Apartment for Rent


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The story takes places in a strange and mysterious rental apartment house. Each tenant has their own unique features, interests and fetishes.

The landlord is a useless bum who inherited the apartment house through sheer luck, in order to satisfy his own curiosity, he took on a set of unique personalities as tenants. He doesn’t want the hard-working well-behaved students, the office workers with steady incomes, or the simple families. He just wants “normal people” who fits certain criteria, has tendencies for abnormal behaviours, basically anyone who can satisfy his curiosity for the dark side of the human nature.

As result he ended up with a PE teacher with a record for domestic violence, a university student who is a gaming addict, a divorcee with his angelic little girl, a mysterious writer, a gay couple, and an eye-candy. Eight tenants and a perverted Landlord, six rooms and a bunch of secrets, the potential of our human nature made it impossible to predict how much more secrets each room held.

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Shio rated it
December 26, 2015
Status: --
Bizarre is probably the best word to explain this novel. The landlord is a pervert, but he’s different from other LN pervert protagonist. It’s more to the mix of insanity and fetish rather than 'research' material. So let me just say this first. If you are looking for echi or light comedy, you won’t find any here. Second, do not read this if you have faint heart, and it is not advisable to eat (especially red meat) while reading. Why did I rate this as 5? Simple. Because it offer... more>> a way of thinking that I’ve never imagine before, even if it is repulsive. The character is complex, and the interaction between tenants bring some wonderful details. Read the tag and summary carefully before deciding to read this series or not. If you can handle it, I see no reason to not try this novel. <<less
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Raziel rated it
April 29, 2016
Status: Completed
This is a really interesting story full of dark stuff. Clearly show the true ugly nature of humanity. Don’t read it if you have weak hearts.
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Evil1220 rated it
January 24, 2016
Status: --
This is the most sick, perverted, horrifying, biggest f*cking piece of sh*t there is... mind my language and yet its pretty goddamned good not gonna lie.
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alexfilia rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: c12 part1
This is a horror story!

Basically everyone living in this apartment complex has a screw lose

but the worst of the all is the landlod who spies and manipulates everyone!.....

..... and maybe that hanibal serial killer >.>
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Dotlove rated it
April 11, 2016
Status: --
This series is very worth reading. You can feel the emotions at play and all the character's are very interesting, I'm hyped up for the movie's finale I'm glad I started reading so far in to the translation.
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NaM rated it
April 6, 2016
Status: --
pretty interesting (Sick, Bizzare, disturbing), a brilliant work.

A story about a landlord who inheret an apartment building which gave him a possibility/opportunity to satisfy his curiousity, ego, dream and fetish with his tenants as his chesspiece.

5.. Why? Simply because the story enable us. The ordinary person, to pry or take upon the shoes of a psychological CRIMINAL making us feel the equisite unique feel that the MC in the story feel.. It open up unknown possibility which somehow may show the complexity of the being called “Human”.

[warning r18.. Not suitable... more>> to people 18 below and people with close mindset.]

done with the review.. Now for the honest reaction:

“It F*cking feels like a emotion Roller coaster” <<less
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zensen rated it
August 5, 2017
Status: c12 part1
Filthy and bizarre at the same time. The writing is clear and detailed, it blew my mind. A social experiment leading to drawing out the dark potential of the human mind. All natural behavior of a human described as crime and evil but again it is being human. I like the author's delivery of how the mind can go and do stuffs from repetition, a photocopy of someone to being unique. Human behaviors, being a serial killer, a peeping tom and sick fetishes are well written. You will crave for... more>> more chapters! Kudos to this novel! Please give us more chapters to now the climax and finale.. <<less
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DaoLaw rated it
June 22, 2019
Status: c13 part8
Urgh. I was about to comment about amazing this novel is, but I just saw that the epilogue was untranslated. There's even a comment that talks about some secret regarding the landlord. I absolutely need this epilogue...~
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Skylark27Cloud rated it
August 30, 2018
Status: --
I was interested at first but as I continue to read on, I am getting furious with the MC, he sees himself as the director or someone who could see a prophecy... He destroyed the lives of the tenants, he didn't even spare the little girl who is really innocent. That's why I only rate 1 star for this story.
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Yukka rated it
October 25, 2018
Status: c4
I am a sick person that likes to read perverted and disturbing things. Which is why I picked up this story because based on the reviews, it seemed to fit what I like.

Okay, what stopped me from reading is not the writing. The way the story is told is very engaging. I loved the unique characteristics of the characters. It satisfy the crazy in me to have a variety of twistedness to read about.

But I wish that the writer had done more research.

... more>>

The serial murderer drugs her victim and does all sorts of things to his body. Things like drugging him constantly with sleeping pills and pumping water directly into his stomach, etc. This I can still accept because it is a work of fiction. I do not expect 100% accuracy.

But when it comes to injecting things into the blood stream, my mind just starts thinking about everything that is going wrong. Because I study about the human body, it is something I cannot help but be picky.

Like with an unhygienic needle, I started thinking about infection. Injecting milk and soy sauce into the blood, in my mind, I am thinking this man's cells are going to go crazy and he is going to die soon.


This broke my immersion in the story and I just cannot continue on. I really want to like this. But unfortunately, we are not fated. <<less
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Obarou rated it
October 6, 2018
Status: Completed
This was a very crazy ride, but quite interesting.

The thing I didn't expect the most was the big reveal about the landlord in the epilogue.


P.T.: this novel is very disturbing, I don't recommend it for those with weak hearts.
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wigglegui rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Quite a nice read if I must say so. Recommended for people who like dark, sick and disturbing stories. Also, I recommend everyone to watch the movie adaptation of the novel which can be found on youtube.
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madghost rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: c13 part8
I have always wanted hardcover books for the web novels I liked. But I really want a hardcover version of this book. Just to remind me this book existed on my reading history.

Some people are reviewing this saying they dont like the protagonist or the way they behave. Well this novel isn't for them. This isn't about enjoying the read or psychological teaching it is what it is. It's just a book about the protagonist and his life and how he feels.

My advice is dont expect anything and just read... more>> if you want to after seeing all those tags. They exist to prove the minimum value the work represents not all of it or what you expect from them. <<less
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Fabulous _Fujoshi rated it
August 30, 2019
Status: Completed
~For a short read, was surprisingly shown character... growth? Hmm maybe corruption is better.

~Was descriptive enough that you would be able to understand well how the situation was.

~No info dumps, you learn little by little how each characters personality traits are.

... more>> ~The MC, transcends from morally ambiguous, into a whole different mindset at the end.

~The ending is probably my fave part, if this was written about something else would've thought that's so wholesome, love that lighthearted moment, almost felt like I shouldve learned a lesson somehow.

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Renjisea rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: --
Enjoyment 0.5/5
Bullsh*t 4/5

Psychological Teaching 0/5

So this story is basically about a sociopath MC but without real purpose on his route to become a serial killer.

The author is mad for sure to be able write this story.
This work has 0 enjoyment nor any psychological teaching like the Joker villains. The author solution to the story is killing, no meaning whatsoever. Reader beware of the fake 5 stars rating.

2 stars for the mad author to write and even try publish this crazy shit.
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September 22, 2018
Status: c13
Watched the movie and loved how it ended, very suitable ending for this sick protagonist. I don't know about the novel though, but my curiosity is itching even though the novel itself is disturbing.
I guess that's the charm of this novel, being sick enough to satisfy our disturbing curiosity.
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GDLiZy rated it
September 14, 2018
Status: Completed
Unbelievably fascinating.

This is the story about a madman whose goal in life is to become a director and a screenwriter. He conveniently acquired an apartment and installed many hidden cameras in every room. He believed that the 'True Self' of everyone would surface when they were completely alone.

His way of choosing his tenants was their personality and character trail, an old man whose fetish was to drink expired milk, etc.

The story is about a twisted way of thinking where moral was thrown out and deemed as worthless trash.
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xxsubarugt rated it
May 12, 2018
Status: c12 part1
Pretty good if I say so.

it shows a broader way of thinking (Not a good one but nevertheless). Its very intriguing and captivating every chapter may or may not be predictable is captivating since the thoughts placed are by someone that went nuts so its amusing.

the characters are developed since the start giving the choice to either leave them alone or ruin them for amusement which the latter option is always used by the MC. Mc=Nuts
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