The BEST episodes directed by Masami Shimoda

Those Who Awaken
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#1 - Those Who Awaken

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 12

The crew of the Oceanus survey potential Celebrant candidates, which include Ryoko, Hayase, and Tomigai. Ryoko fully awakens and she spends the day with Kyo and asks to see the real world someday with him.

New Wizard
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#2 - New Wizard

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 13

Ryoko joins the crew of the Oceanus and goes around filming the real world as she wished. She becomes Kyo's new Wizard and proves to be an exceptionally skilled pilot, but tragedy strikes when the Altair is struck by Sin and Ryoko's apparition data is destroyed.

Destroyed Memories
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#3 - Destroyed Memories

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 14

Kyo must overcome his grief over Ryoko's loss while Lu Sheng reveals what caused humanity to be stored within servers in the first place. Shizuno desperately searches through the raw combat data of the Altair and finds Ryoko's data compressed in the mecha's memory.

Reincarnation
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#4 - Reincarnation

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 15

Things seem to be going right for Kyo - Ryoko will come back, he's finally made up with Kawaguchi, and his friends are happy. But the world itself is acting strange and Kyo finally discovers the server can only simulate a limited time period before resetting itself.

Revived Battlefield
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#5 - Revived Battlefield

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 16

The Maihama server resets and the summer school term starts again; Ryoko returns to the server, but is hospitalized and comatose. Kyo discovers that Ryoko can only exist as herself within the Altair, which causes pain for them as well as those around them.

The Restored
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#6 - The Restored

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 17

While Shima and Shizuno go on an excursion, Minato and the crew of the Oceanus must defend themselves against Sin, who has successfully infiltrated the ship in order to question the Celebrants' reasons for fighting the Gards-orm. Pleased upon receiving Ryoko's answer, Sin restores Ryoko's damaged data.

Yehl, Shizuno
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#7 - Yehl, Shizuno

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 20

Shizuno and Shima reveal that the Maihama server is safe because it was moved on to the moon a while back by the previous Kyo with Shizuno and Shima. Shizuno and Kyo work together again and she reveals how they initially met and how he was the one who gave her the name "Shizuno Misaki".

One Drop of Light
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#8 - One Drop of Light

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 24

Kyo, Ryoko, Lu Sheng, and May-Yu meet the real Shima, who waited for them and believes that they may not be able to execute Project Resurrection. The Altair and Garuda fight back against Sin and Abyss' Anti-Zega unit while the rest of the Oceanus' crew bid a final goodbye to Shima.

Wet Damage
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#9 - Wet Damage

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 9

Chris reveals to Kyo that while the data of bodies can be reconstructed, memories that are lost can never be recovered - Arque has lost a great deal of hers from wet damage. Kyo and Ryoko get into a disagreement and Kyo questions the pain he feels from emotion.

Remaining Illusions
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#10 - Remaining Illusions

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 11

Arque spends her last days making lasting memories with Chris, Kyo, Shizuno, and Ryoko. Sin and Abyss return and Ryoko begins to "awaken".

The Fabricated Wounds, the Withering Pain
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#11 - The Fabricated Wounds, the Withering Pain

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 18

Ryoko's data is repaired thanks to Sin's data transplant, but her emotional data component is locked within the Altair so she is seemingly emotionless in the server. She and Kyo explore the real world, where he affirms that while he and Ryoko are only apparitions, they will some day be able to touch the real world.

Soldiers...
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#12 - Soldiers...

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 21

Shima reveals Celebrum's plan for the final battle against the Gards-orm and for the resurrection of humanity. When Kuroshio believes the best option would be to become Gards-orm instead of gaining a true body and leaving the server, Shima attempts to reveal the real nature behind their enemies only to collapse from dry damage.

Apparition
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#13 - Apparition

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 6

Kyo tries to prove that what he feels and experiences within his world are real, but instead becomes temperamental as he realizes that even his friends may be nothing more than illusions. When he tries to leave Maihama to affirm the reality of his world, Shizuno finally explains the truth. The Oceanus is joined by Chris and Arque Avenir.

Wandering Soul
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#14 - Wandering Soul

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 7

Finally convinced that Maihama is an artificial illusion, including those cares most about, Kyo spends the day with Ryoko at the aquarium, who notices he has changed despite how he acts otherwise.

On the Other Side of the Water
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#15 - On the Other Side of the Water

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 8

Memories that Kyo does not recall and off-hand comments from his comrades hint that Kyo's past is more complex than he realizes. Accompanied by May-Yu, he goes to see the real Maihama so he will experience the pain of reality and know why he must continue to protect his illusory world.

All Creation
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#16 - All Creation

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 26

After destroying G-Phaetus, Kyo and Shizuno race to stop the expanding Deutera Areas on Earth by destroying their orbital base while carrying the Maihama server and the resurrection system's data compressed the Altair. Kyo finally defeats Abyss while Shizuno, with help from Minato and the other crew members, stabilizes the system and eliminates the Deutera Areas. Humanity's resurrection and restoration of the world finally begins.

Phantom
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#17 - Phantom

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 4

Tina hears strange noises from an unoccupied area above her room. Could this be a ghost? The inhabitants of the western style house are going to find out today, led by their expert for supernatural phenomena - who happens to be Taeko-chan...

Spring Blossom
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#18 - Spring Blossom

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 1

Chika-rin 'interrogates' every inhabitant of the mansion about their feelings towards Kaoru-oniisan, causing embarrassing situations throughout the whole episode.

Red Night
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#19 - Red Night

11eyes - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kakeru Satsuki has been living a boring, ordinary life ever since his sister committed suicide seven years ago. However, one day, he and his best friend Yuka Minase are suddenly transported to an alternate reality where the sky is filled with dark, crimson clouds, a black moon and terrifying creatures lurk.

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Pure White
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#20 - Pure White

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 9

Professor Itsuki is thankful for Kaoru's work in his institute and makes a present of two tickets for a sea trip to Yokohama: ""Think about your future - you should go there with your girlfriend."" As the other girls all happen to be absent and Aoi is bored anyway, this opportunity comes just in time - so here we go! No ""harem scenario"" today... the main storyline is back at last.

Moonlight
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#21 - Moonlight

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 11

Autumn has arrived, and three guests at the western style house are about to leave for the holidays. And Tina is making lots of photographs with her brand-new digicam to show them to her parents. But all things are not what they seem...

Friends
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64 votes

#22 - Friends

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 2

Chika-chan invites two of her class mates to visit her home at the mansion, where she ""lives together with a guy"".

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Tennis
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#23 - Tennis

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 3

Chika tries to learn playing tennis for some forthcoming sports event; Miyabi has been a good tennis player some time ago and volunteers to teach her.

Piano
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#24 - Piano

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 5

Mayu's mother (working in Paris) designed a new summer dress and sent it to her daughter. And what better opportunity would there be to wear that but on a date with Kaoru? So Mayu, being the girl she is, visits the well-known Western Style house and asks her Hanabishi-sama out for a date - right in front of all other inhabitants...

Ties
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#25 - Ties

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 12

Most of the inhabitants expect Tina to return soon from her trip home to America - only Kaoru and Aoi have seen the paper that Tina left at her door, and Aoi seems to miss Tina the most. But finally, when they were about to give up on their friend, the Enishi of the Western Style house shows its power...

Summer Resort
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#26 - Summer Resort

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 7

It's summer holiday time for Kaoru - and Tina wants out for a trip, together with the rest of the inhabitants of the western style house. So they all are out on the road this time - what a pity that Mayu can't go with them... You know what to expect when Taeko is driving one of the cars... later, we will see some onsen scenes, a barbecue and finally all the characters playing party games. But then...

Journey
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#27 - Journey

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 6

All the girls compete on spending time together with Kaoru. But when they hear that the poor and tired boy has a deadline to keep for finishing an important report at university, they now try to ""help"" him in different ways. Only after Aoi saved Kaoru from another of these ""attacks"" and scolded the girls for preventing Kaoru from working, they leave him alone. But when the report is finally finished, this is an event to be celebrated...

Is the Sky of Maihama Blue?
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#28 - Is the Sky of Maihama Blue?

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 25

Forced to abandon the Oceanus, its crew returns to the Maihama server and believes they have failed to recover the Maihama server and the resurrection system; however, a parting gift from Shima brings new hope. The battle between the Gards-orm and the Celebrants enters the Maihama server and Sin is finally defeated. Shizuno's true nature as "Yehl" is revealed while Kyo confesses his love to Ryoko before he and Shizuno leave to finish off the Gards-orm once and for all.

Fish and Water
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#29 - Fish and Water

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 8

We already had some impression of Chizuru's swimming skills in episode 2 - but nonetheless, their school's swimming club nominated the ""Three Amigos"" (Chika, Natsuki and Chizuru) as their relay team for the ""18. Regional Swimming Competition"". Which means that each member has to swim at least 25 meters. But all is not lost, as they happen to know the best swimming coach in the world: Tina Foster! So they're going to swim like fish...

Bathrobe
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#30 - Bathrobe

Ai Yori Aoshi - Season 2 - Episode 10

Aoi has never visited a spa resort before, so the whole team (including the Three Amigos) takes the chance to do so, where they have a lot of fun in the bath, the sauna, and some even with a massage... a great scenario to provide lots of fan-service! Yet, a good opportunity for some of the characters to think and talk about important things as well.

Dawning of the Dark Night
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#31 - Dawning of the Dark Night

11eyes - Season 1 - Episode 12

Kakeru sees the future of his action and decides that he must do something else in order to save everyone and he decides that since Liselotte needs his Eye of Aeon he will take his own life to save the world. What happens next?

Deutera Area
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#32 - Deutera Area

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 3

As Kyo plays a game given to him by Student Council President Shima, he begins to question the reality he lives in.

Déjà Vu
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#33 - Déjà Vu

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 5

Kyo convinces himself that Maihama is real and so are all his friends. However, in his increasing confusion, he fails to appear for battle when the Oceanus needs him most. The Celebrants must defend themselves against the enemy who appears at last - Abyss.

Last Supper
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#34 - Last Supper

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 19

A suspicious Lu Sheng confronts Shizuno over dinner in the Maihama server concerning her recent actions and her identity as "Yehl". Kyo and Ryoko attempt to defend the Maihama server from Sin and Abyss, but are devastated when it is destroyed, unaware that Lu Sheng and Shizuno are still somehow alive along with everyone else.

G-Phaetus
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#35 - G-Phaetus

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 22

Shizuno takes care of Shima, revealing that he is actually a clone of the real Shima, a Gards-orm who turned against his own kind to bring back humanity. Minato takes his place as the commander of the Oceanus and the Celebrants begin to execute their Final Plan: Project Resurrection. The Gards-orm begin expanding their destructive Deutera Areas on earth.

First Movement
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#36 - First Movement

La Corda d'Oro ~Primo Passo~ - Season 1 - Episode 27

The contest has long ended. Kahoko continues to play the violin. A mysterious student transfers into her class. The new principal decides to form an ensemble out of the participants in the contest, but excludes only Kahoko.

Entanglement
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#37 - Entanglement

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 1

Kyo Sogoru finds that he is the only one who can see Shizuno Misaki, a beautiful girl who invites him to play a game where he must save the world.

Summer Comes Again
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#38 - Summer Comes Again

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ryoko uses a video tape from Tōru Kanō to create a new film, not realizing that it is a sign she may "awaken" to the real world soon. She and Kyo make up during the Summer Festival.

Cerebrum
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#39 - Cerebrum

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 2

Kyo finds that strange things are happening in his world - like his friends disappearing from sight and Shizuno appearing only when he is alone. He agrees to continue helping her if she will appear in a film he and his friend, Ryoko Kaminagi, are filming.

Shanghai Server
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#40 - Shanghai Server

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 4

May-Yu, May-Yen, and Lu Sheng are determined to save the corrupted Shanghai Server with help from Kyo and Shizuno. When the server is destroyed, Kyo discovers the truth behind what is reality and what is a dream.

When the Moon Does Not Sink
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#41 - When the Moon Does Not Sink

Zegapain - Season 1 - Episode 23

The Altair and Garuda successfully infiltrate the Gards-orm base after fighting Abyss and Sin, only to enter the Gards-orm's quantum computer and be confronted by Naga and his views on the nature of life and humanity.