The Best Episodes Directed by Masaaki Yuasa


#1 - Kaiba

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 10

Neiro regains her true memories of Warp/Kaiba and what really happened between them, is revealed.

star 11.00
5 votes
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Shoot Warp!

#2 - Shoot Warp!

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 9

Popo is now aware that the Warp in the heavens is a fake and decides to take this as an opportunity to form an uprising, with Neiro leading the charge. Kaiba has return to his original Warp body, so Popo gets Neiro to try and kill him, but she begins to question her memories of hate towards Warp.

star 10.29
6 votes
Revolving Fan

#3 - Revolving Fan

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 11

After defeating Warp, Popo is now elated that his dream is finally coming true and he doesn't allow such things like the electrolytic clouds or skonk faze him. However he no longer has anyone to share this moment with, neither his Mom nor Cheki. Elsewhere it seems Kaiba has survived and even regained his memories.

star 10.00
6 votes

#4 - Desguise

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 8

We get some insight into the goings on of the notorious Issoudan group and how Popo is related to it. It's also revealed what Warp, the king of memories, is and also that the current Warp on the throne is nothing but a fake.

star 9.86
6 votes
Everyone in the Clouds

#5 - Everyone in the Clouds

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 12

The end of the world draws near, as legendary memory eating plant approaches. What's more is that Kaiba/Warp wants everything to be erased, so Neiro is the only one able to stop him with the memory Kaiba had once forgotten.

star 9.71
6 votes
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The Man Who Doesn't Stay in Memories

#6 - The Man Who Doesn't Stay in Memories

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 7

Kaiba and Vanilla find themselves on the weird underwater planet Nene and they later go to check out the moon. It isn't long before Vanilla finds out that they are wanted, for being involved, in the explosion on Lolo. Later on Kaiba looks into the memories of Gel, which he copied and it is then he discovers that Gel is Neiro and is also responsible for the explosions.

star 9.50
8 votes
You're a Hero, for Cryin' out Loud!

#7 - You're a Hero, for Cryin' out Loud!

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 10

Peco and Dragon's match is about to begin. Dragon is surprised when he handles Peco's racket. Peco dauntlessly smiles and tells Dragon he bought it to play with him. It is a reverse penhold racket.

star 9.29
38 votes
Blood Tastes Like Iron

#8 - Blood Tastes Like Iron

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 11

Relentlessly working his injured knee, Peco beats Dragon. The upset sends shock running through the gymnasium. The final match pits Katase High's Peco against Smile.

star 9.27
41 votes
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Chroniko's Boots

#9 - Chroniko's Boots

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 3

After escaping the freight ship, Kaiba and his companion crash land onto a nearby planet and just when they are about to be discovered a young girl named Chroniko helps them. Chroniko tells Kaiba about how she is planning to sell her body to help her family, but the next day, something unexpected happens during the procedure. Kaiba later learns of the truth about Chroniko's family situation.

star 9.12
14 votes
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Grandma's Room of Memories

#10 - Grandma's Room of Memories

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 4

On a strange small planet, Kaiba is in Chroniko's body, being followed by Vanilla. After losing Vanilla, in the hippo body, Kaiba is then drag off by some Grandma who fixes the scar on his hippo body. But soon some trouble arises and Kaiba is then forced to go inside Grandma's memories to look for the treasure.

star 8.92
10 votes
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A Muscular Woman

#11 - A Muscular Woman

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 6

The freight ship Kaiba & Vanilla are on is headed to a planet, named Lolo, where the memories of the living and the dead tend to collect at the largest memory tank. Whilst landing, the freight ship collides with another smaller ship. Kaiba is worried and investigate the crash site, to find an old couple receiving some help, from a strange woman in a man’s body.

star 8.91
9 votes
Abipa, the Utopian Planet

#12 - Abipa, the Utopian Planet

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 5

Kaiba is now on a rich planet known as Abipa and subsequent to some unforeseen circumstances; his cheap hippo body is taken to a junk factory. On his way to get his body back, Kaiba learns about the famous body designer 'Patch' and his pet dog 'Quilt'.

star 8.90
8 votes
The End of the 4.5 Tatami Age

#13 - The End of the 4.5 Tatami Age

The Tatami Galaxy Season 1 - Episode 11

The protagonist, still trapped within the 4½ tatami world of the previous episode, continues searching for a way out, to little avail. After much exploration he eventually comes back to the room he started from and despairs, thinking of how fervently he wishes he'd done everything he did in the past episodes. He realizes that in every room, Akashi's lost mochiguman is still hanging from the ceiling, finally admitting to himself that he had loved Akashi. He proclaims his intent to seize this opportunity, and a swarm of white moths appear, which he moves back to avoid and in doing so ends out tripping out of the tatami world back into reality.

star 8.88
40 votes
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#14 - Stowaways

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 2

Onboard the freight ship to Tehaisa, Kaiba is now a stowaway amongst the packages, when he gets acquainted with another stowaway named Kochu and her boyfriend Butter. Later on planet Lala one of the memory tanks explodes, causing the memories of 200,000 people to leak into the sky and the suspect is the same person in Kaiba's locket.

star 8.73
13 votes
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Gonna Cry a Bit

#15 - Gonna Cry a Bit

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 9

Peco beats Kong. Sanada faces off against Smile as well. Peco advances and Smile does away with his next opponent to head to the finals. Peco has one monster in his way.

star 8.65
33 votes
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Go to Hell, You Mortals

#16 - Go to Hell, You Mortals

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 9

Betrayed and exposed, Akira becomes a target. After Miki takes to social media to defend his human soul, she and Miko find themselves under attack.

star 8.63
229 votes
Enter the Hero

#17 - Enter the Hero

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 8

Peco practices among college students at the training center in preparation for the Inter-High preliminaries. When Koizumi learns from Obaba that Peco is still playing table tennis, he registers Peco for the event.

star 8.45
37 votes

#18 - Crybaby

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 10

Confronted by Akira, Ryo reveals the truth about demonkind and himself. Humans, demons and devilmen gather for an ultimate battle for the world.

star 8.42
235 votes
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I Must Know Myself

#19 - I Must Know Myself

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 8

Ryo's actions and motives remain a mystery to himself, so he revisits his past for answers. Miki's father searches for his missing wife and son.

star 8.10
225 votes
Neither Demon Nor Human

#20 - Neither Demon Nor Human

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 6

At a widely broadcast track meet, Ryo plans to expose high school athlete Koda as a demon, thereby spreading fear and distrust throughout society.

star 8.01
256 votes
The Only Way to Be Sure You Wont Lose Is to Not Fight

#21 - The Only Way to Be Sure You Wont Lose Is to Not Fight

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 4

Smile loses his match against Smile. After watching the game, Koizumi expresses his rage, saying, "A guy who doesn't even want to win shouldn't treat the game like a joke!" Seeing his fury, Obaba asks Koizumi if Smile reminds him of himself 50 years ago.

star 7.95
42 votes
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You Love This Sport More Than Anyone!!

#22 - You Love This Sport More Than Anyone!!

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 6

Having quit table tennis, Peco hangs around Tamura Table Tennis Hall eating snacks. Meanwhile, Smile polishes his skills with Koizumi in order to win, causing discord between himself and his teammates.

star 7.95
38 votes
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The Name is Warp

#23 - The Name is Warp

Kaiba Season 1 - Episode 1

A young man awakens in a ruined room, when all of a sudden he is saved from being eaten. Having no memory of himself, he finds himself in a community of people, with a boy trying to find his brother who had his egg eaten by a Skonk. He later becomes acquainted with the person who saved him named Popo, who helps him escape into space.

star 7.94
15 votes
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Tennis Circle "Cupid"

#24 - Tennis Circle "Cupid"

The Tatami Galaxy Season 1 - Episode 1

One night, at a ramen stall behind Shimogamo Shrine, the main character meets Higuchi, who claims to be a god of matchmaking (who gives his name as Kamotaketsunuminokami and then Kamotaketsunominokamo moments later) and who tells him that Akashi will be bound to either him or Ozu. As a freshman in college, he had joined the tennis circle, which was filled with couples. Lamenting over his failure to get in a romantic relationship, and encouraged by Ozu, he spends his next few college years concentrating on foiling his fellow student's romantic relations.

star 7.93
60 votes
Staking Your Life on Table Tennis Is Revolting

#25 - Staking Your Life on Table Tennis Is Revolting

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 3

The Inter-High preliminaries begin as though swallowing the hopes of every player. If Peco defeats his noisy quarterfinal opponent, he'll remain in the top 4 and advance to nationals. Peco's quarterfinal opponent is Sakuma AKA "Akuma".

star 7.91
44 votes
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Where Did I Go Wrong?

#26 - Where Did I Go Wrong?

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 5

After winning the Inter-High, Dragon goes on to win the Junior Olympics singles, and makes his triumphant return. At a press conference after his return, Dragon clearly states Kaio's need for players on Tsukimoto's level. Dragon's statement creates subtle waves in the Kaio Academy team.

star 7.89
37 votes
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Yes My Coach

#27 - Yes My Coach

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 7

Smile is finally scouted by Kaio. Dragon declares, "Keep playing in this dumpy environment and your talent will rot." After attempting to persuade Smile, as Dragon heads home, he recalls painful memories from his past. Meanwhile, Peco decides to make a comeback and Obaba works him hard.

star 7.83
35 votes
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Weak Humans, Wise Demons

#28 - Weak Humans, Wise Demons

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 7

With the fear of demons gripping the world, humanity devolves into paranoia and violence. Akira tries to save other demon-human hybrids like himself.

star 7.82
252 votes
Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby

#29 - Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 16

Thanks to a nifty, handheld teleportation device, Dandy and Meow get mixed up with a fishy little alien whose planet is teetering on the brink of obliteration!

star 7.65
52 votes
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Smile Is a Robot

#30 - Smile Is a Robot

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 2

Peco is shocked when he gets skunked by "China" a.k.a. Kong Wenge. Meanwhile, Koizumi tells Smile not to play with Peco anymore. Koizumi instructs Smile to overcome his lack of competitive spirit by the Inter High.

star 7.64
49 votes
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Come, Akira

#31 - Come, Akira

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 4

Akira's mother calls and says she'll be home soon. Everyone is looking forward to seeing her, but Ryo warns Akira not to trust any human.

star 7.60
244 votes
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I Need You

#32 - I Need You

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 1

Ryo, a young professor returning from research abroad, takes his pure-hearted, crybaby friend Akira to a decadent party, where things turn demonic.

star 7.58
313 votes
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Beautiful Silene

#33 - Beautiful Silene

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 5

Silene tracks down Amon, hoping to reawaken his demonic side. But in the ensuing battle, the human soul of Akira remains powerful.

star 7.57
233 votes
The Wind Makes It Too Hard to Hear

#34 - The Wind Makes It Too Hard to Hear

Ping Pong The Animation Season 1 - Episode 1

Spring. The Hatase High school gymnasium. Table tennis club adviser Koizumi Jo notices a cut-man with glasses on the team. He is one of the up-and-comers who joined the team this year, Tsukimoto Makoto (Smile). Meanwhile, the other up-and-comer Hoshino Yutaka (Peco) is swindling a man at Obaba's Tamura Table Tennis Hall.

star 7.52
57 votes
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One Hand Is Enough

#35 - One Hand Is Enough

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 2

Akira has become a completely different man -- he's stronger and hungrier than ever before. He seeks out Ryo for answers.

star 7.42
271 votes
Believe Me!

#36 - Believe Me!

Devilman Crybaby Season 1 - Episode 3

After getting shut down by his editor, paparazzo Nagasaki gets desperate. Silene and Kaim learn what happened to their missing fellow demon, Amon.

star 7.41
252 votes
Food Chain

#37 - Food Chain

Adventure Time Season 6 - Episode 7

On a field trip to the Candy Kingdom Museum of Natural History, Finn and Jake learn about the food chain by becoming the food chain!

star 7.30
875 votes
Hard Farewells

#38 - Hard Farewells

Kemonozume Season 1 - Episode 2

Toshihiko's life changed drastically when his father dies, and Yuka's true nature is revealed to him.

star 6.73
11 votes
First Taste

#39 - First Taste

Kemonozume Season 1 - Episode 1

Toshihiko dedicated his life to only one purpose, to hunt down and destroy the Shokujinki, until the day he met Yuka.

star 6.19
47 votes
Taste Has Nothing to Do with It

#40 - Taste Has Nothing to Do with It

Kemonozume Season 1 - Episode 13

Toshihiko and his allies struggle to stop Ōba's ambitions.

star 6.00
5 votes