Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: boarding house
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
Number of episodes: 96
Vintage: 1986-03-26 to 1988-03-02
ANN Info Page
Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen (movie) Vintage: 1988-02-06
Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons (special) Vintage: 1988-09-25
Maison Ikkoku: Shipwrecked on Ikkoku Island (OAV) Vintage: 1991-01-31
Maison Ikkoku: Prelude, When the Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime Return (special) Vintage: 1992-06-25
Probably my favorite anime. Generally it’s a romantic comedy but it does have some action here and there. The characters are all very entertaining and it’s really easy to get attached to them. It runs 96 episodes and all 8 dvd box set’s as well as the manga are out by viz.
Though besides for a few, I haven’t met to many people that have actually sat down and watched the anime. So if any of you have, I’d love to hear your opinions.