20+ years of Anime Part 4: Maison Ikkoku


20 Years of Anime Part V: Maison Ikkoku (1986)

In the middle of my stint overseas, I found this Rumiko Takahashi series from way back in the day…

Godai(our main lead) tried, but failed his entrance exams for college. It didn’t help that the other tenents at the apartment complex love to pester him and always host parties in his room. What keeps him from leaving was the appearance of the new apartment manager,Kyoko Otanashi. Naturally he falls for her instantly. Unfortunatly, It’s not gonna be easy. Romantic rivals, misunderstandings draw the show out to 96 episodes.

If you can find the show(Sadly, this show is REAL Out of print), this is one of the Rare Rumiko Takahashi shows that has a beginning, middle, and an end. This show brought out my love for the “Apartment Ensamble Romcom” shows, which you will see later on this list.

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