|I want to meet the ghost!|
|Japanese Title|| ユウレイに会いたい!
Yūrei ni Aitai!
|Air Date||August 29, 1999 (JP)|
|Episode Direction||Takuya Igarashi|
|Animation Direction||Yoshihiko Umakoshi|
|Next Episode||Present from Mongolia|
|Previous Episode||The Tap Disappeared at the Festival!|
Nobuaki Yamauchi watches his grandfather widdle a small carving of an animal until he finishes; which is admired by Nobuaki.
Everyone goes to visit an old temple surrounded by many haunted stories and they decide to hold the courage test, some more willing then others. Will everyone return from this spooky adventure...?
On a late summer evening, Doremi's classmates have gone to the old shrine that belongs to the Yamauchi family. Their classmate welcomes them into his home and brings everyone inside. As part of the summer tradition he will telling them the last story of Summer Vacation about the master of the house. Some of them are nervous and worried, some excited and anxious, and others do not care at all.
And so, Nobuaki begins to tell them the story... The owners daughter had just recently passed away. Every day he would visit the grave belonging to her and happens to spot a girl there. The next day he came, he sees her standing in the rain without an umbrella and asks her why she is there. The girl explains that she made a promise to come and wait for her father to finish working. She refuses to answer anymore though, and the story takes a break.
Nobuaki resumes the story and mentions that the man would see the girl every single day with the same expression. So he would try very hard to think of a while to make her smile, but it would never work.Eventually, the girl thanks the man for what he tried to do and she mentions that she'll be seeing her father tomorrow. Seeing the little girl finally smile had made the older man smile as well and he began to feel much better.
At first, everyone thinks Nobuaki finished his story, but he points out there is still an epilogue and he resumes telling it.
Many days after the man saw the little girl, he returned to the cemetery to find a bunch of people dressed in dark clothing. He asks about the little girl, but the people have no idea what he is speaking of and the woman nearby mentions that the person who died was her husband. The man looks to the front of the grave to find a black-and-white picture of a little girl smiling; this girl, resembling the one he met.
The doctor who passed away had a little girl who passed away when she was very young. He had been with her in the hospital when the doctor had an emergency to tend to. The little girl claimed to be fine and told him to go and help the patient and she promised to wait for him until he finished work. But she passed away while he was working. So from then on the man promised to work even harder to save patients from that day on until he himself passed.
At the end of his story, only a couple of people seemed frightened by it. They notice that the only person who doesn't seem on edge is Yada; whose legs have just fallen asleep on him, so he is unable to move.
That evening, everyone goes outside and they decide to have a courage test. Hazuki doesn't want to participate until Aiko and Doremi manage to calm her down by telling her to think about Majorika when she feels scared. They take turns picking strings and use that numerical order to decide the turns and who is paired with who. First, two of the SOS trio go and they return after a couple of minutes, making claims that they saw a ghost; which nobody believes. Nobuaki claims that they may have infact seen his grandfather, then mentions how he died two years ago, but his soul has not come to terms with it yet. He has no found peace. He also admits that he himself has never got to see his grandfather since, but a lot of others have.
Next Aiko and Nobuko go into the cemetery and they are unaware of the ghost following them. After they exit, Nobuko claims to have seen the ghost but Aiko truthfully informs them that they did not. Next in are Hazuki and Yada, and they spend their time discussing the "spell" Aiko and Doremi told Hazuki to try. But when they begin to feel the presence of the ghost it is enough to scare them out of the cemetary. They seem to be fine though, so Doremi goes in with Nobuaki. She isn't really scared by anything since nobody else mentioned any ghosts. Nobody really notices how sad Nobuaki has become and Doremi is quick to ask him to slow down since he is walking too fast. He had really hoped to see his grandfathers ghost and reveals to Doremi that he had said some really mean, cruel things to him before he passed away and he really wanted to apologize.
When they return, Doremi is quick to reunite with Aiko and Hazuki and they request to use the restroom. She fills them in on what she found out and the girls decide that they want to help out... with a frightened, hesitant Hazuki...
As they are casting Magical Stage, Shimakura and a very frightened Kotake notice the light and they take off. After casting their magic, a small carved figure appears and they start to make their way back when they notice Nobuaki there. He mentions the strange light everybody else noticed, then sees the small carved horse Doremi is holding and asks her where they found it before he takes the ojamajo to the storage building and find it full of carved objects.Nobuaki explains that he was always very close to his grandfather since his parents were usually very busy for him. One day he was working on a wooden horse and promised to finish it for Nobuaki and give it to him after school. But he didn't get a chance, for when he returned... his grandfather was dead. Nobuaki cried before claiming to hate him and he ran from the room. Nobuaki is very saddened now and he wishes to see his grandfather but since he never does, he assumes this means he has never forgiven him for the mean things he said that day. Nobuaki apologizes for suddenly yelling, then asks for the ojamajo to leave before him so that he can be alone for a while.
After they leave he sits by himself when the lights suddenly go out, and he gets up after hearing someone. To his surprise, he finds his grandfathers ghost. They exchange greetings before Nobuaki asks him why he hasn't come to see him in the past two years. He can't help but begin crying and explains that he wished to apologize for what he said back then.
His grandfather believes he was the one to be sorry however, and explains he really wanted to keep his promise to Nobuaki and finish the horse. He had gone around looking for help throughout the cemetery but every time when someone saw him, they would take off. Nobuaki claims he wouldn't have been scared and they share a small laugh. He then goes on to ask his grandfather to teach him how to finish the horse.
As this is going on, Shimakura happened to come by and has seen Nobuaki speaking to himself in the room, with nobody else there.
Meanwhile the ojamajo want to help him, so Aiko suggests they can just turn into the ghost to try to cheer him up. But before Doremi can transform to cast magic, Shimakura comes by and reveals that she caught Nobuaki talking to himself and making something, but it looks like someone is there with him. By the time she finishes her explanation, the ojamajo have already fled!
Back with Nobuaki and his grandfather, he has finished making the horse statue. This makes his grandfather very happy since he has now been able to keep his promise... but.. now this means he must go. Nobuaki doesn't want him to leave, but his grandfather assures him he will always be with him. They make a promise on it as he begins to fade away. Doremi comes to a halt suddenly, having heard someone speak. Aiko and Hazuki didn't notice this when the wind suddenly picks up and a sparkling trail floats by. As they watch the sparkles float up to the moon they realize it was Nobuaki's grandfather...
That following morning, Nobuaki is in front of his grandfather's grave in the cemetery. He gets up after he places the wooden horse on it and the episode comes to an end...
- Let Yamauchi-kun see his grandfather's ghost
- Both Nobuaki and his grandfather are able to come to terms with his passing.
- This is the first episode since Oyajide's appearance that has not mentioned the Cursed Cards.
- This episode features the first time someone's facial expression/features were changed during Magical Stage.