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~First Impressions~ Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

Back in April my daughter and I were looking for a new series to watch together and came across “Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits” (also known as: Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi) on VRV’s Crunchyroll simulcasted series and liked the look of the cover right away. We began watching it and immediately liked the animation and the story.

This series is filled with many different Ayakashi (spirits/demons) that show up in many of Japans historical fables and stories. Once you hear what someone is you can go and look up more information to learn about that spirit which I always find interesting. The show has a very “Spirited Away” feel and story with the added aspect of that good ol amazing looking and sounding food that many anime series have lately.

The show follows a human girl Aoi who is spirited away to the world of Ayakashi to marry the Ogre god Odanna (that is in charge of a well respected bed and breakfast called: Tenjin-ya) as payment for her grandfathers debt to him. She is thrown into a cast of interesting and fun characters including but not limited to: a young hostess Snow Woman, a Kitsune nine tailed fox best friend, a eerie blond Zashiki-warashi, Tanukis, Kappas, and many more characters and ayakashi.

Aoi quickly becomes more comfortable in this hidden realm as she learns more about the different beings around her. She uses her skill of making delicious food with flavors from the apparent realm (human world) that also suit the tastes of the Ayakashi. She quickly gains admirers for her wonderful food and her caring nature for other beings.

My daughter and I very much enjoyed this series and waited less than patiently for Mondays after school to watch the new episode. Since this last week all 26 episodes are out to binge watch and enjoy.

Have you watched this series? What did you think about it? Who was your favorite character? Let me know in the comments!



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Gugure! Kokkuri-san.

Wow, so this series is brilliant just to let you know right away. 😀 It has been airing since Oct. and is ongoing for the moment. I have found myself laughing so often at this series it is quirky and silly in all the right ways.

It centers around an Elementary School girl who lives alone and is a self proclaimed “Doll”. Her name is Kohina and she is seemingly emotionless and lives off of instant noodles. One day she plays a game called “Kokkuri” where she calls a fox spirit who takes it upon himself to be her guardian and help her become more human and healthier (he takes away her noodles much of the time much to her dismay). Soon she finds herself the center of attention between the Fox spirit, a Vengeful dog spirit and a old man Tanuki. Each character is so funny and has their odd traits that even though very different from one another work so well as a whole.

Check this one out if you haven’t already! Let me know what you think of it and who your favorite character is! :3