The BEST episodes directed by Kazuhiko Ishii

World End
32 votes

#1 - World End

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 57

While the Link Joker units have begun attacking Aichi's friends, Aichi is still wavering after hearing Reversed Takuto's words. Just as Aichi loses hope, he hears the many cries from his friends who are still fighting, which motivates Aichi to continue the battle. Aichi rides Liberator, Monarch Sanctuary Alfred to return his locked units to the deck and superior call them back to the field, thus countering Reversed Takuto's "World End" strategy. Aichi defeats him, which causes the many gates over the world to disappear along with the invading Link Joker units and all of the Reversed fighters returning to normal. However, about to also disappear, Reversed Takuto tries to take Aichi down with him in a last ditch effort, but he is stopped by the appearance of the original Takuto. Apologizing to Kourin, Rekka and Suiko, Takuto sacrifices himself and dissipates along with his Reversed self. Although the long battle against Link Joker seems to be over, the gate above Aichi is not completely gone, and he is soon confronted by Kai, who is still Reversed...

I'll Try to Act it Out
39 votes

#2 - I'll Try to Act it Out

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 6

To try to chase Kuune away, Mahiro and Kuuko keep acting like a couple, but Kuune still isn't convinced after seeing their awkward date, adding that she can't see the subtle lust for each other in each other's eyes. After having to see Mahiro and Kuuko act like their are engaged to each other, Nyarko finally...

Super Space-Time Champion
38 votes

#3 - Super Space-Time Champion

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 10

An enemy of the future is trying to destroy earth, Nyaruko and the other must fight the enemy under their "certain" situation.

Take Me to the Afterlife
34 votes

#4 - Take Me to the Afterlife

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 16

Koyomi talks Junichiro into cleaning up the school boarding house, which had been closed off for a year. When its current inhabitant introduces herself, Junichiro is presented with the unique opportunity of working his magic on a dead student.

Castle Junichiro
35 votes

#5 - Castle Junichiro

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 22

Junichiro's most troubled students have all found new, better lives - but at what cost? Junichiro realizes just how much of his old life he is sacrificing to help the kids. At the same time, a part of his old life pays a visit.

The Doctor from Geneva
35 votes

#6 - The Doctor from Geneva

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 13

Tim, a scientist of international fame, bursts into the Kagami household, offering Junichiro a job offer that few others would turn down. Junichiro refuses the offer, but cannot back down from Tim's intellectual challenge.

A Beautiful Girl's Secret
36 votes

#7 - A Beautiful Girl's Secret

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 7

If you're born with something that some people poke fun of, would you hide it away, or show it off as part of your identity? Kanan Chinami swears to hide her characteristic voice for the rest of her life, but Junichiro has other plans for her.

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Street Gangs
36 votes

#8 - Street Gangs

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 19

Junichiro meets Taki, a girl who loves her home town, and loves hanging out with her friends. Her sister, however, asks Junichiro to help Taki find a better life.

An Amusing View
39 votes

#9 - An Amusing View

Ultimate Otaku Teacher - Season 1 - Episode 6

Junichiro faces off against Seijuro "Cyborg Human" Nanami in a game of soccer. Forcing Seijuro to play with the odds stacked heavily against him, Junichiro's victory seems certain. However, Junichiro's schemes are never what they seem.

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Open Your Heart
59 votes

#10 - Open Your Heart

IS: Infinite Stratos - Season 2 - Episode 8

Persisting Kanzashi to be his partner, Ichika looks up on maintenance assistance for Kanzashi's personal IS, but it's not that simple. Meanwhile, upon realized Ichika insisting to pair with Kanzashi for the tag tournament, the girls take their time training more aggressively. As Tatenashi has Houki to team up with her, she analyzes Houki's physical body, to her surprise to learn that her aptitude is up to level S already. When Kanzashi takes her IS, Uchigane Nishiki, for a test run, it malfunction, then Ichika saves her before she crashes. Having a change of heart towards Ichika, she indirectly agrees to be his partner. Then Ichika shares data from Byakushiki to help improve Kanzashi's IS, and haves other students to gladly help. Returning to his dorm room, Tatenashi insist Ichika for another massage, talking how important younger siblings can be for their elders, knowing how strict they can be for their protection. Kanzashi having to give Ichika sweets as gift, she reaches his door only to overhear that Ichika’s generous offer was Tatenashi's idea, leaving her heartbroken.

The War in the Market
74 votes

#11 - The War in the Market

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Mahiro finds that his mother was kidnapped for her expertise with game consoles, however the situation ends up being more messed up than it seems. Afterwards, the gang goes to the beach and hot springs where Nyaruko makes another attempt to seduce Mahiro.