Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, ... See full summary »
A young man gets involved in a near death traffic accident causing him to go forward 3 years into the future, where is is considered missing and everyone thinks he's dead. Will he be able ... See full summary »
Meredith J. Dahl
Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie is a feature film that takes place not quite this far into the characters' futures. It finds Kyosuke at 19 years old, being hit by a car and causing a rupture in time and space due to his psychic abilities.
In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »
Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years... See full summary »
After Colony 196, Treize Kushrenada is dead and the 5 young soldiers known as the Gundam pilots have brought peace between Earth and the Colonies through Operation me. Now they move on with... See full summary »
Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »
Guts, "The Black Swordsman", is pursued by demons who are attracted to him, due to a demonic brand on his neck. His goal is to free himself, and his lover Casca, of this inescapable curse. ... See full summary »
In Kyosuke's bedroom shortly before he and Hikaru kiss, they make mention of listening to the latest Kanako Wada album. Kanako Wada is the female vocalist who sang the first ending theme "Natsu no Mirage" in the first season of the television series, as well as having performed all four vocal songs on this movie's soundtrack. See more »
Rather than actual cast or crew members, the main characters Madoka, Kyosuke and Hikaru are listed at the start of the movie prior to the title, where a film's headlining stars are typically billed. See more »
Well, I cried at the end of this movie too. And I'm a guy.
Though the 2nd movie (Shin KOR Ano Natsu ni Hajimaru/Summer's Beginning) does reconcile a lot of the situations caused in this movie, Ano hi ni kaeritai is all the ending that's necessary to this series. If you're a fan of romance stories, this is certainly one to watch, as it's beautiful, atmospheric almost to the point of unbearability, and very honest. Sure, the animation's a bit dated, but I've yet to see any American animated feature attempt this with even the least bit of seriousness.
Well worth your time, and I guarantee you'll never resort to WB teen soaps ever again!
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