The Best Episodes Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima
#1 - The Dreamer Strikes Back / Gotta / Blacks
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 12
When Tetora asks everyone about their first dream of the new year, Kukuru grows upset as she has yet to have one. So, the girls attempt to act out a "first dream" to cheer her up. Later, the gang visits Roppongi, where they look at structural artwork and Marii travels through time to see the city during its economic bubble. Finally, the girls try to cool off during the summer by mentioning scary things to give themselves chills and eventually by painting everything blue.
#2 - Butt-tofu / The Bear of Ueno / Sleep Talking
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 9
As school holidays roll in, the girls try and come up with ways to make rakugo more appealing to younger audiences. Later, the gang visit the zoo and discuss the curiosities of all the animals. Afterwards, the gang gets taste for lucky events which keep occurring whenever Marii falls asleep, constantly trying to make her sleep to reap the benefits.
#3 - Family Play / Sakai Five / Tree Tragedy
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 11
As the girls have a fake summer beach trip in the dressing room, they discuss the different designs of school swimsuits. Then, the girls go sightseeing in Musashi-Sakai and pay their respects to the company responsible for animating them. Lastly, the girls have a Christmas party, but the tree that Tetora ordered online completely fills the dressing room, causing them to try and reunite (but end up fighting each other) in the Amazon-like jungle.
#4 - Character Guts / Might Akiba / Extra Lectures
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 13
As the girls come to terms that the show has reached its last episode, a new character appears: an exasperating girl named Uzannu Uzattei. While discussing whether or not "once" is truly enough, Uzannu's personality irritates everyone and threatens the character balance of the show. After the girls drive her away, they visit Akihabara. Later, the girls debate about how some things should be left as they are. Finally, the show ends with one last rakugo performance by Marii.
#5 - Half
xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 3
After learning that the Zashiki-Warashi disappeared while looking for his right eye's sight, Watanuki rushes to help her. Upon finding her, he also discovers the creature who possesses his stolen eye.
#6 - The Young Girl With Glasses / A Good, Good Fort / Eyes of the Rabbit
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 4
As Gankyō exhibits some violent behavior, the girls discuss the stereotypes that come when a girl wears glasses. Later, as Kukuru gets trainsick, the girls try to come up with various ailments for her. Afterwards, on the night of a full moon, the girls sit and discuss moon-related topics before being attacked by a large rabbit.
#7 - Four Wows / Musashi Scenery / The Servant's Vengeance
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 6
Having forced Gankyō out of the group during the previous episode, the rest talk about the benefits of having a group of four. Gankyō soon gets revenge by locking everyone in the dressing room. After eventually being let back into the group, Gankyo is reluctantly placed at the bottom of the heirachy but soon has aspirations of winning an election.
#8 - Pumpkin Band / Battle of Shinjuku / Cavity Shore
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 10
On Halloween, the girls try to tailor the holiday to be more Japanese-esque. Later, the girls visit the Kabukichou entertainment district and observe how it's changed over the years. Afterwards, Marii is plagued with tooth cavities.
#9 - Backstage Riches / Three Towers and a Vow / Cold Girl
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 2
The girls talk about what they would do if they won the lottery, leading them to suspect one of them may be a winner. Later, they visit the Tokyo Tower where more strange conversations are to be had. Afterwards, a discussion about vaccination turns into a bout of imaginary pregnancy.
#10 - Praise the Girl / Small Holey Town / Farewell to Glasses
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 5
The girls attempt to cheer Kukuru up by holding an out-of-season Christmas party. Later, the girls visit Harajuku, where Marii gets anxious over a crépe. Afterwards, the gang discuss how they all have different types of skin, making Gankyō feeling left out.
#11 - Bag of Gold / Totter / Is It Over Yet?
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 8
Marii laments how she's always the last to go in various things, particularly when it comes to picking out envelopes of New Year's money. Later, the girls head to the Sugamo district and check out the various spots. Afterwards, the gang needlessly worry that Kukuru might contract the May Blues, randomly choosing to take on "Blues" from other months.
#12 - Heartless Bath / Going to Asakusa / Sanada's Little Zoo
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 3
Marii ends up having to prove that she's not a crossdressing boy. Later, the girls visit Asakusa where they try their hand at some fortunes. This leads the girls to discuss why Tetora has such great luck and always seems to avoid danger.
#13 - Yankees Are Scary / Fish Story / Backstage Files
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 7
The sudden appearance of Hina dolls in the dressing room somehow leads to the girls deciding to act like delinquents so they will marry early. Later, the girls get up early to go to a fish market. Afterwards, the girls search for things that might be using up electricity, becoming oblivious to the non-electric horrors hidden throughout the room.
#14 - Water Cat - Drawing Water
xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 7
By the request of the Neko-Musume, Watanuki and Doumeki work together to take the water from a well back to the shop. But they grow more and more suspicious of a woman standing in the window next to the well.
#16 - Normal Dialogue / Different Clothes / Shouting Instructions
Joshiraku Season 1 - Episode 1
As five young rakugo comedians, Marii, Kigurumi, Tetora, Gankyō and Kukuru, receive an invitation to a casual dress party, they ponder over what it exactly means to dress casually. Later, the discussion turns to whether everyone prefers dogs or cats.
#20 - A Date with the Magician
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Season 2 - Episode 6
The group lands in a world that they have yet to see a ray of light. It seems in this world everyone has the power to use magic. This world chooses their king by a dream that everyone has and sees the same person, only the next king does not want to take up her duties and ever since darkness has been a foot. But when Fay refuses to use his magic to convice the king otherwise, they all get thrown in jail. Kurogane helps break them out, but strange soldiers come to stop them. Fay and Sakura escape while Kurogane and Syaoran stay behind to fight. Fay and Sakura come across the king. Who is this King and will Fay be able to convince the king to do his/her duties?
#23 - Return Gift
xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 13
All is well now and Watanuki is now doing his regular errands for Yūko. Upon coming home from grocery shopping, he meets the Fox who is the son of the oden shop owner. He wanted to thank watanuki so he offered him fox oden. After eating the fox oden Watanuki wanted to thank to fox so he asked Yūko to grant him the wish to able to meet the fox spirit again.
#27 - Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 2
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 11
Delirious with fever after signing the contract with the town, Takamiya strays into a space between dimensions known as "the cycle of recollection." There, he sees the memories of Kazane, the former contractor, including images of himself and Kagari when they were younger.
#28 - Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 3
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 12
Weekend has pushed the button to detonate the bombs she rigged up throughout the town. To save the town and its people, Takamiya makes the decision to summon Evermillion, but that would mean giving up his own life as well as Kagari's...
#29 - Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 1
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 10
Weekend's scheme using her magic bomb has resulted in many Workshop casualties. Worse yet, the Workshop head, Kazane, has lost all her magic power, causing her barrier over the town that protects its citizens to fall.
#30 - Rough Sketch
Another Season 1 - Episode 1
Kouichi Sakakibara has just arrived in Yomiyama, and he's already hospitalized with a collapsed lung. After joining the local middle school almost a month late, he becomes friends with someone he met while in the hospital — a quiet girl with an eye patch.
#32 - Spider's Web
xxxHOLiC Season 2 - Episode 1
Due to an unfortunate incident, Doumeki's right eye is covered by a mysterious spider web. Watanuki, feeling guilty for his condition, takes a drastic measure to revert it.
#34 - Commander Does Her Best!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 4
Tank malfunctions, deserters, and trigger happy gunners. Miho will have her hands full if Oarai Academy is to survive their first match.
#35 - Takamiya-kun and the Witch of Stone Eyes and Stone Hands
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 5
Against Kasumi's wishes, Kagari has declared that she will protect Takamiya around the clock. She visits the family to explain this to his mother, who turns out to be an old friend of Kagari Kazane and reveals that the two of them were already betrothed.
#36 - Takamiya-kun and Kagari-san's Wounds
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 8
Honoka has a dream of Ayaka's past, where she was a socially-stunted little girl to the point that her mother asked two similarly young Workshop witches to watch over her. She often spent her after class time looking for a certain boy at nearby schools until she finally found Honoka. In the present, Honoka is forced to deal with a challenge to his authority as President of the student council. The previous President lied to infamous delinquent Rinon Otometachibana that Honoka physically abused her, and as revenge, Rinon set her entire hamster-themed gang to trash the school before challenging Honoka to a one-on-one duel. Ayaka tries to help Honoka fight her at first, but on the day of the duel she cheats to make it appear as though Honoka won. Later, it is revealed that Ayaka manipulated the deposed President from the start just to reaffirm Honoka's position at school.
#37 - The Battle We Can't Back Down From!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 12
Ōarai's team manages to defeat the Maus through a team effort, but Turtle Team's tank is damaged and disabled. The main Kuromorimine force descends on the town. In the fierce fighting, Ōarai's tanks are picked off, but Leopon's team blocks off a doorway, cutting off Miho and Maho's tanks from the rest of Black Forest's forces. A tank duel ensues between them, and Miho barely emerges victorious, winning the match in the process. The Ōarai crew and their fans celebrate their victory, ending with a parade through the town.
#38 - Takamiya-kun and the End Witch
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 9
After Takamiya's fight with the town's delinquent ringleader, Rinon, Kagari decides to resume his witch training. He has been making an effort to work out and toughen up on his own, but it looks like it'll take more time before he can control his own instincts.
#40 - Takamiya-kun and His Mean Little Sister
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 4
Someone in the Takamiya household isn't happy about his relationship with Kagari: his younger sister and fellow Fuyutsuki High student, Takamiya Kasumi. She tailed her brother and Kagari on their date, and grows increasingly irritated by the relationship between them.
#41 - Takamiya-kun and Noblesse Oblige
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 7
Takamiya and Kagari have begun their life together, but they have some weird roommates: Medusa and the KMM Team, who know about the White Princess, Evermillion. Kagari tells Takamiya that their high school security was assured as long as the seals within him were intact, but if Kazane finds out that Evermillion was released, she would most likely seal Takamiya himself.
#42 - The Battle Gets Fierce!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 11
Ōarai manages to escape Kuromorimine's ambush by using a smokescreen to conceal their retreat, where they take up defensive positions on top of a hill. A fierce battle begins, with Ōarai managing to disable several of Kuromorimine's tanks. Thanks to a distraction created by the Student Council, the Ōarai manages to retreat again while Kuromorimine stops to regroup. However, in order to reach their destination, Ōarai has to cross a deep river. Unfortunately, Rabbit Team's M3 Lee stalls in the river. Faced with leaving Rabbit Team behind or risk having Kuromorimine catch up to them, Miho is reminded of her previous finals match. However, the rest her crew encourages her to go and help Rabbit Team, much to her relief. Miho takes a rope and leaps across several of Ōarai's tanks in order to reach Rabbit Team, and the other tanks tow the Rabbit Team out of the river.
#43 - Our First Battle Comes To A Climax!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 6
As Miho once again uses the radio interceptor to lure the rest of Saunders away, the Duck Team manage to find Alisa's tank and lures it into an ambush by the other Ooarai tanks. After learning the truth about the radio interception, Saunders' commander Kay sends an equal number of tanks to pursue Ooarai as they chase after Alisa, taking out both the Rabbit and Duck teams. Despite the grim situation, Miho calms her nerves and urges her teammates not to give up. Climbing up to the top of the ridge, the Anglerfish Team manage to take out Alisa's tank before they are taken out themselves, winning the match. After Kay commends Miho on her victory and takes her leave, Mako receives a call that her grandmother has been taken into hospital. Hearing about this, Maho allows Mako and Saori to take her helicopter back to Ooarai to see her.
#44 - We're Having a Match!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 3
Mako, who is revealed to be a childhood friend of Saori, joins the others on the tank, which soon comes across a perilous bridge which Hana has trouble navigating. After a hit from enemy fire knocks Hana unconscious, Mako takes over as driver and manages to safely navigate to the middle of the bridge. There, they manage to find perfect cover from enemy fire whilst Yukari takes out the enemy tanks, securing victory for Miho's team. Whilst celebrating their victory, the team decides that Miho should be the commander, with the roles of radio operator, gunner, driver and loader assigned to Saori, Hana, Mako and Yukari respectively, before going shopping for things to make the tank more comfortable.
#46 - Veterans of Their Trade: Sherman Corps!
Girls und Panzer Season 1 - Episode 5
Miho's uneasiness about the tournament is worsened after a run in with her sister, Maho. Noticing Miho's worry, Yukari decides to infiltrate Saunders University High School to gather intel on their opponents for Miho to use as reference. As the others visit her house, Yukari's parents thank them for becoming her friends, as she didn't have any due to her tank obsession. The match against Saunders soon begins and the Rabbit team is soon put under pressure by Saunders' numbers. As Miho manages to get them to safety, she discovers that Saunders is using a radio interceptor balloon to eavesdrop on their communications. With this knowledge in hand, Miho manages to use this to their advantage in order to lay a trap for Saunders, managing to take out one of their tanks.
#47 - Good Morning, Prison!
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 12
Hana continues pressing Kiyoshi in order to exact her revenge, but Kiyoshi employs an adaptation of a classical military strategy to counter her. Once all the boys are locked into their cells for the night, will they be able to complete their plan?
#48 - Takamiya-kun and Chronoire's Trap
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 3
Since Takamiya became Kagari's apprentice, the two are spending even more time together. Other students are outraged that he's monopolizing their "Princess," but he tells himself it's all part of his training.
#50 - Takamiya-kun and the Witches' Agenda
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 2
The prettiest girl in the school, Kagari Ayaka, says her mission is to protect him - since Takamiya Honoka learned this shocking fact, he has been caught up in several incidents. He had no idea why, but in a battle between Ayaka and the Tower Witches, Tanpopo reveals that their target is the "white stuff" inside him.
#52 - Eryngii Brockovich
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 11
Given a one-day reprieve, the boys must again execute a plan to get inside the corrections office, but the Underground Student Council won't make it easy for them. Hana has a personal score that she wishes to settle with Kiyoshi.
#53 - What's Next?
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 1
The episode begins with a combo play by Tajima and Mihashi in a gym period soccer game. Meanwhile Shinooka is approached by her friends to become cheerleaders for the clubs quendan. During lunch break Mihashi, Izumi, Hanada and Tajima discuss the eventuality of making it into the news when Hanada brings up Momoe in the conversation over food. The team later attends a match between two schools, where the winner is scheduled to be Nishiura'a next opponent.
#54 - It's a Bum-derful Life
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 10
The boys are resigned to their upcoming expulsions, and spirits are low, until Gakuto, suffering a bout of temporary insanity, devises one last strategy to get them out of their predicament, if they can just buy enough time to pull it off.
#55 - Takamiya-kun and the Test of Love
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 6
Takamiya's coveted "white stuff" finally appeared in the form of Evermillion, whose magic destroyed the Kagari home. As a result, Kagari is now living with Takamiya in his family's house. Meanwhile, the relationship between Kagari and Takamiya is still causing problems at school, even becoming a topic of discussion among the student council.
#57 - Yottsun's Drowning
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 4
The tour is now divided into two camps: those who wish to stay and those who wish to leave. As the former decide their course of action to secure their safety, the latter heads back down the mountain. Will they manage to leave?
#59 - When the Cat's Away, the Mice Will Play Mischief
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 7
Mitsumune and Masaki have a heart-to-heart where Mitsumune reveals his past and what led him to Nanaki Village. Masaki tells him he can leave the village if he can confront his past, but...
#60 - Vengeance Is Hana's
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 6
Mari introduces the DTO plan to Hana, and they begin plotting ways to drive the boys out of school. Shingo leads the others boys in shunning Kiyoshi, but Meiko has plans to drive an even deeper wedge between them.
#61 - Hyoketsu In the Moonlight
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 9
As members of the group left behind try to make sense of their situation, Masaki, Hayato, Mitsumune, and the bus driver continue toward the tunnel. Masaki finally explains why she is adamantly against going through the tunnel, but how much of what she says can be trusted?
#62 - The Diary of Andre
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 8
Andre suffers a mental collapse when he goes for a week without receiving any discipline. Shingo takes Anzu to the movies, but finds his expectations betrayed. The Underground Student Council moves forward with their DTO project.
#63 - Takamiya-kun and the Fire Witch
Witch Craft Works Season 1 - Episode 1
Takamiya Honoka is a completely average student at Fuyutsuki High School. Up to now, he normally went unnoticed, but it turns out he has a mysterious connection to his classmate Kagari Ayaka, the most popular girl in the school, earning him the wrath of her overzealous fan club.
#64 - The Man Who Viewed Too Much
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 2
Hana is embarrassed when Kiyoshi sees her in a compromising position. Kiyoshi becomes desperate to keep his date with Chiyo, and searches for a way to get out of prison in time to meet her. Gakuto has plans of his own.
#67 - O Ye Winds of Heaven
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 1
Saya begins her morning meditating on a light that continues to escape her grasp. Her trance is broken by her father reminding her to hurry up if she wants to eat breakfast before school. At school she converses with her friends before having to head home early to their disappointment. At home her father hands her a katana and tells her to slay the Elder Bairn.
#68 - Danger Past, God Forgotten
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 10
Mitsumune regains consciousness in the outside world, but he can't shake off the feeling that he must go back to get the others. Meanwhile, the group left behind in Nanaki Village experience a curious, growing lethargy...
#69 - Aloof
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 3
The group forms a search party to find the missing members - Yottsun and Masaki - but find what seems to be a large bear. As Mitsumune runs away, he spots a bruised and cowering Masaki. The group tries to interrogate her on Yottsun's whereabouts, but she provides little information as Mitsumune defends her. Later, Dahara tries to calm down the group by organizing sleeping arrangements and dinner. In one of the rooms, Jack gets angry with Hyoketsu when he accuses him of copying his persona, and attacks him with a hoe. The boys restrain him as Lovepon screams for his execution, but Mitsumune and Maimai plead for mercy, and Valkana defuses the situation by throwing Jack in an underground cell he found. Later, Valkana reveals his backstory to Koharun. That night, Mitsumune runs into Maimai while going to see Jack. Lovepon then reappears, hoping they wish to execute him. When Mitsumune refuses, Lovepon tries to kill him instead. Mitsumune manages to throw her off when he spots Yottsun's body floating down the river in front of him.
#72 - Meiko's Delicious Restaurant
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 7
Shingo, on furlough from the prison, meets a girl named Anzu at the arcade in town. When Gakuto turns to his Guan Yu figurine for guidance, the tip of his sword falls off, starting a chain of events with momentous consequences.
#73 - The School's Number One Most Treacherous Man
Prison School Season 1 - Episode 5
Kiyoshi returns from his breakout, but must face the music with Gakuto and the others when the truth comes to light. Chiyo reconsiders her reaction to Kiyoshi, and decides to give him a second chance.
#74 - Play
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 4
(Nishiura-0 vs. Mihoshi-0: bottom of the 1st – bottom of the 2nd inning) Mihashi is pitching nicely, outing all of Mihoshi’s batters so far. At the top of the 2nd inning, Tajima easily hits Kanou’s forkball. Kanai tries to compete with Tajima and do the same, but strikes out instead. Momoe-san then stresses the importance of the team to work together, because Tajima needs the help of his teammates in order to score runs since he is too small to hit home runs on his own. During the bottom of the 2nd, Kanou explains to Oda the secret behind Mihashi’s fastball, saying that it is “faster than a slow fastball”, which is why it is hard to hit.
#75 - Amazing Pitcher?
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 8
(Urasou-2 vs. Musashino-1: top of the 1st – bottom of the 2nd inning) On the way to practice, Mihashi meets Sakaeguchi and learns about how in the Senior League, Abe was teamed up with an “amazing pitcher”. During practice, Shiga-sensei teaches all of the players how to meditate, saying that it will help them build a relaxing reflex that they can use when they are in a pinch. Thus the team starts to perform a 5 minute daily routine of meditating before practice. After a bit of practice, Momoe-san takes the team to go see a spring prefecture (Kantou) tournament game, Urawa Composite (Urawa Sougou, aka Urasou) vs. Musashino First. There it turns out that the “amazing pitcher”, Haruna, pitches for Musashino.
#76 - Blinding Mist
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 2
Finally in Nanaki Village, the group steels themselves to meet the current residents, only to find the village seemingly abandoned. As they begin to explore the village, many begin to question the group's organizers...
#79 - Sakitama
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 2
The episode continues with the Nishiura team watching the Sakitama match and is set off with the arrival of Mrs. Hanai and Mrs. Abe. They speak with Momoe about the game recording, as well as little bit about Momoe's past, where its revealed that she was the Baseball Clubs manager in the past.
#80 - Get In the Bus, And It'll Get the Song In You
The Lost Village Season 1 - Episode 11
Valkana's crew attempts to revive the other tour members who're experiencing a strange lassitude, but their efforts are interrupted by Jack and Judgement, who reveal the true mastermind behind the whole tour...
#81 - True Ace
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 1
Mihashi a freshman in high-school, and has just transferred to Nishiura High, a school not known for its baseball. But after he gets forced into playing by its new female coach, he befriends the the catcher Abe, who becomes his main supporter in the future.
#82 - It's for Thy Sake
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 2
Saya keeps spending her days happily at school while hiding her duties as a hunter of Furukimono from her classmates. Itsuki Tomofusa, the class president, does his best to have Saya respond to his feelings without success, while she shows concern for Shinichirō Tokizane, another classmate who rarely speaks to her, but usually watches her from afar.
#83 - Meeting in the Way
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 5
Saya starts to have headaches related to visions, which eventually tire her. Her father sends her on a mission to kill a powerful Furukimono, but Saya prevails wondering about the Covenant the monster told her about. Back at her class, Saya and her class is told a story regarding the Furukimono and Humans, which eventually cause Saya to faint. The next day Saya is visited by Nene in the shrine but are attacked by another Furukimono.
#84 - As Pitiless as the Storm
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 7
As Saya laments not being able to save Nene and Nono, she has trouble remembering who she made a promise to protect everyone to. She later encounters the dog from before, who is revealed to be Kimihiro Watanuki (From xxxHolic) in disguise, approaching her in order to grant a certain wish. The next day, as Tadayoshi tells her to keep her katana on her at all times, she arrives at school to find it empty besides Kanako. On the way back, Saya encounters a samurai-like Furukimono who casts doubt in her mind over whether to trust what Tadayoshi had told her. As Saya manages to regain her resolve and kill the Furukimono, who tells her to ask Tadoyoshi who she really is with his last breath, she is discovered by Shinichirō.
#86 - Important
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 6
Nishiura meets the baseball members of Sakitama in the train and are asked for practice games. Abe tells Mihashi to stop practicing his pitches since there will be conseqitive games after their third game. The 'cheer girls' prepare their cheering outfits now that the team has won their second game. Nishiura arrives at the stadium, and sits in the bleachers.
#87 - Bottom of the 5th, 2 - 5
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 10
Momoe is infuriated to learn that Mihashi has never shaken off a pitch call from Abe, but decides not to scold Mihashi until after the game to preserve Mihashi's focus on the game. Takenouchi, Bijou's first pitcher, is replaced by Kashima as pitcher. Takenouchi replaces Kitamura as left fielder. Kashima's pitches are faster than Nishiura is used to by players and they have difficulty hitting. To avoid stepping on Kurata's arm in a successful dive toward home, Abe sprains his left knee. Tajima replaces Abe as catcher. Nishihiro plays left field and Mizutani plays third. Mihashi and the team resolves to do their best to make up for Abe's absence. Fifth inning (1-2), sixth inning (0-0), seventh inning (1-x).
#88 - Because I'm the Ace
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 11
At the bottom of the seventh, the Tajima-Mihashi battery gives up two runs. Bijou figures out that Momoe is calling out strikes or balls. After Mihashi easily acquieses to Abe's order to listen to Tajima's calls, Abe starts to feel guilty about Mihashi's absolute obedience to him and resolves to apologize after the game. Mihashi feels guilty that Abe is the only one to strategize and has to look after him. Eighth inning (0-1).
#89 - Since 'Tis by Its Breath
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 10
As Saya wonders why she doesn't know her mother's name or appearance, she is attacked by a Furukimono, who kills Shinichirō when he returns to check up on her. After killing the Furukimono, Saya begins to question who exactly she is before passing out. The next day, she is visited by Fumito, who calms her by giving her some coffee and guimauve before going to see Tadayoshi. As Tadoyoshi goes off somewhere, Kanako asks Saya to see some scrolls in her shrine. There, Kanako reveals that all the books in the shrine supposedly detailing the Furukimono are all blank, as Saya suddenly sees Nene and Nono appear before her.
#90 - Against my Wish
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 9
Saya struggles to keep the Furukimono from killing more students as she becomes tormented with flashbacks. Although she eventually manages to kill the Furukimono, all of her classmates besides Itsuki had been killed. After lamenting to the dog, who poses more questions about her nature, and being visited by Shinichirō, Saya comes to the realisation that only her class had been called to school that day. As Shinichirō's attempt to confess to Saya is put off by the arrival of Tadayoshi, Saya questions why she doesn't know her mother's name.
#91 - Conclusion
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 24
(Nishiura-5 vs. Tosei-4: bottom of the 9th inning) Now that they have the lead, Nishiura must make sure that they don’t allow any more runs. Abe wants Mihashi to keep pitching his fastball, but Mihashi feels insecure, and is practically out of gas. Even still, Mihashi does not want to get off the mount and sticks in there till the very end, only to fall to sleep immediately after the game.
#92 - Slow Change
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 7
Nishiura's third game against Kounan starts. Bijou's coaches observe the game, and deduce that the catcher is deciding all of the pitches, and that Nishiura's pitcher has perfect control. Nishiura wins 6-3. Mihashi is approached by Abe's father, who asks him if he is scared of Abe. Mihashi says yes. Mihashi returns home, where his father is waiting. At home, Abe is questioned by his father about his relationship with Mihashi. Shimizu, a female reporter, finally gets the clear to cover Nishiura. Nishiura is about to start their next game with Bijoudai-Sayama.
#93 - 5th Match
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 8
Nishiura's game against Bijoudai-Sayama starts. Knowing that Abe carefully considers each player's pitch preferences, the opposing team quickly gains runs. Mihashi questions why the opposing team seems to only swing on pitches that seem to be the opposite of what they like, and Momoe and Abe realise that Bijou must have gathered a lot of data on Nishiura. Momoe notices that even the defense against them is skewed toward Nishiura's tendencies. Abe and Mihashi create a sign for a fake refusal of a sign to throw off Bijou. First inning (3-0), second inning (1-0).
#94 - Doing Research
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 9
Although Nishiura has discovered the extent of Bijou's planning against them, Abe decides to simulate ignorance to turn their information to Nishiura's advantage. Third inning (0-1). Suspicious, the senior captain that gave information about Nishiura to Bijou questions Bijou's coach Roka about Bijou's regular catcher's frequent glances at Roka, and decides to stay sitting next him to stop him from giving out signs from the benches and making the game unfair. Fourth inning (0-1). Although Bijou starts wondering if Nishiura has caught on to their strategy, they aren't quite sure.
#95 - 9th Inning
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 12
Mihashi goes past his 100th pitch. Momoe realises Bijou has decoded Nishiura's signs. Momoe tells Tajima to decide pitches with Mihashi. After a three-run homer, Mihashi is badly shaken up and ends up giving up a walk to the next batter, unable to locate his pitches. Mihashi sees the importance of a pitcher's decision to follow the catcher's signs. Mihashi manages to strike-out the next batter, Kurata, the catcher, in that mindset. Bijou's Kashima is replaced by Takenouchi as pitcher. Moriya replaces Takenouchi in left field. Nishihiro, the reserve player, gets the last at-bat with two outs, but strikes out and the game ends with the ninth inning (4-1). Nishiura loses 11-6. Although they've lost, Momoe tells them to look forward to the Newcomers Tournament and the Fall Tournament.
#96 - We Start Again
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 13
The newcomers tournament begins in two weeks. Captain Hanai suggests the team set goals for themselves. Everyone desires to go to Koushien, but the team lacks a consensus on how far they aim to go in the tournament. Only Mihashi and Tajima wrote winning the championship because the rest of the team lacked the resolve after losing their last game. Hanai asks Mihashi to explain what he wrote but Mihashi felt insecure about his reasoning, and says he didn't give it much thought.
#97 - Dashed by Fierce Winds
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 6
Saya quickly searches for her sword but does not save Nene in time. After taking a day off to rest, Saya returns the next day only to find that Nono has also been absent from school. Kanako informs them that the school is closing down due to recent incidents. Saya is interrupted on her way home by a dog that is able to converse with her. Soon after, Nono appears and confronts Saya about Nene's whereabouts. A Furukimono forms from Nono's shadows and attacks the civilians. Saya kills the Furukimono but is unable to save Nono as she is killed in the process.
#98 - A Catcher’s Role
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 2
The baseball team at Nishiura High heads out to a training camp. As everyone is preparing for their first practice match against Mihashi's old school, Abe realizes that the catcher's role is not just on the field but is also to encourage and to protected the pitcher and his well-being.
#99 - Practice Match
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 3
The practice game between Nishiura High and Mihoshi, Mihashi's old school, is about to start. However before the game starts Mihashi loses his confidence and runs behind the club building, Hatake, the catcher from Mihoshi, followed him and begins to harassing him to the point of threatening to break his arm for the lost games in middle-school. It becomes apparent that Mihashi's lack of confidence stems from the constant bullying and scorn of his former teammates. Mihashi is rescued by Abe who convinces him to play and thus the game begins.
#100 - Don't Ease Up!
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 5
(Nishiura-2[Oki & Tajima] vs. Mihoshi-0: top of the 3rd – top of the 4th inning) With nice team work, Nishiura is able to score two consecutive runs easily. Meanwhile, tension is rising between Kanou and the rest of his team. They end up having an argument, but eventually cooled down and resolved to win the game against Nishiura to prove once and for all that Kanou is the better pitcher. Witnessing from the sidelines, Mihashi seems to be longing to join back with his old team, but Abe decides to do his best to get Mihashi to acknowledge him and Nishiura as the team in which Mihashi belongs to.
#101 - The Requirements to be a Pitcher
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 6
(Nishiura-2 vs. Mihoshi-3[Yoshi, Oda & Hatake]: bottom of the 4th – bottom of the 7th inning) Going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Kanou finally goes into detail about how great Mihashi’s control really is, and Mihoshi’s substitute coach comes up with a plan. Abe tried to aim for a perfect game (not letting any opposing players to get onto base), but because Mizutani missed the ball, the perfect game was lost. Abe then was determined to have a no hit and no run game, but since Oda followed the coach’s plan, Oda was able to assist his teammate to run home. To make matters worse, Hatake was able to rally by hitting a home run, placing Mihoshi in the lead. However, despite the devastation, Mihashi still has the will to keep on pitching.
#102 - I Want to Play Baseball!
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 7
(Nishiura-4[Sakaeguchi & Abe] vs. Mihoshi-3: top of the 8th – bottom of the 9th inning) Through good teamwork, Nishiura was able to rally and gain back the lead. After winning the game, Mihashi’s old teammates finally acknowledge their mistakes and ask for his forgiveness and to come back. Mihashi declines, but he says that he liked finally getting the chance to play a proper game of baseball with everyone. After returning back to their training camp, Mihashi finally is able to fall asleep.
#103 - Past
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 9
(Urasou-3 vs. Musashino-4: top of the 3rd – bottom of the 9th inning) Abe’s past relationship with Haruna is revealed, showing the circumstances that led Abe to consider Haruna to be the worst pitcher instead of one of the best. However, instead of easing his worries after Abe’s explanation, Mihashi is still extremely intimidated by Haruna because he sees how much of an impact Haruna has been in Abe’s life.
#104 - Steadily
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 10
In order to be able to play two practice games, everyone on the team must be able to play at least two different positions. At first, Mihashi is against the idea, but after being reassured that he is the ace of the team and that Abe will always be his catcher, Mihashi accepts the circumstances. Thus Hanai and Oki have the role of substitute pitchers, while the substitute catcher is Tajima. At the end of practice, the team unanimously voted for Hanai to become captain, and Abe and Sakaeguchi become vice-captains. With finals coming up, the team decides to study altogether to make sure that everyone passes. Taking this opportunity in the guise of studying, Mihashi invites everyone to come to his house on his birthday. The team ends up celebrating not only Mihashi’s birthday, but also the birthdays of Hanai and Suyama, whose birthdays had already passed. After eating, Abe shows the rest of the team how truly amazing Mihashi’s control truly is by having Mihashi pitch at his target.
#105 - Cheering Party
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 12
During practice, the team, with the addition of Hamada, continue to meditate, but this time start to actively train their relaxing reflex to trigger with the presence of a third base runner. Momoe-san and Shiga-sensei stress to Hamada the importance of the cheer squad, because the mood of the audience can make a break the team’s moral and ability to play.
#106 - Summer Game Beginning
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 13
The team has been working hard to prepare for the game against Tosei, to the point that even Shinooka-chan collapses from exhaustion because she had pulled an all-nighter writing a detailed report on Tosei’s battery and batters. Everyone is getting worked up about the game, including all of the boys’ mothers and also the other members of the cheer squad and audience (over 200 other students) that Hamada was able to recruit.
#107 - 3rd Match
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 3
The episode begins with catching practice among the players of Nishiura, where through Sakaeguchi's speculations, the reason for Mihashi's obsession with the pitcher's mound is revealed! Just before the game begins,with Sakitama having chosen offence, Momoe tells Hanai that he can be the hero today, a statement which slightly throws him off.
#109 - That Has Made Me Sad
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 4
Saya asks Tadayoshi about the meaning behind the covenant mentioned by the Furukimono, but is dissuaded by him. That night, when confronting three Furukimonos attacking a group of workers, one of the mentions that the covenant between humans and Furukimonos must be honored.
#110 - Reversal
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 20
(Nishiura-2 vs. Tosei-3[Yamanoi]: bottom of the 6th – bottom of the 7th inning) Though Nishiura is playing a good defense, the lucky breaks that Tosei keep on having make the members of Nishiura seem clumsy. The mound becomes slipper as the rain pours down harder, causing Mihashi to lose his footing and throw a wild pitch, giving Tosei the opportunity to steal another run. To make maters worse, Mihashi’s fever is rising, but after Ruri tells him that Kanou and Mihoshi won their game, “Ren-Ren” has renewed strength and will to pitch the rest of the game.
#111 - One Victory
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 25
After the game against Tosei ends, Mihashi is taken home to rest since he has a fever. Abe, Hanai, Tajima and Izumi come over to visit him the next day to eat lunch with him and fill him in on what he missed during the previous afternoon’s end of game meeting. They all reassured him that everyone is very happy with his performance, and no one blames him for the runs that Tosei got.
#112 - Baseball is Hard
Big Windup! Season 2 - Episode 4
Nishiura and Sakitama's battle continues in a tight game. Both teams have to overcome their faults and strengths.
#113 - Within the World
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 8
Shinichirō gets Saya to tell her about the Furukimonos, offering to be her confidant. As Saya returns home, she finds Tadoyoshi collapsed on the floor, though he passes it off as a dizzy spell. As the dog talks to Saya, asking her what would happen if she broke the promise she made, she experiences another headache as she recalls something concerning a reward and a punishment. After a few days of no Furukimono activity, Saya returns to school, where a Furukimono appears and attacks the class, killing several students. With no escape available, Saya is forced unsheath her katana in front of her friends to fight the Furkimono.
#114 - Whom Then Are There Now
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 11
Kanako, Nene and Nono, along with Shinichirō who also appears, reveal themselves to be part of a 'main cast', playing roles for the purpose of making Saya remember who she is in order to be rewarded with their own desires. As they force Saya to drink Furukimono blood, which she had allegedly been drinking whenever she became passed out, they reveal she is linked to Shrovetide, a period in time where demons are given permission to eat humans. As Saya starts to remember things as a result of drinking the blood, a Furukimono appears and the group are confronted by Itsuki, Yūka and Fumito, who question their motives for disobeying the project.
#115 - If Remembering Me
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 12
Saya finally remembers that, having been captured by Fumito, she had her memories altered and was put on a stage to feed on Furukimonos as a test to see if she would change. Fumito has the Furukimono to kill Shinichiro, Nene and Nono for disobeying their orders. Saya kills the Furukimono before it can kill Kanako, but she is instead killed by Takayoshi who is revealed to be half-Furukimono that has gone beserk from drinking Saya's blood. As Saya fights against Tadayoshi, she manages to obtain a powerful light, allowing her to defeat him. As Fumito makes his escape, sending an army of multiplying Furukimono to kill everyone in town, Itsuki sacrifices himself in order to protect Saya, admitting he had fallen for her before passing away. After beating the Furukimono, Saya tries to attack Fumito before he escapes, but is shot in the head. Left along on the island, Saya treats herself and prepares to make her next move.
#116 - Summer is Starting
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 11
The Summer National Senior High School Baseball Championship Saitama Tournament is about to start. All in all, 170 schools in the area gathered together in order to draw lots to determine who they would be playing against. Unfortunately for Nishiura, Hanai’s bad luck with lottery picking landed them against Tousei for their first game. In order to prepare, Momoe-san makes the team start practice at 5 in the morning since Nishiura’s field doesn’t have any lighting for the team to practice late. After coming back from the tournament meeting, Hamada comes to great the team and officially reunites with his childhood friend Mihashi. In addition, Hamada asks for permission to start a cheer squad on behalf of the baseball team.
#117 - Challenge!
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 14
(Nishiura-0 vs. Tosei-0: top of the 1st inning) The first game of the summer tournament begins. Everyone is present, including the big crowd that Hamada got to come to the game. Mihashi and the team are starting off well; unfortunately, Tajima could not connect with any of the break balls thrown at him and gets struck out.
#118 - First Point
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 15
(Nishiura-1?[Hanai] vs. Tosei-0: bottom of the 1st – top of the 2nd inning) The Tosei batters are getting perplexed by Mihashi’s pitching since the balls appear to be easy, but are hard to connect. During Nishiura’s at bat, Tajima is able to steal (figure out) Takase’s pitching motion, so was able to guide Hanai into stealing second base. However, with two out, Tosei tried to pick Mihashi out, since he was too far away from first base. It’s a race to see whether Tosei can out Mihashi, or if Hanai can reach home first.
#119 - Do Not Underestimate
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 16
(Nishiura-1 vs. Tosei-0: bottom of the 2nd – bottom of the 3rd inning) Tosei still does not know what to make of Mihashi’s pitches, and Nishiura is still hanging on. Nishiura had a chance to get another run in, but the Tosei battery once again made Tajima strike out. During the bottom of the 3rd, Mihashi’s female cousin, Ruri, arrived at the stadium to cheer for Mihashi.
#120 - Third Runner
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 17
(Nishiura-1 vs. Tosei-0: top of the 3rd – bottom of the 4th inning) Tosei comes back with a counter attack plan, playing to the basics and hitting grounders. Though Nishiura is still hanging onto their lead, they are playing really hard defense. Also, the team is starting to use their relaxing reflex, since there is a “third-base runner”.
#121 - Additional Point
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 18
(Nishiura-2[Mihashi] vs. Tosei-0: top of the 5th inning) After getting on base because of a dead ball caused by the rain, Mihashi and the rest of his team work hard in order to get one more run before the inning ends.
#122 - Tosei's Abilities
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 19
(Nishiura-2 vs. Tosei-2[Motoyama & Shimazaki]: bottom of the 5th – bottom of the 6th inning) Tosei continue their attack plan, concentrating on hitting Mihashi’s curveball, and manage to get in one run. Nishiura gets into a little mishap, because Mihashi gets a nose bleed, making Abe worry about Mihashi’s condition and whether or not he can pitch. However, it was lucky that this didn’t happen until after the 5th inning, so Mihashi was able to rest for a bit while the field underwent maintenance. The 6th inning doesn’t progress much better for Nishiura, as Tosei ties the score.
#123 - One More Point
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 21
(Nishiura-3[Suyama] vs. Tosei-3: top of the 8th inning) Tajima once again strikes out, but is able to help his teammates successfully steal bases once he enters the coaching box again. With a nice hit from Mizutani, Suyama gains another point for Nishiura. Hanai also tries to steal another run on the same play, but is stopped by Kawai. Tajima feels down because he hasn’t been able to contribute any runs, but the other guys cheer him up by saying that they will get him another chance to bat once more.
#124 - Defend!
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 22
(Nishiura-3 vs. Tosei-4[Kawai]: bottom of the 8th inning) Tosei takes several gamble plays and is able to get one more run in to take the lead once again. On the second attempt at a run, Mihashi paused briefly before throwing the ball back home, for he was afraid Abe would get injured. Abe got angry with Mihashi but assured him that he would keep his promise not to get injured.
#125 - Strictly
Big Windup! Season 1 - Episode 23
(Nishiura-5[Abe & Izumi] vs. Tosei-4: top of the 9th inning) Nishiura is desperate now to get their batters onto the plates in order to have a chance at winning. The team hangs in the game long enough for Tajima to have one more at bat chance, with two runners on third and second base, and two outs. Tajima is finally able to hit Takase’s sinker, thus allowing Nishiura to take back the lead with two runs.
#126 - As for Man
Blood-C Season 1 - Episode 3
Saya learns that the bakery owner is missing and soon finds that a Furukimono is behind his disappearance. She fails to save his life, but manages to slay the creature, who speaks to Saya about a "Covenant" before passing away.