Maison Ikkoku (めぞん一刻, Mezon Ikkoku) is a Japanese seinen manga written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi and serialized 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 1980s Tokyo.

The manga was adapted into a ninety-six-episode TV anime series which ran on Fuji TV from March 26, 1986 to March 2, 1988. The anime included some story arcs not covered in the manga, and is notable for being the only one of Rumiko Takahashi’s four long-running series wherein the television series ending corresponds to the manga ending.

Further Reading: ANN, Wiki


8 thoughts on “Maison Ikkoku Anime

  1. I love this anime. This is the only anime I appreciated the ending from all Rumiko Takahashi had wrote(so far).

    I’ve finished the anime already and I love ani-HQ for releasing double audio :). This anime belongs to the vintage ones and it’s sad that it’s difficult to find wallpapers from it..

    1. Some people consider it one of the best Rumiko Takahashi’s works. It depicts real people and relationships.

      Yes, some older anime are not getting enough love. Maybe some fan website dedicated to the anime has good wallpapers.

  2. One of my fav anime series. I remember bawling at the proposal scene like an idiot (love the manager’s response). Anime doesn’t seem so atmospheric anymore.

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