The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshitaka Koyama
#1 - 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.
#2 - Backstage Riches / Three Towers and a Vow / Gold 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.
#3 - 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?
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.