The BEST Episodes of Secret of Nogizaka Haruka

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: CTC (JA)

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu centers around Yūto Ayase and Haruka Nogizaka. Yūto is seemingly ordinary, but Haruka is attractive, intelligent, and rich, which prompts other students to idolize her. One day, Yūto wanders into the school library in order to return a book and accidentally stumbles upon Haruka's deepest, darkest secret: she is a diehard fan of anime and manga, in other words, a regular otaku. Promising Haruka to keep this a secret, Yūto becomes her advisor and confidante of sorts.

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It's All Over...

#1 - It's All Over...

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 3, 2008

After Yūto Ayase returns an anime magazine to the school library, he accidentally runs into the most popular girl in school, Haruka Nogizaka, and discovers her secret that she is an anime and manga otaku which greatly distresses her. Haruka starts avoiding Yūto at all costs which causes others around them to blame Yūto for doing something bad to her. Eventually, Yūto finds Haruka on the school roof where he explains that he will not tell anyone about her secret hobbies if she does not want anyone else to know. This makes Haruka very relieved and happy that if anyone had to find it that it was Yūto.

star 9.21
125 votes
Directors: Munenori Nawa
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
My First Time...

#2 - My First Time...

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2008

Yūto and Haruka start spending more time together, such as walking to school together, which causes their peers to get annoyed that Haruka would be hanging out with someone like Yūto. Haruka asks Yūto to accompany her to Akihabara on Sunday and he agrees. The two spend most of the day going from store to store looking at the goods but not buying anything, though Haruka wastes some money on a toy vending machine. Yūto and Haruka even go to a maid café for lunch where Haruka is dressed in a pink maid uniform and gets her picture taken with Yūto. At the end of the day, they discover the handheld gaming console Haruka had intended to buy was sold out for now. This distresses Haruka, but Yūto cheers her up later by assuring her that he had a good time today with her.

star 9.19
95 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Want to Go Together...

#3 - I Want to Go Together...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2009

Yūto has lately been watching one of Haruka's favorite anime, Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club. Yūto and Haruka along with several others are invited by Shiina to go to a hot spring in the mountains. Haruka is especially excited since this is her first trip with friends, due to having her hobby of watching anime being exposed in junior high school. Haruka's maids and her younger sister Mika also come along, as well as Yūto elder sister Ruko and Yūto's teacher Yukari Kamishiro. When everyone is out in town, Yūto finally manages to tell Haruka about an event close by to meet the voice actress of the lead character from Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club. Nobunaga runs into Yūto and gives him two tickets for the event, as he did not know he had to buy them beforehand. Haruka enjoys the event and treasures it as a precious memory.

star 9.18
122 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
It's a Promise

#4 - It's a Promise

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2009

Yūto is invited to come with the Nogizakas to a ski resort in the mountains. He thinks it is just for them but he quickly finds out the entire class is coming on this trip. While the group enjoys all the hot spring resort has to offer, Shiina sees the trip as an opportunity to express her feelings to Yūto—but in an attempt to hug him, she ends up groping Gento, who was covered in sheets. An enraged Akiho catches them in a compromising position and gets the wrong idea, causing Gento to pass on the group's shrine visitation the next day. The next evening, a blizzard arrives and Haruka goes missing on the top of the mountain. When Yūto, equipped with an insulated polar bear suit, finds her, they both fall down a ridge and become stuck in a cabin. As she is wet and freezing, Haruka takes off her clothes and joins Yūto in his bear suit in just her underwear. However, the two are quickly found not only because the bear suit has a tracking device, but also because the cabin turns out to be just behind the resort.

star 9.15
91 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
It's a Secret!

#5 - It's a Secret!

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 25, 2008

The party has started and Yūto is dragged inside the party hall by Mika. While waiting for Yūto's turn to present his gift, he again bumps into one of the guests and his gift is ridiculed. Yūto becomes insecure and is about to leave the party hall when an old man, who happens to be Haruka’s grandfather, helps Yūto regain back his confidence. Yūto runs back to Haruka and presents his gift. After the party, Yūto is with Haruka in her room, and Yūto then realizes that he was the one who gave the copy of the first issue of Innocent Smile to Haruka when they were kids.

star 9.14
152 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
...I Love It!

#6 - ...I Love It!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 21, 2008

Haruka reveals that her father, Gentō, found out about her hobby and went on a rage, confiscating her anime goods and she leaves with her first issue of Innocent Smile. She hides in Yūto's house alongside Hazuki, while Mika prepares a 'secret weapon' to counter their father. Unfortunately, the next morning, Gentō arrives and assaults the Ayase house with his personal squad, the Hell Hounds. Haruka refuses to go home, and Yūto openly protests about the ostracization towards anime-otaku and disapproval towards Haruka's hobby. Eventually, Mika and Nanami arrives with their 'secret weapon': Haruka's mother Akiho, who verbally and mentally brings down Gentō and makes him leave after apologizing for his outburst.

star 9.12
153 votes
Directors: Yasuhiro Irie
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
It's Over...

#7 - It's Over...

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2008

The day before a test, Yūto comes over to Haruka's mansion and meets her younger sister Mika and two of her maids, Hazuki and Nanami. The next day at school, a guy bumps into Haruka which causes her bag to go flying which also exposes the Comiket catalog she had. Yūto manages to make everyone believe the catalog is actually his and Haruka only picked it up, though after this Haruka does not come to school for three days. He goes to see her where he finds out from Mika how her secret was exposed during middle school and she had to transfer schools due to being isolated from her peers. Yūto assures her that he will never leave her which relieves her so much that the next day she affirms after a short conflict that the catalog is actually hers.

star 8.97
152 votes
Directors: Rokou Ogiwara
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
...Big Bro ☆

#8 - ...Big Bro ☆

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 28, 2008

Mika becomes angry when she realizes that the relationship between Yūto and her sister is not progressing as well as she expected, so she forces Yūto out on a date with her to teach him tips to get in the right mood with Haruka. During their date, they go to a café, and catch a movie before running into Shiina, which makes Mika jealous. Mika drags Yūto to a kimono shop and the two are outfitted with brand-new kimonos before heading to the summer festival and watching the fireworks with Haruka, Hazuki, and Nanami who find them. Once school starts again, Shiina volunteers to be one of the organizing members for her class' participation in the upcoming cultural festival, and Yūto gets dragged in to work with her.

star 8.95
94 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
My Body Feels Hot...

#9 - My Body Feels Hot...

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2009

It is New Years Day and everyone has gone to visit the local shrine together. Although Haruka and Yūto were hoping to spend some time together, it is not long before Haruka's admirers, who are hostile to Yūto, whisk her away. Later, after both Haruka and Yūto receive encouraging fortunes (courtesy of Mika, Hazuki and Nanami—working as shrine miko), Haruka manages to get rid of those admirers. Haruka and Yūto bump into a mysterious girl, who is running away from someone. Later, Haruka takes Yūto to the cape where her parents shared their first kiss, so they can watch the sunrise together.

star 8.95
92 votes
Directors: Shigeru Ueda
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
If You Look At Me Like That...

#10 - If You Look At Me Like That...

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 7, 2008

The girl Yūto already bumped into twice turns out to be Shiina Amamiya, the new transfer student into his class. The school swimming tournament is coming the following week, but while Shiina can do an arrange of other skills, swimming is not one of her strong points, so Yūto and Haruka help her prepare in the school pool, but Yūto's sister, and Haruka's sister and maids come along too. At the tournament, Shiina gets a leg cramp during the race and Yūto jumps in to save her, and he takes her to the infirmary. She was not seriously injured, and was more shocked than anything else; Yūto reassures her that she tried her hardest, and that is what matters.

star 8.77
152 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
Is it Weird...?

#11 - Is it Weird...?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2008

Yūto, Haruka, Mika and Nanami become increasingly worried about Hazuki's attempt to distance herself from the family and thus decide to follow her on a shopping trip, meeting up with various familiar faces like Yūto's otaku friend Nobunaga, Yūto's sister Ruko and their teacher Yukari. Mika and Nanami eventually becomes distracted in buying lingerie, leaving Yūto and Haruka to the job and almost came to a conclusion that Hazuki was about to get married and quit her job. Before going home, they had a misunderstanding with a bridal shop where they are thought to be customers and were given a chance to take a portrait together with Yūto wearing a tuxedo and Haruka in a wedding dress. That night, Hazuki, much to everyone's relief, explains that she is not quitting, but was just going to a hardware store, which was located above the bridal shop, to fix her chainsaw.

star 8.72
152 votes
Directors: Hiroshi Ikehata
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
It's... Summer Comiket

#12 - It's... Summer Comiket

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 14, 2008

Yūto and Haruka attend the summer Comiket convention together, but since it is the first time for both of them, they underestimate the massive scale and hoards of people who attend. Mika, Hazuki, and Nanami tag along in disguise and help Haruka obtain a dōjinshi she wanted, and to get her out of trouble when people started taking pictures of her. Yūto and Haruka grow closer throughout the day, but after he leaves her at her house, Yūto is asked if he and Haruka were followed by anyone at the convention, but he says he did not see anyone like that. That night, a frantic Haruka unexpectedly shows up at Yūto's house.

star 8.71
123 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
...It's Good...

#13 - ...It's Good...

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2009

Yuuto is invited to the annual encounter of maids and butlers due to his one week job at the Tennouji household. Yuuto is introduced to the rest of the Nogizaka family's maids and enjoys the party alongside Alice, until the arrival of Shute Sutherland, the same rich boy who caused him trouble during Haruka's birthday party, and because of it was ordered by his father to work as a butler for a while as a lesson in humility. After having his suit accidentally dirtied by Alice, Shute shouts at her and states how the butlers and maids at the party are inferior beings. However, Yuuto stands to protect Alice, and with Shute's father's approval, he and his lackeys are given the proper punishment by the members of the gathering. Yuuto is complimented by the other guests, and Alice mutters some words of thanks to him.

star 8.67
91 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
Yuuto's Scent...

#14 - Yuuto's Scent...

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2009

The Nogizaka family visits Yuuto's house for a Christmas party. However, the party is cut short when Yuuto faints, having worked himself to exhaustion to buy Haruka a Christmas present. When Yūto regains consciousness, Haruka declares that she will stay by his side in order to nurse him back to health, under the guidance of a very questionable guidebook prepared by Mika. To preserve the Christmas spirit in spite of Yūto's poor health, Haruka decorates his yard with Christmas lights, and presents him with a Christmas present. He in turn presents her with his present: a ring called "Clair de lune" which, at Haruka's request, he places on her ring finger. The two thus share another precious memory together.

star 8.65
92 votes
Directors: Tomokazu Tokoro
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Was Happy...

#15 - I Was Happy...

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 4, 2008

Yūto's class decides to do a cosplay café for the school festival, for which Yūto asks Haruka to go to Akihabara with him to see examples of cosplay costumes. Unknown to Yūto, Haruka had previously made a promise to her father to meet his client, however she decides to go with Yūto to Akihabara instead. Gentō becomes furious when he finds out and goes and finds them, but Akiho comes just in time to save them again. Haruka makes cookies and goes to give them to Yūto, but is shocked when she finds Yūto on top of Shiina at school.

star 8.58
151 votes
Directors: Shinji Abe
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
The Secret Between the Two of Us

#16 - The Secret Between the Two of Us

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 28, 2012

The episode starts with Setsugetsuka Tennōji, who is a rival of Haruka, gloating over being able to hurt Haruka. Yūto decides to go to Haruka and stop her marriage, and is aided by Mika and the maids. His classmates, sister and teacher all join him on the plane to where Haruka is held. Everyone but Yūto and Mika sacrifices themselves to fight the "Hellhounds", while Haruka defeats someone guarding her. Yūto has to fight Haruka's father, while Haruka has to fight her mother to prove their love. They proceed to embrace each other. Haruka's rival steps in, summoning the Tennōji clan's knight, who has already been dealt with by Tōka Tennōji. Haruka and Yūto then get married.

star 8.48
63 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
Please Put It In...

#17 - Please Put It In...

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2009

Yūto and Haruka begin making a dōjinshi together, though Haruka's skill in drawing is still lacking. Nobunaga asks Yūto to cover for him selling dōjinshi for one of his friends' dōjin circles at an upcoming event for Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club. Yūto asks Haruka to accompany him, who is overjoyed at the prospect of helping out an already established circle. Yūto and Haruka continue their work on Haruka's illustration book of the Nocturne Girl's School Lacrosse Club lead character Haruna, though the day of the event Haruka's book is not selling. Nobunaga gives Yūto some advice, telling him that half the enjoyment is actually making the dōjinshi and Yūto realizes there are more important things that the book selling or not. Yūto goes back to Haruka and starts promoting Haruka's book, and eventually three people end up buying it.

star 8.48
122 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
Ah! It Hurts......

#18 - Ah! It Hurts......

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2009

After finding out that Haruka is working to get him a Christmas present, Yūto decides to apply for a well-paying job as a part-time butler. He gets the job, but he must unfortunately serve the selfish and demanding Tōka Tennōji, a girl one year his junior, whose previous part-time butlers quit after a day or less at her command. Yūto has his work cut out for him, but soon finds that there is more to Tōka's situation than he initially realized. Through kindness and hard work he manages to gain Tōka's favor, but a certain situation results in damages that cost him nearly all of his pay.

star 8.47
122 votes
Directors: Masayuki Iimura
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
...Sorry For The Wait

#19 - ...Sorry For The Wait

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 18, 2008

Mika calls Yūto late at night to invite him to Haruka's birthday party on the evening of October 20. On the day of the celebration, Yūto goes to Akihabara to buy a gift and bumps into Nobunaga. After buying the gift, Yūto goes home and is fetched by Hazuki and Nanami to be taken to the party venue on an island far away together with Ruko and Yukari. On the island, Yūto meets up with Mika and Haruka. After meeting some of the guests, Yūto starts feeling insecure about his gift and social status.

star 8.46
123 votes
Directors: Geisei Morita
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
It Might Have Gone In...

#20 - It Might Have Gone In...

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2009

During the New Years break, Shiina expects something good from the fortune she received at the shrine, and coincidentally runs into Yūto on the street. Her hairpin gets knocked off into the river and Yūto goes in to retrieve it; as a thank you gift, Shiina prepares some cooked squid, but hurts her foot in the process. Mai and Ryouko, two of Shiina's friends, and Yūto come to pay her a visit, during which Yūto gives the three girls an unforgettable massage, a "punishment" for losing a game of old maid. Later on, Yūto and the others leave for the day, but Yūto comes back because he was worried about Shiina. Yūto helps her by preparing dinner, and the two spend the rest of the night having fun together. On the day Shiina returns to school from the holidays, she is cheerful, and gets giddier with joy when she meets Yūto, even with Haruka near him.

star 8.44
63 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Want to Be...Together

#21 - I Want to Be...Together

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 11, 2008

Haruka quickly leaves after seeing Yūto on top of Shiina, but when Yūto tries to explain the situation to her, Haruka says she understands, but ends up running back home. The next day during the school festival, Yūto finds Haruka to have apparently forgotten about yesterday, though Shiina is not so sure. Yūto confronts Haruka about yesterday again, but she tells him she does not want to hear what he has to say and runs off. Yūto runs into Hazuki as he is searching for Haruka, and she gives him so advice on how to move forward with Haruka. With Hazuki's help, Yūto finds Haruka behind the gym where he apologizes for yesterday and assures her that he will not leave her. Afterwards, the two dance by the tune of the music box Yūto gave her previously as Nanami, Mika, and Hazuki watch from the bushes.

star 8.44
123 votes
Directors: Rokou Ogiwara
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I'll Do It For You...

#22 - I'll Do It For You...

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2009

Yūto visits Mika's junior high school—an all-girls' school—upon her invitation. Mika introduces him to the rest of the girls in her class. He was surprised to know that Mika was a popular girl at school. She is a class president and a school idol, pretty much like her sister Haruka. After their meeting, Yūto decides to go and see Mika's stage play. After the stage play, both Yūto and Mika are accidentally locked up in the stage room. Luckily in the end, Mika's maids find them.

star 8.44
62 votes
Directors: Katsuya Asano
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Made Another Wonderful Memory

#23 - I Made Another Wonderful Memory

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 29, 2012

Yūto and Haruka continue maintain their close relationship, while Shiina’s own feelings for Yūto grow stronger. In preparation for their school trip to Hokkaido, everyone has a reunion at Yūto’s house which soon turns into a party, where afterwards Shiina decides to confess to Yūto during the trip. Once in Hokkaido, Yūto and Haruka spend their free time together, albeit accompanied by Mika, Hazuki, and Nanami who tagged along. At the day’s end, Haruka tells Yūto that she had fun and asks him if they could have another date, to which he happily agrees to. Back at the hotel, Shiina takes Yūto out to the city where she confess that she loves him, which Haruka who had followed them also hears.

star 8.43
63 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Love You

#24 - I Love You

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2012

Following Shiina’s confession, Yūto is left unsure of how to respond to her, while Haruka is confused on how to interpret her own feelings for Yūto. When Mika, Hazuki, and Nanami learn of her plight, Hazuki tells Haruka they cannot help because Haruka herself must determine how she feels about Yūto. Haruka tries to speak with Yūto, but is unable to do so, and is left in tears when she sees him pulled away by Shiina. After spending the day with Shiina, Yūto comes to realize his feelings for Haruka, and parts ways with Shiina to look for Haruka. When he finds her he confesses his love for her and Haruka reciprocates, and the two officially become a couple, while agreeing to keep their new relationship a secret between themselves. After returning home, Haruka asks Yūto if they can form a doujin circle for the upcoming Summer Comiket, and he agrees to it.

star 8.41
63 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai
I Love Anime

#25 - I Love Anime

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 2012

Yūto and Haruka finally completed what they were going to sell at Comiket. Nobunaga then shows up while they were starting up,saying that three girls were looking for their stand. When Yūto and Nobunaga arrive with the three girls,Haruka froze as she saw their faces. The girls were actually her best friends from when she was in middle school. They went there to apologize for turning their backs against Haruka when her secret was revealed back in middle school. They talk things out and Haruka finally forgives them. Later that night,Mika called that her sister was missing. Just when he was about to go to that Nogizaka Residence,Akiho,Haruka's mother,calls Yūto just to tell him that she knows where Haruka is and is safe, but tomorrow,she will be married.

star 8.39
64 votes
Writers: Tsuyoshi Tamai