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Kimagure Orange Road 

Kimagure Orenji Rôdo (original title)
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 »
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Series cast summary:
Tôru Furuya ...  Kasuga Kyosuke 4 episodes, 1987-1988
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ...  Hiyama Hikaru 4 episodes, 1987-1988
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Ayukawa Madoka 4 episodes, 1987-1988
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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, bubbly, and overbearing Hikaru, and the moody, beautiful, Madoka. The second problem... well... he has telekinesis, and doesn't want anybody to know about it. Written by Mike Toole <micabob@ix.netcom.com>

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

6 April 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kimagure Orange Road See more »

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Pierrot, Toho Company See more »
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(48 episodes)

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Color
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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. See more »

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Followed by New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning (1996) See more »

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Ending Theme: "Dance in the Memories"
Music and Lyrics by Nakahara Meiko
Arranged by Nishihara Akira
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Excellent
5 November 2001 | by Ian LivingstoneSee all my reviews

Although this IS the first anime TV series I have seen, I have done alot of research and the other ones seem bent on fighting and girls...

Not that those are bad things, but a good story is more important I say. (Don't misjudge me, I'm just basing it on other people's comments and descriptions.)

It all starts out with a 15 year old guy named Kasuga Kyosuke (Or Kyosuke Kasuga, which you would call him here in America.)

He meets two women, Hikaru and Madoka, Hikaru appoints herself as his girlfriend, but Madoka seems to be his true love.

How he keeps his friendship with Hikaru just a friendship while trying to be with Madoka and keeping Hikaru from being heartbroken is quite a story in itself, but Kyosuke also has telekinetic abilities, which he tries to hide from others because they had to move 7 times because of it.

This series rivals professional live-action movies in it's romance and realism, there is also comedy in parts, but many touching scenes too. (I know critics have made that phrase a cliche, but I don't know how else to describe them.)

The subtitles aren't too bad, and at times you can figure out what they're saying without them, and Madoks's voice is very good.

I'd recommend it to 13-20 year olds, some episodes wouldn't be appropriate for anyone younger than that.

I bought the entire TV collection after I investigated it, and I think that if you're interested, that's the perfect way to start.

I'm thinking about getting the two movies too, I'll post a review on those when I do.

All around, 9 out of 10. A very good series.


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