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Kimagure Orange Road

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 3886 users)
Ranked: #8612
Popularity: #1968
Members: 9,730
Favorites: 199
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Popular Tags

comedy romance

Synopsis

Fifteen year old Kyosuke Kasuga moves to a new city and becomes enamoured 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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kimagure Orange Road
Sequel: Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning, Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day
Side story: Kimagure Orange Road OVA
Spin-off: Kimagure Orange Road Pilot
Summary: Kimagure Orange Road: Soushuuhen Tanabata Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayukawa, Madoka
Ayukawa, Madoka
Main
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese
Tsuru, Hiromi
Musy, Stella
Italian
Musy, Stella
...
Hiyama, Hikaru
Hiyama, Hikaru
Main
Lenghi, Laura
Italian
Lenghi, Laura
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Italian
Spinelli, Elisabetta
...
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Main
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Alto, Massimiliano
Italian
Alto, Massimiliano
...
Kitakata
Kitakata
Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show

Staff

Kobayashi, Osamu
Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Episode Director
Terada, Kenji
Script, Series Composition



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Aug 13, 2008
catullus
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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Jan 26, 2008
lillockey
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.

Art:
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).

Sound:
Again, read more
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Recommendations

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.
love triangle, typical characters... But KOR is much much better, ofcourse.

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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