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Maison Ikkoku, Volume 10 (2nd edition) Paperback – April 26, 2005

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Product Details

  • Series: Maison Ikkoku (Book 10)
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2nd edition (April 26, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591167299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591167297
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author and artist Rumiko Takahashi, the world's most popular and prolific female manga creator, has a large, devoted international fan base. Over 100 million copies of her work, such as URUSEI YATSURA, MAISON IKKOKU, RANMA 1/2 and MERMAID SCAR, have been sold worldwide. Takahashi's works have been the basis for four long-running animated series and over eight animated movies.
Other Rumiko Takahashi series available from VIZ
· Inuyasha - anime, manga and ani-manga
· Maison Ikkoku - anime and manga
· Mermaid Scar - manga
· Ranma 1/2 - anime and manga

More About the Author

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. S. Michael VINE VOICE on April 12, 2005
Format: Paperback
Maison Ikkoku is a long, sometimes cheesy, yet very often endearing, romantic comedy from one of Japan's most popular authors/artists, Rumiko Takahashi.

Over the years (volumes) of story, we've seen the two main protagonists, Yusaku and Kyoko, fall into the same cycles of 'almost-but-not-quite-there' romance. With volume 10, things take a change in a fairly large way.

For one thing, Yusaku's graduating college and entering professinal life. That may not seem to have much to do with love, but from the standpoint of Yusaku and everyone involved, it is a big turning point. His rival for Kyoko's affections realizes this and sets up his own ultimatum. Unfortunately for Shun (the rival), he has his own marital issues to work out.

All of this builds and builds over the chapters to the final few panels in the book where... well, I'd better not spoil it for you.

To sum things up, volume ten is a wonderful book of building suspence (the happy kind) with a wonderful climax that left me salivating for volume eleven to be (re)release(d) immediately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sesho on March 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
Godai just can't get a break. On the way to his interview with Mitsutomo Enterprises, one of the biggest and most prestigious companies in Japan, he had to help out a woman who was going into labor. He misses the interview, which infuriates Mr. Yagami, the father of Ibuki, the girl who had a crush on Godai when he was student teaching. Yagami refuses to give Godai a second chance, so Ibuki pulls a crazy stunt. She moves into Maison Ikkoku, specifically Godai's room, and refuses to budge until her dad does something to help Godai. You know who all the other residents are so it doesn't take long for tongues to start wagging. And it doesn't really help Godai and Kyoko's relationship...or whatever it is. Having Ibuki living with him is sure to start a scandal, but if it can somehow help him get work, he'll finally be able to ask Kyoko to marry him! Coach Mitaka isn't laying down for all this either. He point-blank asks Kyoko to make a decision about a future with him, so he can move on one way or the other. He has his own arranged marriage to think about!

After ten volumes, it's very easy to love these characters, imperfections and all...because they're so human. I sometimes wish Godai or Kyoko would be more forceful about what they feel, or at least decide WHAT they feel for each other. But then they wouldn't be Godai or Kyoko if they did! Rumiko Takahashi does a good job of keeping your interest and creating great comic moments from what should be a boring topic: namely, real life. Even though this series is now around 20 years old, it doesn't age at all. The character designs and situations are timeless. This is one of the best manga ever made. We'll be all the poorer when Takahashi stops drawing and writing one of these days.
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