The BEST episodes directed by Tatsuya Ishihara

Memories
star
9.67
33 votes

#1 - Memories

Air - Season 1 - Episode 13

Summary of Misuzu Kamio's story arc.

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Air
star
9.66
68 votes

#2 - Air

Air - Season 1 - Episode 12

The summer festival has finally arrived, but unfortunately it rains that day and thus the festival is canceled. Wanting to do anything she can for Misuzu, Haruko brings her to the local shrine. As mother and daughter bond, can Haruko ultimately save Misuzu from returning to her other self in the vast blue sky?

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI
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9.51
128 votes

#3 - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya VI

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 - Episode 14

Haruhi becomes frustrated and jealous of Mikuru's friendly relationship with Kyon. One night, Haruhi's power is activated without her knowing. Haruhi and Kyon become trapped in a sealed reality at their school. Before long, a blue giant appears and begins to destroy the school and the surrounding area. As more appear, Kyon and Haruhi evacuate the school. Kyon uses hints, provided by Yuki and Mikuru beforehand, to defuse the situation and escape

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Eternal Engagement
star
9.43
142 votes

#4 - Eternal Engagement

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yuta begins to worry when it becomes apparent that Rikka may not come back. Sanae ditches her Dekomori persona to follow Rikka, while Kumin "inherits" Wicked Lord Shingan's powers. Yuta can't bear being without Rikka and sets off to find her.

Holy Mother's... Pandora's Box
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9.28
143 votes

#5 - Holy Mother's... Pandora's Box

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Rikka and Yuta each gets some advice from a friend. Rikka's sister reveals her intention of studying the culinary arts in France, and asks Yuta to help her with Rikka. Through their own special ways, Yuta and Rikka confess to each other.

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Exiled... Just the Two of Them
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9.27
143 votes

#6 - Exiled... Just the Two of Them

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 8

After refusing to face the truth about her father, Rikka "retreats" to her home with Yuta in tow. Makoto is finding it tough to figure out his feelings for Kumin, and Yuta shares a night together with Rikka that impacts them both in a very meaningful way.

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Single-Winged... Fallen Angel
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9.27
141 votes

#7 - Single-Winged... Fallen Angel

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Rikka begins to acclimate herself to living a normal life, successfully making friends in the process. Sanae, however, isn't too happy about it. Rikka heads off to visit her father's grave, with Yuta left at the station, waiting for her to return.

School Festival!
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9.21
250 votes

#8 - School Festival!

K-ON! - Season 1 - Episode 6

On the day of the school festival, Mio wants to practice for the club's live event, but everyone else is helping with their classes' other stands. They later get some practice done, but Mio is still nervous about singing center stage, even with Sawako's costume choices not helping the matter. Ritsu decides to hold a mock concert introduction to calm her nerves, although she still has jitters when the concert starts. Having seen her secret vocal practice beforehand, the others encourage her to do her best and the show manages to be a success. However, leaving the stage Mio trips over the guitar cable and accidentally exposes her underwear to the audience. She ends up getting a fan club, but cannot get over her embarrassment.

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Star
star
9.21
68 votes

#9 - Star

Air - Season 1 - Episode 6

After Minagi's mother's mental condition has caused her to forget she has a daughter, Minagi leaves home and joins Yukito. Yukito tells Minagi he's leaving town and wants her to come with him, but instead leads her back home to face her mother. Michiru is invited to eat at Minagi's house. Michiru leaves, having fulfilled her purpose.

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Reminiscences... of Paradise Lost
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9.19
143 votes

#10 - Reminiscences... of Paradise Lost

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 7

A trip to Rika's hometown reveals more about her than Yuta had anticipated. Dekomori continues her antics against her nemesis "Mori-Summer". Yuta and Rika escape the house and end up in a place Rika holds dear to her heart.

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A Confused... Chaos Heart
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9.18
142 votes

#11 - A Confused... Chaos Heart

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 9

The school festival is on, and amidst Shinka's attempts to turn their club into something legitimate, Rikka battles strange feelings that she only experiences when Yuta is around. Shinka decides to help her understand these feelings, but Rikka's full blown case of chunibyo keeps getting in the way.

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A Binding... Hard Study
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9.07
143 votes

#12 - A Binding... Hard Study

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Rikka and Yuta face their low grades, and their club is fingered as the culprit! Rikka begins a new battle with her latest opponent: math! Meanwhile, Dekomori and Nibutani continue to butt heads.

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The Atoned... Innocent
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9.06
138 votes

#13 - The Atoned... Innocent

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 6

Rikka makes club uniforms for everyone, further humiliating Yuta; tension between Nibutani and Dekomori continues to grow. Isshiki receives a love letter, but his plans hit a snag before they even begin.

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Two Shadows
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9.06
261 votes

#14 - Two Shadows

Clannad - Season 1 - Episode 22

After Nagisa finds out about her parents' secret past, she cannot take her mind off how she ruined their dreams, and becomes emotional and depressed. On the day of the school festival, the whole theater club realizes that Nagisa is not herself, and try to cheer her up, but to no success. As the performance starts, Nagisa breaks down, but with encouragement from Akio, who said that Sanae's and his dream was for Nagisa to make her dream come true, the play was a huge success. The next day as the sun is setting, Tomoya finally confesses his love to Nagisa in the club room. This comes as a shock for Nagisa, causing her to cry tears of joy.

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Priestess... of the Melody
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8.99
158 votes

#15 - Priestess... of the Melody

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yuta wants to crush on the beautiful Shinka, but Rikka's antics prohibit it. A visit to Rikka's house reveals how delusional she really is. Her eclectic collections are almost stranger than her behavior! What's worse: Rikka's sister knows about Yuta's past!

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The Heretical... Pigtailed Girl
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8.97
152 votes

#16 - The Heretical... Pigtailed Girl

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 3

Yuta tries to decide what club to join, but Rikka is already a step ahead of him. She creates the "Far-Eastern Magic Society" and manages to rope in two members. Given a provisional club status, Yuta revokes his membership... until Shinka joins the club, too.

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Travelling to the Island of Tsukushi... of Hesitation
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8.93
74 votes

#17 - Travelling to the Island of Tsukushi... of Hesitation

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 6

The class trip is here, and while Rikka and Dekomori must separate, now is a good time for her to get some alone time with Yuta... if their class mates let them!

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Regret of... the Mabinogion
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8.91
136 votes

#18 - Regret of... the Mabinogion

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Yuta is puzzled that Nibutani wants to join Rikka's club. He wonders if she could really like him back, but the answer he gets isn't the one he imagined!

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Breeze
star
8.88
78 votes

#19 - Breeze

Air - Season 1 - Episode 1

Yukito Kunisaki arrives to the town in hopes of making money for food with his puppet show. He meets Misuzu Kamio, a strange girl living in the town. Misuzu manages to lure Yukito to her house with food at which after a discussion she offers him residence. Soon after Haruko Kamio, Misuzu's foster mother, arrives to the house. Haruko initially opposes Yukito's stay but later decides to allow him to stay in the shed.

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Cleanup!
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8.83
186 votes

#20 - Cleanup!

K-ON! - Season 2 - Episode 2

While clearing their personal belongings out of the club room, the girls find an old guitar that used to belong to Sawako. Since it had aged a bit, Sawako allows the girls to sell it and add the money to the club's budget. After visiting a home superstore to buy a storage shelf, they take the guitar to the music store where they are surprised to find it valued at ¥500,000. When Sawako inquires about the sale, Ritsu tries lying about its value, but it backfires when Sawako asks for a receipt and the club end up getting considerably less money. However, she allows the girls to buy one thing with the money. Noticing that Azusa looks a bit concerned about not having any freshmen to look after, the girls decide to get her a pet turtle named Ton.

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Under the Green Tree
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8.82
140 votes

#21 - Under the Green Tree

Clannad - Season 2 - Episode 24

Tomoya tells Ushio of the past events that happened from when he first met Nagisa, until after Ushio is born and Nagisa survives. When Ushio falls asleep during the story, he begins to quite clearly recall a more tragic set of circumstances. At the end of this retelling, Tomoya, with Ushio and Fuko who are both asleep, are shown under a tree at the present time having a picnic. Ushio wakes up, just before Nagisa calls the three of them, saying that it is time to head home.

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Festival Time
star
8.77
70 votes

#22 - Festival Time

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 5

The concert band receives their marching band uniforms and begins marching practice in preperation for SunFes. Things are different now, with the members all more engaged in practice. And SunFes day arrives.

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Light Music!
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8.77
173 votes

#23 - Light Music!

K-ON! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yui is still sick from her cold, which is possibly attributed to her wearing a short yukata for too long. As the band tries to make do with Azusa as lead guitarist, Yui supposedly shows up over with her cold. However, her playing is too perfect and a slip of the tongue reveals that she is actually Ui, who had managed to play after a few days practice. Yui appears, but is still in no condition to play, so Mio suggests that she stay home until the day of the live performance. Yui eventually makes it in time, but forgets her guitar at home, so Sawako fills in for her while she goes to get it. Yui returns in time for the second song and the performance goes well, and the band even does an encore.

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Blue Moon Ragnarok
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8.74
63 votes

#24 - Blue Moon Ragnarok

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 11

Rikka is determined to find the necessary items to revive the Dark Flame Dragon, and puts herself in danger in the process.

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Singing Solfège
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8.66
75 votes

#25 - Singing Solfège

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kumiko and the others prepare for Sunrise Festival. Kumiko and Shuichi talk about Taki-sensei on the way home from school, when they run into Reina.

Resort... Last Resort
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8.66
67 votes

#26 - Resort... Last Resort

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 9

While helping Kumin's aunt run a shop by the beach, Rikka realizes that her powers are fading... and she may want them to.

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Triangle... of Missed Encounters
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8.64
67 votes

#27 - Triangle... of Missed Encounters

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 7

Togashi hopes to spend the entire day alone with Rikka, but Shichimiya somehow finds her way to the couple, dragging them into her secret mission.

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A Farewell to the End of Summer
star
8.63
128 votes

#28 - A Farewell to the End of Summer

Clannad - Season 2 - Episode 1

Summer vacation is now over and the second semester has started at Tomoya's school. Nagisa's father Akio asks Tomoya to form a baseball team for a local game against the neighboring shopping district team. Tomoya is able to recruit Kyou and Kotomi from the drama club, Youhei and his younger sister Mei, Tomoyo, Misae, and Yusuke. Tomoya's team manages to get an early lead, but Akio's leg gets injured by a flying bat, and Nagisa fills in for her father as the pitcher. The other team catches up near the end, and it comes down to the final inning when Tomoya scores an RBI, winning the game.

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Goodbye Competition
star
8.62
46 votes

#29 - Goodbye Competition

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 13

The competition performance is "only" 12 minutes long. It's both a blink of an eye and an eternity. The Concert Band members bet their entire youths on this competition. And Kitauji High School Concert Band's performance begins.

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Magical Devil Girl in Pursuit
star
8.60
78 votes

#30 - Magical Devil Girl in Pursuit

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 3

Rikka becomes very excited about the presence of a magic user she is supposedly doing unvisible battle with, but it soon becomes apparent that this magic user is an actual person. She is a girl Yuta knows from his middle school days who first infected him with chunibyo. Rikka is both fascinated and terrified of the threat the new girl poses to her and Yuta's love contract, and either wants to be friends with her or be rid of her for all eternity.

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Gauntlet of Rain (A Midsummer Night's... Rain and Whip)
star
8.57
66 votes

#31 - Gauntlet of Rain (A Midsummer Night's... Rain and Whip)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Shichimiya continues to wrestle with her newfound feelings, and only one thing can save her from herself: a showdown!

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Episode 1
star
8.55
175 votes

#32 - Episode 1

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life - Season 1 - Episode 1

Selamat pagi! Goats? What's wrong with goats? What does KY mean? I don't have any special features, but my toe comes off.

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The Superior Contract... of Twilight
star
8.50
66 votes

#33 - The Superior Contract... of Twilight

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 12

Rikka is acting strangely around Yuta, and it takes all of her courage to confess her true feelings to him.

Dolphin Ring Striker
star
8.49
74 votes

#34 - Dolphin Ring Striker

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 2

Nibutani becomes obsessed with the state of Yuta and Rikka's questionable romance, and pressures Yuta to take control of his girlfriend and lead her down the righteous path of boy-girl relationships.

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[Queen Maker] The Election for President of the Student Council... of Purity
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8.49
68 votes

#35 - [Queen Maker] The Election for President of the Student Council... of Purity

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Nibutani attempts to run for Student Council president, but a pesky little blonde girl is foiling her every attempt at normalcy. What can she do to keep her in check? The unthinkable...

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Let's Find Friends
star
8.44
242 votes

#36 - Let's Find Friends

Clannad - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tomoya runs into Fuko again at school, and she tries to invite him to her older sister's upcoming marriage ceremony, but Tomoya is not interested. Tomoya gets Youhei to help reform the drama club by bribing him with bread from Nagisa's family bakery. Nagisa tries to get the help of Ryou and Kyou in reforming the drama club, and Tomoya even tries to ask Tomoyo and Kotomi if they would like to join; Tomoyo is trying to become student council president, and Kotomi does not give an answer. Tomoya and Nagisa later go see Fuko about the club, and he discovers from Nagisa that Fuko is supposedly unconscious in a hospital.

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Life Is Constant Change (But It's Okay to Stop and Appreciate It)
star
8.43
51 votes

#37 - Life Is Constant Change (But It's Okay to Stop and Appreciate It)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 12

A typical morning with typical dragon girls. A priceless slice of daily life without any complaints. However, ever since Miss Kobayashi heard the tale from the Emperor of Demise, something has been slightly weighing on her. Yet it's not clear to her what exactly that is. As that uncertainty builds, the summer festival they've all been waiting for is drawing closer.

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[Morisummer] The False... 'Holy Spirit Mother'
star
8.40
65 votes

#38 - [Morisummer] The False... 'Holy Spirit Mother'

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 8

A NEW Fake Mori Summer appears, hell bent of taking Dekomori as her own. But her sinister motives are discovered and only the REAL Fake Mori Summer can make her relinquish her hold on Sanae!

Meeting of the Club Delegates Meeting
star
8.33
69 votes

#39 - Meeting of the Club Delegates Meeting

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 5

In danger of losing the club room, The Magical Napping Society - Summer thereof decides to do the only club activity that the student council will accept: competitive napping!

There Are Various Reasons Behind It (It's Full of Elma)
star
8.32
57 votes

#40 - There Are Various Reasons Behind It (It's Full of Elma)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 9

It all started with a single statement from Elma--"I demand improved worker conditions!" The company Miss Kobayashi and the others work at is very close to being exploitative, and Elma finally realizes their situation is wrong and rises up against it. Miss Kobayashi assumes it's impossible to improve their working conditions, but the dragon's energy and spirit were far greater than she imagined...

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Wicked Lord Shingan... Reborn
star
8.28
76 votes

#41 - Wicked Lord Shingan... Reborn

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 1

Unusual circumstances forces Yuta and Rikka to live under one roof. Keeping it under wraps is top priority as the new school year starts.

Chance Encounter... with Wicked Lord Shingan
star
8.24
115 votes

#42 - Chance Encounter... with Wicked Lord Shingan

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 1

After recovering from adolescent delusions, Yuta transfers schools to begin anew. As he tastes the succulent fruit of normalcy, Rikka Takanashi discovers Yuta's delusional past and declares that they are soul mates, which makes things anything but normal.

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Miraculous Harmony
star
8.23
30 votes

#43 - Miraculous Harmony

Sound! Euphonium - Season 2 - Episode 5

Only three schools will be selected at the Kansai Concert Band Competition to compete in the Nationals. Will Kitauji High School be one of them?

Festival Triangle
star
8.19
55 votes

#44 - Festival Triangle

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 8

The band is abuzz with talk about who they'll be going to the upcoming festival with. There's someone Hazuki wants to go with, but that someone is already going with someone else. Meanwhile Kumiko somehow ends up going with you-know-who.

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A Room Without Anyone
star
8.19
224 votes

#45 - A Room Without Anyone

Clannad - Season 1 - Episode 17

After watching the basketball game, the choir club decides to share Koumura with the drama club, but the student council will not allow it. Nagisa collapses at school and cannot come to school for a few days. During this time, Tomoyo starts waking up Tomoya and Youhei before classes start so they will not be late anymore. Kyou continues to set up situations where Tomoya and Ryou are together, such as eating lunch together. Yukine tries to help Tomoya with a charm book, and he performs a charm to get locked in the gym equipment room with Kyou, which ends up happening. Kyou does not act like her usual self while in the room, and thinks that Tomoya may end up trying to have sex with her. Tomoya undoes the charm and the door is opened by one of Kyou's classmates. Tomoya and Tomoyo start to walk home after school, but a a bunch of gang members are at the school's entrance looking to fight Tomoyo.

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Welcome to High School
star
8.18
93 votes

#46 - Welcome to High School

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kumiko enters Kitauji High School having been unable to forget what Reina said at a middle school concert band competition. She goes to visit the concert band at school along with classmates Hazuki and Sapphire, where they meet Reina again.

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Nice to Meet You, Euphonium
star
8.17
83 votes

#47 - Nice to Meet You, Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kumiko and the others join the concert band, and they choose their instruments. Their eccentric senior, Asuka, still likes to mess with them.

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Counter Measures
star
8.16
228 votes

#48 - Counter Measures

Clannad - Season 1 - Episode 18

During the time that Tomoya is suspended from school, Tomoyo continues to come to his house, wake him up, and make him breakfast, though when she tries to ask him about his relationship with his father, he does not answer her. On Sunday when Tomoyo is making him lunch, Kyou, Ryou, and Kotomi arrive each bringing a bunch of food, and even Fuko appears with food; Tomoya ends up eating everything. Once back at school, he finds out how Tomoyo's reputation is dropping due to rumors of her as a gang leader, and arranges for Tomoyo to compete against several school sports clubs to boost her reputation. After school, Tomoyo tells Tomoya about her family situation and how her brother risked his life to keep their parents from divorcing. Nagisa finally comes back to school and is welcomed by her friends. During a tennis match between Tomoyo and a male tennis club member, a stray ball hits Nagisa on the leg, and Tomoya overprotects her, showing everyone how devoted he is to her.

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Premium Seat (No Extra Charge)
star
8.13
55 votes

#49 - Premium Seat (No Extra Charge)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 11

Miss Kobayashi's hips have seriously started hurting. She buys up a bunch of health products to try and improve it, but she hardly uses any of them... Even Tohru loses her patience and tries to get her to eat tail meat, but she sadly refuses. Tohru then begins her search for what Miss Kobayashi considers a "typical remedy."

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A New Life
star
8.12
226 votes

#50 - A New Life

Clannad - Season 1 - Episode 19

The drama club is finally re-established and Koumura is shared with the choir club. Tomoya's home room teacher goes to Tomoya's house to ask his father about his future, but Tomoya's father says that is something that Tomoya has to decide for himself. Seeing the strained relationship between Tomoya and his father, Nagisa offers to have Tomoya stay over at her house for the time being, which he accepts. After coming home from school, Tomoya finds several small kids in Nagisa's house, and finds out Sanae is instructing them in a cram school. Nagisa confides to Tomoya that she feels she did something really bad to her parents in the past, but she cannot remember what it is, and her parents say that she must be imagining it.

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