The Best Episodes Directed by Shinobu Yoshioka

The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

#1 - The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1 - Episode 4

Haruhi has once again become bored. In an effort to alleviate some of this stagnation, Haruhi enters the SOS Brigade into a baseball tournament. Due to a lack of players, Tsuruya, Taniguchi, Kunikida, and Kyon's sister are recruited into the team. However, the team is hopelessly inept, and if they lose, Haruhi might destroy the world. To remedy the situation, Yuki uses her powers to alter the game.

star 8.64
220 votes
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Just the Slightest Bit of Motivation

#2 - Just the Slightest Bit of Motivation

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Season 1 - Episode 2

Even after losing the duel, Glenn lacks all motivation. Yet through his interactions with Sistine and Rumia, he eventually starts genuinely teaching classes that will help them. Meanwhile, suspicious men show up at the academy…

star 8.08
106 votes
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Karaoke Warrior Mike Takako

#3 - Karaoke Warrior Mike Takako

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Season 1 - Episode 10

When the Art Club, Nagi and Zange are having a karaoke party, Tsugumi, Jin, and Zange's relationship complications quickly make the session extremely awkward.

star 7.69
88 votes
Remote Island Syndrome (Part One)

#4 - Remote Island Syndrome (Part One)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 1 - Episode 6

A "distant relative" of Itsuki's allows the SOS Brigade, along with Kyon's sister, to stay at his newly built island villa. On their first day there, they enjoy the island's facilities, but are soon drawn inside by the arrival of a storm. While waiting for the storm to pass, Haruhi and her friends play games in doors and have fun together. Later, the owner of the villa disappears, and everyone starts searching for him. Ultimately, the SOS Brigade members find him dead in his room.

star 7.48
240 votes
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Cutie Big Pinch! The Super Spicy Hitsumabushi Strikes Back

#5 - Cutie Big Pinch! The Super Spicy Hitsumabushi Strikes Back

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Season 1 - Episode 7

When Nagi shuts herself into Jin's closet and refuses to come out, Jin calls Meguru for help.

star 7.31
88 votes
Ring

#6 - Ring

Lucky Star Season 1 - Episode 16

Konata gets a new cellphone. The girls learn how Miyuki became so knowledgable, how much she spaces out, and when she started wearing glasses. Kagami, Tsukasa, and Miyuki go see Konata at her job. On their way, Konata calls and asks them to pick up a comic for her. When they arrive at Konata's workplace, they see Konata dance on stage and meet her coworker, Patricia Martin. While studying with two of her classmates, Ayano Minegishi and Misao Kusakabe, Kagami realizes just how similar they are to Konata and Tsukasa. On Lucky Channel, Akira holds her big concert... in a karaoke bar.

star 7.18
70 votes
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Delicate Line

#7 - Delicate Line

Lucky Star Season 1 - Episode 23

Konata and Yutaka catch a cold, and Yutaka's friends, Minami, Hiyori, and Patricia, come and visit her. They, Konata, and Yutaka discuss younger-sister-moe, Minami's lack of breasts and how Hiyori doesn't want Yutaka to read her doujin manga. After seeing a TV program about how xylitol chewing gum can eliminate cavities, Miyuki decides to test this out. As a result, one of her fillings comes out and she has to go to the dentist. Kagami and Misao play a video game together. Although Misao is terrible at playing them, she seems to be having more fun than Kagami who's playing to win. Patricia tells Kagami what music she's been listening to lately and how much she would like to have a maid. Miyuki tells her mother about her friends' opinions on Minami, but they seem to contradict with what Miyuki's mom recalls from Minami's previous actions. On Lucky Channel, a woman named Gotouza disciplines Akira and Shiraishi enough that they'll do one last Lucky Channel segment together.

star 7.16
68 votes
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That Feeling

#8 - That Feeling

Lucky Star Season 1 - Episode 9

It is time for tests! Unfortunately, Konata cannot seem to concentrate on studying and instead reverts to slacking off and playing games. She tries to ask Miyuki about good study habits, but in the end she does bad on her tests. Tsukasa got help from her sister and this time got better scores, but Kagami's scores were still higher despite her own scores going down somewhat. Later, Konata and the Hiiragi twins go to a cake café but end up taking too much and must finish it all or pay an extra price.

star 7.14
72 votes
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Various People

#9 - Various People

Lucky Star Season 1 - Episode 3

It is summertime for the girls; that means one thing: comfortable summer uniforms! Tsukasa and Kagami are fraternal twins, but Konata shows them the similar and different characteristics they share. Konata, Kagami, and Tsukasa each try to put their hair into a ponytail, just to see who looks best. Unfortunately, Kagami is the only one who cannot pull it off.

star 7.11
136 votes
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