Maison Ikkoku (TV)

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©1986 Rumiko Takahashi/Shogakukan • Kitty Film • Fuji TV


[ adapted from Maison Ikkoku (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons (special) (1988, compilation)
    Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsuhen (movie) (1988-02-06, alternate ending)
    Maison Ikkoku: Shipwrecked on Ikkoku Island (OAV) (1991-01-31, spinoff)
    Maison Ikkoku: Prelude, When the Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime Return (special) (1992, prequel)

Alternative title:
Cara dolce Kyoko (Italian)
Juliette je t'aime (French)
めぞん一刻 (Japanese)
相聚一刻 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: boarding house
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 564 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 213 votes (sub:162, dub:33, raw:4, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:10
6 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 132 votes (sub:87, dub:35, others:10
5 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 93 votes (sub:77, dub:10, raw:2, others:4
3 French dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Good: 58 votes (sub:46, dub:6, raw:1, others:5
3 French dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:14, dub:12, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 So-so: 20 votes (sub:17, dub:3)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1255 users, rank: #833 (of 5923)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.496 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.77, rank: #166 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 8.431 (Very good+), rank: #162 (of 5916) (seen all: 8.88 / seen some: 7.64 / won't finish: 5.25)
Bayesian estimate: 8.412 (Very good+), rank: #94 (of 4471)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 96
Episode titles: We have 96
Vintage:
1986-03-26 to 1988-03-02
1988-09-05 (France)
2006 (Spain)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa" by Yuki Saito (eps 01-23,25-37)
#2: "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan (ep 24)
#3: "Suki sa" by Anzen Chitai (eps 38-52)
#4: "Sunny Shiny Morning" by Kiyonori Matsuo (eps 53-76)
#5: "Hidamari" by Kouzou Murashita (eps 77-96)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Ashita hareru ka" by Takao Kisugi (eps 01-14)
#2: "Ci-ne-ma" by Picasso (eps 15-23,25-33)
#3: "Get Down" by Gilbert O'Sullivan (ep 24)
#4: "Fantasy" by Picasso (eps 34-52)
#5: "Sayonara no Dessan" by Picasso (eps 53-76)
#6: "Begin the Night" by Picasso (eps 77-96)
Official website:
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 8
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DVD (Region 1)
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 8 (DVD) 2006-07-04
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 1 (DVD 1) 2003-07-01
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 2 (DVD 2) 2003-11-18 (from $34.99)
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 3 (DVD 3) 2004-04-06 (from $49.00)
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 4 (DVD 4) 2004-11-23
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 5 (DVD 5) 2005-05-17
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 6 (DVD 6) 2005-10-25
    Maison Ikkoku - DVD Box Set 7 (DVD 7) 2006-03-07
VHS
    Maison Ikkoku - Dress You Up (Sub.VHS 19) 1996-01-01
    Maison Ikkoku - Present From The Past (Sub.VHS 20) 1996-01-01

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Screenplay: Kazunori Ito
Episode Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Original creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design:
Akemi Takada
Yuji Moriyama
Art Director: Chitose Asakura
Animation Director: Hiroshi Ogawa
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Director of Photography: Tsuguo Ozawa
Executive producer: Hidenori Taga
In-Between Animation:
Kazuya Tsurumaki (eps 3, 9)
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Key Animation:
Katsuya Kondo (ep 39)
Kazuya Tsurumaki (eps 88, 92)
Masahito Yamashita (ep 29)
Shin Matsuo (ep 29)
Shinji Otsuka (ep 39)
Yuriko Chiba
Original Art: Kenichi Maeda
Recording Adjustment: Kunio Kuwabara
Sound Effects: Yasufumi Yoda
Theme Song Composition: Gilbert O'Sullivan (#2 OP, #3 ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Anzen Chitai (#3 OP)
Kiyonori Matsuo (#4 OP)
Kouzou Murashita (#5 OP)
Picasso (#2,#4,#5,#6 ED)
Takao Kisugi (#1 ED)
Yuki Saito (#1 OP)
Issei Futamata as Yusaku Godai
Sumi Shimamoto as Kyoko Otonashi

Akira Kamiya as Shun Mitaka
Chika Sakamoto as Kentaro Ichinose
Hiromi Tsuru as Asuna Kujo
Kazuyo Aoki as Hanae Ichinose
Miina Tominaga as Kozue Nanao
Norio Wakamoto as Cha Cha Maru Master
Shigeru Chiba as Yotsuya
Toshio Furukawa as Sakamoto
Yuko Mita as Akemi Roppongi
Yuriko Fuchizaki as Ibuki Yagami

Akiko Tsuboi as Kozue's mother
Akira Kamiya as Mitaka's Father
Asami Mukaidono as Ibuki Yagami's mother
Atsuko Mine as Ikuko's mother
Fumihiko Tachiki as
drunken man(ep 80)
noodle shop cook(ep 5)
rugby club member(ep 20)
schoolmaster(ep 56)
Gara Takashima as
Asuna's mother
Hiyoko(ep 92)
Midori(eps 25, 95)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Soichiro Otonashi
Hiroshi Masuoka as
guest A(ep 2)
Toshizo(8 episodes
eps 1, 9, 18, 29, 39-40, 52, 68
)

yakuza(eps 30-31)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Saotome(Puppet theater club president)
Hisako Kyouda as Yukari Godai
Houchu Ohtsuka as Nakamoto(ep 93)
Kae Araki as Nursery schooler
Katsunosuke Hori as Zenzaburo Mitsukoshi
Kazue Komiya as
Kasumi
Shun Mitaka's mother
Kei Tomiyama as Iioka
Keiko Hanagata as principal of Wakaba nursery school(ep 93)
Kouji Tsujitani as student A(ep 93)
Kousei Tomita as Mr. Chigusa
Kumiko Watanabe as Yusaku Godai(childhood; ep 34)
Kyooko Hamura as girl A(ep 11)
Masahiro Anzai as
guest C(ep 2)
Teruhiko(ep 1)
Masako Katsuki as
preschool teacher A
Yuko
Mayumi Shou as Ikuko
Megumi Hayashibara as
Atsuko(Ibuki Yagami's friend)
female college student(ep 5)
girl B(ep 11)
Koizumi(Puppet theater club member)
preschool teacher B
Taro(Kasumi's son)
waitress(ep 18)
Yousuke Nanao
Minori Matsushima as Mrs. Chigusa
Minoru Yada as Hanae Ichinose's husband
Mugihito as Shun Mitaka's uncle
Naoki Tatsuta as principal of Shiinomi nursery school
Nobuyuki Furuta as meat shop salesman(ep 11)
Rokuro Naya as Kozue's father
Ryuuji Saikachi as Kyoko Otonashi's father-in-law
Saeko Shimazu as Sayoko Kuroki
Sanae Miyuki as Etsuko
Satoko Kitô as hostess A
Shigeru Chiba as Soichiro-san(dog)
Shingo Kanemoto as Ibuki Yagami's father
Sukekiyo Kameyama as
Asuna's father
guest B(ep 2)
Mitsuo(5 episodes
eps 1, 9, 39-40, 52
)
Takurou Kitagawa as Kobayashi(Yusaku's friend)
TARAKO as
Akemi(ep 93)
Asami
boy A(ep 11)
Tetsuo Mizutori as Takeshi(ep 1)
Tomohiro Nishimura as
rugby club member(ep 20)
sushi shop itamae(ep 14)
Tomoko Ikoma as hostess B
Tomomichi Nishimura as Yusaku's father
Toshiko Sawada as Kamiogi(Ibuki Yagami's teacher)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as student B(ep 93)
Yoshie Asai as Yusaku's mother
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Ayako(eps 30-31)
Yoshino Takamori as Kanzaka
Yuusaku Yara as middle-aged man in a stall(ep 78)

Megumi Hayashibara(eps 1,4,7,8,12-14,16-17,26-etc)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
English staff
English cast
Translation: Trish Ledoux
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Producer: Hiromi Makepeace

Adaptation: Trish Ledoux
Casting Director: Randi Reidiger
Dialogue Director:
Karl Willems
Sarah-Anne Dafoe
Editing: Michael Iske
Post-Production Coordinator:
Diana Gage
Donna Kwon
Janet Kendrick
Post-Production Manager: Diana Gage
Production Coordination: Geoffrey A. Rosen
Re-Recording Mixing:
Jan Deny
Keith A. Goddard
Wordfit Editor:
Ian Emberton
Robert Crang
Brad Swaile as Yusaku Godai(eps 37-96)
Ellen Kennedy as Kyoko Otonashi
Jason Gray-Stanford as Yusaku Godai

Alexandra Carter as Yagami
Anna Cummer as Kozue Nanao(eps 37-96)
Campbell Lane as Mr. Ichinose
Kathy Morse as Hanae Ichinose(eps 37-96)
Nicole Bouma as Ikuko(eps 37-96)
Patricia Drake as Kyoko's Mother(eps 37-96)
Rochelle Greenwood as Kozue Nanao
Ron Halder as Yotsuya(eps 37-96)
Saffron Henderson as Kentaro Ichinose
Sharon Alexander as Kentaro Ichinose(eps 37-96)
Terry Klassen as Sakamoto

Andrea Libman as Ikuko
Cathy Weseluck as
Housewife 1
Ikuko's Mother
Koizumi
Pre-School Teacher 1
Daphne Goldrick as
Godai's Grandmother
Hanae Ichinose
Don Brown as Godai's Father
Gerard Plunkett as Yotsuya
James Blight as New Dad
Janyse Jaud as Akemi Roppongi
John Payne as Shun Mitaka
Kathleen Barr as Kyoko's Mother
Lynda Boyd as Godia's Mother
Michael Dobson as Kozue's Father
Paul Dobson as
Freeloading Husband
Saotome
Robert O. Smith as
Akemi's Boss
Kyoko's Father
Mr. Ichinose
Planeterium Voiceover
Terry Klassen as Grandfather Otonashi
Trevor Devall as Restaurant Owner
English companies
Dubbing: Ocean Studios
DVD Production: Video Arts, Inc.
Licensed by: Viz Media
Recording Studio: The Ocean Group
Subtitle Translations:
JN Productions, Inc.
Studio Nemo
French cast
French staff
Theme Song Performance: Bernard Minet
Annabelle Roux as Léo
Déborah Perret as Juliette

Christine Delaroche as Pauline
Michel Blain as François

Amélie Morin as Charlotte
Annabelle Roux as
Hortense
Marina
Catherine Laborde as Suzanne
Déborah Perret as Elise(2nd voice)
Ginette Franck as Grand Mère d'Hugo(2ème voix)
Jane Val as Grand Mère d'Hugo(1ère voix)
Jean-Philippe Puymartin as Hugo(eps 34-35)
Maïté Monceau as Lola
Marie Vincent as Mme Léontine
Michel Blain as
Georges
Marc
Patrick Messe as Mr Paul
Raphaëlle Schacher as Clémentine

French companies
Broadcaster:
AB 1
Mangas
NT1 (from May 2006)
TF1 (from 5 September 1988)
Distributor: AB distribution
Dubbing Studio: M2D
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director:
Azucena Díaz (Spain dub)
Marta Padovan (Catalan dub)
Translation:
Ayako Koike (Spain dub)
Esmeralda Barreyro (Spain dub)
Sandra Ruiz (Spain dub)
Verónica Calafell (Spain dub)

Adaptation: Jaume Lleal (Catalan dub)
Mixing: Raúl Echeverría (Spain dub)
Music Director: Jordi Vila (Catalan dub)
Theme Song Performance:
Atzur (OP #1, OP #5, ED #6 Spain dub)
Cristina Gala (OP #1, Catalan dub)
Llorenç (ED1, OP2, ED2, ED3 Catalan dub)
Lydia Cuestas (OP-1)
Elisa Beuter as Kyoko Otonashi(Spain dub)
Hernán Fernández as Yusaku Godaî(Catalan dub)
Marta Barbará as Kyoko Otonashi(Catalan dub)
Roger Pera as Yuusaku Godai(Spain dub)

Berta Cortés as Akemi Roppongi(Catalan dub)
Daniel Albiac as Sakamoto(Spain dub)
Eva Lluch as Ibuki Yagami(Spain dub)
Gemma Ibáñez as Kozue Nanao(Catalan dub)
Jordi Hurtado as Shun Mitaka(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Hanae Ichinose(Spain dub)
Marta Padovan as Hanae Ichinose(Catalan dub)
Núria Trifol as Akemi Roppongi(Spain dub)
Ramón Hernández as Yotsuya(Spain dub) 
Roser Vilches as Kozue Nanao(Spain dub)
Teresa Soler as Kentaro Ichinose(Catalan dub)
Victoria Ramos as Kentaro Ichinose(Spain dub)
Xavier Cassan as Shun Mitaka(Catalan dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Ibuki's father(Spain dub)
Ana Orra as
Kuroki(Spain dub)
Shun's mother(Spain dub)
Angel del Río as Policeman(Spain dub)
Antonio Pujós as
Mitsuo(Spain dub)
Saotome(Spain dub)
Waiter(Spain dub; substitution)
Azucena Díaz as
Kamiogi(Spain dub)
Midori(Spain dub)
Ritsuko(Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Ikuko(Spain dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Ibuki Yagami(Catalan dub)
Francesc Figuerola as Soichiro Otonashi(Catalan dub)
Francisco Alborch as
Shun's uncle(Spain dub)
Toshizo(Spain dub)
Waiter(Spain dub)
Isabel Valls as Asuna Kujo(Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda as Teruhiko(Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta as Grandmother(Spain dub)
Luis Grau as Zenzaburo Mitsukoshi(Spain dub)
Rafael Turia as Mr. Ichinose(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as
Father(Spain dub)
Preschool principal(Spain dub)
Vicente Gil as Ioka(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Antena 3 (Spain)
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Dubbing Films (Barcelona)
Translation: DARUMA (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Cattaneo
Alessio Cigliano as Godai(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Ludovica Marineo as Kyoko(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Monica Ward as Kyoko(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Sergio Luzi as Godai(2nd voice; eps 53-96)

Alessio Cigliano as Sakamoto(2nd voice; ep 5)
Angelo Maggi as Yotsuya(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Bruno Cattaneo as
Proprietario del Chachamaru(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Signor Otonashi
Daniela Caroli as
Akemi(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Ichinose(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Ikkuko(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Kozue(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Nonna di Godai(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Gabriella Andreini as
Ikkuko(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Kozue(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Madre di Kyoko(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Nonna di Godai(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Ludovica Marineo as
Akemi(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Ichinose(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Massimo Milazzo as
Mitaka(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Yotsuya(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Renata Biserni as Madre di Kyoko(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Sergio Luzi as
Padre di Kyoko(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Proprietario del Chachamaru(2nd voice; eps 53-96)
Sakamoto(3rd voice; eps 53-96)
Stefano Onofri as
Mitaka(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Sakamoto(1st voice; eps 1-4, 6-52)

Bruno Cattaneo as Padre di Godai
Gabriella Andreini as
Atsuko
Yagami
Monica Ward as
Kentaro(1st voice; eps 1-52)
Madre di Godai
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
7 Gold Plus (from 2011)
Anime Gold (from 1st March 2011)
Junior TV (from 1989)
Man-Ga
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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