The Best Episodes Directed by Yutaka Hirata

A Woman Who Defies

#1 - A Woman Who Defies

El Cazador de la Bruja Season 1 - Episode 15

The heroines meet Ricardo and Lirio in an abandoned hot spring hotel. There they learn that Ricardo is now out of a job, as Rosenberg is forced into early retirement in order to eliminate any link between Project Leviathan and the Central Intelligence Agency. Following these events, the organization that Blue-Eyes works for decides that instead of having Ellis assassinated, they would bring her in. Nadie, however, has other ideas.

star 9.81
26 votes
A Woman Rained Upon

#2 - A Woman Rained Upon

El Cazador de la Bruja Season 1 - Episode 3

Ellis and Nadie take refuge from the rain in an abandoned house near the river, accompanied by the skeletal corpse of the previous owner. Shortly after, L.A. makes his entrance and informs Ellis that he has been watching her.

star 9.78
27 votes
A Man Who Lives With An Angel

#3 - A Man Who Lives With An Angel

El Cazador de la Bruja Season 1 - Episode 10

The heroines intervene when a man who runs a local franchise taco restaurant is about to get assaulted. The man offers them to stay for the night and eventually recalls the interesting circumstances as to how he met his wife.

star 9.74
27 votes
Atonement for Loved Ones is...

#4 - Atonement for Loved Ones is...

07-Ghost Season 1 - Episode 11

Teito, now staying in the church, wonders what he can do to atone for Mikage's death.

star 9.61
37 votes
Sentiments That Bind ~Fate~

#5 - Sentiments That Bind ~Fate~

Psychic Detective Yakumo Season 1 - Episode 8

Yakumo and Detective Gotou are still missing. Makoto and Yuutarou contacted Haruka and discussed with Yakumo's uncle, Isshin on finding Yakumo. Haruku figured out that the ghost video was not shot at the Nanase mansion and both Makoto and Yuutarou also verified that Hoshin Yukiko was a fake. Isshin revealed that the ghost in the video is Yakumo's mother, Azusa. He related the story of how Azusa was kidnapped and held captive when she was young. She eventually escaped two weeks later and was assisted by Haruka's mother, Keiko. They continued to keep in touch and Isshin had an unopened letter from Keiko to Azusa. The letter revealed that Azusa's fiancée is Shunsuke Takeda, who is a suspect in the Nanase Family Massacre. Meanwhile, Miyuki (the woman with Yakumo's father) was seen outside Haruka's apartment and is planning to capture her to torture Yakumo further. Shunsuke Takeda also appeared to protect Haruka and had lured to the police and managed to scare Miyuki away.

star 9.56
34 votes
Beyond Despair ~Animosity~

#6 - Beyond Despair ~Animosity~

Psychic Detective Yakumo Season 1 - Episode 12

Haruka and Yakumo saw the ghost of the little girl over Isshin and followed it to the room of Mamiya Yoshiko, the little girl in the wheelchair that Isshin met in the hospital. Yakumo found out that Yoshiko is the daughter of the Prof Sakakibara, the attending doctor on the night that Isshin was attacked. He found further proof that Prof Sakakibara was the actual attacker of his uncle (from the damaged mirror that he side swiped when he was rushing back to the temple). His motivation for attacking Isshin was so that his organ could be harvested (Isshin is a registered organ donor) and used to save his daughter. Yakumo managed to corner Sakaibara on the hospital heli-pad. Gotou, Ishii, Haruka, Nao and Makoto arrives shortly after.

star 9.56
34 votes
That Which Connects Spirits ~Rebirth~

#7 - That Which Connects Spirits ~Rebirth~

Psychic Detective Yakumo Season 1 - Episode 5

Ayaka is the daughter of Dr Kinoshita who died during a typhoon and drown in the river. The doctor was also close to Dr Andou Takashi (the ghost possessing Hijikata Makoto). Gotou and Yakumo revealed that they connect Dr Kinoshita to Andou from a photo in Andou's belongings. There was also 2 keys in his belongings. One led to a locker with a bag full of money. Gotou and Yakumo managed to track the 2nd key to a storeroom near a dam. They found a missing girl Hashimoto Rimu along with belongings of 2 murdered young girls. The police believed that Dr Andou was the murderer of the 2 girls.

star 9.44
34 votes
Therefore, You Pass Through The Door Of The Defeated

#8 - Therefore, You Pass Through The Door Of The Defeated

07-Ghost Season 1 - Episode 21

The military found out about the Eye of Mikhail and its master, Teito, and decide to search for him.

star 8.92
94 votes
Truth Lies in the Dark Abyss Where the Light Cannot Reach

#9 - Truth Lies in the Dark Abyss Where the Light Cannot Reach

07-Ghost Season 1 - Episode 16

Labrador tells Castor and Teito that Fraus be given the death sentence.

star 8.38
65 votes
The Path of Justice Leads to Light

#10 - The Path of Justice Leads to Light

07-Ghost Season 1 - Episode 6

The Church has its annual bazaar, and Teito, Mikage, and the sisters visit the bishops' shops.

star 7.98
96 votes
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Yes, I Summon Death

#11 - Yes, I Summon Death

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 6

Eu, the most powerful necromancer in existence, slips into a pretty pink dress and picks up the most darling little chainsaw as she prepares to go all magical girl on a pesky demon with a plethora of lives!

star 7.95
130 votes
That's Right, Let's Go to Kyoto

#12 - That's Right, Let's Go to Kyoto

High School D×D Season 4 - Episode 1

Issei prepares for his school trip to Kyoto, but before he leaves, he must go with Rias and the others to the Gremory household so Rias can report the completion of her family. There, they meet Sairaorg, who requests a little hand-to-hand with Issei.

star 7.79
71 votes
Showdown! Gremory Family vs. Hero Faction in Kyoto

#13 - Showdown! Gremory Family vs. Hero Faction in Kyoto

High School D×D Season 4 - Episode 4

The Hero Faction has arrived and Cao Cao wants to cross blades with Azazel and the Red Dragon Emperor. In such a dire situation, Issei must respond quickly so all his friends make it out of this alive. Will he ever find his "potential" and release it?

star 7.56
53 votes
My First Happiness Training

#14 - My First Happiness Training

Anne-Happy Season 1 - Episode 3

Today's lesson for class 1-7 of Tennomifune Academy is a dice game?! Hanako, Hbari, and Botan form a team and set out for the finish line, but at this rate they'll finish last. Meanwhile, their competitive classmate Hagyu Hibiki is determined to win as she drags along her childhood friend Ekoda Ren with her.

star 6.57
7 votes
Visiting Hanako

#15 - Visiting Hanako

Anne-Happy Season 1 - Episode 7

Hanako gets a fever and leaves class early. Hibari and Botan go to visit her at home with gifts and the day's homework. When Hanako misses school the next day, the four girls of class 7 begin creating something that makes wishes come true...

star 6.40
5 votes