The BEST Episodes of Denki-gai

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

Umio is a shy kid who just started his part time job at a manga store smack dab in the middle of the city. But his lifestyle isn’t as glamorous as the neon lights that illuminate the city. Umio’s closest friends are his co-workers who are all unique characters, to say the least, and although they're nice people, they have their quirks. They are a tight knit group of friends, have nicknames for each other and spend their weekends inside, sheltered from the extravagant scene happening on the outside.

The Hermit's Library / When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom / Welcoming Morning

#1 - The Hermit's Library / When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom / Welcoming Morning

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2014

The cherry blossoms are blooming, so we're going on a picnic. The wind blows through flowers and hearts alike... and it's a cosplay cherry blossom picnic!!

star 9.33
39 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Chocolate Philosophy / Tan-Colored Room / Caught You on a Sleepless Night

#2 - Chocolate Philosophy / Tan-Colored Room / Caught You on a Sleepless Night

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2014

Valentine's Day! I've got the impression I already shouted the same thing in episode four--Valentine's Day! Sensei ventures in a super-difficult mission that no amateur should ever dare trying - not even if it's a revenge match: homemade chocolate! But of course she can't cope and collapses. She was too reckless... In times like this there's one person to call: Tsumorin! Get me Tsumorin! Here we go, Tsumorin's Valentine's Day homemade sweets class starts!

star 9.32
40 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Starting Young / Life, Exposed / The Lips

#3 - Starting Young / Life, Exposed / The Lips

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2014

Childhood memories. They're beautiful, fleeting, sour and eternal. Even if they're about ero-books! Who would have thought we'd have an episode about G-men's childhood?

star 9.23
40 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Temporary Manga Studio Umanohone / Secret Paradise

#4 - Temporary Manga Studio Umanohone / Secret Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2014

Sensei hasn't changed her trademark tracksuit in days... that's because she's been sleeping at Umanohone in order to draw a manga for the Rookie of the Year award! She's doing the "same clothes every day" thing, very unbecoming for a girl! To help her overcome the greatest "death march" of her life, Umanohone staff go all out to support her! And since Sensei's girly-power is awfully low, Tsumorin's big girly-power-boosting strategy starts!

star 9.17
42 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Panties in the Spring / I am Rain / Rustling

#5 - Panties in the Spring / I am Rain / Rustling

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2014

There's no man on Earth who doesn't like panties! (Wise saying.) Of course Umio loves panties, too! (Let's make it clear.) Sensei tells him bashfully, "Do you want to see them?" What's going on between those two?! Then she shows up! A mysterious woman who knows about Umanohone's past. And she's got unsurpassable girly-power! To top it all, her amazing power is still rising...? Tsk! Our scouter (yes, the device to measure power in that famous anime!) must be malfunctioning!

star 9.14
43 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
To the Bath House... / A Full Chest

#6 - To the Bath House... / A Full Chest

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2014

Summer Comiket, an event so hot that you can see clouds forming inside the venue! So here's the onsen (Japanese hot springs) episode! When you have to sweat, you need an onsen. Umanohone supports Oedo Onsen Monogatari! Then... we don't know if it was summer's fault, or the yukata (light kimono) or what, but Kantoku x Hio-tan x Tsumorin x Kameko's intricate love tangle starts unfolding. Wait a minute - three girls for one guy?! Real-life achievers must die!!

star 9.12
43 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
The Sleeping One / Casual and Girlish

#7 - The Sleeping One / Casual and Girlish

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2014

First date... Aaaargh!!! No, please! Sensei's life gauge is down to zero! She accidentally set up a date with Umio (it was really an accident) and now she doesn't even know what to wear! I should go for the rough look, then! Her mind goes astray, and she's not even checking her sanity points! As this bittersweet incident is consuming her mind, here comes a helping hand from...? Do you want "rough"? If you want it, I'll give it to you!

star 9.07
45 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
It's Not Love / Hey, How're You Feeling? / Snowy Night

#8 - It's Not Love / Hey, How're You Feeling? / Snowy Night

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2014

Hio-tan caught a cold?! She's off work and Kantoku, worried, shows up to take care of her. He comes in her apartment and even cooks her some rice soup - Hio-tan is flustered by this kind Kantoku, completely different than his usual self. But those love comedy waves quickly disappear when she suddenly gets dizzy and collapses! To help her, Kantoku kicks a door down and carries her out, running in the street at night. Her heart is touched by his behavior....

star 9.02
42 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Party Hard / Hio-tan, Go Home / Endless Carnival

#9 - Party Hard / Hio-tan, Go Home / Endless Carnival

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2014

Is it the Christmas Party episode? No! The Cosplay episode! Miniskirt Santa, a dream come true! And rather peculiar costumes are on demand, too! But Umanohone's selling moe-style games! The sequel to the very popular one that come out a year ago. Customers get stars in their eyes reuniting with their lover after one year. We can say this is pure love! It's the safe for all ages version! Even Hio-tan is crying. Merry Merry Christmas everyone!

star 8.89
76 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
King of Pop / Chocolate Panic

#10 - King of Pop / Chocolate Panic

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2014

Valentine's Day! Also known as the final test for girly-power (level of ability and motivation in fashion, makeup, homemaking, all sorts of femininity markers)! There's no girl in Umanohone who is not girly-powered enough to participate! ...Right? All Umanohone ladies are getting either dreamy, nervous or rather depressed in the wake of the biggest event of the year. Our girls in love's girly-power gauges are set on maximum! Enchant us with your super-knockdown blushing face combo!

star 8.84
45 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Deep Deep Night / Is the Denki-gai Pumped?

#11 - Deep Deep Night / Is the Denki-gai Pumped?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2014

There are many weird events in Denki-gai (Electric Town). The King of them all is the Great Late Summer Greetings Contest! Umanohone's folks are burning with a desire to put their hands on the cash prize. Move it, you people! Who are you doing "meow meow" with, slut? And you, stop complaining about not having anyone to do "meow meow" with! You already got a 2D wife, cut it out! Here is the swimsuit episode already! Let's make our Cosmo-like something burn for the prize!

star 8.58
78 votes
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Love & Eros for All / Nightmare Before Carnaval

#12 - Love & Eros for All / Nightmare Before Carnaval

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2014

A bookstore's job is of course to sell books. In Denki-gai (Electric Town), the place where people who are true to their desires gather, even Ero-Hon (porn books) are valued goods! Here at Umanohone (Horse Bone), that sells everything from masterpieces to fanzines, a Ero-Hon lover comes in at full speed to check what's on sale—wait, no! It's actually an officer from the body that regulates naughty books - alias Ero-Hon G-men - creeping in! Love & Eros for All! There is nobody on Earth who doesn't need porn!!

star 8.50
78 votes
Directors: Masafumi Sato
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu