Kimagure Orange☆Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai

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
English: Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day
Spanish: Kimagure Orange Road: Quiero Volver a ese Día. La Película
French: Kimagure Orange Road: Max et Compagnie - Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 1988
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: AnimEigo, Discotek Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.631 (scored by 49974,997 users)
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Ranked: #13852
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Popularity: #6304
Members: 10,220
Favorites: 50


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Years have passed since Kyousuke Kasuga became entangled in a love triangle with the childish Hikaru Hiyama and the elegant Madoka Ayukawa. Now in their final year of high school, Madoka and Kyousuke are thoroughly occupied preparing for their college entrance exams. Hikaru, not yet close to graduation, struggles with the realization that her two closest friends are leaving her. With the threat of separation looming over the horizon, Kyousuke is finally forced to decide who he loves—no matter how painful it may be.

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Kimagure Orange☆Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai was released on DVD as Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day by AnimEigo on May 11, 2004. The film was remastered by Discotek Media and re-released on Blu-ray alongside Kimagure Orange☆Road OVA on August 27, 2019.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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Ending Theme

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


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, ...
Apr 10, 2020
This right here is the real deal, the end of innocence, the end of the easy days, the garish bubble of 1980s positivity is popped, your soul is crushed and you can never go back.

What is Kimagure Orange Road(KOR)? It was a long running romantic comedy series about a love triangle between a spineless goody-goody male lead, Kyousuke, the alluring high-school delinquent Madoka, and the bright-eyed always cheerful Hikaru. It was a huge hit at the time, not just in Japan, but in many European countries, especially Italy. Despite that, it fell down the memory hole at some point, and all that remained was a ...
Sep 18, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This is the first movie which could be called a spin-off because it's an original piece of work written by Kenji Tereda, the main scenario writer for the TV series rather than based off the original Manga.

It takes on a more serious tone during the summer when Kyousuke is preparing for university entrance exams. There's no mention of supernatural powers nor are any used, just your slice-of-life romance. Kyousuke's originally kind indecisive character is changed to be more cold and decisive so it's no longer a romcom and can be quite bitter which is probably why it was ill-received. Even Izumi Matsumoto criticised the work, ...

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