The BEST episodes directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto

A Wager That Defies Despair
239 votes

#1 - A Wager That Defies Despair

Re: ZERO, Starting Life in Another World - Season 1 - Episode 21

Subaru and Rem are at a loss for words. The battle against the White Whale, which seemed to be going in their favor through attrition, suddenly took on completely different proportions. With their tactical superiority and advantage quickly dwindling, the combined forces all but get tangled up in the threads of despair. That's when Subaru decides to yell out his next move...

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Nefarious Sloth
243 votes

#2 - Nefarious Sloth

Re: ZERO, Starting Life in Another World - Season 1 - Episode 23

The group is making its way in the Mathers domain when suddenly everyone but Subaru disappears and a strange, suffocating atmosphere seeps through the forest. He quickly figures out it is nothing but an illusion, and with help from Julius on the other side, dispels the barrier for everyone caught in it. However, arriving at the village doesn't make convincing the residents to evacuate easy. Time is running out, and the invisible hand of sloth makes its presence at the back of Subaru's mind more and more nefarious.

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Welcome, My Friend
147 votes

#3 - Welcome, My Friend

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 6

On the last day of summer, Tsukiko found Yōto in there storage room sleeping. Yōto explain that storage room has everything found in his house and the only theory he has is that the strange cat-statue has to do something with it. On the next day Yōto asked Tsukushi about the cat-statue and it turned out that is is a god which their family worshiped and she also asked Yōto a favor to trick his "twin brother" to somewhere alone and kill him but Yōto said that Tsukiko would be sad so she must first find a way to discourage Tsukiko from liking Yōto's "twin brother". later that nigh while he was in his "house" Azusa called him and asked why didn't he called her and if he want to see Azusa in her swimsuit. While talking on the phone he said that he wanted to see Azusa in her suimsiut then out of nowhere she suddenly fell on top of Yōto. Later that evening after dinner Yōto explain to Tsukiko what happened and told her that the cat-god must have been the cause, Tsukiko felt guilty and apologized and said that she only wished to be together with Yōto. near bed time while Yōto was thinking about something, Tsukushi barged in and trying to seduce Yōto in attempt to discourage Tsukiko. in their conversation Yōto found out that Tsukushi only did it for Tsukiko because she was afraid that Yōto would take her away and leave her. In the heat of conversation she wished that the world fall into ruins. in an instant the cat-god grant her wish and the whole building came crushing down leaving a scene of devastation

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The Challenge (Rebellion) of Eden
32 votes

#4 - The Challenge (Rebellion) of Eden

Hyperdimension Neptunia - Season 1 - Episode 9

Neptune's maybe having a tiny bit of trouble bouncing back, and Plutia's maybe getting a tiny bit irritated about it. Soon, though, Gamindustri finds itself facing a problem even bigger than Plutia's rage...

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I Want to Go Together...
122 votes

#5 - I Want to Go Together...

Secret of Nogizaka Haruka - Season 2 - Episode 1

Yūto has lately been watching one of Haruka's favorite anime, Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club. Yūto and Haruka along with several others are invited by Shiina to go to a hot spring in the mountains. Haruka is especially excited since this is her first trip with friends, due to having her hobby of watching anime being exposed in junior high school. Haruka's maids and her younger sister Mika also come along, as well as Yūto elder sister Ruko and Yūto's teacher Yukari Kamishiro. When everyone is out in town, Yūto finally manages to tell Haruka about an event close by to meet the voice actress of the lead character from Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club. Nobunaga runs into Yūto and gives him two tickets for the event, as he did not know he had to buy them beforehand. Haruka enjoys the event and treasures it as a precious memory.

It's a Secret!
152 votes

#6 - It's a Secret!

Secret of Nogizaka Haruka - Season 1 - Episode 12

The party has started and Yūto is dragged inside the party hall by Mika. While waiting for Yūto's turn to present his gift, he again bumps into one of the guests and his gift is ridiculed. Yūto becomes insecure and is about to leave the party hall when an old man, who happens to be Haruka’s grandfather, helps Yūto regain back his confidence. Yūto runs back to Haruka and presents his gift. After the party, Yūto is with Haruka in her room, and Yūto then realizes that he was the one who gave the copy of the first issue of Innocent Smile to Haruka when they were kids.

A Maid Even at the Campus Festival!
215 votes

#7 - A Maid Even at the Campus Festival!

Maid Sama! - Season 1 - Episode 2

It's time for the annual school festival and Misaki wants to use the opportunity to improve the school's image and encourage more girls to enroll. However, problems arise with class 2-2 because the boys' activity proposals are attempts to sexually exploit the girls. The boys ask Usui to persuade her, though he puts very little effort into it. On the suggestion from the class's three girls, Misaki decides that class 2-2 will hold a café. Later, Usui warns Misaki that her hostility towards the boys will eventually backfire. On the day of the festival, things go well and there is a large turnout of girls. However, she finds out that the boys of class 2-2 are cosplaying in period military outfits, taking over the café and rounding up girls as prisoners. She scolds the boys, but they turn on her and leave the girls to run the café alone, which both Misaki and Usui help the girls. Seeing the action from the classroom windows, the boys return and serve the customers properly, making the café a success. During the festival bonfire, Usui finds Misaki resting under a tree. She thanks him for his assistance, but Usui teases her about being his personal maid.

Iono Crisis
89 votes

#8 - Iono Crisis

Juden Chan - Season 1 - Episode 4

Sento and Hakone's childhood friend, Iono, has a crush on Sento, but can't find the right moment to confess.

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If You Look At Me Like That...
152 votes

#9 - If You Look At Me Like That...

Secret of Nogizaka Haruka - Season 1 - Episode 5

The girl Yūto already bumped into twice turns out to be Shiina Amamiya, the new transfer student into his class. The school swimming tournament is coming the following week, but while Shiina can do an arrange of other skills, swimming is not one of her strong points, so Yūto and Haruka help her prepare in the school pool, but Yūto's sister, and Haruka's sister and maids come along too. At the tournament, Shiina gets a leg cramp during the race and Yūto jumps in to save her, and he takes her to the infirmary. She was not seriously injured, and was more shocked than anything else; Yūto reassures her that she tried her hardest, and that is what matters.

Witch of the Deep Ocean vs Raikiri
135 votes

#10 - Witch of the Deep Ocean vs Raikiri

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Season 1 - Episode 10

Shizuku's next opponent is none other than the student council president, Toka Todo. In the clash between lightning and water, which blazer will emerge as the victor?

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The Worst One IV
154 votes

#11 - The Worst One IV

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ikki’s first official match approaches! Unfortunately, he and his opponent, Shizuya Kirihara, have a history. Worse, Kirihara has the immediate upper hand due to his device.

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Another One: The Uncrowned Sword King II
153 votes

#12 - Another One: The Uncrowned Sword King II

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Season 1 - Episode 12

The stage is set and stakes run high as Ikki prepares to face the unbeatable Raikiri. In the end, who will be the victor?

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Sword Eater I
140 votes

#13 - Sword Eater I

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Season 1 - Episode 6

Another student wishes to be Ikki’s pupil, but doesn’t quite know how to ask. Despite her initial awkwardness, Ayatsuji proves to be a hard worker and talented with a sword.

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The Resolve (Turn) of the Younger Sisters
62 votes

#14 - The Resolve (Turn) of the Younger Sisters

Hyperdimension Neptunia - Season 1 - Episode 4

Nepgear, Uni, Rom, and Ram are instructed to go back home after their sisters' capture, but they can't bear to leave their families behind in danger. To get back their sisters, they'll have to learn how to transform into goddesses themselves.

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I Can't Lose
12 votes

#15 - I Can't Lose

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 13

At the Mirage Bat Official Event, all the competitors begin using Flying Magic, but Miyuki, who has more experience in using this spell, continues to rack up points. While the other competitor who are novices in using this magic fall behind, Airi is the only one who doesn’t give up. She combines her Jump Spell and speedy movements with Flying Magic and gives it her all in challenging Miyuki. Miyuki is struck by Airi’s courage, but also strengthens her resolve to win the match. Who will emerge victorious in the intense battle between Miyuki and Airi?

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Princess' Vacation
131 votes

#16 - Princess' Vacation

Chivalry of a Failed Knight - Season 1 - Episode 9

Stella and Ikki head to what they think is a vacation, only to find multiple surprises lying in wait. Meanwhile, Shizuku makes a visit home.

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Sunset Ravens
80 votes

#17 - Sunset Ravens

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 11

Kaname challenges Wang to a clan battle to settle things once and for all. What is the fate of the battle between Kaname and Wang, as well as the Sunset Ravens and the Eighth Clan?

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The Glow of Life
103 votes

#18 - The Glow of Life

The Misfit of Demon King Academy - Season 1 - Episode 11

Round 2 of the inter-academy exams begins. After Revest's deplorable defeat against Heine, Anos and his team battle with the students of the Hero Academy. Anos says that he will think of a strategy if it becomes necessary, and clashes head-on with his enemies using his vast Magic Powers. However, due to a magic barrier called De Igelia that is cast over the entire city, and a young girl named Zeshia who wields the holy sword Enhale, Anos' attacks prove to be futile. Anos and his team are unable to come up with their next strategy, but Misha proposes a plan that could help them win.

The Truth Is
60 votes

#19 - The Truth Is

86: Eighty Six - Season 1 - Episode 18

The team prepares for a final suicide mission against "Morpho," a massive railgun Legion capable of single-handedly turning the tide of the battle.

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Old Wang
78 votes

#20 - Old Wang

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 10

After being beaten by Kaname in the Treasure Hunt Game, Wang tries to get revenge by kidnapping Shinozuka, Kaname’s friend, and cutting off his fingers. While Kaname is consumed by guilt for dragging his friend into the D-Game, Rein returns with details on Wang’s hideout and the Eighth Clan’s combat skills. The Sunset Ravens team up with Inukai from Danjo Boxing Club, which they have formed an alliance with, and head to the warehouse where Wang and his followers are hiding.

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82 votes

#21 - Fireworks

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kaname and Rein discover that the Florist is watching their every move with the building’s surveillance cameras. They join forces to undermine his plans by destroying the cameras while evading his henchmen. Unable to escape the henchmen, they decide on a desperate strategy that leaves them with only a twenty percent chance of survival!

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Saving the Hero
56 votes

#22 - Saving the Hero

Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside - Season 1 - Episode 10

After the joy of the reunion, Red faces a difficult choice that could jeopardize his quiet life.

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78 votes

#23 - Heads-Up

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 9

One month has passed since the conclusion of the Treasure Hunt Game. Kaname has formed his own clan and is undergoing training at Danjo Boxing Club. Danjo, who is the leader of the boxing club, challenges Kaname to a no-holds-barred Vale Tudo style match to gauge Kaname’s training progress and to decide if he is a worthy partner to form an alliance. Kaname stands his ground and unflinchingly battles Danjo, who is one of the top fighters in Darwin’s Game. Just as the battle is about to reach its climax, they are interrupted by the sudden appearance of an unexpected figure.

81 votes

#24 - Ignition

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Treasure Hunt Game begins. The rules of the game are simple: find the rings hidden around the city of Shibuya. Kaname is teleported to a hotel and tries to escape its grounds to search for Shuka, but he is pursued by a battle hungry player and finds himself trapped inside. With the building sealed off, he meets a young girl who calls herself Rein.

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81 votes

#25 - Aquarium

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 5

It becomes clear to Kaname that in order to win the Treasure Hunt Game, he must defeat the vicious Eighth Clan. To do this, he forms a temporary clan with Rein, Ryuji, and Hiiragi. While they develop a strategy to beat the Eighth Clan, Kaname receives a plea for help from Shuka.

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First Game
102 votes

#26 - First Game

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 1

One day, high school student Kaname Sudo’s average life is interrupted by the arrival of an emailed invitation to join “Darwin’s Game.” Without even thinking, he opens the app, thereby becoming a player in the game. Just as Kaname begins to suspect there’s more to the shady app than meets the eye, his first battle suddenly begins, with a mysterious man in a panda suit lunging at him with a butcher knife. Will Kaname survive his first, desperate battle against a bloodthirsty killer?

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The Story of the First Time at Sea With Friends
16 votes

#27 - The Story of the First Time at Sea With Friends

Amanchu! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Noticing Futaba struggling with strength, Mato has her and Hikari go jogging to build up strength. Along the way, they come across some students from diving school, Ai and Makoto Ninomiya, who turn out to be their upperclassmen in the Diving Club. After a hectic first meeting, Ai holds a meeting to discuss how Futaba will be aiming for an Open Water Diver Certification, which somehow ends in a chalk drawing session.

83 votes

#28 - Hardness

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 6

Kaname and Ryuji arrive at the origin point of Shuka’s message. Not hesitating for an instant, Kaname dives in to save Shuka, who he finds unconscious. As Kaname tries to figure out how this happened, Ryuji encounters a young girl named Sui at the entrance to the underpass. When he gives chase, Sui retaliates with her sigil.

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Snow Woman-chan Is Cold
79 votes

#29 - Snow Woman-chan Is Cold

Interviews with Monster Girls - Season 1 - Episode 5

Yuki has become a bit more optimistic, thanks to Hikari and Machi. She's learned to trust Tetsuo a bit more since what happened last time, and has decided to tell her what troubles her about her own nature as a snow woman. It began shortly after she moved to a new city to start high school, when she was taking a bath one day and a shard of ice suddenly appeared in the hot water. It made her worry about what would happen if the cold air she generated were ever to be directed at a person, which led to her decision to avoid contact with others.

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Gemstone Mine
88 votes

#30 - Gemstone Mine

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kaname defeats Banda the rookie hunter and even claims a victory over Shuka “The Undefeated Queen.” After Shuka explains the rules of the game to him, they agree to join forces in their future battles. Together, they explore Shibuya and scope out the battlegrounds to prepare for the upcoming in-game event.

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81 votes

#31 - Fragile

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 8

Kaname and company engage in a battle with Wang, the leader of the Eighth Clan. Ryuji is prepared to die, but Kaname arrives just in the nick of time to save him. He uses a bluff in an attempt to defeat Wang. Who will be the winner of the Treasure Hunt Game?

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82 votes

#32 - Eighth

Darwin's Game - Season 1 - Episode 7

As the Treasure Hunt Game enters its final stage, the Eighth Clan advances toward Shibuya Central Tower. According to plan, Hiiragi holds position in the tower itself and attacks, but is met with a tough battle against Sig, a high-ranking member of the Eighth Clan, who has a Sigil that allows him to control flames. Realizing that the key to victory is at Shibuya Station, Rein heads there immediately, managing to arrive ahead of the others. However, she finds someone unexpected waiting for her...

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The Story of the Blue World
19 votes

#33 - The Story of the Blue World

Amanchu! - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Open Diver course begins, with Futaba and Hikari paired up as buddies. Futaba loses one of her fins on the way to the descent point, but it gets picked up by another diver, turning her fears of the unknown world beneath her into excitement. Guided by the bubbles of the other divers, Futaba reaches the bottom of the ocean floor, wowed by the scenery and sealife spread out before her. Clearing all the tasks before her, Futaba passes the course with flying colors and becomes a fully-fledged Open Diver. Afterwards, Futaba and Hikari thank each other for everything that's happened since they became friends.

What Controls Your Mind Now
18 votes

#34 - What Controls Your Mind Now

Aoharu x Machinegun - Season 1 - Episode 8

Round One of the Top Gun Combat competition continues. With Fujimoto out of the match, team Toy Gun Gun and duo Midori and Ichi remain. Matsuoka, Yukimura and Tachibana each have a turn fighting Midori. The winner of the first match is determined.

I'll Cherish This for the Rest of my Life
22 votes

#35 - I'll Cherish This for the Rest of my Life

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 1

March 25th, 2095. To celebrate her 15th birthday, Miyuki Shiba goes shopping with her older brother Tatsuya in Yokohama. Miyuki enjoys her time with Tatsuya as if they are on a date, and she is ecstatic when he gives her a surprise gift. However, they are interrupted by a call from the main branch of their family, the Yotsubas, who are members of the Ten Master Clans. They ask Tatsuya to attend to an urgent matter. While Miyuki waits for Tatsuya to return, the fire alarm in the building goes off. Miyuki senses that this is a criminal act committed by someone using magic and heads toward the fire.

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The Story of the Feelings Yet Hidden / The Story of the Things Yet Unknown
16 votes

#36 - The Story of the Feelings Yet Hidden / The Story of the Things Yet Unknown

Amanchu! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Makoto becomes concerned when Ai receives what appears to be a love letter from her classmate, only to later find it was addressed to another girl. Later, as Futaba and Hikari take part in various fitness exams, Hikari helps Futaba improve her self-confidence during the 1000m run.

Let's Do Something Fun
18 votes

#37 - Let's Do Something Fun

Aoharu x Machinegun - Season 1 - Episode 11

After finishing her shooting match against Midori, Tachibana returns to her apartment to find Yukimura waiting for her. What happened in Toy Gun Gun's past? When Tachibana learns the truth, what will she do?

We'll Become the Greatest Partners
54 votes

#38 - We'll Become the Greatest Partners

Aoharu x Machinegun - Season 1 - Episode 3

Unable to suppress her desire to play survival games with Matsuoka and Yukimura, Tachibana returns to the team. Matsuoka sends Tachibana to buy her very own gun, but what trials will she find waiting for her there...?

Perfect Serenity
15 votes

#39 - Perfect Serenity

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 8

Inori greets Ibuki with another unexpected person - Mashiro, who Ibuki killed. Despite Ibuki's joy, Eykha has doubts and decides to investigate.

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Strongest Team, AL4 (Apex Limited Four)!
2 votes

#40 - Strongest Team, AL4 (Apex Limited Four)!

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Season 1 - Episode 30

Team Q4's final fight in the preliminary rounds, which they cannot afford to lose, begins. Kai takes the stage first, against AL4 member "Crusher" Kyou Yahagi, who potently uses a Spike Brothers deck. Kai rides Dragonic Overlord and activates its skill, but Kyou blocks it, pushing Kai on the defensive. However, Kai recovers his momentum with a Heal Trigger, allowing him to reclaim three unflipped damage. He uses Overlord's effect once more, annihilating Kyou's defense and claiming victory. An observing Ren claims the result was not unexpected and grins madly, while Kyou runs off in panic.

55 votes

#41 - Antinomy

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Ibuki gains insight into the equivalent exchange required to wield Red Dragon’s power, Kai makes an extraordinary gesture of friendship.

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No Such Thing As a Free Lunch
0 votes

#42 - No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Season 1 - Episode 14

Rudeus finds himself imprisoned by the beast people in Doldia Village. Will Ruijerd and Eris arrive to clear his name before he loses patience and tries to fight his way to freedom?

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Route Selection
0 votes

#43 - Route Selection

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Season 1 - Episode 19

Dead End finally arrives in the Shirone Kingdom on the Central Continent. Rudeus is anxious for a reunion with Roxy, but an unexpected vision from the Man-God means he may be in for more than he bargained for.

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