The BEST episodes directed by Tomoko Hiramuki

Shout ''Moe!'' Beyond the Event Horizon
38 votes

#1 - Shout ''Moe!'' Beyond the Event Horizon

Genshiken - Season 3 - Episode 6

Hado has declared that he will receive all the spots on his way home from Komifes. Ogiue overlaps with her past and dares to reveal her past works so as not to isolate Hado. On the other hand, in the circle building, the residents' association started to find out the true identity of the beautiful woman who appears only after school. Meanwhile, Yoshitake's older brother, Ritsuto, appears. Yajima was shy at the handsome man, but ...

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Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships
71 votes

#2 - Aspects of Behavioral Selection in Interpersonal Relationships

Genshiken - Season 1 - Episode 7

Two freshmen take an interest in Genshiken and join them for a night out on the town. Kasukabe, however, has no intention of making them feel welcome.

The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles
102 votes

#3 - The Sublimating Effects of the Dissimulation Brought on Through Makeup and Costume on Mental Obstacles

Genshiken - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ohno is introduced as she joins Genshiken, while Genshiken takes part in a university club fair and Kasukabe's ex-boyfriend pays her a visit.

The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - Place to Return
93 votes

#4 - The Atonement Chapter - Part 2 - Place to Return

When They Cry - Higurashi - Season 1 - Episode 23

Rena learns of Rina's plot, and a confrontation at the deserted garbage dump triggers another disastrous chain of events.

The Hero Enters the Fray
257 votes

#5 - The Hero Enters the Fray

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Emi and Suzuno have some truly epic miscommunications, but when they finally get those straightened out, they're even less on the same page than before. Meanwhile, Maou's got bigger (?) problems: there's a new fast-food restaurant in town!

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A Tiger Dies and Leaves His Skin
73 votes

#6 - A Tiger Dies and Leaves His Skin

Durarara!! - Season 2 - Episode 32

Izaya and Shizuo prepare to face off as the city fills with a mob possessed by Saika.

I Hope It Snows Soon
51 votes

#7 - I Hope It Snows Soon

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 3

A shocking rumor spreads about Machi. Love confessions are in the air, too: Kaibara High School's seniors are rushing to gain closure with their secret crushes before graduation.

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It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief
73 votes

#8 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief

Durarara!! - Season 2 - Episode 24

Advancing the internal purge of the Dollars, Mikado tries to realize his ideal, which is leading to a clash with the Yellow Scarves. Various incidents are further entangled as another uproar occurs in Ikebukuro, and the story deepens into further chaos!

Life is an Unknown Course
73 votes

#9 - Life is an Unknown Course

Durarara!! - Season 2 - Episode 35

Above the confusion of the city below, Mikado and Masaomi finally reunite. Masaomi frantically attempts to persuade his friend, but… Meanwhile, Shinra continues after Celty and encounters Kasane, who tells him the reason he was abducted.

There Was, Definitely
60 votes

#10 - There Was, Definitely

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 21

Yuki loses himself in thought as he remembers a dark memory from his childhood.

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Senpai's True Abilities
164 votes

#11 - Senpai's True Abilities

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 21

Sugawara subs in for Kageyama, sealing the first set for Aoba Johsai. Kageyama is shocked as he watches the real ability of Sugawara in setting. Sugawara gives his best to set. Aoba Johsai is shocked when Hinata didn't speak or call for the sets that Aoba Johsai knows. Karasuno takes the lead in set 2, but Oikawa's predictions start coming true and allow Aoba Johsai back into the match.

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All for Nothing
103 votes

#12 - All for Nothing

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 11

Vincent has flashbacks and regrets of killing Testa, his best friend. The Vanetti playhouse, is now complete. With the playhouse is complete, Don Galassia and his nephew Strega, have been invited to form new ties between the families. The playhouse's opening the next day is wreathed in tension. And at last, the day Avilio's been waiting for has arrived...

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24 votes

#13 - Determined

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 61

After shutting down Seido, Inashiro decides to go all out and put the pressure on Eijun. Eijun continues to get out most of Inashiro's batters, but when the top of the order comes around Eijun participates in an event that could cost his team the game.

Nothing seek, nothing find.
137 votes

#14 - Nothing seek, nothing find.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 23

Elias earns the help of many, and they form a search party for Chise. Meanwhile, Chise and Cartaphilus relive his past together.

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Harmony of One's Heart – My Mission, Your Future
56 votes

#15 - Harmony of One's Heart – My Mission, Your Future

Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song - Season 1 - Episode 9

“Hey, can you hear me? Don’t you think this song I’m singing sounds beautiful?” The ugly truth behind the tragedy that has befallen Ophelia, is that her support AI, Antonio, has taken over her body. With his identity blown, Antonio attacks Matsumoto in order to hide Ophelia’s truth. Kakitani captures Diva and confesses his hatred for AIs while forcibly trying to awaken Vivy who is inside of her. Will Diva and Matsumoto be able to safely fix the Singularity Point…?

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The Formidable Ally
218 votes

#16 - The Formidable Ally

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sawamura accepts the proposal match of Hinata and Kageyama, but he alters it. Instead of being a match against the 3rd years, it will be a 3-on-3 frst years match. Sawamura reveals he will play on the team that Hinata and Kageyama aren't on and designates Tanaka Ryuunosuke as their teammate for the match. Kageyama and Hinata meet fellow first years Kei Tsukishima and Tadashi Yamaguchi. Tsukishima reveals he is a blocker that no one has been successful against, and he reveals why Kageyama was known as the "King of the Court" in junior High. Hinata refuses to accept his explanation though, and at secret practices in the morning Kageyama, Hinata, and Ryuunosuke begin to improve Hinata's serve receive and fine tune his spike attack.

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It's True, Isn't It?
68 votes

#17 - It's True, Isn't It?

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 8

Isuzu leaves Kagura’s house without explanation. At the same time, Akito is now at the vacation house. What is Akito planning?

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Any port in a storm.
141 votes

#18 - Any port in a storm.

The Ancient Magus' Bride - Season 1 - Episode 19

In the land of dragons two young dragons are kidnapped from Lindel by Cartaphilius. Chise awakens from a dark dream to find, Alice, Renfred, Adolf and college administrator Tory Innis in Elias’ home. They explain Cartaphilius stole the two dragons using a teleportation device he stole from Renfred and want Elias to find the dragons and take them home

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154 votes

#19 - Greed

Haikyu!! - Season 2 - Episode 5

The second day of the Tokyo away games. Karasuno isn't able to get a single set against Nekoma, especially with their new player. Hinata and Kageyama's weirdo quick doesn't seem to work on the new Nekoma or the other powerhouse schools for long. Seeing this, Hinata makes a decision...

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Formidable Opponents
165 votes

#20 - Formidable Opponents

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 14

The bracket for the Inter-High is announced. Karasuno has its final practices and works on back-end spikes and signals. The lost Karasuno flag that says Fly is revealed. Hinata and Kageyama reveal they've had a race every morning to the gym since they've been teammates. Kageyama currently leads 32-30, but Hinata vows to defeat him in every way possible until they can faceoff in a match against each other again. Yamaguchi secretly works on mastering the jump float serve so he won't be the only first year without an ability to contribute to the team. Ukai begins farming in the morning as another source of income for the family store.

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The School's Goddess
115 votes

#21 - The School's Goddess

Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Nagi secretly infiltrates Jin's school to search for an impurity, she stumbles upon a mysterious girl.

Kill the Empty Dream
341 votes

#22 - Kill the Empty Dream

Akame ga Kill! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Tatsumi is jolted awake by a dream of Sayo and Ieyasu, and is surprised to find Sheele at his side. He then learns that she is going to be mentoring him for the day. After a strenuous training session, Tatsumi learns of Sheele's history, her perceived inability to be useful, and her reason for joining Night Raid, causing him to sympathize with her. During a meeting, he tries on Zank's Spectator, recovered after the events of the previous episode, but it rejects him. After learning more about the assumed strongest Imperial Arm in existence, and that collecting Imperial Arms was a top priority of Night Raid, Tatsumi declares his intention to find an Imperial Arm that could resurrect the dead, only to be upset upon learning that such an Imperial Arm could never exist. Sheele later comforts Tatsumi at Sayo and Ieyasu's grave. The next day, Tatsumi and Leone go out patrolling in a marketplace and become separated. Tatsumi is aided by a member of the Imperial Guard, Seryu, who possesses a biological, dog-like Imperial Arm that she names Coro; she guides him back to the marketplace before running off. It is then revealed that Seryu's mentor was Captain Ogre, and she intends to seek vengeance for his death.

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This Is a Wonderful Inn
109 votes

#23 - This Is a Wonderful Inn

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 11

It's "White Day," the day that boys who received chocolates on Valentine's Day give their return gifts to the girls. And Momiji has one big surprise gift for Tohru!

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Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4
22 votes

#24 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 4

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 21

Satoko, who steps into the ritual hall to be invited by something, is suddenly wrapped in a divine glow. Satoko opens her eyes and finds herself standing in an unworldly place.

The Devil and the Hero Go to the Amusement Park as Advised
55 votes

#25 - The Devil and the Hero Go to the Amusement Park as Advised

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! - Season 2 - Episode 3

Maou, Emi, and Alas Ramus have an eventful day at the amusement park. Meanwhile, their three stalkers do their not-so-great best to blend in.

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The Troll's Son
326 votes

#26 - The Troll's Son

Vinland Saga - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Askeladd kills Thorfinn’s father Thors, Thorfinn hides inside Thor’s ship and bides his time until the opportunity to take revenge. However, life on the ship is harsh without any food or water, and Thorfinn grows weaker day by day. One day, Thorfinn, armed with his sword, attempt to attack Askeladd in his sleep

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A New Star Shines in the Dawn Sky... (2)
329 votes

#27 - A New Star Shines in the Dawn Sky... (2)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 4

Things have taken a turn for the worse, with Tahara's daughter being a contractor, but not being able to control her powers. Now Mai has been kidnapped and the group responsible wants Tahara's research or they keep Mai. Things may not go as they plan when Hei gets involved. Will he be able to get Mai back?

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Old Story
1007 votes

#28 - Old Story

Attack on Titan - Season 3 - Episode 3

Historia and Erwin look back on their past, revealing a shady government with a hidden agenda and inspiration for an uprising.

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I'm So Sorry!
103 votes

#29 - I'm So Sorry!

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 19

Another Soma comes to visit, while Mitsuru begs Shigure for his manuscript.

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Dude, That's Scary!!!
26 votes

#30 - Dude, That's Scary!!!

Re-Main - Season 1 - Episode 5

During the training match against the juniors, Yamanami's team begins to understand why water polo is seen as a combat sport.

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Under the Sky in September
22 votes

#31 - Under the Sky in September

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 71

Instead of letting Sawamura pitch with the ball, Katoka sends him out to another field to focus on running during their practices. Sawamura continues to act like a zombie and a hindrance to the team. Miyuki, Haruichi, and many of Sawamura's friends from the team have the faith that he will return, but instead of trying to figure out how they can help him they focus on strengthening their own chances of being on the spring tourney roster.

Where the Footfalls Lead
155 votes

#32 - Where the Footfalls Lead

91 Days - Season 1 - Episode 3

Tensions reach a boiling point once the Vanetti family begin to enact their "retaliation"; Nero is given an ultimatum.

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Let the Performance Begin -Showtime-
52 votes

#33 - Let the Performance Begin -Showtime-

Takt op.Destiny - Season 1 - Episode 4

Takt and Destiny learn how to fight properly from Lenny and Titan as they continue to make their way to New York. However, Takt and Destiny still have a hard time being in sync. They then coincidentally run into Lenny's old buddy Jonathan. Jonathan then leads them around his home, Las Vegas.

Cold Rain
23 votes

#34 - Cold Rain

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 5

Seido and Teito begin playing in the rain. Every time Seido goes out to field the rain seems to pick up. Making things harder is Teito's pitcher is using his 3D strike zone to its fullest, keeping Seido from getting on base. As things pick up in the sixth the rain gets heavier. Furuya gets in the zone and throws his best pitches of the day. Everyone thinks Furuya will be unbeatable, but as the top of the sixth ends a pause is called for, ruining all of Furuya's focus.

With Heads Held High
24 votes

#35 - With Heads Held High

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 20

With Miyuki and Maezono still at odds, Isashiki talks to Maezono while Miyuki seeks Yuuki's advice. Kataoka informs the team of Furuya's condition and Sawamura feels the fate of the team is now in his hands. During practice, Nabe tells Maezono that he is satisfied with how things are, while Ochiai observes the players then thinks of his future coaching plans.

The Fall Tournament Begin!
22 votes

#36 - The Fall Tournament Begin!

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 4

Seido ends up in the fall's most competitive bracket. In order to have any chance to advance they will have to overcome regular national tournament participant Teito, a school that has advanced to nationals 27 times and won in twice. As if that weren't enough, Teito has an unrivaled first year pitcher who can see the strike zone three dimensionally. Coach Kataoka comes up with a strategy that could give Seido the ability to advance if they can pull it off, and he delivers a few words to Sawamura when Sawamura asks if he can switch to being a sidearm pitcher.

Two Mirrors: Indigo Dye
63 votes

#37 - Two Mirrors: Indigo Dye

Hell Girl - Season 2 - Episode 26

After the death of her brother, a grief-stricken Hotaru sends Takuma to Hell, promising to follow him so he won't be alone. She insists to Ai that everything will stop when Takuma dies. Ai begins to ferry Takuma to Hell, but stops when he asks her to take him back. They both return to the mortal world, with Ai reverting to her human self. She has no memory of her time as Hell Girl and doesn't remember her assistants at all. Kikuri reveals herself to be a host body for the Lord of Hell, who is punishing Ai for failing to perform her duty. Ai is now mortal. Takuma finds Hotaru's body washed up on the shore of a lake, tells Ai he no longer has any patience, and runs to his house to burn it down. He is confronted by the mob as he does so and is almost killed until Ai intervines, calming the mob and leading Takuma away from the burning house. The man who send Hotaru's brother to Hell snaps and begins beating Ai over the head so he won't go to Hell. The rest of the mob joins in. Ai's assistants are unable to prevent her death, but see Ai smiling calmly at them. Takuma tells the mob to stop hurting Ai and she dies holding his hand saying "It's over." Her body turns into sakura petals and floats away. The Lord of Hell releases the souls of her parents (presumably to Heaven). A narration reveals that Takuma's pursuers have fled Lovely Hills and that the town itself has become dilapidated. All charges against Takuma have been dropped, Takuma's father is shown to have woken up, and his friend, Hotaru Meshiai, is miraculously alive and in the hospital. At the end of the episode, a young girl is seen receiving a text message from Hell Girl (which is probably Kikuri) saying that her request has been accepted.