The BEST Episodes of Marmalade Boy
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 26, 2020
Network: TV Asahi
Miki Koishikawa lived a normal life - until her parents tell her they'll get divorced.. She doesn't agree, until she meets Yuu Matsuura... the handsome son of another couple, with whom her parents are switching spouses. They all live together now in an enormous house, and Miki and Yuu find themselves falling in love. They'll have to struggle with their own feelings, other people who want to be with them, and whatever Lady Luck and Fate throws in their ways...
#1 - They're In Love, He's Handsome- But I Can't Forgive Them!
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 13, 1994
The episode begins with Miki saying that her life is too boring and she wishes it would be more exciting. And she kinda got her wish... Her parents were getting divorced. But this was a very strange divorce. They were just gonna switch partners with another family, the Matsuuras. During their romantic trip to Hawaii, they met the Matsuuras. Miki's dad fell in love with Mrs. Chiyako Matsuura and Miki's mom fell in love with Mr. Youji Matsuura. So they talked about it and decided to switch partners. Miki was NOT happy about this. During a dinner with the Matsuuras, Miki tried to talk some sense into them and even had someone she thought she could relate to. The Matsuuras had a cute son named Yuu (about Miki's age!). He was going through the same thing Miki was. But in the end, he didn't care much about what his parents were doing so Miki lost the battle... The Matsuuras and the Koishikawas started living in the same house and Yuu transferred to Miki's school. Miki wasn't too pleased with
#2 - Impact Of A Confession: Yuu What Are You Talking About?
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 14, 1994
Meiko is invited to a friends villa, she goes every year. Seeing as Miki is still feeling down about the whole thing with Yuu Meiko invites her. Ginta, Yuu and Satoshi invite themselves along just for the heck of it!
#3 - Side Effects Of A Kiss: He Doesn't Understand My Feelings
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 20, 1994
Miki is at her crazy house getting ready for school and her parents all left. Only her and Yuu remain in the house. She's been trying to avoid Yuu since ""the kiss."" But she can no longer avoid him and goes into the kitchen (where he is). This episode is where you get the name of the series 'Marmalade Boy!' Miki compares Yuu to marmalade saying he has bitter bits inside him but everyone sees his sweet looking outside: Marmalade Boy! And Yuu compared Miki to mustard: always sour and spicey, Mustard Girl! Well, Miki's strange family seems to get along together (though it is rather strange...).
#4 - Ginta's Confession: I Won't Let You Have Her!
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 3, 1994
Miki swears that she won't forgive Ginta for kissing her since they weren't in love. The next day, she tries to get up late so she won't meet Ginta but Yuu forces her out of bed. When Yuu and Miki arrive at school and met with Ginta and Meiko, Miki just hands Meiko her diary and leaves, Ginta angrily walks the other way. Meiko understood the story from Miki's diary. After school, Miki makes Meiko take her place as cleanup student and when Ginta calls her, Miki warned him to stay out of her sight before running off. To cheer her up, Yuu takes Miki on a bicycle ride to the riverside park to watch the sunset; There, he teaches Miki how to skip stones. Miki records her gratitude on her memo-robot and Yuu replies that place will be their secret. The next day, after school, Miki meets Arimi at the school gate and seeing Ginta chasing up, she grabs Arimi and walks off, pretending they were long friends. Unfortunately, Ginta finds Miki's memo-bot and hears her conversation with Yuu. Arimi m
#5 - Legendary Girlfriend: Making A Wish On The Medallion
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 10, 1994
While Ginta is pestering Miki to tell him how she feels they get interrupted by none other than, Yuu. Miki runs in the house and Ginta learns about how Miki and Yuu really know each other. Later the next day Miki tells Ginta that she's really confused right now, and until she sorts out how she feels they should continue being friends. After school that day Meiko and Miki find out where Yuu works and they meet his boss. He tells them his amazingly beautiful story about him and his current wife but doesn't tell them that it's him. The next day Ginta is practicing and find out that his partner for the tournament has broken something and has to take it easy. Yuu is asked by Miki to be Ginta's partner and he accepts it. Yuu agrees and runs to the library and he sees something happen between Shinichi and Meiko. What did he see?
#6 - Love Game: I Really Hate Ginta
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 17, 1994
Meiko is thinking about tell Miki that Shinichi and She are together but she can’t seem to bring herself to say it. The next day the tournament was stating with the match against Yuu’s old school. This guy there that is related to Ginta and Yuu (in different ways) is their opponent. His name is, Tsutomu Rocktanda, and he is Ginta’s cousin. He knows about Miki’s letter to Ginta and laughs about it. Miki all mad tells Ginta “I hate you” and runs off. This affects Ginta’s game. Does Miki come back to cheer them on, or do they lose the tournament?
#7 - What's Going On?: That Couple!
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 24, 1994
Miki's class is going on their trip to Hokkaido. Miki and Meiko are in the same group and Yuu and Ginta are in the same group. Miki's group goes on their tour; they star with the tower in Hokkaido. Miki takes a second to see the gift shop; she turns around and they're gone. She goes and looks for them and finds Yuu and Ginta instead. Then Arimi randomly comes and grabs Ginta's arm. Does this bother Miki?
#8 - Fragrance Of An Adult: I'm Not Jealous
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 1994
It's a new day and Miki's looking at the pictures that she went to hokkaido. She keeps thinking of weather she's jealous or not. She wants to stay in bed and avoid seeing Yuu, Though he won't stop knocking on the door till she gets up. She comes down and there's a BBQ going on in the backyard. It's a family welcome back party for Yuu and, Miki. Miki has realized that she's getting caught up in the atmospere; though she's still doing her best to fight it. Her father suggests they all go out to have some fun together, everyone says yes except one person, Miki. She runs off and goes to a shop where she runs into, Arimi. When she gets home a vase breaks and it looks like they had a fight. What happens to the 6 of them?
#9 - Our First Night: Surprise In The Bathroom
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 15, 1994
Miki and Yuu's parents go for a trip, leaving Miki alone with Yuu. Yuu is talking a bath, while Miki is in her room waiting for the bath and writing to Meiko. Yuu comes in her room telling her that he's done giving her her turn. She takes a nice hot bath and apparently takes too long. She wraps the towel around herself and then faints. Yuu notices and runs down stairs. What does he do?
#10 - Birthday: Yuu Is Watching Me
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 22, 1994
The morning after the whole towel fiasco, Miki and Yuu get a call from Yuu's mom, Chiyako, telling Miki to wish Yuu a happy birthday. Miki was so surprised when she found out it was Yuu's birthday. That day she spent her time thinking about what to do for his birthday. She buys food and cake mix for the cake she makes it herself. What will happen between them that day?
#11 - Smash!: I Love Both Yuu And Ginta
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 29, 1994
Miki starts writing to Meiko telling her that her parents are coming back the next day. When she gets to school she can't look Ginta in the face and then runs away. After Meiko reads the diary she understands. Then Miki's name is being called to the staff room and, she is told that she will representing the school in the next tennis tournament and she's freaking out about it. On her way to practice she sees Ginta and tells him to wait for her answer after the tournament. Yuu recommends going over to Meiko's house for the night to talk to her. The next day her and Ginta partner up to practice for tennis. Miki starts feeling the pressure so Yuu takes her shopping. Miki realizes that Yuu took her shopping to calm her down from the pressure what will happen in the match? What will Miki's answer be?
#12 - Love And Friendship: Ginta, Please Take Arimi-san
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 5, 1994
Miki walks into her room drying her hair and thinking about the day before. The next day she and Ginta go to the roof to talk. She tells him the truth about her feelings and that she likes both Yuu and Ginta. She tells him that he should date Arimi instead. After school that day Miki and Meiko go to the coffee shop and talk. Meiko say something that confuses Miki even more. Later that day she goes shopping and bumps into Arimi on the sidewalk. She makes a little joke that Miki takes seriously. She's on her way home and sees Ginta in front of her house and he confesses everything and the truth behind his relationship between him and Arimi. What else happens between them?
#13 - Qualification Of Love: You Don't Deserve Yuu
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 12, 1994
It starts with Meiko writing in the diary. Thinking what she said that day and telling Miki that she thinks it's courageous of her to think of him instead of herself. The next morning Miki's in bed thinking about the almost kiss with; Ginta and then having Yuu break it up. Not knowing how to face them. That day at school during class Meiko starts daydreaming about her last date with Shinichi and what they promised each other. Satoshi goes to the library hoping to find, Meiko. He sees Yuu instead and then saying something that creped him out. Miki, running late for practice sees Arimi on the way and gets and apology for the scheme. Then explaining tings to Miki she runs away. Meiko's parents on the other hand; have another fight. How does this affect Meiko?
#14 - Meiko's Secret: I Want You To Share Your Feelings
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 19, 1994
Miki is still thinking about the kiss between, Arimi and Yuu. She calls Meiko's house but she's not there. Ginta tells Miki that he is willing to wait until she is ready to choose him. They start to carry on with the way things were. Then Shinichi is called to the office and, they've learned about Meiko's sleepover with Shinichi. What really happened? What happens to Meiko and Shinichi?
#15 - A Man's Decision: Na-chan, Please Don't Quit!
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 26, 1994
With the whole fiasco with Meiko Shinichi decides to quit as a teacher and work as a real estate agent with his parents in Hiroshima. He tells the class this with Meiko absent she has no idea on what is going on with him. When Miki wants to talk to her Meiko says something that upsets Miki a lot. What happens next?
#16 - Meiko's Separation: I Can't Say Goodbye
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 3, 1994
Shinichi tells the class that he quits and that he's leaving. Gives Meiko back her pendant. He gives Meiko a call and tells her that he's leaving for Hiroshima. She tells him to take her with him. Meiko goes to Miki's house to apologize for saying what she said. She then leaves. Yuu makes Miki leave for the train station with him and go after Meiko. What happens next?
#17 - The Direction Of Yuu's Love: Things Aren't Going As Planned
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 10, 1994
Miki's sitting in her room trying to write something in the diary to make Meiko feel better. Meiko's at school the next day, and she's acting the way she usually does. In class all her friends are greeting her as if she weren't there for a month. There's a lot of gossip going on, but Miki and the others all stick up their noses at those who like to gossip. Later that day in the library Meiko is crying. Is she really okay with Shinichi's move to, Hiroshima?
#18 - Doubtful Twosome: Yuu And Miwa Are A Couple
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 24, 1994
Miki and her friends are grieving over the fact the the marathon tournament is coming up. Then they heard a rumor that Yuu and Satoshi are a couple at school. So Miki and Meiko go to spy on them. They like a good couple. How does Miki react to this?
#19 - Trip To Karuizawa: Just As I Thought - Strange!
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 31, 1994
Miki is getting jealous because everyone at the school is under the impression that Yuu and Satoshi are a couple. Since Summer Vacation Started Yuu has been working all day and comes home really tired. Miki doesn't have a chance to talk to him anymore. When Miki and Meiko are out shopping, Meiko has the idea that they should go to Yuu's store and she should buy that dress that she's been needing. The trip also has the ulterior motive to find out the real relationship between Yuu and Satoshi, who just happens to be at the store. Will Miki Get to the bottom of this rumor that is going around school?
#20 - Double Date: We Like Each Other, But Don't Understand Each Other
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 7, 1994
Meiko goes to the library to get some materials for a manuscript. She keeps remembering Namura Sensei, they aren't sad memories though. Satoshi has the idea that Miki, Yuu, Meiko join him to a movie for a double date. They four of them split up into pairs and Meiko isn't happy about it but she realizes Miki needs time alone with Yuu. After the movie ended, Yuu started running with Miki out of the theater. Satoshi has the idea that if Meiko spends the day with him, he will tell her his relationship with Yuu. The next day Yuu leaves with Satoshi to go somewhere. Miki and Meiko Follow them. What do they discover?