Kimagure Orange Road

Japanese name: Kimagure Orange Road Kimagure Orange Road image
Japanese name: きまぐれオレンジ☆ロード
English name: Whimsical Orange Road
French name: Max et Compagnie
Italian name: É quasi magia Johnny
Spanish name: Johnny y sus amigos
Dates: April 6, 1987-March 7, 1988
May 14, 1990 (France)
July 1989 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 48
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company: Toho, Studio Pierrot
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Izumi Matsumoto (manga)
Series Director: Osamu Kobayashi
Episode Director(s): Tomomitsu Mochizuki
Producer(s): Kenji Terada
Planning: Kenji Terada (series composition), Yuji Nunokawa, Masamichi Fujiwara
Writer(s): Kenji Terada, Sukehiro Tomita
Art Director: Michitaka Nakamura, Satoshi Miura, Shichiro Kobayashi
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Akemi Takada
Animator(s): Yuuji Shigekuni (director), Yoshiaki Yanagida (director), Toyomi Sugiyama (director), Sanjuroo Shindaiji (director), Masaka Goto (director)
Music: Shirô Sagisu
Sound: Noriyoshi Matsuura (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toru Furuya (Kyosuke Kasuga), Hiromi Tsuru (Madoka Ayukawa), Eriko Hara (Hikaru Hiyama), Michie Tomizawa (Minami Kasuga), Chieko Honda (Kurumi Kasuga), Sakamoto Chika (Kazuya)
Genre(s): comedy, romance, fantasy, psychic powers, high school, teenagers
Home Video
United States: DVD (AnimEigo, AV 002101-002112)
Note(s): There have also been several Kimagure Orange Road oavs and theatrical movies.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Kimagure Orange Road go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: May 24, 2010
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