Track Number
Japanese Title English Title Running Time
Additional Notes


Track 1
Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa Hello Sadness 3:58
Performed by Yuki Saito, the first opening theme to Maison Ikkoku Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa is probably one of the best known anime themes of the 1980's. It is an upbeat, fast paced song that has become a favorite in the anime community. The song features a lot of synthesizers as well as a saxophone solo. Singer Yuki Saito's soft voice contributes a lot of heartfelt meaning to the lyrics. It can be found on Music Shake, Music Blend 2, Kyoko Otonashi Best Selection, Super Best OST, CD Single Memorial File and the Complete Vocal Collection. In addition, a version sung by Yukari Godai (give voice actress) and a karaoke version can be found on the Party Album and a remixed version entitled Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa (Rough Mix) can be found on Maison Ikkoku Forever.


Track 2
Haru Spring 3:00
A slow paced song featuring a harmonica as the lead instrument, followed by synthesizer. This song sounds like a more modern version of traditional ancient Japanese music. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 3
Yuugure Evening 1:06
Another slow paced song that definetely falls into the "easy listening" category. This song is probably one of the most recognized by fans, as it is played quite often in early episodes. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 4
Chidoriashi Reel Along 0:30
A wacky sneaking sort of theme, often associated with Yotsuya.


Track 5
Natsu no Kumo The Clouds of Summer 1:37
This song's title is definitely on the mark. As soon as you hear it you think of the summer time. This song is mainly done on piano followed by a short harmonica piece. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 6
Natsu no Kumo Sono 2 The Clouds of Summer Part 2 0:38
Featuring a longer introduction that "Natsu no Kumo". This piano's from the first version have been replaced with violins for a more classical feel. It can be found on Music Shake and Kyoko Otonashi Best Selection.


Track 7
Fuyu Winter 0:38
A melancholic synthesizer piece played in a high pitch. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 8
Fuyu Sono 2 Winter Part 2 2:00
A very lovely and slower paced piano verson of Fuyu. The building up and falling off in this song really pack an emotional punch. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 9
Kanashimi Sadness 1:20
A slowly paced violin and piano piece that can be closely associated with Kyoko's loss. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 10
Ame Yadori Take Shelter From the Rain 0:35
A personal favorite of mine. This short song features piano and synthesizer and has a very delicate feel to it. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 11
Ame Yadori Sono 2 Take Shelter From the Rain Part 2 0:36
A more lilting version of Ame Yadori. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 12
Hitori no Yoru Lonely Night 0:36
A harmonica tune often played during Godai's cold winter nights abroad in Tokyo. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 13
Bridge 11 Bridge 11 0:23
A wistful short synthesizer piece. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 14
Yume no Naka Entrance to a Dream 1:14
A saxophone tune with a very nice back beat to it. Its kind of a lazy, walking around sort of song. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 15
Bridge K1 Bridge K1 0:25
A very short, delicate song with elements of the Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa included in it. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 16
Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa, Instrumental Hello Sadness, Instrumental 2:03
This song really brings out the saddness of Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa, as it is played to a much slower pace by a full orchestra. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 17
Bridge K2 Bridge K2 0:11
A very faced paced synthesizer song featuring a jazzed up snippet of Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 18
Ogenki Desu yo I Am Healthy 0:36
A parade-esque song featuring all sorts of bells and whistles over a child-like synthesizer beat. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 19
Bukimi-na Kehai A Weird Sign 0:37
A synthesizer song thats hard to pin down, this song constantly builds into an almost falsetto tone. It can be found on Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 20
Bukimi-na Kehai Sono 2 A Weird Sign Part 2 0:50
Another version of Bukimi-na Kehai without the falsetto and more of a synth and sound effects feel. It can be found on Music Sour and Music Shake.


Track 21
Bukimi-na Kehai Sono 2B A Weird Sign Part 2B 1:10
A song that closely resembles Bukimi-no Kehai Sono 2 but with an entirely different use of synthesizer and more of a bass chord in the background. This song is seperated into parts by a wavy melody.


Track 22
Mono Omoi Lost in a Memory 1:50
A gorgeous, hard-to-find classical piece with lots of violins, harps, and a very delicate horn piece resonating in the background.


Track 23
Mono Omoi Waka..? Lost in a Memory Again..? 2:07
A song very familiar to Maison Ikkoku fans. This was played when Godai and Kyoko were walking back from Soichiro's grave on the first anniversary of his death. It builds into an passionate, instrumental version of Ashita Hareru Ka.


Track 24
Bridge 1 Bridge 1 0:09
An absolutely crazy country-western-like tune. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 25
Fuanna Ronin Seikatsu Uneasy Ronin's Life 0:45
A slow paced, almost depressing (yet in a non-serious way) song that you can usually hear when Godai is feeling a bit down. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 26
Inro no Theme Medicine Box Theme 0:45
A militaristic marching theme, displaying confidence and power. It has a repeating drum beat to keep the pace. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 27
Miagetegoran Yoru no Tsuki o Look at the Moon in the Night Sky 1:06
This song sounds a lot like something you would hear coming from a child's music box, only on a much more complex level. A very nice cheery and delicate song. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 28
Bridge 2 Bridge 2 0:10
A nice song used to close scenes where Godai hasn't gotten what he wants. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 29
Kyoko-san, Ote o Douzo Give Me Your Hand, Kyoko 0:48
A mainly flute song sprinkled with piano chords. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 30
Kondomo Chikoku da... This Time I'm Late... 0:34
A cross between an old west saloon song and a 1920's flapper tune. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 31
Yume no Naka no Yume A Dream Within a Dream 1:13
This songs makes a lot of use out of the synthesizer with an light echoing mandolin sort of strumming. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 32
Bridge 3 Bridge 3 0:11
A very traditional sounding ancient Japanese flute is used as the main instrument of this composition. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 33
Fushigina Kibun A Mysterious Feeling 0:38
A building melody that features a lot of chimes over a harpsicord like synth beat. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 34
Tanoshii Osanpo A Happy Stroll 0:29
A very upbeat happy song featuring a snappy beat keeping the pace. It can be found on Music Sour.


Track 35
Bridge K3 Bridge K3 0:29
The commercial eyecatch song.


Track 36
Ashita Hareru ka Will Tomorrow Be Brighter? 4:33
One of my all time favorite anime songs. Performed by Kisugi Takao, Ashita Hareru Ka is the first ending theme to Maison Ikkoku. Its got a great jamming back beat to it that alternates between a slow and fast paced melody, but the emotionally charged lyrics are what really draws the listener into this love song. It can be found on Music Cocktail, Music Blend, Music Shake, Kyoko Otonashi Best Selection, Super Best OST, CD Single Memorial File and the Complete Vocal Collection. In addition a version performed by Yusaku Godai and Yotsuya (Issei Futamata and Chiba Shigeru) can be found on the Party Album and a remixed version entitled Ashita Hareru ka (Jet Jet Jet Mix) can be found on Maison Ikkoku Forever.


Track 37
Bridge 6 Bridge 6 0:08
A very short harpsicord strum. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 38
Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa, Instrumental 2 Hello Sadness, Instrumental 2 1:04
A slow paced yet upbeat instrumental of Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa.


Track 39
Isoge Kyoko e Chasing After Kyoko 0:25
This hurried song inspires panic in the listener. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 40
Mabushii Nami Shibuki Dazzling Wave Spray 0:36
A grand synthesizer song with lots of great use of cymbals toward the end. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 41
Yotsuya no Waru Fuzake Yotsuya's Evil Joke 0:39
This wacky song is interspersed with bits from Isoge Kyoko e. This was played when the Looney Gang was trying to lure Godai out from his closet. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 42
Kakeashi At a Run 0:35
A very fast paced jam that uses a lot of xylophone like chords. It can be found on Music Shake, Music Cocktail and Music Blend.


Track 43
Kakeashi Sono 2 At a Run Part 2 0:44
A longer version of Kakeashi that features more synthesizer and a faster pace.


Track 44
Kakeashi Sono 3 At a Run Part 3 0:29
This version is more like Kakeashi than the Kakeashi Sono 2 is, but is the shortest of the three versions.


Track 45
Enkai Baka Odori Stupid Party Dance 0:42
This song features a lot of drum beats over a traditional Japanese theme. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 46
Munasawagi Uneasy Premonition 0:20
This short packs a dramatic punch thanks to the building synthesizer melody. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 47
Kyoko no Kimochi o Tashikametakute I Want to Make Sure of Kyoko's Feelings 2:39
A bass and piano melody over a pulsating beat introduces this pure 80's synthesizer power song. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 48
Bridge 7 Bridge 7 0:07
A short tick tocking rhythm is the main melody of this short Bridge. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 49
Soichiro o Wasuretakute I Have to Forget Soichiro 0:43
A fast paced dramatic beat backs this song. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 50
Taiyou ni Kokero Let's Succumb to the Sun 0:43
This songs theme is set by its use of horn like synthesizer much. Very reminicent of the Rocky Theme. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 51
Uchi-yoseru Fuan Dashing Anxiety 0:46
The use of synthesizer effects such as a falsetto beat pop up again in this song. It can be found on Music Shake.


Track 52
Shi-ne-ma Cinema 3:55
The first of many of Picasso's contributions to the Maison Ikkoku soundtrack. Cinema was used as the second ending theme song. It has a very Mediteranean feel to it, this stems from the very creative use of the accordian and clarinet melody. It can be found on Music Cocktail, Music Blend, Kyoko Otonashi Best Selection, Super Best OST, CD Single Memorial File and the Complete Vocal Collection. In addition a version performed by Ms. Ichinose (Kazuyo Aoki) can be found on the Party Album and a remixed version entitled Cinema '90 (Original Mix) can be found on Maison Ikkoku Forever.