up. She went back to bed and pretended to be asleep. However, it is revealed by Shin while arguing with Toma that he was not her boyfriend. After Shin leaves, Toma revealed his true motive to keep her here. He kisses her forcefully, making her swallow the drug and knock out. The next morning, she wakes up in a cage that he put her in if she tries escape from him. At night, Toma decides to let her out, and he explains that the reason he was doing it was to protect her from Ikki's fans. He puts her back in the cage after his professor calls him and tells him his data is incorrect in his report. While Toma leaves for the university, he forgets to lock the cage. The Heroine and Orion decide to escape, as they have the opportunity to go to her home here where her diary is so, she can find out how she truly feels about Toma.

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III
star
9.05
41 votes

#4 - III

Amnesia (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Shin has figured out that Heroine has lost her memory. He attempts to jog her memory by taking her to familiar places and talking about their relationship.

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Darby the Gambler (2)
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8.88
129 votes

#5 - Darby the Gambler (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 35

Souls are on the line as a game of poker continues.

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Virtual Bride
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8.85
152 votes

#6 - Virtual Bride

Btooom! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Miyamoto, the mercenary, has found Sakamoto and his team. This dangerous player will do anything it takes to win.

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An Annoying Guy
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8.80
147 votes

#7 - An Annoying Guy

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 8

Tsukki injures his hand and has to leave for medical attention, which causes Karasuno's blocking to weaken. Karasuno steps up their attacks in his absence. Hinata's play finally makes Ushijima feel like he's worth playing against.

The Promised Land
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8.73
107 votes

#8 - The Promised Land

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 25

Karasuno has claimed victory and will be advancing to the third round of the Spring Tournament. Emotions are on display from all teams as some are eliminated from the tournament while others prepare for their next battle.

Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly (2)
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8.67
116 votes

#9 - Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 22

Yoshikage Kira was the killer hiding in Morioh and is also a Stand user. Shigechi finds out this secret, so Kira tries to dispose of him, but Shigechi fights back with Harvest. However, because of Kira's Stand, Killer Queen, he suffers a mortal wound and loses. Shigechi manages to get away from Kira and tries to find Josuke so he can tell him about Kira and be fixed by Crazy Diamond.

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The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice (3)
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8.62
113 votes

#10 - The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice (3)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 44

Polnareff is pushed to his limits.

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Friday of Farewells
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8.60
82 votes

#11 - Friday of Farewells

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation - Season 1 - Episode 10

The following morning Alcor surprises Hibiki, Daichi and Io by making breakfast for them, while Io withholds her fate from Hibiki and Daichi. Later, Alcor visits Yamato and expresses his concern over what consequences Io's death would have on Hibiki, although Yamato shows no sympathy for Alcor's anguish. Finally, Io is summoned by the JP's while Hibiki and co. are briefed on the Septentrione: Mizar's abilities of self-replication. As the group expresses concern on a battle plan, Yamato and Makoto reveal to their horror, Io inside a machine connected to the "Brionac" and their plan involving Io's sacrifice for Lugh. Furious, Hibiki demands another plan, although Yamato's logic trumps him. Finally Mizar manifests in Tokyo prompting Yamato to begin the summoning for Lugh. Simultaneously, Hibiki, Daichi and Hinako receive Io's death clip, causing Hibiki to storm out of the JP's headquarters. As Lugh manifests, Yamato assumes control of it and releases the Ryumyaku Seal at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to envoke the Dragon Stream - Shakko, while at the same time Io's mind begins to erode due to the strain of maintaining Lugh. Makoto explains that Shakko connects to a parallel universe and hence, is the only thing capable of banishing Mizar before it replicates infinitely and consumes their own universe, which Yamato manipulates through Lugh and thus defeats Mizar, just as Io's mind collapses. As Hibiki arrives at the Shinjuku National Stadium, Yamato orders him to destroy Lugh (Io) who has now gained control of Io's body. Enraged at being imprisoned by the Hotsuins, Lugh makes its way to the JP's Tokyo headquarters at the National Diet Building to take Yamato's life. Lugh appears and pummels the JP's defences with little effort, but remarks on Hibiki being a worthy opponent because of his summons. Hibiki tries to communicate with Io but Lugh insults Io's will before attacking him, knocking him off the side of the building, although he is saved by Yamato. Yam

A Chance to Connect
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8.40
102 votes

#12 - A Chance to Connect

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 11

With Kageyama back on track, Karasuno begins to power through the rest of the set and show they are not to be underestimated. At the same time, the Tsubakihara team starts doing all they can to ensure that they did not come to the Spring Tournament as mere participants.

Old Friends, Strangers, Come and Walk Across the Gates of Meeting Hill
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8.37
31 votes

#13 - Old Friends, Strangers, Come and Walk Across the Gates of Meeting Hill

Chihayafuru - Season 2 - Episode 7

As Chihaya laments her loss in the regional finals, she allows the concert band to use the room above the karuta clubroom as storage. Noticing Chihaya's depression, her mother takes her to Kana's family shop to buy her her own hakama in order to encourage her to keep playing karuta. As Chihaya gets her motivation back, the concert band plays performs for the karuta club as thanks for letting them use the second floor. Whilst staying at a hotel in preparation for the nationals, Chihaya calls up Arata, promising to meet him in the individual tournament.

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A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox
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8.33
66 votes

#14 - A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox

Hyperdimension Neptunia - Season 1 - Episode 3

Vert offers to throw all the goddesses a party in Leanbox, but when they arrive, she's busy with another kind of party. Then, just as the celebration finally begins, the Basilicom staff reports a monster invasion that has all the CPUs leaping to action.

Descent
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8.33
925 votes

#15 - Descent

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 15

Though their Thunder Spears prove effective, the Scouts' celebration is short-lived as disaster descends upon Shiganshina.

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Rhythm
star
8.33
101 votes

#16 - Rhythm

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 14

Inarizaki begins building pressure on Karasuno with the help of the famous Inarizaki cheering squad using music and timing to throw their opponents off balance. Karasuno begins to feel the affects of Inarizaki's methods until help arrives in the form of a familiar face.

Even If I Break
star
8.31
31 votes

#17 - Even If I Break

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 20

Hanako cheers for him on the sidelines. Pieces of memories run through his head. Finally realizing his romantic feelings, Jota accelerates and climbs in the standings. As the older twin passes the sash to his younger brother, Joji is informed about Hanako's feelings and becomes distracted. The sudden Hanako panic leaves the other members of the team disconcerted as well. In order to get the race back on track, Kakeru asks Tazaki to deliver a message. Meanwhile, Haiji calls Shindo, who has arrived at the relay station. Their time feels simultaneously too long and too short. A tragic resolve spreads through Shindo's burning, feverish body...

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Scars
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8.28
32 votes

#18 - Scars

School-Live! - Season 1 - Episode 11

THEY flood into the school as if attempting to take shelter from the torrential rain. The power has been knocked offline. The School Living club room is under siege. Kurumi is unconscious after one of THEM bit her. All alone, Rii-san prepares to keep her promise. Meanwhile, Mii-kun prepares to go to the emergency shelter and find the vaccine, but the thought of having lost Taromaru to THEM drains her will to continue. Just as one of THEM reaches out to grab her, she's saved...by Yuki?!

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Trap
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8.23
86 votes

#19 - Trap

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 18

Nekoma's second set is upside down and they can barely maintain a "draw" against the rival. Meanwhile, Kenma begins to notice symptoms of fatigue; Despite everything, he continues to play and they finally manage to break the difference by winning the 2nd se t and the match. Now they are watching Karasuno play their second set against Inarizaki.

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Soldier
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8.21
1520 votes

#20 - Soldier

Attack on Titan - Season 2 - Episode 4

Unarmed and overwhelmed by the Titan assault on the castle, the only hope for the Scouts may lie in a promise and a secret.

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The Princess and Hostage Training Week
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8.20
29 votes

#21 - The Princess and Hostage Training Week

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle - Season 1 - Episode 9

It’s time for Princess Syalis to start acting like a proper hostage, so the demon king issues a decree to help change that.

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The Basement
star
8.18
949 votes

#22 - The Basement

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 19

The Scouts reflect on all they have gained and lost in their mission. With their enemies gone, Eren and the Scouts finally enter the basement to uncover the truth that will change everything.

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Crush and Talking Mouth
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8.07
92 votes

#23 - Crush and Talking Mouth

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 4 - Episode 23

The Stand that attacked Narancia was named Clash and belonged to Squallo, a member of the boss's elite guard. On top of that, Narancia suddenly can only say the exact opposite of what he's thinking, thanks to the ability of Talking Head, the Stand of Squallo's partner, Tiziano. Using Narancia, Squallo and Tiziano throw the team into chaos. The two elite guard members put Narancia in danger, but he boldly faces them so they can get out of Venice safely

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Judgement (2)
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8.05
115 votes

#24 - Judgement (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 22

Polnareff must find out a way to escape the attacks of Cameo and his Stand Judgement who has apparently turned his sister Cherie and Avdol into zombies.

Kaoru's Summer
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7.93
15 votes

#25 - Kaoru's Summer

Kageki Shojo!! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kaoru looks back on her last summer before attending Kouka, where she struggled with misplaced assumptions about her on her fourth and final try at auditioning for the illustrious school.

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Kageki Shojo!!
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7.93
14 votes

#26 - Kageki Shojo!!

Kageki Shojo!! - Season 1 - Episode 13

Sarasa takes the stage as Tybalt. Sugimoto struggles with a crisis of self-worth. The cast list for the Culture Festival performance is revealed.

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Prayer Offer
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7.92
274 votes

#27 - Prayer Offer

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Season 1 - Episode 3

Having escaped Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo heads for Kongokaku, the Shogunate's fortress. However, the people on the Kotetsujyo quickly turn against Ikoma and Mumei and attempt to drive them off the train. Having been thrown into her leadership position, Ayame lacks the power to subdue them...

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Cytokines
star
7.89
35 votes

#28 - 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!

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That Might Actually Be Fun, Senpai ♥ / Let's Play Rock-Paper-Scissors, Senpai!!
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7.88
74 votes

#29 - That Might Actually Be Fun, Senpai ♥ / Let's Play Rock-Paper-Scissors, Senpai!!

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro - Season 1 - Episode 8

Senpai should be studying for midterms, but he’s hooked on a game. Questions arise about what might happen if he were to flunk. Senpai and Nagatoro play rock-paper-scissors to see who has to carry their bags home.

Wherever It Runs
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7.87
31 votes

#30 - Wherever It Runs

Chihayafuru - Season 2 - Episode 17

As the grand final begins, Fujisaki proves to be tough opponents, partly due to their intense stamina training by their coach, Sakurazawa, whilst Rion has an advantage over Chihaya due to being the granddaughter of the reader. Recalling Kana's advice on listening to the poems, Chihaya starts to understand some of the 'colors' each card possesses. She attempts to gain momentum, but seems to be plagued by an injury on her finger occured when Rion prevented her from taking a card. However, she focuses on her good finger and starts fighting back, intriguing the attention of Shinobu. Noticing Chihaya fight through her pain, Taichi and the others become more determined.

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The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell
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7.80
10 votes

#31 - The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 8

Koban, the writer for gossip magazine "Weekly Sanzu River", was sipping tea while looking back at his most recent scoop involving the secret meeting between Hakutaku and Peach Maki and the eye-watering birth documentary at Fukisho. Everything was going fine until he tried nosing his way into Enma Palace and ended up taking a picture of Datsueba's bathing scene. Koban however, was still in the mood for an even trashier gossip. Who might his next target be? Nasubi was on his holiday, carving a life-like sculpture of a frog from a tree branch but something was bothering him. When he consulted Karauri how he was lacking inspiration, he was advised to simply be himself. Shortly after, a Kingyosou drifting calmly in the wind caught his eye. As advised by Karauri, he decided to bend with the wind like the Kingyosou in front of him.

Eyes that Protect and Look Foward
star
7.78
50 votes

#32 - Eyes that Protect and Look Foward

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 14

As Shirayuki gets ready to leave for Tanbarun, Zen and the others search for the mysterious youth, Kazuki.

Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell
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7.71
14 votes

#33 - Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hozuki carrying a hand luggage met up with Shiro who was chasing his own tail at the station. Shiro who was off-duty was excited to hear that Hozuki was going to see someone from the Karasu Tengu Police. While paying close attention to the time, Hozuki then decides to take Shiro with him and headed to the Jigoku taxi stand where they found Oborogurumas who were excitedly talking about a taxi theft in the world of the living. Hozuki on top of Needle Mountain was sighing over how the new Gokusotsu were managing the dead and asked the shadowed figure next to him what he should do with the situation. A few days later, a re-training program was introduced to beat the slackers back into shape. The new Gokusotsu including Karauri and Nasubi were brought to King Enma's court and observed how their seniors handled the dead.

Khnum's Oingo and Thoth's Boingo
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7.71
134 votes

#34 - Khnum's Oingo and Thoth's Boingo

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 27

As the Joestar group arrives in Aswan they encounter Oingo's Stand "Khnum" and Boingo's Stand "Thoth".

Tears Overwritten
star
7.69
16 votes

#35 - Tears Overwritten

Kageki Shojo!! - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Ai runs off, leaving Sarasa with the stalker, Sarasa decides to hear out his side of the story. An explosive argument threatens to end any hope of friendship between Ai and Sarasa.

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GOOD DAY, GOOD BYE
star
7.67
40 votes

#36 - GOOD DAY, GOOD BYE

SAKUGAN - Season 1 - Episode 2

Memempu deciphers the pendant sent by Urorop, revealing it to be a detailed map of the Labyrinth. But before she can head out, a kaiju attacks Pinyin. Her father Gagumber activates a bot he's hidden in the warehouse district, and they face down against the kaiju together.

The Lovers (1)
star
7.64
129 votes

#37 - The Lovers (1)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 16

After surviving Enyaba's attack, Jotaro and crew make it to Pakistan's capital, Karachi. There, they encounter DIO's next assassin, Dan of Steel. Following DIO's orders, Dan of Steel ruthlessly kills Enyaba in front of them. Jotaro and the others can't help but feel conflicted about that happening, and end up in a battle with Dan of Steel.

Yellow Temperance
star
7.64
141 votes

#38 - Yellow Temperance

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 9

Joseph uses Hermit Purple to create a message using the TV, which tells them that Kakyoin is a traitor.

Bear Your Fangs at the Summit
star
7.53
36 votes

#39 - Bear Your Fangs at the Summit

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 7

The residents of the Chikusei-so go to Tokyo Sport University in order to attend their first track meet. While there, Kakeru is reunited with his old teammate Sakaki Kosuke. Sakaki persistently attempts to provoke Kakeru. When Haiji tries to stop them, a man calls out to him. That man is the champion of Hakone and Rikudo University's ace, Fujioka Kazuma.

Toshikazu Hazamada (Show Off)
star
7.53
110 votes

#40 - Toshikazu Hazamada (Show Off)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 7

Josuke and Koichi hear from Tamami that a high school student named Hazamada might also be a Stand user, so the two go to the school and investigate. Josuke checks inside Hazamada's locker, and finds a strange wooden doll inside, but nothing else out of the ordinary. However, as Josuke is inspecting the doll, it suddenly turns into Josuke, and attacks him and Koichi...

Hell Minion for a Day / The Line Between Workaholic and Artist
star
7.50
8 votes

#41 - Hell Minion for a Day / The Line Between Workaholic and Artist

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 2 - Episode 2

Hozuki takes Maki and Miki around as hell minions to capture special tortures never seen before on film!

Welcome
star
7.48
33 votes

#42 - Welcome

School-Live! - Season 1 - Episode 6

The School Living club has new members! After bringing Mii-kun and Taromaru back from the besieged fort in the shopping mall, Yuki and Megu-nee take them on a grand tour of the school. For a moment, Mii-kun feels like life might just have gone back to normal...especially when Yuki decides to welcome her to the club by holding a field day event!

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Cats Love Yoshikage Kira
star
7.47
104 votes

#43 - Cats Love Yoshikage Kira

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 30

Kawajiri hears from Shinobu that there is a British Blue cat in the basement with a hole in its neck. Kawajiri wonders if it was shot with the arrow, and goes down to check, however all he finds is a dead cat. Shinobu, frightened by the cat, started to swing around a broom frantically and knocks over a glass bottle. Some of the glass fragments pieced the cat, killing it. Kawajiri buries the cat in their yard, but the next day, a strange plant grew in the place where the cat was buried...

A Hundred Against Two
star
7.43
203 votes

#44 - A Hundred Against Two

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 21

Whilst following Wamuu's trail of blood, JoJo and Lisa Lisa encounter another vampire named Wired Beck.

The Dark Knights
star
7.40
264 votes

#45 - The Dark Knights

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 5

A talented young pickpocket named Poco unwittingly lures JoJo and company into an encounter with Dio, Tarukus, and Blueford.

Place of Destiny
star
7.39
31 votes

#46 - Place of Destiny

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 15

The entire team achieves official records. Having earned the right to compete in the qualifier, Haiji reports their progress to Coach Tazaki. Though they still have many challenges to face before they make it through the qualifier, the exceptions of everyone around them continue to rise. They even receive an interview request from a TV station. While the others are excited, Yuki alone seems unhappy.

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Thymocytes
star
7.39
92 votes

#47 - Thymocytes

Cells at Work! - Season 1 - Episode 9

In the middle of a drill, Killer T Cell tosses a subordinate right into Helper T Cell’s office. The two polar opposites start arguing. According to Dendritic Cell, although they play very different roles today, they were actually classmates at Thymus School. Not only that, but they were totally different back then! What was it that developed between these two during their days of enduring hellish training sessions at Thymus School where only two to three percent of cells manage to survive?

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Princess Sakuya's Showtime / The Battle of Children's Limbo
star
7.33
6 votes

#48 - Princess Sakuya's Showtime / The Battle of Children's Limbo

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 2 - Episode 6

We get a look at Young Hozuki and what he was like when he was younger. Later, Hozuki has to deal with some children who ended up in Hell.

A Single Flower
star
7.15
33 votes

#49 - A Single Flower

Run with the Wind - Season 1 - Episode 3

When their hot water contest ends in a tie, Kakeru participates in the dorm's morning jogs while continuing to rebel against Haiji. His plan is to make the other residents give up. The next morning, several of the residents decide to boycott the jogging. A young girl wearing a school uniform runs up to Kakeru and his cool attitude.

Mistaken Friend
star
7.14
7 votes

#50 - Mistaken Friend

Hinako Note - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Hitotose Troupe was finally formed, with the goal of someday performing in the famous theater Suzuran. Then the school term begins, and Hinako tries to introduce herself to her class, but as usual her nerves take over and she freezes up like a scarecrow again. As Hinako is feeling down, Chiaki shows up and hands her a flyer that the school's new theater society is handing out to recruit new members. Hinako is excited that theater has returned to the school, but then a classmate, Nakajima Yua, appears and demands to know Hinako's connection to Chiaki...