Gokinjo Monogatari

Neighborhood Stories

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Synonyms: Neighborhood Story, GokiMono
Japanese: ご近所物語
English: Neighborhood Stories
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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: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 50815,081 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4279
Members: 24,466
Favorites: 319


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Mikako Kouda is a 16-year-old girl whose sole ambition is to establish her own clothing brand. To this end, she attends the renowned Yazawa Art School alongside her childhood friend Tsutomu Yamaguchi. Although the people around them interpret their closeness and constant bickering as signs of budding love, both Mikako and Tsutomu deny it, as they cannot see each other as anything but friends.

However, everything changes when Tsutomu starts to resemble Ken Nakagawa—the vocalist of the popular group Manbou—and gains popularity among girls. Suddenly, the childhood friends find themselves wondering about the meaning of love, friendship, and the true nature of their relationship.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimizu, Junji
Umezawa, Atsutoshi
Director, Episode Director
Yabe, Akinori
Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: He.Ro.I.Ne" by Rumi Shishido

Ending Theme

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


Mar 11, 2010
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 ...
Dec 26, 2020
Ai Yazawa, known mostly for Paradise Kiss and Nana, has been a prolific figure in the world of shoujo manga for decades with her mature themes and more realistic approach to character development. Gokinjo Monogatari was my introduction to her.

What initially drew me to watch this show was the very unique art style. Everything is done completely with flat colors which made me think of '70s cartoons. It's definitely a peculiar look, but fits the show to a tea. There's a perfect balance between being tastefully retro and progressively modern. Thankfully nothing is really lost with having such beautiful artwork either. It's similar to Sailor ...
May 27, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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