Why register?

make an anime and manga list, and more! all free!

Theme

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku main image more screenshots
Avg
4.092 out of 5 from 1,353 votes
Rank #544
recommendations

Synopsis:

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!

my list:

not rated
add recs

related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen Movie 1988 TBD
Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons TV Special 1988 Condensed Version Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons is a compilation of scenes from various episodes of the TV series.
Maison Ikkoku: Shipwrecked on Ikkoku Island OVA 1991 Side Story
Maison Ikkoku: Prelude, When the Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime Return OVA 1992 Prequel The Prelude OVA is a compilation of flashback scenes from the TV series regarding Kyoko's history with Soichiro, narrated by Kyoko.

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Maison Ikkoku 1980 Original Manga
Name Role
Yuji MORIYAMA Character Design
Akemi TAKADA Character Design
Takashi ANNO Director
Kazuo YAMAZAKI Director
Naoyuki YOSHINAGA Director
Kenji KAWAI Music
Takao SUGIYAMA Music
Rumiko TAKAHASHI Original Manga Creator
Yoko MATSUSHITA Producer
Yuko KATO Producer
Makoto KUBO Producer

Love it? Hate it?



Community Reviews

You must be a registered user to add reviews. Login or sign up today!

Title Author Score Date
Maison Ikkoku Foolish1 8/10 Sep 23, 2011
Maison Ikkoku vinion2000 6/10 Aug 11, 2011
Maison Ikkoku vivafruit 4/10 Jul 21, 2011
List Title Username Entries Date
Quiero Ver Edalor 303 Mar 27, 2014
Anime I remember from my childhood trottolina 29 Mar 9, 2014
My favorite animes Youenn 17 Jan 30, 2014
Post Name Username Comments Date
I resumed watching "Maison Ikkoku" FranceDuffoo 0 Jul 16, 12
Dry, Dry... Aurura 0 Apr 29, 12
Anime "Wine" kirant 1 Aug 24, 10
Psywol dropped Maison Ikkoku at 68 of 96 episodes
johnpaulIII is watching Maison Ikkoku anime at 8 of 96 episodes
johnpaulIII is watching Maison Ikkoku anime at 6 of 96 episodes
kefirs wants to watch Maison Ikkoku
Adeso1125 won't watch Maison Ikkoku

Recommendations if you like Maison Ikkoku

0 filtered - clear filters

If I See You In My Dreams OVA

If I See You In My Dreams OVA

Fuguno Masuo is a person who doesn't have much luck with the ladies -- mildly put. All through high school and college, he has failed to have a girlfriend, and when he is foretold by a fortune teller that he'll never, ever get one, he is utterly crushed. But when he meets the beautiful Nagisa, his heart is set in motion for the first time. However, he'll have to compete with the charming and handsome Kaizuka, and the rich real-estate broker Kujira…

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Menchi

It's the basic love story: a no-good young man falls in love with a beautiful young woman, and tries desperately to approach and confess his love to her. Of course there are eager rivals, misunderstandings, tears and trouble, but through attempt and fail our hero never gives up, and will be rewarded in the end. This is the main idea in Maison Ikkoku and If I see you in my dreams OVA, so romantics ahoy; you'd like these.

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Sangokagome

One of the best things about these series is that they don't focus on theiir sci-fi and fantasy aspects (mostly because they don't have any) and take away from the romance we all want to see. Thankfully, they focus on the flirtation and the romance that takes place between the characters for an all out 'aww'fest each time you put on an episode! Enjoy!

Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy

Miki is a normal high school student, living a normal life, but one day she is welcomed home with an announcement: her parents have decided to get divorced and switch partners with close friends of the family. The reason? Love. But to add to Miki's disbelief, she may get a new "brother," and he may just happen to be in love with her...

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
sarwor248

Love triangles and misunderstandings are in full force in both anime. These are both great romantic comedies and I strongly suggest you try one if you liked the other.

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves
  • TV Special (1 ep x 72 min)
  • 1993

Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Thrawn

Ocean Waves is slow. Slow and slice-of-life, with it's feet planted firmly in reality. No fantasy, no sci-fi, nothing to get in the way of reality. The same can be said for Maison Ikkoku, which also doesn't shy from reality. But that's where they both shine; they feel real. No otherworldly aspects detract from the realism.

Out of the two, Maison Ikkoku is the superior and feels more satisfying in the end. But if you're in the mood for a slow dance with romance, give Ocean Waves a shot.

Planetes

Planetes

In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
Oehr

The protagonists of both series have problems when it comes to relationships: One sided love with misunderstandings and problematic confessions!