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Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou First Episode Thoughts

Inaba Yuushi’s parents died in his first year of middle school, and he moved in with his relatives. Though they did care for him, he could tell he was a burden. After he graduated, he happily prepared to move to a high school with a dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burned to the ground before he could move in! Yuushi doesn’t want to live with his grudging relatives, but it’s rough finding lodging as an orphaned student with little money. He finally finds a room in a nice old building which seems too good to be true. The catch is that it is a Monster House, a place where humans and supernatural creatures—ghosts, mononoke, etc.—live together. Another high schooler lives there, a cute girl named Akine, and she’s completely unfazed by the monsters. In fact, she can even exorcise evil spirits! Yuushi’s high school life just got much stranger than he ever bargained for! -MAL

If there’s an anime with a supernatural tag, chances are I will pick it up.

As stated in the synopsis, the story is pretty straightforward. I’m guessing it is going to be a take on the relation between the human and the Youkai living in the same house.

The protagonist is an average high school kid, and seems to have pretty much appropriate response to all the situations. I am interested in finding out how he deals with the whole situation, keeping in mind this might be the first protagonist I watched other than Mai from Ghost Hunt(and even she had considerable interest though she lacked experience) who isn’t originally interested in the supernatural.

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The opening and ending song is very lovely, and seems to portray the mood of the anime.

The first episode is pretty well done, you wouldn’t be amazed by it but it’s likable. Also, the general atmosphere for an anime that is dealing with Youkai is pretty upbeat. It was sort of funny at parts, with glimpse talking bird like Youkai, and the old building which seemed to be filled with gloom in between an otherwise populated neighborhood.  It might get compared to Natsume Yuujinchou, but the general feel of it is really different.

Let’s see, I’m hoping this one wouldn’t disappoint.

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