The Best Episodes Directed by Takeo Takahashi

Hinaichigo - Kleine Beere

#1 - 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

star 9.09
70 votes
Making Love Happen

#2 - 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.

star 9.03
95 votes
Wolf and Silent Farewell

#3 - 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.

star 8.98
95 votes
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Heaven After Hell

#4 - 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

star 8.85
97 votes
Tears - Tränen

#5 - 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

star 8.81
63 votes
So Please Stop Talking About Sex

#6 - 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.

star 8.78
98 votes
Wolf and a Group of Youngsters

#7 - 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.

star 8.72
64 votes
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My Kingdom Standing Tall

#8 - 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.

star 8.72
126 votes
Wolf and a New Beginning

#9 - 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?

star 8.68
66 votes
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Wolf and Her Helpless Partner

#10 - 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?

star 8.67
97 votes
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Wolf and the Biggest Secret Scheme

#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.

star 8.64
64 votes
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Wolf and the Shepherd's Lamb

#12 - 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.

star 8.62
64 votes
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Wolf and Virtuous Scales

#13 - 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?

star 8.58
72 votes
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Wolf and the Swirling Plot

#14 - 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.

star 8.50
66 votes
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Wolf and Business Talent

#15 - 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.

star 8.50
125 votes
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Wolf and Distant Past

#16 - 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.

star 8.43
157 votes
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Red String of Fate!?

#17 - 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.

star 8.38
115 votes
Invisible Dictionary

#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.

star 8.34
106 votes
Wolf and Lovers' Quarrel

#19 - 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?

star 8.33
92 votes
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Bust Circumference Disparate Society

#20 - 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.

star 8.24
105 votes
The Heroes Gather

#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!

star 8.22
112 votes
under lover

#22 - under lover

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 5

After receiving some amusement park tickets from Harumi, Yuzu asks Mei to accompany her as she goes to meet her father. Along the way, Mei tells Yuzu that nothing happened between her and Himeko, who gets told off by her when she tries to interrupt their date. Yuzu eventually arrives at her father's grave, where Yuzu, noticing Mei's feelings about her own father, feels she should give up on her love and try to become an ideal sister instead. The next day, Mei collapses with a fever just before a student council meeting, so Yuzu urges Himeko to attend the meetings in Mei's while she looks after her. Afterwards, Yuzu encourage Himeko to be more honest with her feelings and make up with Mei. Later that night, Yuzu and Mei are visited by Mei's father, Shou.

star 8.16
79 votes
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Dangerous Idol

#23 - 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.

star 8.16
137 votes
The Girl That Kills Braves

#24 - The Girl That 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.

star 8.15
112 votes
Ero is Good for the Eyes

#25 - 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.

star 8.13
116 votes
Counterattack

#26 - Counterattack

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

With Adlet mortally wounded by the attacks of the Saint of Blades and Goldov, he gets one more chance to prove to all the Braves who is the Seventh. With Flamie at his side, he explains how the Seventh used the Saint of the Sun and a staged "fiend" battle field to hide the tracks. Even Maura is convinced that the strongest man in the world is telling the truth, but then who is the Seventh Brave ?

star 8.13
109 votes
First Journey

#27 - 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!

star 8.12
116 votes
We Became One

#28 - 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.

star 8.12
104 votes
The Seventh Brave

#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.

star 8.10
109 votes
I Want to Let Her Live

#30 - 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.

star 8.07
125 votes
The Strongest Man in the World

#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 Nashtania. One of the competitors is a daring boy, Adret Ma.

star 8.02
139 votes
out of love

#32 - out of love

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 6

Mei seems to be at odds with Shou, who would rather travel the world than inherit the school like Mei had hoped. Having been raised by her father with that in mind, Mei, feeling she has no-one else to rely on, attempts to comfort herself physically with Yuzu, but Yuzu slaps her before things can go any further. The next day, after learning that Shou is setting off abroad yet again, Yuzu urges Mei to work hard for her own sake, encouraging her to see her father off. Later, as Yuzu and Mei's relationship starts to deepen, Yuzu's childhood friend, Matsuri Mizusawa, decides to pay Yuzu a visit.

star 8.00
80 votes
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Wolf and Best Clothes

#33 - 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.

star 8.00
170 votes
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A Trap and a Rout

#34 - 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?

star 7.91
116 votes
Rival, Sways

#35 - 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.

star 7.90
125 votes
love affair!?

#36 - 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...?!

star 7.87
133 votes
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my love goes on and on

#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.

star 7.81
46 votes
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The Reason of the Two

#38 - The Reason of the Two

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

Adlet tells Flamie the story how his master trained him to be the strongest man in the world. Flamie leaves him, but not before she gives him a gunpowder token, which he can use once to make Flamie aware of his location. The other Braves decide to split up into pairs to try and find Adlet. Hans and Chamot stay behind at the Temple.

star 7.76
110 votes
The Average Man and the Genius

#39 - The Average Man and the Genius

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

Hans and Adlet engage in a battle to the death, which ultimately proves neither of them can be the Seventh Brave. They both return to the temple where they meet Chamot who unleashes het Saintly abilities to try to kill them both, however Hans and Adlet are not planning to go down that easily

star 7.63
106 votes
Migiwa Kazuha Arc I: Distant Memories

#40 - 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...

star 7.59
116 votes
Blossoms of Doubt

#41 - Blossoms of Doubt

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

Adler and Hans take out Chamot in a direct Assault. Adlet uses the gunpowder token to summon Flamie to tell her his theory about the way the seventh activated the barrier, but Flamie proves him wrong. Meanwhile at the temple Hans and Chamot are convinced by Maura that Adlet has fooled them unto thinking he is not the Seventh...

star 7.58
109 votes
love you only

#42 - 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.

star 7.57
41 votes
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The Time to Reveal the Answer

#43 - The Time to Reveal the Answer

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

The Seventh Brave is finally revealed and tries to convince the other Braves to accept its plan to unite the world of Fiends and Humans with a terrible costs on lives on he human side. The Braves try to deal with the imposter but it escapes, resulting in the deactivation of the barrier of mists. With allied troops arriving at the temple the Braves decide to move on. But not before Rolonia, the Saint of Blood, joins them as the new Seventh. With the activated barrier of mist behind them the path to their home lands is blocked, from this point on the roads leads straight to the Demon God lands. Their mission and purpose is clear : destroy the Demon God and along the way find out the mystery of the now Eight Braves once and for all.

star 7.50
111 votes
winter of love

#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.

star 7.42
56 votes
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Desperate Situation

#45 - Desperate Situation

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

While Adlet is trying to convince Flamie he is telling the truth about the Seventh Brave, Maura uses her Saint of the Mountains powers and makes her move. She tells the other braves Adlet has left Hans near death at the ruins. Hans, whom is fine, is still at the ruins and guarded by Chamot. In a direct confrontation between Flamie and Maura, Flamie makes a unexpected descision. At that point the Saint of Blades, whom feels betrayed and hurt by Adlet, enters the fight with only one goal...

star 7.35
113 votes
love is

#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.

star 7.34
43 votes
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one's first love

#47 - 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...?!

star 7.16
122 votes
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love or lie!

#48 - love or lie!

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 7

Feeling downhearted after Mei tells her to end their kissing habits, Yuzu comes across her childhood friend, Matsuri Mizusawa, becoming perturbed when she hears about her dubious methods of earning money. After glancing through Yuzu's phone, Matsuri catches onto her crush on Mei and almost forces herself onto her until Yuzu receives a call from Mei. Noticing Mei across the street, Matsuri forces a kiss upon Yuzu in front of her. The next day, Matsuri shows up at Yuzu's school to invite Yuzu on a date, effectively declaring war against Mei.

star 7.14
49 votes
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Migiwa Kazuha Arc II: Akira Embarassed

#49 - Migiwa Kazuha Arc II: Akira Embarassed

Yosuga no Sora Season 1 - Episode 2

Sora asks Haru to take her measurements so she can have a uniform made, and finally starts attending school with Haruka, though she is disappointed to find that she and Haruka are in different classes. While cleaning the swimming pool as part of a mixed gym, Akira accidentally soaks Kazuha who forgot her swimsuit, and so Akira takes her to dry off. Haruka finds Kazuha's phone and goes to return it, only to overhear a sensual-sounding conversation in which Kazuha addresses Akira as "Onee-chan" (big sister).

star 7.07
107 votes
sisterly love?

#50 - sisterly love?

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 3

Yuzu realizes her feelings for Mei are love, and cries. Wanting to follow her emotions, Yuzu visits the chairman's office to try and reclaim her relationship with Mei after she went away. However, she discovers the chairman suddenly ill?! Mei comes rushing to the hospital when she's called, learning that Yuzu worked hard to save the chairman, and then she begins to open up about herself.

star 7.03
118 votes
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war of love

#51 - war of love

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 8

After accepting Matsuri's forceful invitation to hang out after school, Yuzu takes Mei with her to meet Matsuri. Matsuri greets Mei with a cold stare, having believed she'd meet Yuzu alone, and then proceeds to drag Yozu around the shopping mall.

star 6.98
44 votes
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love me do!

#52 - love me do!

Citrus Season 1 - Episode 4

After confronting Mei with her feelings and kissing her in the chairman's office Yuzu isn't able to face Mei and agonizes over it. Meanwhile, the student council vice president who's also Mei's childhood friend, Momokino Himeko, becomes suspicious of what happened in the chairman's office and meets with Yuzu on their day off to discuss it. There she tells Yuzu, "She's incredibly sad. As sad as she was when the current chairman, her father, left her," leaving her in shock. Yuzu's weakly walking to the station home when Mei appears before her..

star 6.54
110 votes
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