The Best Episodes Directed by Masahiko Ohta

Separation - Abschied

#1 - Separation - Abschied

Rozen Maiden Season 1 - Episode 10

Suigintou enters into Shinku's dream to get her to wager her Rosa Mystique in a final Alice game to end it all. Shinku agrees. Suiseseki comes for a visit. Nori's classmate appears again in front of her house to confess but got knocked out by Souseseki's flying suitcase (poor guy). Nori requests for their help in practicing for her school play 'Snow White'. Nori is the narrator, Souseseki/Hinaichigo as the dwarfs, Suiseseki as the evil crone, while Shinku makes for a very chilly Snow White. Suiseseki totally relishes her role as the evil stepmother and gave Snow White a poisoned apple. Jun, as the prince, is required to give Shinku a kiss and he gets all flustered. Jun blushes when he chanced upon the Rozen Maidens in their undergarments as Nori washes their laundry. Nori and Shinku enjoys a reflective moment together and the latter tries to teach Nori to see things differently. Shinku lounges around in Jun's shirt when she takes off her dress for Jun to sew her cuffs. Jun can't help b

star 9.37
35 votes
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Brother

#2 - Brother

Gungrave Season 1 - Episode 20

The episode begins with Bear confronting Lee, who has gone insane with rage at the knowledge of Bob's death. Lee asks Bear that when they locate Grave, to leave him for Lee to finish off. Cut to Bunji, who has dug up Brandon's grave to convince himself of the truth, Bunji then fires on the cross adorned over it. Brandon, Mika and T are laying low while in the distance T watches Millennion agents gather around the perimeter. Harry ponders as to how a Necro-Rise could beat a Superior and realizes it was Brandon and Tokioka 13 years ago that stopped the rampaging prototypes. Brandon and Mika save a man who is being harassed by agents, and the bodies are later located and reported to Bunji, who tells all the units to pull out so he can take Grave out. Brandon takes Mika to visit Maria's old apartment, and Brandon reminiscences, however they are soon greeted outside by Bunji. Bunji blames Brandon for the current state of things, and Brandon gets Mika to flee. As they begin to square off, Bunji thinks the match unbalanced, and reveals a detonation device to linked to bombs all over the area, to which he detonates. Bunji then unveils yet another new trick, a rifle loaded with a chemical substance that paralyzes & deteriorates the Necro-Rise state. More of the bombs are set off, after which Bunji begins pumping one shot after another into Grave, asking him why he betrayed, but Brandon remains silent. As Bunji is about to execute Grave, Mika comes from the shadows with her revolver aimed at Bunji, saying Brandon would never betray. Bunji doesn't care, he wants to kill Brandon because he left the five of them and then turned around and attacked. Mika continues to plead for Brandon's life, Bunji gets frustrated and begins shooting around her, she continues to weep and scream, and Brandon slowly rises to his feet and begins to badly beat Bunji with his one working arm, but Mika soon pleads Brandon to stop. Later, as T is healing Brandon, he notes that this will drop Bran

star 9.16
38 votes
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Our Warm and Fuzzy Overnighter

#3 - Our Warm and Fuzzy Overnighter

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 12

Everyone decides to have a sleepover at the clubroom during the summer. Kyoko arranges a contest between the Amusement Club and the student council. After everyone has some barrel baths, Chitose goes on a kissing rampage as a result of eating chocolate.

star 8.47
17 votes
Farewell, Protagonist, Until We Meet Again

#4 - Farewell, Protagonist, Until We Meet Again

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 12

Kyōko brings a bunch of old toys to the clubroom for everyone to play with. Later, the school holds a culture festival in which the Amusement Club and School Council put on a bizarre production of Snow White, with Kyōko in the lead role.

star 8.44
18 votes
What in the World Have We Learned in Our School Trip, I Wonder

#5 - What in the World Have We Learned in Our School Trip, I Wonder

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 10

Kyoko and Yui, along with Ayano and Chitose, go on a school trip to Kyoto, where they explore the town, have a bath together and engage in a pillow fight.

star 8.35
17 votes
School Trip R

#6 - School Trip R

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 10

As the second years are going on a school trip to Kyoto which brings up all sorts of déjà vu, Sakurako decides to go on her own 'trip' with Himawari, only to wind up getting lost. Meanwhile, Akari tries to cheer up Chinatsu as she becomes depressed over missing Yui and winds up in another dangerous situation. Later, as Himawari visits Sakurako's house, Nadeshiko recalls how the two used to be much closer in their childhood.

star 8.31
13 votes
A Day Something May or May Not Happen

#7 - A Day Something May or May Not Happen

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 9

As the first years try to study for their exams, Sakurako has a hard time keeping focused. Later, Chinatsu ends up inadvertently hiding from the others and can't find a good opportunity to reemerge. During a sleepover at Akari's house, Chinatsu has trouble sleeping after watching a scary movie. Later, each of the first years end up encountering one of their seniors, resulting in some curious conversations.

star 8.13
16 votes
Sisterly Relations and Such

#8 - Sisterly Relations and Such

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 7

Sakurako gets pushed around a bit by her sisters Nadeshiko and Hanako whilst Himawari's little sister Kaede is a bit too inquisitive. Meanwhile, Chizuru decides to clean up Chitose's room whilst she is out, but has to take extreme measures to stop picturing her and Ayano together and drooling all over the place. Later, Himawari worries that she's gained weight and comes to Sakurako for some exercise advice. Elsewhere, Chinatsu talks with her older sister, Tomoko, who has a crush on Akari's older sister, Akane, who, at that moment, is doing perverted things with Akari's belongings whilst she is away.

star 8.11
18 votes
The Akari Who Leapt Through Time

#9 - The Akari Who Leapt Through Time

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 11

Whilst clearing out the closet, the Amusement Club finds a time machine which accidentally sends Akari back to the day before she started middle school. Stuck in the past until she can figure out how to fix the time machine, Akari decides to try and rectify the mistakes her past self made so she'll have a bigger presence. She ends up being spotted by Akane, who remains supportive of her. After failing her attempts to rectify her embarrassing middle school debut, Akari goes to Nana to ask for help in fixing the time machine. As Akari spends the next week hiding out in Akane's room, Akane warns her that changing her past might replace her old memories. As Nana manages to fix the time machine, Akari spots one more opportunity to save the presence by delaying Ayano from interrupting her, but stops when she thinks about losing her old memories. As Akari returns to the present, she finds everyone has been worried about her since she had disappeared for a week. After an explosive finale, the whole thing is revealed to be a story Kyouko came up with after being inspired by a certain movie.

star 8.11
19 votes
Promessa

#10 - Promessa

Gunslinger Girl Season 1 - Episode 5

In a replaying of past events, Jean recruits Raballo, a retired member of the Carabinieri, to be Claes' handler. Initially, Claes finds it difficult to cope with Raballo's relentless training and strict businesslike relationship. However, after the two begin fishing together, they acquire a closer relationship. One day, Raballo gives Claes her old glasses and a key to his room so she can read all the books she wants, as well as extracting a promise that she would always be gentle while wearing her glasses. Afterwards, Jean reveals that Raballo was killed in a hit-and-run incident. As a result, Claes could not go on missions and instead participated in scientific tests concerning her mechanical components. However, she enjoyed passing the time by reading, and other tasks, such as growing a vegetable patch.

star 8.10
20 votes
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Achoo

#11 - Achoo

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 4

After Ayano becomes bothered by allergies during a high pollen season, the student council clean up their room, with Ayano having trouble keeping her special pudding away from Sakurako. Later, Nana ends up making various useless inventions when the student council just want their clock fixed. Meanwhile, the Amusement Club try to find ways to pass the time while waiting for the rain to pass.

star 8.06
18 votes
When Akari and the Cicadas Cry

#12 - When Akari and the Cicadas Cry

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 5

Ayano unwittingly gets dragged along by Kyōko, Yui and Chitose to a doujinshi convention in Tokyo to help Kyōko sell her dojin. Himawari and Sakurako work on their summer homework, where Sakurako talks about why she joined the student council. Meanwhile, Akari and Chinatsu have a confusing conversation about the latter's feelings towards Yui, which leads to Chinatsu practicing "kissing" on Akari against Akari's will just as Yui and Kyōko walk in.

star 8.05
20 votes
The Three Minami Sisters

#13 - The Three Minami Sisters

Minami-Ke Season 1 - Episode 1

The three Minami sisters and some of their friends are introduced.

star 7.85
98 votes
Yuru Yuri Everyday

#14 - Yuru Yuri Everyday

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 2

Yui has a tough time getting Kyōko to concentrate on her homework. Later, the gang try and come up with nicknames for each other. Meanwhile, Sakurako attempts to catch a snake that is loose in the Student Council room. Later, the girls discuss how to prevent getting a cold, though Kyōko ends up getting a cold regardless.

star 7.84
19 votes
Our Amusement Club

#15 - Our Amusement Club

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 11

Akari, Kyoko and Yui reminisce their childhood days when they were being bullied by a certain pink-haired girl. Later, a bump on the head causes Kyoko to become uncharacteristically polite. The others soon begin to miss the old Kyoko, especially when Kyoko plans to disband the Amusement Club, so they decide to hit her on the head again to return her to normal.

star 7.80
15 votes
Lazy, Japanese Summer

#16 - Lazy, Japanese Summer

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 5

As Kyōko realizes she needs to buy new batteries for her air conditioner, she gets distracted and ends up visiting everyone's homes, only to end up buying the wrong batteries after all. As she decides to have everyone go to the pool instead, Akari misses her train and tries to pass the time til the next one comes. Later, Kyōko visits Yui while she has a cold while Sakurako and Himawari follow Akari around.

star 7.78
18 votes
The Protagonist Returns

#17 - The Protagonist Returns

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 1

As the girls travel to a hot spring inn, Akari dreams of being the popular and well admired main protagonist that she always desired to be. Once at the inn, the girls play some ping pong and relax in the baths before watching a Mirakurun movie.

star 7.74
19 votes
Wanna Come Visit?... Yeah, Let`s Go!

#18 - Wanna Come Visit?... Yeah, Let`s Go!

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 3

With Yui now living alone in her own apartment, she invites the others over for lunch. After Akari and Chitose leaves, Kyōko decides to spend the night only to remember she hasn't finished her homework.

star 7.73
22 votes
Christmasery

#19 - Christmasery

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 7

With Christmas coming up, Kyōko holds a lottery to arrange the girls into pretend couples for mock dates. Kyōko and Chinatsu go to the movies and the arcade, Akari and Chitose visit some cafés, Himawari and Sakurako go to a restaurant while Ayano and Yui just sit around talking about their friends. Later, the girl's spend New Year's at home where they check their greetings cards from each other.

star 7.73
22 votes
Christmas and New Year's Eve Surprise

#20 - Christmas and New Year's Eve Surprise

Gabriel DropOut Season 1 - Episode 9

Raphiel and Vigne get together to throw a human-style Christmas party. There's just one little problem: how can they keep Satania from ruining Christmas?

star 7.73
51 votes
Umaru and the Starry Sky

#21 - Umaru and the Starry Sky

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 11

Kirie devises a new plan to bring Ebina and Taihei closer. However, Taihei might have a couple to many little sisters fighting for his attention already.

star 7.72
18 votes
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Art☆Arter☆Artist

#22 - Art☆Arter☆Artist

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 6

A visit by a first year student inspires Kyōko to draw a doujin about her and Yui, prompting Chinatsu to respond with her own story, presented in a fearsome art style. They then decide to make some clay art figures. Later, everyone meets Yui's relative's child, Mari, with Chinatsu reluctantly dressing up as her favorite anime character for her.

star 7.71
21 votes
Umaru’s Big Brother

#23 - Umaru’s Big Brother

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 7

People in his office have seen Taihei walking home and going shopping with a hot girl! His coworker comes over for a visit to see this so-called “sister” for himself.

star 7.69
42 votes
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Umaru and Amusement Parks

#24 - Umaru and Amusement Parks

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 7

Umaru and the girls head out to spend a fun day at the amusement park, but Kirie is having a few struggles. Will the day end up a total disaster?

star 7.67
21 votes
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Me and You and the Student Council

#25 - Me and You and the Student Council

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 2

The student council president, Ayano Sugiura, shows her annoyance at always placing behind Kyōko in tests, while her assistant Chitose Ikeda fantasizes about the yuri potential between the two. Meanwhile, two classmates, Himawari Furutani and Sakurako Ōmuro, are at war with each other as they are both vying for vice-president position. Ayano later gets a cold so the others pay her a visit.

star 7.67
24 votes
Chinatsu Unrivaled

#26 - Chinatsu Unrivaled

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 8

As Kyoko asks the others to help finish her doujin for a deadline, they are reluctant to let Chinatsu assist in anything artistic. Later around Christmas time, everyone goes to a karaoke place, where Chinatsu fails to get a duet with Yui. As a consolation, Yui takes Chinatsu to the movies, where Chinatsu's plan to cling onto Yui during a scary movie backfires.

star 7.67
18 votes
Umaru and Valentine’s

#27 - Umaru and Valentine’s

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 9

It’s Valentine’s Day! Kirie burns cookies, Ebina attempts to make chocolate, and Umaru continues to offload food prep to Taihei.

star 7.63
40 votes
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Umaru and Now and Once Upon a Time

#28 - Umaru and Now and Once Upon a Time

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 10

Umaru gets sick, but it’s a good thing her germs are as lazy as she is! Sadly, her germs show her brother no mercy. Later, Taihei remembers a day at the arcade, 10 years ago.

star 7.60
40 votes
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Umaru and Everyone

#29 - Umaru and Everyone

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 12

In this last episode of the season, Umaru might have to reveal her secret when her separate circles of friends come together during a much anticipated trip to the beach!

star 7.59
41 votes
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Everyone and Umaru

#30 - Everyone and Umaru

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 12

It's the end of the year, and everyone is figuring out what Christmas gifts to get their loved ones. Can Umaru and the others find the perfect presents?

star 7.58
19 votes
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April Fool's

#31 - April Fool's

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 8

On April's Fools Day, Chitose decides to play a lying game with Ayano, who later discovers that all of her supposed lies were actually true. Later, Kyōko tries to get the attention of Chitose, only to discover it to be her twin sister, Chizuru, who doesn't particularly take too kindly to Kyōko.

star 7.58
19 votes
[Announcement] YuruYuri Sold Out

#32 - [Announcement] YuruYuri Sold Out

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 6

The girls come to Comuket to help Kyōko run her doujin table, which is showing off a fan-made anime of Majokko Mirakurun in which Mirakurun fights against Team Giga Giga after they steal all the balls in the world. After selling out their stock, the girls go around in cosplay, where Chinatsu once again ruins the image of Mirakurun for young children. After Comiket, Kyōko brings up a box of conversation topics, including some weird ones.

star 7.58
19 votes
Umaru and Dreams

#33 - Umaru and Dreams

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 6

While visiting Umaru, Kirie’s secret aspiration is found out! Will Umaru’s encouragement be enough to help Kirie overcome her self-doubt?

star 7.57
21 votes
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Summer's Great Harvest Festival

#34 - Summer's Great Harvest Festival

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 4

The girls write Tanabata wishes, with Kyōko becoming annoyed at how Chinatsu's wish is responded to by Yui. Ayano studies fiercely to reach the top of the final exams, only to become disappointed to find Kyōko hadn't studied due to the exams conflicting with a doujin deadline. Later, everyone heads to the beach, where Ayano's attempts to be more friendly with Kyōko prove to be near fatal for Chitose's imagination.

star 7.53
19 votes
A Party with the Whole Gang

#35 - A Party with the Whole Gang

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 4

Umaru spends Christmas evening with her friends, and Sylphyn remembers a childhood Christmas wish. On New Year's morning, Umaru receives a suspicious gift from Taihei.

star 7.52
21 votes
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Millennion

#36 - Millennion

Gungrave Season 1 - Episode 5

Harry and Brandon arrive at Millennion, a powerful crime syndicate with it's hands in almost in any dealing imaginable, from race-management to bank transactions. Meanwhile, Maria arrives at Big Daddy's mansion, and is shocked by it's size and beauty. Brandon begins to work with loans on the races, with two other guys, Widge and Gary as associates. Harry is apparently working in more business-like profession, handling money and the like. They eventually meet up again after four months apart and head to Harry's favorite bar. Here they meet a young Bob Poundmax and Balladbird Lee. Harry boasts about how they will one day own this city, Brandon is just happy to be with friends. Brandon eventually has to see Widge kill two punks who stole jewels from Millennion, Brandon is once again stunned, and stunned further by the fact that Widge lives with his aging mother to comfort and support her. Harry arrives at Brandon's place and gives him new assignments to help him rise in the ranks, he also gives Brandon the address of Maria's school nearby, Brandon approaches her at the episode's end.

star 7.52
101 votes
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Umaru’s Birthday

#37 - Umaru’s Birthday

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 6

Taihei and Umaru experiment with free time and personal space in their little apartment, and playing “The Game of Life” hits too close to home for them all.

star 7.50
42 votes
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Umaru's Everyday Life

#38 - Umaru's Everyday Life

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 11

Umaru and Ebina discover that their appetites match, the council in Umaru’s head furiously debates about the perfect snack, and Taihei tries to get Kirie excited for summer.

star 7.50
42 votes
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Umaru and Christmas and New Year's

#39 - Umaru and Christmas and New Year's

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 8

In the Doma household, winter means lazy days beneath the kotatsu! Umaru reflects on her interesting year while Taihei tries to collect on a promise she made to him.

star 7.49
35 votes
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Chocolate and Tears and Girls and Girls and Isobe Fries

#40 - Chocolate and Tears and Girls and Girls and Isobe Fries

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 2 - Episode 3

Akari, Chinatsu, Sakurako and Himawari try to think of ways to pass time in class. Later, Himawari agrees to help teach Chinatsu to knit a scarf, which leaves Sakurako feeling lonely without her. As Valentine's Day comes and the girls give each other chocolates, Himawari gives Sakurako some Valentine gifts.

star 7.47
17 votes
I'm Not Scared of This Summer

#41 - I'm Not Scared of This Summer

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 9

The girls try to find way to distract themselves from the Summer heat. While visiting the student council room for some cooling comfort, they meet the silent student council president, Rise Matsumoto, who they mistake for a spirit. Meanwhile, the science teacher, Nana Nishigaki, decides to do her experiments in the student council room.

star 7.44
18 votes
Umaru and Summer Vacation

#42 - Umaru and Summer Vacation

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 5

Summer vacation means hours at the arcade! Umaru instructs in the fine art of enjoying summer like a (lazy) pro. Later, Taihei endures another typical day at work.

star 7.44
43 votes
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Umaru and Friends

#43 - Umaru and Friends

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 3

Alex interrupts Kirie and Umaru's afternoon to play a dating sim game. Kirie finds herself identifying with the main character. Later, Umaru discovers an addictive new game.

star 7.43
23 votes
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Big Brother Departs

#44 - Big Brother Departs

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 5

Taihei leaves for a business trip with his co-workers. While his boss Kanau thinks of a way to spend time with him, Taihei has his hands full with a vacation-happy stowaway.

star 7.40
20 votes
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Umaru and Her Disciple

#45 - Umaru and Her Disciple

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 3

Umaru’s sulky, glaring classmate, Motoba, has unexpectedly shown up at her door… while she’s wearing her hood! Is her secret out?

star 7.40
48 votes
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Umaru and Her Brother

#46 - Umaru and Her Brother

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 1

Responsible Taihei has to deal with his lazy little sister, Umaru, who trashes his apartment and throws tantrums to get manga and junk food.

star 7.38
68 votes
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First Time for Everyone

#47 - First Time for Everyone

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 10

Sylphin invites UMR over to her house, where a slight misunderstanding leads to some awkwardness. Later on, Umaru seems to have found a weakness in Hikari’s armor.

star 7.37
19 votes
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Umaru and Her Rival

#48 - Umaru and Her Rival

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 4

Umaru, aka UMR, is a force to be reckoned with in the arcade. She’s invited to participate in a fighting game championship only to bump into her school rival, Tachibana.

star 7.35
46 votes
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Umaru and Ebina

#49 - Umaru and Ebina

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 2

Taihei comes home to a complete stranger: Umaru’s public face. She’s cleaned the apartment and hidden her games to be able to invite her classmate and neighbor, Ebina, over.

star 7.33
61 votes
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Middle School Debut!

#50 - Middle School Debut!

YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Season 1 - Episode 1

As Akari Akaza enters middle school, she decides to join the Amusement Club alongside her friends, Kyōko Toshinō and Yui Funami. They are later joined by Akari's classmate, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, who originally intended to join the now-defunct tea ceremony club, but is convinced to join the Amusement Club. Noticing Akari's lack of presence, the girls try and come up with ways of improving her personality.

star 7.32
31 votes
Umaru and Hikari

#51 - Umaru and Hikari

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 8

Umaru and the gang have a spontaneous get-together, but when things don't go as expected, hilarity ensues.

star 7.32
19 votes
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Umaru and Memories

#52 - Umaru and Memories

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 9

After Bomba gives Taihei one of his old cameras, Taihei spends sometime reconnecting with Umaru. Later, the tension between Hikari and Umaru increases.

star 7.30
20 votes
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Umaru and Alex

#53 - Umaru and Alex

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 2

Taihei invites his coworkers over for dinner after work, and one of them, Alex, catches Umaru's attention. Why does this guy seem so familiar, and what's his deal with anime?

star 7.23
22 votes
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The Himouto Returns

#54 - The Himouto Returns

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 2 - Episode 1

Umaru Doma's life continues with an evening filled with video games... and no big brother in sight! Later, Umaru and her friends end up playing an intense game of soccer.

star 7.21
29 votes
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