The Best Episodes Directed by Mashu Itou

The God Goes to the Dragon King's Palace

#1 - The God Goes to the Dragon King's Palace

Kamisama Kiss Season 1 - Episode 9

In her quest to recover the stolen Dragon King's right eye and return it to him in exchange for Tomoe's freedom, Nanami travels back in time and gets a glimpse of Tomoe's past.

star 9.23
85 votes
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The Capriccio of Maiden's Mind

#2 - The Capriccio of Maiden's Mind

La Corda d'Oro ~Primo Passo~ Season 1 - Episode 14

Kazuki overhears Hino muttering about Yunoki and her and he thinks they are getting married. Actually, Yunoki told Kahoko about a fiance "candidate", Ayano, and how she was being too persistent in chasing after him. Azuma lied and told her someone else was in his heart, and asks Hino to pose as his "love". Meanwhile, Kazuki has told everyone in the concourse (except Shoko) about what he heard, and they visit the Yunoki house. Hino meets Azuma's younger sister, Miyabi, and thinks that she is a bishōjo (a beautiful girl). Ayano comes, (another bishōjo) and she immediately tells him that she doesn't mind if there were someone in his heart, she would always be ready to marry him. Miyabi says that Ayano is a 1st year in high school, and although she has a pedigree, is pretty, and studies hard, she is "terribly good at getting the wrong impression". Azuma's grandmother returns though, forcing Shimizu, Kahoko, Kazuki, Len, Miyabi, Ayano, and Ryotaro to hide. She is very strict and tells them to leave. Hino later confesses to Ayano that the relationship between her and Yunoki was a lie, but Azuma tells her that she should try other different things, as she is still beginning high school. Later, Ryotaro meets his ex-girlfriend Mizue Sakimoto. She accidentally thinks that Hino is the girlfriend of either him or Len.

star 8.33
3 votes
Guyot Joins the Fray

#3 - Guyot Joins the Fray

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Season 1 - Episode 15

The group is reunited for breakfast, and Murakami san tells the story of Creators, humans and Guyver units. Shocked by the story and by his friends' reactions, Mizuki runs away, soon followed by Sho. Meanwhile, Guyot decides to intervene personally to fulfill his plan, not knowing that dr. Balcus spies him thanks to Aptom. A violent fight begins, where Makishima san manages to hit Guyot with the Mega Smasher, causing a catastrophic retaliation.

star 7.82
33 votes
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Our Cadenza

#4 - Our Cadenza

La Corda d'Oro ~Primo Passo~ Season 1 - Episode 23

Yunoki has already left and the theme for the final selection has been decided. “Setting Free”. After class, Hino returns Amou's lost negatives to her. While returning the negatives to their closet, Amou drops a box of old stuff from a shelf. The girls find a cassette tape in it which Amou plays on her tape player to hear a mysterious male opera singer. Kanazawa then rushes into the room and tells the girls to not tell anyone about the tape. At home, Tsukimori accepts his mother's offer to accompany her in a charity concert. The next day, Hino goes to Manami Instruments to buy a tuning fork and sees Tsuchiura practicing. Outside the store, Hihara and Tsukimori are there. Hihara tells that in front of the store was where he decided that he would leave track team to join the brass band. Inside the store, the storeowner shows a video of Tsukimori when he was still in elementary where he joined a concourse. This video was the one that inspired Tsuchiura to join a concourse once when he was in elementary, too. Going home, they meet Osaki with some children handing flyers to a volunteer concert. Hihara and Tsuchiura plays Entertainer to get the attention of people so that they can handout the flyers. After that, Tsuchiura walks Hino home and told her that just as Paganini inspired Liszt, her violin playing inspires him and Hino started to blush.

star 7.75
4 votes
The Impatient Crescendo

#5 - The Impatient Crescendo

La Corda d'Oro ~Primo Passo~ Season 1 - Episode 17

Hino is still affected of what Tsukimori has said. It seems that even Hihara, Tsuchiura, Tsukimori and Shimizu are also affected by Hino's troubles. Moreover, it affects their performance in the third selection. Seeing how great Tsukimori and Tsuchiura's performance level, Hino has felt that she is never going to be as good as them. She wishes strongly to the magic violin to help her have a good performance, causing the strings to snap during her performance.

star 7.50
4 votes
A Tear-Colored Rondo

#6 - A Tear-Colored Rondo

La Corda d'Oro ~Primo Passo~ Season 1 - Episode 20

At the beginning of the episode Hino tries to return the violin to Lili but a cat interfered. On her way home, she meets Shimizu. He plays a song for her and requests her to play one for him yet she refuses and leave while crying. She then sees Osaki and they ride a ferris wheel. He tells her about his perspective about music. The next day, Hino again brings the violin. She puts it on the ground and turns away. She then hears Tsukimori playing Ave Maria and it reminded her about experiences because of the violin. She has then decided that she doesn't want to be parted with her violin and wants to continue to play it. Lili shows up happy but tells her that even if the strings are replaced, it won't be a magical violin anymore. It will become just an ordinary one.

star 7.25
4 votes