Hanae Ichinose
Hanae Ichinose
Nihongo 一の瀬花枝
Romaji Ichinose Hanae
Gender Female
Relationship(s) Mr. Ichinose (husband)
Kentarō Ichinose (son)
Residence Room 1, Maison Ikkoku
Debut & Actors
Manga debut What Are the Neighbors Doing?
Anime debut Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I'm Kyoko Otonashi!
Japanese seiyū Kazuyo Aoki
English VA Daphne Goldrick (Ep. 1-36)
Kathy Morse (Ep. 37-96)
Live action Yumiko Fujita (1986 movie)
Kayoko Kishimoto (2007/2008 special)

Hanae Ichinose (一の瀬花枝, Ichinose Hanae) is a short, middle-aged woman who is rarely seen sober. Her wage-slave husband seldom appears in the manga and is completely unknown to the other tenants until he gets temporarily laid off. She enjoys joining in with the other tenants to stir up trouble for Yūsaku and Kyōko, but she occasionally acts with good intentions for the two, especially Kyōko, whom she sees as a "younger sister" (willfully ignoring the difference in their ages, as the other tenants point out). However, even when she is acting with the best of intentions, her way of doing things often leaves Yūsaku, Kyōko, or both in a worse situations than if she had not gotten involved. Mrs. Ichinose is also an incurable gossip who relishes her room's proximity to the communal telephone. She lives with her husband and her son, Kentarō Ichinose, in Room 1.

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