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The following is an episode list for the anime adaptation of the Da Capo series of games, including Da Capo: Second Season. The D.C. anime first season, produced by Zexcs, originally aired from 5 July to 27 December 2003 on the Japanese network TV Kanagawa. Based on the original visual novel's scenario where the player chooses Nemu, it featured the central characters of the game, while omitting some of the details of the other scenarios. As it was a general-audience anime, the explicit scenes of the original game were likewise omitted. Many episodes were accompanied by bonus material, such as music videos or side stories. The unique thirteen Side Episodes, although released concurrently with D.C., were produced by a different staff than the D.C. anime.

The second season Da Capo: Second Season, produced by Feel, aired from 2 July to 24 December 2005, also on TV Kanagawa. Da Capo: Second Season includes the premise and characters from the manga Da Capo: Second Graduation released in 2004, but the character development and plot progression are very different. The cast also includes characters from the expansion game Da Capo: Plus Situation. A notable difference between the two seasons is Jun'ichi's character design. It is believed that this production is intended to connect the original game to its sequel, Da Capo II, as the sequel game contains references to Da Capo: Second Season. Unlike the first season, there was no bonus material accompanying the series' broadcast.

Both seasons are available on DVD, but there is no official English release of this series at this time. The Da Capo Side Episodes were released separately from the regular episodes in their own DVDs, but the DVD-BOX release of Da Capo placed both regular and Side episodes on the same discs.

Summary of series

Da Capo

# Title Original air date
01 Can't I Fall In Love?
"Suki ni naccha dame desuka?" (好きになっちゃダメですか?)
2003-07-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A new transfer student, Sakura Yoshino, arrives to the Asakura siblings' surprise. The biggest surprise was that she hasn't aged a day since she and Jun'ichi last met. At the end of the episode, as Nemu is entering Jun'ichi's room, Sakura kisses Jun'ichi on the lips. This upsets Nemu and she calls him a pervert before leaving the room.
02 The Explosive Anti-Nemu
"Ura-Nemu, Bakuretsu desu" (裏音夢、爆裂です)
2003-07-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura's insistent affections (and ill-timed kiss) upsets Nemu's mood. She treats Jun'ichi coldly all day long. At dinner he makes Nemu's favorite food, but she declines and has a cup of noodles instead. While Nemu is in the bath, Jun'ichi walks up to the door and sincerely apologizes, so she forgives him.
03 So, it's Bananas, eh?
"Banana! Nandesunē~" (バナナっなんですねぇ〜)
2003-07-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Although Miharu is reported hospitalized, Miharu appears in her classroom to everyone's astonishment. She is an android based on Miharu's appearance and personality, and Jun'ichi is charged with her care.
04 The Canary Under the Cherry Tree
"Sakura no shita no kanaria" (桜の下のカナリア)
2003-07-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A mishap with Sakura and Nemu causes Jun'ichi to go hungry for much of the day, but Kotori, the girl he hears singing in the park, offers him one of his favorite foods.
05 Because I Am a Maid...
"Meido desukara..." (メイドですから...)
2003-08-02 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
On a day he skips class, Jun'ichi rescues Yoriko, a cat-eared maid, from torment by local children. She offers to serve as the Asakuras' maid in return, but she has zero experience in any maid skills.
06 Let's Go to the Beach!
"Umi e yukimashō!" (海へゆきましょう!)
2003-08-09 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi invites his friends to the beach, little realizing a certain promise he made earlier.
07 Welcome to the Mizukoshi Residence!
"Mizukoshi-ke e goshōtai!" (水越家へご招待!)
2003-08-16 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi helps Moe get to school under the nose of the hall monitors, and she invites him to a nabe meal in return.
08 Utamaru's Spring (Recap Episode)
"Utamaru no haru (sōshūhen)" (うたまるの春(総集編))
2003-08-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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09 The Mysterious Poet
"Nazo no poemā" (謎のポエマー)
2003-08-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Various poems anonymously appear across Nemu's path, from a secret admirer who is also an obsessive eavesdropper.
10 I Wanted You to Hear It
"Anata ni kikasetakute" (あなたに聴かせたくて)
2003-09-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi convinces Kotori to enter the beauty pageant in the cultural festival. He also agrees to go to her recital and also meet with Nemu at the same time.
11 Let's Go Outside!
"Soto ni deyō!" (外にでよう!)
2003-09-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi, Nemu, Sakura, and Suginami try various plans to coax the hikikomori Yoriko outside.
12 We're Only Pretending to Date, Okay?!
"Koibito gokko dakara ne!" (恋人ごっこだからね!)
2003-09-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Mako asks Jun'ichi an unusual favor to help her turn down a persistent girl suitor.
13 Sakura's Breas—er, Apprehension!?
"Sakura no mune·sawagi!?" (さくらの胸·騒ぎ!?)
2003-09-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Suginami sponsors a trip to a jungle-themed resort, where Moe causes a bit of a ruckus.
14 A Puppy's Shopping
"Wanko na shoppingu" (わんこなショッピング)
2003-10-04 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Nemu ponders the Asakuras' finances, Miharu asks Jun'ichi to take her shopping. They run into Nemu, who does a little shopping of her own.
15 Recap Episode
"Sōshūhen" (総集編)
2003-10-11 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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16 A Poor Excuse for a Magician
"Dekisokonai no mahōtsukai" (出来損ないの魔法使い)
2003-10-18 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nemu tries to ask Jun'ichi on a date, but Sakura invites him to her house on the same day and time. Nemu invites Miharu instead, improvising a story that she would stay at her friend's house.
17 The Feelings That Fall Short
"Todokanu omoi" (届かぬ想い)
2003-10-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nemu discovers Miharu's secret. Sakura and Jun'ichi reflect on the past together, and Sakura tries to win Jun'ichi's affections.
18 The Secret Between the Two
"Futari dake no himitsu" (二人だけの秘密)
2003-11-01 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi re-examines his relationship with Nemu, and she explains why she dislikes Japanese sweets.
19 A Blissful Time
"Shiawase na jikan" (幸せな時間)
2003-11-08 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The transformation in Jun'ichi and Nemu's relationship becomes the talk of the school. Sakura and Suginami warn them against taking the relationship further. Nemu collapses during a student council meeting, and that night she and Jun'ichi become even closer despite the warnings.
20 Feelings in Disagreement
"Surechigau kimochi" (すれ違う気持ち)
2003-11-15 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Seeing Jun'ichi and Nemu closer than ever before, Sakura tries to pull them apart using Jun'ichi's sense of honor, sparking a heated quarrel between the two girls. That night, Nemu collapses in Jun'ichi's arms, with cherry blossom petals falling from her lips.
21 Sakura's Determination
"Sakura no kesshin" (さくらの決心)
2003-11-22 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Having realized she lost to Nemu, Sakura decides to move on, but when word of Nemu's unusual condition reaches her, she rushes to her side. A chat with Yoriko prompts Sakura to make a fateful decision.
22 Wonderful Memories
"Suteki na omoide" (すてきな思い出)
2003-11-29 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nemu manages to regain consciousness, to the relief of Jun'ichi and his friends. Yoriko asks Jun'ichi for her "wages": a date at night. Together they share Yoriko's dream, going to school together and building wonderful memories with the boy Misaki fell in love with.
23 An Honest Confession
"Sugao no kokuhaku" (素顔の告白)
2003-12-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Kotori realizes that her telepathic power is fading, sensing only painful noise when she tries to probe anyone but Jun'ichi. She focuses her attention on him, as being able to sense his thoughts puts her at ease; however, her friends point out that she is also falling in love.
24 The Door into Memories
"Kioku no tobira" (記憶の扉)
2003-12-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Miharu the android, in order to become more like her human counterpart, attempts to search for Miharu's memories within herself, despite the fact that they weren't a part of her programming, and the fact that such searching greatly shortens her lifespan.
25 Breaking Hearts
"Kowareyuku kokoro" (壊れゆく心)
2003-12-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Despite Nemu's earlier recovery, she is still bedridden, and has resumed coughing cherry blossom petals. Sakura, upon discovering this, realizes that the magic cherry tree had not died, and that she had not truly let go of Jun'ichi. Sakura decides to leave Hatsune-jima, to put distance between herself and Jun'ichi. Mako and Suginami visit Nemu, but they find that Nemu does not remember who they are.
26 Finale
"Saishūkai" (最終回)
2003-12-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura, hearing about Nemu's amnesia, tries desperately to stop the cherry tree, which responds by blooming even more. Nemu wanders away from home in a daze, and Jun'ichi goes looking for her.

Da Capo: Side Episodes

D.C. episode Title Original air date
08 Side Episode 1
"" ()
2003-08-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nemu, Miharu, Kotori, and Mako share some scary stories and folk tales.
09 Side Episode 2
"" ()
2003-08-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A day in the life of Nemu, through Jun'ichi's eyes.
10 Side Episode 3
"" ()
2003-09-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
During a day at the beach, Kotori meets an unusual stranger.
11 Side Episode 4
"" ()
2003-09-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura makes a video for her American friends, and meets the stranger at a soba restaurant.
12 Side Episode 5
"" ()
2003-09-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Yoriko ventures outside during the day, finding an (unusually) affectionate Utamaru.
13 Side Episode 6
"" ()
2003-09-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Miharu the android experiences new things online.
14 Side Episode 7
"" ()
2003-10-04 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Moe finds fascinating (and at times, deadly) sea creatures at the beach.
16 Side Episode 8
"" ()
2003-10-18 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
During a heavy rainstorm, Nemu and Mako take shelter in an old, dilapidated house.
17 Side Episode 9
"" ()
2003-10-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Yoriko ventures outside again, this time at night.
18 Side Episode 10
"" ()
2003-11-01 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nemu, Moe, and Mako follow a strange being into the forest and become lost.
19 Side Episode 11
"" ()
2003-11-08 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The stranger has a flashback vision of his youth in Hatsune-jima, at an abandoned shrine.
20 Side Episode 12
"" ()
2003-11-15 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The stranger sees a montage of the previous Side Episodes in an abandoned movie theater, then a flashback of his parting with Yoshino.
21 Side Episode 13
"" ()
2003-11-22 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The girls (sans Yoriko) decide to find the stranger that Sakura calls "Fushigi-san".

Da Capo: Second Season

# Title[1] Original air date
01 Two Years Since Then...
"Are kara ninen..." (あれから2年...)
2005-07-02 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi, with the help of his group of friends (the self-appointed "Support Team"), manages his daily life in Nemu's absence. On a stormy summer day, a mysterious young girl arrives at his door.
02 Unreadable Map
"Yomenai Chizu" (読めない地図)
2005-07-09 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi and Kotori decide to skip school and help the girl, Aisia, find her destination on a rain-soaked map written in a foreign language.
03 Beneath the Same Roof
"Hitotsu yane no shita" (ひとつ屋根の下)
2005-07-16 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After learning that grandmother Yoshino is dead, and after Jun'ichi inadvertently shows his only magical skill, Aisia decides to make him her "Master". When Mako discovers her, she insists on having Aisia stay at the Mizukoshi residence.
04 Past the Rows of Cherry Trees
"Sakura namiki no mukō ni" (桜並木の向こうに)
2005-07-23 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Convinced that Jun'ichi studies at a school of magic, Aisia sneaks into Kazami Academy.
05 Magic's Tail
"Mahō no shippo" (魔法のしっぽ)
2005-07-30 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia keeps a close eye on Jun'ichi to "catch" him using magic, despite his insistence that he can only conjure Japanese confections.
06 A Letter for Miharu
"Miharu e no tegami" (美春への手紙)
2005-08-06 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Rumors abound after Miharu discovers a letter in her shoe locker.
07 Crossing and Missing Each Other
"Surechigai" (すれ違い)
2005-08-13 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A fight with Nemu over Aisia living with Jun'ichi is exacerbated when he becomes jealous of the new doctor, Akishima, in the infirmary.
08 A Storm Foreseen
"Arashi no yokan" (嵐の予感)
2005-08-20 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi attempts to find Nemu in the rain. After another heated fight with Nemu, he confronts Dr.Akishima.
09 Unwithering Feelings
"Karenai omoi" (枯れない想い)
2005-08-27 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia (after a chat with Misaki) and Miharu concoct a scheme to get Jun'ichi and Nemu to reconcile. At the base of the dead cherry tree, Jun'ichi and Nemu talk about his grandmother.
10 I'm Joining
"Nyūbu shimasu!" (入部します!)
2005-09-03 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi and Nemu lose sleep watching a drama series on DVD. Left alone, Aisia joins Tamaki's miko club, thinking that Shinto is an eastern form of magic. She decides to use her newfound knowledge on the school's baseball team, who is known for fifty straight losses without even a hit.
11 Writing In Progress!
"Tadaima shippitsu chū!" (ただいま執筆中!)
2005-09-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
When Nanako has trouble making a deadline for the final chapter of her magical girl comic, Aisia decides to provide some inspiration.
12 The Two Stars of Hatsune-Jima
"Hatsune-jima no daburu sutã" (初音島のWスター)
2005-09-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia and Alice put together a show for the hospitalized children, in particular for a young girl who loves the circus.
13 Aisia's Summer
"Aisia no natsu" (アイシアの夏)
2005-09-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
As Jun'ichi and Nemu plan for the imminent summer vacation, Aisia continues her solo magic training.
14 Door of the Heart
"Kokoro no tobira" (心の扉)
2005-10-01 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
During a trip to the beach, Aisia discovers Kotori's hidden feelings for Jun'ichi.
15 Delivering a Singing Voice
"Utagoe o todoke ni" (歌声を届けに)
2005-10-08 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia tries to push Kotori closer to Jun'ichi, but Kotori accepts that she will never have him.
16 Blossoming Memories
"Mebaeta omoi" (芽生えた想い)
2005-10-15 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia develops feelings of rivalry towards Nemu, and of affection towards Jun'ichi.
17 Nemu and Jun'ichi
"Nemu to Jun'ichi" (音夢と純一)
2005-10-22 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Aisia tries to compete with Nemu in looking after Jun'ichi (to no avail), and accompanies them on a date. She begins to understand how much Nemu cares for him, but is confused by his seeming lack of understanding or gratitude.
18 A Mirage the Color of Cherry Blossoms
"Sakurairo no shinkirō" (桜色の蜃気楼)
2005-10-29 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A blond-haired, voluptuous young woman with twin ponytails is spotted on the island. Thinking that Sakura has returned, Jun'ichi, Nemu, and their friends follow Utamaru to see if he leads them to her.
19 Sakura's Words
"Sakura no kotoba" (さくらの言葉)
2005-11-05 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After a welcoming party for Sakura, the Asakuras and their friends repair the neglected Yoshino house. Sakura shoots down Aisia's hopes of magic lessons, and tries to explain the dangers of magic.
20 The Season That Won't Return
"Modoranai kisetsu" (戻らない季節)
2005-11-12 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Confused by Sakura's rejection, Aisia asks Kotori about what happened two years ago. She decides to see if everyone's desire can come true through the cherry tree again.
21 Two Magicians
"Futari no mahōtsukai" (二人の魔法使い)
2005-11-19 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura talks Aisia out of trying to revive the cherry tree, but Aisia questions her desire to be with Jun'ichi.
22 Everyone's Time
"Minna no jikan" (みんなの時間)
2005-11-26 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura and the other girls try to get Nemu and Jun'ichi together during a midsummer school day.
23 The Summer of Silence
"Chinmoku no natsu" (沈黙の夏)
2005-12-03 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Jun'ichi organizes a study session to help finish his neglected homework, but the other girls don't remember that he and Nemu are more than siblings, and even they begin to doubt their relationship.
24 Vow
"Chikai" (誓い)
2005-12-10 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Sakura, who hadn't seen Jun'ichi or the girls for a day, suddenly sees the cherry blossoms revived and certain memories erased.
25 Da Capo
"" (ダ·カーポ)
2005-12-17 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Like a rewound clock, life becomes a semblance of what it was before Jun'ichi and Nemu became lovers. Sakura confronts Aisia's world with a warning.
26 The Bells of Happiness
"Shiawase no Kane" (幸せの鐘)
2005-12-24 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Although everyone now has a fair chance of being with Jun'ichi, he and Nemu become depressed. Suginami and Kotori bring the two back together to challenge this reality, and Aisia realizes the stubborn power of the cherry tree.

Da Capo if

# Title[2] Original air date
01
"" ()
2008-12-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
The episode begins with a short scene between Kotori and her older sister, Koyomi - the night before a wedding was to take place. Koyomi congratulates her, stating that happiness would surely come to Kotori's life with him at her side. Kotori thanks her sister for remaining at her side up until now. Just about a year after Nemu's death (the cause being unknown), everyone has been helping Jun'ichi manage his life in Nemu's absence. Kotori, in particular, has been spending most of the day with him; they go to school and back together and she also cooks for him every day. Almost kissing at a beach, Jun'ichi begins to question his feelings for Kotori, though is also questioning whether he is betraying Nemu's feelings or not. The following day, Jun'ichi visits Nemu's grave, and later decides to clean up Nemu's room. Jun'ichi and his friends reminisce the past when Nemu was still alive, leaving Kotori in confusion. She questions Jun'ichi of his motives, and he responds that it was necessary to remove the remaining imprint of Nemu from the world, or otherwise, he cannot move on. Bewildered, Kotori hastily leaves the house, Jun'ichi following suit. Both confront each other at the front, where Kotori explains that something was not right in his motives. Jun'ichi attempts to confess his love to Kotori, and knowing what he was about to do, she rejects it, despite not hearing it fully, and apologizes.
02
"" ()
2009-03-25 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After Kotori refused to accept Jun'ichi's confession, complications arise and Jun'ichi reflects on his motives to clean Nemu's room. Kotori continues to question her feelings in confusion as to why she could not bear to accept Jun'ichi's feelings, thus continuing to distance from him. Soon, not only has depression struck both, but it arises their friends' concern on their well-being, tracing the cause back to Jun'ichi's decision to clean-up. Kotori continues to ponder in the park, when she was approached by Koyomi. Not knowing what to do, Kotori asks for advice, and is questioned in return as to why she loved Jun'ichi in the first place. Jun'ichi is confronted by Sakura, who hastily returned to the house, and questions further his motives, considering them as cruel and futile, and the most being, Kotori would not have asked for such a thing from him. Jun'ichi resolves his motives, and decides to go and look for Kotori. Meeting upon the dead sakura tree, both are resolved and Jun'ichi firmly confesses to Kotori, which she happily accepts, followed by a kiss. A marriage follows, and a reunion has taken place at the school. Jun'ichi and Kotori begin to pass through the lush green row of sakura trees, when under Nemu's wish for their happiness, reverts all of the sakura trees in Hatsunejima to their pink blossoms.

References

  1. All episode titles, air dates, and translations taken from "Anime News Network Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2006-09-06. 
  2. All episode titles, air dates, and translations taken from "Anime News Network Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2006-09-06. 

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