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Poll: Maison Ikkoku Episode 1 Discussion

Oct 25, 2009 2:05 AM
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Alright first episode, that introduce the main characters. I honestly don't have the names memorized yet, but with 96 episodes i'll have plenty of time.
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Mar 20, 2010 5:12 AM
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This could easily be my first 10/10 anime in 2010.

Just the kind of comedy anime I like.

Oh and, Ms. manager really has cute behind.
Apr 22, 2010 7:17 PM
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Ooh, first episode had a nice feel to it for me
I think I'm going to enjoy this :D
Jul 28, 2010 1:46 PM
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I liked the first episode. I really hope that this anime won't disappoint me. =)
Nov 13, 2011 4:17 AM
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Okay first episode, IMO. I felt so bad for the main character, whose name I don't remember (err Godai or something?) because everyone kept calling him "Ronin-san". His neighbours are so horrible. When I lived in residence at university first year, in a dorm, I feel like my life was a little too close to what his is like here... so maybe the reason I didn't enjoy the episode as much is because I was just super annoyed by memories of drunkards and hardcore partiers in the dorm I lived in... XD

I like Rumi Takahashi's stuff, though (Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha) so I'm sure I'll end up enjoying this.
Nov 17, 2011 9:21 AM
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kinda messed up everybody calls him ronin-san. I would get pissed too, his neighbors are kinda annoying but funny
Mar 9, 2012 3:53 PM
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haha that dude is uber patient, i would kick all of their asses out at 1st occasion XD
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May 25, 2012 3:50 AM
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not bad...

omg =__=
Oct 29, 2012 4:36 PM
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Oh yeah, this is definately Takahashi's work.
Proof: Boobs.
Apr 7, 2014 5:19 PM
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Pretty good start. those roomates are pretty amusing.

Anyone else notice young versions of the Urusei Yatsura cast about 5 minutes in.
Modified by Bubcus93, Apr 7, 2014 5:23 PM
Jan 1, 2015 11:42 AM
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Nice start. It has that real classic feel to me. I have a feeling this could be something really special.
Sep 28, 2015 9:42 AM
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Poor Godai :(
Mar 1, 2016 3:03 PM
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I've only heard positive things about Maison Ikkoku, so even though it didn't look like something I'd enjoy, I decided to give it a shot to see what it's like.

Sadly, I confirmed what I had feared. In this one episode I just watched, I found absolutely nothing funny nor enjoyable whatsoever. This show seems rather annoying, and all I see are people consuming alcohol, which is something I find offensive. If it happened once in every blue moon, I could tolerate it, but this looks like a show where people are drinking in nearly every episode.

I was originally planning on watching a few more episodes before making a final judgement, but the one episode I watched was painful enough to get through as it was, so I simply cannot watch any more of Maison Ikkoku, so I'm dropping it now, making this the first Anime I've ever dropped.

April 22nd edit: I've decided to try to watch a few more episodes of this Anime, only because people keep telling me that it gets better, and because where I enjoyed Kimagure Orange Road, they figure I should like this too.

Although, I don't expect it to get any better.
Modified by Seiya, Apr 21, 2016 8:47 PM
Aug 4, 2016 7:42 PM
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^ Awfully sensitive to alcohol consumption.
I look forward to the romantic developments. A few funny moments in this episode.
Oct 23, 2016 1:44 PM
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Neighbours from hell. No wonder everyone was telling Kyouko to not go there.

Godai reminds me of Ataru from Urusei Yatsura, both by appearance and by being unlucky.

Also, it's really nice of Takahashi to simply name all the tenants by the numbers of the rooms they live in.
Dec 13, 2016 6:01 PM
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I already like the atmosphere of this anime alot, seems like i'm going to love this.
Poor Yuusaku tho, he is doing his best to give a good first impression diden't work out the way he wanted tho.
Apr 4, 7:31 PM
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After finishing Urusei Yatsura, I'm actually glad the main guy character (Godai) is not like Ataru from the other series( a lech who wants a harem LOL). Godai seems like an average guy who lives a somewhat chaotic environment known "Maison Ikkoku". I can also relate to him, because his neighbors have no respect for privacy whatsoever LOL. Kyoko seems really nice and calm mannered( compared to Lum and all the other girls FROM Urusei Yatsura that go wild when angered LOL). Overall, nice intro for the first ep.
Sep 27, 6:03 AM
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I just love the old anime style.

Ronin-san, are you peeping on men too? :D
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Oct 4, 8:15 AM
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It is an accomplishment itself to literally swept the floor of other animated series of comedy genres as it got the point of being grating to watch. I like Kyoko based on my first impression. I'll continue watching this series for her presence alone in contrast to the overall rowdy atmosphere, if you know what I mean by that.

Why do I have this feeling that something bad happened to Kyoko just because she was talking to her dog? I watched the movie "Junkers Come Here" and it gave me this feeling that she is dealing with her loneliness. The contrast of eccentric cast seems to be what gave 'life' to her life. I am probably speculating since it reminded me of Ranma.

I almost forgot. One of the tenants looks similar to Arsene Lupin III.
Modified by hysterical_, Oct 4, 8:39 AM