The BEST episodes directed by Tomohiro Matsukawa

Someday, My Family
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9.53
148 votes

#1 - Someday, My Family

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 7

As the typhoon continues to grow worse, the house begins to flood and the discovery of a hidden room freaks out Tsukiko. Yoto starts to notice some weird anomalies suggesting this storm might not be caused by just Mother Nature.

The Happy Prince
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9.50
113 votes

#2 - The Happy Prince

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 9

On his way to school while still being bothered by Emi's wishes and existence and Tsukiko's cold behavior towards him, Yōto is informed by Ponta about his rabbit gone missing whilst realizing that Emi's wish of being Ponta's younger sister has been cancelled. At school, Yōto makes up with Azusa as the latter agrees on helping him locate Ponta's missing rabbit. Emi later cancels a wish of having the girls in their school wear swimsuits after she had her swimming match with Tsukiko as she recalls to Yōto of the person she really got along with. Ponta later reclaims his lost rabbit thanks to Azusa's efforts whilst remembering of Emi and Yōto's close relationship, much to Yōto's bewilderment. The following morning, Emi cancels all her wishes after badmouthing Yōto but later discovers that not all Emi's wishes were lifted; their still-Italic school, as Tsukushi reveals to Yōto that she is transferring to Italy. Suddenly, Yōto founds Emi by the top of their school's tower and prompts to have a talk with the latter to appease their situation. Meanwhile, Yōto and Emi discovers that Azusa is being possessed by the cat god after Azusa's wish of becoming a new person. The cat god explains that it was all Yōto's wish of turning their school Italy from the start and that Emi is only a minor tool for its fulfillment. Wishing that the cat god should disappear along with Azusa's body and prompting Yōto to cancel his wishes in exchange for Emi's existence, Yōto forcibly kisses Azusa, removing her from the cat god's control whilst cancelling Yōto's wish yet sparing Emi in the end.

Yes No
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9.23
115 votes

#3 - Yes No

Golden Time - Season 1 - Episode 6

In a dream, Banri remembers that right after graduating high school he confessed to Linda that he loved her. When he asked for her response, Linda agreed to tell him the following night on the bridge where Banri would eventually have his accident. That afternoon, Kōko questions why Banri has been acting unusual around Linda, which he denies, when the two are greeted by Chinami, who invites them to a party. Kōko coldly refuses, and Banri questions Chinami on why she insists on being friends with Kōko, to which Chinami simply states she likes her, so Banri promises he will try to convince Kōko to attend. At the party, Banri, Mitsuo, Nijigen, and Kōko watch and comment on Chinami's personality, which soon erupts into an argument between Kōko and Mitsuo, and ends with Mitsuo confessing to Chinami, and her turning him down. On their way home, Kōko mentions Mitsuo, causing Banri to abruptly state his wish to end their friendship. When Kōko repeatedly refuses this, Banri reminds her that he loves her, but because all she thinks about is Mitsuo, it hurts him so he wants to put an end to it, and leaves her. The next day, Linda notices the tense atmosphere between the two, but when she inquires about it, Banri angrily asks her why she never mentioned they previously knew each other, and accuses her of wanting to forget about him. Linda reveals that she said nothing out of fear that it would confuse him and cause him to disappear from her life again, while also explaining her fear that she caused Banri's accident by not responding to his feelings sooner. Afterwards, Kōko meets up with Banri to know what happened, but he takes off running due Linda's revelation that she reciprocated his feelings years ago, which causes him to question how knowing this would have affected his past decisions. Kōko catches up to Banri and tells him not leave her, confessing that she loves him.

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Paradise Lost
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8.16
43 votes

#4 - Paradise Lost

Golden Time - Season 1 - Episode 22

Stunned by Koko's words, Banri awaits Koko at the same spot he was rejected by her, hoping Koko would come back for him. Hours passed and Banri meets Koko's father, who drives Banri home. Along the way, Banri deduces that Koko may already had knowledge of Banri taking anti-anxiety medications and is asking her father of the diagnosis that leads to its prescription. Being dropped off, Banri encounters Nana, who Banri confides with for his recent dilemma. The next day, encouraged by Nana's words the other night, Banri plans to confront Koko. Afterwards, Banri is met by Koko, seemingly acting the same whenever the two interact. However, after meeting up with their friends, Koko nonchalantly declares that she and Banri had broken up, much to the shock and bewilderment of Banri and the others. After Koko lashes out on them, Chinami tells Banri that Koko may had seen the clip of Banri in his anxiety attack at his apartment from Chinami's camera the other night. Staying optimistic, Banri later informs Linda and the president of the Festival club of his breakup with Koko and is followed with Banri and Linda having a serious argument, in which Banri reveals to Mitsuo his past relationship with Linda and apologizes for not telling him. Koko then appears as she hands down a letter of resignation from the club to its president until Banri cuts her off, causing her to leave with Banri calling out to Koko.

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The Road to Best in Japan
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7.63
19 votes

#5 - The Road to Best in Japan

Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Combined Japan High School Cup approaches its climax with Kokureikan looking truly insurmountable. Can Hanamiya prevail?

Welcome to Nerima U Festival
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7.52
21 votes

#6 - Welcome to Nerima U Festival

Atom: The Beginning - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ummataro declares the lab 7 will be putting up an Udon Noodle stall for Nerima University festival while others question his choice of selection; Meanwhile in dark alleys a sketchy guy talking on the phone informs the person on other end that a program is ready to go he will hand it over, the person on the phone asks him to beware of ICE (international Criminal Enforcement). As guys on lab 7 step up the stall Haru (A101 A.I. personal assistant) synchronizes Udon instructions to A106 during which Motoko inquires Hiroshi about names of other A10 series robots, she notices that A105 is missing to which Ummataro and Hiroshi change the topic asking Motoko about her role getting ingredients, the guy delivering turns out to be Shunsaku Han son of Kensaku Han who on his way bumps into the sketchy man and his partner carrying the software who are running away from an officer the man drops the chip in ingredients. Shunsaku and Hiroshi pour the ingredients and give to Six for further processing. The man realizing that he dropped the chip goes back to search he steals a robot costume and runs around ransacking every stall with flour in it meanwhile Motoko suggests that she and Ran dress up in maid costumes to increase their stores appeal, after changing while returning to the stall the man attacks them thinking they are threats Six comes in to rescue, after the matter is settled. People wanting to see Six visit stall where they are astounded by six’s abilities and taste of noodles the stall becomes a success, At last the sketchy man’s accomplice returns to Lab 7’s stall to get the chip.

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Rocky Puzzle
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7.34
35 votes

#7 - Rocky Puzzle

Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls - Season 1 - Episode 1

Now in high school, Kasahara Konomi's looking for a club to join when she finds a climbing wall on campus.

Powerhouse Climbers
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7.12
26 votes

#8 - Powerhouse Climbers

Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls - Season 1 - Episode 4

Now with more stamina and strength, Konomi goes back to get her revenge on the Anti-Monkey Rock before the Kanto Championships begin.

Robot Wrestling
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7.00
9 votes

#9 - Robot Wrestling

Atom: The Beginning - Season 1 - Episode 8

Hiroshi seeing how badly the robots get beaten up flips out meanwhile rest of them remain composed and confident of Six’s victory while Motoko mocks them about their unawareness of robot wrestling despite being robotics students to which they replie that were occupied in developing A10 series and bewusstein seeing them Shunsaku joins them and advises them on their upcoming opponent’s abilities and asks them to beware seeing his knowledge about robot wrestling Hiroshi makes him a part of their pit crew while Ummataro throws Motoko out. Shunsaku makes them aware about the rules of robot wrestling and Six heads to take on Mohican Basho a first generation robot (i.e. remote controlled) controlled by Linda Oishi who after plentiful of boasting gets the match started Six continuously dodges Basho’s attacks while analysing him and ends the fight by removing its antenna getting the ignominy as the crowd wanted to see some action while Dr. Lolo and Mars observe the fight. Ummataro asks Six to this time punch a hole through the opponents chest and rip its vitals Six goes up against Iron Hammer of Fury Gigatron Hammer second generation (i.e. pilot controlled) this Six quickly reaches the cockpit turns of Hammer and takes out the pilot bringing a quick end thought public still gets enraged but the start looking on the brighter side on Six’s fighting style.

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