The BEST episodes directed by Shintaro Inokawa

String from the Sky
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8.82
93 votes

#1 - String from the Sky

Mushi-Shi - Season 1 - Episode 19

Seijirou is fascinated by the stars and enjoys stargazing. One day he was by the riverbed with the village nanny Fuki when she notices a string coming down the sky and as she tries to pull all of a sudden she disappears, right before Seijirou's eye. Ginko is travelling through the mountains and is being followed by a peculiar girl. It turns out that it's Fuki, who has been exposed to a strong Mushi presence and can't be seen by anyone.

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Go Away Kindness, Go Away Fear
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8.13
8 votes

#2 - Go Away Kindness, Go Away Fear

How to Keep a Mummy - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mogi comes home to a tiny dragon hanging out in her room. This is terrible news to her, as she has a fear of lizards.

Nightmarish Encirclement
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7.94
32 votes

#3 - Nightmarish Encirclement

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor - Season 1 - Episode 17

Aptom attacks the group of Zoanoids that are investigating the battlefield after Guyver's fight against the mysterious Zoanoid and finally reaveals to dr. Balcus his ultimate abilities. Sho and Mizuki try to hide in a nearby village, Takeshiro, hoping not to be attacked by Cronos, but dr. Balcus decides to carry out his cruel plan involving village inhabitants. Guyver III suddenly appears, informing Sho about the rest of the group and about their unexpected new hideout.

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Quickening of the Chrysalis
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7.91
32 votes

#4 - Quickening of the Chrysalis

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor - Season 1 - Episode 25

Agito is still alive, and is now become the head of a group of rebels that try to steal from Cronos a mysterious chrysalis held by the organization in a research center located on the Dead Sea. Thanks to his superior psychic abilities, dr. Balcus figures out the nature of the chrysalis and plans to make further studies on it. Meanwhile, Aptom is visited by an old enemy seeking vengeance, and a very tough battle begins, with the entire city as a battlefield.

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Secret
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7.75
4 votes

#5 - Secret

IDOLiSH7 - Season 1 - Episode 5

IDOLiSH7 and others who were inspired by TRIGGER's live and danced outside the venue. Yamato and Spin visit the Yaotome office to apologize, where they meet Heaven. Meanwhile, IDOLiSH7, who has resumed activities, begins a new song lesson. While the members are worried about Riku, who will soon be out of breath, Ichiori notices a change in Riku. On the day of the announcement of the new song, which was greeted with anxiety, IDOLiSH7 will perform a live concert for those who are stuck at the station although it was raining heavily at the live venue.

Meeting the Goblins
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7.69
222 votes

#6 - Meeting the Goblins

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 - Episode 2

The slime Mikami and the Storm Dragon Veldora decide to give each other names. Veldora gives the slime Mikami the name "Rimuru," and Rimuru comes up with a family name for both of them: "Tempest." Then Rimuru uses his Predator skill to take Veldora into his body and analyze the "Unlimited Imprisonment" seal in hopes of breaking it... but this action sends a shock through the nations surrounding the Great Forest of Jura. With Veldora gone, there's a chance that the larger nations could become bold and invade the smaller provinces. With no knowledge of this, Rimuru leaves the cave and meets some Goblins.

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Jar / Karamatsu Taxi / Totty Quiz
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7.67
6 votes

#7 - Jar / Karamatsu Taxi / Totty Quiz

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 15

The brothers struggle to remove the lid off of a particularly stubborn jar. Karamatsu runs his own taxi service, proving to have no idea what he is doing when he picks up an office lady. Finally, Totty holds a quiz for his brothers, containing several questions without right answers.

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The Late Night Himatsuya / Dayon and Dayon / Iyami-san Is Troubled
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7.57
7 votes

#8 - The Late Night Himatsuya / Dayon and Dayon / Iyami-san Is Troubled

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 23

A common scene after a drinking party. Osomatsu and others are sloppy at Ramen Himatsuya. The second. / The life of Dayon, which has been a mystery until now, is revealed! !! And another Dayon appears in front of Dayon! ?? / Recently, Iyami who has lost confidence in doing Osomatsu-san. I consulted with the program producer, but ... / A common scene after a drinking party. Osomatsu and others are sloppy at Ramen Himatsuya. 3rd.

Here Comes the Demon Lord!
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7.50
28 votes

#9 - Here Comes the Demon Lord!

The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 - Episode 7

In Great Sage's recollection, all seems to be smooth sailing for Tempest... but then the oldest of the Demon Lords, Milim Nava, arrives! Rimuru, as Milim's bestie, is appointed by the majority to be in charge of keeping an eye on her. With no knowledge of this, Milim explores Tempest and interacts more with the residents of the city of monsters... and Rigurd keeps track of all the damage she causes along the way in a report for Rimuru. "Rigurd... are you angry?"

The Residents of the City of Monsters
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7.35
46 votes

#10 - The Residents of the City of Monsters

The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 - Episode 1

As he's living out his amazing slime life, Rimuru decides to record his experiences in a diary... but there are so many, he doesn't know where to start. That's just how life in Tempest goes.

Intricacy
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7.31
29 votes

#11 - Intricacy

Garo -Vanishing Line- - Season 1 - Episode 6

Sophie sticks with Sword, hoping for some new leads on El Dorado. Luke finds out about her and voices his disapproval to Sword. All the while, it seems there is a movie theater where couples go and sometimes one of them disappears by the end credits.

That Which Is Not Wholly Abandoned
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7.15
13 votes

#12 - That Which Is Not Wholly Abandoned

RErideD – Derrida, who leaps through time – - Season 1 - Episode 5

The group traces Mage's steps to a museum in the city of Vanfort. Derrida is struck by memories of visiting this place with his father when he was a child, and the strong memory spurs a sudden leap back to himself ten years before...

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Your Name...
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7.08
25 votes

#13 - Your Name...

Divine Gate - Season 1 - Episode 11

With "despair" being the key to the Divine Gate, both Akane and Midori's loss of their significant person tragically gives them access to the Gate as well. However, Aoto is up for more despair as he faces his twin brother, Ariton.

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Osomatsu-san in the Summer
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7.00
7 votes

#14 - Osomatsu-san in the Summer

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 2 - Episode 5

A series of summer-themed skits. Jyushimatsu takes part in radio exercises, Iyami and Chibita try to beat the heat, Todomatsu keeps finding himself exiled by his brothers, Karamatsu tries to inject summer into everyone's lives, and the sextuplets attempt to talk to girls on the beach.

Mr. Policeman's Amazing Proposal
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7.00
2 votes

#15 - Mr. Policeman's Amazing Proposal

Kaleido Star - Season 2 - Episode 17

Sora, Ken, Mr. Policeman, and his love are trapped in a bank robbery. When the Kaleido Stage is insulted, Sora performs a dazzling impromptu performance that gets the robber to turn himself in.

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The Defiers
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6.97
35 votes

#16 - The Defiers

Divine Gate - Season 1 - Episode 5

Akane and the team go to an abandoned section for special training. During the latter part of their training, they meet a group called "The Defiers." Hybrid of human and animals, they have super strengths, and begins attacking Akane and the team.

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Black Santa / Picked Up by a Girl / The Perfect Christmas / Exchanging Presents / Christmas Drinking / Groveling
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6.93
15 votes

#17 - Black Santa / Picked Up by a Girl / The Perfect Christmas / Exchanging Presents / Christmas Drinking / Groveling

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 11

A series of Christmas-themed skits. Ichimatsu takes on the role of a Black Santa interrupting a romantic couple's date, while Karamatsu finds himself on a date with an unfortunate ending.

The Third Shadow
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6.91
65 votes

#18 - The Third Shadow

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor - Season 1 - Episode 5

While dealing with Taraku-san's death, Sho and Tetsuro try to find a way to protect Mizuki. Cronos managed to cover up the explosion at school by making it appear as a terrorist attack. Moreover, Guyot decides to send two Hyper-Zoanoids against Guyver I in the attempt of recovering one of the missing units. A very tough battle begins: in the end Guyver III appears and saves Mizuki's life, who was being kidnapped by one of the Zoanoids.

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The Voice Within
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6.17
6 votes

#19 - The Voice Within

IDOLiSH7 - Season 3 - Episode 4