The BEST episodes directed by Shouji Saeki

There's a Rumour About an Adolescent Boy Living Alone with a Fortune Inherited From His Parents Who Is Taking Advantage of the Lack of Supervision in His Large Mansion to Live Out His Dreams and Fanta
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10.00
54 votes

#1 - There's a Rumour About an Adolescent Boy Living Alone with a Fortune Inherited From His Parents Who Is Taking Advantage of the Lack of Supervision in His Large Mansion to Live Out His Dreams and Fanta

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 5

Izumi and Mitsuki's parents pay a visit, to get the girls back. A contest is made to see who gets Izumi!

He Is My Prince!?
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10.00
27 votes

#2 - He Is My Prince!?

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 10

Seichirou and Yoshitaka compete to have Izumi and Mitsuki as their maids but there seems to be something suspicious about Seichirou.

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Yoshitaka, Oh So Far Away
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10.00
27 votes

#3 - Yoshitaka, Oh So Far Away

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 11

Takami challenges Izumi to a contest.

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A Couple Formed Under Extraordinary Circumstances Will Not Last Long
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9.93
57 votes

#4 - A Couple Formed Under Extraordinary Circumstances Will Not Last Long

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mitsuki's fan club kidnaps her, taking over the mansion. Izumi and Yoshitaka (as well as Anna and Pochi) must work together to save her.

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The Battle for Izumi Sawatari Series!! Thrilling Test of Courage!! The Maid was Watching as a Furious Struggle Unfolded over the Succession of an Apartment Building Involving an Elite Madonna Tutor wi
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9.93
57 votes

#5 - The Battle for Izumi Sawatari Series!! Thrilling Test of Courage!! The Maid was Watching as a Furious Struggle Unfolded over the Succession of an Apartment Building Involving an Elite Madonna Tutor wi

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 6

Yoshitaka takes the maids to the Summer Festival, but Mitsuki disappears, and it seems the ghost of Yoshitaka's father is involved.

An Incredibly Low Strike Zone
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9.93
57 votes

#6 - An Incredibly Low Strike Zone

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 8

Karin visits Izumi and convinces her to become an idol.

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Izumi May Be Izumi but Izumi Will No Longer Yield to Anyone
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9.93
57 votes

#7 - Izumi May Be Izumi but Izumi Will No Longer Yield to Anyone

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 9

The gang go to the beach for Izumi's photoshoot where they meet Alicia and Ellen

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He is Izumi's ♥♥♥!?
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9.88
58 votes

#8 - He is Izumi's ♥♥♥!?

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 7

After a series of weird events, Izumi gets the chance of a lifetime to become an idol, will she take the opportunity?

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That Uniform-Loving, Hidden Camera-Loving, Bishojo Game-Loving Pedo
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9.86
58 votes

#9 - That Uniform-Loving, Hidden Camera-Loving, Bishojo Game-Loving Pedo

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 3

Izumi and Mitsuki enter Yoshitaka's school, where they meet Anna.

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That Vase Is 5 Million...
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9.23
87 votes

#10 - That Vase Is 5 Million...

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yoshitaka convinces the girls to come back inside, then hands them the bill for all the things Pochi and Izumi broke the previous day. Between needing to pay off their debt and needing a place to stay, the girls end up employed by Yoshitaka.

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He is My Master!?
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9.13
63 votes

#11 - He is My Master!?

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 1

Izumi and Mitsuki have run away from the cafe and are looking for work. They notice a sign indicating jobs as maids, but Izumi takes an understandable disliking to Yoshitaka and the girls leave - but they don't get far.

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Prelude to a Kiss
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8.73
60 votes

#12 - Prelude to a Kiss

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 7

After the mountains, everyone heads to the beach. They all pitch in to help Takeru's aunt and uncle's beach restaurant. With Hikari making so many mistakes, she and Takeru are allowed to take off. They are attacked by a huge water dragon like thing and Takeru turns into his suped up form to save her.

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Cosmos: The Joys That Love Life Can Bring
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8.70
10 votes

#13 - Cosmos: The Joys That Love Life Can Bring

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Yuri's origins are revealed, she is classified as a Huge. Riri flees the academy with her, but orders are issued for their capture. What will the other Lilies choose when ordered to hunt one of their own?

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He Is My Master!!
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8.50
54 votes

#14 - He Is My Master!!

He Is My Master - Season 1 - Episode 12

The final showdown between Takami and Izumi!

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You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive
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8.43
190 votes

#15 - You Are Someone Who Ought to Survive

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Arc-Gurren escape the Anti-Spiral attack, with only half the number of people they wanted however what awaits them in space is an even greater threat. Meanwhile Yoko has returned from her long absence, to rescue Simon and reunite the Great Gurren Brigade. The peaceful life that she previously led is revealed.

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Camellia: You're Flame in My Heart
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8.33
12 votes

#16 - Camellia: You're Flame in My Heart

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 8

Yurigaoka holds a school-wide competition to choose the year's best Lily. Riri worries that the inexperienced Yuri could get hurt in the games, but with spies swarming outside the school grounds, that could be the least of her worries.

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Anemone: Believe in You and Wait
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8.27
11 votes

#17 - Anemone: Believe in You and Wait

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 10

Riri is confined for a week as punishment for insubordination and sinks into depression over Yuri's death. The other members of her legion look for her missing hair tie, hoping to cheer her up, but will it be enough?

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Lily: Purity
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8.22
9 votes

#18 - Lily: Purity

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 11

As Riri and the others continue to grieve, Yuyu isolates herself, tormented by visions of Misuzu. As the Huge attack Yurigaoka as they never have before, Yuyu is forced to question the truth of her relationship to her late Schutzengel.

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Bouquet: Flower Language
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8.20
10 votes

#19 - Bouquet: Flower Language

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 12

The most powerful Huge yet is attacking Yurigaoka, and Riri is the only one left who can fight! Can Yuyu overcome her past in time to join her? And what can the other Lilies do against an enemy that disables their weapons?

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Jade Vine: Forget Me Not
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8.13
15 votes

#20 - Jade Vine: Forget Me Not

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 5

Yuyu wants to give Riri a birthday present but doesn't know what to give her. While Riri struggles to find two more members for her legion, can Yuyu overcome her awkwardness and find a way to cheer Riri up?

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Violet: Daydreaming, You Occupy My Thoughts
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8.13
16 votes

#21 - Violet: Daydreaming, You Occupy My Thoughts

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 6

Riri's newly formed legion goes to watch an experienced legion fight to study teamwork. The Huge they're fighting, however, is more than it seems, and Riri and Yuyu's bond will be tested like never before.

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I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!
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8.10
408 votes

#22 - I Said I'm Gonna Pilot That Thing!!

Gurren Lagann - Season 1 - Episode 2

Now above ground Kamina, Simon and Yoko find themselves faced with 2 more gunmen. They dispatch these 1 of them with the help of people from Yoko's home of Ritona town. Ritona is soon under attack by 3 more Gunmen, but some quick (and insane) thinking by Kamina saves them...

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School Days
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8.02
61 votes

#23 - School Days

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 5

Hikaru thinks it will be enjoyable to go to school with Takeru so she begins school with him. Soon she finds out that it is really boring.

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Lingering by the Water's Edge
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7.98
61 votes

#24 - Lingering by the Water's Edge

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's summer break, and they all go to the mountains to camp. Hikari and Akari learn about nature and are happy; Ioneous and Jennifer get drunk, and are also happy. The group decides to play a game in the dark where they're basically supposed to split up into pairs and stake a flag on a rock. Hikari and Takeru wind up together and the rest of the group has fun spying on them, until Ioneous in monster-form starts running around in a drunken fit, making them think they're being attacked.

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Life From Now On
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7.98
60 votes

#25 - Life From Now On

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryou takes Akari home with him and soon his little sister Kimi starts to grow fond of Akari in spite of herself, and the three wind up declaring themselves a family, after which Akari moves into the Ninomiya household. Akari is introduced to Hikari and learns that she too came from space. Jennifer suggests that they used to be one being with no body, and then divided into two and gained bodies after they got to Earth.

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Flowing Along With Time
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7.96
57 votes

#26 - Flowing Along With Time

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 11

Hikari shows Takeru why he doesn't really love her and why he cannot truly love. Jennifer tells everyone her theories about what Hikari is and Ioneous confirms it. Ryou and Akari arrive trying to stop Hikari. Ryou shows Takeru why they are different even though they both have had parents that abandonded them.

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This Wonderful World
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7.95
58 votes

#27 - This Wonderful World

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 8

It is the time for the Festival of Lanterns where Japanese people honor their dead. Hikari wonders about death and it's reality is presented to her when a cricket she's been keeping dies. Jennifer reports on the ED (Extended Definition) phenomena to her superiors. They wonder about what is to happen with a new extinction on the way, something that's happened seven times before in Earth's history. Hikari is plagued by dreams in which her "dark" half wonders why she's fraternizing with those she's to destroy.

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False Heart
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7.95
57 votes

#28 - False Heart

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 10

Mari buys a present for Takeru and is going to tell him her feelings for him. When she get to the garage, she sees Takeru about to kiss Hikari. She gets mad at Hikari and slaps her which triggers the destroyer in her. Now things are set in motion for the Earth to be cleansed for the next wave of evolution.

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You're My First
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7.87
63 votes

#29 - You're My First

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 2

Takeru and Hikari explain to his friends and family what happened the previous night. Hikari tells them she came to Earth from outer space because she was lonely, but doesn't know anything else about herself. However, because Takeru saved her he's now very precious to her. Takeru's male classmates go wild with jealousy because he's got a cute babe now.

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Freesia: Innocence
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7.82
11 votes

#30 - Freesia: Innocence

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 7

Riri finds a mysterious girl in the remains of a dead Huge. The amnesiac girl quickly grows attached to Riri, who devotes herself to taking care of her. But just who is this girl, and how will Riri's legion deal with her absence?

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Fragrant Olive: A Person of Eminence
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7.64
14 votes

#31 - Fragrant Olive: A Person of Eminence

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 4

Riri is slacking off now that Yuyu has accepted her. Yuyu asks Riri to form a legion to keep her active, expecting her to fail. But when Riri starts actually recruiting members, Yuyu may be in for more than she bargained for.

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Forget-Me-Not: True Love, Memories
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7.60
15 votes

#32 - Forget-Me-Not: True Love, Memories

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 3

Riri is overjoyed that Yuyu is now her Schutzengel, but can she hold up under Yuyu's harsh training? Then, when a powerful Huge attacks, Riri gets a glimpse of Yuyu's secret.

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Two In the Shade of a Tree
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7.55
62 votes

#33 - Two In the Shade of a Tree

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryou is waiting to meet someone, although he himself doesn't really know this until he meets her. Her name is Akari, and she is obviously similar to Hikari in that she doesn't remember her past or have a name. Akari is living in the forest, because she remembers being there when she saw a night where there was a very bright light, and she wants to see a night like that again. Ryou begins going to see her regularly on his walks home, and begins to feel very protective towards her.

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Dawn is the Dividing Line Between Light and Darkness
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7.53
66 votes

#34 - Dawn is the Dividing Line Between Light and Darkness

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 1

Takeru has been telling Ryou what ideal woman would be like, when suddenly a bright light zooms down out of the sky, hits a tree, and BAM! Who should appear in the tree but Takeru's ideal woman, naked as a jaybird? She seems very vulnerable and scared and obviously doesn't know the basics of human customs or even speech. Takeru gives her a name and vows to protect her.

Wish Upon a Star
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7.49
57 votes

#35 - Wish Upon a Star

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 9

Takeru gets a fixer upper bike and spends most of his time working on it. Hikari feels left out and Mari takes the whole gang to a junk yard to find parts for the motorcycle. At the junk yard Akari confronts Hikari about their roles on Earth while Ryou and Takeru talk about their new found powers in the garage.

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My Heart's Song
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7.49
57 votes

#36 - My Heart's Song

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Season 1 - Episode 12

Takeru convinces Hikari that he loves her, for real this time. Things have already been set in motion by Ioneous though so they must stop him before it's too late for the Earth.

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Water Lily: Purity of Heart
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6.97
29 votes

#37 - Water Lily: Purity of Heart

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 1

Riri enters Yurigaoka Girls' Academy to become a Lily and protect people from the Huge, but finds her fellow Lilies more competitive and combative than she'd imagined. When a Huge specimen escapes, can Riri survive her first battle with no training?

Lily of the Valley: Return of Happiness
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6.87
23 votes

#38 - Lily of the Valley: Return of Happiness

Assault Lily: BOUQUET - Season 1 - Episode 2

Riri is determined to get Yuyu to agree to be her Schutzengel and find out what changed her, but Yuyu won't even talk to her. Riri works out her feelings as she learns her way around Yurigaoka Academy.

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Her Day
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6.62
42 votes

#39 - Her Day

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 8

Arima and Yukino both have the day off from school so they decide to meet up over at Arima's place. But that's not the whole story...

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A Different Story From So Far
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6.36
39 votes

#40 - A Different Story From So Far

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 24

Yukino has changed a lot since meeting Arima, but Arima still feels that he himself hasn't changed much at all.

A Hanamaru Summer Vacation / A Hanamaru Summer Festival
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6.00
2 votes

#41 - A Hanamaru Summer Vacation / A Hanamaru Summer Festival

Hanamaru Youchien - Season 1 - Episode 7

The kindergarten's summer vacation starts the next day, and Sakura suggests they take a trip to her hometown with Hiiragi, Koume, and Tsuchida. Tsuchida gets excited when Yamamoto decides to join them, and the six of them make plans to visit the hometown of Sakura and Tsuchida. Satsuki is delighted her brother is finally visiting home, but when he spends all of his time looking after the girls and staring at Yamamoto, her mood turns sour. The situation comes to a head when Tsuchida does not even realize his sister prepared dinner. The group heads to a nearby shrine for a summer festival, but Satsuki's feelings are still unresolved.