The Best Episodes Directed by Norihiko Nagahama

World Where We Exist

#1 - World Where We Exist

Blood+ Season 3 - Episode 9

Saya saves Kai and Lewis from the chiroptera, but collapses afterwards. They take her back to Gray's house to recover. David learns Saya is at the farm, but doesn't react. When Monique touches the sleeping Saya, Saya pops her awake and almost attacks her. She barely acknowledges Kai's presence and calls Hagi to leave. Gray won't let her leave while she's still weak, though, and manages to get her to stay for breakfast. Kai tells her about David, but she cuts him off telling him it isn't relevant to her and that he should go back to Okinawa. Hagi finds David throwing up behind a building and asks if he's given up fighting. While they talk, a chiropteran attacks the farm, having followed Saya's scent. It gets upstairs and goes after Monique. Kai shoots it but is knocked aside. David also shoots at it, but is attacked. Saya, unable to find her sword, attacks it with a kitchen knife coated in her blood and kills it, then leaves with Hagi. As they walk through London, they spot an advertisement for a performance by Diva, who has changed her appearance to look similar to Riku. David and Kai also see the ad on TV.

star 10.00
29 votes
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I Love You, Shiraishi!

#2 - I Love You, Shiraishi!

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (2015) Season 1 - Episode 12

Yamada must get all the witches together to conduct the seven witches' ceremony, and the last three needed are Urara, Mikoto, and Rika. Hoping to at least save Urara, Yamada heads for Mikoto's house along with the student council president Miyamura, but they're stopped by Miyamura's sister Leona.

star 10.00
27 votes
I've Turned Into Her!

#3 - I've Turned Into Her!

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (2015) Season 1 - Episode 1

Yamada Ryu, a second year student who attends the prestigious Suzaku Private High School, is a problem child who comes to school late and leaves early, is prone to fighting all over the place, and even nods off in class. One day, he falls down the stairs with the honor student Shiraishi Urara. They faint, and when he wakes up in the infirmary he's turned into her!

star 9.04
27 votes
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Winter's End and the Day of Departure

#4 - Winter's End and the Day of Departure

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 - Episode 9

Everyone is going to Izu to camp soon, and so Nadeshiko plans what to make. Meanwhile, Rin adds some new parts to her bike, when her grandpa pays her a visit.

star 8.83
23 votes
Cape Ohmama in Winter

#5 - Cape Ohmama in Winter

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 - Episode 6

Chiaki, Aoi and Ena arrive at Lake Yamanaka, but they run into some trouble.

star 8.54
24 votes
To a New Land

#6 - To a New Land

Yona of the Dawn Season 1 - Episode 15

"I need to become stronger so I don't lose Hak or anyone else. What can I do...?" Yona names the Blue Dragon Sinha, or Moonlight, and he joins the group on its journey. While the group searches for the Green Dragon following Gija's guidance, they pass through a village abandoned by the king and generals. Yona is wounded by the miserable conditions and a villager's criticisms of her father King Il. Meanwhile, the new king Su-won travels with General Ju-do to the Earth Tribe capital of Chishin under General I Geun-tea's rule.

star 8.53
113 votes
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A Night of Navigator Nadeshiko and Hot Spring Steam

#7 - A Night of Navigator Nadeshiko and Hot Spring Steam

Laid-Back Camp Season 1 - Episode 9

Nadeshiko plans to go camping with Rin, but catches a cold the night before and has to stay at home. As such, Rin decides to go on her own to a campsite at Ina, and attempts to take a detour to get there, but finds out that the road is closed. After meeting some mountain climbers, she lets Nadeshiko and Chiaki decide where she goes next, and visits a temple and a hot spring before eating at a restaurant and oversleeping. Meanwhile, Chiaki visits Nadeshiko at home and cooks houtou for her family.

star 8.05
38 votes
When You're in a Fix, Keep on Laughing, Laughing…

#8 - When You're in a Fix, Keep on Laughing, Laughing…

Gintama Season 1 - Episode 23

Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura go on a space trip in which Kagura had won tickets for.

star 8.04
127 votes
Welcome to the Durian Show

#9 - Welcome to the Durian Show

A Place Further Than the Universe Season 1 - Episode 6

The girls have a stopover in Singapore on their way from Japan to Fremantle. They decide to spend their time sightseeing, but Yuzuki notices Hinata acting strangely.

star 8.02
58 votes
Popcorn Head (Part Two)

#10 - Popcorn Head (Part Two)

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 8

Aona's head began producing popcorn because his father prohibited him from making the creations he loved. Concerned for Aona's wellbeing, Kuro heads to the hospital where Aona's mother is staying in order to seek her help. However, Aona ties balloons to the bag that's now full of popcorn and releases it into the sky. Kuro and Ramune rush out of the hospital in order to recover the bag.

star 7.91
11 votes
Toru's Deeply Mysterious Story - Part One

#11 - Toru's Deeply Mysterious Story - Part One

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 10

When he was young, Kuro could see things that ordinary people couldn't. After being taken to the hospital, he pretends that he can't see anything so that his family won't worry about him. However, the things remain visible even after years pass. Furthermore, Kuro begins coughing up sand and can no longer eat. Desperately clutching at straws, he visits a certain place...

star 7.90
10 votes
Meat and Fall Colors and the Mystery Lake

#12 - Meat and Fall Colors and the Mystery Lake

Laid-Back Camp Season 1 - Episode 6

Rin opens a package to find a mini-grill, which she dreams of using to cook various meats while talking with Ena. Nadeshiko overhears their conversation and suggests a camping trip to try the grill. The two visit a supermarket to buy meat, but are forced to settle for substitutes as their desired items were not available. While there, they meet Aoi, who is working as a cashier, and tell her of their plans. Meanwhile, Chiaki is visiting Lake Shibileko when she encounters a man grilling steak in a skillet, who offers her part of it. Rin and Nadeshiko are driven by the latter's sister to the lake.

star 7.78
41 votes
Pot Sticker Ears (Part Two)

#13 - Pot Sticker Ears (Part Two)

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 6

Rio learns that his mother's ears have turned into pot stickers because his older brother Yuu was kidnapped, and Rio feels responsible for what happened. When Rio nearly falls off a cliff while searching for Yuu, Ramune throws himself in harm's way to protect him and ends up badly injured. In order to save Ramune, Rio uses the Pearl of Night Voices he received from Ramune to treat his mother, desperately calling out to his mother, who can't hear his voice.

star 7.73
11 votes
Everyday Life with a Mermaid

#14 - Everyday Life with a Mermaid

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Season 1 - Episode 5

A construction crew from the Interspecies Exchange Security Squad arrives while the girls are making a plan to hide Suu from Smith. The girls leave with Suu until the construction is over, only to realize that they have left Kimihito behind. They are forced to hide when pursued by security forces. All three of the girls somehow get wet, causing them to be assaulted by a dehydrated Suu. Meanwhile, Kimihito is searching for them. He is hit by a girl in a runaway wheelchair, who introduces herself as Mero. When they arrive at the park, Mero is almost assaulted by Suu, but Kimihito catches her in a plastic bag. Arriving home, they thank Smith for building a room for Suu; she reveals, however, that the room is not for Suu, but for Mero, who is revealed to be a mermaid. Miia becomes jealous when her accidentally breaking Mero's wheelchair results in Kimihito having to carry the mermaid around the house. She attempts to enlist Centorea and Papi's help in foiling the mermaid. When Kimihito knocks Mero into the pool to save her from a once-again dehydrated Suu, Miia thinks he is making a romantic advance and dives in after them, almost drowning when the cold water makes her sluggish. Later, as Miia and Mero take a bath together, the mermaid reveals that she has no intention of attempting to woo Kimihito away from Miia; all mermaids want to experience a tragic love similar to "The Little Mermaid". Centorea and Papi overhear this and believe that the two are plotting against them.

star 7.72
108 votes
The Healer Starts Over!

#15 - The Healer Starts Over!

Redo of Healer Season 1 - Episode 1

With the Demon Lord defeated, Keyaru’s revenge begins. The first step is to rewind time. Followed by planning...

star 7.44
83 votes

#16 - Paradise

Trigun Season 1 - Episode 23

Wolfwood's past catches up with him as the priest acknowledges he has a few sins to confess himself.

star 7.43
222 votes
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Everyday Life with a Threatening Letter

#17 - Everyday Life with a Threatening Letter

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls Season 1 - Episode 9

The girls are shocked when it appears that Kimihito is going on a date with Ms. Smith. Miia, Papi, Cerea, Mero and Suu immediately begin following them, first to a maid cafe (where Mero disguises herself as one of the maids, using Suu as a uniform), then to an arcade (where Papi is disguised as a cosplayer), then to an ice cream truck (where Miia and Cerea impersonate servers), but they fail each time. Finally, Miia follows Kimihito and Ms. Smith to a love hotel, where she meets up with Rachnera (who has been trailing them all along). Rachnera tries to sneak into Ms. Smith and Kimihito's room, but is hindered by Miia, who causes them to be grabbed by the MON Squad. Ms. Smith explains that Kimihito had received a threatening letter from someone named "D," and their "date" was actually a ploy to lure the culprit out.

star 7.35
65 votes
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A More Terrible War

#18 - A More Terrible War

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Season 1 - Episode 3

Asuka and the others go to the pool to welcome Kurumi, the new transfer student. Asuka is enjoying her peaceful days, and her time as a magical girl seems like it ended many years ago, but...

star 7.25
12 votes
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Mysterious Item Shop Akatsuki

#19 - Mysterious Item Shop Akatsuki

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 3

Ramune uses his Shoji Vision to invite Kuro to a mysterious item shop. Kuro discovers the mysterious item shop Akatsuki at his destination. At first glance, the store appears to be a candy shop, but mysterious items are sold in the back. Kuro meets shopkeeper Nico and his great-grandmother and former shopkeeper Ayame, a girl who remembers her past lives, and is watching her make mysterious items with great interest when a strange man appears.

star 7.13
16 votes
First Encounter by Scouting

#20 - First Encounter by Scouting

Baby Steps Season 2 - Episode 6

Coach Aoi explains to Eiichirō that he stopped the match against Takuma because his body wasn't developed to serve like Takuma yet. If he had continued to serve that way, he would have injured himself and forced himself to give up his tennis career. In order to use his new weapon of serving Eiichirō is given strict training that will develop his arm muscles and increase his speed. At school the career counselors call for all seniors to determine their future careers, and Eiichirō lists his desire to go Pro, noting that he will turn to college if he doesn't win the All-Japan Junior.

star 7.07
14 votes
You’ll Surely Be a Wonderful Magical Girl

#21 - You’ll Surely Be a Wonderful Magical Girl

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Season 1 - Episode 8

Chisato Yonamine is an abused girl in Okinawa. One day, a member of the Babel Brigade recruits her to be a magical girl. Meanwhile, Asuka and her friends are heading to Okinawa.

star 6.91
11 votes
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Unleashed Wrath

#22 - Unleashed Wrath

Seven Mortal Sins Season 1 - Episode 8

Satan, the Demon Lord of Wrath, plans on stopping Lucifer once and for all. She sets off for Earth to retrieve Beelzebub and defeat Lucifer. Lucifer is significantly weaker than Satan, but plans on accepting her challenge anyway. Maria watches from afar and tries to remain faithful to Lucifer, and Levi struggles against Satan. How will Lucifer overcome her final obstacle, and what will happen to the others?

star 0.00
0 votes
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God's In His Heaven, All's Right With the World

#23 - God's In His Heaven, All's Right With the World

Seven Mortal Sins Season 1 - Episode 12

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0 votes
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