Maison Ikkoku

TV (96 eps)
1986 - 1988
4.132 out of 5 from 1,903 votes
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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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vivafruit Jul 21, 2011
Score 4/10

I haven't actually watched any of this anime, but I thought it would be fun to write a review for it! The animation and music are miserably dated, with awful JPop and 80's era TV visuals. The real problem, however, is not the outdated technical aspects, but the obsolete writing. Maisson Ikkoku starts well and then squanders its characters on an episodic plot that doesn't flow well for modern audiences. The... read more

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Mischievus Oct 16, 2017
Score 9/10

Maison Ikkoku is an old show, with oldschool animation, but with a lot of heart. It's also a long show. 96 episodes plus a couple OVAs, and it's a long road to travel. In the end, it's all worth it. The romance in this show feels more earned than in 99% of other romance-centered anime I've watched. And I've watched a lot. The characters in this show are what stand above just about everything else out there... read more

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Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons
  • TV Special (1 ep)
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Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons is a compilation of scenes from various episodes of the TV series.

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  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 1991

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  • OVA (1 ep)
  • 1992

The Prelude OVA is a compilation of flashback scenes from the TV series regarding Kyoko's history with Soichiro, narrated by Kyoko.

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Maison Ikkoku
  • Vol: 15; Ch: 161
  • 1980 - 1987

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