Maison Ikkoku
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Posted 1/15/08
Well in honor of this anime, I thought I should just make a thread for it. It is a romantic anime made in 1988 that I believe is much better than the modern romance anime made nowadays...I made this thread because I was curious if anyone still remembers watching this love story that is much superior than most modern romantic animes...If you haven't watched it yet...watch it now...

For those of you who have watched this anime, plz post one positive comment about it so it won't be forgotten...

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(めぞん一刻, Mezon Ikkoku?) is a manga by Rumiko Takahashi which ran in the manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1980 through 1987. Maison Ikkoku is a bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 80s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the blossoming relationship between Yusaku Godai—a poor student down on his luck—and Kyoko Otonashi, the young, recently-widowed boarding house manager. The manga has been translated into English and fifteen volumes spanning the series are available from Viz Communications.

96 episodes...^-^ Most romance animes are pretty short so I guess its nice to know long ones exist. I've never watched it before...or heard of it. But considering its an old anime, its got good animation. Not the best, but good still. So the whole series is about the blossoming relationship between the two...No offense, but isn't that pretty little plot to extend into a 96 episode anime? Does the plot drag...?
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anime_otaku-nerd wrote:

(めぞん一刻, Mezon Ikkoku?) is a manga by Rumiko Takahashi which ran in the manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1980 through 1987. Maison Ikkoku is a bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 80s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the blossoming relationship between Yusaku Godai—a poor student down on his luck—and Kyoko Otonashi, the young, recently-widowed boarding house manager. The manga has been translated into English and fifteen volumes spanning the series are available from Viz Communications.

96 episodes...^-^ Most romance animes are pretty short so I guess its nice to know long ones exist. I've never watched it before...or heard of it. But considering its an old anime, its got good animation. Not the best, but good still. So the whole series is about the blossoming relationship between the two...No offense, but isn't that pretty little plot to extend into a 96 episode anime? Does the plot drag...?


nope...it is comedy/romance and their is a lot of amusing plotlines that makes it interesting...plus each of them have at least one love rival to keep it interesting and worth watching...it also shows character development as you see Godai grow up from a student to getting a job in hope of getting the girl...(there are many obstacle that get in their way but I don't want to give too much spoilers)
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Posted 1/29/09
i havent seen to many anime but out of all shows live action or animated this is one of the best i have seen. i recommend it.
Posted 1/29/09
you've some good reviving skills O__o digging something up what's almost one year old XD
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Posted 1/29/09
nowadays anime characters have disproportionate bodies and the concept of anime is make everything as weird as possible.... if you think about it, the newer animes have no serious element in them, and the comedy is extremely strange O_o
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Posted 1/29/09
this manga is one of the funniest i have ever read!!!! my fav series by rumiko and i have seen part of the anime... but the manga is better than the anime!!!!


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Posted 1/31/09
I'll vouch for this anime. It's really good. I didn't like it as much at the begining because some characters can be annoying. But once the story picks up, you are in for a treat. I only wish it had been as graphic as the manga, but I guess that would almost make it into a hentai . The good thing about this anime is that it is complete. It has a true ending. Those who know Rumiko Takahashi's works know she likes to leave a bunch of loose ends. Not here.
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Posted 2/2/09
this was one of the first manga I read the part about the new kid and the previor tenants prank war.
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