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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Volume 3: 12/30/21
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Volume 3 by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama (Illustrator) follows Yushi as he now begins spiritual training, learns how to use his grimoire, and grows comfortable enough with his yokai friends to invite a human friend over.
The first volume was the set up, establishing that Yushi needed somewhere affordable to stay while his dorm was rebuilt. A haunted apartment isn't somewhere most people would want to stay, so it's somewhere he can afford. Since he's a bit of an oddball he fit right in.
The second volume was an attempted return to dorm life. It touches on a popular theme among supernatural / paranormal texts that humans are sometimes the worst monsters.
Now that it's settled that Yushi likes living with his Yokai neighbors, it's time for him to grow comfortable to fall into a routine (thus making this manga more of a slice of life than it has been previously). It's a chance for him to explore more of the world of his neighbors and hone his own spiritual power.
Finally, though, it's the growing comfortable with the yokai apartment life that allows Yushi to invite a friend. The scenes with his best friend are charming and wholesome. I hope to see more of him in future volumes.
The series is currently up to volume 24 with a release in Japan next year. I have volume 4 on hand and will read it soon.