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The cutest real estate agents this side of a dragon's tail.

Rent, plan, guide for you.

It's been fifteen years since the defeat of the dark lord and the return of peace to the world, but that doesn't mean people don't have issues in their everyday lives, most notably in finding affordable and appropriate housing. Fortunately, the employees of RPG Real Estate - witch Kotone, dragon girl Fa, warrior Rakira, and priest Rufuria - are here to help you with all of your housing needs, no matter the place, species, or desires.

RPG Real Estate (RPG Fudousan) is a fantasy slice of life Yonkoma manga by Chiyo Kenmotsu, which began serialization in Manga Time Kirara Carat in 2018. It received an anime adaptation in the spring of 2022.

RPG Real Estate contains examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst:
    • During Kotone's welcoming party, she tries on some of Rakira's clothes but finds them too tight around her chest. Rakira wonders if she lost at something.
    • While trying to help a lost girl find her parents, Rufuria finds herself felt up by the girl before the girl comments that they're "not like Mommy's. Too small."
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Alice, the girl that becomes the fifth member of RPG Real Estate in the manga after the group moves to the island shows up in her government work position a few times in the anime (in particular, she's the one helping with the line management during the mana levy in episode 3).
  • Adaptational Modesty: In the manga, Rakira's warrior attire consists of a thong and a top that barely covers her nipples. The anime version covers up more of her skin by changing the thong into shorts and having the bra top cover the entire breast area. Also, Fa's "on location" attire in the anime has her wearing shorts as opposed to the briefs-style bottom she wears in the manga.
  • Back from the Dead: Kotone, courtesy of a necromancer the main characters helped previously.
  • Beach Episode: The first half of Episode 5 has the RPG Real Estate girls on a beach as they attempt to find a house that Kotone was given.
  • Big Fancy Castle: RPG Real Estate owns many castles like the demon lord's castle, where they turned it into an amusement park.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Fa doesn't take the job seriously and mostly wants to have fun with her friends. However, she has mana equivalent to 100,000 humans and is implied to be the powerful giant dragon in the newspaper.
  • Cool Horse: A client obtained a Pegasus from an gacha egg and needs help getting a place big enough to fit the both of them.
  • D-Cup Distress: After staring at Kotone's breasts while on the beach, Rakira imagines herself with breasts that size, only to quickly realize they'd become a hassle when working out or fighting monsters.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Rufuria's family worked as weapon merchants, but after the war with the dark lord came to an end, business dried up to the point that they have to give up their house. In addition, Rufuria was bullied and assaulted for her family making "murder tools."
  • Driving Question: Is Fa the dragon?
  • "Eureka!" Moment: Solutions to problems with clients often come through this, such as Kotone realizing the perfect home for the Great Sage when she notices her reaction to a flower.
  • Extraordinary World, Ordinary Problems: In a world full of demi-humans and magic, the most notable issue is finding housing that works for you.
  • Floorboard Failure: While in a decrepit room that she felt was her room of destiny, one of RPG's clients fell through the floor and landed on a man in the room below. They quickly start dating.
  • Haunted House: One place that the girls have a hard time finding someone that can stay more than a month in is an room in an apartment that, due to it being next to a graveyard and the site of a murder, is haunted by ghosts. Once they add the detail that the room is haunted, it finally finds an able resident in the form of a Necromancer who has the ghosts possess her dolls.
  • Hidden Buxom: While in her witch clothes or work clothes, Kotone's bust looks to be average in size, but when she's in more revealing or tighter clothing, she's revealed to be the biggest of the main girls and close to Satona in size.
  • Hot Springs Episode: The first half of Episode 9 focuses on the girls visiting a hot springs inn that is trying to turn itself into a rental property due to lack of customers. It eventually stays as an inn after the girls point out that the reason its business wasn't doing well is because the cats who run it are providing amenities that would only appear to fellow feline-based beings, with them showing them how to attract human customers.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Thanks to Fa's ability to understand non-humans, some human characters (i.e. Fa's co-workers; Kotone's younger sisters) learn about some of darker things that their race has done to other beings, such as the extinction of mermaids and the capturing of minotaurs, who are actually nice beings that protect the forest creatures from careless adventurers.
  • Idol Singer: One episode features Tasha, a 13-year-old "superstar," trying to find an apartment that will let her hide from fans.
  • Kill the Cutie: Fa kills Kotone at the end of episode 11 while under the effects of Mind Control. Fortunately a necromancer the girls helped earlier finds her soul trying to enter their workplace and is able to reunite her soul with her body in order to bring her Back from the Dead.
  • Lady and Knight: Rufuria and Rakira's relationship is like this, as Rufuria is a white mage who comes from a family of weapon merchants and is hoping to get a promotion to a government-type job, while Rakira is a protective Childhood Friend of hers who is of the warrior class.
  • Last of His Kind: The original owner of the house that Kotone was given in the Beach Episode is revealed to have been secretly in love with a mermaid who, thanks to humans carelessly hunting for them, was the last surviving member of her kind and thus last one who was able to make a potion that can allow humans to breathe underwater. Once the mermaid died, the knowledge of making the underwater breathing potion was lost, and with four vials of the potion left, the human was unable to live any longer in the underwater home that they had.
  • Magitek: Although the world of the series is similar to most Japanese fantasies, being based in medieval Europe, the world has technology closer to the 20th century throughout, including theme parks and zeppelins.
  • Mismeasurement: When planning to have a teleportation system developed by having the citizens providing some of their mana as a levy, government worker Seira realized that she screwed up the calculations and that for it to work, it would require 100,000 people to offer some of their mana instead of the 1,000 that she listed in the plan. Luckily, Fa has enough mana inside of her to fuel the system on her own.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: When a Grim Reaper that was haunting a castle is driven out of it by the high-level bard Paula, it gets its revenge by depriving her of the one thing that is precious to her: her singing voice. Given how Paula's singing voice was so destructive that she served the front line of her RPG party as a Musical Assassin, the Reaper wound up giving her a singing voice that is angelic as her harp playing.
  • Omniglot: Fa is capable of communicating with non-human beings, with it being one of the reasons Satona entrusted her to RPG Real Estate, as it would help with clients of that variety. As it turns out, the Dark Lord also possessed this ability.
  • The Reveal: Episode 12 makes clear everything that has been going on so far: "Fa"fnir was the daughter of the Demon Lord, a white dragon, who Satona took in as a promise to the Demon Lord. Every time the red dragon was mind controlled to attack people, another personality within Fa (perhaps her mother) was able to guide the dragon away and get her to stop.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The dumpling monsters.
  • Stripperiffic: Being set in an RPG-based world, a number of characters dress in this manner.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: During a tour of some property near the Dark Lord's former castle, one room has a big scorch mark in the corner. Satona states that nobody died in this room, to which Kotone and Rufuria wonder why she'd say something like that when they didn't even ask her.
  • Totem Pole Trench: A group of dumpling monsters looking for a home take advantage of the recent dragon sightings to combine together and disguise themselves as a very picky dragon who threatens to total the town if RPG Real Estate doesn't provide him with a fancy home rent free. Unfortunately, their ruse is exposed when warrior Rakira, tired of the dragon's demands, threatens them with a sword.
  • Tsundere: Kotone's younger twin sisters; while initially thinking that she came back home because she lost her job, they do care about her and become jealous when they realize how close Fa has become to her.
  • Welcome to the Big City: Many naive and idealistic clients from the farmlands expect extravagant houses and mansions in the city despite miniscule budgets. For example: Kotone wants a big and bright house near the city centre for 300 gold. Of course, it doesn't exist.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 9 not only confirms the existence of gods in this world, but that Fa is likely not the dragon that's been terrorizing the area, the post-credits scene of the episode showing a white-haired girl referring to herself as "dragonkin" asking a red dragon to lend her its power.
    • Episode 10 continues the wham train as Kotone, Rufuria, and Rakira find out that Fa might be connected to the Dark Lord and Fa is taken in by the army under suspicion of being the attacking dragon before the red dragon from Episode 9 strikes the group taking Fa, the episode ending with Fa being saved by Kotone and the guild receptionist's pegasus.
    • Episode 11 keeps the wham train going as it's revealed that the red dragon is under mind control and is trying to find a place to give birth, Fa (real name Fafnir) turns into her draconic form and is able to defeat the red dragon before falling under mind control herself. Kotone, Rufuria, and Rakira are able to bring her back to herself using the white dragon song... until the mind control activates again and Kotone is swiped off her griffin and falls hundreds of feet to the forest floor.
  • Wham Line: While Episode 5 deals with the possibility that Fa could be the dragon who's destroying towns in the kingdom, a line from one of the dumpling monsters creates a different implication:
    You can speak both the human and non-human languages? I heard the Dark Lord was the only one able to do that.