Name: Kakuriyo (Bed & Breakfast for Spirits)
Mangaka: Waco Ioka
Volumes: 8 (Ongoing)
Licensed Volumes: V.08 (Ongoing)
Age Group: Teen
Female college student Aoi inherited her deceased grandfather’s ability to see ayakashi. One day, while Aoi is feeding some ayakashi, a demon appears! He declares that Aoi’s grandfather owed a great debt, and as compensation, Aoi must marry the demon! Aoi refuses, and decides to pay off the debt by working at the inn of the afterlife, the Tenjin-ya.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: I have been smitten with this series since the first volume but waited to read a few volumes to give it a fair review.
Graphics are really nice. They have a bit of a shounen feel to them to be honest I was surprised that it was a shoujo series. The way the demons are drawn is very interesting and the atmosphere is done well. While I wouldn’t say the graphics make this series stand out they support the ethereal world of demons very well.
I really love this series. It is the first Isekai I have read in a long long time but as InuYasha was my first experience in anime this series instantly hit the spot. I find a lot of supernatural or fantasy series have a lot of difficulty balancing explaining the world thru story; but this is something that Kakuriyo does exceptionally well. The world is interesting and we are introduced bit by bit along with the heroine.
The main heroine is so fun as well. She’s confident and head strong even in a scary situation. While in the romance department it’s looking like a very slow go, her confidence and defiance is what makes her so unique.
While I really wanted to enjoy Shokugeki Food Wars I found the fan service way too much. This series hits that “cooking” vibe in a really great way. If you are a fan of cooking/isekai/romance you will love this series!
Final Rating: 4/5
Extra: There is an anime and it is available on Crunchy Roll!