The BEST episodes of In/Spectre

Every episode of In/Spectre ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of In/Spectre!

At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their "God of Wisdom," a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and left leg. Now, six years later, whenever youkai wish for their problems to be solved, they make their way to Kotoko for consultation. Meanwhile, Kurou Sakuragawa, a 22-year-old university student, has just broken up with his girlfriend after he fled alone when the two encountered a kappa. Seeing this as her chance to become closer with him, Kotoko immediately makes her move, hoping to get married to Kurou one day. However, she quickly realizes there is something more to Kurou. With this knowledge, she asks for his help in solving the various issues presented by the supernatural, all the while wishing her newfound partner will eventually reciprocate her feelings.

Last Updated: 6/3/2024Network: Tokyo MXStatus: Ended
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The Rumors of the Steel Lady
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7.48
85 votes

#1 - The Rumors of the Steel Lady

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2020

Kotoko is asked why a suspect had thrown a dead body into the Guardian’s swamp and she starts constructing a story. This ends up being a rather tragic tale about Tanio Aoi filled with love and regret that the Guardian is also shocked to hear. Two years later, random acts of violence were happening in Makurazaka City. The suspect seems to be the ghost of the former idol, Nanase Karin...

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One Eye, One Leg
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7.47
100 votes

#2 - One Eye, One Leg

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/12/2020

Shortly after her hospital visit, Kotoko meets Kurou, the young man she helped two years prior. She takes the opportunity to confess, she who has the appearance of a schoolgirl, who has one leg, a glass eye, and who communicates with spirits...

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Idol Dies by Steel Beam
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7.34
79 votes

#3 - Idol Dies by Steel Beam

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2020

Kotoko arrived in Makurazaka City to take care of the incidents with Steel Lady Nanase and happens to run into Saki, who had become a police officer. Saki decides to research Nanase Karin a bit more and learns that the former idol had died a mysterious death. In order to defeat Steel Lady Nanase, they would need more details, but...

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She Who Defends Order
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7.31
70 votes

#4 - She Who Defends Order

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/2020

Yokai, ayakashi, spectres, demons, mononoke, and ghosts... Everything has order, and you must never go against the order. Kotoko's fourth solution is accepted by the users on the wiki site and Kuro is able to give the final blow to Steel Lady Nanase. Will that be enough to finish her off?! And what exactly was Rikka's motive?

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A Monster of the Imagination
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7.30
76 votes

#5 - A Monster of the Imagination

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/9/2020

Kotoko happens to spot a man fighting with Steel Lady Nanase. She gets closer and realizes that it was actually Kuro that was struggling in this battle. Saki then also joins in and after talking with her, Kotoko remembers the story about Kuro when he was younger that he told her about. Kotoko realizes they will need a special method to defeat Steel Lady Nanase because she is not an ordinary spectre...

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The Committee to Conquer Steel Lady Nanase
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7.27
71 votes

#6 - The Committee to Conquer Steel Lady Nanase

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2020

Everything is finally in place, and the committee to conquer Steel Lady Nanase is now in session. Does Steel Lady Nanase actually exist? Perhaps she’s just a made up urban legend. A battle between the truth and lies begins to figure out her existence. Kotoko gets on her PC and starts posting her own deductions...

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Preparing to Conquer the Steel Lady
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7.26
72 votes

#7 - Preparing to Conquer the Steel Lady

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/23/2020

Detective Terada is killed by Steel Lady Nanase. The Internet goes crazy about the fact that Steel Lady Nanase killing a person. Kotoko and Kuro discuss the matter and figure out the person who is truly behind all of this. So that there are no more victims, Kotoko decides to finish off Steel Lady Nanase that night.

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What the Guardian Serpent Heard
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7.24
88 votes

#8 - What the Guardian Serpent Heard

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/2020

Kotoko receives a request for help from a giant snake, who is the guardian spirit of Tsukuna Swamp. It appears that a murderer named Tanio Aoi disposed of a body in the snake’s swamp, but there’s something that’s just not sitting right with the snake. After learning about Kuro’s powers, Kotoko asks Kuro to accompany her on this journey, but Kuro declines for a certain reason...

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The Ultimate Fiction
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7.20
71 votes

#9 - The Ultimate Fiction

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/2020

Kotoko came up with three solutions, but they all got shot down. Kuro keeps trying to grasp the future where they can defeat Steel Lady Nanase, but Rikka made it disappear once again. But Kotoko wasn’t done yet. Steel Lady Nanase is not a ghost. What is Kotoko’s 4th solution that may finally put an end to Steel Lady Nanase’s existence once and for all?

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She Who Spins Fiction
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7.12
75 votes

#10 - She Who Spins Fiction

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2020

Saki remembers the first time she met Kuro’s cousin, Sakuragawa Rikka. Saki had heard that Rikka had passed, and tries to get more information out of Kotoko. Meanwhile, the forums on the wiki site become rather active again, making Steel Lady Nanase’s presence even stronger...

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Logical Fiction
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7.11
71 votes

#11 - Logical Fiction

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/16/2020

Kotoko realizes that Steel Lady Nanase is a spectre that was born from her own wiki site. In order to defeat Steel Lady Nanase, who is made up of people’s imaginations, she has to come up with a story that’s more interesting than Steel Lady Nanase’s. Kotoko ends up asking Saki for help to defeat Steel Lady Nanase. She then meets up with a ghost that is at the site where Nanase Karin died, who also happened to see her die...

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Dueling Fictions
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6.87
71 votes

#12 - Dueling Fictions

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2020

Just as it looked like the site readers accepted Kotoko’s solution, it ends up getting shot down. However, Kotoko had another solution ready. In order to defeat Steel Lady Nanase, she unleashes a second and third solution, but Sakuragawa Rikka and Steel Lady Nanase continue to get in her way. Will they be able to vanquish the ghost?

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A Lucky Day at the Unagi Restaurant
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0.00
0 votes

#13 - A Lucky Day at the Unagi Restaurant

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/27/2023

Two friends meet for dinner in a classy unagi restaurant, and get distracted by an apparently young girl who is confidently dining there alone. Somehow, this leads to talk of murder...

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Sleeping Murder
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0.00
0 votes

#14 - Sleeping Murder

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/20/2023

Kotoko offers her own explanation of Sumi's death, which awakens the memory of a crime that had slept for decades.

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Uninvited Judge
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0.00
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#15 - Uninvited Judge

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/13/2023

Rion talks to her father and, realizing something important about her grandmother, proposes an answer to the president's assignment to her relatives.

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The Silenced Children
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0.00
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#16 - The Silenced Children

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/6/2023

The heirs to the hotel chain begin discussing what they're going to tell Kotoko, but some unexpected details come to light.

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And So, the Ruler Disappeared
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0.00
0 votes

#17 - And So, the Ruler Disappeared

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/2023

A hotel chain magnate asks Kotoko for help in solving a murder… that he may have committed.

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Or You Could Wish Upon a Star
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0.00
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#18 - Or You Could Wish Upon a Star

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2023

Tae talks about her past and Kotoko figures out a way they can defeat the Electroshock Pinocchio.

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Electroshock Pinocchio
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0.00
0 votes

#19 - Electroshock Pinocchio

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2023

Tae is an active octogenarian who lives with an unusually talkative cat. Why do the fishermen in her seaside town find dead fish coming in with the tide every morning?

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Rikka Returns
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0.00
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#20 - Rikka Returns

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/6/2023

Kotoko and Kuro discover where Rikka, his cousin with the same powers, has been living since their last encounter. They go to investigate the apartment, which has a grisly history.

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The Yuki-Onna's Innocence
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0.00
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#21 - The Yuki-Onna's Innocence

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2023

Kotoko presents the case's resolution to an astonished Yuki-Onna and Masayuki, and makes an important decision about their future.

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The Yuki-Onna's Alibi
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0.00
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#22 - The Yuki-Onna's Alibi

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/23/2023

Masayuki is suspected of killing his ex-wife when the police find her dead. There was a message written in blood on her hand that put Masayuki at a great disadvantage. The only one who can vouch for his innocence with an alibi was Yuki-Onna, who was with him at the time of the murder. But there's no way he can let a yokai provide a statement for him. Yuki-Onna asks Kotoko for help to track down the real killer.

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The Yuki-Onna's Dilemma
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0.00
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#23 - The Yuki-Onna's Dilemma

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/2023

Eleven years ago, Muroi Masayuki's life was saved by a Yuki-Onna up in the snowy mountains. Betrayed by his friends and his wife, he ended up anti-social and unable to trust anyone and eventually moved to the town at the base of the mountains where he met the Yuki-Onna. As he was wandering around town, he coincidentally runs into a woman who looks just like the Yuki-Onna...?!

That God's Name Is
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0.00
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#24 - That God's Name Is

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/2023

A bound spirit asks Kotoko for some advice about a mysterious supernatural presence that showed up at its apartment complex. Every night, strange sounds can be heard from an empty apartment, and a doll with four arms was found in the room. In order to find out what's behind this, Kotoko and Kuro go to investigate. Kotoko begins her inference yet again so she can protect the order among the supernatural beings!

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