The Best Episodes Directed by Tatsuya Nokimori

A Promise I Wanted To Keep

#1 - A Promise I Wanted To Keep

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 5

While returning home with groceries, Marcia is suddenly ambushed by the man from the previous episode. Later, Tsukasa and Isla are contacted by Souta, who informs them about Marcia's disappearance, and they assume it is the work of a black market retriever. With only 24 hours left on Marcia's lifespan, Tsukasa resolves to retrieve Marcia and return her to Souta, and the rest of Terminal Service No. 1 joins the search. The following day, the office narrows down the search to an area where a black market retrieval service is possibly located, although their efforts are hindered by a unit from R. Security, a private security firm that was hired to assist in the investigation. Kazuki confronts the unit's supervisor, Shinonome, who gives her a map of the area under scrutiny. As the retrievers get ready to converge on the area, Tsukasa is equipped with and learns about a gun-like device designed to forcibly crash all of a Giftia's functions when they turn into Wanderers. He is then approached by Kazuki, who asks him if Isla will be able to handle the situation, but is forced to drop the subject soon afterward. Michiru later tells Tsukasa about how Kazuki tried to retrieve her father when he became a Wanderer, only for him to injure Kazuki and then be shot down by members of R. Security. Soon afterward, the black market retriever is found unconscious and it is concluded that Marcia turned into a Wanderer. Kazuki orders the rest of the retrievers to stop Marcia before she is destroyed by R. Security. Tsukasa and Isla find Marcia, only to realize Souta had been following them. Marcia then injures Isla and kidnaps Souta. Despite Isla's injuries, she and Tsukasa follow her to a rooftop, where Tsukasa nearly manages to convince Marcia to surrender. However, when Souta speaks her name, Marcia snaps and begins strangling him, forcing Tsukasa to pull out his software destruction device and prepare to shoot Marcia. However, Isla suddenly dashes towards Marcia, just as Tsukasa fires

star 8.84
119 votes
No Longer Partners

#2 - No Longer Partners

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 10

Kazuki elaborates that she is dissolving Tsukasa and Isla's partnership on the basis that romantic relationships in the office are not allowed, and intends to reassign Tsukasa to her marksman Constance while she takes charge of Isla. Though Tsukasa protests against the decision, Isla immediately agrees, later explaining that it would be better for the both of them. At the office, Tsukasa confronts Kazuki about her decision, after which she reveals she only did it to protect them both from the inevitable pain that would've resulted. However, when Tsukasa proclaims he still intends on staying as Isla's spotter, Kazuki cryptically tells him to leave the situation to her. Later on, Tsukasa and Isla go out on separate retrieval missions with Constance and Kazuki, respectively. During her retrieval mission, Isla agrees to befriend Sarah, the Giftia in question, at the request of the owner Antonio Horizon, whose lifestyle as a mafia boss made it impossible for the Giftia to live a normal life. Simultaneously, Tsukasa and Constance talk about Isla's work performance and how she had closed herself off after Kazuki dissolved their partnership three years ago. Constance then tells Tsukasa that Kazuki has faith in entrusting him with Isla. Returning back to the office, Kazuki reveals to Isla that she intentionally set her up for the mission and tries to convince her to stay with Tsukasa, saying that tearing herself away from him will only create painful memories for him. The following night, Isla muses about the unfulfilled expectations she had from her separation with Kazuki. The next day, she returns to the office, approaches Tsukasa, and explains her reason for rejecting him. Then, she proclaims that she wants to make more memories with him until the end and that she is in love with him

star 8.55
67 votes
The Angel, the Demon, and the Class President

#3 - The Angel, the Demon, and the Class President

Gabriel DropOut Season 1 - Episode 2

Vignette wants to invite Gabriel and Satania to try out the school cafeteria with her, but Satania sneaks out of the classroom with her lunch, and Vigne and Gab realize they don't know where she's been eating all this time. When the demon and angel tail her, what they see will shock them...

star 7.74
101 votes
The Instrumental Duo of The Mighty Rivals / Mental Sports Day

#4 - The Instrumental Duo of The Mighty Rivals / Mental Sports Day

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 1 - Episode 5

The story begins at the herbal medicine store "Gokuraku Mangetsu" in Togenkyo. Hakutaku was explaining Momotaro the secrets of becoming popular around girls while making a medicinal hotpot. Around the same time at Hell's Enma palace, Hozuki was explaining the finer points of tortures in hell to Shiro and the gang while also making a special hotpot. While cooking, Hozuki realised that he was missing one important ingredient and decides to meet the gatekeeper who had them. At the public square, Gokusotsu all across Hell gathered for the "Gokusotsu Grand Sports Day". Nasubi was relaxed as usual but Karauri on the other hand was nervous. Female Gokusotsu like Oko were also present. Hakutaku and Momotaro arrived at the square and were greeted by Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio. As part of the program, Kakisuke was to do a coordinated group gymnastics and Rurio a song with his seniors. Shiro was however not quite sure what to do. Soon, the fireworks calling for assembly was launched and The Great King Enma announced the beginning of the sports day!

star 7.67
9 votes
Umaru’s Birthday

#5 - Umaru’s Birthday

Himouto! Umaru-chan Season 1 - Episode 6

Taihei and Umaru experiment with free time and personal space in their little apartment, and playing “The Game of Life” hits too close to home for them all.

star 7.50
42 votes
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Gamers and Next Stage

#6 - Gamers and Next Stage

Gamers! Season 1 - Episode 10

Chiaki is led to believe that Tasuku had confessed to her. With the tensions becoming overwhelming, Keita gathers the Meet-up gang to announce his intention to finally set everything straight, but he Keitas it up.

star 7.48
56 votes
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It's Summer Break!!

#7 - It's Summer Break!!

New Game! Season 1 - Episode 8

It's summer break for Sakura Nene, aka Nenecchi, but Suzukaze Aoba isn't getting any break from work as the game's closing date draws near. In fact, Eagle Jump is looking for part-timers to help out with the debugging, and Nenecchi may have something to say about that.

star 7.13
40 votes
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At Least Put a Shirt on!

#8 - At Least Put a Shirt on!

New Game! Season 2 - Episode 9

Hajime and Yun go to see an Insect Five hero show at an amusement park. After the show, Hajime gets in line for a handshaking event with the cast members, when her friend from high school, Akki finds her. Akki asks Hajime what she’s doing in Tokyo, and Hajime tells her that she works as a designer. On top of that, she gets embarrassed for being in line for a handshake in front of Akki, so she gets out of line. Yun pokes fun at Hajime for the way she’s acting, and Hajime tells her that she actually kept her love for anime and tokusatsu a secret when she was in school.

star 7.00
28 votes
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Lady Lilith and her Husbaned / Why Monsters are so Widely Spread Throughout the Mundane World of China

#9 - Lady Lilith and her Husbaned / Why Monsters are so Widely Spread Throughout the Mundane World of China

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 1 - Episode 12

The word has it that Lady Lilith was once the first wife of the first man Adam before she became EU Hell special adviser Beelzebub's wife. Lilith made an excuse to go to Eastern Hell by volunteering for King Satan's escort and went on a shopping spree with her husband's cash card. Her next destination was Enma-cho. Could she be planning to seduce someone? Hozuki and Hakutaku were at it again. While Momotaro was making medicine, the 2 were locked in a word-chain game. Hakutaku was greatly disappointed about losing the game and while making Hozuki's medicine, he thought of asking a question that has been bothering him.

star 6.71
7 votes