The BEST Episodes of Himawari

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Network: AT-X

Base on Japanese Anime created by GoDo, directed by Shigenori Kageyama, and produced by Genco. It was aired on Chiba TV in 2006 and afterwards got a second season, known as Himawari!!. // Story Plot: Kasumi Kogen, the so called Village of Mist, is a town located somewhere in a tasteful and rural place in Japan. In this town, there is a training school. Surprisingly, it is the Sinobi Gakuen, a training school of kunoichi, or the female ninja. It gathers competent students from all over Japan to train them to become kunoichi. Needless to say, the villagers are alumni of the school, and they run and jump, appear and disappear, as if the whole town were a big ninja house. To this strange town, there came a girl and a man. The girl is Himawari who wants to be a ninja and respect “Ichikawa Raiso” as her master, and she came here to enter Shinobi Gakuen. The man is a new assigned teacher Marikoji Hayato. He was deceived into paying money and came here to repay his debts. They encounter in this Village of Myst. Whether their encounter is by chance or inevitable? A teacher and his student. Forbidden Love? Other students like Azami, Skimi, Himeji, Yusu wait and see their situation secretly. Whether can Himawari become a full-fledged Kunoichi? Whether can she protect her master?

I'll Protect My Master

#1 - I'll Protect My Master

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 8, 2006

Himawari Hinata transfers to Shinobi Academy with hopes of becoming a great ninja-a dream she's had since she was rescued by a ninja when she was younger. She arrives unconventionally and meets her new teacher, Hayato, who bears the same mark as the ninja who rescued her.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
I Definitely Won't Fall In Love

#2 - I Definitely Won't Fall In Love

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2006

Shikimi meets a male ninja with information that may be valuable to her, and she faces expulsion for having contact with him. The power of love is questioned. A mysterious trio shows up, and they seem to have a vendetta against Hayato.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
I Won't Open My Mouth Even If I Get Killed

#3 - I Won't Open My Mouth Even If I Get Killed

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2006

The students at Shinobi Academy prepare for the Karakuri Match. Azami might be a spy, and Himawari resolves to keep it a secret. Hiyato's life is in danger.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Masahiro Yokotani
Stealing Is A Shinobi's Shame

#4 - Stealing Is A Shinobi's Shame

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2006

Hayato faces scrutiny from the school board; he must improve the quality of his class or lose his job. Himawari tries to help Hayato out of a bind.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Megumi Sasano
A Female Ninja's Forbidden Valentine

#5 - A Female Ninja's Forbidden Valentine

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2006

The academy gets a new transfer student who proves to be fierce competition for Himawari.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Yuka Yamada
A Shinobi's Training Is A Matter Of Life Or Death

#6 - A Shinobi's Training Is A Matter Of Life Or Death

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2006

Tsubaki returns to Shinobi Academy after her village is brutally raided by the Organization and to settle the score with Himawari.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
I Won't Make Pointless Killings

#7 - I Won't Make Pointless Killings

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2006

Under the camouflage of an annual festival in the village, Yonezawa and the townsfolk are spellbound by mind control and ordered to capture the girls.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Masahiro Yokotani
I'll Protect Everybody

#8 - I'll Protect Everybody

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 27, 2006

With Shinobi Academy destroyed, the girls create a home base within the same forest that their classmate Tsukiyohime dwells. Little does the gang know of an impeding danger that threatens the sanctity of forest as well as their friendship.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Yuka Yamada
A Ninja's 'Nin' Is Shinobu's 'Shino'

#9 - A Ninja's 'Nin' Is Shinobu's 'Shino'

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2006

Kotarou, Hayato’s friend responsible for him coming to Shinobi Academy, is on the lam from the Organization and beseeches his best buddy for help.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Megumi Sasano
Pitying A Shinobi Is Useless

#10 - Pitying A Shinobi Is Useless

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 10, 2006

Upon her arrival home, none of the villagers could recall the same memories Himawari cherished so deeply. Her Grandmother reveals the truth cloaking Himawari’s past.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Masahiro Yokotani
A Bond That Cannot Be Severed

#11 - A Bond That Cannot Be Severed

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 17, 2006

The group goes hiking in the mountains. Momota runs off, leaving Yusura extremely worried. While she and Himawari go to look for him, an avalanche creates problems for them.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Yuka Yamada
The Master's Worth Is Not Fit For The Dogs

#12 - The Master's Worth Is Not Fit For The Dogs

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 24, 2006

The sacred Sakura tree no longer sits atop the mountain, which has everyone worried. The students gossip about a possible tryst between Himawari and Hayato. A new transfer student arrives.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Megumi Sasano
A Servant With Life

#13 - A Servant With Life

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 1, 2006

Himawari is captured by the trio that has been stalking Hayato and the other girls leave it up to Hayato to rescue her. It is later revealed that they are members of the powerful turtle clan which causes the girls to rush to Hayato's aid as he attempts to hold off the leader. Can anyone save Himawari before the turtle clan's unstoppable secret technique is unleashed!?!

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
A Ninja's Rival is Another Ninja

#14 - A Ninja's Rival is Another Ninja

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2007

The boys' school burns down, and the kunoichi suspect foul play. Himawari is kidnapped, and the others rush to save her.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
If You Eat Plants, With It Comes Poison As Well

#15 - If You Eat Plants, With It Comes Poison As Well

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2007

Shikimi discovers an odd plant in the forest moments before she is attacked, and she thinks Nanafushi is responsible. The truth about what happened at the boys' school is revealed, and an odd phenomenon takes over Shikimi and Hayato.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
Knives Aren't Needed for Killing Men

#16 - Knives Aren't Needed for Killing Men

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2007

An "eerie-looking monster" is spotted right before the shop is destroyed. A new teacher arrives at the school, and she may be as dangerous as she is beautiful.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Masahiro Yokotani
Theres a Fine Line Between Attack and Defense

#17 - Theres a Fine Line Between Attack and Defense

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2007

The organization sends another sinister device: micro-ninjas. And this time, they're after Himeji. Once again, by following the urges of his stomach, Hayato finds himself in a predicament.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Yuka Yamada
The Female Ninja's Great Strategy

#18 - The Female Ninja's Great Strategy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2007

The girls discover where the enemy hideout is located. Azami infiltrates it and uncovers valuable information. Hayato discovers Takechi's true face, and it shocks everyone.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Megumu Sasano
Alternative? The Bonds of Fate between Master and Servant

#19 - Alternative? The Bonds of Fate between Master and Servant

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2007

School is called off indefinitely. Tsubaki returns and is attacked by Takechi. Himawari saves her; when she recovers, Tsubaki reveals the reason she has returned: she intends to marry Hayato in order to preserve her blood line, and she must first duel Himawari to win the right to do so.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
Bewildered and Perplexed; Surrounded by Enemies

#20 - Bewildered and Perplexed; Surrounded by Enemies

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2007

The danger is more imminent than ever, yet all Hayato remains concerned with is his stomach. Takechi reveals his latest sinister plan: to control the townspeople since the girls won’t attack them.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Kinji Yoshimoto, Mamiko Ikeda, Megumu Sasano
The Moonlit Forest is Full of Dangers

#21 - The Moonlit Forest is Full of Dangers

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2007

The enemy attacks the village, but, thanks to Nanafushi's warning, the girls are able to escape. They seek refuge in the forest. Hayato suggests that Himawari return home to her granny and save herself, but she refuses to leave her friends.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Yuka Yamada
Friends Yesterday are Enemies Today

#22 - Friends Yesterday are Enemies Today

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2007

The girls rummage through the ruins of the Academy to find anything useful. Hayato's friend--the one who caused his immense debt--calls again asking to borrow more money. Hayato and Himawari are sought by their enemies. Just as they think they're trapped, the girls show up to rescue them.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda, Masahiro Yokotani
Himawari Returns to Her Hometown

#23 - Himawari Returns to Her Hometown

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2007

Himawari returns to her village to visit her granny. She struggles to remember her past, but can't distinguish between authentic and imagined memories. Her granny finally reveals the truth about Himawari's past, along with Takechi's connection to it.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
A Past of Secrecy is a Tricky Pattern

#24 - A Past of Secrecy is a Tricky Pattern

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2007

Shikimi is unusually impatient. The girls are captured by the enemy. Hayato and Himawari are attacked in the woods.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda
Rescue! Friends of Shinobi Go Through Thick and Thin Together

#25 - Rescue! Friends of Shinobi Go Through Thick and Thin Together

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2007

Himawari and Hayato head back to the Village of Mist to save their friends. The girls use all of their techniques to outsmart their captors. Shikimi is captured and is the first in line to be altered.

star 10.00
26 votes
Writers: Mamiko Ikeda