The Best Episodes Directed by Yuusuke Onoda

Shin Nitta

#1 - Shin Nitta

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 35

After learning from Mikuru that his father was a cardfighter and died while on Vanguard business, Chrono feels lost on what he should do. He tries to talk to Shin about it but decides not to. Sensing Chrono is troubled over something, Shin proposes to have a fight with him as a way to find the answer for himself. Shin shows that despite his appearance, he is a highly skilled fighter as he counters Chrono's tactics with his Murakumo deck. At the end of this fierce battle, Chrono manages to win on a gamble. Afterwards, Shin deduces that Chrono was asked by a family member to stop playing Vanguard, and Chrono realizes that he loves the game so much that he cannot quit. So, Chrono eventually confronts Mikuru and tells her his true feelings about Vanguard. Revealed to be acquainted with Shin and hearing from him about how much Vanguard changed Chrono's life, Mikuru now understands Chrono's feelings and allows him to continue playing the game.

star 9.87
30 votes
Accidental Contact

#2 - Accidental Contact

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer Season 1 - Episode 13

After Kon and Ecarlate faked their death, the group finally can travel without worry. However, a crazy, misunderstanding young girl changes all that.

star 9.86
63 votes
Beginning of a Long Summer

#3 - Beginning of a Long Summer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 32

To cheer up the depressed pair of Tokoha and Shion, and to repay them for helping him return to grade 3, Chrono prepares a trip to a beach with amusing activities planned for the day. Unfortunately, the bad weather and other accidents ruin most of the fun that the three hoped to have. Chrono eventually reveals that he originally wanted to show a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower to Tokoha and Shion. After he reassures Tokoha and Shion of their abilities, Team TRY3 is then treated with a fireworks display from a nearby festival. But later, Shion declares to his teammates that he will be quitting Vanguard.

star 9.84
31 votes
A Stormy Night

#4 - A Stormy Night

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 6

On a stormy night, Shion cardfights and loses to Kai multiple times. This makes Shion feel helpless and powerless but eventually realize that he can do more, thus gaining more confidence and determination. The next day, the Dragon Empire branch's G Quest begins. It is a city-wide treasure hunt with participants trying to gather as many treasure points as possible, but there are "chasers" who will impede them along the way. After TRY3 splits up, Chrono and Tokoha cardfight and defeat two chasers: Naoki and Shingo, respectively.

star 9.84
31 votes
Kai's Lightning

#5 - Kai's Lightning

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 12

TRY3 takes on the Star Gate branch's G Quest. The goal is simple but has yet to be conquered by anyone: defeat either Kai or Kouji. Through this quest, Shion gets a rematch against Kai, who tests him with his Narukami deck. Despite going through many hardships and his best efforts, Shion ultimately loses to Kai. Nonetheless, Shion stays determined to get stronger, and Kai is left impressed with TRY3's progress.

star 9.84
31 votes
Showdown! Team Q4 - Tokoha vs. Misaki

#6 - Showdown! Team Q4 - Tokoha vs. Misaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 23

The match of TRY3 vs. Q4 bears another meaning for TRY3; if Chrono and his teammates cannot beat Q4, then they will not be allowed to face Myoujin. The first game pits Tokoha against Misaki, who is using her Tsukuyomi deck. Despite Misaki returning cards into her deck and memorizing how she stacked her cards, Tokoha holds on by defending herself with the new Generation Guard mechanic. Tokoha then wins on the next turn, and Misaki is left satisfied with how far she has come.

star 9.84
31 votes
Reunion with Kanzaki

#7 - Reunion with Kanzaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 4

Chrono and Taiyou seek Kanzaki, who is training in a secluded mountain range. They tell him about the situation with Ryuzu, and in exchange, Kanzaki tells them more about Depend Cards; they are contracts between a fighter and a summoned unit from Cray, but summoning units require a large amount of Stride Force. Kanzaki also reminds Chrono of their fight when Chrono had truly summoned Chronojet Dragon, which surprises Chrono of his own untapped power. Meanwhile, Shouma approaches Ibuki and warns him of certain punishment. After spending the night at Kanzaki's hut, Chrono and Taiyou return to the city and confront Hiroki, following Kanzaki's hunches. Having rebuilt his deck, Taiyou challenges Hiroki to a rematch.

star 9.84
31 votes
Triangle of Divas

#8 - Triangle of Divas

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 10

To help with the reconstruction of the Dragon Empire Branch, Saya Yatomi returns to hold a special event, the "Happy Vanguard Festival", along with fellow idols Lisa Ferris and Remy Altena. Drawing many attendees, the festival moves on to the main event: a stage performance in which Saya, Lisa, and Remy try to show the evil "Black Vangua-rou" the fun of Vanguard. However, during the show, rain falls and causes one of the stage props to malfunction. Just when Saya thinks the show is ruined, Team TRY3 appears as Card Warriors Vanguamen. Thanks to them getting the audience involved, the show is saved, and the festival is an overall success.

star 9.84
31 votes
Enishi vs. Am

#9 - Enishi vs. Am

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 15

To prevent Luna from being sacrificed for the Company's project, Am cardfights Enishi. She resolves herself to save Luna even if it means losing the chance to revive her parents. On the other hand, Enishi reveals his past in which he and a female friend suffered from a disease. He swore to protect her, but the girl eventually died while Enishi lived, which he thinks her life was given to save his. Believing that Luna's sacrifice is necessary for the sake of a better future, Enishi defeats Am and banishes her from the Company.

star 9.84
31 votes
Smile of Queen and Schemes

#10 - Smile of Queen and Schemes

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 8 - Episode 5

The one who Shion hopes to recruit to Fukuhara's Vanguard club is Rin Hashima, but doing so is not an easy task. Hayao requests for Rin to join, which she initially refuses, but he manages to catch her interest when he mentions that Mamoru Anjou will come teach the club. Later that afternoon, Rin comes to the clubroom before Mamoru does, and Shion coaxes her into playing against Hayao. While the two have their cardfight, Mamoru appears, and Shion tricks him into believing that Rin is a member of the club and she is training with Hayao. As a result, Rin reluctantly becomes an official club member.

star 9.84
31 votes
True Feelings

#11 - True Feelings

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 21

Tokoha fights Enishi, who believes that Ryuzu's "perfect future" is the right one in which no one will be hurt. However, Tokoha tries to convince him that this future is a false one that only blinds people. She goes on by saying there may be tough times, but people can and will get through them. Defeating Enishi, Tokoha gets him to admit that even he thought Ryuzu's vision of a perfect future was wrong. Meanwhile, Am fights a projection of Luna's will, which is to make Am's wish of reviving her parents come true. Am confesses that what she truly wants is to be with Luna, even if it means having to wait longer for her parents to wake up from their comas. After Am beats the projection, the real Luna awakens.

star 9.81
31 votes
The God Makes a Match

#12 - The God Makes a Match

Kamisama Kiss Season 1 - Episode 3

The land under Mikage Shrine's protection includes Isara Swamp and Himemiko, its guardian mistress, comes to pay her respects to the new land god. And Nanami's divine matchmaking powers are put to the test for the first time.

star 9.11
92 votes
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The Sword and DEAD

#13 - The Sword and DEAD

High School of the Dead Season 1 - Episode 9

Saeko and Takashi find a new vehicle to evade the horde of undead in between them and Saya's home.

star 8.20
632 votes
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A Flimsy Alliance

#14 - A Flimsy Alliance

Dr. Stone Season 1 - Episode 10

Senku and his kingdom of science successfully test the first lightbulb since the collapse. Meanwhile, Asagiri Gen, a spy from Tsukasa’s empire, is killed by an unknown attacker.

star 7.71
278 votes
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King of Farmers

#15 - King of Farmers

No-Rin Season 1 - Episode 2

Kosaku shows new girl Ringo around the school and introduces her to childhood friend Minori Nakazawa, best friend Kei Kamatori, pet wallaby Wakadana and large breasted classmate Kocho Yoshida. During a welcome party Ringo seems oddly jealous of how close Minori is to Kosaku, at least until an unfortunate laundry room encounter turns into a "best panties" competition.

star 7.47
17 votes
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Revenge at the Critical Moment

#16 - Revenge at the Critical Moment

Baby Steps Season 2 - Episode 7

The Kanagawa Prefectural begins as Eiichirō faces off against Araya's new underclassman Nishimura. Araya has told Nishimura all of Eiichirō's weaknesses from the year before, making Nishimura very confident in his chances of winning. To counter this knowledge Eiichirō debuts his new serve and wins easily 6-0. Eiichirō then goes to scout Miyagawa, knowing he will be his second round opponent, but he arrives just in time to see the final point as Miyagawa wins 6-1, giving neither the knowledge of each other's growth in the past year.

star 7.38
13 votes
I thought we would do our best at the culture festival?

#17 - I thought we would do our best at the culture festival?

And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online? Season 1 - Episode 10

The Net Game Club members find that they are obliged to take part in the upcoming school culture festival. However, they are at a loss as to what presentation to make, until Kyoh has an idea that coincides with Legendary Age's fall update.

star 7.36
58 votes
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People who do not respect themselves will not be respected by others.

#18 - People who do not respect themselves will not be respected by others.

Caligula Season 1 - Episode 4

After talking to Ritsu about the truth of their world, Aria and Shogo ask him to lend them his aid. Later Shinohara Mifue and Morita Naruko, who also started to notice the incongruities in their world like Ritsu, visit the music prep room as well. While others are talking about people being "spirited away" on the gossiper, Tomoe Kotaru dashes into the room claiming he can no longer reach his friend who went into the library...

star 6.12
17 votes
Wet Warrior

#19 - Wet Warrior

Ikki Tousen Season 4 - Episode 1

Sworn to avenge her brother's death, novice warrior Mouki infiltrates the killer's academy, then must test her skills against his fierce defenders.

star 5.99
96 votes
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