The Best Episodes Directed by Shinbou Akiyuki

Bridge

#1 - Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge Season 1 - Episode 1

Falling off a bridge while trying to get his pants back Ichinomiya Kou is saved by a woman named Nino. Desperate to live up to his family motto of never being indebted to anyone he tries to pay Nino off only to find that she is completely uninterested in his riches and prefers living under the bridge. Desperate to the point of panic to be rid of his debt to her he asks if there is anything she wants. "Could you fall in love with me," she responds and so Kou ends up living under the bridge as well doing his best to fall in love with her.

star 9.12
83 votes
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Sore Machi...

#2 - Sore Machi...

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 12

Futaba & Toshiko aren't on speaking terms because Toshiko refuses to join the table tennis club. Hotori ruins an expensive pen and dreams about being judged in the afterlife.

star 8.67
6 votes
The Pandora Maid Service

#3 - The Pandora Maid Service

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 6

Hotori visits an antique shop in search of a birthday gift for Tatsuno. Later, she searches for a PC to scan an image for her site and finds a spreading pandemic.

star 8.50
6 votes
The Fully Automated Orchestra

#4 - The Fully Automated Orchestra

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 8

The girls discover a vending machine with astonishingly good food. Hotori's class isn't planning anything for the Cultural Festival; Futaba suggests forming a band.

star 8.00
7 votes
The Finger Pointing Geriatric

#5 - The Finger Pointing Geriatric

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 10

The news reports mysterious holes that have appeared in the neighborhood. Futaba questions Hotori about the holes.

star 8.00
6 votes
The Cursed Equation

#6 - The Cursed Equation

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 4

After scoring a 0 on her math test, Hotori’s math teacher, Moriaki, sentences her to detention and divulges his murderous presumptions.

star 7.86
7 votes
The Lovers’ Midnight Dash

#7 - The Lovers’ Midnight Dash

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 7

Sanada devises a plan and uses his daily horoscope reading to win Hotori’s heart. The two decide to play hooky for the remaining school day.

star 7.80
5 votes
The Amazingly Strange Toshiko Tatsuno

#8 - The Amazingly Strange Toshiko Tatsuno

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 5

Tatsuno receives tickets to see a movie and wants to invite her love interest, Sanada. Takeru, Hotori’s younger brother, is asked to hang out by his classmate, Ebi-chan.

star 7.71
7 votes
Kon’s Summer of Tears

#9 - Kon’s Summer of Tears

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 11

Mr. Moriaki tries to help Hotori with her remedial math class by comparing it to detective work with mixed results.

star 7.67
6 votes
The Clash of the Buytans

#10 - The Clash of the Buytans

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 9

Harue challenges Toshiko to a table tennis game. Both girls put up a furious fight, but in the end, who will be the victor of the tennis table?

star 7.60
5 votes
The Cat Boy

#11 - The Cat Boy

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 3

Moriaki begs Hotori to use her detective skills to discern the mystery surrounding two keepsake paintings. Hotori assists with recovering a pet cat.

star 7.57
7 votes
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The Fortune Cafe

#12 - The Fortune Cafe

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 1

Hotori's and Toshiko's job at a maid café conflicts with school rules. They must convince their teacher to permit their job, but first the café has a lot of improvement to do…

star 6.83
6 votes
The Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

#13 - The Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

And Yet the Town Moves Season 1 - Episode 2

An encounter with the local police officer leads Hotori to threaten sexual harassment suits. Hotori's plans to increase customers backfires.

star 6.71
7 votes