The BEST Episodes of Fushigi Yuugi
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2021
Network: TV Tokyo
Miaka, a junior high school student in Tokyo, has normal problems: fights with her mom, entrance exams, and deciding where's she's going to go eat with her friends. Then, she finds a mysterious book, the Universe of the Four Gods, in the library, and her life is changed forever when she and her friend Yui are transported into the book! Upon arriving in this new universe, the girls are immediately attacked by would-be slavers. Lucky for them that a dashing young man happens to be around! Saved from the would-be slavers, both girls are enthralled with him, but all he's really after is money! When Miaka isn't looking, both Tamahome and Yui vanish. Could he have kidnapped her to sell her for money? Unbeknownst to Miaka, Yui has been sucked back into the real world. Back in the library, all she can do is read on as her childhood friend sets out for the city to find the mysterious young boy and save her friend. But what awaits for Miaka isn't what either of the girls expect - and now Miaka's only way back to her world is to become the Priestess of Suzaku and save their world.
#1 - Moment of Battle
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 1, 1996
The dead Miboshi has possessed Chiriko, Miaka is captured and trapped by Miboshi and no one can save them. Subaru, the Byakko warrior uses her power on Tokaki and herself to be in the body they were 90 years ago. They saved Miaka but a tragic fate ends with Chiriko.
#2 - Wedding Celebration
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 7, 1996
Keisuke tells Miaka that summoning a beast god means becoming a sacrifice for it. Yui calls, Miaka tells her that Suboshi is dead, and they both agree to go to school the next day. Keisuke begs Tamahome to return to the Universe of the Four Gods. Miaka informs Yui about Nakago’s deceit and gives her a letter written by Okuda explaining what the beast gods are. Yui runs off and notices scales on her arm. Nakago kills the Emperor of Kutou and orders his family and government killed. Miaka runs home and catches Tamahome preparing to return. Miaka begs Tamahome not to leave and Tamahome asks to have a wedding ceremony. They have a wedding ceremony and Nakago appears before Yui. Yui confirms what Miaka told her and runs away from Nakago. Tamahome finds Yui and Nakago catches up. Nakago tells Tamahome his plans for conquest and Tamahome tells Nakago that they are characters in a book. They fight, but Tamahome is still no match for Nakago.
#3 - Atonement
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 14, 1996
Tamahome continues to get beaten by Nakago. Miaka finds Yui while looking for Tamahome, but Yui is trapped in a barrier. Nakago senses Miaka running into his barrier and finishes Tamahome. Miaka tries to break the barrier and Nakago arrives. Keisuke uses the book to ask Tasuki and Chichiri to come save Miaka, using the bag she left there to enter the real world. Nakago attacks Miaka and threatens to kill her if Yui does not grant his wish for eternal life and immortality. As Yui prepares to use her last wish, Seiryuu, in beast form, appears and Yui disappears. Nakago advances on Miaka to end her, but Tasuki and Chichiri appear. Yui appears to Miaka while Miaka is unconscious from Nakago’s attack.
#4 - Entrusted Hope
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 21, 1996
Yui has been devoured by Seiryuu and it seems that Nakago's wish was granted to become a Deity. Miaka begins the summoning chant to Suzaku. Yui's final wish was to allow Miaka to be able to summon Suzaku! Miaka merges with Suzakuseikun for her wishes to finally be granted...
#5 - For My Loved One
Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 28, 1996
Tamahome and Nakago engage in their final battle. Even with all of his powers restored with the summoning of Suzaku, Tamahome is still considerably weaker than his adversary, and Miaka and her Celestial Warriors work to channel all of their powers to him. This plan is still insufficient to defeat Nakago, and as a last resort, Miaka decides to seal Seiryuu away using Suzaku's powers. Nakago loses all of his powers, and as Tamahome delivers his final blow, he glimpses Nakago's bitter past, his ascent to power, and his plight for revenge. The Suzaku Seven's final enemy falls at last, and they urge Miaka to use her final wish to ensure that she and Tamahome could stay together. However, her wish is to restore her world's peace and serenity, and Tamahome consents. Her mission fulfilled, Miaka and her Warriors say a tearful good-bye, and she shares a final kiss with Tamahome as the two worlds are separated and Miaka changed for the better. Days pass, and she discovers a letter which Tamahome had left for her. She learns of his promise to love her through all time and space, and his wish to find her again. Miaka and Yui eventually pass their high school entrance exams, and one school day, Keisuke leads them to a young man who is revealed to be Tamahome, still wearing his wedding ring. The story ends as Miaka lapses into tears of joy.
#6 - Guardians of Ice
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 1995
Miaka and the Suzaku Seven all grieving for Nuriko's death continues on their journey for the Shinzaho. They enter to the cavern of Genbu, where they encounter Tomite and Hikitsu, two warriors of the Genbu Seven. They are both the protectors of the Shinzaho and will not give it to anybody. Miaka, the Priestess of Suzaku, is put to a test to see if she really is the Priestess. Tomite and Hikitsu kills Miaka by freezing her. She is saved by her powers of Suzaku. Tomite and Hikitsu apologize to the Priestess and gives her the Shinzaho. Tomite tells them that it is not enough to summon Suzaku and they must get the Shinzaho from the west, Byakko. On their way out, Miaka thinks about the devotion of the Genbu Seven for their Priestess even after they had passed on. She is happy knowing that Nuriko will watch over her as well.
#7 - Farewell Reunion
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 25, 1996
Tatara, one of Byakko Seven was in love with the Priestess of Byakko, Suzuno Osugi. The story of Suzuno and her love with Tatara is just the same as Miaka and Tamahome. 90 years ago, the Priestess couldn't wish to stay with Tatara. They were separated for a long time, until both of their deaths...they were finally together at peace.
#8 - Sunlight of Rebirth
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1996
Tamahome, Tasuki, and the rest of the Suzaku Seven rescue Miaka from Suboshi. They arrive in Sairou and stay with Tamahome’s master, Tokaki. Tamahome kisses Miaka and says that they cannot love anymore. Tokaki tells him he made the right decision and that their love would never have consummated. Miaka and Chichiri contact Hotohori through and magic mirror and provide him with a very brief (and incomplete) update on their situation. Suboshi returns Amiboshi to Makan Village. Nakago tells Yui that he loves her, Soi overhears this. Xing, Tokaki’s adoptive daughter, tells Miaka a legend that if two lovers kiss at sunset atop a tower next to a nearby temple nothing will separate them. Miaka helps Xing prepare dinner. Miaka’s cooking is horrible, but after she leaves the room Tamahome eats all of it. Xing is told by Tokaki to help Tamahome forget Miaka and when it appears they are about to kiss Miaka enters the room.
#9 - Unbreachable Wall
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 1996
Keisuke and Tetsuya finally arrive in Morioka. Miaka asks Tamahome to meet her in the tower that Xing told her the legend about. Tokaki reminds Tamahome that he and Miaka will be split up when Suzaku is summoned. While waiting at the tower, Miaka sees Yui and Nakago. After checking the police station and library, a taxi driver introduces Keisuke and Tetsuya to a friend with old newspapers on microfilm. They find the article regarding the Okuda murder and where it took place. Tamahome goes to the tower and finds Miaka’s hair tie. The rest of the Suzaku Seven join him, and Tasuki fries a monster about to eat him. Tokaki and his wife, Subaru, tell them that Tatara, the guardian of the Shinzaho of Byakko has been taken. Nakago finds Miaka sneaking into where he and Yui are staying. Miboshi, one of the Seiryu Seven, steals Miaka’s voice and Nakago knocks her unconscious. The Suzaku Seven follow Miaka. Keisuke and Testuya arrive at the location where the Okuda murder took place and find it is called Genbu Grotto. Miaka wakes up in a cell with Tatara and Yui enters.
#10 - Repose of the Soul's Light
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 22, 1996
While Keisuke, Miaka, and Tamahome are waiting in a restaurant for Tetsuya, Keisuke notices Tamahome does not have a shadow. Keisuke tells Miaka he does not think she will be able to re-enter the book and Tamahome notices he has no reflection. Tamahome overhears them talking about how he is not “real” and he runs off. Miaka chases after him, but finds Yui and Suboshi while looking for him. Miaka tries to talk to Yui, but Suboshi chases her off. Mitsukake gives his life to save a baby and heal many wounded soldiers (on both sides). Tamahome sees a romance scene being filmed and remembers that he was going to stay with Miaka no matter what. Suboshi finally catches up to Miaka, but Tamahome arrives and tells Miaka that he is hers because she created his world by reading The Universe of the Four Gods.
#11 - Even Wagering on This Life
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 29, 1996
Tamahome and Suboshi are drawn into battle and in the book, Hotohori and Nakago are in battle as well. This is a battle to the death.
#12 - Tombstone Oath
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 1995
Tamahome goes to his village, but once there, he finds a terrible fate that has befallen on his family. Suboshi, who swore revenge for the death of his twin brother, Amiboshi, is in battle with Tamahome. Another member of the Seriyu Seven comes into play.
#13 - Priestess of Seiryuu
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 1995
Miaka and Yui's happy reunion is cut short as a young foreigner named Nakago reveals Miaka to be the priestess of Suzaku. While Miaka and Yui are being chased, Chichiri and Tamahome are having their own problems as they fight their way into Kutou only to have Nakago block their path. When Tamahome finally reunites with Miaka, they are unknowingly under the ever watchful gaze of an old friend.
#14 - Battle of Sorrow
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 20, 1995
Hotohori, unable to kill Miaka, goes with Tasuki and Miaka to request Myojuan's help to save Miaka. In Kutou, however, having heard of Miaka's illness, Tamahome tries to escape only be caught and severly punished. Meanwhile, once Hotohori, Nuriko, and Tasuki arrive at Myojuan's house, Myojuan reveals Shoka's terrible secret.
#15 - Unreachable Hope
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 17, 1995
Miaka, determined to show the letter to Tamahome waits at the tree, keeping her promise. Meanwhile, Nakago catches Chichiri, who went to look for Tamahome for Miaka. It doesn't take long for everyone to realize where Miaka ran off to, including Tamahome who meets Miaka there. Will Tamahome revert back to his old money loving self?...Goodbye.
#16 - Resolution
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 14, 1995
Hoping to prevent the ceremony from happening, the mysterious boy stood in front of the Konan palace. In the palace, Miaka is ready to summon Suzaku. When Suzaku didn’t appear, the traitor revealed himself as a Seriyu Seven, Amiboshi. Amiboshi uses his flute to kill Miaka and the Suzaku Seven, while another flute-music disrupts his wavelength to save them. Amiboshi rushes out while Tamahome, Tasuki, Chichiri, and Miaka go after him. Miaka tries to save Amiboshi from falling but it’s too late. The real Chiriko introduces himself, and they begin to summon Suzaku again but can’t. Taiitsukun tells Miaka that there is another way and she must travel to the land of Genbu.
#17 - To Die for the Star of Suzaku
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 1995
Ashitare of Seiryuu Seven leaps to attack Miaka, but Nuriko saves her and manages to burn Ashitare by Chiriko's signal flares although he's hurt. He then told her that he's going to save her until his last breath draws, causes Miaka to think Nuriko is not a girl anymore. On the same time, Tamahome encounters Yui and tried to convince her to stop summoning Seiryu and come with him. She then told him that Tamahome is just a character in a book and that Miaka and Tamahome can't be together unless they summon Suzaku. Suboshi then came and Tamahome ran away, leaving Yui undecided of her fate. Reunited, Miaka, Nuriko and Tamahome found a house and stay there. Still mindful of what Yui said, Tamahome goes to have to drink by himself. Nuriko then approaches and tells Tamahome that he's ready to die for Miaka, admitting that he also love Miaka as a man. The next day, Nuriko decided he'll go find the Shinzaho and leave Tamahome and Miaka together to strengthen their relationship and find Chichiri and the others. Once there, when Nuriko was about to remove the large boulder blocking the cave of the hidden Shinzaho, he is found by Ashitare.
#18 - Nuriko, Eternal Farewell
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 1995
Nuriko has finally realized he loves the lady Miaka. Fearing for Miaka and Tamahome's relationship, he went to the top of Mount Koku by himself in search of the Shinzaho. Standing before the door guarding the Shinzaho Nuriko is confronted by Ashi-tare, who is a member of the Seiryu seven, and their battle for the Shinzaho begins.
#19 - Bewitched Warmth
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 1995
Miaka, afraid that she can't marry Tamahome anymore, runs away from her love once again and falls down into a cave. She is rescued by Amiboshi, one of the Seiryu Seven, who had been presumed dead. Amiboshi seems to have lost his memory and is now under the name of Kai-Ka, the adopted son of an elderly couple. While Tamahome is in search for Miaka, Tomo using his illusion on Soi to allow Tamahome believe that she is Miaka. Amiboshi has asked Miaka to stay and live with him. Keisuke and Tetsuya are on their way to Morioka to find out about the murder of Takiko Okuda.
#20 - Bewitched Illusions
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 1995
Soi reveals to Miaka that Nakago failed to rape her and that Tomo is fighting Tamahome and has him trapped. Amiboshi helps destroys Tomo’s illusion creating shell with his flute. Miaka arrives and Tamahome defeats Tomo. Miaka excitedly tells Tamahome that she is unspoiled. Amiboshi is trapped and Tamahome is stabbed and dragged off a cliff by Tomo (They only defeated an illusion of him). Tomo traps Miaka with an illusion created from her life force. He explains to Amiboshi that because of the manner in which the illusion was created Miaka is trapped inside the illusion physically, as opposed to just mentally. Tomo puts himself into the illusion as Aono, with the intention of taking Maika’s virginity. He uses the illusion to convince Miaka that she has a crush on him. Miaka sees Tamahome’s name in a book she is studying and becomes confused. Aono stops by and gives her his older brothers lucky exam pencil, putting an end to her confusion. Miaka agrees to go out with him. Aono asks if he can call her “Miaka” and asks her to call him “Tomo.” Back in the real world, Keisuke calls their mother and explains to her that they did not return home because Miaka is studying with him and Tetsuya.
#21 - Deceptive Love
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 4, 1996
Miaka reads about the constellations of the four gods again and is again confused, but Aono Tomo distracts her by asking her to come to his house to study later. Tamahome’s master find him and releases him from the illusion he was under when he was thrown from the cliff. As Miaka and Tomo pass the library, Miaka feels like something important happened there and tries to figure it out, but Tomo distracts her with a promise of cake. Miaka discovers the cake was a lie and is distracted again by the library, which she can see from Tomo’s window. He distracts her by kissing her. When she is about to give herself to him, she is confused by something she cannot remember. She remembers going into the library with Yui and going into an old book. Tomo tells her that is was just a dream but she continues to remember what happened and breaks the illusion (but is still trapped in it). Tomo has to use all of his life force to keep Miaka trapped and Amiboshi uses this opportunity to break free. He gives his strength to Miaka using his flute. She stabs Tomo in the mark on his forehead using the lucky pencil he gave her. Shin (the shell Tomo used to create illusions and trap Miaka) breaks and Miaka reappears. Amiboshi protects Miaka from Shin, but is defeated. When Tomo is about to kill him Suboshi arrives and kills Tomo. Amiboshi offers Suboshi forgetfulness leaves so that they may live in peace together. Suboshi pretends to accept them, says he loves Yui, and forces the leaves back on Amiboshi. Suboshi attacks Miaka in the same manner in which he thinks Yui was.
#22 - Divergent Light
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 8, 1996
Yui succeeds in summoning Seiryuu. Seiryuu turns into a person, enters Yui to grant her his holy power, and they disappear. Summoning Seiryuu causes a shockwave and Chichiri teleports Miaka and the Suzaku Seven back to Konan. Yui wakes up in Kutou and makes her first wish: “Let Suzaku’s strength be sealed away forevermore.” Miaka and the Suzaku Seven meet Hotohori’s new empress, and he tells Miaka that she can marry Tamahome since she is no longer a priestess. Kutou begins to invade and the Suzaku Seven decide they will fight, despite losing their powers. Keisuke and Tetsuya find out that Genbu Grotto was created by being bringing a beast god into the world. Nakago and Soi look into Tomo’s shell, which was all they could recover of him, and see the world the priestesses came from. They talk and Nakago rejects Soi when she confesses her love for him. The Suzaku Seven join the battle against Kutou and encounter the Seiryuu Seven, but are no match for them without their powers. Tasuki throws Hotohori’s holy sword at Nakago, but Soi sacrifices herself to protect him. Yui uses her second wish to return herself and Miaka to their world. Miaka wakes up in her school and Tamahome is there as well.
#23 - Boy of Fact and Fiction
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 15, 1996
Miaka and Yui are now back in their world, bringing Tamahome with them. The Suzaku Warriors in the book are defending their land of Konan against Nakago and his armies. Koji and the gang are back to save their former leader Tasuki, but Nakago and Suboshi leave the battle. Back in the real world, Tamahome is unconscious and Keisuke brings Miaka and Tamahome back to their home. He tells Miaka about Suzuno and Tatara on where they ended up. Tamahome finally awakes and wants to go back to fight but Miaka can't tell Tamahome that he is from a book. Tetsuya calls Keisuke that now they are in the book because that Tamahome came to the real world; the two worlds are not together. Yui sees Miaka and Tamahome together and is more furious than ever. Keisuke dresses Tamahome in handsome clothes rather than his armor so they can go out in public.
#24 - Enemies Unseen
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 1, 1995
Following a brief reunion, Tamahome decides to ride off and make a quick trip home- giving Miaka the perfect opportunity to sneak after him and find out more about man she loves- including just why he is so interested in making money! But there is danger in store for Miaka as hostile forces in the neighbouring land of Kutou send assassins after her- and it falls to a mysterious new protector to keep her safe.
#25 - The City of Resurrection
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 13, 1995
After helping Genro regain the leadership of the bandits, Miaka asks him if he knows anyone named Tasuki (the next member of the Suzaku Seven that the mirror indicated). He says that he knows who he is, however it just happens to be the old leader of the bandits who died. Miaka, Hotohori and Nuriko feel their quest to be doomed, until someone mentions that to the north, there is a rumour that someone can bring the dead back to life. The three leave Genro and go in search of this mysterious person, however when they arrive in the town, all is not what it seems as an incurable disease is plaguing the town, and when Miaka becomes ill, the Suzaku members don’t know what’s the right thing to do.