The Best Episodes Directed by Kazunobu Shimizu

I've Fallen in Love with Your Eyes!

#1 - I've Fallen in Love with Your Eyes!

Shugo Chara! Season 1 - Episode 8

Amu encounters Misaki Watarai, an energetic girl who is also in love with Tadase. After Saaya Yamabuki, head of Tadase's fan club, chides Misaki for Misaki's energetic personality and misunderstanding Tadase's conversation with Nadeshiko, Misaki becomes heartbroken and Nikaidou extracts Misaki's egg, but it hatches into an X Character.

star 9.80
30 votes
A Shugo Chara on a Ski Slope!? Snoppe Appears!

#2 - A Shugo Chara on a Ski Slope!? Snoppe Appears!

Shugo Chara! Season 1 - Episode 14

The fifth and sixth graders are being taught how to snowboard by a top snowboarder in Japan, 11-year-old Mifuyu Torii. Amu's Guardian Characters detect that Mifuyu is about to create a powerful Heart's Egg, which also doesn't go unnoticed by Nikaidou. That evening, Mifuyu is about to compete in the preliminaries for a snowboarding competition. However, she becomes scared. When Mifuyu wishes to become brave and break her habit of becoming frightened before competing, her Guardian Egg appears and Snoppe hatches from it. With Snoppe's help, Mifuyu is able to compete calmly in the preliminaries. Nikaidou sees Snoppe and realizes that Guardian Characters are born from powerful Heart's Eggs. Attempting to harness that power, he confronts Mifuyu and causes her to begin to doubt herself. These negative emotions cause Snoppe to turn into an X Egg and Nikaidou quietly makes off with it.

star 9.80
30 votes
Ominous Dark Cloud

#3 - Ominous Dark Cloud

Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga Season 2 - Episode 2

Takuma starts to feel effect of Onikirimaru's presence. As Tamaki's grandmother still going through with the ceremonial sacrifice, Suguru does the unthinkable. Shinji's past unveiled and also his connection to Logos.

star 9.76
34 votes
He Shrank!

#4 - He Shrank!

Good Luck Girl! Season 1 - Episode 4

Momiji ends up summoning the masochistic dog god, Momou Inugami, and has him transform into a puppy so he can get close to Ichiko and attempt to steal her fortune. However, Momou finds that getting the fortune off of Ichiko isn't as easy as it looks. As Momou observes Ichiko's behaviour, she notices her personality is different when reading letters from Suwano. That night, as Momou activates a Misfortune Item to spread misfortune, the box containing Suwano's letters falls from the top of the desk, and is thrown away by the cleaners the next day. When Ichiko learns of this, she goes to the trash dump and spends the entire night searching for the box, much to Momou's surprise. Against his better judgement, Momou finds the box for Ichiko. As Momou deduces that Ichiko may not be such a bad person after all, his cover is blown when he reverts to human form, prompting a swift punishment from Ichiko.

star 9.54
83 votes
And Then There Were No Delinquents

#5 - And Then There Were No Delinquents

Beelzebub Season 1 - Episode 52

It's the coldest day of Winter and St.Ishiyama is closed, however everyone from Ishiyama has still come to school as they were not informed of this until Kazuya and Azusa come in to tell them. Unable to go home due to the storm, everyone remains in school, until suddenly the delinquents slowly get beaten up - Kazuya then informs the others that the incidents are exactly the same as that in the counting song "100 Delinquents". As the song's events continues, everyone decides to try and capture the culprit however all the men are eventually beat up leaving only the women remaining. Aoi then realises that the culprit is actually Koma, who wanted the women to warm each other up naked in the cold, whilst he stayed in the middle - and so beats him up.

star 9.48
71 votes
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FILE 6: Forbidden Pastime #4

#6 - FILE 6: Forbidden Pastime #4

Ghost Hunt Season 1 - Episode 17

Naru and Lin begin a ritual to return the curse to its casters, thereby leaving leaving the curse's target unharmed. Mai learns that this ritual will affect most of the school's student population, as they, while unknowingly, contributed to the curse. Her attempt to stop it fails, but Naru and Lin are able to lift the curse with little harm to the students.

star 9.26
43 votes
Hellsing IV

#7 - Hellsing IV

Hellsing Ultimate Season 1 - Episode 4

As Hellsing and Iscariot hold a meeting with the Queen of the United Kingdom their conference is interrupted by a message from The Major (via live video transmission brought in by the ubiquitous Schrödinger) citing his intention to wage war on England. Meanwhile, a VTOL aircraft carrier called the Eagle gets hijacked by First Lieutenant Rip Van Winkle and a small squadron of SS soldiers from Millennium, Integra sends Alucard aboard an SR-71 to take care of the perpetrators and Rip Van Winkle in which he ruthlessly kills all of them and has Rip Van Winkle turned into one of his many familiars while the major begins to move to London to drive England into another war.

star 8.04
178 votes
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Reach Them! My True Voice

#8 - Reach Them! My True Voice

Aquarion Season 3 - Episode 10

When the Verbalism Club puts on a stage play, Kokone finally gets to live her acting dream - but on opening day, she can barely say her lines. She must find her voice quickly, as a powerful new M.J.B.K. threatens to silence her permanently!

star 8.00
2 votes
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Survival of the Fittest

#9 - Survival of the Fittest

Talentless Nana Season 1 - Episode 9

Kyoya seems to be temporarily out of Nana's hair. But a betrayal by one classmate and the revelation of a new Talented on the island quickly turn the tables on her. What happened on the island before Nana was sent there?

star 7.93
29 votes
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Chris to the Field!

#10 - Chris to the Field!

Ace of Diamond Season 1 - Episode 11

Eijun appears to have greater speed on his moving fast ball than ever before. However his control has gone hectic. After walking the bases loaded with no outs, Coach Katoka signals for a change. Most of the team believes it will be Eijun getting subbed out. Instead Chris is inserted into the game. He calls all the infield together and reveals a plan that he believes will turn the momentum around completely. The only question is whether or not Eijun will be able to do so with all his wild pitches

star 7.67
30 votes
The Invincible Queen

#11 - The Invincible Queen

Hundred Season 1 - Episode 2

Hayato and Claire begin their duel, but Hayato doesn't have much experience. Claire allows him some advantages and vows not to use her full-body armaments. But then Hayato changes in the middle of the fight in a surprising way. Meanwhile, things start happening on a nearby island.

star 7.63
89 votes
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Are You Like Me?

#12 - Are You Like Me?

Ace of Diamond Season 1 - Episode 4

Seido faces off against Ichidai Third High School, the school that beat them last year. While their top-level offense rakes in runs, the ace Tanba struggles, and the game turns into a batting contest. However Sawamura isn't present. Instead he is training back at school. During his training Furuya, another first-year pitcher, approaches him. Showing sympathy to Sawamura's peculiar training method, Furuya offers to play catch with him. Sawamura is in a cheery mood with Furuya's kindness, but the speed of Furuya's throws far exceeds his expectations.

star 7.56
36 votes
The Story of Cold, Flames, and Well Wishes

#13 - The Story of Cold, Flames, and Well Wishes

Amanchu! Season 2 - Episode 11

Pikari ends up with a cold on her birthday, so Teko decides to visit her at home. She finds someone on the way, which leads to plans for another fun event once Pikari recovers.

star 7.43
7 votes

#14 - Independence

Jyu-Oh-Sei Season 1 - Episode 7

The true identity of the White Wolf Demon is Zagi, the one who protected the Klein brothers when they were first sent to Chimera. He tells Thor that the myth of the Beast King is a lie. He proposes that they should join together to wage a war of independence.

star 7.33
6 votes
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Jellyfish, Friends, Summer Storm

#15 - Jellyfish, Friends, Summer Storm

Inari Kon Kon Season 1 - Episode 5

The four friends have what should be a fun overnight at the beach, but Marutamachi and Sumizome aren't getting along. Can the trip--and their friendships--be salvaged? Meanwhile, Uka may have given away more of her power than she thought...

star 7.23
13 votes
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The Story of the Jet-Black Mermaid and the Solitude of 18m Under

#16 - The Story of the Jet-Black Mermaid and the Solitude of 18m Under

Amanchu! Season 2 - Episode 5

Futaba goes diving in a drysuit, as the gang looks to encounter the legendary Jet-Black Mermaid.

star 7.00
7 votes
The Boy and Girl are Swayed

#17 - The Boy and Girl are Swayed

Honey and Clover Season 1 - Episode 4

Mayama's love life still remains difficult. Hagumi feels the stress of being different from everyone. And Morita organises a Christmas party for the Christmas Eve.

star 6.33
42 votes
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