The BEST episodes directed by Yoshitaka Koyama

Backstage Riches / Three Towers and a Vow / Cold Girl
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9.47
36 votes

#1 - Backstage Riches / Three Towers and a Vow / Cold Girl

Joshiraku - Season 1 - Episode 2

The girls talk about what they would do if they won the lottery, leading them to suspect one of them may be a winner. Later, they visit the Tokyo Tower where more strange conversations are to be had. Afterwards, a discussion about vaccination turns into a bout of imaginary pregnancy.

How to Bring Down a Breezy King
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9.38
151 votes

#2 - How to Bring Down a Breezy King

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat. - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tsukiko explains that she felt her clingy behaviour drove Tsukushi away from her, which led to her making the wish on the stony cat. As Yōto tries to ask Tsukushi about this, it is revealed that she was the one who made the stony cat as a way of apology to Tsukiko following an argument. The next day, Tsukiko asks Yōto to help her shop for costumes for her performances with the children. Later that night, Yōto encounters Tsukushi, who states that she wants to get rid of her sisterly bonds with Tsukiko and doesn't believe her lack of expressions to be related to the stony cat. Afterwards, Tsukiko expresses her concerns that if she were to get her expressions back, there would be nothing connecting her to Yōto. Earnestly wanting to help Tsukiko, Yōto gets Azusa's help and calls out Tsukushi to the stony cat. There he asks the stony cat to take away his urge to run away in exchange for his underwear. He announces that he loves Tsukiko as his little sister leading to Tsukushi to reveal that she does love Tsukiko, albeit in a romantic way and that she wants to cut off their sisterly bonds so that they could get marry in Massachusetts, a dream that is quickly shot down by Tsukiko. Tsukushi then calls out to the stony cat, who returns the meat bun containing Tsukiko's expressions, but Tsukiko decides to give it to Tsukushi instead. Some time afterwards, as the stony cat's power has assumedly disappeared and Tsukiko has been rather cold towards him, Yōto is shocked to discover his house has suddenly disappeared.

The God is Kidnapped
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9.33
90 votes

#3 - The God is Kidnapped

Kamisama Kiss - Season 1 - Episode 4

Nanami saves a pretty white snake at school and for her trouble, she becomes marked as the snake's intended. Tomoe transfers into Nanami's class to protect her, but the snake comes for her anyway.

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Summer Shade
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9.32
74 votes

#4 - Summer Shade

xxxHOLiC - Season 1 - Episode 12

It's summer and the gang decides to spend some days in a house by the beach. For some reason Doumeki keeps asking Watanuki to call for his help, but he can't figure out why. Unbeknownst to them, there's a ghost lurking inside. When Watanuki discovers this, will he investigate alone?

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In the Mirror
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9.14
110 votes

#5 - In the Mirror

Golden Time - Season 1 - Episode 10

With an injury and a high fever, Banri tries to go to the hospital alone but runs out of strength in front of his apartment. Nana-senpai finds him, and with her help Banri is examined at a hospital. When he returns home, he finds Linda waiting for him.

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The Familiar Goes Into Town
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9.09
86 votes

#6 - The Familiar Goes Into Town

Kamisama Kiss - Season 1 - Episode 11

Mizuki ventures into the city alone to learn the secret to making it in human society like the super popular pop star Kurama. And Nanami drags Tomoe off on a date to the amusement park.

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The God Goes to the Beach
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9.05
89 votes

#7 - The God Goes to the Beach

Kamisama Kiss - Season 1 - Episode 8

Summer break is here and Nanami goes to the beach with her friends to take her mind off her broken heart. Trouble ensues when Tomoe accompanies her and goes into the ocean against his better judgment.

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Unreasonable
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9.02
49 votes

#8 - Unreasonable

xxxHOLiC - Season 1 - Episode 19

Watanuki and the gang, including the Zashiki-warashi and the Ame-warashi, have an interesting snowball fight.

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Vlad
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8.80
105 votes

#9 - Vlad

Aria the Scarlet Ammo - Season 1 - Episode 12

Kinji and Aria give the rosary to Riko who does not keep her promise to testify and instead decides to attack the two of them so as at to defeat them and surpass her ancestors. Sayonaki-sensei then appears behind Riko tasering her until she becomes subdued and then steps on her and causes her pain. Sayonaki-sensei turned out to be the demon, Vlad and attacks both Aria and Kinji. Kinji saves Riko and tries to fight Vlad with Aria. The only way to kill him is to simultaneously shooting his four weak spots, but they fail to find the last one and Kinji is knocked over the edge of the roof they are fighting on. Riko saves him and Aria and helps him re-enter hysteria mode so that he can make a plan to kill Vlad. Kinji then figures out the final weak-spot, his mouth and the three of them kill Vlad. Afterwards, Riko testifies so that they can lower Aria's mother's sentence.

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Stomach Flu
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8.59
113 votes

#10 - Stomach Flu

Bunny Drop - Season 1 - Episode 10

After Daikichi goes to an exhibition at Rin's school where he meets some other fathers, he discovers that Rin has stomach flu. With Rin refusing to eat or drink and her fever rising, Daikichi becomes worried, but Yukari manages to help him out. After Rin eventually recovers from her fever, Daikichi learns Yukari has come down with a cold.

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Daikichi Should Stay Daikichi
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8.36
116 votes

#11 - Daikichi Should Stay Daikichi

Bunny Drop - Season 1 - Episode 5

Daikichi arranges a meeting with Masako, who explains she gave up Rin due to her demanding work as a manga artist. She suggests that Rin should use Daikichi's family name to avoid subjigation by her classmates. Daikichi runs this past Rin, who states that she wants to keep her surname, which he obliges.

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Last Smile
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8.31
42 votes

#12 - Last Smile

Golden Time - Season 1 - Episode 23

Banri confronts Koko; Koko explains the reason why she decided to resign from the Festival Club is due to Banri's unwillingness to be in the same place as her. Banri reveals to Koko that his memories from before his accident are returning and he would eventually return to his former self; his memories since the accident by then will disappear. After Banri thanked Koko for all they'd shared together, the two agreed to become friends with Koko revoking her resignation from the club. Moreover, Koko promises Banri that she will stay by Banri's side as long as Banri won't forget Koko. Afterwards, Banri tries to patch things up with Mitsuo, who had not contacted Banri since he revealed to Mitsuo his past with Linda. Meanwhile, with their school festival fast approaching, Banri's condition worsens, much to Koko's fright. Nijigen, bewildered by his friends actions and is feeling left out of what's happening, intends to have a get-together with the gang for the sake of reviving their friendship. After being agreed upon, Banri later suffers another memory break and runs off — calling out desperately for Linda. After returning to his senses, Banri plans to return to his hometown, feeling certain that his memories and former self will return. During their school festival, the festival club receives support from the private school committee thanks to Mitsuo's efforts. Meanwhile, Banri was able to reconcile with Mitsuo. During the Awa dance performance, Banri narrates how moments and feelings are born and later die. Afterwards, Banri states that he indeed returned to his former self with his memories since his accident now lost.

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Night in Paris
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8.02
42 votes

#13 - Night in Paris

Golden Time - Season 1 - Episode 19

Banri has returned immediately meets all his friends and Koko. After talking with Mitsuo heads back to his apartment with Koko, where she gives him a piece of art she made as a present. Afterwards, they attempt to have sex, but Koko gets constantly sick and then get's stabbed in the head with her art.

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Direct Sunlight
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8.01
146 votes

#14 - Direct Sunlight

Haikyu!! - Season 2 - Episode 2

Hinata, Kageyama, Nishinoya, and Tanaka are devastated by the possibility of not going to Tokyō if they fail any of their exams. When forced to study, the second years go to Tanaka's place, but Kageyama and Hinata are having a harder time with their reluctant tutor, Tsukishima. Luckily, Hitoka Yachi, the new manager Shimizu is trying to draft, proves more helpful at teaching the duo.

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Maiden of Hotogi Shrine
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7.98
171 votes

#15 - Maiden of Hotogi Shrine

Aria the Scarlet Ammo - Season 1 - Episode 6

Shirayuki is revealed to be a Chōtei, a special type of Butei with esper abilities, as she conflicts with Aria, not helped by dubious misunderstandings. The next day, Aria decides to start a new training regime to try to get Kinji to control his Hysteria Mode. Later, Aria drags Kinji to eavesdrop on Shirayuki as she is taken to the teacher's office, hearing about a Chōtei kidnapper named Durandal who may be targeting her. Believing Durandal to be one of the culprits who framed her mother, Aria offers to be Shirayuki's bodyguard, which she agrees to on the condition that Kinji does so as well, moving into his house in the process.

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Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival
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7.86
14 votes

#16 - Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 12

High-school student Handa Sei is well-liked and highly regarded. As the school cultural festival comes to a close, Handa's world opens up before him.

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Handa-kun and Handa-kun? | Handa-kun and a Girl's Jealousy | Handa-kun and Sociability
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7.67
18 votes

#17 - Handa-kun and Handa-kun? | Handa-kun and a Girl's Jealousy | Handa-kun and Sociability

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 4

Handa-kun has proven that he has an unusual charm attracting various people to him, including those he may not want to be associated with...

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Handa-kun and the School Trip
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7.67
15 votes

#18 - Handa-kun and the School Trip

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 8

The school trip becomes an unforgettable experience for Handa and the Handa Force when they encounter Ichimiya and his gang from Shiro High.

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Indulgence
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7.67
76 votes

#19 - Indulgence

xxxHOLiC - Season 1 - Episode 6

Watanuki and Yūko pay a visit to a client who desires to abandon her addiction to computers.

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Handa-kun and the Student Council | Handa-kun and Memory Loss
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7.65
17 votes

#20 - Handa-kun and the Student Council | Handa-kun and Memory Loss

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 5

Despite his best efforts, Handa continues to get involved in the most bizarre situations. This time, his misadventures end up affecting his memory.

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Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam | Handa-kun and the Library
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7.60
15 votes

#21 - Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam | Handa-kun and the Library

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 7

Sadly, the Handa Force has two members who need to take the supplementary exam. What they don't realize is that Handa himself is in the same boat.

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How to Defeat an Evil Leader
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7.50
40 votes

#22 - How to Defeat an Evil Leader

Combatants Will Be Dispatched! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Six's crew is tasked with the toughest job in the army: battling the forces of Heine of the flame. She's a powerful enemy, but when he gets the upper hand, there's no limits to how far he'll go…

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Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 | Handa-kun and the Chairperson |  Handa-kun and the Model
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7.45
29 votes

#23 - Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 | Handa-kun and the Chairperson | Handa-kun and the Model

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 2

As likeable as Handa is, his negative outlook leads to mixed results in his encounters with various students.

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Handa-kun and His Friend's Friend | Handa-kun and Dash Higashino | Handa-kun and Palmistry
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7.44
16 votes

#24 - Handa-kun and His Friend's Friend | Handa-kun and Dash Higashino | Handa-kun and Palmistry

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 6

Kawafuji decides to introduce Handa to his friend, but as usual, Handa's knack for misinterpretation turns the entire situation on its head.

Handa-kun and the School Festival Preperations
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7.38
13 votes

#25 - Handa-kun and the School Festival Preperations

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 11

Amidst preparations for the upcoming school cultural festival, Handa begins to gain a new perspective.

Beast King
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7.33
3 votes

#26 - Beast King

Jyu-Oh-Sei - Season 1 - Episode 9

Thor and Zagi prepare themselves to set for Hecate, in order to continue their plan, but an unexpected tragedy put them against each other.

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Handa-kun and the Normal Guy | Handa-kun and the Bishoujo
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7.31
13 votes

#27 - Handa-kun and the Normal Guy | Handa-kun and the Bishoujo

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 10

Kondo's time to shine finally arrives, while Handa gets caught in a conversation with a bishoujo figure.

Handa-kun and the Truant | Handa-kun and Cooking Class | Handa-kun and His Friend
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7.25
24 votes

#28 - Handa-kun and the Truant | Handa-kun and Cooking Class | Handa-kun and His Friend

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 3

Handa's daily antics inspire even more students to embrace him as a treasured friend -- unfortunately, without him realizing it.

Responsibility and Commitment
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7.25
4 votes

#29 - Responsibility and Commitment

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 9

The Fuyugumi was placed in a difficult situation by "Tyman ACT" brought from the GOD seat. Tsumugi was distressed when he was left to make a decision as a leader, but at the end he decided to decline at the discretion of Izumi. However, from that day on, Tsumugi and Tsumugi face a mysterious event of repeating the same day. It was one of the seven mysteries of the theater company that Isuke had told me before. Knowing that it is necessary for Tsumugi and Tsumugi to get along well in order to get out of that loop, the two try various methods ...

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Handa-kun and a Girl's Friendship
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7.15
34 votes

#30 - Handa-kun and a Girl's Friendship

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 1

High-school student Handa Sei is well-liked and highly regarded -- except in his own mind.

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Handa-kun and the Frog | Handa-kun and the Stalker
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7.14
14 votes

#31 - Handa-kun and the Frog | Handa-kun and the Stalker

Handa-kun - Season 1 - Episode 9

Handa's teacher plans to have his students dissect frogs, and Handa wants no part of it. But, as usual, Handa's feelings fail to come across.

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Confessions and Tears
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6.55
41 votes

#32 - Confessions and Tears

Honey and Clover - Season 1 - Episode 6

The group visits a rather eerie zoo. Shuuji reveals to Mayamoto his history with Rika and her husband. In the second half of the episode, the students are hard pressed to complete their final term art work especially Morita.

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I Don’t Understand My Own Feelings
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6.21
39 votes

#33 - I Don’t Understand My Own Feelings

Honey and Clover - Season 1 - Episode 17

Having lost Mayama from the Fujiwara Design Office, Miwako expresses her depression by buying a massage chair for their new office. Yamada, who was brooding over the proposal of her childhood friends, confronts them and turns them down properly, later wishing for their own happiness while selling cakes with Hagu. Meanwhile, Takemoto is being depressed from the fact that he has not realized yet what his goal in life really is, giving him trouble on his job applications. He then took down the artwork he made for the art exhibition, much to a surprise for the others.