In my estimation this is Rumiko Takahashi crown jewel. As a passionate believer in true love and romance, I consider Maison Ikkoku one of the most romantic stories I have ever read (and I have read many). Even after all these years it brings tears to my eyes, watching how the lives of Yusaku and Kioko become intertwined just as I have seen in my own life with members of my family and friends. This manga rivals many great romantic stories and movies involving real actors. This series is a must have. It will touch your heart. This is one of great stories that stands the passage of time.
I wish Rumiko Takahashi would write more about Maison Ikkoku and bring back it to life.