Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 1: Human Enters Apartment Full of Ghosts With Expected Results



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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6 thoughts on “Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 1: Human Enters Apartment Full of Ghosts With Expected Results

  1. I’d nto ehard of this one. If EP1 manages to be unremarkable but still leave you wanting to watch on, that’s not a bad sign though. First episodes can often be quite awkward, I find.

    1. Anime first episodes are so hit and miss and it is really hard to get an idea of what you are about to watch from them. Yet, there are too many shows to give them all three or four episodes to find themselves. I am hoping the next couple of episodes of this one do something interesting but I am basically interested in this sort of story so it would have to be really terrible for me to drop it.

  2. This is a nice little heartwarming sol type of show. Started it because my friend read the source and said it was going to be good, was not disappointed by what I watched.
    Hopefully you can enjoy it too.

  3. I found the opening episode, while I liked it, didn’t really pull me in. The next couple of episodes, however, do really improve (I thought) and get you into the story/ world more.

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