The Best Episodes Directed by Yasutaka Yamamoto

Looking Through History

#1 - Looking Through History

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 8

When Faldio accuses the Imperials of trespassing on Gallian territory, Maximilian concedes the fact, but points out that the place truly belongs to the Valkyrur, namely Selvaria. Having completed their repairs, Isara and Ramal sense a large disturbance and hurry to the ruins, only to see a gigantic tank firing upon the ruins and causing the place to collapse with Welkin, Alicia and Faldio still inside. Elsewhere, Imperial forces under Gregor's command seize the mining city of Fouzen and execute the defeated Gallian Regular Army general.

star 9.52
33 votes
Night of the Blizzard

#2 - Night of the Blizzard

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 10

Alicia and Welkin undertake deep reconnaissance in territory held by the Imperials but are forced to take shelter in an abandoned cabin after a freak snowstorm comes. During the night, a single Imperial soldier enters the cabin and threatens use a live frag grenade to force them to surrender. Alicia, however, is able to convince the soldier to lower his weapon so she can treat his gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, everyone in Squad 7 begins to feel worried as Alicia and Welkin have not returned from the reconnaissance. At the cabin, the wounded soldier explains that he joined the Imperial army to have a better life but grew disillusioned and was shot by his comrades while attempting to desert. Moved by Alicia's compassion, he re-inserts the safety pin in his grenade, rendering it inert. Before the soldier passes away, he tells them his name, Mikhail Weber. Alicia and Welkin reunite with Squad 7 after giving Mikhail a burial.

star 9.50
34 votes
Darcsen Calamity

#3 - Darcsen Calamity

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 7

In an attempt to belittle the Gallian Militia's recent accomplishments compared to the Regular Army, General Damon assigns the Militia to the Barious Desert, over the protests of Captain Varrot. Welkin and Faldio debate on the nature of the Darcsen Calamity and the true version of the event. The two Militia officers head out to visit the Valkyrur Ruins with Alicia, Ramal, and Isara when their jeep breaks down due to mechanical failure. While Welkin, Faldio and Alicia heads to the ruins on foot, Isara and Ramal stays behind to repair the jeep. In another part of the ruins, Selvaria and Maximilian decipher the Old Northern Script writings on the wall while Selvaria's blood unlocks a hidden gate. Selvaria and Maxmillian then come face to face with Welkin, Alicia, and Faldio.

star 9.47
34 votes
Azure Witch

#4 - Azure Witch

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 9

With ulterior motives in mind, Imperial Central Command dispatches three aides to serve the Generals. Karl Oswald, aide to Selvaria, finds his new commander intimidating and cold towards him. Meanwhile, Prince Maximilian is summoned back to the Imperial Capitol alone, much to Selvaria's chagrin. Sensing a plot behind Maximilian's recall and the three aides' sudden appearance, Jaegar suggests that Selvaria should act according to her instincts. However, Selvaria's initial attempt to go after the Prince is thwarted by Karl's insistence on following regulations. An assassin from the Capital attempts to murder Karl; Selvaria dispatches the assassin, and Karl confesses that he was sent to prevent Selvaria from accompanying Maximilian to the Capital. He proceeds to redeem himself by driving Selvaria and Jaegar to catch up with the Prince, where he subsequently witnesses Selvaria in action against assassins sent against Maximilian, and also discovers the reason behind her nickname, the "Azure Witch". Maximilian survives the attack unharmed, much to his older brother, the Crown Prince's consternation. Karl is relieved that Selvaria accepts him as her aide.

star 9.47
34 votes
Whisper

#5 - Whisper

xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 8

A girl claiming her house is filled with scary and strange noises seeks Yūko's aid.

star 9.42
34 votes
Left Eye

#6 - Left Eye

xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 2

Doumeki studies some occult books looking for a way to restore Watanuki's sight, until a strange creature appears and starts to devour its contents.

star 9.30
38 votes
Assault on Kloden

#7 - Assault on Kloden

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 5

Welkin and Squad 7 team up with Faldio and Squad 1 to attack the heavily defended Kloden supply base, held by General Gregor. When Rosie captures a porcavian pig, leading to the discovery of an animal trail, Welkin proposes using the Edelweiss and Squad 7 led by Rosie and Largo to distract the main Imperial force while Alicia and Squad 7 sneak into the base from the side using the animal trail, much to Alicia's dismay as she is not fond of Faldio. Advancing aggressively, Alicia is shot during the operation, but Faldio is able to help her to safety. However, she soon resumes fighting as she healed fast, much to the amazement of Faldio. The Gallian attack proves irresistible and Jaegar arrives with Imperial reinforcements to assist the reluctant Gregor in escaping. The Militia soon captures the base, but Welkin has to restrain Faldio from pursuing the retreating Imperials. After the battle, Alicia decides to keep the porcavian pig and names it Hans.

star 9.26
38 votes
Prayer of the Edelweiss Dandelion

#8 - Prayer of the Edelweiss Dandelion

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 2

Using the tank from the barn, Isara, Alicia, and Welkin break out through the enemy line, and reunite with the Town Watch in Bruhl. Alicia tells the Town Watch they need to hold out against the Imperial Army until the regular Gallia military arrives.

star 8.85
123 votes
War Correspondent, Fight On!

#9 - War Correspondent, Fight On!

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 6

War correspondent Irene Ellet comes to interview Squad Seven for her radio show. Alicia worries over what Welkin might say and dogs him everywhere in an effort to prevent him from soiling the militia's reputation, While Ellet does all she can to get Welkin alone.

star 8.83
63 votes
The Turbulent Demon King, The Sun Hero

#10 - The Turbulent Demon King, The Sun Hero

Campione! Season 1 - Episode 10

The duel with Perseus resumes but Godou still doesn't have what he needs to achieve victory. Liliana makes a decision that not only impacts the flow of the battle, but brings her into it as well. Athena makes a final appearance, to Liliana's chagrin, and a familiar silhouette does some ominous things.

star 8.77
62 votes
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From Afar, An Enemy Comes

#11 - From Afar, An Enemy Comes

Campione! Season 1 - Episode 3

Mariya Yuri is tasked by Amakasu to verify that a divine instrument called Gorgoneion has been brought to Japan by Godou. After she heavily scolds Godou, she explains to him about the prophecy of Princess Alice about the Gorgoneion bringing about the world's end if obtained by the goddess Athena. Upon hearing this, Godou and Erica set out to find Athena, and either stop her or at least buy enough time for Mariya to seal the Gorgoneion. Unfortunately, Athena uses a surprising and unexpected move to take out Godou. Mariya on the other hand has been approached by a girl by the name of Liliana Kranjčar who at first wants the Gorgoneion, but then is willing to offer some aide in sealing the Gorgoneion.

star 8.51
71 votes
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The Birth of Squad Seven

#12 - The Birth of Squad Seven

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 3

In the militia, Welkin gets assigned command of his own squad, number 7, and his request for the Edelweiss and Isara to join him is approved. To her surprise, Alicia is placed under his command as a non-commissioned officer, and the two run into Faldio, one of Welkin’s university friends.

star 8.49
97 votes
Encounter and Battle

#13 - Encounter and Battle

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 1

Under threat of an approaching Imperial invasion, the inhabitants of Bruhl are forced to evacuate under the protection and assistance of the Bruhl Townwatch. Alicia, a member of the Townwatch, arrests Welkin Gunther at gunpoint on suspicion of espionage, despite his protestations of innocence. Welkin manages to escape and Alicia gives chase, still convinced that he is an Imperial spy. During the chase, both of them are spotted by Imperial scouts and fired upon. The two retreat to the safety of the Gunther estate in the Bruhl countryside, where they meet up with Welkin's Darcsen foster-sister Isara. Imperial troops and tanks arrive and surround the estate.

star 8.43
154 votes
That All May Be as It Should Be / Execution

#14 - That All May Be as It Should Be / Execution

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 12

Seira escapes the Room of Discipline to save Gejutel, but is forced to fight Rozaria, and Regis also heads for the castle to save Gejutel but is stopped by Karias. M-21, Tao, and Takio work together to hold off Rael so that Raizel and Franken can get to the Sanctuary. Fierce battles are breaking out everywhere in response to Raskreia's final decision to force Gejutel into eternal sleep...

star 8.31
49 votes
Great Power / Raizel

#15 - Great Power / Raizel

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 6

Frankenstein's battle with Takio and Seira's battle with Hammer grow more intense. Tao and Takio clash as Tao tries to keep Tashiro and Kase out of the conflict, but their leader, Crans, enacts an unbelievably brutal plan in order to win... Meanwhile, Raizel reaches M-21 and uses his overwhelming power to take on Crans.

star 8.10
59 votes
Let's Stop This Confession!

#16 - Let's Stop This Confession!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 12

Nagisa is concerned that Yoko and Asahi seem to have fallen out since the summer festival, but she can't lie to her feelings anymore.

star 8.00
18 votes
I'll Confess!

#17 - I'll Confess!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 1

Asahi Kuromine, a high-school boy who has trouble keeping a secret from anyone, has a crush on his cool and reserved classmate Yōko Shiragami. While he worries about getting rejected in a similar manner to his confession of love with Class President Nagisa Aizawa, his classmates encourage him to try again. Upon reaching the classroom to confess to Yōko, he finds her unfurling a large pair of wings from her back. Yōko admits to Asahi that she is a vampire, but could only come to school if she hid her true identity from everyone. Asahi swears that he'll be her friend and keep her secret safe. Meanwhile, Newspaper Club head Mikan Akemi plans to see how Asahi's confession went, and Nagisa appears to be spying on Asahi from afar.

star 7.98
53 votes
I'll Keep This Secret!

#18 - I'll Keep This Secret!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 2

Asahi tells his friends that he decided to be just friends with Yōko for now. Meanwhile, Nagisa reflects on how she brutally rejected Asahi the previous summer to prevent him from getting too close to her, but now acts jealous after seeing him with Yōko. Later, Yōko eats her lunch with Asahi in an otherwise-empty classroom, and finds some cream puffs that Nagisa left on his desk, but the puff is too spicy for her to eat. She inadvertently reveals her wings as Nagisa steps into the room, but Nagisa in turn accidentally reveals herself to be a tiny alien, stepping out of her human-sized "External Unit" while holding a tiny raygun at Yōko. While worrying about her own secret getting out, Nagisa chases after Asahi with a hammer she refers to as a "Memory Erasure Apparatus," but Yōko saves Asahi from getting hit by it. In the end, the three decide to keep each other's secrets safe, while Mikan is shown digging a listening device out of an uneaten cream puff.

star 7.95
21 votes
Dangerous Man / LOVEPARADE

#19 - Dangerous Man / LOVEPARADE

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 10

Rael arrives at Ye Ran High School to collect Seira per the Lord's order, but he encounters M-12, Tao, and Takio there, and a fight breaks out. Who is this man suddenly confronting the three of them? Seira tries to persuade Rael to leave, but Rael continues to do as he pleases. And for the sake of protecting Raizel, Frankenstein can't just stand by and watch all this carry on...

star 7.92
52 votes
Let's Go Home Together!

#20 - Let's Go Home Together!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 13

Youko's father takes her away, but Asahi tries to get to the bottom of things.

star 7.89
19 votes
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Frankenstein / First Contact

#21 - Frankenstein / First Contact

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 8

Since contact with Regis and Seira has been lost, Regis's grandfather, Gejutel, heads to Japan on Raskreia's orders. Once he arrives there, he unexpectedly runs into Frankenstein and Raizel. Who were the Frankenstein and Raizel that Gejutel knew in the past? Are their true identities finally about to be revealed?

star 7.87
52 votes
Blood Pact / Devote

#22 - Blood Pact / Devote

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 9

Raizel and Frankenstein first met in Lukedonia, the country of nobles. Raizel took Frankenstein, who was a noble hunter at the time, into his mansion to work as his butler. Frankenstein protected him for several years, but then some among the nobility who had unfavorable opinions of the duo began to revolt. What decision did Frankenstein and Raizel reach in response to this conflict?

star 7.85
46 votes
Let's Save the World!

#23 - Let's Save the World!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 8

Asahi finds out he has to retake a cooking class, having missed the previous one. He is delighted to find out that Yōko, Nagisa, and Shiho are joining him in making curry, but soon finds out that all three girls have trouble making it. Nagisa's directions lead her to make a chocolate cake, which is accidentally tossed out a nearby window where Akane catches it with her horn. After taking a bite, she falls in love with it. Mikan decides to buy Akane lots of snacks in hopes of getting an interview with her, but Akane slips away until Akari appears to wrangle her back to the home economics room. However, both women are sickened to find that Yōko and Nagisa got too enthusiastic and added something to the curry that causes it to spew poison gas. Later that night, Akane breaks down the wall of Akari's apartment and demands that she get Nagisa to make more chocolate for her. When Akari refuses, Akane responds by magically steering an asteroid towards Earth, threatening to destroy the planet. Yōko, Nagisa, and Shiho reunite to make chocolate in the same room, but Akari discovers that the asteroid veers off course when Akane loses concentration, so she ties her down to a chair and force-feeds her chocolates made by everyone except Nagisa. Even as Akane tries copying herself to reach Nagisa's chocolate, the other girls manage to fight Akane's clones off until she loses enough focus that Nagisa's comrades in outer space force the asteroid to make a U-turn, saving Earth from destruction.

star 7.85
13 votes
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Let's Go on a... Date?

#24 - Let's Go on a... Date?

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 5

After discovering that UV rays from sunlight cause Yoko's skin to instantly tan, Nagisa decides to train her into dodging sunlight on her route to and from school. Asahi studies up on vampire weaknesses while Nagisa encourages Yoko to do a field test with her new training. On the way, they walk through a shopping arcade, where Asahi tries to protect Yoko from salesmen offering garlic and crosses. However, like sunlight, their effects on Yoko are much less harmful than their depictions in popular fiction: crosses simply make her annoyed and garlic makes her eyes water. After coming across an uncovered bridge, Yoko is about to give up her new daytime route when Asahi asks if she's tried using sunscreen. Yoko ends up using it for the first time the next day at school. The following weekend, Asahi and Yoko go to an amusement park together. Yoko saw it as a chance to get him closer to Nagisa, but Nagisa declined, seeing it as an opportunity to have Yoko go on a date with Asahi. The two of them go through the attractions, including a haunted house where Yoko is scared at first but becomes upset at the actor portraying a blood-sucking vampire. Later that evening, Yoko notes that their outing was similar to the relationship that her own parents had with each other, to the point where they even attended her current school together. Meanwhile, Yoko's father is suspicious of Yoko's new boyfriend, and tasks the werewolf Shiro Shishido with bringing her back home if her secret has been revealed.

star 7.82
17 votes
Help the Class Rep!

#25 - Help the Class Rep!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 4

Nagisa begs Asahi for help as her External Unit ran out of battery power before it could recharge and she was forced to come to him in her lilliputian form. Asahi sneaks into the girls' bathroom and carries Nagisa's body down to the nurse's office with Yoko's help. However, on their way out, Mikan stumbles upon the tiny form of the real Nagisa, so Asahi tries to play her off as a life-like figurine. Unfortunately, this only excites Mikan and Shimada (who arrives later) while Nagisa has trouble maintaining a doll-like composure, forcing Asahi to snatch Nagisa back and hide from his friends. After taking shelter in a gym storage shed, Nagisa mysteriously grows to human size and gets embarassed about revealing her antenna to Asahi while Mikan, Shimada and Yoko all hunt them down. Asahi decides to have the human-sized Nagisa punch him out of the shed and escape, pretending to be angry. A mysterious horned lady magically returns Nagisa to her normal size, while Asahi and Yoko clear up their misunderstanding after school.

star 7.81
16 votes
Beware of the Wolf Man!

#26 - Beware of the Wolf Man!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 6

While returning home from the amusement park, Asahi and Yoko encounter a scary wolfman with fangs. Yoko recognizes him as her childhood friend Shiro, but he threatens Asahi anyway. When Shiro sees the moon in the evening sky, he ends up transforming into a sexy lady named Shiho. The three then go to Yoko's home where Shiho explains that she is the dominant personality in the body she shares with Shiro. Shiho then starts teasing Asahi, making Yoko jealous as she reveals that the wolfman can change at any depiction of the moon, including a picture she shows to Shiho. Meanwhile, Nagisa heads to Yoko's home to make a peace offering with her homemade cake, but upon arriving finds Shiho pinning down Asahi and leaves. When she returns a moment later, she sees Shiro in the same position, and flees at the sight. Eventually, the girls clear up the misunderstanding, while Shiho tells Yoko in a private moment that she should be more honest about her relationship with Nagisa. The next day, Shiho appears in Nagisa's class as a transfer student, introducing herself as "a pervert."

star 7.75
16 votes
A Friend's Hand / Fight For...

#27 - A Friend's Hand / Fight For...

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 5

Seira realizes Regis is in danger and rushes to help him. Raizel and Frankenstein suspect that Tashiro and Kase might be in trouble as well, so they follow Seira. M-21 comes up with a plan to sacrifice himself to save all of them, and Regis confronts the danger by his side. The battle against DA-5 has begun! But they're up against the Union's state-of-the-art special forces team, an opponent that won't go down easily...

star 7.74
50 votes
Let's Go to the Summer Festival!

#28 - Let's Go to the Summer Festival!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 11

Asahi and Nagisa were invited by Youko, Shimada, Oka, and Sakura (respectively) to the Summer Festival; however, Youko tricked them into together on them spending an exciting time 'alone together'. Youko and Shiho follow Asahi and Nagisa around to watch what they do together. Asahi, tying to make the atmosphere less awkward, invites Nagisa to play at the shooting gallery. Youko becomes flustered while watching the two of them play, and loses track of where they went. Soon after, Mikan shows up with her two little brothers and helps the two of them look for Asahi and Nagisa. Soon after they find the two of them, Nagisa trips and falls onto Asahi, then realizing her love for him!

star 7.74
19 votes
Lord / Lost Child

#29 - Lord / Lost Child

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 11

Seira visits Lukedonia per the Lord's order. To protect Gejutel, she has no choice but to conceal the truth about Raizel. Raizel and Frankenstein finally decide to visit Lukedonia in person to settle everything, and M-21, Tao, and Takio follow them in secret. The welcoming of these unexpected visitors would be the start of chaos in Lukedonia...

star 7.73
49 votes
Let's Get Sexy!

#30 - Let's Get Sexy!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 7

After being relentlessly teased by Shiho's body in school, Asahi begins to projectile-nosebleed while Nagisa starts to get jealous. Asahi runs away to meet with Yoko when the two see a tiny girl with horns walking by them. Soon, Yoko decides to speak directly with the girl who tells Yoko that she is Akane Komoto, related to their homeroom teacher. Akari, the teacher, then shows up to wrangle Akane back to her office, where Asahi and Yoko learn that Akane is actually a thousand year-old devil with real horns and Akari's great-great-grandmother. Akane also claims that it was thanks to her that the various supernatural characters were allowed to transfer into the same class. Despite Akane's attempts to portray herself as an adult, Yoko keeps baiting her into childish reactions with snacks and claims to be the more mature girl. The two girls then decide to have a "sexy" contest in the empty school gym with Shiho acting as the judge while Nagisa starts tracking mysterious demonic energy from her cat-like spacecraft elsewhere in the city. In multiple contests, Yoko and Akane try to one-up each other to prove their sexiness, except Shiho keeps getting the strongest reaction from Asahi. Finally, Yoko challenges Akane to survive eating awful cream puffs that Mikan made earlier. The contest ends with Yoko and Akane blowing up the gym in a large explosion and sending Nagisa's spacecraft flying from the shockwave.

star 7.73
15 votes
Let's Put On Our Swimsuits!

#31 - Let's Put On Our Swimsuits!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 9

Now that it's summer, Asahi gets up the nerve to invite Yoko to the pool. The problem is, Yoko doesn't know how to swim and thinks that Asahi is asking her so they both could practice. To Asahi's consternation, Yoko invites both Nagisa and Shiho to join them, and Asahi's three friends wind up going too. Shiho leads the swimming lesson, with Nagisa as her assistant, but her perverted instructions get Shimada into big trouble. Her next set of instructions cause Nagisa to knock her out and take her place as instructor (naturally in a militaristic manner!), but her teaching style nearly drowns both Yoko and Asahi! Mikan then shows up with her two little brothers (and without her camera for once!) and for the first time shows a softer side when talking about Asahi. After the pool closes and everyone is on their way home, Asahi and Yoko both make excuses and ditch the gang, meeting at the school that evening; it turns out that Yoko wants to continue her swimming lessons at the school pool. After some more practice, Yoko tells Asahi about how her parents learned to swim and how her life has changed for the better since she and Asahi met, but things take an embarrassing turn when they begin to address each other by their first names for the very first time (secretly watched by Akane)!

star 7.72
18 votes
The Clear and Blue Autumn Sky, and Passionate Otome

#32 - The Clear and Blue Autumn Sky, and Passionate Otome

Kiss Him, Not Me Season 1 - Episode 3

For the school cultural festival, Kae's class decides to host a cosplay café. Kae is fired up about designing the costumes not only for her classmates Igarashi and Nanashima, but also for Shinomiya, who's playing the role of a princess for his class which is putting on a play. But as excited as she gets about the costumes, she also has to help the history club set up its exhibition. With everyone's help, she manages to finish everything in time for the festival. And what follows is a date with the four hot guys...

star 7.66
29 votes
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A Reason to Fight / Nobility

#33 - A Reason to Fight / Nobility

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 2

Two nobles, Regis and Seira, arrive at Ye Ran High School as part of their investigation into a series of incidents in Japan. Raizel and Frankenstein conceal their identities when they interact with the duo, but Regis and Seira realize that M-21 is a modified human and grow wary of him. Meanwhile, Tashiro is caught up in another fight with street punks on his way home from school...

star 7.63
63 votes
Spiderweb / Long Fall

#34 - Spiderweb / Long Fall

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 4

The Union's special forces team, DA-5, has captured M-21, but he sees this as a chance to search for information on his old comrades. When things don't go as he had expected with M-21, Shark begins to search for a new target... Meanwhile, Tashiro and Seira encounter Takio on the street and notice he's in trouble, and Kase is surprised to find himself hitting it off with Tao, the one he'd gotten into a hacking battle with.

star 7.58
53 votes
Let's Be Honest!

#35 - Let's Be Honest!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 10

Okada, Sakurada and Shimada invite Asahi and Yoko to join them at a buffet restaurant, but Yoko is reluctant for fear of revealing hber secret. However, Asahi convinces her, and although there is constant danger of Yoko's being exposed (such as the bats hovering outside or her wings appearing), things seem to bwe going wqell...until Mikan (who is working at the restaurant as a waitress) appears with her latest batch of Russian Cream Puffs for Yoko to try! To protect Yoko, Asahi (joined by Shimada, who doesn't know the lethal effects of Mikan's pastry) eat them all, with the expected result! The next day at school, Mikan is distraught, having lost her "Heathen Queen" glasses; Asahi, Yoko and Nagisa join her in searching for them. It turns out that Akani stole them, and a major chase through the school begins with Akani using her magic tricks, culminating in her creating clones wearing identical glasses, but Akari breaks up the chase, returns the glasses and drags Akani off for punishment! Later, by the riverside, Nagisa learns the truth about the glasses: that they are inhabited by a fukunokami, a god of good fortune (in this case, a god-in-training!) and that this fukunokami inhabited the glasses because they were filled with the good memories about Mikan's childhood and her true feelings for Asahi. Rather than admit to her true feelings, Mikan repeatedly tries to throw the glasses away, but is stopped by Nagisa, who challenges her to face Asahi without them. The glasses tell Mikan that if she won't admit her feelings to Asahi it will just as Asahi and Yoko join them. In a panoic, Mikan tries to put the glasses on again, and in the ensuing confusion Nagisa winds up wearing the glasses just as the fukunokami blurts out, "Asahi-kun, the truth is I am in love with you!", making it sound (to everybody's shock) that Nagisa had spoken!

star 7.55
22 votes
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Night's Footsteps / Fall Out

#36 - Night's Footsteps / Fall Out

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 3

M-21 finds himself suddenly blending in easily with normal life. He's even begun to develop some degree of mutual trust with Regis, even though the two of them initially clashed over every little thing. Tao tries to hack into the police department's security system, but Kase intercepts him, and an unexpected hacking war breaks out. Meanwhile, the Union's special forces team, DA-5, finally tracks down M-21's location...

star 7.51
55 votes
A Brief Day Off

#37 - A Brief Day Off

Valkyria Chronicles Season 1 - Episode 4

Faldio attempts to socialize with Alicia with mixed results. Despite Squad 7's success in capturing the Vasel Bridge, General Damon of the Gallian Regular Army remain disdainful of the Militia forces, and chose to omit Squad 7 in the assault on Kloden base, leading to widespread resentment from the Militia. Alicia was troubled by Welkin's quiet acceptance of the omission, but Faldio seizes the chance to encourage her to have more faith in Welkin. Damon was subsequently defeated by General Gregor of the Imperial Army. Squad 7 was subsequently chosen to attack Kloden, with support from Faldio's Squad 1. Thanks to Faldio's provocation, a mortified Alicia ended up slapping Welkin by accident.

star 7.49
67 votes
FILE No.00000000001

#38 - FILE No.00000000001

Record of Ragnarok Season 1 - Episode 5

Chosen for the next round is the father of humankind and the man bearing more hatred towards the gods than anyone else: Adam himself.

star 7.38
78 votes
Noblesse / Take Her Hand

#39 - Noblesse / Take Her Hand

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 13

Raizel finally faces Raskreia and the clan leaders in order to prevent Gejutel's punishment of eternal sleep and settle things down. When Raskreia faces Raizel, someone she has hated for most of her life, she decides to try to destroy him herself, but the clan leaders who serve her are unable to just stand by and watch. Only the Lord's soul weapon, Ragnarok, holds the truth about what happened in the past as the curtain rises on the battle between the Lord and the Noblesse.

star 7.27
45 votes
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The Girl I'm Into Is a Noble / Unforgettable

#40 - The Girl I'm Into Is a Noble / Unforgettable

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 7

Tashiro finds himself increasingly attracted to Seira, so he asks the other guys for advice. Unfortunately for him, the likes of M-21, Tao, and Takio are already a hit with the ladies, so their advice isn't very helpful, and Frankenstein only gives him boastful stories from his own history. Will Tashiro's plan to get his feelings across to Seira be successful?

star 7.26
57 votes
Ragnarok

#41 - Ragnarok

Record of Ragnarok Season 1 - Episode 1

At the Council of Valhalla, the gods vote unanimously for humankind's extinction. But Brünnhilde, eldest of the Valkyrie sisters, raises her objection.

star 7.19
121 votes
What Must Be Protected / Ordinary

#42 - What Must Be Protected / Ordinary

Noblesse Season 1 - Episode 1

Raizel, protector of the nobles, along with his loyal butler Frankenstein and former Union experiment M-21, continue to spend their days at Ye Ran High School while keeping their true identities secret. They were living their lives as normal until one day, when a violent gang barges onto the school grounds. M-21 is forced to make a choice in order to protect the students. Meanwhile, DA-5, a mysterious special forces team, is dispatched to Japan on an investigative mission. What will become of the trio's peaceful new life?

star 7.00
74 votes
5th Match

#43 - 5th Match

Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 8

Nishiura's game against Bijoudai-Sayama starts. Knowing that Abe carefully considers each player's pitch preferences, the opposing team quickly gains runs. Mihashi questions why the opposing team seems to only swing on pitches that seem to be the opposite of what they like, and Momoe and Abe realise that Bijou must have gathered a lot of data on Nishiura. Momoe notices that even the defense against them is skewed toward Nishiura's tendencies. Abe and Mihashi create a sign for a fake refusal of a sign to throw off Bijou. First inning (3-0), second inning (1-0).

star 6.50
6 votes
Practice Match

#44 - Practice Match

Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 3

The practice game between Nishiura High and Mihoshi, Mihashi's old school, is about to start. However before the game starts Mihashi loses his confidence and runs behind the club building, Hatake, the catcher from Mihoshi, followed him and begins to harassing him to the point of threatening to break his arm for the lost games in middle-school. It becomes apparent that Mihashi's lack of confidence stems from the constant bullying and scorn of his former teammates. Mihashi is rescued by Abe who convinces him to play and thus the game begins.

star 6.40
5 votes
Past

#45 - Past

Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 9

(Urasou-3 vs. Musashino-4: top of the 3rd – bottom of the 9th inning) Abe’s past relationship with Haruna is revealed, showing the circumstances that led Abe to consider Haruna to be the worst pitcher instead of one of the best. However, instead of easing his worries after Abe’s explanation, Mihashi is still extremely intimidated by Haruna because he sees how much of an impact Haruna has been in Abe’s life.

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5 votes
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I Want to Play Baseball

#46 - I Want to Play Baseball

Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 5

The fight between Nishiura and Sakitama continues. Nishiura tries to score, but loses in a called game (0-8).

star 6.40
5 votes
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Third Runner

#47 - Third Runner

Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 17

(Nishiura-1 vs. Tosei-0: top of the 3rd – bottom of the 4th inning) Tosei comes back with a counter attack plan, playing to the basics and hitting grounders. Though Nishiura is still hanging onto their lead, they are playing really hard defense. Also, the team is starting to use their relaxing reflex, since there is a “third-base runner”.

star 6.00
3 votes
Beware Childhood Friends!

#48 - Beware Childhood Friends!

Actually, I Am Season 1 - Episode 3

Mikan tortures Asahi and his friends for more information about Asahi's meeting in the classroom with Yoko, but he refuses to tell her anything, fearing that she would spread the information around school like she did in the past. Later, Asahi's teacher asks him to deliver homework to Yoko, as she is sick and can't come to school. Mikan decides to follow him, but Nagisa appears to help him off her trail. Asahi decides to stop for a brief visit at Yoko's student apartment, but gets a call from Nagisa that Mikan managed to get past her and run to Yoko's house. Mikan is accidentally knocked unconscious after being buried under a pile of Yoko's junk from the closet, but decides to photoshop a romantic encounter between Asahi and Yoko and threatens to display it throughout the school. Asahi confronts Mikan on the rooftop and begs her not to do it, but the pleading only makes her stronger, so Asahi takes the opposite route and decides to let her put up the pictures, draining her resolve as she didn't want him to feel happy. After school, a spirit residing in Mikan's glasses assumes that she secretly has feelings for Asahi, but Mikan angrily denies this as she twists her own glasses around.

star 5.33
43 votes