Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi, and the mysterious Yotsuya. The others are given to having wild parties which makes it difficult for Godai to study. Into this mayhem comes the recently widowed Kyoko as the new live-in manager. Godai falls for her, but doesn't have the nerve to tell her. As time passes, their relationship slowly develops amid life at Maison Ikkoku, despite all sorts of romantic hurdles.
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Maison Ikkoku is a manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits from November 15, 1980 to April 20, 1987. It has been adapted into an anime series and a live action film and two episode TV drama. The plot follows Yusaku Godai, a rōnin who resides in an old apartment complex named Maison Ikkoku as he studies for the university entrance exam. Yusaku's life progression and interactions progress episodically and focuses on his growing relationship with the apartment manager, Kyoko Otonashi. Shogakukan collected the individual chapters into fifteen tankōbon volumes between May 1982 and July 1987. The series were later republished in ten wide-ban volumes between July 1992 and April 1993. The ten volume format was later rereleased as bunkobans between December 1996, April 1997. Shogakukan's third rerelease of the series follows the fifteen volume format which were released as a shinsōban edition between April 2007 and October 2007. Viz Media licensed and translated Maison Ikkoku for English release in North America. Viz Media serialized the series as a comic book where each book featured a single chapter; the comic book issues were published between June 1992 and January 2000. The comic book format used a different chapter numbering and skipped some chapters; the artwork was also flipped to read left-to-right. The comic book chapters were collected and released in fourteen tankōbon graphic novel volumes between December 1994 and June 2000. Viz later re-released the series complete and un-flipped in the same format as Shogakukan's fifteen volume format between October 2003 and February 2006.
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