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Release Date:
17 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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An incredible, highly underrated animated film. See more (2 total) »


Jessica Calvello ... Hikaru (voice: English version)
Marcie Corder ... Grandma (voice)
Meredith J. Dahl ... Dancer A (voice)

Jason Douglas ... Kysuke Kasuga (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Kyosuke Kasuga
Laura Gadbois ... Additional Voices (voice)

Tiffany Grant ... Manami Kasuga / Receptionist / Additional Voices (voice)
Matt Greenfield ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Brian Granveldt)
Eriko Hara ... Hikaru Hiyama
Kevin Hinnant ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kevin Hinnaut)
Larry Koteff ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pam Lauer ... Shirley Anzai (voice)
Anne Mallory ... Madoka Ayukawa (voice)
Kira Maltezos ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kira)
Kelly Manison ... Girl ABCB / Madison's Sister / Additional Voices (voice)
Dave Nance ... Seiji Komatsu (voice)
David Nance ... Seiji Komatsu (voice)

Frank Page ... Moste / Additional Voices (voice)
Lorraine Reyes ... Additional Voices (voice)
Phil Ross ... Grandpa (voice)

Doug Smith ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Spurgat ... Mitsuru Hayakawa (voice)
Greg Stanley ... Kazuya Hatta (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Madoka Ayukawa
Brett Weaver ... Mr. Sugisawa, News ABCB Owner (voice: English version)

Directed by
Kunihiko Yuyama 
Writing credits
Izumi Matsumoto (manga)

Kenji Terada 

Produced by
Masamichi Fujiwara .... executive producer
Reiko Fukakusa .... producer
Masako Fuyuko .... producer (as Masako Fukyuo)
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Chûji Nakajima .... executive producer
Yûji Nunokawa .... executive producer
Sharon Papa .... executive producer (english version)
Nobuhisa Sakata .... executive producer
Kiichirou Yamazaki .... producer
Mitsuru Ôshima .... producer
Original Music by
Yuki Kajiura 
Cinematography by
Toshiyuki Fukushima 
Film Editing by
Yasue Funami 
David Grundy (English version)
Shûichi Kakesu 
Art Direction by
Shichirô Kobayashi 
Sound Department
Mitsuyoshi Maruyama .... sound effects
Noriyoshi Matsûra .... sound effects
Animation Department
Takayuki Gotô .... character designer
Masuji Kigami .... animation director
Other crew
Masako Arakawa .... translator (English version)
Neal Barnes .... subtitle timing (English version)
Michiyuki Honma .... planner
Chris Hutts .... translator (English version)
Tatsuya Ishihara .... unit director
Umeo Ito .... planner
Toru Iwakami .... international coordinator (English version)
Haruo Sai .... planner
Hidehiko Takei .... planner

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Also Known As:
"Shin Kimagure Orenji Rôdo: Soshite, Ano Natsu no Hajimari" - Japan (original title)
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95 min | USA:100 min

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First appeared as a popular manga (Japanese comic) weekly feature by Matsumoto Izumi. The series ran in the "Shuukan Shoonen Jampu" (Weekly Youth Jump Magazine) between 1984 and 1988. Later, as a animated TV-series from 1987 to 1988.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from "Kimagure Orange Road" (1987)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An incredible, highly underrated animated film., 21 October 2000
Author: Tenma from South Carolina, USA

I cannot adequately express the feeling I get when watching Shin Kimagure Orange Road. This film is powerful, beautiful and emotional, and inspires within the viewer a feeling of nostalgia and a longing for the caliber of love we see between Kyosuke and Madoka. However it's not your typical love story, as it also includes elements like time travel and psychic powers that complement the theme seamlessly. Top it all off with excellent animation, voice-acting (including the dub,) and an outstanding soundtrack and you have an irresistible anime movie.

It is said that this is not the best way to be introduced to the Kimagure Orange Road universe, but my exposure to this movie was the main reason I became a serious fan of the series. Even if you're not a fan of similar (if less mature) series like Ranma 1/2 and Tenchi Muyo, KOR is worth a shot -- it has obviously struck a chord with me.

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