The Best Episodes Directed by Takashi Ikehata

A Bath Beyond / Asakusa Visit / Sanada Monk-ey

#1 - A Bath Beyond / Asakusa Visit / Sanada Monk-ey

Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 3

Marii ends up having to prove that she's not a crossdressing boy. Later, the girls visit Asakusa where they try their hand at some fortunes. This leads the girls to discuss why Tetora has such great luck and always seems to avoid danger.

star 9.56
34 votes
Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances

#2 - Concerning the Existence and Non-Existence of Explanatory Duties Under Specially Confined Circumstances

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 9

Madarame is stuck in the club room with Kasukabe and tries to strike up a conversation, running through different scenarios in his head which parody the visual novel format.

star 9.53
68 votes
Theory of the Individual Outside the Boundaries of the Subculture

#3 - Theory of the Individual Outside the Boundaries of the Subculture

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 6

Kasukabe tries to make herself more appealing to Kohsaka by taking an interest in his hobbies by trying to learn how to play Puyo Pop Fever. Sasahara's sister Keiko also makes an appearance and calls on her brother for help.

star 9.49
71 votes
Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships

#4 - Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 7

Two freshmen take an interest in Genshiken and join them for a night out on the town. Kasukabe, however, has no intention of making them feel welcome.

star 9.48
71 votes
Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes

#5 - Comparative Research in Production Models and Processes

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 8

Ohno and Sasahara start a plamo project and get the whole club involved, while Kasukabe learns an important lesson.

star 9.47
70 votes
Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour

#6 - Limits of Rejection and Reception as Observed in Autonomous Behaviour

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 5

Due to Genshiken's lack of "activities" as defined by the school, the club is threatened with closure; salvation comes from an unlikely source as Kasukabe intervenes personally.

star 9.46
72 votes
Leisure Time Expenditures on Fetishism Considered as an Economic Result

#7 - Leisure Time Expenditures on Fetishism Considered as an Economic Result

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 10

The club, along with Keiko, pays a visit to the beach, much to the dismay of some of the members; Keiko decides to compete for Kohsaka's feelings and tries to become an otaku.

star 9.43
67 votes
Study of the Modern Visually Oriented Culture

#8 - Study of the Modern Visually Oriented Culture

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 1

An introduction episode explaining how Kohsaka, Kasukabe and Sasahara got involved with Genshiken; after some uncertainty, Sasahara decides to fully participate in the club.

star 9.28
76 votes
Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment

#9 - Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth through Consumption and Entertainment

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 2

Genshiken takes Sasahara to Akihabara for dōjinshi shopping while Kohsaka and Kasukabe go to Harajuku for clothes; Kasukabe discovers Kohsaka's hentai collection and gets an introduction on the subject from the others.

star 9.27
77 votes
Let's Fire a Big Firework

#10 - Let's Fire a Big Firework

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Season 1 - Episode 8

Sorata receives a letter from a computer game company stating that his proposal passed the initial screening and that he will be presenting it to the company. He spends time drafting and practicing his presentation with Sakura's residents. When the appointed day comes, though, Sorata is overwhelmed by the pressure and botches his presentation. Back at Sakura Dormitory, a depressed Sorata sulks and turns away comfort from Mashiro. To cheer him up, Misaki plans a late welcoming pool party for Nanami. Running from the school security that crashes the party, Sorata overcomes his dejection and becomes determined to succeed.

star 9.16
101 votes
The Serious Girl of Sakurasou

#11 - The Serious Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Season 1 - Episode 5

Mashiro is doing very poorly in classes and Sorata tries to help her study for makeup exams, but she turns out to have an excellent memory and very quickly memorizes the practice tests. The following morning, after Mashiro aces her tests, she and Sorata run into an overworked Nanami and learn that she works so many jobs because her parents will not pay for her voice acting dreams. Sorata suggests that she move into the cheaper Sakura Dormitory and Nanami agrees. After arriving at Sakura, Nanami insists that she be the one to take care of Mashiro and encounters a lot of troubles when she tries to do so. Sorata takes advantage of the extra time to work on a game to submit to a competition, but after asking Ryūnosuke's opinion on his work, discovers that he has a long way to go. That night, Sorata leaves his room to find Nanami asleep at a table and gets into an argument about how she works too much.

star 9.12
102 votes
The Theory of the Existence of Malice Within Urban Crimes

#12 - The Theory of the Existence of Malice Within Urban Crimes

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 11

Kasukabe decides the club room needs a cleanup, but an accident causes Genshiken to be banned from the university fair. As an apology, Kasukabe takes Ohno's place in the fair's cosplay contest.

star 9.06
98 votes
The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles

#13 - The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 4

Ohno is introduced as she joins Genshiken, while Genshiken takes part in a university club fair and Kasukabe's ex-boyfriend pays her a visit.

star 8.98
102 votes
Countermeasures for Issues that Arise during the Reorganization of a Group

#14 - Countermeasures for Issues that Arise during the Reorganization of a Group

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 12

The club is depressed due to their punishment of community service. Sasahara becomes the new President and proposes that the society attend Comifes as a circle.

star 8.71
98 votes
Problems and Merits of Local Culture Promotion

#15 - Problems and Merits of Local Culture Promotion

Genshiken Season 1 - Episode 3

Genshiken goes on a club trip to Comifes, a large comic convention; Madarame seriously injures his hand, but pretends to be fine in the name of fandom until the pain becomes too great to bear.

star 8.48
102 votes
Takamiya-kun and His Mean Little Sister

#16 - Takamiya-kun and His Mean Little Sister

Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 4

Someone in the Takamiya household isn't happy about his relationship with Kagari: his younger sister and fellow Fuyutsuki High student, Takamiya Kasumi. She tailed her brother and Kagari on their date, and grows increasingly irritated by the relationship between them.

star 8.14
36 votes