The BEST episodes written by Naoki Hayashi

Pure Jitter
star
8.69
49 votes

#1 - Pure Jitter

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 10

Cocona demands answers as Asclepius attacks Flip Flap. Cocona's world starts to crumble as the truth is finally revealed.

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Pure Breaker
star
8.69
50 votes

#2 - Pure Breaker

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 8

Cocona and Papika get thrown into Pure Illusion, entering a futuristic city. The girls and Yayaka must work together if they want to get out alive.

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Pure Audio
star
8.38
48 votes

#3 - Pure Audio

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 13

Cocona and Papika reunited forever more bring Mimi and Pure Illusion's rampage on reality to an end.

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Once More, with Feeling
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8.25
4 votes

#4 - Once More, with Feeling

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 12

Everything is on the line as the act-off between Mankai Company and God Troupe begins!

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Become Someone Different
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8.00
4 votes

#5 - Become Someone Different

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 4

Autumn Troupe loses a member the day of portrait presentations. How will they go on without a complete cast?

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One-Man Shows
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8.00
4 votes

#6 - One-Man Shows

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 3

Yuzo assigns Autumn Troupe an exercise to improve their acting skills, forcing the aspiring actors to open up and reveal a piece of their pasts.

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Pure Mute
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7.98
46 votes

#7 - Pure Mute

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 9

Yayaka's usefulness comes into question, and as Cocona and Yayaka face off, their friendship and lives are put on the line.

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out of love
star
7.93
87 votes

#8 - out of love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 6

Mei's father, Aihara Shou suddenly returns home. While Yuzu is surprised to meet him for the first time, she explains to Shou how hard Mei's been working for the academy. However, Mei screams at her to stop when Shou just silently averts his eyes with hesitation. Shou tells his daughter, "I'm not returning to the academy." Yuzu is unable to say anything as Mei runs away to their bedroom, and that night she tries speaking to Mei again.

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love affair!?
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7.87
138 votes

#9 - love affair!?

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 1

Despite her gyaru looks, Aihara Yuzu is an innocent high school girl with no experience and no prior loves. When her mother remarries, she's transferred into the prestigious "Aihara Academy" for young ladies. However, on her first day at school she happens to witness the diligent student council president, Aihara Mei, making out with her hot homeroom teacher... Yuzu returns home, unable to hid how upset it left her, when her mother announces Mei will be her new step sister, and they'll be sharing a room...?!

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Pure Howling
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7.81
47 votes

#10 - Pure Howling

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yayaka and Papika have teamed up to save Cocona from her mother. As they follow Mimi and Cocona, they must fight their way through Pure Illusion.

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Pure Storage
star
7.77
44 votes

#11 - Pure Storage

Flip Flappers - Season 1 - Episode 11

Mimi poses a threat to the world. Salt and Papika try to stop her only to be overwhelmed by their memories.

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my love goes on and on
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7.76
54 votes

#12 - my love goes on and on

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 12

Yuzu promises Nina that she'll support Sara's love with her, but after learning that the girl of Sara's destiny is Mei, she can't help but feel shaken. Nina ignores all the attention she's drawing, desperately holding Yuzu back to keep her from going to Mei. During their conflict Yuzu gets a call from Sara on her smartphone, saying "There's something I need to give you." She quickly races to the overlook, but Mei isn't there, only Sara greeting her with a slightly sad smile as she returns the student ID Yuzu dropped earlier.

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A Confession
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7.75
4 votes

#13 - A Confession

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 5

Yuki finds the costumes in tatters the day before Autumn Troupe’s dress rehearsal. Who could have done this?

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under lover
star
7.56
54 votes

#14 - under lover

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Himeko declares, "I've crossed a line with the president!" Yuzu gets competitive and wants to cross that line too. At school, both compete to see who will eat lunch with Mei, but Mei turns them down and leaves them equally crestfallen. Meanwhile, Harumi reveals she has four tickets to an amusement park and proposes that they invite the president to all go together...

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Summertime Survival!
star
7.50
6 votes

#15 - Summertime Survival!

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 12

It’s Summer Troupe’s opening night of “Water Me!” Can the troupe step it up after their disappointing dress rehearsal?

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A Mismatched Buddy Pair
star
7.50
4 votes

#16 - A Mismatched Buddy Pair

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 2

Tensions are running high between Banri and Juza as Autumn Troupe begins theater training.

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Portrait of a Punk
star
7.50
4 votes

#17 - Portrait of a Punk

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 6

Closing night has finally arrived for Autumn Troupe’s performance of "The Roman Episode".

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winter of love
star
7.35
64 votes

#18 - winter of love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 10

While Mei was able to accept her feelings on Christmas night, for some reason Yuzu couldn't respond sincerely. Ever since then the two have barely exchanged words and their relationship only grows more awkward... More time passes until the school field trip draws near. On the day of the trip Yuzu oversleeps and dashes to the station, but she's too late to catch the train. While she's feeling depressed she runs into a pretty young girl, Tachibana Sara, who also missed her train.

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love you only
star
7.33
50 votes

#19 - love you only

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yuzu manages to reunite with her class, and then at the hotel she tries to confess her feelings and talk about that Christmas night with Mei. However, Mei tells her to forget about that night... Tachibana Nina happens to witness their exchange, and knowing about how her twin sister feels as well as her relationship with Yuzu, Nina resolves to help fulfill her sister's destiny. The next day Sara and Nina beat Yuzu's class to Yasaka Shrine, waiting for their chance.

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love is
star
7.25
51 votes

#20 - love is

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 9

With her dislike of Yuzu and Mei's relationship, Matsuri uses the secret photo she took at the shopping mall to blackmail Mei into fooling around with text-pal on Christmas. Meanwhile, Yuzu knows nothing of this and struggles to bake a cake for her first Christmas together with Mei. While her excitement builds, Mei comes home and breaks the news that she won't be able to join their Christmas Party due to student council work...

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An Act-Off
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7.25
4 votes

#21 - An Act-Off

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 8

As Winter Troupe starts training, they hear about the theater’s many urban legends. They can’t be true though, can they?

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Responsibility and Commitment
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7.25
4 votes

#22 - Responsibility and Commitment

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 9

The Fuyugumi was placed in a difficult situation by "Tyman ACT" brought from the GOD seat. Tsumugi was distressed when he was left to make a decision as a leader, but at the end he decided to decline at the discretion of Izumi. However, from that day on, Tsumugi and Tsumugi face a mysterious event of repeating the same day. It was one of the seven mysteries of the theater company that Isuke had told me before. Knowing that it is necessary for Tsumugi and Tsumugi to get along well in order to get out of that loop, the two try various methods ...

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Season of Reunion
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7.25
4 votes

#23 - Season of Reunion

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 7

Mankai Company, recruiting for its Winter Troupe, gathers new members from unexpected and odd places.

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True Friends
star
7.20
5 votes

#24 - True Friends

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 10

Yuzo swings by to give ruthless feedback, while tempers grow hot again among the Summer Troupe members.

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To a Future in Full Bloom
star
7.17
6 votes

#25 - To a Future in Full Bloom

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 1

After receiving a mysterious letter, Izumi Tachibana finds herself at Mankai Theater, the theater her father used to work at.

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The Show Must Go On!
star
7.17
6 votes

#26 - The Show Must Go On!

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 6

It's finally time for Spring Troupe's debut show, "Romeo and Julius." Can they get a full house on closing night to prevent the theater's demolition?

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My Weakness
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7.17
6 votes

#27 - My Weakness

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tenma goes home to convince his dad to allow him to take part in the performance. Will he make it back for the show?

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one's first love
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7.15
129 votes

#28 - one's first love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 2

During their first night sharing a room, Yuzu had her first kiss stolen by her step sister. Since then she can't get Mei off her mind, while Mei herself goes on as if nothing happened. Meanwhile, Mei's Grandfather, the chairman of Aihara Academy, takes Mei back to his mansion. Unable to forget the sad expression on Mei's face when they kissed, Yuzu heads to the mansion to confirm Mei's true feelings, but...?!

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Romeo and Julius
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7.14
7 votes

#29 - Romeo and Julius

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Spring Troupe needs to start rehearsing for their performance. But before that, they need a script and not to mention, more members!

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love or lie!
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7.07
54 votes

#30 - love or lie!

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 7

Mei and Yuzu study together at their house so Yuzu can place in the top 100 on their exams and keep their grandfather happy. However, after their kiss of mutual yearning, Yuzu can't concentrate at all. Steeling her resolve she asks Mei what that kiss meant only to get coldly brushed off. Feeling depressed, Yuzu heads to an arcade with Harumi, but her mind's distracted. There, she reunites with her childhood friend, the second year middle schooler, Mizusawa Matsuri.

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sisterly love?
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7.03
124 votes

#31 - sisterly love?

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 3

Yuzu realizes her feelings for Mei are love, and cries. Wanting to follow her emotions, Yuzu visits the chairman's office to try and reclaim her relationship with Mei after she went away. However, she discovers the chairman suddenly ill?! Mei comes rushing to the hospital when she's called, learning that Yuzu worked hard to save the chairman, and then she begins to open up about herself...

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A New Season
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7.00
6 votes

#32 - A New Season

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 7

With Spring Troupe's performance a success, Mankai Company needs to recruit new members for the new Summer Troupe.

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Stand by Me
star
7.00
4 votes

#33 - Stand by Me

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 11

The first day of the Fuyugumi performance. The five people who finished the performance safely were given applause from the audience, and an article was posted on the theater-related information site to convey the good performance of the new winter group. However, on the other hand, Tsumugi heard the opinion that "the acting of 丞 has changed completely from the time of GOD seat" and "the opponent role was also better for Asuka Harusho of GOD seat". The relentless words from Reni of the GOD seat that I met while shopping overlapped, and Izumi consulted with me to change the play a little.

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Discord
star
7.00
4 votes

#34 - Discord

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 10

Izumi and his friends have designated the theme of "Tyman ACT" as "Angel" by Reni. The script of the spelling is completed, and the practice begins immediately. Yuzo of the first Harugumi, who finished watching the training, described it as "the best result of the group so far", but it was pointed out that he felt some distance. So the five decided to invite Izumi to drink in order to deepen their friendship. The Fuyugumi who got to know each other again and deepened their ties. When I returned to the dormitory, I was waiting for Sachi and Taichi, who were exhausted, and the costumes that had just been completed.

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war of love
star
6.98
51 votes

#35 - war of love

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 8

After accepting Matsuri's forceful invitation to hang out after school, Yuzu takes Mei with her to the station where Matsuri's waiting. Matsuri greets Mei with a cold stare, having believed she'd meet Yuzu alone, and then she grabs Yuzu's hand and happily drags her around the shopping mall. However, Yuzu's constantly thinking of Mei, which upsets Matsuri until she finally calls Yuzu cruel and runs away from the two of them.

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On Love - Spring Edition
star
6.83
6 votes

#36 - On Love - Spring Edition

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 5

Time's running out fast before the Spring Troupe's debut show, but they need to advertise to increase ticket sales. Will they get the audience they need?

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The Thousand and One Nights
star
6.83
6 votes

#37 - The Thousand and One Nights

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Problems quickly start cropping up as Summer Troupe settles in. How will this diverse and quirky group work together?

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Autumn Turmoil
star
6.75
4 votes

#38 - Autumn Turmoil

A3! - Season 2 - Episode 1

It’s time for Mankai Company to round up members for the New Autumn Troupe, but the prospective members are a rough-looking crowd.

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Summer Camp
star
6.67
6 votes

#39 - Summer Camp

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 9

The Summer Troupe goes on a summer camp for rehearsal and some bonding time.

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A New Challenge
star
6.67
6 votes

#40 - A New Challenge

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Preparation for the Spring Troupe's first show moves forward as they try something new to give their show some excitement.

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love me do!
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6.54
115 votes

#41 - love me do!

Citrus - Season 1 - Episode 4

After confronting Mei with her feelings and kissing her in the chairman's office Yuzu isn't able to face Mei and agonizes over it. Meanwhile, the student council vice president who's also Mei's childhood friend, Momokino Himeko, becomes suspicious of what happened in the chairman's office and meets with Yuzu on their day off to discuss it. There she tells Yuzu, "She's incredibly sad. As sad as she was when the current chairman, her father, left her," leaving her in shock. Yuzu's weakly walking to the station home when Mei appears before her...

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Good Night, Theater
star
6.43
7 votes

#42 - Good Night, Theater

A3! - Season 1 - Episode 3

With five members, the Spring Troupe begins rehearsing, encountering some bumps along the way.

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Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1
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0.00
0 votes

#43 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 14

With the success of Keiichi and others, Satoko was rescued from her uncle Teppei. The future led by the dice of fate seemed to be heading towards the end that Rika longed for ...

Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2
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0.00
0 votes

#44 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 2

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 15

Rika decides to confront the fate of the tragedy only five more times. In the next world, Rika visits a toy store in Okinomiya with members of club activities and reunites with a nostalgic person.

Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3
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0.00
0 votes

#45 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 3

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 16

What I wish for is just a little happiness. Everyday scenery that you should have had once. Entrusted the hope of Ichiru, Rika has opened my eyes at the end of the world ── .

Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4
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0.00
0 votes

#46 - Cat-Deceiving Chapter, Part 4

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 17

The world where Rika arrived at the end of the chain of death was Hinamizawa, who had no tragedy and was freed from the curse of Mr. Oyashiro.

Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 1
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0.00
0 votes

#47 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 1

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 18

June, 1983. Higurashi no Naku's voice is drowned out by the sound of the ritual that is heard someday, and the never-ending roar turns into the joy of victory. And time is, to June of 1984 years ── .

Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2
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0.00
0 votes

#48 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 2

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 19

Satoko, who enjoyed her happy life in Hinamizawa Village, is told by Rika that she has a dream that she has kept in her heart for many years. Although it was Satoko confused a sudden confession ....

Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3
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0.00
0 votes

#49 - Village-Destroying Chapter, Part 3

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 20

After gaining a new life at St. Lucia's school, which she had longed for, Rika becomes a popular student at the school. On the other hand, Satoko, who couldn't keep up with her studies due to the school spirit, was spending her daily supplementary lessons.

Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1
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0.00
0 votes

#50 - Demon-Deceiving Chapter, Part 1

Higurashi: When They Cry - Season 1 - Episode 1

Mysterious goings-on have disrupted life in a small town.

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