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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.

Director:

Tomomi Mochizuki

Writer:

Kenji Terada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Furuya ... Kasuga Kyosuke (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Hiyama Hikaru (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Stage Director (voice)
Chieko Honda ... Kasuga Kurumi (voice)
Maria Kawamura Maria Kawamura ... Madoka's Sister (voice)
Chiyoko Kawashima Chiyoko Kawashima ... Hikaru's Mother (voice)
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ... Horikoshi (voice)
Keiichi Nanba Keiichi Nanba ... Komatsu Masashi (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ... Jingoro (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki Katsumi Suzuki ... Umao (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Hatta Kazuya (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Kasuga Takashi (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Kasuga Manami (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Ayukawa Madoka (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The word "kimagure" in the title referred to elements in the original manga and animated series: (1) Kasuga Kyosuke's indecisiveness in everyday decisions. This is even more apparent when it comes to the love triangle between him, Ayukawa Madoka and Hiyama Hikaru. (2) Ayukawa Madoka's mood since she can be kind and gentle towards Kasuga Kyosuke in one scene, tough and cold in another scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

There's an extra scene featuring Hikaru after the end credits. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Like a Bird
Written by Kanako Wada
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Arrangement by Joe Hisaishi
Performed by Kanako Wada
Courtesy of Toshiba EMI
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Bittersweet, heartwrenching conclusion to popular Fantasy / Romance / Comedy
1 May 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

This feature was produced and set almost immediately after the end of the TV series, and released subtitled: "I Want to Return to That Day." The psychic fantasy and silly comedy elements which made the series such fun are now gone, and instead the movie goes straight for the heartstrings. Kyosuke must confront his feelings for both Hikaru and Madoka and deal with the relationship fallout as the friendly triangle at the center of the series comes apart, with jealousy, hurt feelings and recriminations flying in all directions. The familiar settings - the famous staircase, the ABCD diner, Green House, Madoka's house etc. - become emotional battlefields as the innocent fun of the series comes to its inevitable end. It is surprisingly powerful stuff coming on the heels of such a likable and rather lightweight series. As with any anime, liberal use of pathetic fallacy is made, as dramatic pauses are punctuated with gusts of wind and rainstorms break out just as tears well up in a character's eyes. Good looking and well crafted, this is one of the best and most famous post-series anime features and must viewing for fans of the series who were left wondering how things would turn out.


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