The Best Episodes Directed by Kaoru Yabana
#1 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - The Deity 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.
#5 - Ski + Vampire
Rosario + Vampire Season 2 - Episode 9
Tsukune and the others visit a skiing slope in the human world, which was surprisingly run by Mizore's mother, Tsurara. While the others are skiing, Mizore kidnaps Tsukune by orders from her mother so she and Tsukune could make offspring. Unfortunately, Mizore brought a ice doll replica of Tsukune and left the real one in the middle of nowhere. Kokoa showed up after she learned she can get her "Onee-sama" by removing the rosario around Moka's neck. When Moka showed up to find Tsukune, Kokoa was unable to remove it. When yelling at Tsukune, she caused an avalanche, separating Tsukune and herself from Moka. Meanwhile, the others were relaxing in the hot springs when Tsurara showed up and distracted them from finding Tsukune, until Moka and Mizore showed up, telling them Tsukune was in danger. Tsukune managed to take cover in a cave with Kokoa, but due to a snowstorm they were closed in and Kokoa began to freeze up. A Yeti showed up and started attacking them, but Mizore could distract it long enough for Tsukune and Kokoa to escape. Shortly afterwards, Moka arrives too and once again Tsukune manages to remove the rosario, unsealing Inner Moka who defeated the monster. This eventually turned out to be Mizore's father (in a costume). Apologizing afterwards, Tsukune and the others return to school.
#6 - The Night Before Battle!
High School DxD Season 3 - Episode 7
After finish watching a recording of the Rating Game between Sairaorg and Zephydor, the Occult Research Club are visited by Diodora Astaroth who offers to trade Bishop but was rejected by Rias. Before leaving, Diodora attempts to court Asia again, and was stopped by Issei, insults Issei calling him a filthy Dragon causing Asia to slap him. Diodora then announces that he will defeat Issei in the next Rating Game. On their way back from their client's request, Issei and Koneko are confronted by Vali and Kuroka who tells Issei to be careful of Diodora. Back at the Hyoudou Residence, heeding Irina's advice, the girls cosplay for Issei until a fight breakout between Rias and Akeno. Issei then informs Rias about his encounter with Vali. At his house, Azazel is seen contacting Sirzechs, discussing about Diodora's sudden increase in strength as they prepare for the worst case scenario. On the day of the Rating Game, Rias and her servants teleport to the Rating Game field as Azazel, Rossweisse and Irina does the same secretly. At the Rating Game field, Rias notices the irregularity of the match, as a group of Devils starts to emerge from magic circles, revealed to be the Old Satan Faction with Diodora being in cahoots with them. Diodora then proceeds to kidnap Asia and carries her away, while leaving the remaining Devils to dispose of the protagonists.