Cultural References

Nissan Silvia
Japanese Living

One of Shun Mitaka's most recognizable possessions is his car. It sets him apart from the other, less wealthy characters that appear in Maison Ikkoku. The car itself is an actual vehicle. It's the Nissan Silvia S110 and is mentioned as being purchased "new" by Mitaka, putting it as likely a 1980 model. Known in the US as a Datsun 200SX and was in production from 1979 to 1983. It featured 5-speed automatic, and its hood mounted side view mirrors make it instantly recognizable.

Relevance to Maison Ikkoku

This is Mitaka's well-maintained vehicle throughout the series.


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