"The woman I love burns with jealousy, leaps to conclusions, cries, and turns to ice, but when she laughs, the world is mine." Such are Yusaku Godai's feelings for Kyoko Otonashi, the beautiful manager of Maison Ikkoku--the ramshackle boarding house he has lived in since his days as a struggling student. Over the years, his love for Kyoko has grown, and nothing fate threw in his way could keep him from pursuing Kyoko's affections. Will she finally reciprocate Godai's heartfelt sentiments, or has he simply wasted his life pining for a woman beyond his reach? All endings lead to new beginnings in this unforgettable conclusion to Rumiko Takahashi's Maison Ikkoku, one of the most beloved of all manga series.