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A strange horror comedy that takes place in a share house where Meguro Mio and monsters [Youkai] live. Mio Meguro is a timid person. She is afraid of being hated by others, and this causes her to refrain from saying what she really wants to say. She doesn't have any specific things she wants to do. She got a job and eventually dated a man from her workplace work. Mio Meguro wanted to marry the man, but he turns out to be a bad guy. Because of him, she becomes penniless and unemployed. Her life descends into a bottomless pit. Mio Meguro then happens to get a sharehouse, where the mysterious creatures known as yokai live. The yokai tries to solve her problems in radical ways. (Source: Mydramalist, AsianWiki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Русский
  • Français
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 1, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 745 users)
  • Ranked: #2531
  • Popularity: #5247
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
WandereR
11 people found this review helpful
Nov 19, 2020
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5

Welcome to the house of horrors

This drama is about Mio Meguro, who experiences an extremely bad turn in her life by being fired from her job, kicked out of her house, dumped by her boyfriend and harassed by debt collectors all at the same time. In the darkest moment of her life, she finds solace in a kind soul who offers her refuge in a quaint little traditional share house. But, not all is as it seems….

As far as the usual J-Dorama eccentricity goes, this show is not even half as weird as most of the same genre. Although the premise centres around the “youkai” (mysterious creatures of Japanese myth and folklore), spiritual/ dark arts themes with (minimal) elements of horror, this is pretty much a light hearted, comedic and well-acted production.

Koshiba Fuka plays the FL, Mio Meguro and her performance fits the role to a tee. Much like her previous role in Tokusatsu Gagaga, she is adept at playing the shy, timid, soft spoken and unassuming character that makes you want to protect this poor unfortunate soul who gets trampled on by unscrupulous boyfriends, bosses, and basically all other bullies. In addition to the fragile wimpiness, she projects the perfect blend of dramatic acting and comedic timing, thus making her well-suited to such humorous roles.

The supporting cast of the various Youkai are equally fun and entertaining, with the fantastic monster makeup and get-up, which comes across as more adorable than terrifying, during the transformation segment of every episode. This motley crew comprises monsters from tales as old as time, with Oiwa-san, Shutendoji, Zaishikiwarashi, and Nurarihyon as the primary share house occupants. Guest appearances by their comrades in arms come in the form of Okiku, Yomotsushikome, Yamauba and Amabie. Witnessing each of them with their uniquely strange and awesome powers truly is hilarious and mind-blowing.

The OST is provided by Miwa (who guest stars as herself in the final episode) who composed the distinctive J-rock piece, Daitan (check out the MV, which was produced with a unique “Youkai” concept).

I was honestly caught by surprise at how entertaining this show was. The ending was astonishing but hugely satisfying as well. Youkai Sharehouse is a light and easy watch if you’re in the mood for some laughter and fun, with the added insight into traditional Japanese folklore and myth of how the Youkai came into being. Running at only 8 episodes, it won't take too much of your time to indulge and you'll be positively relishing every moment of it.

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Completed
Tito Martinez
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 22, 2020
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5

Easy watch, Enjoyable Plot

I really enjoyed watching this drama. It was quite nice and I liked how it ended. Each episode introducing and explaining the story of a Yokai was very nice for those of us who do not know much about them. And then came the last episode. I really liked what was done in it and I did not expect it to end that way. However, it felt right. The actors also were quite good. I had seen other work from Koshiba Fuka and I was excited because I liked her acting and this didn't disappoint. Really liked who the main character turned into in the last episode. All the situations she lived with the Yokais built Meguro Mio's character to do what she does at the end and that is what feel right.

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Details

  • Drama: Youkai Sharehouse
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Aug 1, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Asahi
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 745 users)
  • Ranked: #2531
  • Popularity: #5247
  • Watchers: 2,054

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