The BEST Episodes of Shiki
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 inhabitants. It is a village which is connected to not even a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the corpses of 3 persons are found. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as normal occurrences. However, in the days following, the villagers die one after the other. Is this mere coincidence, an epidemic, or something else entirely?
#1 - Twelfth Decay
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 14, 2010
After Toru’s attack, Natsuno warns Kaori and her brother to escape the village before they fall victim to the vampires as well.
#2 - Twenty-First Slaughter
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 23, 2010
The villagers discover the Shiki’s last hideout, and the bloody war is nearing an end—but two Kirishiki's still remain. Will Seishin be able to save Sunako from the humans' vengeful wrath?
#3 - Seventeenth Killing Spirit
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 25, 2010
As Shiki continue to rid the village of the living, Seishin finally makes a move. On another late night at the clinic, Toshio gets a visitor.
#4 - Sixteenth Skull
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 18, 2010
Sunako calls Toru to Kanemasa to share a piece of her past with him. The Shiki’s curse looms over Kaori as she finds her mother still in bed, pale and drained of energy.
#5 - Eleventh Slaughter
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 16, 2010
While Sotoba’s villagers are debating the cause of the frequent deaths, the town shaman points her finger at the residents of Kanemasa mansion.
#6 - Ninth Coffin
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 2, 2010
It’s clear to Toshio that the source of the deadly illness won’t be found using conventional methods. He and Seishin observe a patient overnight to catch any sudden changes in her condition—or possible moonlight visitors.
#7 - Fifth Deceit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2010
After visiting the surviving families of the deceased, Seishin discovers a peculiar similarity amongst every victim. Natsuno is tortured by helplessness as his visions of Megumi become terrifyingly close to reality.
#8 - Sixth Skull
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2010
No one in Sotoba—the village surrounded by death—is safe, as a frustrated Toshio fails to find a cure for the epidemic strangling his town. Convinced that Megumi has risen from the dead, Natsuno researches darker sources.
#9 - The Final Hunt
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 30, 2010
The last of the Shiki try to escape the village, but one of their own kind stands in Tatsumi’s way. What fate remains for the vampires and Sotoba—the village surrounded by death?
#10 - Fourth Death
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2010
As the death toll rises, Toshio and his staff gather to further examine the fatal sickness plaguing the isolated town. Seishin’s eerie admirer returns with an observation that makes her oddly wise for her age.
#11 - Fourteenth Death
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 4, 2010
Kaori’s father suddenly collapses. At the clinic, Toshio studies his wife’s corpse for clues on how to combat the vampires.
#12 - Twentieth Mourning
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 16, 2010
Toshio leads those who haven’t joined the Shiki—or fled the village—on a raging, blood-soaked hunt, but there’s still one place they haven’t looked. As the vampires strike back, Seishin continues his watch over Sunako.
#13 - Nineteenth Coffin
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 9, 2010
The villagers band together to free their town from the grips of the Shiki. Meanwhile, Tatsumi decides what to do with Seishin.
#14 - Thirteenth Tragedy
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 28, 2010
The population of the village grows thin as the blood-sucking okiagari claim more victims, including Toshio’s wife. With no strength left in his body, Natsuno invites Toru in for a last feeding.
#15 - Eighth Night
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2010
Natsuno and his accomplices open Megumi’s grave to test their theory. Meanwhile, the doctor’s recent remarks have Seishin pondering about the young girl from the Kanemasa mansion.
#16 - Tenth Mourning
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 9, 2010
Toshio and Natsuno’s suspicions were true. Okiagari—creatures of legend that were once human that feed on the lives of others—are now stalking Natsuno.
#17 - First Blood
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2010
Living in a small village, Megumi's two main interests are classmate Natsuno Yuuki and a European-style house on a hill. One day, when her fascination with the house leads her to climb the hill, she vanishes.
#18 - Fifteenth Deceit
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 11, 2010
The Shiki are bent on keeping the outside world in the dark about the deaths in Sotoba. When Toshio threatens to expose them, a member of the Kanemasa mansion pays him a visit.
#19 - Eighteenth Night
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 2, 2010
Natsuno’s return from death grants him a visit from Tatsumi. Hoping to enjoy his last days amongst the living, Toshio takes the mistress of Kanemasa to the village’s yearly festival.
#20 - Second Decay
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2010
As Toshio, the village doctor, seeks to uncover the exact cause of Megumi’s demise, reports of even more deaths in the area surface. Desperate for answers, Toshio and the Junior Monk set out to discover a pattern to these mysterious deaths.
#21 - Third Tragedy
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2010
Another villager displays the symptoms of the epidemic, but Toshio notices a new clue during a closer inspection. The family who just moved into the mansion on the hill make it around town, while their little girl shows a disturbing interest in Seishin.
#22 - Seventh Killing Spirit
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 19, 2010
When Megumi’s friend suspects sinister activities are stirring at Kanemasa mansion—the last place Megumi visited before she died—Natsuno suggests digging up her grave for answers.