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I've noticed this season two shows end the preview with the episode number and title underneath - 第六話 - but this confuses me.

How should I read this? Is 話 still はなし or is it something else? What is the first kanji? I know 六 (ろく) for sure but I need help understanding how to read this.

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The reading for 話 as a counter, according to jisho.org, is わ.

The first kanji is read だい, and is a prefix for ordinal numbers. So the whole thing is read だいろくわ and means "sixth episode".

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