The Best Episodes Directed by Tomoaki Ohta

A Woman Who Digs

#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.

star 9.85
26 votes
A Woman Angered

#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.

star 9.81
26 votes
A Woman Who Awakens

#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.

star 9.75
28 votes
Swaying Unbalance

#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.

star 9.55
33 votes
I Want to be Kind

#5 - 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.

star 9.09
54 votes
Beyond the Wavering Feelings

#6 - 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.

star 9.04
56 votes
Because We're Friends

#7 - 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...

star 8.79
62 votes
The Girl In The Crystal

#8 - 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?

star 8.47
94 votes
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Pool on the Hill

#9 - 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.

star 8.45
66 votes
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Compensation for the Dream

#10 - 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.

star 8.45
67 votes
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Stopwatch

#11 - 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.

star 8.40
5 votes
The Place Where It All Began

#12 - 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.

star 8.03
132 votes
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Shioshishio

#13 - 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.

star 8.00
23 votes
Idiots Only Event ~Kin~

#14 - 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%

star 7.83
297 votes
First Big Win

#15 - 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.

star 7.50
10 votes
Echo, Fanfare!

#16 - 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.

star 7.22
9 votes
Gate of Dreams!

#17 - 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...

star 7.19
16 votes
TM Showdown!

#18 - 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.

star 7.00
4 votes
Melodious Cipher

#19 - 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.

star 6.97
29 votes
For You

#20 - 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.

star 6.50
10 votes