The Best Episodes Directed by Hitomi Ezoe

The Paradise (Island) Forbidden

#1 - The Paradise (Island) Forbidden

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 8

The CPUs visit an adults-only island full of forbidden pleasures--for work reasons, of course. Meanwhile, Peashy is stuck at home sulking after a fight with Neptune.

star 9.36
33 votes
IX

#2 - IX

Amnesia (2013) Season 1 - Episode 9

After the incident where the Heroine encountered Ikki's fan, she was isolated in Toma's house for few days. Every time she woke up, she received coffee from him until Orion showed up and explained that he put sleeping pills in her coffee. As they tried to escape, they found her phone, which contained many odd texts, but before they can leave, Shin shows up. She went back to bed and pretended to be asleep. However, it is revealed by Shin while arguing with Toma that he was not her boyfriend. After Shin leaves, Toma revealed his true motive to keep her here. He kisses her forcefully, making her swallow the drug and knock out. The next morning, she wakes up in a cage that he put her in if she tries escape from him. At night, Toma decides to let her out, and he explains that the reason he was doing it was to protect her from Ikki's fans. He puts her back in the cage after his professor calls him and tells him his data is incorrect in his report. While Toma leaves for the university, he forgets to lock the cage. The Heroine and Orion decide to escape, as they have the opportunity to go to her home here where her diary is so, she can find out how she truly feels about Toma.

star 9.33
36 votes
Pure Component

#3 - Pure Component

Flip Flappers Season 1 - Episode 7

The girls realize that their adventures in Pure Illusion are starting to bleed over into the real world. Cocona starts to feel unsure about their travels.

star 9.12
48 votes
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III

#4 - III

Amnesia (2013) Season 1 - Episode 3

Shin has figured out that Heroine has lost her memory. He attempts to jog her memory by taking her to familiar places and talking about their relationship.

star 9.10
40 votes
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Virtual Bride

#5 - Virtual Bride

Btooom! Season 1 - Episode 7

Miyamoto, the mercenary, has found Sakamoto and his team. This dangerous player will do anything it takes to win.

star 8.86
150 votes
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An Annoying Guy

#6 - 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.

star 8.84
141 votes
The Promised Land

#7 - 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.

star 8.68
95 votes
Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly (2)

#8 - Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly (2)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 3 - Episode 22

Yoshikage Kira was the killer hiding in Morioh and is also a Stand user. Shigechi finds out this secret, so Kira tries to dispose of him, but Shigechi fights back with Harvest. However, because of Kira's Stand, Killer Queen, he suffers a mortal wound and loses. Shigechi manages to get away from Kira and tries to find Josuke so he can tell him about Kira and be fixed by Crazy Diamond.

star 8.51
99 votes
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A Chance to Connect

#9 - A Chance to Connect

Haikyu!! Season 4 - Episode 11

With Kageyama back on track, Karasuno begins to power through the rest of the set and show they are not to be underestimated. At the same time, the Tsubakihara team starts doing all they can to ensure that they did not come to the Spring Tournament as mere participants.

star 8.40
92 votes
A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox

#10 - A Weekend (Girls' Night) in Leanbox

Hyperdimension Neptunia Season 1 - Episode 3

Vert offers to throw all the goddesses a party in Leanbox, but when they arrive, she's busy with another kind of party. Then, just as the celebration finally begins, the Basilicom staff reports a monster invasion that has all the CPUs leaping to action.

star 8.33
66 votes
Rhythm

#11 - Rhythm

Haikyu!! Season 4 - Episode 14

Inarizaki begins building pressure on Karasuno with the help of the famous Inarizaki cheering squad using music and timing to throw their opponents off balance. Karasuno begins to feel the affects of Inarizaki's methods until help arrives in the form of a familiar face.

star 8.33
90 votes
Descent

#12 - Descent

Attack on Titan Season 3 - Episode 15

Though their Thunder Spears prove effective, the Scouts' celebration is short-lived as disaster descends upon Shiganshina.

star 8.29
809 votes
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Trap

#13 - Trap

Haikyu!! Season 4 - Episode 18

Nekoma's second set is upside down and they can barely maintain a "draw" against the rival. Meanwhile, Kenma begins to notice symptoms of fatigue; Despite everything, he continues to play and they finally manage to break the difference by winning the 2nd se t and the match. Now they are watching Karasuno play their second set against Inarizaki.

star 8.28
75 votes
Soldier

#14 - Soldier

Attack on Titan Season 2 - Episode 4

Unarmed and overwhelmed by the Titan assault on the castle, the only hope for the Scouts may lie in a promise and a secret.

star 8.21
1407 votes
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The Basement

#15 - The Basement

Attack on Titan Season 3 - Episode 19

The Scouts reflect on all they have gained and lost in their mission. With their enemies gone, Eren and the Scouts finally enter the basement to uncover the truth that will change everything.

star 8.12
828 votes
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That Might Actually Be Fun, Senpai ♥ / Let's Play Rock-Paper-Scissors, Senpai!!

#16 - That Might Actually Be Fun, Senpai ♥ / Let's Play Rock-Paper-Scissors, Senpai!!

Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 1 - Episode 8

Senpai should be studying for midterms, but he’s hooked on a game. Questions arise about what might happen if he were to flunk. Senpai and Nagatoro play rock-paper-scissors to see who has to carry their bags home.

star 8.06
52 votes
Clash and Talking Head

#17 - Clash and Talking Head

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 4 - Episode 23

The Stand that attacked Narancia was named Clash and belonged to Squallo, a member of the boss's elite guard. On top of that, Narancia suddenly can only say the exact opposite of what he's thinking, thanks to the ability of Talking Head, the Stand of Squallo's partner, Tiziano. Using Narancia, Squallo and Tiziano throw the team into chaos. The two elite guard members put Narancia in danger, but he boldly faces them so they can get out of Venice safely

star 7.96
76 votes
Prayer Offer

#18 - Prayer Offer

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 1 - Episode 3

Having escaped Kenkin Station, the Kotetsujyo heads for Kongokaku, the Shogunate's fortress. However, the people on the Kotetsujyo quickly turn against Ikoma and Mumei and attempt to drive them off the train. Having been thrown into her leadership position, Ayame lacks the power to subdue them...

star 7.94
264 votes
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Even If I Break

#19 - Even If I Break

Run with the Wind Season 1 - Episode 20

Hanako cheers for him on the sidelines. Pieces of memories run through his head. Finally realizing his romantic feelings, Jota accelerates and climbs in the standings. As the older twin passes the sash to his younger brother, Joji is informed about Hanako's feelings and becomes distracted. The sudden Hanako panic leaves the other members of the team disconcerted as well. In order to get the race back on track, Kakeru asks Tazaki to deliver a message. Meanwhile, Haiji calls Shindo, who has arrived at the relay station. Their time feels simultaneously too long and too short. A tragic resolve spreads through Shindo's burning, feverish body...

star 7.94
31 votes
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Cytokines

#20 - Cytokines

Cells at Work! Season 2 - Episode 5

Ordinary Cell heads to the intestines with White Blood Cell (Neutrophil) to reunite the lactic acid bacteria with their friends, but they get separated from one of the bacteria on the way there. Ordinary Cell desperately searches for the lactic acid bacterium but is attacked by cells infected by a new virus!

star 7.81
31 votes
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The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell

#21 - The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 1 - Episode 8

Koban, the writer for gossip magazine "Weekly Sanzu River", was sipping tea while looking back at his most recent scoop involving the secret meeting between Hakutaku and Peach Maki and the eye-watering birth documentary at Fukisho. Everything was going fine until he tried nosing his way into Enma Palace and ended up taking a picture of Datsueba's bathing scene. Koban however, was still in the mood for an even trashier gossip. Who might his next target be? Nasubi was on his holiday, carving a life-like sculpture of a frog from a tree branch but something was bothering him. When he consulted Karauri how he was lacking inspiration, he was advised to simply be himself. Shortly after, a Kingyosou drifting calmly in the wind caught his eye. As advised by Karauri, he decided to bend with the wind like the Kingyosou in front of him.

star 7.78
9 votes
Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell

#22 - Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 1 - Episode 4

Hozuki carrying a hand luggage met up with Shiro who was chasing his own tail at the station. Shiro who was off-duty was excited to hear that Hozuki was going to see someone from the Karasu Tengu Police. While paying close attention to the time, Hozuki then decides to take Shiro with him and headed to the Jigoku taxi stand where they found Oborogurumas who were excitedly talking about a taxi theft in the world of the living. Hozuki on top of Needle Mountain was sighing over how the new Gokusotsu were managing the dead and asked the shadowed figure next to him what he should do with the situation. A few days later, a re-training program was introduced to beat the slackers back into shape. The new Gokusotsu including Karauri and Nasubi were brought to King Enma's court and observed how their seniors handled the dead.

star 7.69
13 votes
Hell Minion for a Day / The Line Between Workaholic and Artist

#23 - Hell Minion for a Day / The Line Between Workaholic and Artist

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 2 - Episode 2

Hozuki takes Maki and Miki around as hell minions to capture special tortures never seen before on film!

star 7.57
7 votes
Bear Your Fangs at the Summit

#24 - Bear Your Fangs at the Summit

Run with the Wind Season 1 - Episode 7

The residents of the Chikusei-so go to Tokyo Sport University in order to attend their first track meet. While there, Kakeru is reunited with his old teammate Sakaki Kosuke. Sakaki persistently attempts to provoke Kakeru. When Haiji tries to stop them, a man calls out to him. That man is the champion of Hakone and Rikudo University's ace, Fujioka Kazuma.

star 7.53
36 votes
Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface)

#25 - Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 3 - Episode 7

Josuke and Koichi hear from Tamami that a high school student named Hazamada might also be a Stand user, so the two go to the school and investigate. Josuke checks inside Hazamada's locker, and finds a strange wooden doll inside, but nothing else out of the ordinary. However, as Josuke is inspecting the doll, it suddenly turns into Josuke, and attacks him and Koichi...

star 7.49
95 votes
A Hundred Against Two

#26 - A Hundred Against Two

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 1 - Episode 21

Whilst following Wamuu's trail of blood, JoJo and Lisa Lisa encounter another vampire named Wired Beck.

star 7.46
179 votes
The Dark Knights

#27 - The Dark Knights

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 1 - Episode 5

A talented young pickpocket named Poco unwittingly lures JoJo and company into an encounter with Dio, Tarukus, and Blueford.

star 7.44
230 votes
Place of Destiny

#28 - Place of Destiny

Run with the Wind Season 1 - Episode 15

The entire team achieves official records. Having earned the right to compete in the qualifier, Haiji reports their progress to Coach Tazaki. Though they still have many challenges to face before they make it through the qualifier, the exceptions of everyone around them continue to rise. They even receive an interview request from a TV station. While the others are excited, Yuki alone seems unhappy.

star 7.39
31 votes
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Cats Love Yoshikage Kira

#29 - Cats Love Yoshikage Kira

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012) Season 3 - Episode 30

Kawajiri hears from Shinobu that there is a British Blue cat in the basement with a hole in its neck. Kawajiri wonders if it was shot with the arrow, and goes down to check, however all he finds is a dead cat. Shinobu, frightened by the cat, started to swing around a broom frantically and knocks over a glass bottle. Some of the glass fragments pieced the cat, killing it. Kawajiri buries the cat in their yard, but the next day, a strange plant grew in the place where the cat was buried...

star 7.38
90 votes
Thymocytes

#30 - Thymocytes

Cells at Work! Season 1 - Episode 9

In the middle of a drill, Killer T Cell tosses a subordinate right into Helper T Cell’s office. The two polar opposites start arguing. According to Dendritic Cell, although they play very different roles today, they were actually classmates at Thymus School. Not only that, but they were totally different back then! What was it that developed between these two during their days of enduring hellish training sessions at Thymus School where only two to three percent of cells manage to survive?

star 7.34
86 votes
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Princess Sakuya's Showtime / The Battle of Children's Limbo

#31 - Princess Sakuya's Showtime / The Battle of Children's Limbo

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 2 - Episode 6

We get a look at Young Hozuki and what he was like when he was younger. Later, Hozuki has to deal with some children who ended up in Hell.

star 7.33
6 votes
A Single Flower

#32 - A Single Flower

Run with the Wind Season 1 - Episode 3

When their hot water contest ends in a tie, Kakeru participates in the dorm's morning jogs while continuing to rebel against Haiji. His plan is to make the other residents give up. The next morning, several of the residents decide to boycott the jogging. A young girl wearing a school uniform runs up to Kakeru and his cool attitude.

star 7.15
33 votes
Mistaken Friend

#33 - Mistaken Friend

Hinako Note Season 1 - Episode 3

The Hitotose Troupe was finally formed, with the goal of someday performing in the famous theater Suzuran. Then the school term begins, and Hinako tries to introduce herself to her class, but as usual her nerves take over and she freezes up like a scarecrow again. As Hinako is feeling down, Chiaki shows up and hands her a flyer that the school's new theater society is handing out to recruit new members. Hinako is excited that theater has returned to the school, but then a classmate, Nakajima Yua, appears and demands to know Hinako's connection to Chiaki...

star 7.14
7 votes
Home Visit

#34 - Home Visit

Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Season 1 - Episode 9

Since there have been a series of attacks targeting BUTEI, Aria comes to stay with Akari and Nonoka for a while in case she’s being targeted by criminals who wish to retaliate against her. At the same time, Aria tries to see how Akari lives as well.

star 7.03
31 votes
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Bunnisode 7: We Shall Dance With Ghosts Until Dawn on This Halloween Night!

#35 - Bunnisode 7: We Shall Dance With Ghosts Until Dawn on This Halloween Night!

Is the Order a Rabbit? Season 3 - Episode 7

It’s finally Halloween, and things are about to get sPoOoOoOoKy at all the local cafés. From candy to costumes, it’s bound to be a scary-fun time for all!

star 6.80
5 votes
Making or Breaking Hell / The Discovery of Hell's Mysteries

#36 - Making or Breaking Hell / The Discovery of Hell's Mysteries

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 1 - Episode 1

Hōzuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hōzuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarō and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising "Goldfish Flowers.

star 6.54
28 votes
Destroy your ideals and self, and return to hell and reality.

#37 - Destroy your ideals and self, and return to hell and reality.

Caligula Season 1 - Episode 12

Now, at the end of the fleeting light, there's a glimpse of...

star 5.67
9 votes