The BEST Episodes of Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2022

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End of Edo Era - It was the time when long peaceful Tokugawa Dynasty began to be overshadowed triggered by the arrival of Westerners. During the upheaval, when youths were seeking for new age, there was an existence that brought turmoil and chaos. It was called Hasha no Kubi, or the Head of Conqueror. It was said that the person who could obtain the head could rule over the whole country.

The Evil Star Let Loose

#1 - The Evil Star Let Loose

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

An ominous star lurking in the sky while two horsemen deliver an urgent message to the emperor. Later, Youjiro saves two kabuki students from sudden death.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Yoshimitsu Ohashi
The Earth-Fissure Sword Mocks

#2 - The Earth-Fissure Sword Mocks

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2006

The assassin-bodyguard Hario follows Youjiro. Later, Youjiro agrees to travel with the kabuki troupe to offer his protection.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita, Yoshimitsu Ohashi
Poems at Sekkakurou

#3 - Poems at Sekkakurou

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2006

Parkes arranges a bodyguard for Katsu. Meanwhile, Youjiro and the theatre troupe have finally caught up with their target. But even out-numbered and surrounded he puts up a good fight.

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Writers: Atsushi Shigeta, Junichi Miyashita
A Curious Tale of An Underhanded Scandal

#4 - A Curious Tale of An Underhanded Scandal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2006

Yuyama becomes an increasing threat to Nakaiya Juubei; Saigo Magozou is sent to assassinate him. Youjiro's history is revealed.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Tatsuya Suzuki
Shureiki Unleashed

#5 - Shureiki Unleashed

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2006

Nakaiya Juubei recruits three dangerous men who quickly become possessed by demons. This causes them to lose their minds, and Youjiro must save them.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita
The Closing Performance Burneth

#6 - The Closing Performance Burneth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2006

We learn of the bloody history of Yokohama and of the even bloodier history of Youjiro's sword. Meanwhile, the troupe is creating a clever plan.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita
Soutetsu Makes His Move

#7 - Soutetsu Makes His Move

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2006

Soutetsu leaves the troupe and seeks out a strange object capable of summoning a demon before he meets with Nakaiya Juubei. Meanwhile, the rest of the Troupe think back to when they first met.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Masayuki Miayaji
Wishes of Revenge Finally Realised

#8 - Wishes of Revenge Finally Realised

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2006

Nakaiya Juubei finally shows himself and tries to manipulate Katsu with the Conqueror's Head. Meanwhile, Youjiro must fight Kanna to try and reach the Head before it is too late.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Masayuki Miayaji
The Black Cat Weeps

#9 - The Black Cat Weeps

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2006

Youjiro meets an old friend from his childhood, and he thinks back on his life--in particular the time he spent with Sakamoto. Meanwhile, a huge army is headed towards Yokohama.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Kou Matsuo
Ueno Falls

#10 - Ueno Falls

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2006

Juubei's death threatens to split the troupe apart.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Kou Matsuo
The Troupe Returns to a Temporary Stage

#11 - The Troupe Returns to a Temporary Stage

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2006

The troupe travels to Edo based on the information in Soutetsu's script.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Masayuki Miayaji
Ryouma's Message

#12 - Ryouma's Message

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2006

The troupe is attacked by a group of strange ghosts, and it is up to Youjiro to save them.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita
The Conqeuror's Head Enters a Soul

#13 - The Conqeuror's Head Enters a Soul

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 29, 2006

Soutetsu lets Juubei escape with the Conqueror's Head. Youjiro and Kakunojou chase after him, but their attempt is thwarted by the English forces. Later, a very dark and dangerous enemy is born.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita
To the North

#14 - To the North

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 12, 2007

Kanna has been promoted to the head of the elite English forces, and is planning an assault on Enomoto.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Kazu Yokota
The Secret Sword Resonates

#15 - The Secret Sword Resonates

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2007

Akizuki and Kakunojou are traveling together across Japan to find Kakunojou's new sword when they receive an interesting message.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Satoshi Kuwabara, Shin Yoshida
Four People Traveling Together

#16 - Four People Traveling Together

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 26, 2007

Now that Kakunojou has foun dher sword, she travels north with Akizuki to reach Enomoto and the Head of the Conqueror.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita, Yasuyuki Suzuki
Discussion Becomes Needless

#17 - Discussion Becomes Needless

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 2, 2007

Kakunojou and Akizuki have a difference of opinion on how to proceed against Enomoto.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita, Yasuyuki Suzuki
Fate Takes a Sorrowful Turn

#18 - Fate Takes a Sorrowful Turn

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 9, 2007

The English knights launch a second attack, but it ends in disaster.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Satoshi Kuwabara, Yasuyuki Suzuki
The Pentagram of Reverse-Kaku

#19 - The Pentagram of Reverse-Kaku

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 16, 2007

Kakunojou is in a state of shock regarding her actions on board the ship, but her spirits are lifted when she is reunited with the troupe.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita
There Being Waves

#20 - There Being Waves

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 23, 2007

Akizuki is nursed back to health by a young woman and her son.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Satoshi Kuwabara
Crossing the Strait

#21 - Crossing the Strait

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 2, 2007

Akizuki sets off for Ezo where Kakunojou is still waiting at the hospital.

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Writers: Hirotaka Endo, Junichi Miyashita, Shin Yoshida
Chance Meeting in the North

#22 - Chance Meeting in the North

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 9, 2007

Akizuki finally manages to catch up with Enomoto but, once again, Kakunojou gets in the way.

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Writers: Atsushi Shigeta, Junichi Miyashita
Hakodate is Red

#23 - Hakodate is Red

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 16, 2007

Under the command of Kanna, the English knights launch a daring raid against Enomoto.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita, Yasuyuki Suzuki
Irohanihoheto

#24 - Irohanihoheto

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 23, 2007

Hijikata finally starts to realize that Soutetsu is up to something.

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Writers: Junichi Miyashita, Satoshi Kuwabara
The Pentagon Castle Enclosure Surfaces

#25 - The Pentagon Castle Enclosure Surfaces

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 30, 2007

With Akizuki closing in on Enomoto, he uses the fearsome power of the Head of the Conqueror to defend his castle.

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Writers: Iwao Teraoka, Junichi Miyashita