“Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” creator coolkyoushinja shows some of the troubles of living away from home for the first time with roommates in her 2015 series “Mononoke Sharing.”

Freshman high schooler Yata needed to find her own place to live during the school year since her family doesn’t have that much money and her scholarship takes care of her fees. She found a nice deal splitting the cheap rental cost of a house with five other women. It seemed to be too good to be true but when she stopped by, the offer was real but so were the magical residents. Yata would be living with five different mononoke: Yooko the fox spirit, Mizuchi the kappa, Yuki the snowwoman, Roku the rokurokubi and Momi the devil. While the thought of living with the creatures scared her at first, Yata found comfort in being with those that are not normal and finding a home where she could be herself.

“Mononoke Sharing” is like “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” as a comedy presented through the slices of Yata’s life with her new roommates. Yata and Kobayashi have similarities by being a bit of an outcast in normal society. While it is unknown if Yata is an otaku, she has glasses she wears to hide her naturally glaring eyes. It gives her an off putting look to others which was a problem with her peers. She learns that it is nothing compared to the strange habits of the other ladies of the house. Each chapter brings unique issues for Yata to understand and handle. Readers should take notice of the “Older Teen” rating Seven Seas Entertainment gave it. In the afterword, coolkyousinnjya gives her recollection of when she got the offer to to draw girls with large breasts in “lounge wear”. Needless to say, there is quite a lot of sexual content and nudity in this manga series.

Volume Three of “Mononoke Sharing” will be out before Halloween 2018 with Volume Four shortly after the start of the new year. For more information on “Mononoke Sharing”, check out its page on Seven Seas Entertainment’s site. The publisher also releases the manga of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” and its spin-off “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Kanna’s Daily Life”. Crunchyroll has the anime adaptations of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”, “Komori-san Can’t Decline” and “I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying”.

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