The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988   1987   1986  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kimagure Orenji Rôdo (TV Series 1987)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Eriko Hara, Hiromi Tsuru
Ranma ½ (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka
Ranma ½: Nettô-hen (1989–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The follow-up series to "Ranma 1/2," this introduces new characters, new fighting moves, and has lots of martial-arts action.

Stars: Ken'ichi Ogata, Noriko Hidaka, Andrea Kwan
Berusaiyu no bara (1979–1980)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda
Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu
City Hunter (1987–1991)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yôko Asagami, Martin Blacker
Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido
Tatchi (1985–1986)
Animation | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The bond between three kids; the talented Kazuya, his lazy do-nothing brother Tatsuya and their childhood friend, the adoring Minami. Baseball, brotherhood, love, and high school challenges and strengthens their connection to one another.

Stars: Yôsuke Akimoto, Shigeru Chiba, Rica Fukami
Fist of the North Star (1984–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai
Inuyasha (2000–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a jewel of great power.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
Cat's Eye (1983–1985)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The 3 Kisugi sisters, Rui, Hitomi and Ai run the Cat's Eye Cafe. They are the daughters of Michael Heinz, a painter who mysteriously disappeared in the seventies. In order to find out what ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Toda, Toshiko Fujita, Chika Sakamoto
Hajime no ippo (2000–2002)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Epcar, D.C. Douglas, Peter Doyle
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Grandfather Otonashi / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Kentaro Ichinose / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Kazuyo Aoki ...
 Ichinose Hanae (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Nicole Bouma ...
 Ikuko / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Soichiro-san / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Issei Futamata ...
 Godai Yusaku (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Ron Halder ...
 Doctor / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Akemi Roppongi / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Ellen Kennedy ...
 Kyoko Otonashi (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Yûko Mita ...
 Roppongi Akemi (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sumi Shimamoto ...
 Otonashi Kyoko (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Paul Dobson ...
 Freeloading Husband / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Kozue's Mother / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1988)
Ward Perry ...
 Chachamaru Regular 2 / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Housewife 1 / ... (95 episodes, 1986-1988)
Kathy Morse ...
 Hanae Ichinose (60 episodes, 1986-1988)
Brad Swaile ...
 Yusaku Godai (56 episodes, 1987-1988)
Akira Kamiya ...
 Mitaka Shun (51 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Shun Mitaka (51 episodes, 1986-1988)
Chika Sakamoto ...
 Ichinose Kentaro (46 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Yusaku Godai (40 episodes, 1986)
...
 Yotsuya (40 episodes, 1986)
Edit

Storyline

Yusaku Godai, a bumbling college student, is in love with his landlord, Kyoko Otonashi. Otonashi, while attracted to Godai, is hesitant, having lost her first husband in the not-too-distant past. The rest is history: Godai schemes to win Otonashi's heart, all the while battling off his rival, Shun Mitaka, and fending off his lunatic neighbors, who include an old woman who lives on gossip and liquor (Ichinose), a scantily-clad flirt (Akemi), and a bizarre, enigmatic man (Yotsuya). Written by Michael Toole <slade23@titan.oit.umass.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 March 1986 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Maison Ikkoku  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally, Kyoko and Godai's relationship wasn't going to be the basis of the story. Rather, Rumiko Takahashi, the creator of the comic the series is based on, was going to end the storyline early on and continue on with a series of other storylines centering around the building's other occupants. However, the romance storyline proved so popular it became the basis for the entire series in both comic and television form. See more »

Connections

Featured in Envoyé spécial: Silence on Double (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Alone Again (Naturally)
Written and performed by Gilbert O'Sullivan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The basis for all anime romance
24 December 2003 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

It came before Please Teacher, before Love Hina, even before Kimagure Orange Road. I might be too young to say for sure, but I'll bet this is the series that started the whole romantic comedy movement. It's also one of the few with a mature enough storyline to keep post-teenagers interested.

Yeah, it's the same plot that exists in every anime of the type: boy meets girl, boy and girl deny their feelings for the entire series (but hook up every few episodes), boy and girl finally get together in the end. As a consequence, the plot moves a bit slowly and is a bit too one-track-minded; more fun plot diversions would have been welcome. Still, it's a pretty funny series, and the characters are colorful enough to care about for 96 straight episodes. If you're into Rumiko Takahashi's stuff, Maison Ikkoku's probably the best place to start.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?