Maison Ikkoku

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Synonyms: Ikkoku House
Japanese: めぞん一刻
English: Maison Ikkoku
French: Maison Ikkoku: Juliette Je t'aime
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Type: TV
Episodes: 96
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 26, 1986 to Mar 2, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Kitty Films, Fuji TV
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.191 (scored by 1865318,653 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2507
Members: 72,287
Favorites: 1,712


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Episodes: /96


In the town of Clock Hill, there is an old boarding house called Maison Ikkoku. While the residence itself is fairly normal, most of its occupants are not. Yuusaku Godai, its most quiet tenant, has finally reached his limit with his neighbors' constant disruptions and boisterous partying. Wanting a calmer place to call home so that he can study in peace, he prepares to move away.

However, his plans to leave are suddenly interrupted when he meets the new boarding house manager, Kyoko Otonashi. Falling madly in love with her, he decides that the boarding house may not be such a bad place to live after all. Unfortunately for him, Kyoko has her own romantic troubles: she is a widow whose husband died six months into their marriage. And despite her blossoming feelings for Godai, Kyoko still cherishes her dearly departed husband, and she believes that no other man could possibly fill the void in her heart. But with Godai's persistence and some help of the other eccentric tenants, she may experience true love once again.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamazaki, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Annou, Takashi
Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Shiba, Shigeharu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa" by Yuki Saito (eps 1-23,25-37)
2: "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan (eps 24)
3: "Suki sa" by Anzen Chitai (eps 38-52)
4: "Sunny Shining Morning" by Kiyonori Matsuo (eps 53-76)
5: "Hidamari" by Kōzō Murashita (eps 77-96)

Ending Theme

1: "Ashita Hareru ka" by Takao Kisugi (eps 1-14)
2: "Ci · ne · ma" by Picasso (eps 15-23,25-33)
3: "Get Down" by Gilbert O'Sullivan (eps 24)
4: "Fantasy" by Picasso (eps 34-52)
5: "Sayonara no Sobyō" by Picasso (eps 53-76)
6: "Begin the Night" by Picasso (eps 77-96)


Nov 9, 2023
The following review is limited to the Love Triangle characters and how the two main characters made me reflect on my past life decisions. To elaborate how inviting the music and nostalgic the setting is, how realistic the problems and funny the characters are, would be too much. Therefore, I'd like to summarize, that at the end of the series you will feel that you've been part of this world and it's sad that the curtain has now fallen.


Japan in the 1980s had high expectations of young men growing up and looking for their place in society. Young adults had to deal with less job ...
Apr 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Don't see a ton of middling reviews here so I'll give my take but try to keep it short by listing my main issues with the show and elaborating on them.

The pacing: Sometime in the first few episodes Godai proclaims his love for Kyoko at the top of his lungs, but then the show treats these early episodes as if they had never happened, and the characters are unsure about each others' feelings for another 5 years. The characters will seemingly make progress, then the show will act as if the progress doesn't exist.

Character Consistency: The minor characters definitely experience personality change as the show ...
Oct 1, 2020
Maison 'Misunderstanding' Ikkoku review. You'd think people were over exaggerating the amount of misunderstanding in this series.

Spoiler: They weren't

I read the manga as i watched the series. So if i mention something that you don't remember it probably means it was in the other medium.

Maison Ikkoku is a series that revolves around 5 characters. The 2 main characters., the MMC and FMC who are pretty likeable and the 3 side characters that are the worst things in existence. The FMC moves into the house called the maison Ikkoku and becomes the new manager as i think it was cuz it was owned by her recently ...

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