The BEST episodes directed by Ryōta Itō

Cultural Festival II
24 votes

#1 - Cultural Festival II

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 8

During the cultural festival, Izumi-kun and Kamiya-san have a good time chatting as they share library duty. Then Nekozaki suddenly comes along and takes Kamiya-san away to see Shikimori-san. When Kamiya-san hears what Shikimori-san wants from her, she readily agrees. Later, when Kamiya-san returns to her classroom to help with her class's festival project, her elegant look draws a crowd of classmates and guests around her. As she drowns in all the noise, a certain someone suddenly comes to mind, and she breaks away from the classroom.

Not Just a Cutie
22 votes

#2 - Not Just a Cutie

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 11

Shikimori-san is at the mall to buy an outfit for the first date she and Izumi-kun have had in a long time. For some reason, her older brother, who still treats her like a child, is at the mall with her. Her brother is actually quite shy around people he's never met, and before he knows it, he's surrounded by young women and unsure what to do. Shikimori-san takes him by the hand and leads him away, which reminds her of how she always used to be the one dragged around by her brother's hand.... and of the days when she didn't know what she wanted to do with her life.

Everyone's Holidays
39 votes

#3 - Everyone's Holidays

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 8

It’s Golden Week, and Futaba plans on spending the holidays productively. But when she sees a scary TV show and freaks out, Takeda comes over to keep her company. Meanwhile, Kazama and Sakurai go to an aquarium and meet a dolphin that shares his name...

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How They Each Feel at the Start of Summer
31 votes

#4 - How They Each Feel at the Start of Summer

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 4

Summer begins at last! Izumi-kun joins Shikimori-san and their friends in deciding what they'll all do together over summer break. They decide to go to the river, but is the combination of a river and Izumi-kun's bad luck too dangerous? Then Shikimori-san says something amazingly cool... After some discussion, they all head to the mall together. Shikimori-san seems disappointed when Izumi-kun says he won't wear a swimsuit at the river. She says she won't wear one either, but then Izumi-kun does something that lights a fire in her...

Udon with the Occasional Full Moon
48 votes

#5 - Udon with the Occasional Full Moon

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 2

The day after celebrating their landing a big contract, Futaba tries to take back the drunken confession she made to Takeda. But when he laughs the whole thing off at lunch, Futaba begins to suspect that Takeda doesn't see her as a real woman...

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A Light-Hearted Summer Vacation
35 votes

#6 - A Light-Hearted Summer Vacation

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 9

It’s summertime, and Futaba thinks she’s going to spend the night at the beach with Sakurai and Yuto. But when Sakurai also invites Takeda, Kazama, and Natsumi without Futaba’s knowledge...

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Grandpa Hearts Futaba
41 votes

#7 - Grandpa Hearts Futaba

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Futaba and Takeda find out that they share the same birthday, they decide to give each other flowers. But as they are leaving the flower shop, Grandpa shows up with a bouquet of his own and demands that Takeda give him his granddaughter back...

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And Then, It's Christmas
42 votes

#8 - And Then, It's Christmas

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 3

It's almost Christmas, and after much deliberation, Futaba decides to get Takeda a gift because he's always looking out for her. But finding the right time to give it to him is another matter…

The Seasons Come and Go
36 votes

#9 - The Seasons Come and Go

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 11

It’s New Year's Day, and Futaba and Natsumi are making their first shrine visit of the year. But when they happen to spot Takeda there, Natsumi “remembers” she has other plans and leaves Futaba alone with him. So, they decide to get their fortunes told...

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Here and Now
38 votes

#10 - Here and Now

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 7

It’s cherry blossom season, and Futaba’s office is holding a blossom viewing party. But when somebody lets Ooishi and Tsukishiro have too much to drink...

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Cultural Festival I
28 votes

#11 - Cultural Festival I

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 7

Izumi-kun and his friends are busy getting ready for the school's cultural festival. Izumi-kun is working with the group in charge of making costumes for their class's display, and Shikimori-san is in the group working on decorations. They don't get many chances to talk, and when they each see the other having fun chatting with their groupmates... And then the festival begins at last. Izumi-kun is so busy his head is spinning, and this causes his unlucky nature to awaken yet again. On top of that, he's on duty in the library the next morning. The one on duty with him is Kamiya-san, whom he first met the previous year through the library committee. But she's acting a bit different today...

Each Other's Stride
57 votes

#12 - Each Other's Stride

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 1

Futaba is in her second year in sales at Itomaki Trading. Her senpai Takeda treats her like a kid, and she finds him annoying. One day, the two of them visit a client to give a presentation, and because it's her first presentation, Futaba gets nervous…

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Someone Who'll Be By Your Side
40 votes

#13 - Someone Who'll Be By Your Side

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Futaba texts in sick, Takeda is the only one out of the loop because he doesn’t own a smartphone. He decides to go to her place to check on her. Afterwards, Futaba helps Takeda choose a smartphone. But when he suddenly texts in sick...

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Misfortune, Followed by Sunshine
34 votes

#14 - Misfortune, Followed by Sunshine

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 3

After receiving movie tickets from Inuzuka, Izumi-kun invites Shikimori-san to go see a movie together. He makes careful preparations to ensure that no accidents happen that would cause trouble for Shikimori-san... but as always, he faces accident after accident anyway. Still, he manages to arrive on time to meet Shikimori-san in an incredibly cute outfit! What if she wants to see a romance film and one thing leads to another? Izumi-kun's imagination runs wild, but he's surprised by the movie Shikimori-san chooses...

With Fireworks Comes Summer's End
21 votes

#15 - With Fireworks Comes Summer's End

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 6

Izumi-kun and Shikimori-san make plans to see a fireworks show together. As Izumi-kun is readying his yukata, his dad starts to tell him something with a serious expression. Then, on the day of the fireworks show, Izumi-kun sees Shikimori-san looking adorable in her yukata and tries his hardest to impress her... but his heroics are no match for Shikimori-san's. After they enjoy the festivities for a bit, Izumi-kun starts to lead Shikimori-san somewhere else... but then Shikimori-san's sandal strap breaks!

Autumn, or Ordinary Days
35 votes

#16 - Autumn, or Ordinary Days

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kazama sees Yuto in a park practicing basketball and decides to give him some pointers. Sakurai finds out, and the three of them decide to hold another practice and a picnic. But when Natsumi, Takeda, and Futaba show up, Sakurai gets upset...

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Valentine Symphony
41 votes

#17 - Valentine Symphony

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 5

Valentine's Day is coming up, and the guys in the office are hoping to get heartfelt chocolate instead of courtesy chocolate from their female co-workers. But when Kazama spies Sakurai walking down the street with some other guy just before the big day...

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Better Than a Dream
23 votes

#18 - Better Than a Dream

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 12

Innocence and Clumsiness
23 votes

#19 - Innocence and Clumsiness

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 9

Izumi-kun is out sick from school. Shikimori-san learns that Izumi-kun asked Inuzuka to take notes for him, causing her to glare daggers at Inuzuka in envy. Yes, Shikimori-san sees Inuzuka as a rival. When the two of them go to Izumi-kun's house together to take the notes to him, Hachimitsu secretly follows them, and one little word that slips from Shikimori-san's mouth leads her to deduce the reason for this perceived rivalry... On another day, Shikimori-san is at the mall with Nekozaki, where they run into Kamiya-san and invite her to hang out with them.

My Senpai Is Annoying
32 votes

#20 - My Senpai Is Annoying

My Senpai Is Annoying - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Takeda is called over to a client's to resolve a problem, Futaba offers to give the presentation he was supposed to give to another client. That night, Futaba goes to an izayaka alone to celebrate and recalls her first day at Itomaki Trading...

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My Girlfriend Is Super Cute
56 votes

#21 - My Girlfriend Is Super Cute

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 1

The naturally unlucky Izumi-kun faces yet another day of disaster after disaster. Even on his way to meet up with his girlfriend Shikimori-san in the morning, he runs into so many troubles that he's a mess by the time he sees her. Still, the cute, sweet Shikimori-san greets him with a kind smile. But when Izumi-kun is in trouble, the lovely Shikimori-san instantly transforms into the coolest, most heroic girlfriend you've ever seen! Fun days are in store for this couple of 1000% preciousness and their chill friends as they begin their second year in high school!

I'm Telling You, I Want a Maid Café
30 votes

#22 - I'm Telling You, I Want a Maid Café

New Game! - Season 2 - Episode 8

Aoba and the other members of the character team are put in charge of figuring out where to have the welcoming party for the two new interns, Momiji and Tsubame. According to Hajime, this is a very important role and if they don’t do well, their reputation may go down. Aoba is visibly nervous now, but then Hajime also tells her that if they do too well, it’s also troublesome because they’d get asked to do it again. But then Aoba wonders if it’s okay for them to be an employee that doesn’t get remembered if they don’t do too well or too badly.

Wind and Clouds, Ball Sports Tournament!
38 votes

#23 - Wind and Clouds, Ball Sports Tournament!

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 2

It's the day of the school's ball sports tournament. Izumi-kun is playing soccer with the boys, and Shikimori-san is participating in the girls' volleyball match. Izumi-kun knows he can't contribute much, but he plays his hardest anyway. Shikimori-san worries about him, given his natural unluckiness... and surely enough, he gets hit in the face by a soccer ball and blacks out. He ends up in the nurse's office while Shikimori-san looks after him, meaning the two of them are alone. Then Shikimori-san says she's going to stay with him instead of heading back to play in the volleyball match...

Jolly Times at the River!
27 votes

#24 - Jolly Times at the River!

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie - Season 1 - Episode 5

Summer break is here at last! Izumi-kun and his friends arrive at the river, where they get started with a barbecue. As they divide up the prep work, everyone suddenly feels very anxious... because Izumi-kun has picked up a kitchen knife! Even Shikimori-san's eyes grow wide... but she's once again charmed by Izumi-kun and his ability to do just about anything. After the barbecue, they all decide to play in the river, but Izumi-kun gets into some trouble...