The BEST episodes written by Taku Kishimoto

Do something uncharacteristic, and something uncharacteristic will happen
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#1 - Do something uncharacteristic, and something uncharacteristic will happen

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 16

Ensho's past is revealed, and Takasugi revolves to make a final stand to take him down.

A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 2
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#2 - A Scandal in the British Empire, Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 13

Following William's plan, Albert invites Irene to a masquerade, where a game with the famed "Lord of Crime" as its theme is being played. Dressed as a man, Irene uses the game to contact Albert, pleading for her safety in return for the stolen papers.

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The Evildoers Who Do Good
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#3 - The Evildoers Who Do Good

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 13

The other half of silver soul arc starts.

The "Noahtic", Act 2
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#4 - The "Noahtic", Act 2

Moriarty the Patriot - Season 1 - Episode 7

William helps to cover up Enders's crime, and Enders believes he is in the clear. As the first ballet performed aboard a sailing vessel takes place, William and the others secretly prepare another production in criminal theatre behind the scenes.

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Monsters' Ball
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9.40
134 votes

#5 - Monsters' Ball

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 24

The grueling match between Karasuno and Inarizaki comes to a conclusion as one team finally emerges victorious and moves onto the third round of the Spring Tournament.

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Sworn Enemy
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9.40
44 votes

#6 - Sworn Enemy

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 40

As Gintoki and Takasugi continue their frenzied fight, the past they shared together with Katsura is revealed, as well as the fate of their teacher, Shouyou.

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Those Who Protect Against All Odds
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9.38
44 votes

#7 - Those Who Protect Against All Odds

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 39

Past histories are finally confronted for Gintoki and Kagura as they face off against Takasugi and Kamui.

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The Absolute Limit Switch
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9.38
193 votes

#8 - The Absolute Limit Switch

Haikyu!! - Season 2 - Episode 24

Neither team is willing to let the other team get ahead. They're both reaching their limit, yet the match continues. They proceed into the final battle to determine who will make it to the finals.

See You Again Soon
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9.37
52 votes

#9 - See You Again Soon

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 13

Tohru, the Somas, and all of their friends prepare for the next chapters of their lives.

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I Just Love Her
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9.30
49 votes

#10 - I Just Love Her

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 10

After a fight, Yuki and Kyo each figure out what they want to do next.

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What's Your Name?
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52 votes

#11 - What's Your Name?

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 9

Yuki goes looking for Kyo. Tohru and Akito finally connect, but then they both get a shock.

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Goodbye
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9.24
57 votes

#12 - Goodbye

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 11

Kyo finally tells Tohru what he should have told her in the first place. And we finally hear the true, original zodiac story.

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The Day the Demon Cried
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9.13
43 votes

#13 - The Day the Demon Cried

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 43

Following Shigeshige's assassination, the new Shogun, Nobunobu begins a purge of the old guard. Matsudaira and Kondo are blamed for failing to prevent the assassination and sentenced to be beheaded and the Shingengumi are disbanded. Lost and without a leader, they must now decide what to do next.

You Fought Well
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48 votes

#14 - You Fought Well

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 12

Akito makes a drastic choice that will affect the futures of the whole Soma family.

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Paths
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9.10
36 votes

#15 - Paths

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 7

The Joi Elite Four come together once again at last, with explosive results.

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I'm Disappointed in You
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49 votes

#16 - I'm Disappointed in You

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 8

Kyo and Tohru have a painful conversation.

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The Two Fools
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9.08
35 votes

#17 - The Two Fools

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 5

The Kaientai fleet comes under attack from the Harusame division without any troops. Can Sakamoto, Mutsu, and Nobunobu get out of this alive?

The Halo Around the Moon
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9.04
170 votes

#18 - The Halo Around the Moon

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 4

Thanks to Tsukki and Nishinoya's blocking, Karasuno comes back at the end of the second set. It is a heated battle in the end, resulting in multiple deuces... Who will score the final point?

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Pitons
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9.02
123 votes

#19 - Pitons

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 22

Inarizaki begins to take the set back with unexpected and powerful attacks, with each play continuing to chip away at the spirits of the Karasuno team. When all begins to seem hopeless, a miraculous play made by the last person they expected brings a new wave of hope.

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It Was So Foolish
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9.02
53 votes

#20 - It Was So Foolish

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 6

Kyo is thinking about the past. Tohru is thinking about the future. But they're both thinking about each other.

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Rabbits Jump High on Moonlit Nights
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#21 - Rabbits Jump High on Moonlit Nights

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 14

Kagura senses Yato presence and runs off to stop them, and she has some unexpected backup!

The Battle of Concepts
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164 votes

#22 - The Battle of Concepts

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 10

The battle goes well beyond 15, as the fifth set for both teams enters the 20's. Shiratorizawa shows off individual strengths, and Karasuno continues to show the strength as a team. In a battle of volleyball philosophy, Karasuno and Shiratorizawa fight for who moves on to Nationals.

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Zura
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36 votes

#23 - Zura

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 4

Kotarou's nickname is "Kotarou the Runner". He's a master of defensive battles, and minimizing losses when things turn bad. His quiet, unassuming nature and the way he fights make him less likely to stand out than his other friends. However, if he was put up against a real foe, someone who he couldn't beat unless he gave up on running, you might just learn his true name...

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I'm… Home
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8.93
52 votes

#24 - I'm… Home

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 4

The Somas get increasingly worried when no one can find Rin.

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Do You Wanna Kiss?
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63 votes

#25 - Do You Wanna Kiss?

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 18

Isuzu, the zodiac Horse, is determined to make change and seeks out Shigure for some answers.

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Prison Break
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8.90
38 votes

#26 - Prison Break

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 46

The Shinsengumi and Joi Rebels team up to rescue Kondo and Katsura from the prison island known as Kokujo, but things do not go to plan and they are soon ambushed by a familiar enemy.

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Let's Go Home
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8.88
107 votes

#27 - Let's Go Home

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 1 - Episode 24

Kazuma Soma's visit to the house is more than a casual visit, especially for Kyo. Will we finally find out Kyo's secret?

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The Volleyball Idiots
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8.88
154 votes

#28 - The Volleyball Idiots

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 9

Just as Shiratorizawa gets to match point, Karasuno regains spirit as Tsukki returns to the court.. Players on both teams are at the end of their ropes, but they continue to give their all to the last part of the match!

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Let's Have a Feast Again
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55 votes

#29 - Let's Have a Feast Again

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 1

As Season 3 begins, Tohru struggles to digest all the new information she's learned from Kureno.

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I Mean… You Know, Right?
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53 votes

#30 - I Mean… You Know, Right?

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 5

Momiji seems completely different this school year! He's got a taller body and a deeper voice, but has anything changed on the inside?

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Heroes Always Arrive Fashionably Late
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38 votes

#31 - Heroes Always Arrive Fashionably Late

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 44

Gin and Hijikata are drinking away their sorrows when Nobunobu and the Mimawarigumi storm the place. Nobunobu, not satisfied with having crushed Shigeshige and thei Shinsengumi attempts to antagonize Hijikata. Suddenly, an unexpected ally arrives.

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The Birth of the Serene King
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114 votes

#32 - The Birth of the Serene King

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 23

Little by little the game is approaching the end, with the players of both teams accusing the accumulated fatigue.

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Joker Game (1)
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#33 - Joker Game (1)

Joker Game - Season 1 - Episode 1

In Autumn 1937, Lt. Colonel Yuuki establishes the spy training group "D-Agency,” which went against the Imperial Army's wishes. The army sends Lieutenant Sakuma to serve as their liaison to D-Agency, and Lieutenant Sakuma observes the applicants brutal examination process. Disguised as military police, Sakuma leads D-Agency on their first mission: to search the home of a suspected American spy, the Japanophile John Gordon.

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The Song of a Samurai
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#34 - The Song of a Samurai

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 3

Tensions heighten on Rakuyo as several factions arrive on the scene and confront one another.

An Annoying Guy
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152 votes

#35 - An Annoying Guy

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 8

Tsukki injures his hand and has to leave for medical attention, which causes Karasuno's blocking to weaken. Karasuno steps up their attacks in his absence. Hinata's play finally makes Ushijima feel like he's worth playing against.

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Accomplishment
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8.75
546 votes

#36 - Accomplishment

Erased - Season 1 - Episode 4

Satoru invites Hinazuki to the Science Center so she won’t be alone. He suspects that he’s riding the same pre-Revival rail of time, and before he knows it, X-day has arrived...

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That’s Right, It’s Empty
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49 votes

#37 - That’s Right, It’s Empty

Fruits Basket (2019) - Season 3 - Episode 7

Kyo has a nightmare about the mothers in his life. Akito and Ren are still dealing with Akira's death.

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The Chemical Change of Encounters
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8.73
149 votes

#38 - The Chemical Change of Encounters

Haikyu!! - Season 3 - Episode 6

Karasuno finds themselves against a wall as Shiratorizawa wins their second set easily. Needing a push, Hinata ups his defense and the two teams battle it out..

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The Promised Land
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8.73
117 votes

#39 - The Promised Land

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 25

Karasuno has claimed victory and will be advancing to the third round of the Spring Tournament. Emotions are on display from all teams as some are eliminated from the tournament while others prepare for their next battle.

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Declaration of War
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8.70
181 votes

#40 - Declaration of War

Haikyu!! - Season 2 - Episode 25

After defeating their fated rivals, the Karasuno High School Volleyball Club finally move on to the finals of the Miyazaki Prefecture Qualifiers of the Spring Tournament. They will be facing the strongest school in the prefecture, Shiratorizawa Academy. Their battle for the "absolute king" in order to get the one ticket to nationals beings!

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The First Step
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84 votes

#41 - The First Step

Bunny Drop - Season 1 - Episode 11

Daikichi helps look after Kouki whilst Yukari recovers from her cold. Later, Rin practises for a skipping rope contest, with Daikichi joining in so he can lose some weight. After the contest, Daikichi takes Rin to see his parents, where one of Rin's wobbly teeth comes out. Daikichi also talks with his sister, reminding himself about the words of wisdom given to him by Yukari and his adult friends. On the way home, Daikichi reflects on the past year he has spent with Rin.

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A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember
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40 votes

#42 - A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 7

Gin and co finally remember the phantom fifth member, Kurokono Tasuke. They also remember blowing him up by accident! Could it be that this reunion was arranged by Kurokono's vengeful spirit?

Ten Years
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8.69
39 votes

#43 - Ten Years

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 6

Gintoki comes across a man who has waited over a decade to exact his revenge on him. The question is, does he really have the right guy?

The Former Coward's Fight
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8.69
153 votes

#44 - The Former Coward's Fight

Haikyu!! - Season 2 - Episode 22

As Seijoh takes the flow of the game, Keishin sends Yamaguchi out as a pinch server. Yamaguchi ran away from the Wakunan match, but now is he able to turn around this match?

Leave Letter
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8.68
36 votes

#45 - Leave Letter

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 2

When they learn the truth about the current situation, the gang realize that they must go into battle. And so, too, does Kagura.

The Iron Wall
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169 votes

#46 - The Iron Wall

Haikyu!! - Season 1 - Episode 17

Dateko and Karasuno battle it out in the second round. Dateko's giant reveals he is targeting Hinata, forcing Kageyama to reveal the super quick attack. The super quick attack seems to give Karasuno a slight advantage, allowing them to take an 18-16 lead. When the giant targets Hinata on a super quick attack, Karasuno is able to reveal their last ace. Karasuno perfects their version of Nekoma's "The Pipe" by getting a delayed set to Azumane, who is set up behind Hinata. Karasuno has now played all their trump cards, or so everyone else thinks. Does Karasuno still have one trick left from the bench?

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Pinky Swear
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8.66
92 votes

#47 - Pinky Swear

Bunny Drop - Season 1 - Episode 2

Whilst shopping for clothes, Daikichi realises he needs to register Rin for nursery school. With help from his cousin, Haruko Maeda, Daikichi finds a temporary nursery school to look after Rin whilst he goes to work. However, Daikichi ends up having to work overtime, causing him to be late in picking Rin up, though is forgiven. As the week carries on, Daikichi becomes concerned if the new schedule may start affecting his worklife, where he is keeping Rin a secret.

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Treasure
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8.63
516 votes

#48 - Treasure

Erased - Season 1 - Episode 12

Finally Satoru regains his memories and faces off against the culprit!

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Broken Heart
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8.63
99 votes

#49 - Broken Heart

Haikyu!! - Season 4 - Episode 16

Tanaka has always been in love with Shimizu since her first year. Since then he has given all his effort to be a good player (on and off the court). The first set is defined point by point until Tsukishima gives the advantage. After that, Tanaka thinks about not giving up and it is he who ends with the set point in favor of Karasuno.

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The Last Milk
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8.62
26 votes

#50 - The Last Milk

Silver Spoon - Season 2 - Episode 9

Despite knowing that there is nothing he could do for Komaba's sake, Hachiken claims to Mikage that it is fine for them to rely on him and they pay a visit at Komaba's farm to pay their respects as all their cows are seized to pay for their debt. However, Mikage's farm is also in dificulties and when they are forced to sell all their horses, she comes with an important decision with Hachiken's support.