The BEST episodes directed by Toshimasa Kuroyanagi

The Pattern of Love
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9.67
66 votes

#1 - The Pattern of Love

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 4

Takeru visits Minami family. Riko has a crush on Fujioka, but is frustrated by his relationship with Kana. Meanwhile, Hosaka imagines what it is like to be a part of Minami family.

Of Christmas and Eves
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9.24
65 votes

#2 - Of Christmas and Eves

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Minami family and the neighboring Minami family are having their own Christmas eve, while Hosaka is preparing a soba bowl to impress Haruka.

Hosaka
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9.23
65 votes

#3 - Hosaka

Minami-Ke - Season 1 - Episode 8

Hosaka tries to get close to Haruka by making impressive bentos for her.

Act of Kindness
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9.06
287 votes

#4 - Act of Kindness

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 15

Rin and his classmates succeed at the task gave to them by their teachers, but the camp is attacked by Amaimon, who holds Shiemi hostage to force Rin to fight. Having no option but to go full force against Amaimon, Rin is forced to reveal his secret by exposing his true form in front of his friends. With the other Exwires fleeing astonished after learning the truth about him, Rin easily overpowers Amaimon, but loses control of his flames and goes on a rampage. The Demon-Slaying Blade is cracked in the process.

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Satan's Spawn
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8.95
276 votes

#5 - Satan's Spawn

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 24

Rin and his companions manage to flee from Satan who starts destroying the True Cross Academy with his flames. Knowing that Satan still stands beside the Gate because Rin has the power to destroy it, Shura comes up with a plan to distract him to give Rin an opening to do it, while the other students help evacuate the school. Their plan fails when Shiemi intervenes trying to dissuade Yukio with no success, but Rin manages to have his brother regain conscience and expel Satan from his body. However, the gate keeps getting stronger and it will not be long for Gehenna and Assiah to merge into one single realm.

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The Real Contract
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8.76
91 votes

#6 - The Real Contract

Inu × Boku Secret Service - Season 1 - Episode 3

After dealing with the stress of making a good impression at her new school, Ririchiyo notices Soushi turning down an admirer. After questioning him about it, her emotions get the best of her and this time, the contract has been terminated.

Be Needy!
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8.67
9 votes

#7 - Be Needy!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 9

The coach suggests a new group lift to increase their routine's difficulty for regionals, but Misato can't seem to get the hang of it...

Give It Your All, Fight Hard
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8.64
11 votes

#8 - Give It Your All, Fight Hard

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 11

With the pain in his arm growing worse, Shotaro is sent to the hospital just before the tournament. Meanwhile, the tension builds between the athletes of Ao High and Shiro High...

A Boy from the Cursed Temple
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8.58
315 votes

#9 - A Boy from the Cursed Temple

Blue Exorcist - Season 1 - Episode 5

Having Shiemi as a new classmate, Rin's total disregard for classes brings forth the anger of another classmate of his, Ryuji Suguro, aka "Bon". After learning of Bon's story, Rin finds that they have more in common than he would like to admit.

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Enjoy!
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8.53
15 votes

#10 - Enjoy!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's time for the prefectural tournament! Shotaro is doing his best to prepare for what will be his first official competition, but he nevertheless struggles with fear and nerves about the upcoming event.

I Want to Camp!
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8.23
13 votes

#11 - I Want to Camp!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 3

A training camp is scheduled between Ao High and rival school Shiro High. Hoping to catch up with the others, Shotaro goes to train in the park, where he encounters a mysterious boy.

Tomorrow, Too!
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8.22
9 votes

#12 - Tomorrow, Too!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 12

Shotaro returns to the hospital after their team's performance, with all of their futures left in the air. Will their team reach the Inter-High? And... will Shotaro ever perform again?

We'll Make a Promise!
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8.18
11 votes

#13 - We'll Make a Promise!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Ao High boys are forbidden from using the university mat unless they pass all their midterms?! Theirs is the only school with this policy, but the story of why goes back to the team's founding three years ago...

I Can't Stand It!
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8.10
10 votes

#14 - I Can't Stand It!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 10

The boys are supposed to take the day before the tournament to rest, but they find they can't sit still. The only solution: cleaning the dorm!

I Want to Soar With You!
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8.07
15 votes

#15 - I Want to Soar With You!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 2

Shotaro moves into a dorm with the other members of the men's rhythmic gymnastics team, but he'll need to pass a test to participate in their six-man routine.

Torch
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8.05
21 votes

#16 - Torch

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 11

Majime and Araki visit Matsumoto with an advanced copy of Daitokai. Matsumoto is pleased, but he tells them he has cancer. That spring, the team gets a call informing them of his death. Daitokai is completed, and they throw a party to celebrate. Araki reads a moving thank you letter from Matsumoto. Later, Majime reflects on Matsumoto's message as he walks with Kaguya, finding peace and solace.

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We're All Rivals!
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8.00
10 votes

#17 - We're All Rivals!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 4

A striking performance by Shiro High plunges the still uncoordinated Ao High team into uncertainty. Can words from Coach Shidai turn things around?

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I'll Look After You!
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8.00
11 votes

#18 - I'll Look After You!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Onagawa gets into an accident and hurts his ankle. The other boys do all they can to support his recovery, but it appears there's something he's not telling them...

I Want to Backflip!
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7.85
20 votes

#19 - I Want to Backflip!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 1

After a life-changing encounter with men's rhythm gymnastics, Shotaro Futaba joins the team at Soshukan High School. There he meets a collection of colorful characters, including Ryoya Misato, a fellow first-year and middle school gymnastics star.

Trust
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7.82
22 votes

#20 - Trust

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 7

Spotting issues with a professor's manuscript, Nishoka and Majime propose amendments. Majime reaffirms that they need Nishioka. But Nishioka reassures Majime that he will always be there for him. A few days later, the professor is livid with the changes, and Nishioka goes to apologize. The professor is upset, but Nishioka manages to win him over. Nishioka and Majime go down their separate paths.

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Vastness
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7.78
36 votes

#21 - Vastness

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 1

Nishioka is in a book store when he spots a salesman named Majime from Genbu Books doing a poor job. Meanwhile, the veteran dictionary editor Araki is searching for a successor as he prepares for retirement. Nishioka mentions his encounter with Majime. Araki heads to the sales department to meet this Majime.Upon meeting him, Araki sees Majime's potential and recruits him on the spot.

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Good at Tsundere, Bad at Cornering
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7.73
22 votes

#22 - Good at Tsundere, Bad at Cornering

BLEND-S - Season 1 - Episode 11

On their day off, Dino goes to the park with Maika and Owner, the dog. The day is a dream come true for Dino, while Owner also falls in love with another dog. Meanwhile, at Café Stile, Kaho is devastated after accidentally erasing data for one of her favorite video games. Akizuki is trying to somehow console Kaho, following an unintentional, yet indelicate remark, but…

Compile
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7.64
22 votes

#23 - Compile

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 8

Thirteen years pass and a new employee Kishibe arrives. With a fashion magazine background, she wonders why she has been transferred here. The team throw her a welcome party. Majime tells her he thinks she's someone who values words. But she runs out of the restaurant saying she's not cut out for the job. Nishioka runs into her and assures her she is.The next day, Kishibe turns up ready to work.

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Pride
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7.62
21 votes

#24 - Pride

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 10

The editorial team is dumbfounded by the discovery of an omitted word. Majime decides to recheck all 240,000 words. During all of this, Matsumoto is hospitalized. Majime frantically works to complete Daitokai. The team works tirelessly day and night under the same roof. Time passes, and the rechecking is finally completed. Nishioka comes to help celebrate. Daitokai is nearly completed, but...

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After the Date, Rated R
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7.60
30 votes

#25 - After the Date, Rated R

BLEND-S - Season 1 - Episode 3

The manager, Dino, continues to lose sleep due to watching too much late-night anime. Maika is interested in foreign animation herself. When Dino asks her why she’s so enamored of foreign countries and wants to study abroad, Maika shares childhood memories and talks about her family. Meanwhile, Dino wants to get closer to Maika and asks her out on a date.

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Love
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7.59
22 votes

#26 - Love

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 3

It's discovered that Majime has fallen for Take's granddaughter Kaguya. The editorial team decides to visit the restaurant where she is learning to become a chef. Majime is enamored with Kaguya as she answers Nishioka's questions. Majime admires Nishioka and his ability to engage people. Nishioka finds Majime's awkwardness entertaining. Nishioka hears a rumor about Daitokai being canceled.

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Resonance
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7.59
22 votes

#27 - Resonance

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 6

The morning after handing her the love letter, Majime panics and runs when he sees Kaguya. That afternoon, Nishioka reveals his transfer to the shocked team. Majime worries over losing Nishioka. That night, spurred by Nishioka, Majime presses Kaguya for a reply. She's overwhelmed and retreats to her room. Majime thinks it's over, mildly depressed, but after rereading the letter she comes back and tells him she likes him too.

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Blood
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7.57
21 votes

#28 - Blood

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 9

Kishibe is back and ready to work. She is enamored with Matsumoto and Majime's talk on words and dictionaries. The team is on the final phase, as a special paper is also being developed specially for Daitokai. The team unify in this home stretch. After roughly a year, the paper is finally finished. Daitokai is inching closer to being completed. However, a grave mistake is discovered.

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Encounter
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7.57
23 votes

#29 - Encounter

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Majime transfers to the dictionary editorial department, he learns of Araki and the supervisor Matsumoto-sensei's passion for dictionaries, and tell him of Daitokai, the dictionary they are working on. Majime is consumed with worry about living up to their expectations. His landlady, Take, tells him to simply depend on each other. That night, Majime encounters a beautiful girl on the balcony.

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Steady Progress
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7.52
23 votes

#30 - Steady Progress

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 4

To stop the rumored cancellation of Daitokai, the editorial team unites to implement Nishioka's plan. Nishioka has never felt more alive while successfully executing his plan. A few months later, Majime has a day off and Take pushes him to go out with Kaguya. The two of them make their way around Tokyo. Kaugya passionately talks of cooking. Majime is moved. That night, Majime begins to write a letter to express his feelings to Kaguya.

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Waver
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7.50
22 votes

#31 - Waver

The Great Passage - Season 1 - Episode 5

The director informs Nishioka the conditions for the Daitokai's continuation, which are the revision of another dictionary and Nishioka's transfer to the marketing department. Nishioka's shocked, but seeing the team's joy with the sample copies of Daitokai, he vows to do all he can before his transfer. Later, Majime works up the courage to hand Kaguya his letter.

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I Want to Hide!
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7.36
11 votes

#32 - I Want to Hide!

Backflip!! - Season 1 - Episode 5

The training camp is coming to an end, but with a few hours left, Mashiro suggests a game of hide-and-seek. But as with everything between Ao High and Shiro High, this too becomes a competition!