The Best Episodes Directed by Kazuomi Koga

Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts

#1 - Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 23

After witnessing an unrealized present, Emilia completes the second trial and begins the third and final one. Ram and Puck are fighting their hardest to stop Roswaal. Each of them is doing it all for the sake of realizing their own goals. The battle between Garfiel and Elsa at Roswaal's mansion is also growing more and more intense. As Subaru is being chased by a guiltylowe, he declares that it's time to make use of his unparalleled knowledge of the modern world and lures it into a closet...

star 11.99
98 votes
Nobody Can Lift a Quain Stone Alone

#2 - Nobody Can Lift a Quain Stone Alone

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 16

The missing Emilia was in the graveyard all along, her lost memories beginning to return due to Puck's disappearance. Confused and losing heart over the realization that she's forgotten such important memories, she tries her hardest to convey her feelings to Subaru. When the two of them leave the graveyard, they're awaited by Garfiel, who's been battered and beaten by Otto and Ram. He tries to prevent the Sanctuary's liberation by closing off the graveyard himself, but Subaru won't let him have his way without a fight.

star 11.70
95 votes
The Beginning of the Sanctuary and the Beginning of the End

#3 - The Beginning of the Sanctuary and the Beginning of the End

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 20

When Roswaal happily tells the story of how his romance with Echidna began 400 years ago, Beatrice rebukes him for casually calling it a "romance." Ryuzu interrupts to comment that Echidna saved her, as well. The one thing these three very different people share is their gratitude toward Echidna. But their days spent in both amicable and argumentative conversation about Echidna are brought to an end by one man's arrival.

star 11.46
94 votes
The Sounds That Make You Want to Cry

#4 - The Sounds That Make You Want to Cry

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 13

Subaru is shown several visions of events previously unknown to him during the second phase of the trial. When he feels as if he's worn away to nearly nothing, the one to stir him is the one who loves him more than anyone else... and is tougher on him than anyone else. When he awakens to see Echidna extending a hand to help him, he tells her he'll never accept it. Then the Witch of Envy appears, clad in a veil of darkness, and extends her hand to him as well. Subaru refuses again, screaming that he'll solve everything on his own without any of their help.

star 11.28
115 votes
Starting Life from Zero in Another World

#5 - Starting Life from Zero in Another World

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 - Episode 3

Subaru attempts to buy the insignia from Felt and return it to Satella before Elsa arrives at the loot house... but Satella arrives before the negotiations are complete, and Elsa still attacks them.

star 9.89
280 votes
Fluttering Pirate Flag in Miyaji

#6 - Fluttering Pirate Flag in Miyaji

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 3 - Episode 37

On a visit to Miyaji Academy, Gouki and his pirate buddies get Reversed, then turn the school's open house into a pirate recruiting effort. But before you can say "Arrrrr," Kamui arrives to put an end to the pirate factory and save Emi and Mai from certain peril!

star 9.87
31 votes
Vortex Cupid

#7 - Vortex Cupid

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 18

One day, a socially awkward teenager named Ogawa had a cardfight with a girl who he fell in love with at first sight. Unfortunately, the girl accidentally left behind an Angel Feather card (Battle Cupid, Nociel), and having never learned her name, Ogawa has not been able to find her or give the card back to her. One month later, he eventually makes a quest that Chrono, Shion, and Tokoha accept to locate that girl and return her card. With little information to go on, the trio nonetheless searches for her. After much investigation, they eventually track the girl, Hinako, at her school. Shion and Tokoha feel that Ogawa should personally give her card back, but he is too scared to see her. Then, Chrono decides to shuffle the card amongst four others and has Ogawa draw one of them. If Ogawa picks the Nociel card, then he will be the one to return the card, but if not, then Chrono will. Ogawa gathers his courage, draws the right card, and returns it to her. For completing this quest, Chrono, Shion, and Tokoha are given an equal amount of points. Afterwards, Shion and Tokoha suspect that Chrono had actually shuffled the Nociel card amongst other copies of it so that Ogawa would pick it no matter what. To their surprise and disappointment, Chrono reveals that he did not do so.

star 9.84
31 votes
From Zero

#8 - From Zero

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 - Episode 18

Subaru laments that he could not do anything or save anyone, and has no options left. Exhausted, he suddenly takes off running at full speed as if he's made a decision...

star 9.83
305 votes
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#9 - Reverse

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 3 - Episode 24

The fight between Toshiki Kai and Takuto Tatsunagi continues. Takuto repeatedly taunts Kai and tries to tempt him with the power of Link Joker. Kai manages to work around his units being locked, but Takuto is able to defend against Kai's attacks. Ultimately, Takuto succeeds in brainwashing Kai using Reverse. Kai appears unexpectedly at Fukuhara High School. Finding that Ren Suzugamori is not there, Kai challenges Tetsu Shinjou instead

star 9.75
32 votes
Daiyusha Falls

#10 - Daiyusha Falls

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 3 - Episode 31

Mitsusada returns from Singapore, only to be confronted at the airport by a strong Reversed fighter! In the meantime... Chris of Team Genius has been possessed by an unearthly power before. Can he withstand this, or will he become part of the outbreak of Reversed people?

star 9.72
32 votes
Countdown to Despair

#11 - Countdown to Despair

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 3 - Episode 42

Kamui quickly realizes that Kourin is Reversed and resolves himself to defeat her in a cardfight to lift the spell from her. He quickly deals 5 damage to Kourin, who responds by using the card that she could not bring herself to use against Aichi during the camping trip: Broken Heart Jewel Knight, Ashley "Reverse". She uses its devastating Limit Break to retire Kamui's units while increasing her own forces to eventually overpower and defeat Kamui. Meanwhile, Kai returns to Japan and is escorted by Takuto's assistant until he sees Miwa. Aichi and his classmates finally return to Miyaji Academy where Aichi sees Kamui reeling from his loss to Kourin and about to become Reversed. While Aichi and his friends try to understand the situation, Takuto appears in a live worldwide broadcast in which he announces the beginning of the world's destruction.

star 9.72
32 votes
Self-Proclaimed Knight Natsuki Subaru

#12 - Self-Proclaimed Knight Natsuki Subaru

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 1 - Episode 13

As Emilia joins Priscilla, Crusch, and Anastasia in a meeting of the royal selection participants, Reinhard enters the hall with Felt. According to a new prophecy seen on the Dragon Stone, there are five priestesses with the potential to be the kingdom's next ruler. Reinhard announces that Felt is the fifth priestess, meaning it's time to formally begin the royal selection, but Felt refuses to have any part in it.

star 9.56
243 votes
The Hero Experiences a Fray

#13 - The Hero Experiences a Fray

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 1 - Episode 9

Rika, Emi and Suzuno make their way over to Hatagaya to discover the Tanabata Festival in full gear. Rika, still fully enthusiastic over her perceived Lover's Quarrel between Emi and Suzuno, suggests that she first learn all of the details of the "conflict" by stopping for a bit inside the newly opened Sentucky Fried Chicken. Here, as Emi frantically tries to reject Rika's notion of her and Sadao being a couple, she starts verbally insulting Sadao, but is stopped by an irritated Shirō who had been nearby doing reconnaissance on Sentucky for Sadao. After brief introductions, and a bit of chatting, Ashiya is able to clear up Rika's misunderstanding between Emi and Sadao, by using a metaphor to describe the history between them. Meanwhile, as MgRonald's business begins losing to Sentucky for the festival, Sadao struggles to decide what to do, but eventually decides to have his employees keep themselvs busy until an opportune moment for business shows itself. Later, Shirō, Emi, Suzuno and Rika visit MgRonald, with Rika, having a less than favorable first impression of Sadao much to his irritation. Afterwards, Sadao tries and fails in various schemes to market MgRonald to the festival's patrons, but then comes up with an ingenious idea of having the franchise be part of the festival itself. Sadao then calls up a friend to deliver some bamboo plants for display in front of the franchise and has his staff decorate it. Finally revealing that they will allow the festival's patrons to hang wishes on the plants and offer a free drink to whoever does so, a plan which successfully gets MgRonald flooded with customers. While this is happening, Suzuno notices a strange purple aura hanging over the crowd in front of MgRonald, adding to her suspicion of Sadao.

star 8.64
235 votes
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Kill the Demons

#14 - Kill the Demons

Akame ga Kill! Season 1 - Episode 18

Night Raid enters the city of Kyoroch, which is the headquarters for Path of Peace. The prime minister orders the Jaegers to protect Borick, who simultaneously sets the four "Koukenji Rakshasa Demons" on the offensive. Kurome, still recovering from her previous battle, continues on with her mission in order to not be disposed of. Lubbock, intending to meet with a spy from the city, is attacked by two of the Demons, Sten and Mez. Akame fights against another of the Demons, Ibara, whom she recognizes as being from her old assassination squad. Both Lubba and Akame succeed in killing their opponents. While searching the outskirts of town, Tatsumi and Mine encounter the leader and founder of Path of Peace.

star 8.24
296 votes
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Provisional Girlfriend and Girlfriend

#15 - Provisional Girlfriend and Girlfriend

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 1 - Episode 7

While Kazuya desperately tries to get Ruka to promise she won't reveal his secret, she tells him her own.

star 8.10
61 votes
Confession and Girlfriend

#16 - Confession and Girlfriend

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 1 - Episode 12

Chizuru and Mami go on an awkward rental date unaware that Kazuya has seen them together. How can Chizuru handle this situation?

star 7.92
52 votes
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The Young Girl Awakens

#17 - The Young Girl Awakens

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 1 - Episode 11

Diablo's party returns to Faltra with the newly resurrected Klem. On their way back from visiting Celestine, Rem and Klem suddenly get separated from Diablo and Shera, with Alicia having led them both astray.

star 7.60
94 votes
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Slave Market

#18 - Slave Market

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 1 - Episode 6

While Greenwood's demands remain unmet, Diablo and the girls visit a slave market to see if they can learn the magical secret of the Enslavement Collars.

star 7.34
99 votes
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Unexpected Visitors

#19 - Unexpected Visitors

Goblin Slayer Season 1 - Episode 3

The High Elf Archer, Dwarf Shaman, and Lizardman Priest come to see Goblin Slayer. They tell him of a demon lord that's revived with the intent to destroy the world, and they ask for Goblin Slayer's help. However, he tells them he has no interest until they mention goblins...

star 7.34
235 votes
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#20 - DESTINY!

Gugure! Kokkuri-san Season 1 - Episode 12

star 7.20
5 votes
Adventures and Daily Life

#21 - Adventures and Daily Life

Goblin Slayer Season 1 - Episode 5

Goblin Slayer and the others return successful from their quest in the ruins. Goblin Slayer spends a few days sleeping at Cow Girl's home to recover and then heads to the guild. There, he gives advice to a couple of adventurers on how to deal with some giant rats and also accepts a request from Guild Girl.

star 7.17
213 votes
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Desperate Secret

#22 - Desperate Secret

Macross Delta Season 1 - Episode 21

Keith discovers that the amplified Windsong is beginning to take its toll on King Heinz. As Kaname, Makina, and Reina await their fate, they reminisce about the early days of Walküre.

star 7.11
18 votes
I'm Not Going to Lose! x Are You Like Me?

#23 - I'm Not Going to Lose! x Are You Like Me?

Love Tyrant Season 1 - Episode 4

Despite harsh words from Akane, Yuzu will go to great lengths for her beloved older sister. Yuzu refuses to relinquish her forbidden love even for someone like Seiji, who she may care about more than she realizes. Meanwhile, on the hunt for a new couple to match, fortune smiles upon Seiji and Guri when a classmate approaches them saying she has a crush she would like paired with.

star 6.79
67 votes
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Kohina and One Eye and Shigaraki!

#24 - Kohina and One Eye and Shigaraki!

Gugure! Kokkuri-san Season 1 - Episode 6

While living with Kokkuri-san and the other spirits, Kohina's sixth sense grows stronger and suddenly develops the ability to see monsters and ghosts. Kokkuri-san is concerned and warns Kohina not to approach them. Kohina encounters a cyclops. She skips ropes and draws pictures with the cyclops as she befriends it, but...

star 6.40
5 votes
Village Treasure

#25 - Village Treasure

Kumamiko - Girl Meets Bear Season 1 - Episode 4

Yoshio asks Machi if she can survive without Natsu. Offended by Yoshio’s question, she starts listing the things she can do by herself. On a different occasion, she is harassed by a punk and cries to Natsu for help.

star 4.95
37 votes
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