The Best Episodes Directed by Takaomi Kanasaki

Ah, My Darling is a Ne'er-do-well

#1 - Ah, My Darling is a Ne'er-do-well

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 9

Finding Kyoko's information useless, Ayumu is told by Dai-sensei to seek out the strongest underworld warrior, Naegleria Nebiros, who is an old friend of Eucliwood's. After agreeing to attend one of Saras' concerts, Ayumu meets up with Naegleria and ends up having to help her draw her doujinshi, with the others later joining him. As they learn the story is about Eucliwood and how things might've been for her, the gang become determined to complete it but get set back thanks to Sera's cooking. After completing a fair amount of work, Ayumu manages to make it to Saras' concert before it ends. After the concert, Saras takes Ayumu out to the roof and gives him a carton of coffee milk. When Ayumu is distracted while talking to Saras, Saras sucks on Ayumu's straw, thus marries Ayumu. The end of the episode shows Naegleria and Chris hanging out together, proving that they have a friendlike relationship.

star 9.62
82 votes
No Way, We Were Winning!

#2 - No Way, We Were Winning!

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 6

The Head Teacher calls Ayumu with news that Mystletainn will be returning shortly. Souyu High School holds its culture festival, and Haruna helps Ayumu's class prepare for their activities. Ayumu admits to a sense of fulfillment in his high school life.

star 9.62
84 votes
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Yes, It Goes Around Every Year

#3 - Yes, It Goes Around Every Year

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 5

Sera and the other vampire ninjas are called back to their village, leaving Haruna in charge of the house. Eucliwood comes down with a fever, and Ayumu goes to great lengths to look after her, but ends up having to call in outside, underworlder help.

star 9.60
83 votes
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Still, That's Okay

#4 - Still, That's Okay

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 10

Head Teacher Ariel proposes a test to Ayumu, to see if he is ready to take on Chris. At stake are Ayumu's memories, which will be erased if he fails the test. Haruna decides to help Ayumu pass the test, but will her help end up doing more harm than good?

star 9.60
82 votes
Yo! That's Some Friendly You-nity!

#5 - Yo! That's Some Friendly You-nity!

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 3

Haruna and Eu perform a delicate operation on Mysteltainn to try to repair the damage done to him. Ayumu gets advice on how to deal with Orito. Tomonori takes a crash course in dancing in order to be a backup dancer for Sarasvati at her upcoming concert.

star 9.57
84 votes
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Whoo, a Mixer with Kyoko!

#6 - Whoo, a Mixer with Kyoko!

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 8

Kyoko returns, offering to reveal Chris's weakness, but only if Ayumu will keep her sufficiently entertained. She wants him to throw her a big blind-date party, with lots of people. Will getting all of the arrangements made be too much for Ayumu?

star 9.56
80 votes
Mm-hmm, Teacher is the Greatest!

#7 - Mm-hmm, Teacher is the Greatest!

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 7

Having absorbed Eu's magic power, Haruna now suffers from the same side-effects that prevented Eu from speaking. The culture festival enters its second day. Tomonori has her control ring taken from her by the teacher, leading to an unforeseen outcome.

star 9.55
84 votes
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No, Get Lost, Good Sir

#8 - No, Get Lost, Good Sir

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 4

Thinking he is doing him a favor, Orito invites Ayumu out to a restaurant run by the vampire ninjas, which offers a full course of unsociable service. Afterward, the two of them engage the ninjas in a mood-changing contest, to win the cost of their meal.

star 9.52
87 votes
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Aah, Farewell to Me

#9 - Aah, Farewell to Me

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 2

With Mystletainn unable to erase anyone's memories, they still remember the events of the day before, thrusting unwelcome attention upon Ayumu. Tomonori invites Ayumu to go up into the mountains, to get away from the commotion and do some stargazing.

star 9.38
117 votes
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Yes, I'm Now Making a Magical Transformation Again!

#10 - Yes, I'm Now Making a Magical Transformation Again!

Is This A Zombie? Season 2 - Episode 1

Ayumu finds himself wearied by the stress of everyday life, and happens upon a drinking partner with whom he is able to share his concerns. Meanwhile, Haruna's increased appetite has her thinking she has recovered her Magical Garment Girl abilities.

star 9.04
118 votes
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Yeah, You Stay With Me!

#11 - Yeah, You Stay With Me!

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 11

In the wake of Eu’s abduction, Ayumu finds himself trapped in a bizarre nightmare, and only Haruna has the power wake him. Meanwhile, Sera and her fellow vampires attempt to close the gates of the underworld once and for all.

star 8.81
125 votes
Yes, When I Strip Down, You'll be Amazed

#12 - Yes, When I Strip Down, You'll be Amazed

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 9

A mysterious madman from Eu’s past terrorizes her new friends. Will the necromancer give in to his demands, or will she stubbornly watch Ayumu and the others meet their untimely ends?

star 8.73
122 votes
Yes, There's Still More

#13 - Yes, There's Still More

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 12

The fighting is all finished, but the action is just beginning to heat up! Haruna wins a special trip to the pool, and we all know what that means: swimsuits!

star 8.72
127 votes
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Heh, I'm a Schoolyard Wife

#14 - Heh, I'm a Schoolyard Wife

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 8

Yuki must learn to like her new husband, Haruna can’t decide whether she wants to kiss - or kill - Ayumu, and the Necromancer disappears while no one is looking.

star 8.65
129 votes
No, That Will Explode

#15 - No, That Will Explode

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 10

Ayumu, Haruna, and Sera desperately search for Eu, but an evil zombie from the necromancer’s past is willing to kill to keep her by his undead side.

star 8.60
152 votes
Yes, I'm a Magical Garment Girl

#16 - Yes, I'm a Magical Garment Girl

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 1

Ayumu is a boy with a problem. He’s dead. Well, actually he’s a zombie, and he’s about to be chopped in half by a magical girl in pink dress with a matching chainsaw. Some guys just can’t catch a break.

star 8.58
235 votes
Hey, Which Middle School Are You At?

#17 - Hey, Which Middle School Are You At?

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 7

Ayumu’s exams are interrupted by a rampaging demon-horse and the arrival of a killer-soup wielding vampire ninja! If the poor boy can survive his latest adventure, he may find a mate for life!

star 8.52
156 votes
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The Amazing Injured Swan

#18 - The Amazing Injured Swan

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 22

star 8.50
2 votes
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Whoa, Am I Glowing?

#19 - Whoa, Am I Glowing?

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 4

When a talking Doberman shows up at the front door instead of the pizza man, Ayumu learns the tragic secret behind Eu’s powers. Oh yeah, there’s also a whale of a demon that needs to be put down!

star 8.35
195 votes
No, It's a Vampire Ninja

#20 - No, It's a Vampire Ninja

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 2

Dinner time is rudely interrupted by a mysterious female with an insatiable hunger for miso soup. Apparently, there is a war raging in the village of ninjas, and the curvy newcomer could use Eu’s help.

star 8.34
194 votes
Yeah, That's Kyoto Tofu

#21 - Yeah, That's Kyoto Tofu

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 5

Ayumu’s romantic rendezvous takes a deadly turn when his dream girl turns out to be a demonic serial killer. It’s a good thing zombie boy travels with a vampire ninja and an armor-clad necromancer! Let’s get ready to rumble!

star 8.28
161 votes
Yes, Hair in Pigtails

#22 - Yes, Hair in Pigtails

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 3

While Ayumu goes bowling with a friend from school, his three lovely roommates spend the afternoon playing twister and fighting over the last package of pudding.

star 8.18
192 votes
Yes, I Summon Death

#23 - Yes, I Summon Death

Is This A Zombie? Season 1 - Episode 6

Eu, the most powerful necromancer in existence, slips into a pretty pink dress and picks up the most darling little chainsaw as she prepares to go all magical girl on a pesky demon with a plethora of lives!

star 7.95
130 votes
Launching An Amazing Smile!

#24 - Launching An Amazing Smile!

Kaleido Star Season 2 - Episode 18

With Leon in the hospital, the Stage cannot open up performances so the Kaleido gang create a performance for the Kenneth Motor Show based on the theme Harmony with Nature. Sora tells Layla that Sora wants to return to the stage and Layla gets an urge to return to the stage too. Anna creates a fun caterpillar act with two others and Ken. The day of the show, there is a net placed for the trapeze act that will prevent Sora and May from being visible or close to the audience. With little preparation, but some smart use of free ropes, Sora, May and Rosetta put on a dazzling and fun performance for all ages. Sora adlibs wildly, and May realizes that Sora's energy is to make the audience smile.

star 7.50
2 votes