Yūshi Inaba’s parents died when he was in his first year of middle school, and then he moved in with his relatives. Though they did care for him, he could tell that he was a burden. After he graduated, he happily prepared to move to Joutou Business High School with a dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burned to the ground before he could move in! Yūshi didn’t want to live with his grudging relatives anymore, but it was rough finding lodging as an orphaned student with little money. He finally found a room in a nice old building called Kotobuki-so. But Kotobuki-so was a youkai apartment where humans and youkai live together. Yūshi’s story as a high school kid living with youkai begins!


If you think this anime series will be about youkai that creeps and haunts human life, then you are wrong. The anime that is adapted from the light novel series that tells the story of our main character who begin to live together with youkai. Surely when two existences from different dimensions lead the same life, no one knows how the story proceeds.

The opening song, as well as the closing song that accompanies the show, also feel very catchy and brings back the vibe from old anime song. Certainly, one episode is not enough to be a benchmark whether this series is worth to continue. Of course, as a slice of life anime, it will take some time for the characters and the story to develop. Therefore, I feel that the next episode of this series will be interesting to wait for.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Source Material Light novel series by Hinowa Kōzuki
Atsushi Abe as Yūshi Inaba
Yūichi Nakamura as Mizuki Hase
Akira Ishida as Reimei Isshiki
Kazuya Nakai as Akira Fukase
Koji Yusa as Satou
Miyuki Sawashiro as Akine Kuga
Mutsumi Tamura as Shiro
Rie Kugimiya as Kuri
Sho Hayami as Kottou-ya
Tomokazu Sugita as Furuhon-ya
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ryū
Director Mitsuo Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z)
Original Character Design Tomomi Shimazaki
Opening Theme “Good Night Mare” by Lozareena
Ending Theme “Nichijōshiki Broken down” by Atsushi Abe & Yūichi Nakamura
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Official website
Broadcast date 3 July 2017 (1400 GMT / 2100 WIB / 2300 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Hinowa Kōzuki/Tomomi Shimazaki/Shin-Ei Animation
©Hinowa Kōzuki/Tomomi Shimazaki/Shin-Ei Animation
©Hinowa Kōzuki/Tomomi Shimazaki/Shin-Ei Animation
©Hinowa Kōzuki/Tomomi Shimazaki/Shin-Ei Animation

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Vincent Valentine

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