Kimagure Orange☆Road


Kimagure Orange Road

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kimagure Orange Road TV, Capricious Orange Road
Japanese: きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード
English: Kimagure Orange Road
Spanish: Kimagure Orange Road
French: Kimagure Orange☆Road: Max et Compagnie
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Information

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: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 1331113,311 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3175
Members: 49,198
Favorites: 627

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Synopsis

Kyousuke Kasuga is no stranger to being the new kid at school. Despite only being a third-year middle schooler, he has spent his entire childhood avoiding those who discover his family's paranormal powers, and he has had to change schools seven times as a result. Upon catching a beautiful girl's hat, he becomes optimistic and hopes that he and his family have finally moved for the last time.

When Kyousuke gets to school, however, he learns a different story. The elegant girl he just met turns out to be none other than Madoka Ayukawa—also known as "Madoka the Pick"—a delinquent known to smoke, drink, and get into fights. Her best friend is first-year Hikaru Hiyama, a childish and energetic girl who quickly falls in love with Kyousuke. Enamored with both girls, Kyousuke tries to balance a delicate triangle of emotions, all while dealing with the antics brought about by a family with paranormal powers.

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Background

Kimagure Orange☆Road has been dubbed in French by SOFI; in Italian by Coop. Eddy Cortese; and in Spanish by Jonu Media.

The series was released on 12 individual DVDs and as a complete DVD box set by Animeigo. Kimagure Orange☆Road was later remastered and included in a Blu-ray set with extra features, which was released on March 26, 2019 by Discotek Media.

Characters & Voice Actors

Kasuga, Kurumi

Supporting
Honda, Chieko
Japanese

Ushiko

Supporting
Nakajima, Chisato
Japanese

Umao

Supporting
Suzuki, Katsumi
Japanese

Master

Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese

Komatsu, Seiji

Supporting
Nanba, Keiichi
Japanese

Staff

Kobayashi, Osamu
Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tamano, Harumi
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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1: "Night of Summer Side" by Masanori Ikeda (eps 1-19)
2: "Orange Mystery (オレンジ・ミステリー)" by Hideyuki Nagashima (eps 20-36)
3: "Kagami no Naka no Actress (鏡の中のアクトレス)" by Meiko Nakahara (eps 37-48)
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Ending Theme

1: "Natsu no Mirage (夏のミラージュ)" by Kanako Wada (eps 1-19)
2: "Kanashii Heart wa Moete Iru (悲しいハートは燃えている)" by Wada Kanako (eps 20-36)
3: "Dance in the Memories" by Meiko Nakahara (eps 37-48)

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May 18, 2024
One day, whilst browsing an anime group, I chanced upon one of the most beautiful female characters — Ayukawa Madoka from 'Kimagure Orange Road.'

I grew up as a 90s kid with Ranma ½ but, unlike in Europe where it is well known, it's unknown in my country, so I decided to check it out. It turns out to be one of the beloved 80s series.

But in 2024 going forward, is it still worth watching this anime? It depends.

It's a story of a 15-year-old teenager, named Kasuga Kyousuke. He has supernatural powers, and for many years, his family has been moving from place to place ...
Feb 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Kimagure Orange Road is a romantic-comedy slice of life anime that was made in 1987, so two years after Touch began its adaptation & 1 year Maison Ikkoku began its adaptation. Kimagure Orange Road was an anime that I was overwhelmingly recommended based off of my strong love for Maison Ikkoku, going into it, it looks pretty promising. Will it live up though? Let's find out. Just to throw it out there, this review will contain mild spoilers, read at your own risk.

Story:

The story of Orange Road revolves around the Kasuga family, but more specifically, Kasuga Kyousuke. Kyousuke & his family have moved to a ...
Feb 24, 2021
story ,art ,sound that is just something you can not juje the show is so old so don't expect anything pleasing to the eye , ear and mind from the story as it moves at snails pace
Characters they become more of corpses without their souls as the series progresses the show throws all its best cards in the introduction of the characters but that is pretty much it any expectation of seeing more depth out of this characters is crashed

enjoyment a 4 -10
i only enjoyed the first couple of episodes but afterwords it becomes repetitive
and nothing of progression ...

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