The Best Episodes Directed by Kaoru Yabana

The Freedom to Make an Impaired Choice

#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.

star 10.00
29 votes
Fruitless Love

#2 - Fruitless Love

Minami-Ke Season 1 - Episode 13

The Minami family celebrate New Year's.

star 9.77
63 votes
The Delinquent Soccer Player Returns

#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.

star 9.75
66 votes
FILE 8: The Cursed House #2

#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.

star 9.56
43 votes
Boy and Girl

#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.

star 9.39
65 votes
FILE 7: The Bloodstained Labyrinth #1

#6 - 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.

star 9.34
44 votes
FILE 5: Silent Christmas #1

#7 - 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.

star 9.28
46 votes
FILE 2: The Doll House #3

#8 - 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.

star 9.28
47 votes
The God is Blindsided

#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.

star 8.87
60 votes
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The Night Before Battle!

#10 - 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!

star 8.46
208 votes
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Special Training with Kanzaki

#11 - 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Skiing and a Vampire

#12 - 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.

star 7.89
131 votes
The Angels and Demons Return Home

#13 - 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?

star 7.85
55 votes
The Story of a New Beginning and New Feelings

#14 - 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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Beware of the Wolf Man!

#15 - 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."

star 7.75
16 votes
Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!

#16 - 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.

star 7.54
39 votes
Adachi's Question

#17 - 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.

star 7.33
18 votes
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Elder Brother, Pesky, Excess Love

#18 - 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?

star 7.20
20 votes
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Kai Loses!!

#19 - 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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Tetsu's Motive

#20 - 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.

star 7.00
1 votes
We're Already Friends

#21 - 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.

star 6.90
20 votes
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Summer Vacation, Ho!

#22 - 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?

star 6.84
68 votes
Stand Up! High School Life

#23 - 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.

star 6.00
0 votes
Invasion of the PSYqualia Zombie

#24 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Entangled Fate

#25 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes

#26 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Welcome to the CF Club

#27 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
True Passion

#28 - 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?

star 0.00
0 votes