Maison Ikkoku

Season 2 Episode 26

Forgive me Soichiro! Kyoko's Tearful Decision to Remarry

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Aired Unknown Mar 25, 1987 on
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Forgive me Soichiro! Kyoko's Tearful Decision to Remarry
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The fourth anniversary of Soichiro's death arrives and Kyoko invites her parents to attend, hoping that they will make an excuse not to come, since last year that used the opportunity to pressure her into remarriage. To her surprise they accept, and the entire time she is visiting the grave site, she waits for them to spring their trap on her. To her surprise, they never do, and the entire family ends up having a very pleasant day. When she arrives back at Maison Ikkoku, Mrs. Ichinose asks her what she talked about, and she tells her that her parents were well-behaved and didn't mention remarriage. Ichinose corrects herself and asks what Kyoko talked about to Soichiro. Kyoko panics when she realizes that she didn't visit with him at all during the trip, as she was too preoccupied with her parents. This event puts Kyoko into a deeply depressed state. She begins wondering why she wouldn't remember to visit with him, and begins to think that she's forgetting him. During a date with Mitaka she realizes she laughs more now than she ever has, and that various activities at Maison Ikkoku have kept her so busy that since moving in she's barely had time to be depressed about the loss of her husband. Still, she feels guilty about what happened, and decides to do something about it. The next day, Kyoko carrying a small, tightly-wrapped package, meets Yotsuya at the door, when he inquires what she has she tells him its not for him, so he shouldn't trouble himself about it, and when he asks where she's going she tells him "to where Soichiro is." When Yotsuya mentions this to Godai, he gets an idea that with Kyoko being so depressed lately, her carrying a small package and saying she's going to be with Soichiro, that she may be contemplating suicide. Godai rushes out of Maison Ikkoku, tells Mrs. Ichinose about his suspicions and begins his search for Kyoko. When he finally arrives at Soichiro's grave, Kyoko is nowhere to be found. Suddenly, he sees her approaching, and so he quickly hides behind the tombstone. Kyoko sits down and begins talking to Soichiro, offering him some uncut sushi (the small package) and some tea. Godai breathes a sigh of relief, but then hears Kyoko crying, asking Soichiro why he left her and how hard its been without him. Kyoko begins speaking to Soichiro in her thoughts and tells him that she doesn't hurt as much anymore, and that one day she will put him someplace deep in her heart, and forget all the pain, and that when she does, he hopes he can forgive her. All this time Godai has been thinking that she's crying and becoming more upset, so he leaps out to comfort her, only to find her gone and a monk standing in her place. Meanwhile, everyone has gathered a search party at Chachamaru, but no one has found Kyoko. As panic sets in, Kyoko walks by and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. That night, Kyoko learns about the trouble everyone went through, and thanks them for worrying so much.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Andrea Libman

Andrea Libman

Ikuko Otonashi (voice)

Gerard Plunkett

Gerard Plunkett

Yotsuya (english dub)

Jason Gray-Stanford

Jason Gray-Stanford

Yusaku Godai (english dub)

Ellen Kennedy

Ellen Kennedy

Kyoko Otonashi (english dub)

Janyse Jaud

Janyse Jaud

Akemi Roppongi (english dub)

Saffron Henderson

Saffron Henderson

Kentaro Ichinose (english dub)

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