The BEST episodes directed by Tarō Kubo

Farewell, Buddy
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9.93
47 votes

#1 - Farewell, Buddy

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 42

With the battle over, the survivors each go their separate ways. With Nobunobu appointed the new Shogun, Shigeshige and his retainers retreat to Kyo to regroup. For those left in Edo, there may be dark times ahead.

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Leave Letter
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8.65
38 votes

#2 - Leave Letter

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 2

When they learn the truth about the current situation, the gang realize that they must go into battle. And so, too, does Kagura.

The Color of His Soul Will Be Forever...
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8.50
67 votes

#3 - The Color of His Soul Will Be Forever...

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 9

Mikage, controlled by Ayanami, is still fighting Teito while Frau is on his way.

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Kaguya Wants to Know / Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Confirm It
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8.46
139 votes

#4 - Kaguya Wants to Know / Kaguya Wants to Give a Gift / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Confirm It

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Season 2 - Episode 2

Kaguya finally gets to go window shopping and watches vigilantly for her chance to befriend Shirogane’s sister, Kei. While the Fujiwara sisters get in the way, she eventually manages to position herself next to Kei. But then, she can only see Shirogane’s resemblance in Kei’s profile, making her heart beat wildly out of control. Kaguya still decides to take the opportunity to figure out what she should give Shirogane for his birthday when Kei mutters that she isn’t very close to her brother. What secrets will Kei spill about Shirogane?

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That Day, I Was Certainly With Him
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8.40
65 votes

#5 - That Day, I Was Certainly With Him

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 15

Teito states that he's putting all his effort into studying for the Bishop's Exam.

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Take the Initial Premise Lightly, and It'll Cost You
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8.29
42 votes

#6 - Take the Initial Premise Lightly, and It'll Cost You

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 31

Whilst on a job tailing someone in the blistering summer heat, Gin steals Kagura's parasol, forgetting that the Yato are weak against sunlight. Kagura falls ill and is taken to the hospital.

Kaguya Wants Her to Say It / Miyuki Shirogane Can't Lose / Yu Ishigami Closes His Eyes
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8.13
155 votes

#7 - Kaguya Wants Her to Say It / Miyuki Shirogane Can't Lose / Yu Ishigami Closes His Eyes

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Season 1 - Episode 8

As term-end exams approach, the psychological war between Kaguya and Shirogane in the student council room ramps up. Kaguya is an all-around genius, but her pride is hurt because she hasn't yet beaten Shirogane when it comes to academics. Meanwhile, when it comes to making an effort, Shirogane is second to no one and as the president of student council, he refuses to let anyone else usurp his position at the head of the class. The two of them lie through their teeth and employ wiles worthy of Machiavelli in an attempt to get ahead of the other. At last, it's the day of finals, but which of them will the goddess of victory smile upon?

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3000 Leagues in Search of a Scabbard
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8.07
25 votes

#8 - 3000 Leagues in Search of a Scabbard

Gintama - Season 9 - Episode 6

The Odd Jobs encounter a strange sword at Tetsuko's smithy, and it grows attached (quite literally) to Gintoki's behind!

People Don't Like It If You're Early, But They Hate it If You're Late Too
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8.05
19 votes

#9 - People Don't Like It If You're Early, But They Hate it If You're Late Too

Love Flops - Season 1 - Episode 8

Everything’s different when Asahi wakes up the next morning. Regardless of how he feels, it’s time to face reality.

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Nothin' To Do With It
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8.00
6 votes

#10 - Nothin' To Do With It

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki - Season 1 - Episode 9

We joined up with Tadakusa-chan when she was finished fangirling like crazy at her idol concert. Apparently she loves cute things like idols and anime characters. As we were talking about that, Yatogame suddenly blurted out, "It's 2:00!" and took off somewhere. And we still haven't run into Sasatsu yet. Where the heck are those two?

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A Betrothed for This Noble Daughter!
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7.98
191 votes

#11 - A Betrothed for This Noble Daughter!

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Darkness suddenly returns, asking for the others' help in getting out of an arranged marriage with the Alderp's son, Walther.

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My Bald Dad, My Light-Haired Dad, and My Dad's Glasses
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7.85
31 votes

#12 - My Bald Dad, My Light-Haired Dad, and My Dad's Glasses

Gintama - Season 9 - Episode 2

Umibozu and Gintoki's meeting with Kagura's boyfriend Dai doesn't go according to plan as he's revealed to be the prince of Planet Titan. Meanwhile, the new couple's relationship takes a drastic turn.

The Line Between Godlike Games and Shitty Games is Paper-Thin
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7.84
29 votes

#13 - The Line Between Godlike Games and Shitty Games is Paper-Thin

Gintama - Season 9 - Episode 12

In the first half, Gintoki decides that as protagonist, he can't sit and do nothing as a Gintama game is released. He takes matters into his own hands as Odd Jobs looks to produce a super hit. In the second, Shinpachi buys a new pair of glasses that get him rather high spirits...

As a Family Member of Rias Gremory
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7.77
68 votes

#14 - As a Family Member of Rias Gremory

High School D×D - Season 4 - Episode 10

The competition in the Rating Game is getting heated. Can Team Gremory keep their cool and prevail, or will Issei be undone by a strip show?

School Trip, an Abrupt Attack
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7.76
92 votes

#15 - School Trip, an Abrupt Attack

High School D×D - Season 4 - Episode 2

Issei and his classmates arrive in Kyoto. Although Issei is ready to enjoy Kyoto to the fullest, getting stronger is s always on his mind. However, it seems training isn't the only thing to worry about in Kyoto. Powerful groups have begun to move.

Kaguya Wants to Trade / Chika Wants to Go Somewhere / Miyuki Wants to Hide His Ignorance
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7.73
198 votes

#16 - Kaguya Wants to Trade / Chika Wants to Go Somewhere / Miyuki Wants to Hide His Ignorance

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Season 1 - Episode 2

The students at Shuchiin Academy are under the impression that Shirogane is a veteran when it comes to romantic affairs, and so it is that despite the fact that Shirogane actually has no romantic experience whatsoever, a male student comes to him seeking advice on a matter of the heart. But if the truth about Shirogane's lack of experience got out, he would lose his dignity as the president of student council. So he nervously takes on the student's request with false bravado: "If it's about love, leave it to me!" Kaguya finds herself in a position to surreptitiously eavesdrop and does so as a chance to hear Shirogane's views on love, but finds his advice off the wall...

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This Ain't Akiba
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7.71
7 votes

#17 - This Ain't Akiba

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki - Season 1 - Episode 8

Since I'm in the photography club, I should have my own camera! I'd love to have an awesome camera like Tadakusa-chan's, but those things are way more than a high school student can afford... So I asked Yatogame where she got hers, and she said it came from a second-hand store called Komehyo (which I thought was a rice shop at first...). The club members agreed that we'd all visit the Komehyo in Osu together the next day, but it's long past our meeting time and Tadakusa-chan and Sasatsu are nowhere to be found...

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Hot Tears, Gently Fill His Heart...
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7.71
98 votes

#18 - Hot Tears, Gently Fill His Heart...

07-Ghost - Season 1 - Episode 5

Teito is greeted by the sisters, who want to do his laundry.

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God's Blessing on This Wonderful Shop!
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7.69
237 votes

#19 - God's Blessing on This Wonderful Shop!

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Kazuma and his adventure friends Keith and Dust go to a shop run by succubi who provide male adventurers with much needed relief by giving them erotic dreams.

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Heat Stroke
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7.52
94 votes

#20 - Heat Stroke

Cells at Work! - Season 1 - Episode 11

The world (body) is engulfed in sweltering heat. Even after triggering sweat, the body can't be cooled down. Abnormal increased vascular flow, soaring fever... That's right, the body is suffering from heat stroke! Taking advantage of the situation, the Bacillus cereus is rampaging to his heart's content. Reeling from the effects of heat stroke, the usually reliable White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) is suddenly unable to perform... Isn't there any way to save the world from further global warming?

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Yearning
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7.51
51 votes

#21 - Yearning

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 7

As Sayu's family gets closer and closer to tracking her down, she realizes that she may be heading home sooner than she thinks.

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Cell Phone
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7.50
64 votes

#22 - Cell Phone

Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway - Season 1 - Episode 2

Things are changing quickly for Yoshida, as the girls at work start to take an interest in him. Meanwhile, he tries to get Sayu a cellphone, but she refuses...

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Ultra Soul! The Dawn of Rock!
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7.50
2 votes

#23 - Ultra Soul! The Dawn of Rock!

Bakumatsu Rock - Season 1 - Episode 12

Edo is enveloped in a miasma. Tokugawa Yoshinobu finally reveals himself. Yoshinobu confesses he only wanted to see the Ultra Soul to relieve his boredom and cause Ii trouble for saying everything he did was for Yoshinobu while only giving attention to the Tokugawa shogunate. In his desperation, Yoshinobu begins destroying the city of Edo using the power of Heaven's Song.

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My Potential Released!
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7.41
77 votes

#24 - My Potential Released!

High School D×D - Season 4 - Episode 5

Issei and his team meet with Cao Cao at the Nijo Castle and find Kunou's mother there. A showdown between the two factions begins. Pushed into a corner, Issei finally finds it inside himself to unleash his inner potential and call for what is his.

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Every failure is a step to success.
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7.38
63 votes

#25 - Every failure is a step to success.

Classroom of the Elite - Season 2 - Episode 5

Ayanokoji brings Kushida, whom he suspects of being a traitor, to observe the other classes alongside Horikita. When the day of the festival arrives, Team Red pulls into the lead with great performances by Horikita and Sudo, but Ayanokoji merely watches with disinterest...

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The Auspicious Alliance / Eccentric Cuckoo-land Creature
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7.33
6 votes

#26 - The Auspicious Alliance / Eccentric Cuckoo-land Creature

Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Season 2 - Episode 3

The Four Benevolent Beasts argue over a meal about who is older and how well they are aging. Meanwhile, Hozuki has some problems of his own down in Hell.

Kisaragi Leaders Will Be Livestreamed!
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7.19
42 votes

#27 - Kisaragi Leaders Will Be Livestreamed!

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kisaragi has defeated the heroes back on Earth, and it's time for some R&R. But things don't go as planned when Lilith starts livestreaming…

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Your Mom's Inviting You For Some Baby Roleplay
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7.18
17 votes

#28 - Your Mom's Inviting You For Some Baby Roleplay

Love Flops - Season 1 - Episode 9

Asahi must decide what happens next.

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I Ain't a Nagoyer
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7.00
3 votes

#29 - I Ain't a Nagoyer

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki - Season 3 - Episode 5

One of the middle schoolers visiting Yatogame's club is Dobe Serura, who hates Nagoya and wishes she lived in Tokyo. Yatogame runs into her by chance, and for some reason, the two of them instantly get along?! Then Jin shows up wearing a shirt that can only be bought in Shibuya... Also, Teppei (from Chiba) declares war on Jandara-senpai (from Mikawa)?

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You Ain't My Kind
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7.00
2 votes

#30 - You Ain't My Kind

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki - Season 3 - Episode 6

When Dobe learns that Yatogame loves Nagoya, she pities her to the point of tears. She invites her to leave Nagoya and relocate to Tokyo with her, but wait... that uniform Dobe's wearing... She attends middle school in Ichimiya, which is just outside Nagoya? Why isn't Yatogame fighting back when Dobe is trashing Nagoya so much? And Rara-sensei's green tea from Shizuoka is stolen goods?!

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Beckoning Demon
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6.34
96 votes

#31 - Beckoning Demon

Ikki Tousen - Season 4 - Episode 4

While Hakufu visits her sister, the Saito Academy fighters set sail for the tournament but soon discover a vicious rival team has invaded their boat..

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Torn Darkness
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5.97
95 votes

#32 - Torn Darkness

Ikki Tousen - Season 4 - Episode 10

As Kanu and Shimei's to-the-death battle rages, Hakufu is buried in rubble while trying to protect Koukin from Kentei's fierce disciple Teni.

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Eternal Rival
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0.00
0 votes

#33 - Eternal Rival

Rail Romanesque - Season 1 - Episode 5

The second breakout session has begun. Beni is psyched because she wants to win against Reina. On the other hand, finished with their session, Iyo and Riiko are checking out Ohitoyo City's sights!

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The Heated Rivalry
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0.00
0 votes

#34 - The Heated Rivalry

Rail Romanesque - Season 1 - Episode 6

When it's Beni's turn to come up with an idea for merchandise, she has a spark of inspiration! Meanwhile, Shirogane and Ran get almost too excited while visiting a local train souvenir shop...

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The Famous Kakaa Appears
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0.00
0 votes

#35 - The Famous Kakaa Appears

Rail Romanesque - Season 1 - Episode 9

Having finished their sightseeing trip around Ohitoyo City, the last merch breakout session with Kakaa and Suika begins. Meanwhile, having finished theirs, Ran and Shirogane go visit the coal mine...

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Blooming Fans
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0.00
0 votes

#36 - Blooming Fans

Rail Romanesque - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Raillords are now in the final stages of coming up with merchandise ideas.

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Rockers! Let's Form a Band!
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0.00
0 votes

#37 - Rockers! Let's Form a Band!

Bakumatsu Rock - Season 1 - Episode 7

Okita's curse is lifted, and his Peace Soul awakens at the cost of Kondo's life... and Hijikata inherits Kondo's Peace Soul. In order to achieve the true world peace Kondo strove for, Hijikata and Okita leave the Shinsengumi. When Ryoma hears this, he invites them to rock and defeat Ii together.

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