The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshimichi Hirai

The Carefree Cat

#1 - The Carefree Cat

Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 23

As Chronos and remaining members of the Apostles of the Stars fight the monsters outside Eden, Train and Sven go inside to rescue Eve, determined to save her even if it would cost them their lives. While Sven tries to get close to Eve, Train has to face off against his own inner demons first.

star 9.67
63 votes
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The Fighting Cat

#2 - The Fighting Cat

Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 12

Train learns where the Apostles of the Stars base is, and leaves the group to go after Creed. Sven and the others quickly follow after Train, desperate to prevent him from doing anything foolish. Meanwhile, three members of Chronos infiltrate Creed's base, determined to finish off the Apostles of the Stars once and for all.

star 9.61
66 votes
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The Drowning Cat

#3 - The Drowning Cat

Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 20

Having returned from their mission, Train and the others rejoice. Rinslet discovers something called The Eden Project, meanwhile, members of Chronos betray the organization. Sven decides that Eve should leave, and go on to live her own life with girls her own age. Eve however, doesn't want to leave him, and runs off to think for a while. Unbeknownst to the group, someone is after Eve's power.

star 9.60
64 votes
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And Then

#4 - And Then

As the Moon, So Beautiful Season 1 - Episode 12

School is almost out. Both Akane and Kotaro's rivals make their intentions clear. Akane is moving to Yokohama, and Kotaro is staying Saitama. Kotaro has only his writing to go back to, but...

star 8.97
77 votes
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Dog and Me

#5 - Dog and Me

Inu × Boku Secret Service Season 1 - Episode 1

Ririchiyo Shirakiin, a girl from a rich family, moves into the high security Maison de Ayakashi apartment complex, where she finds herself assigned a Secret Service agent named Soushi Miketsukami. Ririchiyo is reluctant to have Soushi as her Secret Service, particularly as she doesn't feel worth protecting as her family household has taken up much of her being. One night, a burglar breaks into the complex to try and rob Ririchiyo, only to learn that Soushi, along with the other Secret Service agents in complex, have the power to channel the spirits of monsters. Having been protected from a gunshot by him, Ririchiyo accepts Soushi as her bodyguard.

star 8.80
99 votes
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The Cat Under Fire

#6 - The Cat Under Fire

Black Cat Season 1 - Episode 6

Coming back from his first failed attempt to bring back Train, Creed returns. With Train fully turning his back on Chronos it is all up to Creed. Since his first attempts failed Creed uses his magic to kidnap Train. When that doesn't work he goes for the thing Train cares about the most... Saya. Can Train stop him?

star 8.74
96 votes
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The Setting Sun

#7 - The Setting Sun

As the Moon, So Beautiful Season 1 - Episode 10

With the news that Akane is moving to Yokohama, Kotaro has to make some difficult decisions. Where will he go after middle school?

star 7.59
70 votes
Arrival of the Psychokinetic Girl!

#8 - Arrival of the Psychokinetic Girl!

Hinamatsuri Season 1 - Episode 1

Telekinetic girl Hina drops into the home of vase-collecting yakuza Nitta, who she then coerces into letting her stick around by threatening to destroy his entire collection.

star 7.56
93 votes
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A Handful of Sand

#9 - A Handful of Sand

As the Moon, So Beautiful Season 1 - Episode 2

It's the last sports festival of middle school. Kotaro gets put in the relay race, though he does not do very well. He becomes friends with one of Akane's friends who bandages his scraped hand.

star 7.34
71 votes