The Best Episodes of Shiki

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

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?

The Final Hunt

#1 - The Final Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 22

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?

star 8.79
24 votes
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Eighteenth Night

#2 - Eighteenth Night

Season 1 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.72
25 votes
Directors: Amino, Tetsuro
Writers:
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Twenty-First Slaughter

#3 - Twenty-First Slaughter

Season 1 - Episode 21

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?

star 8.52
25 votes
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Twentieth Mourning

#4 - Twentieth Mourning

Season 1 - Episode 20

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.

star 8.50
22 votes
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Fourteenth Death

#5 - Fourteenth Death

Season 1 - Episode 14

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

star 8.29
28 votes
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Nineteenth Coffin

#6 - Nineteenth Coffin

Season 1 - Episode 19

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

star 8.25
24 votes
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Sixteenth Skull

#7 - Sixteenth Skull

Season 1 - Episode 16

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.

star 8.24
25 votes
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Twelfth Decay

#8 - Twelfth Decay

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 8.23
26 votes
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Seventeenth Killing Spirit

#9 - Seventeenth Killing Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.21
24 votes
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Eleventh Slaughter

#10 - Eleventh Slaughter

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.14
28 votes
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Thirteenth Tragedy

#11 - Thirteenth Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.12
25 votes
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Tenth Mourning

#12 - Tenth Mourning

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.00
27 votes
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Ninth Coffin

#13 - Ninth Coffin

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.96
28 votes
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Eighth Night

#14 - Eighth Night

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.96
23 votes
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Fifteenth Deceit

#15 - Fifteenth Deceit

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.81
26 votes
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Sixth Skull

#16 - Sixth Skull

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.78
27 votes
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Fourth Death

#17 - Fourth Death

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.62
29 votes
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Fifth Deceit

#18 - Fifth Deceit

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.50
26 votes
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Seventh Killing Spirit

#19 - Seventh Killing Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.48
27 votes
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First Blood

#20 - First Blood

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.36
47 votes
Directors: Tetsurô Animo
Writers: Noboru Takagi
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Second Decay

#21 - Second Decay

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.06
35 votes
Directors: Tetsurô Animo
Writers:
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Third Tragedy

#22 - Third Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 6.97
33 votes
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