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Maison Ikkoku

TV, ep.96 (~25 min.), 1986

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Romantic Comedy
Tags: Present, Boarding House, Comedy, Drama, Love Triangle, Romance
Release Date: 26.03.1986 ‑ 02.03.1988
Studios: Kitty Film Co., Ltd.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Type: TV (1986)
Episodes: 96, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

めぞん一刻
Ikkoku House
Mezon Ikkoku
めぞんいっこく
Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given to having wild parties which makes it difficult for Godai to study. Into this mayhem comes the recently widowed Kyoko as the new live-in manager. Godai falls for her, but doesn't have the nerve to tell her. As time passes, their relationship slowly develops amid life at Maison Ikkoku, despite all sorts of romantic hurdles.
The story takes place in Maison Ikkoku, a worn and aging boarding house where Godai Yuusaku, a 20 year old college applicant, lives. Though honest and good-natured, he is weak willed and often taken advantage of by the offbeat and mischievous tenants who live with him. As he is about to move out, he is stopped at the door by the young and beautiful Otonashi Kyouko, who announces she will be taking over as landlord. Godai immediately falls in love with her and decides to stay.
Later, Godai and the other tenants find out that despite her young age, she is a widow, as she married her high school teacher, but he died shortly after their marriage. Godai empathizes with her and endeavors to free her from her sadness.
He manages to work up enough courage to confess his love to her, and it begins to look like that a relationship between them might actually appear... until Kyouko meets the rich, handsome, and charming Mitaka Shun. Mitaka quickly declares his intention to court Kyouko and states that he is very patient and can wait until her heart is ready.
Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!
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Related anime:

Maison Ikkoku: Prelude, When the Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime Return TV-Special, 1992, Prequel
Maison Ikkoku TV, 1986, Sequel
Maison Ikkoku: Final Chapter Movie, 1988, Sequel
Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons OVA, 1988, Summary
Maison Ikkoku: Deserted Island OVA, 1991, Side story

Related manga:

Maison Ikkoku Manga, 1980, Adaptation

Related characters:

Yotsuya
Yotsuya
Hanae ICHINOSE
Hanae ICHINOSE
Shun MITAKA
Shun MITAKA
Kentaro ICHINOSE
Kentaro ICHINOSE
Ibuki YAGAMI
Ibuki YAGAMI
Ritsuko CHIGUSA
Ritsuko CHIGUSA
Kozue NANAO
Kozue NANAO
Sayako KUROKI
Sayako KUROKI
CHIGUSA
CHIGUSA
Yukari GODAI
Yukari GODAI
Master
Master
ICHINOSE
ICHINOSE
Sakamoto
Sakamoto
Soichiro OTONASHI
Soichiro OTONASHI
KAMIOGI
KAMIOGI
Souichirou
Souichirou
OTONASHI
OTONASHI
Ikuko OTONASHI
Ikuko OTONASHI
Asuna KUJO
Asuna KUJO
Kyoko OTONASHI
Kyoko OTONASHI
Yusaku GODAI
Yusaku GODAI
Saotome
Saotome
Zenzaburo MITSUKOSHI
Zenzaburo MITSUKOSHI
Mitsuo
Mitsuo
Akemi ROPPONGI
Akemi ROPPONGI
IIOKA
IIOKA
Yousuke NANAO
Yousuke NANAO
Kasumi
Kasumi
Toshizo
Toshizo
Taro
Taro
Ayako
Ayako
Hiroshi
Hiroshi
Midori
Midori
Yakuza
Yakuza
Ibuki no Chichi
Ibuki no Chichi
Ibuki no Haha
Ibuki no Haha
Shun no Chichi
Shun no Chichi
Kozue no Chichi
Kozue no Chichi
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Waitress
Waitress
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Kozue no Haha
Kozue no Haha
Ikuko no Haha
Ikuko no Haha
Yusaku no Haha
Yusaku no Haha
Yusaku no Chichi
Yusaku no Chichi
Haruka GODAI
Haruka GODAI
Sensei
Sensei
Asuna no Chichi
Asuna no Chichi
Shun's Uncle
Shun's Uncle
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Shun no Haha
Shun no Haha
Yusaku GODAI
Yusaku GODAI
Asuna no Haha
Asuna no Haha
Mother Nanao
Mother Nanao
Mother Yagami
Mother Yagami
Mother Otonashi
Mother Otonashi
Mother Kujou
Mother Kujou
Mother Mitaka
Mother Mitaka
Principal of Wakaba nursery school
Principal of Wakaba nursery school
Mr. Chigusa
Mr. Chigusa
Atsuko
Atsuko
Koizumi
Koizumi
Father Ichinose
Father Ichinose
Uncle Mitaka
Uncle Mitaka
Father Nanao
Father Nanao
Father-in-Law Otonashi
Father-in-Law Otonashi
Father Yagami
Father Yagami
Father Kujou
Father Kujou
Father Godai
Father Godai
Mother Godai
Mother Godai
McEnroe
McEnroe
Mr. Ichinose
Mr. Ichinose
Mr. Otonashi
Mr. Otonashi
Mrs. Kamiogi
Mrs. Kamiogi
Mr. Yagami
Mr. Yagami
Salad
Salad