The BEST Episodes of His and Her Circumstances

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Network: TV Tokyo

Yukino Miyazawa is really, really vain, and loves to hear people praise her. She's always been the best at everything, and always tries to look perfect. But when Yukino goes to high school, she's finally upstaged--by Souichiro Arima, who scores better on the entrance exams and instantly snatches the attention of the class. By accident, Arima finds out that Yukino is just pretending, and this starts off a series of events that lead to Yukino and Arima falling in love. They then have to cope with a lot of obstacles in their relationship.

The Subjectivity of Happiness

#1 - The Subjectivity of Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 1998

Tsubasa is opposed to her father's remarriage, but realizing that her opinions carry no weight, she gives in and agrees to meet her stepbrother-to-be, who turns out to be a blond punk rocker named Kazuma. His remarks burn Tsubasa, and everything goes right to hell. Later, they meet by chance in the street, with very different results.

star 6.76
41 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Masahiko Otsuka
The Location of Happiness

#2 - The Location of Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 1998

Tsubasa, opposed to her father's remarriage, declares that she will stay at Yukino's house instead of going home. Yukino is confused, but finally Tsubasa and Maho end up staying at the Miyazawa house. A phone call from Tsubaki brings Tsubasa's father and his new fiancee.

star 6.62
40 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Her Difficult Problem

#3 - Her Difficult Problem

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1998

The more Yukino learns about Arima, the more attracted she is to him. When he comes on to her again, though, she suddenly becomes so tense that she cannot respond. Thus, they are once again more than friends, but less than lovers. Upset at her own failure, Yukino decides that she will make the next move herself. She creates a number of plots and schemes, and tries to make an opportunity to use them...

star 6.54
39 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Shoji Sahaku, Shouji Saeki
His Circumstances

#4 - His Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 1998

Yukino and Arima rapidly get closer now that they share one another's secrets, even to the point that they study together at one another's houses. One day, however, Arima's attitude toward Yukino undergoes a sudden and drastic change. He turns so cold toward her that she actually feels like he is rejecting her, and with no experience in these matters, she can't tell what's really going on with him. Bewildered, Yukino nonetheless closes in. At which point, Arima...

star 6.53
40 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi
Eternal Interspersion

#5 - Eternal Interspersion

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 15, 1999

The Miyazawa Family assembles for a trip to Grandfather's house. There they find an old photograph of Yukino's mother Miyaka, who looked just like Yukino at the same age. Yukino's parents grew up together, and fell in love when Miyaka was a high-school freshman, the same age Yukino is now. Hiroyuki lived alone with his grandfather when he was little.

star 6.50
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Nobutoshi Ogura
Your Voice That Changes Me

#6 - Your Voice That Changes Me

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1998

With Summer Vacation close at hand, Arima and Yukino date one another constantly, to make up for all the time they've lost due to the troubles they've had. But the more he dates her, and learns what she is really like, the greater Arima's complex about Yukino's nature becomes. His worries build, until one evening, they meet under a blazing sunset.

star 6.49
39 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Shouji Saeki
Her Day

#7 - Her Day

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1998

One day not long before Summer Vacation, Yukino goes to play at Arima's house. It's the first time they've been alone there. As a test of the distance between them, they have their second kiss, and Yukino feels even more strongly for him than she did before.

star 6.49
39 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Shoji Sahaku, Shouji Saeki, Tadashi Hiramatsu
Their Secret

#8 - Their Secret

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 1998

Due to her own serious foul-up, Yukino finds herself in a heap of trouble. She spends days terrified of Arima's reaction. When days have passed as if nothing has happened, and Yukino lets down her guard, Arima's unthinkable retaliation begins. In exchange for not revealing the truth about her, Yukino must help Arima with all the different committee work he gets, in effect reducing her to his slave. After-school sessions go on and on, with the two of them wading through a mountain of work.

star 6.46
41 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Masahiko Otsuka, Nobutoshi Ogura
At the End of the First Semester

#9 - At the End of the First Semester

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 1998

All sorts of things have happened in the currently ending school term. Arima tells Yukino that he won't be able to see her for a while because he'll be taking part in the upcoming Kendo tournament. Without Arima, Yukino finds herself spending Summer Vacation with female friends for the first time in her life. She puts a bold face on it, but Tsubasa acts very strangely...

star 6.45
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Naozumi Itou
Everything Starts Now

#10 - Everything Starts Now

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 1998

What with the girls in her class despising her, and yet another old friend of Arima's, Shibahime Tsubasa, giving her the evil eye as well, Yukino is hemmed in on all sides. With no intention of giving into these assaults, however, she instead spends carefree days with Arima and Asaba. She even turns aside Shibaki's escalating attacks as if they were mere jokes. Hearing all of this, Tsubaki, a friend of Shibahime's, joins Aya and Rika in declaring their friendship for Yukino, thus abruptly drawing her into their group.

star 6.43
37 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hideki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Imaishi
Their Estrangement

#11 - Their Estrangement

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1998

The relationship between Yukino, Arima, and new friend Asaba gets deeper and deeper. Yukino and Arima don't care in the slightest that their final exam results were not very good. The school authorities, however, present these scores to them as being a serious problem. In the face of this teacher response, Yukino persists in putting forth her intent to be her real self, but events progress to the point that their parents are called in.

star 6.42
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Naozumi Itou
Atonement for Postponed Debts

#12 - Atonement for Postponed Debts

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 1998

Yukino makes the decision to be her real self, but her classmates still treat her as a visitor from outside. The other girls mistrust her and spread rumors in the wake of her parents being called in on account of her falling grades, as well as her getting close not only with Arima, but also with Asaba. In the midst of all this, Isawa Maho, who had detected a change in Yukino some time back, takes advantage of the girls' antagonism toward Yukino to take control of them. And what will Yukino do when these moves finally lead to action?

star 6.39
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kenichi Kasai
Her Circumstances

#13 - Her Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 1998

It is Spring, and Miyazawa Yukino has entered Hokuei Prefectural High School. With her looks, good grades, excellent athletic ability, and winning personality, she soon becomes the darling of her class. The truth, though, is that this is all a facade. Yukino is deathly concerned about how other people see her. Arima Souichiroo, a boy in her class, threatens her very existence as a result. A handsome boy who entered the school at the top of the entrance exams, he steals Yukino's place as class representative, and steadily encroaches on her popularity in class. She feels an intense rivalry toward him.

star 6.39
46 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Shoji Sahaku, Shouji Saeki
Day of Labyrinth

#14 - Day of Labyrinth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1998

Arima and Yukino finally become ""boyfriend and girlfriend"". But preparations are underway for the school Field Day. resulting in a state of controlled chaos. As both of them have the trust of students and faculty alike, they are given positions of leadership, which cause them to pass one another by in school for days on end. This situation causes them serious agitation. And when the Field Day is over, another boy starts to cramp Arima's style in a big way: Asaba Hideaki, the handsome, popular young man from Class F.

star 6.34
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kazu Yokota
Progress

#15 - Progress

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 29, 1999

Arima has suffered grievously at the hands of his relatives over the disappearance of his father. Before he met Yukino, his foster parents were the only positive influence in his life. Now, however, he has come to depend on her greatly for emotional support. Now, however...

star 6.34
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Junichi Sato
His Return

#16 - His Return

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 22, 1999

Yukino receives a letter from Arima, away at the Kendo tournament, that makes her think of him all the more. Then the moment she's waited for comes: Arima returns to her, looking taller than before. This leads her to feel differently about him than she did before.

star 6.32
38 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kenichi Kasai
A Different Story From So Far

#17 - A Different Story From So Far

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 12, 1999

The first part of the episode has Arima and Yukino thinking about their insecurities. Arima still can't move beyond his troubled past and Yukino feels gyped by her changed ways. Arima makes Asaba cry because he didn't tell him that he and Yukino slept together. Part 2 of the episode is just a very brief recap of the series.

star 6.31
36 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Shoji Sahaku, Shouji Saeki
14 Days/4

#18 - 14 Days/4

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 26, 1999

When Yukino says that they should do the play for the school festival, Maho, who really dislikes the idea, is reluctantly persuaded to go along. Yukino puts her negotiating skills to work to get the preparations made, including getting class director Kawashima to be their advisor. Arima, meanwhile, is...

star 6.26
34 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Kazunobu Fuseki
14 Days/3

#19 - 14 Days/3

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 19, 1999

Tonami asks Yukino not to tell Tsubaki and company that he went to school with Tsubaki. Yukino and Maho turn up their noses at Aya's suggestion that they do a play for the school festival, but read the script anyway. Yukino's reaction is something else.

star 6.26
35 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Masahiro Fujii, Yuuichi Takahashi
14 Days/5

#20 - 14 Days/5

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 5, 1999

The school festival is approaching, and Yukino is busy with both meetings and rehearsals for the play. Tonami, who has sworn revenge on Tsubaki, tells her that he hates her. Yukino and company get together on Sunday for a meeting, but before they know it, they get off on tangents. Maho, who cannot bear the sight of this, scolds them all.

star 6.26
35 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Naozumi Itou
The Story So Far (Part 2)

#21 - The Story So Far (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 8, 1999

Half of the episode is a recap of ep 7~13. Arima and Yukino are separated from one another by training camp over Summer Vacation. An unexpected phone call from Arima makes Yukino's heart beat faster. Asaba, meanwhile, bored because Arima isn't around, shows up at Yukino's house, where Tsukino and Kano make him welcome. Hiroyuki, their father, is not at all happy with this development, however.

star 6.22
37 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Naozumi Itou
14 Days/1

#22 - 14 Days/1

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 5, 1999

It's the first day of planning for the Culture Fair. Yukino's class tries to decide what they want to do while Asaba informs them of what his class is doing: a Asaba Hideki Dinner Show. A new transfer student arrives named Tonami Takefumi. When Rika hears the name she remembers a boy with the same name from 7th grade but figures it's just a coincidence that they have the exact same name. Aya finally finishes whatever she was writing from the day before saying that it was a screenplay. She wrote it out hoping that Yukino, Maho, and Tsubasa would perform it since they have nothing to do during the Culture Fair.

star 6.14
36 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Ken Ando
14 Days/2

#23 - 14 Days/2

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 12, 1999

Tonami is a transfer student who was teased by Tsubaki for being overweight all through grade school and intermediate school. Determined to change himself, he returns in a very handsome form, practically a different person. Aya, meanwhile, tells Yukino and company that she wants them to act out a play she's written for the school festival.

star 6.00
35 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Masahiro Fujii, Yuuichi Takahashi
The Story So Far

#24 - The Story So Far

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 30, 1998

A recap episode, summarizing the events of episodes 1 through 6.

star 5.92
39 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno
14 Days/6

#25 - 14 Days/6

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 26, 1999

Tonami shares a brief kiss with Tsubaki. Arima believes that Tonami is trying to take Yukino away. Yukino reassures Arima that she loves him and only him. Tonami is scared of his feelings toward Tsubaki so he runs and prays for the future.

star 5.26
35 votes
Writers: Hideaki Anno, Ken Ando