The BEST episodes directed by Kaoru Yabana

The Freedom to Make an Impaired Choice
29 votes

#1 - The Freedom to Make an Impaired Choice

Asura Cryin' - Season 2 - Episode 3

Tomo, Takatsuki, Misao, An and Higuchi are all enjoying a working vacation at the beach but it isn't long before Tomo manages to upset Misao. Meanwhile, Shuri and Ania are investigating the ruins on a nearby island. However, it seems that Kagakagari and Kristina are also interested in them, as is Kyomu Satomi and the First Student Council.

Fruitless Love
64 votes

#2 - Fruitless Love

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Minami family celebrate New Year's.

The Delinquent Soccer Player Returns
67 votes

#3 - The Delinquent Soccer Player Returns

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 3

Fujioka admits that he likes Kana after she wakes up from a nap at school. Kana runs home then asks Chiaki what Fujioka meant by "I really like you." The next day Kana invites Fujioka over for dinner, Kana ends up kicking Fujioka out.

FILE 8: The Cursed House #2
44 votes

#4 - FILE 8: The Cursed House #2

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 23

The remaining psychics tour around the area in order to verify Mai's dreams. A member of the family tries to commit suicide, fearing that others may be killed as a result of possession. Ayako provides each family member with protective charms, though the two children and another family member refuse to use them. Mai uses the Kuji to prevent Katsuki, one of the family members, from jumping off a cliff, but ends up affecting another family member, Wakako, and effectively wards off the spirits possessing Katsuki and Wakako.

Boy and Girl
66 votes

#5 - Boy and Girl

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 10

Toma, a tomboy from another Minami family, is introduced while Makoto is still pretending to be a girl in front of Haruka.

FILE 2: The Doll House #3
48 votes

#6 - FILE 2: The Doll House #3

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 6

After a failed attempt to exorcise the spirits of the dead children, a well appears in the middle of the living room. Mai is pulled into the well by a malevolent spirit during a second exorcism. While unconscious, she sees the abduction of a little girl and the subsequent suicide of the child's distraught mother. With this new knowledge, the team is able to cleanse the spirits of the woman and children, restoring peace to the old house.

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FILE 7: The Bloodstained Labyrinth #1
45 votes

#7 - FILE 7: The Bloodstained Labyrinth #1

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 18

Madoka, an associate of Naru's, requests the SPR take on a case for the former Prime Minister and investigate the mysterious disappearances of young people at one of his properties. Before the case, Naru asks Yasuhara to pretend to be SPR's director in his stead. The SPR team join two other teams of investigators, one of which requests they all participate in a séance which has an unexpected result.

FILE 5: Silent Christmas #1
47 votes

#8 - FILE 5: Silent Christmas #1

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 12

John brings the SPR their next case on Christmas Eve. Children at a local church are being possessed by the ghost of a mute boy who vanished one day during a game of Hide and Seek. The boy, Kenji, hides in the woods once he claims a body. While in control of a child, he mistakes Lin for his dead father and clings to him. John exorcises Kenji from the child he resides in, but Kenji then promptly possesses Mai.

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The God is Blindsided
61 votes

#9 - The God is Blindsided

Kamisama Kiss - Season 2 - Episode 9

The ruse is simple. Nanami confers her godly powers to Kurama, so he can pretend to be a god, someone Jiro cannot turn away from the gates. While Kurama and Tomoe distract Jiro, Nanami sneaks in to deliver the cure.

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When I Looked Up The Meaning of "Infatuation Stage"
51 votes

#10 - When I Looked Up The Meaning of "Infatuation Stage"

Engaged to the Unidentified - Season 1 - Episode 10

Benio seems to grow colder towards Hakuya, who seems a bit downhearted when Kobeni denies confessing. Meanwhile, Kobeni clears up the misunderstandings surrounding the engagement with Konoha, who attempts to stave off Niko's interest in Kobeni by giving her a plain article to write about. Later, Mashiro explains to Kobeni that Konoha's interest in marrying Hakuya was only because they are the same species, revealing that Kobeni is also similar to them due to having half of Hakuya's power. The next day, Kobeni decides to buy her and Hakuya matching handkerchieves, also buying some for Benio and Mashiro.

The Night Before Battle!
207 votes

#11 - The Night Before Battle!

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 7

Diodora continues to pester sweet Asia as the Rating Game approaches. Issei and the others prepare for battle as dark things brew in the background. When the Gremory household jumps to the field, they find themselves in an unexpected battle!

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Beware of the Wolf Man!
19 votes

#12 - Beware of the Wolf Man!

Actually, I Am - Season 1 - Episode 6

While returning home from the amusement park, Asahi and Yoko encounter a scary wolfman with fangs. Yoko recognizes him as her childhood friend Shiro, but he threatens Asahi anyway. When Shiro sees the moon in the evening sky, he ends up transforming into a sexy lady named Shiho. The three then go to Yoko's home where Shiho explains that she is the dominant personality in the body she shares with Shiro. Shiho then starts teasing Asahi, making Yoko jealous as she reveals that the wolfman can change at any depiction of the moon, including a picture she shows to Shiho. Meanwhile, Nagisa heads to Yoko's home to make a peace offering with her homemade cake, but upon arriving finds Shiho pinning down Asahi and leaves. When she returns a moment later, she sees Shiro in the same position, and flees at the sight. Eventually, the girls clear up the misunderstanding, while Shiho tells Yoko in a private moment that she should be more honest about her relationship with Nagisa. The next day, Shiho appears in Nagisa's class as a transfer student, introducing herself as "a pervert."

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Special Training with Kanzaki
1 votes

#13 - Special Training with Kanzaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 8 - Episode 45

Chrono and Taiyo take Kazuma, who has decided and proposed special training, to a certain mountain. There was Yuichirou Kanzaki, the strongest shadow paladin user.

Skiing and a Vampire
112 votes

#14 - Skiing and a Vampire

Rosario + Vampire - Season 2 - Episode 9

Tsukune and the others visit a skiing slope in the human world, which is owned by Mizore's mother, Tsurara.

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She's Their Birth Mother?!
23 votes

#15 - She's Their Birth Mother?!

Engaged to the Unidentified - Season 1 - Episode 5

Kobeni learns about a member of the Mitsumine family coming over, along with the fact that Mashiro is nine years old. Whilst shopping for supplies for her guest, Kobeni comes across a young woman who had gotten lost on her way somewhere and helps her out. This woman turns out to Mashiro and Hakuya's mother, Shirayuki, who casually lets slip that their family isn't human. This causes Kobeni to have another fever as she remembers more things about her past, where Hakuya was allegedly a dog. Shirayuki later tells Kobeni that her constant fevers are the result of Hakuya giving her half of his inhuman power to save her life. Before taking her leave, Shirayuki gives Kobeni her thanks for treating Hakuya well, mentioning how he picked up his habit of stroking her head from her.

The Story of a New Beginning and New Feelings
6 votes

#16 - The Story of a New Beginning and New Feelings

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Teko is invited to bring in the new year at Amanchu-ya, and she finds herself in the company of the whole gang plus a few extras. As they watch the first sunrise, a new kind of emotion takes over her and Pikari.

The Angels and Demons Return Home
56 votes

#17 - The Angels and Demons Return Home

Gabriel DropOut - Season 1 - Episode 10

Gabriel's back home in Heaven for summer vacation, and stuck without her computer or video games. At least she can still laze around... if she can get away from her lovable little sister Haniel, anyways. What's a faillen angel to do?

Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!
42 votes

#18 - Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!

Laid-Back Camp - Season 1 - Episode 8

Chiaki shows off a wooden bowl and skillet set to Aoi, which she learns must have the lacquer finish removed in order to place hot food inside and be seasoned, respectively. As they work on this, Ena visits and the three talk about their new substitute teacher and camping after exams. Nadeshiko, Chiaki, and Aoi later visit an outdoor sporting goods store in Minobu, Yamanashi, where Nadeshiko declares her intention to get a job to buy a gas lantern.

Itona Horibe Time
121 votes

#19 - Itona Horibe Time

Assassination Classroom - Season 2 - Episode 3

Koro Sensei faces off against the powerful, tentacled Itona and his handler Shiro yet again, revealing more of his teaching philosophy along the way.

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Before I Knew it, My Tragedy Had Already Begun
36 votes

#20 - Before I Knew it, My Tragedy Had Already Begun

ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? - Season 1 - Episode 8

From now on I'll do everything I can for you with all my heart." That's what the new girl at school said to me! Finally a kind girl appears before me… Yeah, right!

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Adachi's Question
18 votes

#21 - Adachi's Question

Adachi and Shimamura - Season 1 - Episode 5

Adachi tries to ask Shimamura if she'd like to hang out on Christmas, but has a very hard time getting the words out. Meanwhile, Shimamura wonders why Adachi's been acting so weird lately.

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Elder Brother, Pesky, Excess Love
19 votes

#22 - Elder Brother, Pesky, Excess Love

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 3

Inari's brother Touka has been able to see Uka all along! Why does he insist the two stay apart? Meanwhile, Inari is distracted by a mysterious (and cute) boy at school who seems to know her divine secret. Is he really who he seems to be?

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We're Already Friends
20 votes

#23 - We're Already Friends

Harukana Receive - Season 1 - Episode 7

A girl named Akari appears and says she wants to join the beach volleyball club. She wants to join because she wants to become like Narumi and Ayasa, who are like idols in the beach volleyball world, but apparently there was a much deeper reason.

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Summer Vacation, Ho!
69 votes

#24 - Summer Vacation, Ho!

Gabriel DropOut - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Vigne proposes a trip to the beach over summer vacation to Gab and Raphi, Satania makes it known that she must be included. Needless to say, Gab and Raphi are all too happy to pass the message onto Satania... with their own twists on it. Will Satania get to join the other three on their beach trip? And if she does, will she end up regretting it?

The One I Admire
4 votes

#25 - The One I Admire

Ange Vierge - Season 1 - Episode 2

The blooming battle between Saya and the other Progress comes to an end, and the result drives a wedge between Saya and Amane.

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Stand Up! High School Life
0 votes

#26 - Stand Up! High School Life

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 27

Aichi's wins in the Asia Circuit have him face off against Leon once more in the finals...... And after some time, Aichi's now a high school student! However, Vanguard isn't popular at all in Miyaji Academy, the school he has enrolled in.

A Lying Smile
4 votes

#27 - A Lying Smile

Ange Vierge - Season 1 - Episode 6

Saya and the others are heading to the Red World, Terra Rubiri Aurora, to check on the Ouroboros, but Elel's best friend, Ramiel, is waiting for them. Ramiel asks Elel if they're really friends.

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Emotions Spilled Over
4 votes

#28 - Emotions Spilled Over

Ange Vierge - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nya figures she has to move after seeing Saya and the others deepen their bonds, and heads off to the Green World on her own. But an army of Ouroboros stands in her way.

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Kai Loses!!
0 votes

#29 - Kai Loses!!

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 9

The proud fighter, Toshiki Kai, and Emperor of the Card World, Kenji Mitsusada, face off in the third match of the shop battle. The two fighters with high potential are neck and neck in this climax fight where both of them use their trump cards.

Tetsu's Motive
0 votes

#30 - Tetsu's Motive

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 19

Tetsu appears before Aichi and friends while they are Asteroid hunting. The hidden power of PSYqualia is discovered when Tetsu challenges Aichi to a cardfight for his research on PSYqualia.

Invasion of the PSYqualia Zombie
0 votes

#31 - Invasion of the PSYqualia Zombie

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 37

As the "Destiny Conductor", Takuto commands Suiko and Rekka to go to Fukuhara. The aim of these girls is to infect the vanguard fighters with a certain power.

Entangled Fate
0 votes

#32 - Entangled Fate

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 44

Aichi finally awakens as the strongest PSYqualia zombie. Kai, Ren, and friends head for the Tatsunagi mansion upon contact from Misaki, but the one who stands in their way is none other than Ibuki.

0 votes

#33 - Messiah

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 10 - Episode 51

The deities of both planet Cray and planet Brandt descend in the final act. Fighting alongside his allies towards the conclusion of the distorted fate, the light of salvation appears within Aichi's sword.

Welcome to the CF Club
0 votes

#34 - Welcome to the CF Club

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 11 - Episode 14

No matter how far away, the roads of destiny intersect with guidance from the soul. Kourin Tatsunagi appeals for an exhibition match against Miyaji Academy, the school whose club won the Vanguard Koshien.

True Passion
0 votes

#35 - True Passion

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 12 - Episode 17

Esuka corners Shinemon into choosing between a life as a fighter or a shop manager. What will Shinemon answer, now that he has learnt and understood it all?