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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.191 (scored by 1714617,146 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2371
Members: 65,735
Favorites: 1,530

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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)

Dec 23, 2009
Rumiko Takahashi's Maison Ikkoku. Never have I seen anything as human as this. It was summer, a couple of years ago, when I stumbled upon an anime that seemed like it was an ancient artifact, a blast from the past. Because of how it looked (the quality's very worn-out), I almost dismissed it. Just like most of the people who do not give old anime a chance. I was fortunate enough because I decided to stick with the show for 96 episodes. After I watched it, I felt as though I just watched one of the best things that ever happened to anime.

The story revolves ...
Feb 9, 2009
First, I want to make a note that the ratings for Art and Sound are somewhat tough to call for this particular series; it is definitely showing its age, the color is washed out, the animations are far from pristine by todays standards, but all of that given, there are inspired flourishes that, at times, challenge the stuff you see coming out of computer-aided studios today.

When considering whether you are interested in watching this series, you should look elsewhere if you cannot answer "yes" to these two questions: "Am I patient?" and "Do I enjoy romance?". If you made it past that, you may ...
Mar 29, 2009
A lot of anime fans today don't seem to give series from the 80s a real shot, and that's really a shame. There's a lot of truly great storytelling from this era, and it seems to get dismissed because it "looks old".

Maison Ikkoku is one of those titles, and it's a crime that more people haven't seen this.

There's a real sense of humanity, tenderness, and subtlety in this series that really makes it stand out. It's a romantic comedy, but it's also so much more than that. It's a show about people, how we relate to each other, ...

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