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First Episode:
A Foul Star in the Sky

Season 1 Episode 1 (24 min)

Premiere: 10/6/2006 12:00:00 AM

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An ominous star is lurking in the sky while two horsemen deliver an urgent message to the emperor. Later, Youjiro saves two kabuki students from sudden death.

Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Supernatural

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu ~ Irohanihoheto

Season 1 | 26 Episodes

E1 | A Foul Star in the Sky

An ominous star is lurking in the sky while two horsemen deliver an urgent message to the emperor. Later, Youjiro saves two kabuki students from sudden death.

E2 | The Earth-Splitting Sword Laughs

The assassin-bodyguard Hario follows Youjiro. Later, Youjiro agrees to travel with the kabuki troupe to offer his protection.

E3 | Ballad of Stone Crane Mansion

Parkes arranges a bodyguard for Katsu. Meanwhile, Youjiro and the theater troupe have finally caught up with their target.

E4 | Anecdote of an Underhanded Scandal

Yuyama becomes an increasing threat to Nakaiya Juubei; Saigo Magozou is sent to assassinate him. Youjiro's history is revealed.

E5 | Shureiki Unleashed

Nakaiya Juubei recruits three dangerous men who quickly become possessed by demons. Which causes them to lose their minds, and Youjiro must save them.

E6 | The Closing Performance Burns

We learn of the bloody history of Yokohama and the even bloodier history of Youjiro's sword. Meanwhile, the troupe is creating a clever plan.

E7 | Sotetsu Moves

Soutetsu leaves the troupe and seeks out a strange object capable of summoning a demon before he meets with Nakaiya Juubei.

E8 | Satisfactions for Revenge Achieved

Nakaiya Juubei shows himself and tries to manipulate Katsu with the Conqueror's Head. Meanwhile, Youjiro must fight Kanna to try and reach the Head before it is too late.

E9 | The Black Cat Cries

Youjiro meets an old friend from his childhood,  and he thinks back on his life--in particular the time he spent with Sakamoto. Meanwhile, a huge army heads towards Yokohama.

E10 | Ueno Falls

The death of Juubei threatens to split the Troupe apart. However, when a new script from Soutetsu arrives, it emerges that Juubei may not be dead, as was thought.

E11 | The Troupe at a Provisional Stage Again

The troupe travels to Edo based on the information in Soutetsu's script. They meet up with Akizuki who has been in Edo for some time.

E12 | Ryoma’s Message

The troupe gets attacked by a group of strange ghosts, and it is up to Youjiro to save them. Meanwhile, Soutetsu seems to be advancing his plans, but what is he up to?

E13 | The Head of the Conqueror with a Soul

Soutetsu lets Juubei escape with the prize. Youjiro and Kakunojou chase after him, but their attempt is thwarted by the English forces. Later, a dangerous enemy is born.

E14 | To the North

Kanna has been promoted to the head of the elite English forces, and is planning an assault on Enomoto.

E15 | The Secret Sword Resonates

Akizuki and Kakunojou are traveling together across Japan to find Kakunojou's new sword when they receive an interesting message.

E16 | Accompaniment of the Four

Now that Kakunojou has found her sword, she travels north with Akizuki to reach Enomoto and the Head of the Conqueror.

E17 | Unnecessary Deliberation

Kakunojou and Akizuki experience differences of opinion in how to proceed against Enomoto. Meanwhile, the four Englishmen launch an attack against Enomoto's ship.

E18 | Pathetic Destiny

The English knights launch a second attack, but it ends in disaster when Rook is killed. Akizuki uses the English attack as a diversion to sneak up on Enomoto.

E19 | Bright Inverted Pentagram

Kakunojou is in a state of shock regarding her actions onboard the ship, but her spirits are lifted when she is reunited with the troupe.

E20 | There Were Waves

Akizuki is found and nursed back to health by a young woman and her son. Meanwhile, Hijikata and Enomoto launch their attack to try and conquer Hakodate.

E21 | Crossing Over the Strait

Akizuki sets off for Ezo where Kakunojou is still waiting at the hospital despite the departure of the rest of the Troupe.

E22 | An Encounter in the North

Akizuki finally manages to catch up with Enomoto and the conquerors head but once again Kakunojou gets in the way. Soutetsu also continues to make his plans.

E23 | Hakodate is Red

Under the command of Kanna, the English knights launch a daring raid against Enomoto, but they are no much for the Japanese forces.

E24 | Irohanihoheto

Hijikata finally starts to realize that Soutetsu is up to something behind everyone's back. Enomoto is also beginning to master the true power of the Conquerors' head.

E25 | Goryokaku Emerges

With Akizuki closing in on Enomoto, he uses the fearsome power of the Head of the Conqueror to defend his castle.

E26 | To Go Towards the Sea

Akizuki strives to defeat Enomoto and the Conquerors' head once and for all, but he must first take on both Kakunojou and Soutetsu to do it.

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