|Residence||Maison Ikkoku, Room 4|
|Debut & Actors|
|Manga debut||What Are the Neighbors Doing?|
|Anime debut||Sorry to Keep You Waiting! I'm Kyoko Otonashi!|
|Japanese seiyū||Shigeru Chiba|
|English VA|| Gerard Plunkett|
|Live action|| Masato Ibu (1986 film)|
Ittoku Kishibe (Life Action 2007/2008)
Yotsuya (四谷) 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 a smaller hole in the wall of 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 Yūsaku'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 is unknown. He provided more than one given name, including Tamezo and Goro. His true name, like his profession, remains a mystery.
- He is the only tenant of Ikkoku to be highly contradictory. Despite his formal speech and clothing, his actions are the complete opposite.
- It has been speculated among fans that Yotsuya is the same person as 'Sekoi' in another Rumiko Takahashi manga, titled Dust-spurt. In it, Sekoi is a secret agent working for the "HCIA" (Hinomaru Central Intelligence Agency).
- In episode 31 of the anime version of Rumiko Takahashi's latest work, Kyokai no Rinne, a Street Vendor is featured bearing a strong resemblance to Yotsuya.
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