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* SpellBook: There are so many of them that one can actually specialize in using the power of theirs as their main combat style. Those who accomplish complete mastery of them are having the title of 'Bookmaster'.

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* SpellBook: There are so many of them that one can actually specialize in using the power of theirs as their main combat style. Those who accomplish complete mastery of them are having have the title of 'Bookmaster'.


An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation premiered in July 2017 as a part of Summer2017Anime season and it can be legally watched on Website/{{Crunchyroll}} [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/elegant-yokai-apartment-life here]]..

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An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation premiered in July 2017 as a part of Summer2017Anime Summer 2017 Anime season and it can be legally watched on Website/{{Crunchyroll}} [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/elegant-yokai-apartment-life here]]..



* BlackComedy: Episode 9 has a [[DeadpanSnarker lovely]] anthology of tales of near-death experiences, told by the older male residents of the Kotobuki-sō, with most of them showing of the scars they've got from said events. Yushi and Hase get a bit frightened, to say the least.

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* BlackComedy: Episode 9 has a [[DeadpanSnarker [[SarcasmMode lovely]] anthology of tales of near-death experiences, told by the older male residents of the Kotobuki-sō, with most of them showing of the scars they've got from said events. Yushi and Hase get a bit frightened, to say the least.



* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitized his body exorcised from him'']].

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* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by SanitySlippage after the humiliation he has been through because of that was caused by his female students students' false sexual harassment accusations against him in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment he worked in, all because he demanded the drama club to...listen to... [[DisproportionateRetribution pay attention to his instructions during rehersal, rehearsal]], as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitized his body exorcised from him'']].



* GenreSavvy: In episode 7, once he realizes that Yushi's SpellBook is basically a ComboPlatterPowers potential, Hase quickly devises a solid strategy to use them.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]''. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi can do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity. Made more impressive by the fact that ''aikido'' is often criticized for being too soft as a martial art.
--> '''Yushi''', when Hase starts his solo NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the group of thugs: ''And now he's in berserker mode. [[DeadpanSnarker Guess I'll call an ambulance later]].''

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* GenreSavvy: In episode 7, once he realizes that Yushi's SpellBook is basically has a ComboPlatterPowers potential, potential to be ComboPlatterPowers, Hase quickly devises a solid strategy to use them.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]''. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi can do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity. Made all the more impressive by the fact that given how ''aikido'' is often criticized for being too soft as a martial art.
--> '''Yushi''', '''Yushi''' [[labelnote:context]] when Hase starts his solo NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the group of thugs: thugs[[/labelnote]]: ''And now he's in berserker mode. [[DeadpanSnarker Guess I'll call an ambulance later]].''


* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite of said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitized his body exorcised from him'']].

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* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite of said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitized his body exorcised from him'']].



* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]''. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi cannot do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity. Made more impressive by the fact that ''aikido'' is often criticized for being too soft as a martial art.

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]''. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi cannot can do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity. Made more impressive by the fact that ''aikido'' is often criticized for being too soft as a martial art.

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* YoungerThanSheLooks: Yumi Asada, a girl that Yushi saves from committing suicide, looks like she's about Yushi's age due to the outfits and the amount of makeup she wears. However, she's apparently in the ''sixth grade''.


* AbusiveParents: {{Subverted}} with Yushi's uncle's family. While Yushi's uncle is somewhat apathetic, he is ultimately tolerant of Yushi, not to mention that Yushi's aunt is surprisingly caring about Yushi. It is only Yushi's cousin who is provoked by his presence. [[spoiler: He later forgives her after she apologizes.]]
** PlayedStraight with [[spoiler: Kuri's mother]].

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{{Subverted}} with Yushi's uncle's family. While Yushi's uncle is somewhat apathetic, he is ultimately tolerant of Yushi, not to mention that Yushi's aunt is surprisingly caring about Yushi. It is only Yushi's cousin who is provoked by his presence. [[spoiler: He later forgives her after she apologizes.]]
** PlayedStraight with [[spoiler: Kuri's mother]]. mother. When her boyfriend left her, she became hostile towards her child and took her frustration out on him. Even in death, she continues to pursue her son with the implied intention of hurting him once more.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: While Reimei is usually a cheerful and friendly guy, he '''will''' get angry if you upset him. In Episode 4, he becomes hostile towards Takenaka and his friends when they started beating up Yushi.



* MamaWolf: Akane for Kuri. Given that she already lost her own child, she gladly became a surrogate mother to him, but still chose to send him to Kotobuki-sō in order for him to get the much-needed love from humans as well.

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* MamaWolf: Akane for Akane, a dog sprit, is fiercely protective of the ghost boy Kuri. Given that she already lost her own child, she gladly became a surrogate mother to him, but still chose to send him to Kotobuki-sō in order for him to get the much-needed love from humans as well. Whenever the vengeful spirit of Kuri's abusive mother comes looking for him, Akane does everything she can to make sure the spirit doesn't lay a hand on the boy.


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* UndyingLoyalty: Shiro, the white Shiba Inu, is incredibly loyal to Kuri. When they were alive, Shiro attacked and killed Kuri's mother after she killed her child. Not to mention that he chose to follow Kuri in death to ensure that he wouldn't get lost without Shiro's guidance. The duo are rarely seen without each other in the apartments.

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* JapaneseSchoolClub: Yushi Inaba is part of the English language club at his school. His membership in this club is the source of a lot of the plots throughout the story, and most of the people Yushi interacts with outside of the apartment are in the club.

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* ShoutOut: The film that the English language club translates is essentially ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' with a different name. It even contains the line "I shall give you half of the world" which the dragon lord says when you confront him in the game.


* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Ryu-san and Chiaki-sensei seem to have plenty of male admirers, to say the least.
** It seems that every single one of the middle-aged male residents of Kotobuki-sō is eager to leap at the opportunity to give Yushi [[BridalCarry a princess carry]].



* GenreSavvy: In episode 7, once he realizes that Yushi's SpellBook is basically a ComboPlatterPowers potential, he quickly devises a solid strategy to use them.

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* GenreSavvy: In episode 7, once he realizes that Yushi's SpellBook is basically a ComboPlatterPowers potential, he Hase quickly devises a solid strategy to use them.


** Later on, when Hase meats Kuri for the very first time, he practically ''melts'' from the cuteness. It gets to the point that he ends up becoming something like a surrogate father to Kuri.

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** Later on, when Hase meats meets Kuri for the very first time, he practically ''melts'' from the cuteness. It gets to the point that he ends up becoming something like a surrogate father to Kuri.


* CanjosMajor: Akane and the rest of the Ookami are a literal example of the this trope.

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* CanjosMajor: CanisMajor: Akane and the rest of the Ookami are a literal example of the this trope.


Having no other option, Yushi decides to move in a cheap apartment called Kotobuki-sō, for 25,000 yen (about $221). Of course, it turns out it is TooGoodToBeTrue, as the place is filled with all kinds of supernatural beings from Japanese folklore. Fortunately, the other residents aren't exactly all that bad, and Yushi therefore decides to stay in the Kotobuki-sō, beginning a rather unorthodox high school life.

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Having no other option, Yushi decides to move in into a cheap apartment called Kotobuki-sō, for 25,000 yen (about $221). Of course, it turns out it is TooGoodToBeTrue, as the place is filled with all kinds of supernatural beings from Japanese folklore. Fortunately, the other residents aren't exactly all that bad, and Yushi therefore decides to stay in the Kotobuki-sō, beginning a rather unorthodox high school life.



* BigBadassWolf: Cigar, a surprisingly tame wolf who accompanies Akira. Akane and the rest of the Ookami are a more literal example of the this trope.


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* CanjosMajor: Akane and the rest of the Ookami are a literal example of the this trope.


* CerebusRollercoaster: The plots of each consecutive arc individually are often sharply contrasting each other in tone and seriousness.



* DotingParent: Well, doting surrogate father to be more precise. Hase becomes incredibly attached to Kuri, even bringing toys as presents to the ghost boy.



* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite of said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitised his body exorcised from him'']].

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* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite of said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitised parasitized his body exorcised from him'']].


* AngerBornOfWorry: How Hase reacts after seeing the injured Yushi at the end of Miura's arc.



* BlessedWithSuck: [[SarcasmMode Congratulations, Yushi!]] You have been accepted by the Petit Heirozoicon and now you can freely summon the various demons from the book to fight. Except that most of them are either too inexperienced, too specific, or, in some cases, still way to powerful to acknowledge you as their master. Oh, and they come at the price of your life force. [[SincerityMode Thank goodness that he got professional help from the other residents shortly after]].

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* BlessedWithSuck: [[SarcasmMode Congratulations, Yushi!]] You have been accepted by the Petit Heirozoicon and now you can freely summon the various demons from the book to fight. Except that most of them are either too inexperienced, too specific, or, in some cases, still way to too powerful to acknowledge you as their master. Oh, and they come at the price of your life force. [[SincerityMode Thank goodness that he got professional help from the other residents shortly after]].



* FreudianExcuse: Utterly deconstructed with Miura. Yes, he ''is'' someone who underwent a lot of SanitySlippage, caused by the humiliation he has been through because of his female students in the previous school who made fake sexual harassment because he demanded the drama club to...listen to his instructions during rehersal, as well as being a victim of DemonicPossession. However, as Yushi remarks, deep down Miura is still a bad person despite of said troubles. Best demonstrated by Miura trying to [[spoiler: kill Yushi ''shortly after having the demon that effectively parasitised his body exorcised from him'']].
** Kuri's mother too. [[spoiler: While it is sad to see how her lover turned his back on her when she got pregnant, Kuri didn't really do anything to deserve being severely abused and eventually murdered by her]].



* RunningGag: Whenever Yushi is unable to move on his own, one of the older dudes from Kotobuki-sō are likely to give him a lift...by ''BridalCarry'', that is. He ''never'' takes it well.

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* RunningGag: Whenever Yushi is unable to move on his own, one of the older dudes from Kotobuki-sō are likely to give him a lift...by ''BridalCarry'', ''[[BridalCarry princess carrying him]]'', that is. He ''never'' takes it well.


* BlessedWithSuck: [[SarcasmMode Congratulations, Yushi!]] You have been excepted by the Petit Heirozoicon and now you can freely summon the various demons from the book to fight. Except that most of them are either too inexperienced, too specific, or, in some cases, still way to powerful to acknowledge you as their master. Oh, and they come at the price of your life force. [[SincerityMode Thank goodness that he got professional help from the other residents shortly after]].

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* BlackComedy: Episode 9 has a [[DeadpanSnarker lovely]] anthology of tales of near-death experiences, told by the older male residents of the Kotobuki-sō, with most of them showing of the scars they've got from said events. Yushi and Hase get a bit frightened, to say the least.
* BlessedWithSuck: [[SarcasmMode Congratulations, Yushi!]] You have been excepted accepted by the Petit Heirozoicon and now you can freely summon the various demons from the book to fight. Except that most of them are either too inexperienced, too specific, or, in some cases, still way to powerful to acknowledge you as their master. Oh, and they come at the price of your life force. [[SincerityMode Thank goodness that he got professional help from the other residents shortly after]].



* DitzyGenius: Despite of being repeatedly stated to be very powerful, Ryu has also shown to be somewhat clumsy at work, to the point of receiving a scar on his shoulder due to said clumsiness.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi cannot do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity.

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in [[https://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]].aikido]]''. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi cannot do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity. Made more impressive by the fact that ''aikido'' is often criticized for being too soft as a martial art.


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* MsFanservice: Mariko, a beautiful female ghost who often wears almost nothing.


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* RunningGag: Whenever Yushi is unable to move on his own, one of the older dudes from Kotobuki-sō are likely to give him a lift...by ''BridalCarry'', that is. He ''never'' takes it well.


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* YaoiFangirl: When Akira carries the sleeping Yushi back to his room by holding him in a BridalCarry, Mariko can be seen in the background taking photos on her phone.

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* BlessedWithSuck: [[SarcasmMode Congratulations, Yushi!]] You have been excepted by the Petit Heirozoicon and now you can freely summon the various demons from the book to fight. Except that most of them are either too inexperienced, too specific, or, in some cases, still way to powerful to acknowledge you as their master. Oh, and they come at the price of your life force. [[SincerityMode Thank goodness that he got professional help from the other residents shortly after]].


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** Later on, when Hase meats Kuri for the very first time, he practically ''melts'' from the cuteness. It gets to the point that he ends up becoming something like a surrogate father to Kuri.


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* GenreSavvy: In episode 7, once he realizes that Yushi's SpellBook is basically a ComboPlatterPowers potential, he quickly devises a solid strategy to use them.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Do ''not'' mess with Hase. Turns out, he is a 4th-degree black belt in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido aikido]]. Once he lets loose, not even his BestFriend Yushi cannot do anything about it. This means that he was probably only holding back during his little 'celebration fight' with Yushi in episode 1, because it was shown that Yushi considers trying to pick a ''real'' fight with Hase plain stupidity.
--> '''Yushi''', when Hase starts his solo NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the group of thugs: ''And now he's in berserker mode. [[DeadpanSnarker Guess I'll call an ambulance later]].''


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* SpellBook: There are so many of them that one can actually specialize in using the power of theirs as their main combat style. Those who accomplish complete mastery of them are having the title of 'Bookmaster'.
** Petit Heirozoicon, as its name implies, is a literally [[{{Pun}} AND literary]] LighterAndSofter version of Heirozoicon. Wherein the original Heirozoicon held the power of 78 demons, the Petit Heirozoicon has only 22 (less then a ''third'' of the same amount), based on the Major Arcana. On top of that, most of them are still in training, thus forcing more creative usage of their abilities. [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent The one among them that is reasonably powerful]] is too much of a wild horse, yet Yushi can - fortunately enough - recall it just like any of the other, weaker demons.

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