Kohina Ichimatsu is an expressionless elementary school girl who lives alone, proclaims herself to be a doll, and eats nothing but instant noodles. One day, she plays the Kokkuri game by herself and summons the fox spirit Kokkuri-san who, upon seeing her unhealthy lifestyle, takes it upon himself to become her guardian and raise her properly. Thus starts Kohina’s new life of being haunted by various unique spirits.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san Episode Synopsis
Episode 1: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san!
Kohina Ichimatsu, an expressionless elementary schoolgirl, summons the fox spirit Kokkuri-san whilst playing the Kokkuri game by herself. Kokkuri, finding Kohina to be living an unhealthy lifestyle, takes it upon himself to be her guardian.
Episode 2: A Refreshing Smile is the First Step to Being a Decent Person!
Kokkuri tries to teach Kohina to smile, whilst Kohina is approached by an overly loyal dog spirit named Inugami.
Episode 3: Inugami, Stay! Go to Your House!
Inugami starts haunting Kohina, causing stress on Kokkuri.
Episode 4: The One on My Mind is into Sci-Fi!
The house is now haunted by the tanuki spirit, Shigaraki, who has an unexpected use for Kokkuri’s life savings.
Episode 5: The Flowers on the Desk are a Message!
Kohina discovers that her classmate, dubbed Jimeko-san, is the one who had been putting flowers on her desk.
Episode 6: Kohina, the Cyclops, and Shigaraki!
As Kohina starts being able to see more spirits, she starts to raise a small Cyclops, despite warnings from the others.
Episode 7: Cat God Tama’s Love at First Sight!
Tama, a cat god with a fetish for dolls, takes a dubious interest in Kohina, who she believes to be an actual doll, and kidnaps her. Later, Kokkuri finds a cursed box in the family storehouse that turns him into a woman.
Episode 8: Kokkuri-san’s Steamy Secret Hot Spring Tour!
Still stuck as a woman, Kokkuri reluctantly joins Shigaraki and the others to a hot springs town in the hope of finding a legendary hot spring that can undo the curse.
Episode 9: The Age of Many Worries!
When Kokkuri starts losing hairs, he tries to keep his stress to a minimum to keep himself from going bald. Later, Inugami tries to catch the attention of Kohina to no avail, leading him to run away from home.
Episode 10: Kureha’s Days Spent Waiting in Vain!
Kokkuri and Kohina meet a strange woman named Kureha waiting under a mysterious red maple tree. To find out more information on the man she is waiting for, the gang visit the mountain god Tengu, who informs them that Kureha is a ghost who died waiting for a man who will never come and is bound to the tree. Wanting to help Kureha pass on to the afterlife, Kokkuri looks up his spirit, learning he was actually reborn as the maple tree the entire time.
Episode 11: Adult Dropout Cosplay!
As a result of drinking Kokkuri’s water of youth, Inugami and Shigaraki end up turning into children. After growing tired of being their parent, Kokkuri uses the water on himself to become a child himself, so Kohina brings in Tama to look after them.
Episode 12: Destiny!
Kokkuri and Kohina end up helping a nervous lawyer pick out a Christmas present for his daughter, Noelle. After being able to have a Christmas party with his daughter, the lawyer reveals he is a ghost who wanted to make one final memory passing on. Later, the group see the New Year in with some cleaning, soba, and a shrine visit.