The Best Episodes Directed by Tomoyuki Kawamura
#1 - He Shrank!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 4
Momiji ends up summoning the masochistic dog god, Momou Inugami, and has him transform into a puppy so he can get close to Ichiko and attempt to steal her fortune. However, Momou finds that getting the fortune off of Ichiko isn't as easy as it looks. As Momou observes Ichiko's behaviour, she notices her personality is different when reading letters from Suwano. That night, as Momou activates a Misfortune Item to spread misfortune, the box containing Suwano's letters falls from the top of the desk, and is thrown away by the cleaners the next day. When Ichiko learns of this, she goes to the trash dump and spends the entire night searching for the box, much to Momou's surprise. Against his better judgement, Momou finds the box for Ichiko. As Momou deduces that Ichiko may not be such a bad person after all, his cover is blown when he reverts to human form, prompting a swift punishment from Ichiko.
#2 - Open Your Eyes!!!!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 6
Ichiko manages to escape from Momiji only to learn that Keita had gone missing trying to search for her. Realising that Keita had all the things she lacked when she was a child, Ichiko enlists the help of Momou to locate Keita, finding him in a near-death state. As Ichiko tries to revive him, Momiji extracts a small amount of Ichiko's fortune energy so she can save him. Keita awakens the next day with his injuries healed and reunites with his family. As Bobby and Momou manage to locate Urushiyama and retrieve a box from him, Ichiko says goodbye to Keita before meeting up with them and returning to her normal age. However, the experience has left her in a solemn state, only appearing to react to Keita's presence. This turns out to be as she wants to try and return the handkerchief he received from him. After managing to return the handkerchief, she returns to her usual noisy self.
#3 - Call Me By My Given Name
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 8
Noticing Ichiko doesn't seem to get along with the other girls, Ranmaru tries being friendly with her, but her pride rejects her offer. The next day, a zealous classmate named Akane Tenge and her gang kidnap Ichiko and take her to the old school building with a plan to put her in her place. Ranmaru arrives to rescue her but as Ichiko manages to sneak away, the building collapses with Ranmaru inside it. As Ichiko becomes conflicted over whether to save Ranmaru or not, she recalls when she was younger when her best friend turned against her over a boy, which has haunted her to this day. Telling her to get over her cowardness, Momiji extracts some of Ichiko's Fortune, which Ichiko gives to Ranmaru, allowing her to escape. After the incident, Ichiko lets Ranmaru use one of Momiji's gadgets to learn about her past trauma, which caused her to have a fear of getting close to others. After hearing her story, Ranmaru makes a promise to never betray Ichiko and the two become friends on a first name basis.
#4 - You Already Have the Answer to That
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 13
Deciding she likes Momiji the way she is, Ichiko grabs her and, with help from Ranmaru and Bobby, they make their escape from Kumagai and Momo on a delivery truck. As they give chase, Ranmaru stays behind to fend off Momo whilst Ichiko, armed with some power enhancing beads given to her by Bobby, fights against Kumagai to allow Momiji to escape. It is her that Kumagai tells her that if Momiji doesn't regain her powers by sunset, she will remain a human forever whilst the old Momiji will die. After some encouragement from Keita, Ichiko catches up to Momiji, who is being cornered on a bridge by Kumagai. As the wind blows Momiji off the bridge, Ichiko catches her, making the decision to drop her onto a garbage boat and return her to her normal self, resuming their love/hate relationship.
#5 - Sometime, Call Me By My Name
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 12
Momiji's spry new personality, which has also extended to Kumagai, is a hit with everyone in school, but Ichiko remains suspicious that it is one of her plots. Momiji explains how, as a result of being washed in the human world, she has lost her powers and changed personality. Ichiko and the others attempt to turn Momiji back to her usual self with no avail. After some initial hesitation, Ichiko soon starts being friends with the new Momiji, finding it pleasantly peaceful. Some time later, Kumagai ends up getting dirty and reverting to normal, teaming up with Momo to try and revert Momiji to normal in the same manner.
#6 - Being Ordered Around By You Somehow Makes Me Really Angry! / What Do You Mean 'Somehow?'
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 3
Figuring she needs a boyfriend, Ichiko takes an interest in her sleepy classmate, Keita Tsuwabuki. Upon finding and returning his ID card, Ichiko is invited by Keita to have dinner with his siblings, who are quite poor as their parents had left them. Keita soon takes a strong dislike to Ichiko when she rejects his ideal that being together is more important than money. The next day, Ichiko tries to make up with Keita's brother Ryūta by buying him a super rare trading card. However, he ends up dropping the card down a sewer and gets trapped in there whilst attempting to retrieve it just as a typhoon starts to settle in. As Ichiko is told by Keita how he doesn't want to be in anyone's debt, Momiji makes her aware of the danger Ryūta is in, prompting her to go and save him. As Ryūta gets swept into the river, Ichiko dives in after him, using a device given to her by Momiji to use her fortune to rescue him. Afterwards, Keita and Ryūta give their thanks to Ichiko, who feels a warmth in her heart.
#7 - It Feels Like the 'God vs Girl' Fight Has Just Begun!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 2
In order to get closer to Ichiko, Momiji transfers into her class, much to Ichiko's displeasure. As Momiji continues to bother her, Ichiko meets Bobby, a perverted travelling priest with the ability to detect fortune energy, giving her an item called the Soumin Shourai, allowing her to manifest her good fortune into various creatures. Momiji responds by manifesting her own monsters out of her misfortune, but they turn out to be useless and she is soundly beaten.
#8 - Two Alchemists
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 8
Dark Elves are mythical creatures who can suck up magic just like breathing air. Resurrecting these Dark Elves... was Isuka's mission. Ikaruga rushes back to Isuka to stop her. She only has two wishes: stop the Dark Elf restoration, and to save her former friend and "family," Isuka! Meanwhile, Takeru finally awakens from the sedative Ikaruga fed him and meets up with Ouka and the girls, now freed. They head towards Ikaruga with over a hundred Dragoons in tow...
#9 - You May Be a God, but Aren't You More Like the God of Flatness Than the God of Misfortune?
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 1
The God of Poverty, Momiji, is sent down to earth to greet a spoiled high-school girl named Ichiko Sakura, who has had good fortune all her life. Momiji explains that Ichiko has an abnormally high level of good fortune, and is also sucking up fortune from those near her. Momiji attempts to take some of Ichiko's fortune and make her a normal girl, but Ichiko manages to fight her off. The next day, however, Ichiko's butler, Suwano, has a heart attack and is left in a critical condition as a result of Ichiko taking his fortune over the years he served her. Ichiko agrees to let Momiji suck some good fortune out of her, but then she runs off with it and releases it at the hospital, saving Suwano's life. Afterwards, Ichiko decides to sack Suwano from his position so he can live his own life without being at risk. A week later, Ichiko's fortune levels soon return, as does Momiji.
#10 - ...Who Are You?!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 11
With her bath made a mess by Momiji, Ichiko goes with Ranmaru to the public baths, where they are joined by Seiji and his family. The trip proves to be less than peaceful with Bobby and Momou trying to take a peek and Momiji up to her usual tricks. Realising Momiji hasn't had a bath in ages, Ichiko gives her and her familiar, Kumagai, a thorough cleaning. After Bobby makes light of Ranmaru's looks, she ends up busting down the wall between the men's and women's baths, leading to some embarrassing reveals. The next day, Ichiko is surprised to find Momiji with such a radiant personality.
#11 - You're Saying I Was Raised Like a Man? / I'll Never Forget What Happened Today!!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 7
When mistaken for a shoplifter, Ichiko shifts suspicion onto the nearby karate freak Ranmaru Rindo to get away. Soon, after Ranmaru transfers into Ichiko's class, and vows to get back at her. Is Ranmaru's karate a match for Ichiko's happiness energy?
#12 - Who's the Flat One Now? Huh? Huh!? Huh!!?
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 5
Momiji uses an Ageing Box on Ichiko in an attempt to turn her into an old lady, but it instead turns her into a little kid. As Ichiko escapes from Momiji, she encounters one of Keita's sisters, Mika. As Ichiko spends time with Mika in order to avoid Momiji, she encounters Bob and Momou, who tell her she needs to find another Ageing Box to turn her back to her normal age, and manages to get them to search for it. Ichiko then goes over to Keita's home and requests to sleep over whilst trying to keep her identity a secret. The next day, Momiji follows Ichiko as she goes with Keita's family on a picnic and manages to capture her once she's seperated from the others. As Keita tries to search for her, he falls down a cliffside.
#13 - The Necromancer Laughs
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 4
In the chairman's office, Ouka finds files documenting Mari's crimes... The next day, the Mock Battle Tournament has entered the second round: Kyoya's 15th Platoon against Takeru's 35th. But during the battle, Yoshimizu, Kyoya's childhood friend and platoon member, has strange black thorns burst out of her body! "I've come to rescue you, my sweet Mari-san!" Emerging from the black thorns is the necromancer, Haunted.
#14 - Getting Kids Who Hate Pumpkins to Eat Them by Sneaking Them Into a Stew
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 10
On a rainy day, Ichiko discovers an abandoned kitten outside her building and decides to take it in, naming it Tama. As Ichiko becomes curious as to why Momiji hasn't been around lately, a toilet god named Ibuki appears before her, but Ichiko refuses to hear him out. The next day, Ichiko learns Momiji has kidnapped Tama and goes to the school gym to confront her. Momiji reveals she was the one who brought Tama to Ichiko's place in order to teach her what it's like to lose someone important. Momiji then goads Ichiko into using the Soumin Shourai and absorbs almost all of her Fortune Energy. As Momiji takes her leave, the gym catches fire, trapping Ichiko and Tama inside without her Fortune to save them. Ibuki then appears, explaining his mission was to save Tama from having what little Fortune she had drained by Ichiko. Offering to save Tama, Ibuki uses a device that can inject Fortune Energy into its target. However, he overshoots it and fills Tama with so much Fortune Energy that she transforms into a Beckoning Cat God. In her new form, Tama leads Ichiko to a safe exit, where she coincidentally runs into Momiji, who had returned to try and save her, and getting her Fortune back. After putting out the fire, Ichiko agrees to wear a charm given to her by Ibuki which keeps her from absorbing other people's Fortune.
#15 - Witch Hunt Festival
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 5
A cocky boy from Usagi's past shakes up things at Anti-Magic Academy by proposing the reinstatement of the witch hunt festival. Can the Small Fry Platoon earn enough points in this festival to convince Usagi's mother to keep her in school?
#16 - What!!! Now You Say This!? / There's No Way That Could Happen in Just 2 Minutes!
Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 9
As the school practises some mixed doubles tennis, Ichiko enters a heated match with Momiji with little regard for their respective partners' safety. Later, as Ichiko tries to teach herself how to cook, another God of Misfortune named Kuroyuri attempts to steal Ichiko's energy as well, but is thwarted by Ichiko's terrible cooking. Momiji soon decides to challenge Ichiko to a match to see who is the better cook, which Kuroyuri is forced to judge.
#17 - Traitor
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 7
Sougetsu summons Ikaruga to speak with her about her family... and shows her one picture. In this picture is a dark elf cell, otherwise known as the "Lost Matrix." When Takeru asks her why she's late to their meeting, she answers, "I could tell you... but I don't think you could handle the truth
#18 - A Witch Enlists
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 3
Sparks fly when Nikaido Mari, a Valhalla witch with amnesia, joins the Small Fry Platoon. Can they successfully guard her? Or will Haunted get to her first...
#19 - Hero Summons
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 2
Takeru told Ouka, "I won't give up on trying to be your comrade." But then, while visiting a certain grave site, he learns the tragic reason Ouka hates witches. The deep sorrow in Ouka's eyes when she tells Takeru, "other people are obstacles for my revenge," renders Takeru speechless.
#20 - Even Bunnies Have Fangs
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 6
"I'm marrying Usagi because she's a precious commodity to me," says Reima. "I won't let you have Usagi," retorts Takeru. Meanwhile, Reima's scheme to become a "king" is well underway. There is a giant magic circle encompassing the campus, made of none other than witch hunt festival decorations. A mysterious shadow lurks around student council president, Nagaru.
#21 - The Curse of Hades
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 4
Yui, in line with Zeus' attempt to model the school after human schools, decides to introduce club activities, something that Thoth decides to make compulsory as well. While everyone is excited and interested, Hades refuses to participate in group activities. Yui later finds out that while Hades is constantly gloomy and introverted, he enjoys stargazing. Despite his claims that misfortune will befall her if she gets too close, Yui refuses to leave him alone, especially after he saves her from drowning. From Apollon and Dionysus, she makes Hades' favourite strawberry rice cakes to cheer him up, prompting him to reveal a hideous tattoo on his upper chest caused from the grudges of many that regret their deaths -- the cause of misfortune. As he once again rejects her, Yui believes that he is looking out for everyone's sake by isolating himself, and determines to make him happy. The following day, Hades goes stargazing alone until Yui arrives, bringing the other gods along. While misfortune strikes and it begins raining, everyone simply changes into their swimsuits and have fun together. Hades realises that no matter how unlucky he is, there are people who still care for him.
#22 - Eternal Separation
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 12
Balder awakens as the God of Destruction and the universe starts to collapse with the immensity of power. The remaining gods have their shackles broken through human acts of emotion in the midst of chaos and transform to rescue their friend. Zeus dissolves the spirit students as he attempts to use his power to keep the universe intact. Yui, wanting to help, uses the sword to absorb the knowledge and feelings contained within the chandelier's container, which is now full, and gives it to Loki. While Balder is saved, the universe is beginning to collapse despite Zeus channeling energy into it. The 8 gods make a decision to use their remaining power in returning Yui to her universe, each one thanking her for teaching them and Apollon confessing his love for her. Yui returns to her time at the exact same moment she left, and can now only look on the memories her new friends have given her. In an ending scene, Yui looks to find the gods standing before her shrine home, dressed in modern attire, and request that she teach them again.
#23 - Thin Red Line
IS: Infinite Stratos Season 1 - Episode 10
After catching the girls listening at their room while Ichika is massaging her, Chifuyu has a talk with the girls about their feelings for her brother and gives them some advice. The next day, Tabane arrives to personally deliver to Houki the Akatsubaki, a fourth generation model with abilities far more advanced than the others. However, Chifuyu soon receives news that an an unmanned IS called the Silver Gospel has gone out of control. After assessing the situation, Chifuyu orders the group to stop it, while Ichika and Houki will pursue it, as only they would be fast enough to catch up with the Silver Gospel.
#24 - The Unforgivable Heart
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 5
Thoth orders Yui to make Takeru, who has yet to join a club, do so. This proves difficult with his rough attitude and hostile temperament, until he notices her practising swordplay. Takeru, claiming that Yui is only wanting him to join a club so she can graduate and leave, decides to make a deal with her: if she can win, he will join a club willingly. Yui loses the duel, to which Takeru believes it is because she is weak at her training, unlike him that jobs every morning. She decides to follow him on his morning runs to train and hopefully gain a better understanding of him. Their relationship gets better, until one rainy morning when Takeru, thinking Yui wouldn't run in the rain, goes on ahead without her. In her attempt to find him, Yui falls down a cliff and is saved by him in his godly form, having broken the shackle. At that, Zeus suspends Takeru, but Yui claims that he was showing human emotion by saving her, and thus did nothing wrong. With the support of the other gods, Zeus gives in, and Takeru realises that she is actually a strong girl.
#25 - Lovely and Ephemeral
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 10
Despite not studying, the gods and Yui have faired pretty well on their exams, so Zeus gives them to "honour" of putting on a play for the rest of the students, who are spirits summoned by him. Per Yui's suggestion, they decide to enact the fairytale of Cinderella, with everyone competing for the main male part of the Prince until they draw lots. The play goes smoothly until Loki tries to stage a coup d'etat and Anubis Ma'at, the Egyptian God of the Dead, steals some of Dionysus' homemade juice and crashes into the stage. Despite the havoc wrecked, all the students appear to have enjoyed the play.
#26 - Sea Breeze Conflict
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 3
Thoth suddenly announces that tomorrow is summer vacation, as per Zeus' decision to change the season. Although several gods play truant, the others manage to arouse their interest in school by starting a seaside school, in hopes of showing them the fun side of school. The changing of the season again -- this time to autumn -- forces them to warm up in a nearby house instead. As Apollon tries to make seaside school fun even in autumn, Thor and Loki decide to leave, claiming that he has no right to order them around because he is a student as well. This prompts Yui to give him the title of 'Student Council President'. Apollon, pleased, finds the way to make seaside school fun by ending the night with fireworks purchased from the school store, which sells everything and anything.
#27 - Dark Prison of Scattered Flowers
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 9
6 months have passed, and one fine day Thoth suddenly declares that mid-term exams are in 3 days, shocking Yui. They attempt to study together using Tsukito's perfect notes, but a Yui has been experiencing strange dreams of Apollon's past, while Apollon has been losing sleep as well. From the dreams, Yui finds out about a woman named Cassandra that Apollon loved so much to the point where he gave her a part of his divine power to see the future, until she committed suicide much to his anguish. Hades, knowing that Cassandra's spirit never entered the underworld, worries that she holds a grudge against Apollon and is wandering in the human world to haunt him. However, this proves to be the opposite as Cassandra possesses Yui's body to convey her true feelings to Apollon, freeing him from his long-term grief and breaking his shackle, allowing him to graduate. Everyone forgets about their exams until Tsukito reminds them, to which they have done no studying.
#28 - Supreme Wish
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 12
With Takeru gravely injured, Kiseki on a rampage, and Haunted wreaking havoc, Ouka decides to take matters into her own hands.
#29 - The Solitude of Light
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 8
Yui has been trying to avoid Balder and Loki after their argument. Despite Loki telling her to stay away from Balder for her own safety, the latter successfully takes her away and attempts to seduce her. When Loki finds them and Balder goes on a rampage. Knowing that there is no hiding it from Yui, he explains how Balder possesses an inborn power as a God of Destruction, which will be released when his emotions grow unstable, making him act differently, although he wakes up with no memories of it after. As the rest of the gods release lanterns into the sky, oblivious to what is happening, Loki tells Thor that he will kill Balder.
#30 - Chains of Fate
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 11
Balder collapses suddenly after the play. As Apollon and Yui visit him in the infirmary, they overhear Loki telling Thor about he will kill Balder, much to their shock. Loki explains that whenever there is light, there will also be darkness, which rests as an inborn power within Balder as the God of Destruction. When Balder awakens, he realises Loki's aims and accepts his death as a dangerous being. However, Loki is unable to do so, prompting Balder to jump off a cliff instead and commit suicide.
#31 - Sally Forth! Small Fry Platoon!
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 1
Takeru, Usagi and Ikaruga are joined by a new squad member, Otori Ouka, an elite who'd lost her license for unusual reasons. The squad witnesses her impressive skills.
#32 - Kusanagi Kiseki
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 10
During a mission, Takeru runs into his little sister, Kusanagi Kiseki, and reveals the shocking truth to the rest of the platoon.
#33 - The Moonlight's Feelings
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 6
Tsukito has been chosen as a disciplinary member, but because of his eagerness to fulfil his responsibilities, he loses sleep and faints. Thoth threatens him that if he does something like this again he will be suspended, making Tsukito extremely depressed and determined to find out the reason for his mistakes. In response, Loki mischievously gives Tsukito and Yui a pair of lovers' rings that glue their hands together, and is unremovable until they gain a deep understanding of each other's hearts. Both of them connect over preparing for a Moon-Viewing Festival, to which Tsukito reveals how he only fulfils his duties and never enjoys anything, much to Yui's horror. The rings finally break off when Tsukito admits that he found preparing things with her fun.
#34 - Promise of the Frozen Wastes
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 7
Balder grows more attached to Yui because of her uniqueness in not being affected by his natural charisma as the Norse God of Light. As the season changes once again to winter, Yui and the gods decide to create a cultural festival based off Christmas, splitting into groups based on their heritage. Since Yui is Japanese, she has to work with the Japanese gods, much to Balder's jealousy. He drags her around with him everywhere, until Loki is absolutely frustrated, confronting his friend about a promise they made as children to always stay together no matter what, believing that Yui is coming between their friendship.
#35 - The Forbidden Academy
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 1
Normal high school girl Yui Kusanagi has been living a normal life in the shrine with her parents and brothers, until she stumbles upon a strange glowing sword in the store shed. By touching it, she is transported to another parallel world in the form of a school surrounded by beautiful gardens, with the sword miniaturised as a pendant around her neck. Zeus, the King of the Gods and maker of this universe, tells her that the bond between gods and humans, once intimate, have begun to weaken, which will only bring about disaster in the future. To avoid a terrible future, Zeus tasks Yui to teach the 8 gods gathered here in this school about the human heart.
#36 - Kusanagi Takeru
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 11
Takeru hits a new low after Kiseki's request. He reflects on their past and where he stands now.
#37 - Beautiful Shackles
Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum Season 1 - Episode 2
Yui meets the 8 gods: The Greek God of the Sun Apollon Agana Belea, The Greek God of the Underworld Hades Aidoneus, Greek God of Wine and Merrymaking Dionysus Thyrsos, Japanese God of the Moon Tsukito Totsuka, Japanese God of the Sea Takeru Totsuka, Norse God of Light Balder Hringhorni, Norse God of Fire Loki Laevatein, and Norse God of Thunder Thor Megingjard. Some of them are kind and friendly to her whilst some are hostile. Gathered in the hall, Zeus explains the situation to all of them, decreeing that they cannot leave this universe until they graduate, which can only be done so under two conditions: the container on the chandelier is filled to indicate their knowledge, and the jewellery shackles binding the gods' powers disintegrate of their own accord. Appointing Thoth Caduceus, the Egyptian God of Knowledge, as their teacher, school officially begins with the entrance ceremony.
#38 - The 35th Drunken Platoon / Crazy Summer Time
Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Season 1 - Episode 9
The 35th platoon investigates two cases: a mysterious love magic artifact from a night club, and a sea monster at a beach where summer won't end. Can they rack up the points they need for promotion?