The Best Episodes Directed by Keiji Gotoh

Lucky Item

#1 - Lucky Item

Kiddy Girl-AND Season 1 - Episode 1

25 years after Éclair and Lumière used their powers to stop the explosion of a planet, cadet partners Ascoeur and Q-feuille are working in the cafe of the Galactic Trade Organization’s main office on the planet Aineias. Ascoeur is a bit over-eager, naive, and clumsy while Q-feuille is the level-headed, yet hypersensitive one. On this particular day, Ascoeur gets into an argument with her manager over her wearing bloomers, and Ascoeur inadvertently takes them off right in front of GTO Chief Hiver. She goes on to realize that she accidentally took off her underwear as well, but before she can do anything about it, assassins who are after Chief Hiver show up. Ascoeur jumps into action and manages to defeat the assassins, but they then combine their armor into a mechanical dragon. Ascoeur’s attack on the dragon’s head causes it to go berserk, and she’s forced to ride it throughout the GTO building, causing tons of damage in the process. She’s eventually able to cut it in half, and the guards finish it off and go on to arrest the assassins. In the aftermath, Ascoeur and Q-feuille are scolded by Chief Hiver inside her ruined office, but ES members Trixie and Troisienne see promise in them.

star 10.00
29 votes
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Split Shards

#2 - Split Shards

Hell Girl Season 1 - Episode 12

Akane Sawai stopped going to school due to emotional problems. Now, she locks herself up to her room and only opens up to her textmate, Yoshiki Fukasawa, who constantly visits her to check on her and convinces her to go to school. Sawai gets irritated by this, and is convinced by her textmate to send Fukasawa to hell. She finds out that her textmate is really Fukusawa and after coming to an understanding, Fukusawa convinces Sawai to send him to hell.

star 8.85
98 votes
The Cause of the Duty

#3 - The Cause of the Duty

Ga-Rei-Zero Season 1 - Episode 4

Yomi and the other SDCD operatives are dispatched to eliminate a Tsuchigumo roaming on the countryside; Kagura makes her debut after saving a woman from being crushed by the Tsuchigumo's corpse. A civilian, however, witnessed their entire operation. Yomi and Kagura are dispatched to an old subway system when they encounter the same woman, now a vengeful zombie with a cadre of people killed by her. Kagura's father arrives to save her by using the Ga-rei spirit Byakuei.

star 8.55
109 votes
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As Time Goes By

#4 - As Time Goes By

Kiddy Grade Season 1 - Episode 24

Though it looks like Alv might win, Dvergr reveals Alv's weakness: her left side is completely numb! Éclair offers all of her energy to Lumière, who then uses that power to destroy the left side of the Deucalion. With its main weapon destroyed, the remaining ships make short work of what's left. Dvergr joins her daughter as she dies, and Éclair looks on as Chevalier dies from his own wounds. In the end, Éclair and Lumière return to GOTT to continue the fight for galactic peace!

star 8.49
55 votes
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A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket

#5 - A Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 5

Things are going great at Shigure's house. Just when Tohru feels the days will always be like this, she gets a call from her grandpa. His house is finished, so Tohru can move back with him.

star 8.14
77 votes
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#6 - Depth/Space

Kiddy Grade Season 1 - Episode 1

ES members Éclair and Lumière are assigned by their commander, Eclipse, to escort Galatic Union (GU) Inspecter Armbrust to planet Medeia so that peaceful negotiations can begin between Medeia and planet Faunus. Faunus's corrupt space army stands in their way, and Éclair and Lumière must all their fire power to defeat them!

star 7.70
115 votes
Lone Isle

#7 - Lone Isle

Endride Season 1 - Episode 8

After taking to the seas on a battered ship, the Ignauts head for an island to recruit the help of the Zoozians.

star 7.64
11 votes
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Prince Yuki Fan Club

#8 - Prince Yuki Fan Club

Fruits Basket Season 1 - Episode 22

Yuki starts the semester as the Student Council President, and the Prince Yuki Fan Club is right there with him, except that there's this other girl. Could this be competition? What will Yuki's fan club president do?

star 7.43
45 votes
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#9 - Depths

Endride Season 1 - Episode 11

Upon reaching Babylon, the Ignauts are deceived by more than its size and the traps that await inside.

star 7.22
9 votes
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#10 - Ride

Endride Season 1 - Episode 1

Shun Asanaga, a young man with an obsession with crystals, finds himself pulled into a world within one.

star 7.03
33 votes
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#11 - Endora

Endride Season 1 - Episode 2

After escaping the castle, an encounter with an old friend helps reveal some of the mysteries surrounding Endora.

star 7.00
26 votes
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#12 - Feelings

Endride Season 1 - Episode 10

As Delzaine and the Ignauts both close in on Babylon, Pascal attempts to solve the mystery of the decreasing Warp Particles.

star 6.89
9 votes
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#13 - Prisoner

Endride Season 1 - Episode 18

While fields and forests decay, deep under the dungeons of the castle, Shun and Emilio learn more about the past before being swept away.

star 6.88
8 votes
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#14 - Ignauts

Endride Season 1 - Episode 4

When they're ambushed by a band of revolutionaries, Shun and Emilio make surprising new allies.

star 6.84
19 votes
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The Light of Babel

#15 - The Light of Babel

Endride Season 1 - Episode 12

The showdown reaches full swing as Babel starts up, bringing an end to an enemy in more than one way.

star 6.80
10 votes
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#16 - Confrontation

Endride Season 1 - Episode 21

Though troubled by his father's actions, Shun learns about his motivation and the reason they're able to travel between worlds.

star 6.75
8 votes
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#17 - Showdown

Endride Season 1 - Episode 23

While Demetrio and the Ignauts battle Ibelda, Shun, Emilio and Falarion go to Tir Na Nog to destroy the device draining Warp Particles from Endora.

star 6.75
8 votes
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#18 - Past

Endride Season 1 - Episode 20

After hearing Asanaga's shocking declaration, Shun and Emilio discover secrets of the past, the truth of their families, and a shared bond.

star 6.71
7 votes
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#19 - Crisis

Endride Season 1 - Episode 22

Back in Endora, the Ignauts face up against a monsterous Ibelda and learn about the ancient ruins which may be funneling Warp Particles to the surface.

star 6.71
7 votes
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#20 - Girl

Endride Season 1 - Episode 7

While visiting the port city of Ametius to obtain a ship, a deadly killer threatens the adventure.

star 6.70
10 votes
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#21 - Demise

Endride Season 1 - Episode 24

The final battle to determine the fate of Endora balances atop the high-reaching spire of Tir Na Nog.

star 6.56
9 votes
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#22 - Assault

Endride Season 1 - Episode 5

Lacking in numbers to revolt, the Ignauts consider an alliance with the very group that attacks them.

star 6.50
16 votes
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Father and Child

#23 - Father and Child

Endride Season 1 - Episode 9

Alicia discovers the truth about her father during a surprise encounter with dragons.

star 6.50
10 votes
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#24 - Surface

Endride Season 1 - Episode 19

Taken to the surface, Shun introduces Emilio to his familiar world and a confrontation with Shun's father triggers some of Emilio's forgotten memories.

star 6.50
8 votes
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#25 - Journey

Endride Season 1 - Episode 3

Shun and Emilio escape to a hideout but soon abandon it to begin their journey to defeat Delzaine.

star 6.48
23 votes
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#26 - Determination

Endride Season 1 - Episode 6

After reuniting with Pascal and Alicia, Shun's determination to return home is stronger than ever.

star 6.40
15 votes
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#27 - Monster

Endride Season 1 - Episode 15

When they attempt to save a crippled village, the Ignauts run into an old enemy and make an unexpected new ally.

star 6.33
9 votes
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#28 - Tracks

Endride Season 1 - Episode 13

While Pascal and Joseph are busy inspecting Babel, the others look back on how far they've come.

star 6.00
11 votes
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#29 - Longing

Endride Season 1 - Episode 16

In order to recruit the help of the Gradido and the island Zoozians, the Ignauts must fight back against a naval invasion.

star 6.00
9 votes
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#30 - Return

Endride Season 1 - Episode 17

No sooner is the group welcomed home to the castle than a menace appears in the forest and threatens the capital.

star 5.88
8 votes
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#31 - Resume

Endride Season 1 - Episode 14

With chaos and riots on the rise, the Ignauts make plans to bring order while marching back towards the capital for more research.

star 5.63
8 votes
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