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Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day

Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day

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Synonyms: Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai, Kimagure Orange Road Movie
Japanese: きまぐれオレンジ★ロード あの日にかえりたい


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1988
Producers: Studio Pierrot
Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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After the TV-series of Kimagure Orange Road, Kyosuke and Madoka have finally arrived at the point where they are close to graduation and have to decide where they want to go to college. Naturally, they want to go together, so beside all the studying they also have to look for a proper college where they can enter both.

Hikaru, still a year from graduating, wants to support Kyosuke as well and does that in her own way. But while she does that, Madoka feels jealous and tells her feelings to Kyosuke.
And then Kyosuke has to take action to finally decide on the girl he loves... thus concluding the story of the Kimagure Orange Road.

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Related Anime

Prequel: Kimagure Orange Road
Sequel: Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayukawa, Madoka
Ayukawa, Madoka
Tsuru, Hiromi
Tsuru, Hiromi
Hiyama, Hikaru
Hiyama, Hikaru
Hara, Eriko
Hara, Eriko
Sindberg, Susan
Sindberg, Susan
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Kasuga, Kyosuke
Furuya, Toru
Furuya, Toru
Ogata, Kenichi
Ogata, Kenichi


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Terada, Kenji

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Jan 3, 2010
There comes a time in your life when you have to decide over something so painful.

The goofing days are finally over. Kasuga and Ayukawa are finally graduating from high school and they're moving on. This is Kimagure Orange Road without the out-of-this-world Power, over-acting Hatta and Komatsu, and crazy time-travels. What's left in this movie is raw human emotion. This is the ultimate conclusion to the Kasuga-Ayukawa-Hikaru love triangle.

Kasuga Kyosuke has to choose. I won't say who he chooses. But it's what the movie is all about.

Before you watch this, think first. If you want to remain happy with Kimagure Orange Road's TV series conclusion, read more
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Mar 26, 2011
It's not often I see an anime movie based on a series that's really worthwhile. Most of the time the movie just feels very generic and dull compared to the series, like it's something they created for the sole purpose of making money. I've been disappointed by the One Piece movies, Bleach movies, Ranma movies... They had their cool points, but were overall pretty bland. This movie is not like those movies.

The animation wasn't really anything special; it was about the same quality as the series.

I really wasn't expecting an Ushiko-Umao reference in the movie. It's been a while since I watched the series, so read more
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If you enjoyed this movie, which is essentially Kimagure Orange Road without the off-beat sci-fi elements, you will almost certainly enjoy Maison Ikkoku, also produced in the 80's which is in many ways the same type of story, told over a much longer timespan (96 episodes!) Despite the length, it's very much worth it!

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"Ano Sora wo Dakishimete (あの空を抱きしめて)" by Kanako Wada

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