The BEST episodes directed by Tomoaki Ohta

A Woman Who Digs
star
9.85
26 votes

#1 - A Woman Who Digs

El Cazador de la Bruja - Season 1 - Episode 9

An attempt to evade bounty hunters has the heroines trapped inside an abandoned silver mine. There they meet a woman who is digging to find a silver cross, something that everyone in her family wants except for her.

A Woman Angered
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9.81
26 votes

#2 - A Woman Angered

El Cazador de la Bruja - Season 1 - Episode 16

In response to Nadie's desertion, Blue-Eyes has her bank account frozen. This forces Nadie and Ellis to seek temporary employment in a taco restaurant along the way. After seeing Ellis being harassed by customers, Nadie tells her that she should not be suppressing her displeasure when she feels that way. When L.A. appears before Ellis and tries to provoke her, this advice comes in handy.

A Woman Who Awakens
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9.75
28 votes

#3 - A Woman Who Awakens

El Cazador de la Bruja - Season 1 - Episode 22

Ellis and Nadie's travel and bounty hunting activities eventually lead them into a place of ancient ruins, where Ellis' power is greatly increased by a large Inca Rose atop a stone pillar. This is when Rosenberg finally makes his move.

Swaying Unbalance
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9.55
33 votes

#4 - Swaying Unbalance

Hatsukoi Limited - Season 1 - Episode 3

A school sports tournament is about to be held. The class are discussing who wants to take part in the several competitions. When Enomoto recommend Dobashi for the girls' 100 meter sprint, Dobashi earns payback by recommending her for the class's cheer duties. When nobody wants to become a male partner for Enomoto, Kusuda volunteers himself to do the job. Unfortunately these two do not get along--Kusuda is a boy whom Enomoto dislikes because of his less good looks, and Enomoto decides to do the sewing of the cheerleader costumes and the lyrics for the cheer song by herself. She works every night on them to a point of exhaustion. Even so, on the day before the tournament, despite she said such mean things to him, Kusuda helps her out, even puts a good word for Kei in front of their homeroom adviser; and Kei somehow sees him as a potential boyfriend candidate. And he seems to like her too because he took a photo of Kei, in the only finished cheerleader outfit, and sleeping, and made it into his cellphone's wallpaper.

The Fairy Doesn't Get Mad
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9.35
154 votes

#5 - The Fairy Doesn't Get Mad

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Yōto takes Tsukiko to an animal café to discuss their next move, they coincidentally discover that Azusa is working part-time as a maid. They intend to approach Azusa following her shift, but are forced to flee when they are reprimanded by a janitor for taking shelter from the rain near a love hotel. However, they soon find her working at yet another part-time job, later discovering she lives alone in an apartment. After Yōto confronts Azusa about this, he asks her on a date to get her away from work, with Tsukiko deciding to follow them. However, Azusa is less than happy with Yōto’s choices for date venues, so Tsukiko steps in and they instead her to an arcade, where Tsukiko wins Azusa a stuffed turtle. Despite managing to get along, Azusa gets a bit upset when Yōto brings up the topic of friends. Just then, the track and field president and Tsukiko’s older sister, Tsukushi, shows up, forcing Yōto and Tsukiko to flee when she enquires about their ‘date’. When they return to the arcade, they discover Azusa being tormented by some girls from her old school, leaving her cold towards Yōto and Tsukiko, believing them to have strung her along.

I Want to be Kind
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9.11
56 votes

#6 - I Want to be Kind

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 12

Akari makes the decision to take Ojoshi-sama's place in the Ofunehiki and head into to marriage with Itaru like she was headed toward the Sea God. That was when the preparations to try to re-enact the first Ofunehiki went back under way.

Beyond the Wavering Feelings
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8.95
58 votes

#7 - Beyond the Wavering Feelings

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 8

Akari decides once and for all that she is going to live on the surface, and Hikari also leaves the house because he feels that Akari isn't being treated fairly.

From the Small Hand, a Burgeoning Concerto Resonates
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8.81
84 votes

#8 - From the Small Hand, a Burgeoning Concerto Resonates

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 4

It's time for the exam to become an apprentice court herbalist. Will Shirayuki finally be able to enter the castle in her own right?

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Because We're Friends
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8.72
64 votes

#9 - Because We're Friends

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 4

Hikari finds out that Akari's boyfriend is in fact the father of the girl who had been picking fights with him, Miuna. Miuna asks him to help break the two apart. The next day, they are cooking in class and the Umimura kids are being isolated. Manaka works up the courage and tries to get the surface kids to try the food they made, but is greeted with an unfriendly response. Seeing that, Hikari jumps in...

Stopwatch
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8.67
6 votes

#10 - Stopwatch

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 2 - Episode 9

Team Spica is stunned by BNW's outstanding performance at the Japanese Derby. Meanwhile, Tokai Teio is supposed to be focused on making her comeback in the Takarazuka Kinen, but ends up fracturing a bone for the third time. The doctor tells her that even after it heals, there's a chance she'll never get her old speed back again.

The Girl In The Crystal
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8.59
95 votes

#11 - The Girl In The Crystal

11eyes - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kakeru and Yuka are in the Red Night dimension again and this time they meet a strong young woman named Misuzu Kusakabe, who saves them from a horde of the evil blob like creatures, and find a girl trapped in a crystal. They are attacked by some other strong creatures and then find themselves back in the normal world. Can they discover the mystery behind the Red Night and why only certain people are taken there?

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The World that is No Longer Here
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8.51
121 votes

#12 - The World that is No Longer Here

Charlotte - Season 1 - Episode 9

While attending the Zhiend concert with Nao, Yuu feels a familiar sensation upon hearing what is supposed to be a brand new song, suddenly causing him to have a sudden flashback. In these memories, Yuu and Ayumu are living together in a facility, where they are monitored for their abilities. When Ayumi's collapse ability caused damage to the facility, a researcher helped Yuu escape and use his true ability, "plunder", to borrow the abilities of other users and reach his brother, Shunsuke, who uses a time-leap ability to change the world. After Yuu regains consciousness in the present, aware that he has a brother, he and Nao are approached by Kumagami, who takes them to a hidden facility to meet with Shunsuke and hear his story.

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Pool on the Hill
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8.45
66 votes

#13 - Pool on the Hill

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow - Season 1 - Episode 17

Satsuki calls Sui, warning her that there might be something fishy about the film crew. The next day, they hear the project has been called off, putting Enishi in a tough spot as he had paid them a lot of money. Satsuki later calls him, telling him that the director was a scam artist trying to pay off his debts. As Enishi and Takako argue over the incident, they fall into the pool together and reconcile. After Sui explains her situation to the neighbourhood association, she commends Enishi for his defense of Takako.

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Compensation for the Dream
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8.45
67 votes

#14 - Compensation for the Dream

Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow - Season 1 - Episode 23

As Ohana contemplates what she should do if the Kissuiso closes down, Sui asks her to go to Tokyo alongside Takako, who wants to try and reclaim the money Enishi lost. Meanwhile, Satsuki encounters Kō, who reveals that he hasn't dumped Ohana and wants to know more about her. Satsuki then takes him to her office where she shows him footage from the cancelled film so he can see how she works at the Kissuiso. Upon arriving in Tokyo, Ohana and Takako manage to locate and apprehend Inashi. Afterwards, Ohana and Kō run into each other.

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Goodbye to the Beginning
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8.40
48 votes

#15 - Goodbye to the Beginning

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 12

It's Open Castle Day, when the public is allowed into a corner of the castle, and Shirayuki and the others join in the festivities.

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Wave of Determination
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8.39
41 votes

#16 - Wave of Determination

Snow White with the Red Hair - Season 1 - Episode 19

The two princes' daring plan to rescue Shirayuki and Kazuki is put into motion, requiring brains, brawn, and not a little derring-do.

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Our Oceans Are Endless
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8.38
20 votes

#17 - Our Oceans Are Endless

The Aquatope on White Sand - Season 1 - Episode 12

It’s Gama Gama Aquarium’s last day, and it’s receiving a lot of visitors. The staff are hard at work to make it memorable.

This Snow that Covers All Soaks My Sleeves for Your Sake, Too
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8.29
33 votes

#18 - This Snow that Covers All Soaks My Sleeves for Your Sake, Too

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 21

After the exams, the others notice Taichi reciting the hundred poems from memory. This prompts Yusei to point out that Taichi's weakness is seeing the cards as words instead of feeling them. On the day of the Eastern qualifiers, Chihaya inadvertently makes a bet with Sudo in which the first one to lose has to shave their head. In the first round, Chihaya faces a child prodigy named Ririka, who proves to be fast. However, thanks to Harada's teachings, Chihaya focuses on timing before demonstrating her speed and winning the round.

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Tingarla in the Far Away Ocean
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8.20
19 votes

#19 - Tingarla in the Far Away Ocean

The Aquatope on White Sand - Season 1 - Episode 13

A year has passed since Gama Gama closed, and Kukuru has found work at Aquarium Tingarla. But for some reason, she’s assigned to Marketing.

Shioshishio
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8.12
25 votes

#20 - Shioshishio

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea - Season 1 - Episode 18

With Mihashi's lead on how to get into Shioshishio, Hikari, Kaname and Miuna go to investigate. They follow the sound of sand flowing that Miuna keeps hearing and land in Shioshishio, which is covered in snow. Hikari and Kaname find it nostalgic, but it's the first time that Miuna has come to the sea village.

The Place Where It All Began
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8.02
134 votes

#21 - The Place Where It All Began

Blood+ - Season 1 - Episode 3

David has given George a deadline to hand over Saya back to the Red Shield. George takes Saya to his family grave to show what exactly happened to her one year ago.

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Flowers Lap at Your Ankles, Running Through Locked Fields
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8.00
33 votes

#22 - Flowers Lap at Your Ankles, Running Through Locked Fields

Chihayafuru - Season 1 - Episode 12

Despite the victory at the tournament, Chihaya still feels overshadowed by her sister. After playing a match against Dr. Harada, Chihaya grows concern about living up to the expectations of being Tokyo's representative in the nationals, but she is soon cheered up by Takashi, who received some useful tips from Hokuou Acadameny. She also feels touched when she finds her father has started a scrapbook of her accomplishments. As the team work hard to train for the nationals, Miyauchi acknowledges their efforts and decides to accompany them to the nationals in Omi Jingu.

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Getting Wet Is Part of the Job
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8.00
35 votes

#23 - Getting Wet Is Part of the Job

The Aquatope on White Sand - Season 1 - Episode 2

Fuka finds out why Kukuru is working so hard to keep the aquarium running. She’s asked to feed the penguins for an event, but things don’t go quite as planned.

Melody of Despair
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7.89
152 votes

#24 - Melody of Despair

Charlotte - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yū begins his life as a member of Hoshinoumi Academy's Student Council, whose job is to ensure the safety of students with supernatural powers. Their first job leads them to Nanba High School, where they catch a student named Udoh using his ability to produce x-ray photos of girls in their underwear, selling them for a profit. The next day, Nao takes Yū to see her big brother, who had been experimented on for his ability to manipulate sound waves, leaving him emotionally destroyed. Nao further explains that thanks to a person she trusts, she was able to escape the school that experimented on her brother and bring him to a friendly environment.

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The Sound You Heard Sometime
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7.83
141 votes

#25 - The Sound You Heard Sometime

Charlotte - Season 1 - Episode 5

Learning of a user with the ability to fly, the student council camp out in the mountains where the user has been training to control his ability. During the first two nights, Yusa tells the other members about her relationship with Misa, while Yuu interacts with Nao, talking with her about the band Zhiend and her dream of filming them. He then talks to Jōjirō about their abilities and how long they will last. The day after, the ability user confronts the council members and tries threatening them into leaving, but Nao dismisses his threat as a bluff. The ability user then steals Nao's camcorder from her and attempts to escape using his power, but is stopped by Yuu's ability. After Nao convinces the user to stop using his ability, Yuu returns to his condo to find Ayumi sick with a cold.

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Idiots Only Event ~Kin~
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7.81
318 votes

#26 - Idiots Only Event ~Kin~

Mob Psycho 100 - Season 1 - Episode 4

After the incident with the religious organization (LOL), the evil spirit, Dimple, keeps following Mob around. Also, because of the incident, Mezato Ichi from the school paper starts following around Mob, as well. Then one day, another student joins the Body Improvement Club. Progress Towards Mob's Explosion: 45%

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First Big Win
star
7.50
10 votes

#27 - First Big Win

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 1 - Episode 3

Special Week has completed her debut race, and has become the center of attention among her classmates. She starts to train with the other members of Spica, but the Trainer has a suggestion to help make her the best horse girl in Japan.

The Slope
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7.47
17 votes

#28 - The Slope

Glasslip - Season 1 - Episode 4

Touko learns that Yanagi had hurt her right leg during a lesson, and she rushes to the hospital. Meanwhile, Hiro visits Sachi's home to return a book that he had borrowed from her.

Elephant's Breath
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7.40
15 votes

#29 - Elephant's Breath

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika - Season 1 - Episode 5

Akari Goto, a junoir high bass trombonist, comes to the high school in search of Haruta and asks him to help her solve the puzzle of her grandfather's time abroad. Their clues include three paintings and a mysterious color called "Elephant's Breath."

Snow
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7.29
14 votes

#30 - Snow

Glasslip - Season 1 - Episode 8

The fragment of the future Touko saw at sunset on the beach was vivid enough to throw her to the ground. Yanagi talks to Sachi at the hospital about how Yukinari went off to training camp without letting her know, about Sachi and Hiro, about Touko's incident at the beach and her relationship with Kakeru.

The Aquatope on White Sand
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7.27
15 votes

#31 - The Aquatope on White Sand

The Aquatope on White Sand - Season 1 - Episode 24

Aquarium Tingarla is hard at work preparing to carry out the aquarium wedding project that Kukuru spearheaded.

Echo, Fanfare!
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7.22
9 votes

#32 - Echo, Fanfare!

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 1 - Episode 13

Eighteen horse girls will compete in the Winter Dream Trophy, giving hopes and dreams to their fans. It's a dream come true, and the Trainer will see everything in all its wonder.

Gate of Dreams!
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7.19
16 votes

#33 - Gate of Dreams!

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 1 - Episode 1

Special Week wants to become Japan's best horse girl and has transferred into Tracen Academy. She sees her first race, and has her heart stolen by Silence Suzuka. She tries to join the same team, but...

TM Showdown!
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7.00
4 votes

#34 - TM Showdown!

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 2 - Episode 4

In preparation for the Spring Tennoushou, Tokai Teio joins the spectators at another race, the Satsukishou. There, while watching Triple Crown hopeful Mihono Bourbon battle for first, she comes to a realization. Meanwhile, Mejiro McQueen cannot hide her frustration upon learning that the world has its money on Tokai Teio.

Melodious Cipher
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6.97
29 votes

#35 - Melodious Cipher

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika - Season 1 - Episode 1

High school brass band club members and newly reunited childhood neighbors Haruta and Chika decode a mysterious message hidden in the music of Bach and become rivals in love.

Piano
star
6.92
12 votes

#36 - Piano

Glasslip - Season 1 - Episode 11

Touko and Kakeru sit quietly in the art prep room. Kakeru plans a small piano recital for his mother, inviting Touko. Meanwhile, Sachi asks Hiro to go hiking again, and Yukinari goes to watch Yanagi at her dance practice for the first time.

Sympathy Triangle
star
6.67
9 votes

#37 - Sympathy Triangle

Haruchika – Haruta & Chika - Season 1 - Episode 12

Haruta deduces that their teacher has been offered a job with a symphony and follows him with Chika, learning more about why he left professional music.

For You
star
6.50
10 votes

#38 - For You

Umamusume: Pretty Derby - Season 1 - Episode 8

Silence Suzuka and Special Week start working hard with Team Spica in order to keep their promises to one another. Rigil is still doing very well in their races, while Grass Wonder looks forward to her race with Special Week.