The BEST episodes of Shiki

Every episode of Shiki ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Shiki!

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?

Last Updated: 4/7/2024Network: Fuji TVStatus: Ended
Twelfth Decay
96 votes

#1 - Twelfth Decay

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/14/2010

After Toru’s attack, Natsuno warns Kaori and her brother to escape the village before they fall victim to the vampires as well.

Seventeenth Killing Spirit
91 votes

#2 - Seventeenth Killing Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/25/2010

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.

Twenty-First Slaughter
94 votes

#3 - Twenty-First Slaughter

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/23/2010

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?

Sixteenth Skull
90 votes

#4 - Sixteenth Skull

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/18/2010

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.

Ninth Coffin
98 votes

#5 - Ninth Coffin

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/2/2010

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.

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Eleventh Slaughter
100 votes

#6 - Eleventh Slaughter

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/16/2010

While Sotoba’s villagers are debating the cause of the frequent deaths, the town shaman points her finger at the residents of Kanemasa mansion.

Fifth Deceit
71 votes

#7 - Fifth Deceit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/5/2010

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.

Fourth Death
100 votes

#8 - Fourth Death

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/29/2010

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.

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Sixth Skull
100 votes

#9 - Sixth Skull

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/12/2010

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.

Fourteenth Death
97 votes

#10 - Fourteenth Death

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/4/2010

Kaori’s father suddenly collapses. At the clinic, Toshio studies his wife’s corpse for clues on how to combat the vampires.

Nineteenth Coffin
91 votes

#11 - Nineteenth Coffin

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/9/2010

The villagers band together to free their town from the grips of the Shiki. Meanwhile, Tatsumi decides what to do with Seishin.

The Final Hunt
33 votes

#12 - The Final Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/30/2010

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?

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Twentieth Mourning
91 votes

#13 - Twentieth Mourning

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/16/2010

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.

Tenth Mourning
98 votes

#14 - Tenth Mourning

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/9/2010

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.

Thirteenth Tragedy
95 votes

#15 - Thirteenth Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/28/2010

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.

Eighth Night
96 votes

#16 - Eighth Night

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/26/2010

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.

Eighteenth Night
92 votes

#17 - Eighteenth Night

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 12/2/2010

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.

Directors: Amino, Tetsuro
Fifteenth Deceit
91 votes

#18 - Fifteenth Deceit

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/11/2010

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.

First Blood
160 votes

#19 - First Blood

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/8/2010

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.

Directors: Tetsurô Animo
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Second Decay
116 votes

#20 - Second Decay

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/15/2010

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.

Directors: Tetsurô Animo
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Seventh Killing Spirit
100 votes

#21 - Seventh Killing Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/19/2010

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.

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Third Tragedy
113 votes

#22 - Third Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/22/2010

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.

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