The BEST Episodes of Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: AT-X

Office worker Yoshida has been crushing on his coworker, Airi Gotou, for five years. Despite finally scoring a date with her, his confession is promptly rejected. Drunk and disappointed, he stumbles home, only to find a high school girl sitting on the side of the road. The girl, needing a place to stay the night, attempts to seduce Yoshida. Despite rejecting her advances, he nevertheless invites her into his apartment. The next morning, the girl, introducing herself as Sayu Ogiwara, reveals that she has run away from Hokkaido all the way to Tokyo. During her six-month spree, she continually traded sexual favors for a roof over her head. Yoshida, however, remains unswayed by her seduction. Instead, he has her do a different kind of work—one that entails washing dishes and doing laundry. And so, a touching relationship between a heartbroken adult and a runaway high school girl begins.

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#1 - Past

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2021

Before she goes home, Sayu decides to open up about her terrible past, and what made her run away.

star 8.21
34 votes
Directors: Akira Kato
Writers: Satoru Sugizawa

#2 - Future

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 28, 2021

It's time for Yoshida to head back home, and Sayu to return to her old life. Can she get by without him, and can he get by without her?

star 8.09
32 votes
Directors: Manabu Kamikita
Writers: Deko Akao
Part-Time Job

#3 - Part-Time Job

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2021

Sayu picks up a part-time job, which leads her to make a new friend. The new friend wants to come over, but what if she finds about Sayu and Yoshida?

star 8.05
44 votes
Directors: Akira Kato
Writers: Yūsuke Kaneko

#4 - Proof

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 7, 2021

As Sayu prepares to go home, Yoshida is forced to make a choice. Will he let their relationship end here?

star 7.97
34 votes
Directors: Aya Kobayashi
Writers: Yūsuke Kaneko

#5 - Resolve

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 14, 2021

Yoshida follows Sayu back to Hokkaido, as she begins to face her past and come to terms with her future.

star 7.97
31 votes
Directors: Yasuyuki Ooishi
Writers: Deko Akao
Starry Sky

#6 - Starry Sky

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2021

Sayu has an encounter with a man from her recent past, and his intentions aren't good at all.

star 7.93
43 votes
Directors: Yū Horiuchi
Writers: Satoru Sugizawa
Summer Festival

#7 - Summer Festival

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2021

Sayu's brother has tracked her down, and she realizes it's only a matter of time before she has to go home. She's forced to reflect; what did she learn since she ran away, and what will she take home with her?

star 7.77
35 votes
Directors: Hodaka Kuramoto
Writers: Deko Akao
Living Together

#8 - Living Together

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2021

Yoshida settles into his new life with Sayu, but the people around him are quick to notice the change, and very curious about what's going on.

star 7.77
48 votes
Directors: Hodaka Kuramoto
Writers: Deko Akao

#9 - Mother

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 2021

Back in Hokkaido, Sayu returns home to confront her mom and decide her future.

star 7.65
31 votes
Directors: Geisei Morita
Writers: Deko Akao
The Teenage Girl Beneath the Lamplight

#10 - The Teenage Girl Beneath the Lamplight

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2021

A young salaryman finds a teenage girl sitting under a lamp post on his way home. She offers to sleep with him in exchange for a place to stay. He turns her down, but gives her a place to stay anyway. Their strange life together begins...

star 7.61
59 votes
Directors: Geisei Morita
Writers: Deko Akao

#11 - Yearning

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2021

As Sayu's family gets closer and closer to tracking her down, she realizes that she may be heading home sooner than she thinks.

star 7.60
35 votes
Directors: Tarō Kubo
Writers: Deko Akao

#12 - Reality

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2021

Gotou demands to be taken to see Sayu. Is she trying to get a love rival out of the picture, or is she after something else?

star 7.58
45 votes
Directors: Aya Kobayashi
Writers: Yūsuke Kaneko
Cell Phone

#13 - Cell Phone

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2021

Things are changing quickly for Yoshida, as the girls at work start to take an interest in him. Meanwhile, he tries to get Sayu a cellphone, but she refuses...

star 7.57
49 votes
Directors: Tarō Kubo
Writers: Deko Akao