The Best Episodes Directed by Jun Fukuda
#1 - The Woman From Mars
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 2
Across has a new rival in its quest for world domination- a Puchuu invasion force from the planet Mars. As the city suffers from a torrential deoluge of rain, only one woman remains energetic and foolish enough to brave the weather and save the world from the Martian invasion- Excel Excel. Armed with her emergency food supply Menchi, Excel may well be the only one able to withstand the Puchuu's greatest weapon- their overwhelming cutenessâ€¦
#2 - Melody of the Underground Passage
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 7
When Kabapu sends Watanabe and his colleagues to investigate the sewers surrounding the Across base, Ilpalazzo dispatches Excel and Hyatt to deal with the intruders. However, even as the duo familiarise themselves with the Across security system, they discover a far more sinister breed of intruders lurking in the sewers- an army of Puchuus led by the nefarious Puchuu Queen! Will Excel and the others be able to stand against this overwhelming cute force of evil?
#3 - Big City Part II
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 12
Having decided that his employees need some additional training, Kabapu sends Watanabe and the others to train under Purin, a detective who can turn from a tough-as-nails old-timer into a cute girl quite literally at the drop of a hat! And whilst they tag along for Purin's latest case, Excel has some problem solving of her own to do when Hyatt is taken hostage by a pair of burglars.
#4 - Animation USA
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 17
On a mission to investigate the situation in America, Excel and Hyatt run into a band of street thugs... and a communication problem. Fortunately, they get some help from Sandora, the son of Excel's late friend Pedro, who is working as a cel animator to support his mother. But it seems these cels are being hoarded by an evil gangster, who quickly gets a hard lesson in the rules of cartoon heroics by an outraged Excel.
#5 - Invasion, Mother
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 22
Having finally gotten the hint from ACROSS that he should hurry up the whole invasion thing, Ilpalazzo orders Hyatt to perform final preparations for the conquest of the city of ""F"", and orders the bungling Excel to keep her nose out of it. Excel has no time to be dejected, though: the Puchuus have returned, and she and Hyatt must help a band of freedom fighters thwart the machinations of an evil conqueror and his really big spaceship! But even after our favorite ACROSS agents defeat the invaders and destroy their ship, the city of ""F"" gets squashed by the falling debris. Well, them's the breaks...
#6 - We Will Not Be Held Responsible
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 25
Fed up with the insanity, Koshi Rikdo finally insists that the animation and writing crew finish the freaking series already. So, the Safety Assurance Agency locks horns with ACROSS, Excel tracks down Ilpalazzo and beats some sense into him, Watanabe finally realizes the truth about Hyatt, and the series finally comes to an end... or does it?
#7 - Godzilla vs. Megalon
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 2 - Episode 12
Movie Plot: The Japanese monsters Godzilla and Megalon fight each other. Intro: The crew puts on a 60-minutes-type show. Segment One: The crew celebrates Halloween. In Deep 13, Dr. Forrester dresses up as a foosball goalie and Frank as a Geordi LaForge. Segment Two: The 'bots argue about who has a more powerful monster. Segment Three: The crew shows a montage of this movie's hero: Rex dart. Segment Four: Servo and Crow put on a weird play about Orville Redenbacher. Segment Five: Joel gives Crow and servo new arms. Frank gets angry at his Mario Bros. video game. Original film made in 1973, released in US in 1976.
#8 - I'm Gonna Push You!
Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun Season 1 - Episode 2
Reika is introduced and gets worked up when Mayu unknowingly makes fun of her. Reika challenges Mayu to a contest for Shungo, only to lose and be blackmailed into becoming his maid.
#9 - Theory of Avarice
Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 34
The battle to rescue Al is in full force, as Major Armstrong takes to the sewers to fight off Greed's men while Ed remains on the surface in a showdown with Greed and the Military. As Ed and Greed face off, Ed must make the ultimate decision: is he willing to take someone's life to save his brother?
#10 - Two Little Blessings
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 23
Forty years before the pilgrims' journey to India, two lovers Chun-Ying and Yu-Lee disobey the God of Fertility Ju-Lee by eloping together - love is forbidden in his country. As punishment, he separates them and turns the young Yu-Lee into an old woman, the Keeper of the Well of Small Blessings. To regain her youth and her man, she must make Tripitaka drink the magic water. Things get very strange indeed when Pigsy and Sandy drink the water and become pregnant.
#11 - Monkey Turns Nursemaid
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 2
Buddha sends a messenger, the Boddhisattva Kuan-yin the Compassionate, to find a holy man to make the journey from China to India to fetch the large vehicle scriptures. She chooses the boy priest HsÃ¼an Tsang, and bestows upon him the name Tripitaka. Joined by the irrepressible Monkey - with his magic wishing staff and magic powers - and a talking horse, this could be a journey to remember...
#12 - The House of the Evil Spirit
Monkey Season 2 - Episode 6
After getting separated from Pigsy and Sandy, Monkey and Tripitaka find a creepy house in the middle of nowhere. They are shown hospitality by Mr. Chin and his daughter Kohran who live there. After he befriends Kohran, Monkey discovers that there's more to her father than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Pigsy and Sandy are kidnapped by the man who murdered Mr. Chin's wife thirteen years earlier. He plans to abduct Kohran...
#13 - The Fires of Jealousy
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 24
The pilgrims enter the Kingdom of Lo-Chun, the Queen of Fire, where they are prevented from continuing their journey by the active volcanoes in the Fire and Flame mountain range to the west. The Queen of Fire has a magic fan that can extinguish the fires. Ever since her husband, the Spirit of Water Buffaloes, left her for a human woman, she's lived as a recluse. So getting her to lend them her fan could be quite a challenge.
#14 - Outrageous Coincidences
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 20
To escape from a deadly blizzard in the Himalayan foothills, Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka take refuge in a small cave. With Tripitaka's death from starvation looking imminent, Monkey tricks Pigsy into going out into the cold to sacrifice himself to provide food for the master. Grief-stricken Tripitaka believes he has eaten his disciple, and becomes possessed by the spirit of Pigsy.
#15 - What Monkey Calls the Dog-Woman
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 9
When the magistrate Lord Li's stepdaughter is kidnapped by bandits, Monkey reluctantly takes on the job of catching them. He soon learns that the bandits are not what they seem, but their bark is far worse than their bite. Meanwhile, Tripitaka, Pigsy and Sandy spend the night at an inn that's owned by a wicked dog-woman. She has a big surprise in store for Tripitaka.
#16 - Pigsy's in the Well
Monkey Season 1 - Episode 10
Tripitaka is visited in a dream by the restless spirit of the deceased king of the land of Cockcrow. He tells Tripitaka he was murdered by a Taoist magician and thrown into a well; for the past three years this magician has been impersonating him. With the help of the king's son, Tripitaka and his disciples set out to prove that the current king is a fake.
#17 - Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 2 - Episode 13
Movie Plot: Japanese monster Godzilla fights a Sea Monster. Intro: Joel reads "The Velveteen Rabbit" to the 'bots. Segment One: Joel invents the mind-controlled guitar. In Deep 13, The Mads invent squeeze toy guitars. Segment Two: The SOL crew sings the ""Godzilla Genealogy Bop"". Segment Three: Joel makes models of the world's famous buildings using found items. The bots destroy the models. Segment Four: Mothra visits the SOL. Segment Five: The SOL crew talk about great movie lines that were never said. In Deep 13, the Mads ponder whether to "institute a change to a less hostile posture" towards Joel and the 'bots. Original film made in 1966.
#18 - Pigsy's Ten Thousand Ladies
Monkey Season 2 - Episode 1
Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy become disillusioned with the pilgrimage and go their separate ways. Monkey flies home to his Kingdom of Fruit and Flowers. Pigsy goes back to China seeking rewards from the Emperor. Sandy returns to the Western Heaven, hoping the Jade Emperor will forgive him. Tripitaka continues his journey. He's flabbergasted when lightning strikes the horse and it turns into a human called Yu-Lung. Deserted by his disciples, Tripitaka soon finds himself in grave danger.