Elegant Youkai Apartment Life - Recommendations

Alt title: Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou

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Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Series about teenaged orphan boys who move to a new place and become involved with youkai and the world of the supernatural.

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Estos animes hablan de la amistad y la comprensión entre los humanos con ellos mismos y con los seres espirituales.

KatsuraC KatsuraC says...

Natsume Yuujin-chou (Natsume's Book of Friends) and Elegant Yokai Apartment Life are similar in that they both star teenaged orphan boys who have encounters with yokai and must use their innate spiritual powers to fight them alongside a cast of kooky characters.

Haimeh Haimeh says...

They are both similar in where they are impacted by the life of youkai. With Natsume, it shows more of the struggles of a boy who lived throughout his life seeing youkai and if you want to be invested in a series that one is great. Youkai apartment is very similar in the comradery between the main character and their friends. As well as the relationships they build with youkai along the way.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch

Makoto Kowata is a 15 year-old witch-in-training who moves out of her parents' home in Yokohama to live with relatives in rural Aomori. She has a lot to learn about magic and living in the countryside, and she's enthusiastic to begin these new adventures. Balancing her days with both the otherworldly and the mundane, Makoto practices casting magic spells one day and growing her own vegetables the next. With her feline familiar Chito, her nomadic sister Akane, and her cousins, Kei and Chinatsu, Makoto makes the most out of each day- whether she's making enchanted snacks, accidentally summoning a giant flock of crows or exploring ancient ruins on the back of a flying whale!

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

If you enjoy supernatural shows with a laid-back slice-of-life feel rather than being being scary, these two series fit the bill perfectly.

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Estos animes hablan sobre la conección que tenemos entre el plano terrenal y el espiritual, podemos aprender un poco sobre practicas espirituales de diferentes culturas.

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

After losing her grandfather, Aoi—a girl who can see spirits known as ayakashi—is suddenly approached by an ogre. Demanding she pay her grandfather’s debt, he makes a huge request: her hand in marriage! Refusing this absurd offer, Aoi decides to work at the Tenjin-ya bed and breakfast for the ayakashi to pay back what her family owes.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These anime series have a heavy focus on Japanese spirits and youkai, as well as the human beings who interact with them. If you enjoyed one show, I suggest giving the other a try and seeing if it's up your alley.

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

En ambos animes el escenario posada llena de espíritus, en kakuriyo no yadomeshi la chica con la habilidad de verlos y llega en contra de su voluntad, mientras que en youkai apartment no yuuga ha nichjou el chico se hospeda por voluntad propia y va descubriendo su poder espiritual

The Morose Mononokean

The Morose Mononokean

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the "Mononokean" for help. Mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Both are series about a teenage boy finds himself suddenly and inadvertently thrust into the world of the supernatural.

Restaurant to Another World

Restaurant to Another World

There is a certain restaurant in the first basement level of a multi-tenant building in one corner of a shopping street near the office district. The historical 70-year-old restaurant, marked by a sign with a picture of a cat, is called "Western Cuisine Nekoya." This restaurant looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests. During these hours, doors in various areas of a parallel world open to allow customers of many different races and cultures into the restaurant.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These shows are filled with lots of fantastical and supernatural creatures that the human main character interacts with. 

The Eccentric Family

The Eccentric Family

In Kyoto, youkai have adapted to an urbanized lifestyle, and are often indistinguishable from humans. Among them is Yasaburo, a brash young tanuki who wants nothing more than to live an exciting life with his family: a mother obsessed with Takarazuka theater, a frog stuck in the bottom of a well, a kid brother who works at the brandy factory, and an older brother who’s just trying to hold them all together. But two things stand in the way of Yasuburo’s dreams: the tanuki community has shunned the boy’s eccentric family since his esteemed father died, and the ever-present threat of being cooked and consumed by humans! Can the young tanuki manage to have fun without besmirching his father's legacy or meeting an untimely death by hot pot?

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NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Ambos animes tratan sobre la coexistencia entre humanos y espiritus dentro de una vivienda y como esos seres pueden convertirse un parte importante para nosotros como una familia

xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!

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bobhikes bobhikes says...

XXXholic is the more mature version of Elegant Youkai Apartment.  With XXXholic the main character is better defined and you understand his need for magic.  It also is better in the romance department at least define's it better.  XXXholic is also funny but better with the dramatic parts.  They both experience different challenges where magic can help but with XXXholic the challenges are more suspenceful.  If you want just pure happiness with no drama that's Elegant Youkai.  If you want real life happiness with drama that's XXXholic.  Lastly XXXholic is artistically drawn whereas Elegant is modern anime, if you don't like artsy stuff you may not like XXXholic.

Midnight occult civil servants

Midnight occult civil servants

When Miyako Arata joins the Shinjuku Ward Office, he thinks he's gotten a normal civil servant job. But it turns out he's joined the Night Community Exchange Department, one of which operates secretly in each of Tokyo's twenty-three ward offices. Their job is to resolve occult issues concerning non-human beings. Accompanied by his senpai and department head Sakaki Kyoichi and the occult obsessed Himetsuka Seo, they work night after night, facing off with beings whose existence defies the laws of our world.

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KagamiNakaNoTsuki KagamiNakaNoTsuki says...

Although Midnight Occult might have more indifferent youkai and prominent discrimination, whereas Apartment Life portrays youkai in a friendly and easy-going manner. However, there are similarities in the depiction of human reactions and fundamental conflicts.

If you like the anime because of the sympathetic protagonist, mirroring human conflicts in youkai society, and the presence of egotistic, stubborn side characters, then this recommendation is worth accepting.

Inu X Boku Secret Service Special

Inu X Boku Secret Service Special

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Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?

Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?

Koutarou Satomi is a needy student who started living away from home at the start of high school. he finds a bargain accommodation - only 5,000 yen for a six-tatami mat room. But the room, "Korona-So room 106," is targeted! For various reasons, adorable invaders descend upon Koutarou one after another as soon as he moves in. Each with their own ulterior motives, the battle commences between Kotaro and the girls in a tiny six-tatami mat room.

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