The BEST episodes directed by Masayuki Matsumoto

Won't You Eat a Manju? / Won't You Get in a Mixed Bath?
73 votes

#1 - Won't You Eat a Manju? / Won't You Get in a Mixed Bath?

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 57

Koma gets an idea from Oga's Super Milk Time training to switch bodies with Aoi Kunieda by offering her Manju. He has some fun moments with Aoi that gets pervy but he also spends a good bit of time with the kids, of which Koma fits in pretty well. His attempts to push them into his own designs are definitely fun since he wants to utilize the body switching ability for his own ends, which is essentially to get into Aoi’s body and play with her end. Hilda wins a ticket to an Onsen where Oga's family and her enjoy a relaxing bath. Oga, Beel, and Hilda bond a little bit while Furuichi thinks he has a chance to see a woman naked in the mixed hot spring bath.

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No Conclusion Was Reached!
79 votes

#2 - No Conclusion Was Reached!

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 31

The fight between Oga and Miki begins, with Miki seemingly beating Oga with ease. He strikes Oga with a technique which Aoi recognizes to be Hakkyokuken, a martial art form from China. Oga continues to fail to hurt Miki, using a variety of "special moves" which don't seem any different from his usual attacks. Miki begins to power up his most powerful technique, which he advises Oga to dodge due to its power. Before he has a chance to use it, he is interrupted by Nanami, the 2nd strongest of the 6 Holy Knights. She is shortly joined by the final knight, Izuma, the strongest of the six. Aoi senses how much power he has and recognizes that they have no hope of defeating him. The students return to their classroom to find a notice, declaring all of the Ishiyama High students who were present on the rooftop expelled. The students go to the Counselor's office to complain, and are told that they have a chance to avoid expulsion - by beating the 6 Holy Knights at a sporting event at the upcoming school festival. The students reluctantly accept and leave the office.

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Beelzebub's New Year's Special! Beelbeel Journey to the West!
73 votes

#3 - Beelzebub's New Year's Special! Beelbeel Journey to the West!

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 49

A tired and thirsty Furuichi finds himself in a desert, accompanied by Oga, Baby Beel and Kunieda. Furuichi asks what the hell is happening but Oga replies that this is Journey to the West, that he is the monk Sanzohoshi and they are traveling to Tenjiku (India) to retrieve the Buddhist Scrolls. Before dusk, Oga and company arrive at a village populated by people who look like Shiroyama. The townspeople prepared dinner for the four of them. They continued their journey, with more and more people accompanying them along the way, first the Six Holy Knights, then the Red Tails, then the MK5, until the whole of Ishiyama accompanied them to the doors of the Ox King's castle. They were surprised, however, to find Lord En and his three maidservants inside. En tries to hold a New Year's party for his newfound "friends" (Isabella comments that En does not have friends who visit him at New Year) by playing a card game. However, Furuichi beats En at the game, causing the latter to cry and set the Ox King's palace on fire. They later find out that the Ox King is not the Demon Lord himself, but Tojo, and he steals all of the octopuses from the village in order to make Takoyaki, as it was his part-time job. Oga borrows Tojo's fan and tries to quell the flames, but to no effect until Tojo comes with the real Bassho Fan and extinguishes the flame. After chiding En being a pain in the ass, Tojo invites everyone present to a Takoyaki party, at which point Oga and Baby Beel forgets totally forgets about their quest and joins in eating.

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The Charming Cat
95 votes

#4 - The Charming Cat

Black Cat - Season 1 - Episode 9

A man named Ganza is terrifying the residents of a town, coming out at night and killing people with his bare hands. Two members of the Apostles of the Stars attempt to recruit him to their group, but Ganza refuses, he'd much rather spend his time killing innocent people. Meanwhile, Train and the others learn of Ganza. Train, Sven and Eve come up with a plan to lure out and capture Ganza, but their plan doesn't turn out the way they had hoped.

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The Reputed Dandy
102 votes

#5 - The Reputed Dandy

Samurai Girls - Season 2 - Episode 6

With the Maidens Café closed and the Dojo debt paid off, the girls can concentrate on their "qi" training.

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89 votes

#6 - Cos-ken

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 8

It's the beginning of the school year, and Ohno is planning out her first year as the president of the Genshiken. How will the club change under her cosplay management? Also, Ogiue learns that she's accepted to Comifes and tries to work up the courage needed for her debut. But will the newest iteration of the club sink or swim, and will Kuchiki be Ohno's nemesis, or her unlikely savior?

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His Brother Was a Crybaby
105 votes

#7 - His Brother Was a Crybaby

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 39

Before destroying humanity, Lord En wants to experience everything in the human world. As Lord En is a huge fan of games and the like, he is drawn to the game centres and amusement parks there and is distracted from his original mission of destroying humanity. During the visit to Ishiyama Land it's found that he cries very easily over the slightest things that BabyBeel does or happens in general. He suggests going on a roller coaster, which everyone is against due to his crying, but still he demands to go on. He does eventually end up crying and creating fire once again on the roller coaster. Lord En then alerts Oga that he may be attacked by his private guards.

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You Kidding Me? The Demon World
110 votes

#8 - You Kidding Me? The Demon World

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 23

As the Zebub Spell is restored, Lamia and Dr. Forcas begins to return to the Demon World through Alaindelon. While they were being transported, Baby Beel grabbed onto Lamia and refused to let go, causing Furuichi and Oga to be transported as well. All 4 of them landed in Vlad's Haunt, one of the most dangerous areas in the Demon World, with Alaindelon unconscious. Lamia manages to contact Hilda through her cellphone, and is informed that Alaindelon's daughter might be able to transport them home safely. A Yople alien shows up, which Oga punches, causing the Yople to call the creatures in Vlad's Haunt to attack the group. As the group escapes to find Alaindelon's daughter, they encounter numerous creatures, with Furuichi suffering the worst of their attacks. When the group finally reaches their destination, they realise the place was ransacked by bandits, Gare and Edda, who have kidnapped Alaindelon's daughter. As Oga defeats the bandits easily, the episode ends with Furuichi realising how attractive the daughter is.

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There Was Something Money Couldn't Buy
113 votes

#9 - There Was Something Money Couldn't Buy

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 11

Himekawa plots revenge against Oga by setting him up with a poisoned sandwich, but it doesn't affect him due to his resilience to Hilda's cooking. He next attempts to use a popular costumed character in order to try and capture Beelzebub, but Oga and Beelzebub notice that he's a fake due to differently colored chopsticks. He later attempts to seduce Takayuki into giving him Beelzebub, but Alaindelon intervenes, transporting Himekawa and his gang to a far off island. The resulting failures leave Himekawa with no money to hire any more henchmen. Ans as he tries to attack Oga by himself, he gets caught up in fighting against a rival gang also attempting to kill Oga. Afterward, Kanzaki offers him one of his yogurt drinks, to which Himekawa repays him with a year's supply with a month long lifespan.

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The Demon Lord makes his Debut at the Park
141 votes

#10 - The Demon Lord makes his Debut at the Park

Beelzebub - Season 1 - Episode 7

Oga's family coerce him into taking Beelzebub to the park so he can make his 'park debut'. Despite making a bad impression with the other mothers, Oga meets a girl named Aoi who is looking after her little brother, Kouta. Aoi tries to help Oga make his park debut which, partly due to the appearance of Alaindelon, doesn't reap much success. The general antics convince the other mothers to call over a police officer, who starts badmouthing both Oga and Aoi. Before Aoi can lose her temper, Oga throws him into a trash can, with Aoi coming off impressed. After Oga leaves, it is revealed Aoi's true identity is that of Aoi Kunieda, leader of the Red Tails gang and one of the Tōhōshinki.

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Kiss, Again
108 votes

#11 - Kiss, Again

Samurai Girls - Season 2 - Episode 2

A mysterious underwear thief lurks the Café terrorizing the Maidens...

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Passionate Debut! Dark Grasper!
44 votes

#12 - Passionate Debut! Dark Grasper!

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! - Season 1 - Episode 7

What!!! Now You Say This!? / There's No Way That Could Happen in Just 2 Minutes!
83 votes

#13 - What!!! Now You Say This!? / There's No Way That Could Happen in Just 2 Minutes!

Good Luck Girl! - Season 1 - Episode 9

As the school practises some mixed doubles tennis, Ichiko enters a heated match with Momiji with little regard for their respective partners' safety. Later, as Ichiko tries to teach herself how to cook, another God of Misfortune named Kuroyuri attempts to steal Ichiko's energy as well, but is thwarted by Ichiko's terrible cooking. Momiji soon decides to challenge Ichiko to a match to see who is the better cook, which Kuroyuri is forced to judge.

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The Final Judgment
8 votes

#14 - The Final Judgment

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! - Season 1 - Episode 12

The 4th station of the Ryuo battle between the master and Yaichi, which is held at the hot spring inn Hinatsuru. If he loses here, Yaichi loses the title of Ryuo. But his heart was calm and clear. Aito, Ginko, and Katsura watch the biggest battle in Shogi history in the waiting room. And Tengi watching the online broadcast from home. No one knows the whereabouts of the game. Supported by the eyes of Ai who believes in the victory of the master, Yaichi challenges the fateful battle! !!

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Meetings are Disastrous
151 votes

#15 - Meetings are Disastrous

Genshiken - Season 2 - Episode 2

It's nearing the end of July, and with the deadline for finishing their dōjinshi looming, all the club has to show are the two pages drawn by Ogiue. With Kugayama's continued lack of material pushing the deadline (and Sasahara's patience) to the limit, it looks like they'll have to put aside their differences (and their sleep cycles) to get things done on time.

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The Other Ai
13 votes

#16 - The Other Ai

The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! - Season 1 - Episode 4

At the request of Kudan, the chairman of the Shogi Federation, Yaichi met Yasha Shinteni, a selfish young lady in the 4th grade of elementary school. Although it is a twisted and high-flying garment, the skill of shogi is quite good. Yaichi, who thought that the existence of his rivals would strengthen his relationship, secretly decided to welcome Tengi as a disciple. Yaichi trains his garment at the Shogi Dojo in the New World, refraining from being in a bad mood when he takes another disciple. Of course, Ai couldn't have noticed such a suspicious master ...

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Sometimes the Main Character Can't Enter the Village of Another Species on His Own
13 votes

#17 - Sometimes the Main Character Can't Enter the Village of Another Species on His Own

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki - Season 2 - Episode 8

Tomozaki and Mizusawa scope out a girls' school festival (and its girls). Tomozaki has a deep discussion with Fuka the author. Mimimi drops a bomb.

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Fragments of Hope
84 votes

#18 - Fragments of Hope

Brynhildr in the Darkness - Season 1 - Episode 7

The gang waits out the result of Kogoro's initial analysis of the pill to find out if he'll be able to copy it in time. Neko tries karaoke. Murakami and Kazumi head to Akihabara.

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The Former Couple's On Edge "I've Already Been Rejected, So It's Fine."
33 votes

#19 - The Former Couple's On Edge "I've Already Been Rejected, So It's Fine."

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex - Season 1 - Episode 8

Isana is coming over to the Irido house this weekend to hang out with Mizuto. Suspecting that she may not know how to properly dress for the occasion, Yume and Akatsuki invite Isana out to go clothes shopping the day before. Unfortunately, however, every outfit she tries on ends up looking inappropriate due to the size of her breasts. Akatsuki suggests that she try on something with a softer silhouette similar to Yume's usual style, seeing this as an opportunity to pick out new clothes for Yume to try on too. Yume then reminisces about a date she had in middle school.

The Azure Surge! Tailblue
21 votes

#20 - The Azure Surge! Tailblue

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! - Season 1 - Episode 3

Twoearle gives the others a tour of the newly-completed secret base. When an Elemelian appears, Soji goes into action to stop the attack, but he soon finds himself in over his head. It's going to take another Tail Gear warrior to rescue him!

The Patterns Carved into the Stone Tablet Are Connected to the Mysteries of the World
11 votes

#21 - The Patterns Carved into the Stone Tablet Are Connected to the Mysteries of the World

Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki - Season 2 - Episode 10

Roles are assigned in the class play, and Kikuchi goes in a new direction while revising her script; as research, she wants to know more about Hinami.

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Taking the Initiative Insures the Enemy's Defeat
154 votes

#22 - Taking the Initiative Insures the Enemy's Defeat

Ikki Tousen - Season 3 - Episode 11

Chuubo reveals her shocking true identity, the joins forces with Koukin and Hakufu on a perilous mission to rescue Ryomou.

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The Dead Cannot be Brought Back to Life
126 votes

#23 - The Dead Cannot be Brought Back to Life

Ikki Tousen - Season 3 - Episode 3

Ryomou is shocked to stumble upon a girl everyone thought was dead, but all Hakufu can think is taking the new girl to a karaoke bar!

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Beyond the Gate
28 votes

#24 - Beyond the Gate

Divine Gate - Season 1 - Episode 12

Led by the spirit of the key, Akane, Midori, and Aoto reaches the front of the Gate. There, the Key gives them the option to choose their own fate. However, they quickly learn that the Divine Gate is much more than just something that grants wishes...

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All Things Are in a State of Flux
5 votes

#25 - All Things Are in a State of Flux

In Search of the Lost Future - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sou enjoys getting to know his new camera. And to give Sou more quality time with it, the Astronomy Club uses the fine weather as an excuse to skip classes to go for a picnic. But things go slightly awry when they miss their bus stop.

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