The BEST episodes written by Tsutomu Mizushima

Normal Dialogue / Different Clothes / Shouting Instructions
27 votes

#1 - 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.

Ground Cherry
48 votes

#2 - Ground Cherry

xxxHOLiC - Season 1 - Episode 18

Yūko receives a magic lantern, also called a "ground cherry", and asks Watanuki and Doumeki to take it to a very uncommon festival.

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Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 3
52 votes

#3 - 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...

Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 2
50 votes

#4 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and Weekend, Part 1
54 votes

#5 - 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.

105 votes

#6 - Angel

xxxHOLiC - Season 1 - Episode 3

Himawari-chan asks for Yūko's help to solve a series of mysterious incidents occurring at the school, involving a game called angel. Yūko meets Himawari-chan, and Watanuki is forced to work with Doumeki. Doumeki begins to learn about his true nature.

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Takamiya-kun and His Mean Little Sister
36 votes

#7 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and the Witch of Stone Eyes and Stone Hands
61 votes

#8 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and Kagari-san's Wounds
53 votes

#9 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and the End Witch
56 votes

#10 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and Noblesse Oblige
57 votes

#11 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and the Witches' Agenda
37 votes

#12 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and Chronoire's Trap
59 votes

#13 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and the Test of Love
28 votes

#14 - 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.

What's Next?
37 votes

#15 - 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.

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True Ace
6 votes

#16 - 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.

Takamiya-kun and the Fire Witch
107 votes

#17 - 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.

6 votes

#18 - 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.

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Visit Nanaki Before Doubting Masaki
43 votes

#19 - Visit Nanaki Before Doubting Masaki

The Lost Village - Season 1 - Episode 8

Captured by the group, Masaki reluctantly begins telling her story and what her connection is to the Village. But not everyone trusts her words...

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6 votes

#20 - 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.

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5 votes

#21 - 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.

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9th Inning
6 votes

#22 - 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.

3 votes

#23 - 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.