The Best Episodes Directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki

The Saginomiya Resident's Relatives

#1 - The Saginomiya Resident's Relatives

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 14

Nagi wakes up after her dream where she became the number three spot in the Hayate the Combat Butler character rankings and Hinagiku became the top spot. On that night, Sakuya and Isumi are battling an evil eye yōkai, however they fail to catch its remainder. The next day, Maria gives bag to Hayate to deliver to Isumi because she is not feeling well. Hayate meets Isumi's mother and grandmother at the Saginomiya mansion. Afterwards, Isumi is attacked by the giant evil eye yōkai and Hayate saves Isumi. After leaving the Saginomiya mansion, a small person wearing a mask in all while attacks Hayate. Their battle ends abruptly to reveal the person as Ginka Saginomiya, Isumi's great-grandmother. She reverts to her old self again, and sucks Hayate's blood to gain back her youth. Hayate goes back home to the mansion, dry of blood and horribly thin.

star 10.00
58 votes
Where We End Up

#2 - Where We End Up

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 23

Tired after a day's work, Nagi decides to take a nap even though Sakuya's birthday party is that same evening. At the party, Aika discovers that Chiharu works as Sakuya's maid. Meanwhile, Sakuya forces an extremely reluctant Wataru to entertain her and her guests; after Hayate and Nagi arrive, Sakuya manages to get Hayate to perform as well. Sakuya introduces her father and younger twin siblings to Hayate. After seeing Sakuya play with her siblings and her father, Nagi leaves. At Café Donguri, Hinagiku asks Ayumu to see the cherry blossoms with her, saying that she needs to talk with Ayumu about something important.

star 10.00
58 votes

#3 - Distance

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 24

Ayumu takes Hinagiku to a Ferris wheel which overlooks a grove of cherry blossoms. At the Aizawa mansion, Nagi goes missing and Hayate and the others try to figure out where she is. Hinagiku tells Ayumu that she betrayed her and that she too is in love with Hayate, though Ayumu does not think that this is a big deal. Hayate finds Nagi on a balcony and wants to comfort her, but ends up destroying the atmosphere. Nagi tells Hayate that she will keep him close to her for the time being.

star 10.00
58 votes
It's About the Butler and His Lady

#4 - It's About the Butler and His Lady

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 25

Nagi is forced to rest after coming down with a fever after a day of hard work. Nagi asks Hayate to do something that makes her sleepy, upon which Hayate tells a strange and nonsensical version of Alice in Wonderland. Bored, unable and unwilling to fall asleep, Nagi asks Hayate to get her some Packy and attaches a hidden camera to his tie for entertainment. Nagi and Maria watch as Hayate's terrible luck forces him to undergo a string of unfortunate events. Hayate ultimately makes some Packy himself and brings back one stick after narrowly being run over by a truck. A new semester starts at Hakuō Academy though Nagi is still unwilling to attend.

star 10.00
58 votes
A Sepia-colored Promise with a Sleeping Girl: A Trick?

#5 - A Sepia-colored Promise with a Sleeping Girl: A Trick?

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 20

Keitaro discovers a doll that can move on its own. Everyone is amazed by it but Keitaro seems to be able to hear it talk also. He finds out from the doll that his great grandfather promised to fix its legs but never did and being the good guy he is, Keitaro decides to fulfill his ancestor's promise.. With the help of the girls, of course!

star 9.61
40 votes
An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!

#6 - An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!

Slayers Season 2 - Episode 4

They visit both Tarimu and Demia and they think Halcyform, the former guild director, did it to them. Lina and the gang go to Halcyform's home, which is the only place isn't damage, and they find out Halcyform pledge to the monsters (or to Saygram) to become immortal. Halcyform seem to powerful for them, but Lina trapes him in ice. Saygram wants to attack, but Xellos shows up, and Xellos tells him not to. Saygram retreats, and Xellos talks to them. He was about to explain how to kill Halcyform, but Lina beat him to it, explaining that inorder to kill the pledge, you must destory the stone that he pledge.

star 9.59
34 votes
Monkey Performance at the Seaside Teahouse Hinata: A Kiss?

#7 - Monkey Performance at the Seaside Teahouse Hinata: A Kiss?

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 16

The tenants of Hinata Inn are working part-time at a beach tea house and decide to perform a play to increase revenue. Keitaro is still incredibly glum about the whole Seta and Naru situation and it's pretty understandable.

star 9.56
40 votes
Little Sister Mei's Devious Plan: It Can't Be!

#8 - Little Sister Mei's Devious Plan: It Can't Be!

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 22

Mei is Naru's stepsister and hopes to take Naru back home. To accomplish this, she decides she has to hook Keitaro up with Mutsume and it is in this episode that Naru finds out something shocking.

star 9.56
40 votes
Naru Narusegawa - Her Wavering Heart and Keitaro: Crushed

#9 - Naru Narusegawa - Her Wavering Heart and Keitaro: Crushed

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 23

Naru now wonders what she should do with her newfound knowledge and it seems like Keitaro is going to be returning home since his grandma has returned to reclaim the inn. To add more to the mess, it doesn't look like Keitaro's studies are going to be enough to help him into Tokyo University.

star 9.55
41 votes
The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery

#10 - The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 9

A thief has stolen the rent money of Hinata Inn and everyone panics. That is everyone except Detective Kitsune and her sidekick Kaolla Su. The cast begins to assemble the clues and attempt to solve the mystery of the missing rent money.

star 9.55
43 votes
Kendo Girl and the Legend of the Dragon Palace: Is This a Dream?

#11 - Kendo Girl and the Legend of the Dragon Palace: Is This a Dream?

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 8

During meditation, Motoko enters a dreamworld where everyone is living in an RPG. Keitaro is a knight on a quest to save Naru from the Dragon King and the silliness of it all turns off Motoko. But as she continues to meditate further, she finds a lesson in the dream.

star 9.52
41 votes
Naru's Crush Is Now a Tokyo U Professor: Turning Into Love?

#12 - Naru's Crush Is Now a Tokyo U Professor: Turning Into Love?

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 14

Hinata Inn is having a financial crisis and everyone must take up a part-time job. When Keitaro becomes an assistant for Naru's first love, Kitsune becomes incredibly worried and curious at the same time about what might happen when Naru discovers that Seta is back in town.

star 9.50
41 votes
The First Kiss Tastes Like Lemon? Marshmallow? Adult

#13 - The First Kiss Tastes Like Lemon? Marshmallow? Adult

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 13

After witnessing Keitaro almost kiss Naru, Shinobu wonders what a kiss is like. Supposedly, it tastes like a lemon and is as soft as a marshmallow and thus begins Shinobu's quest for her first kiss.

star 9.50
41 votes
Mesmerized by Naru on the Haunted Island! Something's Fishy!

#14 - Mesmerized by Naru on the Haunted Island! Something's Fishy!

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 17

Naru becomes possessed by an evil spirit and Motoko is the only one who can destroy it. Unfortunately, she doesn't know the technique to kill the spirit without killing the body and it's quite a predicament.

star 9.50
41 votes
Marry into Money? A Prince from Across the Sea: Warm

#15 - Marry into Money? A Prince from Across the Sea: Warm

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 19

A man who happens to look exactly like Keitaro when he wears glasses appears and is later found out to be from Kaolla's home country. He is here to get married to Kaolla but she decides she isn't quite ready yet, but tradition says she must.

star 9.49
42 votes
Changing After the Wedding? Swordmaster Motoko's Sunday Best: Feminine

#16 - Changing After the Wedding? Swordmaster Motoko's Sunday Best: Feminine

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 12

When Motoko runs out of clothes as they're all in the laundry, she is forced to wear a dress. Furthermore, her swordsmanship has been foiled by not only Tama-chan but also Keitaro. This leads her to doubt herself and things get worse when Mecha Tama-chan begins to create havoc.

star 9.44
40 votes
Celebrate! Are the Blooming Flowers Tokyo U? Love? Everybody

#17 - Celebrate! Are the Blooming Flowers Tokyo U? Love? Everybody

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 24

The final episode of Love Hina. Everyone has to leave Love Hina for a day because the inn is going under renovations. It also becomes apparent that Keitaro won't be coming back to Hinata Inn and Naru has completely given up on Keitaro. Who will Keitaro decide to be his soulmate, Naru or Mutsumi?

star 9.44
40 votes
I Love You! Romantic Confession Inside a Cave: Tall Tale

#18 - I Love You! Romantic Confession Inside a Cave: Tall Tale

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 15

When Keitaro has to take care of Seta's adopted daughter, Sara, Naru of course finds out about Seta. Keitaro begins to give up his hope of Naru ever liking him and decides to help her be happy instead.

star 9.43
41 votes
The Idol Shooting for Tokyo U is a Prep School Student: Sing

#19 - The Idol Shooting for Tokyo U is a Prep School Student: Sing

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 11

Naru becomes a celebrity all across Japan as an idol and this, of course, leads to Keitaro worrying about her studies. He begins to believe that Naru no longer cares about getting into Tokyo University and becomes incredibly depressed.

star 9.43
41 votes
Jealous Outburst? Two Lovebirds on a Boat: Tremble

#20 - Jealous Outburst? Two Lovebirds on a Boat: Tremble

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 21

Naru and Keitaro decide to go out to celebrate the latest grades and while both are wondering whether it's a date or not, a mysterious little girl appears.

star 9.43
39 votes
Who Is the Beautiful Woman Wandering in the Moonlight? Transformation

#21 - Who Is the Beautiful Woman Wandering in the Moonlight? Transformation

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 10

A mysterious woman appears in Hinata with her pet alligator. The duo are wreaking havoc all across town and Kentaro claims that it's actually a grown-up version of Kaolla. Is it?

star 9.32
43 votes
Give Up! But, Just Before We Do, the Sure Kill Sword Appears!

#22 - Give Up! But, Just Before We Do, the Sure Kill Sword Appears!

Slayers Season 1 - Episode 7

Rezo calls for Zorom, of the Monster race for his help to get the stone, as well as to kill the traitor. Lina and Zelgadis wanders into a inhabitated town, where they are not so ambushed by Dilgear and severeal trolls, and other hidious creatures. Lina manages to use her fireball to get some of them. Lina and Zelgadis seperate, as they try to take them on, but the only interested in Zelgadis as they chase him, not Lina. Lina met her match as Zorom challeges her. After using her non sucessful fire ball against Zorom, Gourry comes to her rescure. Lina explains that no sword or magic will do good against Zorom, who is a pure bred monster, whose body is like a ghost. Meanwhile with Zelgadis, he manages to kill all of the creatures and takes on Dilgear himself. Just before they fight, Zolf and Rodimus appears. Dilgear is happy, but he is unaware that Rodimus and Zolf loyality is with Zelgadis. Rodimus and Zolf kills Dilgear. Gourry is pretty confident against Zorom, and calls forward

star 9.29
41 votes
Navigation! An Invitation To Sairaag!

#23 - Navigation! An Invitation To Sairaag!

Slayers Season 1 - Episode 14

Lina and Gourry are caught a group of bandits, paid by Zangulus and Vrumugun, that want to bring Lina to Sairaag. They are about to fight but Lina and Gourry retreats after Lina's stomach growls loudly. Amelia, with a whole bag full of food, spots Lina and Gourry running away. Lina spots Amelia with the food and uses her Levitation to fly up. Gourry grabs onto Lina's cape, and the bandits grabs onto Gourry, creating a whole chain. Amelia then jumps down, wanting to help but accidentally lands on Lina's face. They all fall, and the food is ruined. Amelia is clueless why Lina isn't talking to her that much after asking a few questions about where they are heading on the map. Lina clues her in by body slamming her (and more) saying that she gave all the money that they had for the food that is all ruined. Lina stops after smelling chicken (Gourry too his mad hungry like Lina). Both of them go into a cave, where they smelled the chicken. Amelia is cautious, saying that it is a trap,

star 9.21
42 votes
Girls Dressed in Yukata for the Summer Festival: Let's!

#24 - Girls Dressed in Yukata for the Summer Festival: Let's!

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 18

Seta has to leave on an excavation trip and asks if Sara can stay with the girls at the inn. Sara doesn't take too kindly to this and decides to run away while causing as much trouble as she can to everybody else.

star 9.19
42 votes
Whereabouts of the Present

#25 - Whereabouts of the Present

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 10

Hayate asks Maria what she would like to get an idea of what girls his age want so that he can figure out what to buy Hinagiku for her birthday. Hayate goes into town and chances upon Ayumu, though they are initially awkward toward each other after remembering the events of Valentine's Day. Izumi, Miki, and Risa show up as well, and they help Hayate look for a present. Hinagiku finds them and finds out about Hayate looking for a present for her. Hayate says he does not have the financial means to support a girlfriend at this time, so while he does not dislike Ayumu, he cannot bring himself to get involved in a relationship. Back at the mansion, Hayate asks Maria when her birthday is, but Maria evades the question, causing Hayate to think he said something tactless. He apologizes to her, and finds out Maria was abandoned by her parents, never knowing her birthday or her real name, though her birthday is set on December 24, the day she was found.

star 9.00
87 votes
A Cruel Idiot's Thesis

#26 - A Cruel Idiot's Thesis

Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2 - Episode 12

After Isumi's butler, Kotetsu, realizes Hayate is a boy, he becomes enraged, and tries to hunt down Hayate. Later, Nagi gives Hinagiku the watch she prepared for her birthday, and then becomes kidnapped by Kotetsu, who says to have Hayate rescue her. Meanwhile, everyone surprises Hinagiku with a surprise birthday party, and after being asked where Hayate's present is, Hinagiku misunderstands the letter of challenge as a way for them to be alone. After hearing that Nagi has been kidnapped, Hayate runs through the festival even though he is wearing embarrassing clothes. Nagi talks with Kotetsu about how shallow his love is, and how he only looks at the appearance of others. This opens Kotetsu's eyes and he confesses his love again to Hayate, but is beaten away by Nagi. Nagi also scares away the curse of the Hina Doll and Hayate returns back to normal. Finally, Nagi and Hayate head home, but Hayate remembers that he forgot to meet up with Hinagiku, and heads to the clock tower where Hinagiku is sleeping.

star 9.00
87 votes
The Familiar of Zero

#27 - The Familiar of Zero

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 12

The students of the Magic Academy set a barrier to hold off the Ancient Dragon and its minions while waiting for reinforcements. Meanwhile Saito returns home, but instead of getting in, he decides to find a way to get back to Hakelginia and help Louise and the others instead, and has an idea upon looking on a newspaper. Despite the combined efforts of the students and the forces of Tristain, Gallia, Romaila and an Elven fleet led by Vitartial, the dragons break into the academy and Louise decides to escape with Tiffania on Sylphid to protect the others, as the Ancient Dragon's target is only the two of them. Back on Earth, Saito manages to hijack a Mitsubishi F-2A Jet Fighter and makes it through a solar eclipse to return to Hakelginia and help the others just when Louise was about to be eaten by the dragon. Derflinger appears before Saito, much to his surprise and it is revealed that Derf was actually still alive inside Saito's Gandalfr rune. Saito fires all of the Fighter's missiles into the Ancient Dragon, but it only weakens its defenses. Louise contacts Saito through the world door and he pulls her through it into the cockpit to have her cast the Explosion spell combined with Lifdrasir's power on the dragon, but she refuses out of fear for his safety. Saito tells her he will not die no matter what and reassures Louise with a kiss, finally convincing her. After closing in on the dragon, Saito and Louise eject from the jet as it crashes into the dragon, further weakening it, and then Louise casts the enhanced Explosion spell and the Ancient Dragon is finally destroyed. Saito and Louise land safely but she gets desperate wondering if his life was estinguished by Lifdrasir's side effect but it is reveled that despite Lifdrasir's power was exhausted, Saito's other rune kept him alive. They are soon joined by all their friends, which prompts Saito to propose to Louise, which she happily accepts. Some time later, Saito and Louise get married and they make use of the '

star 8.91
99 votes
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Louise the Zero

#28 - Louise the Zero

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 1

Despite being from a famous magic family, Louise has never been able to successfully cast a single spell. On the day of her familiar summoning exam, she bungles the summoning and accidentally summons a human from Earth. The poor victim of her mistake is Saito Hiraga, a typical high school boy.

star 8.90
212 votes
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The Zero Secret Treasure

#29 - The Zero Secret Treasure

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 12

The gang has located a rare dragon, which Siesta's family has kept a map. It turns out to be a Mitsubishi Zero-sen, a Japanese aircraft use in World War II. They bring it back to the school. Colbert said someone earlier used another aircraft to fly during the solar eclipse and disappeared. Saito concluded that the person returned home and this is his chance for him to return home also.

star 8.79
111 votes
Louise of the Void

#30 - Louise of the Void

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 13

The enemy is starting attack villages and another solar eclipse is about to happen. The empire has formed an army with Louise and Guiche to avert the attack. Saito finds out and uses the plane to come to their aid, but he has to give up his chance to return home. He was able to use the machine gun to eliminate most of the enemy, but ran out of ammo and couldn't take down Wardes. Louise unlocks her magic, destroying the entire enemy force. After the battle, the solar eclipse is over and the plane is nearly destroyed. Saito ends up staying.

star 8.78
139 votes
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The Thief's True Identity

#31 - The Thief's True Identity

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 6

Worried that the princess may be blamed for Fouquet's theft, Louise volunteers to go out and catch her. With Kirche, Tabitha, and Saito tagging along, they travel to the last sighting of Fouquet with Longueville. There, they discover the hiding place of the Staff of Destruction only to have Fouquet's golem appear. Wishing to show her worth, Louise tries to take it head on with a spell, nearly being crushed in the process. Only by Saito's quick reflexes is she saved. Her confidence broken, Louise breaks into tears. Saito is moved by this and begins attacking the golem in her name. After discarding Kirche's sword and drawing Derflinger, the runes on his hands glow once again and his ability greatly increases. Louise tries to help by taking out the Staff of Destruction, which turns out to be a "M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon system(LAWs)" rocket launcher from Vietnam War. Immediately recognizing it, Saito grabs it and quickly uses it, blowing up the golem. Longueville claims the rocket launcher afterwards, revealing herself to be Fouquet. Yet she is unable to use it as it only had one shot, giving the gang a chance to capture her.

star 8.78
117 votes
Louise's Part-Time Job

#32 - Louise's Part-Time Job

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 7

Having been concerned for the welfare of the commoners, Henrietta asks Louise and Saito to work undercover and figure out if what nobles are taking advantage of the lesser ranked commoners. Louise ends up wasting all of the money given to her for the mission on gambling in hopes of having enough to afford an expensive hotel. Refusing to ask for more money, Louise ends up working in a bar as a waitress. Unused to the brashness of a commoner's life, she is unable to earn any tips with her temper flaring all over the place. Her moment of salvation comes when a rather arrogant noble decides to enter the bar.

star 8.75
113 votes
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Tabitha's Secret

#33 - Tabitha's Secret

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 8

It's summer vacation and many students are traveling back to their families. Kirche goes along with Tabitha to her home on invitation, leaving Louise and Saito alone for once. However, mischief is still plentiful. Upset at Guiche's continued flirting with other girls, Montmorency creates a love potion and plots to have Guiche take it. Meanwhile, Saito obtains a large pot that was about to be thrown away and converts it into a makeshift hot tub, similar to the hot springs in Japan. While bathing in it at night, Siesta happens to pass by and much to Saito's embarrassment joins him. Seeing this, Louise becomes so frustrated that she interrupts Montmorency's plans by gulping the drink laced with the before mentioned love potion. As can be expected, when Saito returns to her room, Louise falls completely in love, causing many more problems.

star 8.73
113 votes
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Keitaro's First Kiss is with...? Journey

#34 - Keitaro's First Kiss is with...? Journey

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 6

After finding out that both Keitaro and Naru are in Kyoto, the rest of the girls at Hinata Inn assume they're going to commit double suicide and go after them. Meanwhile, Keitaro and Naru help a girl named Mutusmi get back home which is located on the other end of Japan!

star 8.72
78 votes
First Date, Keitaro's True Feelings: Nowadays

#35 - First Date, Keitaro's True Feelings: Nowadays

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 7

Keitaro scores two tickets to Neverland and plans on asking Naru to go with him for the grand opening. However, a new face appears and his name is Sakata Kentaro. He's richer, better looking, and smoother than Keitaro. He also has tickets to Neverland. Things don't look so hot for Keitaro.

star 8.71
75 votes
The Princess of Tristain

#36 - The Princess of Tristain

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 5

The yearly familiar exhibition is literally a day away and Louise is feeling rather depressed about it. Not only does Saito have nothing impressive to show off, but this year the Princess is watching as well, making it even more important. As night approaches, desperation sets in as Saito is unable to produce an act worthy of praise. A sudden mystery visitor turns out to be Princess Henrietta herself and her relationship with Louise is explained. The next day, Saito attempts a presentation only to be dragged off early by Louise. Walking away from the stage, they witness a robbery in progress by Fouquet and her earthen golem. Failing to stop her, Fouquet is able to run off with the fabled Staff of Destruction.

star 8.69
114 votes
Louise's Change of Heart

#37 - Louise's Change of Heart

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 9

The lovey-dovey antics of Louise under the love potion persist to the point of freaking Saito out. In desperation, Saito demands that Montmorency create an antidote. She refuses to do so until Saito learns of the illegality of creating love potions and threatens her with possible arrest. As the antidote requires the tears of a water elemental, Montmorency leads Saito and Louise to Lake Lagdorian. There, they find Kirche, Tabitha, and a whole new problem.

star 8.66
138 votes
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The Maid's Crisis

#38 - The Maid's Crisis

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 4

Siesta is sold to a royal family from out of town, presumably to be a mistress to the head noble. Disgusted by the lack of regard that nobles have for commoners, Saito tries his best to rescue her, but with no avail. As Saito attempts to take on the noble by fighting, Louise and the others arrive just in time to prevent Saito's death. In an act of kindness, Kirche gives up her family treasure to make up for Saito's actions and win Siesta back. Before leaving the manor, Saito catches a glimpse of the family treasure, and is shocked to find that it is in actuality a rather old porno magazine from Earth.

star 8.62
119 votes
The Subtle Heat's Allure

#39 - The Subtle Heat's Allure

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 3

With his recent victory over Guiche, Saito has become semi-popular among the commoners and several nobles. Kirche in particular has chosen him as her next boyfriend. In a devious plan, she attempts to seduce him, although this fails when Louise finds out. Annoyed by Saito's lack of defenses, Louise drags him out to town to pick up a sword after considering his hidden talents. Kirche, unwilling to let go so easily, matches Louise's gift with a more impressive sword. Of course, it simply causes more problems between Saito and Louise.

star 8.58
122 votes
The Commoner Familiar

#40 - The Commoner Familiar

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 2

An abrupt departure from the normal life he once lead, Saito must deal with being Louise's familiar. Unhappy with the arrogance of nobles, Saito exposes Guiche's two-timing nature as an act of revenge. This of course, provokes Guiche into challenging him to a a duel. Despite being severely beaten up by Guiche's magic, Saito refuses to bow down. Impressed, Guiche tosses him a sword to even up the playing field. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the runes etched on Saito's hands begin to glow the moment he grasps the sword. Feeling a surge of energy, Saito manages to defeat Guiche. However, he soon collapses after the fight from fatigue.

star 8.55
124 votes
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Louise's Choice

#41 - Louise's Choice

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 11

Julio and Saito continue their battle with the Ancient Dragon, but Saito won’t talk about the loss of his partner. Louise can see the pain on his face and has faced with her toughest decision to date.

star 8.52
67 votes
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Louise of the Holy Kingdom

#42 - Louise of the Holy Kingdom

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 1

Saito is on Louise's bed with Siesta and he starts making perveted comments in his sleep when Louise wakes up and explores the door and Tabitha appears to "protect him" then Mr.Colbert takes them to Romalia to see the queen Henrietta and the king appears and he invited them a feast, Louise gets mad with Saito and he walk out to Siesta room and Siesta talked how she fights like love rival's and then he went to find Louise when he heard her screaming. After Tiffania asked Colbert-sensei to teach her how to summon a Familiar. Saito ran and he fought 2 people that were thieves and Tiffania is learning how to summon a familiar when Saito is fighting he falls and comes through Tiffania's Familiar "portal" nothing really happened, and then they got back and Saito kissed Louise and then Tiffania comes in and Louise started to say that Saito forced her.

star 8.51
74 votes
The Elf of the Desert

#43 - The Elf of the Desert

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 7

The Gensou Siblings (Jack, Bleu, and Janette) attack Ornières to kill Saito, so a battle between them and Saito and co. breaks out. As the battle goes on, a trio of elves sneaks in to capture Tifa, but Saito confronts them. The fourth sibling, Damian, appears and uses alchemy to cease the fighting, and one of the elves uses that magic with his own to capture both Tifa and Saito. The two awaken in a desert oasis and meet their captor, a female elf named Luctiana. At Tristain, Henrietta tells Louise they cannot send a rescue party since Romalia is handling the situation, but Louise resolves to save Saito anyway. Luctiana tells Saito and Tifa she is holding them to study human culture, and also reveals the reason why they were kidnapped was because Tifa is a void mage, a power which elves fear, and because Saito is Gandlafr. As Louise prepares to leave she is joined by Siesta and Tabitha, who are then joined by the rest of their friends on the Ostland. Saito and Tifa try to escape, but are unable to since a magic binds them to the area. Saito assure Tifa that they will escape, and the two decide to go for a swim in the oasis, where Saito discovers a submerged fighter jet.

star 8.48
71 votes
Awakening of the Disaster

#44 - Awakening of the Disaster

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 10

Saito, Louise, and Tiffania have been summoned to Romalia by his Holiness. They were to meet Julio near the Aquaria’s border, but once there they witness a scene that will affect everyone’s future.

star 8.48
69 votes
The Maidens of Aquileia

#45 - The Maidens of Aquileia

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 2

Louise and Saito enjoy some time alone as they explore the city of Aquileia. Henrietta asks Vittorio to keep Louise and Tifa safe but despite both his and Julio’s assurances Agnes and Henrietta still suspect trouble. Tifa wonders if she really did summon Saito and notes that now seeing him makes her feel flustered. Louise shows off her priestess outfit to Saito and they begin to get intimate but Malicorne ruins their moment. In Galia, Bidalsha creates fire stones for Joseph who reveals he will use them as weapons while Sheffield confirms that she will enact her plan tomorrow. The next day, Tifa tries to confirm if Saito is her familiar by kissing him, but the two are interrupted by Malicorne and Montmorency. Louise is taken aside by a peasant girl and when Saito goes to look for her he is ambushed by Bleu. The peasant girl reveals herself as Janette, Bleu’s sister, and subdues Louise and hands her over to Sheffield. Janette retrieves Bleu and informs Saito of Louise’s kidnapping, so he frantically searches for her to no avail. Saito and the others regroup and Tabitha reveals the kidnappers are from Galia, meaning Joseph is behind the kidnapping. Before they can act, they are informed that Galia’s airships are heading towards Romalia. Onboard one of the ships, Joseph introduces himself to Louise and tells her he will use her as part of his plan.

star 8.46
71 votes
De Ornielle's Maidens

#46 - De Ornielle's Maidens

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 5

At Ornières, Tabitha still hasn't decided if she wishes to be queen of Galia yet, since she has to be married and have a baby before she becomes queen. Louise and Saito spend time with each other on a hill and they share a kiss. Eleanor soon comes over and tells Louise that she can't live with a commoner like Saito and demands her to return home. Louise then convinces her sister to let her stay by promising to have Saito act like a noble. Louise starts training Saito for the whole day and the two inevitably argue, leaving Saito sleeping on a busted lounge chair in the basement. Later that night, as Louise is worried in bed, Saito discovers a hidden passage that leads to a secret room with a mystical mirror. He touches the mirror and discovers that it's portal that leads to Henrietta's mirror. Henrietta goes through the mirror and meets with Saito. As Louise explores the mansion to search for Saito, she finds Saito in the room where she sees him and Henrietta kissing. Her tears fall as she quietly leaves the passage unnoticed. Saito tells Henrietta that he truly loves Louise and cannot accept Henrietta's feelings. Saito soon leaves to hear Del tell him that Louise was here, crying, and Saito ran off to find Louise leaving on a horse. Louise just smiled and apologized for not realizing his feelings towards the princess. At the Magic Academy, Tabitha then told Louise that she would have Saito as her husband. Kirche explained to Louise that queens (i.e. nobility) can't freely fall in love since they are often betrothed so she must honest with Saito and tells her true feelings as to not put him in a struggle. Saito is afterward seen on the hill again, thinking about going back to his world since Louise is not there with him. Louise comes back to Saito where and confesses that she wants to be with him. Saito happily tells Louise that she is the one who he is in love with and they lovingly embrace each other.

star 8.46
70 votes
Louise's Marriage

#47 - Louise's Marriage

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 11

With the arrival of Wardes and Louise alone, they meet up with Prince Wales in a seemingly deserted church. After finishing up business, Wardes suggests to Louise that they should just get married right then. Confused and repulsed by the idea, Louise tries to refuse his offer, but one of Wardes' allies comes out with a mind-control ring, forcing her into agreeing. With the Prince as the minister, the marriage proceeds and is nearly completed until Saito bursts into the church. Snapping Louise out of her trance, Saito rushes to rescue her. In response, Wardes kills Prince Wales, revealing that he is in fact involved with the rebels fighting the government Albion called Reconquista.

star 8.45
134 votes
Kendo Girl In Love?: Swordplay

#48 - Kendo Girl In Love?: Swordplay

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 3

The master of the sword, Motoko, returns from a training retreat only to find that Keitaro has been named the manager of the inn. She's outraged and is completely against a male being the manager but becomes confused by weird feelings that consume her body. Could it be love?

star 8.45
82 votes
The Queen's Reward

#49 - The Queen's Reward

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 4

At the Magic Academy, a ball is held in celebration of Louise, Saito, and the others deeds in Romalia. Louise and Saito dance, and he expresses his wish to be with her forever, leading to a passionate kiss between the two. Meanwhile in Galia Tabitha uses an antidote given to her by Bidalsha to cure her mother. The following day, Siesta overhears how Tifa tried to kiss Saito and suggests to Louise that they should separate Saito from Tifa by buying a house were only he and Louise would live, and Louise agrees. Louise rejects all of Saito and Siesta’s choices, and becomes further irritated when Siesta reveals she too will be living with them. Things become worse for the girls when they discover Saito has become increasingly popular with women due to his heroic status, and so decide to hasten their efforts. Back in Galia, Tabitha is asked by her mother to become the new queen for both the country and her father’s sake. Three days later, Agnes brings Saito and Louise to Henrietta, who informs them that Tabitha will be Galia’s new queen and to reward Saito for his previous deeds with a portion of her territory. Saito, Louise, and Siesta arrive in their new land, Ornières, only to find that it is a forest and their mansion is old and decrepit, but stay anyway since it was a gift. That night, the trio is visited by Tabitha who reveals she will be moving in with them since she postponed her coronation.

star 8.43
70 votes
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A Chaotic Hot Spring

#50 - A Chaotic Hot Spring

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 6

A hot spring is uncovered at Ornières, so Saito decides to modify it into a bath and invites everyone he knows to try it. Louise later thanks Tabitha for helping her make up with Saito, but Tabitha warns her that she meant every word and next time she will take Saito for herself. That night, Slyphid reminds Tabitha that she is running out of time with her decision, so Tabitha chooses to make her move on Saito. Her attempt is quickly stopped by Louise. The following morning, everyone arrives where they are greeted with everyone else invited. Upon everyone else's arrival, Siesta and Louise soon spot a hooded figure entering the mansion. Louise and Siesta capture the figure, who turns out to be Henrietta, who explains she wanted to try the hot spring. As Henrietta and Louise bathe, Louise confronts Henrietta on her feelings towards Saito, which soon turns into a cat fight since Henrietta confessed that she loves Saito. They soon make up, although Henrietta tells Louise she will still pursue Saito. Later, Saito talks with Henrietta to assure his feelings for Louise clear, but Henrietta reassures him that she has not given up on him. The girls then enjoy a group bath but Tifa soon becomes light headed from soaking too long, so she stays in for the night as everyone else leaves. With everyone gone, Louise and Saito bathe together in the hot spring and promise each other they will be together even in death, and passionately kiss. The two soon return to their room where they passionately kiss once more. As Louise is lied down, she signs at Saito that she wants to have sex. But as Louise discovers Tiffa asleep in their room, Louise misunderstood her presence and blows Saito up in anger about breaking his promise not to cheat on her.

star 8.41
70 votes
The Tokyo U Promise From 15 Years Ago: Diary

#51 - The Tokyo U Promise From 15 Years Ago: Diary

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 4

The girls discover that Keitaro is not really a Tokyo University student and to make things worse, his studies don't seem to be going very well. Seeing this, Keitaro decides it's time to leave Hinata Inn.

star 8.40
77 votes
The Insanity of the King of Ignorance

#52 - The Insanity of the King of Ignorance

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 3

Sheffield uses the stolen mirror artifact to transfer Louise's Explosion power to Joseph and he uses it to detonate a fire stone, destroying the airships attacking him. Saito and Tabitha make their way towards Joseph’s ship while he detonates another stone on the retreating ships. Louise manages to escape and takes the last stone with her, but Sheffield’s gargoyle recovers it, as Saito and Tabitha arrive to save Louise. Tabitha and Louise go after the gargoyle, while Saito uses Julio's gift, a modern gun, to incapacitate Sheffield and confront Joseph. On the ground, Tifa uses ancient magic to stop the gargoyle, allowing Tabitha to recover the stone. Joseph uses his void power, Acceleration, to move at high speed and subdue Saito, but Louise and Tabitha return and save him. Tabitha fatally wounds her uncle, but decides against killing him just as Sheffield returns and forces the group to leave her to die with Joseph, so the trio escapes just as the ship explodes from the last stone. Back at the Cathedral, Saito voices his suspicions that Vittorio used Louise as bait to lure Joseph and kill him, to which Vittorio admits. Louise tells Saito that it’s alright since she has him to protect her and he agrees, reaffirming their bond. Tifa, who was watching, both admires and is saddened by their close bond, believing it proves that Saito is not her familiar.

star 8.39
71 votes
The Princess' Request

#53 - The Princess' Request

The Familiar of Zero Season 1 - Episode 10

Having taken care of the love potion, a new problem arises again. This time, Princess Henrietta is to be wed to the Emperor of Germania for the sake of backing up the smaller country with a stronger power. In order to do so, a certain letter the princess sent to Prince Wales of Albion. If it is ever publicly revealed then the marriage would be impossible. At the moment, Albion is in a state of civil war, so Henrietta herself cannot see the prince. Therefore, Louise is sent with a message to Prince Wales requesting that the letter be retrieved. Guiche then enters, revealing that he had "accidentally" heard it all and would be willing to aid the princess. Much to both Louise and Saito's ire, Henrietta accepts Guiche's offer. On the day of departure, the escort arrives and is revealed to be Wardes, Louise's fiancé. A growing jealousy develops in Saito on the way to the port city of La Rochelle.

star 8.38
140 votes
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Escape Through the Sewer

#54 - Escape Through the Sewer

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 8

As the Ostland flies at max power to the elven land, Saito and Tiffa are put before the council to decide their fate. Eshmael provoking words causes Saito to lash out, causing the other council members to agree that the barbarians must be destroyed. Will the Ostland make it in time or will a war start with the elves?

star 8.37
71 votes
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The Hinata's New Resident Shinobu: Arrow Signs

#55 - The Hinata's New Resident Shinobu: Arrow Signs

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 2

Shinobu's parents are getting divorced and she doesn't seem to have many friends at school but Keitaro and the girls welcome her with open arms which leads her to decide to stay at the inn instead of living with either of her parents.

star 8.34
82 votes
Tabitha's Coronation

#56 - Tabitha's Coronation

The Familiar of Zero Season 4 - Episode 9

The Ostland makes it to Reynald, Gallia’s Kingdom, where Tabitha has offered to repair the ship. While there she informs them that she is taking the crown and becoming Queen. Louise has the deal with her jealous feelings as Saito spends more time with Tiffa.

star 8.32
69 votes
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Wow, a Trip to Kyoto! Exciting

#57 - Wow, a Trip to Kyoto! Exciting

Love Hina Season 1 - Episode 5

It's time for the exams for Tokyo University, and unfortunately, both Keitaro and Naru fail. Disappointed, they go their own separate ways to take a break from Hinata Inn. Or do they?

star 8.29
77 votes