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Maison Ikkoku (1986)
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Maison Ikkoku (1986)
Original name: めぞん一刻
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: college, youth, romance, love and romance, student life, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, boarding school, human nature, campus, college life, dumped, unfulfilled love, wooing, boarding school life, slice of life, student, boarding house, soap

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Duration: 25 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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