The Best Episodes Directed by Tsuyoshi Hida

A Scrap of a Memory

#1 - A Scrap of a Memory

Noragami Season 1 - Episode 12

Yato and Yukine warp over to Rabo's shrine, mistakenly dragging Hiyori along with them. Yato immediately engages Rabo and Furuhime, only to be easily fended off and taken prisoner by a spell of Rabo's which enshrouds the victim in a sphere of water. Hiyori manages to pull Yato out, allowing the fight to resume. Unsatisfied with Yato's performance, Rabo decides to destroy the jewel-like sphere containing Hiyori's stolen memories, causing her to fall unconscious. Angered by this, Yato appears to awaken to his former self as a god of calamity, and easily kicks Rabo into the stone cliff surrounding the site. Having seen that Yato had returned to his old self, Rabo absorbs the storm which had been raging from above, thus merging with its phantoms. An exchange between the two causes boulders to loosen, one of which heads directly for Hiyori. Yato saves her just in time, and holds her tightly to his body in a protective gesture. Hiyori's memories are awakened by his scent, and she returns to consciousness. Realizing he has to get rid of Hiyori, Rabo takes hold of her, but is finished off by Yato and Yukine with a move used for cleansing phantoms. As the three make their way back home, Hiyori tells Yato and Yukine that she never wants to sever her ties with them.

star 8.56
141 votes
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The God of Fortune's Message

#2 - The God of Fortune's Message

Noragami Season 2 - Episode 13

The heavens deliver their divine punishment, and Ebisu is forced to start anew. Despite this, Yato is filled with a new sense of purpose and upholds his promise to Ebisu.

star 8.46
113 votes
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Scary Person

#3 - Scary Person

Noragami Season 1 - Episode 6

Yukine, depressed about being used by Yato to kill the girl spirit instead of saving her, steals the skateboard he had his eye on before. When Yato stops him, Hiyori appears, deciding to cover for Yukine by claiming she bought it for him. Just then, a god named Bishamon, holding a personal grudge against him, appears and attacks Yato. Hiyori calls Kofuku and Daikoku to help, tracking Yato's location using her sense of smell. However, Kofuku's attempt to stop the battle ends up making things worse by causing a huge hole with raging storms appear. Bishamon tries to take advantage of the situation, dealing some damage to Yato, but is urged by one of her regalia, Kazuma, to retreat to protect her other regalia.

star 8.13
142 votes
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Escalation

#4 - Escalation

Accel World Season 1 - Episode 9

After discussing with Takumu, Kuroyukihime agrees to meet up with Tomoko, whose real name is Yuziko Kozuki. Yuziko explains how she wishes to borrow Haru's power of flight to destroy the Armor of Catastrophe, an external item that turns Burst Linkers into Chrome Disasters which Kuroyukihime had thought was long destroyed. After Kuroyukihime explains to everyone about how she had fought the last Burst Linker who was possessed by the armor, Yuziko reveals that the current Chrome Disaster is from her own legion, explaining how she needs Haru's flight to get close enough to use an ability to instantly defeat him. After agreeing to the terms, Kuroyukihime becomes jealous of Yuziko and decides to spend the night at Haru's home.

star 8.06
68 votes
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Retribution

#5 - Retribution

Accel World Season 1 - Episode 6

After Haru and Takumu reveal everything to Chiyuri, who doesn't take it too well, the two begin training to work as a tag team. Haru earns enough points to upgrade to level 2, though in his haste, he upgrades too early and is left with a low amount of Burst Points as a result. Takumu offers to share some of his points with Haru, but he declines, saying it would take all the honor out of fighting. Afterwards, the two go over to Chiyuri's where they eat ice cream together and explain to Chiyuri about Brain Burst. It is here where Takumu gets the idea to have Haru hire a bodyguard known as Aqua Current to protect him until he gets his points up. As Haru goes through the procedures to hire Aqua, he inadvertantly discovers it is actually a girl. As Haru discusses things with Aqua, Takumu meets with Kuroyukihime, who activates her Burst Link.

star 8.05
71 votes
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Arrestation

#6 - Arrestation

Accel World Season 1 - Episode 14

As Haru, Takumu and Chiyu discuss what exactly Seiji is, Takumu deduces the ability Seiji used was Physical Burst, which accelerates the user's consciousness, allowing them to react quicker. As Kuroyukihime heads off on her school trip, Haru and Takumu decide to investigate Seiji in an attempt to get some proof of him being a Burst Linker. However, Seiji throws Haru off and uses a visual mask to lead him to the girls' shower room, where Chiyu is forced to hide him. The next day, Haru is confronted by Seiji, who wants to blackmail him into giving him more Burst Points. Chiyu stands up for Haru, but Seiji once again gains the upper hand when he lets a hidden camera in the shower room be found. As Haru attempts to fight back, Seiji overwhelms him and forces him into a Brain Burst duel, where he reveals his avatar, Dusk Taker.

star 8.00
58 votes
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Insurrection

#7 - Insurrection

Accel World Season 1 - Episode 21

As they make their way to meet up with Yuniko, Haru explains to Takumu how Seiji had set him and Chiyo up. After hearing about their situation, Yuniko agrees to teach Haru and Takumu about the incarnate system, explaining the different skills that can be performed with them. As the type of skills an avatar can learn depends on the user's personal traumas, Takumu explains how he was bullied in elementary school, even leading to getting a scar, which gave Cyan Pile the weapons it has. As Yuniko begins training Takumu, Haru is joined by Yuniko's ally, Blood Leopard, who takes him to Akihabara to investigate how Seiji hides from the matching lists. They arrive at the Akihabara Battle Grounds, a fighting arena for Burst Linkers which is also having troubles with an unlisted Burst Linker called Rust Jigsaw.

star 7.90
63 votes
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Are Goblin Pouches Filled with Our Dreams?

#8 - Are Goblin Pouches Filled with Our Dreams?

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Season 1 - Episode 3

Haruhiro and his party are enjoying their first earnings. They are getting used to life here, but continue to work hard to live.

star 7.06
106 votes
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