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Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (ゆらぎ荘の幽奈さん Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san) is a series in Shonen Jump, and is considered by many to be the Spiritual Successor of To Love-Ru.

An animated adaptation has been announced for the Summer 2018 season, it has been licenced by Aniplex USA and will stream on Crunchyroll.

Kogarashi Fuyuzora has spirit abilities and has been possessed by ghosts since he was a kid. This has caused a lot of trouble in his life, but now he has learned to fight back against the evil spirits! Unfortunately, he's now also very poor, homeless, and hoping for a happier, more normal, high school life.

In his search for housing, he's introduced to a very cheap boarding house called Yuragi-sou, which was formerly a popular hot springs inn. It's so cheap because the house is haunted by the spirit of a high school student whose corpse was found there. Kogarashi doesn't think this is going to be a problem for him, and the rest of the house's tenants appear to be sexy women.


While relaxing in the hot springs, though, he finds there is an issue with his ghost-banishing plan; Yuragi-sou's ghost is a 16-year-old girl named Yuna, who lives in his room. Kogarashi has no desire to hurt a ghost girl, and instead he ends up agreeing to help her to figure out her unfinished business. That way, she can move onto the afterlife before turning evil and falling into hell. Once it is clear that he is fine with Yuna, the other tenants reveal their own supernatural secrets — his life in Yuragi-sou is going to be far from ordinary!


Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san provides examples of:

  • Accidental Pervert: Kogarashi frequently ends up in these positions. Usually, they are Yuuna's fault; she is a very restless sleeper and tends to lose control of her telekinetic powers.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Every major girl has at one chapter dedicated to them.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Demon Slaying Ninjas are all women.
  • Beach Episode: Chapter 24, the start of the Seaside school arc.
  • Breast Expansion: In chapter 150, due to some food sent by the landlady from her trips: Miria, Matora, Yaya, Chitose, Koyozu and Nonko had their breasts expand to ridiculous levels.
  • Brick Joke: In Chapter 2 the monks were given good luck by Chitose Nakai, in chapter 19 one of Chitose's middle school friends mentions that one of her favorite celebrity in the Johnny's was once a monk.
  • Cat Girl: Yaya becomes one when the cat god possesses her body. The rest of the time she is just a normal girl with a cat-like personality. Who frequently wears a cat ears hoodie.
  • Censor Steam: Used frequently, especially given most of the anime takes place in a former hot springs inn.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • Happens to Yuuna in chapter 1 when a priest decides to exorcise her.
    • Chapter 6 involves a spirit that eats the clothes of couples in a park. The trope ensues as Sagiri and Kogarashi barely escape its clutches.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Yuuna Yunohana, the titular character who is bound to Yuragi-sou until her lingering regret has been dealt with.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Comprises over half the main cast. Until Kogarashi moved in Sagiri was the only human at Yuragi-sou.
  • Dark Horse Victory: During the Magical Water Gun contest, Yaya and Shion, who were ignored by everyone else, win after all the other girls eliminate themselves.
  • Ecchi: There are a lot of scenes that have the girls very under clothed or in compromising situations. Of course, the series takes place in a hot springs inn; there are nude scenes. The tankobon run is uncensored and not shy about nipples.
  • Fictional Video Game: In Chapter 79, "Super Strategy! The Cursed Game", the computer RPG Desire Quest is a game created by an amateur game maker who died before the game was released to the public. Desiring players, the game appeared on download sites, entrapping players in the game world, whereby one must win to leave the game.
  • Four Is Death: Kogarashi's room in the Yuragi Inn is #4. Yuuna, the ghost girl's room is/was the room she had when she was alive.
  • Harem: More or less the premise. Kogarashi is the only male occupant in the Yuragi Inn. A lot of the female occupants have some interest in him.
  • Invisible to Normals: Normal humans who have no spiritual powers will not see or hear ghosts. If humans have insufficient spiritual powers, they would just see a blurry white silhouette with a scary voice.
  • Kimodameshi: Featured in Chapter 25, during which Chisaki tried to set up a scary situation involving real spirits, in an attempt to get other members of the class to believe Kogarashi really is a spirit medium.
  • Lens Flare Censor: Features prominently with the amount of Wardrobe Malfunction which occurs in the series. Especially prevalent in Chapter 24.
  • Love Potion: One episode has Oboro trying to give Kogarashi a love potion, which should make him fall in love with whoever he sees first for a short while. However it ends being Sagiri who gets the potion and of course the first person she sees is Kogarashi. Hilarity Ensues as she confesses that she does not think she is girly and demands to know what Kogarashi thinks of her. The potion wears off with her in an awkward position on top of Kogarashi and the episode ends with her hiding embarrassed in her room.
  • Meditating Under a Waterfall:
    • Chapter 14 has an image spot of Sagiri doing this.
    • The same happens with Oboro at the start of Chapter 22.
    • Yuuna also is shown to be doing this near the start of Chapter 48 to rein in her Power Incontinence.
  • Ninja: Sagiri is part of the Ameno clan, who are Demon Slaying Ninjas.
  • One-Gender School: Sagiri is said to have gone to one of these, which may be an explanation as to why she is so quick to attack Kogarashi.
  • Renaissance Man: Kogarashi can exorcise any spirit or god with one punch, is a master of ping-pong, cooks like a world class chef, and draws like a professional manga artist, and that is just for starters. Most of his many and varied skills were forcefully imparted on him during one of his (even more frequent) past possessions.
  • Running Gag: The story has a few recurring jokes that frequently repeat:
    • Kogarashi revealing that he has mastered a skill perfectly suited for solving the problem at hand that he learned from a ghost that had possessed him in the past.
    • Yuuna waking up in a compromising position with Kogarashi, her spiritual powers acting up out of embarrassment and sending him flying out the window into the hot spring. A sign that she's falling for him as the series progresses is her not doing this.
    • Sagiri trying to stab Kogarashi with a kunai when he does something wrong. She starts to back off on this as the series goes along.
  • Shout-Out: Soma and Megumi from Shokugeki no Soma, another Jump series, appear among the students as Kogarashi is making crepes for one of the classes at the School Festival in Chapter 43. Erina and Hisako from said series are also seen in the chapter watching a performance at the festival.
  • Sensual Spandex: Sagiri wears one in Chapter 14. It is supposed to protect her from spiritual powers, but is really there for the fanservice.
    • The outfit has proven so popular that in later chapters nearly every major character gets one, even Kogarashi.
  • Super Strength:
    • Nonko possesses this because she is part oni. She is strong enough to easily use a full grown man as a bowling ball.
    • Kogarashi himself possesses enough spiritual and physical strength to KO a dragon-god in a single punch.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Arahabaki Nonko is descended from infamous oni Shutendoji. This manifests as super strength, an oni horn when she uses her power, and an inordinate fondness for alcohol.
  • Wham Shot: Chapter 53 has a huge one that involves its title, " Yuna-san When She Was Alive". With the help of another psychic, Yuna and Kogarashi finally get a glimpse of what Yuna looked like when she was alive — a disabled girl sporting miserable-looking Dull Eyes of Unhappiness.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Chitose Nakai, the manager of Yuragi-sou, has this power as a Zashiki Warashi. She uses it to get rid of the Godunn Mass in Chapter 2; she reverses the bad fortune that made them become priests in the first place (baldness, debt, family problems), so they spontaneously quit and leave.
  • Youkai: Being set in Japan, is there any wonder that they're in the series?

Alternative Title(s): Yuragi Sou No Yuuna San


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