The BEST episodes directed by Keitaro Motonaga

The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle
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9.49
78 votes

#1 - The Festival Orchestrating Chapter - Part 10 - Bloody Battle

When They Cry - Higurashi - Season 2 - Episode 23

Irie, Kasai, and Shion head to the clinic to rescue Tomitake, and Irie finally reveals the truth about Satoshi's disappearance to Shion. Elsewhere, the gang battles the Yamainu in the mountains.

Golden Yellow Montagne
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9.33
39 votes

#2 - Golden Yellow Montagne

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 6

Karen invites Jun'ichi and his school friends (including their teacher) up to a mountain hotel resort to make up for the events of the cruise ship party. While there everyone continues to hang around and tease Jun'ichi who is not impressed by their company. Karen takes this to mean that Jun'ichi is not satisfied with the luxuries of the hotel and so she takes the group on a long hike up to the Ayanokouji family's secret hot spring. There they learn that the secret hot spring is a co-ed bath, which causes some problems since the there are guys and girls. This is shortly interrupted by the sounds of a beast, and Minato takes off to find out the source of the noise. Jun'ichi, worried for his sister, follows soon afterwards with the rest of the group in tow, only to find Minato bathing in the hot spring with a bear and cub. The bear and cub leave and the group go in for a dip, boys on one side, girls on the other, and Jun'ichi tries to deal with his urge not to peek on the girls. Jun'ichi ultimately gives in, but finds that the girls have already left to interrogate Yuuhi about her relationship with Jun'ichi.

Sortie
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9.25
76 votes

#3 - Sortie

Majestic Prince - Season 1 - Episode 1

Undina Base is under attack by the Wulgaru. With the heavy losses suffered by the UPI, the evacuation of the base is ordered with the help of the secret service, MJP. Meanwhile, in a mock combat, Team Rabbits perform miserably as usual, getting the worst grades once again. The team members fight among each other arguing that they can't work with each other. Team Rabbits is called into action to hold off the Wulgaru forces while the Undina Base is being evacuated. When the evacuation is completed, the team leader Izuru notices that there are still civilians left on the base and with no vessels available to evacuate them, Izuru decides to fight off the Wulgaru fleet recalling that his dream is to become a hero. After destroying much of the fleet, the rest of the Wulgaru fleet retreats.

Carry It with Me, Seriously!!
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9.15
45 votes

#4 - Carry It with Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 6

The annual Kanagawa festival is here, and with it come a set of strange customs and traditions that the Kazama family completely indulge in. Amid the festivities, Yamato meets a strange man who seems to know his father...

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Sortie with Me, Seriously!!
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9.11
45 votes

#5 - Sortie with Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 11

At this rate, Yamato will be torn to pieces! The battle over him is heating up, and none of the girls are willing to back down. Takea, meanwhile, is busy announcing her own intents to the public.

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Come with Me, Seriously!!
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9.08
47 votes

#6 - Come with Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Momoyo tries to talk to Yamato, but she becomes annoyed after seeing him spending time with the other four girls. When Yamato finally gets to see Momoyo, she tries to brush off her jealousy. There have been photographs taken of the girls eating the mushroom-shaped candy during the festival, and they have been distributed worldwide into magazines. Yamato and the girls are tasked to find out who is responsible, but Momoyo chooses to stay behind. Yamato is soon taken hostage by Gyobu Shakadou and the Itagaki Siblings, the group of criminals who were seen in the weapon warehouse from before, as they were the ones responsible for smuggling weapons and magazines overseas. Fortunately, the four girls come to rescue and evade the bomb planted by Gyobu. The two groups begin to fight each other, each faring well against the other. Gyobu attempts to shoot Miyako, but as she dodges it heads toward Yamato, only to be deflected by Momoyo. As Momoyo charges head-on towards Gyobu, she is thwarted by Takae Tachibana, a former member of the "Big Four".

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Talk to Me, Seriously!!
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9.08
48 votes

#7 - Talk to Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 4

While on the run from Miyako, Yamato finds himself with someone unexpected in the bath. Using his strategic mind, he must quickly find a way out of this situation, and get going somewhere, anywhere else!

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Get Mad at Me, Seriously!!
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8.96
48 votes

#8 - Get Mad at Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Kokoro's rage will not be satisfied until she has Yamato under her boot! After the humiliation she endured at the hands of the young strategist during the Kawakami Conflict, Kokoro is dead set on getting revenge by any means possible.

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That Which Cannot Be Forgiven
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8.96
149 votes

#9 - That Which Cannot Be Forgiven

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 12

Picking up directly from Origami seeing Kotori, a frightened Kotori is with Shido at the amusement park riding various roller coasters and attractions on their date. Without communications, Ratatoskr can only monitor with Kyouhei making masochistic comments to the opportunities Shido should have taken. While separated, Yoshino tells Tohka what she overheard about Kotori being a Spirit and how Shido is trying to seal her powers. Origami steals the DW-029 Annihilator Gear codenamed “White Licorice” and suddenly attacks Kotori as she is talking to Shido. Origami enters into a rampage, going into a full offensive when she witnesses Kotori change into her Spirit form. Before Kotori strikes a finishing blow, Origami tells her of how she killed Origami's parents five years ago sending Kotori into a state of temporary shock.

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Don't Confess!!
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8.94
87 votes

#10 - Don't Confess!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 8

Yuuko receives a love letter from a boy and tries to hide it from the others. The rest of the gang are suspicious Sakura guesses correctly that she received a love letter. Yuuko gets a free sample of make-up and tries to use it with disastrous results. Haruka puts the make-up on Yuuko for her. The next day, Yuuko's classmates notice her cute side. After a run-in with Ikkou, she decides to reject the boy and continue living in her tomboyish ways.

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Explain What's Going On, Seriously!!
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8.93
44 votes

#11 - Explain What's Going On, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Momo's thirst for battle is about to be quenched, with Tachibana Takae stepping up to take her on. Takae's battle spirit is tremendous, and it may take more than Momo's brtue strength to end this fight.

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Don't Search!!
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8.93
88 votes

#12 - Don't Search!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 7

Master Devil, Hinata's pet, tries to jump from a bridge and kill himself, because Hinata only paid attention to a new kitten she rescued from dangerous dogs. Hinata and Ikkou manages to convince Master Devil not to jump. The kitten was turned into a demon by 2 mysterious men. Hinata tries to awaken Ikkou by stripping herself, which fails. The rest of the gang arrives and Master Devil strips them of their clothing to awaken Ikkou to exorcise the demon in the kitten. The kitten is given away and Hinata's relationship with Master Devil has been improved.

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Countdown
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8.93
149 votes

#13 - Countdown

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 11

Shido is contemplating the situation regarding Kotori involving the events five years prior including the statements made by her and Origami about the apartment fire. While he meets with Reine to discuss the details regarding the date with Kotori, Origami is informed about high-tech gear coming into the base in two days by Ryouko while she visits Origami in the hospital. Ratatoskr's headquarter's personnel have all agreed that going to Ocean Park with Kotori is the ideal venue for Shido's date so Shido undergoes a training session outlined by Reine to prepare involving Shido taking Tohka and Yoshino to buy swimsuits. As Tohka asks about a swimsuit, Origami appears and teases her about it being a new piece of anti-Spirit equipment but reveals that her true motive for joining them is to inquire of Tohka about the Spirit of Flames to the point of politely being courteous in her questioning. Finding Tohka's information useless, Origami pressures Shido into giving his opinions on her choice of swimsuit. Tohka and Origami turn it into a battle in that whoever turns on Shido more gets to go on a date with him. Yoshino ultimately wins but back on Fraxinus, Shido watches the video of the fire from five years ago. Recognizing ordinary video noise as an actual person initiates a series of flashbacks that lead to Shido blacking out. During Kotori's date the next day, Tohka and Yoshino tag along to help Kotori ease up and be able to partake of the actual events. As Shido sees Kotori resorting to pharmaceuticals to counteract her deteriorating mental condition, his determination is invigorated so he goes about the date with just him and Kotori. At the AST base, Origami gets a firsthand view of the DW-029 Annihilator Gear codenamed “White Licorice” sent there by DEM Industries for use by Mana. In talking with Ryouko, she's indirectly told that they have footage of the battle between Kotori and Kurumi. In the last scene, Origami is staring at a frame from the footage showing Ko

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Don't Awaken!!
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8.92
88 votes

#14 - Don't Awaken!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 12

Chitose is determined to keep Ikkou from needing to awaken to exorcise. Ikkou is chosen to perform the Joya-no-Kane, ringing of the bell 108 times at New Year's Eve to negate the 108 human desires. The other are deal with the visitors. An excessively large amount of spirit gather during the ringing of the bell and Ikkou faints as he strikes the bell the last time. Chitose volunteers to protect Ikkou but is nearly raped. Ikkou wakes up and comes to Chitose's rescue, using the power of the holy priest to exorcise all the spirits gathered without awakening. He faints again afterwards.

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Don't Cosplay!!
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8.91
89 votes

#15 - Don't Cosplay!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sakura's & Chitose's class competes with each others in a food selling contest in an annual festival. The winner will receive food tickets for a year. During the festival, a spirit, who frequents Sakura's homepage, sees her at school. Sakura takes him to go to all the booths in the festival. After the festival, the spirit is able to rest in peace and disappears.

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Go at It with Me, Seriously!!
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8.89
43 votes

#16 - Go at It with Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 10

The fight is on! Momo vs. Takea in a winner take all struggle for supremacy! As the battle rages, new players get thrown into the fray, but things don't go quite as well as they'd hope they would...

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Don't Transform!!
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8.88
89 votes

#17 - Don't Transform!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ikkou and the nuns go to a department store where there has been a restless spirit. They find a Super Sentai team that cannot rest until they perform one last time. After performing for Ikkou and the nuns, one of them does not dissipate. It's up to Ikkou and the nuns to exorcise him.

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Don't Play Around!!
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8.83
94 votes

#18 - Don't Play Around!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ikkou and Chitose clean the temple while the rest of the gang is doing high school club activities. Ikkou and Chitose sneaks into town at night to go to karaoke together. They later go to an arcade to get their photo taken. As they try to leave, earthbound spirits stop them. Chitose gives them a sermon and they are exorcised. When Ikkou and Chitose meet Jotoku and the gang, Jotoku punishes Ikkou for disappearing from the temple.

Don't Peek!
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8.82
93 votes

#19 - Don't Peek!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a swim class, the girls find that only bras and underwear of C-cup girls and above are taken from the locker room. Ikkou is the prime suspect is relentlessly question by the girls. A friend of Ikkou, Yagani, reveals his feelings for Sumi and wants Ikkou to help him make Sumi instantly love him. The underwear thief is revealed to be a spirit and Jotoku orders the gang to exorcise the spirit after school. The spirit is Yagani and is exorcised after Ikkou awakens.

Dusk Colored Desire
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8.81
68 votes

#20 - Dusk Colored Desire

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 8

Tsukasa conducts the school's sports meet since Mitsuki is sick. After school Tsukasa shows Jun'ichi and Yuuhi an embarrassing picture of the two from the cultural festival she intends to enter in a contest for best media, which eventually leads Jun'ichi to bring up embarrassing things from Tsukasa's past to put an end to her teasing. This causes Tsukasa to recall her childhood dream to become a voice actress. The next day the students are given a career investigation assignment and Tsukasa sets out fulfill her dream by applying and preparing for an audition. Unfortunately on the day of the audition Tsukasa becomes very nervous and she loses her voice during the audition. Later however, after a talk with Jun'ichi, Tsukasa decides to renew her ambition to become a voice actress.

Rose Madder Colored Puzzlement
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8.79
67 votes

#21 - Rose Madder Colored Puzzlement

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yuuhi meets with her father and rejects her engagement to Jun'ichi, saying she'd rather decide for herself without external pressures. Upon her return Yuuhi senses some weirdness she can't place in the Nagase home, but neither Minato nor Jun'ichi are willing to admit anything. This causes a rift between Yuuhi and Jun'ichi, which everyone at school notices. When confronted about the apparent rift between the two Yuuhi lies to cover up the true nature of the situation. After school Jun'ichi is whisked away to meet his parents, who have suddenly returned to the country, leaving Yuuhi and Minato alone at home for the evening. After dinner Yuuhi reveals to Minato her intention to leave the Nagase house, the nullified engagement and her hurt at being lied to. Minato finally admits her love for Jun'ichi and her heartache regarding the situation and Yuuhi hugs her.

Steel-Coloured Festival
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8.78
68 votes

#22 - Steel-Coloured Festival

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 7

It's the school Cultural Festival and Yuuhi, Karen, Fuyuhiko and Tsukasa (along with the rest of their classmates) are doing a Yakisoba café. However, they face tough competition from the Yakisoba stand put up by Minato and the tennis club. Meanwhile Jun'ichi is kidnapped by Mitsuki, Nagomi and Mr. Sugishita for secret training regarding a dangerous mission. Back at the Yakisoba café the girls end up wearing their school swimsuits to attract business and end up triumphing over the tennis club's Yakisoba stand. At the end of the festival everyone is called out to the school track field to witness Jun'ichi's epic battle in his "Big Genokiller" against a robotic octopus.

Come Out to Me, Seriously!!
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8.77
46 votes

#23 - Come Out to Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Momo is determined to find Tachibana Takae. Meanwhile, Yamato lies in the hospital with severe injuries. With all his friends around him, the girls all realize something that will change everything...

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Rose Madder Colored Birthday
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8.76
68 votes

#24 - Rose Madder Colored Birthday

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 9

Tsukasa's photo of Jun'ichi and Yuuhi from the Cultural Festival comes in first place as Best Amitié. Minato convinces Yuuhi to help with Jun'ich's surprise birthday party by getting Jun'ichi's present, but Yuuhi has a difficult time choosing a gift. She ends up sneaking into Jun'ichi's room for some clues on what to get him and discovers Jun'ichi's stash of dirty magazines. While looking through the magazines Yuuhi is caught by Minato and confesses her difficulty trying to find Jun'ichi's gift. Minato offers to let Yuuhi bake the cake instead as her present to Jun'ichi. The next day at his party Jun'ichi receives many strange birthday gifts from friends and family. Afterwards Jun'ichi finds the cake Yuuhi baked and everyone tries a piece. The cake did not turn out very well, but Jun'ichi tells Yuuhi that it is delicious because she baked it for him. Minato begins to feel jealous.

The Truth About Miku
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8.76
75 votes

#25 - The Truth About Miku

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 9

Shido almost got caught until Miku makes an entry as she commands the Spirits to join the battlefield just to collect Tohka. Origami in a convention suit partners with Mana. While Shido and Miku argue, he reveals that Kurumi learned how Miku acquire her Spirit power from Phantom (like Kotori), she finally tells that she used to be a splendid singer Tsukino Yoimachi, but one day she rejected a TV producer's career offer due to disgrace, then bad rumors spread with no help from her agency and fans, she tried to reconnect with her fans, but suffers psychogenic aphonia, resulting in her losing her voice; this cause Miku to tension condemn humanity. Shido vows to keep his promise. Origami, Ratatoskr, terrorizes the territory to subdue Ellen. Westcott makes his appearance when Shido and Miku find Tohka. Shido is stabbed by Ellen with Tohka watching she goes berserk.

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Inversion
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8.75
76 votes

#26 - Inversion

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 10

Tohka is born into a negative form with her counterpart sword Qliphoth and has no memory. Mana and Jessica reach the concluded battle. Jessica, dying in Mana's arms, tells how she always felt jealous and wanted to become strong for the DEM, Mana made her decision to dishonor Westcott. Westcott decides to retreat, although he briefly calls Shido "Takamiya". Tohka launches brutal attacks then Miku becomes vulnerable. Yoshino, Yoshinon, Kaguya, and Yuzuru regain their sanity. Shido took the hit to protect Miku. Tohka swings the sword of demise on the city, Shido flies towards her reminding her of him; dropping the Sandalphon, he seals her power once more with a kiss restoring her. Kurumi continue her search for the captive Spirit. The next day, Miku who is happy trusting Shido she purposely kisses him sealing her power much less her clothes. Miku invites everyone to listen to her latest concert then announces to her "darling" stunning the crowd and Shido. His competition among the girls' affection continues.

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For the Sky and the Sword
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8.72
171 votes

#27 - For the Sky and the Sword

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 3

Shido and Tohka are on their date being overseen and supported by the Fraxinus crew. Tohka mistakingly assumes that each variety of food she is consuming at first is a "date". Not accustomed to a crowd, when the couple enter the shopping area she assumes that humanity is launching an all out attack on her. Origami observes them from the shadows while Shido and Tohka go from a high priced restaurant to south of the station where they enter an improvised shopping area. Tohka is able to indulge in the foods present to her desire but notices that Shido doesn't seem to be having fun. They move on to an arcade that is dominated by crane games which Tohka mistakingly assumes is the "mecha team's" secret base. In the course of playing for a prize that has caught Tohka's eye, Tohka inadvertantly voices her bond with Shido.

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Rose Madder Colored Confusion
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8.67
70 votes

#28 - Rose Madder Colored Confusion

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 10

Yuuhi is beginning to understand her feelings for Jun'ichi. As a result she fakes being sick and Jun'ichi stays home from school to care for her. Yuuhi demands a redo first kiss and the two finally confess their true feelings. At school the girls encourage Yuuhi to take initiative to move her and Jun'ichi's relationship to the next level, and Karen announces her intentions towards Jun'ichi. The next day Fuyuhiko confronts Jun'ichi about his feelings for his sister and advises Jun'ichi to make a decision. At Nagomi's suggestion Yuuhi comes to Jun'ichi's bedroom in middle of the night dressed as a maid and despite some awkwardness the two are able to become closer. The next evening Yuuhi leaves to report back to her family leaving Jun'ichi and Minato alone. Minato uses this chance to express her feelings for her brother and Jun'ichi is still unsure how he feels for his sister.

Bizarre Colored Scream
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8.66
73 votes

#29 - Bizarre Colored Scream

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jun'ichi's teacher Seijirou Sugishita goes missing in an abandoned portion of the school. The student council president Mitsuki Siina enlists Jun'ichi and his friends to search for him in the abandoned school building. While searching Jun'ichi and Yuuhi fall down a trap door into a pit. The two are forced to work together to try and get out, but are unable to escape. In the same pit Mr. Sugishita wakes up from under a blanket and the trio are found shortly afterward by Minato.

Girls' Music
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8.65
70 votes

#30 - Girls' Music

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 6

Mana finally awakens from her battle with Kurumi. For the upcoming competition Ai, Mai, and Mii prepare a band to compete against Miku's. Origami hears from Ryōko about the usurp mission in capturing Tohka and Shido during the festival. Serving a Maid Café with the Yamai twins employed, Shido (as Shiori again) even hands out posters as the head maid when he and Miku come across and ask "her" to date her though Shiori still annoyed of Miku's arrogance. Shido then finds the bandmates were manipulated and will not perform for the concert. Fraxinus cuts the stage's power to slow things down, but Miku gets the advantage with her Astral Dress. The AST led by Jessica target the Tengu Square until Ryōko and Origami piloting the “White Licorice” interfere. Kaguya and Yuzuru as they are professional, backup Tohka and Shido to perform as best as they could regardless of outside interference.

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Flame Spirit (Ifrit)
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8.65
151 votes

#31 - Flame Spirit (Ifrit)

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kurumi and Kotori start fighting after a short conversation. Kurumi used one of her skills to make Kotori stay still, create copies of her, and shoot her a few times. Kotori fell over after Kurumi's last shot but Kotori's healing skill enables her to not die. Then, the shocked Kurumi send her copies to kill Shido but he was pushed away by Kotori and the copies were killed. In the heat of the fight, Kurumi used her one of her skills to Kotori but it only worked for a while. Kotori used her weapon to shoot Kurumi's angel after the frightened Kurumi summoned her copies to shield her. He immediately stands in front of Kurumi to shield her, knowing Kotori is no longer herself at that time when he tries to reason with Kotori to not kill Kurumi. Later, after the shot have launched, Kotori suddenly regained conscious and deflects the shot.

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Manifestation
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8.63
74 votes

#32 - Manifestation

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 4

The woman stalking Tohka and Shido before, Ellen, finally reveals her true colors and orders a pack of mechs called Bandersnatch units after Tohka in an attempt to capture her. During the clash, Tohka gets incapacitated and captured only for Shido to call upon her sword to break the Bandersnatch off her. Meanwhile, Kannazuki and his crew on board the Fraxinus gets attacked by an enemy airship. Kannazuki launches a counterattack after deflecting several shots, leading to a full-scale dogfight between the two ships. Back at Shido's battle, Ellen falls down into a pit trap (oddly enough) dug by Ai, Mai, and Mii allowing Shido and Tohka to escape. Running to Kaguya and Yuzuru, he summons Tohka's power to intervene the duel and convinces both the girls to forget about becoming Yamai and focus on enjoying their lives together. Noticing the airship that attacked the Fraxinus, the twins combine their powers and eviscerate the ship with one massive blast. After the incident, Shido successfully seals the Yamai twins' powers, unfortunately stripping them of their clothes just as Tohka arrives. Meanwhile, Kotori learns from a strange man that Shido has manifested a spirit's power and that she might have to kill Shido if the situation worsens.

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Love Me, Seriously!!
star
8.63
47 votes

#33 - Love Me, Seriously!!

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls! - Season 1 - Episode 12

The last battle is at hand, and our heroes are at a disadvantage. With the odds in the enemy's favor, the group's will, trust, and love will have to see them through the finale of Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls!

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Triple Capriccio
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8.62
152 votes

#34 - Triple Capriccio

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 8

Shido invites Kurumi out but is forced on a polygamous date when Tohka seduces him and Origami forces her plans upon him for a date. Shido is unable to deny any of them as Tohka would be heartbroken, Origami would be suspicious and his plans to seal Kurumi depend on the date. With their dates occurring around the same time and their entertainment venues located rather close to each other, Ratatoskr assists Shido by teleporting him to each girl's location while monitoring their emotional levels. After Shido leaves Kurumi, she finds some boys shooting at a stray cat and convinces them to let her play with them. Ratatoskr loses sight of Kurumi as Origami and Tohka run into each other. After they both proclaim their trying to find Shido for their date, Origami runs off concerned there may be another.

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Sullen Rain
star
8.61
170 votes

#35 - Sullen Rain

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 4

Shido meets Yoshino for the first time while running through a shrine on a rainy, ill-forecasted day. Believing her to be just a girl, he goes on about his way. At school, Tohka has made cookies and competes with Origami for Shido's attention. Arriving home, Shido learns that Tohka will be living in his house since he has sealed her powers. Kotori explains that it is also training as Shido still has to assist in sealing more spirits. Later, as a spacequake alarm goes off during school, Shido heads out to find it is Yoshino that is the cause. Tohka is left in the shelter while Shido goes out to meet Yoshino only to have Tohka follow him and witness the two accidentally having kissed. Tohka retrieves her powers from Shido but only to provoke Yoshino who attacks while leaving.

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Frenzied Nightmare
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8.57
155 votes

#36 - Frenzied Nightmare

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mana kills Kurumi and explains everything to Shido. After he is forced away, he avoids Origami and Tohka after running into them because of seeing the death Kurumi caused. Tohka finds out the reason for Shido's behavior and continues her date with him to try to cheer him up. After gaining some insight to Kurumi, the next day Shido declares to Kurumi that he'll save her. Kurumi goes to the school rooftop while encasing the school in her field to dissuade Shido from trying to save her. Mana is confronting Kotori about Ratatoskr and attempting to use it as leverage against Kotori so she'll release Shido from the potential danger he's in. While Kurumi is threatening the school and the town, Origami and Tohka are engaging in battles with other copies of Kurumi. Shido convinces Kurumi only for her to be killed by another Kurumi.

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Frozen Ground
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8.54
168 votes

#37 - Frozen Ground

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 5

Tohka is avoiding Shido due to her feelings about what happened between him and Yoshino. She talks with Reine and receives advice and clarity about what occurred. During this time, Shido helps Yoshino look for her puppet, Yoshinon. Yoshino gets hungry while searching so the two go to Shido's house to eat. It's revealed that Yoshinon is Yoshino's friend because he is strong, cool, bold, and is essentially a hero that is everything Yoshino wants to be. As Shido is getting close to Yoshino, Tohka barges is spouting an apology but misinterprets the situation. Yoshino teleports away, Tohka barges out again, but Shido learns that Yoshinon is at Origami's place. Origami forcibly makes progress between them when Shido comes over but as the conversation turns to Spirits, she gets notice of a mission.

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Plane, the Absolute
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8.52
179 votes

#38 - Plane, the Absolute

Katanagatari - Season 1 - Episode 1

Togame, a female samurai general, travels to the Fushou island to asks Shichika for help in collecting the 12 legendary swords.

The Scarlet First Kiss
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8.51
107 votes

#39 - The Scarlet First Kiss

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka - Season 1 - Episode 1

Whilst walking in the evening, Yuuhi is saved from two guys trying to pick her up by Jun'ichi, going away only knowing him as "the Geno Killer". The next day at school, when Yuuhi transfers into Jun'ichi's class, both are surprised to see each other again so soon. During a discussion with Ayanokouji, she asks Jun'ichi out, shocking the class. It then turns out only to be for a cup of tea, which is how she wanted to express her gratitiude. She learns that he was a former delinquent. The following day, Yuuhi is pressed for details with regards to her first encounter with Jun'ichi, and in his confusion on clarifying matters for the class, Jun'ichi kisses her, only to get beaten up for taking her first kiss. That evening, Yuuhi turns up at the Nagase residence, stating that she is moving in as Junichi's fiancee, much to his and Minato's surprise.

Visitors
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8.50
155 votes

#40 - Visitors

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mana is having a 10v1 practice match against Origami's unit before having introduced herself at the briefing AST's previous battle with Hermit where she unknowingly reveal's herself to be Shido's sister. Kurumi transfers into Shido's class revealing herself to be a Spirit to get closer with Shido. During her time touring the school with Shido they're followed by Origami and Tohka, but as Shido is attempting to seduce Kurumi she is also attempting to do the same to Shido. After school, Kurumi kills three humans and is confronted by Mana. Mana then runs into Shido later on that day. Taking her to his house, what Mana shares about herself leads to a quarrel between her and Kotori but ultimately leaves everyone with more questions than answers.

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Don't Loose Yourself!!
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8.50
115 votes

#41 - Don't Loose Yourself!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 2 - Episode 6

After a week of training at Saichouji, Hinata and Ikkou are required to go into Danda Cave, one of the few places close to hell, to complete Hinata's training. Hinata manages to relinquish her ties to her demon associates, with exception of the little demon, for her sister's love. Worried about Hinata and Ikkou, the rest of the gang go to Saichouji to meet them. When Jotoku finds out that the girls have abandoned their chores, she gets Miyako to assign them chores, namely shell-diving in see-through. It is revealed that Miyako is Haruka's older sister.

The Promise to Keep
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8.49
74 votes

#42 - The Promise to Keep

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 8

Shido and Kurumi arrive back at the Tengu Square to reason with Miku. Obnoxious she attempts to assault Shido, but Kurumi's power intercepts as she's resistible to Miku. As Kurumi distracts Kaguya, Yuzuru, and Yoshino; Kurumi traps Miku with Shido in a dark void to have private conversation. Despite his apology she still will not listen, so Shido makes his way to rescue Tohka alone. Westcott torments Tohka for his ambition to harness her power in despair. Fake spatial quake alarms are set off to evacuate all civilians. Kurumi holds off a pack of Bandersnatch units, as Mana appears and everyone aboard Fraxinus are back in their right minds. Meanwhile, Miku struggles about Shido's justice whether he actually cares for others than himself. Infiltrating the DEM Industries, Mana and Jessica engage, communications are jammed, Shido summons the Sandalphon to swipe the guards and enduring Kotori's healing ability.

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Diva
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8.49
75 votes

#43 - Diva

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 5

The suspension placed on Origami is finally lifted, we see Kusakabe having some complaints and a new character is introduced into the series. Shido is selected as the organizer of the Ten-Oh Festival, after a spacequake alarm goes off, Shido gets working and a new spirit is revealed, Diva, proves to be more of a challenge than the other spirits. AST interrupts Diva and they go on trying to take her down resulting in her escaping, after Shido encounters himself in a troublesome situation. The transformation of Shido into Shiori begins. The fierce battle to win Diva over begins, but will Shiori be able to accomplish the task at hand or will Diva be more challenging than expected?

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Gabriel
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8.49
72 votes

#44 - Gabriel

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 7

As the score results for the annual contest comes in, even though Miku won the best performance, the support of Raizen's Maid Café earns Shido enough declare winner. Depress and refusing to accept Shiori's friendship, Miku unleashes her angel Solo brainwashing the crowd, except Tohka, and hold down Shiori. But then Miku finds out Shiori is a guy leading her totally shock. To make matters worse, Fraxinus and Kotori fallen under Miku's control too, and Ellen abducts Tohka. Shido manages to escape, however, he is now a fugitive in the city. Thought-out the disturbance, Shido meets Kurumi and begs her to help him. Tohka awakens in the DEM facility restrained.

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Don't Be Spoiled!!
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115 votes

#45 - Don't Be Spoiled!!

Ah! My Buddha - Season 2 - Episode 11

One of Kazuki's subordinates, a vengeful ghost, creates chaos in Japan with flying zombies. The girls attempt to exorcise the zombies by themselves but the task proves too hard. They find Ikkou ballgagged, bound with bondage restraints by Jotoku for dismally failing all his subjects at school. Ikkou awakens and successfully exorcises all the spirit but faints afterwards. Kazuki's jealousy is tangible when she sees Ikkou and Chitose together.

Another Close Encounter
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8.47
187 votes

#46 - Another Close Encounter

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 2

Shido is undergoing stage two of his training which is practical application upon real humans. First is his teacher who, with the assistance of Reine and Kotori, falls head over heels in obsessive love with him. Running away from her, he bumps into Origami. He uses her for practice but ends up unintentionally starting a relationship with her. A spacequake alarm occurs and the Princess Spirit is expected to appear at Raizen High School. With the students evacuated, Shido heads inside the demolished section of the school to confront the Princess. Shido makes a connection with the Princess and names her Tohka. The AST shows up and engages Tohka from long range with their rifles to drive Tohka out but Origami sees Tohka with Shido and assumes that Tohka is holding him hostage. Since Shido is now her boyfriend, enraged, Origami flies to engage Tohka in close combat. Tohka is lost during an explosion and Origami is taken away for minor hospitalization.

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Hurricane Children
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8.45
78 votes

#47 - Hurricane Children

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 2

After a very awkward moment in Shido's class where Tohka tries switching genders in an effort to bunk with Shido, the class goes on a field trip to Arubi Island. During the entire trip, Origami and Tohka end up constantly annoying Shido in an effort to win his affections. Meanwhile DEM Industries, an organization with an interest in spirits begins stalking Tohka. Some time later, a massive hurricane appears out of nowhere while Shido and Tohka are on a stroll. Three trash cans strike Tohka, knocking her out in the process while two spirits viciously battle overhead. When Shido tries to intervene, the twin spirits Yuzuru and Kaguya decide that their next battle will be over winning Shido's heart to the latter's dismay. When the two girls follow Shido back to the class holding his arms, Origami becomes enraged over her new competition. As Shido's teacher tries to arrange the girls to be students in the class, Kaguya and Yuzuru explain that they were once one spirit named Yamai and that their contests are in an effort to find out whose personality will stay when the girls fuse and become Yamai once more. Later that day, an incident occurs when the twins drag Shido into the men's bath in an effort to sexually seduce him. Things get worse when Tohka shows up along with the rest of the class.

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Two Requests
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8.43
73 votes

#48 - Two Requests

Date A Live - Season 2 - Episode 3

The twin spirits, still trying to seduce Shido, start cuddling up to Shido completely naked in bed. The situation worsens when one of his teachers walks in on the mess. Later, Shido plans to seal the Yamai twins' powers without letting one of them win in an effort to avoid both the unpredictability of the loser and what would happen to the loser's personality. During their contest, they have Shido coat their backs in suntan lotion ending up turned on from the application. Later, the Yamai sisters team up with Shido to take on Tohka and Origami in a volleyball game in which the winner is the former's team. During the afternoon, Origami is ambushed by a strange mech-like being.

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Blunt, the Decapitator
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8.41
140 votes

#49 - Blunt, the Decapitator

Katanagatari - Season 1 - Episode 2

It has been one month since Shichika left his island home and began his journey with Togame. Together they have journeyed across Japan to Inaba where they hope to retrieve the Namakura Sword. However, the swords current master, Ginkaku Uneri is far more skilled than anyone Shichika has ever faced before. Shichika must then use all of his skills in order to defeat Ginkaku and protect both the sword and Togame.

Romantic Hot Springs
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8.39
166 votes

#50 - Romantic Hot Springs

Date A Live - Season 1 - Episode 6

Tohka and Yoshino desire to visit a hot springs so Shido makes the arrangements with Kotori for them to go to Tenguu Gokuraku Hot Springs. Kyouhei attempts to convince Kotori to go but it's revealed that he has ulterior motives. His punishment is to dig a hole and refil it for the next week. Meanwhile, Kusakabe is informed that the DEM Corporation is going to send reinforcements. Kusakabe also finds out that due to the increase in the Spirit's attacks the alert level has been raised causing the group's vacation trip to be cancelled. Convinced by an AST member, Kusakabe decides that the AST will instead go to the hot springs. Origami receives a phone call from Shido where she overhears that he'll be going to the Tenguu Gokuraku Hot Springs with Tohka. While riding, Yoshino is given affectionate attention by Shido which frustrates Tohka causing her to collapse the road. This in turn disrupts the train the AST is riding on underground.

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