The BEST episodes directed by Shuu Watanabe

I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I Snuck into a Rival Store with the Daughter of the Demon King
103 votes

#1 - I Couldn't Be a Hero, So I Snuck into a Rival Store with the Daughter of the Demon King

I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job - Season 1 - Episode 5

Competition has arrived in town, and Leon Shop is against a big new magic shop that everyone is gossiping about. They're having a slow day at Leon, and wonder what the fuss is about, so Raul and Fino and other workers, get set off to disguise themselves as normal people to enter the new shop and get clues and information. When Raul mentions to Fino about her drawing attention to herself, Fino recalls that the manager of Leon told her when in doubt be Raul's girlfriend. During the Sphere performance at Amada Raul runs in to Airi "All A" but not in the manner he expected.

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Making the Dream
4 votes

#2 - Making the Dream

IDOLiSH7 - Season 1 - Episode 17

Riku and his friends receive important advice as idols through a sudden exchange with world-famous musician Douglas Rootbank. And New Year's Eve ── The stage of the decisive battle "Black or White" opens!

The Sudden Visitor
3 votes

#3 - The Sudden Visitor

IDOLiSH7 - Season 2 - Episode 5

Tenn pays a sudden visit to the IDOLiSH7 dorms. Riku is simultaneously perplexed and delighted, but Tenn has harsh words for him. Later, Yuki, Momo, and Ryunosuke arrive. With members of IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, and Re:vale at the dorms, the situation gets out of control...?!

Lonely Sun
26 votes

#4 - Lonely Sun

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 60

After giving up the lead, Narumiya remembers how he cost Inashiro's at last year's Koshien. With renewed confidence, Narumiya decides to show seido what a true ace is composed of.

The Uncharted Path
7 votes

#5 - The Uncharted Path

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ai and Rina join the School Idol Club. The members are impressed with how much Ai seems to be helping them out and then Ai makes some unexpected discoveries on her own.

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The Battle Begins!
22 votes

#6 - The Battle Begins!

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 51

Seidou battles Inashiro for the right to go to Nationals. Mei overthinks his opening battle with Kuromichi and walks him. Kuromichi steals second base standing up, a sacrifice bunt from Kominato moves him to third, and a base hit from Isashiki gives Seido a 1-0 lead. Seeing nothing to lose, Mei decides to battle Yuuki one-on-one as the rest of Seidou watches wondering if Mei is losing it.

Grim Reaper
56 votes

#7 - Grim Reaper

Initial D - Season 5 - Episode 9

The destined battle between Ryosuke and Rin 'Shinigami' Hojo has begun, over a girl named Kaori. As the race progresses on, the story of Ryosuke, Hojo and Kaori is revealed. And as Ikeda of Spiral Zero spectates the race from behind, it's obvious that this race of fate has quickly risen well beyond dangerous.

Neck and Neck
28 votes

#8 - Neck and Neck

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 29

Sawamura's moving fastball and four seamer continue to cause problems for Akikawa's batters. As Seido's batters start to get on base, Miyuki comes to the plate and is able to predict the pitches Shunshin Yeung will make. Miyuki's at bat not only helps Seido's batters improve, but Tanba is sent to the bullpen to warm-up and cause an additional scare for Akikawa's batters. Will it all be enough to reverse the score and give Seido the lead?

A Pro's Resolve
4 votes

#9 - A Pro's Resolve

IDOLiSH7 - Season 1 - Episode 4

IDOLiSH7 will be suspended for a month before watching TRIGGER's live performance in order to raise awareness as an idol. As the enthusiasm for resuming activities gradually increased, Ichiori expected that TRIGGER's live performance would be a good stimulus for them. And on the day of the live. Nagi, Tamaki and Yamato, who are late for the meeting and run desperately, encounter an unexpected person on the way to the venue. Meanwhile, at the live venue, Riku was trying to reveal the secrets of Sogo and his friends.

The direction of summer
4 votes

#10 - The direction of summer

IDOLiSH7 - Season 1 - Episode 11

IDOLiSH7, whose debut has been officially decided, will visit Okinawa to shoot the PV of their debut song. At the hotel he is staying at, he happens to encounter TRIGGER, and Riku tries to call out to heaven, but he ignores heaven and leaves. On the other hand, the staff of the program that appeared under Tamaki and Sogo, who are in charge of the work of IDOLiSH7 and MEZZO ″, propose a project in Tamaki. An unexpected incident happened at the Kotori Yu office ...

Expectations of an Ace
25 votes

#11 - Expectations of an Ace

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 39

Tanba takes to the mound. After two fastballs Tanba has an 0-2 count lead. Miyuki calls for a curveball, but the curve proves to be low and inside, coming close to a past ball. Miyuki makes a dramatic save, keeping the one-run lead for Seido. Seeing that Tanba had the pitch, even though he didn't have the control, Miyuki calls for another curve and gets Sanada to strike out. In the top half of the ninth Seido manages to score two runs, going up 8-5. After Furuya grounds into a double play, Kataoka decides to gamble. Furuya is pulled from the game. Tanba is left to face the bottom of the order with a 3-run lead. If even one runner gets on board though, Tanba will have to face off with Raichi. Will Tanba manage to hold on? This episode covers chapters 113 to 115.

One Pitch
21 votes

#12 - One Pitch

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 38

Amahisa strikes out Raichi but Sanada changes the flow of the game. Amahisa is switched out and despite Ichidaisan's efforts, they lose to Yakushi High for the second time.

Rail Zeppelin – Gordius Wheel and the Memory of the King of Conquerors (2)
18 votes

#13 - Rail Zeppelin – Gordius Wheel and the Memory of the King of Conquerors (2)

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 8

Murder aboard the Rail Zeppelin! Someone has killed Trisha Fellows, and Lord El-Melloi II steps up to take on the case himself, but Olga Marie questions his way of life, as his behavior is far from typical for a proper Mage. Meanwhile, Shishigou and Luvia, under Reines's orders, are conducting their own investigation. The Rail Zeppelin begins its procession once again, and a mysterious figure appears before Lord El-Melloi II and Gray. Radiating overwhelming power, their assailant is a manifestation of the Heroic Spirits engraved into human history: a Servant.

Brake Release!! Tailyellow
13 votes

#14 - Brake Release!! Tailyellow

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Erina's first outing as Tailyellow does not go as expected, and she later confides to Soji that she may not be qualified to be one of the Twin Tails. While Soji tries to work with Erina, Aika must deal with an attack from Leviaguildy and Krakeguildy!

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The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future
17 votes

#15 - The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 13

Several days after the incident on the Mystic Eyes collection train, a solemn ritual is conducted within Department of Modern Magecraft Theories for Svin's ascension to the rank of Pride. Several days after the incident on the Mystic Eyes collection train, a solemn ritual is conducted within Department of Modern Magecraft Theories for Svin's ascension to the rank of Pride. Meanwhile, Gray cannot shake her uneasiness about Lord El-Melloi II’s imminent departure for distant lands to participate in the Holy Grail War. Deep in thought as she wanders the streets, bustling as they are with the approach of Christmas, she bumps into Melvin.

52 votes

#16 - Brothers

Initial D - Season 5 - Episode 12

The final battles for Project D are here, and it all starts with the uphill battle between Keisuke's FD and Go Hojo's NSX. But as Rin understands, there is a fundamental difference between his younger brother and Keisuke, one that might determine this race.

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Keisuke's Determination
57 votes

#17 - Keisuke's Determination

Initial D - Season 5 - Episode 6

As it appears that the FD vs. Supra battle is giving no quarter, the question is, is it possible for Keisuke to hold off Minagawa's professional pressure? Meanwhile a new racer appears on the slopes of Hakone, and its evident he wants to kill himself, and take anybody with him!

An Evening Story
19 votes

#18 - An Evening Story

Kingdom (2012) - Season 1 - Episode 23

Xin learns some things about Qiang Lei's past, and Diao has to make an important decision about the future.

With Chagrin in His Heart
27 votes

#19 - With Chagrin in His Heart

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 9

Sawamura begins to follow Chris every where to try and learn more about baseball. He also sits out of some practices so he can learn how the communication of a team works. Chris finally gives in to Eijun's persistence and catches a few of his pitches. After catching them, Chris informs Eijun he must find his specialty if he is to be truly effective as a pitcher. At first Sawamura is confused. he knows his speed isn't the best and he can't throw breaking balls, so what could be his specialty. Eventually Sawamura decides his specialty is his control, but focusing solely on control lowers his speed and allows him to get slaughtered in weekend a game. Can Sawamura figure out what his specialty truly is before being demoted?

A Workshop, a Grave, and a Necromancer
20 votes

#20 - A Workshop, a Grave, and a Necromancer

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 4

Primary Lecturer Wills is an authority in the Spiritual Evocation department. His father, Sir Trevor, owned the Marburry Workshop that utilizes an entire wastelands to operate as a Magical Workshop. However, the Workshop went out of control, causing many casualties including that of Sir Trevor himself, and has gotten out of hand. Lord El-Melloi II, seeking assistance from the Spiritual Evocation department in order to participate in the Holy Grail War, begrudgingly accepts the request to solve this case. However, what awaited the entourage who arrived at the mansion was Hishiri Adashino, a member of the Policies department that investigates and enforces rules within the Clock Tower...

Thunder and the Underground Labyrinth
24 votes

#21 - Thunder and the Underground Labyrinth

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Modern Magecraft Theories classroom was as rowdy as ever, but there is something wrong with Lord El-Melloi II's behavior. Luvia, sitting in on one of his lectures, asks Gray the reason why, and it turns out it's because his favorite tearoom has basically closed shop. Lord El-Melloi II heads to the tearoom to inquire on their circumstances, as he realizes work just can't progress at this rate, but when he goes down into the underground aqueducts to investigate, an ominous shadow attacks him. Gray, worried that he hasn't shown any signs of returning from the investigation, seek help from Flat and Svin.

Next Stage
24 votes

#22 - Next Stage

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 70

Sawamura concedes 3 runs and gets 0 outs, giving the lead up to Yakushi. Sawamura begins to feel he will never be able to pitch again and wonders what has happened to his control and his confidence.

A Girl, a Department Store, and a Gift
15 votes

#23 - A Girl, a Department Store, and a Gift

Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Rail Zeppelin Grace Note - Season 1 - Episode 6

One peaceful day, Gray heads out on her own to visit Reines. An unexpected turn of events leads to the two going on a shopping trip to Carnac, a major department store. Gray's lack of experience in such a place leaves her entirely at Reines’s mercy. To further complicate matters, Luvia elects to join them partway through their trip, and the three girls decide to have a tea party...

Wavering Feelings
5 votes

#24 - Wavering Feelings

IDOLiSH7 - Season 2 - Episode 2

Yuki declares that he'll recommend IDOLiSH7 for the currently undecided performance slot at the Zero Arena inaugural concert. Zero Arena's general manager is scheduled to come to their next concert, so Tsumugi, who is in charge of the group's stage production, heads to Zero Arena to gather ideas. There she encounters a gentleman who claims to have worked in stage production in the past. Tsumugi's heart is moved by the way he describes his feelings towards idols standing onstage. His hints help her finish the set, and the concert begins!