The BEST episodes directed by Tarō Iwasaki

Youth Prelude
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#1 - Youth Prelude

Mikagura School Suite - Season 1 - Episode 1

As Eruna Ichinomiya, a somewhat perverted schoolgirl, is pressured into choosing a high school, her cousin, Shigure Ninomiya, recommends his school, Mikagura Private Academy. Taking an interest in the principal's granddaughter, Seisa Mikagura, Eruna decides to take the entrance exam, which she passes by being able to see the school's feline teacher, who she names Bimii. At the start of her new school life, Eruna learns about the school's system, in which students are required to join one of the school's clubs, using points earned by battles against other clubs to improve their state of living. Stuck with the poorest living conditions due to not yet being in a club, Eruna attempts to join Himi Yasaka's Calligraphy Club, but is rejected due to her poor art skills. A few days later, however, Eruna is approached by Seisa herself, who invites her to join her Going-Home Club on a trial period on the condition that she act as the club's representative in a battle taking place the next week.

Ginza Crime Tower (First Part)
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#2 - Ginza Crime Tower (First Part)

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 1

Superintendent Ryōko Yakushiji and her subordinate, Assistant Inspector Junichirō Izumida of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, launch an investigation after they witness a man combust somewhere in Ginza. The two officers learn that the combustion cases may be tied with a known religious cult, but Ryōko has to endure her rivalry with fellow superintendent Yukiko Muromachi and an assassin out to get her.

Ginza Crime Tower (Last Part)
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#3 - Ginza Crime Tower (Last Part)

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ryōko nearly survives an assassination attempt with the assassin sacrificing herself by ingesting a suicide pill that made her combust. She and Izumida continue to investigate, with their case getting complicated when a forensics scientist the two officers knew for a long time is the leader of the cult and that they had been using growth hormones to make an ordinary snake grow large.

The Sakuradamon Incident
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#4 - The Sakuradamon Incident

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 3

Two newspaper reporters try to follow Ryōko and Izumida around in order to get a potential story to be used against the former, but are seemingly thwarted in their plans when JACES security forces intervene on Ryōko's behalf.

Musashino Twilight
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#5 - Musashino Twilight

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryōko and Izumida investigate a former Health, Labour and Welfare minister due to illegal human experimentation of human cells with cells from an unknown human species, which resulted in a monster-like infant. The two officers try to eliminate the creature before they decided to let it die due to rapid cell degeneration.

The Bug That Crawls the Omotesandou
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#6 - The Bug That Crawls the Omotesandou

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 5

A mad counter-terrorist robot goes haywire after a traffic accident and kills armed security guards. Ryōko and Izumida are drawn to the situation after the former had claimed of hearing gunshots. The situation becomes complicated when Izumida's elementary school cousin Mana gets involved and armed tactical teams of Japan Private Police (JPP), a JACES rival, are secretly deployed in order to destroy their own invention and conceal evidence on the victims the robot had killed.

Maid In Kasumigaseki
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#7 - Maid In Kasumigaseki

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 6

Marianne and Lucienne, Ryoko's maids, arrived in Narita International Airport after the two subdued a thief after kicking their baggage cart to knock him out. The two maids, with Ryoko and Izumida, investigate the appearance of a giant salamander beneath the Greater Tokyo Area with an underground resort being under by corrupt politicians as they use armed gunmen to kill the creature.

Okinawa, Kounoshima
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#8 - Okinawa, Kounoshima

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ryoko and Junichiro head to Okinawa to investigate the reclusive JPP founder Ryojin Tadomura. As the two begin their stay in the island, mutant seeds from mangrove trees that were experimented on by JPP scientists are responsible for having its personnel turn against humans until the mutateed mangrove in the destroyed Tadomura villa is destroyed by Marianne by napalm grenades.

Tamagawa Suicide
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#9 - Tamagawa Suicide

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 8

When numerous people are committing suicide, including a well-known police forensics scientist, Ryoko and Izumida investigate it and find out that a university professor and a new species of ultrasound crickets are responsible for the mysterious suicides with some of them still alive after the professor's death by a crashing truck.

Shiba`s Queen
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#10 - Shiba`s Queen

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ryoko goes into hiding after the media broadcasts negative articles and news reports about her fame and her standing with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Ryoko takes Izumida to a NPP stronghold in the Greater Tokyo Area after being defamed by a secret organization of renegade police officials led by a woman named Ruriko Isurugi. In the NPP stronghold, Ryoko and Izumida discover a child who has the same identical facial features like the former.

Linen Trap
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#11 - Linen Trap

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ryoko and Izumida find out that the child had no memories of herself, dubbing her Monami. Meanwhile, Ruriko makes an alliance with the Defense Minister on taking on Ryoko after reports of explosions have hit the DK Pharmaceuticals and other public buildings. Distraught over Ryoko planning on keeping her out of Japan, Monami runs away only to be captured by JPP operatives in an ambush with centipede robots until a giant toad came out of a nearby lake and assisted Izumida.

Takanawa Princess
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#12 - Takanawa Princess

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 11

Monami seeks refuge with Izumida after escaping from captivity. Ryoko reveals that Ruriko had co-founded JACES as the Japanese Empire Security Service but left after her grandfather Masamoto refused to allow Ruriko to use JESS as a refuge for ex-Imperial military servicemen to revive a true Japanese armed forces. Izumida learns from Kazuma, Ryoko's personal assistant, that Monami was cloned in order to wrestle control of JACES away from the Yakushiji family using an ancient technique of making people called Hangon and cloning technology.

Tokyo Dead or Love (First Part)
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#13 - Tokyo Dead or Love (First Part)

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 12

Ruriko and other conspirators in the JGSDF and the JPP had planned to crush Ryoko Yakushiji and the whole of JACES under the guise of anti-terrorist training for the Greater Tokyo Area. Ryoko decides to fight Shiba on her own with JPP forces attacking both her and her own subordinates with Muromachi's. Izumida leaves the Yakushiji residence to see Ryoko, who had been previously attacked by an AH-64 Apache and a Type 90 MBT when another Type 90 arrives in a harbor to finish off Ryoko for good.

Tokyo Dead or Love (Last Part)
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#14 - Tokyo Dead or Love (Last Part)

Ryoko's Case File - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Type 90 tank, revealed to be under the control of Marianne and Lucienne, is used by Ryoko and Junichiro to head to Central Tokyo as they take out renegade JGSDF Type 90s to defeat Ruriko by taking out Tokyo Tower as the source of the radiowaves that had been used to brainwash JPP operatives under her command. Monami was rescued by Ryoko and Junichiro after defeating Ruriko and Kazuma as the JPP operatives, with their brainwashing removed, panic in fear due to the destroyed Tokyo Tower.