Maison Ikkoku (1986–1988)

TV Series   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Romance


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


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11 January 2010 | kalky-1
9
| One of the greatest anime of all the time
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!!!

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Release Date:

26 March 1986

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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