The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshitaka Koyama

Summer Shade

#1 - 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?

star 9.41
69 votes
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The God is Kidnapped

#2 - 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.

star 9.41
85 votes
The Familiar Goes Into Town

#3 - 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.

star 9.27
80 votes
The God Goes to the Beach

#4 - 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.

star 9.27
81 votes
In the Mirror

#5 - In the Mirror

Golden Time (2013) 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.

star 9.21
105 votes
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Unreasonable

#6 - Unreasonable

xxxHOLiC Season 1 - Episode 19

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

star 9.04
45 votes
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Last Smile

#7 - Last Smile

Golden Time (2013) 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.

star 8.32
34 votes
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Beast King

#8 - 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.

star 8.00
2 votes
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Night in Paris

#9 - Night in Paris

Golden Time (2013) 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.

star 7.97
37 votes
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Handa-kun and the Cultural Festival

#10 - 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.

star 7.73
15 votes
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Indulgence

#11 - Indulgence

xxxHOLiC Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.70
71 votes
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Handa-kun and the Supplementary Exam | Handa-kun and the Library

#12 - 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.

star 7.60
15 votes
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Handa-kun and the School Trip

#13 - 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.

star 7.50
14 votes
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Handa-kun and the Normal Guy | Handa-kun and the Bishoujo

#14 - 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.

star 7.47
15 votes
Handa-kun and the School Festival Preperations

#15 - 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.

star 7.43
14 votes
Handa-kun and the Truant | Handa-kun and Cooking Class | Handa-kun and His Friend

#16 - 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.

star 7.33
24 votes
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Handa-kun and the Student Council | Handa-kun and Memory Loss

#17 - 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.

star 7.33
18 votes
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Handa-kun and His Friend's Friend | Handa-kun and Dash Higashino | Handa-kun and Palmistry

#18 - 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.

star 7.33
15 votes
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Handa-kun and Handa-kun? | Handa-kun and a Girl's Jealousy | Handa-kun and Sociability

#19 - 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...

star 7.32
19 votes
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Handa-kun and the Continuation of Episode 1 | Handa-kun and the Chairperson |  Handa-kun and the Model

#20 - 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.

star 7.29
28 votes
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Handa-kun and the Frog | Handa-kun and the Stalker

#21 - 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.

star 7.14
14 votes
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Handa-kun and a Girl's Friendship

#22 - 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.

star 7.09
33 votes
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The Past, Tears, and a Confession

#23 - The Past, Tears, and a Confession

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.

star 6.66
40 votes
I Don't Even Know How I Feel

#24 - I Don't Even Know How I Feel

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. His depression made the opening of their Christmas party a little dull, but Professor Hanamoto's antics made things lively. Rebuilding another artwork for his graduation art project, Takemoto suddenly collapses and is brought to the hospital to be diagnosed for an ulcer. Visited by Mitsuko and Kazuo, he decides to stay and study for another year. Takemoto was about to confess his feelings to Hagu when they were interrupted by Professor Hanamoto, who has brought him a handheld television. What they saw on television totally surprises them.

star 6.32
38 votes