The Best Episodes Directed by Tomohisa Taguchi
#3 - Kind Country
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 10
A small country lies surrounded by mountains. Blessed with beautiful forests, the country is still very poorly rated by travelers. The rumors were so bad they drew Kino's interest, who decides to visit the country with Hermes.
#5 - Your Courage, My Courage - Zero Millimeters Apart
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 13
Benio has a vendetta against the incredibly powerful Basara, Kamui. Rokuro tries to reason with her as she insists on fighting him no matter what the cost. Can the Twin Star Exorcists overcome their most deadly enemy yet by working together?
#6 - Intersection of Twin Stars - A Fateful Fight
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 2
Benio has moved into the Seika dormitory, which puts her into conflict with Rokuro after their unpleasant first encounter. Soon a strange individual arrives at the dorm clad only in a pair of underpants. This turns out to be the leader of all exorcists, the Chief Exorcist Tsuchimikado Arima. After inviting the members of the dorm to the Five Mirror Chamber, he asks Rokuro and Benio to battle in front of exorcist authorities from around Japan. Benio wants to test Rokuro's strength, but he still wants nothing to do with being an exorcist.
#8 - Country of Adults
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 11
A girl going through her "Final Week" before becoming an adult meets a traveler named Kino. Kino travels a world unknown to the girl, the world outside her nation's walls, living life freely.
#10 - The Destined Two - Boy Meets Girl
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 1
Rokuro Enmado has great talent as an exorcist, but because of trauma in his past he has given that pursuit up. That's when he meets Benio Adashino, head of the famous Adashino exorcist clan, who has moved to Tokyo from Kyoto. What will become of these two after their fateful meeting?
#13 - A Country Where People Can Kill Others
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 1
Kino and Hermes meet a young man on their travels. He planned to move to the country that lay up ahead, but according to him, murder isn't prohibited by law there, and a vicious criminal has escaped to that land.
#14 - Twelve Guardians, Vermilion Bird - The Guardian Shimon
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 5
When the kids from an elementary school soccer team are suddenly transported to Magano by Kegare, Rokuro joins Benio, Atsushi, and Shinnosuke to go to Magano and save them. But in the middle of the battle, painful memories overwhelm Rokuro, and he's unable to fight. Just then, one of the highest ranking Exorcists, the "Vermilion Bird" of the Twelve Guardians, Ikaruga Shimon, appears.
#15 - Subaru's Training - The Bewitching Guardian
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 10
After being confronted by Yuuto, the Twin Star Exorcists are desperate to get stronger in preparation for future battles, but Benio's old master Subaru has a different kind of training in mind.
#16 - Benio and Mayura - Girls' Party
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 6
With Benio constantly leaving school for no given reason, Mayura starts to worry about her new classmate. And Rokuro starts getting back into the swing of things by joining the others on a regular Kegare exorcism.
#18 - Differing Intentions - A Hero's Worth
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 3
Benio quickly becomes the center of attention after transferring to Rokuro and Mayura's middle school. When a Kegare attacks between classes, Benio decides to leave while Rokuro claims that their studies should take precedence over exorcist duties. But is that how he really feels?
#20 - Do Your Best, Newlyweds - Fantastic Moments
Twin Star Exorcists Season 1 - Episode 11
Subaru of the Twelve Guardians thinks that Benio and Rokuro need to understand each other better, but the Twin Star Exorcists aren't convinced and insist on conventional combat training. The debate comes to head in the form of a game of hide and seek: if Benio and Rokuro can track Subaru down before sunset, she'll provide the training they're asking for.
#21 - Various Countries
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 9
On top of a mountain, an old bandit stands on lookout with a teenage boy. Together, they carefully size up their prey: a dark-haired man in a buggy with a girl and a dog, a single rider on a motorrad, and... In addition, Kino drinks tea and makes a meal.
#22 - Country of Radio Waves
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 8
Shizu begins his journey in search of a permanent residence along with Riku and Ti. After their group arrives at a country with stable order and a good economy, they take their time surveying the nation.
#23 - Country of Liars
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 5
A cold wind blows with early winter. After receiving permission to stay in a country for three days, Kino and Hermes encounter a man who's waiting for his lover's return. After parting ways with him, Kino is welcomed by the residents in town.
#25 - Fields of Sheep
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 12
Framed by the warm sun, Kino passes through verdant, rocky plains. Beside the road, Kino spots some peaceful, napping sheep... who stand up and charge. A heated chase ensues until Kino is driven off a cliff by the herd of violent sheep.
#26 - Bothersome Country
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 3
Kino is napping in her hammock when the ground suddenly begins to shake. The shaking grows stronger, and a huge, ashen country wall appears. Kino and Hermes are shocked at the sight of the moving country. When Kino gives waving their hand a try, the moving country asks if they would like to enter. They welcome Kino in and they spend several days aboard the constantly moving country, until...
#27 - Ship Country
Kino's Journey: The Beautiful World Season 1 - Episode 4
Shizu and Riku arrive in a country known as the "Ship Country." It sails from continent to continent, trading goods and taking on travelers willing to work on the ship. The country's leader gives Shizu the job of overseeing the common people, but he says he'd rather work alongside them. His wish is granted, and he's given a girl called Ti to be his guide.