The Best Episodes Directed by Seiki Sugawara

VII

#1 - VII

Amnesia (2013) Season 1 - Episode 7

Heroine suddenly appears outside her apartment, and receives a text message from Kent, who says to meet up at the café. Heroine is confused by the conversation she has with Kent but plays along the best she can. Later at the café Kent figures out she has lost her memory.

star 9.51
35 votes
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Portrait of Memories

#2 - Portrait of Memories

Kamisama Dolls Season 1 - Episode 7

The episode starts out where last episode's left off, with the teacher, Chihaya, arriving at the village. She sees Aki being ganged up on by 4 guys, one of whom is a Seki named Atsushi. He attacks Aki with Kuramitsuha, but the attack is blocked by Kukuri, who is controlled by Kyouhei at this time. Kyouhei introduces the woman as Senou Chihaya, and she begins to lecture Aki, who just ignores her. She ends up taking over for a sick teacher at the local school, but she has no prior exposure to Kakashi or Seki. Kyouhei later sees Aki, who has been forced to care for a dog by Chihaya, and Aki finds himself strangely unable to disobey her. The Seki from earlier returns to try to ask Chihaya out, but she adamantly refuses and asks him to leave. She is later scolded for raising her hand to a son of the Kuga, which angers Kyouhei. Kyouhei vows to protect her, but she refuses his help. She later runs into Aki, who compares himself to her a bit, in that they both rejected in the village. The next day, someone writes on the chalkboard that Chihaya committed adultery, which causes her to run away from the school, but returns after running into Aki again. Kyouhei chases after her, and ends up talking with Aki about her. Chihaya's reputation continues to deteriorate and she is once again approached by Atsushi, but Aki appears to protect her. She reveals to Aki that the writing on the chalkboard was true, and that she had indirectly caused the father's son to get hit by a car. Chihaya tells Aki that he reminds her of that boy and proceeds to kiss him. They then make love. She asks Aki to leave the village with her, but he refuses, saying that he has to regain Kuramitsuha. The next day, Chihaya finds out that someone took pictures of her with Aki and they had been given to the principal, who fires her. That night, Chihaya hears Nono, but hears it whimper and she rushes out to check on it. She is greeted by Atsushi and Kuramitsuha, who kidnap her. Aki finds the dog dead and a note sa

star 9.08
38 votes
Kuga Kyohei, the Seki

#3 - Kuga Kyohei, the Seki

Kamisama Dolls Season 1 - Episode 13

As Kyohei loses consciousness due to Mahitsuga’s attack, Kukuri goes berserk and attacks Mahitsuga while Utao is confused and weakened by the sensation of losing control of Kukuri. The fight ends with Mahitsuga gets destroyed by Kukuri. At the hospital Kyohei lies in a coma while Utao is in shock. Utao just wakes up on Hibino’s lap as Hibino’s dad arrives concerned about his daughter’s safety. Meanwhile, Koushirou and Moyako keep their distance from them talking about how Mahiru and Kirio have disappeared. The scene cuts to Kirio sitting alone in a park thinking about why this all happens, somewhere else Mahiru is asking herself why Kyohei isn’t a Seki anymore with that power. And that’s when Kyohei starts to remember back when he was a teenager and how he failed to do anything about Sensei. He always felt like an outsider who wasn’t part of what happened despite his efforts to do the opposite and therefore he distanced himself from the village not feeling like he belonged there. Then his flashback turns into a nightmare and Kyohei ends up waking up and hugging Hibino by reflex who was standing near his bed at that moment by chance. Later on the rooftop of the hospital Kyohei apologizes to Hibino for hugging her all of a sudden but Hibino kisses him and admits that she actually liked Kyohei’s words. As Hibino and Kyohei go back to his room in the hospital, they are greeted by Utao who tells them frantically that she can’t control Kukuri anymore. Back at Hibino’s house Moyako is taking a look at Kukuri but she thinks that’s nothing wrong with it – technically. Utao seems worried about it despite that since she still can’t control Kukuri. A few moments later Kyohei and Hibino are talking about their future which leads to Kyohei deciding to atone for what he has done until now and take responsibility while Hibino supports him but adding that he shouldn’t bear that burden alone. As Hibino goes Aki appears telling Kyohei of his plan to “n

star 9.00
34 votes
I Don't Want You to Hold Me Back

#4 - I Don't Want You to Hold Me Back

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 2

Tsukasa meets Yasutaka Hanada, a spotter and a ten-year veteran at Terminal Service No. 1, whose aloof behavior surprises him. When Yasutaka asks him about how he got the job, Tsukasa reveals that his father is a friend of one of the higher-ups in the company, who decided to help him after he failed his entrance exams. Later on, after scolding Tsukasa for failing to retrieve a Giftia with Isla, Michiru vents her anger to Zack and Yasutaka before being asked by Kazuki about Isla's condition. Kazuki later takes Tsukasa out for a drink and asks him about his work compatibility with Isla, but deduces the communication problems between the two of them before even getting a response. She then apologizes for partnering Tsukasa with Isla and then expresses her frustration at ripping memories apart as part of her job. Tsukasa is then sent to the Unit Testing Room, where he meets Eru Miru and Mikijiro Tetsuguro, who are measuring Isla's physical skills. He then asks Isla about the physical training, and she tells him of her belief that she is holding him back because of all the time she spent off the field. Because of this, Tsukasa decides to do the negotiating with Giftia owners instead of Isla, in spite of the fact that it isn't what a spotter does. The next day, he begins putting together his own manual about owner negotiations and is assisted by Michiru and Zack. Once he is finished, he comes across Yasutaka, who learns about Isla's visits to the Unit Testing Room and remarks the pointless nature of those visits. When Tsukasa asks him about it, Yasutaka replies that Isla's physical capabilities are on a consistent decline that cannot be fixed, a characteristic of Giftia. Later on, Tsukasa and Isla successfully retrieve the Giftia they were previously assigned to, while Kazuki and Yasutaka talk about Isla's lifespan, which is set to expire in less than 2,000 hours, giving her less than three months to live.

star 8.97
197 votes
Out of Control

#5 - Out of Control

Kamisama Dolls Season 1 - Episode 12

A man that the gang saw on the way to the village came to watch over Hibino, who had been kidnapped. He started to move in on her. Hibino manages to kick him, but he busts out a taser on her to stop her from struggling. Meanwhile, Kuuko has infiltrated the apartment complex, freeing Aki. Kuuko also manages to reach Hibino's room before she is raped, knocking out the assailant. They try to make their escape, but Takeshi shows up with a gun and Kuuko locks Hibino out on the roof, leaving her alone with Takeshi and the gun. As Hibino is about to rush away to get an ambulance after hearing a gunshot, she is stopped by Mahiru, who is deeply depressed from being rejected by Kyohei. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Kuuko isn't dead, but instead Takeshi was shot. Mahiru is angered by Hibino, who clearly understands Kyohei better, and hurls her off the building. However, Kukuri arrives just in time for Kyohei to catch her. With everyone safe, Mahiru starts a fight with Utao. Mahiru seems to have the upper hand, but Utao catches her off guard when she tries to set up a barrier and Kukuri is able to stab Magatsuhi cleanly. Mahiru loses control of Magatsuhi as it grabs Hibino, but she is able to overcome it. However, she is unable to regain control, and Magatsuhi grants her last request, which was for Hibino to stay out. However, Utao stops Magatsuhi from getting away, but Magatsuhi starts to fire with attacks that Mahiru never knew about. Kyohei tries to jump on and save Hibino, but Magatsuhi attacks him, which triggers not only Utao, but also Kirio to attack. However, Magatsuhi grabs Kukuri and uses it as a shield and Takemikazuchi stabs Kukuri. Kyohei flashes back to when he left home, and becomes enraged that the village may take Hibino away from him as well. However, before he is able to do anything, Magatsuhi hits him on the back of the head and he starts to lose consciousness. The episode ends with Kukuri reactivating with a different song.

star 8.94
35 votes
I Liked the Pixels...

#6 - I Liked the Pixels...

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 8

Kenji and Takao are informed by a panel of teachers that ever since the zipper incident from the tournament, various students have been injured trying to copy the event with each other. After Kenji stands up for Takao, she later asks him out on a date. Unfortunately, the release date of a popular new game she planned to get falls on the same day, so Kenji ends up waiting in line with her.

star 8.91
82 votes
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A God Arrives

#7 - A God Arrives

Kamisama Dolls Season 1 - Episode 1

The protagonist, Kyouhei, moves out of his hometown to work in Tokyo. After drinking quite a bit one night, he and his friend Shiba find a dead body in an elevator. However, Kyouhei can’t help thinking the way of death is a little familiar. When he gets home, he runs into his sister Utao, who has followed him to the city with her “Doll”. The Dolls are believed to be some sort of god that can fight for them. However, another acquaintance of Kyouhei’s named Aki appears with his own Doll. It turns out Aki is responsible for the dead guy in the elevator, having broken free of his imprisonment at Kyouhei’s hometown to follow Kyouhei to Tokyo and wreak havoc.

star 8.91
42 votes
That's Right. I'm His Little Sister

#8 - That's Right. I'm His Little Sister

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 9

After getting flustered by Kenji's demands to hide his bag from Shio and Ataru, Funabori ends up preempting the boys by sticking her own head in the bag. Kenji's little sister comes to visit her brother's club room, but ends up getting increasingly scared by the girls inside, then flees after Takao accidentally smacks her against a bookshelf. Takao tries to make nice with her to get closer to Kenji, but her attempts backfire.

star 8.91
85 votes
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Kazama's Party!

#9 - Kazama's Party!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 1

Kenji Kazama arrives at school looking to leave an impression, but ends up forced into joining the Game Creation Club. Later, the Student Council Vice-President and fourth member of the Kazama Party, Ataru, reveals some backstory about the Student Council President Chitose.

star 8.73
99 votes
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What?! Your Little Sister Makes Your Lunches?!

#10 - What?! Your Little Sister Makes Your Lunches?!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 5

Kenji tries to get out of playing the newest edition of "Quest for Porn Mags in Space" again, promising Takao anything if she'll switch places with him. Unfortunately, Roka reveals that this edition can be played by five people. Later, Kenji reveals some backstory about his relationship with legendary Japanese classic literature teacher Shawn Konekone.

star 8.55
88 votes
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Shirushigami Kain

#11 - Shirushigami Kain

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 18

During her pursuit of the Damashigami, Ageha encounters a Shirushigami named Kain. She goes crying to Rinne after he mocks her and her sister.

star 8.38
8 votes
Merry Christmas in the Derelict

#12 - Merry Christmas in the Derelict

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 22

Ageha goes shopping to prepare for an intimate Christmas with Rinne, but on her way home, she notices an ominous aura coming from an abandoned house.

star 8.33
9 votes
Curse of the Power Stone

#13 - Curse of the Power Stone

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 17

Tsubasa is upset: Rinne keeps getting between him and Sakura. But Masato the devil appears before him, offering what appears to be a solution.

star 8.30
10 votes
A Home Without Spirits

#14 - A Home Without Spirits

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 20

Sakura notices something odd when she gets home: there are spirits passing through her house.

star 8.27
11 votes
It's Not a Date!

#15 - It's Not a Date!

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 14

Sakura finds the spirit of an idol by the pool, but she doesn't want to bring it up with Rinne; she's still bothered by what happened between him and Ageha.

star 8.27
15 votes
Fujou Academy Freedom Festival, AKA FuF Festival

#16 - Fujou Academy Freedom Festival, AKA FuF Festival

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 3

As the day of the school festival draws near, the presidents of both Game Creation Clubs prepare to make their own games to show the students at the festival. Takao and Roka agree that the loser's club will be absorbed by the winner, while Chitose threatens to do "that" (an undefined action) to Takao if her club wins. Later that day, Kenji discovers that Takao's club did a decent job of making their own video game, while Takao finds that the "fake" club made a mini-carnival with various analog games, as the rules never specified the type of game they had to make.

star 8.24
90 votes
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That's Dirty---!!

#17 - That's Dirty---!!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 7

Kenji wakes up after being hit by the zipper from Takao's old uniform to discover that he's locked in a thumb war with Shio as a semifinal match. Meanwhile, Takao and Roka are locked in a game of musical chairs, but seem to have forgotten the chair entirely and are instead tackling each other. The Grand Final round turns out to be a "King's Game," but with only two people the winner is whoever picks the "King" stick.

star 8.24
85 votes
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They're the Band of 14 Devils!!

#18 - They're the Band of 14 Devils!!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 4

After some debate, Minami reveals that the club's official name is "Game Creation Club (Provisional)." While trying to avoid having to play the "Quest for Porn Mags in Space" board game that Roka created, the Kazama Party gets ambushed by the "Band of 14 Devils" (minus two for personal reasons). Despite his best efforts, Kazama and his friends are captured, though Ataru escapes to warn the Game Creation Club (Provisional) about what happened.

star 8.22
86 votes
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Target: Sakura

#19 - Target: Sakura

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 25

Sakura gets an experimental candy which can render her unable to see spirits and immediately tries it out.

star 8.20
10 votes
The Age of Energy

#20 - The Age of Energy

Dr. Stone Season 1 - Episode 20

Tsukasa plans a second attack after a few months of preparation. He has no idea what Senku and his kingdom are cooking up in the meantime.

star 8.19
254 votes
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What's My Secret Move?

#21 - What's My Secret Move?

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 11

Takao comes up with a contest called "Cell Thievery" where each team tries to snatch an opposing player's cell phone and correctly answer a question about that person written on the phone. Roka demands that Kenji "princess carry" her after Tama's hug from earlier drained most of her strength, and the two of them run away with Sakura, but two of Tama's team are in hot pursuit. Eventually, Roka regains her strength and distracts Naganuma long enough for Kenji to knock him out of the game. Chitose finds herself losing against Tama's strength and needs help. Roka tells Kenji he has a secret move: the "Vertical Jump." Kenji literally jumps up to the second floor and is immediately surrounded by the Basketball Club.

star 8.18
106 votes
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Memories of the Haunted Cedar

#22 - Memories of the Haunted Cedar

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 16

Tsubasa invites Sakura to visit a huge tree at the elementary school where they met, but there's something not right about the tree.

star 8.18
11 votes
In the Box

#23 - In the Box

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 19

Sakura and the others are trapped in a shed at Kain's home. There they find a suspicious box bearing, but they need Rinne to open it, and he's busy fighting Kain.

star 8.11
9 votes
The Young President's Induction?!

#24 - The Young President's Induction?!

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 11

Sakura, Rokumon and Tsubasa infiltrate Damashigami Company. In an effort to take down the company, Rinne challenges Sabato to a duel.

star 8.08
13 votes
Just a Thank You

#25 - Just a Thank You

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 15

Rinne tries to set things straight with Sakura about Ageha. Every time he tries to talk to her, he gets interrupted. Something odd comes out of the bento box that Ageha gives him.

star 8.07
14 votes
Curse You, Fake Game Creation Club!!

#26 - Curse You, Fake Game Creation Club!!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 2

When Kenji skips school one day, he finds himself confronted by members of the "real" Game Creation Club, claiming the one he joined was a fake club. When he confronts his own club members about it, he discovers that the leaders of both Game Creation Clubs were actually friends in one club, but Roka didn't like how the other members talked about her, so with Chitose's help she started her own club.

star 7.97
86 votes
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The Wig's Disappointment and the Pumpkin's Temptation

#27 - The Wig's Disappointment and the Pumpkin's Temptation

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 9

Rinne's school holds their school festival. Rinne works at the cafe with Sakura, when they sense something ominous. Just then, a blonde wig flies at them.

star 7.94
16 votes
Hanako-san

#28 - Hanako-san

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 5

Being broke, Rinne is overjoyed about a job Rokumon brought him: to hunt down an evil spirit for 100,000 yen. Meanwhile, something ghostly is going on at school.

star 7.93
14 votes
Curse of the Rabbit Hutch

#29 - Curse of the Rabbit Hutch

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 7

Sakura spots the spirit of a boy who'd rammed his head into a lamp post be taken away by a boy with bat wings. The next morning, Rinne and Sakura receive a bizarre request letter, but Suzu and Tomoya, who'd also been called there.

star 7.93
14 votes
So That Means We're in a Love Triangle!

#30 - So That Means We're in a Love Triangle!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 6

Pretty boy and newest Game Creation Club (Provisional) member Shio appears to proclaim his love for Roka, but Roka is only interested in Kenji, and Kenji wants nothing to do with either of them. Later, after Funabori reveals she washed and cleaned one of Roka's bags, Shio, Kenji and Roka decide to have a contest over who owns that bag, and Chitose expands the contest into a school-wide event that begins with a King of the Hill-style tournament.

star 7.93
111 votes
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Spirited Ramen

#31 - Spirited Ramen

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 24

The weather turns chilly, signalling the start of the perfect season for ramen.

star 7.89
9 votes
Naggy

#32 - Naggy

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 13

In a daze after having seen Rinne and Ageha holding hands, Sakura accidentally wanders into the Reidou. She's surrounded by Damashigamis, but Rinne saves her at the last second.

star 7.87
15 votes
Tama-senpai, Long Time No See

#33 - Tama-senpai, Long Time No See

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 10

Kenji gets kidnapped again, this time by the former student council led by senior student Tama. The Game Creation Club and Ataru race to save him, but find themselves facing the Science Club's robot mascot with Shinsen ("Barfy") riding inside. Takao ends up defeating the robot by herself, but when they reach the classroom, Roka finds her usual "darkness" bag attack blocked by Tama's unique twintail hairstyle. Tama demands the Game Creation Club (Provisional) disband, and Kenji proposes a contest to save the club.

star 7.83
81 votes
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Welcome to Hell!

#34 - Welcome to Hell!

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 8

In an effort to rescue Reiji's living spirit, Rinne chases Masato to Hell, where right off the bat he's forced to enter illegally, as he can't pay for the admission fee.

star 7.81
16 votes
Ageha the Shinigami

#35 - Ageha the Shinigami

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 12

Rika gets 100% on a test using a mechanical pencil that makes her smarter, but an ominous aura comes from the pencil.

star 7.76
17 votes
M's Tragedy

#36 - M's Tragedy

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 21

It's bonus season at the Mortal Census Bureau where Kain works. Kain is tasked with delivering the money, but it gets stolen along the way.

star 7.70
10 votes
The Memory of the Red Ring

#37 - The Memory of the Red Ring

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 2

The people at school have a dream about being approached by a woman in a kimono in a strange world with a with a red ring, imploring them to make an offering to the instrument shelter.

star 7.65
20 votes
At This Rate, You'll Have Zero Friends for All Eternity!

#38 - At This Rate, You'll Have Zero Friends for All Eternity!

D-Frag! Season 1 - Episode 12

Some of the teachers decide to bet over whether the Game Creation Club or the former student council will win their battle. Chitose has a flashback to when she was a kindergartner playing in a sandbox. Every time she tried to build a sandcastle, Tama would come over and smash it, until Roka appeared and helped Chitose bury Tama in sand. Since that day, Chitose swore to one day build a legendary sand castle, and Tama swore to break everything that Chitose loved for her humiliation. In the present, Tama's sumo slap attacks and "double kabuki" technique are keeping both Kenji and Chitose from getting to her cell phone. However, Kenji comes up with a plan that lets him slip past her guard and pull off Tama's hair ribbons, letting Roka subsequently place a bag over her head. The Game Creation Club is declared the winner. Later, Tama plays a round of "Quest for Porn Mags in Space" to get closer to Kenji, while swearing to his club members that her original goals haven't changed.

star 7.59
83 votes
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Damashigami Company

#39 - Damashigami Company

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 10

Rinne has come down with an afterlife strain of the flu. A doctor arrives to treat him, but it turns out that he's a Damashigami.

star 7.53
15 votes
The Clubhouse Phantom

#40 - The Clubhouse Phantom

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 3

A huge, monstrous cat attacks from the sky. To Sakura's shock, her friends Miho and Rika can see it, too.

star 7.53
19 votes
Voices of the Roadside Shrine

#41 - Voices of the Roadside Shrine

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 6

On her way home from school, Sakura hears the voice of a child asking from help from a roadside shrine. She wants to talk to Rinne about it, but Rinne is busy helping mummy-like Taro.

star 7.50
14 votes
Fox Trap

#42 - Fox Trap

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 23

When Tsubasa catches a cold, Rinne, Sakura, Rokumon, and Kain pay him a visit.

star 7.40
10 votes
The Mysterious Classmate

#43 - The Mysterious Classmate

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 1

Sakura Mamiya is a high school student who can see spirits. Her seat in class is next to Rinne Rokudo, who for some reason, most people can see only sometimes. Sakura's friend is troubled by a series of bizarre phone calls. Sakura and Rinne investigate.

star 7.38
21 votes
If You Don't Mind Starting as Friends

#44 - If You Don't Mind Starting as Friends

Rin-ne Season 1 - Episode 4

The son of a family of exorcists, Tsubasa Jumonji, has come to school. Right off the bat, he asks out his first love, Sakura! This bothers Rinne, but he turns a cold shoulder towards Sakura.

star 7.33
15 votes
Anxiety, irritation, and other such negative emotions spread to others.

#45 - Anxiety, irritation, and other such negative emotions spread to others.

Caligula Season 1 - Episode 2

Ritsu is attacked by students taking on strange shapes, but Satake Shogo saves him with a giant handgun. Ritsu is taken aback by the sight of him relentlessly shooting students, but he comes to realize that other people can't see the giant gun or the transformed students. Lost and confused, Ritsu returns to his home where he's greeted by his Mother who's now covered in static and repeating the same exact lines.

star 6.53
17 votes