Tonari no Youkai-san

Tonari no Yokai-san

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: となりの妖怪さん
English: Tonari no Yokai-san
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2024 to Jun 30, 2024
Premiered: Spring 2024
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Web manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.031 (scored by 27052,705 users)
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Ranked: #40492
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Popularity: #5194
Members: 17,249
Favorites: 45

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"Our cat might be turning into a nekomata..." A rural town where youkai, people and gods live normal, everyday lives, mixed with a bit of warmth and occasional mystery.

One summer, the twenty-year old cat Buchio suddenly evolves into a nekomata. Questioning the reason for his evolution, he sets out to learn more about transformation, together with the transforming kitsune Yuri.

Muu-chan spies on the crow Tengu Jirou as he performs his Tengu duties, and begins to see Jirou in a new light. At that same time, rumors of an unfortunate Nue begin to spread…

(Source: East Press, translated)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamauchi, Ami
Yamaki, Daiki
Sound Director
Kubo, Aoi
Theme Song Performance
Konparu, Tomoko
Series Composition


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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"Obake Himawari (お化けひまわり)" by Pii

Ending Theme

1: "Iro no Naka (イロノナカ)" by Aoi Kubo (久保あおい) (eps 1-4,6-)
2: "Kaerou ka (帰ろうか)" by Aoi Kubo (久保あおい) (eps 5)

Episode Videos


Apr 25, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
Tonari no Youkai-san is an underrated anime, and it has the potential to become a beautiful anime due to the way it presents its characters with stories that involve fantasy when using mythological characters(such as youkais and nekomatas), but seems as real as a person's daily life ordinary person, with their problems and healthy interactions.Trying to give this anime a chance, it's the same as trying to embrace a rich culture about the Japanese and their mythological legends,bringing in the plot, youkais and nekomatas, to a transparent and peaceful setting, where everything happens in a unique way and they evolve into something that helps them ...
Apr 29, 2024
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
This show is a hidden gem of the Spring 2024 season. In a countryside town, humans and fantastic creatures of Japanese folklore happen to be living next door to each other. It is so simple but feels so warm and sincere. Watching this show fills me with a gentle happiness, similar to how I felt watching Natsume’s Book of Friends and My Neighbor Totoro, and makes me want to tell as many people as I can about it.

The premise is simple but fascinating. The townspeople are a part of each others’ daily lives, to the point of going to school together or holding neighborhood barbecues. ...
Jun 10, 2024
Preliminary (10/13 eps)
This series addresses loss and grief in a beautiful way. It considers not only how people deal with loss and bereavement, but also how we feel, how we grieve almost pre-emptively, as we contemplate the eventual deaths of those we love - something which is rarely explored in any media, despite being something many of us face as we see our family members get older. The subject matter is heavy, but don't be deterred. The scary topics are faced with a warmth, with a gentleness and an intent to soothe. This show is in the iyashikei ("healing") genre. Watching it is like a little hug ...

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