The BEST Episodes of Hozuki's Coolheadedness
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2021
Network: Tokyo MX
Hōzuki is the aide to the great king of Hell, King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hōzuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotarō and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising "Goldfish Flowers."
#2 - Demons, Underwear and Crabs / The State of Hell and This and That
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2014
In hell, the river pollution was as controversial as it was in the land of the living with its trash-ridden Sanzu River. There were particularly large number of items from coffins such as Rokumonsen (a ferriage fee for the crossing of Sanzu), eye glasses, wrist watches and the deceased's favorite items from their lifetime. The new Gokusotsu, Karauri and Nasubi were ordered to clean up the mess. Despite working diligently at first, Nasubi, who gets bored easily soon started to sing a song. Satan, the king of hell from EU decides to visit Japan to meet The Great King Enma. Although he starts off in a friendly manner by handing The Great King Enma presents, his true intention was to take over hell in Japan. Satan later went on a tour around hell guided by Hozuki, but was soon flabbergasted by the extreme cultural differences starting with the strange lifeforms and also insubordinate workers leaving their bosses to die.
#3 - The Vulgar Battle / The 36 Views of Hell
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2014
Koban, the writer for gossip magazine "Weekly Sanzu River", was sipping tea while looking back at his most recent scoop involving the secret meeting between Hakutaku and Peach Maki and the eye-watering birth documentary at Fukisho. Everything was going fine until he tried nosing his way into Enma Palace and ended up taking a picture of Datsueba's bathing scene. Koban however, was still in the mood for an even trashier gossip. Who might his next target be? Nasubi was on his holiday, carving a life-like sculpture of a frog from a tree branch but something was bothering him. When he consulted Karauri how he was lacking inspiration, he was advised to simply be himself. Shortly after, a Kingyosou drifting calmly in the wind caught his eye. As advised by Karauri, he decided to bend with the wind like the Kingyosou in front of him.
#4 - The Rabbit Called Mustard / Types
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 27, 2018
The tiny and hellishly mighty Mustard describes her typical day of writing in her diary, looking for a partner and torturing souls.
#5 - Pretty Boys Need Love Too / The Crackling Hell
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2014
Hozuki carrying a hand luggage met up with Shiro who was chasing his own tail at the station. Shiro who was off-duty was excited to hear that Hozuki was going to see someone from the Karasu Tengu Police. While paying close attention to the time, Hozuki then decides to take Shiro with him and headed to the Jigoku taxi stand where they found Oborogurumas who were excitedly talking about a taxi theft in the world of the living. Hozuki on top of Needle Mountain was sighing over how the new Gokusotsu were managing the dead and asked the shadowed figure next to him what he should do with the situation. A few days later, a re-training program was introduced to beat the slackers back into shape. The new Gokusotsu including Karauri and Nasubi were brought to King Enma's court and observed how their seniors handled the dead.
#6 - The Instrumental Duo of The Mighty Rivals / Mental Sports Day
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 2014
The story begins at the herbal medicine store "Gokuraku Mangetsu" in Togenkyo. Hakutaku was explaining Momotaro the secrets of becoming popular around girls while making a medicinal hotpot. Around the same time at Hell's Enma palace, Hozuki was explaining the finer points of tortures in hell to Shiro and the gang while also making a special hotpot. While cooking, Hozuki realised that he was missing one important ingredient and decides to meet the gatekeeper who had them. At the public square, Gokusotsu all across Hell gathered for the "Gokusotsu Grand Sports Day". Nasubi was relaxed as usual but Karauri on the other hand was nervous. Female Gokusotsu like Oko were also present. Hakutaku and Momotaro arrived at the square and were greeted by Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio. As part of the program, Kakisuke was to do a coordinated group gymnastics and Rurio a song with his seniors. Shiro was however not quite sure what to do. Soon, the fireworks calling for assembly was launched and The Great King Enma announced the beginning of the sports day!
#7 - Amanojaku / Go Home, Crane
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2018
A stranded crane presents a set of holy and annoying problems for Hozuki, who was only trying to be... nice?
#8 - The Day-to-Day at the Offices of Enma / 1 Soup, 3 Dishes, 10 Meats
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 8, 2018
Hozuki conducts interviews while dealing with a fraud and all the newcomers.
#9 - Hell Minion for a Day / The Line Between Workaholic and Artist
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2017
Hozuki takes Maki and Miki around as hell minions to capture special tortures never seen before on film!
#10 - The Samurai Who Was Once Inch-High / The Quagmire Sisters Of The Mountain
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2014
While Hozuki was reading a book at Enma Palace's library, Shiro came by and began complaining how he discovered the Japanese folklore "Momotaro" that described Momotaro's dog as an Afghan Hound. Shiro's issue didn't end there as he had trouble reading the Japanese folklore "Inch-High Samurai" to the puppies. Hozuki was kind enough to lend him a hand but... Speaking of which, where is the Inch-High Samurai? The Yamagami (mountain god) "Princess Iwa" was upset as usual and threatened to kill any beautiful women who entered her mountain. Meanwhile at Enma Palace's lounge, Hozuki and Oko were eating together talking about the TV show "Woman's Quarrel Over Appearance" while the Tree Spirit was sighing over his current situation. Although Tree Spirits normally dwell in the mountain of the world of the living, he now takes refuge in hell due to his pollen allergy and the discord between the top 2 members of the Yamagami family, Princess Iwa and Princess Sakuya.
#11 - Kagachi's Coolheadedness / Married to His Work
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2017
Hozuki is questioned about his humdrum, daily program in the normal world. Meanwhile, the Gods demonstrate their extraordinary matchmaking capabilities.
#12 - Dakini of the Welcoming Committee / Under the Sod
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 22, 2018
Dealing with flesh-eating demons is a lot easier than receiving a vaccination (only if you're Hozuki, of course).
#13 - Fundamentally / Mixed Martial Arts Contest
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 10, 2018
After some intense training with Hozuki, Mustard is ready for battle (even if her opponents are less than awake)!
#14 - The Ultimate Example of Ruin Through Wine and Women / Awash with Drunks
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2014
Hakutaku suffering from a hangover locked himself inside the toilet and prayed his pain to go away. Despite being used to seeing this kind of scenery, Momotaro was nonetheless disgusted with Hakutaku boozing himself and complained that it was no wonder why Hozuki looks down on him. However, when Momotaro mentioned how Hozuki would have the upper hand if he could hold his liquor well, Hakutaku got fired up and headed to Hozuki's place. Hakutaku and Momotaro decided to go along with the flow and joined Great King Enma's drinking party. Although King Enma intended to drink throughout the night, mentioning how it was a Japanese tradition, Hozuki quickly rejected the idea and allowed the rest of the Gokusotsu to go home before King Enma began boasting about his success story. When Hozuki sighed at the sight of the drunkards, he received an urgent message from someone.
#15 - The Auspicious Alliance / Eccentric Cuckoo-land Creature
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2017
The Four Benevolent Beasts argue over a meal about who is older and how well they are aging. Meanwhile, Hozuki has some problems of his own down in Hell.
#16 - Master of Hell / Have a Drink and Get Some Rest
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 31, 2017
The arrival of a special guest brings an unceasing barrage of annoyances as Hozuki prepares for the end of year party.
#17 - What is a Magical Girl? / Indulging in Western Clothing
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 15, 2018
Learning about witches and girls western clothing bring about a whole new set of annoyances for Hozuki.
#18 - Ono no Takamura / Great King Enma and Anecdotes
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2017
After continually being mistaken for the Great King Enma, King Shinko muses about how he should differ himself to avoid future confusion with the deceased.
#19 - Princess Sakuya's Showtime / The Battle of Children's Limbo
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2017
We get a look at Young Hozuki and what he was like when he was younger. Later, Hozuki has to deal with some children who ended up in Hell.
#20 - Hakutaku / How Their Discord Came to Be
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2014
Shiro goes to see Hozuki for an advice on the wedding present he wanted to give to his senior but was disappointed to learn that he was on a break. The Great King Enma suggested Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio, who happened to be there at the spot should go wake him up but also warned how cranky Hozuki can get when someone disturbs his sleep. Despite Enma's warning, the three headed off to Hozuki's room. Momotaro was visiting Hozuki's office at Enma-cho to get his seal and made a fatal mistake by mentioning how Hozuki and Hakutaku looked alike. Hozuki was instantly infuriated by this remark and ran his backhand into the pillar behind him. Hozuki rubbed his wrist and matter-of-factly apologised. Soon after, the Great King Enma appeared out of the blue to explain how their discord came to be 1000 years ago.
#21 - The Legend of Mustard / Please Turnip for the Demon Parade
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2017
Koban the paparazzo gets an interview with Mustard. When Hozuki gets involved in the interview as well, Koban gets far more of a performance than he bargained for.
#22 - Snow Demon / The Offices of Boring
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2017
A showdown arises between the Cold Hells and the Hot Hells. Meanwhile, Hozuki unravels the path of how the deceased enter hell.
#23 - Family / The Hounds of Hell
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2017
Hozuki, with great reluctance, agrees to take a vacation for the weekend. In the meantime, the dogs bicker as they try to distinguish themselves amongst each other.
#24 - Games / Mechanical Chief of Staff
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 20, 2018
Shiro, Rurio and Kakisuke take some time off at the Arcade and run into some interesting people. Hozuki has to entertain some new guests, hooray?
#25 - Dinner of the Ten Kings of the Afterlife / Diets are Hell
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2014
When a person dies, they are put on a trial taking place between the Shonanoka (a Buddhist memorial service that takes place on the sixth day after their death) and Sankaiki (the second anniversary of a person's death). On such a trial, the deciding factors were the memorial services and offerings from the bereaved. At the temporary Hell, where the fortunate souls lined up to go to heaven, Hozuki was preaching how they should thank the bereaved for their offerings. Karauri, staring at the sheer amount of offerings on the altar was then ordered by Hozuki to go assist the dinner party for the Ten Kings who passed the judgement for these souls. The Great King Enma indulged himself in an epic food binge, eating the sweets from the offerings and dinner party and at one point, he became so obese that he couldn't even pick up the pen he dropped on the floor. When Hozuki overheard King Enma grumbling about going to a sports gym after work, he planned a bootcamp to put his superior, Shiro, Kakisuke and Rurio back into shape.