"A site that's not just informative, but inviting and warm. Like coming home."

- Dylan Acres

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku ran in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits (instead of Shonen Sunday) from 1980 to 1987. The manga was serialized at the same time as Urusei Yatsura, which ran in Shonen Sunday.

The romance comedy focuses on the relationship between Kyoko Otonashi, the young manager of an old apartment building named Maison Ikkoku, and Yusaku Godai, a student trying to pass his college entrance exam.


Life at Maison Ikkoku is a fansite dedicated to Rumiko Takahashi's romance manga Maison Ikkoku. Created by Dylan Acres in 1997, it is the second oldest site on Rumic World.

The site was initially launched under the name "Maison Ikkoku," and was later renamed to "Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku." At first the site was relatively small, but as time went on, it drew more attention from the fans.

Between 2001 - 2002, Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku experienced inactivity as Dylan became burdened with school work. In May of 2002, prior to the creation of Rumic World, Dylan gave the site another redesign, and finally renamed it to the shorter title of "Life at Maison Ikkoku."