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OtapediaYoukai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou (Life at the Monster Apartment)

Summary

Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou, also known as Life at the Monster Apartment or YouApa for short, is an upcoming supernatural slice-of-life anime based on Hinowa Kouzuki’s popular light novel series.

After losing his parents and living with his relatives for years, first-year high school student Yuushi Inaba moves out to live on his own. As luck would have it, the dormitory he was supposed to live in burns down and he is forced to look for a budget-friendly alternative. It is only after he moves in that he finds out humans are not the only tenants of the manor; he shares the building with different supernatural creatures—ghosts, youkai, and mononoke—and he can’t even tell his best friend about it!

The first novel came out in 2003 and received the Fuji TV Prize at the 51st Sankei Children’s Book Award the following year. Ten volumes and three related books have been published to date, including the spin-off Las Vegas Gaiden. Youkai Apartment also has an ongoing manga adaptation illustrated by Waka Miyama that started serialization in Monthly Shonen Sirius in 2011. It has 13 volumes to date, the latest of which was published this April.

The series premieres on July 3 on Tokyo MX, July 4 on Yomiuri TV and BS11, and July 5 on 20 video on demand services including Netflix, Amazon Video, Anime Hodai, Nico Nico Channel, and Google Play.

Characters

Yuushi Inaba (CV: Atsushi Abe)

A first-year student at Joto Commercial High School, Yuushi lives at Youkai Apartment, which he tries to keep in secret even from his best friend.

Mizuki Hase (CV: Yuuichi Nakamura)

A first-year student at an elite high school and Yuushi’s close friend since grade school.

Akine Kuga (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro)

A second-year student and an exorcist who lives in the same manor as Yuushi. She is a big eater, although you can’t really tell just by looking at her.

Reimei Isshiki (CV: Akira Ishida)

A poet who also writes children’s stories.

Akira Fukase (CV: Kazuya Nakai)

A 48-year-old painter who looks way younger than his age. He’s human, at least for now.

Ryuu-san (CV: Toshiyuki Morikawa)

Real name unknown. He calls himself a psychic of humble abilities.

Furuhonya, lit. “second-hand bookstore” (CV: Tomokazu Sugita)

Real name unknown. He travels the world searching for rare books.

Kottouya, lit. “antique shop” (CV: Show Hayami)

He tries to sell mysterious items with his enigmatic escort by his side.

Sato-san (CV: Koji Yusa)

A ghost who works for a major cosmetics company.

Kuri & Shiro (CV: Rie Kugimiya / Mutsumi Tamura)

The ghosts of a boy and a dog who play together.

Ooya-san or Landlord

The owner of the Kotobuki-sou manor. He’s very strict when it comes to collecting rent.

Fool (CV: Takehito Koyasu)

A grimoire guide who likes to use grandiose gestures and expressions.

Staff

  • Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
  • Series Composition: Yasunori Yamada
  • Character Design: Tomomi Shimazaki
  • Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule
  • Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation

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