The Best Episodes Directed by Yasuhiro Kimura

Filling Up with Memories

#1 - Filling Up with Memories

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 12

In the middle of the night, Isla breaks down in tears and sleeps in Tsukasa's bed for comfort. The next morning, she has reverted to a bright and cheery personality, much to Tsukasa's surprise and relief. At the office, the other employees give Tsukasa tickets to a number of events that he could take Isla to. The two then use tickets given to them by Michiru and Zack to watch a romantic movie. The next day, they return to work despite having taken that day off. Following Isla's visit to the Unit Testing Room, Michiru and Eru discuss about the necessity of her increasingly frequent visits. Meanwhile, Kazuki approaches Tsukasa in private and gives him a retrieval agreement form for Isla, telling him to sign it. Overhearing their conversation, Isla decides to begin teaching Tsukasa how to raise the herbs she had been cultivating in her spare time, as well as how to make tea. While serving Michiru tea, Tsukasa is confronted by her about why he and Isla are coming to work despite taking the day off, and he responds that it was a part of their decision to carry on as they were. The following night, Tsukasa gives Isla the retrieval agreement form, and she gives him her approval in signing it. The next day, they go to retrieve Sarah, their last retrieval mission together. Before erasing Sarah's memories, Isla whispers something indiscernible to her. They then return to the office, where they find the others holding a party in commemoration for Isla's last retrieval mission. After the party, Tsukasa asks Isla what she told Sarah, and she replies that she told her of her hope that she would be reunited with the person they cherished.

star 8.76
65 votes
The Start of Living Together

#2 - The Start of Living Together

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 3

Tsukasa is assigned to live with Isla in the company dormitory, a rule mandated for all marksmen and spotter duos in Terminal Service No. 1. However, he is unsettled by the fact that Isla repeatedly ignores him there. At Terminal Service No. 1, he confides to other employees about the problem, although their individual suggestions fail miserably at helping him attract her attention. Finally, Kazuki approaches Tsukasa about the problem and tells him she ignores other people during her personal time, not just him. She then tells him to take Isla out somewhere if he wants some interaction with her. Following through with the suggestion, he successfully asks Isla to accompany him to a shopping mall. There, they use the same elevator where they first met, and when Tsukasa asks her why she was using it that day, Isla replies that she had been visiting a herb shop at the mall's penthouse. They go to the shop and, to buy some more time, Tsukasa asks Isla to help him pick out some herbs as a present to a person who he unintentionally describes as being a lot like her. Afterwards, they go to a nearby amusement park, where Tsukasa admits the person he was describing was Isla herself. When he says he did this to make some memories with her about their partnership, she emotionally shuts down and tells him that she was not built to play at an amusement park, which shocks him. When Isla runs off, he purchases an item from the amusement park and gives it to her at their dorm room, telling her she can throw it away if she doesn't want it.

star 8.57
190 votes
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Green Day and Oasis (2)

#3 - Green Day and Oasis (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 4 - Episode 31

As soon as Ciccolata went up in a helicopter, Green Day’s ability’s murderous range grew even more. He then flies to Rome and tries to spread his murderous mold. Buccellati and the others go to stop Ciccolata, but Secco gets in their way. Giorno and Mista go after Ciccolata while Buccellati faces off with Secco.

star 8.46
75 votes
How to Ask Her Out

#4 - How to Ask Her Out

Plastic Memories Season 1 - Episode 7

One morning, Tsukasa decides to ask Isla out on a date. While trying to find opportunities to do so, he finds that Isla has been doing chores for him at their dormitory and the office. After asking her about it, he learns she is trying to be useful to him, much to his chagrin. When Tsukasa musters the courage to ask her out, Isla accepts his request and decides to go to the amusement park after discussing it with Michiru and Eru, later reasoning to Tsukasa that she felt guilty about running out on him during their previous time there. However, while reading Isla's diary, Tsukasa realizes that she and Kazuki often went there when they were still partners. The next day, the two of them go there and sit at a bench, Isla's favorite spot in the park, as she was able to observe the happiness and joy of so many people, which comforted her. After learning that Isla has never tried any of the park attractions, Tsukasa takes her on a tour through the entire area, eventually ending at the Ferris wheel. As they sit inside, Isla expresses her gratitude that she is riding it with Tsukasa. As he thinks about Isla's happiness, Tsukasa faints after working too hard lately, ending the date. In the end, Tsukasa wakes up and Isla apologizes for not telling him earlier that she has 1,000 hours remaining in her lifespan. Tsukasa promises that he will stay with Isla until the end, no matter what. He then asks if she would be willing to go out with him again, to which she smiles and takes his hand. However, as he sleeps, she observes him with a doubtful expression.

star 8.03
92 votes
Sex Pistols Appears (1)

#5 - Sex Pistols Appears (1)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 4 - Episode 7

After defeating Zucchero, the gang realizes that he has already told someone else where they were going and why.

star 7.78
85 votes
The Hero and the Genius 2

#6 - The Hero and the Genius 2

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 11

The battle between Seiin and Fukuho heats up! Who will come out victorious?

star 7.69
13 votes
Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall

#7 - Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 4 - Episode 3

Giorno is interviewed by a strange man to enter the Passione gang and achieve his dream of becoming a "Gang-Star".

star 7.68
86 votes
Of All the Embarrassing Things to Be Caught Doing...

#8 - Of All the Embarrassing Things to Be Caught Doing...

New Game! Season 2 - Episode 1

It has been a year since Aoba had graduated from high school and joined the game production company, Eagle Jump, and now, the season to welcome new employees has arrived. Aoba is very excited about the fact that she’s now in the position of Ko and her other senpais who had helped her out when she first started and didn’t know left from right. She rehearses her greeting in front of the entrance of the Eagle Jump building, but then Rin tells her the shocking truth...

star 7.64
33 votes
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Just Friends

#9 - Just Friends

Shomin Sample Season 1 - Episode 5

Hakua unexpectedly shows up in Kimito's room one morning, and the two of them make breakfast together. Reiko, Aika, and Karen grow concerned about how Hakua is garnering so much of Kimito's attention, and confront her.

star 7.57
21 votes
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Yuni and Chika Re-enter the Battle

#10 - Yuni and Chika Re-enter the Battle

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 8

Seiin starts their first match in the tournament but are instantly thrown off when Oda takes himself out of the starting lineup. Will they be able to get back on their feet?

star 7.21
14 votes
The Boys, Yuni and Chika

#11 - The Boys, Yuni and Chika

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 1

Kimichika and Yuni were childhood friends, but Kimichika moved away when they were still in kindergarten. Yuni is ecstatic to hear that Kimichika is moving back after eight years, but when they are reunited, Kimichika had completely changed.

star 7.19
27 votes
Higher, Faster, Stronger

#12 - Higher, Faster, Stronger

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 4

Kimichika leaves Yuni out of the practice exercises the rest of the team is doing and Seiin finally plays at the Fall Tournament.

star 7.11
18 votes
A Dog's Perspective and a Giraffe's Perspective

#13 - A Dog's Perspective and a Giraffe's Perspective

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 3

Yuni and Kimichika now go to Seiin High School, but haven't really talked to each other since their last middle school tournament. Oda, Seiin's volleyball team captain, tries to get Kimichika to join the team.

star 7.10
21 votes
The Best and Worst Playmaker

#14 - The Best and Worst Playmaker

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 2

The boys get ready for their first tournament and their hopes are high. But Yuni starts to get nervous during the game and panics. Haijima manages to salvage the game, but his teammates now look at him differently.

star 6.95
22 votes
The Laughing King and Crybaby Jack

#15 - The Laughing King and Crybaby Jack

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 6

Fukuho Tech has been the representatives for Fukui at the Inter-High and Spring Tournament for seven years. But now, they hear that the team at Seiin might give them a run for their money.

star 6.94
18 votes
The Hero and the Genius 1

#16 - The Hero and the Genius 1

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 10

Seiin and Fukuho finally face off to see who'll go to the nationals to represent Fukui. Even without Ochi at their side, Fukuho starts off strong.

star 6.92
13 votes
Runway

#17 - Runway

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 12

Seiin is going to head to the Spring Tournament, but what lies ahead for them beyond that?

star 6.83
12 votes
Stand By Me

#18 - Stand By Me

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 5

Kimichika and Yuni head to Tokyo to Kimichika's old school so he can face his past. But once they get there, Kimichika finds out the shocking truth...

star 6.65
17 votes
The Ruling Hero of the Court

#19 - The Ruling Hero of the Court

2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Season 1 - Episode 7

Seiin plays their practice match against Fukuho. Haijima has a suggestion for the prefectural qualifiers that throws the whole team for a loop.

star 6.25
16 votes