The BEST episodes directed by Toru Takahashi

Graduation Ceremony
52 votes

#1 - Graduation Ceremony

Azumanga Daioh - Season 1 - Episode 26

126 - First Graduation The last day of school begins, Sakaki faces Kamineko, and Osaka vs. hay fever. 127 - A Thousand Emotions At the graduation ceremony, Chiyo gets a surprise, then gets overwhelmed. 128 - Sorrow Why is Miss Yukari crying? 129 - Our Old School The girls say "goodbye" to high school. 130 - Everyone For Yomi, this is the moment of truth. Will she be accepted like the others, or will she be left out yet again?

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The Emotions Experienced
26 votes

#2 - The Emotions Experienced

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 14

Arata's playing becomes reminiscent of Eternal Master Wataya Hajime's, allowing him to take control of the match's pace. Harada recalls the one match he played against Hajime when he was young and becomes painfully aware of how much his game sense has faded since then. But he sticks with the offensive play style that he teaches in the Shiranami Society, turning the match around in a way that leaves everyone in the hall holding their breath.

To Restore My Faith
22 votes

#3 - To Restore My Faith

Chihayafuru - Season 3 - Episode 21

Suo and Shinobu win the Master and Queen matches, both defending their titles. Afterward, Taichi declines to return to Tokyo, staying behind alone for the Takamatsu Memorial Cup... and ends up playing against Arata. Meanwhile, Chihaya is shocked by Taichi getting the jump on her a second time, and she begins to wonder why he always makes his decisions without saying anything to her.

DEAD Night & the DEAD Ruck
653 votes

#4 - DEAD Night & the DEAD Ruck

High School of the Dead - Season 1 - Episode 7

Takashi sets out to rescue a little girl but is quickly surrounded by the living dead.

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156 votes

#5 - Confession

ReLIFE - Season 1 - Episode 13

At the fireworks display, everyone puts their plans into motion and tries to make things work between Kazuomi and Rena. Meanwhile, a different pairing begins to take shape...

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The Ultimate Trump Card
200 votes

#6 - The Ultimate Trump Card

Overlord - Season 2 - Episode 13

The guardsmen and adventurers face a daunting array of demons until Momon arrives and takes charge. Brain once again comes face to face with Shalltear. While Evileye is occupied, Demiurge reveals his plan to Ains.

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Last Sports Fest in High School
50 votes

#7 - Last Sports Fest in High School

Azumanga Daioh - Season 1 - Episode 23

111 - Chewed The Sports Fest returns! ...But why is Osaka so excited? 112 - Cheerleader Her and Tomo's rough-housing leads to a crisis for Kagura. 113 - I Didn't Think Osaka is pumped up and ready, but there is one possibility she hadn't considered... 114 - We'll Run Together Kaorin gets to see Sakaki in a way she's never seen her before. Plus, the relay race begins. 115 - United It all comes down to this... In the relay race, the girls are going to have to work together if they're going to win.

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145 votes

#8 - Overlap

ReLIFE - Season 1 - Episode 5

Things come to a head between Rena and Chizuru, which reminds Arata about a traumatic experience in his past.

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Murder Case
309 votes

#9 - Murder Case

Monster - Season 1 - Episode 3

After three doctors are found dead, Tenma is reinstated as the chief surgeon. His career takes off, and even Eva tries to win him back. Unfortunately, all that success has attracted the attention of Detective Lunge.

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Scarlet, Festival Eve, Romance
14 votes

#10 - Scarlet, Festival Eve, Romance

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 4

Inari and Uka bond over their older brothers, and Inari and her friends have fun at the shrine festival. It's the perfect opportunity to become even closer to her crush. Can our klutzy heroine pull it off without putting her foot in it?

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Touka, Mistress Uka, A Woman in Love
11 votes

#11 - Touka, Mistress Uka, A Woman in Love

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 6

Inari struggles with her divine gift as she tries to help her newest friend, while Touka and Uka spend some quality time together. Sumizome realizes something about herself that could change her relationships in a major way.

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Fox, Twilight, Milky Way
11 votes

#12 - Fox, Twilight, Milky Way

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 9

Inari realizes she didn't quite follow through on a favor for a classmate and has to deal with the repercussions, while Uka must cope with the fallout of having such a close mortal friend. Will the two be reunited, and at what cost?

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Inari, First Love, First Change
22 votes

#13 - Inari, First Love, First Change

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 1

Klutzy and shy Kyoto middle-schooler Inari Fushimi can't bring herself to open up to her crush. She stops by the local shrine seeking solace and support, but will what she finds there solve her problems... or just cause new ones?

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Ordeals, Secrets, Amaterasu
19 votes

#14 - Ordeals, Secrets, Amaterasu

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 2

Inari finds a way to spend quality time with her crush after he stays home from school. Amaterasu Ohmikami summons her and Uka to the Celestial Plains, where Inari is tested--and failure means both of their lives will never be the same.

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Izumo, Arranged Dates, Kerfuffle
12 votes

#15 - Izumo, Arranged Dates, Kerfuffle

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 8

An impromptu trip to Izumo gets Inari and her brother more involved in divine matters than they'd bargained for. Uka submits herself to arranged dates, but her perfect mate may not be on the roster. Amaterasu puts her foot down.

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Maiden, Aflutter, Madder Red
13 votes

#16 - Maiden, Aflutter, Madder Red

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 7

Inari gets a juicy part in the class play, but something about it doesn't sit right with her. Uka is summoned to the Celestial Plains for a round of arranged dates with potential suitors. A confession of love may serve a dual purpose.

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Elder Brother, Pesky, Excess Love
20 votes

#17 - Elder Brother, Pesky, Excess Love

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 3

Inari's brother Touka has been able to see Uka all along! Why does he insist the two stay apart? Meanwhile, Inari is distracted by a mysterious (and cute) boy at school who seems to know her divine secret. Is he really who he seems to be?

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Jellyfish, Friends, Summer Storm
12 votes

#18 - Jellyfish, Friends, Summer Storm

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 5

The four friends have what should be a fun overnight at the beach, but Marutamachi and Sumizome aren't getting along. Can the trip--and their friendships--be salvaged? Meanwhile, Uka may have given away more of her power than she thought...

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8 votes

#19 - Resolve

Muv-Luv Alternative - Season 1 - Episode 10

As Takeru and the 207th Training Flight escort the Shogun across Japan, Professor Yuuko's personal task force fights a desperate battle to keep the rebels off their tails.

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Inari, Konkon, ABCs of Love
13 votes

#20 - Inari, Konkon, ABCs of Love

Inari Kon Kon - Season 1 - Episode 10

Pushing herself to her very limits in her attempts to free Uka from her heavenly prison, Inari struggles to overcome her feelings of betrayal and do the right thing--not necessarily the easiest or the most convenient--for both of them.

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