Mitsuo Hashimoto Directs Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The June issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Friday that Mitsuo Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits, Initial D: Fifth Stage) will direct the television anime of Hinowa Kōzuki's Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō (Refined Daily Life at the Supernatural Entity Apartment) light novel series.

The anime will premiere in July on Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, and BS11's Anime no Me programming block.

Atsushi Abe (A Certain Magical Index's Toma Kamijo, Yowamushi Pedal's Tōichirō Izumida) plays Yūshi Inaba and Yūichi Nakamura (Fairy Tail's Gray Fullbuster, Mr. Osomatsu's Karamatsu) plays Mizuki Hase, Yūshi's friend. The two voice actors are reprising their roles from an earlier drama CD for the franchise.

The novels' story centers on Yūshi Inaba, a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle's house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen (about US$220) rent. Yūshi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.

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