The Best Episodes Directed by Kazuyoshi Yaginuma


#1 - Omen

From the New World Season 1 - Episode 8

Two years pass and the children enter into adolescence. Saki finds her feelings for Shun unrequited when he starts dating Satoru instead and she starts dating Maria. Soon after, Shun breaks up with Satoru and starts distancing himself from everyone else. Saki questions him about the reason and learns from him that the adults know the truth about what happened two years before. He also warns her to be careful because the time for them to be punished for their past transgressions may come soon.

star 8.43
101 votes
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One Step Forward

#2 - One Step Forward

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 8

To play online with Koiwai, Moriko makes a temporary alt character named Molly. After seeing Molly, Sakurai remembers a player he met in another game named Yuki. He met Yuki when he was still a student, and she was a working adult.

star 8.29
56 votes
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On a Moonlit Evening

#3 - On a Moonlit Evening

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 10

A single comment from Yashiro cuts far too deep for Moriko, and so Moriko flies out of the convenience store to get away. To get out from the rain, Sakurai invites her into his home. The pair of them try to convey how they feel about one another, while still assessing just how close they may already be. The two of them have made their relationship strong through the time they spent together online. But what kind of relationship does that really make?

star 8.23
57 votes
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I'm So Embarrassed I Could Die!

#4 - I'm So Embarrassed I Could Die!

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 6

Sakura takes Moriko out after running into her at the train station. Koiwai takes her out the next day, but Sakura resigns himself to not being with Moriko.

star 7.91
55 votes
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I Call That Feeling Marble

#5 - I Call That Feeling Marble

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 9

While Moriko is surprised to hear the shocking truth from Sakurai, she's still looking forward to playing MMOs together with Lily. But ever since the day in which Moriko learned the truth, Lily hasn't logged in...

star 7.80
51 votes
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You and I, and Me and You

#6 - You and I, and Me and You

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 7

Sakurai, now sure that Moriko is indeed Hayashi, finds himself hesitating over playing online with Hayashi. Sakurai decides to continuing playing as if not knowing who Hayashi is, but finds himself wavering when Hayashi talks so happily about Sakurai. At the same time, Koiwai decides to give the game a spin himself.

star 7.72
58 votes
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Secret Triangle

#7 - Secret Triangle

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 5

Hayashi asks for some advice from Lily, and from what Hayashi says, Sakurai starts to wonder if Hayashi and Moriko are the same person. Meanwhile, Moriko undergoes a makeover to prepare herself for her night out with Koiwai. But when the day finally comes, Koiwai doesn't show up, even after Moriko spends so much time waiting. Just as she's about to give up and go home, who does she run into?

star 7.70
56 votes
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Like a Maiden in Love

#8 - Like a Maiden in Love

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 4

Morioka is so taken by the new loot boxes in Fruit de Mer that she decides to spend money and aim for the top prize with her guild, but the so-called greed sensor keeps getting in her way. On the other hand, in real life, a man suddenly starts talking to her at the convenience store.

star 7.61
59 votes
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You and I, the Cowards

#9 - You and I, the Cowards

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 3

Thanks to her guild members, Moriko is now free of her worries, and she's committed to enjoying her time online. But just as she logs in, she suddenly gets an expensive present from Lily. Fearing some sort of ulterior motive, Momoko begins to panic.

star 7.46
61 votes
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We Don't Know a Thing

#10 - We Don't Know a Thing

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 2

Moriko is enjoying her online life to the fullest with Lily and all her friends. But Moriko ends up telling a lie about her personal situation outside of game to them, and now she feels guilty. Meanwhile, in the real world, Moriko ends up bumping into a hot, blond-haired, green-eyed man.

star 7.39
66 votes
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The Night Before The Festival

#11 - The Night Before The Festival

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Season 1 - Episode 22

The band tries to improve the new song and Koyuki tries to write the lyrics, at Ryusuke's request. Saito tries to help Koyuki come up with some lyrics. Surprisingly for him, the lyrics written by Saito are much more well received than those he wrote himself, so much so Ryusuke rewords the song in English. The band later departs for the Greatful Sound grounds, where they will perform on the smallest of the three stages. Ryusuke reveals Sykes' conditions to Chiba and Taira: he will have the rights over the band's next releases, as well as the promotion over the band. Ryusuke also reveals that he, in turn, established one condition on his own: Sykes will have to leave the theft of Beck and Prudence, if the band gets the highest attendance of the festival. Koyuki and Yoshito make a bet: if Maho comes to see Yoshito, then Koyuki must give up on her. Koyuki later is approached by a foreign band to perform for them, but the performance goes awry because of his inability with English and he is booed off the stage.

star 7.30
70 votes
 ♀ IRL, ♂ Online

#12 - ♀ IRL, ♂ Online

Recovery of an MMO Junkie Season 1 - Episode 1

Morioka Moriko is a 30 year old who chose the NEET path for herself after quitting her job. She decides she'll find more happiness online than in the real world and so makes a hot male character in an MMO named Hayashi. In game, she meets an adorable and kindhearted experienced player named Lily, as well as other friends. Now begins Moriko's fulfilling online life as a self-styled "elite NEET"!

star 7.15
78 votes
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