The BEST episodes written by Hiroko Fukuda

Culture Fest
star
9.39
33 votes

#1 - Culture Fest

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 3 - Episode 6

Both Takagi and Nishikata prepare for their class’ production of Romiya and Juliot. But how much of the play will be a performance, and how much of it will be real?

March 14th
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9.26
39 votes

#2 - March 14th

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 3 - Episode 12

Nishikata struggles with the most important question of his life. Now, he must give Takagi his answer.

Hey, Hey! I Hafta Go to a Party! Hurry up, Seriously!
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8.95
61 votes

#3 - Hey, Hey! I Hafta Go to a Party! Hurry up, Seriously!

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 14

Hayate and Nagi are excited about Hayate being qualified for Nagi's school. However, Yukiji Katsura struggles to tell Hayate that he actually failed and that she was the indirect cause, having played pranks on him before the exam. She continually gets beaten by her little sister for skirting around the issue. Hayate eventually finds out and is disappointed but finds out that he actually qualified thanks to a recommendation from Maria.

The Beautiful Rich Great Young Detective Lady Saw It! The Case of the Murdered Female Teacher Amidst Clouds of Steam!!
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8.93
90 votes

#4 - The Beautiful Rich Great Young Detective Lady Saw It! The Case of the Murdered Female Teacher Amidst Clouds of Steam!!

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 30

Yukiji is found murdered at a hot spring inn and Detective Nagi decides to take it upon herself to solve the mystery. After a number of wrong assumptions, Nagi blames the voice in the sky ("Ten no Koe", i.e. the narrator). Kirika sends another butler to defeat Hayate, and they have a B-Daman battle.

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Made You Look / Talents / Worries / Messages
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8.81
45 votes

#5 - Made You Look / Talents / Worries / Messages

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 2 - Episode 9

Nishikata wants to surprise Takagi with a handmade surprise, but something seems to be going on with her. Later, he spots her bike at the shrine.

February 14th
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8.54
28 votes

#6 - February 14th

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 3 - Episode 11

Nishikata receives Valentine’s Day chocolates, but they aren’t from Takagi. Something has now changed; something important.

The Grip Strength Thingy / Tan / New Semester
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8.49
35 votes

#7 - The Grip Strength Thingy / Tan / New Semester

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 3 - Episode 1

Is it possible? Has Nishikata finally one-upped Takagi at long last?

Quiz! Written as 'Foe' and Read as 'Friend'!!
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8.48
60 votes

#8 - Quiz! Written as 'Foe' and Read as 'Friend'!!

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 50

Nagi and Ayumu compete together in the 4256th High School Girls Ultra Quiz tournament, though are each looking forward to the possibility of winning different prizes; Nagi wants the trophy for its resemblance to Hayate, and Ayumu wants the all-you-can-eat ticket to a restaurant so she can go out with Hayate. During the tournament, Nagi and Ayumu have trouble cooperating, though manage to end up winning the tournament in the end. Ayumu uses the all-you-can-eat ticket to invite Nagi, and Hayate to go out and eat together.

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Ordinary Stories
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8.43
61 votes

#9 - Ordinary Stories

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 49

Izumi, Miki, and Risa invite Hayate and Nagi to their "You-To-Be" Motion Picture Research school club where they film and gather funny movies and laugh at them. Nagi shows interest in the club and Hayate believes it's an opportunity to get Nagi to break her hikikomori habits. They are shown example videos which happen to be Hayate's embarrassing moments with voice overs. Hayate snaps and destroys the club's equipment and media just before Superintendent Kirika appears for her annual club investigation. It turns out the club is on the verge of being shut down and the trio were planning to use the video of Hayate as a means of keeping the club alive. As a backup plan, they promise Kirika new footage of Hayate jumping off the clock tower. With the club saved and Hayate and Nagi as new members, the club decides to hold a normal story competition. Risa tells the first story and soon the mic is passed around to even non-club members.

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Eye Drops / Scoop / Hide and Seek / Treasure Hunting
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8.40
44 votes

#10 - Eye Drops / Scoop / Hide and Seek / Treasure Hunting

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 2 - Episode 10

On their way home from school, Nishikata and Takagi find what looks like a treasure map. They decide to follow it.

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Wish
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8.32
145 votes

#11 - Wish

Noragami - Season 2 - Episode 4

Kazuma and Hiyori find themselves captured. They watch helplessly as Kugaha tricks Yato and Bishamon into battling each other to the death!

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I Like Books, but Sing It, Great Palace of the Dragon King
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8.27
89 votes

#12 - I Like Books, but Sing It, Great Palace of the Dragon King

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 20

Hayate is searching for an ultimate attack and Maria suggests looking in the Sanzen'in library for hints. They find a book that teaches the Sanzen'in secret ultimate attack. After some training, Nagi finds out that Hayate is training for Hinagiku's sake and burns the book. Depressed, Nagi leaves the house at night where she meets Ayumu Nishizawa who challenges Nagi.

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Name
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8.25
254 votes

#13 - Name

Noragami - Season 1 - Episode 9

Daikoku and Kofuku only allow Hiyori to come through the borderline so she can cleanse her blight, stating that Yato will die unless Yukine receives punishment by ablution. Although Daikoku manages to enlist the help of Mayu, he struggles to find a third Regalia to help perform the ablution. Rejecting the thought of calling on Nora, as she might kill Yukine, Hiyori goes to Bishamon's shrine to request Kazuma's help. As the three Regalias get together, they discover Yukine's back is covered with phantoms and begin their ablution, in which Yukine must endure pain until he confesses to his sins, or otherwise transform into a phantom himself. Yukine admits his crimes and expresses his jealousy of the living and his envy of what they have. As Yukine's condition worsens, Hiyori and Yato calls out to him, reminding him that they are his friends, and the name Yato gave him is that of a person's. Hearing this, Yukine apologises for all the bad things he had done, allowing the ablution to be successfully carried out. With both Yato and Yukine back to normal, they both feel thankful towards Hiyori for saving their lives. Meanwhile, Nora has awakened a spirit named Rabo, who has a grudge against Yato.

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The Story of Future Possibilities
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8.20
10 votes

#14 - The Story of Future Possibilities

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 12

It's finally time for Teko's advanced certification test, with a promise of a night-diving celebration if she passes!

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Wind From the Mountains
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8.05
21 votes

#15 - Wind From the Mountains

Those Snow White Notes - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Tsugaru Shamisen Appreciation Club has placed 3rd in the Matsugorou Cup. Next, the individual competition finally begins. However, someone unexpected has come to the venue—Kamiki Ryuugen. He reveals to Umeko that he wants Setsu to inherit the Kamiki School from him because...

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Despairing Goodbye to the Teacher ~ A Graduation Special
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7.99
89 votes

#16 - Despairing Goodbye to the Teacher ~ A Graduation Special

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 41

On the way the school, Hayate and Nagi bump into Hinagiku who is worried about her sister after she gave her New Year's allowance. Yukiji appears, shocking the three with an unusually cheerful attitude, giving Hinagiku a New Year's allowance because of a promise Yukiji made with her 10 year ago (although it was only 500 yen), and shocking them even more after they found a letter of resignation which dropped from Yukiji's bag. When homeroom ends, the class begs Yukiji to stay as a teacher causing Shiori to burst out in tears, who is happy that the class cares for her and decides to not resign. The resignation letter belonged to Shiori who found being Yukiji's superior harder than she thought. Yukiji was happy because she found many signs of good fortune.

Must-See! Complete Autumn 2007 Guide of the Latest Fashionable Date Spots for the Young and Hip
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7.98
90 votes

#17 - Must-See! Complete Autumn 2007 Guide of the Latest Fashionable Date Spots for the Young and Hip

Hayate the Combat Butler - Season 1 - Episode 35

Nagi is having trouble writing a new manga, so she orders Hayate to go out and gather references for her. She also gives Maria and Klaus the day off because she feels she needs to be alone to concentrate. Maria tags along with Hayate and the two soon become uncomfortable because their joint effort to gather references feels like a date. Yukiji, Risa, Miki, and Izumi spot them and try to get the two to kiss by bringing them to the trendiest date spots. At the end of the day, Nagi shows Hayate her fiery wrath when he shows her the photo references he took, which are mostly pictures of him and Maria having fun together.

Storage Closet / Nurse's Office / Lottery
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7.92
48 votes

#18 - Storage Closet / Nurse's Office / Lottery

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 2 - Episode 8

While cleaning up in the gym storage unit with Takagi, Nishikata pretends the door won't open, only to find that they really are locked in.

Over the Line
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7.88
244 votes

#19 - Over the Line

Noragami - Season 1 - Episode 8

Yato and Yukine are called to Hiyori's school at the request of a bullied student, with Yato giving him a certain something to use. Whilst at the school, Yukine laments that he never had the chance to go to high school himself and make friends with others. The student is driven by a phantom to confront the bully using a knife Yato had given him, but he manages to hold himself back and disperse the phantom with his own will. Yukine, however, gives into his frustration and starts breaking the school's windows, causing Yato's blight to spread further. As Hiyori discovers this, she risks herself to try and bring him to Kofuku and Daikoku, getting blighted herself in the process. Kofuku and Daikoku shut them out with a borderline.

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Playing Together
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7.86
21 votes

#20 - Playing Together

Those Snow White Notes - Season 1 - Episode 5

After being so deeply moved by Setsu's performance, Shuri decides to seriously pursue playing the shamisen. With Setsu at the center, Shuri, Shuri's childhood friends Yamazato Yui and Yaguchi Kaito, and the addition of Nagamori Rai, a fellow student with shamisen experience in a different style, the Tsugaru Shamisen Appreciation Club is formed! But with everyone being new to Tsugaru shamisen, Setsu isn't sure how to approach teaching them, so he ends up...

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Our Festival Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me Go to a Summer Festival
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7.85
26 votes

#21 - Our Festival Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me Go to a Summer Festival

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ryuto adjusts to living in Runa's great-grandmother's house as the couple prepares for the upcoming summer festival. As the two work in the same shop during the day and sleep under the same roof at night, they start to imagine a possible future together.

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My Surprise For You Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me
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7.81
32 votes

#22 - My Surprise For You Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 3

Ryuto is shocked when Maria, the girl who turned him down in junior high, suddenly transfers to his school. Ryuto struggles to keep his distance. Tough gyaru Nicole then surprises Ryuto even more with the news that his girlfriend's birthday is coming up.

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Our Jealousy Story: The Inexperienced You Gets Jealous of the Experienced You
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7.77
30 votes

#23 - Our Jealousy Story: The Inexperienced You Gets Jealous of the Experienced You

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Ryuto boldly announces in class that he is Runa's current boyfriend, Maria bolts from the room. Ryuto follows and asks her if she is responsible for the nasty rumors about Runa. Maria's answer reveals a shocking connection between the two girls.

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Arm Wrestling / Grown-Up / Bitter Taste / Bicycle
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7.76
49 votes

#24 - Arm Wrestling / Grown-Up / Bitter Taste / Bicycle

Teasing Master Takagi-san - Season 2 - Episode 4

After easily defeating his classmates in arm wrestling, things don't go quite as well for Nishikata when Takagi challenges him to a match after class.

Where Happiness Lies
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7.73
272 votes

#25 - Where Happiness Lies

Noragami - Season 1 - Episode 4

Yato takes Hiyori and Yukine to meet a fellow god named Kofuku, and her Regalia, Daikoku. In the middle of their talk, Yato is summoned by a suicidal office worker named Usuke Urasawa, whom he accidentally knocks off the top of a building in the process. On the way down, Usuke explains how his luck and fortune went downhill in pursuit of love for a girl, who turns out to be Kofuku, revealed to be a Binbougami (God of Poverty) who causes bad luck and misfortune to those around her. Yato manages to use Yukine to sever Usuke's ties and memories to Kofuku, before ensuring he lands safely. After Yato collects his payment, Kofuku tells Hiyori that Yato had once killed before. Later, as Yato tells Hiyori to go to Kofuku and Daikoku should anything happen to him, Yukine encounters a strange woman, who is revealed to be Nora--Yato's former Regalia.

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A Spring Storm
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7.70
23 votes

#26 - A Spring Storm

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yuzuki reflects on her experience in Tokyo and gains the resolve to tell Tomohiko how she feels. Friends and family gather in grateful celebration.

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I Want to Quit Heroing
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7.67
54 votes

#27 - I Want to Quit Heroing

I'm Quitting Heroing - Season 1 - Episode 9

Time is running out for demonkind. Leo may have a solution, but that means revealing his identity to Echidna.

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Yuzuki Arrives
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7.63
40 votes

#28 - Yuzuki Arrives

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 1

The disabled son of a wealthy family is banished to await death in exile--until his father purchases a girl to care for him and be his future bride.

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Our Survival Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Us Play Survival Games
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7.61
23 votes

#29 - Our Survival Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Us Play Survival Games

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 8

As school begins again, Ryuto and Runa invite their friends to play survival games. They discuss the approach of their three-month anniversary.

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The Story of One Summer Night and a Confession
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7.60
10 votes

#30 - The Story of One Summer Night and a Confession

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 1

After helping out at Kino's beach house during a lunch rush, Futaba decides to return there the next day while Hikari goes scuba diving with the others. While there, Hikari accidentally goes into an outdoor hot spring without her bikini top, putting her at risk of being exposed before the other girls come to save her. Later, after Hikari holds a barbecue party for everyone, Futaba worries about what she'd do if she has to part ways with Hikari, but Hikari encourages her to enjoy every moment they spend together.

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The Story of a New Beginning and New Feelings
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7.57
7 votes

#31 - The Story of a New Beginning and New Feelings

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Teko is invited to bring in the new year at Amanchu-ya, and she finds herself in the company of the whole gang plus a few extras. As they watch the first sunrise, a new kind of emotion takes over her and Pikari.

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Tamahiko-Sensei
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7.57
28 votes

#32 - Tamahiko-Sensei

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 7

Tamahiko leans into his new teaching gig. Yuzuki reveals a momentous fact about herself. Ryotaro is torn about a big financial opportunity in Tokyo.

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Our First Date Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me
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7.54
35 votes

#33 - Our First Date Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 2

Ryuto did start dating Runa, but Ryuto's pals warn him that it's "a joke for those popular types." Ryuto feels the cold stares of his classmates and worries he could get dumped at any moment as he starts planning his first date with his new girlfriend.

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Wind
star
7.47
19 votes

#34 - Wind

Those Snow White Notes - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Tsugaru Shamisen Appreciation Club has entered the tournament that Umeko is sponsoring, the Matsugorou Cup. Also participating are Tanuma Mai, who has thought of Setsu as a rival since they were little, and her older brother, Tanuma Souichi. With strong competitors like Osaka's Kaji Takaomi and Fukuoka's Arakawa Ushio gathered from all over Japan, the tournament is shaping up to be a fierce battle. And now, the curtain rises on the Matsugorou Cup's group competition!

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In Search of Yuzuki
star
7.45
22 votes

#35 - In Search of Yuzuki

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 11

With help from his friends, Tamahiko combs through a ruined Tokyo searching for the missing Yuzuki. A chance encounter leads to a shocking discovery.

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Tamahiko Goes to School
star
7.42
26 votes

#36 - Tamahiko Goes to School

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 8

The gang flocks to see popular singer Kotori Shiratori perform nearby. The Shima family reputation precedes Tamahiko at his new school, to his dismay.

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Happiness is Under the Moonlight
star
7.40
30 votes

#37 - Happiness is Under the Moonlight

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 4

A hard-working Yuzuki collapses in the summer heat, causing Tamahiko to question his worth as her partner and Tamako to consider her future calling.

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Our Cheating Story: The Experienced You Cheats with an Experienced Someone Else?
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7.39
28 votes

#38 - Our Cheating Story: The Experienced You Cheats with an Experienced Someone Else?

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 6

The person who called Ryuto to the gym at night was actually Maria. She confesses her desperation to become Ryuto's first, even if that means dressing and acting like Runa. Ryuto is shocked. As the two talk it out, someone else watches from the shadows.

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Tamahiko Dies
star
7.39
31 votes

#39 - Tamahiko Dies

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 2

Tamahiko receives shocking news from home. A shopping trip to Tokyo provides a welcome change of pace. An unwelcome guest shows up on their doorstep.

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Our Breakup Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Me Break Up.
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7.38
24 votes

#40 - Our Breakup Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Me Break Up.

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 11

Things have been tense between Ryuto and Runa since the culture festival. Ryuto plans to tell Maria they can't be friends anymore, but a shocking incident leads to a discovery that changes everything for Maria, Runa, and Ryuto.

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Our Dating Story: The Inexperienced Me Spends the Night with the Experienced You
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7.37
27 votes

#41 - Our Dating Story: The Inexperienced Me Spends the Night with the Experienced You

Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and The Inexperienced Me - Season 1 - Episode 5

Runa invites Ryuto to the beach to celebrate their one-month anniversary in the sun. When nervous Ryuto is just starting to relax with his radiant, bikini-clad girlfriend, a typhoon strands the two and forces them to spend the night together in an inn.

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September First
star
7.34
29 votes

#42 - September First

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 5

Yuzuki holds a celebration for Tamahiko that means more to him than either one realizes. A stranger with mysterious intentions appears in the house.

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The Story of Tears and an Endless Dream
star
7.29
7 votes

#43 - The Story of Tears and an Endless Dream

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 9

Ai can't accept how Peter parted with Mato-chan and her, and so she decides to head back to Neverland, only this time she has company.

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A Little Bit of Thought Goes A Long Way for Efficiency!
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7.28
53 votes

#44 - A Little Bit of Thought Goes A Long Way for Efficiency!

I'm Quitting Heroing - Season 1 - Episode 3

Whose idea was it to put Lily in charge of logistics? Why are her proposals drawn up in crayon!? It’s up to Leo to give her a training and development course on teamwork.

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The Black Lily
star
7.27
33 votes

#45 - The Black Lily

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 3

Yuzuki brings a gloomy Tamahiko to an enchanted corner of the mountain while his prickly little sister Tamako makes herself at home in the villa.

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The Story of Midsummer and the Sparkling Eyes
star
7.25
8 votes

#46 - The Story of Midsummer and the Sparkling Eyes

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 2

While Futaba is away for a memorial at her country home, Hikari befriends a girl by the sea who is fascinated by a mother octopus guarding her young - Futaba is determined to befriend her. Meanwhile, Futaba works hard as a volunteer helping to set up the local fireworks festival, working hard enough to earn front row seats in the VIP section of the festival for her friends.

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The Story of Cold, Flames, and Well Wishes
star
7.25
8 votes

#47 - The Story of Cold, Flames, and Well Wishes

Amanchu! - Season 2 - Episode 11

Pikari ends up with a cold on her birthday, so Teko decides to visit her at home. She finds someone on the way, which leads to plans for another fun event once Pikari recovers.

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The Hero Shares His Tale of Burden
star
7.24
54 votes

#48 - The Hero Shares His Tale of Burden

I'm Quitting Heroing - Season 1 - Episode 6

Listening is a vital part of communication, and Mernes is perceptive enough to know that Leo is holding something back. So the former hero confides his secret to the assassin.

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Yuzuki Goes to Tokyo
star
7.21
24 votes

#49 - Yuzuki Goes to Tokyo

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 10

An old school friend invites Yuzuki to visit in Tokyo, but she's hesitant to leave Tamahiko alone. A tragedy spurs Tamahiko to make a decisive move.

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The Bad Girl
star
7.20
30 votes

#50 - The Bad Girl

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - Season 1 - Episode 6

Determined to recover Yuzu's bookmark, Tamahiko winds up doing the thief's family a favor. After Tamako clues him in, Tamahiko must make things right.

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