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- 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."


August 17, 1997 Dylan Acres' "Maison Ikkoku" debuts at Geocities.
April 11, 1999 "Maison Ikkoku" is renamed to "Yusaku Godai's Life at Maison Ikkoku". The site shifts to focus more on information rather than a character shrine created in the voice of Yusaku Godai.
October 13, 1999 Viz announces the cancellation of the English dub of the Maison Ikkoku anime after 36 episodes of the 96 are released. Dylan creates "Along Again, Naturally" to raise awareness, collect signatures and put people in touch with Viz. Viz pledges to continue with subtitled only VHS tapes.
December 28, 1999 The site receives its 10,000th guest.
February 2000 Dylan's Maison Ikkoku site becomes the first runner-up in the "Viz Valentine's Webpage Contest."
March 13, 2000 The site receives another complete redesign, with tons of new sections and information added.
June 17, 2001 Viz cancels the Maison Ikkoku anime completely, including the subtitled VHS release. "Alone Again, Naturally" perseveres.
August 21, 2001 - February 3, 2002 Dylan stops updating the site for an extended period of time. Upon his return he promises that "I'm back!!! And I swear that this site will never go so long without and update again!"
May 4, 2002 Dylan becomes his own 24,500th visitor at 5:40 pm.
May 27, 2002 LMI moves to furinkan.com.
May 28, 2002 Rumic World debuts.
March 7, 2003 Rumic World breaks the story that Viz will revive the Maison Ikkoku anime, proving the "Alone Again, Naturally" petition site a success.
December 13, 2007 LMI relaunched to match the style of Rumic World.