The BEST episodes directed by Takanori Yano

Kamogawa Balloons
59 votes

#1 - Kamogawa Balloons

Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne - Season 2 - Episode 8

As Madoka, Lan and Muginami feel someone is watching them, they are told they will have to move out of their storeroom at the request of the Student Council as the Jersey Club isn't an official club. Deciding they should make the club official so they can keep the storeroom, Madoka recruits a first year student named Reiko Miki, although she turns out to be a bit clumsy. Meanwhile, Yoko meets up with Machiko, who tells her to free herself from the Jersey Club she created in the past. The next day, Madoka learns that Reiko joined the Jersey Club as she wants to pilot a robot like the others. Madoka uses the Tanada Night Festival, in which large Vox balloons are inflated, to explain to Reiko that they are no longer using the Voxes to fight and she should think about what would make her happy. To this end, Reiko decides to quit the Jersey Club in favour of starting up a robot club, although the Jersey Club are allowed to keep the storeroom for a bit longer in the end. Meanwhile, as Asteria ponders the contradictions concerning the 20,000 year old tragedy, Moid steals the stone tablet, converting it into a small shape and presenting it to Dizelmine, revealing to him the memoria imprinted on his body.

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Perfect Black Ring
32 votes

#2 - Perfect Black Ring

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 3 - Episode 56

The cardfight between Aichi and Reversed Takuto begins. Although Aichi inflicts 5 damage, this allows Reversed Takuto to start setting up his "World End" strategy with "Omega" Glendios by locking almost all of Aichi's rear-guards. Reversed Takuto also tries to make Aichi falter by making Aichi the villain. Moreover, Reversed Takuto mentions that if Aichi defeats him, then Kourin will also be badly affected. After Aichi takes another hit from Reversed Takuto's Glendios, the gate above Tatsunagi HQ opens, and Link Joker units emerge from it and start their invasion on Earth.

Talent At Love
66 votes

#3 - Talent At Love

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Kurei Tamao is known as the "Walking Speaker." Not only is she the one to go to about gossip, but she's also famous for her advice on love. She's even had students from other schools ask her "What should I do about my cross-dressing childhood friend?" Knowing that, Nyarko decides to ask Tamao what she should do in order to get closer to Mahiro...

The Shocking White Comet Empire - The Yamato Rams Through!
21 votes

#4 - The Shocking White Comet Empire - The Yamato Rams Through!

Star Blazers 2199 - Season 2 - Episode 12

Zworder brings the force of the White Comet directly to Yamato. Just as Katsuragi is revealed as an infiltrator and attempts to make her escape, she discovers a disturbing secret about her true nature.

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Clash! Yamato vs. Andromeda
22 votes

#5 - Clash! Yamato vs. Andromeda

Star Blazers 2199 - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Yamato reaches the asteroid belt beyond Mars but must soon face a powerful deterrent to their rebellion in the form of the Andromeda, one of the newly launched flagships of the Earth Federation Fleet.

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King vs Nobody
71 votes

#6 - King vs Nobody

SK8 the Infinity - Season 1 - Episode 11

"I skate because it's fun." Reki remembers his origins of skating and deepens his bond with Langa. However, by doing so, ADAM targets Reki, and Reki must now go up against ADAM. An unexpected rematch against ADAM. It's an opponent that planted terror in him with a crushing defeat, but Reki feels no fear. "Let's go head-to-head in the finals." An exchange of emotions with Langa. Reki challenges himself to beef against ADAM.

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Villain in Glasses
258 votes

#7 - Villain in Glasses

Log Horizon - Season 1 - Episode 8

After the success of their Crescent Burger, Marielle and Henrietta meet with the members of the major crafting guilds of Elder Tale: Karashin of Shopping Street 8, Michikata of the Marine Agency ,and Roderic of the Roderic Merchant Association. They use Shiroe's plan to dangle the secret recipe of the Crescent Burger in front of them, and the talented account Henrietta opens negotiations. What she wants is...

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Letter 04
76 votes

#8 - Letter 04

Orange - Season 1 - Episode 4

Naho is so concerned about Kakeru’s date with Ueda-senpai over the holidays, she can’t help but seem preoccupied and unable to focus on her friends’ conversations. Ever since Kakeru started dating Ueda-senpai, Naho has found it difficult to have a proper conversation with him. Naho regrets not directly telling Kakeru how she really felt the day Ueda-senpai asked him out, but what will she do now?

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A Lazy, Cowardly Princess
189 votes

#9 - A Lazy, Cowardly Princess

Log Horizon - Season 1 - Episode 17

The lords of the Free Cities of Eastal begin an emergency conference to discuss the goblin invasion. The protectors of the land people, the Izumo Knights, are missing, and they'll have to depend on the adventurers.

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We're Camping, Huh?
30 votes

#10 - We're Camping, Huh?

Aharen Is Indecipherable - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ishikawa invites Raido, Aharen, Oshiro, and Sato to go camping in the mountains. Spurred on by the beauty of their surroundings, Aharen decides to be honest about her feelings...

He Smelled Like Cologne
29 votes

#11 - He Smelled Like Cologne

Koikimo - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ryo gets home and he finds Ichika there wearing an apron. Ryo thinks he's daydreaming for a moment, but then he finds out Rio invited her as well as their other classmates, Satsuki and Ruri over. Satsuki and Ruri fall head over heels for Ryo. Meanwhile, Ryo's old friend, the photographer Masuda, hears rumors that Ryo had laid his hands on a high school girl and he tries to get to the bottom of this.

159 votes

#12 - Releap

Tokyo Revengers - Season 1 - Episode 5

Naoto finds out that 12 years ago, the Tokyo Manji Gang had split into the Mikey Faction and the Draken Faction and due to one of their disputes, Draken ends up dying. Despite Naoto telling him this, Takemichi refuses to believe that Mikey and Draken would ever fight and goes back into the past to find out what caused the dispute and to save Draken. Takemichi renews his determination as he goes back in time yet again, but when he opens his eyes, he finds a girl he doesn't know wearing just her underwear looking down on him.

We Don't Balance Out
71 votes

#13 - We Don't Balance Out

SK8 the Infinity - Season 1 - Episode 7

Injuries healed, Reki enjoys skating as he did before, but realizes anew just how much difference there is in skill between himself and Langa. Gradually, Reki becomes tormented by an inferiority complex. They stop seeing eye-to-eye... And just then, ADAM makes a certain announcement.

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Hakko Superhuman Crash Incident
10 votes

#14 - Hakko Superhuman Crash Incident

Concrete Revolutio: Superhuman Phantasmagoria - Season 1 - Episode 12

Murders targeting doctors and nurses have taken place in Sapporo. During the investigation of SPR children who manipulate magic and science, it is revealed that superhumans are used as guinea pigs for a horrible experiment. What is the goal of Wonder Sword Claude who is suspected as the mastermind? Kikko visits the Municipal Hakko High School when the heroic superhuman Galboi Riker who flew from the Soviet comes falling down in a horrid state. The students get a testimony saying he was shot down by the Self-Defense Force and the American superhuman Master Ultima, and rise up against the tyranny of the government.

Magical Girl Akari
22 votes

#15 - Magical Girl Akari

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ai, the avatar of the robot Aiatar is the second Design Child contacted by Amara and Moco, and to increase their chances of success, they kidnap Akari and force her to infiltrate mankind's orbital defense systems while Daichi confronts Ai with serious disadvantages.

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True Self
15 votes

#16 - True Self

Captain Earth - Season 1 - Episode 15

Running away from her friends, Hana meets Setsuna again, and the two end up pursued by Amara and Moco, while Puck, the AI built by Macbeth Enterprises, lays a trap to the CEO and snatches his body. Once Daichi and Hana finally reunite, he reconciles with her, just before the Planetary Gears attack them.

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Are We Too Good?
36 votes

#17 - Are We Too Good?

Aharen Is Indecipherable - Season 1 - Episode 6

A trip to the school pool during P.E. sets off a string of competitions between Aharen and Raido. Can the quiet giant finally score a victory against the tiny enigma?

Love for Your Fave
19 votes

#18 - Love for Your Fave

Koikimo - Season 1 - Episode 7

Kai goes to the bookstore to buy the new volume of "Forward World." When he gets there, he sees Ryo and immediately tries to avoid him. He remembers what Rio said about her brother to him and feels a little down, but when he goes in to grab one of the copies of the new volume, his hand touches Ryo's hand. Meanwhile, Arie manages to secure the new volume at another store and she runs into Ichika. They realize they have the same favorite character and end up bonding. On her way home, Arie is thinking of Ryo and she realizes something.

Station February
21 votes

#19 - Station February

Otherside Picnic - Season 1 - Episode 5

An evening at Sorawo and Toriko's favorite café takes a strange turn. On the Otherside, they have yet another unexpected encounter. Will this be the trip from which there is no return?

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Everybody Has a Secret or Two
22 votes

#20 - Everybody Has a Secret or Two

Love After World Domination - Season 1 - Episode 8

Fudo receives a letter threatening to expose his relationship with Desumi. But when he meets with his blackmailer, a surprising truth is revealed!

Field Trip
33 votes

#21 - Field Trip

School-Live! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Yuki is practically bouncing off the walls after coming up with an idea to take a field trip outside the school grounds. Rii-san and Kurumi remind her that club members aren't supposed to leave the grounds, but Yuki's convinced that if it's a school-sponsored activity they won't be breaking the rules. Their destination: the mall! Take a stroll down memory lane, to the days before the group first met Mii-kun.

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11 votes

#22 - Resolve

Argevollen - Season 1 - Episode 19

Arandas and Ingelmia both want to make peace to end the stalemate. Samonji is brought out by Cayenne, who tells him that if the war ends like this, all the sacrifices will have been for nothing. Cayenne shows him a line of Perfevollens, mass-produced Argevollen units, and asks him to make a choice

Go Beyond the Sky and Stars
13 votes

#23 - Go Beyond the Sky and Stars

Concrete Revolutio: Superhuman Phantasmagoria - Season 1 - Episode 7

Earth-Chan has many powers, but the one power that drives her is the ability to determine good and evil. When help calls, Earth-Chan will rush to the rescue, but in a world where good and evil are unclear at best, who will Earth-Chan save?

Episode 3
14 votes

#24 - Episode 3

Dropkick on My Devil!! - Season 1 - Episode 3

While the town dances with Christmas spirit, Pekola wanders the streets with a bag full of bread crusts and a carton of milk. Bad Santa Jashin-chan steals Pekola's precious food and as punishment, Yurine turns her into a tree and Beth's feast for the holy night. The surprise visitor turns out to be Kori-chan's sister Yusa and Jashin-chan and Medusa's relationship reveals itself to be questionable.

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Devila and Devilo
2 votes

#25 - Devila and Devilo

Concrete Revolutio: Superhuman Phantasmagoria - Season 2 - Episode 4

The human race begins developing the region beneath the Earth's surface. However, the area is inhabited by powerful monsters, led by Queen Devila and her little brother Devilo.

Beast and Maiden
2 votes

#26 - Beast and Maiden

Concrete Revolutio: Superhuman Phantasmagoria - Season 2 - Episode 10

The Superhuman Bureau is officially disbanded, and its former members either go into hiding or join the government. Then, Master Ultima hosts the Okinawa Superhuman Expo, a major event showcasing the benefits that superhumans possess.