The BEST Episodes of Shomin Sample

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Network: AT-X

Shomin Sample, short for "Shomin Sample: I Was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner" (In Japnaese Known as "Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni "Shomin Sample" Toshite Rachirareta Ken") Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?

It Was Like the Garden of Eden

#1 - It Was Like the Garden of Eden

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2015

While trying to settle into his new life, Kimito runs into child prodigy Hakua Shiodome, a shy girl who writes complex equations wherever she finds convenient, and Karen Jinryo, a self-taught sword master who challenges him to battle.

star 8.00
16 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Shin'ya Une
Aika-sama Has a Lot of Friends

#2 - Aika-sama Has a Lot of Friends

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2015

While having their fortunes told by Kimito's phone, the girls discover that it can also predict their compatibility with members of the opposite sex. After Kimito asks Kujo to stop waking him in her usual manner, she is reluctant.

star 7.87
15 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Nishikiori, Kento Shimoyama
Inexperienced Though I Am, Please Accept Me Forever

#3 - Inexperienced Though I Am, Please Accept Me Forever

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2015

With Masaomi's help, the rest of the Commoner Club members arrive at the Arisugawa estate to break off Reiko's engagement. Kimito makes an impassioned plea, but ends up saying more than he intends.

star 7.86
14 votes
Directors: Masato Jinbo
Writers: Kento Shimoyama
Kagurazaka-sama is Here

#4 - Kagurazaka-sama is Here

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 2, 2015

The Commoner Club members learn about maid cafés, and take over the cafeteria in a practical exercise to learn more about what maid café maids do. When Sakimori learns of Kimito's affinity for maids, she invites him to Hakua's lab.

star 7.71
17 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Shin'ya Une
The Tsun-Pure In Her Element

#5 - The Tsun-Pure In Her Element

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

Aika enjoys her newfound popularity by showing off her knowledge of a clothing store. Kimito helps Karen overcome her body image issues while trying on clothes. Aika asks Reiko to help her compose an apology text message to the class.

star 7.69
13 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Yasunori Ide
Step Outside

#6 - Step Outside

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2015

The class takes a field trip to the newly-completed theme park "Shominland," where the students get to experience the commoner lifestyle. Kimito coaches the others through almost, but not-quite-authentic commoner activities.

star 7.69
16 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Sonomi Norimi
Just Friends

#7 - Just Friends

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2015

Hakua unexpectedly shows up in Kimito's room one morning, and the two of them make breakfast together. Reiko, Aika, and Karen grow concerned about how Hakua is garnering so much of Kimito's attention, and confront her.

star 7.62
13 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Yasuhiro Kimura
Reiko Is Who We Wish to Be Like

#8 - Reiko Is Who We Wish to Be Like

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2015

A day in Reiko's life demonstrates how good she is at everything she does, and how the other girls look up to her. Reiko throws Kimito a welcome party. Kimito introduces the girls to instant ramen in a cup.

star 7.50
14 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Sonomi Norimi
Is This Not the Sky That Kimito-sama Was Looking At?

#9 - Is This Not the Sky That Kimito-sama Was Looking At?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2015

Reiko offers to give Kimito one-on-one tutoring to help him with his flower arranging class. Reiko's mother and brother come to visit the school, with news that promises to change Reiko's life forever.

star 7.31
16 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Takaharu Ozaki
I've Been Curious About This For a While, But What Is Gets?

#10 - I've Been Curious About This For a While, But What Is Gets?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2015

Kimito gives Aika a yellow suit of the same style worn by Dandy Sakano, famous commoner comedian and inventor of the "Gets" gesture. When Kimito says that he misses having male companionship, the girls assume the worst.

star 7.29
17 votes
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Yuta Murayama
The Tea Party Incident

#11 - The Tea Party Incident

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

When Reiko invites Kimito to her room to join in a tea party with the other girls, Aika monopolizes Kimito's time, insisting that her party planning comes first. Kimito offers to help when Reiko inadvertently offends the rest of the class.

star 7.29
14 votes
Directors: Masato Jinbo
Writers: Kento Shimoyama, Takeo Shudou
Welcome, Commoner

#12 - Welcome, Commoner

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2015

Entirely average high school student Kimito Kagurazaka is snatched out of his regular school and sent to an elite all-girl school in order to acclimate the students there to both boys and to the culture of commoners.

star 7.28
18 votes
Directors: Masato Jinbo
Writers: Kento Shimoyama