The Best Episodes Directed by Kazuhiro Ozawa

Choose Me

#1 - Choose Me

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 24

After completing the final trial, Emilia emerges from the graveyard into a blizzard heavy enough to block her vision. The people of the Sanctuary and the villagers of Arlam huddle together behind a giant wall of ice, created to shield them from the bitter cold by none other than the great spirit who was once contracted to Emilia. When Emilia touches the ice wall, something flows into her from within it. With a nod of acknowledgement to the voice she hears, she finally takes action.

star 12.13
88 votes
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The Taste of Death

#2 - The Taste of Death

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 11

Subaru heads to Roswaal's mansion in hopes of finding out what's going on there and how he can fix it. He has Frederica and Petra evacuate to Arlam Village to protect them from Elsa's attack, then heads to Beatrice's forbidden library. He tries to get Beatrice out of the library, but her wishes don't align with his plans, and their discussion goes nowhere. Then, against all logic, Elsa finds her way into the forbidden library...

star 11.55
113 votes
Otto Suwen / A Reason to Believe

#3 - Otto Suwen / A Reason to Believe

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 15

Having been born with the "soul of language" divine protection that allows him to converse with non-human creatures, Otto Suwen's life has truly had its ups and downs. After being run out of his hometown because of his ability, he found his independence as a merchant, was attacked by the Witch's Cult, met Subaru... and now, his life is literally on the line in a deadly game of tag. To fulfill his part of the plan, Otto must evade Garfiel's vicious attacks in a desperate effort to buy time.

star 11.37
109 votes
The Maiden's Gospel

#4 - The Maiden's Gospel

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 - Episode 6

After dying to Elsa's blade in Roswaal's mansion, Subaru awakens back in the graveyard, in the moment immediately after he passed the trial that required him to face his past. Just like the first time he returned there, he wakes Emilia and holds her to comfort her, then returns to Ryuzu and the others. He tells them that he passed the trial himself and suggests that he could complete the remaining stages of the trial in Emilia's place, but Garfiel is opposed.

star 11.28
108 votes
The Last Sunday

#5 - The Last Sunday

Blood+ Season 2 - Episode 1

Saya and the others briefly return to Okinawa for a day of rest from all the excitement. The Otanashi’s bury George's memento in the family grave, and Saya gets a chance to catch up with her best friend, Kaori.

star 10.00
29 votes
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Let's Go to the Beach

#6 - Let's Go to the Beach

Minami-Ke Season 1 - Episode 5

It is really hot and the Minamis decide to take a trip to the beach. Their swimming suits are too small. Kana and Chiaki go buy swimming suits, while Haruka makes dinner. Kana buys Haruka a two piece swimming suit.

star 9.82
65 votes
Fine Weather for the Three Sisters

#7 - Fine Weather for the Three Sisters

Minami-Ke Season 1 - Episode 9

The Minami sisters' daily life at home is shown.

star 9.35
64 votes
The Hero Experiences Human Warmth

#8 - The Hero Experiences Human Warmth

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 1 - Episode 4

Satan continues to use his magic to clear the debris while keeping everyone in the mall out of harm's way. While outside the destroyed mall, Emi has a flashback showing her carefree days with her father on Ente Isla when she was younger until she was summoned by the Church to begin training with a magical sword to slay demons. Soon after, her father was killed by Satan's forces when their village was attacked, leaving her with resolve to kill him. Back in the present, Sadao learns and informs Emi that Chiho received magical feedback from the spell he cast on her father, Inspector Sasaki when he first arrived in Japan. Sadao further explains to her that the earthquake was a deliberate attack on their lives before they both leave. Afterwards Emi spends the night at her co-worker, Rika Suzuki's place where Rika explains to her how human nature can change in the face of adversity by referencing the Kobe earthquake she experienced as a child. The next day, Emi visits Sadao and falls down his apartment building's stairs. Sadao tries to treat Emi's injuries but his uncharacteristic kindness upsets her and she reveals her reason for wanting him dead. Sadao laments his inability to understand people's feelings and apologizes until they are interrupted by Shirō and Chiho. Chiho misunderstands Emi and Sadao being a couple and runs away with a broken heart. Just then, Sadao's landlady, Miki Shiba comes in, and advises they chase after Chiho while referencing her connection to the Sonar and Idea Link Spells. While tearfully making her way through the street, Chiho encounters a strange person who manifests black wings in front of the passersby. As Sadao, Emi and Shirō approach from afar, an explosion occurs and the winged person takes to the air. As Sadao and co. climb the rubble, Sadao acknowledges the person as his Demon General Lucifer.

star 8.58
236 votes
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Bathroom and a Vampire

#9 - Bathroom and a Vampire

Rosario + Vampire Season 2 - Episode 7

Tsukune's decision to use a portion of his time on the field trip to pay his mother Kasumi a visit at home begins its metamorphsis into a circus when Moka follows Tsukune home.

star 8.42
133 votes
The Hero Stays True to Her Convictions

#10 - The Hero Stays True to Her Convictions

The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 1 - Episode 11

Shirō continues to suffer from his illness while Miki sends boxes of merchandise she imported from Hawaii for Sadao and co. to sell at a bazaar in the shopping district. Meanwhile, Suzuno has a flashback which shows her job as an executioner of the Church to kill members of the rebelling Allied Knight Order. Eventually Chiho and Emi show up at Sadao's apartment building and along with Suzuno, help him move all of the merchandise over to the shopping district before he leaves for his shift at MgRonald. Here, Suzuno leaves the group and has a meeting with a hooded person involving her mission to kill Sadao to which she shows hesitation. Another flashback shows her eavesdropping on the Church's leaders during a meeting on Ente Isla where they conspire to use inconspicuous means to kill their enemies, to which Crestia laments that she didn't want to kill anyone. Back in the present, Suzuno reveals her true nature to Chiho and tries to justify her intentions of killing Sadao. Chiho, brought to tears, vehemently defends Sadao because of his kindness. Emi interjects and remains against killing Sadao instead, striving to fight for a world where everyone can live in peace, a statement which visibly enrages Suzuno who abruptly walks off. While Emi and Chiho walk home and ponder what happened, they are attacked by the masked man with the scythe from before, who reveals himself to be a fallen angel Sariel before managing to overwhelm Emilia in battle. Chiho tries to call Sadao, but is knocked unconscious by Crestia. At the same time, Sadao learns from Chiho's mother that Chiho didn't arrive home and has Hanzō track Emi's location via GPS but instead finds Suzuno moving rapidly towards the City Hall. Also learning that Mitsuki Sarue's identity is a forgery, Sadao hurriedly heads to the City Hall to rescue Chiho while Olba regains consciousness in the hospital.

star 8.33
196 votes
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Kill the Authority

#11 - Kill the Authority

Akame ga Kill! Season 1 - Episode 2

Tatsumi is taken to the Night Raid's secret hideout by Leone, in which he's introduced to the rest of the members of Night Raid--Bulat, Sheele, Mine, Najenda, Lubbock, and of course Akame, the latter of which who tried to kill him the previous night--and instantly formed distinct relationships with each one of them. While he didn't think much of Bulat, Sheele, Mine, Najenda, or Lubbock either way, he still got flustered around Leone all the time, and began to dislike Akame at first, both because of her strange attitude toward him, and because she tried to kill him the previous night. Before Tatsumi could be excepted into Night Raid, he had to help them with a specific assassination to prove his skill to them. Their goal was to take out two individuals who were high up in the government. Leone and Akame successfully take out one of them, and Tatsumi, with a little bit of struggle, takes out the other one on his own, earning their trust and becoming an official member of Night Raid after Akame's inspection of seeing any bodily injuries. Tatsumi is then informed by Najenda that he will be working with Mine for now, while in the distance Mine feels a chill, questioning why she felt it.

star 8.27
416 votes
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Letter 01

#12 - Letter 01

Orange (2016) Season 1 - Episode 1

It’s the spring of Naho’s second year in high school, and Naho receives a letter from herself, 10 years in the future. The letter accurately depicts what’s about to happen, including details on a transfer student from Tokyo, Kakeru Naruse, who ends up sitting beside her in class. On top of that, the letter also begs Naho not to invite Kakeru out with her group of friends on that day alone, but why?

star 7.77
119 votes
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Protezione

#13 - Protezione

Gunslinger Girl Season 1 - Episode 7

Rico and Jean encounter a man named Filippo Adani, and after conversing with him, tour the city of Florence, enjoying the artwork and architecture. In the museum, Filippo muses on how he threw away a possible career as an artist to become an accountant. Meanwhile, Jean apprehends an assassin from the PRF sent to kill Filippo, who is revealed to be an accountant for Pirazzi, a member of the PRF. Under the command of Cristiano, PRF members attempt to apprehend him, but he manages to escape with the aid of Rico and Henrietta. As he sits safely in the getaway car, he claims that he has nothing to live for, but Rico convinces him to go back to his artistic passions, which he accepts.

star 7.76
17 votes
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