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** Mitaka runs into a bit of this which spearheads his relationship with Azuna. [[spoiler: Upon realizing he had no chance with Kyoko, Mitaka utterly drowns his sorrows and winds up at Azuna's apartment. He wakes up the following morning not remembering a thing, but ''assuming'' the worst because he's sleeping in Azuna's bed and she's incredibly embarrassed. While he tries to mentally sort this all out, Azuna shows up at the tennis court with her beloved dog Salad with the revelation, "We're having a baby!!". Believing their apparent one-night stand produced a child and wanting to man-up, Mitaka immediately proposes to Azuna. However, it's at their engagement--after their engagement was ''completely officialized in front of their families''--that Azuna clarifies the "pregnancy" by revealing that it's ''Salad'' who's pregnant! And by the dog that ''Mitaka'' had adopted to help him get used to dogs!]]

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** Mitaka runs into a bit of this which spearheads his relationship with Azuna. Asuna. [[spoiler: Upon realizing he had no chance with Kyoko, Mitaka utterly drowns his sorrows and winds up at Azuna's apartment. his apartment when Asuna shows up. He wakes up the following morning not remembering a thing, but ''assuming'' the worst because he's sleeping in Azuna's bed and she's incredibly embarrassed. while he can't remember the details, he ''is'' able to recall having kissed her. While he tries to mentally sort this all out, Azuna Asuna shows up at the tennis court with her beloved dog Salad with the revelation, "We're having a baby!!". Believing their apparent one-night stand produced a child and wanting to man-up, Mitaka immediately proposes to Azuna. Asuna. However, it's at their engagement--after their engagement was ''completely officialized in front of their families''--that Azuna Asuna clarifies the "pregnancy" by revealing that it's ''Salad'' who's pregnant! And by the dog that ''Mitaka'' had adopted to help him get used to dogs!]]


…and in walks Kyoko Otonashi, a beautiful, sweet-tempered woman who announces herself as the new [[{{Landlord}} manager]].

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…and in walks Kyoko Otonashi, a beautiful, sweet-tempered woman who announces herself as the new [[{{Landlord}} manager]].
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Subverted with Godai at the beginning of the series. After enduring enough of his roommates interfering with his studying, Godai decides to pack up and leave Maison Ikkoku, but it doesn't work out thanks to Kyoko's sudden arrival.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Subverted with Godai at the beginning of the series. After enduring enough of his roommates interfering with his studying, studying for the third time, Godai decides to pack up and leave Maison Ikkoku, but it doesn't work out thanks to Kyoko's sudden arrival.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Subverted with Godai at the beginning of the series. After enduring enough of his roommates interfering with his studying, Godai decides to pack up and leave Maison Ikkoku, but it doesn't work out thanks to Kyoko's sudden arrival.


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->''"Hi, how's it going? The name's Yusaku, but they all call me by my last name, Godai. I'm what you'd call a ronin, a student who couldn't pass the college entrance exam. That means I get to cram for another year before I can take it again. This is Japan, remember, and you know what they say: good school, good job, good life. Usually, I do my best studying on rainy nights like these. Well, that is, before I moved into Maison Ikkoku..."''
-->-- '''Yusaku Godai'''


* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:Which makes it a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Godai finally does spit it out in the final chapters, dumping Kozue and proposing to Kyoko. Kyoko as well, when she finally tells Godai not only that she loves him but that she has for a very long time.]]

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* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler:Which makes it a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Godai [[spoiler:Godai finally does spit it out in the final chapters, dumping Kozue and proposing to Kyoko. Kyoko as well, when she finally tells Godai not only that she loves him but that she has for a very long time.]]


* ShoutOut: The anime has several to Takahashi's earlier UruseiYatsura in just the first episode alone, including an image of Lum on a magazine cover and chibi versions of Ataru, Shinobu and Megane (among others) as kindergarteners. That's just one of many in both the manga and the anime. Also, in the English manga, Sakamoto wears a jacket with RanmaOneHalf printed on the back.

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* ShoutOut: The anime has several to Takahashi's earlier UruseiYatsura ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' in just the first episode alone, including an image of Lum on a magazine cover and chibi versions of Ataru, Shinobu and Megane (among others) as kindergarteners. That's just one of many in both the manga and the anime. Also, in the English manga, Sakamoto wears a jacket with RanmaOneHalf ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' printed on the back.back; both ''Maison Ikkoku'' and ''Ranma'' were released by Viz in the USA.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Yotsuba, Akemi and Mrs. Ichinose all want Kyoko to end up with Shun Mitaka. They even hold a wake ([[WithFriendsLikeThese in Godai's room, of course]]) when he gets married to someone else.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Yusaku Godai often gets distracted fantasizing about Kyoko, causing him to fall down/run into things/kiss inanimate objects.


* LicensedGame: Two visual novels / adventure games were created in the eighties for Japanese computers and consoles. The [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine version]] of Micro Cabin's game ''Omoide no Photograph'' was translated by fans in 2008. ''Kanketsu Hen ~Sayonara, Soshite...~'' remains untranslated.

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* LicensedGame: Two visual novels / adventure games were created in the eighties for Japanese computers and consoles. The [[TurboGrafx16 [[UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 PC Engine version]] of Micro Cabin's game ''Omoide no Photograph'' was translated by fans in 2008. ''Kanketsu Hen ~Sayonara, Soshite...~'' remains untranslated.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Unlike his wife, Kyoko's father is in no hurry for her to remarry. He's established as having been a DotingParent when she was a child, and can even be a bit indulgent to his now-adult daughter when he shouldn't. [[spoiler:Godai's proposal to Kyoko even happens while he's carrying Kyoko's father on his back while they wait for a cab!]] It's strongly suggested that his overprotective streak stems from how much pain being widowed brought Kyoko.


%%* ThereWasADoor: Yotsuya. Log.

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%%* * ThereWasADoor: Yotsuya. Log.Yotsuya prefers to break down Godai's wall with a log when he wants in there.



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%% WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The final chapter shows where everyone is a couple years after [[spoiler:Godai and Kyoko's wedding]].
** Kozue [[spoiler:lives in Nagoya with her husband]].
** Asuna and Mitaka [[spoiler:have twin daughters (who are shown to have inherited their father's sparkling smile) and are expecting a third child]].
** Ibuki [[spoiler:is attending an all-women's college. She's still pining over Godai]].
** Nikaido [[spoiler:graduated from college and is living with his mother]].
** Akemi [[spoiler:married the Master of Chachamaru and moved out of Ikkoku, but she still visits the others frequently]].
** Godai and Kyoko [[spoiler:have just had their first child, a daughter named Haruka]].



%%* {{Yandere}}: Ibuki.

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%%* * {{Yandere}}: Ibuki.Ibuki is a downplayed example. She comes up with a number of schemes to get involved with Godai's life even after his student teaching job is done, and she strongly dislikes Kyoko, she never does anything to harm either of them.


%%* IWantGrandkids: Kyoko's mother.

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%%* * IWantGrandkids: Kyoko's mother.mother brings this up in one of her schemes to get Kyoko to remarry. While she might genuinely want some, the subject is primarily means to an end.



* MyBelovedSmother: Kyoko's mother Ritsuko Chigusa is a definite case of this at first but she does slightly mellow out later on in the series.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Kyoko's mother Ritsuko Chigusa is a definite case of this at first but she does slightly mellow out later on in the series. One RunningGag involves her inability to remember Godai's name ''or'' pick up on his interest in her daughter. Once Mitaka [[spoiler:is firmly engaged to Asuna]], she finally takes notice and handles the situation more tactfully.


* AspectMontage
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Haruka, Godai and Kyouko's baby daughter.]]
** As well as [[spoiler:Mitaka and Asuna's twins and a third baby on the way.]]

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* %%* AspectMontage
* BabiesEverAfter: BabiesEverAfter:
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[[spoiler:Haruka, Godai and Kyouko's baby daughter.]]
** As well as [[spoiler:Mitaka and Asuna's twins and a third baby on the way.]]



* BelligerentSexualTension: Godai and Kyoko.

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* %%* BelligerentSexualTension: Godai and Kyoko.



* ButtMonkey: Godai

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* %%* ButtMonkey: GodaiGodai.



* CloseKnitCommunity

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* %%* CloseKnitCommunity



* ContrivedCoincidence: Quite a few occasions.

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* %%* ContrivedCoincidence: Quite a few occasions.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Godai definitely earned his.

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* %%* EarnYourHappyEnding: Godai definitely earned his.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Master
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Kyoko

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Master
Master.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: KyokoKyoko.



* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 41 and 62.

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* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode Episodes 41 and 62.



* IWantGrandkids: Kyoko's mother.

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* %%* IWantGrandkids: Kyoko's mother.



* MistakenForCheating: Akemi invokes this as she [[spoiler: uses this trope to get Kozue to dump Godai by tricking her into thinking that Godai and Akemi were at a Love Hotel.]]
** Happens earlier in this series when Kyoko once saw Mitaka with another woman, however this was just another misunderstanding.

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* MistakenForCheating: MistakenForCheating:
** Kyoko once saw Mitaka with another woman, however this was just another misunderstanding.
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Akemi invokes this as she [[spoiler: uses [[spoiler:uses this trope to get Kozue to dump Godai by tricking her into thinking that Godai and Akemi were at a Love Hotel.]]
** Happens earlier in this series when Kyoko once saw Mitaka with another woman, however this was just another misunderstanding.
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* [[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Akemi lays a brief but ''huge'' one on Kyoko after Kyoko's ultimate hissy-fit towards Godai.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Akemi:''' I can't believe you. Crying and carrying on over a guy you won't even let hold your hand. What's wrong with you? You think I'm so desperate I'd bother to steal a man from a neurotic twit like you? Grow up!]]

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* [[spoiler:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Akemi lays a brief but ''huge'' one on Kyoko [[spoiler:Kyoko after Kyoko's ultimate hissy-fit towards Godai.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Akemi:''' -->'''Akemi:''' I can't believe you. Crying and carrying on over a guy you won't even let hold your hand. What's wrong with you? You think I'm so desperate I'd bother to steal a man from a neurotic twit like you? Grow up!]]up!



* TheRival: Many.

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* TheRival: Many.%%* TheRival



* StalkerWithACrush: Ibuki Yagami.

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* %%* StalkerWithACrush: Ibuki Yagami.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: Rather, ''there is no Alcoholics Anonymous''.
** On a more traditional note, Mitaka could probably have used some professional help in getting over his fear of dogs, [[spoiler:although he eventually manages well enough on his own]].
* ThereWasADoor: Yotsuya. Log.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: ThereAreNoTherapists:
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Rather, ''there is no Alcoholics Anonymous''.
** On a more traditional note, Mitaka could probably have used some professional help in getting over his fear of dogs, [[spoiler:although he eventually manages well enough on his own]].
* %%* ThereWasADoor: Yotsuya. Log.



* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: featured prominently though episode 17.

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* %%* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: featured Featured prominently though episode 17.



* UnluckyEverydude: Godai

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* %%* UnluckyEverydude: GodaiGodai.



* {{Yandere}}: Ibuki.

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* %%* {{Yandere}}: Ibuki.



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