Gokinjo Monogatari

Neighborhood Stories

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Alternative Titles

English: Neighborhood Stories
Synonyms: Neighborhood Story, GokiMono
Japanese: ご近所物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 1995 to Sep 1, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1995
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.451 (scored by 25232,523 users)
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Ranked: #17332
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Popularity: #4309
Members: 12,244
Favorites: 75
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The protagonist, Kouda Mikako, is a student of "Yaza Gaku". Specialising in fashion design, Mikako dreams of becoming a fashion designer with her own brand. Living next to her is her childhood friend, Yamaguchi Tsutomu. Even though they have been close since they were young, they share a platonic friendship. However, Tsutomu has been gaining popularity, especially with the girls, because he seems to resemble a popular vocalist from a band and somehow, Mikako begins to see him in a different light. This is a story about how youths cope with dreams, love and friendship.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimizu, Junji
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Shishido, Rumi
Theme Song Performance
Yamanaka, Norimasa
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

#01: He.Ro.I.Ne" by Rumi Shishido

Ending Theme

#01: "Don't You Know?!" by Rumi Shishido (eps 1-28)
#02: "NG!" by Rumi Shishido (eps 29-50)

Mar 11, 2010
Kokujin-kun (All reviews)
I might as well write a review of this anime since I was the one who provided (most of) the raws, translated it and reviewed each episode at least three times before it was released, which in my opinion counts for at least something.

Well, as much as I am loathed to put labels on what are clearly three-dimensional characters, here we have a show where Ai Yazawa pretty much presented us with what could be a psychological profile of a tsundere before such a term even came to existence. She's brassy, full of herself and can sometimes be unfairly cruel, but that is read more
Feb 2, 2018
Miki-Samusu (All reviews)
I started watching this because I am a fan of Yazawa Ai. I was so happy to know that she has done a number of manga's and anime's other than NANA or Paradise Kiss. I loved Paradise Kiss so much but did not know that it is a sequel of Neighborhood Story or Gokinjo Monogatari. I had to rewatch it because Mikako, Tsutomu, Rika and Norijii were all in Paradise Kiss. I love how the character's Yazawa creates are all in the same dimension because you really feel like your favorite characters are getting older but still living their lives as if they are real read more
May 27, 2020
CataOrShane (All reviews)
I've watched Paradise Kiss back in 2010 and I enjoyed it a lot.
Ten years later I decided to watch the prequel (back in 2010, it was considered a parent story so I was in no rush to watch it).

The story presents itself as a couple of teenagers in love with each other but they don't know how to deal with it, on top of discovering their dreams and chasing them. I was into it and the characters are lovable, for the most part.

The name of this anime is Gokinjo Monogatari but "Flashback Monogatari" would be much more fitting. There are so many read more
Jun 25, 2019
isalvy (All reviews)
PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN WHEN I WAS IN A RANT MOOD SO IT CAN BE PRETTY HARSH. NOR HAVE I WATCHED THAT MANY EPISODES. I will edit it eventuality when I start watching it again. And to be honest despite how much the characters may annoy me the show itself is actually pretty good. I suggest giving it a go. The overall rating that I gave this show is just for now.

Story 6/10 maybe?? (better then my average)

Mikako has a crush on her childhood friend Yamaguchi Tsutom. She ends up heartbroken because her love ended when it just started. She found read more

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