Maison Ikkoku
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Maison Ikkoku

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Japanese: めぞん一刻


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 162
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 14, 1980 to Apr 6, 1987
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 8.151 (scored by 41534,153 users)
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Ranked: #4452
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Popularity: #1089
Members: 12,063
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The boarding house Maison Ikkoku is home to a strange medley of weird characters, including the young student Yuusaku and the beautiful (and widowed) manager, Kyouko. We follow the efforts of Yuusaku to win Kyouko's affections, with interference from the rest of the tenants.

(Source: ANN)


Maison Ikkoku was published in English by VIZ Media from October 24, 2003 to February 14, 2006. It was published in Spanish by Glénat España from May 2004 to January 2013.

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Mar 24, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
"What we've got here is... failure to communicate." - Cool Hand Luke

Misunderstandings are brought about by a failure to convey what one truly wants to say. In many cases the problems caused are nothing more than trivialities, but in certain situations a misunderstanding can have damaging consequences. Relationships can end, families can turn against each other, friends can become enemies, misunderstandings can even spark wars.

Maison Ikkoku is probably one of the most well known and influential romantic comedies in the history of manga and anime. Created in 1980 by the reknowned Takahashi Rumiko, the manga was serialised in "Big Comic Spirits" for its entire read more
Mar 13, 2009
AironicallyHuman (All reviews)
Maison Ikkoku: the famous, much loved romantic comedy (rom-com) that began its serialisation waaaay back in 1980. Its success resulted in a flood of manga being created about a college loser falling madly in love and, after many comical hardships, EVENTUALLY getting the girl of his dreams.

The story is about a group of individuals living at a boarding house that is - of course - called Maison Ikkoku ('MI' from this point onwards). Kyoko Otonashi, a 22-year-old widow still trying to come to terms with the death of her husband, moves in as the manager in an attempt to take her mind off her problems. read more
Dec 23, 2017
Yautja (All reviews)
While not the worst manga I have ever read, Maison Ikkoku is certainly the manga I hate most. A seemingly unthinkable opinion given the reviews and recommendations that seem to drip of this work in buckets worth. Any and all of those reviews seem to take what I view as the reasons that this manga is a god awful piece of shit as reasons that it is amazing and wonderful, or give the manga a great rating while acknowledging how glaring these issues are. I'll try to cover them, and I can on some of them understand it is simple a difference of taste, but read more
Jan 23, 2015
Noto0803 (All reviews)
Maison Ikkoku, Where the love blooms

Maison ikkoku is the perfect sample of the Romance Comedy that actually have Romance and Comedy, Unlike these days Romance Comedy which full of filler story and such, Maison Ikkoku is not that kind of manga. A full guarantee of Happiness , Misunderstanding , Comedy and Romance all the way in this Manga.

Reading Maison Ikkoku was a great experience. For you that looking for straight drama in the early chapter, well i guess you will disappointed because the "real" drama starts at chapter 100. although you might found some little drama before chapter 100, but other than that its read more

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