The Best Episodes Directed by Masahiro Ando

Mermaid Princess and Shell Bra

#1 - Mermaid Princess and Shell Bra

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 18

Nako has always been worried about her personality, which falters outside of her home. As Nako gets a larger bonus on payday, she becomes worried that she needs to change in order to deserve that amount. Later that day, she, Ohana, Minko and Yuina go shopping, where she ends up splashing out in the hopes of changing, though doesn't feel she has at the end of the day. The next day, Nako decides to go to work with the same attitude she has at home, but it ends up backfiring against her. When she asks Sui about why she got a high bonus, she explains it was as thanks from a customer who followed her advice, praising her for the personality she has at Kissuiso, which cheers Nako up.

star 9.70
37 votes
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From the Small Hand, a Burgeoning Concerto Resonates

#2 - From the Small Hand, a Burgeoning Concerto Resonates

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 4

It's time for the exam to become an apprentice court herbalist. Will Shirayuki finally be able to enter the castle in her own right?

star 8.95
80 votes
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Encountering… A Color for the First Time

#3 - Encountering… A Color for the First Time

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 11

After Zen and Shirayuki's encounter at the watchtower, Shirayuki discovers feelings that she didn't know she had.

star 8.88
48 votes
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Inexperienced Heart, Going Deeper

#4 - Inexperienced Heart, Going Deeper

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 10

While at work in the castle, Shirayuki makes friends with a girl named Kiharu and her bird Popo. Can Shirayuki help save Popo's family?

star 8.82
45 votes
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This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition

#5 - This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 5

The soldiers at Fort Laxdo have come down with a strange illness, and Shirayuki helps Zen and the others find the cause.

star 8.74
74 votes
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Shining Time of Promise

#6 - Shining Time of Promise

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 3

As Shirayuki continues her studies, Zen overworks himself and discovers that not everyone approves of his relationship with Shirayuki.

star 8.67
87 votes
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Encounter... Changing the Color of Fate

#7 - Encounter... Changing the Color of Fate

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 1

Prince Raj wants to make Shirayuki his concubine because of her red hair, so she leaves her home in Tanbarun and ends up with a fateful encounter.

star 8.62
99 votes
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To Bloom One Day

#8 - To Bloom One Day

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 26

As everyone explores the Bonbori festival, Ohana, who now dreams of being just like Sui goes to meet up with Kō, finally confessing her feelings for him. After the festival, a farewell party is held for Denryoku, where Enishi announces that he agrees to the Kissuiso being shut down until he feels he is talented enough to run it properly. As the Kissuiso closes down the next day and everyone parts ways, Sui sees off Ohana, who promises to return someday, giving her Denryoku's log as a keepsake.

star 8.62
65 votes
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The Stray Dog

#9 - The Stray Dog

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 43

Now that Al has actually become the Philosopher's Stone, the brothers are forced to flee, knowing well that the Homunculus would soon be after them. The Fuhrer, in turn, places orders for the brothers to be captured. Mustang takes this responsibility, knowing that if they are captured by anyone else, they would surely not get the opportunity to explain themselves. Winry and Seska have gone to Rizenbul to lay low for a while after their scare at the military base. To their surprise, the mysterious stranger on the train turned out to be none other than Hoenheim, the Elric's father. They receive word of the hunt of Ed and Al, and the two go to try to help. Ed and Al, for unclear reasons, are hurrying back to their hometown, knowing that the military would surely be there, but they are not dissuaded, and trouble brews as Mustang's soldiers get closer and closer.

star 8.61
343 votes
The Kissui Inn I Love

#10 - The Kissui Inn I Love

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 25

With the growing number of reservations, Ohana grows concerned about the changes Kissuiso is making and the lack of sleep the employees are getting. She is also finds herself at odds with some of the others for siding with Sui. Ohana tells Nako about what Sui told her, who tells her why her opinion differs. Things turn bad for the Kissuiso when Tomoe sprains her ankle on the day before the festival, but Sui and Satsuki arrive to fill in as waitresses and together they manage to make it through the day of the festival. Afterwards, everyone goes to the Bonbori festival.

star 8.59
66 votes
Bark at the Night

#11 - Bark at the Night

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 11

After the Kissuisō gets a scathing review in a magazine, it becomes apparents that all the hot spring inns in the area are receiving poor reviews whilst a newly constructed hotel is being praised. Wanting to get to the bottom of this, Ohana heads to Tokyo to find out who's responsible for the review, which turns out to be her mother, Satsuki. She reveals she wrote a poor review under orders from higher ups, which annoys Ohana, who had been bottling up her annoyances with her. When Satsuki refuses to go to Kissuisō to give her true opinion, Ohana decides to stage a protest. Whilst doing so, she decides to visit Kōichi, only to notice another girl seemingly attached to him. After hearing from Kōichi that the girl has an unrequited love for him, Ohana feels guilty and runs off into the rain in tears, but is found by Minko and Tōru.

star 8.54
67 votes
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A Determined One-Sided Crush

#12 - A Determined One-Sided Crush

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 22

As preperations for Enishi and Takako continue, Ohana gets a call from Satsuki, who talks about the one-sided love she had for Ohana's late father, and decides to continue her own one-sided crush on Kō. Later, as Minko continues her antagonistic attitude towards Ohana, the two end up fighting, during which Tōru overhears about Minko's crush on him. He then comforts her, admitting that he has a liking for Ohana, but still holds Minko's feelings in regard. Minko decides she won't give up on her crush on Tōru and makes up with Ohana, allowing Enishi and Takako's wedding to go smoothly. After the wedding, Sui announces that Denryoku is planning to retire from Kissuiso and that his logs, along with Kissuiso, will be sealed up.

star 8.54
65 votes
Love, Kōrin Festival

#13 - Love, Kōrin Festival

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 20

It's the day before the school festival so Minko wakes early, buys the ingredients, and starts prepping with the unwanted help of Ohana. When Nako asks to have omelette rice for lunch, Minko, unfazed, makes a perfect omelette rice dish. Adding Ohana's twist to the dish, they decide to also serve it on the menu of Class 2-A's princess cafe. Tōru arrives and Minko adds a big ketchup heart around his omelette rice. After they see from the class building that the campfire was lit, Minko, Ohana, Yuina, Nako, and her classmate decide to go down and take a look.

star 8.54
65 votes
Rebirth of 'Die'

#14 - Rebirth of 'Die'

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 21

Enishi and Takako announce they are getting married, with Sui insisting that they hold a proper marriage ceremony. With costs looking high, Ohana suggests that they hold the ceremony at the Kissuiso, with everyone else offering to pitch in. As Tōru takes Minko to the beach to calm her nerves, she becomes disheartened when he brings up Ohana out of the blue and starts lashing out at her again like she used to. With Takako concerned about the cost of the ring and willing to call off the wedding, Sui gives her her old weddding ring, telling her about how she and her husband got married. She entrusts Enishi's happiness to Takako, but states she does not intend to pass down the inn to her.

star 8.53
64 votes
Pool on the Hill

#15 - Pool on the Hill

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 17

Satsuki calls Sui, warning her that there might be something fishy about the film crew. The next day, they hear the project has been called off, putting Enishi in a tough spot as he had paid them a lot of money. Satsuki later calls him, telling him that the director was a scam artist trying to pay off his debts. As Enishi and Takako argue over the incident, they fall into the pool together and reconcile. After Sui explains her situation to the neighbourhood association, she commends Enishi for his defense of Takako.

star 8.53
64 votes
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Sunny with a Chance of Blister

#16 - Sunny with a Chance of Blister

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 15

The inn becomes troubled over becoming shorthanded, but reject Ohana's offer to help out. However, she feels she needs to do something and, after the inn becomes unable to find replacement waitresses, they accept Ohana's help, with Minko and Nako deciding to help her out as well. However, the robotic system that assists with dishes breaks down, so Ohana suggests that they send the customers to have a bath before dinner to give them extra time to set up the tables. As Ohana and the others work on the tables, getting help from the other students, Yuina visits Yosuke and, after hearing that he might want to marry someone like Ohana, decides to break her habit of not working and help him clean the baths. After dinner, Yosuke allows the girls to use the hot springs. As the field trip comes to an end, Yosuke decides to rethink his training whilst Yuina decides to work harder herself.

star 8.53
66 votes
Shijima's Girl (Broken Heart MIX)

#17 - Shijima's Girl (Broken Heart MIX)

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 13

The staff members of Kissuisō wait and try to mentally prepare for Satsuki's arrival. Sui places Nako in charge of taking care of Satsuki, while the others speculate on whether or not that is a good idea. Arriving, Satsuki comments on how the inn hasn't changed at all from her years as a child, and criticizes constantly on how everything is done. However, Sui states that, in order to properly satisfy a customer that one must observe them on their first stay to see what that customer prefers, adding that even though it is Satsuki's first stay in the inn, it is not her first time being there. Sui and Ohana work together to make a list of what Satsuki likes. After a night of drinking, Satsuki, Ohana, and Sui all begin to understand each other a little better, and Satsuki leaves the next morning after writing a new, positive and praising review of Kissuisō. Ohana sorts out her feelings about Ko and, after a tearful realization, shouts her thanks to him for watching over her and says her farewells.

star 8.52
67 votes
Sloppy Rice Omelette

#18 - Sloppy Rice Omelette

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 19

As a school festival approaches, Ohana's class decides to do a Princess Café, assigning Yuina and Minko in key roles, whilst Nako's is put on the festival commitee. Hearing that Tōru is planning to visit, Minko decides to take her position in the cooking department seriously. However, Minko angers the other members of the food team when she rejects their request for rice omelette, so Minko decides to do everything herself.

star 8.52
64 votes
Goodbye to the Beginning

#19 - Goodbye to the Beginning

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 12

It's Open Castle Day, when the public is allowed into a corner of the castle, and Shirayuki and the others join in the festivities.

star 8.50
44 votes
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Slight Fever

#20 - Slight Fever

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 10

As a result of constantly getting up early to help clean, Ohana collapses with a fever and is told to rest for the day. Tōru makes her some porridge and becomes slightly enamoured by her solemn appearance. Minko starts to become a bit jealous of the attention Tōru gives to Ohana. As various members visit Ohana and tell her to stay in bed, Ohana gets a strange dream where she is at the temple and Kō appears telling her to come back, Kissuisō doesn't need her. There is a little girl and a young fox hiding while watching Ohana. This dream worries Ohana about whether the Kissuisō even needs her. However, just as she is writing out a text to Kōichi about possibly going home, Minko and Nako convince her that she's still needed. She falls asleep and finds herself in the dream again where she tells Kō that she wants to stay at Kissuisō. The little girl and the young fox can still be seen watching her during the dream.

star 8.49
67 votes
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This Is My Way of Life

#21 - This Is My Way of Life

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 14

Ohana's school goes on a field trip to another hot spring inn, run by Yosuke Himawari, who is Yuina's distant relative and her alleged fiancé. They visit the beach, where a boy who was previously turned down by Minko before tries his luck again. Later than night, Ohana and Nako overhear Yosuke asking Yuina if she wanted to come work at his inn when she graduates. The next day, a group of part-timers working at the inn decide they want to quit. As Yosuke becomes irritated by this, Yuina tells him that people will only do things they enjoy doing, declining Yosuke's offer of running his inn.

star 8.48
65 votes
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Sui Shijima, The Final Boss

#22 - Sui Shijima, The Final Boss

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 24

After spending some time with him, Ohana invites Ko to come to the Bonbori Festival before leaving Tokyo again. As Ohana arrives back at the Kissuiso, they start getting a flood of reservations thanks to a positive review written by Satsuki. However, Sui insists that she intends to close the Kissuiso down after the Bonbori Festival. The next day, Sui takes Ohana with her to visit her husband's grave, where Sui suddenly collapses. Sui explains that she wanted to close Kissuiso down so the others could do what they want. Upon returning to the Kissuiso, the others are at odds against Sui, with only Ohana offering to help out with the Bonbori Festival preparations.

star 8.48
65 votes
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Compensation for the Dream

#23 - Compensation for the Dream

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 23

As Ohana contemplates what she should do if the Kissuiso closes down, Sui asks her to go to Tokyo alongside Takako, who wants to try and reclaim the money Enishi lost. Meanwhile, Satsuki encounters Kō, who reveals that he hasn't dumped Ohana and wants to know more about her. Satsuki then takes him to her office where she shows him footage from the cancelled film so he can see how she works at the Kissuiso. Upon arriving in Tokyo, Ohana and Takako manage to locate and apprehend Inashi. Afterwards, Ohana and Kō run into each other.

star 8.48
65 votes
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That Sky, This Sky

#24 - That Sky, This Sky

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 16

Enishi brings in Tetsuo Inashi, a movie producer who wants to film in Yunosagi and use the Kissuiso as a locale for a movie, and to his surprise, Sui allows him to do as he pleases. The next day, the lead actresses are brought in, whilst camera tests are held and Ohana and co. are asked to clean a pool. As work progresses, Enishi laments how he always felt Satsuki was more suited to work at Kissuiso than he was.

star 8.46
65 votes
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See ya.

#25 - See ya.

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 12

After spending the night at a hotel with Minko and Tōru, Ohana suggests that they kidnap Satsuki and force her to come to the Kissuisō, with Tōru only agreeing if they take Kōichi with them as well. Whilst Minko and Tōru visit Tokyo's various restaurants, Ohana runs into Igarashi, who tells her that she needs to decide what her feelings for Kōichi are. After she gets a call back from Kōichi, who tells her about how he visited the Kissuisō whilst Ohana was searching for Tōru at the time, Ohana feels guilty and decides not to take Kōichi back to the Kissuisō with her. After joining up with Minko and Tōru, the group goes to see Satsuki, who decides by herself to go to the Kissuisō. When Tōru's asks Satsuki about why she changed her mind, she replies that it's because Ohana reminded her of herself when she was younger.

star 8.45
66 votes
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Balut

#26 - Balut

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 3

Minko and Nako discover Ohana has gone missing, as she has been confined by Tarō, who admits he was trying to come up with a sex novel to pay his hotel bill. When he discovered by Nako and the others, he attempts to make a run for it by stealing one of the inn's vans, so the staff give chase. They eventually find him at a seaside cliff where he jumps into the sea, but Nako manages to save him from drowning. As Tarō laments his lack of talent, Ohana tells him that, even though his novels were perverted, they showed a side of Ohana she never knew before. Afterwards, they arrange for Tarō to work at the inn to pay off his bill, and Minko eats the revenge meal Ohana prepared for her. Later that night, Ohana finds notes Minko wrote on devising an alternative insult to 'die', and also receives a text from Kōichi.

star 8.44
69 votes
The Longest Day at Kissuiso

#27 - The Longest Day at Kissuiso

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 9

Ohana ends up finding Tohru with the encouragement from Kōichi. He tries to book a stay in order to see Ohana except the rooms were full and he went home. Tohru says that if Ohana thinks he could solve the problem at Kissuiso, then he'll just have to fix it. In the end, they pull through and tend to every customer. A woman and her grandmother were actually the people who were from the magazine and due to Ohana's motto that every customer is equal, Kissuiso received a good rating.It was seen at the end that the Manager came back from the hospital.

star 8.43
67 votes
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Following the Sound of Your Heart

#28 - Following the Sound of Your Heart

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 2

Shirayuki goes to a mountain in search of medicinal herbs and has a run-in with a dangerous stranger. Will she be able to escape his clutches?

star 8.42
90 votes
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All Quiet on the Kissui Front

#29 - All Quiet on the Kissui Front

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 7

Tomoe is pressured by her mother to attend a marriage interview in a week. Meanwhile, the Kissuiso pays host to a group of rowdy 'survival gamers' who take their roleplay very seriously and cause various troubles for the employees. Planning to quit her job and return home, Tomoe decides to try and drive the gamers out and get fired. However, her attempts to irritate the gamers have the opposite effect, responding well to the gamers and making her appreciated by the other employees. As a result, Tomoe decides not to return home as she enjoys working at the Kissuiso.

star 8.42
67 votes
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Death

#30 - Death

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 50

Ed now joins his father on the other side of the gate which seems to be a lot like our world but what will Ed do there and how will he get back to the world he knows?

star 8.42
322 votes
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Teacher

#31 - Teacher

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 27

Izumi: a skillful alchemist with an iron will and the Elric Brother's childhood teacher. She is the one person Ed and Al have both tried to avoid. Now, their past has caught up with them when she finds them at Rush Valley. Enraged to find out what they have become, she takes them back to her hometown for an interrogation they won't soon forget.

star 8.38
347 votes
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Run

#32 - Run

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 8

Ohana learns from Yuina that the Fukuya Inn is to be featured in a magazine, taking on a mystery guest. Meanwhile, the Kissuiso gets a sudden surge of customers with Nako and Tōru on their day off, but as Sui prepares to put in her share of the work, she suddenly starts feeling pain and is taken into hospital. After Ohana is told to return to work, she gets a call from Kō, who tries to tell her he is on his way to visit her, but she is unable to hear it. Arriving back, the staff, along with Takako, suspect that the inn may be hosting mystery guests from one of the magazines, suggesting that they prioritize their service over the other customers. However, after finding Sui's accounting book, Ohana stands up against her, saying that all customers need to be treated equal. Needing extra support to deal with the large number of customers, Ohana calls in Nako before going off to find Tōru, who is attending a wedding.

star 8.36
66 votes
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Nothing Venture, Nothing Win

#33 - Nothing Venture, Nothing Win

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 6

Kissuiso is visited by a management consultant named Takako Kawajiri, wanting to revitalize the inn by having the mistresses wear new outfits. However, attempts to dress Ohana and Nako up in new outfits fares badly with the customers. After Takako takes her leave, Ohana's uncle, Enishi Shijima, feels downhearted that his efforts to help the inn are always rejected by Sui. As Ohana feels she should do something to help improve business, the janitor, Denroku Sukegawa, takes her to a secret room filled with old uniforms made by Sui over the years. Ohana and Nako decide to give these a try, which proves to be a hit with the customers.

star 8.35
68 votes
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A Tearful Chef Romance

#34 - A Tearful Chef Romance

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 5

As Minko continues to be downhearted from the other day, she overhears Ohana, Nako and Tomoe talking with Tarō, who claims Tōru had been scouted by Fukuya Inn. Tomoe reveals to Ohana that it was Tōru that allowed Minko, who wanted to become a chef, to work at the Kissuiso. After a failed attempt to try and get Minko to show her true feelings, Ohana goes by herself to the Fukuya Inn, where she learns from Yuina that Tōru was simply filling in for an absent chef for the day, and she herself only wanted to have a ride on his motorbike. Afterwards, Minko allows Ohana to call her by her nickname, whilst Ohana finally responds to her text from Kōichi.

star 8.29
96 votes
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Let Me Hear the Melody of Your Smile

#35 - Let Me Hear the Melody of Your Smile

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 7

Zen tells Shirayuki a story from his past about Izana as Shirayuki deals with having the eyes of the court on her.

star 8.27
49 votes
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The Red Glow

#36 - The Red Glow

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 21

The battle between Al and Number 66 is interrupted by the appearance of Scar. As the three square off, Number 66 triggers an explosion that causes yet more trouble for everyone involved. Meanwhile, Ed and Number 48 have reached the deepest parts of the Fifth Laboratory. Now, Ed faces a bigger threat as his morality is challenged by someone from his past; will he give in to the temptation of the power he has been seeking, or will he hold true to his beliefs?

star 8.21
398 votes
Voice

#37 - Voice

Canaan Season 1 - Episode 8

Canaan emerged safe after she collapsed, being told by Maria that she was simply tired. Kenji, in a phone conversation with Minoru, further informs him of the Ua virus and how sometimes people can survive from the virus' infection. The American Vice President later has a tapped phone conversation with Alphard, thanking him for the cooperation she had with him in the nature of ensuring "Anti-terrorism" business keeps going for a few more years. During a public concert, Hakko showed off her Borner ability with people having severe headaches without them being aware. It later forced Canaan and Maria to flee as Hakko had nightmares of how she first knew of her ability from being infected with the Ua virus. Minoru later confronts Santana, Hakko's "guardian", over the nature of the Borners and the Ua virus. Canaan and Maria later go on a long cruise with Santana, Minoru and Hakko in a SUV that took them to the desert regions of China. Maria and Canaan later talked about being together and reaffirming their friendship since it helped them over problems they had such as Canaan's inability to see colors from her synesthesia or from Maria having Canaan by her side all the way, straining the two of them in potential danger. Hakko tries to strangle Canaan in her sleep, remarking to the mercenary that it was her fault. The group later encounters Yunyun, traveling on a bicycle.

star 8.19
68 votes
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Trivialities

#38 - Trivialities

Canaan Season 1 - Episode 3

Deciding to take a lead in the T-shaped purple mark Minoru saw recently, he and Maria visited a Japanese-themed bar to ask a woman before he is stopped by the establishment's bartender. Meanwhile, Alphard began to make plans for an unknown event while Liang Qi is irritated over Alphard's ignorances for her to attack Canaan right away. Canaan later was able to visit Maria with the help of her synesthesia-based abilities despite that she and Minoru were forced to stay in a run-down apartment. Maria and Canaan later decide to take a tour around Shanghai, the two of them visiting the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel when Canaan was lured away from the tram to check on a supposed trap before running back to see Maria missing. Canaan fights against a young boy who told her that he is a Borner due to his mysterious ability after being infected with the Ua virus, which in case gave him the ability to hide in narrow passages. Canaan killed him with a well-placed shot in the body to obtain the detonator for the explosive placed on Maria's head after she was restrained.

star 8.18
101 votes
Memories Draw Spirals of the Past…

#39 - Memories Draw Spirals of the Past…

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 8

Zen assigns Obi to be Shirayuki's bodyguard and thinks back to when Mitsuhide first came to be his attendant.

star 8.17
42 votes
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Gravestones

#40 - Gravestones

Canaan Season 1 - Episode 7

The American government convenes an emergency meeting after a dignitary dies from a Ua virus infection. Alphard ignores Liang's anger over her qualms of killing Canaan. Kenji Osawa, head of Okashi Pharmaceutical, had planned to send the anti-Ua virus vaccine to Shanghai when he was supposed killed in car bomb. This "event" forced the American military to send in B-2 bombers from Guam to bomb the entire Shanghai International Confernce Hall in order to purge the Ua virus in flames and prevent in from spreading throughout Shanghai. Canaan infiltrates the hall, rescuing Maria after fending off several Daedala security forces impending her progress. Canaan and Natsume worked together to hack the B-2's bombing and let the bombs miss the conference hall to save the dignitaries inside while heavily armed PLA soldiers, possibly Special Operations Forces troopers escorted Kenji Osawa safely at the outskirts of the hall. Alphard and Cummings retreat underground with a handful of Daedala security forces, the former already deciding to abandon Liang Ji to let her fend for herself. When Maria and Canaan emerge outside, Canaan had collapsed due to her exhaustive use of her synesthesia abilities.

star 8.16
99 votes
Fullmetal vs. Flame

#41 - Fullmetal vs. Flame

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 13

The annual Alchemy Assessment is fast approaching, and Ed still has not have much success with his search for the Philosopher's Stone. Tired of Mustang's constant rebuke, and with nothing substantial to show for his Assessment, Ed comes up with a solution to settle both problems: Challenge the Colonel to a duel -- The Flame Alchemist against the Fullmetal Alchemist.

star 8.13
363 votes
It's Spring, I'm 16, and I'm Still a Bud

#42 - It's Spring, I'm 16, and I'm Still a Bud

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 1

Upon returning from school one day, Ohana Matsumae learns that her mother is going on a moonlight flit with her boyfriend to escape from debt and they are sending her to live at her estranged grandmother's hot spring inn in the country. When her best friend, Kōichi Tanemura, hears of this, he confesses his love for Ohana before running off, not seeing her off when she leaves. As Ohana arrives at the Kissuisō inn, she makes a bad first impression with one of the employees, Minko Tsurugi, before being informed by her grandmother, Sui Sujima, that she is to work at the inn to earn her keep. She is shown around the inn by the head mistress, Tomoe Wajima, and another employee, Nako Oshimizu. When Ohana notices the hard work Minko has to do, she tries to do something nice for her by airing out her futon, but it ends up falling off a window and landing near some customers. As Minko is slapped by Sui for Ohana's mistake, Ohana demands to slapped even harder, though Minko doesn't particularly thank her for it.

star 8.09
98 votes
The Red that Spins Fate

#43 - The Red that Spins Fate

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 13

Shirayuki's busy cleaning up the medical wing when Mihaya pays a visit to the castle, and she gets an unexpected invitation from Tanbarun.

star 8.07
46 votes
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Grey Heron Rhapsody

#44 - Grey Heron Rhapsody

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 4

The first day of the school trimester starts for Ohana, Minko and Nako, and Ohana soon finds herself popular with the other students in the class, including Yuina Wakura, who works at a rival hot springs inn, the Fukuya Inn. As Ohana tries to figure out how to respond to Kōichi's text, she and Nako go to the Fukuya Inn concerning the neighbourhood watch where they encounter a grey heron, before visiting a temple, where Nako talks about how she wants to get rid of her timidness. Later, Ohana learns that Minko actually has a crush on Tōru. As Ohana tries to apologise to Minko about it, they both witness Tōru picking up Yuina on his motorbike.

star 8.03
95 votes
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Vengeance is a Staff Meal

#45 - Vengeance is a Staff Meal

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow Season 1 - Episode 2

Sui instructs Nako to train Ohana to become a housekeeper, though she is quite shy about it. When Nako has to attend to another duty, Ohana, having been taught to only rely on herself, she cleans another room where the author Tarō Jirōmaru is staying by herself. When the staff's breakfast is cancelled due to an error by Minko in the kitchen, Ohana makes breakfast for everyone, though this only serves to irritate Minko further. Afterwards, Tarō complains that some drafts for his story have gone missing from his room which Ohana had cleaned earlier, having not been informed by Nako beforehand. After Sui instructs the others to go to resume their duties rather than search for the draft, junior chef Tōru Miyagishi takes Ohana to pick up some luggage. As Tōru mocks Ohana's ability to take care of herself, Ohana inadvertedly tells him to 'die' which nearly causes him to crash. Feeling guilty about it and taking a walk to reflect upon herself, Ohana decides to speak her mind against Minko and Nako, wanting to cook them their least favourite foods tomorrow as payback. The next day, Ohana finds some of Tarō's discarded works, which turn out to be erotic stories using her as a character.

star 8.01
95 votes
Reunion of the Fallen

#46 - Reunion of the Fallen

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 35

In the aftermath of the battle between Ed and Greed, Lust finds herself pondering the meaning of life: Where did she come from? And where will she go when she dies? As she questions herself, she is surprised to see a familiar face; a man whom she met two years earlier. She had helped him use alchemy to save a town that was plagued by a strange illness. Meanwhile, Ed and company search for an Ishbalan outpost in hopes of finding the more information about the Philosopher's Stone.

star 7.97
324 votes
Feelings that Connect and Reach

#47 - Feelings that Connect and Reach

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 9

Shirayuki's still a little drunk, but with Obi keeping an eye on her, there's no need to worry…

star 7.95
44 votes
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The Back Full of Meaning

#48 - The Back Full of Meaning

Snow White with the Red Hair Season 1 - Episode 6

Zen's older brother Izana is back at the castle, and he summons Shirayuki. What does Izana want with her?

star 7.79
47 votes
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Evil, Flood-Colored City

#49 - Evil, Flood-Colored City

Canaan Season 1 - Episode 1

Maria Ōsawa and Minoru Minorikawa are dispatched to Shanghai from Japan, two years after the events of 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de, to cover the upcoming International Anti-Terrorism Conference in the city with various world leaders coming to attend the meeting. Canaan, a Middle Eastern teenaged mercenary, was in the city as well after meeting with the unknown female contact with information that her rival Alphard was captured and secretly detained in Karachi, Pakistan by covert operators of the CIA's Special Activities Division. When Maria comes to see an unknown man dead with the Ua virus, Canaan saves her from being assassinated by masked gunmen before she defeats the rest of them without alerting and panicking the public with heightened senses in synesthesia. Meanwhile, the CIA's SAD convoy comes under attack from an IED ambush while transporting Alphard in their custody.

star 7.73
187 votes
The Revenant Howls in Darkness

#50 - The Revenant Howls in Darkness

Sirius the Jaeger Season 1 - Episode 1

Yuliy and the Jaegers plan an assault on a vampire meeting in Shanghai, then follow the ringleaders across the sea to Tokyo.

star 7.54
56 votes