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vhs jacket

Maison Ikkoku

Omataseshimashita! Watashi Wa Otonashi Kyoko Desu
(Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I'm Kyoko Otonashi)

© 1986 Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan Inc. / Kitty / Fuji TV
© 1996 Viz Video
Color / Stereo / 26 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles

cover synopsis

Rumiko Takahashi's love story of a lifetime.

Come to the run-down boarding house called Maison Ikkoku,and make yourself at home for the most romantic comdey yet by the creator of RANMA 1/2.

Yusaku Godai has more than his share of problems -- he's young, he's broke, and he lives in a rickety old boarding house filled with the most mosy (and the most noisy!) neighbours to be found anywhere in Japan... or the world, for that matter. But even these extremely eccentric housemates aren't enough to drive young Godai away from this boarding house -- the building's manager is a lovely young woam who always seems so close... and yet so far. How can he ever find a way to tell her what he feels?

"Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I'm Kyoko Otonashi": Yusaku Godai is a ronin -- that is, a student trying his best to study for his college entrance exams -- but his rowdy housemates and their loud all-night parties (usually in his room) are wearing the guy down. Poor Godai is on the verge of moving out in frustration when a beautiful new building manager shows up on the doorstep of his rickety old boarding house. Suddenly, moving is the farthest thing from his mind...

cast list

production info

  • Original Story: Takahashi Rumiko
  • Executive Producer: Taga Hidenori
  • Planning: Oka Tadashi, Ochiai Shigekazu
  • Producer: Matsushita Yoko (Kitty Film), Kubo Makoto (Deen), Kato Yuko (Fuji TV)
  • Music: Sugiyama Seiji
  • Character Design: Moriyama Yuji
  • Director: Yamazaki Kazuo

  • English Version Executive Producer: Horibuchi Seiji
  • English Version Producer: Yoshida Toshifume
  • Translator: Trish Ledoux

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