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  • Arc Fatigue: The Yamamoto subplot. Which takes up A LOT of time, and shoves the apartment into the background to focus more on her and the school.
  • Creepy Cute: Ruriko, the Team Chef, who despite of her unnerving nature is actually a Nice Girl, to the point that Yushi himself quickly got fond of her.
  • Funny Moments:
    • #1: Inevitably the moment when Yushi discovers that he really did end up in a building filled with both humans and supernatural entities.
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    • #2: Yushi meeting and learning more about the other residents. Of all of them, his reaction to Ruriko is the most comedic.
    • #3: In a tragicomic way, the reaction of the residents to Kuri's mom coming again is...to throw a party and watch her as she futilely tries to enter the building, only to repeatedly fail before Akane drives her away for a while.
    • #9: More tragicomedy with a lovely anthology 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. The understandably frightened faces of Yushi and Hase make it all the funnier.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: If you know about the death of the author of the original novel, the perception of adaptation can become more sad and sentimental.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The way how the Kotobuki-sō quickly get attached to the newcomer Yushi, despite of his initial (and understandable) fears of the residents.
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    • The residents of Kotobuki-sō treat Kuri with the love and affection he craved for during his entire life.
    • It is very obvious that Hase provided Yushi with the much needed emotional support after Yushi's parents died.
  • Ho Yay: Now has it's own page.
  • Moe: Kuri. He is a cute little boy whose tragic backstory just makes you want to hug him and protect him from further misery.
    • Ruriko as well. As listed in Creepy Cute above, she is one of the sweetest characters in the show, and a bit Adorkable.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • When Takenaka and his friends come over to the apartments and beat up Yushi, the mahjong demons, Reimei and Akira all come out to chase them away.
  • The Scrappy: Yamamoto. The shows tries (Keyword being tries) to paint her in a Jerkass Woobie light. Problem being, her background amounts to being a smug, Know-Nothing Know-It-All that was condescending to everyone. Add to that her arc eating up a lot of time better spent at the apartment, and her learning basically nothing from it, and you have a character reviled by the fans.
  • The Woobie: The various resident of the apartment have some downright tragic pasts.
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    • Kuri. An unwanted and unloved little boy, so neglected he never learned to speak. His only friend was a dog called Shiro. The kid was eventually strangled by his own mother, who herself was killed when Shiro ripped her throat out with his teeth. Shiro then let a mob beat it to death as recompense for his actions and so he could look after Kuri in the afterlife.
    • Ruriko, a sweet lady with dreams of being a chef. She was murdered by an insane stalker, and her body was hacked to pieces and never found. The last thing she saw before dying were her hands, which is why she appears as nothing but a pair of floating hands and forearms.
    • Although Yuushi isn't a ghost, his life was terribly tragic for a life so young. His loving parents had died early in his life, leaving him behind and although he's sad, he couldn't let it get to him. Although implied, he seems that he has thought about dying, as seen in his conversation with Yumi, but has resolved that he can't want it because his parents died before him. Although loved by his aunt and uncle, he felt uneasy and wanted to leave the home, even moving to a shady apartment to remedy his dorm getting burned down. He just doesn't look like someone who has had a hard life, but keeps trudging on forward, determined to make something out of his life.
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