The BEST episodes directed by Tomoya Tanaka

You're in the First-String
58 votes

#1 - You're in the First-String

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 13

To stop the attacks on Chris, Sawamura reverts back to his original pitching form while maintaining the wall against the dangerous Naoyuki Zaizen. The results not only improve Sawamura's speed, but they start putting pressure on Zaizen and reveal an injury he had earlier. With Chris and Zaizen being of equal strength now, the momentum swings back to Seido. After 3 innings Chris and Sawamura are pulled from the game. The game concludes and the Coach calls everyone together. Two players are moved up to the varsity team, and many third years have their hearts broken. While Chris isn't brought up to play, he is brought up as a manager for the varsity team.

Meliodas vs. The Ten Commandments
251 votes

#2 - Meliodas vs. The Ten Commandments

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 19

As Escanor's battle with Gowther comes to a dramatic end, Meliodas must now face the remaining Ten Commandments in an all-out battle.

Tora Goes to Town
102 votes

#3 - Tora Goes to Town

Ushio and Tora (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ushio hears about an incident that happens at a construction site. The bodies at the site happened to have bite marks on them, so he immediately thinks Tora is behind the incident. Tora tells him that he's innocent, but Ushio goes far as to transform and won't believe him, so Tora runs off into the city. Ushio goes after him and meets an old man who says that "Gamin-sama has awoken." He then learns a shocking truth from the book that the old man is holding...

Last Inning
19 votes

#4 - Last Inning

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 50

At the top of the ninth, Seido is behind 3-4. Haruichi gets a base hit, and Miyuki follows up with one as well. Next up is Maezono. He stands in the batter's box with a mission. Swing and miss. Swing and miss. With two strikes, his back's on the wall.

As Long As You Are Here
242 votes

#5 - As Long As You Are Here

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 24

Determined to kill his former leader for betraying their clan 3,000 years ago, Fraudrin takes on a newly resurrected darker, more powerful Meliodas.

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Legendary Figures
232 votes

#6 - Legendary Figures

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 17

The surviving challengers of the Great Fight Festival are split into pairs and made to face each other in a tag team battle.

The Druids' Holy Land
251 votes

#7 - The Druids' Holy Land

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 8

Merlin senses that the Commandments are close to Diane. Diane believes Matrona has only just died and is rushing back to Megadoza to tell her people, not realising 16 years have passed. Galand and fellow Commandment Monspeet come across Diane. As Monspeet is about to drain the magic from Diane she is saved by another giant resembling Matrona who knocks Diane unconscious and hides from the Commandments. Monspeet senses what he thinks is Meliodas and fires a powerful spell at him from hundreds of miles away. However the spell is swallowed by Hawks Mom, negating its power and shocking everybody who had no idea she could do that. The giant escapes with Diane but is now injured. Merlin reveals that many years ago she took most of Meliodas power as a precaution against him losing control and hid it in Istar, the Land of Druids, but now decides he needs it back. They reach Istar and meet the Druid leaders, twin sisters Jenna and Zaneri. Meliodas must pass a trial to regain his power. As Meliodas begins the trial he suddenly awakens in the past in Danafor before it was destroyed. He is greeted by Liz, who died years ago.

60 votes

#8 - Transformation

Ushio and Tora (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 16

Ushio and Tora travel inside Moritsuna's body with the help of Izuna to help rid him of the hiyous.

Reliable Underclassmen
22 votes

#9 - Reliable Underclassmen

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 57

As Seidos's players continue to get confused by Narumiya's pitches, Coach Katoka comes up with a dangerous plan. He tells his batters to give up on the change-up. Seido begins their rally with the underclassmen. Furuya gets on base, Eijun moves him to second, and Kuramochi gets on bringing Ryosuke to bat. Inashiro's defense begins to shift for the threat, but they are all shocked when Ryousuke asks Katoka to replace with a pinch hitter.

The House With the Child
60 votes

#10 - The House With the Child

Ushio and Tora (2015) - Season 1 - Episode 10

While in the countryside, Ushio and Tora meet a girl named Takatori Saya. She is part of a clan of white-haired women who are part of the Takatori family that have a duty to appease a spirit named Omamori-sama who brings the family prosperity. She tells Ushio and Tora about Omamori-sama, and how there is saying that once the Omamori-sama picks a house to live in, it will be rewarded with prosperity. However, once she leaves, there will be chaos and poverty. Omamori-sama's true identity is...

Revival of the Demon Clan
335 votes

#11 - Revival of the Demon Clan

The Seven Deadly Sins - Season 2 - Episode 1

After the defeat of demonized Hendrickson, The Seven Deadly Sins are commended for their bravery and courage by King Bartra. However, just before the ceremony, Ban and King leave. Earlier, Ban had told Meliodas that he is quitting the Seven Deadly Sins. As Ban leaves the Boar Hat Bar, King sees him and asks where he is going. Ban tells King that he wants to go to the Fairy King Forest. King then accompanies Ban on his journey. Meanwhile, it is reveals that Hendrickson has survived the assault from the Sins and he is shocked upon seeing Dreyfus alive. Dreyfus then summons the Commandments, ten demonized warriors who intend to destroy the Sins.

To This Side
22 votes

#12 - To This Side

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 43

Kawakami continues to hold Yakushi's batters down. At the bottom, at-bat, he face off against Raichi. Kawakami hits but the strength of Raichi's pitch numbs his hand. Will this affect Kawakami's pitching?

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The Winning Shot
30 votes

#13 - The Winning Shot

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 40

The top of the ninth takes place as the battle between Seido and Yakusi reaches its climax with a battle between Tanba and Raichi. Tanba makes the count 2-2 when Miyuki finally calls for the forkball to make its debut. Will Raichi have success against the forkball, or will the pressure get to him? The winner advances to the semifinals as the loser ponders how they can improve for next season. This episode covers chapters 116 to 120.

A Pursuer from the Past, Part 1
18 votes

#14 - A Pursuer from the Past, Part 1

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 4

During the morning assembly, Misuzu and Dolugh pass out. On top of that, they find out that a ship belonging to the giant criminal organization, DeMille, is heading toward Earth. At the same time, a handful of transfer students show up at Chuta's school, so Chuta is asked to keep an eye on them just in case.

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Calling for Attention
31 votes

#15 - Calling for Attention

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 22

Seido shows Maimon West that they are underestimating anyone in the tournament. After being retired 1-2-3 in the top of the first, Seido manages to score 3 in the top of the second. Meanwhile Furuya continues to strike out batter after batter with his high fastball. Seido goes on to continue punishing Maimon West, gaining a 15-0 lead.

33 votes

#16 - Summers

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 32

Raichi returns to the batters box for a second match against Manaka. While Manaka gets some good pitches in and appears to have the advantage, and unfortunate bounce leads to an injury to Manaka. Without Manaka the teams pitching begins to struggle. The outcome of the Yakusi/Ichidai game shocks the members of Seido as Raichi's hits decide the outcome. Now Seido must prepare for a team they have no advance data on, out of having watched one match. As Seido's first years attempt to make their way back to the bus, they come across Raichi and Raizou in the back practicing. When Raizou says there are no other pitchers that Raichi needs to worry about until they face Narumiya Mei, it gets Sawamura and Furuya's blood boiling. Kominato tells the rest of the team what happened the next day when they see Sawamura and Furuya practicing so hard, it gets the teams entire blood boiling. Tanba asks the cleanup batters to help him get ready for the next game in simulation practices as Seido's preparations start to go to work.

Misuzu's Lie
13 votes

#17 - Misuzu's Lie

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 9

In order to work at the same branch office, Veronica, Ninotchka and Dr. Love transfer to Chuta's school. Chuta and Misuzu are shocked, but then Tateyan invites all the transfer students and Misuzu to go bowling.

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After the Shoplifter!
18 votes

#18 - After the Shoplifter!

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 3

Chuta coincidentally runs into a shoplifter and ends up using a joint attack with Dolugh without thnking. Not only does he fail to capture the thief, he ends up getting his Aunt Mimi hurt. Chuta learns from Misuzu that the shoplifter is an alien and decides that he's going to capture the criminal on his own. He then asks Méliès to help him find the criminal by searching for his SPH. However, it seems that the criminal isn't just some shoplifter...

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21 votes

#19 - Rematch

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 36

The second match of the semifinals is a rematch between Yakushi High and Ichidaisan High. With Ichidaisan's returnee and new ace, Amahisa Kosei, can the team avenge their bitter Summer loss?

A Face From the Past
24 votes

#20 - A Face From the Past

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 49

Kiyokuni Azuma returns to force Seidou into some fielding practice against strong hitters. Little does he know that a rematch with Sawamura is on the horizon, and Azuma comes to realize that this version of Seidou could be the strongest in the history of the school.

Super Cool Space Girl
19 votes

#21 - Super Cool Space Girl

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 2

Misuzu Sonokata is still against Chuta joining ēlDLIVE, despite him proving himself by catching a space criminal. While Sonokata is begrudgingly giving Chuta a tour of the bureau, a dangerous criminal escapes and heads to Earth. They quickly go to Earth to capture him, and...

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25 votes

#22 - Scenario

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 8

Maezono Kenta faces off with Teito and Mukai's 3D strike zone. When he is able to make contact with a couple of outside pitches, Teito decides to try and confuse him by changing it up with n inside pitch. Kenta manages to hit a double, scoring three runs for Seido. All the scouts are shocked to see it is Kenta who gets the hit that seems to turn the game around. For the ninth inning Sawamura is subbed out and Kawakami is brought in. Kawakami gives up a couple of unexpected timely hits, but some calm words from Miyuki changes his pace and determines the final outcome of the game. As the game ends the sun breaks out on to the field, signifying it approves of whom has won and advanced. After the game Ochiai Hiromitsu questions Kataoka on why he made some of the moves he did during the game. He realizes Katoka's coaching style if slowly evolving him and realizes if he doesn't start giving input now, Kataoka may very well not be leaving the team's head coach position.

Something to Believe In: Part 3
17 votes

#23 - Something to Believe In: Part 3

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 8

Dolugh and Chuta successfully update after a strenuous battle. Because of the update, they have powered up, can use new abilities, and have started their counterattack. Meanwhile, back at the bureau, chaos ensues.

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A Pursuer from the Past, Part 2
12 votes

#24 - A Pursuer from the Past, Part 2

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Chuta was in grade school, he lost his three best friends in an accident that occured in the mountains. He's always blamed himself because he thought he was at fault for suggesting that they go up there in the first place. However he is suddenly confronted by someone who looks exactly like one of his best friends, Mizoguchi Ken. Chuta doesn't know exactly what to do, but decides to try to talk to him in hopes to tell him that he's sorry, but...

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Something to Believe In: Part 2
15 votes

#25 - Something to Believe In: Part 2

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 7

A young man stands in the place they were supposed to meet with Dr. Love. The young man says something rather surprising, but something even more surprising follows. Chuta was working with Veronica and Ninotchka on this mission, but suddenly, Ninotchka attacks them. Despite how calm Ninotchka had seemed, she is incredibly strong and Chuta and Dolugh try to counter, but the difference in their abilities is great, and...

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Capture That Face
12 votes

#26 - Capture That Face

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 10

The bureau gets a handful of reports of various incidents, and they all seem to have the same individual involved. However, when they did a search on a possible suspect, they find out that there are a lot of aliens with the exact same face.

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Winging It
23 votes

#27 - Winging It

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 22

Sawamura is able to throw his own unique changeup. At game time, Miyuki calls for the change-up after Sawamura strikes out Ouya's first and second hole. Will Sawamura be able to throw it successfully in a real game?

Let's Get a Job / The Melancholy of Osomatsu
24 votes

#28 - Let's Get a Job / The Melancholy of Osomatsu

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 2

The sextuplets attempt to find a job, and Osomatsu tries to find where all of his brothers went off to.

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Something to Believe in: Part 1
15 votes

#29 - Something to Believe in: Part 1

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 6

Chuta and the others were given a task to provide security for someone. The person they were in charge of protecting was one of the best scientists in Space, Dr. Love. Laine tells them that this will be a joint effort with division 5 and they meet up with the division 5 leader, Veronica, and Investigator Ninotchka and try to immediately get in contact with Dr. Love. However, they see a shocking sight...

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Persistent and Diligent
22 votes

#30 - Persistent and Diligent

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 15

Seido est en mauvaise posture face à Ugumori. Furuya les a laissés prendre une avance de 3 points sur un home run dès la première manche. Les batteurs de Seido ont du mal à remonter au score. C'est au tour de Miyuki d'affronter Umemiya. Parviendra-t-il à inverser la tendance ?

24 votes

#31 - Restart

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 64

Sawamura and Furuya try to move on from the loss, but Kawakami struggles. Only a few weeks are left before the spring tournament. The seniors are forced to retire and focus on their studies. Miyuki is chosen as the new Captain with Kuramochi and Maezono as the new Vice-captains. Kataoka submits his resignation, but asks to stay on until the seniors graduate.

Our Sympathy
13 votes

#32 - Our Sympathy

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 12

Because Chuta wasn't careful, he ends up putting the ēlDLIVE solar system bureau and the Earth in danger. DeMille announces that they're going to commence another attack on the Earth unless they hand over the Monitalien and Chuta.

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Your Voice...
12 votes

#33 - Your Voice...

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 11

Chuta ends up being transferred to investigations division 4. The head of division 4, Vega Victor, seems rather laid back and tells Chuta to talk to him casually since they're close in age, and they immediately hit it off.

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Teach Me, Hatabou / School Master / Iyami's School
15 votes

#34 - Teach Me, Hatabou / School Master / Iyami's School

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 20

Kicked out of his own company, Hatabou starts his own catering service in order to regain his fortune, leaving the Matsuno siblings curious about what meat he has been using.

Osomatsu-san, Such As It Was
12 votes

#35 - Osomatsu-san, Such As It Was

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 25

The brothers quickly abandon their new lifestyles upon learning they have been invited to a baseball tournament. After failing miserably the first time, the family soon grow stronger and reach the final round of the next tournament. Facing off against a ruthless team of aliens that murder the rest of their team, the brothers are spurned on by the chance to lose their virginities, but end up losing anyway.

Chuta, the Voice, and the Qualifying Exam
35 votes

#36 - Chuta, the Voice, and the Qualifying Exam

ēlDLIVE - Season 1 - Episode 1

Chuta Kokonose is a slightly awkward middle school student, who often talks to himself. He has been hearing a voice that only he can hear ever since he could remember. One day, he is recruited into the Space Police ēlDLIVE. However, someone seems to be rather against his recruitment... his classmate, Misuzu Sonokata. While on a mission, Chuta finally finds out what the source of the voice is...

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Can't Lose
28 votes

#37 - Can't Lose

Ace of Diamond - Season 1 - Episode 69

After pitching 5 innings instead of three Furuya is sent to left field and Sawamura is brought in to pitch. Sawamura has his regular amount of power but he appears to have lost what little control he had. Katoka and Miyuki realize Sawamura has the yips.

Champion of Midsummer
21 votes

#38 - Champion of Midsummer

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 3

Monthly Baseball Kingdom finishes their recap of the Summer Tournament by finishing the review on the Seido, Inashiro regional championship game. The recap covers all of Eijun's pitches right up until Inashiro gets the game-winning hit off of Kawakami.

Roar of Midsummer
25 votes

#39 - Roar of Midsummer

Ace of Diamond - Season 2 - Episode 1

At the Baseball Kingdom magazine office, Mine looks back to the summer tournament. The game between Yakushi and Seido was an exciting watch. Seido played their pitcher relay in order to face Yakushi's powerful batting lineup.