The BEST episodes directed by Naoki Horiuchi

To Fight and Conquer in All Our Battles Is Not Supreme Excellence
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7.66
58 votes

#1 - To Fight and Conquer in All Our Battles Is Not Supreme Excellence

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 13

While the situation in Van has eased and the citizens are enjoying their newfound freedom, the Grand Chaos Imperium is sending the Empress's younger sister to negotiate with Souma...

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The Anti-Monkey Rock
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7.64
28 votes

#2 - The Anti-Monkey Rock

Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls - Season 1 - Episode 3

According to the captain, Sayo, Konomi's problem is a lack of fitness, which can be solved by a training regimen that includes climbing a rather notorious rock...

The Wise Man Never Forsaketh an Advantage
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7.54
65 votes

#3 - The Wise Man Never Forsaketh an Advantage

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 6

At Café Sereia, Souma overhears two people arguing over whether or not to side with the new King. Hakuya analyzes the political situation in the neighboring lands with the King. Souma and Liscia discuss the nature of their engagement.

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Galaxy Anthem – To Make Everyone Happy With My Singing
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7.52
52 votes

#4 - Galaxy Anthem – To Make Everyone Happy With My Singing

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song - Season 1 - Episode 7

“I’ll perform perfectly as usual. To bring happiness to everyone with my singing.” Diva’s daily performances on the main stage are sold out, and she has cemented her position as the indisputable AI songstress of NiaLand. She is invited to perform at the Zodiac Signs Festival, which will feature AI singers from around the world, but is pulled into a precarious situation during the rehearsal. At that moment, a cube-shaped AI that she has never seen before appears in front of her and…

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A Tender Moon Tempo – A Pleasant Chat with the Stars
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7.49
65 votes

#5 - A Tender Moon Tempo – A Pleasant Chat with the Stars

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song - Season 1 - Episode 3

“Relax and enjoy a pleasant conversation with the stars.” After the incident with Assemblyman Aikawa, more people start coming to see Vivy perform on stage. One day, Matsumoto appears before Vivy again, and urges her to get on board the Sunrise space hotel with him. While they travel to outer space, Vivy is conflicted by the gap between what she must do and her true mission.

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We Cooked Rice at School
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7.32
31 votes

#6 - We Cooked Rice at School

Non Non Biyori - Season 1 - Episode 8

Hotaru gets along with the Koshigaya family's next door neighbour, Konomi Fujimiya, whilst Komari laments that the two seem more grown up than she is. Later, Komari joins Hotaru and Renge in doing some sketching, where she ends up becoming a model for them. Afterwards, Konomi helps Komari and Natsumi make dried persimmons.

Know Your Enemy and Know Yourself, and Your Union Shall Not Be Endangered
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7.28
36 votes

#7 - Know Your Enemy and Know Yourself, and Your Union Shall Not Be Endangered

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 25

One evening, Excel whispers to the fiancées Liscia, Aisha, Juna, and Roroa that she will teach them how to please their man, and suddenly commences a "Fiancées' Bridal Course." The secrets of Souma and his fiancées are about to come to light.

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Zheng and Zi Xia
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7.19
16 votes

#8 - Zheng and Zi Xia

Kingdom (2012) - Season 2 - Episode 8

The flashback to young Zheng's escape from hostile Zhao to his Qin homeland reveals the startling effects of the mental and physical abuse he'd endured.

Charmy's Century of Hunger, Gordon's Millennium of Loneliness
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6.70
107 votes

#9 - Charmy's Century of Hunger, Gordon's Millennium of Loneliness

Black Clover - Season 1 - Episode 137

Asta and the other Black Bulls continue their training in order to face off with the devil. Charmy is trying to use her cotton magic and her Sheep Cooks to create food to enhance her friends’ mana, but she realizes she lacks training. She then decides to seek out someone who can help her. Meanwhile, Gordon is also unhappy with his inability to help his friends, so he decides to go off to train on his own.