Kimagure Orange☆Road: Shounen Jump Special

Kimagure Orange Road TV Pilot

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Synonyms: Kimagure Orange Road Pilot
Japanese: きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード 少年ジャンプ・スペシャル
English: Kimagure Orange Road TV Pilot
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 23, 1985
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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A special made before the rest of the KOR anime to test the possibility of making more. Essentially an alternate TV version of episode 46 , Kyosuke and Madoka go to the beach only to be trapped alone together.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Storyboard
Sagisu, Shirou
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Key Animation
Takada, Akemi
Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Mogitate no Koi (もぎたての恋)" by Rie Kouchi

Ending Theme

"Kimagure Tenshi (きまぐれ天使)" by Rie Kouchi


Apr 13, 2024
Mixed Feelings
As a pilot, it was okay but not amazing. Back then, I didn't know who Yuusaku, Hikaru, and Kazuya were. I only know that Madoka is this beautiful waifu.

I watched this first so I could experience it without watching the TV series. It gave me a good enough motivation to watch the TV series, but nothing to write about. Had I watched the TV series first before watching this, I might have had a different opinion as I would have had some context as to who these people are and their relationship dynamics.

It is essentially an earlier of version of Episode 46, an episode ...
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I realize this review won't help a single person who HAS seen or read the source material, but I went in blind and actually enjoyed this special:

Y'know, I had no idea what Kimagure Orange Road was, except that it was some 80s series, and then the sequel movie was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, who directed the excellent Ocean Waves and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. so I was gonna watch that sequel movie without any context, but then I saw this one-off OVA and thought, hey, maybe it'll give me some good context to watch this first, since Mochizuki also directed it.

And yeah, it's pretty nice. Turns ...

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