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Friday's Feature: Believe it or not it isn't all hot fox boys driving my love of yokai themed anime. There's actually a lot to love about these stories, including the hot fox boys.

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 13: This May Be The End

Review: Not of the anime, because tragically that has more to come so it kind of looks like it is just going to continue into the next season (I can't actually find an episode count anywhere though). However, I am pretty sure this will be my last post on this. Hopefully. If I have any … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 13: This May Be The End

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 12: Sometimes People Are Just Broken

Review: This story still has no real idea what tone it is actually going for. The majority of episode 12 has Inaba and the story being super serious as we first assist the possessed teacher and then realise that even when he's not possessed, he's just a little bit broken at this point. Of course, … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 12: Sometimes People Are Just Broken

Friday’s Feature: Stories Without Soul

Those who have been following my episodic reviews will know that I've been increasingly less than thrilled with Elegant Yokai Apartment Life this season. And what is interesting is that this is a sentiment shared by most people who are watching it (or at least the ones who seem to be reviewing it) and we're … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Stories Without Soul

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 11: Shifting Tone and Lack of Conviction

Review: While it will become apparent from my Feature this week (tomorrow), I am really not loving this show. It was one of the few titles I was genuinely anticipating this season and the overall delivery has been mediocre at best, though reasonably uninspired is probably a better statement. This week finally delivers something that … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 11: Shifting Tone and Lack of Conviction

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 10: An Attempt At Darkness

Review: If this show wanted me to take the supernatural seriously and think that there was any kind of threat coming from that perspective, it really needed to do something earlier. So far this show has delivered nothing but the occasional thug as a potential issue as almost every situation has been dealt with in … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 10: An Attempt At Darkness

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 9: Here’s a Set Up

Review: So it is a new school year and Inaba is now a second year. Other than that, nothing has really changed and we're still just kind of following him around occasionally observing things that might be interesting. Though, this episode does rather heavily and clumsily point out that something is up with the new … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 9: Here’s a Set Up

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 8: Today, My Friend Came Over And Nothing Happened

Review: Given it has now taken three episodes for Hase to realise Inaba is surrounded by weird things, to learn his friend has a magic book, and then actually to show up at the apartment, you would think that something would actually happen during the visit. You would think that. Instead, he is overly courteous, … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 8: Today, My Friend Came Over And Nothing Happened

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 6 + 7: Well, guess that secret is out.

Review Episode 6: Another resident returns to the apartment (seriously, how many residents are there not living in the complex) and he happens to collect and sell books. Of course one of the books is a bit odd and Inaba and then exorcist girl (who doesn't ever seem to actually do any exorcisms) noticed. Despite … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 6 + 7: Well, guess that secret is out.

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 4 + 5: Too Much Guilt, Too Little Soul

Review Episode 4: I do not get what the point of this is. He leaves the apartment when the student dorm is built but why? What does he gain? And given he regrets it from pretty much the first instant, why is it several months later at the end of the episode and he still … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 4 + 5: Too Much Guilt, Too Little Soul