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Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day (1988)

Kimagure orenji rôdo: Ano hi ni kaeritai (original title)
A follow up to the television series "Kimagure Orange Road" that wraps up loose ends. Kyosuke must deal with the fact that his, Hikaru and Madoka's friendship is falling apart.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Furuya ...
Kasuga Kyosuke (voice)
Eriko Hara ...
Hiyama Hikaru (voice)
Shô Hayami ...
Stage Director (voice)
Chieko Honda ...
Kasuga Kurumi (voice)
Maria Kawamura ...
Madoka's Sister (voice)
Chiyoko Kawashima ...
Hikaru's Mother (voice)
Tomoko Maruo ...
Horikoshi (voice)
Keiichi Nanba ...
Komatsu Masashi (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Jingoro (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki ...
Umao (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Hatta Kazuya (voice)
Kei Tomiyama ...
Kasuga Takashi (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
Kasuga Manami (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Ayukawa Madoka (voice)
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Instructor (voice)
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A follow up to the television series "Kimagure Orange Road" that wraps up loose ends. Kyosuke must deal with the fact that his, Hikaru and Madoka's friendship is falling apart.

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Features Tatchi (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Ano Sora o Dakishimete
Lyrics by Kanako Wada
Music by Hiroyuki Izuta
Arrangements by Yoshiaki Shirai
Vocals by Kanako Wada
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI
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Heartbreaking, yet beautiful.
4 May 2001 | by (Tempe, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

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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