The BEST episodes directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto

Holy Mother's... Pandora's Box
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9.28
143 votes

#1 - Holy Mother's... Pandora's Box

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Rikka and Yuta each gets some advice from a friend. Rikka's sister reveals her intention of studying the culinary arts in France, and asks Yuta to help her with Rikka. Through their own special ways, Yuta and Rikka confess to each other.

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Whisper
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9.17
69 votes

#2 - Whisper

Air - Season 1 - Episode 3

Surroundings of Yukito and Misuzu briefly change from the shrine to a cropland as a result of Kano's experience. After a confrontation with Hijiri, Yukito and others briefly go to the clinic. Yukito and Misuzu leave the clinic for home. On their way Yukito realizes he wasn't paid for his part time job and sneaks back into the clinic only to overhear Kano's other personality.

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The Continuing Day by Day
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9.09
144 votes

#3 - The Continuing Day by Day

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 13

Kaname makes a surprise visit to Sousuke in Hong Kong, and assists him in using the Arbalest's Lambda Driver to the fullest. Sousuke defeats Gates once and for all, then returns to Tokyo--and high school--with Kaname.

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Summer Illusion of Steel
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9.08
208 votes

#4 - Summer Illusion of Steel

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 3

During a day at the beach, Kaname becomes upset at Sousuke's insensitivity. When she goes off alone, she is asked to have tea with a boy who is enamoured with her. Sousuke, however, believes that she was kidnapped and proceeds to rescue her from her apparent kidnappers.

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The War Cry of Excessiveness
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9.06
208 votes

#5 - The War Cry of Excessiveness

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 7

To prevent the school from disbanding the rugby team, Sousuke and Kaname help train them for an exhibition match. Upon discovering that the players are timid and passive, Sousuke subjects them to grueling basic training to toughen them up, which helps them win the match.

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5th Period Hot Spot
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9.02
214 votes

#6 - 5th Period Hot Spot

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 12

A classmate accidentally opens Sousuke's biohazardous container, causing a classroom quarantine. Sousuke later learns that the contents were not pathogenic, but destroys synthetic clothing instead. Relieved that there is no outbreak, he now fears the repercussions from his angry classmates.

The Man From The South / A Fruitless Lunchtime
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9.01
213 votes

#7 - The Man From The South / A Fruitless Lunchtime

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 1

The Man From The South: A secret admirer leaves a love letter in Sousuke's shoe locker. Instead of finding the letter, he deduces that his locker was tampered with and promptly blows it up. From its fragments, Sousuke misinterprets the letter as a death threat and confronts his "stalker". A Fruitless Lunchtime: Sousuke forgets Kaname's notes at home and they make a frantic dash to retrieve them and return before lunchtime ends. Despite their tardiness, they find out that the notes were not needed since their teacher coincidentally fell sick.

Bitter Orange
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8.99
159 votes

#8 - Bitter Orange

Beyond the Boundary - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mirai and Akihito must defeat the Hollow Shadow while dodging around Sakura. The youmu can not only possess people, but also create labyrinths based off their memories. If Mirai hopes to have a future, she will have to face her past!

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The Hamburger Hill of Art / Single-Minded Stakeout!
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8.98
211 votes

#9 - The Hamburger Hill of Art / Single-Minded Stakeout!

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 4

The Hamburger Hill of Art: During a field trip to the park, the class selects Sousuke to be the model for their art project. However, Sousuke misinterprets the modeling advice he receives from their art teacher, turning the assignment with his classmates into a game of life-and-death. Single-Minded Stakeout!: Kaname goes on a date with a former classmate to an amusmement park while Sousuke and Kyoko follow her. Sousuke seems relieved that she's simply on a date until drunken yakuza threaten Kaname. Not wanting to reveal that he was following her, Sousuke comes to the rescue disguised as a park mascot.

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Episode 25
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8.97
38 votes

#10 - Episode 25

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life - Season 1 - Episode 25

Misato and Sasahara get a little closer, Mio goes for a run, and Nakamura enters the lair of the beast.

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The Pure Yet Impure Grappler / Trespassing on Good Faith
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8.97
205 votes

#11 - The Pure Yet Impure Grappler / Trespassing on Good Faith

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Pure Yet Impure Grappler: Sousuke and Kaname ask the school's karate club to vacate their dojo, which is slated for demolition. However, the club refuses to leave, challenging Sousuke to a duel where they'll leave if they lose. Sousuke defeats the club's members with relative ease until he faces the club president, Issei Tsubaki. Trespassing on Good Faith: As a test of superiority, Sousuke and Issei compete to care for the injured school janitor; however, their overzealous efforts do more harm than good. The janitor tries to be patient, but finally goes berserk when they accidentally serve his prized koi pet to him for dinner.

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Episode 16
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8.90
50 votes

#12 - Episode 16

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life - Season 1 - Episode 16

Yukko can't order a cup of coffee, Mio has to fight to keep her secret. And Nano gets a suprise visit at home.

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Her Problem
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8.84
118 votes

#13 - Her Problem

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 9

Kaname confronts the Mithril operative sent to replace Sousuke; however, as she is about to get answers, she is attacked by an Amalgam assassin. Kaname outwits her pursuer until Leonard Testarossa, another Amalgam agent, shows up and kills her assassin. He reveals that the assassin was a rogue agent acting outside of Amalgam's interests.

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Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody
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8.84
200 votes

#14 - Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 2 - Episode 1

The future Mikuru tells Kyon where to find a certain person that he is supposed to help. Kyon and Mikuru travels back in time to the Tanabata of three years ago. Carrying the sleeping Mikuru, Kyon finds the young Haruhi herself from middle school. After helping her draw strange drawings on her school yard, Haruhi questions him on the existence o aliens, time travelers, espers, or sliders; and Kyon suggests that they might. After Haruhi leaves, Kyon wakes up Mikuru and finds that she has somehow lost her time traveling device, or TPDD. He takes her to the Yuki of three years ago and helps them return to their proper time. Chronologically this episode takes place after The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi.

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A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 2: The Hot Spring)
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8.79
203 votes

#15 - A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 2: The Hot Spring)

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 9

Sousuke, Kaname, Tessa, Melissa, and their friends travel to an onsen(hot springs) for some rest and relaxation. Sousuke sets up a defensive perimeter and booby traps around the girls' bath, foiling the other boys' attempts to sneak a peek.

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Burning Hong Kong
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8.78
117 votes

#16 - Burning Hong Kong

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 12

Sousuke meets Gauron, now crippled and about to die while Xia Yu Fan combats an SRT unit lead by Closeau in downtown Hong Kong as tensions continue to mount between North and South China.

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Beautiful Sicily
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8.75
113 votes

#17 - Beautiful Sicily

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 5

The SRT travels to Sicily to capture the traitor from the Nanjing operation. Sousuke has difficulties balancing work and school when he tries to have a phone conversation with Kaname and drive the getaway vehicle at the same time.

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Edge of Heaven
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8.75
117 votes

#18 - Edge of Heaven

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 6

Mithril attempts to learn more about the mysterious Amalgam organization. Kaname and Sousuke's relationship begins to blossom; however, Sousuke is reassigned to another mission and is forbidden to see Kaname.

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Left Behind
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8.75
115 votes

#19 - Left Behind

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 7

Sousuke argues with his replacement about the mission to protect Kaname. Kaname wonders why Sousuke does not come to school, and starts to become worried. When she needs to see him, she finds out that his apartment is vacant and he has disappeared.

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His Problem
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8.72
112 votes

#20 - His Problem

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 11

While Sousuke continues to wander in Hong Kong, Tessa is "forced" by Admiral Borda to deploy her M9s to the island after sightings of the Codarl (m)-type Arm Slave were confirmed.

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Two Hong Kongs
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8.72
113 votes

#21 - Two Hong Kongs

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 10

Sousuke and Melissa are deployed to a divided Hong Kong in a team made up of SRT/PRT personnel of East Asian origin to locate an Amalgam Codarl (m)-type Arm Slave attacking North and South Chinese army units, but Sousuke's feelings for Kaname places his MITHRIL comrades nearly in danger, earning a sermon from Melissa.

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The Situation Beneath the Surface
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8.70
116 votes

#22 - The Situation Beneath the Surface

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 2

Sousuke and Kazama investigate who is posting embarrassing and revealing picture of Kaname on the Internet. Meanwhile, Amalgam operatives, led by Gates, extract their payment from their military clients.

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Daylight
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8.69
111 votes

#23 - Daylight

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 4

Mithril is perplexed at how the enemy is able to follow their movements. Once they realize that their communications have been compromised, Tessa and Kalinin give false orders to facilitate the rescue and turn the tables on Amalgam.

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The Labyrinth and the Dragon
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8.67
115 votes

#24 - The Labyrinth and the Dragon

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 3

In Nanjing, Amalgam kidnaps peace delegations from Northern and Southern China and fortify themselves in an underground tunnel beneath the Yangtze River. Mithril attempts a rescue in the tunnel's dangerous confines, but falls into Amalgam's trap.

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Jungle Groove
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8.65
115 votes

#25 - Jungle Groove

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 8

Tessa berates Sousuke for emotionally involving himself with Kaname and neglecting his other duties. The SRT receives a new leader who stages an AS duel to help Sousuke properly operate the Arbelast.

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A Hostage With No Compromises / Hostility Passing-By
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8.63
210 votes

#26 - A Hostage With No Compromises / Hostility Passing-By

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 2

A Hostage With No Compromises: After Sousuke's encounter with a gang leaves its members disrespected, their leader decides to take Kaname hostage. Instead of giving in to their demands, Sousuke holds the gang leader's little brother hostage and proposes an exchange. Hostility Passing-By: After Sousuke causes a panic at the school's bread stand, Sousuke and Kaname have to fill in for the stand's lunchtime duties, which raises the ire of the physical education teacher. He attempts to sabotage their bread, but he falls for Sousuke's booby traps, when Sousuke was expecting that someone would tamper the bread.

The Ending Day By Day
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8.62
120 votes

#27 - The Ending Day By Day

Full Metal Panic! - Season 3 - Episode 1

Mithril and the SRT rescue refugees from a city torn apart by civil war. However, during the fighting, they discover that the enemy possesses advanced weaponry rivaling their own. They surmise that a highly funded, well-equipped organization may be supplying their enemies.

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Uncontrollable Bluebird
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8.61
205 votes

#28 - Uncontrollable Bluebird

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 11

The school's social science club holds a contest to see which club can recruit the most members of the opposite gender. Sousuke participates, but his poor social skills fail to attact anyone to his club. Kaname, feeling sorry for Sousuke, decides to help out so he can avoid a bet he made with another club.

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A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 1: The Suffering)
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8.59
178 votes

#29 - A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 1: The Suffering)

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 8

During a lull at the Mithril base, Tessa decides to spend the time as an exchange student at Sousuke's school to learn more about school life. Sousuke, however, finds the stress of guarding her overbearing and collapses from fatigue.

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Gauntlet of Rain (A Midsummer Night's... Rain and Whip)
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8.57
66 votes

#30 - Gauntlet of Rain (A Midsummer Night's... Rain and Whip)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Shichimiya continues to wrestle with her newfound feelings, and only one thing can save her from herself: a showdown!

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The Hard Sell Fetish / The Patient of Darkness
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8.53
206 votes

#31 - The Hard Sell Fetish / The Patient of Darkness

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 6

The Hard Sell Fetish: Sousuke and Kaname investigate bizarre incidents where a masked predator attacks schoolgirls and gives them ponytails. With the help of a local policewoman, they set-up a trap to catch the attacker using Kaname as bait. The Patient of Darkness: To teach a stoic Sousuke the meaning of fear, Kaname takes him into a haunted hospital, but she becomes more scared than Sousuke. They learn that the haunted hospital rumor was perpetuated by the mother and son living there who wanted peace and quiet.

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[Queen Maker] The Election for President of the Student Council... of Purity
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8.49
68 votes

#32 - [Queen Maker] The Election for President of the Student Council... of Purity

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Nibutani attempts to run for Student Council president, but a pesky little blonde girl is foiling her every attempt at normalcy. What can she do to keep her in check? The unthinkable...

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White World
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8.48
152 votes

#33 - White World

Beyond the Boundary - Season 1 - Episode 10

In a dream, Mirai informs Akihito of what happened during their battle and why it had to be this way. Then time jumps backwards to six months earlier. At long last, Mirai’s motives and Izumi’s plan are made clear!

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Life Is Constant Change (But It's Okay to Stop and Appreciate It)
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8.43
51 votes

#34 - Life Is Constant Change (But It's Okay to Stop and Appreciate It)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 12

A typical morning with typical dragon girls. A priceless slice of daily life without any complaints. However, ever since Miss Kobayashi heard the tale from the Emperor of Demise, something has been slightly weighing on her. Yet it's not clear to her what exactly that is. As that uncertainty builds, the summer festival they've all been waiting for is drawing closer.

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Episode 22
star
8.38
34 votes

#35 - Episode 22

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life - Season 1 - Episode 22

Tsuyoshi attempts to disprove exorcisms. Fe-chan tries to look on the bright side of life, while Sakamoto and the Professor are surrounded by terrifying dogs.

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Ultramarine
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8.36
153 votes

#36 - Ultramarine

Beyond the Boundary - Season 1 - Episode 2

Akihito helps Mirai defeat one of her very first youmu! He tries to use this as his chance to become closer, but instead Mirai seems to be pushing him away! Why won’t his bespectacled beauty join the Literary Club?

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A Fancy Without Honor or Humanity
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8.35
206 votes

#37 - A Fancy Without Honor or Humanity

Full Metal Panic! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Sousuke and Kaname discover that Ren Mikihara is a yakuza daughter whose members ask for their help to deal with a rival gang. Sousuke, in his mascot disguise, trains the yakuza members. When the rival gang kidnaps Ren and Kaname, Sousuke and his recruits rescue them wearing special mascot AS's.

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There Are Various Reasons Behind It (It's Full of Elma)
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8.32
57 votes

#38 - There Are Various Reasons Behind It (It's Full of Elma)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 9

It all started with a single statement from Elma--"I demand improved worker conditions!" The company Miss Kobayashi and the others work at is very close to being exploitative, and Elma finally realizes their situation is wrong and rises up against it. Miss Kobayashi assumes it's impossible to improve their working conditions, but the dragon's energy and spirit were far greater than she imagined...

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Premium Seat (No Extra Charge)
star
8.13
55 votes

#39 - Premium Seat (No Extra Charge)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 11

Miss Kobayashi's hips have seriously started hurting. She buys up a bunch of health products to try and improve it, but she hardly uses any of them... Even Tohru loses her patience and tries to get her to eat tail meat, but she sadly refuses. Tohru then begins her search for what Miss Kobayashi considers a "typical remedy."

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The Grab Start of Hope!
star
7.95
21 votes

#40 - The Grab Start of Hope!

Free! - Season 3 - Episode 10

Rin reunites with Sosuke and learns about his recovery. Rei and Nagisa qualify for Nationals. Influenced by Nao and Ryuuji, Makoto's future path switches from coaching to professional training.

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Together With You (Well, If We Get Along)
star
7.95
58 votes

#41 - Together With You (Well, If We Get Along)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 5

Elma and Tohru snarl at each other every time they meet in the shopping district. Miss Kobayashi is exasperated at that typical scene, but they mention it wasn't like that when they first met. Even though they get along like oil and water now, their first encounter took place long, long ago. It happened way back when Tohru was traveling by herself through the other world...

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Kanna's Summer Break (Broadcast in Two Languages!?)
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7.83
59 votes

#42 - Kanna's Summer Break (Broadcast in Two Languages!?)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 10

After having a fight with Miss Kobayashi, Kanna runs away from home. Since she doesn't want to go home she flies across the ocean to somewhere brighter where the sun's still out. Kanna lands on the continent she happens to find during her flight, putting her in New York, the city that never sleeps.

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The Day of Sagittarius
star
7.82
123 votes

#43 - The Day of Sagittarius

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Season 1 - Episode 11

Hoping to reclaim the computer Haruhi extorted from the Computer Research Society earlier in the year, the Computer Research Society President challenges the SOS Brigade to a computer game they created for the cultural festival entitled "The Day of Sagittarius III." Haruhi accepts their challenge, but soon finds out that playing the game is much harder than she thought.

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Hot Guy Kobayashi! (In Many Senses)
star
7.76
70 votes

#44 - Hot Guy Kobayashi! (In Many Senses)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 2

Miss Kobayashi managed to drive Ilulu away, but in return she got a you-know-what attached to her groin with magic. Because of that you-know-what, she starts perceiving behaviors that she would usually think nothing of in a different light and starts getting more and more turned on by Tohru.

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When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do (It's Hard to Match Others)
star
7.75
57 votes

#45 - When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do (It's Hard to Match Others)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 4

Takiya and Miss Kobayashi are impressed by a beautiful array of code. Surprisingly, the one who wrote it was Elma. Miss Kobayashi is overjoyed that finally have more fully capable manpower. Then Elma hears that Miss Kobayashi is considered a "pillar" of the company who handles much more work than her, which causes her to suddenly get mad.

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The World's Only (Insert Phrase You Like Here)
star
7.73
56 votes

#46 - The World's Only (Insert Phrase You Like Here)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 8

Shouta suddenly begins shutting himself up in his room. He's pouring over a complicated grimoire in order to create a magic item as a gift for Father's Day. Lucoa offers to help him since the task is so difficult, but he refuses and declares he must accomplish it by himself. However, he continues to fail to produce it...

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Extracurricular Activities (Of Course They're Not Normal)
star
7.73
63 votes

#47 - Extracurricular Activities (Of Course They're Not Normal)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 3

Saikawa visits Miss Kobayashi's home to play. However, there's a girl that's unfamiliar to her (Ilulu)... Even after inviting her to join their games, Ilulu coldly refuses. Then Lucoa happens to stop by and she notices Ilulu's feelings as she tries to avoid them, so she makes an effort to help the dragon out.

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New Dragon, Ilulu! (Please Be Nice to Her Again)
star
7.71
77 votes

#48 - New Dragon, Ilulu! (Please Be Nice to Her Again)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 1

The self-proclaimed ultimate maid Tohru storms into a new maid cafe opening up soon with a sense of rivalry. However, when she returns she says, "Somehow I've ended up working there!" As they live out such typical days in their lives, she and Miss Kobayashi learn from the news that someone has destroyed the mountain where they met.

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Revenge in the Medley!
star
7.63
144 votes

#49 - Revenge in the Medley!

Free! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rei swim in their individual events. Rin becomes irritated as he remembers watching them swim back in grade school. Afterwards, the four Iwatobi Swim Club members must prepare for the medley relay.

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Uncanny Relationships (One Side Is a Dragon)
star
7.46
61 votes

#50 - Uncanny Relationships (One Side Is a Dragon)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Season 2 - Episode 6

Shouta is troubled over how to approach Lucoa about her daily, uninhibited contact. He should be the master in their relationship, though... He resolves to take back control as the full-fledged mage he's aiming to become. So he begins trying to uncover Lucoa's weaknesses.

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