Kimagure Orange☆Road

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
English: Kimagure Orange Road
Spanish: Kimagure Orange Road
French: Kimagure Orange☆Road: Max et Compagnie
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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


Score: 7.521 (scored by 1328313,283 users)
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Ranked: #17982
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Popularity: #3172
Members: 49,025
Favorites: 631

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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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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

Honda, Chieko


Nakajima, Chisato


Suzuki, Katsumi


Yara, Yuusaku

Komatsu, Seiji

Nanba, Keiichi


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


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)

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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Jan 26, 2008
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, ...
Nov 21, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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. ...
Sep 29, 2016
Kimagure Orange Road (KOR) is widely regarded as a classic but I am absolutely bewildered as to why it is given such as a high honor. I went into this series thinking it would be a treat and came out of it with a voracious aggravation. As a product of the 80s, we have discotheques, skateboard races and embarrassing fashion choices. While the series starts of seemingly fun and quirky, it soon becomes a tiresome chore to sit through. This is largely due to the episodic nature of the series. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with an episodic series but you have to make ...

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