Once a hot springs inn, now a boarding house with extraordinarily cheap rent, Yuragi-sou is virtually uninhabited save for a few peculiar residents. As rumor has it, it is haunted by a vile ghost which scares away all potential tenants. Therefore, it is the perfect refuge for Fuyuzora Kogarashi—a broke, homeless psychic seeking an affordable roof to stay under and ghosts to exorcise.
Kogarashi prepares for a face-off against the ghost, only to find out it is not as malicious as the rumors made it out to be. Instead, it is the ghost of a beautiful, silver-haired girl whose only recollection of her life before death is her name: Yuuna. Even more baffling is that the other tenants of Yuragi-sou not only are able to see Yuuna as well, but each has their own supernatural ability.
Amidst the chaos caused by his quirky fellow residents, Kogarashi attempts to uncover the regret that keeps Yuuna anchored to the world of the living, lest she become an evil spirit sentenced to spend her afterlife in hell.
With the sudden outburst of the Isekai genre, it seems that the Harem genre is no longer the most cancerous genre in the anime medium. As a result, I can now conspicuously boast about being a harem fanboy without drawing much attention, since people would be busy shitting on Overlord and SAO while I am doing that.
There is certainly a lack of public awareness regarding the whole harem genre scene, especially amongst the fledgling anime fans. The situation is so bad that recently, I saw somewhere posted on Disqus that Kogarashi, protagonist of the anime that this review is about apparently, is the most unique
Harem main character because he becomes completely nonplussed seeing a pussy few inches from his face and in addition to that he is totally against the idea of willingly performing lascivious acts. Oh. My. God. I can already see the (world)ending! *fix glasses then moves on*
If you haven't watched the show, I would advise you to wait for the blue rays to come out since the regular TV version hides the whole point of the anime i.e it censors boobs and asses.
[Story] Coming to the story, I don't know why you guys even bother about the small stuff at this point. Haven't you already learned your lesson from watching other harem anime? The story is as cheesy as it goes. A poor 15ish years old itinerant decides to settle for a while so that he can enjoy his youth by attending a high school(ironic). Whilst ferreting for a cheap place, he stumbles upon an inn which is practically free to live in but, obviously, has a catch i.e it is haunted. Turns out that our boi is a psychic, powerful at that, who can vanquish his foes easily with nothing but just a fist. Mentally preparing his mind to get rid of the spirit that haunts the inn, he enters the inn to witness the greatest "plot" twist ever. The spirit is a girl, boobalicious at that. Not being able to finish her ass off cause reasons, he decides to straight up ignore her and resigns to the idea of living in the inn anyway. But lo and behold another interesting turn of events, the room that our boi gets designated is the very same room that the boobalicious babe's soul is tied to. What for- misfortune? Then like a chick magnet he starts adding chicks one after another to his harem. Then they lived (un)happily ever after.
[Characters] YuragiYuuna has everything, or rather our boi has everything. From ghosts to humans to foxes to cats, his harem knows no limits. You name anything, his harem is a superset containing that. What? A ninja girl who also happens to be studying in the same school as our boi and is living in the same inn? That is rather specific. Butt he has it. Once again let me reiterate that our boi has everything, literally everything. Preach it.
[Art] It is good. It feels good. It looks good. It gives you pleasure. It makes you want to reach beyond the digital boundary separating your one free hand and that booty of Yuuna then grab it so hard that her scream becomes the scream that pierces the heavens. Nuff said.
[Sound] 10/10 stuff. Daame~~ and iyaa~~ have helped me pass exams crucial for my future. YuragiYuuna is a lifesaver, I owe my life to the series. Rather than all other anime that destroy lives, it saves lives.
YuragiYuuna is a real fun ride to go on and if you are a fan of cliche harem stuff like To Love ru or Rosario to Vampire then look no further, you have arrived at the right place.
"A boobenlightening experience." - IGN
- School girls with mini skirts
- Bath scenes, lots
- Your expectations before watching the show
Every season, every year, there are new shows that you shouldn’t watch with your parents or little siblings around. The ecchi and harem category constitutes for bringing glorious fan service at every way possible. I’m not going to lie, watching Yuragi-sou n Yuuna-san (Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs) felt like diving into a pleasure of ecstasy.
Based on the manga of the same name, it felt inevitable this show would eventually get animated on TV. It was just a matter of not if but when. The time came when the series decided to adapt itself into 12 episodes for a 1-cour season. What does that
mean? Well, that pretty much says the anime will not cover most of the material from the manga. It’s a disappointment to fans for who wanted to see some of their favorite chapters in anime form. But make no mistake, this show still has what it takes to bring on fan service to a level that is satisfying.
It’s not rocket science to figure out but the show features a harem of girls and a main male protagonist. Fuyuora Kogarashi is the lucky (or perhaps misfortunate depending on how you look at it) guy with an ability to see supernatural entities. After training and learning to fight against spirits, he is now looking for a normal life. This lands him to a boarding house known as the Yuragi Manor where his life really takes a turn. Pretty simple story right? To be honest, this show’s plot is about as simple as it gets. Kogarashi is the standard protagonist who encounters a variety of beautiful girls. The most unusual one though is actually not human but takes the shape of a ghost. Meet Yuuna Yunohana, the female Casper of the inn!
I’ll be straightforward here. You better get used to seeing fan service like ass, boobs, and compromising scenes often in the show. It’s an ecchi that doesn’t try to hide its intentions from day one. The first episode easily positions Kogarashi as an accidental pervert when he gets into some awkward moments with Yuuna. It’s a bit impractical considering Yuuna isn’t human but the show loves to create these moments for the sake of fan service. Despite being a ghost, Yuuna is actually very innocent when it comes to feelings and is very shy about herself. Unfortunately, we don’t truly know more about her past although the show makes it clear that she’s not malicious in any way or form. The character chemistry between her and Kogarashi is very noticeable as the two understands each other more.
As a show with a harem, expect girls of all type of personalities. Ninja girl Sagiri is serious and overreacts when she is complimented by others. Yaya Fushiguro has a cat-like personality of always being curious with playful energy. Nonko adds more of the adult humor in this series with her carelessness and seemingly never taking anything serious (with exception of manga drawing) Chitose Nakai has a more mature personality and is very helpful towards others. Then, there’s Chisaki, a friendly girl that misunderstands many situations in the show especially regarding men. You get the big picture here? It’s a troupe of female characters that fills almost every category of harem archetypes.
If you don’t fancy harem shows of similar nature (example: To-Love Ru), you’re not going to find much enjoyment here. And unfortunately, don’t expect much character development from them either. It’s a 12 episode show that pretty much dedicates itself like supernatural sit-com of misadventures. Almost every episode consists of story segments to show Kogarashi’s new unusual life. There’s going to be tons of misunderstandings and teasing all around. As it also contains supernatural elements, expect some common logic to be thrown out the doors.
To be honest, I didn’t really care who the studio for this show would be in the end as long as they made the characters look faithful. Thankfully, that is the case even though a studio like Xebec took on the project. Oh who am I kidding? They did work on the To-Love Ru franchise before. Nonetheless, expect fan service to be saturated all over the place. Some of the moments from this series also reminds me of To-Love Ru especially when Kogarashi accidentally gropes a girl’s chest, ass, or some other private body part. The main selling point is the character reactions as some characters tends to overreact more than others (I’m looking at you, Sagiri, Yuuna, and Chisaki) There’s a lot of suggestive camera angles on the female characters so be ready for that too. While the technical quality of the show isn’t anything spectacular, it definitely leaves little to the imagination when it comes to that fan service.
It’s a harem. It has fan service. It’s sexy. There are probably countless other words to describe Yuragi-sou no Yuuna but it’s pretty much you’d expect. There’s nothing really unique about it with its harem cast and daily shenanigans. I can say honestly that fan service can be sold well to an audience when it has a clear mission in mind. For this particular anime, they completed that mission.
Well, well, lookie what we have here. "It's the seasonal trash of harem and ecchi that has dawned on us again once in awhile!" I beg to differ, because of what this show has been, it was a time waster but yet did find a fairly good time watching this overall.
Story (just for contextual reasons as it serves very little meaning thereafter):
Kogarashi Fuyuzora, our male harem MC, has had quite the life: He's a qualified spirit medium, trained from young to harness the ability to see, discern and exterminate evil spirits. However, his background is anything but noteworthy as he is poor and homeless, and
is searching for a place to reside in.
Enter in the "haunted" Yuragi Inn, which he has found in the search for a lodging place, and is cheap due to the inn being haunted by a high school JK whose corpse was laid for as long as it has held. Nevertheless, Fuyuzora settles in and unwittingly does as the former popular inn now houses women of all dimensions (sexy, loli, you name it). Since it has always been his duty to purify ghosts, it is not until his encounter with the ghost, Yuuna Yunohara, changes his life upside-down (and eventually helping her to be purified as a good spirit)! Together with the residing women of Yuragi Inn whom look ordinary from the outside, but with their unique supernatural powers, our male harem MC's life will never ever be the same again!
The story is just to provide the introduction to the main series overall, but what "sets (the story) apart" is with the characters who supports the episodic plots:
Kogarashi Fuyuzora is more than just the dense harem joker, amidst from always falling prey into the seemingly endless amount of insane lewd ecchi moments, he's a solid character that does willingly as his motivation and passion of a spirit medium does, through trained possessed experiences as a child which shapes who he is ar his core.
The residents of Yuragi Inn:
Yuuna Yunohara the titular female ghost, has no recollection about her past existence, but the point through is that for seemingly some reason, her being bound to Yuragi Inn does not forebode well to the inn if it ever wants to receive customers again (who knows?), and therefore attaches herself to Kogarashi in order to find a cure to the bounded curse and be set free.
Sagiri Ameno the demon-slaying ninja, with her sole purpose to venture and fulfill her clan obligliations to eliminate harmful and evil spirits. On the way, her tsundere-ness grows with the non-acceptable lewd and hidden love moments with Fuyuzora, to the point of her imagination running wild.
Yaya Fushigoro the human-cat vessel for the Cat God, she serves the purpose of providing others with her power, while maintaining a dandere look, one that doesn't demand others attention, but yet when needed, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Chitose Nakai the loli-looking girl who's the caretaker of Yuragi Inn, but with a definite twist of luck. That's because her power is manipulating the luck of the people of her choice, but with great power comes great consequences, so her power isn't used much. Other than that, despite her appearances, she is a great caretaker whom cares for everyone.
Nonko Arahabaki the busty crude girl whom isn't afraid to show her affections...at the sight of alcohol, that which stores her power as an oni. Her side job of being an manga author is what she does to maintain her constant supply of alcohol. Always the proactive character, her power is one that must not be undermined.
Koyuzu Shigaraki, a raccoon kid who is capable of shapeshifting into other people, with the help of her leaf charms which by no surprise helps her be covert with her movements, and the overtime settlement at Yuragi Inn helps her coincide better with the girls and Fuyuzora.
Chisaki Miyazaki, the oh-so-dull high school classmate, with the usual troupe of being popular for the most aestethical of traits, which is beauty. Similar to Sagiri, she is yet another tsundere that is aware of her own existence beside Fuyuzora, constantly having lewd thoughts and unable to maintain her stance (for majority of the time).
Ryuuga Genshiro and Oborou Shinto, the male heir of his own clan and the half-daughter of the Black Dragon God bloodline. Mostly for filler (the manga covered a bit more), both characters won't stop at nothing to realize their ambitions, with Oboru subsequently moves to Yuragi Inn in the hopes of harbouring a child through Fuyuzora, and in the midst, you;ve guessed it once again, like Sagiri and Chisaki, another girl vying for Fuyuzora's naive attention.
You'd think that the whole host of characters are what defined the overall series, and you'd be right to say that, because this show is entirely subserviant to the growth of the many characters, and for a sense, they all work their parts well.
Xebec's production values are good to say the least since it's a harem rom-com series, and they don't have to take a lot of considerations and liberties with the source material (decent but good manga adaptation). Both the art and animation are neither striking nor noteworthy, but for what's presented here overall, I'll take it anyday. The character models are definitely unique and props to the character designers as they stand out and it's easy to discern the character traits. Overall, an easy-to-the-eye production with good art and animation that doesn't make you cringe a lot.
The music is one that gives off the Slice-of-Life feels, yet it doesn't force you to grow on it much. Luna Haruna's OP definitely gives off that vibe, that it's a series that just explains its insane cheesy traits and it's good. Same with the ED by Yuuna, Sagiri and Chisaki, which supports the claim that whatever this anime wants it to be, "Lets-a-go!" with it. A good mix of genres I must say.
If you're not a fan of trashy ecchi, I would ask you to turn away at this moment. What's not to love about ecchi series such as this one, while it takes your time away by watching and insulting trash, it certainly doesn't disappoint if you're one that doesn't take everything here seriously, and honestly it's just a good time overall. I'd recommend this to diehard ecchi fans who just can't be milked enough from the genre.
So now that all episodes has finally released; I can finally review this anime.
So the story starts off with our MC (Kogarashi Fuyuzora) going to the hot springs for a place to stay, witch also happens to have a ghost "haunting" it. But since people claim it's "haunted", the place is pretty cheap to stay in. I should also note; the room he's staying in is the "haunted" room of the hot springs. Now, Kogarashi has a power to send ghost running in just one punch. So, with that ability, he can take advantage of the cost, and send
that ghost running without having to worry about a ghost messing around with him. But that ghost happens to be a female (witch will also be our romance protagonist.) And of coarse; a guy doesn't really want to hit a girl. And her name is Yuuna. I should also mention Kogarashi has an ability to force ascend a ghost before they become corrupt. But to do that, I believe they have to have a lingering regret, but I could be wrong. So, Kogarashi ask's Yuuna what her lingering regret is, so she can ascend. And she doesn't know what her lingering regret is, but that get's explained why later in the anime. (witch I won't spoil.) So, Kogarashi is determined to make her happy to find her lingering regret. Now that that's out of the way; we can finally move on to the Art.
Now I really did like the art style for this anime. It's very Moe, witch I am a fan of. Each character had their own unique style, and that's something I don't really see much. I mean in some anime, I see the exact same character ripped from some other anime, just with a different name, personality and minor changes to their appearance.
For the sound, there's nothing to say here, except for a 2018 anime, it's obviously probably going to be top tier.
Similar to the art, these characters are really enjoyable, and have there own unique personality's. Apart from Sagiri. She reminded me of Sera from Is This a Zombie?
I would had rated this a 10, but there are some things I disliked about this anime. Well, really, one thing. That is that There a some moments in the anime witch you know you have seen in all the previous episodes. But the comedy, ecchi, romance, is all fantastic. One thing they have to get right in comedy; is the facial expressions. And they definitely succeeded. There are a lot of funny moments in this anime what did make me laugh out loud many times. I also do think this anime could had benefited from an uncensored version, due to the annoying out of placed smoke covering up everything. But from what I've heard, the OVA is uncensored, but i'm not entirely sure if that's true. But I will be watching that at some time. I'll edit this review to confirm it.
Edit: Yes, the OVA is uncensored.
This is probably the most risky anime I have seen in a while, even with the censorship. But yeah, this anime is definitely worth a watch. I highly recommend it, especially if you're a fan of the ecchi genre. But that concludes my review.