The BEST episodes directed by Takeo Takahashi

Making Love Happen
star
9.07
96 votes

#1 - Making Love Happen

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 11

With the identity of the school's special person found, all that's left is to have that person burst out with enough energy to save Ryosuke. But there's an obstacle to overcome first.

Hinaichigo - Kleine Beere
star
9.06
71 votes

#2 - Hinaichigo - Kleine Beere

Rozen Maiden - Season 1 - Episode 2

Nori is delighted with Shinku and dotes on her. Jun is amazed when Shinku uses magic to repair the broken window in which the clown doll had crashed through. Shinku is especially partial to having tea but is embarassed when she identified the washroom as the perfect place to have her tea. When Nori's classmate, Tomoe, came by to pass her some notes, Shinku watches her in interest. It turns out that Tomoe also owns a Rozen Maiden 'Hinaichigo' who's an extremely insecure little kid, having being lied to and sealed for a long time by her previous owner. In an effort to keep her by her side forever, Hinaichigo forcefully brings Tomoe to her alternate world. After seeing Tomoe, Jun is reminded of his former school life and wallows in depression. When the rosa mystique heats up, Jun knows that Shinku is fighting another doll. Shinku enters Hinaichigo's alternate world to take her on. When Tomoe gets hurt in the battle, Hinaichigo is reminded of all the happy times they shared and decides to

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Heaven After Hell
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8.88
98 votes

#3 - Heaven After Hell

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Aftershocks of the battle have created chaos, but the girls struggle to stall Ryosuke from finding out until things settle down. But a new Grim Reaper appears, and her appearance is not with good tidings

Tears - Tränen
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8.78
64 votes

#4 - Tears - Tränen

Rozen Maiden - Season 1 - Episode 6

An episode of KunKun detective show is set in a ghost house and all the Rozen Maidens are scared stiff of being alone. Up in the room, Shinku and Jun shares a tender moment when Jun observes that Shinku looks more like a human than a doll but it ended with Jun getting another hair-slap. Shinku tries to get through to Jun's lost heart but to no avail. While Hinaichigo and Suiseiseki was watching TV in the living room, they're lured to the storeroom by a sound. Upon hearing a scream, Jun and Shinku rushed down to see an unconcisous Suiseiseki and Suigintou capturing Hinaichigo so as to challenge Shinku to an Alice game. Shinku mobilizes some of Jun's stuffed dolls as knights and together with Jun and Suiseiseki, enters into Suigintou's dreamworld to retreive Hinaichigo. A fierce battle ensued and one of the knight dolls broke to pieces in trying to protect Shinku. When Suigintou got Shinku in a stranglehold where her life is threatened, Jun has flashbacks of his times with Shinku and rac

So Please Stop Talking About Sex
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8.76
99 votes

#5 - So Please Stop Talking About Sex

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ryousuke picked death, but the ladies that love him refuse to let him go. The group gets one final chance to save him thanks to an e-mail.

Wolf and Silent Farewell
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8.72
103 votes

#6 - Wolf and Silent Farewell

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 6

Lawrence and Holo continue their escape through the sewers. When Holo hears noises in front of them, the two try to backtrack, but run into more men. After eluding them, Lawrence is attacked by two other men. Although he manages to defeat them, he is stabbed during the fight. After arriving at a dead end, Chloe shows herself to Lawrence and when Lawrence refuses to hand over Holo, she orders for him to be killed. Fortunately for Lawrence, Holo refuses to let that happen.

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My Kingdom Standing Tall
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8.70
127 votes

#7 - My Kingdom Standing Tall

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Galdarblog and Ryousuke finally get a chance to clash swords; each strike puts one closer to their goal.

Wolf and Her Helpless Partner
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8.52
105 votes

#8 - Wolf and Her Helpless Partner

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 4

With the knowledge of Zheren's plan, Holo and Lawrence head to the Milone Company. Can they make it in time to stop Zheren from tricking other people with his scheme?

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Wolf and a Group of Youngsters
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8.48
70 votes

#9 - Wolf and a Group of Youngsters

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 11

Lawrence, Holo, and Nora meet at the gate. With Liebert from the Remelio Company joining them, the group starts their journey to Ramtora. After making it there and get the gold without a problem, the group starts their return trip. Things don't go as smoothly as before, when a group of wolves attack. Knowing the wolves are not normal ones, Holo has Lawrence and the others go off without her.

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Wolf and a New Beginning
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8.43
72 votes

#10 - Wolf and a New Beginning

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 12

After freeing himself from his bonds, Lawrence goes in search of Holo. Instead of finding her, she finds him. When Lawrence informs her of the situation, Holo agrees to help him save Nora. Can they make it in time to save her?

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Wolf and the Biggest Secret Scheme
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8.40
70 votes

#11 - Wolf and the Biggest Secret Scheme

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 10

Returning to the inn, Lawrence apologizes to Holo for before and gives her the little money he managed to collect, to use for traveling expenses. As Lawrence is leaving, he is surprised when Holo throws the money at him. After making up, Holo informs Lawrence of a dangerous plan to get him out of debt.

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Wolf and Business Talent
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8.37
133 votes

#12 - Wolf and Business Talent

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 3

Lawrence and Holo arrive in a large village centered around trade. After spotting some apples, Holo tells Lawrence she wants some, so he gives her some money and she manages to fill the wagon full of apples. Later as Lawrence tries to sell his furs, Holo steps in and manages to increase how much the furs are sold for by a large amount.

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Wolf and the Shepherd's Lamb
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8.37
70 votes

#13 - Wolf and the Shepherd's Lamb

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 8

After receiving a prayer of safe passage from the shepherd, Lawrence and Holo are surprised when she asks them to hire her to protect them from wolves. Although Lawrence is reluctant and Holo doesn't want her joining them, Lawrence agrees to hire the shepherd, who introduces herself as Nora. With Nora traveling alongside them, Holo and Lawrence must take great caution in order to keep Holo's secret from Nora.

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Wolf and Virtuous Scales
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8.35
78 votes

#14 - Wolf and Virtuous Scales

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 7

While at a bar, Lawrence and Holo learn about a magician attacking people with wolves. After completing their trading, the two head off for the next town, that is until they learn that group of bandits have been raiding caravans on the main road to the next town. Now Lawrence and Holo are forced to go down the path where the attacks have been. Are they the next victims?

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Wolf and Distant Past
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8.33
166 votes

#15 - Wolf and Distant Past

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lawrence and Holo are now travelling together but it is cut short when they have to seek refuge, from the rain, in a nearby Church. There Lawrence discusses various trade issues with a man and following this a young man named Zheren approaches him. He offers Kraft some information to do with the trade of coins but this could be false information. Once the weather returns to its pleasantness, Lawrence and Holo head off but they end up discussing some distressing topics.

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Red String of Fate!?
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8.28
120 votes

#16 - Red String of Fate!?

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ryousuke is a well-known pervert around school, but when an attractive female is waiting for him outside his house in the rain, the setup is almost to perfect.

Wolf and the Swirling Plot
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8.28
72 votes

#17 - Wolf and the Swirling Plot

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 9

After finishing up the paperwork at the trading guild, Lawrence and Holo head to the market place to sell the armor. Upon arriving at the place they were going to sell the armor, they find things nearly empty. Upon trying to leave, Lawrence is called on by the head of the company. Upon speaking with him, Lawrence finds out that armor no longer has any value and he is now in debt.

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Invisible Dictionary
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8.25
109 votes

#18 - Invisible Dictionary

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mina and Quele follow Ryousuke around as he expands his dictionary. Mina's admiration for Ryou is starting to become infectious.

Bust Circumference Disparate Society
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8.18
106 votes

#19 - Bust Circumference Disparate Society

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fukumune Iria is back and she has joined Ryousuke and Lisara's class. She wants to find that special person before Lisara does and will do anything.

Wolf and Lovers' Quarrel
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8.18
100 votes

#20 - Wolf and Lovers' Quarrel

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 5

Lawrence find out that the royal family has economical problems, and this may be related to Zheren's plan. Lawrence then goes on to save Holo, and they escape. However, when a certain someone is hunting them, how will things turn out?

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The Heroes Gather
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8.18
119 votes

#21 - The Heroes Gather

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 4

The Braves head for the barrier temple, but they encounter a massive army of fiends along the way. To seal the fiends in, they'll have to fight their way past. And to make matters worse, scores of flying fiends are bombing the temple!

We Became One
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8.17
105 votes

#22 - We Became One

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 6

The truth behind Ryousuke having the sword is revealed and it takes a Mother to do it.

I Want to Let Her Live
star
8.15
126 votes

#23 - I Want to Let Her Live

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ryousuke rush to rescue Mina has put everyone in danger. The reality of the situation is setting in and while physically ok, he is mentally unable to raise his perv power.

Dangerous Idol
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8.11
140 votes

#24 - Dangerous Idol

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 3

There are 8 special individuals at the school with unique skills. Lisara needs to test their powers, but the 1st one proves to be a big challenge.

Counterattack
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8.11
118 votes

#25 - Counterattack

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 11

Nachetanya decides that Adlet has betrayed her, and launches a full-on attack. Only Flamie can protect him from the combined might of the rest of the Braves.

The Girl Who Kills Braves
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8.10
121 votes

#26 - The Girl Who Kills Braves

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 3

The heroes, or most of them, meet up. Many of them want to kill Flamie, but she barely survives. Meanwhile, the king of Gwenbyer has come up with a plot to trap most of the monsters on the continent and make the way clear for the heroes.

under lover
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8.09
86 votes

#27 - under lover

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Himeko declares, "I've crossed a line with the president!" Yuzu gets competitive and wants to cross that line too. At school, both compete to see who will eat lunch with Mei, but Mei turns them down and leaves them equally crestfallen. Meanwhile, Harumi reveals she has four tickets to an amusement park and proposes that they invite the president to all go together...

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Ero is Good for the Eyes
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8.09
119 votes

#28 - Ero is Good for the Eyes

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lisara is not only living with Ryousuke but has also transferred into his class. Her search for a powerful contractor continues at school.

The Seventh Brave
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8.07
116 votes

#29 - The Seventh Brave

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Six Braves have gathered, but the phantasmal barrier has been activated. With only one means of deactivating the barrier, the Braves must figure out which of them is the fake Brave. Meanwhile, Flamie reveals a surprising secret.

First Journey
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8.06
124 votes

#30 - First Journey

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 2

Adlet and the princess head for the Land where Demons Howl, past Gwenbyer, the Kingdom of Iron Hills. Ten days after they leave Piena, they meet villagers escaping from the fiends. Adlet suspects a trap, but challenges the fiends anyway!

The Strongest Man In The World
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8.00
148 votes

#31 - The Strongest Man In The World

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 1

Piena, the largest nation on the continent, is having its annual ritual dance festival. The semi-finalists and winner are allowed to compete against the previous champion, Princess Nachetanya. One of the competitors is a daring boy, Adlet Meyer.

out of love
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7.98
88 votes

#32 - out of love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 6

Mei's father, Aihara Shou suddenly returns home. While Yuzu is surprised to meet him for the first time, she explains to Shou how hard Mei's been working for the academy. However, Mei screams at her to stop when Shou just silently averts his eyes with hesitation. Shou tells his daughter, "I'm not returning to the academy." Yuzu is unable to say anything as Mei runs away to their bedroom, and that night she tries speaking to Mei again.

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A Trap and a Rout
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7.90
123 votes

#33 - A Trap and a Rout

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 6

With the others suspicious of him, Adlet must convince them that he is not a traitor. But to do that, he must discover how the temple was breached and the barrier activated. With the others have consolidated their suspicion of him, what will he do?

Wolf and Best Clothes
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7.88
182 votes

#34 - Wolf and Best Clothes

Spice and Wolf - Season 1 - Episode 1

The 25 year old peddler, Kraft Lawrence goes to the town of Pasroe, during the time of their festival, for some trade. On the moonlit night he is startled when he discovers a wolf-like girl in his wagon. She then tells him that she is the wolf god of that village and her name, Holo. The next day he leaves the town for more trade and Holo goes along with him.

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love affair!?
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7.86
144 votes

#35 - love affair!?

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 1

Despite her gyaru looks, Aihara Yuzu is an innocent high school girl with no experience and no prior loves. When her mother remarries, she's transferred into the prestigious "Aihara Academy" for young ladies. However, on her first day at school she happens to witness the diligent student council president, Aihara Mei, making out with her hot homeroom teacher... Yuzu returns home, unable to hid how upset it left her, when her mother announces Mei will be her new step sister, and they'll be sharing a room...?!

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Rival, Sways
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7.84
126 votes

#36 - Rival, Sways

So, I Can't Play H! - Season 1 - Episode 8

With Ryousuke still limp from the previous fight Quele attempts to heal him. Lisara sets out to rally the Restall army with information provided by Iria.

my love goes on and on
star
7.82
54 votes

#37 - my love goes on and on

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yuzu promises Nina that she'll support Sara's love with her, but after learning that the girl of Sara's destiny is Mei, she can't help but feel shaken. Nina ignores all the attention she's drawing, desperately holding Yuzu back to keep her from going to Mei. During their conflict Yuzu gets a call from Sara on her smartphone, saying "There's something I need to give you." She quickly races to the overlook, but Mei isn't there, only Sara greeting her with a slightly sad smile as she returns the student ID Yuzu dropped earlier.

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The Reasons of the Two
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7.74
117 votes

#38 - The Reasons of the Two

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 7

Adlet flees into the jungle to escape the other 6 braves. He talks with Flamie about her past. Is she the false brave?

The Average Man and the Genius
star
7.62
113 votes

#39 - The Average Man and the Genius

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 8

Adlet fights Hans, who finally realizes that he's not the false brave. Chamot, however, is not so easily convinced.

Blossoms of Doubt
star
7.58
116 votes

#40 - Blossoms of Doubt

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 9

Chamot summons a horde of monsters to kill Adlet and Hans. Adlet comes up with an answer to the mystery, which Flamie shoots down.

Migiwa Kazuha Arc I: Distant Memories
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7.53
122 votes

#41 - Migiwa Kazuha Arc I: Distant Memories

Yosuga no Sora - Season 1 - Episode 1

After the sudden death of their parents, Haruka and his twin sister Sora move to the house formerly inhabited by their late grandfather, in a small village they often visited as children. There, Haruka encounters several of the residents, some of whom are old friends, but Sora stays at home, refusing to go to school even as Haruka starts attending. Realizing that Haruka is growing more and more distant and slipping from her grasp, Sora goes to Haruka's room at night and appeals to Haruka as she removes her clothes...

The Time to Reveal the Answer
star
7.50
120 votes

#42 - The Time to Reveal the Answer

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 12

Having revealed "how" the seventh managed to trick the Braves, the only question left for Adlet to answer is, "Who is the seventh?"

love you only
star
7.41
50 votes

#43 - love you only

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yuzu manages to reunite with her class, and then at the hotel she tries to confess her feelings and talk about that Christmas night with Mei. However, Mei tells her to forget about that night... Tachibana Nina happens to witness their exchange, and knowing about how her twin sister feels as well as her relationship with Yuzu, Nina resolves to help fulfill her sister's destiny. The next day Sara and Nina beat Yuzu's class to Yasaka Shrine, waiting for their chance.

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winter of love
star
7.40
64 votes

#44 - winter of love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 10

While Mei was able to accept her feelings on Christmas night, for some reason Yuzu couldn't respond sincerely. Ever since then the two have barely exchanged words and their relationship only grows more awkward... More time passes until the school field trip draws near. On the day of the trip Yuzu oversleeps and dashes to the station, but she's too late to catch the train. While she's feeling depressed she runs into a pretty young girl, Tachibana Sara, who also missed her train.

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Desperate Situation
star
7.37
120 votes

#45 - Desperate Situation

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers - Season 1 - Episode 10

Maura tricks Nachetanya into going insane and trying to murder Adlet. Adlet declares his undying love for Flamie.

love is
star
7.31
51 votes

#46 - love is

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 9

With her dislike of Yuzu and Mei's relationship, Matsuri uses the secret photo she took at the shopping mall to blackmail Mei into fooling around with text-pal on Christmas. Meanwhile, Yuzu knows nothing of this and struggles to bake a cake for her first Christmas together with Mei. While her excitement builds, Mei comes home and breaks the news that she won't be able to join their Christmas Party due to student council work...

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Scarecrow Heroine
star
7.29
7 votes

#47 - Scarecrow Heroine

Hinako Note - Season 1 - Episode 4

It's been about a month since the start of the school year, and the theater society is practicing as always when Hinako notices child in the room. Kuina comments that the child has been showing up for a few days. None of the other members seem to mind that there's a child among them; in fact, they all seem to be practicing harder than usual. Since the child is next to Chiaki, Hinako and Kuina wonder if she's a theater troupe relation, or perhaps even Chiaki's daughter. Finally, Yua can't stand to listen anymore and straightens them out.

one's first love
star
7.18
132 votes

#48 - one's first love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 2

During their first night sharing a room, Yuzu had her first kiss stolen by her step sister. Since then she can't get Mei off her mind, while Mei herself goes on as if nothing happened. Meanwhile, Mei's Grandfather, the chairman of Aihara Academy, takes Mei back to his mansion. Unable to forget the sad expression on Mei's face when they kissed, Yuzu heads to the mansion to confirm Mei's true feelings, but...?!

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Mistaken Friend
star
7.14
7 votes

#49 - Mistaken Friend

Hinako Note - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Hitotose Troupe was finally formed, with the goal of someday performing in the famous theater Suzuran. Then the school term begins, and Hinako tries to introduce herself to her class, but as usual her nerves take over and she freezes up like a scarecrow again. As Hinako is feeling down, Chiaki shows up and hands her a flyer that the school's new theater society is handing out to recruit new members. Hinako is excited that theater has returned to the school, but then a classmate, Nakajima Yua, appears and demands to know Hinako's connection to Chiaki...

love or lie!
star
7.14
55 votes

#50 - love or lie!

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mei and Yuzu study together at their house so Yuzu can place in the top 100 on their exams and keep their grandfather happy. However, after their kiss of mutual yearning, Yuzu can't concentrate at all. Steeling her resolve she asks Mei what that kiss meant only to get coldly brushed off. Feeling depressed, Yuzu heads to an arcade with Harumi, but her mind's distracted. There, she reunites with her childhood friend, the second year middle schooler, Mizusawa Matsuri.

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