Anime 
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Maison Ikkoku (1988): Final Chapter
めぞん一刻 完結篇 (Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsu Hen)

Synopsis

The Maison Ikkoku tenants throw a party to celebrate the marriage of Yuusaku and Kyouko. However, during the party Yuusaku hears that Kyouko is waiting for a letter. He becomes jealous and begins to doubt Kyouko, worrying that she still loves someone else. When the morning arrives, the answer to his worries is revealed…
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Premiered

February 6, 1988

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Pros

Character design
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Dialogs
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Plot
Visual
World building

Cons

Slow-pace

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Overview

Based on the manga written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, serialized in Big Comic Spirits. Chronologically takes place during the events of TV episode 96 and includes Nikaidou Nozumu, a character from the manga who was not featured before in the anime.

Alternative title

– Maison Ikkoku: Kanketsu Hen
– Maison Ikkoku: Final Chapter
– めぞん一刻 完結篇
– Maison Ikkoku: Capitolo finale
– Maison Ikkoku: The Final Movie

TL;DR Review

Think of the Maison Ikkoku movie as an epilogue for the TV series.

The animation was greatly improved over the TV show. The art is much sharper and in higher definition.

The ending theme is “Glass no Kiss” by Himenogi Rika. A really cute 80’s type of song.

This is a good epilogue as we see several sub-plots wrapping up nicely. We also see many interactions between multiple characters throughout the show, and a cameo from a character only found in the manga.

This is not a stand-alone movie, as you need to have seen the TV show in order to fully appreciate it.

I highly recommend the Maison Ikkoku movie to the fan of the series. This anime contains some crude comedies, mild suggestive themes, and alcohol consumption. Intended for young adults.

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Maison Ikkoku (1988): Final Chapter
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

– “Glass no Kiss” by Rika Himenogi
Yûsaku Godai
"The woman I love burns with jealously, leaps to conclusions, cries, and turns to ice... but when she laughs... the world is mine."
Rumiko Takahashi
“If he were alive, she might come to see his flaws...but a dead man is perfect.”

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Photo by Nicolas LB, Jon Flobrant, and Yvette de Wit on Unsplash.

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