The BEST episodes directed by Tomio Yamauchi

I Couldn't Do the Maid Turn
60 votes

#1 - I Couldn't Do the Maid Turn

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 2 - Episode 20

Father Linn Regioster suddenly appears before Hayate and announces his decision to rest in peace. However, he claims that to finally leave the Earth, he must rid himself of his one lingering regret by flirting with a maid. Since Maria cannot see Linn and because Hayate has no intention of letting Linn take over his body, Isumi resolves to learn how to be like a maid herself. After Nagi coaxes some advice out of Wataru under dubious circumstances, Sakuya introduces her maid Haru to teach Isumi the spirit of a maid. Much to both Hayate and Isumi's chagrin, however, the entire setup was an April Fools' Day joke by Linn.

FILE 7: The Bloodstained Labyrinth #2
43 votes

#2 - FILE 7: The Bloodstained Labyrinth #2

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 19

Members of the other teams begin disappearing. In a search of the house, John finds a secret room that enables the SPR team to add to the information they learned from Madoka of the estate's past owners. Shortly after, Mai has a dream in which she experiences first-hand the death of someone from the estate.

FILE 8: The Cursed House #3
43 votes

#3 - FILE 8: The Cursed House #3

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 24

Nao, a member of the family involved, is confirmed dead and Masako is sent to perform a ritual. Mai has another dream and is woken by Masako when a fire spreads in the main house. Another family member meets a tragic end after being possessed. An army of zombies soon enters the SPR's base to free the spirit that has possessed Naru.

FILE 5: Silent Christmas #2
46 votes

#4 - FILE 5: Silent Christmas #2

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 13

While Naru searches for Kenji's body, Lin is ordered to play with Kenji. Lin snaps shortly after and Kenji, still in Mai's body, races into the woods. After John and Bou-san find Kenji, Naru tells him his father is waiting for him in heaven and asks him where he is. Kenji shows him the place he'd hid and died in and releases Mai, who sees Kenji's tragic death in a dream.

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FILE 3: The After School Hexer #1
44 votes

#5 - FILE 3: The After School Hexer #1

Ghost Hunt - Season 1 - Episode 7

The SPR are asked to handle a case at the Yuasa High School, where a series of unusual events are seemingly related to a cursed desk and a haunted clubroom. Rumours circulating the school population implicate a girl with psychokinesis, who had previously vowed to 'curse to death' all the doubters of her gifts.

True Pandora
60 votes

#6 - True Pandora

Freezing - Season 2 - Episode 10

The in-fighting between regular Pandora rages on as the E-Pandora rebellion continues. Skills and hidden talents are revealed one after another... as are new secrets.

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Nova Crash
58 votes

#7 - Nova Crash

Freezing - Season 2 - Episode 11

The chaos on the Alaskan base intensifies as a new Nova threat and a massive army of Maria Lancelot clones descend upon the Photon Generator.

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Tempest Turn
143 votes

#8 - Tempest Turn

Freezing - Season 1 - Episode 4

After spending a week in solitary confinement for her actions, Satellizer faces Ingrid, who challenges her to a duel to punish her for going against the third-years and tells her to get a Limiter ready for it. Upon hearing about it, Kazuya begs Satellizer to let him be her partner, but she refuses. Instead, Sattelizer attacks Ingrid before their match, but Ingrid is well-prepared and gets the upper hand thanks to her Tempest Turn. When her Limiter, Leo, arrives, Ingrid gives Satellizer one more chance to get a Limiter, for which Kazuya volunteers despite being warned of the consequences of associating with Satellizer. Thanks to his powerful Freezing ability, Satellizer is able to knock down both Leo and Ingrid, but, hellbent on punishing Satellizer, Ingrid refuses to give up and goes into Pandora Mode, leaving Kazuya confused as to why Ingrid takes hierarchy discipline so seriously. Ganessa reveals to Kazuya that a year ago during an outdoor training session, Ingrid's best friend Marina died when she fought a Nova alone, and she believes Marina would have survived had the younger students not run away due to a lack of discipline in their ranks. Hearing this, Kazuya freezes Ingrid and tells her that he understands her pain just like he had when he lost his sister. He tells her her actions are tainting her late friend's memories, that Marina didn't die in vain as she was actually sacrificing her life to protect the younger students. With Ganessa confirming it as well, Ingrid realizes this isn't what Marina wanted, and breaks down in tears at the truth. 

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Ambush! Ravensborne Nucleochede
101 votes

#9 - Ambush! Ravensborne Nucleochede

Freezing - Season 1 - Episode 11

As the Nova Forms head towards the Ravensborne Nucleocheode, they are held back by Ingrid, Cleo, Arnett, Attia and their Limiters. Cassie and Milena manage to evade them only to encounter Elizabeth and her Limiter, whom the latter learns the Nova Forms weak point is the Nova Stigma between their collarbones which will destroy the infection and release them from Nova control. However, Cassie breaks into the lower levels where Satellizer and the others are. After defeating Lana and Ganessa, Cassie goes after Satellizer who refuses Kazuya's help, where they both get into a fierce battle using all of their Tempest Turn and Accel techniques. As Cassie prepares a finishing blow to Satellizer, Kazuya summons up all of his Freezing abilities to stop Cassie and tells Satellizer how important she is to him which the latter realize how much Kazuya cares about being her partner.

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A Small Evolution
124 votes

#10 - A Small Evolution

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 3

March is escorted to the altar to be sacrificed to Oniguma. Along the way, she tends to Fushi, who, despite having the body of a young man, doesn’t seem to have the mind of one.

I Will Be Your Friend, I Swear I Will
20 votes

#11 - I Will Be Your Friend, I Swear I Will

Anonymous Noise - Season 1 - Episode 8

Red Rose Vertigo
171 votes

#12 - Red Rose Vertigo

Hellsing - Season 1 - Episode 9

Alucard meets a new enemy. that could be more powerful than he. An original undead, Incognito. And things take a drastic turn for the worst when Sir Integra's life is in jeopardy.

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A Dead Flower Shall Never Bloom
94 votes

#13 - A Dead Flower Shall Never Bloom

Megalobox - Season 1 - Episode 9

It's man vs machine, as "Gearless" Joe squares off against Shirato Mikio, who is guided by Ace, an artificial intelligence of his own design.

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Our Goals
104 votes

#14 - Our Goals

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 6

Having gained a semblance of humanity, Fushi sets off on his own. He encounters Pioran again, who teachers him words and writing, helping him live as a human being.

A Large Vessel
114 votes

#15 - A Large Vessel

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hayase, interested in Fushi’s inability to die, brings him along with March, Parona and Pioran to the nation of Yanome. They are shown around town and treated well, but things are not as they seem.

The Secret Life of Onizuka
119 votes

#16 - The Secret Life of Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka - Season 1 - Episode 4

Eikichi learns first-hand what tricks his homeroom students are capable of. Yoshito Kikuchi, a computer expert, releases fake images of Eikichi engaged in BDSM and homosexual acts. Instead of getting mad, Eikichi asks Yoshito if he can create nude celebrity pictures for him

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The Children's Dreams
85 votes

#17 - The Children's Dreams

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 16

Fushi just barely manages to take down the Nokkers. He opens up to the others, and they discuss their dreams and pasts.

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Higashira Isana Doesn't Know What Love Is
18 votes

#18 - Higashira Isana Doesn't Know What Love Is

My Stepmom's Daughter Is My Ex - Season 1 - Episode 7

Due to their mutual interest in light novels, Isana considered Mizuto a dear friend. However, Yume and Akatsuki make her realize that her feelings for him may run much deeper than that. Now aware of her true feelings, Isana wishes to become Mizuto's girlfriend. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to be reacting to her advances. Yume and Akatsuki try to give her advice, but it doesn't quite go according to plan.

Her Circumstances
118 votes

#19 - Her Circumstances

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash - Season 1 - Episode 6

Haruhiro and his party are figuring out how to continue fighting without Manato, and we learn about Mary's past.

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Revelation! Love the Spirits of the Dining Table
115 votes

#20 - Revelation! Love the Spirits of the Dining Table

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens - Season 1 - Episode 5

Zange tries to seduce Jin and challenges Tsugumi and Nagi to a cooking contest. Meanwhile, Nagi is becoming so popular with the students at school, the teachers find out she is not actually enrolled.

Deep Memories
89 votes

#21 - Deep Memories

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 9

Fushi tells Gugu about the wolf, Joaan, and the boy he took on the form of. Gugu explains death to Fushi, recalling his own past, working for a wealthy family with his brother.

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Corrupt Ritual
51 votes

#22 - Corrupt Ritual

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lumachina realizes that Battuta is conducting a large scale curse, threatening the lives of others, but he puts her and Rem to sleep. The two later awaken in an underground space where believers are conducting the ritual. After Horn tells them of Lumachina and Rem's capture, Diablo and Shera take action to rescue them!

Turnabout Goodbyes - 2nd Trial
27 votes

#23 - Turnabout Goodbyes - 2nd Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 9

The trial begins, and the god of prosecutors immediately shows off his immense prowess.

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Jananda, Island of Freedom
90 votes

#24 - Jananda, Island of Freedom

To Your Eternity - Season 1 - Episode 14

Fushi and Pioran are separated on the prison island of Jananda. He enters a tournament where, if he survives until the end, he will be granted the right to do anything he wants – including leaving the island with Pioran.

Storm the Church
42 votes

#25 - Storm the Church

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord - Season 2 - Episode 9

Diablo and the others are locked up in the sanctuary by Vishos and kept apart from Lumachina. Meanwhile, Horn managed to escape, but she's torn between her desire to flee all by herself and her desire to help her friends. That's when Babalon, the Level Up Goddess that resides within the Holy Grail, appears before Horn.

Skies of Courage
11 votes

#26 - Skies of Courage

The Pilot's Love Song - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ariel decides to quit being a pilot because of her wounds. Kal-el awakens when Ignatio tells him that Clair is quitting because of him. And then an alarm sounds across Isla. The students are ordered to launch, and be a decoy for the observation planes.

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The Holy Spring
11 votes

#27 - The Holy Spring

The Pilot's Love Song - Season 1 - Episode 6

Isla reaches the Holy Spring, said to be the center of the world. The students are awed at the sight. The town celebrates arriving at the Holy Spring, but the next day, the knights shoot down and capture a pilot of the "Sky Clan", and there are dark clouds on the horizon.

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Please Choose the Best Chocolate for Me
19 votes

#28 - Please Choose the Best Chocolate for Me

Adachi and Shimamura - Season 1 - Episode 7

The girls welcome the new year and Adachi seems to be acting weird again. She later tries to ask Shimamura if she'd want to hang out on Valentine's Day.

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Succession Strife, Keiichiro Appears!
17 votes

#29 - Succession Strife, Keiichiro Appears!

Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution - Season 1 - Episode 1

The time is the end of the Edo period and the place is Nagasaki. Keiichiro, who has defeated the bad guys in his neighborhood one after another in a fight, now boasts unrivaled strength. However, for Keiichiro, who aims to be the best man in the world, the unification of Nagasaki was just empty. Keiichiro, who spends such days, is suspected of murder. There is a mysterious beauty in the shadow ...!?

Yuu-chan's Dream
5 votes

#30 - Yuu-chan's Dream

Pan de Peace! - Season 1 - Episode 5

“Yuu-chan, you’re good at drawing.” Minami-chan takes a peek at Yuu-chan’s notebook. When Minami-chan finds out Yuu-chan likes drawing pictures and manga, Yuu-chan hides her notebook, embarrassed. Then, Fuyumi-chan asks about Yuu-chan hanging out with a man the other day...

In Pursuit of the Fabled Bread
9 votes

#31 - In Pursuit of the Fabled Bread

Pan de Peace! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Minami-chan and the girls are excited over the fabled ciabatta sandwich sold at the school store. They all head there, but it’s already filled with students. Yuu-chan suggests other breads, but Minami-chan and Fuyumi-chan enters the crowd...

This Is a Weapon
13 votes

#32 - This Is a Weapon

Pan de Peace! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Fuyumi-chan has forgotten to meet up with a friend. Meanwhile, Noa-chan is being treated like a pet by the older students. When asked about the item on her back, Noa-chan replies, “this is a weapon! You'll get hurt if you touch it!” What is this weapon?

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Fuwu Fuya Bakery
10 votes

#33 - Fuwu Fuya Bakery

Pan de Peace! - Season 1 - Episode 3

“I didn’t know Fuyumi-chan’s family owned a bakery!” Minami-chan visits Fuwa Fuyu Bakery. She’s invited to go upstairs where the 3 girls gather after school. Then, Fuyumi-chan brings the bakery’s signature item...

Later Summer in Nagasaki, on the Night the Lanterns Float
0 votes

#34 - Later Summer in Nagasaki, on the Night the Lanterns Float

Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution - Season 1 - Episode 5

Keiichiro hears that the only way to break the curse of a virgin is to kiss his raw daughter, and he urges Kiriko and Chiharu to kiss. However, the behavior that ignores the feelings of the other party creates a terrible atmosphere. Meanwhile, Tomi tells Kiriko the secret hidden in the curse of the virgin.

Team Dragon's Vanity!!
0 votes

#35 - Team Dragon's Vanity!!

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 12 - Episode 12

The Esu Cup is where the rematch with Esuka will occur! However, Team Dragon's Vanity, formed with 3 esteemed fighters from various regions, stand before Shinemon and friends.

BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 1
0 votes

#36 - BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 1

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 7

BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 2
0 votes

#37 - BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 2

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 8

BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 3
0 votes

#38 - BPS in Danger! The Brilliant Female Programmer is a Schoolkid? Part 3

BPS: Battle Programmer Shirase - Season 1 - Episode 9