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.
Director: Rumiko Takahashi
Actors: Akira Kamiya, Alexandra Carter, Andrea Libman, Anna Cummer, Chika Sakamoto, Hiromi Tsuru, Hisako Kyôda, Issei Futamata, Jason Gray-Stanford, John Payne, Kazue Komiya, Kazuyo Aoki, Kôsei Tomita, Maryke Hendrikse, Minori Matsushima, Norio Wakamoto, Shigeru Chiba, Sumi Shimamoto, Toshio Furukawa, Yûko Mita
Studio: Studio Deen