The Best Episodes Directed by Yukio Takahashi

Strike While the Dog is Hot

#1 - Strike While the Dog is Hot

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 2

Kazuhito ends up living with the massive sadist Natsuno Kirihime. Now spending his days in fear of attacks with scissors, one day, a remark from Natsuno sends Kazuhito back to the apartment he lived in as a human. As Kazuhito experiences nostalgia for his old life, Natsuno begins describing the movements of Nakahara Toji, the man who committed the robbery. "It's only a wild fantasy, but it's the story of you and the man who killed you..."

star 10.00
84 votes
The Winter Dog Flies into the Fire

#2 - The Winter Dog Flies into the Fire

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 3

After seeing her in a dream, Kazuhito recalls his younger sister Harumi Madoka. His nostalgia is cut short when Akiyama Shinobu's editor Hiiragi Suzuna appears, a massive masochist with huge breasts prone to fantasizing. What's worse, Natsuno is in a slump?! As they discuss how to get over her slump, the subject of a mysterious slasher case arises. However, lurking in the shadows of the incident are glimpses of Akiyama Shinobu's book and Madoka...

star 10.00
84 votes
Drowning Men Clutch at Dogs

#3 - Drowning Men Clutch at Dogs

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 4

Kazuhito is caught in a trap and captured. When he regains consciousness, he finds himself in his room at Sumitani Hall, wrapped in a mat and accompanied by Madoka... who appears to be acting strangely... Could Madoka be the killer behind the slasher incident?! Before long, Natsuno saves Kazuhito before he is forced to taste fear, but...

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84 votes
Nothing Ventured, No Dog Gained

#4 - Nothing Ventured, No Dog Gained

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 5

Madoka kicks her way through an apartment window in pursuit of Kazuhito. Natsuno's true identity is revealed. For Madoka, she is her brother's killer--Akiyama Shinobu. Natsuno attempts to speak for Kazuhito and convey his thoughts, but Madoka takes Kazuhito in her arms and leaves through the window, escaping into the night.

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84 votes
Rain Settles the Dog

#5 - Rain Settles the Dog

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 6

Honda Bookseller's is in big trouble?! One of Kazuhito's favorite stores, Honda Bookseller's. The owner is Honda Fumio, terrible at business and good with people. But for him to go bankrupt and escape in the night... wouldn't be inconceivable. A concerned Kazuhito heads to Honda Bookseller's with his favorite bag, but is captured by the runaway Honda Yayoi and gets caught up in her escape from home.

star 10.00
84 votes
The Dog Would Not be Shot but for its Cries

#6 - The Dog Would Not be Shot but for its Cries

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 7

Another incident?! Natsuno's bra has disappeared. To think she had been wearing it... They call Suzuna and search her apartment. It's not in her room or in the gym.

star 10.00
84 votes
Dogs in Moderation

#7 - Dogs in Moderation

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 8

Japanese swords, spears, knives, wakizashi... the sacred land of blades, Blade Hall. At the elegant Shinise Ryokan they are met by the landlady and good friend of their landlord. While Natsuno traveled far to sharpen the dull blade of her favorite scissors Hasajiro, she secretly had another motive.

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84 votes
There is No Smoke Without Dog

#8 - There is No Smoke Without Dog

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 9

For some time, Natsuno has suspected she is being watched. One day while she is out, someone breaks into Natsuno's perfectly secure room and removes a single book. It happens to be the book she just purchased at Sakura's recommendation, the winner of the full-length novel special award, Heiando's newest author Fujimaki Hotaru's "Keisei Love Story."

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84 votes
Time Flies Like a Dog

#9 - Time Flies Like a Dog

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 10

In the library's anteroom, they find Natsuno's stalker Fujimaki Hotaru--her classmate Osawa Hami. She and Kazuhito had once exchanged promises--that she would become an author and he would be her first reader. Having become an author, Hami returned to see Kazuhito. "Welcome home, Kazuhito-kun."

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56 votes
A Dog by Chance is Preordained

#10 - A Dog by Chance is Preordained

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 11

Various customers come to visit Honda Bookseller's. So many people, so many minds, each with their own color, and each with their own book. There Daimon and his men in black suddenly appear, buying up all of Akiyama Shinobu and Himehagi Momiji's books.

star 10.00
84 votes
Dogs and Scissors Require Good Handling

#11 - Dogs and Scissors Require Good Handling

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 12

Kazuhito lives his life with the massive sadist Natsuno, the mysterious masked author Akiyama Shinobu. However, believing it to be her chance, Suzuna encourages Natsuno to hold a signing. Telling her to work more publicly, she enters her into a cosplay event. When Madoka and Hami come to visit, they become involved as well... Next, in an attempt to inebriate the stubborn Natsuno, she reaches for strong alcohol...

star 10.00
84 votes
Every Dog Has His Day

#12 - Every Dog Has His Day

Dog & Scissors Season 1 - Episode 1

One day, the young man Harumi Kazuhito is suddenly killed during a robbery. However, through sheer tenacity, the bookworm is resurrected as a dachshund dog. With red eyes and silver scissors in her hand, Natsuno Kirihime, a dark haired sadist clad in completely in black appears before him. Moreover, she understands him as a dog and is his favorite author, Akiyama Shinobu herself...

star 9.80
112 votes
Touch and Move

#13 - Touch and Move

Last Exile Season 2 - Episode 5

Fam and Giselle begin their dangerous quest of capturing fifteen Federation ships. Meanwhile, Princess Millia comes up with an unexpected way to re-establish the Turan kingdom.

star 9.39
38 votes
Dubious Move

#14 - Dubious Move

Last Exile Season 2 - Episode 4

To help Millia rebuild Turan, Fam decides to steal a legendary ghost ship known as Sylvius the Reaper, a ship that is said to have single-handedly destroyed an entire Ades Federation fleet. With so few details to work with, though, it won't be easy.

star 9.32
40 votes
Open File

#15 - Open File

Last Exile Season 2 - Episode 1

In the skies above the sacred Grand Lake, the Ades Federation declares war on the kingdom of Turan. Just when the Turan flagship's destruction seems inevitable, a Sky Pirate named Fam boldly states, "I’ve made up my mind! I’m going to steal that ship!"

star 9.26
43 votes
Light Square

#16 - Light Square

Last Exile Season 2 - Episode 3

With her kingdom now under Federation control, Princess Millia finally begins to understand what it means to be a Sky Pirate. Fam also reveals details about her past and her dream for the future.

star 9.22
41 votes
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Alluring Kyoto Camp!!!!

#17 - Alluring Kyoto Camp!!!!

Keijo!!!!!!!! Season 1 - Episode 6

After the four girls from Room #309 were promoted to the Elite class, they headed off to Kyoto for camp where they're split off into their types for intensive training. They're all assigned pro athletes to be their coaches, and Nozomi ends up being taught by the Missile Lady of Kyoto, an A-class athlete, Kyouko Shirayuki.

star 6.67
79 votes
Sad Thoughts of Love and Hate

#18 - Sad Thoughts of Love and Hate

Shangri-La Season 1 - Episode 7

Ryoko's men launch a sneak attack on Duomo, demanding Kuniko to come with them. Tomoka gets herself involved and is taken along with Kuniko. Both girls are taken to the detention center from witch Kuniko was previously released. Ryoko has taken the position of prison commandant to watch over Kuniko. Kunihito wants to question Kuniko but is told by his superior that she is held under custody by Atlas authority. Kuniko is constantly bullied by Rena and her gang, who appeared in the center after Kuniko was released. After defending a friend from being threatened, Kuniko learns that Rena bullies her in order to obtain an Atlas rank offered by Ryoko. Kuniko gets into a fight with Rena and defeats her, but she takes the blame for her when Ryoko punishes Rena for failing in her mission. Kuniko spends the next three days standing without food and shelter under the sky. Tomoka reveals to Rena that Kuniko took the blame for her actions and ended up in the detention center two years ago. On the 3rd day, Ryoko is impressed by Kuniko's endurance and offers her a present, saying that she will execute her. At this, Kuniko finally breaks down and loses consciousness.

star 5.67
3 votes
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