The Best Episodes Directed by Seiji Mizushima

Rebirth

#1 - Rebirth

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 25

In the final confrontation between Setsuna and Ribbons, the 00 Raiser is heavily damaged by Ribbons and the other Innovators; however, assistance from the other Meisters even the odds. In the ensuing chaos, Allehujah and Hallelujah work together to defeat Hilling Care, while Lockon narrowly manages to kill Revive Revival. Eventually, Ribbons and Setsuna damage each other to the point where neither one can continue fighting. However, Ribbons manages to steal one of the 00's GN Drives, which was 0 Gundam's, and places it in the abandoned 0 Gundam. Setsuna, in turn, takes the remaining GN Drive and installs it back into the Exia. After another difficult duel, Ribbons and Setsuna run through each other with their swords but Setsuna emerges the victor. In the epilogue, the Federation undergoes reforms as its new president disbands A-Laws and pushes for better global peace; Saji and Louise rekindle their relationship; Allelujah and Marie have left Celestial Being to search for the meaning of their existence; Andrei Smirnov stays in the military to preserve peace like his father and mother; Patrick Colasour and Brigidier-General Kati Mannequin marry; Klaus and Shirin work as politicians in the Federation Assembly; Marina returns with the children to lead a rebuilt Azadistan; Graham Aker is seen visiting Billy Katagiri in his office; Lockon and Setsuna leave with Celestial Being (who are still considered dangerous due to their refusal to disband) to space and Tieria disappears into Veda to watch over the world.

star 8.60
25 votes
The Door to Innovation

#2 - The Door to Innovation

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 21

Setsuna and Saji head out to Lagrange 5 to locate Wang Liu Mei, who has, along with Hong Long, miraculously survived the attack by the Throne Drei. Nena intercepts the pair and shoots Hong Long, who sacrifices himself to allow Wang Liu Mei to escape. Liu Mei encounters Setsuna, and after giving him the coordinates to Veda, is killed by Nena as she tries to escape. Mr. Bushido takes the unmanned 00 Raiser hostage, revealing his identity as Graham Aker to Setsuna, and relinquishes the mobile suit only when Setsuna agrees to a duel against him. Louise, who accompanied Graham on the mission, appears in her Regnant and kills Nena, finally avenging the deaths of her family and relatives. In the course of the duel, Graham and Setsuna appear to each other in an alternate reality due to the presence of GN particles. Here, Setsuna, exhibiting signs of becoming an Innovator, reveals his revelation: Aeolia Schenberg created the GN Drives and Celestial Being for the sole purpose of preparing all of humanity for innovation.

star 8.50
26 votes
Words of Farewell

#3 - Words of Farewell

Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 - Episode 25

Ed announces that he and Al have decided to stop searching for the Philosopher's Stone. Boarding a train headed South, they leave Central to visit their old teacher. Meanwhile, Hughes has discovered the truth behind the Fifth Laboratory -- a truth that could topple the Government.

star 8.43
139 votes
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Voice of 00

#4 - Voice of 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 11

After the Memento Mori is fired at the Sairu Kingdom, Katharon begins planning an attack to destroy the superweapon. Tieria, after witnessing the devastation, decides to tell his comrades about the Innovators. When A-Laws forces led by Kati launch an attack on Celestial Being's asteroid base, everyone within is forced to flee. During the ensuing battle, Ian Vashti is injured, leaving Saji to deliver the 0-Raiser to the 00 Gundam. The combined unit, the 00 Raiser, is able to dispatch the A-Laws attacking, but when Setsuna activates the Trans-Am system, he and everyone in the area are affected by the particles and Saji and Louise shocked to learn they are fighting on opposing sides.

star 8.42
26 votes
Twin Drive

#5 - Twin Drive

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 2

After entrusting Lyle Dylandy with top secret information pertaining to Celestial Being's activities, Setsuna goes to confront Sumeragi Lee Noriega who, consummed by guilt over the countless lives lost during the organization's military interventions four years prior, found refuge in Bill Katagiri and worsened her drinking condition. Meanwhile, Wan Liu Mei leaks information to Ribbons and Saji Crossroad is given access to Celestial Being's archives and learns about the existence of the Throne Gundams. A-LAWS forces mount an attack on Celestial Being's ship, the location of which was among the data acquired by Ribbons, and Tiera is left alone to defend the Ptolemaios. Setsuna, accompanied by Lyle and Sumeragi, heads towards the ship and boards the 00 Gundam, easily dispatching the attacking units and saving the Ptolemaios.

star 8.41
29 votes
For The Future's Sake

#6 - For The Future's Sake

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 22

The duel between Setsuna and Graham ends with Setsuna emerging victorious. However, he chooses not to finish Graham off and leaves. Setsuna and the others soon review Wang Liu Mei's information and determine that a fierce battle against A-Laws will ensue as they journey to Veda's core at L2. For this battle, Arthur Goodman has assembled a fleet of 21 ships and 108 units to crush Celestial Being once and for all. Initially, A-Laws is met with heavy resistance from Celestial Being in the form of new weapon upgrades for their Gundams. However, with GN particle disruptors forming an anti-GN particle cloud across the battlefield, the effectiveness of the Gundams' beam weapons is reduced greatly. A-Laws soon breaks through their defense and only an intervention by Katharon at the last second saves the Ptolemaios from destruction. Furthermore, in a reversal of fortune, the coup d'etat forces under the command of Kati Mannequin and led by Patrick Colasour launch a counterattack and the A-Laws fleet is thrown into disarray. Soon after, Goodman is killed when his flagship is shot down by the 00 Raiser. Meanwhile, Ribbons intervenes in Regene's plans by reading his thoughts, but ends up taking a bullet to the head. With Ribbons dead, Regene prepares to put his own plans into motion.

star 8.40
25 votes
Operation Allelujah Rescue

#7 - Operation Allelujah Rescue

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 3

Celestial Being descended to Earth to launch a raid on a Human Reform League-run prison complex, which holds Allelujah and Marina. A-LAWs forces are deployed to back HRL forces in the area to prevent the raid from being successful. Having been given intelligence by Lockon, Kataron guerrillas also assault the prison to rescue their comrades. Though having no experience in mobile suit combat, Lockon manages to display reasonable combat ability. Setsuna secures Allelujah and Marina during the raid. During an encounter between Soma and Allelujah, the latter reveals her true name, Marie Parfacy, before Allelujah boards the Arios.

star 8.39
28 votes
The Angels' Second Advent

#8 - The Angels' Second Advent

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 1

The Earth Sphere Federation's autonomous peacekeeping force "A-LAWS", has been suppressing an opposition force called "Cataron", using inhuman tactics and extermination. Saji Crossroad has been working as an engineer on the "Proud" Colony, a space station under construction. When a coworker is discovered to belong to Cataron, Saji is arrested under false charges by A-LAWS and pressed into forced labor. Cataron forces mounts a rescue, but A-LAWS mobile suits appear with orders to exterminate the rescuers and all station personnel to cover up its forced labor operation. Setsuna F. Seiei, infiltrates the colony during the battle and rescues Saji. Setsuna then engages the A-LAWS suits in Exia. Still damaged from its battle four years prior, Exia is no match for A-LAWS' new "Ahead" mobile suit. Setsuna is saved at the last moment by the appearance of Tieria in his new Seravee Gundam. Brought back to Celestial Being's new mothership, Ptolemios II, Setsuna is confronted by Saji who now knows Setsuna's identity as a Meister. Once again joining Celestial Being, Setsuna returns to Earth to recruit Lyle Dylandy as the new "Lockon Stratos".

star 8.38
29 votes
Flower of Life

#9 - Flower of Life

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 23

After dealing with Regene Regetta's treachery by having Ali-Al Saachez shoot him, Ribbons Almark reveals his massive colony ship, which he claims is the place where Aeolia Schenberg created Veda, the original GN Drives, and the Innovators. The colony fires a massive particle cannon and destroys most of A-Laws fighting combatants. Celestial Being launches an assault on the Innovator's colony ship and are countered by an army of Bring Stabity and Devine Nova clones, all piloting Trans-Am equipped kamikaze units. In the ensuing battle, Patrick Colasour sacrifices himself to defend Kati's ship and the Seravee is completely disabled by Healing Care and Revive Revival in their newly Trans-Am equipped suits. In the meantime, Setsuna and Saji confront Louise and Andrei; after disabling Andrei's Ahead, Setsuna moves in on the Regnant and Saji contacts Louise. The Ptolemaios II manages to enter the colony under cover from the Arios and GN Archer, but the ship is quickly infiltrated by hordes of automatons. Lockon fights a losing battle against Ali-Al Saachez in his rebuilt Arche Gundam, while Soma's GN Archer runs out of particles and is hit by an Innovator kamikaze. Sumeragi takes a gun and heads out to face the automatons swarming the Ptolemy, but is shocked to find they were accompanied by Billy Katagiri, the supplier of the Innovators' Trans-Am systems, who then pulls a gun on Sumeragi. Inside Veda's core, Ribbons is shocked that Tieria managed to survive Seravee's near-destruction and is now facing him, to which Tieria then pulls a gun on Ribbons.

star 8.35
26 votes
Mixed Feelings

#10 - Mixed Feelings

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 18

Four months after the destruction of the orbital elevator in Africa, the world is a different place. The AEU's orbital elevator is rebuilt; Katharon has lost most of its fighting strength and its members are systematically hunted down; the Federation grants A-Laws complete control over the entire military. Despite their success in destroying the second Memento Mori, Celestial Being endures wave after wave of A-Laws attacks, thanks to an oblivious Anew Returner's networking with the Innovators. Tieria suggests to the Ptolemy crew that the time is right for them to carry out a mission to take back Veda. For that purpose, Sumeragi designs a plan centered around capturing an Innovator and the plan begins as A-Laws attacks yet again. Meanwhile, Regene gives Wang Liu Mei the coordinates to Veda's core.

star 8.33
21 votes
Victory Song of the Resistance

#11 - Victory Song of the Resistance

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 15

With assistance and supplies from Katharon, the Ptolemaios 2 is able to continue with its repairs in the mountainous region. However, they are unable to proceed with their plan to break through the siege laid by the Federation, without the currently missing Setsuna and the 00 Gundam. Meanwhile, Setsuna, wounded after his fight with Ali Al-Saachez, is forced to get medical help at Katharon's Suille base, where he is reunited and cared for by Marina. The Ptolemaios 2 is forced to defend itself against an overwhelming number of A-Laws mobile suits, but receives an unexpected respite when the fleet suddenly retreats from its successful offensive to deal with a coup d'état led by Hank Hercule at the African orbital elevator. Despite his injuries, Setsuna sets off towards the elevator and is met by Mr. Bushido, who forces Setsuna to fight against him by demonstrating the Masurao's secret ability: Trans-Am.

star 8.33
27 votes
Beyond

#12 - Beyond

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 24

The battle between the 00 Raiser and the Regnant comes to its conclusion with a Gaga suicide attack. Setsuna and Saji survive the onslaught and manage to pull Louise out the wreckage of her unit before enemy reinforcements arrive. Meanwhile, inside Veda's core, Tieria corners Ribbons Almark but is gunned down. Elsewhere, Louise finds herself in the company of Saji on the Ptolemy and attacks him, only to suffer a nervous breakdown. As the battle escalates with Healing Care and Revive Revival, Setsuna resorts to the 00 Raiser's Trans-Am system, which triggers his abilities as a pure Innovator. As he intercepts the thoughts of his friends, comrades and enemies, he soon realizes the situation is grim. Growing frustrated, Setsuna inadvertently activates the 00 Raiser's Trans-Am Burst system and blankets the battlefield in purer GN particles, causing a momentary halt to the combat. Seizing the moment, Setsuna infiltrates the colony and closes in on Tieria and Veda's position. Meanwhile, Ribbons finds his link with Veda severed by the integrated consciousness' of Regene Regetta and Tieria Erde into Veda's systems. Tieria remotely activates the Seraphim Gundam's Trial System to shutdown all the units linked to Veda within its Trial Field, including the Gagas, Arche, Gadessa and Garrazo. With Veda secured, the forces of Celestial Being wrap up their battles, including Lockon, who finally avenges his family by killing Ali Al-Saachez. Setsuna locates Veda's core and finds Tieria dead but no sign of Ribbons. Before he can pursue Ribbons, Tieria reveals his presence inside Veda to Setsuna and his new understanding of Aeolia Schenberg's plan. Setsuna departs for the Ptolemy but when Ribbons shoots down the Seraphim Gundam in his giant mobile suit, the Reborns Gundam, Setsuna prepares to do battle one final time in the 00 Raiser.

star 8.30
27 votes
The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

#13 - The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 25

The three of them (Lina, Sylphiel, and Zangulus) reach Phibrizzo who reveals he is holding the dead (who ever was killed in the city) as his puppets. Sylphiel then tells Lina to do a Dragon Slave, and she does. It is no match against Phibrizzo but Sylphiel does a Dragon Slave herself surprising him (and Lina.) When they think they killed him, he shows up for what seems to be their final battle. Phibrizzo manages to bring Amelia, Zelgadis and Martina to him, and proceeds to slowly kill them off (he is the death master) until she decides to do the Giga Slave spell. He starts to ""kill"" them one by one which forces her to do it. As Martina has her last breath, she tells Lina to do what she believes in (love with Gourry.) Lina does the spell and indeed lose control, and when it looks like his plan has suceeded, something happens. Lina starts to talk to Phibrizzo. The person who is actually possessing Lina reveals he is actually the Lord of Nightmares himself. He reveals when someone d

star 8.29
7 votes
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Shadow of the Innovators

#14 - Shadow of the Innovators

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 19

In the course of the Ptolemaios II encounter with an A-Laws task force, Revive is captured after his encounter with Tieria. Saji and Louise meet in battle, the two being transported to an alternate reality and Louise is left shaken in her resolve to fight against him. While Sumeragi and the Meisters interrogate Revive, his presence on the ship causes Anew to reveal her allegiance to the Innovators and declares the hijacking of the Ptolemaios II as she fires her gun at Lasse Aeon. Wang Liu Mei and Hong Long try to leave Ribbon's hideout to deliver Veda's location to Celestial Being, only for their ship to be shot down by Nena Trinity with Gundam Throne Drei.

star 8.29
21 votes
A Reason to Battle

#15 - A Reason to Battle

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 4

Marina speaks to Setsuna, Tieria, Ian and Lasse, thanking them for saving her while making a request for them to be bring her back to Azadistan when Tieria refused at first. On the way to Azadistan, the Ptolemaios 2 is attacked by an A-LAWs navy ship in an ambush and has deployed underwater mobile armor 'Trilobyte' to eliminate the ship. Setsuna, Lockon, Tieria and Allelujah have managed to defeat them, bringing the fight to the surface before Soma and The Masked Man intercepted Setsuna and Allelujah with their customized Aheads. Kataron mobile suits arrive just in time to drive back the A-LAWs ship. Marina and Shirin are then reunited. Meanwhile, Billy has been recruited as an A-LAWs MS development chief due to his grudge with Sumeragi.

star 8.28
25 votes
In the Midst of Scattered Light

#16 - In the Midst of Scattered Light

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 17

Despite the best efforts of the 00-Raiser to destroy the second Memento Mori, the beam fired from the badly damaged satellite weapon is still sufficient to severely damage the elevator; pieces of falling structure begin devastating the surface below. The Gundams' efforts to destroy the falling debris are helped by the combined efforts of Marie's GN Archer, Katharon, the Federation army and Kati's forces after a desperate plea for cooperation broadcasted by Sumeragi from the Ptolemaios 2. In the aftermath, Andrei Smirnov unexpectedly slays Hank Hercule, and soon associates his father Sergei with the coup d'etat. Wishing to avenge his mother's death, Andrei destroys Sergei's unit as Marie arrives too late to intervene.

star 8.27
26 votes
Prelude to Tragedy

#17 - Prelude to Tragedy

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 16

A-Laws attempts to retake the Africa Tower using assault automatons to kill both the rogue troops and civilian hostages alike, although the Innovators continue to manipulate the information released to the public in order to conceal the A-Laws' brutality. Meanwhile, Setsuna is locked into a heated battle with Mr. Bushido and his Masurao. Their battle is interrupted with the arrival of the Ptolemaios 2 and the remaining Gundam Meisters. After analyzing the unusual redeployment of Federation troops around the elevator, Sumeragi and Kati both realize, to their horror, that they are anticipating that the elevator will collapse soon and that A-Laws is planning on completely destroying the Africa Elevator. A renewed Memento Mori superweapon is then shown preparing to fire at the orbital space elevator.

star 8.26
27 votes
Offensive Operation Memento Mori

#18 - Offensive Operation Memento Mori

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 13

Katharon's offensive against the Memento Mori superweapon goes poorly, with A-Laws' superior units both nullifying the resistance's missile attacks and decimating their obsolete mobile suits. 00-Raiser's timely arrival saves the fleet from being completely wiped out as Setsuna single-handedly takes on the A-Laws forces and a new Gadessa, piloted by Healing Care. The Ptolemaios 2 approaches the Memento Mori head-on in its blind spot, but is soon forced into the path of the laser's firing path; however, the ship miraculously survives the attack by using Arios' Trans-Am to dodge, and ensures its safety with Cherudim's new Shield Bit system. Thanks to Nena Trinity's leaked information, Tieria's Buster Cannon and a precise hit from Lockon Stratos exploits a weakness in the Memento Mori and destroys the superweapon, taking Arba Lindt's life in the process.

star 8.25
28 votes
Anew Returner

#19 - Anew Returner

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 20

Anew reveals her allegiance to the Innovators and with Revive attempts to steal 0 Raiser for Ribbons but the machine is retaken, though the Innovators escape. Later they return, with new Suits (including Louise in her Regnant). Lyle attempts to get through to Anew but before he could, he is caught off guard, as Ribbons taken control of Anew. But as she was about to strike him down, her suit is shot by 00 Raiser as the Trans-Am particles have them share one tender moment together before her suit explodes.

star 8.22
23 votes
Waiting in Space

#20 - Waiting in Space

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 12

00-Raiser's increased Trans-Am rate enables it to outclass and outmaneuver the Innovators' mobile suits, forcing them to flee in escape pods as their suits are destroyed. In the aftermath of the battle, Ribbons orders Revive Revival and Bring Stabity to capture 00 Gundam; the Innovators question Ribbons' true knowledge of Aeolia's plan and the twin drive system. Saji, Louise, and Setsuna cope with Saji and Louise's positions on opposing sides; Louise concludes Saji has always been a member of Celestial Being and gets rid of any memory she has of him, while Saji struggles with the decision to fight to save Louise or flee Celestial Being to be with her. After the Memento Mori's second barrage destroys a military base and simultaneously kills innumerable civilian refugees, Sergei is ordered to force witnesses from the Federation Army to conceal this information. As the Katharon space force approaches the Memento Mori, the superweapon fires on the fleet and annihilates half of it, surprising Celestial Being and Katharon that the weapon can fire into space; without the the element of surprise, the operation is put at risk.

star 8.21
28 votes
Unerasable Past

#21 - Unerasable Past

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 9

Setsuna and Tieria face off against Ali Al-Saachez’s Arche Gundam, but are sorely outmatched until Allelujah and Lockon arrive and drive off the Arche. Lockon learns the circumstances behind his brother's death and his motivations for fighting for Celestial Being. The A-LAWs attempt to intercept the Ptolemaios II's return to space; the Ptolemaios' success forces Commander Homer Katagiri to accept the help of the Innovators to prevent any more sacrifices. When Kati sends a message to Celestial Being expressing respect for Leesa Kujo's tactics, Sumeragi realizes that Kati is a member of the A-LAWs and recognizes that Sumeragi is Celestial Being's tactical forecaster.

star 8.21
28 votes
Rendezvous and Departure

#22 - Rendezvous and Departure

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 7

To break his stalemate against Mr. Bushido, Setsuna takes an extreme risk by activating the 00 Gundam's Trans-am system in order to win. Soma's Ahead and the Arios are shot down and declared MIA as the Ptolemaios 2 is forced to retreat. Stranded and forced to face each other outside their mobile suits, Soma suffers mental attacks from Allelujah's presence and reverts to her Marie personality. Upon finding them, Sergei eventually decides to let them go and the two are rescued by Lockon. Meanwhile, Marina and Katharon learn the Federation intends to reorganize the Middle East and has dissolved all nations including Azadistan.

star 8.21
29 votes
Heavenly Light

#23 - Heavenly Light

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 10

Surviving Katharon guerrillas, including Shirin and Marina, go to negotiate with the Sairu Kingdom, the only country in the Middle East with considerable military power to oppose the A-LAWs. Meanwhile, Sumeragi leads Celestial Being in returning back to their asteroid base, where Setsuna retrieves the 0-Riser. A subsequent test run of the 00 Gundam's twin drive system reveals the potential of the unit. When the A-LAWs' new orbital weapon fires a particle beam on the Sairu Kingdom's capital, Allelujah's Hallelujah personality returns and Marie senses that Sergei is in trouble.

star 8.14
28 votes
Endless Poem

#24 - Endless Poem

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 24

Setsuna contemplates his memories of Lockon, who vouched for him when he first became a Meister. Tieria blames Setsuna for Lockon's death, but Sumeragi reminds him that their true enemies are still nearby. Meanwhile, having lost over half their GN-X and the Throne Zwei, Sergei suggests the UN force withdraw. However, UN headquarters reveals that reinforcements are coming and orders a second attack. Back on Ptolemaios, the Gundams undergo repairs and upgrades. Tieria suggesting they destroy all the pseudo-GN Drives so that they can resume their original plan. The rest of the crew contemplate their pasts, but an alarm signals that the UN forces have arrived. Alejandro Corner joins the UN forces in a large, golden Mobile Armor and fires a massive particle cannon at the Ptolemaios, which barely evades the blast. With Kyrios and Nadleeh protecting the ship, Setsuna and Lasse attack Alejandro but can't penetrate his GN Shield. Alejandro continues to fire on Ptolemaios causing massive damage. Tieria activates his Trans-Am system and destroys several GN-X, including Patrick Colasour's GN-X, but suffers extensive damage. A GN-X manages to approach Ptolemaios and fires directly into the bridge resulting in the death of Christina and Lichtendahl. Sumeragi, Ian and Feldt manage to escape in one of Ptolemios' containers. Lasse rams Exia's container into Alejandro's shield and breaks through. Exia and the GN Arms escape the destroyed container and charge back at Alejandro.

star 8.13
30 votes
Setsuna

#25 - Setsuna

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 25

Setsuna continues to struggle against Alejandro's weapons and shield. Exia docks with the GN Arms and evens the odds with the Alvatore. Setsuna succeeds in destroying Alejandro's shield but the GN Arms is destroyed in the process. Meanwhile, Sergei and Soma search for Kyrios. Allelujah wishes to know the meaning of their fight and unites with Hallelujah to face the two GN-Xs. Allelujah destroys Soma's GN-X and cripples Sergei but does not finish them off when he recognizes Soma as someone from his past. With his mobile armor damaged, Alejandro emerges in a golden mobile suit. Setsuna uses Exia's 'trump card' (his physical GN Blade) to bypass Alejandro's GN Shield and defeat him. Alejandro gets a message from Livonze revealing that Alejandro was a pawn and that Livonze is the true mastermind, right before Alvatore explodes. Graham then appears in his GN Drive-equipped Flag and engages Setsuna. Setsuna and Graham finally reveal themselves to each other and destroy each other's mobile suits. On Earth, Marina reads a letter from Setsuna questioning the current state of the world and how he hoped she'd help him learn the answers. Setsuna lies unconscious as Exia floats in space. Four years later (A.D. 2312), Saji writes a letter to Louise from space and says he is still waiting for her. He sees a GN particle trail in the distance and recognizes it as a Gundam. The UN has become the Earth Sphere Federation and all countries have disarmed and formed the ESF peacekeeping force. On Celestial Being's asteroid base, Ian talks with Wang Liu Mei about deploying their new mobile suits. Liu Mei asks to see the O Gundam, the first generation unit, and then comments that the OO Gundam will change the world.

star 8.13
31 votes
Pure Distortion

#26 - Pure Distortion

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 8

During his encounter with Regene Regetta, Tieria learns the Innovators' views on VEDA and Aeolia Schenberg while the A-LAWs obtain two new pilots: Patrick Colasour and Innovator Revive Revival. Tieria and Setsuna go undercover to infiltrate a party with A-LAWs and Earth Federation officials, where Tieria meets with Ribbons Almark, who reveals that according to Aeolia's plan, Tieria should have died with the rest of Celestial Being four years ago. Refusing an offer to join the Innovators, Tieria and Setsuna, who has been exposed to Louise as a member of Celestial Being by Billy, escape in their Gundams.

star 8.10
29 votes
Scar

#27 - Scar

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 6

After the Meisters land on the damaged Kataron base in the Middle East, they were greeted with accusations and distrust. At this time, Tieria brings Saji back to the Ptolemaios 2 after he spotted him all shaken up in guilt. A-LAWs launches another operation to sortie against the Ptolemaios 2. The Meisters launch to intercept while Sumeragi is out of action after a flashback of a failed operation she led that resulted in her love interest, Emilio's, death. Saji follows Ian to a Ptolemaios 2 turret, while initially hesitating to do so before he fires it at a GN-X III piloted by Louise Harlevy. Allelujah encounters difficulties while facing Soma and Setsuna with Mr. Bushido. As a result, Setsuna goes into trans-am mode with his 00 Gundam.

star 8.08
26 votes
A Homeland Burns

#28 - A Homeland Burns

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 5

Setsuna escorts Marina back to Azadistan after the Meisters stop at Kataron's Middle Eastern base. Saji leaves the base as he does not trust the Celestial Being's action. Suddenly, an Earth Federation ship arrives in the area and detains Saji before Sergei decides to release him. An A-LAWs task force arrives with Mr. Bushido, Soma and Barrack leading the squad before automaton droids were deployed to massacre Kataron guerrillas and civilians. Lockon arrives with Tieria and Alelujah to hold back the A-LAWs task force with Lockon gunning down the droids in rage while Soma hesitates to attack him when she sees the droids attack the guerrillas and civilians. Setsuna and Marina arrive in Azadistan, only to face Ali with a mobile suit as he watches the country burning.

star 8.07
30 votes
Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!

#29 - Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!

Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 - Episode 9

Asuka joins Shinji’s class at school, and moves in with Misato and him in their apartment. As Asuka adjusts to Japan (or rather, everyone else adapts to her...), a new Angel attacks which is capable of splitting itself into two identical copies. Eva-01 and Eva-02 are defeated, and Nerv is publicly humiliated. With the Angel in a week-long regeneration period after an N² Mine attack by the JSSDF, Asuka and Shinji must learn to "synchronize" with each others movements combat, in order to defeat it once and for all.

star 8.00
278 votes
Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

#30 - Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 5

The group manages to search around the home, and find a hidden room in the attic. By this time, Halcyform has already been defrosted. They escape his wrath when Lina makes a whole in the ground around them. They land in a sewer like place in the home, where slugs are present. Lina gets scared and hang on to Gourry. They proceded to get transported to another place by Saygram, while Zelgadis and Amelia fight of the slugs. Then Amelia and Zelgadis manages to get kidnapped. Shortly after, Lina and Gourry runs away after being transported and end up in a lab. They see a woman laying there, and Halcyform shows up. We learn his back story, why he is doing this. He is trying to bring back the love of his life, Rubia (the woman in the box) after monsters attacked them, and he wasn't unable to save her. Amelia and Zelgadis shortly appears, wrapped up in a cococun, they fall into the pool, where they lose their energy, giving it to Rubia. Lina figures out where the pledge stone is, and

star 8.00
5 votes
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Voices from the Darkness! Slash 'em to Bits, Ragna Blade!

#31 - Voices from the Darkness! Slash 'em to Bits, Ragna Blade!

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 11

Back at Seyruun, Phil, Zelgadis, Amelia and Gourry are brought to another dimension by Mazenda and Kanzel. With Lina, she eagerly reads the manuscipt that tells of a spell called the Ragna Blade, and will be useful later on in the show. Martina fells left out, and grabs the book only to have it burned Xellos. Lina notices the smoke signals, and remembers what it meant. If Phil and the others were in trouble, the guards (or whoever) would do a smoke signal of some sort. Lina uses the new Ragna Blade spell to break through the barrier, only to have Phil kidnapped again by Kanzel. We find out they were after Lina from all along.

star 7.80
5 votes
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They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?

#32 - They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 17

The gang decide to head to the town called Femille, who they think the Claire Bible may be there. The thing is, Femille is inhabited by females... ONLY. So yes, this would mean, Gourry, Zelgadis, Xellos would have to dress up. While heading to Femille, Zelgadis manages to save the princess of Femille, Miwan, after being attacked by monsters. They bring her back to (of course) the queen, and she warns them, ""It's a good thing she was saved by all females. If any men would of be present, they would be sentenced to die-- no questions asked."" sort of warning. Zelgadis starts to have a crush on Miwan, but she had problems on her own. Miwan is pressured to become a shrine maiden, but she doesn't want to. She decides she wants to break the fountain that would make them a shrine maiden, by just placing the water(fall) on the person's head. Of course, they are attacked by monsters, and with Lina and company help (Zelgadis, and Gourry break out of their disguises in the process) they defea

star 7.80
5 votes
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Celestial Being

#33 - Celestial Being

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 1

Celestial Being, a private army dedicated to eradicating war, begins demonstrating the powers of their new "MS-GUNDAM" suits by interrupting the public demonstration of AEU's latest Mobile Suit, the AEU Enact and by protecting the Human Reform League's Space Elevator, "Tenchu" from being attacked by terrorists when their mobile suits had attempted to launch rockets on the "Tenchu", earning a news appearance from various TV news channels where Celestial Being's goals were publicly stated by Aeoria Schenberg.

star 7.77
69 votes
Gundam Meister

#34 - Gundam Meister

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 2

The world bodies discusses the possible origins and impact of Celestial Being. The Gundams made their first combat appearance in Ceylon, formerly called Sri Lanka where Lockon leads the Gundams in taking on the Human Reform League and rebel Sri Lankan forces. Meanwhile, JNN reporter Kinue Crossroad discovers something about Aeoria Schenberg's origins. The episode ends with Graham Aker ambushing Setsuna to sate his curiosity about the Gundams.

star 7.73
55 votes
I Can Hear Songs

#35 - I Can Hear Songs

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 - Episode 14

After the Memento Mori's destruction, the Ptolemaios 2 is forced to descend to Earth. The Innovators arrive and attack the ship and in the ensuing battle, Tieria reveals the Seraphim Gundam hidden in Seravee to decisively defeat Bring Stabity. Separated from his comrades, Setsuna is lured by Ali Al-Saachez into a meeting with Ribbons, who reveals that he was responsible for saving Setsuna's life as the 0 Gundam's pilot and influencing Veda to ensure Setsuna would become the Exia's pilot. However, Ribbons now intends to claim the 00 Gundam as his own and has arranged for Al-Saachez to kill Setsuna. In a heated battle between the two, Setsuna manages to destroy the Arche Gundam with the 00 Raiser's Trans-Am system, but is unable to kill Al-Saachez himself when he hears Marina singing with the Katharon children. Meanwhile, tensions between the A-Laws and the Federation Army continue to rise to the point of an emerging coup d'etat.

star 7.69
26 votes
Operation Gundam Capture

#36 - Operation Gundam Capture

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 10

The HRL's operation against the Celestial Being continues. Allelujah again becomes disorientated by his proximity to Soma Peries resulting in the capture of Kyrios. Tieria arrives to find the captured Kyrios within a transport vessel. As he attempts to destroy the vessel before it escapes the Virtue is overwhelmed. Meanwhile, Allelujah's other half Hallelujah awakens and destroys the transport ship he is inside. He then goes off to face Soma Peries and Sergei Smirnov, but they escape. The battle finally ends though it is a Pyrrhic victory for both sides, with Tieria revealing one of the Celestial Beings greatest secret GN-004 Nadleeh and the HRL losing many mobile suits in return. With the near capture of Kyrios and Ptolemaios' close escape, Celestial Being is shaken to the core with the majority of its members saddened by the experience.

star 7.61
31 votes
A Great Nation's Dignity

#37 - A Great Nation's Dignity

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 9

It has been four months since Celestial Being's first intervention and the Gundam Meisters have been involved in over sixty intervention operations. As the world begins to change around them, the crew aboard the Ptolemy and the Gundam Meisters have some time to themselves. Lockon and Felt's relationship is further explored which reveals that Celestial Being and the Gundam Meisters have a far older history than it was originally thought. In Azadistan, a United Nations delegation was led by Alejandro Corner, who was using his UN envoy status to meet with Marina and other Azadistani officials. The HRL releases a web of comm detection devices to find the Gundams in space, catching the crew of the Ptolemy off guard. Ill-prepared for this attack, the Gundams and the crew of the Ptolemy launch an offensive. Sumeragi Lee Noriega goes up against Colonel Sergei Smirnov accompanied by Soma Peries in her Tieren Taozi and a battle ensues around the Solar Satellites System.

star 7.56
32 votes
Broken Wings

#38 - Broken Wings

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 15

As planned, Celestial Being begins their armed intervention in the Taklamakan Desert against a combined force of nearly a thousand mobile suits from the Union, AEU, and HRL. Immediately upon involving themselves, the four Gundam Meisters are attacked and face a ruthless bombardment from the allied forces for nearly fifteen straight hours. Exhausted and pushed to the limits of their abilities, the Meisters then find themselves pitted against ace pilots sent from the allied forces, with the intent of capturing them. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, the Gundams are one by one disabled and deactivated, until only Setsuna remains. Then, just as he's about to be finished off, a mysterious mobile suit, emitting red wing-like GN particles, appears and drives the enemy away.

star 7.54
26 votes
Breakaway Limit Zone

#39 - Breakaway Limit Zone

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 5

Colonel Sergei conducts tests on a new Mobile Suit built especially for Soma Peries, a bioengineered human. Allelujah Haptism and Soma Peries experience a strange connection brought on by their proximity to each other. This causes Soma Peries to go into a fit of rage who begins to fire shots randomly at the space elevator severing a section containing civilians. Meanwhile on board the elevator Allelujah Haptism experiences another side of himself but regains his composure and runs off. Colonel Sergei attempts to help the civilians before they drift past the Breakaway Limit Zone and into the Earth's atmosphere but his mobile suit is ill-equipped. Allelujah Haptism, piloting the Gundam Kyrios, arrives to aid the Colonel.They save the civilians but at the cost of revealing Dynames' GN Sniper Rifle Extreme Long Range Custom.

star 7.51
35 votes
A Hanamaru Entrance Ceremony / A Hanamaru Mother

#40 - A Hanamaru Entrance Ceremony / A Hanamaru Mother

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 1

Today is Hanamaru Kindergarten's entrance ceremony, but new teacher Tsuchida sleeps in anyway. As he hurries to school, he runs into a little girl on the side of the road. Concerned for the girl all by herself, he talks to her. Thinking Tsuchida is hitting on her, the girl bursts with excitement. Afterward, Tsuchida rushes to the kindergarten and anxiously participates in the entrance ceremony. The mother of Anzu, the little girl Tsuchida ran into on his way to kindergarten, turns out to be Sakura, his high school classmate. Returning home after the entrance ceremony, Anzu listens to her mother tell old stories about her high school days, and Anzu begins calling Tsuchida “Tsutchi” just like her mother. As her parents are preparing for bed, Anzu watches her father give her mother a good night kiss. Sakura tells Anzu to get a kiss from her father too, but Anzu refuses, saying she will get one from her darling instead.

star 7.50
2 votes
A Hanamaru Love Triangle / A Hanamaru Day

#41 - A Hanamaru Love Triangle / A Hanamaru Day

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 3

Madly in love with Tsuchida, Anzu decides to take a chance and confess her love to him, but he does not take her seriously. Instead, Tsuchida falls over himself thanking Peach Class' Yamamoto for fixing his apron. Anzu tries to keep Yamamoto away from him to no avail. Upon seeing the situation, Hiiragi declares a love triangle between Tsuchida, Yamamoto, and Anzu. Anzu, Hiiragi, and Koume put their heads together to create a strategy of attack, desperate not to lose to Yamamoto. Peach Class' Yamamoto left her parents' home to live with her younger sister Mayumi. One day, Yamamoto decides to write a letter to her parents about her co-workers, her innocent and cute students, and the friends from Sakura Class she recently made: Hiiragi the bookworm, the kindhearted Koume, and Anzu, madly in love with Tsuchida. While writing her letter, Yamamoto recalls a particular experience she had with Anzu.

star 7.50
2 votes
Foreign Negotiations

#42 - Foreign Negotiations

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 4

Colonel Sergei returns to the Reform League to head a new squad designated for capturing one of the Gundams, with Soma Peries as his designated subordinate. Encouraged by Celestial Being's anti-conflict actions, the South American nation of Taribia declares its withdrawal from the Union and declares it independence over the control of energy resources, prompting a Union military response, forcing Celestial Being to intervene. In Azadistan (In the territory of Iran), Shirin Bakhtiar explains to First Princess Marina Ismail that the conflict is not as simple as it may first seem. Meanwhile, the Anti-Gundam Investigative Squad, in Flag Customs, engage Exia in Taribian airspace. Later on, pro-Taribian separatist politicians led by its prime minister are forced to drop their bid for independence after their forces were defeated by the Gundam Meisters.

star 7.48
35 votes
Changing World

#43 - Changing World

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 3

Setsuna dispatches Graham with ease, the latter being caught off guard by the advanced technology of the Gundams. Tieria returns to space with Gundam Virtue. The Union Army creates the Anti-Gundam Investigative Squad with Graham and Billy transferred from the MSWAD as official members. Meanwhile, Celestial Being launches surprise attacks in South Africa, the South American continent over Taribian airspace, formerly in Venezuela and Guyana, and in Ceylon. Setsuna later faces off against Colonel Smirnov while conducting an attack against Human Reform League mobile suits. Later on, a JNN broadcast revealed that various militant factions in North Ireland signed a peace treaty, ending years of fighting between themselves, the British Army and the PSNI.

star 7.47
43 votes
Return of the Saint

#44 - Return of the Saint

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 13

With the whereabouts of Massad Rachmadi unknown, Azadistan falls into a state of civil unrest with constant terror attacks. Reviewing the previous battle, Lockon reveals the possibility that there may be a third force aside from the Union-Azadistan forces and Celestial Being. After Setsuna and the duo of Graham and Billy investigate the possible site of where missiles had been launched by Ali, Setsuna deduces that location of where terrorist forces, led by Ali himself, are located. Setsuna and Lockon, with the assistance of Hong Long, attack the terrorist hideout. Setsuna manages to hold his own against Ali, who manages to escape from the battle, while Lockon and Hong Long utilizes the distraction to rescue Rachmadi. Deciding to display a show of bravado, Celestial Being authorizes Setsuna to deliver Rachmadi to the Azadistan royal palace with Exia unarmed. Despite pressure from present Union and Azadistan forces, the hostage release is successful. Marina asks the pilot of Exia if he is truly Setsuna, to which Setsuna vaguely encourages Marina to take up the fight for peace in Azadistan.

star 7.43
30 votes
Indiscriminant Retribution

#45 - Indiscriminant Retribution

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 8

The Gundam Meisters are being sent off to investigate the terrorists responsible for the indiscriminate bombings in the Union, HRL and AEU. In Scotland, Setsuna attempts to capture one of the bombers, but was nearly apprehended by a Scottish Authorised Firearms Officer after firing his pistol if not for Marina's intervention. In that encounter, Setsuna reveals himself as a Gundam Meister to Marina and his hatred to Azadistan for waging war on the Kurdish Republic with Marina taking it as a funny joke. The Meisters launched attacks against La Eden, revealed to a European-based conservative party group, in South America and in the Marshall Islands with Setsuna nearly taken out by a mobile armor after attacking a La Eden cargo ship based on information leaked out in the internet network by France's DGSE, Germany's BND and the United State's NRO. Meanwhile, Marina heads out to Finland as part of her journey to seek humanitarian aid for Azadistan when she encounters the Exia flying close to her plane.

star 7.43
35 votes
Seven Swords

#46 - Seven Swords

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 6

The Republic of Moralia, located in the southeast of France (what today is the Principality of Monaco) and a member of the AEU, has placed in armed forces in joint exercise with French-led AEU forces, including Patrick Colasour. Marina heads to France to request humanitarian assistance, despite the incomplete status of the AEU's Orbital Elevator. Meanwhile, Celestial Being Gundam Meisters were led by Sumeragi Noriega and her crew (except Lichtendahl Caeli and Lasse Aion) alongside Wang Liu Mei in disrupting the exercises, taking on both Moralian and AEU mobile suits. Later on, Setsuna is surprised when he takes on Ali Al-Saachez, a figure from his past, in his custom-made AEU Enact prototype.

star 7.34
32 votes
Allelujah

#47 - Allelujah

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 11

Allelujah Haptism decides to face his past and proposes a mission to destroy the facility where he was 'created'. Sumeragi accepts his proposal and launches Exia and Dynames to attack South Africa as a diversion while Kyrios and Virtue assault the HRL colony where the illegal experiments on children have been conducted. Flashbacks of Allelujah's turbulent past is shown as he grapples with the decision to open fire on the experimental lab. Celestial Being then leaks information on the experiments to the media, turning it into an international incident and a public relations disaster for the HRL. Sergei becomes aware of the experiments and detains one of the scientists responsible and who also tried to cover it up. Kinue also continues her investigation into Aeolia Schenberg, delving deeper into the mysteries surrounding Celestial Being's founder.

star 7.32
31 votes
At Doctrine's End

#48 - At Doctrine's End

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 12

An Imam named Massad Rachmadi was kidnapped by an unknown armed group, which led to riots by the Azadistani populations against the military called in to guard the city. Celestial Being and the Union Army began to intervene when radical factions in the Azadistani military began to attack loyalist forces guarding the Solar Antenna to link up with the Orbital Elevator. As Celestial Being and Graham's forces, grudgingly, face off against rebel Azadistani mobile suits, Setsuna is forced to re-live the events of his traumatic past after encountering Azadistani military mobile suits attacking armed children.

star 7.27
33 votes
Dawn of Determination

#49 - Dawn of Determination

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 14

With Ptolemaios undergoing maintenance the members of the Celestial Being take a short day off on Earth. Meanwhile the Union, AEU, and the HRL hold a secret meeting to discuss plans for "Project G", a joint project of the three groups to try to capture or destroy the Gundams. From the public's point of view it is stated as a joint military exercise by the three groups. Information later comes in that the three armies will converge at a point in the Taklamakan Desert with a high risk of spreading nuclear radiation around the world if careful measures aren't taken. Celestial Being decide to intervene, fully knowing the true objective of the enemy's plans and that they are extremely outnumbered and that they may not come out unscathed. Meanwhile, Setsuna takes a short detour to Azadistan to ask and listen to Marina's opinion of why the world is so distorted.

star 7.27
30 votes
Trinity

#50 - Trinity

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 16

Three new mobile suits, piloted by a trio of siblings, appear on the battlefield and reveal themselves as Gundam Throne Eins, Zwei, and Drei. Caught off-guard by the new Gundams' sudden arrival, the Union, AEU, and HRL forces are decimated and forced to retreat. In order to secure a route of escape, Gundam Throne Drei covers the entire region in GN particles, causing havoc with enemy communications and preventing a counterattack. After escaping from the Taklamakan Desert, the rescued Gundam Meisters are anxious about the new units and disturbed about not knowing of their existence. While world leaders despair at the appearance of the new Gundams, Alejandro Corner attends an anonymous conference with the other Celestial Being "observers" to review Celestial Being's activities and to discuss the acknowledgement of the Gundam Thrones. Aboard their spaceship, the Trinity siblings fly to meet the Ptolemaios to greet the Gundam Meisters.

star 7.24
29 votes
Throne Onslaught

#51 - Throne Onslaught

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 - Episode 17

The Gundam Throne pilots--Johann, Michael, and Nena Trinity--meet with the crew of the Ptolemaios, and declare themselves as allies working independently of the current Meisters. However, they reveal little information about themselves and their Gundams, leaving the two groups first meeting with strained results. However, Sumeragi later reveals that she had Ian Vasty secretly obtain information about the Gundam Thrones. At the Union MSWAD base, Professor Eifman discovers that the Gundams' may have originated from an abandoned facility orbiting Jupiter, and what Celestial Being's true objectives may be. However, before he can reveal this information he is killed in a surpise attack by the Thrones, an attack that decimates the entire base. Graham and the remaining OverFlags soon arrive and engage Throne Zwei, but the battle is concluded when Howard Mason is killed. The Throne's unprovoked attack on the facility greatly concerns the crew of the Ptolemaios, leaving Setsuna to question whether the Trinity Siblings are truly Gundam Meisters.

star 7.22
27 votes
A Hanamaru Support Group / A Hanamaru Confession

#52 - A Hanamaru Support Group / A Hanamaru Confession

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 10

Koume's brother came to Hanamaru Kindergarten to keep an eye on her. He absolutely adores his little sister, and goes into a freeze when she is in trouble. He was there because the school field day is fast approaching, and Koume wanted to join the footrace. He is worried she'd end last and cry. Anzu and Hiiragi had an idea: for Koume to practice. Since Tsuchida-sensei cannot fill the part of a coach, they asked Kusano-sensei to be Koume's coach and trainor. On the day of the footrace, a confident Koume was leading the race, but she tripped and fell. Koume stood up to continue the race, earning the admiration of everyone. However, she started crying, so her brother went to the end of the course and called for her. She may have lost the footrace, but her brother gave her a medal for her effort. Hinagiku has her own successes in the obstacle race; while Anzu and Hiiragi finished first and second in the footrace. There her brother praised her for having many wonderful people around her. After the school sports day, the faculty of Hanamaru Kindergarten had a get-together. Much later, at karaoke, the magic of alcohol seemed to have its rather interesting effects on Yamamoto-sensei and Tsuchida-sensei, making them both looser than usual. This led to Tsuchida-sensei confessing to Yamamoto-sensei. However, alcohol also can erase memories, so Tsuchida-sensei had no idea what happened the day before, leaving Tsuchida-sensei to wonder if Yamamoto-sensei remembered what he said because he passed out before he could get a response. The next day he seemed to be out of it. Kusano-sensei advised that he should ask that directly from Yamamoto-sensei. Yamamoto-sensei thought it was a line from their favorite manga, and wished that someone would tell that to her. This led to Tsuchida-sensei thinking that she's just too unperceptive... Because of his frustration, he drank until he was too drunk to go home and sleep in a garbage pile. Anzu and her mom Sakura found him there, and Sakura got frustrated when he started thinking about quitting his job. Meanwhile, both Anzu and Hinagiku knew from Kusano-sensei about Tsuchi's confession to Yamamoto-sensei, much to their shock. However, since there was no response from Yamamoto-sensei yet, they never lost hope.

star 7.00
1 votes
A Hanamaru Slide / A Hanamaru Genius

#53 - A Hanamaru Slide / A Hanamaru Genius

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 2

Still getting used to working at the kindergarten, Tsuchida panics when he is surrounded by a group of students. The agitated Tsuchida gives Anzu permission to explore the kindergarten with her new friends Koume and Hiiragi. While exploring the kindergarten, the three find a slide on the second floor. Anzu, Koume, and Hiiragi are excitedly discussing Koume's pet rabbit when second year Sunflower Class student Kenji shows up. He taunts Koume, claiming rabbits die from loneliness. When Koume is on the verge of tears, the knowledgeable Hiiragi saves the day, correcting Kenji's “facts” one after another. Kenji presents Hiiragi with a challenge to settle their know-it-all battle once and for all. Hiiragi ends up earning for herself a student.

star 6.67
3 votes
A Hanamaru Christmas / Hanamaru Feelings

#54 - A Hanamaru Christmas / Hanamaru Feelings

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 12

It's Christmas time and everyone is going to Anzu's house for a party. But during preparations Anzu falls asleep, asking Santa to grant a wish for her. In her dream she becomes an adult and heads off to meet Tsuchida, but gets distracted along the way and forgets what she came there to do. In the midst of her distraction she is directed by an adult Hiiragi and Koume to board a bus that Tsuchida would board later. They both end up getting off at the same spot and dancing in the snow together before sharing a kiss. While kissing Anzu wishes to be able to actually be with Tsuchida one day. Later, Anzu and the gang went to an art gallery where there is an exhibition showing Anzu's father's paintings. Part of the collection is a painting depicting Sakura and Anzu as a baby. This leads to the story that tells that Tsuchida was the one who encouraged Sakura to continue pursuing her husband. It is also revealed that Tsuchida originally told Sakura "Nothing is stronger than the power of love," which is the same thing Sakura likes to tell Anzu in order to encourage her to not give up on Tsuchida. In effect Tsuchida's words back then are the reason Anzu was born and is still pursuing Tsuchida. After they leave the gallery, Tsuchida has been asked to watch over Anzu temporarily, though he also wants to spend more time with Yamamoto-sensei. However, with Anzu around (and he cannot really be alone with Yamamoto-sensei), he loses his courage and tells Yamamoto-sensei that he will see her tomorrow. That made Anzu very upset and said that Tsuchida shouldn't give up on Yamamoto-sensei. Tsuchida is confused by this but Anzu insists that she wants to be his bride and for him to be happy and that he shouldn't give up on Yamamoto-sensei. Feeling encouraged Tsuchida rushes back to Yamamoto-sensei and attempts to confess. However, Yamamoto-sensei accidentally misinterprets what he means and thinks that he is talking about something work related, effectively foiling Tsuchida's confession. The next day we see Tsuchida and Yamamoto-sensei putting on a puppet show portraying the tale of Prince Clumsy and Princess Dense and they seem to be quite happy.

star 6.50
2 votes
A Hanamaru Date / A Hanamaru Helper

#55 - A Hanamaru Date / A Hanamaru Helper

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 4

Anzu wants to have a fairytale romance with Tsuchida, but he breaks her heart when he calls it unrealistic. Following Hiiragi's advice, Anzu takes Tsuchida on the date of his dreams. Having set the time and place, Anzu instructs Tsuchida to meet her there. Days later, Tsuchida takes a day off to attend a relative's wedding, leaving Yamamoto in charge of the Sakura Class for a day. A determined Anzu offers her services to Yamamoto, who asks Anzu for various favors.

star 6.00
2 votes
A Hanamaru Pool / A Hanamaru Brother

#56 - A Hanamaru Pool / A Hanamaru Brother

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 6

Hanamaru Kindergarten is opening its pool. Excited about her first visit to a pool with Tsuchida, Anzu hurries off to show him her swimsuit and "knock him out." Anzu is feeling pleased with herself when Tsuchida calls her cute when Yamamoto shows up in her (rather disaster-prone) swimsuit. Tsuchida's younger sister Satsuki comes to visit. However, Tsuchida forgets to leave a house key in his mailbox for Satsuki. When she sees the disheveled state of her brother, the already-angry Satsuki explodes. Satsuki begins to wonder if her hopeless brother is doing a proper job at the kindergarten, so she decides to visit him there.

star 6.00
2 votes
A Hanamaru Fishmonger / A Hanamaru Rival

#57 - A Hanamaru Fishmonger / A Hanamaru Rival

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 8

Summer vacation is over, and everyone in class told what they did during summer vacation. Aoi, one of the students, tells the rest of the class about her parents' work as fishmongers. Anzu, Koume, and Hiiragi went to Aoi's store and persuaded Aoi's dad to let them help. Aoi soon joined them after some persuasion from Anzu, Koume and Hiiragi. Days later, Tsuchida helps a little girl after the thong of her Zōri broke. The girl, named Hinagiku, turned out to be the daughter of the head of a Yakuza clan. The next day, Hinagiku came to Hanamaru Kindergarten and suddenly made a marriage proposal to Tsuchida, and soon transferred to Hanamaru. Hinagiku claims that she loves Tsuchida, so Tsuchida decided to make her dislike him, but failed. Anzu hears of this, earning for herself another rival.

star 6.00
2 votes
A Hanamaru Gift / A Hanamaru Dream / A Hanamaru Night

#58 - A Hanamaru Gift / A Hanamaru Dream / A Hanamaru Night

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 9

With the editor sick, Mayumi Yamamoto went to get Hanamaru's transcript for the next episode of "Panda-Cat." However, Hanamaru seems to be in a slump, so he asked for some more time to finish it. Mayumi returned to the publishing office, but had to return when she forgot to give Hanamaru her gift of cakes. As Hanamaru went to the park to take a break, Anzu, Hiiragi, and Koume were playing nearby, and saw the depressed manga artist. They tried giving him advice on how to confess to Mayumi, basing on how Tsuchida-sensei is dealing with Yamamoto-sensei. Eventually they cheer him and Mayumi up with a performance of the Panda-Cat Exercise. Meanwhile, Mayumi has no idea Hanamaru's slump is because of him thinking about her. Much later, Mayumi meets her sister, who has just gone shopping with Tsuchida-sensei for things they are to use at kindergarten. There Mayumi noticed that Tsuchida-sensei likes her sister. Mayumi inadvertently took her sister away, canceling that dinner Nanako was planning for him, for a favor. That favor was to obtain Panda-Cat-related things in order to help Hanamaru become inspired to finish the manga he is working on. That night, Nana was really planning to make it up to Tsuchida-sensei, not because she understands that he likes to have dinner with her, but because she thought he was hungry that time (as Mayumi surmised). Meanwhile, Nanako thinks that invitation to see a movie was because Hanamaru likes Mayumi. Meanwhile, Sakura Class were working on drawings that talk about their ambition in life. Toshiaki wants to become a soccer player when he grows up; Anzu wants to marry Tsuchida and Hiiragi wants to become an astronaut and space adventurer (which was considered to be realistic). Koume, on the other hand, cannot choose what she wants to become--whether to be a bride, a baker, a florist, or a toy-store employee. Which brings them to the topic of why Tsuchida-sensei became a teacher. The topic caught on with the Hanamaru teachers, and it was revealed that they have their own (albeit personal) reasons. That afternoon, Kusano-sensei invited Tsuchida-sensei over to her apartment for a sleepover. There Kusano-sensei showed Tsuchida-sensei her interests: watching movies with macho men.

star 6.00
1 votes
A Hanamaru Wife / A Hanamaru Story

#59 - A Hanamaru Wife / A Hanamaru Story

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 11

Tsuchida-sensei's feelings of yelling in the rain got into him, as two days later he phoned in sick with fever. The day before, Tsuchi was kind of down, perhaps due to what happened a few days ago concerning Yamamoto-sensei. Anzu then came to visit Tsuchida, but she ended up the one being baby-sitted by him as Anzu encountered one trouble after another while trying to take care of Tsuchida. When Tsuchida-sensei got better, he ramps up his efforts to tell Yamamoto-sensei how he feels for her. However, her being dense quite frustrated him, so, that night, while Anzu was around, he told the story of Prince Clumsy and Princess Dense, which kind of mirrors his relationship between him and Yamamoto-sensei.

star 6.00
1 votes
A Hanamaru Detective Team / A Hanamaru First Love

#60 - A Hanamaru Detective Team / A Hanamaru First Love

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 5

Tsuchida turns Anzu down when she asks him out on a Sunday date, leading her to believe he's seeing another woman. When Hiiragi suggests they follow Tsuchida, Anzu, Hiiragi, and Koume unite to form the Hanamaru Detective Brigade. Unknown to the Hanamaru Detective Brigade, Sakura was also keeping an eye on Anzu, and unwittingly defended Tsuchida from two Yakuza who merely reprimanded him for littering. The next day, Hiiragi and Koume follow Anzu as she chases after Tsuchida, but Koume trips. Just as she's about to break into tears, a boy extends a helping hand. The boy, named Yu, leaves soon afterward when his friends call him, leaving Koume to stand in the hallway by herself, unable to move, perhaps awed by him.

star 5.50
2 votes
A Hanamaru Summer Vacation / A Hanamaru Summer Festival

#61 - A Hanamaru Summer Vacation / A Hanamaru Summer Festival

Hanamaru Youchien Season 1 - Episode 7

The kindergarten's summer vacation starts the next day, and Sakura suggests they take a trip to her hometown with Hiiragi, Koume, and Tsuchida. Tsuchida gets excited when Yamamoto decides to join them, and the six of them make plans to visit the hometown of Sakura and Tsuchida. Satsuki is delighted her brother is finally visiting home, but when he spends all of his time looking after the girls and staring at Yamamoto, her mood turns sour. The situation comes to a head when Tsuchida does not even realize his sister prepared dinner. The group heads to a nearby shrine for a summer festival, but Satsuki's feelings are still unresolved.

star 5.50
2 votes