The BEST episodes directed by Takefumi Anzai

238 votes

#1 - Makeup

Another - Season 1 - Episode 11

Matsunaga's tape has at last revealed the secrets and measures necessary to stop the curse. Kouichi and his friends try to figure out how to avert more disasters when the tape suddenly disappears.

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The New Student – Kid's First Day at the Academy, Will It Be an Entrance to Remember?
261 votes

#2 - The New Student – Kid's First Day at the Academy, Will It Be an Entrance to Remember?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 6

Late by three hours due to his routine of ensuring that every aspect at his house is symmetrical, Kid sets out with Liz and Patty for their first day at Shibusen. Upon getting there, Black Star and Soul end up picking a fight with them, and Maka, Tsubaki and Stein end up leaving class to watch their fight. The battle ends up being one-sided as Kid's extraordinary abilities proved to be more than a match for Black Star and Soul, who were unable to synchronize their wavelengths. When the duo seems to be utterly defeated, Kid ends up collapsing after realizing that Soul's last attack ended up cutting away a bit of his hair, ruining its symmetry. While Shinigami appears to take his son home, Maka tries to use her soul-seeing ability on him, but gets flustered to not being able to see his soul, unable to perceive that it is in fact big enough to envelop the entirety of Death City.

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74 votes

#3 - Friends

Canaan - Season 1 - Episode 5

Maria stays with a girl named Yunyun in her personal houseboat a day after she wanders off in an alleyway without Canaan. Yunyun is later summoned by Liang Ji with a mission assigned to her. Maria and Minoru later investigate the T-shaped marks with the assistance of Japanese physicians back in Japan to study them and find out what has caused them for themselves. Canaan later meets Yunyun embarrassingly as part of the latter's mission is to get rid of her. Despite pleas from Maria, Canaan and Yunyun continue to face off against each other unsuccessfully with a plan by Yunyun to kill herself and Canaan with dynamite mounted throughout her entire body before Canaan decides to save the girl out of pity for Maria since she is her only friend. Back in Maria and Minoru's rented apartment room, Yunyun confesses to her true state as a Borner, but without any kind of special abilities granted to her by the Ua virus' infection since it merely gave her two appendixes. Minoru later pays him with money to help her be a double agent to both him and the Snakes as his personal informant.

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God is In His Heaven...
245 votes

#4 - God is In His Heaven...

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 23

Eric Nishijima is using a particle accelerator to wipe out the contractors. Amber gathers numerous contractors to destroy the accelerator, and dolls to be used for some other unknown reason. Nijishima is related to the Syndicate as he places a phone call to eliminate Hei and his team. Amber sends a message to Hei via Wei, telling him to meet her in the Gate. Hei agrees and thus Huang, Mao, and Yin, agree to assist Hei to infiltrate Hell's Gate with Wei's guidance.

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I Am the Star! The Big Man Is Showing Up Here?
396 votes

#5 - I Am the Star! The Big Man Is Showing Up Here?

Soul Eater - Season 1 - Episode 2

Meister Black Star and his weapon/partner Tsubaki attempt to go after Al Capone and his comrades to collect their own 99 souls but fail. Black Star and Tsubaki then learn that Al Capone plans to capture a witch named Angela and go after him once more, only to find Capone and his allies already defeated by Angela's powerful bodyguard. When Black Star decides to challenge the bodyguard, who will come out on top?

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My Happiness
40 votes

#6 - My Happiness

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? - Season 1 - Episode 10

Chtholly helps out around the base as his secretary and gains the adulation of everyone there. Willem, on the other hand, starts having doubts about some unanswered questions after meeting Nopht and Rhantolk.

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The Fallen Star of a Contract... (2)
407 votes

#7 - The Fallen Star of a Contract... (2)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 2

As Li and Haraguchi continue to avoid Alan and the other Contractors, Haraguchi reveals that her actual name is Chiaki Shinoda. She also says she will give him the information she received from Rui. Upon retrieving the information Lee leaves Chiaki behind and takes of with the information. But everything is not as it seems. After getting a little ways away Li is attacked by Alan and the other Contractors. Can he survive?

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A Heart Unswaying on the Water's Surface...(1)
286 votes

#8 - A Heart Unswaying on the Water's Surface...(1)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 13

Hei, Yin, and Mao are targeted by a group of contractors and now must fight to survive. Things become problematic when Yin goes missing. Now Hei and Moa must find her before the enemy does, but things change when Yin's old piano teacher gets Gai and Kiko to find Yin for him. The race is on to find Yin, but who will get to her first?

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Indelible Memories
47 votes

#9 - Indelible Memories

Sirius the Jaeger - Season 1 - Episode 3

Shaken by his encounter with one of the vampires during the attack, Yuliy recalls his childhood and how he came to meet Willard.

A Love Song Sung from a Trash Heap... (1)
250 votes

#10 - A Love Song Sung from a Trash Heap... (1)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 17

Hei meets Sakurai Kenji of the Nakazawa Group, a clumsy yet ambitious young man. New characters are introduced who live in Hei's apartment building. Later, Kenji is given the assignment of taking care of a doll by his boss. Hei, Mao, Yin, and Huang try to find the doll, who is conveniently in the hands of Kenji.

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The White Dress, Stained with the Girl's Dreams and Blood... (1)
271 votes

#11 - The White Dress, Stained with the Girl's Dreams and Blood... (1)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 9

Misaki finds herself reunited with her old high school classmate, Alice, who is also the daughter of the boss of the Hong Kong mafia, Chen Long Tang, on the night of Alice's birthday party. At the party, Misaki finds that her working collaborate, Saitou, along with Hei, have snuck into the party as well. Unfortunately, Misaki finds out that Alice and her Contractor Bodyguard Wei Zhi Jung have been responsible for the deaths of many of the mafia members.

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Red Giant over Eastern Europe... (1)
314 votes

#12 - Red Giant over Eastern Europe... (1)

Darker Than Black - Season 1 - Episode 5

A group of Contractors, called MI-6, capture a once deadly Contractor called Havoc, who has lost her powers. Upon retreiving her they take her to Tokyo to be experimented on by the Pandora Institute. After watching a helicopter take Havoc away Misaki meets Jack Simon aka November 11. Later on as they are driving down the highway, Misaki finds out that Havoc really isn't on the helicopter. Where is the real Havoc and how does Hei know her?

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Isn't This Perfect For Us?
23 votes

#13 - Isn't This Perfect For Us?

Harukana Receive - Season 1 - Episode 4

Haruka and the others enter a volleyball tournament. To prepare for the tournament, they all practice hard but Haruka feels like she wants to catch up to Kanata. Because of that, she starts training with Claire and keeps it a secret from Kanata.

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