The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto

The Challenge (Rebellion) of Eden

#1 - 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...

star 9.44
32 votes
I Want to Go Together...

#2 - 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.

star 9.18
122 votes
It's a Secret!

#3 - 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.

star 9.14
152 votes
Iono Crisis

#4 - 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.

star 8.91
89 votes
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A Maid Even at the Campus Festival!

#5 - 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.

star 8.88
214 votes
If You Look At Me Like That...

#6 - 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.

star 8.77
152 votes
A Wager That Defies Despair

#7 - 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...

star 8.76
221 votes
Nefarious Sloth

#8 - 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.

star 8.70
225 votes
The Resolve (Turn) of the Younger Sisters

#9 - 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.

star 8.27
62 votes
The Glow of Life

#10 - 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.

star 8.06
77 votes
Snow Woman-chan Is Cold

#11 - 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.

star 7.49
78 votes
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The Story of the First Time at Sea With Friends

#12 - 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.

star 7.44
16 votes
The Story of the Blue World

#13 - 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.

star 7.37
19 votes
The Story of the Feelings Yet Hidden / The Story of Things Yet Unknown

#14 - The Story of the Feelings Yet Hidden / The Story of 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.

star 7.25
16 votes
Perfect Serenity

#15 - 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.

star 6.13
15 votes
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#16 - 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.

star 5.80
55 votes
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