Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

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In the town of Clock Hill, there is an old boarding house called Maison Ikkoku. While the residence itself is fairly normal, most of its occupants are not. Yuusaku Godai, its most quiet tenant, has finally reached his limit with his neighbors' constant disruptions and boisterous partying. Wanting a calmer place to call home so that he can study in peace, he prepares to move away. However, his plans to leave are suddenly interrupted when he meets the new boarding house manager, Kyoko Otonashi. Falling madly in love with her, he decides that the boarding house may not be such a bad place to live after all. Unfortunately for him, Kyoko has her own romantic troubles: she is a widow whose husband died six months into their marriage. And despite her blossoming feelings for Godai, Kyoko still cherishes her dearly departed husband, and she believes that no other man could possibly fill the void in her heart. But with Godai's persistence and some help of the other eccentric tenants, she may experience true love once again.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)


English: Maison Ikkoku
Japanese: めぞん一刻
Type: TV
Episodes: 96
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 26, 1986 to Mar 2, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Kitty Films
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Takashi Annou – Director
Kazuo Yamazaki – Director
Naoyuki Yoshinaga – Director
Shigeharu Shiba – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa” by Yuki Saito (eps 1-23, 25-37)
OP2: “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan (ep 24)
OP3: “Suki sa” by Anzen Chitai (eps 38-52)
OP4: “Sunny Shining Morning” by Kiyonori Matsuo (eps 53-76)
OP5: “Hidamari” by Kōzō Murashita (eps 77-96)
ED1: “Ashita Hareru ka” by Takao Kisugi (eps 1-14)
ED2: “Ci · ne · ma” by Picasso (eps 15-23, 25-33)
ED3: “Get Down” by Gilbert O’Sullivan (ep 24)
ED4: “Fantasy” by Picasso (eps 34-52)
ED5: “Sayonara no Sobyō” by Picasso (eps 53-76)
ED6: “Begin the Night” by Picasso (eps 77-96)

Episode List

01: Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I Am Otonashi Kyoko!
02: Love Is in the Air! Which One Does Kyoko Love Best?
03: Hearts on Fire in the Dark! All Alone with Kyoko
04: Kyoko’s Heart Goes Pitty-Pat! Godai Is Put to the Test


Far too long and the forced drama is insufferable at times. The fantastic character arcs of its two main characters hold it together.


The slow, character driven drama is a genre we simply don’t see anymore. The excellent character development really makes this show a gem.

simon (snek)

watch this and enjoy


Generic, too long, full of misunderstandings
As a romance is shallow
But i just love the characters and their interactions so much


Captures the spirit of Japan.


Misunderstandings contrivances the anime. This show is a tedious train-wreck.


Some people are bothered by the tenants, but I don’t think they’re so bad. Very relatable if you watch this as a college student.


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece