The Best Episodes Directed by Takahiro Omori
#1 - I'm With The Good-For-Nothing Types
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 6
Mikan begins to feel that her Alice is useless compared to her classmates cool Alices. The day arrives for the elementary students and the middle school students to have a combined lesson. Mikan learns that she is in the special class which is populated by those who Alices don't fit into the other groups. After getting into trouble with some older students Mikan is rescued by Tsubasa a middle school student. When he finds out that Mikan and he are in the same group he takes Mikan to their classroom. There they find that the group has put together a welcoming party for Mikan. Mikan is very happy to find out that there are a lot of nice students in her group and that she has a place where she belongs.
#2 - How Exciting, Central Town
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 10
All of the students get an allowance and one day they decide to go to the campus's Central Town, the mall for Alice Academy students. Everything sold there is made by Alices so Mikan is excited to see it. The teacher Jinno forbids her to go to Central Town unless she is accompanied by her partner Natsume. Luckily for Mikan Natsume is taking care of a little boy named Yoichi who is in the same group as him and Yoichi also wants to go to Central Town. Because Natsume has a soft side for the kid he agrees and they all go to Central town. Once there Mikan spends her money to set a talking apple free and is unable to buy the town's famous cotton candy. Mikan then earns the money to buy a small box and end up sharing it with everyone including Natsume.
#3 - Imagine the Maze, the Magic Lamp
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 16
The Special type class has set up their RPG maze game for the festival and are ready for costumers! Sadly nobody seems interested until Narumi, Natsume, Ruka, and Sumire come. Ruka, Narumi, and Sumire all fail, but they get other people interested in it, and soon there's a huge line! Natsume provoked by Tsubasa enters the maze and ends up winning. The winner may pick a lamp from the prize table. The lamps belong to each member of the special types class and the person who's lamp is chosen will become the winner's slave. Natsume in order to get revenge on Tsubasa tells Yome to find out which one is his but Yome misunderstands and Natsume ends up with Mikan's lamp.
#4 - Just the Two of Us, in the Dark
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 18
Ruka explains to Mikan why Natsume acts the way he does. The three end up at the hunted house attraction. They enter the hunted house and Mikan gets scared by everything whether it's scary or not. While running away from a scary old lady Natsume and Mikan get separated from Rukia and worse get trapped in the house by a wall that suddenly appears!
#5 - Who Will Have the Last Dance?
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 20
The Special Ability class receives an award for their RPG. At the award ceremony Mikan sees the principles for the first time and Narumi decides to give Mikan her grandpas letters. Then it's time for the festival's last dance. Supposedly, the girl and her dancing partner will fall in love forever if they dance the last dance together. Every girl in school wants Natsume or Ruka to be their partner for the last dance of course. But both Natsume and Ruka want to dance with an oblivious Mikan.
#6 - I Won't Lose the Alice Dodgeball
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 7
Natsume and his gang keep ditching class. Mikan makes a bet with Natsume that if she wins in a dodgeball game he and his friends will stop skipping class. Natsume agrees but if Mikan looses then she must do whatever he says. The game begins but with a twist: unlike regular dodgeball in this game people can use their Alices through the dodgeball!
#7 - This is My Alice
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 4
In the North Forest Mikan, Hotaru, and Iincho get trapped by a violent Teddy Bear, and a giant chick. The group forces Ruka to help them as his Alice allows him to tame animals including the giant chick. When Natsume hears that his best friend has been forced to help, he gets angry and tries to burn Mikan with his fire Alice. Before he can do it though a bright blue light engulfs everything and Natsume is unable to use his powers. Could this be Mikan's Alice?
#8 - Let's Go Back to the Academy
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 15
Mikan manages to get in contact with the school through the communication device (panda shaped headphones) Hotaru gave her. As Natsume burns through the ropes tying him Narumi gives the three instructions. But Natsume's Alice alerts Reo to their awakening and he takes the device away from them. He has his own conversation with Narumi, and it seems Reo and Narumi were friends at school along with "that person". After he destroys the device Leo sets out to find what type of Alices Mikan and Sumire has. When Mikan isn't affected by his Alice Reo learns that she has the nullification Alice. Leo is shocked and has an investigation done on "that person." After Reo and his men leave Natsume tells the other two to escape. As the two make a run for it Natsume threatens Reo that he will blow up the warehouse if he tries to pursue them. Mikan realizes while running that Natsume isn't bluffing and that he really intends to blow himself up. Mikan runs back and stops Natsume just in time. She helps him escape and convinces him to come back with her to the Academy where everybody is waiting for them.
#9 - Raise the Curtain, Snow White Sleeping Beauty
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 19
Ruka is starring in the festival's play along with a girl named Yuri. Yuri's Alice is a girl attracting pheromone which she uses to attract a bigger female audience. The twist is Ruka is playing Snow White and Yuri is playing the prince. After an accident which involves Hotaru, a camera, and a sticky substance, Mikan ends up playing the prince and Natsume ends up playing a jungle cat.
#10 - Young Days
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 4
Midterms are over, and Natsume leaves on a trip with Nishimura, Kitamoto, and Sasada. He realizes that the scenery he's viewing from the train is from one of the places he grew up in, when he was passed around from one family to the next. He'd thought he didn't have any good memories of the time, but then he remembers what happened when he lived there...
#12 - The Stolen Book of Friends
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 1
While outside during school Natsume is hit with a ball while reading. He goes to retrieve the ball and ends up breaking a Youkai's seal (much like he had with Nyanko-sensei). Later that night Natsume and Nyanko-sensei discover a look-a-like of Nyanko, only to have him steal the Book Of Friends!
#13 - Melting into Spring
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 2
While fooling around in the snow, Natsume and Nyanko-sensei run in to Gen, a forest guardian who lives inside a statue. Gen tries to take over Natsume's body, but instead takes over a snow rabbit that Natsume had made. Gen pleads Natsume to help him find an evil spirit who destroyed Sui, his guardian partner, and Natsume agrees. But it seems Gen isn't telling everything he should...
#14 - Touko and Shigeru
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 10
Touko and Shigeru are the kind elderly couple who took in Natsume when no one else would. But what were they like before they let Natsume move in?
#15 - The Days Eater
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 1
Natsume helps a youkai out of a pot, and as a "reward", is made young again. But Natsume is already young, and making him younger just confuses him and addles his memories. When he doesn't know who to trust, will he have the strength to know who his real friends are?
#16 - Let's Bring Natsume Back
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 14
Mikan and Sumire who had witnessed Reo kidnapping Natsume escape from the school to rescue him. They end up being captured as well. Mikan, and Sumire end up in an abandoned warehouse with an unconscious Natsume. Feigning unconsciousness as well Mikan and Sumire find out about the dark secrets of Alice Academy.
#17 - Natsume's Book of Play
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 13
The youkai hold a party to celebrate Natsume. Things get out of hand when they ask Natsume for a human game, and he suggests Shadow Tag. When Nyanko-sensei becomes "it", he starts stomping youkai left and right. And then Misuzu-sama, the 100 foot tall youkai, shows up...
#18 - Other Side of the Glass
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 6
Natsume overhears whispers that a powerful youkai is reviving, later that evening he is trapped in a bottle as an offering. Humans can’t see or hear him, so Nyanko-sensei decides to help the “best” way he can…
#19 - Long Way Home
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 13
Natsume is possessed by a spirit. Obsessed with returning home, he remembers the events that occured just after his father's death.
#20 - Temporary Home
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 10
Mysterious footprints and markings are left on the gate of the Fujiwara house. Strange things start going on inside the house and Shigeru verifies with Natsume that the cause of this activity involves the husband and wife who used to live there. And so Shigeru tells story of those two but in a unusually childlike manner...
#22 - Stand-In
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 4
Natsume is at home early one evening when he hears a knock on the door. He sees Tohko outside, asking to be let in. But when he opens the door, there's nobody there, and a gust of wind rushes past. Another Youkai is after the book of friends!
#24 - It Must Not Be Bound
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 5
Natsume's friend Taki lives in a house filled with traps and mazes for youkai. She can't see the youkai herself without the aid of a special circle, but she can hear them when they're trapped in her house. She saves one of them, but it refuses to leave her home. Natsume suspects that there may be danger involved, and visits her to make sure that everything is okay.
#25 - To You, From Bygone Days
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 5
An old classmate Yuriko, remembers her time watching Natsume and how he was a little weird. A clingbug from Natsume’s past reminds him of the time he spent running from a youkai with a grudge.
#26 - Humans and Youkai
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 13
Why don't you decide already? Which is more important to you? When Natsume finds out what Kai really is, that is what Natori asks him.
#27 - The Door of Memories
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 12
Natsume is going home for the last time, but first he must stop by his relative’s house to get the key. But he is cautious, as inside is a youkai that tormented Natsume, and a girl that has always resented him.
#28 - Tree of Promise
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 5
Natsume encounters a spirit who was enslaved by his grandmother Reiko 50 years ago by writing his name on a torn page from the Book of Friends, and tying it to a tree in a forest. Can Natsume help locate the torn page? What was Reiko's intention of tying it to a tree?
#29 - What Matters
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 11
Natori's group searches the Hakozaki mansion for the study. But other forces want the powerful magics contained within, and Natsume doesn't want them to have it...
#30 - That Which You Must Not Call
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 7
Natsume is dragged off into the cave of the evil spirit that is after Taki. He temporarily loses the ability to see youkai after being poisoned by the spirit. Will he be able to stop the youkai from eating Taki without his sight?
#31 - Mischievous Rain
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 2
On a rainy day, Natsume meets a young girl youkai. Her name isn't in the book of friends, but she wants his help anyway: she wants him to find a man she met once. The man couldn't see Youkai normally, but a mischievous trick of the weather let him see her for just one day. For the next fifty years she visited him, hoping he'd see her one more time, but he never did. Now he's vanished. Can Natsume find him for her?
#32 - The Bound Ones
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 5
Natsume finds that Tsukiko's home is haunted by not one, but three separate youkai, each with its own motivations. One wants to protect Tsukiko's father, and the other two... Natori wants to exorcise them and protect Tsukiko, but Natsume wants to find some way to protect them. Is there a peaceful solution?
#33 - The Sealed Room
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 10
Natori is trying to find information on Natsume and his book of friends. Meanwhile, Natsume visits his house to deliver some of Touko's homemade jam. But this is the start of an adventure...
#34 - A Day That Will Someday Come
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 8
Natsume is on his way home when he finds a letter on the ground. The letter seems to belong to a nearby man, who asks Natsume to take him to his school. The man is actually a youkai, who was once deeply involved with a human girl. He cut the relationship off, but the girl isn't ready to give up...
#35 - The Little Fox's Hat
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 7
Natsume goes to a hot spring for a school trip, with an errand from Shigeru to pick up Teacups from a near by pottery. While there he meets and helps a little fox spirit, who quickly grows attached to him.
#36 - False Friend
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 3
Natsume is approached by someone he knew from elementary school. He wants nothing to do with them, but they threaten to reveal his secret: that he can see Youkai, if he doesn't come along with them. He reluctantly goes with them, and is taken to meet a strange girl...
#38 - Assembly of Conjurers
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 11
After chasing an injured yokai around, Natsume encounters Natori, who then invites him to go to a meeting of sorcerers. There, Natsume meets others with similar powers and similar problems.
#39 - The Little Ones
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 3
After Natsume returned Amana’s name, she accused him of stealing her ring. He has three days to find and return it before she burns down his house. To make matters worse, the ring is trapped in the hair of a migratory youkai, and Nyanko-sensei is unable to use his powers.
#40 - Ukihara Village
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 2
Natsume is accosted by a spirit who asks for her brother's name back. She says that both of them have come from the village of floating spring, a paradise sealed off from the land of men. Meanwhile, the local Youkai are happy that the local priest is no longer in his temple. Natsume worries for his friend Tanuma, the priest's son, but isn't sure what to say...
#41 - The Gap Between Humans and Youkai
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 7
Natsume’s greatest fear has come true. Someone not involved in the world of youkai is hurt because of him. Natori needs Natsume to regain his composure or they will be eaten by Omibashira!
#42 - The Thing Lurking in the Storeroom
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 5
Natsume helps clean the stoeroom at Taki's house with Tanuma. He realizes that one of the kimonos that her grandfather, who researched youkai, used to ward off demons was missing, but decides not to tell them so they won't be scared. But that kimono was an old doll youkai, who was trying to recover its body which was torn apart when her grandfather sealed it
#43 - The God, Enshrined
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 10
While being swept down the river, Natsume managed to feel the presences of Hudzuki-gami. Natori must make the choice to follow Natsume instincts or seal Fudzuki-gami.
#46 - It Blooms Tomorrow
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 2
Natsume's town is visited by a stonewasher: a powerful magical being capable of purifying tainted rocks. The stonewasher is looking for its lost student, and turns to Natsume for help.
#47 - A Chick Hatches
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 4
Natsume takes care of an abandoned egg from a nest, not considering it could be a Youkai. After it hatches, it turns out it is a rare baby spirit called Tatsumi, who thinks that Natsume is its parent. Natsume can't help but get attached to the little spirit even as Tatsumi grows tired and sick. But as Natsume takes care of Tatsumi, a mysterious spirit comes and wants to take away Tatsumi for his master... who wants to eat him!
#48 - Unchanging Form
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 1
Natsume continues to spend his days giving back Youkai their names from the book of friends. One day, as he's heading home, he finds himself chased by a giant, rolling pot. The youkai in the pot insists that his grandmother Reiko stole a doll from her. When she threatens to hurt his family, however, he's forced to go out and find it. But would his kind, smiling grandmother Reiko really steal a doll from someone?
#51 - The Man Amidst the Rows of Cherry Trees
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 9
From the day that a picture of a row of cherry trees in a desolate winter was obtained, every time Natsume wakes up, his rooms is covered in petals. Trying to solve the root of this activity, Natsume and Nyako Sensei try and return the picture to Miya, a shadowy figure who accompanies the picture. But why can't they return it to Miya...?
#52 - The Young Boy in the Empty House
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 12
At a house rumored to be haunted by ghosts, Natsume hears the voice of a child. Following the voice to its source, Natsume finds a child named Kai, who is trapped in a casket-like box. Kai tells Natsume that he someone is chasing him every day.
#53 - The Moon-Splitting Festival
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 9
Every 10 years the followers of Houdzuigami and Fudzukigami have a battle to determine the fate of the land. Natsume is approached by the followers of Houdzukigami to act as their missing god. Natori has been given the job of finding the missing god or seal Fuduzkigami before he wins.
#54 - Nitai-sama
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 3
Natsume gets a call from his old "friend" Shibata, who he once helped with a youkai problem. Shibata wants him to come visit, and Natsume reluctantly agrees. He and Tanuma pay Shibata a visit, and have a pleasant chat at a park. But when Shibata mentions a local haunted house, Natsume finds his visit has turned into more than he expected...
#55 - The Name of a Monster
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 1
One day, Natsume finds a yokai named Kagejawan running around near his home, which he soon learns means disaster is about to strike.
#57 - To The Ephemeral Ones
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 11
Natsume has come down with a cold after adventuring in the hills. All of his friends, both human and youkai, do their best to make him feel better. As he lies in bed, he begins to realize how much the people around him care for him, and how valuable the bonds he's established are.
#58 - Youkai Exorcism Amid the Steaming Springs
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 3
Natori invites Natsume on a Hot Spring trip. But noises from the closet and a kimono-clad figure dangled from the ceiling make Natsume uneasy. Not wanting to trouble Natori because of his kind gesture to enjoy the Hot Spring with him, Natsume investigates the Hot Spring himself. During the night Natsume meets with the Youkai, where she comments that he is too soft, and attacks!
#59 - Fleeting Light
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 8
Natsume meets a spirit who used to be friends with a man who could also see spirits, but one day lost this ability.
#60 - Lying Eyes
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 4
Natsume watches a movie starring Natori, and when he's done he finds one of Natori's paper dolls. The doll is soaked and the text on it is impossible to read, and Natsume becomes concerned for Natori's safety. He travels to the location that's just barely legible on the doll, and finds a young woman whose home is haunted by not one, but three youkai.
#61 - I Won't Let Alice Get to Me
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 3
Mikan learns that everyone in Alice Academy has an Alice and that people with Alices are valued by the world. Alice Academy was designed to train these "elites" and so only those with Alices are allowed in the school. When the class finds out that Mikan doesn't know her own Alice they start to bully her but Mikan stands up to them and says that she trusts Narumi who told her she had an Alice. Natsume then challenges her: if she can survive going through the North Forest then he and the rest of class will accept her.
#62 - The School Festival is Here
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 12
The school festival has begun! It will last for two weeks ending with a dance. The four groups will each participate and the one that has the best performance will win an award. Mikan's group isn't interested in participating mainly due to the fact that non of there Alices have anything in common like the other groups. Mikan trys to come up with an idea and comes up with the idea of a role playing game with help from Natsume. It takes a lot of effort to get their idea approved but it eventually does. Natsume then passes out from a wound that he got while on a mission for the Academy.
#63 - Aim for the Honor Student Award
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 21
Its exam time at Alice Academy, and those who do well are rewarded. The person who gets the top marks will be rewarded with a trip back to their family and a Central Town shopping ticket. The prospect of seeing her Grandpa gets Mikan all fired up and she studies really hard. Her enthusiasm rubs off on the other students and they all start studying too.
#65 - The Girl's Circle
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2 - Episode 6
There is a new girl in school, Taki Tooru. With her appearance at the school, circles resembling crop circles begin to appear. As Natsume tries to find out more about the circles and Taki, he is visited by another Youkai. Only this time the Youkai isn't looking for his name, but for a snack.
#66 - Exorcist
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 3 - Episode 7
Natsume finds out who's been stealing the youkai blood: the exorcist Matoba Seiji. He investigates with the help of Natori, but is captured by Matoba's servant youkai. Matoba is willing to sacrifice any number of youkai for his own ambitions. He tells Natsume why he's gathering blood: to release the seal on a powerful youkai. Natsume learns that there are people who treat Youkai in a totally different way than he or even Natori.
#67 - Gomochi's Benefactor
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 7
Natsume meets a youkai named Gomochi, who has come in search of Reiko. The youkai has a message for Reiko, and wants to thank her for a favor she did him long ago. In hearing his story, Natsume comes to learn more about his mysterious grandmother.
#68 - What Flows
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 6 - Episode 9
Natsume travels to an inn for a study session with the rest of his class. While he's there, a flood washes away a local shrine. The shrine is said to house three masks, but Natsume can see four...
#70 - The Letter From the Exorcist
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 3
Natsume receives a letter from Matoba, an exorcist whom he's had unpleasant dealings with in the past. The world of exorcists is a dangerous place lately, and Matoba wants Natsume's help. Natsume wants to refuse, but Matoba threatens to reveal Natsume's powers to his adopted family, which would spell the end of his peaceful life.
#72 - The Swallow at the Water Bottom
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 6
Natsume gets possessed by a swallow spirit, who wishes to meet a human that helped her before. Natsume agrees to help her and the two grow attached. When Swallow finds the human, Natsume feels bad that she can't actually meet him, but when of he hears of a kimono that can turn a spirit human for a day, he strives to find it...
#73 - Shadow of Linked Chains
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 4
Natsume arrives at the exorcist meeting to help smoke out the youkai that Matoba wants to find. But he quickly discovers that the situation is more complicated than it first seemed. The youkai is capable of replicating itself to possess targets, and no one but Natsume is able to see who is possessed. Natsume and Nyanko-sensei search the halls, still unsure if they even want to be there.
#74 - Following a Narrow Path
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 9
While on the run from a fearsome youkai, Natsume accidently sits on a tiny mushroom youkai. The mushroom youkai is incensed, as it has a meeting with a 'noble person' later in that day. It insists on Natsume helping it prepare for its meeting with this 'noble person', and Natsume finds himself drawn into the strange story of its past...
#76 - Soundless Valley
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 6
While out on an errand for Touko-san, Natsume is caught by two hairy-ball youkai, who influence him with dark energy and make him unable to speak. He is rescued by a bird-like youkai name Hidaka, who takes him to her "nest" in an abandoned valley.
#77 - Ayakashi Purification
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 9
Natsume meets a popular actor named Natori Shuuichi who can also see spirits, and has a side job as an exorcist.
#78 - Adversity Makes a Man Wise
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 12
The flashpoints that had been smoldering in several places unleash major mayhem, swallowing the city of Ikebukuro. In this mayhem, Mikado’s answer is given.
#79 - When I Was Deceived
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 4 - Episode 8
Natsume is walking home one day when he's accosted by a flying Tengu, who lifts him up into the sky! Meanwhile, Nyanko-sensei is stuck in a well, where Nanase tells him a story about how she learned to never get close to a youkai.
#80 - Shigure and the Girl
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 4
Natsume's secret is found out by Sasada, the class president, during the "Trial of Courage." She asks for his help to find the spirit that lives in the abandoned school. Natsume denies the fact that he can see anything, but she won't take no for an answer. Meanwhile, the spirit, Shigure, captures the rest of their school mates, in fury of the school being torn down...
#81 - Distant Festival Lights
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 7
Natsume and his friends go to a distant hot springs to help with the renovations. When he arrives, he meets an old friend of Tanumas, but he quickly gets caught up in local youkai trouble. Tanuma's old friend is actually a youkai, and she threatens terrible things if Natsume reveals her secret.
#82 - Asagi's Koto
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 10
Natsume is possessed by a sick koto player, whose friend wants her to be able to play one last time.
#83 - A World Unbent
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5 - Episode 8
Natori's family has always been exorcists... until they lost the abililty to see youkai. After generations of fearing the youkai's revenge, Natori is suddenly born with the ability to see them. His family doesnt want anything to do with his powers, though, and he's left to figure out how to live on his own. His life changes when he meets a young Matoba at an exorcist gathering, and the two of them end up hunting a powerful youkai together...
#85 - Eloquent and Competent
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 21
Using a number of pseudonyms, Izaya has continued to cause an uproar from behind the scenes. One of these pseudonyms is a story that goes back 12 years ago, from the time he was a middle school student along with Shinra.
#86 - A Rumor Only Lasts Seventy-Five Days
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 16
Rumors spread about “Ikebukuro’s most dangerous man,” claiming things like, “He’s injured. He has a girlfriend. He has a child.” After her defeat by Shizuo, Varona has lost her sense of purpose. At Dennis’ suggestion, she…
#87 - The Mysterious Person at the Eight Fields
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 3
Natsume is implored to help spirits who are currently being exorcised. He finds a kindred spirit in Tanuma, a boy who also senses spirits although not as powerful as Natsume.
#88 - A Cat Has Nine Lives
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 19
Everyone involved with Ruri is becoming the target of the stalker. Shizuo and Masaomi find themselves caught up in the action and encounter a member of Blue Square in the midst of it. With Anri in imminent danger, Masaomi seeks out the truth.
#89 - Roses Have Thorns
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 18
He was in love with Ruri Hijiribe. That was the reason why he became a stalker and loved her so intensely that he wanted to destroy her soul. All the suffering Ruri had gone through, and the reason for the killer, Hollywood, will be revealed.
#91 - Both the Immortals and Those Who Aren't Sing the Praises of Life Equally
Baccano! Season 1 - Episode 13
1931 on top of the Flying Pussyfoot, Claire is thinking whether he should kill or not kill Chane but instead comes out and proposes to her. Meanwhile Jacuzzi is having a stand off with Goose when he finally gets an opportunity to use the gift Nice gave him early. Isaac and Miria are also on the train roof when they see something coming towards Czeslaw and try to protect him thinking it's the Rail Tracer. New York in 1930, Ennis betrays Szilard and just when he is about to finish Ennis off all the guys who were shot early, including Firo, suddenly emerge. It is time for Szilard to receive his retribution. New York in 2001, Isaac and Miria are up to their usual mishaps.
#92 - Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 7
Two killers in the Russian wilderness discuss the fugitives that have violated their unwritten law. After fleeing the company, Varona and Sloan act as hitmen in Japan. Dennis and Simon watch on as Egor, the “Philosophical Killing Machine” gives chase.
#93 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 24
Advancing the internal purge of the Dollars, Mikado tries to realize his ideal, which is leading to a clash with the Yellow Scarves. Various incidents are further entangled as another uproar occurs in Ikebukuro, and the story deepens into further chaos!
#94 - Blessed Are the Foolish
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 22
Various people begin to move around the Dollars. Learning of Mikado’s current situation, Masaomi revives the Yellow Scarves and in his determination to crush the Dollars, approaches Kyohei. Meanwhile, we learn more of Aoba’s history with his brother.
#95 - Harmony is the Greatest of Virtues
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 2
Due to her appearance on TV, Celty Sturluson has gained even more attention and 10 million yen is being offered to uncover her identity. Meanwhile, Raira Academy welcomes its new students, which includes Mairu and Kuriri, Izaya Orihara’s sisters.
#96 - Adding Insult to Injury
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 3
The idol Ruri Hijiribe and actor Yuhei Hanejima; two people who, despite being hugely popular, remain a mystery. A chance meeting gives them reason to reveal their secrets to one another. Meanwhile, the various situations in Ikebukuro begin to intersect.
#97 - Heart-Colored Ticket
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 5
Natsume comes across an old ticket in Reiko's belongings and decides to go to the abandoned train station to see why she kept it. There, he meets a slow witted spirit named Santo, who was waiting for Reiko the entire time to go Kiriganuma, to see and make up with his friend, Mikuri, but the trip isn't as easy as it first seems...
#98 - The Ladies' Man Has Neither Money Nor Power
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 8
Masaomi contemplates friendship as he travels far from Ikebukuro. Mikado receives an unexpected visit from Aoba. Akane explains the real intention behind her attempt to kill Shizuo. And as Toramaru retaliates against the Dollars, Chikage confronts…
#99 - A Mouth of Nectar, a Heart of Needles
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 20
Amphisbaena runs an underground casino, and Heaven’s Slave, a gang of drug dealers. Even then, no one can figure out who these two groups really are. The Awakusu Group hires Izaya to do some digging, but..
#100 - The Dew God's Small Shrine
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 2
Natsume is visited by the village's local god who is currently fading because of the lack of devotees.
#101 - No One Knows What the Future Holds
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 5
With the uproar over the bounty settled, the city appears to be peaceful. However, the sparks of a new uproar begin to light, one after another. The womanizing leader of the Toramaru gang visits Shizuo, and Celty receives a request from the Awakusu…
#102 - Life is But a Dream
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 14
Namie is keeping a close eye on Seiji as he and Mika go on a date.
#103 - When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 4
While transporting some mysterious luggage, Celty attempts to escape the biker gangs out to claim the 10 million bounty that’s been placed on her. Caught up in the chaos, Mairu and Kururi join with Kyohei and the others.
#104 - The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 10
Akane grew up loved by her family, wanting nothing. When she learned the truth behind the family business, it was Izaya that reached out to her. In the present day, the conflict intensifies between the Dollars and Toramaru, as Kadota and Chikage face off.
#105 - Birds of a Feather
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 23
Kadota was in a hit-and-run and the resulting rumors have Saburo and Walker taking action. In an effort to get information on the Dollars, Shuji Niekawa contacts Haruya Shiki. Meanwhile, Akabayashi follows up with Izaya on his investigation of Mikado.
#106 - Welcome to Gakuen Alice
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 2
Mikan is accepted into Alice Academy and can finally see Hotaru again. She also meets the other people in her class and gets a huge shock when she finds out that everyone in the school has a special power or Alice.
#107 - The Star-Class is Tough
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 5
Mikan has finally been accepted by her classmates after discovering that she has the nullification Alice. However after getting on the wrong side of a teacher Mikan is given the lowest ranking of the school: a no star. This means that Mikan will now have to live with the worst of everything including food, dorm, and chores.
#108 - I Want To See Grandpa
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 8
Whenever Mikan writes a letter to her Grandfather, she gives it to Narumi who she believes is sending them to her Grandfather. However Mikan soon finds out that Narumi has not been sending them and instead has been hiding them in his desk drawer. An upset Mikan escapes from the Academy to go see her Grandfather. Some men try to kidnap her after finding out that she's from the Academy but luckily Narumi arrives in time to save her. Narumi gets shot while rescuing her which causes Mikan to get upset that she has put her teacher in danger. She agrees to go back to the Academy with Narumi after seeing that he's not such a bad guy after all.
#109 - I Love You, Hotaru
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 9
Hotaru is up for an honor student prize against an older student. Whoever wins in a robot fighting match will get the prize. Another robot that Hotaru built to resemble Mikan, Amanatsu, wants to help. The robot is sad when Hotaru tells her she doesn't need her help so Mikan tries to find other things that Amanatsu can do to help Hotaru. All efforts to help end in failure but then Mikan and Amanatsu hear that the older student is going to cheat in the match. Amanatsu enters the match to stop him and ends up finally being able to help her beloved Hotaru.
#110 - Go After the Superstar
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 13
The festival continues. Reo, a graduate of the school and now famous singer, even comes to give a concert. However the big star has other plans besides a concert. His real mission is to kidnap Natsume!
#111 - Mr. Bear and the Prince
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 22
Kaname who has the Alice of putting souls into dolls visits the school from the hospital for one week. He created Mr. Bear when he was little and during his stay at school he creates more dolls for his classmates. However using his Alice comes at a price.
#112 - The Circus is Here
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 23
The circus has come to Alice Academy for Academy Day. Mikan is moved by the circus and starts preaching to everybody that they should work hard without using their Alice. Ruka who is concerned for the mistreated animals at the circus goes to visit them. While there he is cornered by the ringleader who is actually Reo.
#113 - Even a Chance Acquaintance is Decreed by Destiny
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 25
In the city of Ikebukuro, something else is beginning to move. Everyone that has gathered in Celty’s apartment discuss how to deal with the problems they’re each facing.
#114 - The Cat and the Book of Friends
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 1 - Episode 1
Natsume discovers that the heirloom "Book of Friends" that his grandmother, Reiko, gave him possesses the names of the spirits she defeated and bound to her will. Assisted by a cat whom Natsume addresses as Nyanko-Sensei (lit. Master Little Meow), Natsume aims to return all of the names to their rightful owners.
#115 - Love Thy Enemy
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 13
With news of Izaya's hospitalization quickly spreading, the information broker is filled with anticipation and excitement about which of his many enemies will make a move on his life.
#116 - A Crow in the Dark Night
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 6
A sudden attack strikes Celty. Shinra waits at home for her return, unaware of what’s happened, and is visited by Shizuo, who brings along the mysterious young girl. Mikado hears of a bad rumor about the Dollars and starts trying to figure out the truth.
#117 - Marriages are Made in Heaven
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 15
The Awakusu Group executive Mizuki Akabayashi, nicknamed the “Red Devil of Awakusu,” hates drugs and keeps a vigilant eye on the trends in the city of Ikebukuro. The reason why he hates drugs goes back six years to the night of a fateful encounter.
#118 - The Day is Short, the Work is Long
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 9
Aoba continues to urge Mikado to become the leader of the Blue Squares. Varona and Sloan, meanwhile, maintain their pursuit of Celty as the Awakusu group searches for both Akane and Shizuo.
#119 - Asleep or Awake
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 17
It’s summer, and Anri has begun to worry about Mikado. The popular idol Ruri has been plagued by a malicious stalker. It seems that stalker is in the Dollars. In an attempt to obtain information, Yuhei and Ruri visit Shizuo...
#120 - Exit 1, First Words
Durarara!! Season 1 - Episode 1
Mikado Ryūgamine leaves his country home to attend high school in Ikebukuro, Tokyo with his childhood friend Masaomi Kida. Three people chat online about current events in Ikebukuro. As Mikado and Kida wander around the district, Mikado meets four of Kida's friends: Walker Yumasaki, Erika Karisawa, Saburo Togusa, and Kyohei Kadota. Elsewhere, a trio of men confirm that their target is a teenage girl. In the chatroom, they discuss the recent mass suicides. A man approaches the girl and leads her to the van, and she is kidnapped. Mikado and Kida encounter Simon Brezhnev, and Kida advises Mikado not to make enemies with Simon. Mikado sees a vending machine fly through the air. Kida explains that Shizuo Heiwajima caused it and warns Mikado to be careful of Shizuo. As the three in the chat room talk about the legendary headless motorcycle rider, the kidnappers wait at an exchange point. A helmeted woman on a black motorcycle appears and attacks them, but one kidnapper escapes. During the chase, he discovers that she is headless. When he attacks her, she slashes him with her scythe and renders him unconscious. Kida tells Mikado to stay away from Izaya Orihara and the Dollars gang. Mikado bumps into a red-haired girl, knocking her down. As Kida helps her up, Mikado notices a scar around her neck. The girl screams and runs away. Soon after, Mikado and Kida watch the headless motorcycle rider pass by. This episode is from Mikado's point of view.
#121 - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Durarara!! Season 2 - Episode 1
Half a year has passed. The city of Ikebukuro seemingly remains unchanged, but foreign elements are slipping in, the serial killer known as “Hollywood” being one of them. The fuse to a new series of events begins to smolder!
#122 - Our School Will Be Gone
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 1
When Mikan's best friend Hotaru transfers to the mysterious Alice Academy a worried Mikan follows her. When she arrives she meets a teacher at the school, Narumi, who tells her the only way for her to see Hotaru is to become a student of the school. Without hesitation Mikan agrees and thus begins her life at Alice Academy!
#123 - Hotaru's Secret
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 17
Mikan joins Natsume and Ruka for the rest of the festival as Natsume's slave. Nothing can really keep Mikan down for long though and she ends up having fun. Mikan of course decides that she has to play Hotaru's robotic chicken game. A little boy sneaks into the game and uses his Alice on his robot which causes it to malfunction. Mikan saves him but is wounded in the process. Everybody thinks its Hotaru's fault because she made a faulty invention but the little boy confesses. A member from the student council, Imai, comes to see whats happening and after hearing this heals Mikan with his alice AND gives the little boy's brother her pain as punishment. About to walk away Imai meets Hotaru who surprises everyone by revealing a relationship between the two.
#124 - The Bird
Haibane Renmei Season 1 - Episode 8
Rakka continues to hide her wings from the others. Reki helps her move Kuu's bed into her room and they talk about the wall around the town. They take the children to buy winter clothes and a human girl tries to touch Rakka's wings. She flees into the Western Woods, led by the crows, who take her to an old well where she learns about her cocoon dream.
#125 - Alice, I'm in Special Training
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 11
Mikan's dorm catches on fire and all of the students use there Alices to help put it out. Including Mikan who tries to save a little kid's prized possession. The fire brings back unpleasant memories to Natsume about his life. Mikan's group teacher Noda who has the time traveling Alice arrives back in his time and decided to give Mikan a lesson. The lesson end's with Noda telling Mikan to keep practicing her Alice. After failing to cancel other people's Alices, except for the one time when she saves Hotaru from her teacher's Alice, Mikan learns that her Alice only works when she wants to protect someone. Noda tells Narumi what he saw in the past causing Narumi to realize something.
#126 - Mr. Narumi's Lie
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 24
The students rebel when Natsume is forced to go on another mission. Narumi, threatened by Persona, pretends to offer his help to the students but tricks them instead. This causes the students to get angrier and they rebel even further.
#127 - Friendship is Endless
Gakuen Alice Season 1 - Episode 26
Mikan fails her finals and has to take makeups. While stressing about what will happen to her if she fails the makeups, Mikan finds out that Hotaru is transferring after graduation. After talking to Natsume, Mikan decides to let Hotaru go. Then when Hotaru leaves without saying goodbye to Mikan the whole class chases after her. Mikan arrives and tells Hotaru that she has decided to stop following her but that she will be her friend forever.