The BEST episodes directed by Ryouichi Kuraya

35 votes

#1 - Partner

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 12

Kazuya's duel with Sunao concludes, with Kiriha and Kazuya dead set on proving that a tsugumomo who works together with their master is stronger than one that's just treated like a tool.

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31 votes

#2 - Duel

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 11

The duel between Sunao and Kazuya begins. Can Kazuya and Kiriha manage to overcome Sunao's thirst for vengeance?

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Naked in the Futon
32 votes

#3 - Naked in the Futon

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 10

A malison cleanser who knew Kazuya's mother is unimpressed with his skills, and wants to strip of him of his duties. But after seeing how malison atonement impacts the people struck by it, does Kazuya even want to put up a fight?

Nine Schools Competition Part X
128 votes

#4 - Nine Schools Competition Part X

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 17

Tatsuya has a feeling that an incident might occur during Mirage Bat. He assures Miyuki that he’ll protect her no matter what. Meanwhile, the No-Head Dragons decide to take even harsher actions to make sure that the Nine Schools Competition is called off.

31 votes

#5 - Letter

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 9

A mysterious phantom student is stalking Kazuya's school, and Kiriha says that there's no such thing as ghosts. That leaves only one explanation: another amasogi.

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Memories and Childhood Friends
35 votes

#6 - Memories and Childhood Friends

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 6

When the entire school starts acting like characters from a dating sim, Kazuya and Kiriha are forced to find the amasogi responsible before the affected people do something they'll regret.

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Yokohama Disturbance Part IV
129 votes

#7 - Yokohama Disturbance Part IV

The Irregular at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 22

Tatsuya has brought the Relic to FLT. The lab is hacked by the Great Asian Alliance. An insider attempts to go through the personal belongings of Tatsuya at the Robot Research Club. Will the Relic be safe?

A Certain Day in the Kagami Household / The Super Popular Fragrance
32 votes

#8 - A Certain Day in the Kagami Household / The Super Popular Fragrance

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kazuya takes Kiriha and Kokuri grocery shopping, and then Shirou finds his charisma boosted to uncontrollable levels by a cologne amasogi.

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Trials of the Local God
35 votes

#9 - Trials of the Local God

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kiriha is being battered by the water goddess Kukuri-hime's attacks, when a mysterious vision gives Kazuya advice on how he and the tsugumomo might manage to survive.

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33 votes

#10 - Kanayama-san

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kukuri and Kokuyou have nowhere to live, and almost no income. Kiriha forces Kukuri to visit a neighboring local god for a loan, but the collateral being demanded might cost the two of them much more than just money.

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37 votes

#11 - Training

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 5

Now that Kazuya has accepted the duty of exorcising any supernatural trouble that crops up, it's up to Kiriha to whip him into shape.

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Princess Kukuri
48 votes

#12 - Princess Kukuri

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 3

A towering priestess shows up looking for Kazuya, and the person who sent her has an offer he and Kiriha might not be able to refuse.

I AM Justice!
51 votes

#13 - I AM Justice!

High-Rise Invasion - Season 1 - Episode 11

With Yuri and her allies' location exposed, Aikawa dispatches an elite team led by Police Mask to purge those who disagree with his ideology.

The Healer Executes Justice!
67 votes

#14 - The Healer Executes Justice!

Redo of Healer - Season 1 - Episode 7

They expected the Hero of Recovery. They planned on him being heroic. Unfortunately for them, Keyarga isn’t a hero.

The Library and Childhood Friend
48 votes

#15 - The Library and Childhood Friend

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kazuya and class rep Chisato find themselves trapped in the school library, and it's up to Kiriha's knowledge of spirits and the forms they take to get them out.

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The Scent of Cherry Blossoms
58 votes

#16 - The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

Tsugumomo - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kazuya Kagami wakes up in class from a bad dream to discover that he is inadvertently groping classmate Chisato Chikaishi's breasts. After escaping her wrath, Kazuya goes to the roof where he takes comfort in his mother's obi. Kazuya is attacked by a possessed wig and falls off the building, but is saved by his obi. From within the obi, a young girl, a tsukumogami, emerges. They are met by the host of the wig. The tsukumogami asks the host to sever their link with the wig, which the tsukumogami calls an amasogi or curse. However, the host and wig attack and the tsukumogami is forced to destroy the wig before disappearing. At home, Kazuya reflects on the day's events before falling asleep. After another nightmare, he wakes to find the tsukumogami in his bed. After avoiding a confrontation with Kazuya's possessive sister, the tsukumogami introduces herself as Kiriha and that she the tsukumogami of Kazuya's obi and that Kazuya is now her servant.

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