Kimagure Orange☆Road

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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
Premiered: Spring 1987
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Toho
Licensors: AnimEigo, Discotek Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 94629,462 users)
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Ranked: #14442
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Popularity: #2843
Members: 37,118
Favorites: 485

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Fifteen-year-old Kyousuke Kasuga moves to a new city and becomes enamored by one Madoka Ayukawa, who often treats him coldly even though she seemed friendly the first time they met, when he caught her red straw hat on the stairs. Kyousuke 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, Kyousuke, his sisters, his grandfather, and his cousins all have various powers (teleportation, psychokinesis, hypnosis, time travel, personality transference) which Kyousuke desperately tries to keep a secret, though some of the other family members have no such qualms against using their powers in public.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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)

Jan 26, 2008
lillockey (All reviews)
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).

Again, read more
Aug 13, 2008
catullus (All reviews)
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
Nov 21, 2015
BowlingJD (All reviews)
This anime was by Studio Perriot, better known for its renowned anime like Urusei Yatsura, Great Teacher Onizuka, Naruto, and Bleach to name a few. Taking place over 48 episodes is this Junior High love triangle story between 15 year old Kyosuke Kasuga and his indecisiveness over the high energy Hikaru Hiyama, and the adult allure of Madoka Ayukawa.

Orange Road starts off with Kasuga and his family (dad and twin sisters) move into a new city and by a chance encounter comes across Ayukawa. They have some friendly banter between each other, and Kasuga instantly falls in love with her, and possibly like-wise for herself. read more
Nov 15, 2014
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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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