The BEST episodes directed by Nanako Shimazaki

Chevalier
star
10.00
29 votes

#1 - Chevalier

Blood+ - Season 2 - Episode 7

David and the others return to Red Shield headquarters where they are checked for any signs of Chiropteran infections. Meanwhile Ashmel, Solomon, James, and Nathan meet up to figure out a what to do about Saya. Also Kai finds out something from Joel's diary.

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Tomoe - Tomoe
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9.45
32 votes

#2 - Tomoe - Tomoe

Rozen Maiden - Season 2 - Episode 10

Souseiseki is destined to meet a tragic fate, and to make matters worse, Shinku sees the same for Hinaichigo as well. Hinaichigo is also aware of her destiny, and shares her last moments with Tomoe. There is no time to mourn, however, since Barasuishou, Laplace, and Enju have apparently laid a trap for Jun and the remaining dolls of the Rozen Maiden.

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Suiseiseki - Jade Stern
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9.09
66 votes

#3 - Suiseiseki - Jade Stern

Rozen Maiden - Season 1 - Episode 4

One night while Shinku and Hinaichigo was in a tassle over a KunKun stuff toy, a suitcase crashes through the window of Jun's room to reveal another Rozen Maiden 'Suiseiseki'. Suiseiseki came to look for Shinku who's like a big sister of sorts and she hated humans. She dislikes Jun as well and tries to draw a line btw them. However, she gets along better with Nori who's of a gentler nature. By Shinku's request, Suiseiseki uses her power to bring Jun into his inner dreamworld which is dark, gloomy and neglected - reflecting his heart. Jun is afraid to confront his fears and runs away. The four of them (Jun, Shinku, Suiseiseki & Hinaichigo) arrives at a green forest within which a tree representing Jun's heart is located. Feeling sorry for the tree, Suiseiseki tries to help by watering the small and crooked tree. Jun learns that he has to bring them home to reality since it's his dreamworld after all. When he catches hold of Suiseiseki when she's about to slip off his flying form, Suisei

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V
star
9.08
39 votes

#4 - V

Amnesia (2013) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Heroine is confused on why she was sent back in time. Orion appears before trying to explain but disappears before she is able to understand.

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Specter
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9.00
0 votes

#5 - Specter

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 22

Shinpachi is forced into a plot to assassinate the inaugural prime minister of Japan, Donald Zuramp!

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Surpass that Moment
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8.33
30 votes

#6 - Surpass that Moment

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 73

Ippo starts the third round by charging at Sendo but then hesitates which leads to Sendo beating Ippo all through the third round. The fourth round is a different story being more in the favor of Ippo.

Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial
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8.15
13 votes

#7 - Farewell, My Turnabout - 1st Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 21

A new case, a new murder, but a familiar suspect, as a samurai once again gets accused of the crime. This is a case that must be taken, but for an altogether different reason...

The Other Semi-Final
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8.02
44 votes

#8 - The Other Semi-Final

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 23

Ippos day off. Miyata and Mashiba face off.

Mr. Takamura's Tears
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7.97
33 votes

#9 - Mr. Takamura's Tears

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 66

Takamura fights a bear.

My Conclusion After Much Consideration
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7.91
34 votes

#10 - My Conclusion After Much Consideration

ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? - Season 1 - Episode 9

I start working at Tsubaki's shop so I can afford to buy Pansy another copy of her book! It's rough since I'm not used to the job, but at this rate, I should be able to manage… Ahhh! I messed up big time!

The White Fangs of the Wolf
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7.77
31 votes

#11 - The White Fangs of the Wolf

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 45

Gero-michi leaves and has to move away.

Another World, Another Girl
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7.74
23 votes

#12 - Another World, Another Girl

Date A Live - Season 3 - Episode 10

Shido wakes up and finds that the world around him is different. His attempt to thwart disaster may have succeeded, but for how long will it last?

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Reunion, and Turnabout - 3rd Trial
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7.71
14 votes

#13 - Reunion, and Turnabout - 3rd Trial

Ace Attorney - Season 1 - Episode 16

After the first session of the trial, the investigation continues, and a few suspects start to crop up.

Heartbroken
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7.66
32 votes

#14 - Heartbroken

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 58

After Ippo loses he finds out that Sendo and Volg will fight for the title. Kamogawa tells Ippo that he shouldn't go to the gym for three months because of all the damage from his fights. Ippo goes out with Kumi, Mashiba's sister.

Totoko's Huge Panic / Letter
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7.56
18 votes

#15 - Totoko's Huge Panic / Letter

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 24

Totoko experiences jealousy for the first time after people start getting more success than her, leading her on a quest to find an oil magnate to marry.

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Arrival in Okinawa
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7.49
40 votes

#16 - Arrival in Okinawa

Grand Blue Dreaming - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Peek-a-Boo members arrive in Okinawa! After checking out their gorgeous vacation home, the group decides to head to the beach. In order to make sure the guys don't try to get naked, they decide to go to a popular beach with lots of visitors, where they have some wild fun on a banana boat. However, Iori loses their banana boat contest and ends up having to sleep in Nanaka and Azusa's room!

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The Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament Begins
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7.43
75 votes

#17 - The Eastern Japan Rookie Championship Tournament Begins

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 13

Ippo and his opponent Jason prepare for the first match of the Rookie King Tournament.

The Goal is Close. The Sports Festival Will Thus be Over Too.
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7.41
22 votes

#18 - The Goal is Close. The Sports Festival Will Thus be Over Too.

If Her Flag Breaks - Season 1 - Episode 4

During the first day, Quest Dorm members are excelling the Sports Festival. But their performance dropped, and their ranking dropped to the 8th place during the second-to-last day. During night before the last day of the Sports Festival, Souta talked with Ruri about his condition. While reciting the letter he received, he activated Ruri's "First Flag, Program Code". Souta is given a vision about Quest Dorm, where there exist an underground passage below the dormitory. During the last day of the Sports Festival, under the guidance of the Victory Flag, the Quest Dorm received MVP title despite ranked 2nd.

Shadow Boxing
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7.29
80 votes

#19 - Shadow Boxing

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ippo practices shadow boxing.

To Enemy Ground
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7.28
67 votes

#20 - To Enemy Ground

Hajime no Ippo - Season 1 - Episode 30

Ippo learns how to heal his right fist and gets ready for the All Japan but something happens his powerful right punches!

We Caught a Cold / Todomatsu's Line / Choromatsu-sensei
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7.25
16 votes

#21 - We Caught a Cold / Todomatsu's Line / Choromatsu-sensei

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 14

The brothers all catch colds, with whoever's left healthy causing a lot of trouble while trying to take care of the others.

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It's a Birthday Party, Dajo / Iyami's Great Discovery
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7.11
18 votes

#22 - It's a Birthday Party, Dajo / Iyami's Great Discovery

Mr. Osomatsu - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Matsunos are invited to Hatabou's birthday party, becoming surprised to discover he is living the rich life.

Three as One
star
7.00
22 votes

#23 - Three as One

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 3

The representatives from each country come together to form the combined expedition. Their first mission - to meet one known as the Undead Merchant.

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Narrow Escape From Death
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6.83
12 votes

#24 - Narrow Escape From Death

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ulrika stands in support of Sweallow's decision to go after Ibuki. She offers to secure a special weapon which Lou shows a keen interest in.

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I Won't Lose Anyone Else
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0.00
0 votes

#25 - I Won't Lose Anyone Else

Ushio and Tora (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 2

Upon getting a premonition that the Beast Spear would break, the yokai chiefs from all over make a collective decision.

Tora
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0.00
0 votes

#26 - Tora

Ushio and Tora (2015) - Season 2 - Episode 8

Nobody is a match against Hakumen no Mono. As Ushio falls to the bottom of the seas, he begins to dream about a man from long ago. The truth about Hakumen's birth and Tora is finally revealed!