The Best Episodes Directed by Shinichi Watanabe
#1 - The Best of Mr. Pedro
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 20
Having charted the misadventures of Pedro, as he struggled for a season and a half to return home to his son and his sexy wife, the writers of Excel Saga have Excel and Hyatt sitting around in a bar and recapping Pedro's escapades. Yep, it's another clip show... but with a twist, as new footage is revealed showing the return of Nabeshin, and the kidnapping of the Great Will of the Macrocosm and Pedro's wife by the evil That Man!
#2 - Going Too Far
Excel Saga Season 1 - Episode 26
In this aptly-named epilogue, an aborted attempt at making a musical version of Excel Saga is replaced by an exercise in pushing the boundaries of good taste for even Japanese television. As a small sampling of the insanity, Excel and Hyatt (the former more deranged than usual, the latter more sickly than usual) switch bodies, Cosette returns only to get naughty with Dr. Shioji, Watanabe takes Hyatt (in Excel's body) to a love hotel, Nabeshin gets married, and there's way too much blood and pointless violence. What better way to end a ""Quack Experimental Anime""?
#3 - Love, Courage, and Our Battle Has Just Begun! (Temporary)
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 - Episode 12
Class F now is planning to defeat Class A, and does this by first slowly sapping them by letting them fight with other classes, with Class C agitated by Hideyoshi acting like his sister. Action and silliness ensues....
#4 - Mock Exams, Phantom Thieves, and Love Letters
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 - Episode 10
Mizuki tries to give Akihisa her love letter, but complications arise when things go wrong when she tries.... And it gets worse when her love letter, along with the inner circle's own belongings are stored along with the mock tests in the vault. Then a seemingly suspicious student appears to help them in their time of need....
#5 - Food Expenses, Dates, and Stun Guns
Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 - Episode 3
Akihisa and the girls go to the movies, only to bump into yuuji and shouko doing the same, although yuuji himself cannot escape due to her tazing him every chance he gets to escape. Next Sunday they go again to the movies, again bumping with shouko and yuuji. At the crepe shop both Minami and Mizuki try to feed Akihisa with their crepes, but Miharu, a girl who has a thing for Minami does not take it facing down.