|Air date||December 11, 2008|
Stars on the Ground
One Night (Aru Yoru ある夜) is the eleventh episode of season one of the Shikabane Hime anime adaptation. It premiered on December 11, 2008.
The Kōgon Sect discover surveillance videos that Hokuto, leader of the Shichisei, is in the area. Aragami gives the intel to Keisei, while Makina struggles to keep her excitement and anger under control at the prospect of achieving her vengeance against the Shichisei. Ouri returns to living at the orphanage for the time being since he is unemployed. Keisei reveals more to Ouri about his bond with Makina: he was raised by Makina's father; Keisei elaborates about why he made the pact to be Makina's contracted monk. Meanwhile, the plan to destroy the Kōgon Sect advances when Ena, one of the Shichisei, makes his move and possesses Ouri. Kowaku, another Shichisei member and Akasha attack Keisei and Makina at the temple grounds. Akasha reveals that this frontal assault was a ruse, and retreats, with Keisei in hot pursuit and Makina left at the temple grounds to engage Kowaku. While checking on the safety of the orphans, Keisei is stabbed by the possessed Ouri.