Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988)

TV Series  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Romance
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 525 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 5 critic

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

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 999 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 63 titles
created 05 Apr 2014
 
a list of 49 titles
created 27 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Mezon Ikkoku" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988)

Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mezon Ikkoku.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1   Unknown  
1998   1988   1987   1986  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Baccano! (2007–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass, Akemi Kanda
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
Girl Revolution Utena (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.

Stars: Leah Applebaum, Roxanne Beck, Sharon Becker
Haibane renmei (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima
Little Princess Sara (TV Series 1985)
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Anime adaption of 1905's children's novel 'A Little Princess'. Sara Crewe arrives in London with her wealthy father to enter Miss Minchin's boarding school for young ladies. Despite an ... See full summary »

Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Taeko Nakanishi, Eiko Yamada
Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki (TV Series 1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tenchi Masaki is a normal high school student in Japan, who spends the summers doing chores around his grandfather's family shrine. One day, Tenchi manages to steal the key to a mysterious ... See full summary »

Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Yûko Kobayashi, Yûko Mizutani
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
Hokuto no Ken (1984–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
School Rumble (2004–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Clumsy sixteen-year-old Tenma Tsukamoto is in love. The object of her desire, the strange and silent Oji Karasuma, has no idea she exists. seventeen-year old delinquent Kenji Harima is also... See full summary »

Stars: Luci Christian, Ami Koshimizu, Hiroki Konishi
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
Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai
Stars: Mariko Ishihara, Ken Ishiguro, Masatô Ibu
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Tesshô Genda, Jôji Nakata, Shô Hayami
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Grandfather Otonashi / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sharon Alexander ...
 Kentaro Ichinose / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Nicole Bouma ...
 Ikuko / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Paul Dobson ...
 Freeloading Husband / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Ron Halder ...
 Doctor / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Kozue's Mother / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
Ward Perry ...
 Chachamaru Regular 2 / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
...
 Housewife 1 / ... (96 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the greatest anime of all the time
11 January 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I just finished to watch all the 96 episodes. I have to say that I loved it. I watched the English dub version and I have to admit they did a really good job. I never read the manga but I can say that comparing with other anime Maison Ikkoku does have a more European touch, leaving out all the strange Japanese characteristics of the genre. So, it is perfect also for a young audiences, and adults will love it too! Probably it is too long. Half of all the series can be cut out without losing any of the story line. Anyone can see how the last 15 episodes set the pace of the anime, at double speed respect the previous ones. This is not good for someone watching all the series in a long breath, but it is understandable for a series which was borne to be broadcast with weekly episode. The success of Maison Ikkoku meant to dilute the story in 96 episodes (quite a lot for a Japanese Anime).

I do suggest to watch this anime and you should do it also with your family. I am Italian and I live in Ireland/UK. I never understood why there is some kind of ostracism about Japanese animation in the Anglo-Saxon culture. They are really dedicated and well-told story. It is like watching a film by Akira Kurosawa.

You see, I already miss it now that I am writing. So much happened and I really missed it. It is like when Friends has been cancelled and I lost the track of time for a month. Bloody TV addiction.

Get out and buy this anime!!!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone knows something about this Anime? IkuharaKunihiko
This could really be something... IkuharaKunihiko
Which character would you want to be friends with? JanyseIsTehHotness
Image Cropping jcolorez-1
Discuss Mezon Ikkoku (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page