The Best Episodes Directed by Masaaki Yamano

This Is Just Turning into Cos-purr-lay!

#1 - This Is Just Turning into Cos-purr-lay!

New Game! Season 2 - Episode 2

The character design competition gets announced at their flower viewing. Just like Ko’s designs for “Fairies’ Stories” was chosen right after she had joined the company after graduating high school, everyone has a chance to enter. Aoba reads the proposal that Shizuku and the other members of the design team comes up with, and ends up going through a lot of trial and error. Aoba can’t seem to get the designs just right. She goes to visit Ko and sees that she has already completed numerous sketches that are all high quality and Aoba is amazed. Aoba uses her feelings of frustration from this to try to motivate her and enters the character design competition.

star 7.75
28 votes
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My First... Paycheck...

#2 - My First... Paycheck...

New Game! Season 1 - Episode 4

Suzukaze Aoba receives her first paycheck ever, and a discussion for how to spend it begins at the office. Her colleagues spent their first paychecks on a variety of things like clothes and vacations. How will Aoba spend hers?

star 7.55
47 votes
I'm Telling You, I Want a Maid Café

#3 - I'm Telling You, I Want a Maid Café

New Game! Season 2 - Episode 8

Aoba and the other members of the character team are put in charge of figuring out where to have the welcoming party for the two new interns, Momiji and Tsubame. According to Hajime, this is a very important role and if they don’t do well, their reputation may go down. Aoba is visibly nervous now, but then Hajime also tells her that if they do too well, it’s also troublesome because they’d get asked to do it again. But then Aoba wonders if it’s okay for them to be an employee that doesn’t get remembered if they don’t do too well or too badly.

star 7.32
28 votes
It's Okay. They Don't Exist.

#4 - It's Okay. They Don't Exist.

Tada Never Falls in Love Season 1 - Episode 5

Ijuin-kun treats everyone to his cooking for the Tenth Annual Kaoru Ijuin show. Later Teresa enjoys her first bathhouse experience.

star 7.30
23 votes
Did You Say You Were a Rain-bringer?

#5 - Did You Say You Were a Rain-bringer?

Tada Never Falls in Love Season 1 - Episode 8

The photography club goes on an adventure as they take the rental SLR cameras to capture photos of the stars for the September contest.

star 7.22
23 votes
It Actually Feels Like I Started My Job

#6 - It Actually Feels Like I Started My Job

New Game! Season 1 - Episode 1

It's Suzukaze Aoba's first day at Eagle Jump. Will she fit in? Will she be able to make friends? Are her coworkers nice? There are a lot of worries for the young girl straight out of high school. However, she encounters her largest challenge as she leaves the office to use the restroom.

star 7.20
64 votes
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The Day I Knew I Could Never Go Back

#7 - The Day I Knew I Could Never Go Back

Gabriel DropOut Season 1 - Episode 1

Gabriel is a model angel at the top of her class in angel school. After her graduation, she descends to the human world in order to learn about humans firsthand and become a full-fledged angel. Each day, she cleans the park of litter and weeds, plays with children, and does good deeds, all while attending a human high school... until one day, she hears a cry for help coming from her laptop. Thus began her first encounter with the human entertainment known as "MMOs"--and her life would never be the same again...

star 7.15
86 votes
I Can't Just Leave You

#8 - I Can't Just Leave You

Tada Never Falls in Love Season 1 - Episode 1

Mitsuyoshi encounters a foreign girl who lost her companion while taking photographs. Through many odd series of events they leave and are continuously reunited together.

star 6.76
34 votes