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The Anime adaptation of the Manga is produced by the animation studio Seven Arcs, directed by Keizō Kusakawa and written by Takao Yoshioka. The first season aired in Japan between July 2 and September 17, 2008, the second season entitled Pure Engagement aired in Japan between June 13 and September 26, 2010. The anime is licensed by Aniplex in Japan.

DVDs of the first season were released between October 22, 2008 and March 25, 2009 with a total of six volumes. DVD volume six was supplemented with an original video animation episode, "The First Errand" (初メテノオツカイ, Hajimete no Otsukai), featuring Kusano participating in the shopping race with Musubi and Tsukiumi. At Anime USA 2009, Funimation Entertainment announced that the anime's first season was licensed and will be released in 2010.

Season 1

This is a list of episodes for the first season of the Japanese anime series Sekirei, which began airing on September 21 2008, with commercials for the show being aired in advance. It had been officially announced by Square Enix's Young Gangan that Sekirei would be animated with Keizō Kusakawa directing the show and Seven Arcs doing the animation. FUNIMATION has adopted the show's first season for a North American release in 2012.

The first season is mostly faithful to the overall story structure of the manga series, covering roughly the first fifty chapters of the series.

The opening theme used for Sekirei is Sekirei (セキレイ) and the ending theme is Dear sweet heart for all of the first eleven episodes, both songs performed by Saori Hayami (#88 Musubi), Marina Inoue (#9 Tsukiumi), Kana Hanazawa (#108 Kusano) and Aya Endo (#2 Matsu). The ending song used for the eleventh episode was Kimi wo Omou Toki (きみを想うとき), done only by Saori Hayami herself. The opening and ending themes were released as part of the Sekirei OST on July 23, 2008.

01 Sekirei

"Sekirei" (セキレイ)

July 2, 2008

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Sahashi Minato, a typical ronin student, finds his life suddenly changed after meeting a strange girl named Musubi. Minato discovers that she is a "Sekirei" and that he is her "Ashikabi" (ie. Master). However, Minato gets in trouble with the landlord since he was in violation of his apartment rules.

02 Door to a New House

"Shinya no Tobira" (新屋の扉)

July 9, 2008

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When Minato's landlord evicts him from his apartment, he and Musubi must search for a new place to live. The two of them had no luck in finding a place to stay due to Minato's non-university student status. Through a twist of fate, the two encounter a young woman named Miya Asama, who runs a boarding house (Izumo Inn) and are allowed to stay after she hears them out.

03 The Green Girl

"Midori no Shōjo" (緑ノ少女)

July 16, 2008

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Minato takes a job at a local construction site where he meets another Ashikabi, Seo Kaoru. With Seo's help, Minato infiltrates a nearby botanical garden, drawn by visions of a young Sekirei girl named Kusano. Musubi soon arrives and with her help, Minato rescues Kusano, who later makes Minato her Ashikabi.

04 Izumo Inn's Weird Story

"Izumosou Kidan" (出雲荘奇談)

July 23, 2008

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Minato, Musubi and Kusano are startled by strange events at Izumo Inn. Unknown to him, Minato is being secretly watched by a mysterious girl. When Musubi leaves to gather groceries, she is attacked by a satellite weapon controlled by the mysterious girl who then surprises Minato in the washroom.

05 The Water Sekirei

"Mizu no Sekirei" (水ノ鶺鴒)

July 30, 2008

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The mysterious girl turns out to be Matsu, a Sekirei who has been hiding at the Inn. Matsu becomes Minato's third Sekirei. Minato has dreams of another Sekirei, later identified as Tsukiumi, a Sekirei that despises Ashikabi. Minato and Kusano go looking for her and encounter Seo. Hikari and Hibiki soon arrive chased by Tsukiumi.

06 Izumo Inn Flower Troops

"Izumosou Hana Ikusa" (出雲荘花軍)

August 6, 2008

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Tsukiumi attacks Minato to prove that she doesn't need an Ashikabi, but she cannot release her full power. Hibiki and Hikari show her the power of fully winged Sekirei, but Minato shields her from the attack. Finally understanding Minato's feelings, Tsukiumi becomes his newest Sekirei, leading to a comical homecoming.

07 The Black Sekirei

"Kuro no Sekirei" (黒ノ鶺鴒)

August 13, 2008

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Karasuba, a dangerous and lethal Sekirei, pays Musubi a visit at Izumo Inn and reaffirms a promise the two made in the past. MBI Director Minaka initiates the second phase of the Sekirei Plan and blockades Tokyo with armed personnel from MBI's Security Services. Miya establishes new sleeping arrangements at the Inn, to the displeasure of Minato's Sekirei. Yukari and Shiina go shopping, but attract the attention of another Ashikabi.

08 The Sealed Capital City

"Tojita Teito" (閉ジタ帝都)

August 20, 2008

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Sekirei #95, Kuno, and her Ashikabi Haruka attempt to escape Tokyo despite a lockdown, but are pursued by MBI soldiers and members of the Disciplinary Squad. While Uzume visits her Ashikabi, Chiho, in the hospital, Yukari resolves to help Shiina search for Kusano. Matsu uncovers information about Sekirei being defeated by an unidentified assailant. Tsukiumi and Musubi confront the 'veiled' Sekirei who has cornered Kuno and her Ashikabi, unaware that it is Uzume.

09 Veil and Wind

"Hire to Kaze" (比礼ト風)

August 27, 2008

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The fight between Tsukiumi and the 'veiled' Sekirei (Uzume) ends abruptly due to the interference of Sekirei #3, Kazehana. Musubi takes Minato to meet Kuno and her Ashikabi, Haruka. Since Kuno is so weak, Haruka has decided to leave the city, but they have met many obstacles. With Musubi's encouragement, Minato agrees to help them. That night, Kazehana and Uzume stumble into Minato's room in a drunken stupor, causing Minato much grief with his Sekirei in the morning.

10 The Night Before the Escape

"Dasshutsu Zenya" (脱出前夜)

September 3, 2008

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Haruka tells the others about how he and Kuno first met. Minato and Musubi take them to see Seo, who gives them information about the Disciplinary Squad and other dangerous Ashikabi in the city. After some 'prompting' from Miya, Seo agrees to help them escape the city. Later that evening, a party is held as Izumo Inn. Despite knowing that Tsukiumi's absence greatly weakens their chances of success, she refuses to help Haruka and Kuno escape, believing their actions to be cowardly.

11 Sekirei Crest Erasure

"Sekireimon Shoushitsu" (鶺鴒紋消失)

September 10, 2008

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Karasuba and Natsuo discuss the relationship between Musubi and Sekirei #8, Yume. The escape plan commences. Matsu rushes to the scene on her motorcycle and saves Kusano, after she becomes surrounded by MBI Security Service soldiers. The group makes it to the bridge, but are confronted by Benitsubasa and Haihane, members of the Disciplinary Squad with orders to prevent Kuno and Shiina from leaving Tokyo at all costs.

12 Sekirei of Fate

"Enishi no Sekirei" (縁ノ鶺鴒)

September 17, 2008

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Minato is in despair as Musubi is down for the count, but refuses to give up, much to Benitsubasa's irritation, who proceeds to deal with him. Battles rage elsewhere as Kuno and Shiina (along with their respective Ashikabi) come under assault from various adversaries, and thus decided to have themselves winged, repulsing the attacks. But in a twist of fate, someone from Karasuba's past comes to Minato's aid in assisting Kuno and Shiina.

OVA My First Errand

"Hajimete no Otsukai" (初メテノオツカイ)

March 26, 2009

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Musubi and Tsukiumi has another race to the super market. Kusano decides to join the race, and win it so that she deserves to sit next to Minato during dinner. Kusano does not do so well in the competition due to the fact that she becomes frequently lost and cannot focus on her task. Sympathizing Kusano, Musubi and Tsukiumi decides to team up and help Kusano to win the competition.

Season Two

This is a list of episodes for the second season of the Japanese anime series Sekirei titled ~Pure Engagement~, which began airing on July 4, 2010, with commercials for the show being aired in advance.

The opening theme used for Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ is (白翼ノ誓約〜Pure Engagement〜) and the ending theme is (おんなじきもち), both songs performed by Saori Hayami (#88 Musubi), Marina Inoue (#9 Tsukiumi), Kana Hanazawa (#108 Kusano) and Aya Endo (#2 Matsu). Episode 10 has a special ending theme called "Oboetiru Kara (おぼえているから)" performed by Saori Hayami.

01 Quiet Omen

"Shizunaru Yochō" (静ナル予兆)

June 13, 2010 (pre-air)
July 4, 2010 (TV)

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Some character introductions and flashbacks to reintroduce the series to the audience. Benitsubasa and Haihane dig up some information about the history of the Disciplinary Squad to get more clues about No 08 Yume, but fail to unveil the first generation. Pissed by that Benitsubas sneaks into Izumo Inn and gets an idea.

02 When the Wind Begins to Blow

"Kazedachinu" (風立チヌ)

July 11, 2010 (TV)

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Tensions in the city continue to escalate. Minato and Tsukiumi go to visit his sister Yukari. They are attacked by Haihane who draws Tsukiumi away. Left alone, Benitsubasa captures Minato in an attempt to draw Musubi out and into a fight. While Matsu and the others try to determine Minato's location, Kazehana manages to track him to a warehouse, but must face both Benitsubasa and Haihane in order to free Minato.

03 Answer of the Wind

"Kaze no Kotae" (風ノ答エ)

July 18, 2010 (TV)

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Kazehana begins fighting a losing battle, but when Minato protects her from certain danger, she kisses him to acquire her wings, then easily defeats the Disciplinary Squad duo. Musubi and Tsukiumi arrive and take Minato to the hospital. There, he learns his mother, Takami is part of the MBI, and Karasuba makes a great proposition to Musubi.

04 The Last Feather

"Saigo no Hitoha" (最後ノ一羽)

July 25, 2010 (TV)

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Uzume starts to feel the weight of eliminating other Sekirei's to make sure her Ashikabi is safe. Kagari starts reacting more to Minato, furthering his disgust of having a male Ashikabi. In a moment of weakness he faints in Minatos arms and almost gets winged by trying to kiss Minato before he comes to his senses. Minaka sends out another message to all Ashikabi that one last Sekirei remains in the north, meaning Kagari.

05 The Fire Sekirei

"Honō no Sekirei" (炎ノ鶺鴒)

August 1, 2010 (TV)

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Minato tells Kagari that Minaka sent out a message to inform all Ashikabi the last Sekirei lives in the north and to hurry to wing it. This prompts Kagari to head out and try to kill Minaka, but runs into other Sekirei whishing to capture him for their Ashikabi. While Uzume and the discarded Sekirei fight for his possession, Minato and his Sekirei set off to defend him and wing him, before the other approaching Sekirei's and their Ashikabi arrive.

06 Binding Words

"Kunagu Kotoba" (婚グ言葉)

August 8, 2010 (TV)

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Akitsu continues to fend off Uzume while Homura begins to lose control of his powers. Then, when Mikogami orders Mutsu to interfere in the fight between Akitsu and Uzume and capture Homura, Higa Izumi's secretary, Kakizaki, appears. Mutsu, realizing it would be useless to fight against Kakizaki and the other Sekireis he brought with him, retreats along with Mikogami and Akitsu. Before she leaves, Akitsu explains to Homura why she has a master and tells him that she envies him because he can still be winged. Uzume then proceeds to attack Homura but Homura then uses his powers to burn himself before Uzume could capture him. However, as Homura is readying to die, Minato and his Sekirei arrive and Tsukiumi douses him with her water. Uzume then begins to fight Kazehana while Tsukiumi fights #101 Oriha and Musubi fights #86 Katsuragi. Minato, not wanting to lose Homura, kisses him just as he is losing control of his powers once again. After being winged, Homura is then able to control his powers. Musubi then defeats Katsuragi and forces Kakizaki and his Sekirei, including Uzume and Oriha, to retreat. Afterwards,Homura collapses and Minato and his Sekireis hurry back to Izumo Inn.

07 Faraway Story

"Tōi monogatari" (遠イ物語)

August 15, 2010 (TV)

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Relieved that Homura has now recovered, Minato asks Matsu to explain the history of the Sekirei so he can further understand what is going on. Along with Musubi, Kusano and Tsukiumi (with Miya, Kazehana and Homura eavesdropping), Matsu tells Minato the story of Minaka and Takami finding the vessel from space containing the Sekirei and founding the MBI.

08 Grass Play

"Kusa no yūg" (草ノ遊戯)

August 22, 2010 (TV)

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Minato and Musubi meet with Karasuba while shopping. Later on, Minato runs an errand with Kusano, but she gets distracted by a cat and runs off to the hospital, where she meets Chiho, the Ashikabi of Uzume.

09 A Multitude of Bonds

"Amata no kizuna" (数多ノ絆)

August 29, 2010 (TV)

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Tsukiumi is introduced to Yukari and Shiina during an encounter with a Sekirei and her very abusive Ashikabi. Later, Minato and his Sekirei meet Chiho at the hospital, and learn that Uzume is their enemy, the Veiled Sekirei.

10 Far-reaching Sky

"Hatsuru sora" (果ツル空)

September 5, 2010 (TV)

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Uzume is about to attack Minato's Sekirei remembering she has to score a win. Musubi asked if she really wants to fight and after she confirmed her intentions and Tsukiumi stated she will not interfere the battle begins but ended in a draw. Then Toyotama No. 16 and Ichiya No. 18 started an attack on Minato's party but as soon as the Kazehana and Homura appeared the were ordered to retreat. Toyotama ignoring the order tries to finish of a helpless Musubi but Uzume jumps in to save her and gets terminated in the process. Minato promises a dying Uzume to help Chiho in her stead. Back in Izumo Inn Matsu launches a cyberwar against Higa Izumi when Minato reaches bad news, Chiho's condition is worsening. While paying a visit to her, Higa shows up as nothing has happened with a flower bouquet.

11 Preparation for the Festival

"Matsuri no junbi" (祭ノ準備)

September 12, 2010 (TV)

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Minato asks Takami for help to treat a sick Chiho after secretly receiving data from Higa. However, Minaka decided to use it as part of the Sekirei Plan and summoned all active Sekireis and Ashikabis to fight against Minato. When one of them decided to fight the others for insulting him, Minato and the others use the opportunity to slip away. Matsu leads Kusano and Kagari to infiltrate the botanical gardens and seize the server room. En route to the location, they were ambushed by Sekireis under Hayato.

12 Tower of Confusion

"Rangi no Tō" (乱戯ノ塔)

September 19, 2010 (TV)

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Minato and his Sekireis begin their infiltration of the MBI Tower in downtown Tokyo in order to find out what the data on the antidote is to help cure Chiho of her condition. Minaka hinders the team from successfully completing it by activating anti-personnel traps, deploying the disciplinary squad to attack the Sekireis and keep them busy before he announced the activation of hidden explosive charges throughout the building. This forces Minato and Musubi to run harder towards the upper floors of the MBI Tower. Outside, the botanical gardens were already burning thanks to Homura's fire attacks.

13 Bonds of Truth

"Shinjitsu no Kizuna" (真実ノ絆)

September 26, 2010 (TV)

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Seo aids Matsu in securing MBI data for Higa while Minato and Musubi confront Minaka before he escapes, leaving the MBI Tower as it gets destroyed. Karasuba engages Musubi after she threatens death of Minato's other Sekireis. Under a Norito, Musubi was able to defeat Karasuba for the latter to concede defeat. With the tower destroyed, everyone began to return back to their normal lives. Higa was covertly given false data after Seo advised Matsu. Thanks to the data recovery, Chiho was successfully cured of her sickness.

OVA Two Points of Idle Talk

"Kanwa nidai" (閑話弐題)

August 21, 2010 (BD/DVD edition)

Based on two omakes from the manga, this fan-service focused episode features Minato's Sekireis going for a physical check-up and to a MBI-owned resort. Both outings end with Benitsubasa destroying the building after being inadvertently made fun off by Minato's Sekireis, and both time Homura did not join the activities because he couldn't decide whether he was male or female.

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