Gerard Plunkett ~ Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku is a manga by Rumiko Takahashi which ran in the manga magazine Big Comic Spirits from 1980 through 1987. Maison Ikkoku is a bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 80s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the blossoming relationship between Yusaku Godai—a poor student down on his luck—and Kyoko Otonashi, the young, recently-widowed boarding house manager.

Gerard's character is Yotsuya.

Yotsuyva is a mysterious man who finds enjoyment in mooching, voyeurism, and generally tormenting his next-door neighbor Yūsaku; he is famous for breaking a hole through the adjoining wall in order to be with "young Godai" and to use Yūsaku's room to peep into Akemi's).

He is usually seen dressed in a business suit, a yukata or similarly formal attire and tends to speak in a very formal manner (even while drinking and partying with Akemi and Mrs. Ichinose), but what life he may have outside of Maison Ikkoku is a complete mystery to everyone. Yotsuya claims to have a job (but is not above stealing Yusaku's food) and comes and goes at odd and changing hours, keeping a schedule known only to himself. He torments Yūsaku directly and Kyōko indirectly, as it is her job to repair the damage done by him. He lives in Room 4 (Yon).

His given name in unknown. He provided more than one given name, including Tamezo and Goro. His true name, like his profession, remains a mystery. Yotsuya, which means "four valleys", is the name of a district in Tokyo associated with a famous ghost story.

Information on Yotsuvya is taken from

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