The Best Episodes Directed by Takashi Kobayashi

Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

#1 - Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 7

Lina and the gang stop by in a town offering a Dragon Course feast. The workers try to fool Lina and co., with imitations, or whale food. They notice it, and they go to the back and demand their food. The head chef tells them personally he'd get the dragon and make it himself, making Lina all excited. He offers them to go hunting for the dragon, and they accept. Basically they have trouble capturing the dragon, but they manage to. In the end, as Lina awaits her food, it is revealed that due to the dragon's poision, it will take long to cook (at least 2 months - 6 months a dish.) Rather waiting for their cuisine, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis drag Lina out of the restaurant as she screams for the dragon cuisine.

star 9.62
34 votes
The Fairies' Secret Tea Party (2)

#2 - The Fairies' Secret Tea Party (2)

Humanity Has Declined Season 1 - Episode 12

Mediator has settled in her role of the Wild Rose Society and is continuing her rapid ascent to becoming a 6th year. But a night spent with Y will rock her very core.

star 9.50
40 votes
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The Fairies' Homecoming (2)

#3 - The Fairies' Homecoming (2)

Humanity Has Declined Season 1 - Episode 6

Pion joins the team along with their companion Oyage. When pursued, the group lands in an underground castle where danger strikes yet again.

star 9.22
41 votes
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Lovely! Amelia's Magic Training!

#4 - Lovely! Amelia's Magic Training!

Slayers Season 1 - Episode 12

Amelia wants to learn how to do the spell ""Dragon Slave"" after Lina uses it against some bandits. Amelia goes to through with Lina's training (doing Lina's dirty work) ontop of a mountain between two towns. While getting food for Lina, Amelia almosts crashes into a old woman. Phil (the prince, who will be called that from now on), asks why don't she go around the mountain. She responds, it will take a whole day, but taking the short cut through this rough mountain seems shorter. Amelia comes up with the idea, for Lina to blow up the mountain so that the villagers have it easy. Lina uses her ""Dragon Slave"" to blow up the mountain. People are shocked why Lina did that because ontop of the mountain, their was a shrine that a priest had sealed evil spirits in (that is now gone.) Lina tells Amelia that ""Dragon Slave"" is for important things only and should be used only when needed. The evil spirits run a much in the town, and manages to go into Lina's body, making her a little girl, a

star 9.11
45 votes
Hellsing III

#5 - Hellsing III

Hellsing Ultimate Season 1 - Episode 3

In a bid to increase manpower following the devastating attack on Hellsing headquarters, Walter recruits the mercenary group known as Wild Geese and integrates them into Hellsing's security forces. Integra receives information from Enrico Maxwell, the fanatical leader of Iscariot, that confirms her suspicions of Millennium's origins. She soon deploys Alucard, Seras and Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to find the whereabouts of Millennium. Alucard and Seras are later attacked by BOPE units of the Brazilian military police after being declared in public as international terrorists, a ruse perpetrated by Brazilian officials in exchange for immortality promised by Millennium. After receiving orders from Sir Integra, Alucard massacres the BOPE officers and faces off against Millennium officer Tubalcain Alhambra.

star 8.20
193 votes
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#6 - Doubles

Grand Blue Dreaming Season 1 - Episode 7

Iori and the others dream about going diving at a beautiful location after seeing an article on Miyakojima in a magazine. However, Tokita and Kotobuki decide the club is going to join a tennis doubles match! They explain that they're joining the match to get everyone to build trust with their diving buddy, but the real reason is to get back at the tennis club and take away their prize money!

star 8.05
36 votes
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Toru's Deeply Mysterious Story - Part Two

#7 - Toru's Deeply Mysterious Story - Part Two

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 11

Kuro believes he has stopped coughing up sand thanks to the founder's exorcism. Though he's been avoiding the suspicious-looking Ramune, the founder locks Kuro in a room and makes him fast. Concerned for Kuro, Ramune uses the mysterious Furoshiki Cloth of Lies to disguise himself as the leader to enter the cult and rescue Kuro. Kuro stubbornly refuses his help, but Ramune confronts him head-on, touching the core of his heart.

star 7.89
9 votes
Losing Streak

#8 - Losing Streak

TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls Season 1 - Episode 5

Hoping a training camp will fix some of their problems, the girls learn the hard way that there's no quick fix to becoming a winning team.

star 7.83
6 votes
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Dawn of the End

#9 - Dawn of the End

Fate/Apocrypha Season 1 - Episode 19

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are quickly leaving Romania, forcing the remaining Yggdmillennia masters, Ruler and Kairi Sisigou to formulate the best plan of action to intercept the flying fortress.

star 7.79
57 votes
Test Time

#10 - Test Time

Assassination Classroom Season 1 - Episode 6

Time for midterms! Koro Sensei gives his aspiring assassins an ultimatum as they battle a grueling test and the disdain of the rest of the school.

star 7.70
189 votes
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School Trip Time, First Period

#11 - School Trip Time, First Period

Assassination Classroom Season 1 - Episode 7

The students go on a school trip to Kyoto, where they must still keep assassination foremost in their minds. Kanzaki faces trouble from her past.

star 7.65
214 votes
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Baseball Time

#12 - Baseball Time

Assassination Classroom Season 1 - Episode 2

The reasoning behind the E Class's segregation is revealed. Nagisa tracks Koro Sensei's weak points in the hopes of using them to take him down.

star 7.54
219 votes
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Popcorn Head (Part One)

#13 - Popcorn Head (Part One)

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 7

Kuro's classmate Aona is troubled by the popcorn that keeps popping out of his head. Aona says it makes him sad when the popcorn disappears, so Ramune lends him a bag that can be used to store the popcorn. Why is Aona's head producing popcorn, and why does he feel sad when it disappears? Ramune tells Aona that the treatment method will become clear if he asks himself those questions...

star 7.27
11 votes
The Chikuwa Penis

#14 - The Chikuwa Penis

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 2

Ramune is visited by Kengo, a young man whose penis has turned into a chikuwa fish cake. Though there must be some reason for it, Kengo refuses to talk. When Kengo begs Ramune to fix it, even if it's only temporary, Ramune hands him a certain mysterious item. Kengo accepts the item and begins talking to a woman named Yui about going on a date, but...

star 7.24
17 votes
Idea 1

#15 - Idea 1

Heaven's Design Team Season 1 - Episode 1

Shimoda is a new angel who was just hired into Heaven's Design Firm. Right as he goes to introduce himself to the Design Team, they begin a meeting. The order from God is for an animal that "eats only leaves from really high places". Right away, the designers begin to pitch various ideas...

star 7.17
30 votes
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Pot Sticker Ears (Part One)

#16 - Pot Sticker Ears (Part One)

Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist Season 1 - Episode 5

A boy named Rio comes to the shrine. His mother is afflicted by a mysterious disease that has turned her ears into pot stickers. His mother claims not to know what the cause is, but she is distraught because they are preventing her not only from hearing the voices of others, but Rio's voice as well. Ramune explains that there are voices she can hear and voices she can't, and that it's an emotional problem. He decides to wait and see how her condition changes.

star 7.17
12 votes
Idea 9

#17 - Idea 9

Heaven's Design Team Season 1 - Episode 9

The new order from God is for an "animal that tickles the maternal instincts". Shimoda and Pluto research different animals to see what their maternal instincts, or 'love', look like. What is the 'love' that Pluto's distinct sensibilities land on?

star 7.00
14 votes
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Idea 6

#18 - Idea 6

Heaven's Design Team Season 1 - Episode 6

Out of gratitude for their work, God decides to arrange a company vacation to Galapagos. While they are enjoying the hot springs and the banquet, a bloody Mercury is found. Jupiter, the self-named eats-himself-broke detective, claims that the perpetrator is definitely amongst them and sets off to find them... The key to solving this mystery is the order Venus is working on, an "animal where the male breastfeeds"?!

star 6.94
17 votes
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Idea 12

#19 - Idea 12

Heaven's Design Team Season 1 - Episode 12

As a gift for Hell's celebratory party, God orders the designers to come up with "an animal that can be used in Hell's attraction and also sent to Earth". Yokota's idea of making it something that "surprises angels" is also tacked on, which really puts the team's abilities to the test...

star 6.77
13 votes
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