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Kimagure Orange☆Road

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kimagure Orange Road TV, Capricious Orange Road
Japanese: きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード


Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1987 to Mar 7, 1988
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #9582
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Fifteen-year-old Kyosuke Kasuga moves to a new city and becomes enamored by one Madoka Ayukawa, whom often treats him coldly even though she seemed friendly the first time they met, when he caught her red straw hat on the stairs. Kyosuke also must try to avoid breaking the heart of the slightly childish Hikaru Hiyama, who fell in love with him after she saw him make an impossible shot with a basketball and who likes to shower him with affection. Also, just to make things interesting, Kyosuke, his sisters, his grandfather, and his cousins all have various powers (teleportation, psychokinesis, hypnosis, time travel, personality transference) which Kyosuke desperately tries to keep a secret, though some of the other family members have no such qualms against using their powers in public.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ayukawa, Madoka
Ayukawa, Madoka
Tsuru, Hiromi
Tsuru, Hiromi
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Furuya, Toru
Furuya, Toru
Hiyama, Hikaru
Hiyama, Hikaru
Hara, Eriko
Hara, Eriko
Kasuga, Kurumi
Kasuga, Kurumi
Honda, Chieko
Honda, Chieko


Kobayashi, Osamu
Kobayashi, Osamu
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Episode Director
Suda, Yumiko
Suda, Yumiko
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/48)

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Opening Theme

#1:"Night of summer side" by "Masanori Ikeda" (eps 1-19)
#2:"Orange Mystery" by "Hideyuki Nagashima" (eps 20-36)
#3:"Kagami no naka no actress" by "Meiko Nakahara" (eps 36-48)

Ending Theme

#1:"Natsu no mirage" by Kanako Wada (eps 1- 19)
#2:"Sad Heart Burning" by Wada Kanako (eps 20-36)
#3:"Dance in Memories" by Meiko Nakahara (eps 37-48)

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Jan 26, 2008 7:46 PM
Roughly twelve years ago, I picked up this anime series. A friend had it on Laser Disc ... LASER DISC. Given that, this should help you understand how old this series actually is. If you can get over the fact that this is a relatively old anime (and the fact that it shows) then this is a very well executed series.

As stated earlier, this IS an old anime. However, for its time, it was above average and, quite possibly, great. The artistic style really adds to the story (though a couple of the fight scenes were ... awkwardly executed).

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Aug 13, 2008 5:04 PM
Kimagure Orange Road is a classic and one of my all time favorite anime. While it stands on its own as a love triangle romance/comedy its got some quirky characters and situations thrown in there.

At the very beginning of the anime you find out that the Kasuga family are espers, throw in over the top girl gangs and delinquents and you have a weird concoction with a romance anime.

Watching it today it is a bit dated for visuals, but even so they still work to this day as the animation is good enough that the characters are able to convey the emotions properly. read more
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Nov 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Kasuga Kyosuke is a typical Japanese 15 year old. He is doing his best to study and meeting the girl of his dreams on his first day on a stroll in his new town. However, the circumstance of his family’s move and the results of this encounter just happen to be the beginning of not the perfect life, but a series of shenanigans mixed with typical teenage hormones. For starters, why did he move to town? The thing is, Kyosuke comes from a family of espers whose powers generally range between telekinesis and teleportation and the occasional self-hypnosis. Because Kyosuke’s sisters have abused their powers read more
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Jul 30, 2009 10:25 AM
Kimagure Orange Road is a classic Romantic anime and one of the best of the genre no doubt.

The story revolves around a love traingle between the 3 main characters. Kyosuke and Madoka are in love but their indecisive and whimsical natures, respectively, and their fear of hurting Hikaru, who's in love with Kyosuke, make things harder.

There are 3 main characters:

Kyosuke Kasuga - The typical indicisive male lead who's not very strong and courageous.
Hikaru Hiyama - A very clingy and not very intelligent girl who's Madoka's best friend.
Madoka Ayukawa: No doubt the best character of the show.The Archetypal Kimagure(whimsical) character. One of the first tsunderes read more
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Anime: Maison Ikkoku
These series are almost identical, as both are long, classic, old school romantic comedies with a slice of life mood.
Expect the average foolish male protagonist, the beautiful black-haired tsundere, the super annoying schoolgirl in love with the main guy, funny/silly/annoying supporting characters, love triangles, misunderstandings, a nice OST, and 80's style.
The main difference is that Maison Ikkoku's main characters are older than the Orange Road ones. 
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Anime: Urusei Yatsura
Both are about paranormal species falling in love and stuff like that. They're both from the 80's if you like retro anime. 
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Both family in the anime have supernatural power and the hero will love a
Normal person...!! 
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Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi appears to have been influenced by Kimagure Orange Road in various ways, including its main plot line. Both involve similar plot elements, including espers, time travellers, parallel universes, a sort-of-tsundere female lead, and a high school setting.

The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi has a similar plot to the last few episodes of the Kimagure Orange Road TV series. In both, the protagonist somehow goes back in time to when they were kids, but by doing so this causes serious ramifications for the future, a future where the existence of his loved one is endangered, so the protagonist must try  read more 
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Anime: Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.
The 80's show Kimagure Orange Road has similarities with Hentai Ouji, with both involving a high-school love triangle and supernatural elements. Things gets more similar towards the end, which involves a time-travel to the past where they meet their younger selves.
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Anime: Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu
Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu appears to have been influenced by Kimagure Orange Road in various ways. They both use some similar time-travel plot elements, as well as alluding to parallel universes and having a sort-of-tsundere female lead.

The last few episodes of Kimagure in particular has a similar plot, where the protagonist's time-travel to the past causes ripple effects in the future which he needs to fix, and along the way he meets a younger version of someone he knows.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya was also influenced by Kimagure Orange Road, which explains some of the similarities between the Haruhi  read more 
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What could have made this show better, in your opinion?
Cowabunga - Aug 29
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Aug 29, 9:54 PM
Does the love triangle continue through out the whole series
Kuruwin - Jul 30
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Aug 29, 9:28 PM