Fuyuzora Kogarashi has the ability to see supernatural, 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 Yuragisou, 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; Yuragisou'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 Yuragisou is going to be far from ordinary!
The very first thing you might notice when looking through this manga's page would be the 'ecchi' and 'harem' tags, which would make half of you give up on the spot, while the other half would already be reading the manga instead of this review. This review is primarily aimed at the former half, the group that is less than enthralled by stereotypical ecchi/harem fare.
The story of Yuragi sou no Yuuna san is pretty straightforward - a guy who can see and interact with spirits, ends up living with a hot ghost. Stereotypical enough? Well, throw in a whole inn full of hot non-humans/super-humans,
all of whom are living with our protagonist. Sounds like something straight out of To Love-ru or Monster Musume, right? Well, what sets Yuragi sou no Yuuna san apart is the execution. Not every action of the protagonist is for the sole purpose of earning himself the affection of the females and the females do not exist solely to be objects in the MC's harem.
There is no overall/central story to speak of, but the individual episodic story arcs are dealt with fairly well. The pacing is decent and there haven't been any major plot holes or the like so far.
This manga resembles Love Hina or Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou rather than the aforementioned titles. If you liked either of these titles, then you might like this manga as well.
I initially mistook the artwork for the work of Tosh (Shun Saeki), of Shokugeki no Souma fame, but it proved wrong. Only later did I realize that the resemblance was because Tosh was an assistant of Tadahiro Miura, the author of this one.
Anyhow, the artwork in Yuragi sou no Yuuna san is brilliant, with every detail being carefully drawn. The character art in particular, is top notch.
Now this seems a little harsh, but I'll explain.
The main character in this manga is possibly the best harem protagonist I've ever seen. He gets stuff done, is pretty powerful, isn't thickheaded and of course, is hilarious (unwillingly, most of the time). There isn't much more that I could ask of a protagonist... but the problem lies with the other characters.
All the other characters follow the common archetypes. There's the clumsy girl, the nosy-but-well-meaning classmate, the always-drunk older girl, the 'how shameless!' girl (you know what I mean), the cat-girl and the secretly-dangerous older-than-she-looks loli. They all get some small amount of development, with individual character arcs, but it hasn't really been sufficient to set them apart from their corresponding archetypal images.
All said and done, Yuragi sou no Yuuna san is a very enjoyable manga. The chapters just fly by and before you realize it, you're up to date. No complaints on this department.
Overall (7.75 ~ 8/10):
Altogether, Yuragi sou no Yuuna san is a rather solid manga, which manages to be interesting, even with its ecchi and harem elements. Though there are some scenes which bear resemblance to To Love-ru, it is still a fairly good read in its own right. It proves to be a rather entertaining read, even for those who are usually not fond of the genre.
Yuragisou no Yuuna-san - if you read the description above I'm sure you all know what it's generally about so lets skip that part and get right into the review.
Story - the story of this book tbh it doesn't really have a solid story in the begin they introduce us to the mc and the fact that he's a spirit medium and it also shows where it seems the mc has an unusual amount of he also talks about how he wants to send spirits to the afterlife etc. so from this you would think the story would focus more on battles with him fighting
against different demons and so on. but then later they introduce the other characters in the story and he develop another goal to allow one of the Main heroine Yuna to past on this to me was can be seen as a minor plot line and the mc don't go around every episode looking for ways to let her past on. he also doesn't fight spirits so much. So, look at that I guess you would like to ask "So there isn't any story!?" and I'll tell you yes there is but it's use wrongly. first before I go in depth on why I say that I would like to say that the author should of place this book into shojou manga instead of Shounen manga, the story main plot revolves around most of the girls who already figure out that the like the mc try to find ways to get closer to him or make him take note of them more, our mc is use as a source for all of the love and more inline as the girl’s gold being making him fall in love with one of them. Which means the story focus way more on the girl’s point of view then from the mc point of view and he's more fit to be call a support character. If I rate the story as a Shounen manga I will give it a - 5/10 but as a story on the hold I would give it a solid - 7.5/10
Art - the art to me is perfect it's just like Shokugeki no Souma, I think I read somewhere that says the creator for this book is the teacher for Shokugeki no Souma which explains why the art looks so much alike. Art - 10/10
Character - the characters on this show is really likable and makes it hard to choose a fav and most of the girls get quite a lot of character development and it's well paced the only problem with character development is the fact that the MC is being left out and he doesn't have much of a character improvement due to the fact that he's piratically place in support and no scenes by himself, the other characters in the book usually go in a cycle where they each have a chapter dedicated to them and which shows they’re character development sometimes it would only mainly show them and then the mc might pop up like a typical support or it may be 2 of the girls sharing the chapter but where usually always seeing the story from the girls view and not the guy. As for the mc he sometimes goes a hold chapter without showing up at all and some chapters he only shows up in thought panels, flash backs or ether the begin are ending of the chapter. Due to the lack of the mc actual presence as a mc a lot of us readers tend to not know much about him except for what he told us about him in the begin of the story and his new skills that would show up every now and then, the author is almost treating the mc like how some fathers would treat their children when they have one boy and lots of girls those dad’s that like girl more tend to ignore the boy and only give attention to the girls, also due to this the mc even on his first popularity poll for the story got 6 he wasn’t even place in the top 5, especially if you look at the vote difference (M.C 543 - 1# 3112) can you see that margin it’s huge. I usually have a rule that I believe that all top Shounen manga that is being successful should ensure that there mc at least get number 1 on their first popularity poll and if not then in the top 3 anything below is no different to me from saying your mc is shit I’ve read many different Shounen manga bleach, one piece, Naruto, hero academy, Food wars and many more but all of them have their mc with the right amount of attention and treatment as a mc and makes him the true face of their manga since that’s what he is they also ensure people remember the fact that he’s the mc of this story so no matter how much you may like so and so character you must never forget who the mc is this is how I feel about those stories above since we see the story from their perspective we tend to treat the mc as another self of us and we usually know more about him than any other character in the story since we spend more time with him to this result in many times these mc being voted as number 1 in their first popularity polls(who wouldn’t say they’re the best XD).If you search it up you will notice that all those characters were voted as number 1 in their first polls and even in the second if some drop they usually fluctuate between 3-1 and others like luffy are never remove from the number 1 spot he’s the perfect eg of a well done mc any time someone thinks about one piece the first person that comes to mine is luffy if you think of this story the first person we will think of is the ghost Yuna, she is better labile as the main character she is represent as the face of the story more than the actual mc and she is more easier to remember in terms of name (I bet half of you who read this book can’t even spell the M.C name, I sure can’t). so other than the fact that the mc is treated as a support character he’s a pretty cool character and is very quick to be like and is practically a perfect mc
his appearance isn’t weak looking
he has good observation skills when the time calls for it
he’s always they’re at the right place at the right time
and has an optimistic personality.
Character rating 7/10
Enjoyment – I really enjoy this book quite a lot it seems that the creator did a lot of research before writing it so that he can fix a lot of the patches that most harem manga’s have, such as the over the cliff every one lets beat up the mc even if we know he isn’t the cause of the incident, or the dense mc that needs someone to always tell him when something is wrong with the people around him and the wimpy and winy mc that always need saving like a princess. There or many more but one of the biggest one is more female character development, if you look back at the many harem manga’s we read you would notice that most creators tend to just make lots of over the top sexy and slutty looking type of girls flashing left and right without much characteristics other than how they were when they were introduce in the story and most of them tend to fall in love with the mc for stupid and un satisfying reason I mean how would you feel when a girl that’s extremely beautiful falls in love with you just cause you say she’s cute or pretty -__- and when a girl falls in love with you just cause you missed and kiss her or hold her in some way she never experience before I’m sure most people or trying to figure out if she’s a slut to fall in love so easily. After such incident, the girl usually falls head over heels for the guy and barrages him with love all day long every day or she pretends like she doesn’t like him but looks forward for his attention. This story removes such a situation and allow us to see the girls slowly falling in love with the mc step by step through the mc actions that hook their hearts we also watch as they come to realize these feelings and confronting others who share the same feelings as them and openly express to each other. When seeing such a scene it feels so refresh and good that I can’t stop enjoying the book, the only thing that throws me off when I’m enjoying it is the lack of the mc other than that I love it
Overall – this is a really good read and I recommended it to any one that like’s harem, romance, comedy and ecchi manga it has good character development for the most part good amount of comedy and romance the ecchi happens in all chapters but I don’t hate it :3 the characters are really hard to hate. There or some downsides as I stated before the only big fault is the lack of the mc position be utilize seriously and if you rate this as a Shounen manga it should receive a 6/10 but other than that big pimple I feel it’s a perfect read to me Rating (to me as a manga) 9/10
good female character development
nice ecchi scenes
Cool M.C you can really like
A well develop harem
The art is really awesome
No more M.C abuse after they get to understand him (shows the characters development)
good mild comedy
A op M.C
Lack of a discreet story
Doesn't feel like a Shounen manga
M.C isn't being treated by the creator as a M.C