The BEST episodes directed by Kinji Yoshimoto

The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Tending to Customers in a Swimsuit
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9.75
104 votes

#1 - The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Tending to Customers in a Swimsuit

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 8

It's a hot day, and Raul wakes up to find Fino in his bed naked. Panicked, Fino says she must have become impregnated due to stories her father told her about men and women sharing beds and hinted at what her father would do. Raul does his best to calm down Fino, where she claims she must have moved to his bed overnight because his room was cooler. They go on their way to the shop to enter and see Nova who has collapsed due to heat exhaustion. Ceara, the manager then gets an idea to sell items outside with bathing suits on, and they get many male customers to buy a lot of things and come to take photos of the girls in bathing suits only if they bought more items. It was win-win deal.

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I Couldn't Become a Hero, so I Decided to Get a Job
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9.72
103 votes

#2 - I Couldn't Become a Hero, so I Decided to Get a Job

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 12

Raul, Lam, Lore, Airi and the old man that come in to buy lightbulbs sets off after Fino. As they go towards the mountain they start getting separated. At the end Raul faces Fino in a battle. After some time trying to convince Fino she reverts back to her old self destroying the Bloodstone amulet. At the end of the episode The Leon Magic Shop gains an extra member, Airi, and Fino was told to show her the ropes.

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How the Demon Lord's Daughter Spent Her First Paycheck
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9.71
103 votes

#3 - How the Demon Lord's Daughter Spent Her First Paycheck

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 9

Fino is given her first pay check and she decides to ask Raul for help in spending it. She ends up spending it all on irrelevant things. On their way home, Fino is attacked by people who want her to be the next demon lord.

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I Couldn't Become a Hero, but Now I'm Going to Rescue the Demon Lord's Daughter
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9.71
102 votes

#4 - I Couldn't Become a Hero, but Now I'm Going to Rescue the Demon Lord's Daughter

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 11

Raul Chaser finds out where Fino is taken and goes to rescue her at the old Heroes Academy. Once there he faces Blaze and defeats him using only a ruler. As he tries to rescue Fino, Airi interrupts and states that she will kill Fino because demons killed her family. Raul and Airi duel it out ending in a tie when both are knocked out. Fino, feeling distraught starts crying and the royal bloodstone reacts with her. She flies off towards the demon world seemingly reborn as the new demon king.

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The Daughter of the Demon Lord Will Be Working at the Convenience Store
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9.69
104 votes

#5 - The Daughter of the Demon Lord Will Be Working at the Convenience Store

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 4

The convenience store next door, Lawson, need some temporary staff for the day, Fino is chosen but Raul don't think she can handle it. With Fino's absence, an awkward situation is developing between Raul and Nova while waiting for customers. Meanwhile with Elsa's help, Fino make great progress in customer service training.

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I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I Snuck into a Rival Store with the Daughter of the Demon King
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9.69
103 votes

#6 - I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I Snuck into a Rival Store with the Daughter of the Demon King

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 5

Competition has arrived in town, and Leon Shop is against a big new magic shop that everyone is gossiping about. They're having a slow day at Leon, and wonder what the fuss is about, so Raul and Fino and other workers, get set off to disguise themselves as normal people to enter the new shop and get clues and information. When Raul mentions to Fino about her drawing attention to herself, Fino recalls that the manager of Leon told her when in doubt be Raul's girlfriend. During the Sphere performance at Amada Raul runs in to Airi "All A" but not in the manner he expected.

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The Demon Lord's Daughter Visits a House
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9.68
104 votes

#7 - The Demon Lord's Daughter Visits a House

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 7

Fino and Raul alongside with Lore-senpai (the girl who works with machines and such)all go to repair someones magic machine which is what households run on if you have no magic. The machine doesn't have energy due to a monster or magic sucker you could say, that eats up magic. They fix it, and on they move on. There's an old lady who bought an air conditioner at Leon shop because she didn't like the way they treated her at the new magic shop, but when Fino, Raul, and Lore-senpai arrive to the house to install the A/C, the new magic shop company is also there to install an A/C. A feud comes along about which company to choose who will install the machine or not, but as they will install it, there's something that's been eating all the magic in the house. Lore-senpai gets an idea on how to remove them all, and Fino helps. Because of their help, the owner of the house, son of the old lady, chooses Leon Shop to install instead of the new company.

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She Couldn't Become a Hero, so She Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job, Too
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9.68
102 votes

#8 - She Couldn't Become a Hero, so She Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job, Too

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 6

Airi "All A" was a straight A student, and Raul thought she'd be the one to become a hero but instead she lies to him that she has a high position while she is actually a bunny-girl at the new magic shop that is Leon's rival. Fino and Raul discover this when she bumps into him while assisting customers. Airi automatically is ashamed of this, and Raul is shocked to see that the straight A "hero" is not so much of a hero but only a part time job girl.

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I Wanted to Be a Hero, but She Didn't Want to Be the Demon Lord
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9.66
103 votes

#9 - I Wanted to Be a Hero, but She Didn't Want to Be the Demon Lord

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 10

Because of the attack in the last episode, Raul worries for Fino, but Fino has decided to work harder to be the boss of the store that she intends to be in the demon world. While Raul's friends who were once heros work with a demon called Raid and kidnapped Fino in other to make her the next demon lord.

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Final Stage
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9.65
34 votes

#10 - Final Stage

Dog Days - Season 2 - Episode 12

Wanting to get a gift for Rebecca, Couverte along with Rico and Noir descend into the vault underneath Castle Eschenbach. All the traps should be disabled in this ancient maze, right?

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The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Going to Learn How to Speak to Customers
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9.64
104 votes

#11 - The Demon Lord's Daughter Is Going to Learn How to Speak to Customers

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 2

Raul is training Fino in her new part-time job but is having difficulty being the "Hero" trainer. So it's time for plan B. Later on, a man with a tribal mask enter the store and Fino quickly try to help him but this customer is not an ordinary one.

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We Should Be Careful When Handling Weird Products Sent to Us by Corporate
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9.64
105 votes

#12 - We Should Be Careful When Handling Weird Products Sent to Us by Corporate

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 3

Raul continue training Fino with difficulty. Headquarter is not happy with the store's number, as such they send a more diverse choice of merchandise to the store to help boost sales. Later on, the staff received one of those new item: an air purifier. They turn it on and mayhem ensues!

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I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I'm Working the Register
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9.59
106 votes

#13 - I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I'm Working the Register

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 1

Raul, who couldn't be a hero because the demon lord was defeated before his exam, his now working at Leon Magic Shop as a salesman. One day, a suspicious hooded boy show up to the store with a resume and wants an interview for a part-time job. He's the demon lord's child!

What Lies Ahead
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8.92
91 votes

#14 - What Lies Ahead

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 12

Failing continually at his job interviews, Sasahara begins to lose sight of what he's working towards. He finds himself settling to apply for any available opening, and ends up on the brink of giving up altogether. It takes some harsh words and tough love from the rest of Genshiken to convince him to try one more time. And for that matter, how are the other members making out?

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Otaku from USA
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8.89
89 votes

#15 - Otaku from USA

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 10

As Ogiue continues her preparations for Comifes, now a few days away, friends of Ohno's from the US show up unexpectedly to come to convention as well. While the foreign otaku ways of Angela and Sue shake up the (somewhat) peaceful clubroom, perhaps Angela is the "sensible" one when it comes to understanding the feelings of others.

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Real Hardcore
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8.89
89 votes

#16 - Real Hardcore

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 11

As Comifes starts, Sasahara help Ogiue set up her doujinshi booth. Angela cosplays with Ohno in the costumes Tanaka made for them, while Sue wonders around the convention. Sue eventually obtains one of Ogiue's doujinshi books, and ask her to sign it, claiming it is "real hardcore." At a bathhouse, Ohno wonders why her plan to make Sasahara and Oguie a couple is failing. After Comifes is over, Sue and Angela leave to go back to the United States, with Ohno shipping the massive amounts of doujinshi to them later.

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Graduation Syndrome
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8.87
90 votes

#17 - Graduation Syndrome

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 7

Graduation time is finally upon Tanaka, Kugayama, and Madarame, and with it come emotional reflections on the past three years for the club. The presidential torch is passed on, and a Kujibiki Unbalance OVA finally gives closure to the first season, but what about Madarame's job hunt? And for that matter, what will become of the Genshiken under President Ohno?

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Problematic Hobby
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8.86
91 votes

#18 - Problematic Hobby

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 6

Genshiken is making preparations to go to the upcoming Winter Comifes as a group, but when the other members invite Ogiue along, she adamantly refuses. That doesn't stop her from appearing anyway in the guise of her high school persona to buy all the latest yaoi dōjinshi, but things get complicated as she (literally) runs into the rest of the club.

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It's Always Raining During Job Hunts
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8.85
89 votes

#19 - It's Always Raining During Job Hunts

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sasahara's job search is not going as well as he'd hoped; at every turn, his negative portrayal of himself and uncertainty over his own beliefs make companies balk at hiring him. Meanwhile, Kousaka's absence is starting to get to Saki, while Ogiue struggles to draft her Comifes dōjinshi without any interference from Ohno's fetishes. But could Kuchiki be on to something about Sasahara and Ogiue?

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Cos-ken
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8.83
89 votes

#20 - Cos-ken

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 8

It's the beginning of the school year, and Ohno is planning out her first year as the president of the Genshiken. How will the club change under her cosplay management? Also, Ogiue learns that she's accepted to Comifes and tries to work up the courage needed for her debut. But will the newest iteration of the club sink or swim, and will Kuchiki be Ohno's nemesis, or her unlikely savior?

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Madarame, the Incumbent Sex Slave
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8.79
91 votes

#21 - Madarame, the Incumbent Sex Slave

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 5

Ogiue catches Sasahara and Madarame in an unintentionally-compromising position, setting her fujoshi imagination alight with various slash pairings between her fellow club members. She may have just found the inspiration to make a dōjinshi for next summer's Comifes, but her sketch of Sasahara gives Saki other ideas.

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Are You Two Going Out?
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8.73
147 votes

#22 - Are You Two Going Out?

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 4

Ohno likes Tanaka, Tanaka likes Ohno. Both however are too shy and lacking confidence to make a first move. With the rest of Genshiken in a state of concern and confusion over their relationship, Ohno confides in Kasukabe her anxieties and Kasukabe suggests a possible approach that may give both of them the courage to confide their affections.

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One Hot Summer's Day
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8.52
149 votes

#23 - One Hot Summer's Day

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 3

The day of Genshiken's participation in Comifes has arrived, and they are finally set to take their place as a vendor. But despite (or because of) Haraguchi's "blessing," sales are initially slow. Ohno's arrival (in cosplay, naturally) seems to change their luck for the better, but things really get underway with a surprise appearance. How Kasukabe will react to it, however, is another matter entirely.

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Meetings are Disastrous
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8.31
151 votes

#24 - Meetings are Disastrous

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 2

It's nearing the end of July, and with the deadline for finishing their dōjinshi looming, all the club has to show are the two pages drawn by Ogiue. With Kugayama's continued lack of material pushing the deadline (and Sasahara's patience) to the limit, it looks like they'll have to put aside their differences (and their sleep cycles) to get things done on time.

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The New Chairman's Ambition
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8.13
147 votes

#25 - The New Chairman's Ambition

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 1

Things are looking up for Sasahara as the Genshiken secures a spot among the dōjinshi vendors at the next Comifes, but the devil is in the details as they quickly need to figure out the finer points of actually making one. An unexpected relief comes when Ogiue actually volunteers her services (if in limited quantities), but will the new President have what it takes to stand up to the other obstacles in their way?

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The Best at Being the Worst
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7.82
97 votes

#26 - The Best at Being the Worst

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 13

When Hajime's classmates are threatened by a demon mage to "join or die", it's up to him to rescue them-- whether they like his methods or not.

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High Spirits - Vagrant Warrior
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7.80
200 votes

#27 - High Spirits - Vagrant Warrior

Queen's Blade - Season 1 - Episode 1

Reina is walking outside of town when she encounters Melona, and tells her she is going to defeat her for attacking travellers. Melona taunts Reina for being such a weak fighter, and says she only wants to fight decent warriors as she is a participant in Queen's Blade, a tournament held every four years to decide who is going to be the next Queen. Listy is watching the battle from the sidelines. Just as Melona is about to kill Reina, Listy intervenes and saves her life. Listy tends to Reina until she recovers and takes her as a prisoner back to the Bansu castle to recover the bounty on her head. When Listy arrives at the castle Claudette appears and arrests Listy for being a thief and imprisons her in the castle. Listy escapes from prison and steals the Bansu family heirloom breastplate. She hides in Reina's room and gives Reina the armor, then leaves, encountering Claudette outside and they fight. Melona appears at Reina's window. They fight, and Reina defeats Melona by stopping her shooting acid from her breasts, causing her to explode.

Black Dragon Clash
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7.60
48 votes

#28 - Black Dragon Clash

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 2 - Episode 5

After rescuing Horn, Diablo learns of Horn's secret. Meanwhile, Shera, Rem, and Lumachina make progress through the dungeon and reach the twelfth underground floor. When Rem opens the door, they find the man pursuing Lumachina - Gewalt. To make things worse, a Large Black Dragon appears with a terrifying blast of wind!

Pandora’s Box
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7.59
125 votes

#29 - Pandora’s Box

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 2

Hajime’s classmates struggle with the aftermath of Hajime’s fall. Hajime descends even further into the Labyrinth, where he makes a fateful encounter.

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The Golden Vampire Princess
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7.57
117 votes

#30 - The Golden Vampire Princess

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hajime and Yue descend deeper into the labyrinth, discovering one another's stories along the way.

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Reunion with the Past
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7.54
103 votes

#31 - Reunion with the Past

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 8

Hajime and the gang reluctantly accept a quest. Their journey north to the town of Ur leads to an unexpected reunion with their teacher, Aiko.

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The Maverick’s Lair
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7.46
103 votes

#32 - The Maverick’s Lair

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 5

A rare oasis lies in the depths of the Labyrinth. There, Hajime and Yue come face-to-face with the specter of the labyrinth's namesake.

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The Great Reisen Labyrinth
star
7.42
96 votes

#33 - The Great Reisen Labyrinth

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 7

Hajime, Yue, and Shea forge onwards, their next labyrinth in sight. However, the Liberator of this Labyrinth is quite the unusual character.

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A Looming Shadow
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7.38
96 votes

#34 - A Looming Shadow

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 12

Hajime's party makes their way back to a familiar location. Deep in the Labyrinth, a new foe threatens the lives of his classmates.

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Dragon Slayer
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7.34
93 votes

#35 - Dragon Slayer

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hajime's quest leads him and his classmates into the mountains, where they come across their quarry -- and the huge black dragon attacking him!

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The Goddess’ Sword
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7.33
96 votes

#36 - The Goddess’ Sword

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 10

With an army of monsters approaching the town of Ur, Hajime sets a plan into motion to protect the citizens and exalt Aiko as the Goddess of Plenty.

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The Healer Meets the Demon Lord!
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7.29
69 votes

#37 - The Healer Meets the Demon Lord!

Redo of Healer - Season 1 - Episode 8

Keyarga knows this woman. She will become the Demon Lord and the enemy of all humankind. So, what is she doing in a city where humans and demonic beings coexist?

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The Monsters’ Day Off
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7.28
94 votes

#38 - The Monsters’ Day Off

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 11

After returning to Fuhren, Hajime heads off on a date with Shea, which comes to a sudden close when they stumble on a kidnapped merfolk girl.

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The Monster of the Abyss
star
7.25
134 votes

#39 - The Monster of the Abyss

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 1

After he and his entire class are summoned to another world, Hajime Nagumo finds himself extremely underpowered and at the mercy of the Labyrinth.

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Worthless Rabbit
star
7.16
111 votes

#40 - Worthless Rabbit

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 6

After finally making it back to the surface, Hajime and Yue encounter a rabbit girl who claims she's been "waiting for them" -- and needs their help.

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Guardian of the Depths
star
7.10
114 votes

#41 - Guardian of the Depths

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hajime and Yue encounter a powerful foe in the deepest depths of the Labyrinth. Will they be able to defeat it and find a way out?

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Driven Wild by Envy
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6.79
48 votes

#42 - Driven Wild by Envy

Seven Mortal Sins - Season 1 - Episode 2

Maria is glad she gets to see Lucifer again, believing that she's an angel, and then has her heart stolen by the Demon King. Lucifer forces Maria to follow her and lets her live a life of luxury. Meanwhile, Leviathan, who has strong feelings for Lucifer starts to get jealous over Maria because Lucifer won't pay any attention to her.

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Beach of Lust
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6.76
37 votes

#43 - Beach of Lust

Seven Mortal Sins - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lucifer, Maria, and Levi head towards Miami in search of a Mortal Sin that Maria has detected. Lucifer is now weaker after her fight with the Sins and has decided to take on each Sin, one by one. Lucifer is calculating the best way to fight against the Demon Lord of Lust, but Levi wants to do things her way, only for her to succumb.

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The Proud Fallen Angel
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6.74
74 votes

#44 - The Proud Fallen Angel

Seven Mortal Sins - Season 1 - Episode 1

Totsuka Maria was praying in a chapel at Seiseki Girls' Academy when a black cross comes falling from the sky. On that cross, was a fallen angel, bearing the sin of pride, Lucifer. Maria attempt to tend to the angel, but the floor falls out and she disappears. Lucifer finds herself in the depths of hell, and runs into the Demon Lord of Envy, Leviathan.

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