The BEST episodes directed by Shinji Takamatsu

Knighthood
star
9.97
33 votes

#1 - Knighthood

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 24

It’s an all-out war between the Empire, Jugglaburk, and the hidden hand of the Ulga.

Off Key
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9.91
34 votes

#2 - Off Key

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 19

The cowlick is back and the Princess wants to sing. Sing Kon! Sing Mari! Sing Sainglain! The world depends on it!

Metamorphose at Gate
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9.91
32 votes

#3 - Metamorphose at Gate

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Mysterious woman has brought Ecarlate and her group along with Erec and his team to tell them the reason behind everything.

Midnight Trial
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9.89
62 votes

#4 - Midnight Trial

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 15

Kon just wants to make it to the library but will uncover the capitals many hidden societies, whether he likes it or not.

Bridal Service
star
9.88
60 votes

#5 - Bridal Service

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 17

Kon answers on how to get home are at the research center, but when he makes it the lab chief will not give up any answers without payment.

Xing Point
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9.88
33 votes

#6 - Xing Point

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 20

Ecarlate and Jugglaburk will spend their first night together and Ecarlate is prepared to fulfill her duties. Kon is beside himself and can’t handle the atmosphere.

Formality and Obstruction
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9.88
32 votes

#7 - Formality and Obstruction

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 18

Kon performs wedding rituals on behalf of the princess, becoming increasingly more frustrated with each new one.

Accidental Contact
star
9.86
63 votes

#8 - Accidental Contact

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 13

After Kon and Ecarlate faked their death, the group finally can travel without worry. However, a crazy, misunderstanding young girl changes all that.

Evidence Veiled
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9.84
61 votes

#9 - Evidence Veiled

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 14

While the group debates the best way to continue on to the capital, Kon discovers something interesting about their furry little friend.

Unexpected Victory
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9.81
64 votes

#10 - Unexpected Victory

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 11

A surprise attack by Erec and his men with their new super weapons leave Kon and crew running for their lives. In the aftermath, each group is left with a prisoner of war to “interrogate”.

Incognito Trail
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9.79
62 votes

#11 - Incognito Trail

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 9

Erecpyle travels with the mysterious beauty Alma Flora to retrieve a new weapon; meanwhile the announcement of his return has caused his subordinates to fight for the honor of Erec’s right hand man.

Highness Guardians
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9.78
64 votes

#12 - Highness Guardians

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 6

The group has never been in more danger than now. The princess has entered her hyperactivity period and no person, city, or country is safe if she reaches her danger zone.

Behavioral Examination
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9.77
62 votes

#13 - Behavioral Examination

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 12

Gustave has taken it upon himself to observe Marion and Sanglain following the death of the Princess and DT. But KT thinks Gustave is in the city of Marquesas for other reasons.

Beautiful Life
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9.77
64 votes

#14 - Beautiful Life

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 5

Marian is trans, something Kon keeps forgetting. When he ask about Marian's back story, the story he is given is…expected.

No Margin
star
9.76
33 votes

#15 - No Margin

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 23

The easy part was becoming a Hyperion; the hard part is dealing with family.

Keep On
star
9.73
64 votes

#16 - Keep On

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 7

What should have been a relaxing trip to the hot springs and complicated by Kon’s glowing inability to control his self and that Erec is staying at the same inn.

Hit Back
star
9.73
63 votes

#17 - Hit Back

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 16

Incognito has been ordered on stand by and therefore unable to track the still alive Kon. But that won’t stop one member from sneaking aboard the Lords airship and putting a bullet into his enemies.

Erecpyle Dukakis
star
9.71
69 votes

#18 - Erecpyle Dukakis

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 2

After his defeat to Kon, Erec has been left lopsided. Meanwhile, Kon wants to find a way home but the Princess has other plans.

Pretty kama
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9.70
66 votes

#19 - Pretty kama

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 4

Erec has returned home to recover, a plot against honor and family is hatched against him.

Feel Love, Narcissus!
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9.69
65 votes

#20 - Feel Love, Narcissus!

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 3

Binan High's traditional pretty boy contest is drawing near. The members of the Earth Defense Club, not showing much interest in the event, mess around in the club in their free time. But when a rival in the student council tries to oppose Ryuu, the club decides to hold a strategy meeting to propel the Earth Defense Club's "#1 Hustler" to victory. Meanwhile, the ballet club advisor's fruitless struggles to take the #1 pretty boy slot catch the eye of Zundar's team. The day of the contest arrives, and the winner is about to be announced, when suddenly...

Shining Master
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9.66
65 votes

#21 - Shining Master

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kon-trol, Kon-sumer, Kon-vention, Kon-pact, Kon-vict?

Before Crisis
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9.66
35 votes

#22 - Before Crisis

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 22

The beginning of the group, Incognito, is a unique tale that requires sharing.

Home Sick
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9.66
64 votes

#23 - Home Sick

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kon has seemed to have lost his mind and reverted back to his days as an anti-social gamer nerd. The princess has ordered Marion and Sainglain to bring him back to his senses.

Love Is Something You Should Never Regret
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9.65
65 votes

#24 - Love Is Something You Should Never Regret

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Elegant music plays in the background as the Binan High student council convenes. The council members: president Kusatsu Kinshiro, Arima Ibushi, and Gero Akoya wish to purge the world of fools by way of the Total Conquest of Earth's Lifeforms Project.

The Trial Called Love
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9.54
35 votes

#25 - The Trial Called Love

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Binan High is preparing for their Culture Festival. Since the class that wins the popularity vote gets a cash prize, the Defense Club will participate as well. They'll be serving Kinugawa's curry and transforming into their Battle Lovers costumes to serve "Cosplay Hero Curry."

Love Wanders
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9.54
35 votes

#26 - Love Wanders

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 8

As usual, Kinugawa and Yufuin are walking to Binan High School together as friends. But after a stop at the convenience store, Yufuin suddenly gets angry at Kinugawa and yells at him. A rift forms between the two, and soon a panic develops over them potentially leaving the Defense Club. Yumoto works blindly to try to get the two to make up, but Naruko and Zaou rebuke him for it. Will Yufuin and Kinugawa ever make up?!

Love is Glasses...
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9.54
35 votes

#27 - Love is Glasses...

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 10

The normally cheerful Yumoto is acting strangely. His classmate, the manager of the baseball club, takes his temperature and reveals that he has a slight fever. The members of the Defense Club take him home to the Kurotama Bath, getting an eyeful of extreme brotherly love as Gora devotedly looks after his sick brother.

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Newcomer vs. Kon
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9.51
68 votes

#28 - Newcomer vs. Kon

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer - Season 1 - Episode 3

While Erec deals with the loss of another family jewel. Kon is in a battle against a furry little creature.

Love is Stronger Than Pride
star
9.49
35 votes

#29 - Love is Stronger Than Pride

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Our Total Conquest of Earth's Lifeforms Project has reached a serious problem.

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Love Forever
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9.44
36 votes

#30 - Love Forever

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 12

The clash between Kinugawa and Kusatsu has brought the true identities of the Battle Lovers and Caerula Adamas to light. Shocked, Vesta and Sulfur fight Perlite, and Cerulean faces Argent.

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Love, Summer Camp and Toothbrushes
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9.44
36 votes

#31 - Love, Summer Camp and Toothbrushes

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Yufuin's inspiration leads the Defense Club decides to go on a training camp to the ocean on . Meanwhile, the three student council members head to a beach resort in a limousine. The beach has bright sun and white sand, but there's something a little off about it. A strange feeling starts hovering around the group's members...

To Steal Love Without Regret
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9.41
37 votes

#32 - To Steal Love Without Regret

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 5

The rainy season's here, and the Defense Club is dedicating themselves to various indoor activities. Suddenly, they realize that Mr. Tawarayama -- whom Wombat is controlling under the pretext of preserving his life -- is covered in mold! The club erupts into chaos. Just then, Kinozaki and Tazawa of the Press Society burst in looking for material for a story. Kinozaki chases them around, trying to learn their secret, which stresses out Wombat, Yufuin, Naruko, and Zaou.

Love is Something You Wear on Your Back
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9.35
34 votes

#33 - Love is Something You Wear on Your Back

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Caerula Adamas plot a way to destroy the mysterious Battle Lovers. They also want to destroy the Defense Club, so as to cut down on club expenses. Thus, they declare that if the club members' scores on their final exams do not meet the average, the club will be dissolved. The Defense Club reluctantly gets to studying. Meanwhile, the student council also tries to scout the financially savvy Naruko to be their treasurer. When Gero offers him a salary during negotiations, Naruko casually agrees to leave the Defense Club. Soon, a monster appears, and the four remaining Battle Lovers must struggle to defeat it themselves.

Cute Little Boys of Love And Youth
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9.22
37 votes

#34 - Cute Little Boys of Love And Youth

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Long ago, two boys made wishes on a shooting star. One night in the student council room, Kusatsu thinks back on that day, and renews his oath of world domination. Meanwhile, the Earth Defense Club is holding one of its usual conversations about nothing in Kurotama Bath.

Some Data Cannot Be Erased
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8.86
109 votes

#35 - Some Data Cannot Be Erased

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 22

Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, and the robot tinkerer head towards the main facility of the inventor and attempts to shutdown the rampaging maid android mob.

Love Doesn't Require a Manual (2) / You Can't Judge a Person by His Appearance, Either
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8.85
130 votes

#36 - Love Doesn't Require a Manual (2) / You Can't Judge a Person by His Appearance, Either

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 35

Part 1 - Shinpachi deals with the kitty-dressed thief. Part 2 - Kondou's uncle gets him, Hijikata and Okita to help get her daughter to dump her boyfriend in which he is not approved of.

Pending Means Pending, It's Not Final
star
8.83
113 votes

#37 - Pending Means Pending, It's Not Final

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 1

The cast goes over their ideas for the series' new direction.

Important Things Are Hard to See
star
8.82
128 votes

#38 - Important Things Are Hard to See

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 5

Now fully free from the curse, Hijikata battles against Itou. Meanwhile, Gintoki is forced into a confrontation with none other than Bansai, right hand man to Takasugi.

Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys that Life Is Precious
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8.82
107 votes

#39 - Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys that Life Is Precious

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 16

Kagura's beetle was killed during a beetle fighting match. She tries to drag Gintoki and Shinpachi to go beetle hunting with her. That only succeeds when they know there is a high demand for the beetles - meaning they can make money of it. The trio encounters the Shinsengumi who also happens to be capturing beetles for reason unknown.

Croquette Sandwiches Are Always the Most Popular Food Sold at the Stalls
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8.75
172 votes

#40 - Croquette Sandwiches Are Always the Most Popular Food Sold at the Stalls

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 9

A serial killer has been going around town-- and one of the crew meets him head on! In the meantime, Gintoki is requested to locate "Benizakura", an unlucky sword stolen from its owner.

You Can't Judge a Movie by Its Title
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8.74
120 votes

#41 - You Can't Judge a Movie by Its Title

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 41

Dissatisfies with Gintoki's reaction to Kagura's departure, Shinpachi quits and goes after Kagura.

After School / Skirts / Ghost Stories / Female Companion / Literary Girl
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8.67
82 votes

#42 - After School / Skirts / Ghost Stories / Female Companion / Literary Girl

Daily Lives of High School Boys - Season 1 - Episode 1

In this episode, see high school boys role play how to get a girlfriend, wear their sister's clothes, tell scary stories, block another boy's relationship with a girl, and act cool down by the river.

Some Things Can't Be Cut with a Sword
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8.65
135 votes

#43 - Some Things Can't Be Cut with a Sword

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 27

After Okita showed them an underground death match arena (Rengokukan), the group proceeds to track down the reigning champion of those death matches.

Eating Nmaibo Can Make You Full in No Time!
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8.65
100 votes

#44 - Eating Nmaibo Can Make You Full in No Time!

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 15

A set of TV crews follow Katsura around for a day to do a television program special interview.

A Dog's Paws Smell Fragrant / Drive with a "Might" Attitude
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8.64
106 votes

#45 - A Dog's Paws Smell Fragrant / Drive with a "Might" Attitude

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 23

Part 1 - Sadaharu is in "heat" and Yorozuya tries to find him a mate. Part 2 - Katsura attempts to take a driving lesson -- a "Might Happen" driving lesson, that is.

On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light
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8.62
115 votes

#46 - On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 12

The battle comes to a conclusion, with benisakura finally taken over Okada's body, and Gintoki will have to use the sword Tetsuko gave him to stop this.

Love Doesn't Require a Manual (1)
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8.59
126 votes

#47 - Love Doesn't Require a Manual (1)

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 34

Shinpachi saves a girl with cat ears while on a train ride. Later in a letter she sends him, the girl proceeds to ask him out.

It's All About the Beat and Timing
star
8.59
130 votes

#48 - It's All About the Beat and Timing

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 6

The concluding finale to the (Itou) Shinsengumi Discord Arc.

A Woman's Best Make-Up Is Her Smile
star
8.58
104 votes

#49 - A Woman's Best Make-Up Is Her Smile

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 32

The final episode in the Yagyu story arc.

When Riding a Train, Make Sure You Grab the Straps with Both Hands
star
8.58
128 votes

#50 - When Riding a Train, Make Sure You Grab the Straps with Both Hands

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 45

Hasegawa gets a job. While commuting on his first day, an accident lands him in jail with harassment charges.