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

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 97999,799 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2883
Members: 38,928
Favorites: 507

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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.

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Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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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)
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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.

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
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 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
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

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