So, where to live at now when your relatives resent your ass and your dorm got burned down? Hey, how about an apartment complex where most of the residents are YOKAI!? You know, GHOSTS!?
Anyway, this is Elegant Yokai Apartment Life.
Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Series Composition: Yasunori Yamada
Original creator: Hinowa Kōzuki
Character Design: Tomomi Shimazaki
Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Plot Summary: Yūshi Inaba is a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle’s house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen (about US$220) rent. Yūshi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.
First Thoughts: First, let me say….damn, this guy has tragedy written all over his face from dead parents to uncle’s family don’t give a shit about him so he moves to making his dorm burned down….give this guy a break. Damn. So the show has that feel of a sitcom that has the quirky characters and neighbors that has a lot of instant likability and gives the main character some needed warmth, like the exorcist friend Akine, who swiftly became a favorite character so far and the author character Reimi Isshiki is also a good highlight of being an overall good character and the surroundings of the yokai and the spirits living in their own apartments gave the viewer more interest in knowing about some of them.
Got to say, I’m impressed. I enjoyed the first episode and easily looking forward to more. In other words, CONTINUE WEEKLY.
I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and anyone needs a good friend like Akine.