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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.581 (scored by 43404,340 users)
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Ranked: #14132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4186
Members: 20,114
Favorites: 234

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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
Umezawa, Atsutoshi
Director, Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Yoshimura, Genki


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
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
Dec 26, 2020
haydenluvsanime (All reviews)
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 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
Feb 15, 2021
girltokyo (All reviews)
i first off want to say that i really enjoy Ai Yazawa's work so thats the main reason i started to pick this show up and the fact that I've seen NANA and Paradise Kiss already. The story i enjoyed because it's pretty realistic which makes what happens in the show relatable, and with that it makes it even more moving and emotional to watch and experience. It was fun and interesting to see the story progress and see Mikako going through her struggles whether that was with her designs, her relationships, or family problems it was nice to see her progress as the show read more

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