1- "Densetsu no Shōjo" ("The Girl of Legend")(伝説の少女)
Airdate: April 6, 1995
Miaka and Yui are studying for the Jonan academy exams, an extremely competitive high school. They head to the national library and while waiting for Yui, Miaka saw a phoenix. Finally Yui finished, and they followed the sight of the phoenix all the way up to the special collections section in the library, which was the restricted section, and they found a book called "The Universe of the Four gods". While they begin reading it, they are transported into another world and found themselves attacked and ambushed by slave-traders. A young man with an ogre symbol on his forehead appears and saves them then asks for compensation. He turns around and walks away when Yui said they don't have any money.
While Miaka searched her pockets, Yui was gone, and as well as the young man with the ogre symbol. Miaka thought that maybe he took Yui with him, so she rides off on a hay wagon secretly and to find them. Another young man then says that the young man with the ogre symbol is his friend.
The man then brings her to a secluded place, with his friends , waiting to rape her and sell her "strange clothes." Miaka then manages to fight them off with her self-created martial arts, including splash wave 95 and hip attack, but one manages to pull her by her feet and pin her down. The young man with the ogre symbol on his forehead then appears, managing to save Miaka one more time.
2- "Suzaku no Miko" ("Priestess of Suzaku")(朱雀の巫女)
Airdate: April 13, 1995
With the young man's incapability of telling Miaka where Yui is, Miaka doggedly follows him demanding to help her search for her. After she loudly accused him of selling Yui and being a slave trader, the embarrassed man stops talking. Seeing the imperial procession nearby, the young man remarks that one jewel from the emperor's crown would make him rich, so Miaka runs up to the palanquin where the emperor was in, and asks if she can have a jewel. She trips and grabs one of the cloth whcich was one of the decorations, ripping it. The imperial guards attack her for dishonoring the emperor, but the young man rescues Miaka using a smoke bomb. When she reminds him she has no money, he kisses her forehead as payment, before introducing himself as Tamahome.
Suddenly, Miaka began to emmit a red light and vanishes . Slipping between worlds, she is relieved and happy to see Yui safe and reading the book in the library before the light fades and she returns to the world in the book. On the emperor's orders, she and Tamahome are captured and imprisoned in the palace's dungeon
. When Miaka chews her gum from her pocket and blows a bubble, it terrifies the guard who runs away, leaving the keys behind. After they escape the cell, they are separated after Miaka smells food nearby and wanders off to eat. While searching for Tamahome, she meets a beautiful woman named Hotohori who seems excited to learn Miaka is from another world. As they talk, Tamahome is captured by guards nearby. The woman hides Miaka, but Miaka reveals herself to help Tamahome. When the guards roughly grab Miaka, Tamahome quickly breaks free from the guards holding to fight the ones hurting her. When they see Tamahome's forehead emmit red light and a mark appear as he fights, Hotohori tells the guards to stop and reveals that he is really the emperor and a man. In the throne room, Hotohori asks Miaka to become the Priestess of Suzaku to save his country of Konan. In doing so, she will obtain the power to fulfill her wishes. After thinking of all the wishes she could make, like getting a boyfriend or getting a wrestling prize and award, including passing the exams and going to high school with Yui, Miaka accepts and all in the palace, the guards, everyone bows before Miaka , the Priestess of Suzaku.
3- "Suzaku no Shichisei" ("The Seven Stars of Suzaku")(朱雀の七星)
Airdate: April 20, 1995
Miaka dreams about her big brother Keisuke Yuuki , but she wakes up and finds Tamahome instead. Tamahome then says that he's not her big brother but she can pretend that Tamahome is her big brother if she likes. He's checking on her because Hotohori is worried that she's sad. Tamahome tells her that with the power of Suzaku, she can go home. This puts Miaka into action. Hotohori explains that there are seven constellations in the south that belong to Suzaku, and the names of the constellations appear on the bodies of seven people. When all seven are gathered together, the priestess will gain the power of Suzaku. The finest warriors in the kingdom were gathered and Miaka tries to provoke them, thinking that the Suzaku Seven would not try to harm her, but the warriors all chase her and make a building fall down around her. Back in the real world, Yui notices and sees blood on her leg. Tamahome has shielded Miaka from most of the rubble, but her leg was injured. Tamahome struggles to keep the building from falling on them both, and nearly crushed, until one of the royal consorts quickly digs them out. She is one of the Suzaku Seven, Nuriko. She says she really wanted to save Tamahome, and it's fine for her even if Miaka was injured. Nuriko gives Tamahome a kiss. Miaka then washes her clothes and thinks about how to make friends with Nuriko, as she needs her to get home, and in order to do that, she must gain the power of Suzaku, with the Seven stars of Suzaku. Tamahome then barges in, hoping and struggling to hide from Nuriko and escape her . Miaka decides to serve as Nuriko's maid, and Nuriko makes her tasks difficult, and flirts with Tamahome in front of her. Later that day, Tamahome escapes from Nuriko and finds Miaka, she is depressed and confused about Nuriko and there possible relationship. Tamahome then tends to Miaka's leg.
4- "Surechigau Omoi" ("Missing Love")(すれちがう想い)
Airdate: April 27, 1995
As Tamahome tends to Miaka's leg, Miaka asks him if he loves Nuriko. Tamahome then laughs and calls her jealous, and says he wants money more than love. Nuriko then, listening and hiding behind a tree , overhears them. Later, Nuriko asks Miaka to search for a lost earring by the lake in the dark because al the other maidens are afraid and it is a valuable family heirloom. Hotohori is being criticised by his advisors about not taking an Empress near the lake. Miaka and Hotohori meet in the bridge , and he offers to order Nuriko to behave, and Miaka disagrees , she'd rather become Nuriko's friend, and she is able to get along with her anyway. Miaka falls in the lake, and gets caught in the weeds. Nuriko gloats that she sent Miaka on a false errand and tricked her.While Nuriko's other maidens were laughing at this, Tamahome overhears and Nuriko reveals she's in love with Hotohori Tamahome then went angry at Nuriko about sending her on a false errand.
Miaka comes back from the pond.Nuriko then slaps Miaka and Miaka slaps her back , and they make friends and Miaka promises to put in a word for Nuriko with Hotohori . Hotohori tells Miaka that he's only ever loved the priestess of Suzaku , but he senses Tamahome and Nuriko listening in, brings out his sword, and breaks the wall.Hotohori then reminds them that they have special exeptions of entering his bedroom, and the two if them dances and makes faces while singing. Hotohori then proposes to Miaka.The next morning both Tamahome and Nuriko are cold to Miaka, and she follows them to the market. Tamahome then has to earn money. Tamahome tries to sell some of Miaka's bubblegum, but the crowd said that evidence was relevant, so Miaka reveals herself. The crowd goes wild and they have to escape quickly. Later, a gang set upon them and Tamahome and the gang leader haggle over a price for Miaka. , and Tamahome and the gang fight over the prices. Miaka and Tamahome fights the gang and win, but Miaka is furious at Tamahome for rescuing her, and as well as using her to make him rich. Then Miaka tells Tamahome she loves him, but is rejected by Tamahome, saying, "Sorry, but I don't feel the same. Miaka then falls down in a fever.
5- "Tomadō Kodō" ("Bewildered Heartbeat")(とまどう鼓動)
Airdate: May 4, 1995
Hotohori questions Tamahome about Miaka's illness, and tells Tamahome that if he caused it, he will make him pay.
Miaka is seriously ill, so Hotohori resolves to send her home, using Taiitsukun , a great magician. Hotohori tells Miaka of this, on one condition: for her to come back to the palace once she's well again. Outside,Nuriko accuses Tamahome of being jealous of Hotohori, telling him to apologize to Miaka so that Hotohori will be free for Nuriko. They set off to go to Taiitsukun, with a tense feeling between Miaka and Tamahome. That night, Nuriko tells Miaka to bathe in the spring near where they are camped.
She tells Tamahome to go to the spring, saying that Miaka asked him out there. Miaka undresses to bathe and her leg is caught by a snake . Tamahome comes running, and they both apologize. Tamahome is very embarrassed and annoyed by Miaka's appearance. Tamahome leaves and Nuriko reveals herself. Miaka hugs Nuriko and Nuriko's top falls off enough to reveal that she has no breats and she's a man. The next day, Hotohori and Miaka have a heart-to-heart discussion, which makes Tamahome and Nuriko jealous. Taiitsukun decides she will have to test the group. She then sends out a thick fog. Tamahome insults Miaka and she runs off. She sees a dinner table with lots of food and runs towards it, and is trapped in a mirror, where she is confronted by a another Miaka, his Miaka is her alter ego and evil.
6- "Inochi Hatetemo" ("Even If I Die...")(命果てても)
Airdate: May 11, 1995
The evil mirror-Miaka steps out of the mirror, trapping Miaka there, and she walks back to camp, carrying and holding the mirror. She tries to kiss Hotohori , and tells him that she'll just stay in the book forever. Miaka then is annoyed, and that was what she wanted to say deep inside. The evil-Miaka then tells them that Nuriko is a man, not a woman . But Hotohori realizes and notices that something's wrong and says that the Miaka he knows does not act "like this". They try to fight mirror-Miaka, but she uses the mirror to suck out all the power the three of them posseses.
Taiitsukun then tells Miaka to think of something to defeat the evil mirror-Miaka. Miaka then thinks that if she's a part of her, then....... .She then breaks a plate and holds out a jagged piece of it from the dinner table full of food and stabs herself deeply in the heart to wound the evil mirror-Miaka, who is a part of Miaka herself.
The mirror-Miaka is defeated by the three warriors, disappears, and Miaka reappears, nearly dead. Nuriko tries to heal Miaka's wound, but Tamahome said that she's a man and he would be nose-bleeding to take Miaka's shirt off to heal the wound. Nuriko interjects and says that she may be a man, but at heart, he is a woman. In the real world, Yui is also wounded and covered in blood. Yui and Miaka talk while Miaka is between life and death, and Yui says to Miaka to live, and hear those people's voices reaching out to her. Miaka then sees a paradise, but returns to the world of the four gods. Taiitsukun reveals herself to the group, and tells them she can get Miaka home.
7- "Kaeritai..." ("Going Home")(帰りたい...)
Airdate: May 18, 1995
Taiitsukun takes then takes Hotohori , Nuriko, Tamahome, and Miaka to her palace atop Mt. Taikyoku where her assistants, the Nyan-Nyans, four young girls looking alike , patch up Hotohori's wounds and the other's as well. As they heal Miaka's wounds, Taiitsukun states that Miaka doesn't have enough power to go home because of the loss of her blood caused by the evil-Miaka, so Tamahome and Hotohori offer to give her some of their blood, even though it means their powers will be cut in half.
When the transfusion of the blood is done, Taiitsukun notes that with only three Suzaku warriors, the processing of sending Miaka home in the real world will be difficult, but they are all determined to help Miaka . Miaka has trouble concentrating out of concern for the others, but then she hears Yui calling out to her and telling her to go home.
Remembering her friendship with Yui and their years together and all the memories, Miaka is enveloped in the red light of Suzaku. As she is transported home, a comet-like ray of blue light passes her going back towards the book world, (which was when Yui was pulled inside the book. The light was blue becuase she would become the priestess of Seiryuu. ) Miaka then wakes up on the floor of the library with the book near her and in sight, but Yui is not in the library. Miaka calls out and yells for her, but the library is closing, so Miaka returns The Universe of the Four gods to its shelf and leaves the library.
She runs into two of their classmates, Moriin and Fuu. Thrilled to be reunited after so long, Moriin and Fuu said that it had only been two hours since she and Yui had left them to go to the library. Concerned and worried about Yui, she wonders if she went home and calls into Yui's house.
8- "Aitai..." ("Brief Parting")(逢いたい...)
Airdate: May 25, 1995
When Yui's mother picks up the phone and tells her that Yui is still not home, Miaka goes to her her own house and she tells her big brother, Keisuke about the events in the book. Though he says he does not believe her, he warns her to stay away from it. However, Miaka had already promised Hotohori and the others that she would return in the book.She also realizes that Yui may have been taken into the book in exchange for her, and thought of the blue light, and when they were first transported Yui suddenly was transported back into the library. After packing some of her things and some snacks, she returns to the library.
Keisuke, in his friend's car, .spots her and tries to stop her, but Miaka says good-bye and opens the book, and she was transported into the book again. In the other world, Hotohori welcomes her back and tells her that it has been three months since she left and that their country is now caught up in a war.Miaka then realizes that time flies faster in the book. He asks her to hurry to summon Suzaku . She looks for Tamahome to ask him to help find the rest of the Star Warriors, but he has left the Konan palace. Miaka, joined by Nuriko, go to find him. Miaka wonders how Tamahome could have left, but Nuriko explains her that Tamahome really missed Miaka while she was gone, and said that he never ate anything except for the plate, he wasn't himself lately and drooling and daydreaming, he almost got eaten by the birds, and that he does love her. Suddenly, the surroundings become pitch-dark.
Nuriko and Miaka are dismounted from their horse, and a man with a pickax towers over Miaka. When the man speaks, Miaka realizes it's just Tamahome. They are glad to be reunited and seiing each other again , however, the torches suddenly went out and a pair of hands pull Miaka into the dark forest.
9- "Miezaru Teki" ("Enemies Unseen")(見えざる敵)
Airdate: June 1, 1995
A fox-like monk reveals himself to Miaka, who was warning her that people from the rival kingdom of Kutou are after her. He disappears, leaving only his Kasa hat, as Tamahome arrives. They hear a yell and run back to find saw that all the guards Tamahome were dead, and an unharmed Nuriko was stuck to a tree by arrows. Hopingly, Nuriko was able to dodge them. The three go to the local village Tamahome was hired to protect. In the morning, Miaka sees Tamahome leaving town and quickly wakes up Nuriko so they can follow him wherever he was going.
They soon arrive in Tamahome's home village. Tamahome's father is very ill and his four younger siblings are tending the farm while Tamahome works. As he goes to leave, one of his younger sisters faints with fever and Miaka reveals herself to shout out instructions on how to treat his sister. She goes to the river to get some water, but is attacked by a group of assassins who wants her dead. Tamahome, sensing and feeling that Miaka is in danger, runs to find her, but the fox-monk saves her by using a strike of energy from within the hat he left behind. He introduces himself as Chichiri and warns Miaka that if she acts around carelessly, people around her are going to suffer unless if she acts more responsible.
When they return to Tamahome's house , they find his family and Nuriko have been tied up in wires and strangled by another assassin. Tamahome is also captured and the assassin demands Miaka let him kill her to save the others. She consents, but Chichiri, the fox-like monk, saves her and frees the others from the wires. During the battle, his Suzaku symbol and sign is revealed, "well" . Nuriko then pins the assassin and begins interrogating him but he is killed by a flurry of arrows before he can see more than that his kingdom is seeking their "Priestess of Seiryuu." Miaka, worried and concerned that Yui is the one they are searching for and not wanting to put anyone in more danger, sneaks out of the house quietly and runs off to the rival kingdom of Kutou.
10- "Toraware no Shōjo" ("Looking For Yui")(囚われの少女)
Airdate: June 8, 1995
Miaka sneaks and takes a shortcut to Kutou through a forest, and is attacked by a tiger. She tries to defend and save herself, but Tamahome arrives to save her, managing to protect her. Miaka tells him to leave her be, unwanting to cause him anymore trouble, but he says that it his duty to be by her side and protecting her. Accepting his words, Miaka falls and tells him she is too hungry to move and asks him to bring her a bag of candy from her horse. However, as soon as Tamahome leaves and heads for the horse, she runs off again, catching a wagon to the next village. Tamahome follows on her horse after sending Nuriko to report back to Hotohori about what happened . Hotohori, unable to abandon his responsibilities as the emperor of Konan, wants to send soldiers to search for Miaka but his advisors remind him that doing so would make the upcoming war worse.
Miaka then arrives at the gate to Kutou, but does not have a passport. Chichiri, who was following her the whole time, uses his power to freeze and paralyze the guards so she can get into the city. A general appears and breaks the spell, then asks who she is. Miaka claims to be the Priestess of Seiryuu , so he tells her he will take her to the emperor of Kutou immediately. Miaka initially declines, saying she has something to do first, but then sees Tamahome trying to get past the guards and agrees to go immediately. Chichiri stops Tamahome, telling the guards that he was drunk, explaining the situation to him as Miaka is taken away. The general,Nakago , takes her to the Kutou palace , and then Yui is also brought in. The two friends were reunited and they tearfully embrace, but in doing so Miaka drops her bag with the Konan copy of the The Univeerse of the Four gods falls out. Nakago picks it up and opens it.
11- "Seiryū no Miko" ("Priestess of Seiryuu")(青龍の巫女)
Airdate: June 15, 1995
Nakago, one of the Celestial warriors of Seiryuu, tells the emperor of Kutou that Miaka is the priestess of Suzaku and Yui is the priestess of Seiryuu. The emperor of Kutou then orders Miaka's arrest. The guards were fortunately distracted by the news of intruders in the palace, so Miaka and Yui are able to escape the hall and hide. The two girls then hide inside an old and dusty storage room with many kinds of things inside. Nakago then orders his guards to find Miaka and Yui, but to be careful not to harm Yui. Inside the storage room where the girls are hidden, Miaka and Yui exchange words and talk, then Miaka notices a scar on Yui's wrist and asks her what happened to her wrist, but Yui says it was just an coincidence or accident from when she arrived in the palace.
Outside the Kutou palace, Tamahome is fighting the Kutou soldiers roughly and impatiently when Nakago arrives to face Tamahome. When Tamahome tries to assault him , Nakago is able to knock him out of the way. Chichiri then tries to help Tamahome by using his one of his freezing spells, which enabled Tamahome to get away, but Nakago quickly breaks the freezing spell Chichiri casted .
Back inside the storage room, Miaka then realizes that Nakago still has the The Universe of the Four Gods with him. When Miaka and Yui are discovered by one of the soldiers and guards who were sent to find them , Tamahome arrives and saves the both of them, and then Yui leaves them in the storage room to go get the Universe of the Four gods scroll from Nakago for Miaka. Yui then arrives where were Nakago was and she tells Nakago that she is going with Miaka back to Konan, and Nakago corners her to a wall gives her the scroll, but also asks if Miaka really cares so much about her as she thinks. Grabbing the scarred wrist, he tells her to remember what happened to her when she was inside the book for the first time.
Back in the storage room, Tamahome asks why Miaka left him behind trying for to fool him by getting a bag of candy from her horse, but Miaka tells him that this was between her and Yui. Tamahome still refuses to leave Miaka alone and he kisses her. Tamahome then tells Miaka that he loves her. Miaka tells him she loves him also and only pushed him away because she didn't want him hurt anymore and cause more trouble between the two of them. She also tells him she came back inside the book for him as they kiss once more. While they were kissing, a music box opened and played a song. Yui, who was behind the door, overheard, comes in with cheerfulness and saying they can leave now and go to Konan. Before the trip, she asks Miaka to go with her somewhere and tells Tamahome to wait outside, leading her into the Shrine of Seriyuu.
Once they go in, Tamahome and Chichiri are unable to enter the Shrine of Seiryuu, barred by a forcefield. Inside, Yui reveals that she now hates Miaka and says that she will take Tamahome from her. Nakago then begins attacking Miaka, paralizing her and almost crushing her. Yui then tells her about what happened to her when she entered the book, how she was calling for Miaka to save her. Chichiri is then able to get through the forcefield just in time to save Miaka from being crushed against the door. Tamahome then fortunately breaks through the forcefield. Tamahome tries to get Yui to come with them to Konan, as Chichiri uses his hat to transport them to safety, but she says "no" and Miaka, unconscious, Chichiri and Tamahome leave Kutou .
12- "Anata Shika Inai" ("Only You")(あなたしかいない)
Airdate: June 22, 1995
Miaka then dreams of when she met her best friend, Yui, their friendship, how they always stuck up for each other, how they once fought,how happy they were. When she wakes, she finds herself and Tamahome in a room at Taiitsukun's palace atop at Mt.Taikyoku with their wounds completely healed. Chichiri, Taiitsukun and Nyan-Nyan enter the room and Miaka says she must go back to inquire about what happened to Yui. Taiitsukun then states that there is a much easier way, and leads them to a gigantic mirror which has a record of what happened to the world especially for Taiitsukun herself.
Taiitsukun had the mirror show them what happened three months earlier, and Miaka can only watch in shock as Yui is chased through a slum village in the rival kingdom , Kutou, by three men who catch her, pin her down, and try rip off her clothes. Tamahome closed his eyes, and Chichiri gives a pitiful face. Unable to watch any longer, Miaka screams at it to stop and shuts herself inside her room, saying that it was all her fault.
Taiitsukun then enters and shows Miaka the true importance of the Priestess of Suzaku which makes Miaka leap into action and makes here even more determined to summon Suzaku and grant her wishes, and save the world, As people were talking about the upcoming war between Kutou and Konan.
She decides that she should relinquish her love for Tamahome because Yui said that she loves him too, and she was going to take him away from her. When they return to Konan, Hotohori hugs Miaka, Nuriko and Miaka see each other again, (Nuriko, you're gay as ever! Miaka, you're stupid as ever!) and Miaka tries to avoid Tamahome as much as she can .Tamahome then wonders at Miaka's strange behavior and goes to her room to confront her. Hotohori catches him there and pulls out his sword, pointing it to Tamahome and demanding Tamahome to explain his acts of violations. Refusing to back down, Tamahome then declares his true love for Miaka.Hotohori then accepts his willingness and determination to face down his own country's emperor for his feelings for Miaka , and leaves them alone despite his own unrequited feelings.
13- "Aisuru ga Yue" ("For the Sake of Love")(愛するがゆえ)
Airdate: June 29, 1995
Hotohori, outside, comes back inside and tells Tamahome to be cautious becuase he senses an evil presence . A disembodied voice speaks out to them, stating that Kutou will lay trash and conquer Konan unless Tamahome agrees to go to Kutou. Nuriko and Chichiri , who had also felt this evil presence, enter the room. With Chichiri's help, the evil presence is revealed to be a Kutou spy. Despite the four Warriors' attempts to stop him, he escapes. Chichiri thus confirms that no evil spy is now present, however Miaka remains worried by the message given to them and that Tamahome might leave Konan and go to Kutou.
At the back of her mind, she wonders about the possible reason for this, shortly suspecting Yui, remembering that she wants to take Tamahome away from her. Hotohori tells Tamahome to ignore the message, despite the fact that Kutou's army is three times bigger than Konan's and is advancing towards Tamahome's home village, and suggests that they get some rest . Tamahome chooses to watch over Miaka, telling her he will not leave and be by her side . When Miaka falls asleep, Tamahome decides to go to Kutou, kissing Miaka.
The next morning, Miaka is frantic and worried after she fails to find Tamahome . She hands Hotohori a letter that Tamahome had left behind for her, with Chinese characters she can't read,stating what he had done and that he will come back as soon as the last Suzaku Warriors have been found. Although distressed , Miaka decides to look for the other three Warriors of Suzaku to make Tamahome come back. She is equipped with a hand mirror that will give her a sign of any Warrior's presence. Near Mt. Reikaku, the mirror flashes, but just then, Chichiri goes missing, offering to take Hotohori's place in Konan palace because of incapabiltites to leave because of emperor duties, and Chichiri transforms into Hotohori, and Hotohori says that the edge of his nose was more graceful, the eyes are more narrow , and redo the transformation.
Nuriko and Miaka stop for a potty break and discover that it was a trap set by mountain bandits. They are suddenly saved by Hotohori, and then continue their journey. Hotohori hands Tamahome's letter to Miaka, and points out the words "Wo Ai Ni" – meaning I love you. Miaka is crest fallen once more, and Hotohori tries to comfort her, but Miaka pushes away his advances. As she runs away, spikes come down toward her, and Hotohori pushes her down. Nuriko too is rendered unconscious. When they wake up, they discover themselves in Mt. Reikaku, tied up and bound. Miaka tears off some of the bandits' clothes, trying to find a Suzaku symbol. She is taken to the bandits' leader. In Kutou, as Tamahome is held captive, he is confronted by the sun-blonded Nakago. Yui attends to him when he is slapped by Nakago, and even as Tamahome says that he will reunite her with Miaka soon, Yui solidifies her resolves to keep him and Miaka seperated. .
14- "Toride no Ōkami" ("Wolf in the Fortress")(砦の狼)
Airdate: July 6, 1995
Miaka tells Hotohori and Nuriko to stay still and will check if any of the bandits have marks on their bodies.Miaka is then kidnapped by a group of bandits and is nearly raped by the bandit leader, Eiken, after Eiken calls Miaka "pig."
Hotohori and Nuriko rescue Miaka and force the bandit to tell them of the Suzaku Warrior among the bandits, and he is tortured by Nuriko until he tells them that it is Tasuki . However, just before Eiken can tell them who Tasuki was, Miaka is carried off by a young man whom Eiken calls Genrō and who escapes using talismans that summoned phantom wolves.
Genrō brings Miaka to a secret place, where they are soon joined by Kouji , Genrō's fellow bandit and best friend. Miaka learns that Genrō was supposed to be the leader of the bandits , and she promises to help them, if in return they will help her find Tasuki.
They fight with the rest of the bandits, and soon Tamahome mysteriously appears to help them, and he wins. Genrō finally becomes what he was meant to be – the bandits' leader – and attains the tessen, a magical fan that emitted fire through a spell, "Rekka Shinen". Miaka approaches Tamahome, but Tamahome vanishes into thin air, and Miaka is sad to learn that he was only a phantom, summoned by one of Genrō's talismans on which Miaka herself had written.
15- "Yomigaeri no Miyako" ("The City of Resurrection")(蘇りの都)
Airdate: July 13, 1995
The three of them ask for Tasuki before they leave Mt. Reikaku. Eiken denies that he knows who Tasuki is, and Genro tells them that Tasuki is dead. When they visit Tasuki's grave the next morning, one bandit tells them of rumors and sayings telling that in the city of Choko, there lives a person who can resurrect the dead. Meanwhile in Kutou, Yui is also learns this .
Miaka, Hotohori and Nuriko leave for Choko, and soon, they meet a woman named Shoka . Miaka takes off Shoka's clothes to see if she has marks on her body, when they see the character "Chariot" in the mirror Taiitsukun gave them to help them search. Shoka is offended and surprised. They learn that Shoka has the ability to resurrect the dead, and Shoka tells the three of them about a disease that causes high fecer even more worse and painful than death. When they ask Shoka to come with them, she refuses to do so, saying that her powers only exist within Choko.
The trio leave to bring Tasuki's corpse to Shoka and Miaka becomes weakened with a fever . Suddenly, corpses rise from the ground and amubush them, and they are saved when Genro suddenly appears, revealing himself to be Tasuki. Miaka weakens more, and they realize that Miaka has caught the high illness. In Kutou, meanwhile, Nakago brings the news of Miaka's illness to Yui and Tamahome. Yui is deeply troubled, then suppresses her worry and shock for Miaka, remembering that her troubles had been caused by her.
That same morning, Shoka, Miaka, and her three Warriors are led to a man called Myo Juan . Miaka steadily grows weaker, and so does Shoka. Miaka and the Warriors follow a young man to his house after Miaka had fought with him for a fish. They notice many jars of medicine so they ask for his help but he refuses and he turns them away.
Miaka collapses and she is brought to Shoka's house. Shoka tells them that resurrecting the dead is her only ability, so if Miaka is to be cured, she must first die. Hotohori, unable to bear to see Miaka's suffering, prepares to kill Miaka.
16- "Kanashiki Tatakai" ("Battle of Sorrow")(哀しき戦い)
Airdate: July 20, 1995
Tamahome, in the Kutou palace, tries to escape, but he is caught by Nakago and tortured severely by whips. Hotohori cannot bring himself to kill Miaka, so he goes to talk to Myo Juan again. While they are there, they mention Shoka, and Juan tells them that it is impossible because she died a year ago. Back in Shoka's house, Shoka tries to kill Miaka several times, but Miaka evades them and talks her out of it, saying she has her faith in Hotohori. Hotohori, Nuriko and Genro hurry back to Miaka, but are attacked by the possessed villagers, who are now zombies. Shoka yells at Miaka telling her to get away from her, but Miaka can't hear her. Hotohori, Nuriko and Genrō arrive at Shoka's house , with a mysterious fighter, who is Myo Juan.
Shoka accuses him of leaving her to die, and Miaka suddenly deduces that Shoka and Juan were lovers. Shoka sprouts a sickness demon from her back that had possessed her when she died, and tries to eat Miaka. Shoka begs Juan to kill her with his "Great Healing Power". Juan does so, and the house vanishes and the villagers fall down in a faint, unpossessed. Juan heals Miaka and he is revealed as Mitsukake, the sixth of the Suzaku Seven. He tells them that he used his Suzaku powers to become the village doctor, and he was called very far away when Shoka was suffering the illness. He came back too late to save her, but Miaka tells him that Shoka looks happy now.
17- "Meguriai no Ne" ("Magic Flute")(めぐり逢いの音[ね])
Airdate: July 27, 1995
Five days had passed since Miaka had found Mitsukake, and since then, she and her Warriors have been searching for the final Suzaku Warrior. A song is played mysteriously upon a flute—even more mysterious is that it was something only Miaka could hear. When Miaka and company venture out, they arrive at Hakkō village, Tamahome's home village. Mitsukake heals Tamahome's father, and all six of them are invited to stay in Tamahome's home. Before Miaka sleeps, she is notices bats outside the window, and a Kutou spy is watching her. In Kutou, meanwhile, Yui had been attending to Tamahome, who had been asleep for the last five days. Yui reveals to Tamahome her feelings and tells him to forget about Miaka, but Yui advances no further upon Tamahome's bewildered remark. Back in Hakkō, Miaka is awakened by the same song she had heard that morning, leading her to go outside when it stops. She is attacked by bats, and even as Hotohori and Tasuki come to her aid, they continue to be devoured by the bats. The flute is played again, killing all of the bats and the Kutou spy and saving them. The flute player was revealed to be Chiriko, the final Suzaku Warrior. They return to Konan the next day, where they are welcomed by Chichiri and Tasuki, Mitsukake and Chiriko learn for the first time that Hotohori is the emperor. With both Tamahome and the Universe of the Four Gods still in Kutou, they have yet another thing to accomplish, to which Chichiri provides a solution: a spell that would connect from Konan to Kutou, allowing Miaka to speak to the imprisoned Tamahome. Miaka is overjoyed upon seeing Tamahome again.
18- "Renbo no Wana" ("Love Trap")(恋慕の罠)
Airdate: August 3, 1995
Miaka and Tamahome are able talk thanks to Chichiri's powers, arranging to meet tomorrow in Kutou. Yui overhears their talk, and is distraught of learning of Tamahome's planned departure and his rejection of her. Yui runs into a surprised Nakago, and Nakago gives her a small parcel . Nakago tells Yui that it can
keep Tamahome in Kutou with her, and Yui gladly accepts it. In Konan, meanwhile, before Miaka goes to bed she makes a wish upon the stars to really see Tamahome and be with him . When Miaka wakes up in the morning, Nuriko gives her a special doll, that when a man and a woman's name are written on the doll which is in turn buried in the ground, Nothing can ever seperate the couple and their love will be eternal. Miaka, after having written hers and Tamahome's names on it, Miaka is despaired
to see it break before her own eyes, thinking of it as a bad signal. Meanwhile in Kutou, Yui takes the medicine inside the parcel Nakago had given her and tries to put it into Tamahome's food while he sleeps but she fails . When Tamahome wakes up and searches for Yui, and overhears Nakago and Yui's conversation and he learns the truth. Miaka leaves Konan to meet Tamahome in Kutou ,
along with Chichiri, Tasuki, and, unbeknown to them, Tama the cat , Mitsukake's pet .
Soon, they find the meeting place they had agreed upon, a gigantic tree that smelled of sweet fruits and flowers. However, when Tamahome tries to talk to Yui, Yui feeds him the dark pill through a kiss , leaving him unconscious. Miaka, Chichiri and Tasuki are caught unaware when they are met by Yui, Nakago, and a group of Kutou soldiers.
19- "Hikisakareru Ai" ("Shattered Love")(ひきさかれる愛)
Airdate: August 10, 1995
Miaka is captured by the soldiers as Tasuki and Chichiri escape, hiding somewhere in the palace grounds with a slightly uneasy feeling. When she asks Yui where Tamahome is, although despite not knowing it herself, Yui talks to Miaka coldly. Wondering what could have happened, Yui asks Nakago about the strange pill, but all that Nakago says is that Tamahome is being treated with "the greatest of care". Miaka is thrown into the dungeons by the soldiers, and she escapes with Tama's help, who had unknowingly come with her there. Yui learns of Miaka's escape, and prepares food to lure Miaka to her. Although Miaka then apologizes to Yui and says that she will not leave her as they are best friends, Yui openly declares that she will never forgive Miaka. As they argue, Tamahome enters the room. When Miaka embraces him, he shockingly pushes her off him and hits her with his nun-chucks. Strangely, he acts coldly towards Miaka, but softens up when he talks to Yui. After a failed attempt to hit Miaka's head with his nun-chucks, Tamahome calls for the soldiers to lead her away. However, in his last attack upon Miaka, he had undone one of her hair buns, and one ribbon was left behind. For a moment, he is seemingly crestfallen, then keeps the ribbon with him as he is sent for by Nakago and ordered to kill Miaka, Tasuki and Chichiri. Miaka refuses to let the soldiers lead her away, and Nakago suddenly appears, leading her to a post where Chichiri and Tasuki are tied up. After threatening to "kill" Miaka, Nakago is revealed to be Chichiri in disguise, and that the Chichiri tied up with Tasuki was merely an illusion. Miaka does not tell them about what had happened, and Chichiri leaves, disguised as Nakago, to look for Tamahome. Miaka outwits Tasuki, tying him up against the post again despite his protests, and returns to the tree to wait for Tamahome again.
20- "Todokanu Negai" ("Unreachable Hope")(とどかぬ願い)
Airdate: August 17, 1995
Chichiri, disguised as Nakago, is discovered by the real Nakago. Chichiri frantically goes to Tasuki, and the two go to look for Miaka. Meanwhile, Miaka meets Tamahome under the tree. Tamahome acts kindly towards her again, but his real intention is still to kill his fellow Suzaku Warriors and Miaka. When Miaka shows Tamahome the letter he had written to her before his departure from Konan, he rips it to shreds, devastating her. Tasuki and Chichiri appear to save Miaka, and a fight ensues between Tamahome and Tasuki. Nakago and Yui watch the scene from above, and Nakago reveals to Yui that the pill they had fed Tamahome is actually a drug formulated to alter the consumer's memories and personality. When Chichiri hides himself and Miaka, Nakago enters the battle. Chichiri successfully uses Tama as a medium to break the barrier of Seiryuu with the help of Hotohori, Nuriko, Mitsukake, and ultimately, Chiriko and his flute. Miaka, Chichiri, Tasuki and Tama are finally able to leave the Kutou palace, and a crying Miaka bids farewell to Tamahome. However, when they are gone, Tamahome's blank eyes are filled too with tears.
21- "Kimi o Mamoru Tame ni" ("To Protect You")(君を護るために)
Airdate: August 24, 1995
Hotohori learns of what Tamahome has done under the influence of Kodoku. Miaka is depressed at the thought that Tamahome might never return to Konan, and still feels the pain that the encounter has left behind, for Mitsukake could only heal her physical wounds. Tamahome is perpetually disturbed by images of Miaka in his mind and by the ribbon she had left behind, and resolves to kill her. Chiriko tries to comfort Miaka with his music, and Hotohori, Nuriko and Chichiri visit her as well, but Miaka prefers to be left alone. Later on, Miaka ventures around the palace, and comes upon Tamahome's empty room. When Nuriko visits Miaka's room, all he finds is a note saying "Sayonara". Miaka comes to a raging river and tries to drown herself, having lost the will to live. Hotohori, however, saves her. When the unconscious Miaka regains consciousness, Hotohori opens up to her about his feelings and kisses her. Miaka is at first reluctant to accept him, but after she gets some rest, she finally agrees. Suddenly, they are disturbed by news of Tamahome's arrival. Hotohori takes Miaka to an unused room and locks her there, and goes to the courtyard where Tamahome is waiting to do battle with him.
22- "Nido to Hanarenai" ("I'll Never Leave You")(二度と離れない)
Airdate: August 31, 1995
Tamahome begins battle with Hotohori with the intention of killing him as well as Miaka, who tries to escape from the room where she is kept in. The battle progresses with Hotohori gaining advantage over Tamahome, but all of a sudden, Hotohori is distracted when he sees Miaka, who has managed to escape from her imprisonment, running towards them. Miaka screams, and in this instance Tamahome is distracted, and Hotohori runs his sword right through Tamahome's torso. Miaka chillingly screams out Tamahome's name, running towards him. Even as Tamahome tries to kill her in his weakened state, Miaka kisses him, and Tamahome finally breaks free of the curse Nakago had set. Mitsukake heals him, after which he returns to Kutou to retrieve the "Universe of the Four Gods" scroll. Yui allows him to leave, and although Miaka is completely glad upon Tamahome's return, all is not as it seems. Nakago has set one more trap for them.
23- "Bōryaku no Yochō" ("Shadow of Intrigue")(謀略の予兆)
Airdate: September 7, 1995
A strange figure is shown reading the stars revealing that a disaster is heading for the Suzaku Seven. The entire palace and Suzaku Seven prepare for the ceremony to summon Suzaku. Nakago introduces one of the Seiryuu Seven to Yui and explains that there is a spy among the Suzaku Seven. Tamahome returns the hair ribbon to Miaka which he had kept even under Nakago's control. Miaka stands in front of the fire surrounded by the Suzaku Seven.
24- "Honō no Ketsui" ("Resolution")(炎の決意)
Airdate: September 14, 1995
The ceremony to summon Suzaku commences as Miaka makes her 3 wishes. When nothing appears, Chiriko starts playing the flute and everyone falls on their knees in pain. Chiriko reveals himself to be Amiboshi, a member of the Seriyuu Seven. Suddenly, another sound breaks Amiboshi's powers. As Amiboshi runs away, Tasuki and Tamahome pursue him then Chichiri and Miaka follow. The group follows Amiboshi to a river. As Amiboshi steps on a weak stone which crumbles he starts to fall into the river. Miaka jumps and grabs his flute in time to save him, but Amiboshi has different plans and lets go of the flute and falls into the river. The group return to the castle and come back with only Amiboshi's flute. Then the real Chiriko is revealed to be a thirteen-year-old boy. He tells them how he saved them. With all the celestial warriors they try to summon Suzuku once more but they fail to do so. Taiitsukun appears and tells them of another way to summon Suzaku.
25- "Aisarete, Kanashikute...." ("Love and Sorrow")(愛されて、悲しくて‥‥)
Airdate: September 21, 1995
After Taiitsukun tells Miaka to discontinue her love for Tamahome that would otherwise compromise her quest to summon Suzaku, Miaka is heartbroken. When Tamahome proposes to Miaka, she tells him she doesn't love him anymore to fulfill Taiitsukun's instructions to break off their relationship. Miaka seeks advice from Chichiri and finds out where his scar came from. This episode ends with Miaka heading to the Star Festival.
26- "Hoshimi Matsuri no Yoru" ("Star Festival")(星見祭りの夜)
Airdate: September 28, 1995
Nuriko, Tasuki, and Miaka have a fun time at the Star Festival. Miaka is reminded of Amiboshi's death and runs away from the festival to honor his death at the river. Tamahome finds her there and tells her they need to talk. Miaka tells Tamahome that Taiitsukun said that she must abandon her love for Tamahome. Tamahome is upset but runs away saying that after they've successfully called Suzaku he will make Miaka a happy bride. The episode ends with Tamahome walking into his home and finding his family dead.
27- "Chikai no Bohyō" ("Tombstone Oath")(誓いの墓標)
Airdate: October 5, 1995
Tamahome is able to talk to Yuiren before she dies. She tells him that she has a been a good girl and asks Tamahome to never leave her side. Suboshi, Amiboshi's brother, appears and admits that he killed Tamahome's family. Tamahome becomes enraged and starts attacking Suboshi. During the battle, Tamahome's ponytail gets cut off by Suboshi's weapon. Suboshi is no match for Tamahome's power — amplified by Taiitsukun's gift and rage at his family's death. Suboshi is saved by Soi, another member of the Seiryu Seven. Tamahome continues in his blind rage as Nuriko pleads for him to stop because his body cannot handle that much power and because he is scaring Miaka. Tamahome calms down and enters his home. He sees that Chuei tried to protect his family with a kitchen knife. Tamahome buries his family along with the gifts he got them. Miaka is uncertain what to say to Tamahome and he asks to be alone. Nuriko worries that Tamahome will not be emotionally fit to accompany them to Hokkan. Tamahome wakes up Nuriko and Miaka and surprises them by telling them with a cheerful attitude that they should be returning to the city. He gives Miaka the gift Yuiren made for her, a gift for brides-to-be. Nuriko, Tamahome, and Miaka return to the ship. Hotohori entrusts his sword to Miaka during her travel to Hokkan because he cannot accompany her. Both Miaka and Tamahome have renewed resolve to protect the ones they love and get the Shinzaho before Seiryu.
28- "Inishie no Michi" ("The Ancient Path")(古昔之途[いにしえのみち])
Airdate: October 12, 1995
A Fushigi Yûgi digest episode. In this episode, additional information is given about characters and the plot.
29- "Ugokidashita Nazo" ("Mysteries Afoot")(動き出した謎)
Airdate: October 19, 1995
Miaka's brother realizes they are connected by a hair that she left in the book. Her brother runs into an acquaintance while trying to leave the library with the book. He tells the guy about what has happened to Miaka so far between Yui, Tamahome, and her. Also the Suzaku seven. His friend tries to help him learn more about the story. They find some very suspicious things out about the person who returned the book to Japan. They then find out that the people who wrote the book intended for the young girl to become a sacrifice to summon one of the 4 gods. He tells Miaka but she doesn't believe him and cuts off their connection. The ship begins to get caught in a storm caused by one of the Seriyu seven and Miaka, Nuriko, and Tamahome go overboard. Tamahome is electrocuted.
30- "Tatakai no Senkō" ("The Flash of Battle")(戦いの閃光)
Airdate: October 26, 1995
After being attacked by lightning, Tamahome and the other two stayed in an abandoned cave and wait for Chichiri to track them down. Tamahome is still unconscious so Nuriko finds the chance to flirt with Miaka jokingly, by trying to kiss her. When awakened, Tamahome explains he has no chance to protect his loved ones, so he promised himself that he will always protect Miaka. Nuriko himself explains he also has a loved one too that he's unable to protect, which is his sister Korin. At the day she died, Nuriko began dressing like a girl in order to keep Korin with him. Just then lightning struck the cave where they were and Miaka and Tamahome began floating in the sea, and Nuriko manages to carry them off because the bracelets Taiitsukun gave him began transforming into armbands. At last, Chichiri and the others found them. While inside the ship, Soi began challenging Miaka and electrifying the others so they won't be able to save her. Miaka uses Hotohori's holy sword in order to protect herself from Soi, and she manages to defeat her. The storm Soi cast is slowly disappearing, and they finally found Hokkan, the land of Genbu, where the Shinzaho is located.
31- "Fuan no Uzu" ("Whirlpool of Doubt")(不安の渦)
Airdate: November 2, 1995
When finally there, they manage to find a place to stay and there, an elder told them about the legendary Shinzaho of the Priestess of Genbu is protected by the Genbu Seven 200 years ago. By this, the group started to separate to be able to find the Shinzaho fast. Before doing so, Miaka promised herself that after she summoned Suzaku she will abandon her old world and stay with Tamahome instead. While planning of the separation inside a bar, Nuriko cuts his hair in order to protect Miaka easily. He then tells them he is now a man, but still inside he's still have the heart of a woman. They began to travel in different places, leaving Nuriko with Tamahome and Miaka. They saw an ancient writing which only a scholar can read, and Tamahome decides to follow a man whose dad is a scholar. The man's dad told them that the writing is located to where the Priestess of Genbu first appeared, and that the Shinzaho is in Mt. Koku. After hearing the news, Tamahome encountered Yui who is also in Hokkan finding the same thing, who just separated from Suboshi. At the same time, Ashitare, a warrior of Seiryu, was sent by Nakago in replacement of Soi in order to kill the Priestess. Ashitare found Miaka and Nuriko and began to attack.
32- "Suzaku no Hoshi ni Junjite" ("To Die for the Star of Suzaku")(朱雀の宿星[ほし]に殉じて)
Airdate: November 9, 1995
Ashitare of Seiryuu Seven leaps to attack Miaka, but Nuriko saves her and manages to burn Ashitare by Chiriko's signal flares although he's hurt. He then told her that he's going to save her until his last breath draws, causes Miaka to think Nuriko is not a girl anymore. On the same time, Tamahome encounters Yui and tried to convince her to stop summoning Seiryu and come with him. She then told him that Tamahome is just a character in a book and that Miaka and Tamahome can't be together unless they summon Suzaku. Suboshi then came and Tamahome ran away, leaving Yui undecided of her fate. Reunited, Miaka, Nuriko and Tamahome found a house and stay there. Still mindful of what Yui said, Tamahome goes to have to drink by himself. Nuriko then approaches and tells Tamahome that he's ready to die for Miaka, admitting that he also love Miaka as a man. The next day, Nuriko decided he'll go find the Shinzaho and leave Tamahome and Miaka together to strengthen their relationship and find Chichiri and the others. Once there, when Nuriko was about to remove the large boulder blocking the cave of the hidden Shinzaho, he is found by Ashitare.
33- "Nuriko, Towa no Wakare" ("Nuriko, the Eternal Farewell")(柳宿、永遠[とわ]の別離[わかれ])
Airdate: November 16, 1995
During the battle of Ashitare and Nuriko, Nuriko is stabbed through the chest by Ashitare's long claws. Though badly wounded, he manages to break Ashitare's neck. Miaka and the other Suzaku warriors sense something is wrong and begin making their way to the area they felt the disturbance from. With his blood staining the snow, Nuriko uses the last of his strength to lift the boulder out of the way so the others will be able to retrieve the Shinzaho. Miaka and Tamahome arrive to find Nuriko lying in the snow. Tamahome lights a signal fire to call Mitsukake to heal him, while Nuriko weakly encourages Miaka to stop crying because he loves her and won't leave her. Miaka goes to see where the others are, but before she walks to far, Nuriko dies. Miaka can't believe it at first and pleads with him to get up. When the others arrive and learn of his death, the warriors cry, with Tasuki also having trouble accepting it at first. Miaka separates herself from the others, deeply upset, but Tamahome comes and forces her to return and say good-bye. They come back to find that Mitsukake has used his powers to heal the wounds so Nuriko would be "beautiful" again. He also gave Miaka Nuriko's armbands for it to be able to protect her. After mourning his death a few more moments and pledging his death would not be in vain, they bury him in the snow and head towards the cave containing the Shinzaho.
34- "Kōri no Sakimori" ("Guardians of Ice")(氷の防人)
Airdate: November 23, 1995
Sadly after Nuriko's death, Miaka and the remaining Suzaku Seven went inside the cave to locate the Shinzaho of Genbu. While inside, they found the two of the Genbu Celestial Warriors who is later known as Tomite and Hikitsu. They tested Miaka if she is truly capable of having the Shinzaho so they froze her without her clothes, and Miaka was so cold that she could definitely die. Meanwhile, Tamahome and the others were unable to reach Miaka because the Genbu Seven separated them with Miaka using a transparent ice wall. Remembering Nuriko's sacrifice and all the people who have gone to protect her, Miaka was able to break the ice before her with the help of Nuriko remaining in Miaka and his armbands. The Genbu Seven realized she was truly capable having the Shinzaho, they agreed to give it to her. But they realized they also need the Shinzaho of Byakko in order to summon Suzaku. Just outside the cave, Ashitare's wolf form managed to steal the Shinzaho from them, and lead it to Nakago. Due to the incident, Miaka was separated from the Suzaku Seven.
35- "Naraku no Shinkirō" ("Hell's Mirage")(奈落の蜃気楼)
Airdate: November 30, 1995
Upon leaving the cave with the Shinzaho it gets stolen from Miaka by Ashitare's wolf form. She chases after it and trips and begins to lose sight of it. Taiitsukun shows up to check on Miaka and she asks her what to do. Taiitsukun says the only way to get it back is to "couple" with Nakago. Miaka decides to do it. Taiitsukun come and tells Tamahome that Miaka has her period and to go ahead of without her. Tamahome leaves and then Taiitsukun turns into a clam. Miaka goes to the camp and finds that the kitty is with her. Tamahome senses something is wrong and heads back. Miaka gets hungry and smells some food and goes to a tent that just happens to be Nakago's. He was waiting for her. Yui gets mad that Nakago has left her side and decides to go back to camp. Soboshi tells her Nakago can't be trusted and she doesn't believe him. She tries to pull herself from him, but he pulls her in and kisses her. One of the other 7 yells at him. This same member shows Yui the clam shell from before. Nakago is beating Miaka with lightning and destroys the necklace Tamahome's sister made for her. He advances toward her.
36- "Fuminijirareta Ai" ("Trampled Love")(踏みにじられた愛)
Airdate: December 7, 1995
Nakago tells Miaka of what he planned and about the false Taiitsukun. He also tells her that Yui is still a virgin. He also told Yui everyday that Miaka betrayed her. One day she finally believed. Everything that happened was all according to Nakago's plans. Tomo causes the other of the Suzaku to fall into his trap. Tamahome finally catches up with Miaka and runs into Nakago who insinuates that he has "coupled" with Miaka. Tamahome attacks Nakago and actually wounds him with a red lightning. Soi come to Nakago's rescue. Tamahome finds Miaka and she wakes up in a lot of pain. Miaka believes Nakago had sex with her and Tamahome just looks dumbstruck. The others are still stuck in the mirage. Miaka and Tamahome stop at a lake to rest and eat. Miaka is really messed up in logic. She decides she can't marry Tamahome.
37- "Genwaku no Nukumori" ("Bewitched Warmth")(幻惑のぬくもり)
Airdate: December 14, 1995
Tamahome comforts Miaka, but she runs away while he is asleep. Miaka falls into a Ravine and hurts her ankle. She is saved from a giant weasel by Suboshi and passes out. Yui decides to wait for Nakago’s arm to heal before proceeding to Sairou. Tamahome searches for Miaka, but cannot find her. Miaka awakens three days later in Makan Village, in Sairou. She realizes that it was actually Amiboshi who saved her, but he has amnesia and does not remember anything before being pulled out the river by his adoptive parents. Nakago admits to Tomo that Miaka is still a virgin because of a red life force that protected her from him when he tried to couple with her. Chichiri, Tasuki, Mitsukake, and Chiriko are still stuck in Tomo’s illusion and are slowly being killed by the desert’s harsh conditions. Tomo asks Soi to use boa-chuu jitsu, the technique which allows one to control others by weakening their life force through sexual intercourse, on Tamahome. Amiboshi’s new mother fears that Miaka will help Amiboshi remember who he is so she gives her forgetfulness leaves, but accidentally gives her a dangerous dosage. Miaka is feverish and passes out. Tamahome finds Miaka, but it is actually Soi disguised by Tomo’s illusion. They kiss. Keisuke and Tetsuya head to Morioka to find criminal records from the Takiko Okuda murder investigation. Amiboshi gives Miaka some of his life force and she wakes up. He asks her if she will stay with him.
38- "Kokoro no Yoake" ("Dawn of the Heart")(心の夜明け)
Airdate: December 21, 1995
It is revealed that Soi slipped Tamahome a potion when they kissed at the end of the last episode. Mitsukake’s cat sees through Soi’s illusion and tries to warn Tamahome, but does not succeed. Amiboshi offers Miaka a forgetfulness leaves potion to help her forget her painful past and she almost accepts them, but remembers Nuriko, Tamahome, and the rest of the Suzaku Seven and declines. Tamahome refuses the fake Miaka as not to ruin any chance they may still have to summon Suzaku. Amiboshi regains his memory and Miaka resolves to find Yui and help her summon Seiryuu. After Soi fails to drain Tamahome, Tomo reveals himself. Kutou soldiers attack Makan Village and Amiboshi kills them using his flute powers. After defeating the soldiers, Amiboshi senses Tomo. Tomo tells Tamahome of the rest of the Suzaku Seven who are stuck in his illusion slowly dying and attacks Tamahome. Amiboshi senses Tamahome, but Miaka does not want to see Tamahome. Amiboshi, wanting to help, goes to bring him back. As he departed his adoptive father gives him a vial of forgetfulness leaves juice (which also can be used to diminish pain from wounds). Instead of waiting for Amiboshi to return, as she was instructed, Miaka runs off to find Yui and runs into Soi.
39- "Ayashiki Gensō" ("Bewitched Illusions")(妖しき幻想)
Airdate: December 25, 1995
Soi reveals to Miaka that Nakago failed to rape her and that Tomo is fighting Tamahome and has him trapped. Amiboshi helps destroys Tomo’s illusion creating shell with his flute. Miaka arrives and Tamahome defeats Tomo. Miaka excitedly tells Tamahome that she is unspoiled. Amiboshi is trapped and Tamahome is stabbed and dragged off a cliff by Tomo (They only defeated an illusion of him). Tomo traps Miaka with an illusion created from her life force. He explains to Amiboshi that because of the manner in which the illusion was created Miaka is trapped inside the illusion physically, as opposed to just mentally. Tomo puts himself into the illusion as Aono, with the intention of taking Maika’s virginity. He uses the illusion to convince Miaka that she has a crush on him. Miaka sees Tamahome’s name in a book she is studying and becomes confused. Aono stops by and gives her his older brothers lucky exam pencil, putting an end to her confusion. Miaka agrees to go out with him. Aono asks if he can call her “Miaka” and asks her to call him “Tomo.” Back in the real world, Keisuke calls their mother and explains to her that they did not return home because Miaka is studying with him and Tetsuya.
40- "Itsuwari no Koi" ("Deceptive Love")(偽りの恋)
Airdate: January 4, 1996
Miaka reads about the constellations of the four gods again and is again confused, but Aono Tomo distracts her by asking her to come to his house to study later. Tamahome’s master find him and releases him from the illusion he was under when he was thrown from the cliff. As Miaka and Tomo pass the library, Miaka feels like something important happened there and tries to figure it out, but Tomo distracts her with a promise of cake. Miaka discovers the cake was a lie and is distracted again by the library, which she can see from Tomo’s window. He distracts her by kissing her. When she is about to give herself to him, she is confused by something she cannot remember. She remembers going into the library with Yui and going into an old book. Tomo tells her that is was just a dream but she continues to remember what happened and breaks the illusion (but is still trapped in it). Tomo has to use all of his life force to keep Miaka trapped and Amiboshi uses this opportunity to break free. He gives his strength to Miaka using his flute. She stabs Tomo in the mark on his forehead using the lucky pencil he gave her. Shin (the shell Tomo used to create illusions and trap Miaka) breaks and Miaka reappears. Amiboshi protects Miaka from Shin, but is defeated. When Tomo is about to kill him Suboshi arrives and kills Tomo. Amiboshi offers Suboshi forgetfulness leaves so that they may live in peace together. Suboshi pretends to accept them, says he loves Yui, and forces the leaves back on Amiboshi. Suboshi attacks Miaka in the same manner in which he thinks Yui was.
41- "Fukkatsu no Yōkō" ("Sunlight of Rebirth")(復活の陽光)
Airdate: January 11, 1996
Tamahome, Tasuki, and the rest of the Suzaku Seven rescue Miaka from Suboshi. They arrive in Sairou and stay with Tamahome’s master, Tokaki. Tamahome kisses Miaka and says that they cannot love anymore. Tokaki tells him he made the right decision and that their love would never have consummated. Miaka and Chichiri contact Hotohori through and magic mirror and provide him with a very brief (and incomplete) update on their situation. Suboshi returns Amiboshi to Makan Village. Nakago tells Yui that he loves her, Soi overhears this. Xing, Tokaki’s adoptive daughter, tells Miaka a legend that if two lovers kiss at sunset atop a tower next to a nearby temple nothing will separate them. Miaka helps Xing prepare dinner. Miaka’s cooking is horrible, but after she leaves the room Tamahome eats all of it. Xing is told by Tokaki to help Tamahome forget Miaka and when it appears they are about to kiss Miaka enters the room.
42- "Koerarenu Kabe" ("Unbreachable Wall")(越えられぬ壁)
Airdate: January 18, 1996
Keisuke and Tetsuya finally arrive in Morioka. Miaka asks Tamahome to meet her in the tower that Xing told her the legend about. Tokaki reminds Tamahome that he and Miaka will be split up when Suzaku is summoned. While waiting at the tower, Miaka sees Yui and Nakago. After checking the police station and library, a taxi driver introduces Keisuke and Tetsuya to a friend with old newspapers on microfilm. They find the article regarding the Okuda murder and where it took place. Tamahome goes to the tower and finds Miaka’s hair tie. The rest of the Suzaku Seven join him, and Tasuki fries a monster about to eat him. Tokaki and his wife, Subaru, tell them that Tatara, the guardian of the Shinzaho of Byakko has been taken. Nakago finds Miaka sneaking into where he and Yui are staying. Miboshi, one of the Seiryu Seven, steals Miaka’s voice and Nakago knocks her unconscious. The Suzaku Seven follow Miaka. Keisuke and Testuya arrive at the location where the Okuda murder took place and find it is called Genbu Grotto. Miaka wakes up in a cell with Tatara and Yui enters.
43- "Ketsubetsu no Raidō" ("Farewell Reunion")(決別の来同)
Airdate: January 25, 1996
Yui tells Miaka that she cannot keep fighting with her. She leads Miaka and Tatara out of their cell and Tatara presents Miaka with the Shinzaho of Byakko. Yui takes the Shinzaho and locks Miaka and Tatara in a room. Keisuke and Tetsuya meet the aged Priestess of Byakko. Tatara and Miaka escape. Tatara goes ahead to convince Yui to return the Shinzaho, but Miboshi appears. Miaka is found by Tamahome, Tasuki, and Chiriko. Miaka, the rest of the Suzaku Seven, and Takaki and Subaru catch up to Tatara. Tatara is taken hostage by Miboshi. He defeats Miboshi but uses the last of his strength to do so. The Priestess of Byakko dies and Keisuke and Tetsuya watch as a much younger version of her spirit and Tatara’s spirit meet and ascend together. The dying Miboshi possesses Chiriko.
44- "Setsuna no Kōbō" ("Moment of Battle")(刹那の攻防)
Airdate: February 1, 1996
Miboshi of the Seiryuu Seven enters Chiriko's body, because his old body had died. He then used Chiriko to defeat Miaka and the remaining Suzaku Seven, and therefore controlled his body. Chichiri made a barrier or shield around themselves to protect them from Miboshi, but Miaka's foot stepped away from the shield and caused her danger. Meanwhile, Yui and Nakago were on their way to the ceremony of summoning Seiryuu, after they successfully gathered the two Shinzaho. Yui then told Nakago that she will save her third wish for him after they summon the god. On the other hand, Miaka was in great danger of Miboshi's hands, and Miaka tried to plead for Chiriko to wake up. Then, Subaru and Tokaki of the Byakko Seven became teenagers again using Subaru's power for making physical bodies be the ones they were before. Tokaki saved Miaka and Subaru returned Miaka's voice. Meanwhile, Chiriko is slowly waking up, slowly controlling his own self, but Miboshi is much stronger. But soon afterward, Chiriko was able to control himself from Miboshi, and figured out that he could kill Miboshi by killing himself. He then stabbed himself using Miboshi's rattle. Chiriko is slowly dying that time, and he provided the scroll Taiitsukun gave him to Miaka. After saying farewell, Miaka, Tamahome and Chichiri ran towards the ceremony of summoning Seiryuu, leaving Mitsukake and Tasuki with Chiriko up until the very end of his life. Miaka, Tamahome and Chichiri encountered Nakago who just lured them into a trap. But when they finally reached the roof where the ceremony will be held, it was too late for them because Yui is finally summoning Seiryuu.
45- "Bunki no Hikari" ("Divergent Light")(分岐の光)
Airdate: February 8, 1996
Yui succeeds in summoning Seiryuu. Seiryuu turns into a person, enters Yui to grant her his holy power, and they disappear. Summoning Seiryuu causes a shockwave and Chichiri teleports Miaka and the Suzaku Seven back to Konan. Yui wakes up in Kutou and makes her first wish: “Let Suzaku’s strength be sealed away forevermore.” Miaka and the Suzaku Seven meet Hotohori’s new empress, and he tells Miaka that she can marry Tamahome since she is no longer a priestess. Kutou begins to invade and the Suzaku Seven decide they will fight, despite losing their powers. Keisuke and Tetsuya find out that Genbu Grotto was created by being bringing a beast god into the world. Nakago and Soi look into Tomo’s shell, which was all they could recover of him, and see the world the priestesses came from. They talk and Nakago rejects Soi when she confesses her love for him. The Suzaku Seven join the battle against Kutou and encounter the Seiryuu Seven, but are no match for them without their powers. Tasuki throws Hotohori’s holy sword at Nakago, but Soi sacrifices herself to protect him. Yui uses her second wish to return herself and Miaka to their world. Miaka wakes up in her school and Tamahome is there as well.
46- "Kyojitsu no Shōnen" ("Boy of Fact & Fiction")(虚実の少年)
Airdate: February 15, 1996
Keisuke heads home and arrives as Miaka is calling. Yui goes home as well. Nakago tells Suboshi that they will see Yui again. Tasuki’s bandits arrive to support the Konan forces and Kutou retreats. Tamahome wakes up and wants to go back to help immediately. Keisuke, who is researching The Universe of the Four Gods with Toki, the Priestess of Byakko’s grandson, calls Tetsuya and tells him that the story has moved into their world. The book foreshadows that Nakago will soon be entering their world. After discovering that Tamahome came back with Miaka, Yui contacts Nakago using an earring he gave her and he tells her he will send her support. Hotohori prepares to lead his army against Kutou personally. Miaka, Tamahome, and Keisuke go to meet Tetsuya, who still has The Universe of the Four Gods.
47- "Chinkon no Sora" ("Repose of the Soul's Light")(鎮魂の空)
Airdate: February 22, 1996
While Keisuke, Miaka, and Tamahome are waiting in a restaurant for Tetsuya, Keisuke notices Tamahome does not have a shadow. Keisuke tells Miaka he does not think she will be able to re-enter the book and Tamahome notices he has no reflection. Tamahome overhears them talking about how he is not “real” and he runs off. Miaka chases after him, but finds Yui and Suboshi while looking for him. Miaka tries to talk to Yui, but Suboshi chases her off. Mitsukake gives his life to save a baby and heal many wounded soldiers (on both sides). Tamahome sees a romance scene being filmed and remembers that he was going to stay with Miaka no matter what. Suboshi finally catches up to Miaka, but Tamahome arrives and tells Miaka that he is hers because she created his world by reading The Universe of the Four Gods.
48- "Kono Inochi Kaketemo" ("Even Wagering on This Life")(この命賭けても)
Airdate: February 29, 1996
Tamahome and Suboshi fight. Part of Suboshi’s weapon chases Tamahome and he tries to lead it back to Suboshi. Suboshi sees through this, but before he can dodge the spirits of Tamahome’s siblings appear hold him in place. Nakago explains to Hotohori that the war is a distraction and he is turning Kutou’s armies back on itself before moving on to conquer Miaka’s world. Hotohori attacks Nakago, riding through Nakago’s powerful life energy attack to do so. Hotohori stabs Nakago, but is fatally wounded by the energy. Keisuke gives Miaka the book and she tries to save Hotohori by talking to him. Hotohori warns Miaka that he could not stop “him” and after talking to Miaka for a while he dies. Keisuke asks Tamahome to go back into the book by himself.
49- "Kashoku no Ten" ("Wedding Celebration")(華燭の典)
Airdate: March 7, 1996
Keisuke tells Miaka that summoning a beast god means becoming a sacrifice for it. Yui calls, Miaka tells her that Suboshi is dead, and they both agree to go to school the next day. Keisuke begs Tamahome to return to the Universe of the Four Gods. Miaka informs Yui about Nakago’s deceit and gives her a letter written by Okuda explaining what the beast gods are. Yui runs off and notices scales on her arm. Nakago kills the Emperor of Kutou and orders his family and government killed. Miaka runs home and catches Tamahome preparing to return. Miaka begs Tamahome not to leave and Tamahome asks to have a wedding ceremony. They have a wedding ceremony and Nakago appears before Yui. Yui confirms what Miaka told her and runs away from Nakago. Tamahome finds Yui and Nakago catches up. Nakago tells Tamahome his plans for conquest and Tamahome tells Nakago that they are characters in a book. They fight, but Tamahome is still no match for Nakago.
50- "Shokuzai no Toki" ("Atonement")(贖罪の瞬間[とき])
Airdate: March 14, 1996
Tamahome continues to get beaten by Nakago. Miaka finds Yui while looking for Tamahome, but Yui is trapped in a barrier. Nakago senses Miaka running into his barrier and finishes Tamahome. Miaka tries to break the barrier and Nakago arrives. Keisuke uses the book to ask Tasuki and Chichiri to come save Miaka, using the bag she left there to enter the real world. Nakago attacks Miaka and threatens to kill her if Yui does not grant his wish for eternal life and immortality. As Yui prepares to use her last wish, Seiryuu, in beast form, appears and Yui disappears. Nakago advances on Miaka to end her, but Tasuki and Chichiri appear. Yui appears to Miaka while Miaka is unconscious from Nakago’s attack.
51- "Takusareta Kibō" ("Entrusted Hope")(託された希望)
Airdate: March 21, 1996
Tasuki and Chichiri then appears in Miaka's world using her backpack she left in the book, trying to protect Miaka. But meanwhile, Miaka is encountering a strange dream with Yui in it, and they seemed to have a serious talk. On the other hand, realizing they don't have powers anymore, Tasuki and Chichiri decided they would join their companions in heaven after they had killed Nakago. But before striking, Miaka began to say the spell to summon Suzaku, revealing that Yui's third wish is for Miaka to be able to summon the beast god. Tasuki and Chichiri have their powers back after Miaka successfully summoned and made the god appear. Miaka made her first wish, to make Yui return from Seiryu devouring her. After that she felt herself weaken and realized Suzaku is beginning to devour her. Nakago is still no match for the Suzaku warriors, and he can still be able to defeat them. But because of the said "Power of Friendship", Nuriko, Hotohori, Mitsukake and Chiriko appeared and saved Miaka. Later on a daydream occurred, imagining all of them were on Miaka's world and preparing for the marriage of Miaka and Tamahome. Tamahome have a talk with his father on his dream, and encouraged Tamahome to return back to Miaka. Tamahome began to appear and the final battle of Tamahome and Nakago begins.
52- "Itōshii Hito no Tame ni" ("For My Loved One")(いとおしい人のために)
Airdate: March 28, 1996
Tamahome and Nakago engage in their final battle. Even with all of his powers restored with the summoning of Suzaku, Tamahome is still considerably weaker than his adversary, and Miaka and her Celestial Warriors work to channel all of their powers to him. This plan is still insufficient to defeat Nakago, and as a last resort, Miaka decides to seal Seiryuu away using Suzaku's powers. Nakago loses all of his powers, and as Tamahome delivers his final blow, he glimpses Nakago's bitter past, his ascent to power, and his plight for revenge. The Suzaku Seven's final enemy falls at last, and they urge Miaka to use her final wish to ensure that she and Tamahome could stay together. However, her wish is to restore her world's peace and serenity, and Tamahome consents. Her mission fulfilled, Miaka and her Warriors say a tearful good-bye, and she shares a final kiss with Tamahome as the two worlds are separated and Miaka changed for the better. Days pass, and she discovers a letter which Tamahome had left for her. She learns of his promise to love her through all time and space, and his wish to find her again. Miaka and Yui eventually pass their high school entrance exams, and one school day, Keisuke leads them to a young man who is revealed to be Tamahome, still wearing his wedding ring. The story ends as Miaka lapses into tears of joy.