The Best Episodes Directed by Akihiko Nishiyama
#1 - The Koshi Rikdo Assassination Plot
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 1
Ilpalazzo desires to exterminate the world's manga artists, ordering Excel to start with Rikdo Koshi, but she is thwarted by the intervention of the Great Will of the Macrocosm and her own conscience. After chatting with Pedro the immigrant worker and chasing down dinner, Excel makes a second attempt on Rikdo's life.
#2 - The Cold is Winter! Snowed Under Episode
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 6
When Ilpalazzo sends Excel and Hyatt on a mission to gather more resources for Across, the duo find themselves journeying out to the mountains. However, whether it's panning for gold or hunting for meat, finding resources in the middle of a survival drama setting promises to be far from an easy task for our intrepid heroines! And elsewhere, Watanabe, Iwata and Sumiyoshi face trials of their own as they attend a bizarre training seminar and meet up with a new colleague- the beautiful and dangerous Misaki Matsuya.
#3 - Butt Out, Youth!
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 11
Thanks to the state of modern education, the future is looking bleak- and that means that Across must take action. To that end, Ilpalazzo sends Excel and Hyatt to work at Excel's old high school, which has since become a dumping ground for all manner of juvenile delinquents. But no sooner have they tamed the students than a new challenge arises- whipping the school's woefully poor baseball team back into shape. But even with all the clichÃ©s of sports anime on their side, will Excel and Hyatt be able to create a team good enough to win their crucial match against the Monkey Balls High team?
#4 - Take Back Love!
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 16
After getting demolished again in the last episode, new copies of Ropponmatsu 1 and 2 are delivered to Watanabe's apartment. But by mistake, Excel and Hyatt accidentally activate the new models, which immediately become fixated with them, in more ways than one! But will this double dose of shoujo-ai end in tragedy... or just dark comedy?
#5 - Wanting to fall in love like a Dream: The Strategy of a 12 year old Angel (Part 2)
City Hunter Season 2 - Episode 48
Kozue begins to enjoy life with Ryo and decides to try to set him up with her older sister. Meanwhile, Ryo finds out that Kozue was wounded by an unknown man who had killed another over a deal gone bad, and the bullet stuck against her spine is the cause of her paralysis. The arrival of Detectives Iwadate and Saeko also begins to complicate matters. With Kozue scheduled to undergo an operation which may allow her to walk again, Ryo realizes that Kozue may be in greater danger than initially thought.
#6 - Ryo is the Love Thief: Hidden Love Affair behind the Magic Mirror (Part 2)
City Hunter Season 2 - Episode 44
His mokkori "kidnapped", Ryo must try to defeat Takeshi in a showdown between thieves by stealing a magic mirror. But when Takeshi is able to obtain the mirror using another hypnotic trick, Ryo does not pursue. He mentions that there is a secret behind the mirror and that it was never meant to be stolen. Thus Takeshi has lost but Kasumi's grandmother discovers that Kasumi has fallen in love with Ryo. She then forbids Kasumi to return to the family estate and thus Kasumi boards with Umibozu and Miki at the Cat's Eye.
#7 - So Long, My Friend: The last shot echoing from my heart. (Part 2)
City Hunter Season 2 - Episode 32
The Villa explodes, and while the Princess and the peace talk participants are able to escape, Robert appears to have been caught in the blast. Ryo tracks down General Marukido and is prepared to kill him when a twist is revealed: Robert is actually alive. When Robert reveals his true colours and attempts to assassinate the princess, Ryo must face his former partner in a showdown.
#8 - To Kaori From Ryo, With Love At Christmas (Part 1)
City Hunter Season 2 - Episode 37
Kaori makes plans to throw a party for the orphans at Kusunoki house but Ryo refuses to participate. When she finds out that Kusunoki house is to be closed down by the owner of the land, Mr Ookouchi, she requests Ryo's help only to be turned down. Believing that the proprietor, Mr Hitiyoshi, may have been cheated out of the ownership certificate for the house, Kaori takes matters into her own hands by breaking into Ookouchi's safe and stealing several documents including the land ownership certificate. Ookouchi's men react by ransacking Kusunoki house and kidnapping one of the kids as ransom for a certain document.
#9 - Swimming in the Sea of Love
Golden Boy Season 1 - Episode 4
Kintaro has challenged the local swimming coach (and former Olympic athlete) to a race, but he first needs to learn how to swim. While training, however, his situation with the coach, Ayuko Haramizu (voiced by Kikuko Inoue and Sue Ulu) is compromised.
#10 - Escape in the Rain
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Season 1 - Episode 14
Sho awakens after his critical injuries from his confrontation with Enzyme II aka his father, Mr. Fukamachi. He apparently has no memories of rescuing him from Cronos, but when the group is attacked by Zoanoids, he finds himself inexplicably unable to transform. After they escape the Zoanoids, Sho is upset that he can't rescue his father if he can't change, and he is struck with a painful realization that he can't remember involving his father. Tetsuro surmises that killing his father has repressed both Sho's memories and his abilities to transform as a result.
#12 - The Guy I Kinda Like is a Sergeant
Full Metal Panic! Season 1 - Episode 1
As part of the organization Mithril, Sergeant Souske Sagara, Melissa Mao and Kurz Weber recieve a secret mission: guarding Kaname Chidori, a popular student from a school higher in Tokyo which has a hidden military potential.
#13 - Miracle of Supreme Cell
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Season 1 - Episode 7
After Sho's disappearance, Tetsuro is taken to Cronos headquarters to be interrogated. There, he talks to Guyot in person, who reveales shocking informations about Zoanoids' real nature and Cronos' project of world domination. Meanwhile, Guyver II and III show up after Guyver I's Control Metal mysteriously reactivates, letting the first unit free to cause chaos in the building.