Yushi Inaba is forced into an awkward living situation at his uncle’s house after his parents pass away. He decides that when he goes to high school, he’s going to live on his own, and finds an ultra-cheap apartment named Kotobuki-so. But it was a monster apartment, filled with monsters, humans, and ghosts!
– From Crunchyroll.
This is one show I was actually looking forward to this season, not so much because I thought it would be good, but because I just like these kinds of stories. This first episode gave me pretty much what I expected as we first meet Inaba and his friend (who is kind of suspicious), we get some exposition dumping about why he needs to find a place to stay and then we go to the apartment in question which seems perfectly normal (if a little creepy) and then it isn’t.
So pretty much everything in this first episode was okay. The introduced characters seem like they’ll be interesting enough, the apartment building and its residents and visitors seems like it will provide enough fodder for stories, and things seem to be moving along nicely. There’s nothing exceptional at all about this as a first episode but it still worked for me and I’m looking forward to future episodes. The one real positive though is that some of the scenes here are really pretty. Hopefully that can continue throughout the rest of the season.
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