The BEST episodes directed by Takeyuki Yanase

The Kamogawa Experiment
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9.79
62 votes

#1 - The Kamogawa Experiment

Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne - Season 2 - Episode 3

As Kamogawa prepares for an intergalactic conference, Asteria calls Madoka, Lan and Muginami about a Vox Particle Control Experiment, the same that Dizelmine attempted on Lan. She explains about how she wants to try to use the power of the Voxes in a peaceful way to put Villagiulo and Dizelmine off their plans. Madoka agrees to undergo the experiment, and although the initial attempts show no reaction from her, Asteria manages to prompt a reaction from Madoka by embarrassing her. However, as they attempt to stop the experiment when Dizelmine and Villagiulo attempt to contact them, Madoka's levels continue to rise, causing a strange red phenomenom to appear in the sky, which starts forming strange creatures. Meanwhile, Madoka is haunted by visions of what appears to be Yurikano, warning her not to open the Rin-ne flower. When Madoka regains her sense, she finds all the creatures had been destroyed and more Rinne flowers have appeared.

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Conspire Closely and Quietly
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9.14
102 votes

#2 - Conspire Closely and Quietly

Outbreak Company - Season 1 - Episode 11

Shin'ichi's efforts to spread the Otaku culture bear fruit. However, when there is a shortage of products from Japan, leading to various conflicts amongst the people in Eldant, Shin'ichi learns the true intentions of the Japanese government and falls into despair upon it, until Myusel inspires him to come with a solution.

The Role of a God
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9.11
37 votes

#3 - The Role of a God

Kamisama Dolls - Season 1 - Episode 8

The episode starts off with the gang finally leaving the village. On their way out, Utao notices Kirio and jumps on Kukuri to go meet him. She tries to smile at him in the way she was advised in the earlier episode, but he responds by sticking his tongue out at her before she can do it. Upon returning to the city, Kyohei suggests that they all go to the beach, which excite Utao. However, her expectations are shattered when they reach the beach only to find a typhoon. They find that their rooms are leaking water, so they come down to ask the owner of the inn about it while Utao bathes. However, as they are asking about it, a giant crash of lightning strikes and part of the inn falls down on the owner. Hibino rushes off to get Utao, who brings Kukuri to lift the wreckage off of the owner. The power goes out, so Kukuri goes out to the shed to look for a generator. However, Utao can't see in the dark, so Kyohei goes out to check. A sheet flies over Kukuri, and Utao accidentally knocks Kyohei out. Hibino goes out to check on him and they bring the generator back. On the way, a sign flies towards Hibino, but Utao is able to save her with Kukuri. The next day, the storm clears, and Utao is finally allowed to go to the beach. Back in the city, Hibino goes to the city's library to return some books for her father. Utao, never having been to a legit library, gets curious and jumps at the chance to see it when she finds out that Hibino's father had forgotten to give her a book. While he's alone, Kyohei starts to think back about his quitting being a Seki, revealing that the true reason was that he feared he was like Aki and that he would do something similar if he snapped. At the library, Hibino runs into Aki, who notices that Kyohei has told her about Chihaya. Hibino asks Aki why he keeps going after Kyohei, to which Aki answers that he can see the darkness within Kyohei that no one else can. He muses about pulling out this darkness by harming Hibino, but Utao shows up to par

Lady x Lady!!!
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8.49
67 votes

#4 - Lady x Lady!!!

Ladies Versus Butlers! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Having another usual day of butler duties, Pina then gives Akiharu passport tickets to a special waterpark "Try Aqualand" as a gift. Tomomi and Selenia confront each other about their affections for Akiharu. Principal Kaede announces for the annual sports day, that the girls use as an opportunity to decide who goes with Akiharu since he only haves two tickets.

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The New Coworkers, with the Slimes
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7.87
54 votes

#5 - The New Coworkers, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 9

The laundry business explodes in popularity, so Ryoma rushes out on day two to hire more help. He meets Fei and Li Ling, foreigners with a hidden past.

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The New Slimes, with the Slimes
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7.84
57 votes

#6 - The New Slimes, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 10

With the business going more smoothly than Ryoma ever imagined, Ryoma is able to go back to studying his slimes and adventuring. He discovers several new types of slimes.

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The Beginning of a New Era, with the Slimes
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7.78
55 votes

#7 - The Beginning of a New Era, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ryoma and Eliaria make another attempt to tame the limour birds. If they succeed, it would be a great milestone in their careers as monster tamers. However, whatever the outcome, their separation is inevitable as Eliaria leaves for school.

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Laundry Business, with the Slimes
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7.77
61 votes

#8 - Laundry Business, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 8

The laundry business is ready to open. Ryoma hires new employees to help get his business started, and throws a party to express his thanks to the friends who have supported him thus far.

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Clean-Up Duty, with the Slimes
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7.77
60 votes

#9 - Clean-Up Duty, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryoma arrives at Miya's house, overflowing with trash from a nearby dump. Ryoma and his slimes show a remarkable ability to clean, a skill that, as it turns out, the town of Gimul desperately needs.

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First Time in Town, with the Slimes
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7.74
62 votes

#10 - First Time in Town, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryoma and the Jamil family travel to Gimul, a mining town. There, Ryoma and Eliaria take the first steps in becoming professionals in their crafts. Ryoma is given another opportunity to flex his new powers.

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Monster Hunting, with the Slimes
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7.68
62 votes

#11 - Monster Hunting, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Adventurer's Guild sets up a large-scale group of adventurers to deal with the massive monster infestation discovered in the abandoned mines. Ryoma joins them.

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Black and Deep Desires
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7.55
100 votes

#12 - Black and Deep Desires

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 9

The identity of the traitor who leaked information to Fango and tried to kill Nero has been revealed. With Corteo taken into custody, the Vanetti family has been thrown into an uproar. But Corteo stubbornly refuses to confess anything, a fact which will likely lead to his death. Though he won't admit to it, Avilio is unusually shaken by this. And then Cerotto pays him a visit..,

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Taming Training, with the Slimes
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7.55
53 votes

#13 - Taming Training, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 11

The Jamil ducal family are all experts in the art of monster taming magic. Ryoma and Eliaria receive the Jamil elders' tutelage to further hone their taming magic.

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Ryoma, with the Slimes
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7.50
72 votes

#14 - Ryoma, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ryoma Takebayashi is a young boy living by himself in a forest, who, in a previous lifetime, used to be a tortured middle-aged Japanese office worker. He meets a group of distressed travelers in the forest, and decides to save them.

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The Lady's Training Session, with the Slimes
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7.49
59 votes

#15 - The Lady's Training Session, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 5

Eliaria and Ryoma practice magic and combat in Gimul. They practice fighting against the weak but numerous monsters now infesting the abandoned mine shafts.

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Hard Times in the Forest
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7.47
69 votes

#16 - Hard Times in the Forest

Green Green - Season 1 - Episode 3

Outraged over a prank pulled on her by the Baka Trio, Futaba decides to leave Kanenone for home. In her search for a short cut to the bus stop, she gets lost in the surrounding forest and injures her ankle. Yuusuke, Midori, and the Baka Trio attempt to find and bring her back to Kanenone.

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You're Too Cute, You Prick.
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7.44
16 votes

#17 - You're Too Cute, You Prick.

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 3

The student council receives instructions from Shimoshina High School's chairman, 18-kin's father, to help out some clubs. First, they help out the cheerleading club, and Hime later cheers for their volleyball team at a match, leading to Shimoshina's victory. Next, they help out the photography club, which has Hime modeling various cosplay outfits. Hime later gets angry at the other student council members for keeping the photos.

Starting the Business, with the Slimes
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7.42
59 votes

#18 - Starting the Business, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ryoma decides to strike out on his own as an adventurer and business owner. He discusses his plans with the ducal family, and works with Serge the merchant to put his business plans in motion.

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Departure, with the Slimes
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7.40
63 votes

#19 - Departure, with the Slimes

By the Grace of the Gods - Season 1 - Episode 2

It turns out that the travelers Ryoma saved were the local duke and his family. Impressed by Ryoma's various skills and enamored by his personality, they offer to take Ryoma along on their journey.

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Your Breasts Are Completely Exposed, Is That Okay?
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7.38
13 votes

#20 - Your Breasts Are Completely Exposed, Is That Okay?

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 7

In the End, Did It Spill Out?
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7.33
12 votes

#21 - In the End, Did It Spill Out?

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 9

Please Be Gentle, It's My First Time
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7.31
13 votes

#22 - Please Be Gentle, It's My First Time

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 8

What's With This Messed Up Setting?
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7.29
14 votes

#23 - What's With This Messed Up Setting?

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 4

Can I Get a Low-Angle Shot?
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7.29
14 votes

#24 - Can I Get a Low-Angle Shot?

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 6

I Prefer the Edge of Just Barely Acceptable!
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7.23
13 votes

#25 - I Prefer the Edge of Just Barely Acceptable!

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 5

A Premises Search, As It Were.
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7.23
13 votes

#26 - A Premises Search, As It Were.

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 11

I Get the Feeling I've Lost as a Woman.
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7.18
17 votes

#27 - I Get the Feeling I've Lost as a Woman.

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 1

Having forcibly been dressed in a maid uniform, Hime Arikawa is chased down by two men, but is saved by the three girls of the Shimoshina High School student council from his school: president Unko, vice president 18-kin, and secretary Albertina II. They immediately invite him to join the student council, but are shocked to discover Hime is actually male. Hime explains that his parents forced him to assume a large amount of debt and the two men were debt collectors. The girls offer to pay off his debt, but in exchange, Hime has to spend the rest of his high school life cross-dressing as the student council's dog. Hime agrees to their terms, and the girls introduce Hime at an assembly in front of the other students, in the process revealing he is cross-dressing.

Hightailing It out of the Test of Courage
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7.15
40 votes

#28 - Hightailing It out of the Test of Courage

Green Green - Season 1 - Episode 9

Chigusa-sensei organizes a late-night "test of courage", with the boys and girls pairing off. To Midori's dismay, Yuusuke draws Futaba as his partner. Reika sees this as an opportunity to bring Yuusuke and Futaba closer. Meanwhile, the Baka Trio try to take advantage of the girls they were paired with.

Help Me
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7.09
64 votes

#29 - Help Me

I'm Standing on a Million Lives - Season 1 - Episode 3

After being told by the Game Master to hit on a certain girl, Yotsuya sneaks into the girls' restroom of an unfamiliar high school and saves Tokitate Yuka from being bullied by her classmates. Tokitate turns out to be the fourth party member. When she's summoned into the other world, Tokitate develops a deep admiration for Shindou, whom she sees as much stronger and prettier than herself.... but Shindou also has a past that she can't tell anyone about.

I'm Sorry, Hime-kun
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7.08
12 votes

#30 - I'm Sorry, Hime-kun

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 13

You're Right, but Keep It to Yourself!
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7.08
13 votes

#31 - You're Right, but Keep It to Yourself!

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 10

Journey of Death
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7.04
27 votes

#32 - Journey of Death

I'm Standing on a Million Lives - Season 2 - Episode 8

The heroes find Jezby's father, unfortunately eaten away by a parasite. They will then have to reach the village of Zagroth, where the mayor seems to act as he sees fit, thanks to what they call "the journey of hope".

Heart-Racing Logout
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6.98
49 votes

#33 - Heart-Racing Logout

I'm Standing on a Million Lives - Season 1 - Episode 9

Yotsuya's plan to rescue the heretics is successful, as is his vengeance on Kamilto for killing Kahvel's subordinate. He and Tokitate head to Radodorbo with the heretics while Shindou and Hakozaki travel separately in hopes of finding cargo bound for Radodorbo. Along the way, Tokitate becomes invested in what she perceives as a budding relationship between Yotsuya and Kahvel and tries to initiate events to bring them together.

I'd Totally Hit That
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6.95
19 votes

#34 - I'd Totally Hit That

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Hime arrives home, he is greeted by his younger, cross-dressing brother Kaguya who is overjoyed that Hime now cross-dresses, too. The next day, Hime's friend Tadokoro feels him up, which earns him a kick from Unko. Tadokoro tries to ask 18-kun out of tea, but she slaps him with a wad of cash and tells him to dress as a girl first if he wants to get her attention. Kaguya, along with his friend No. 1, are watching all of this from nearby, and Kaguya is angry that 18-kin is so clingy towards his brother. Mitsunaga Oda and Hiro from the public morals committee are also keeping on eye on the student council. Mitsunaga tells Kaguya that he wants to overthrow the current student council, and Kaguya agrees to help. Kaguya tells Hime that he will save him from the student council and runs off with Mitsunaga, Hiro and No. 1 in tow.

Hime-nii Says He's Quitting the Student Council!
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6.92
13 votes

#35 - Hime-nii Says He's Quitting the Student Council!

Himegoto - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Cultural Festival
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6.40
5 votes

#36 - The Cultural Festival

Pan de Peace! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Today is the school’s Cultural Festival. Yuu-chan is concerned how short her skirt is for the café’s costume. The four girls, wearing the same costume, are ready to open their café, “Cat’s Tail.” While the girls are busy with customers, Mai-chan shows up in their café...

Hakone-chan and Hakone-sama
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5.00
28 votes

#37 - Hakone-chan and Hakone-sama

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 5

Hakone gets a level up!

Hakone-chan Has Descended!
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0.00
0 votes

#38 - Hakone-chan Has Descended!

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 1

While wishing to the shrine of the hot spring spirit that he would get closer to Haruna, Tohya drops a steamed bun into the water, and out pops a strange little girl.

Hakone-chan and the Secret Box
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0.00
0 votes

#39 - Hakone-chan and the Secret Box

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 2

Haruna's sister, Aki, doesn't believe is the spirit of the hot springs, but while they're taking a bath, she shows them her powers.

Hakone-chan and the Box Cat
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0.00
0 votes

#40 - Hakone-chan and the Box Cat

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hakone-chan shows off her talents and lands a job.

Hakone-chan and the Tourism Ambassador
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0.00
0 votes

#41 - Hakone-chan and the Tourism Ambassador

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hakone, the new tour ambassador for Yumoto, works a little too hard.

Hakone-chan and Miya-chan
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0.00
0 votes

#42 - Hakone-chan and Miya-chan

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 6

A new hotel opens up next to Shunjusou. The owner is a girl named Miki, another hot spring spirit.

Hakone-chan and the Hot Spring Pool
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0.00
0 votes

#43 - Hakone-chan and the Hot Spring Pool

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 7

Miya invites the gang to her hot spring pool. Something's fishy, but seeing Haruna in her swimsuit, Tohya goes along with it.

Hakone-chan and Jigokudani
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Hakone-chan and Jigokudani

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 8

Tour ambassador Hakone goes to Jigokudani, where Aki gives her a scare by saying there are still demons there.

Hakone-chan and Otamagaike
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0.00
0 votes

#45 - Hakone-chan and Otamagaike

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hakone-chan and the ghost.

Hakone-chan and Goura Park
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0.00
0 votes

#46 - Hakone-chan and Goura Park

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 10

Hakone and the gang visit Goura Parks, where they're attacked by the resident spirit.

Hakone-chan and the Tekkosen
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0.00
0 votes

#47 - Hakone-chan and the Tekkosen

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 11

It turns out that there are more hot spring spirits out there.

Hakone-chan and the New Hot Spring Spirits
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0.00
0 votes

#48 - Hakone-chan and the New Hot Spring Spirits

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 12

Hakone and Miya, accompanied by Haruna, Aki, and Tōya, are returning to Motohakone via the Tekkosen. Miya tries using her Water of Servitude to deal with the crowds, but that left her open for Gōra to snatch her secret puzzle box. Hakone goes after them to retrieve it, making Miya realize (through Tōya) that Hakone does not see her as an enemy, but as a friend. Miya is then urged to help Hakone. Miya is able to lunge at Gōra and take her puzzle box back. She then unleashes its powers, making Gōra grovel uncontrollably. As the ship returns to Motohakone, everyone races back to the shrine.

A New Day with Hakone-chan
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0.00
0 votes

#49 - A New Day with Hakone-chan

Hakone-chan - Season 1 - Episode 13

For a moment Hakone and Miya regained their full powers upon reaching the shrine. Hakone mentions that no hot spring spirit can warm the soul with stolen powers. Sensing wisdom in her words Gōra tells Ashinoko to stop. Ashinoko turns on Gōra as a result, but that is because Ashinoko, being still too young, cannot fully handle her powers yet. Hakone and Miya return to their weakened states because of using too much power, but Hakone manages to neutralize the enraged Ashinoko, causing her to disappear. They fail to find her, but managed to return to her well a few seasons later. Gōra and Ashinoko started working around Haruna's family-owned resort, and things return to normal.