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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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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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The adoring lovers that appear in brief cameos in most episodes, Ushiko and Umao, have joke names based off of farm animals. "Ushi" is Japanese for "cow" and "Uma" means "horse". See more »

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Followed by Kimagure Orenji Rôdo (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Natsu no Mirage
(Summer Mirage)
Lyrics by Yukawa Reiko
Music by TSUKASA
Arranged by Sagisu Shiroo
Performed by Wada Kanako
(Uncredited in Video)
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Story about the trials of adolescence
16 May 1999 | by IriaSee all my reviews

When I saw the first episode, I have to admit I wasn't too impressed. Kasuga Kyouske is a junior-high school student who comes from a family with ESP, and has just moved into a new town (his younger sister Kurumi used her powers to augment her sprinting abilities, and thus the entire family had to move to regain inconspicuousness). The animation quality was only average, and the plot bordered on "cheesy." However, I was drawn into the anime with each episode as I watched more of Kyouske and listened to his personal voice-overs. Even though he has ESP, he is just another teenager trying to fit in some way, keep up with school, and falling for the most attractive, mature, sophisticated (yet also the most pure-hearted) girl in class. It's not one of those anime in which every episode is filled with action or inflated with emotional sap; rather, a cumulative appreciation for the true originality of the series develops as the viewer discovers the opportunity to relate to the many frustrating trials of poor Kasuga.

The anime is one of the few that has that rare, poignant aspect which reveals the universality of human feeling. I could recommend the series for the various phrase: "there's love, humor, action...(blah blah blah)." And so I do. But (of course) there's so much more than that. I laughed, I cried, I yanked my hair and thought, "Arrrgg! He was SO close! That @#%!* Hikaru!!!" The show's not just about the "silly" things only adolescents (supposedly) go through. It enables the viewer to realize how similar individuals can be...and how to look up, once in a while, from self-absorption and smile at life.


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