The Best Episodes Directed by Katsushi Sakurabi
#1 - A World Changing Colors
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Season 1 - Episode 4
Sorata tells Mashiro that he is planning to leave, which upsets her. That night, the residents of Sakura Dormitory celebrate Tanabata with some children. After it is interrupted by rain, Mashiro gets news that she has lost the competition, and when Sorata tries to comfort her, he says something unintentional and runs out into the rain where he is consoled by Jin, who admits that he sometimes wants Misaki to fail so that she will not seem so far above him. Sorata admits he felt the same about the manga competition. The next day, when Sorata and Nanami are searching for cat owners, a woman shows up in a car and tells Sorata to get in. The woman tells him that Mashiro lost the competition because she ended the manga poorly by having one of the main characters leave. Sorata goes back to the dormitory and confesses his dream to create video games through the door to Mashrio, but finds her asleep. He notices that she had changed the ending to one where the character stays, then he gets a call informing him that Mashiro's manga would be published if she changed the ending. When Mashiro wakes up, he tells her the news and she tells him to start calling her Mashiro rather than Shiina. After Jin and Misaki reveal that they heard the whole thing go down, an embarrassed Sorata declares that he wants to stay at Sakura Dormitory.
#3 - A Witch's Robe and Different Ways to Spend the Day
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 12
Makoto finds her old robe and realizes she's outgrown it, so she decides to make a new one. She also decides to surprise Chinatsu by making her one, too.
#4 - Café Concrucio
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 7
Makoto, Kei, Chinatsu, and Nao go herb picking in the mountains. Chinatsu enjoys picking the herbs but not eating them. However, Akane told her that she can't be a good witch if she's picky with food. She makes an effort to eat some herbs, but they are too bitter for her. To help relieve the bitterness, Akane suggests paying a visit to a nearby cafe to grab a slice of cake.
#5 - A Fortune Teller Veiled in Cherry Blossoms
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 4
Makoto, Kei, and Chinatsu meet a fortune teller at the Cherry Blossom Festival. It turns out, she is a witch named Inukai and knows Akane. A dreadful spell was cast on her by Akane, so Makoto feels obliged to undo the spell and invites her over to their house. Will Makoto successfully undo Akane's spell?
#7 - It's Been Six Years
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 1
The entry-level witch, Makoto Kowata, leaves her parents' house as she begins high school. She moves in with her relatives in Aomori in order to begin her training as a witch. On the day of the move-in, her cousin, Chinatsu, overhears Makoto speaking with her cat and thinks she's a weirdo. Her other cousin, Kei, introduces her to his friend from school, Nao Ishiwatari, but...
#8 - Lessons in Farming and Magic
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 3
As part of witch training, Makoto borrows some land from the Kuramoto family to farm vegetables. The land hadn't been maintained and was full of weeds, so with Chinatsu and Kei's help, she cultivates the land. One day, a mysterious lady pays a visit. It turns out to be Makoto's sister, Akane, who is traveling around the world. Akane discovers that Makoto isn't using any spells, so she teaches her a simple spell to practice.
#9 - The Day After Tomorrow is Today
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 9
Makoto shows her vegetable farm to Nao and gives away some radishes. Inukai comes over to apologize for the troubles she caused during the Cherry Blossom Festival and reads the fortunes for Makoto, Kei, and Chinatsu.
#10 - Trick or Treat
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 6
Chinatsu grows very fond of Akane and expresses her desires of becoming a witch. What is Akane's response? Later that day, Akane teaches Makoto a spell that turns snacks into something a little bit more.
#11 - A Visitor for the Witch
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 2
A rare visitor comes to the Kuramoto house. He is refer to as the "Harbinger of Spring" among the witches. After completing his job of bringing spring to Aomori, he comes to see Makoto, the new witch in town. Makoto welcomes the harbinger, but Chinatsu... With spring in Aomori, Kei finds bakke on the street. Discovering that Makoto has never had bakke, he takes some home and cooks them for her.
#13 - Bad With Cooking and Bad With Bees
Flying Witch Season 1 - Episode 10
There's a cooking class at school, but Nao isn't very confident in her cooking skills. She had a little accident as a child and was traumatized to cook. Later that week, the Kuramotos go out to thin out their apple farm. Makoto may get "lucky" with a bee.