The BEST episodes of Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood

Every episode of Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Joran: The Princess of Snow and Blood!

The year is 1931. Prince Tokugawa Yoshinobu holds absolute control over Japan. Remnants of the Meiji era’s culture can be seen around the city, but scientific technology and Japanese esoteric cosmology Onmyodo are also developing. Yet lurking behind the glitz is Kuchinawa, a dissident group planning the assassination of the prince. Tasked to extinguish these dissidents is Nue, the government’s secret executioner group. Sawa Yukimura, who works for this organization, suffered at the hands of the Kuchinawa boss. Her entire family was murdered and she dedicated her life to avenging their death.

Last Updated: 1/8/2023Network:Nippon TV
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Confidential File 701, Past and Future
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7.70
20 votes

#1 - Confidential File 701, Past and Future

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/9/2021

Sawa confronts Jin Kuzuhara about the truth behind what happened to her family and her village, but before she can get real answers a squadron of the shogun's troops arrives to try and capture her.

Confidential File 623, Daybreak
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7.38
21 votes

#2 - Confidential File 623, Daybreak

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/5/2021

It's become clear that Nue agents don't leave the shogun's service and live to tell the tale, so it's up to Asahi to find a way for Sawa to break free of the life of violence she's become trapped in.

Confidential File 099, Kuchinawa
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7.35
23 votes

#3 - Confidential File 099, Kuchinawa

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2021

Asahi has been kidnapped by Janome, and loyalties are called into question all throughout Nue. Will Yukimura be able to save her adopted sister in time? And will her employers in the Tokugawa government even let her try?

Confidential File 614, The Enemy Within
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7.27
22 votes

#4 - Confidential File 614, The Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/14/2021

Asahi and Yukimura struggle with the nature of their relationship, while the mole leaking Nue secrets is found... or is he?

Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 033, The Treasurer
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7.14
28 votes

#5 - Confidential File 033, The Treasurer

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2021

With confidential Nue files having been leaked to their enemies at Kuchinawa, a search is underway for the traitor who provided the information.

Confidential File 637, A Fleeting Spring
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7.10
21 votes

#6 - Confidential File 637, A Fleeting Spring

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/12/2021

After faking Sawa's death, she and Asahi have fled Tokyo for a peaceful life in the country... but can they really escape the cycle of killing?

Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 620, Divine Right
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7.09
22 votes

#7 - Confidential File 620, Divine Right

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/2021

Now that her revenge is complete, Sawa doesn't know what to do with herself. With Tsukishima on the run and Elena facing a major change, what will become of the agents of Nue now that their primary target has been dealt with?

Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 668, Ethereal Love
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7.09
22 votes

#8 - Confidential File 668, Ethereal Love

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/26/2021

With her life in tatters, Sawa struggles to find a reason to keep going. Accompanied by another Nue executioner, she decides to look to her past while considering her future.

Confidential File 101, The Blue Flower of Carnage
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7.00
40 votes

#9 - Confidential File 101, The Blue Flower of Carnage

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2021

The year is 1931, the 64th year of the Meiji era. The 15th Shogun, Yoshinobu Tokugawa, continues to wield absolute power thanks to complete monopolization of a special natural resource known as "Ryumyaku." Supporting the Tokugawa regime from the shadows are the deadly agents of the covert organization known as Nue.

Directors: Susumu Kudo
Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 642, The Witching Hour
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6.94
17 votes

#10 - Confidential File 642, The Witching Hour

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/19/2021

Sawa's brief respite from the cycle of violence has been irreversibly shattered. But even if she defeats the monster who brought an end to her dream, will she have anything left afterwards?

Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 089, Star Sign
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6.93
14 votes

#11 - Confidential File 089, Star Sign

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/2/2021

Jin Kuzuhara is the ruthless, enigmatic head of the shogun's personal group of assassins, Nue. But how did he come to serve the Tokugawa regime? And what is his secret connection to Sawa?

Writer: Rika Nezu
Confidential File 707, The Land of Blessed Words
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6.65
17 votes

#12 - Confidential File 707, The Land of Blessed Words

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/16/2021

Asahi is alive, but Sawa has seen too much to ignore the crimes perpetrated by Jin Kuzuhara in the name of the Tokugawa regime. Hoping to secure a brighter future for the girl she has adopted as a sister, the assassin once known as Yukimura takes up her sword once again...

Directors: Susumu Kudo
Writer: Rika Nezu

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