The BEST Episodes of Alderamin on the Sky

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

The mighty Katjvarna Empire is currently embroiled in a war with the neighboring Kiorka Republic. Within an unspecified corner of this empire, a certain young man was reluctantly preparing to take the High Grade Military Officer Exam owing to mysterious circumstances. His name is Ikta. As a man, Ikta abhors war, is slothful by nature, and worships the female form. At the time, no one could have possibly predicted that a person like him would become a military figure worthy of being called a legendary general. The young Ikta, armed with his superb talents as a soldier, struggles to survive in a world ravaged by war. This tale will recount his tumultuous life up until this point, as the curtains are drawn for a spectacular chronicle of fantastical warfare!

Watchdogs of the Spirit Tree

#1 - Watchdogs of the Spirit Tree

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2016

Ikta leads his troops to grand victory over the forces led by the higher ranking officers. But what was supposed to be a simple training exercise turns deadly serious when a force of men loyal to a betrayed commander kidnaps the princess. Can Ikta lead his exhausted troops to track down and defeat a squad of experienced soldiers? And can he do it without letting them hurt the princess?

star 8.22
89 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa, Tomohiro Furukawa
Ghost Hunter

#2 - Ghost Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 24, 2016

The Imperial army is continuing its retreat from the numerically superior Aldera forces at the base of the Alafatra mountain range. They've set fire to the forest to buy themselves more time, but after a few days the fire is beginning to burn out. To buy the time they need to finish the retreat, Ikta is forced to maintain a proactive mobile defense and keep the flames burning. But the enemy general is breaking all the rules, and Ikta can't figure out his game. By the time Ikta realizes what's happened, it's too late, and the enemy is battering down his walls with a new weapon and sending their cavalry straight through the flames!

star 8.13
79 votes
Writers: Minoru Ohara, Shogo Yasukawa
La Saia Alderamin

#3 - La Saia Alderamin

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 10, 2016

The Sinack have been subdued, but the Imperial Army finds that it's been caught in a trap! A huge army from the Aldera nation has crossed the supposedly-impassable northern mountains, and threatens to overwhelm the exhausted Imperial forces. Ikta's only way out is to force a peace treaty with the Sinack and ask for their help, which means going to their defeated leader and abasing himself. Will she respond to his pleas, after the Imperials burned her village and killed her people? How far is he willing to go earn her forgiveness?

star 7.79
78 votes
Writers: Masayuki Kojima, Shogo Yasukawa
An Unwanted Medal of Honor

#4 - An Unwanted Medal of Honor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2016

Ikta succeeds in a daring plan to cross the Kioka border and return the princess home. But this means he gets a reward, and his reward is the title of Imperial Knight. Now he finds himself dragged into a war he hates, serving a government that doesn't want to win, and despising the princess he rescued.

star 7.79
98 votes
Writers: Morio Asaka, Shogo Yasukawa
Some Day, for the Third Time...

#5 - Some Day, for the Third Time...

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2016

Ikta and his soldiers are sent to deliver supplies to the struggling imperial armies as the war continues. Unused to fighting in the high mountains, and led by incompetent leaders the imperial soldiers suffer heavy casualties. Ikta devises a brilliant stratagem to retake an enemy fortress, but when a messenger begs him for help in saving his allies, he's forced to choose between risking his own soldiers life, and bringing another imperial force to certain doom.

star 7.59
90 votes
Writers: Shinsuke Onishi, Shogo Yasukawa, Tomohiro Furukawa
Two Are One

#6 - Two Are One

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2016

"Welcome to the world of science!" When Yatori was 9 years old, she was sent to study with the general Bada Sankrein, and met a young boy her age, Ikta. The world he shows her is new and exciting, like nothing she's ever seen.

star 7.56
89 votes
Directors: Tetsuo Ichimura
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa, Toshiya Shinohara
In a Twilight Empire

#7 - In a Twilight Empire

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 1, 2016

Ikta suffers a serious setback at the hands of the unsleeping, shining officer from the Kioka republic. His lines have been broken and the retreat is in disarray. To salvage an increasingly desperate situation, he leads a small, handpicked force to lure Jean into a trap. But Jean's proven himself for than a match for Ikta already, and the Alderan military outnumbers his own forces by over a dozen times. How can he handle such overwhelming numbers when his opponent has shown to be his equal?

star 7.47
79 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa, Tetsuo Ichimura, Toshiya Shinohara
The Fate of a Small Honor

#8 - The Fate of a Small Honor

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 3, 2016

The war against the mountain people continues, and the imperial forces are about to make one last march to their final staging ground. The incompetent imperial commanders pick a route that leaves their flanks exposed to an attack, but fortunately Ikta persuades them to dismount and use their shields. In the midst of the Sinack attack, a group of unknown assassins appears out of nowhere and heads straight for the Lieutenant General! They're heavily armed and highly trained, but can Yatori stop them in time?

star 7.42
83 votes
Directors: Tetsuo Ichimura
Writers: Shinsuke Onishi, Shogo Yasukawa
Lazy vs. Unsleeping

#9 - Lazy vs. Unsleeping

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 17, 2016

The Imperial Army is pushed back, and Ikta is forced to use every trick at his disposal to keep his numerically inferior force from being overwhelmed. The Alderamin army has 12,000 troops, and his unit has only a little over 600. When he's forced to make a tough call to sacrifice his own men and save the Sinack, Suya confronts him angrily. She wants to know why he was willing to sacrifice his own men for the people he was fighting yesterday, and she says he owes her an answer.

star 7.38
81 votes
Writers: Morio Asaka, Shogo Yasukawa
The Knights of the High-Level Officer's School

#10 - The Knights of the High-Level Officer's School

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2016

Ikta has been appointed an Imperial Knight, and his new life at the High-Level Officer's School begins. The easily-bored Ikta has difficulty fitting in, and its not long before he's picking fights and making enemies among the upper ranks. He's set up in a trap to be humiliated during a mock exercise, and to make matters worse, his platoon commander won't listen to a word he says. The reason: because he slept with her mother!

star 7.36
90 votes
Writers: Naoyuki Itou, Shogo Yasukawa
A Stormy Encounter

#11 - A Stormy Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2016

Ikta is a brilliant, but lazy and unmotivated boy. His childhood friend, a high-ranking daughter of a noble, offers him an easy position at a library if he can help her get the top score on a military exam. But their lives take a sudden turn when the boat carrying them to the exam runs aground, and Ikta rescues a mysterious girl on board. When she turns out to be a princess, and they all find themselves behind enemy lines, Ikta is going to start having to work hard for real...

star 7.31
110 votes
Writers: Shogo Yasukawa, Tetsuo Ichimura
At the Base of the Stairs of God

#12 - At the Base of the Stairs of God

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2016

Ikta and crew are assigned to a garrison in the far northern region of the empire: a lonely, desolate place at the foot of a massive mountain range. The garrison staff are petty and corrupt, and don't like it when Ikta slacks off and defies orders. But when they try to throw him in the garrison prison, he stumbles across a secret that they want desperately to keep hidden.

star 7.23
84 votes
Writers: Naoyuki Itou, Shinsuke Onishi, Shogo Yasukawa
The Northern Katjvarna Rebellion

#13 - The Northern Katjvarna Rebellion

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2016

War breaks out in the far north, as the Empire's oppression of the mountain people results in a terrifying backlash. With the one competent leader in the Northern Garrison assassinated, the ignorant garrison commander flings the troops headlong into a highly defended, mountainous position, with disastrous results. Ikta and his friends are kept as part of the reserves for now, but it won't be long until they're thrust into the war as well.

star 6.80
85 votes
Writers: Morio Asaka, Shinsuke Onishi, Shogo Yasukawa