The Best Episodes Directed by Masahiro Mukai

Serenity, Indolence and the Tale of Despair

#1 - Serenity, Indolence and the Tale of Despair

Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra Season 1 - Episode 25

Long ago as the God Orntorra prepares to send seven Angels armed with seven deadly 'War Machines' to destroy the world, one man prepares to save it, Ruruta Coozancoona. After consuming the magic rites of more than a thousand books Ruruta is able to defeat the 'Beasts of the Final Chapter' but is forced to kill his lover Niiniu, in the process. As such he creates the Armed Librarians and the Church of Shindeki in order to fulfil Niiniu's wishes and make her happy.

star 9.97
30 votes
A Day Off, a Picture Book, and Rusty Hair

#2 - A Day Off, a Picture Book, and Rusty Hair

Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra Season 1 - Episode 13

Mirepoch uses her day off to investigate an eight year old murder that may be related to Lasquall Othello. However, there is also someone else who is interested in the mysterious Lasquall and she is prepared to kill in order to find her man. When the two come face to face it is only thanks to Mattalast's timely intervention that Mirepoch survives.

star 9.87
31 votes
The Secret (Your-Eyes-Only) of Lastation

#3 - The Secret (Your-Eyes-Only) of Lastation

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 6

Noire's up to something at night behind closed doors, and Uni's dying to know what it is. Luckily, she's got tech expert Nepgear to help her out. But as it turns out, Uni's not the only one interested in what Noire's doing...

star 9.53
32 votes
The Emissary (Aggressor) of Old

#4 - The Emissary (Aggressor) of Old

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 11

All the problems with Eden are over, and the world is finally at peace again--but not everyone is happy about that. Now the nations' Shares are drastically unbalanced, and that never leads to anything good...

star 9.50
32 votes
The Ties (Bifrosts) to Tomorrow

#5 - The Ties (Bifrosts) to Tomorrow

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 12

It's the final battle, and the fate of Gamindustri is on the line!

star 9.50
32 votes
Kagerou

#6 - Kagerou

Inu × Boku Secret Service Season 1 - Episode 11

Miketsukami history is exposed. While other families revel when a child with youaki blood is born, it is vastly different in his family. Kagerou tells Ririchiyo that he was not the one who wrote her letters back then and Ririchiyo exclaims that she already knew that. The truth of Miketsukami obsession with Ririchiyo is exposed. Kagerou is bored with the fact that Ririchiyo wasn't upset to an extent, therefore telling her that Mikestukami was the one who was writing her the letters in the past. With the realization concluded, she felt that is why Miketsukami noticed her. However, Mikestukami rushes to hug Ririchiyo and exclaims that it was her that noticed him.

star 9.47
57 votes
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The Challenge (Rebellion) of Eden

#7 - The Challenge (Rebellion) of Eden

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 9

Neptune's maybe having a tiny bit of trouble bouncing back, and Plutia's maybe getting a tiny bit irritated about it. Soon, though, Gamindustri finds itself facing a problem even bigger than Plutia's rage...

star 9.44
32 votes
The Fruits (Deep Purple) of Revenge

#8 - The Fruits (Deep Purple) of Revenge

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 7

The gang learns more about Plutia, and Neptune's very worst, most hated enemy appears.

star 9.42
33 votes
The Battlefront (Conflict) of Oblivion

#9 - The Battlefront (Conflict) of Oblivion

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 10

Eden acts on its bold proclamation and invades Planeptune, but Neptune is too upset to fight, leaving Nepgear on her own. The other CPUs aren't able to run much interference, though, because they've got Eden problems of their own too.

star 9.39
33 votes
The Resonance (Limit Break) of the Goddesses

#10 - The Resonance (Limit Break) of the Goddesses

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 5

It's the little sisters to the rescue as Nepgear leads the charge against Arfoire's monsters. But with their older sisters sinking further into darkness every second, can they do anything in time to help?

star 9.38
34 votes
The Paradise (Island) Forbidden

#11 - The Paradise (Island) Forbidden

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 8

The CPUs visit an adults-only island full of forbidden pleasures--for work reasons, of course. Meanwhile, Peashy is stuck at home sulking after a fight with Neptune.

star 9.36
33 votes
Ayakashi Kan Walk Rally

#12 - Ayakashi Kan Walk Rally

Inu × Boku Secret Service Season 1 - Episode 4

A former resident of the complex, Watanuki has returned from training with his SS, Natsume. Watanuki, Natsume, and Souishi have known each other since childhood, and Natsume hints that he knows secrets about Souishi’s past.

star 9.02
56 votes
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I've Started the 'Being a God' Thing Again

#13 - I've Started the 'Being a God' Thing Again

Kamisama Kiss Season 2 - Episode 1

As the land god of the Mikage Shrine, Nanami is invited to the annual gathering of the gods in Izumo, but on the one condition that she must pass a test administered by Otohiko.

star 8.90
62 votes
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The God Meets a Little Tengu

#14 - The God Meets a Little Tengu

Kamisama Kiss Season 2 - Episode 6

On her way home, Nanami runs into Himemiko and they spend some quality girl time together. Later, she meets a little tengu on a mission.

star 8.68
57 votes
Lovers are Trendy, Baby

#15 - Lovers are Trendy, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 23

Dandy’s dead broke, so he agrees to pose as Scarlett’s boyfriend in exchange for some cold hard cash. Does true love stand a chance when you’re paying your date?

star 8.53
44 votes
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I Can't Be the Only One, Baby

#16 - I Can't Be the Only One, Baby

Space Dandy Season 1 - Episode 14

There's a Dandy in every universe, and Space Dandy is about to meet them all. He just needs to pull the nearest Cosmic String, and he'll find himself face-to-face with himself.

star 8.46
61 votes
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The Goddess (Neptune) of Planeptune

#17 - The Goddess (Neptune) of Planeptune

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 1

After long years of war, peace has finally come to Gamindustri. As usual, though, the goddess of Planeptune is a little TOO peaceful--gaming is so much more fun than running a country! With the Console Wars over, will the next war be Neptune vs. inertia?!

star 8.42
72 votes
A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox

#18 - A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 3

Vert offers to throw all the goddesses a party in Leanbox, but when they arrive, she's busy with another kind of party. Then, just as the celebration finally begins, the Basilicom staff reports a monster invasion that has all the CPUs leaping to action.

star 8.33
66 votes
The Resolve (Turn) of the Younger Sisters

#19 - The Resolve (Turn) of the Younger Sisters

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 4

Nepgear, Uni, Rom, and Ram are instructed to go back home after their sisters' capture, but they can't bear to leave their families behind in danger. To get back their sisters, they'll have to learn how to transform into goddesses themselves.

star 8.27
62 votes
The Terrorist (Lickorrist) of Lowee

#20 - The Terrorist (Lickorrist) of Lowee

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 2

A day at the amusement park takes a sinister turn when two (mostly) innocent girls are kidnapped by a monster. And then a stranger with a camera crew barges into the Basilicom, and things kinda start to get weird.

star 8.19
68 votes
I'd Never Allow That to Happen

#21 - I'd Never Allow That to Happen

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Season 1 - Episode 9

A Grief Seed hatches, and a new witch emerges. With Homura's help, Kyoko is able to escape the witch's labyrinth while carrying Sayaka.

star 7.87
201 votes
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That Would Be Truly Wonderful

#22 - That Would Be Truly Wonderful

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Season 1 - Episode 2

Madoka and Sayaka find themselves in a desperate situation and are rescued by Mami Tomoe, a magical girl. Afterward, Mami invites them to her house.

star 7.58
267 votes
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Ito's Death

#23 - Ito's Death

Punch Line Season 1 - Episode 5

On December 29, Yūta is shocked to find Ito dead at the shrine and uses his power to go back in time to earlier that day. After Yūta possesses Rabura and informs her about Ito's impending doom, Mikatan manages to stop her from going to the temple. Ito reveals to Mikatan that the other girls' names in the video were people who bullied her at school, further revealing that she originally posted the video herself as a prank, but someone else edited the video to include her name and sent out threatening e-mails. When Mikatan mentions she was raised with two other kids at Über Labs, Yūta has a flashback of Pine using a power called "Über-fy" to protect Chiyoko. The next day, the Turtle Man captures Muhi as punishment for not showing up at the shrine. Using his powers to manipulate Ito's phone, Yūta lures the intruder up to the rooftop and has Meika and Rabura lay out a trap for him, but he see through their scheme and shoots Meika.

star 6.79
52 votes