The BEST episodes directed by Hideaki Anno

Volume Heaven
star
9.17
6 votes

#1 - Volume Heaven

Re: Cutie Honey - Season 1 - Episode 1

A mysterious terrorist organization creates chaos and destruction. While the Japanese police, led by Inspector Aki Natsuko, is in pursuit, a single woman on a motorcycle stops and defeats them. Gold Claw, and the terrorist organization Panther Claw, battle the mysterious woman: Cutie Honey, the warrior of love.

Volume Earth
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8.60
5 votes

#2 - Volume Earth

Re: Cutie Honey - Season 1 - Episode 2

A mysterious woman dressed in leather named Cobalt Claw pursues and attacks Cutie Honey, destroying everything in its path, fooling the world into believing that Cutie Honey is a public enemy. Meanwhile, Scarlet Claw destroys the city, leaving a message: "We Want Cutie Honey."

Electra the Traitor
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7.91
55 votes

#3 - Electra the Traitor

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 22

After relocating Jean, Nadia, Marie, and King to his personal quarters (which he will later jettison from the doomed Nautilus), Nemo finds Electra holding a gun on him. In an extended flashback sequence, Electra reveals her tormented past, her complicated feelings for the captain... and a horrifying connection between Nadia and Nemo.

Mission to Rescue Nadia
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7.85
27 votes

#4 - Mission to Rescue Nadia

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 8

In a surprising turn of events, Grandis and her boys join forces with Jean to save Nadia, Marie, and King from Gargoyle. Their escape attempt nearly backfires, until the Nautilus shows up to save them....

Farewell Nautilus
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7.85
52 votes

#5 - Farewell Nautilus

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 21

The Nautilus is ensnared by Gargoyle's super powerful SeaNet magnet. In the fight that follows, Grandis, Sanson and Hanson escape on the Gratan (to help free Nemo and the others from Gargoyle's battleship). The battle culminates with the badly damaged Nautilus plummeting into the sea....

Nautilus, The Fantastic Submarine
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7.83
29 votes

#6 - Nautilus, The Fantastic Submarine

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jean, Nadia, and King are rescued by another vessel--an impressive and mysterious submarine known as the Nautilus (and yes, the captain's name is Nemo). Here, they learn from Nemo's pretty first officer, a young woman named Electra, that the vessel is in pursuit of a sinister enemy. After an unsuccessful attack against the deadly submarine Garfish, the Nautilus repairs Jean's sea plane, and the children take off for another adventure.

The Tower of Babel
star
7.78
27 votes

#7 - The Tower of Babel

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 7

Imprisoned by the wicked Gargoyle, Nadia is forced to admit that she gave her Blue Water to Jean before turning herself in (to save Marie and King from a horrible fate). As the search for Jean is on, the boy desperately tries to find her. Simultaneously, Grandis, Sanson, and Hanson, who have also been imprisoned by the soldiers, break out of their prison cell and attempt to escape. While Gargoyle tours Nadia around his base, he showcases Neo-Atlantis's secret weapon, a tower known as Babel with the power to obliterate an entire island!

A Crowning Performance by the Gratan
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7.68
25 votes

#8 - A Crowning Performance by the Gratan

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 10

In pursuit of Gargoyle, the Nautilus becomes trapped in a dangerous underwater mine field. Sanson and Hanson jump aboard the Gratan to clear the mines before they detonate. Jean sneaks on to help the two men....

Volume Human
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7.67
6 votes

#9 - Volume Human

Re: Cutie Honey - Season 1 - Episode 3

Honey must face Sister Jill, who has been incredibly strengthened by the energy of the young women who have been kidnapped.

The Riddle of the Giant Sea Monsters
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7.64
28 votes

#10 - The Riddle of the Giant Sea Monsters

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jean, Nadia, and King are rescued by an American battleship in pursuit of sea monsters, who have apparently been responsible for sinking ships. That night, the battleship is attacked, and Jean, Nadia, and King are thrown overboard....

The Valley of Dinicthys
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7.62
53 votes

#11 - The Valley of Dinicthys

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 14

Marie and Nadia become sick from a dangerously fatal tropical fever. To save them from death, Nemo charts course for an underground reef, where he takes Jean, Sanson, and Hanson on a quest to find the cure. Coming back, however, they have to deal with a territorial, eel-like Dinicthys....

Nemo's Secret
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7.33
21 votes

#12 - Nemo's Secret

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 9

Jean, Nadia, Marie, and King are taken aboard the Nautilus with their new enemies-turned allies, Grandis, Sanson, and Hanson. Technophiles Jean and Hanson are thrilled to be aboard the Nautilus. Grandis becomes dangerously smitten with Captain Nemo, much to Sanson's consternation. Nadia, meanwhile, is very suspicious about the submarine and its crew, particularly Nemo, who reacts with surprise upon seeing her for the first time....

The Mystery of the Lost Continent
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7.32
56 votes

#13 - The Mystery of the Lost Continent

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 16

The victims of Gargoyle's latest attack are taken to the long-forgotten underworld of Atlantis to be buried. While there, Jean discovers that his father's ship was sunk by the Garfish. Nadia also learns that she must keep the Blue Water at all costs, no matter what pain or damage it may cause.

The Little Fugitive
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7.31
35 votes

#14 - The Little Fugitive

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 2

With Grandis and her two accomplices, Sanson and Hanson, in pursuit, Jean takes Nadia back to his home in LeHarve. His grumpy aunt refuses to take Nadia in, but Jean lets Nadia stay at his own house. The following day, Jean and Nadia set off for Africa in one of his aeroplanes. They do not get far, however, when Jean's invention fails and falls into the sea....

Girl at the Eiffel Tower
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7.31
39 votes

#15 - Girl at the Eiffel Tower

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 1

Jean, a 14-year-old orphan, sailing into Paris to help his uncle design an airplane for the Paris Exposition's flight competition meets a pretty young girl named Nadia and her pet lion cub, King. He ends up rescuing her from a woman named Grandis who is trying to get Nadia's jewel, the Blue Water. Nadia leaves the only home she ever knew - a circus - as Jean has offered to help her search for her place of origin, starting with the random choice of Africa...

The Nautilus Faces Its Biggest Crisis
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7.28
57 votes

#16 - The Nautilus Faces Its Biggest Crisis

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 15

Captain Nemo's vessel falls into yet another deadly trap set by Gargoyle--one which involves the Garfish and a surprise attack from American battleships. The subsequent damage costs the lives of several sailors--including a friendly young engineer named Ensign Fait. Jean, who had become friends with Fait, is horrified and devastated to witness someone being killed by the technology he had so strongly idealized with.

Marie's Island
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7.25
24 votes

#17 - Marie's Island

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 5

Jean, Nadia, and King are shot down over a strange island where they find themselves outrunning a squadron of sinister masked soldiers. In their struggle to survive, they find an orphan girl, Marie, who lost her parents to the soldiers.

New Recruits for the Nautilus
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7.20
25 votes

#18 - New Recruits for the Nautilus

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 11

Nemo and Electra appoint Jean, Nadia, and the others to new positions on the Nautilus. Jean is permitted access to Electra's library of books so that he can learn how to use the knowledge for mankind's benefit; simultaneously, he, Sanson, and Hanson are given a tour of the Nautilus. Marie and King, meanwhile, are reduced to schooling from Electra, much to their dismay. Grandis and Nadia are assigned to cook in the kitchen. An intense rivalry is ignited between Electra and Grandis as they compete over Nemo's love. Finally, Jean discovers the source of the Nautilus's power, and is quite disturbed when Nemo tells him that the vessel is a killing machine....

Nemo's Best Friend
star
7.18
51 votes

#19 - Nemo's Best Friend

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 19

Nemo takes Jean and Nadia on a tour of his secret base, where he introduces the children to his closest friend, a talking whale named Irion, who hints at Nadia's responsibility to hold the Blue Water.

Infiltration of the Secret Base
star
7.16
55 votes

#20 - Infiltration of the Secret Base

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 6

Marie and King are captured by the soldiers, so Jean and Nadia set off to a forbidding looking area to save them. Their rescue mission leads the pair to the base of the soldiers, who call themselves Neo-Atlantis, and their evil commander, Gargoyle, wants Nadia and her Blue Water at all costs.

Grandis and Her First Love
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7.15
26 votes

#21 - Grandis and Her First Love

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 12

When the Nautilus docks on an island to reestablish supplies, Nadia bonds with Grandis when the latter tells her how the first man she fell in love with turned out to be a treacherous cad.

Run, Marie, Run!
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7.12
26 votes

#22 - Run, Marie, Run!

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 13

Marie and King run off to explore the island, when they find themselves both lost and pursued by Gargoyle's soldiers. Sanson comes to their rescue.

Nautilus vs. Nautilus
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7.11
54 votes

#23 - Nautilus vs. Nautilus

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 18

En route to Captain Nemo's home base of Antarctica, the Nautilus finds itself attacked by a territorial Nautilus shellfish.

Jean's New Invention
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7.10
52 votes

#24 - Jean's New Invention

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 17

Jean is tired of being treated like a child by the Nautilus crew. Hoping to cheer him up, Nadia suggests Jean to build another aircraft. Inspired, he sets off to do just that. At first he is determined to construct the new helicopter by himself, but then realizes he still needs the support of some grown-ups. With Hanson's help, Jean completes the craft and takes Nadia on a very delightful test flight. While airborne, Jean promises that he will one day take Nadia to Africa....

Jean Makes a Mistake
star
7.08
25 votes

#25 - Jean Makes a Mistake

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Season 1 - Episode 20

Jean's latest invention goes disastrously wrong and accidentally alerts the Garfish to attention. Nadia's detestation of Nemo and jealousy of Jean's friendship with Electra dangerously intensifies--until she finally learns that the Nautilus is merely fighting to destroy Gargoyle and that Electra poses no threat to Nadia's relationship with Jean. During all this, Gargoyle is informed of the Nautilus's prescence and devises to set yet another deadly trap....

His Circumstances
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6.85
48 votes

#26 - His Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 3

Things have been good between Arima and Yukino for the past few weeks but lately Arima has been acting strange. He's been very distant and it almost seems like he's purposefully ignoring Yukino... what is it that's changed so suddenly?

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The Subjectivity of Happiness
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6.84
44 votes

#27 - The Subjectivity of Happiness

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 13

Tsubasa decides to go home, but her loathing for her father getting remarried is renewed upon meeting her future stepbrother... a punk-rocker named Kazuma. How could she ever possibly relate to someone so completely different?

Her Difficult Problem
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6.80
45 votes

#28 - Her Difficult Problem

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 4

Confessing your love for someone can be very tricky... and it's not any easier for Yukino!

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The Location of Happiness
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6.70
44 votes

#29 - The Location of Happiness

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 12

Tsubasa has holed up at Yukino's house and refuses to go home. Tsubasa's father is remarrying and it's been hard for her to come to terms with the idea.

Your Voice That Changes Me
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6.66
44 votes

#30 - Your Voice That Changes Me

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 6

Arima and Yukino lead very similar lives despite their differences... but how will their bond stand against the test of time? While Yukino feels as if she's been liberated of her guise of perfection.

Their Secret
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6.63
49 votes

#31 - Their Secret

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 2

Yukino's inadvertently made a fool of herself in front of Arima and now he's blackmailing her! Getting her to do his work, act as his slave... she's just about at her wit's end!

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Her Day
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6.62
42 votes

#32 - Her Day

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 8

Arima and Yukino both have the day off from school so they decide to meet up over at Arima's place. But that's not the whole story...

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Eternal Interspersion
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6.61
41 votes

#33 - Eternal Interspersion

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Miyazawa family heads off to meet grandpa... an ill-tempered old man who's got it in for Yukino's father!

Their Estrangement
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6.54
41 votes

#34 - Their Estrangement

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 7

The newest test scores have been posted and Yukino and Arima's scores weren't up to their typical standard.

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At the End of the First Semester
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6.54
41 votes

#35 - At the End of the First Semester

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 11

Summer has arrived and it's a time of separation. Arima is going away for a Kendo tournament while Yukino has made new friends. Even Tsubasa has taken a liking to Yukino, but something's not right... she's grown a little too attached.

Her Circumstances
star
6.51
53 votes

#36 - Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 1

Yukino Miyazawa is the model student and she absolutely craves all the attention and admiration it gets her.

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Everything Starts Now
star
6.50
40 votes

#37 - Everything Starts Now

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 10

The class has sided with the scheming Maho and they all decide to give Yukino the "silent treatment." As time goes on and it appears that things won't change, Yukino knows that she'll have to confront her saboteur and put an end to the harassment... but how?

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Atonement for Postponed Debts
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6.49
41 votes

#38 - Atonement for Postponed Debts

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 9

Two jealous rivals emerge to sabotage Yukino! The first girl, Maho, resents her popularity and attempts to unmask Yukino's superficiality to the whole school...

Day of Labyrinth
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6.47
43 votes

#39 - Day of Labyrinth

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 5

A new boy has just transferred to Yukino and Arima's school... Asaba. He's pretty handsome and charismatic, so it doesn't take long for him to rise in popularity, but he's got a real problem with Yukino.

Progress
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6.46
41 votes

#40 - Progress

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 18

Arima's feelings for Yukino are beginning to build up and he knows now, more than anything, he wants to take their relationship to the next level...

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His Return
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6.41
41 votes

#41 - His Return

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 17

Hearing from her friends that Arima has changed a lot over the summer, Yukino bemoans over the fact that she hasn't changed at all and that she can't seem to get her feelings sorted well when it comes to him.

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14 Days: Act 4
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6.38
37 votes

#42 - 14 Days: Act 4

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 22

After reading the Aya's play, Yukino decides that she'd like to participate in it.

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A Different Story From So Far
star
6.36
39 votes

#43 - A Different Story From So Far

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 24

Yukino has changed a lot since meeting Arima, but Arima still feels that he himself hasn't changed much at all.

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14 Days: Act 3
star
6.34
38 votes

#44 - 14 Days: Act 3

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 21

Aya has finished her script for the culture fest play, but neither Yukino nor Maho are eager to participate. All the while, Tonami has begun to make his mark on Tsubaki. She begins to suspect who he really is.

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14 Days: Act 5
star
6.34
38 votes

#45 - 14 Days: Act 5

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 23

Yukino's organizational talents shine as the play really starts to come together. Meanwhile, Tonami's plot for revenge against Tsubaki isn't going as well as he'd hoped...

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The Story So Far: Part 2
star
6.28
40 votes

#46 - The Story So Far: Part 2

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 15

Arima's absence has been hard on Yukino, but she's not the only one. Asaba's had it tough as well...

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14 Days: Act 1
star
6.21
39 votes

#47 - 14 Days: Act 1

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 19

Yukino isn't all that interested in the culture fest until she finds out that the class that puts on the best show gets the test notes of a student who went on to Tokyo University!

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14 Days: Act 2
star
6.11
38 votes

#48 - 14 Days: Act 2

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 20

Tonami had a tough childhood... he was constantly sick, being bullied, but the worst of it was all Tsubaki's fault. Now he's back and he's determined to throw it back in her face!

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The Story So Far: Part 1
star
5.93
43 votes

#49 - The Story So Far: Part 1

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 14

Yukino and Arima's story up to this point is revisited.

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14 Days: Act 6
star
5.45
38 votes

#50 - 14 Days: Act 6

His and Her Circumstances - Season 1 - Episode 26

The final episode. As tensions rise over Arima's jealous and over-protective nature, Tonami begins to realize that his desire to get Tsubaki to notice him was one born out of an emotion different from hate.

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