Maison Ikkoku

Season 2 Episode 24

Kyoko in Love at First Sight?! A Strange Man Moves into Maison Ikkoku

Aired Unknown Mar 11, 1987 on
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Kyoko in Love at First Sight?! A Strange Man Moves into Maison Ikkoku
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As Kyoko returns home from walking Soichiro, the phone begins to ring. She rushes inside to answer it and learns that a new tenant will be arriving the next day. But when she asks for details, the voice on the other end hangs up abruptly. Kyoko goes to work cleaning the floors of Room 3 when Mrs. Ichinose asks if they're getting a new arrival. When Kyoko tells her the news she becomes very excited and asks Godai to go to the store and buy some party supplies while she calls Akemi and gets the party set up. That night, it begins to rain, and the mysterious guests luggage arrives, but he never shows up. The next day a kind older-looking man shows up on the front porch and says that he is the new tenant, Zenzaburo Mitsukoshi. Everyone seems to take to him instantly, and that night during the party Kyoko notices that his yukata doesn't fit him right. Yotsuya jokingly asks if that's because his dead wife made it and he only wears it to remember her. When Mitsukoshi says yes, Yotsuya actually becomes embarrassed for the first time and apologizes. Ichinose begins her fan dance to ease some of the tension, but Mitsukoshi seems to be having a wonderful time anyway. Kyoko begins to look at him differently, as a familiar feeling wells up inside her. The next day at the tennis court Mitaka asks Ichinose about the new tenant, when she tells him he won't be a rival, he plays it cool, acting like he could care less. Kyoko says she doesn't think Mitsukoshi plays tennis, so Coach has nothing to worry about. Kozue is wondering about the new guy too, and asks Godai a few questions. When he asks why she's so curious she tells him that if they get married, Mitsukoshi will be her neighbor. Suddenly, they bump into Zenzaburo, who quickly says hello and continues on his way. Godai begins to wonder about the new tenant, but everyone else thinks he's great, especially Kyoko. She and Mitsukoshi visit on the porch and he offers her a sweet roll. She accepts and offers to fix a button on his coat in return. After he leaves, Mrs. Ichinose sits down and Kyoko tells her that Mitsukoshi reminds her a lot of Soichiro. Yotsuya and Mitsukoshi have another encounter in the park and Mitsukoshi surprises Yotsuya by offering him some candy and having a polite conversation. The end up going out to lunch together, and when Mitsukoshi leaves the restaurant he meets Kyoko. They end up chatting for a bit, and he asks her where he can get a pot and kettle for his room, so Kyoko leads the way. They rush to beat a train, and Godai walks past them in the other direction, wondering why they were together. He begins to tell Mrs. Ichinose about seeing them together and she decides to mention what Kyoko told her. Godai is shocked and becomes worried about what this could mean for his relationship with Kyoko. A few days later he goes out with Kozue, who asks if a certain rumor was true. At the tennis court Mitaka asks the same thing of Mrs. Ichinose, while at Chachamaru, Master says he's heard a rumor and was wondering if Akemi could confirm it. Suddenly everyone rushes back to Maison Ikkoku and shares their news. A rumor is floating around that Maison Ikkoku will be torn down. They all scramble to find Yotsuya, but he isn't home so Kyoko decides to find Mitsukoshi and tell him.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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