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                              A GUIDE TO
                         KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD                   
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Version 1.5
November 27, 1995

[Since v1.2]
Reworked timelines and chronology.
Revised FAQ #16, #19 and #74, added #78 and #79.
Revised FAQ #38 and #46. (version 1.3a)
Added FAQ #80, #81 and #82  (version 1.4)
General revisions (version 1.5)
                                                                


[Foreword]
     This Guide is designed to give fans a general knowledge of 
Kimagure Orange Road, to provide answers to many common and some
uncommon questions, and for those who dare, some of the insights 
and symbols of the animated series.  It began as the mumblings 
of a bunch of KOR fans through e-mails, then it turned into a FAQ
of 700 lines and 65 entries.  Six months and a FAQ later, it is 
in its current form: four parts, 3000+ lines, and 135KB.  In the 
process, numerous fans have helped greatly in making this possible:
Harold Ancell, Sean Camanyag, Robert Carragher, Howard Chan, 
Herbert Fung, Quincy Huoh, Charles Kwong, Anthony Lau, Eugene Lee,
Jerry Lee, Roderick Lee, Egan Loo, Tony Moy, Eric Shen, Stephen 
Tsai, Edward Weinstein, and everyone who have provided comments, 
corrections and support.  I thank them all. And of course, a deep
bow to Matsumoto Izumi for starting the wildfire.

Any comments, corrections, additions, updates, praises, flames,  
gifts, donations, mail bombs or leftover pizzas, please send to:


Wei Xiong                                     wxiong@ux4.cso.uiuc.edu 
                 A...Ayuakwa..<SLAP!> 




PART I     KOR FAQ  .....................................  ~ Line 50
PART II    Brief summaries of the anime series  .........  ~ Line 1400
PART III   KOR CD collection  ...........................  ~ Line 2130
PART IV    KOR symbolism  ...............................  ~ Line 2780

                                                           



***  PART I     KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   ***


Contents

1)   Characters --- Voice actors
     Birthdays
2)   In what kinds of formats does KOR exist?
3)   Episode titles and their airing dates
4)   Manga chapters
5)   OVA titles
6)   Theatrical release
7)   When did KOR run in Japan?
8)   KOR Credits
9)   What does "Kimagure" mean?
10)  Where is Orange Road?
11)  How do you pronounce "Abcb?"
12)  How many steps are there?
13)  What does a red string symbolize?
14)  What is the significance of the red straw hat?
15)  Why does Kyosuke always catch a cold when he falls into water?
16)  How old are the main characters? 
17)  Why isn't there any power being used in the movie?
18)  Why isn't Yusaku in the movie?
19)  Is there a continuation of KOR?
     What is the "New KOR?"
20)  How do the manga and the anime series differ? 
21)  How old do you have to be to drink in Japan?
22)  What is the significance of the ringing bell in the movie?
23)  What do "A", "B" and "C" mean?         
24)  What is the name of the apartment building the Kasugas live in?
25)  What is the name of the Disco they often visit in KOR?
26)  Why do the Kasugas move so often? 
27)  Why do Madoka and Kyosuke call each other by their family names?
28)  What university have Kyosuke and Madoka been accepted to?
29)  How long have Madoka and Hikaru been friends?
30)  What *was* Hikaru to Kyosuke?  
31)  Is Kyosuke just as hentai (perverted) as Hatta and Komatsu?
32)  What is the significance of the name "Ayukawa?"
33)  What is the significance of the name "Kasuga?"
34)  What is the significance of the name "Hikaru?"
35)  Why does Jingoro keep trying to run away?
36)  Why did Yusaku take up karate?
37)  Why does Hikaru treat Yusaku so poorly?
38)  Did Hikaru know about Ayukawa's feelings for Kasuga and his
     feelings for Ayukawa?  When did she find out?
39)  When does Madoka quit smoking?
40)  Was Madoka ever in a gang?
41)  Where did Ayukawa learn all her fabulous skills?  
42)  Can Kyosuke hypnotize anyone other than himself?  
     Can Kurumi hypnotize anyone other than Kyosuke?
43)  Does the head-butt/mind-switch work on non-espers?
44)  Who has what power?
45)  Is it possible for ESPers powers to "misfire" or trigger off 
     accidentally?  
46)  Why is Madoka afraid of ghosts?  Does this extend to other 
     supernatural phenomena?
47)  Who is older, Kurumi or Manami? 
48)  What are the real names of Grandpa and Grandma?
49)  Is Akane a lesbian?  
50)  How are Kazuya and Akane related?
51)  What are Akane and Kazuya's family name(s)?
52)  Why do we never get to see Kyosuke's mother in "real time?"
53)  What exactly are Madoka's parents' occupations?
54)  Is Madoka's father a gaijin (foreigner)?
55)  Why doesn't Takashi have ESP power?
56)  What is Master's real name? Why is he called Master?
57)  How old are Takashi and Master?
58)  What does Umao and Ushiko mean? 
59)  Why are Umao and Ushiko in the series? What are they saying?
60)  What are those festivals? 
61)  What is Tanabata?
62)  What is the name of the school?
63)  What movies are referenced in KOR?
64)  How many time does Madoka slap Kyosuke?
65)  Does Madoka know about Kasugas' powers at the end of the series?
     Does she remember her trip to the world six years ago?
66)  When do the OAV's take place?
67)  What does Hikaru's "BANG" at the end of the movie mean?
68)  How much time has passed from the breakup to the end of the movie?
69)  What does T.A.P. stand for in T.A.P. Gun, Episode 40?
70)  Where can I find translations to the manga?
71)  Where can I buy KOR CD's?
72)  Where can I find KOR anime series?
73)  Where can I find KOR manga?
74)  What is this time conflict I keep hearing about?
75)  An excerpt from an interview with the director of the movie.
76)  Should I get the Singing Heart or Loving Heart compilation CD?
77)  Which opening and ending themes are on which CD's?
78)  A choronology of KOR events and ages
79)  Ages of Madoka and Kyosuke
80)  What's in the KOR music video?
81)  Why is Madoka flipping the switch on and off in the movie?
82)  Why does Madoka turn her head when Kyosuke tries to kiss her?



1)      Characters --- Voice actors (family names first):

Kasuga Kyosuke          Furuya Toru
Ayukawa Madoka          Tsuru Hiromi
Hiyama Hikaru           Hara Eriko (also Koono Eri in the OAV's)
Kasuga Manami           Tomizawa Michie
Kasuga Kurumi           Honda Chieko
Kasuga Takashi          Tomiyama Kei
Hino Yusaku             Kikuchi Masami
Akane                   Matsui Naoko
Kasuga Kazuya           Sakamoto Chika
Jingoro                 Ogata Kenichi
Komatsu Seiji           Namba Keiichi
Hatta Kazuya            Tatsuta Naoki
Grandpa                 Ogata Kenichi
Grandma                 Suzuki Reiko
Ushiko                  Suzuki Katsumi
Umao                    Nakajima Senri

Birthdays (based on manga and movie dating):
Ayukawa Madoka      May 25, 1969
Kasuga Kyosuke      Nov 15, 1969
Hiyama Hikaru       Nov 15, 1971


2)      What kinds of formats does KOR exist in?

18 volumes of manga (10 in wideban version)
48 TV episodes
1 pilot episode with a different voice cast
1 40 minute "Tanabata"(a Japanese holiday) special
1 60 minute "Episode 49," a flashback of the 48 episodes.
8 OAV's (Original Animated Video), commercially available in US
1 Theatrical Release, commercially available in US


3)      Episode titles and their airing dates:

Ep 1   87.04.06  Tenkousei!  Hazukashinagara hatsukoi shimasu
                 Transfer Student! humble first love
Ep 2   87.04.13  Ano musumeni choppiri lemon no kiss wo
                 Just a little lemon kiss
Ep 3   87.04.20  Kibunha yurete rolling hatsu date
                 Mood swings. Rowing first date
Ep 4   87.04.27  Hikaru-chan!?  Osawagase no C taiken
                 Hikaru-chan!? The troubled C experience
Ep 5   87.05.04  Futari no himitsu tomadoi arbeit
                 Two's secret, part-time trouble
Ep 6   87.05.11  Aitsuha rival koino chuukanshiken
                 He's the rival, the test of two people's love
Ep 7   87.05.18  Madoka no shiseikatsu!?  Kuchizuke spark iro
                 Madoka's private life?! The spark-colored smooch
Ep 8   87.05.25  Kimiha egao!  Nagisa no shutter chance
                 Your smile! shutter chance at the beach
Ep 9   87.06.01  Kurumi-chan date no shikata oshiemasu
                 Kurumi-chan's how to date
Ep 10  87.06.08  Yochimu!?  Hikaru-chan ga shinjau?
                 Premonition dream!? Hikaru-chan will die?
Ep 11  87.06.15  Narasanaide wedding bell!
                 Don't ring the wedding bell!
Ep 12  87.06.22  America ryuugaku!  Sayonara Madoka
                 To America! Good-bye Madoka
Ep 13  87.06.29  Shisen shuuchuu!  Hikaru-chan!  Daihenshin
                 Catching attention! Hikaru! big transformation
Ep 14  87.07.06  Yochimu!  Madoka ha nanjakuotoko ga okirai
                 Premonition dream! Kyosuke and Madoka break up
Ep 15  87.07.13  Madoka no kesshin! Sankakukankei ni period
                 Madoka's decision! End of the triangle
Ep 16  87.07.20  Shinjiru shinjinai UFO wo mita Madoka
                 Believe it or not, Madoka saw a UFO
Ep 17  87.07.27  Natsu no yuuwaku ikinari double date
                 Summer's temptation, double date out of blue
Ep 18  87.08.03  Madoka chousen! Big Monday!
                 Madoka's challenge! Big Monday!
Ep 19  87.08.10  Futari no taiken kinjirareta koinoshima
                 Two's experience, the forbidden island
Ep 20  87.08.17  Hikaru mokugeki!  Gasshuku ha kikenga ippai
                 Hikaru witnesses! Summer camp is lots of danger
Ep 21  87.08.24  Kyosuke pinch!  Arashi ga oka no amai sasayaki
                 Kyosuke in trouble! Sweet whisper of storm hill
Ep 22  87.08.31  Otonano kankei!  Madoka himitsu no asagaeri
                 Adult relationship! Madoka's secret morning return
Ep 23  87.09.07  Kyosuke Madoka daigenka!  Koino ninninsankyaku
                 Kyosuke and Madoka's big fight! Three-legged race of love
Ep 24  87.09.14  Kazuya toujou!  Panic kid ni goyoujin
                 Kazuya introduced! Watch out for the Panic Kid!
Ep 25  87.09.21  Abunai jikoanji!  Kyosuke-kun henshinsu
                 Risky self-hypnosis! Kyosuke-kun changed
Ep 26  87.09.28  Kodomoni natta Kyosuke!  Madoka ni sekkin
                 Kid Kyosuke! approaches Madoka
Ep 27  87.10.05  Nerawareta Madoka!  Kyosuke otokono shoumei
                 Targeted Madoka! Kyosuke's proof of manhood
Ep 28  87.10.12  Kikenna kesshin!  Manami-chan no daibouken
                 Big decision! Manami's big adventure
Ep 29  87.10.19  Nakuna Jingoro aito seishun no hatsujouki
                 Don't cry Jingoro, period of love and seishun
Ep 30  87.10.26  Kinoha monogatari!  Kurumi no hatsukoi jigokuhen
                 Kurumi's first love, Hell edition
Ep 31  87.11.02  Madoka to Yusaku!  Seishun kakeochi koushinkyoku
                 Madoka and Yusaku! Run away march
Ep 32  87.11.09  Tanjoubi ha nidokuru!?  Tokino kakeru Kyosuke
                 Birthday comes twice! Kyosuke time travels
Ep 33  87.11.16  Ayashino Madoka!  Kinoko de honne 120%
                 Suspicious Madoka! 120% truth mushrooms
Ep 34  87.11.23  Roots panic fushigino hoshi no Madoka
                 Root search panic, Madoka in wonderland
Ep 35  87.11.30  Camera de H! Robot Kyo-chan
                 H with camera! Robot Kyo-chan
Ep 36  87.12.07  Saraba Kyosuke video ni utsutta chounouryoku
                 Farewell Kyosuke! Power recorded on video
Ep 37  87.12.14  Orange ninkyouden!  Madoka fubuki no taiketsu
                 Orange chivalry! Madoka's duel in the snow storm
Ep 38  87.12.21  Kyosuke jikanryokou!  3 do me no Christmas
                 Kyosuke time travels! third christmas
Ep 39  88.01.04  Madoka ni saiminjitsu!  Kyosuke abunai shougatsu
                 Hypnotized Madoka! Kyosuke's risky new year
Ep 40  88.01.11  Hatsuyumedayo!  Daikaijuu Jingoro no gyakushuu
                 It's hatsuyume! Jingoro the Monster strikes back
Ep 41  88.01.18  Ugokenai Madoka!  Kyosuke no fushigidokei
                 Immobile Madoka! Kyosuke's wonder watch
Ep 42  88.01.25  Motemote no Madoka!  Kyosuke tsuini kokuhaku
                 Popular Madoka! Kyosuke finally declares
Ep 43  88.02.01  Shoushin no Hikaru!  Oikakete fuyukaigan
                 Broken hearted Hikaru! Chase me to winter beach
Ep 44  88.02.08  Koino oaji?  Kyosuke jigoku no valentine
                 Taste of love? Kyosuke's Valentine from Hell
Ep 45  88.02.15  Hikaru shisu soshite daremo inaku natta
                 Good-bye Hikaru-chan! And there was none
Ep 46  88.02.22  Hakugin no ichiya!  Futaribocchi de gondola
                 One silver night! Gondola for two
Ep 47  88.02.29  Sayonara no yokan Madoka no hatsukoi wo sagase
                 Sad farewell, search for Madoka's first love
Ep 48  88.03.07  Koi tsukamaeta soshite dacapo
                 Caught the love! and dacapo


4)   Manga chapters

Book  1  The Red Straw Hat                              
         The Blue Shot                          
         The Story of the Lip Secret            
         A Sad Cheek Dance      
         Lakeside Rhapsody      
         The Distant Love               
         The Dangerous Rumors           
         The Secret Albeit              

Book  2  The First Test         
         Shopping Boogie                
         The Suspicious Ring            
         Alcohol Blues                          
         The Incoherent Feeling         
         The Two Snapshots      
         Jealousy Rain          
         The Unfortunate One Sided Love         

Book  3  Be Careful Kurumi                      
         Ticket Trouble                 
         Panic At The Beach             
         (Isaribi koiuta)
         The Forbidden Lover's Island   
         I'm Not A Child                
         I Like Japan                                   
         The Exciting Amusement Park
         The Suspicious Light Beam

Book  4  Jealousy With The Beat
         I'm Sorry I'm So Indecisive    
         The Puzzling Accident
         Let's Marathon
         A Suspicious Hikaru
         The Flower Of Happiness        
         I Pulled The Ace Of Hearts
         A Dream On The Starry Sky

Book  5  Kyosuke Transforms     
         The Telepathy Kid              
         The Lucky Birthday     
         The Dream One More Time        
         The Mystery Of The Cold        
         The Panic Kid                  
         Time Slip Christmas    
         A Swinging Lullaby
         The Skater's Waltz

Book  6  Let's Change                   
         The Snow Sketch
         A Romantic Night
         The Two In A Snowy Night
         A Dreamy Book Valentine         
         I Can't Go To High School              
         The Tempting Hinamatsuri
         The Pure Hearted Blues
         The Message In Rouge                   

Book  7  The Angel's Temptation                 
         The Panic Kid Again
         The Unallowed Cheek Dance              
         Spring Is A Shock                              
         The Jealous Card
         Let It Be A Hurricane
         The Happening With H   
         Be Careful Of Skinship         
         The Intelligent Suspect In Love

Book  8  Private Memory                                 
         The Shutter Chance     
         The Parallel Trip
         But It's A Paradise            
         The Dangerous Beach                    
         The Witness Akane                      
         Don't Fall Darling
         The Fugitive Of Love
         S.H. Are The Initials Of Love

Book  9  How About Horror                       
         A Shake In The Camp
         Roots Panic
         A Summer Snow Love Story
         A Chase In The Pool                    
         Don't Cheat                            
         A Chance With A Dream                  
         The Fantasy Camera
         Everything Will Be Destroyed           

Book 10  Parallel Boogie                                
         Parallel Night                                 
         Parallel Hero                                  
         The Autumn Feeling Of Love
         The Dangerous Transfer Student                 
         Live in Video
         The Secret Snapshot                            
         It's a Birthday
         Slapstick Mushrooms

Book 11  Say That You Like Me
         Heart Jack War
         White Christmas
         Don't Put Me Under Hypnosis
         Kiss In The First Dream
         The Terrifying Legend Of The Winter Mountain   
         Horror Story                                   
         The Shape Up With Tears
         Love Focus

Book 12  The Valentine Kid
         Kyosuke The Robot
         The First Love
         Are You Really Going To Study Abroad?
         Spring Is Here                                 
         The Dangerous Twosome                          
         Manami's Adventure                                     
         Be Careful Of April's Fool
         The Design Of A Blurry Spring Love

Book 13  An Omen For Kyosuke
         The Talking Parrot
         I'm A Man
         The Strange Watch
         The Wakeup Kiss
         The Photogenic Girl                            
         The Message That Can't Be Shown
         Emotional Expression 100%                              
         The Bus Stop Of Love

Book 14  The Dangerous Teacher
         The Reunion Labyrinth
         The Broken Heart Dream
         I've Turned Into A Cat                         
         The Summer Book vacation For Parting
         The Hawaii Everyone's Longing For                      
         Hawaii, The Girls' Battlefield                 
         The Everlasting Summer Beach Suspense
         Hawaiian Mystery

Book 15  Summer Night Horror                            
         Special Story: Matsumoto Izumi Goes To Chiba
         The Lipstick Of The Night                              
         The Temptation Behind Closed Doors                     
         The Sweetly Dangerous Movie                    
         The Promotion Red Zone
         Under The Tree Of Memories                     
         The Jealousy By Peeking                        

Book 16  The Happening Kiss                                     
         The Man Who Can't Return                               
         And Then.. Dacarpo                                     
         Spring Is An Idol                                      
         The Happening In The Street Corner                     
         The Adventure Of The Night                             
         The Confession Of The Sad Love                 
         Unintentionally The Cupid                              
         The Dreamy Stage                                       

Book 17  A Star Is Born                                 
         Heart On Fire                                  
         An Unexpected Situation
         The Pretend Boy Friend
         Just The Two In The Room
         Hikaru The Idol
         A One Sided Love Graffiti
         Kyosuke The Robot II
         I Turned Into A Fish

Book 18  The Lake Of Memories                           
         The Summer Pendant                                     
         Escape Escape                                  
         The Prayer Of The Stone Statue                 
         The Summer Finale                                      
         The Two That Couldn't Turn Back                        
         The Everlasting Summer                         


5)      OVA titles:

(In order of Japanese release dates. 
 The numbers are for the subtitled AnimEigo release order.)
  3          White Lovers
  4          Hawaiian Suspense
  1          I was a cat; I was a fish
  2          Hurricane! Akane, the shape-changing girl
  5          Stage of love = Heart on fire: Spring is for idols
  6          Stage of love = Heart on fire: Birth of a star
  7          Unexpected Situation
  8          Message in Rouge


6)      Theatrical release:

Kimagure Orange Road: Ano Hi ni Kaeritai
(Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day)


7)      When did KOR run in Japan?

The TV series: April 8, 1987 to March 7, 1988, 48 episodes   
The manga: 1984 to 1988, 18 volumes
The movie: released October 8, 1988


8)      KOR Credits:

Manga
Creator, author: ........... Matsumoto Izumi
Serialized in Jump Comics, published by Shuueisha

TV series and OAV's
Directors: ................. Yoshinaga Naoyuki
                             Mori Takeshi
                             Nakumura Kooichiroo
                             Mochizuki Tomomichi
Producers: ................. Sai Haruo (Toho)
                             Fukakusa Reiko (Studio Pierrot)
Screenplay: ................ Tarada Kenji
                             Shizuya Isao
Character Design: .......... Takada Akemi
Music: ..................... Sagisu Shiroo
Animation Director: ........ Gotoo Masako
Art Director: .............. Miura Satoshi
Director of Photography: ... Komatsu Toshikazu Kaneko Jin
Audio Director: ............ Matsuura Noriyoshi
Produced by: ............... Toho Company, LTD.
                             Studio Pierrot

Movie
Director: .................. Mochizuki Tomomichi
Producers: ................. Kawano Hideo (Toho)
                             Fukakusa Reiko (Studio Pierrot)
Screenplay: ................ Tarada Kenji
Character Design: .......... Takada Akemi
Music: ..................... Sagisu Shiroo
Animation Director: ........ Gotoo Masako
Art Director: .............. Miura Satoshi
Director of Photography: ... Kaneko Jin
Audio Director: ............ Matsuura Noriyoshi
Produced by: ............... Toho Company, LTD.
                             Studio Pierrot


9)      What does "Kimagure" mean?

Kimagure literally translates to whimsical, capricious or uncertain. 
Occasionally Kimagure Orange Road is referred to as Whimsical Orange Road 
or just Orange Road or KOR for short.


10)     Where is Orange Road?

Orange Road is the street where Abcb is located on. It is a street 
in a fictitious city near Tokyo. 


11)     How do you pronounce "Abcb?"

Abcb is pronounced as "Abakabu."


12)     How many steps are there?

In Episode 1, Kyosuke counts 100, while Madoka maintains there are 
only 99. They reach a compromise of 99.5. In the OAV Message in Rouge, 
Madoka recounts the steps to 100. Therefore, there are 100 steps.


13)     What does a red string symbolize?

By Oriental tradition/myth, two persons tied by a red string are destined
to become lovers.  See Episode 22 for a great reference, in which Yukari
entwines Kyosuke and Madoka literally in a red string while she's on stage. 
Also, in Episode 30, when everyone is waving good-bye to the soccer 
player on the ship, there are originally 5 red strings that the player 
is holding on the ship, one connected to each person, but in the end, as 
the ship sails away in the distance, there's only one string left...
and Kurumi's holding it.


14)     What is the significance of the red straw hat?

The red straw hat can be interpreted as a red string wound into a hat,  
further emphasizing Kyosuke and Madoka's destinies.  In addition, it
was originally a gift from Kyosuke to Madoka, and on those steps it 
returns to Kyosuke.


15)     Why does Kyosuke always catch a cold when he falls into water?

Partly because it is a Japanese myth/superstition, as well as a 
demonstration of Kyosuke's physical weakness.


16)    How old are the main characters? 

There are two independent timelines, the manga/movie and the TV series.
In the beginning of the manga, Kyosuke and Madoka are 14, in the end, 
they are 18. In the TV series, Kyosuke and Madoka are 14, and 15 at the 
end. Hikaru, Yusaku, Manami and Kurumi are 2 years younger than Kyosuke 
and Madoka.


17)    Why isn't there any power being used in the movie?

The director wanted to make the movie realistic.
(see the interview at the end of this FAQ) 


18)    Why isn't Yusaku in the movie?

As the director said, the movie is about the Triangle. To include Yusaku 
would skew the focus of the movie. The movie has a very tightly focused 
plot and it tells the story of the ending of the love triangle. Yusaku 
would be a distraction to the story.


19)    Is there a continuation of KOR?
       What is the "New KOR?"

Shin Kimagure Orange Road
Matsumoto Izumi & Tarada Kenji
Published by Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha, 1994
ISBN4-08-703023-7

Matsumoto Izumi, the author of KOR manga, released a novel titled Shin(New)
Kimagure Orange Road in early 1994.  The general idea and framework
of the story are Matsumoto's, while the actual text is written by Tarada 
Kenji, the writer of KOR TV series. The novel attempts to unify the 
continuity between the manga and the anime, and to present the future of
the characters after the movie.  The novel opens in 1991 with a 19-year
old Kyosuke (following the TV chronology) winning a photo contest and 
dreaming of celebrating with Madoka. His luck runs out as he gets hit
by a car. Grandpa accidentally sends Kyosuke's soul to 1994 while trying
to save him. In 1994, Kyosuke learns his future and those of his friends.
He eventually meets his 22 year-old self, and returns to 1991.  All the
characters from the original series appear in the novel, except Yusaku, 
whom Matsumoto "inadvertently forgot".  Although a novel, it features 
four color and seventeen monochrome pages of illustrations by Matsumoto.

A translation has been made by Peter Payne.
It's available on server.berkeley.edu

A sequel to Shin KOR has also been released:
Shin Kimagure Orange Road II       
Matsumoto Izumi & Tarada Kenji
Published by Jump J Books, 1995
ISBN4-08-703035-0                  
                                   

There is also a fan fiction series written by Stephen Tsai, with help 
from various fans, named "Kimagure Orange College."  It centers on 
Kyosuke and Madoka's college lives.  As of November of 1995, there have 
been 24 episodes, and 2 doujinshi (fan mangazine), with a total of 96
episodes planned. The episodes can be obtained via anonymous ftp to 
server.berkeley.edu and venice.tcp.com


20)    How do the manga and the TV series differ? 

The manga has far more stories than the anime series. Virtually all the 
anime stories were taken from the manga, some were relatively unaltered, 
some were drastically changed.  A few anime stories only share the same 
beginnings as their perspective manga stories; the rest are totally 
different, for better or for worse.  In addition, a few anime stories 
are the composites of several unrelated manga stories. For example, the 
OAV "I was a cat; I was a fish" is a combination of two manga stories.  The 
only anime stories that's not based on the manga is the movie, "Ano hi ni 
kaeritai."  The characters look somewhat different because Matsumoto did
the character designs for the manga, whereas the anime designs were done by
Takada Akemi.


21)     How old do you have to be to drink in Japan?

Legally 20, but there are vending machines that sell cans of alcohol.


22)     What is the significance of the wind chime in the movie?

A symbol of Hikaru.


23)     What do "A", "B" and "C" mean?         

In reference to Episode 3 where Hikaru gets Kyosuke into a mess with 
a rumor of "C".....       
"A" = kissing
"B" = petting       
"C" = in bed
"D" = pregnant


24)    What is the name of the apartment building the Kasugas live in?

The building has been shown with both "Green Castle" and "Green House" 
on its sign in the TV series, and "Green House" in the movie.


25) What is the name of the Disco they often visit in KOR?

"Disco Moebius"


26)     Why do the Kasugas move so often? 

They move whenever their powers are discovered by the public.


27)     Why do Madoka and Kyosuke call each other by their family names?

Madoka addresses Kyosuke as Kasuga-kun. -kun is generally used 
between males of equal status or from higher to lower. So basically 
Madoka treats Kyosuke either as socially equal, or slightly inferior. 
Considering Madoka's reputation, and the high respect she holds, -kun 
is probably the most fitting. As for the other way around, Kyosuke 
would like to call Madoka by her first name, but is afraid to do so 
because of, again, her reputation and the respect she holds. Ayukawa-san 
would be too formal for Kyosuke to be comfortable with, so Ayukawa 
it is. Imagine Kyosuke saying "A... Ayukawa-san"; "A...Ayukawa" is a 
whole lot better. :) In Episode 25, Madoka is very surprised at 
Kyosuke for calling her "Ayukawa-kun."


28)     What university have Kyosuke and Madoka been accepted to?

Waseda University.


29)     How long have Madoka and Hikaru been friends?

Ever since they were very little kids.


30)     What *was* Hikaru to Kyosuke?  

Hikaru was a close friend, and an attractive girl, but she is not 
someone Kyosuke could commit his full affections for. He likes her very 
much and cares a great deal for her, but most definitely did not love 
her as he did Madoka.


31)     Is Kyosuke just as hentai (perverted) as Hatta and Komatsu?

Just like any other growing boy - he's just discovering his "natural" 
desires ... it was just too dangerous to express it to Hikaru or Madoka. 
:)


32)     What is the significance of the name "Ayukawa?"

According to the kanji (yet another Japanese writing system for
Chinese characters), "Ayu" refers to a type of small, silvery
fish found in freshwater streams in Japan. It's about the size
of a small trout. "kawa" is of course river. The whole name
refers to a river in which these fish can be found. Also, since these 
fish are silvery, light flashes off them quite easily, sometimes 
reflecting the sun. Thus, at times, the river can sparkle. Other times, 
it's dark. Same with Ayukawa... sometimes she's bright ... other times 
she's moody. 


33)     What is the significance of the name "Kasuga?"

Kasuga means "spring sun". Kasuga seems to be able to bring out Ayukawa's 
bright, cheerful, gentle side. The river is sometimes dark, but the 
spring sun shining on it makes it sparkle and bright. Kasuga brings 
out the light in Ayukawa, in more ways than one. They are meant for each 
other and complement each other, even down to their names.


34)     What is the significance of the name "Hikaru?"

Hikaru's name comes from a kanji that means "light", "to shine."
An obvious reference to her bright and cheery personality.


35)     Why does Jingoro keep trying to run away?

Some argue that the Kasugas only had Jingoro after they moved to the
city, since Madoka seems to be petting the young Jingoro in Episode 48.
This would also explain Jingoro's constant attempt to run away.  On 
the other hand, the cat in Episode 48 could be another cat who looks 
like Jingoro.  Besides, the "abuse" he gets from the twins are enough
to drive any cat nuts.


36)     Why did Yusaku take up karate?

Because when they were little, Hikaru told him if he were to become 
strong, she would marry him.


37)     Why does Hikaru treat Yusaku so poorly?

Probably because he was such a wimp when he was a kid.


38)     Did Hikaru know about Ayukawa's feelings for Kasuga and his
feelings for Ayukawa?  When did she find out?

In the manga... it is Fairly clear throughout that except for some
cricumstances that do appear rather periodically, Hikaru has not a clue
that Kyosuke loves Madoka. She has some clue at CERTAIN TIMES that he
does *like* someone else. and in fact mentions this to him in a few of
the stories, but her fears are always put to rest. The manga ending of
Kimagure Orange Road is a *BIG* shock to Hikaru. She is absolutely wasted
by the finding out that Kyosuke loves Madoka.. And doesn't even pick up on
it till Manami actually shows Hikaru the hat and recites Kyosuke's line
from Volume #1 that "I fell in love with her, and I don't even know her name"
 
The movie, on the other hand, takes a different tone. Hikaru claims 
that she had known Kyosuke's love for Madoka for a long time, and has
been trying to change that.  The TV series, however, is ambiguous on this
question.  The debate still rages on among fans.  The following are by
Harold Ancell and Howard Chan, respectively. 

(Hikaru knew it.)
The first overt sign might be the first tennis camp episode--in fact, this
provided a fairly complete preview of the "Hikaru from hell" persona we
see in the movie.  Appropriately, this comes right after #19, the Blue  
Lagoon episode in which Kyosuke and Madoka become a unofficial couple.

We see further evidence in episodes where Hikaru is a lot more concerned
about her relationship with Kyosuke than she ought to be.  For example,
in Episode 42 with Sumire, the girl that latches onto Madoka, Kyosuke and 
Madoka almost kiss under her direction before she chickens out.  Not to
mention the times she stumbles upon them at inopportune moments, e.g.
the mushroom episode.

The movie is simply the end game, when she forces a decision out of
Kyosuke with her kiss.

(now the other side)
Hikaru definitely know something's going on between Ayukawa and Kyosuke,
but from the TV series I'll say that Hikaru does not know, and does not
want to know what that is. She always rejects the thought that Kyosuke
loves Ayukawa (explicitly states that in ep 24).

I think that Hikaru is in this state at the end of the TV series. Although
she definitely receives plenty of evidence but she promptly rejects all 
of it, and the excuses provided by Kyosuke furthur enhances her resolve.

She just senses that something's going on, but she can't prove and don't
want to prove it. Afterall, if she's certain that Kyosuke loves her
(which is doubtful from our point of view, but she thinks that it is
obvious to her) why bother make herself unhappy?

And I still think that 'I know all along that you loves Madoka-san'
should be refered to the time after TV series ... she had 2 and 1/2 years
find out ... and 2 years can sure be described as 'I know all along'
when the whole relationship is only 3 1/2 years old.


39)     When does Madoka quit smoking?

Near the end of Episode 3, while drawing a cigarette, she remembers 
the cigarette incident in Episode 1, and puts the cigarette back.


40)     Was Madoka ever in a gang?

She is well known by many gangs, but was never in any of them. Although 
several gangs attempted to recruit her, she never joined any of them, 
reinforcing the "loner" image.


41)     Where did Ayukawa learn all her fabulous skills?  

Probably out of necessity because her parents are rarely at home, she
had to fend for herself. She's seen training herself in a gym in ep 14.


42)     Can Kyosuke hypnotize anyone other than himself?  
 Can Kurumi hypnotize anyone other than Kyosuke?

According to Episode 39, Kyosuke tried to hypnotize Madoka but
failed. Earlier when Kurumi hypnotized Kyosuke, she said that
Grandpa taught her where the vulnerable spot is, so the only way she knew 
how to hypnotize was through "training" by Grandpa.  She had the power, 
she just didn't know how exactly to do it. Kyosuke didn't receive any of 
this "training", and so didn't know what he was doing when he pretended 
to hypnotize Madoka. If he were to get some info from Grandpa like Kurumi
had done, then he would probably be able to point and really hypnotize 
someone else beside himself.  


43)     Does the head-butt/mind-switch work on non-espers?

Yes. Kyosuke manages to switch body with Hayakawa, the idol singer. And 
Kazuya switches body with Jingoro once in ep 29.


44)     Who has what power?

Kyosuke is capable of teleportation, telekinesis, premonition, slight 
telepathy, soul switching, time travel, and hyponosis to himself. Manami 
can perform teleportation and telekinesis. Kurumi is capable of tele- 
portation, telekinesis and hypnosis. Akane can teleport and make her  
target see illusions of her as someone else. Kazuya has the powers of 
telekinesis, telepathy, and soul switching. The grandparents can pretty 
much do everything.  In addition, Kyosuke has shown he is capable of  
destorying objects with angry outbursts of power, as demonstrated in 
Episode 48 and the OAV Hurricane Akane. 


45)     Is it possible for the powers to "misfire" or trigger off 
 accidentally?  

Yes. Kyosuke once accidentally teleported himself into Umao and Ushiko's 
car while taking a bath.


46)     Why is Madoka afraid of ghosts?  Does this extend to other 
 supernatural phenomena?

During Anime Expo '94, Matsumoto was asked of this question (by none
other than Stephen Tsai). He responded by saying that he made Madoka
this way because he thought it'd make her "cuter."


47)     Who is older, Kurumi or Manami? 

They are twins, but Manami is older. Their mother died after giving 
birth to Kurumi. Manami is also far more mature than Kurumi.


48)     What are the real names of Grandpa and Grandma?

No one knows.


49)     Is Akane a lesbian?  

There's no indication ever of her expressing interest in men, and her 
interest in Madoka would appear to make Akane a lesbian. The OAV's
and the manga are vague on this issue.  But according to Matsumoto at 
Anime Expo '94, Akane's behavior during the OVAs and manga is a period
of "idol worship" in her life. When asked on what he forsees in an
hypothetical 5-10 years in the future, Matsumoto said that Akane would
probably one day find a boyfriend, perhaps get married, and settle down.


50)     How are Kazuya and Akane related?

According to the manga, Akane is Kazuya's older sister. The objection to 
this arises from the TV series. Kazuya's family lives next door to the 
Kasugas since Episode 24, but Akane was never seen in the TV series. In 
the OAV's, Akane's family was living some distance away from the Kasugas. 
A possible explanation would be that Akane was away from her family in 
the TV series while her family lived in the same building as Kasugas, and 
during the OAV's, they moved away.


51)     What are Akane and Kazuya's family name(s)?

Kazuya's last name is Kasuga, as indicated by the credits. If Akane is 
his sister, then she would be Kasuga as well. Both of the Kasuga cousins 
have to be from Kyosuke's mother's side because that is the side of the  
family from which the powers came, which means in theory that their last 
names cannot be Kasuga. Kasuga is the name from Kyosuke's father side of 
the family.  According to Matsumoto at Anime Expo '94,  Akane and Kazuya 
are siblings, but their family name was never given. Simply put, Matsumoto
never needed it so he never bothered to make one.  


52)     Why do we never get to see Kyosuke's mother in "real time?"

Kyosuke's mother's name was Akemi. She died while giving birth to the 
Kurumi. An incorrect explanation is that she died of lung cancer. This 
error came from an article in the first, summer 1990, issue of 
"Animenominous!" The article contributed Akemi's death to a respiratory 
illness, but according to Manga 18 and Matsumoto at Anime Expo '94, she 
died in childbirth.


53)     What exactly are Madoka's parents's occupations?

Both are world famous musicians. Madoka's father is a conductor.
As to what exactly the mother does, it is a little vague, but she 
apparently is a violinist.


54)     Is Madoka's father a gaijin (foreigner)?

Source of this argument comes from Message in Rouge when Komatsu says "I
was afraid we wouldn't be able to communicate," which seems to indicate 
that Komatsu thinks Madoka's father is non-Japanese, but after Komatsu 
said that, Hikaru responds with "you idiot, he's Madoka-san's father. Of 
course he can speak Japanese" The reason behind Komatsu's statement is 
probably because Madoka's father has spend most of his time overseas, not 
because he is not Japanese. In addition, this might have gotten started 
with the same article in Animenominous!, which after saying that Madoka
is half-American, it noted that "Her dramatic exclusion and unpopularity 
is at least partially due to her being 'butakumiin', almost literally an 
unperson due to her not being of pure Japanese blood." The articles also 
had some other minor errors in addition to this and Akemi's death.


55)     Why doesn't Takashi have ESP power?

The power comes from the mother's side of the family.  Therefore, the 
children have the power, but the father doesn't.


56)     What is Master's real name? Why is he called Master?

Master's real name has never been mentioned. He is called Master as a 
reference to the owners of pubs in Britain.


57)     How old are Takashi and Master?

Takashi is probably in his early 40's in the beginning of the
series, judging from the ages of his children. Master is likely
to be in early 30's.


58)     What does Umao and Ushiko mean? 

Umao refers to a horse.  Ushiko refers to a cow. 


59)     Why are Umao and Ushiko in the series? What are they saying?

They are a running gag in KOR. They are saying the famous line
"Wherefore art thou..." from Romeo and Juliet.


60)     What are those festivals? 

In episode #17, for example, that particular one celebrates the beginning 
of summer. Guys and girls dress up in light summer kimonos, called 
"yukata," and watch fireworks. The fan that Madoka holds at the end of 
that episode is also commonly carried by girls.  Festivals are often 
accompanied by parades, or "matsuri."  Also special areas are set up with 
food stalls and other neat things like goldfish catching, etc., as shown 
in OAV "I Was A Cat, I Was A Fish." The Cherry Blossom Festival, or 
"Sakura Matsuri," is probably the best known festival in the United States.


61)     What is Tanabata?

It's a popular festival celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.
It owes its origin to Chinese legend.  The daughter of the master of 
heaven (Tentei) lived east of the Milky Way (Ama no kawa), and passed 
her time weaving cloth, thus her name of Shokujo, or Weaver.  Her father 
arranged a marriage for her to a herdsman who lived on the other side of 
the Milky Way, Kengyuu.  Their honeymoon lasted so long that she neglected 
her work altogether.  Tentei was upset, and ordered the two to be separated, 
and they were allowed to see each other only one night a year, on the 7th 
day of the 7th month.  That day, a raven extends its wings across the 
Milky Way, allowing the two to cross over and meet.  Tanabata is popular 
with young girls who ask the Shokuji star for various wishes. Technically, 
two stars, Vega (Shokujo) of the constellation Lyra and Altair (Kengyuu) 
of the constellation Aquila, do come together that night in the sky. 
Petitions made on this day are said to be fulfilled in a space of 3 years.   
Common wishes include wishing to be one day united with a husband as 
faithful and loving as Kengyuu.  Wishes are written on a slip of decorated 
paper and strung on a tree, as seen in Episode 14.  Also, certain places 
have parades and special areas with food booths, arts and crafts, goldfish 
catching, and the likes.


62)     What is the name of the school?

Kouryou Gakuen.
Kou means "high". "Ryou" refers to the ancient burial mounds that the 
Japanese used for burying emperors, princes, and other figures of royalty 
during the Yamato period around 200-600 A.D. These artificially created 
hills usually contained a stone coffin and the person's worldly 
possessions. As time passed, the locations and significance of these 
burial mounds were lost, and they became indistinguishable from normal 
hills. After much research and excavation, however, most of these sites 
have been re-discovered and studied. So Kouryou would mean "High Hill".
"Gakuen" means "educational institute" or "campus". 


63)     What movies are referenced in KOR?

"The Graduate" in Episode 11, "Blue Lagoon" in Episode 19, "Godzilla" 
and "Top Gun" in Episode 40, "Gone with the Wind" in Episode 42, and  
anime "Touch: An Ace Without A Number On His Back" in the movie.
In addition, there's a StarTrek reference in the OAV "Spring is for Idols",
the cab that Kyosuke and Shiori get into has "NCC-1701" written on the
rear windshield.


64)     How many time does Madoka slap Kyosuke?

A total of 10 times:
ep 1:  the cigarette
ep 7:  drunk Kyosuke tries to kiss Madoka
ep 21: half-naked Kyosuke in front of the cabin 
ep 26: Kyosuke walked in while Madoka is changing
ep 32: Kyosuke pushed Madoka onto the bed under hypnosis
ep 35: Kyosuke tries to strip Madoka
ep 43: after Madoka discovers the lie
OAV Hurricane Akane: in the pool
OAV White Lovers: Kyosuke strips under illusion
OAV Spring Is For Idols: during band practice break


65)     Does Madoka know about Kasugas' powers at the end of the series?
        Does she remember her trip to the world six years ago?

Yes. The dialogue, as well as the tone, have changed.

In the beginning Kyosuke naps under the tree. Madoka tickles his nose.
They talking about napping. Then Madoka says that she had her first kiss
under the tree.
Kyosuke:"I know! He's your first love!"
Madoka: "pin-pon."

At the end Kyousuke naps under the tree. Madoka tickles his nose. They
talk about napping. Madoka notes that someone else said the same thing.
Kyosuke:"And who was that?"
Madoka: "He was my first love..."
Kyosuke:"And that person still loves you."
*kiss*
 
In addition to the change in dialogue, the tone has also changed. The
playful way Madoka readily acknowledges at the end that the person she met 
was her "hatsukoi" instead of saying "aru hito" as she did in the beginning
is but one sign. If she didn't remember anything at all, she should have 
at least shown some sign of suprise or confusion when Kyosuke held her and 
said "And that person [that she met 6 years ago] still loves you." The kiss
that happens next really doesn't make any sense if she doesn't remember a 
thing, but has a large impact and meaning after what she's actually been 
through and seen.
There are a lot of other signs and hints, such as the expectant manner
in which Madoka turns to Kyosuke after he tells her that the person still
loves her, etc.  


66)     When do the OAV's take place?

The exact time period is not clear, the following are approximation at 
best, and to some degree, speculation.
White Lovers ................  ep 35-45
Hawaii Suspense .............  ep 15-25
I was a cat, I was a fish ...  ep 15-30
Hurricane Akane .............  ep 20-25
Spring is for idol ..........  ep 23-30
Birth of a star .............  ep 23-30
Unexpected Situation ........  after Hurricane Akane
Message in Rouge ............  after ep 48
(ignoring Madoka's sister's boyfriend remark)


67)     What does Hikaru's "BANG" at the end of the movie mean?

The most plausible explanation is that Hikaru is over the grief caused by 
the break off of her relationships with Kyosuke and Madoka, and has regained
her self-confidence and happiness.


68)     How much time has passed from the summer breakup to the end of the 
movie?

Little more than half a year. The breakup occurs in the summer; the posting
of the scores is in February.


69)     What does T.A.P. stand for in T.A.P. Gun, Episode 40?

On September 23, 1964, the United Union Air Force established an elite 
team for the top one percent of their pilots.  Its purpose was to execute 
the art of air combat and to insure that the handful of graduates were 
the best fighter pilots in the war.  They succeeded.  Today, the air 
force calls it TAP Gun (Team of Anti-Perdition).
The team has been highly successful, saving the Japanese Isles on 
numberous occasions, including Godzilla, Mothra, Mighty Morphing Power 
Rangers, Charles Barkeley, and the most frighten monster of them all, 
Monster G, Jingoro!  (I really need a tune-up)


70)     Where can I find translations of the manga?

Hitoshi Doi is leading an effort to translate the manga. So far, the 
majority has been translated.  Hitoshi can be reached at doi@jrd.dec.com


71)     Where can I buy KOR CD's?

Some CD's can be purchased from US anime stores such as Nikaku and 
Mikado.  Their addresses can be found in the Anime Resource Guide 
available by ftp at remus.rutgers.edu.  Many CD's not available in US 
or Japan can be found in Hong Kong.  In addition, AnimEigo is offering
four CD's: Singing Heart, Loving Heart, Ano hi ni kaeritai Soundtrack,
and Mogitate Special.


72)     Where can I find KOR anime series?

The TV episodes have been subtitled by Arctic Animation, located in
Vancouver, Canada.  You can contact its coordinator, William Chow, at
2830 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V5M 1W9
wchow@questor.wimsey.org 
wchow@questor.wimsey.bc.ca 

The OAV's and the movie are commericially available in the US.  They can 
be ordered directly from AnimEigo or from anime stores listed in the 
Anime Resource Guide.  The Guide is available via ftp at remus.rutgers.edu
and posted monthly on rec.arts.anime.info
Recently, the limited edition KOR Perfect Memory tv LD boxset was
released in July 1994 for Y74,160.  It features remastered versions of
all 48 tv episodes on twelve double-sided CLV discs.  The discs were
pressed by Pioneer.



73)     Where can I find KOR manga?

The manga is difficult to find everywhere expect maybe in California, 
especially as a set.  You may be able to find them in Japanese book
book stores or anime stores.  Consult the Anime Resource Guide for
a list of stores.


74)     What is this time conflict I keep hearing about?

Basically there are two distinct KOR times, one for the manga and one for
the TV series. The manga was produced from 1984-1988, in a span of four 
years. Consequently, the manga timeline lasts for four years, from when 
Kyosuke is 14 in the beginning, his last year in junior high, to when he  
is 18 in the end, about to enter college. In the manga, Kyosuke and Madoka 
were both born in 1969, with Manani, Kurumi, Hikaru and Yusaku born two  
years later. So in the manga year of 1984, Kyosuke would be 15, matching 
the real-life year of 1984. The TV series only ran for a year, 1987-1988. 
To parallel TV time with the real-life time, the producers decided to 
compress four years of manga stories into one year and push the birthdays 
three years forward. As a result, Kyosuke is 14 and Madoka is 15 in Ep 1, 
and 15 and 16 respectively in Ep 48 when they share their "second first
kiss", whereas in the manga, they are 18. 

The confusion worsened with the release of the movie in the October of 
1988, only half a year after the end of KOR TV series. The movie (b/w part) 
takes place in Kyosuke and Madoka's last year in high school, which makes 
them both 18. But the TV series ended only half a year ago, and Kyosuke and 
Madoka were only 16 then. To resolve the time conflict between the movie 
and the TV series, the producers turned to the manga time. In the manga, 
Kyosuke and Madoka are 15 in 1984, as oppose to in 1987 with the TV time, 
so in 1988 when the movie released, they would've been 18 by the manga 
time, matching the character ages in the movie. To emphasize this point, 
a dialogue was deliberately added to the movie:
(While Kyosuke and Madoka are in the photo booth)
Kasuga:    Then how about 1969?
Ayukawa:   Eh? What's that?
Kasuga:    The year we were born.
Ayukawa:   That's right.
(smile, shutter)

To sum it up, there are two KOR timelines:
Manga/movie, Kyosuke and Madoka were born in 1969
TV series, Kyosuke and Madoka were born in 1972

To complicate matters, the new KOR novel, which attempts to unify the
two timelines, places a 22 year old Madoka in 1994, thereby going back
to the TV birthdays while including the movie.

Most fans accept the manga timeline and the 1969 birthdays as the "real" 
timeline. (see #78 and #79 for details)



75)     This is an excerpt from an interview with the director Mochizuki 
 Tomomichi (taken from the movie pamphlet and translated by Tonghyun
        Kim) regarding what he had in mind when he made the movie.

Q: Interviewer
A: Mochizuki Tomomichi

Q: Unlike in TV and manga, it seems that you put more emphasis on
   Hikaru than on Madoka. Did you make any changes to characters 
   compared to manga and TV because it's a theatrical release?

A: I used characters just as in manga and I didn't make any changes.
   Only difference is that I put more emphasis on Hikaru when 
   compared to manga and TV since she's the one who's being totally
   rejected. I considered what will happen at this kind of stage. I
   believe even they have to be SERIOUS in this situation. In manga,
   it ends with Hikaru slapping Kyosuke just once but I tried to
   make that more realistic in this movie.

Q: I believe you had lots of request from manga fans to continue
   the triangle.

A: Well, I guess the movie might be too cruel to manga fans. But at the
   same time, the longer the relationship continues, the more Hikaru
   will get hurt in the end. I didn't mean to be cruel to Hikaru. In
   manga, that kind of half-way relationship continued for 4 years
   but although this is a manga, I don't think they can stay that
   way forever. The movie started from the idea "What will happen if
   they put an END to the triangle" and it turned out to be a story
   that's very likely to happen in real world.

Q: Was there something that you had in mind when you made this movie?

A: Since this is a triangle, I think that all three of them should be 
   hurt. I tried to make the story that makes sense from the realistic 
   point of view.

Q: What are your "ideals" and how did they effect the movie?

A: I discarded ideal elements. I paid attention to make the movie more
   realistic.


76)     Should I get the Singing Heart or Loving Heart compilation CD?

  In the course of its short one year broadcast span, KOR managed to
generate three different Sound Color discs and then compile assorted
vocals on two separate Heart compilation discs.  Since a typical
motivation for purchasing one of the two Hearts is to acquire all
three tv OP/EDs, the first thing to note is that Singing Heart does 
*not* include the third tv OP/ED.  Oddly enough, even though it was
released before both the third "season" and Sound Color 3, Singing 
Heart does contain "Mou hitotsu no Yesterday;" in fact, this is the
only SC 3 track on SH.
  By contrast, Loving Heart, which was released after the movie (and
thus after SC 3), contains all three OP/EDs, the three Wada Kanako
movie vocals, and three seiyuu image tracks by Honda Chieko and
Tomizawa Michie (twins), Hara Eriko (Hikaru), and Tsuru Hiromi
(Madoka).
  A clear "win" for LH, right?  So, why get SH at all?  Namely,
other than the first two tv OP/EDs, there is no overlap in the
additional tracks on the two discs.  As the names of the two discs
indicate, LH on the whole is more "moody" and pensive, especially with
the three movie vocals, whereas SH is happier and upbeat.  Thus, the
two Fujishiro Minako tracks, "Furimuite my Darling" and "Again,"
appear on SH, along with the more upbeat Wada Kanako tracks, like
"Jeniina," "Salvia no hana no you ni," and the many times mentioned
"Mou hitotsu no Yesterday".
  Thus, in terms of completeness, LH is the hands-down "winner".
However, depending on one's affinity to certain tracks or singers, SH
may turn out to be the better buy.


77)     Which opening and ending themes are on which CD's?

Opening Theme (OP), Ending Theme (ED)
Episodes 1-19  
  OP - "Night of summer side"
       Sound Color 1, Singing Heart, Kimagure Orange Road CDV 1, 
       Kimagure Orange Station, Loving Heart, Singing Heart ^2
  ED - "Natsu no mirage" (Summer Mirage)
       Sound Color 1, Singing Heart, Kimagure Orange Road CDV 1,
       Kimagure Orange Station, Loving Heart, Singing Heart ^2

Episodes 20-36
  OP - "Orange Mystery"
       Orange Mystery / Kono mune ni One More Time, Sound Color 2,
       Singing Heart, Kimagure Orange road CDV 1, Kimagure Orange 
       Station, Loving Heart,  
  ED - "Sad Heart Burning"
       Sound Color 2, Singing Heart, Kimagure Orange Station, 
       Kimagure Orange Road CDV 2, Loving Heart, Singing Heart ^2

Episodes 37-48 
OAV White Lovers 
    Hawaiian Suspense
  OP - "Kagami no naka no actress" (Actress in Mirror)
       Sound Color 3, Kimagure Orange Station, Kimagure Orange Road 
       CDV 2, Cassette tape no Dengon, Loving Heart, Singing Heart ^2
  ED - "Dance in Memories"
       Sound Color 3, Kimagure Orange Station, Kimagure Orange Road
       CDV 2, Loving Heart, Singing Heart ^2

OAV I was a cat, I was a fish
    Hurricane Akane
    Stage of Love = Heart on Fire: Spring is for idol
    Stage of Love = Heart on Fire: Birth of a star
  OP - "Choose Me"
       Mogitate Special, Singing Heart ^2
  ED - "Tokidoki Blue" (Sometimes Blue)
       Mogitate Special ending theme CD single, Mogitate Special,
       Singing Heart ^2

OAV Unexpected Situation
    Message in Rouge
  OP - "Choose Me"
       Mogitate Special, Singing Heart ^2
  ED - "Mou hitotsu no yesterday" (One More Yesterday)
       Singing Heart, Sound Color 3, Singing Heart ^2

Ano Hi ni Kaeritai (I want to return to that day)
  OP - none
  ED - "Ano sora o dakishimete" (Embrace That Sky)
       Ano Hi ni Kaeritai original movie soundtrack CD, Loving Heart, 
       Singing Heart ^2


78)   A chronology of KOR events and ages 
 
May 25 1969   AM born
Nov 15 1969   KK born
April  1976   AM and KK enter school
              AM 6y10m, KK 6y5m
Spring 1982   12 year old AM meets 15 year old KK (KK time travels)
April  1984   AM and KK first meeting
              AM 14y10m, KK 14y5m 
Summer 1987   AM and KK prepare for college exams (movie)
              AM 18, KK 17 and half
Feb    1988   AM and KK receive their scores (movie, opening/ending)
              AM 18, KK 18


79)   Ages of Madoka and Kyosuke (story time, not real-life time)

Manga
Openning (April 1984):     AM 14y10m, KK 14y5m
Ending (summer 1988):      AM just 19y, KK 18y and half

TV series
Openning (April 1987):     AM 14y10m, KK 14y5m
Ending (March/April 1988): AM almost 16y, KK 15y and half

Movie
Openning and Ending (Feb 1988):         AM 18y, KK 18y  
  (black/white parts) 
Flashback in the middle (summer 1987):  AM 18y, KK 17y
  (colored parts)

*note* The movie and the manga ending are independent.
(I bet the writers never worried about chronology when they wrote KOR.)



80)   What is the KOR music video?

A 35 minute tape with clips from the series, OAV and the movie, mixed 
with songs.  Some of the best scenes are in this video.

Title: futari no koi no rhapsody
       Two's love rhapsody'

Songs:
NIGHT OF SUMMER SIDE

natsu no miraaju
Summer Mirage

orenji misuteri
Orange Mystery

kikenna toraianguru
Dangerous Triangle

kanashii haato wa moeteiru
Sad Heart Burning

sarubia no hana no you ni
Like a Salvia Flower

kono mune ni ONE MORE TIME
One More Time in My Heart

Again

bureikingu harto
Breaking Heart

jieniina
Jeniina

kagami no naka no akutoresu
Actress in Mirror

dansu in za memoriizu
Dance in the Memory 



81)   Why is Madoka flipping the switch on and off in the movie?

A sign of anxiety and nervousness.  She has just admitted her love
to Kyosuke after hiding it for almost four years.  In addition, the 
problem with Hikaru has troubled her greatly.  With Kyosuke on his
way to meet her, she is uncertain of what she should do when he arrives,
and how she should handle the situation now that the "secret" is out.
While her mind wanders, her hand flips the switch aimlessly.  



82)   Why does Madoka turn her head when Kyosuke tries to kiss her
      in the movie (right after the light switch scene)?

There are two possiblities:
1.  Now that they can't hide their love from Hikaru anymore, Kyosuke
has to tell Hikaru the truth. Both know that Hikaru will not accept 
it easily. A heart-breaking crisis is imminent.  While Kyosuke tries to 
comfort Madoka with a kiss, she doesn't feel it's the right time.
2.  Madoka is still hurt by Kyosuke kissing Hikaru.

The answer is most likely a linear combination (arggg...too much EE)
of the two.






***  PART II     BRIEF ANIME SUMMARIES  ***


Episode  1:  Transfer Student, humble first love
     The Kasugas have just moved to the new neighborhood.  While counting 
some nearby steps, Kyosuke catches Madoka's Red Straw Hat.  They then 
argue about the number of steps.  Finally they compromise on 99.5, and 
Madoka gives the hat to Kyosuke.  The next day in school, Kyosuke and his 
sisters meet Hikaru, Komatsu and Hatta.  After school, Madoka fights off 
a gang for Hikaru.  Kyosuke gets slapped for saying "If you smoke from 
now on, you won't be able to have healthy babies" to Madoka.  Later,  
Kyosuke holds the Red Straw Hat and nurses his face, while Madoka plays
her saxophone to close the episode.
 
Episode  2:  Just A Little Lemon Kiss
     Kyosuke dreams about kissing Madoka, but ends up kissing Jingoro.  
As he hurries to class, he discovers Madoka's gentle side.  Later in gym, 
Kyosuke misses the winning basket with Madoka watching.  Alone after the 
game, he uses the power to make a cross court shot, not knowing an 
impressed Hikaru is watching.  While running in the hall, Kyosuke 
crashes into Hikaru.  She thinks he kissed her as they collide.  Kyosuke 
gets into trouble with teachers for that, only to be saved by Madoka.

Episode  3:  Mood swings. Rowing first date
     Komatsu gives two disco tickets to Kyosuke to give to the twins. Kyosuke 
refuses to let his sisters to go to such a place, but Kurumi steals a ticket 
and goes anyway.  Looking for her in the disco, Kyosuke meets Hikaru and 
ends up dancing with her.  Madoka sees him and dances with someone 
else.  The next day, Kyosuke arrives early for a date with Hikaru; he 
rents a boat and rows around the lake.  He meets Madoka, and they have 
their "rowing first date."  Kyosuke saves a drowning child, much 
impressing Madoka.  While in a cafe talking, Kyosuke remembers and blurts 
out his date with Hikaru, ruining the mood with Madoka.  Returning to 
the meeting place, Kyosuke finds the words "Stupid Kyosuke!" written by 
Hikaru.  Kyosuke ends the episode with disappointment and a cold.

Episode  4:  Hikaru-chan! The troubled C experience
     Kyosuke, sick at home, lies to Hikaru about the missing date.  The 
two talk all night in Kyosuke's room.  The next day, the whole school 
thinks that Kyosuke and Hikaru did "C."  Madoka's upset, while Hikaru is
overjoyed at the attention.  At home, Kyosuke tries to call Madoka, 
but she refuses to talk to him.  Later, Kyosuke saves Madoka from two 
jerks by levitating a bulldozer at them.  His power's weak due to the 
illness, but he still manages to cover the jerks with tar by dropping the 
bulldozer into a tar pit.  In the end, Kyosuke tells Madoka the truth.   

Episode  5:  Two's secret, part-time trouble
     Kyosuke decides to follow Madoka after hearing from Hikaru that Madoka 
has been walking with a strange man.  He eventually follows her to Abcb 
cafe, where Madoka is working part-time, something students are forbidden 
to do.  The stranger is the Master of the cafe. Kyosuke is relieved and 
helps out.  Madoka misses the last bus after work, and surprises Kyosuke by 
asking if she can stay at his home overnight.  Just then, Hikaru pulls up 
and takes Madoka home.

Episode  6:  He's the rival. The test of two people's love
     Kyosuke is being followed by Yusaku, who threatens him that he'd better
leave "that girl" alone.  Kyosuke thinks he means Madoka after seeing him 
and Madoka talking together.  It turns out that Yusaku really likes Hikaru. 
Meanwhile, Kyosuke is studying with both Madoka and Hikaru, but he 
doesn't want either to find out.  Madoka eventually finds out, but tells 
Kyosuke in a note that it's okay to study with Hikaru.  Kyosuke barely 
passes the exams, and overhears Yusaku's failed attempt in telling Hikaru 
his feelings.  Thinking everything is okay now, he bumps into Madoka, who 
demands to know why he did so poorly on his exams.


Episode  7:  Madoka's private life. The spark-colored smooch
     Kyosuke realizes that he doesn't know anything about Madoka's past.  
He keeps seeing images of Madoka asking to stay at his house.  While 
going to a bar, Kyosuke and Madoka run into a couple from Madoka's past.
In the bar, Kyosuke is surprised that they are drinking alcohol.  On the 
way home, a drunken Kyosuke asks about Madoka's past.  He tries to kiss 
her, and gets slapped.  The next day, Madoka appears to be pre-occupied, 
dropping glasses and cutting herself at Abcb.  While being fed by Hikaru, 
Kyosuke sees Madoka.  He distracts Hikaru and chases after Madoka.  He 
apologizes for being rude and gives her his katsu-sand (a sandwich).

Episode  8:  Your smile, shutter chance at the beach
     At school, Kyosuke finds out that Hikaru is going to model on 
Sunday.  Kyosuke and Yusaku are worried that the photographer may take 
advantage of her.  Madoka decides to go along with Hikaru.  It turns out 
that the photographer is Kyosuke's father, Takashi.  At the beach, Hikaru 
models for Takashi, with Kyosuke assisting.  Madoka ends up modelling as 
well.  The next day, Kyosuke tries to give Madoka a picture of them on 
the beach, but mistakingly shows her a picture of him and Hikaru, upsetting 
Madoka.  He puts the correct picture in her shoe locker for her to 
find later.

Episode  9:  Kurumi-chan's how to date
     Everyone's out in the street when they get the news that Kurumi has 
been kidnapped.  While searching for her, Madoka and Kyosuke pass through 
Lovers' Forest, and are embarrassed to see couples embracing and kissing.  
Kurumi has been picked up by a guy who just watched a video on dating, and 
is being bankrupted by Kurumi's huge food bill.  In a park, the guy 
decides to make his move. Kyosuke hears Kurumi's scream and runs for her.  
Meanwhile, Komatsu, in a rowboat with Manami, decides to make his move.  
Suddenly, the guy flies through the air, crashing into the water.  It 
turns out that he's Komatsu's older brother.  Kyosuke finds Kurumi, 
holding Jingoro and wondering what's going on.

Episode 10:  Premonition dream? Hikaru-chan will die?
     Kyosuke has a dream of Hikaru's death.  At the school, Kurumi tells 
Hikaru about Kyosuke's dream.  Hikaru decides to take advantage of 
it.  She goes home pretending to be sick.  Kyosuke and Yusaku come 
for visit.  In the park, Hikaru falls asleep in Kyosuke's arms, while 
Yusaku is stopping traffic so that Hikaru can be alone with Kyosuke.  
Meanwhile, the twins tell Madoka about the dream.  After finding out that 
Hikaru is not dying, Yusaku and the others dump a bucket of water on 
Hikaru and Kyosuke, at Madoka's suggestion.

Episode 11:  Don't ring the wedding bell!
 At Abcb, Kyosuke notices Madoka flipping through wedding magazines, 
and wearing a new ring.  She then receives a secretive phone call from a 
man. The next say, a man drops Madoka off at school.  In class, Kyosuke 
tries to read Madoka's mind; all he sees is her in a wedding gown.  He 
overhears Madoka arranging to meet the man at Abcb, so he shows up too, 
all dressed up.  Madoka leaves with the man.  Kyosuke chases after them 
in a bike.  He gets to the wedding and beats on the window yelling.  It 
turns out that it was only a dress rehearsal for Madoka's sister's 
wedding.  

Episode 12:  To America! Good-bye Madoka
     After the wedding, Kyosuke gets the bad news: Madoka is going to 
America to stay with her parents.  Everyone is saddened.  They plan a 
surprise farewell party at Abcb, but Madoka doesn't show up.  Kyosuke 
finds Madoka at the playground near the Steps.  Madoka talks about how 
much she loves the city and how she's looking forward to see America.  
Kyosuke tells her that ever since he met her, he has come to love the 
city.  In the end, Madoka tells him that she will stay.

Episode 13:  Catching attention! Hikaru's big transformation
     Hikaru shows up at school with new clothes and make-up.  She's 
mobbed by admirers.  Later, Kyosuke wants to ask Madoka to a rock concert, 
but never gets the chance because of Hikaru's presence.  He ends up going 
with Hikaru.  At the concert, Kyosuke slips and calls Hikaru "Ayukawa."  
Hikaru runs away crying.  Meanwhile, Yusaku drags Kyosuke to the river 
for a fight for Hikaru.  Hikaru and Madoka show up and stop Yusaku.  
Everyone ends up at Abcb drinking coffee.
 
Episode 14:  Premonition dream! Kyosuke and Madoka break up
     Kyosuke has a premonition dream of him and Madoka breaking up.  
While out jogging, he meets Madoka in a wrestling gym.  After displaying 
his physical weakness in front of Madoka, he fears his dream is coming 
true.  He decides to shape up, by learning karate from Yusaku, and 
consequently gets beat up by challenging Yusaku's teacher.  Madoka, alone 
with Kyosuke in a hospital room, decides to kiss him.  And of course, 
Kyosuke wakes up at the wrong moment with Madoka only inches away.  That 
night, at the Tanabata party, Kyosuke enjoys a sweet moment with Madoka.  
He then realizes that his dream was reversed, instead of breaking up, 
they get closer, because he was sleeping in the opposite direction.

Episode 15:  Madoka's decision! End of the triangle
     Takashi is setting up a photograph gallery.  In school, Kyosuke 
responds coldly to Hikaru's greetings, because he 's still angry at his 
sister for fighting in the morning.  Hikaru thinks he is in love with 
someone else, and talks to Madoka for help.  Madoka decides to give 
Kyosuke the cold shoulder for Hikaru's sake.  Kyosuke finally figures 
out why after being questioned by Hikaru in the gallery.  He calls Madoka 
serveral time, but she won't answer.  She finally does, and waves to 
him through the window.

Episode 16:  Believe it or not, Madoka saw a UFO
     While out walking at night, Kyosuke and Madoka see an UFO and manage 
to take a picture of it.  Kyosuke later discovers that it was Kurumi 
using her power.  Hikaru finds the picture and soon the whole school is 
talking about it.  Kyosuke denies it because he doesn't want to leak out 
the family secret.  Madoka is upset, so she goes off on a ride with some 
motorcycle gang.  Kyosuke chases after them in a bicycle, passing a 
Yamaha and its shocked driver in the process.  She eventually comes to 
talk to him.  This time, they see a real UFO in the sky.

Episode 17:  Summer's temptation, double date out of blue
 It's summer vacation time, Kyosuke gets invited by both Madoka to 
the library and by Hikaru to the pool.  He accepts both, using his 
power to teleport between the library and the pool.  He eventually 
becomes exhausted, and falls asleep while studying with Madoka.  She's 
disappointed and leaves.  Kyosuke realizes that he just torpedoed his chance 
to go to the fireworks with her.  To make up, he hurries to finish all the 
homework and show it to Madoka, only to discover half of it is wrong.  Just 
then, the fireworks ends, but Kyosuke teleports some fireworks from home.
They enjoy a show by themselves.

Episode 18:  Madoka's challenge! Big Monday!
     Kyosuke, Madoka, Hikaru and Yusaku are on a beach famous for it's 
gigantic waves on the Big Monday.  At home, Kurumi and Manami convinces 
Takashi to go to the beach as well.  On the beach, the gang learns the 
legend of the ghost Koto.  Later, they discovers a surf girl named Koto 
fitting the description of the ghost.  Madoka goes to the beach at night, 
and comes face to face Koto.  Madoka faints.  It turns out that the 
girl's boyfriend died while trying to conquer the Big Monday waves. She's 
here to fulfill his dream, but can't because of a foot injury.  
Madoka takes her place instead.  She conquers the wave, with a little 
help from Kyosuke.

Episode 19:  Two's experience. The forbidden island
     The gang embarks on a two boat race, Kyosuke and Madoka in one, and 
Yusaku and Hikaru in the other.  They start to drift apart.  Kyosuke and 
Madoka end up on a deserted island.  Kyosuke falls asleep while Madoka 
wonders off.  After he wakes up, he finds Madoka bathing in a lagoon, and 
she's a mermaid!  His daydream is cut short when Madoka yells at him for
peeping.  Later, they play on the beach.  Madoka builds a sand castle, but 
the waves slowly wash it away.  When they finally decide to go back, they 
discover that the boat is gone.  Madoka tries to climb a cliff to the 
other side of the island.  She slips and falls, Kyosuke jumps after her, 
and saves them both with his last remaining power.  Night falls, they sit 
by the fire, sharing an apple.  Slowly, they move closer to each other... 
Suddenly, out of nowhere, Hikaru pops out of a rescue helicoptor.  
["Shoot her! shoot her!" The audience screams.]

Episode 20:  Hikaru witnesses! Summer camp is lots of danger
     The gang is in a summer camp with a glistening toothed tennis 
instructor, Kitakata.  No one can return the ball he delivers, but 
Kyosuke does, with a little unwanted help from Kurumi.  As a result, he 
gets placed in Class A with Madoka, and has been offered a match against 
Kitakata.  Madoka helps Kyosuke practice alone in the woods.  Hikaru 
finds them, thinking the worst, runs away.  The next day, Kitakata makes 
a pass at Hikaru in a rowboat.  Hikaru falls into the water while trying 
to fend him off.  Kyosuke shows up and saves Hikaru.  Later, Hikaru 
visits Kyosuke, who's murmuring "Hikaru" while asleep.  Hikaru is touched, 
and kisses him on the cheek.  Meanwhile, Kitakata tries to hit on Madoka, 
only to get knocked over and bruised.  Kyosuke wakes up, wondering how his 
dream of being suffocated by Hikaru turned into one being kissed by her.

Episode 21:  Kyosuke in trouble! Sweet whisper of storm hill
     Kyosuke sneaks out of watching a tennis match.  He meets a strange 
girl, Kumiko, and goes off with her, not knowing Madoka is watching.  
Kyosuke and Kumiko are running on the hills.  She falls, and he falls on 
top of her.  She offers herself to a shocked Kyosuke.  Later, in a cabin, 
Kyosuke and Kumiko dry their cloth after a thuderstorm.  Kumiko offers 
herself again, but Kyosuke refuses.  Madoka finds the cabin and walks in 
seeing half naked Kyosuke and Kumiko.  She walks out.  Kyosuke goes after 
her, and is hit with a slap.  Kumiko runs out and explains that she want
to "do it" because she'll undergo a dangerous operation next week. Every-
one wishes her good luck by floating lanterns in the river.  Later, the 
gang receives a postcard from her with the news of a successful operation. 

Episode 22:  Adult relationship! Madoka's secret morning return
     Kyosuke walks into Abcb and sees not Madoka, but an older woman 
working there.  While walking on the street, he sees Madoka walking out of 
a hotel with a man.  They appearently have spent all night together.  
Thinking the worst, he meets the woman, Yukari, again.  She takes him to 
a romance movie, and then to a hotel.  He's surprised to see everyone 
there, including Madoka, who's playing in the band.  The man, Shuu, is
the band leader and Madoka's cousin.  He and Madoka spent all night 
practicing.  Yukari is the singer and Shuu's girlfriend.  While 
performing "Like a salvia flower", she entwines a blushing and surprised 
Madoka in a red string and tosses the other end to Kyosuke.  
["There's more truth to love than to be loved."]

Episode 23:  Kyosuke and Madoka's big fight! Three-legged race of love
     Kyosuke and Madoka are chosen to anchor the class team in a school 
marathon.  Kyosuke is happy to run with Madoka, but Madoka doesn't want 
to participate.  Kyosuke is upset; he's determined to run, and practices 
hard for it.  Seeing Kyosuke's effort, Madoka changes her mind.  She 
visits Kyosuke at home.  They agree to run together.  The day of the 
marathon, Komatsu and Hatta are caught cheating and the class is 
disqualified.  Kyosuke and Madoka run neverthless, taking it easy and 
resting on the riverbank.  They arrive at the finish at sunset, with 
Hikaru and Yusaku waiting.

Episode 24:  Kazuya introduced! Watch out for the Panic Kid!
     Kyosuke has to babysit his 5 year old cousin, Kazuya.  He takes 
Kazuya to Abcb, but hastily drags him out when Kazuya makes a comment 
about Madoka's breasts, only to discover that Kazuya has Madoka in tow.  
At the playground, Kyosuke discovers that Kazuya is a telepath.  Hikaru 
meets the three at the zoo.  Kazuya reads Kyosuke's thoughts, and tells 
Hikaru that Kyosuke really loves Madoka.  Kyosuke, being the nice guy, 
has to deny.  At the train station, Kazuya uses his power to cause 
Kyosuke and Madoka to separate from Hikaru.  Kyosuke makes up for Madoka 
by protecting her from a pervert.  On the way home, Kazuya asks the three 
if they are happy with the current situation.  At home, Kyosuke receives 
the bad news, Kazuya is moving in next door. 

Episode 25:  Risky self-hypnosis! Kyosuke-kun changed
     Kyosuke has hypnotized himself to be confident, and shows off in 
school with dangerous stunts.  He's soon surrounded by female admirers. 
Hikaru is hurt because he refuses her lunch.  Kyosuke then asks Madoka 
out when she comes to talk to him.  That evening, at the bar, Kyosuke's a 
total jerk and feeds the same lines to every girl around him.  Madoka, 
very angry, drags him out and dunks him in the fountain.  The reflection 
in the water dehypnotizes Kyosuke to being his indecisive self again. The 
next day, he finds out the consequences of his temporary confidence.

Episode 26:  Kid Kyosuke approaches Madoka
     Kyosuke exchanges bodies with Kazuya so he can read Madoka's mind, but 
Kazuya lied.  Kazuya (in Kyosuke's body) goes to see a romance movie with 
Hikaru.  Kyosuke, unable to read mind, decides to use Kazuya's body to seek 
out Madoka's feelings for him.  After saving Kyosuke from a gang, Madoka 
takes him to her room, where he discovers the beach picture of him and 
Madoka on her desk.  At the playground, Kyosuke meets Kazuya, he demands 
his body back, but Kazuya ties him up instead, continuing his experiment 
with girls, this time with Madoka.  Just before things get ugly, Kyosuke 
shows up, and using his power, manages to get his body back.

Episode 27:  Targeted Madoka! Kyosuke's proof of manhood
     Madoka is injured, but she doesn't tell anyone how.  Kyosuke has a 
dream about Madoka taking on a gang and losing.  Meanwhile, a couple of 
gang members have been asking questions about Madoka.  Kyosuke thinks 
that Madoka got into a fight with the gang and got injured.  Hikaru is 
taking Madoka's place at Abcb when the gang marches in.  She pretends to 
be Madoka and gets herself and Yusaku beat up.  Madoka comes back after 
hearing the news, and wins the battle against the gang.  Then the gang 
leader shows up, slapping her followers because they misunderstood her 
order.  They were supposed to thank Madoka for saving her brother's dog.  
It turns out that Madoka was injured by saving the dog from a truck, but 
was too embarrassed to talk about it.

Episode 28:  Big decision! Manami's big adventure
     Manami is taking a rare excursion with new clothes, wig, and contact 
lenses.  She's looking for a boyfriend.  Three ugly girls get jealous of 
Manami, and chase after her.  Manami falls and loses her contacts.  
Kyosuke, in a new outfit and sunglasses, shows up, and helps Manami run 
away.  Manami doesn't recognize Kyosuke because she lost her contacts, 
but Kyosuke recognizes her.  Manami talks of how she's always doing the 
chores, rarely has a chance to go out.  Kyosuke decides to make her day as 
fun as possible.  He takes her to a fair, buying her drinks and ice 
cream.  Manami thinks she has found a real nice guy, but she has to go 
home at sunset.  When she gets back, she discovers that Kyosuke has done 
all the chores for her.

Episode 29:  Don't cry Jingoro, period of love and seishun
     Jingoro is acting strange.  Hikaru suggests to Kyosuke that it's 
spring, and maybe...  They both end up blushing.  At Abcb, Madoka cares
for a lost cat.  A "dating game" is set up for Jingoro, but he's not 
interested.  Kazuya exchanges bodies with Jingoro in order to find out 
what's wrong, but Jingoro (in Kazuya's body) runs off.  Meanwhile, 
searching for the lost cat's home, Madoka and Hikaru are led to a 
junkyard, where Madoka has to fight off a few thugs.  Jingoro gets to the 
junkyard too, so does Kyosuke with Kazuya (in Jingoro's body).  They get 
their bodies back.  Jingoro runs for the lost cat, thinking that she's 
his mother, but she isn't.  Jingoro is lonely again.

Episode 30:  Kurumi's first love, Hell edition
     Kurumi is in love with Hayami, a handsome soccor player.  Kyosuke is 
worried, even more so after spying on a meeting between Madoka and 
Hayami.  He even thinks that he sees them kissing from far away behind 
the bushes.  It turns out that Madoka has arranged a date between Hayami 
and Kurumi before Hayami has to depart for another city.  Kyosuke, 
mistaking Hayami as a playboy, asks Manami to pretend she's Kurumi and dump 
Hayami.  It's a disaster.  Kurumi finds out about Kyosuke's scheme and 
Madoka's arrangement, and gets very angry at everyone.  When Hayami is 
about to leave, Kurumi finally joins everyone at the harbor, and gives 
him a scarf as a parting gift.

Episode 31:  Madoka and Yuhsaku! Run away march
     Yusaku has been seen around Madoka a lot lately.  The rumor is that 
they are in love.  Hikaru notes that she had recently told Yusaku that 
she hates him, and Komatsu and Hatta have been feeding him tips on 
picking up girls.  Kyosuke is worried.  Then they hear the news that 
Yusaku and Madoka have gone to a waterfall known for suicides.  Kyosuke 
races to the waterfall, only to find Yusaku and Madoka practicing judo. 
Yusaku has a tournament coming up, and Madoka is helping him practice.  
Everyone shows up at the tournament to cheer Yusaku.  He almost wins, but 
loses after seeing Hikaru hugging Kyosuke.

Episode 32:  Birthday comes twice! Kyosuke time travels
     Today is Kyosuke's birthday, but everyone seems to ignore him.  Upset, 
he accidentally hypnotizes himself.  Madoka comes, he pushes her onto the 
bed, demanding to know who she is.  After a slap, Kyosuke wakes up.  
Unfortunately, Hikaru walks in, seeing Kyosuke on top of Madoka, runs 
away screaming.  Kyosuke chases after her, and gets slapped on the 99.5 
steps.  He tumbles down, travels an hour back in time.  He finds out 
about the surprise birthday party, and realizes there may be two of him 
around.  At home, he meets the other Kyosuke, hynotized and wearing a 
blue shirt instead of green.  He decks the hypnotized Kyosuke just as 
Madoka arrives.  He and Madoka leave.  On the way, Kyosuke remembers 
Hikaru, he hurries back just as the other Kyosuke is attacking Hikaru.  
He levitates the other one into the bathtub, and explains to Hikaru that 
it was just a joke. But the problem is not over, two Kyosukes can't 
coexist.  The green Kyosuke and the now de-hypnotized blue Kyosuke fight 
on the Steps to decide who will be terminated.  The blue one gets warped.  
The green Kyosuke goes on to the party.  To everyone's shock, the blue 
Kyosuke shows up at the party too.

Episode 33:  Suspicious Madoka! 120% truth mushrooms
     Master is taking everyone on a trip to pick mushrooms.  They are 
all excited about a special blue truth mushroom.  Kurumi decides to have 
a little fun; she turns all mushrooms blue, but she uses a little 
too much power.  Kyosuke, teleporting away from Hikaru, crashes into 
Madoka, causing her to bite a blue mushroom she's holding.  Suddenly, 
Madoka becomes very seductive, holding Kyosuke and trying to kiss him.  A 
snake comes out of nowhere and bites Madoka.  After Kyosuke gets rid of 
the snake and sucks out the venom, Madoka tries to kiss him again.  This 
time, they discover that Hikaru is watching.  Hikaru runs away crying.  
She goes the wrong way, and ends up hanging onto a broken bridge.  
Kyosuke risks himself to save her, with help from Madoka and Umao and 
Ushiko's horse.  Hikaru is so touched that she forgets the whole affair.  
Finally, Kyosuke discoversKurumi's trick, the only problem is that the 
effect of Kurumi mushroom is nullified if the person is bitten.

Episode 34:  Root search panic! Madoka in wonderland
     The gang's at the grandparents' house in the mountains.  Grandpa 
tells the story of a young photographer who fell in love with his 
daughter 20 years ago.  In order to marry her, he had to get snow from 
the mountain peak.  With the daughter's help, he succeeded.  In a thunder- 
storm, Jingoro gets swept away.  Chasing Jingoro, Madoka falls into the 
river as well.  Kyosuke saves her.  In a cabin, Kyosuke is drying his 
clothes with Madoka still unconscious.  He tries to take her blouse off, 
but grandpa shows up with Jingoro.  Later, Kyosuke is doing lousy at 
shoot-a-prize in the summer festival.  Madoka gives him some tips, and 
tells him that women always hope the men they love succeed.  With his 
last shot, Kyosuke hits the doll Madoka likes.

Episode 35:  H with camera! Robot Kyo-chan
     Someone is stealing panties and bras.  It's Kyosuke, under Komatsu 
and Hatta's directions.  Kyosuke had been hypnotized by Kurumi, and does 
anything anyone tells him.  He's then been ordered to take Madoka's nude 
photograph, but gets sidetracked by Yusaku ordering him to help Hikaru
moving.  While trying to take Hikaru's panties from her drawer, she sees 
him.  Thinking he wants her, Hikaru tries to get him to kiss her.  In the 
nick of time, Kurumi and Manami show up, save Kyosuke, but he teleports 
away before dehypnotizing.  On his way to take Madoka's nude photo, he's 
been asked to buy cigarettes and ice cream.  Confused, he brings 
everything to Abcb and asks Madoka to strip.  Madoka starts to play 
along, but soon changes her mind.  Kyosuke then tries to strip her, and 
gets slapped a few time.  In the end, Kurumi explains that Kyosuke was 
under hypnosis, but the hypnosis should wear off when he received multiple
 orders simultaneously.

Episode 36:  Farewell Kyosuke! Power recorded on video
     The gang is shooting a movie.  When Kyosuke accidentally falls off a 
staircase, and has to use his power to save himself, Komatsu and Hatta see 
him.  Trying to prove Kyosuke is an esper, they come up with all sorts of 
schemes.  Finally, they recruit Hikaru's help.  She pushes Kyosuke off 
the roof, but loses her balance and falls with him, and freaks out after 
hearing Kyosuke's denial while falling.  But Kyosuke has no choice but to 
teleport.  Everything is captured on film.  Komatsu and Hatta invite the 
whole school to the showing.  Out of desperation, Manami uses her power 
to erase the teleportation part of the film.  The two perverts get beat 
up by an angry mob led by Yusaku, at Hikaru's order.

Episode 37:  Orange chivalry! Madoka's duel in the snow storm
     Kyosuke has another dream; it's medieval time, and he's trying to 
stop Madoka from going to a battle.  On the street, Madoka saves Oryu, 
an old acquaintance and a gang leader, who is being chased by another 
gang.  Oryu leaves, not wanting to get Madoka involved.  Soon the news 
comes that Oryu has been captured.  Madoka goes to save her, despite 
everyone's attempt to stop her.  She challenges the gang leader to a 
skateboard race down the steel girders of a building under construction.  
Half way down, they come to a dead end.  Madoka manages to stop, but the 
gang leader flies out.  Kyosuke saves her with his power.  In the 
hospital, Oryu offers a cigarrette to Madoka, who declines, and repeats 
Kyosuke's famous quote to her.  Kyosuke, at the door, drops the flowers 
in surprise.  Oryu sees through, gives a blushing Madoka a sly look.

Episode 38:  Kyosuke time travels, third Christmas
     Kyosuke is decorating a Christmas tree.  He falls, taking the tree 
with him.  At school, Kyosuke wants to go to a party with Madoka, but 
Hikaru jumps all over him, forcing him to take her instead.  Madoka is 
upset, but says that she'll be at her sister's place.  That night, 
Madoka wanders the streets alone.  A TV reporter approaches her.  She 
walks away.  At the party, Kyosuke discovers the truth when he receives a 
phone call from Madoka's sister.  He trips on a staircase, and lands with a 
Christmas tree crashing onto him.  He has travelled back in time.  This 
time, he makes sure he takes Madoka, but Hikaru is waiting for him.  
Seeing him and Madoka, Hikaru runs way.  Madoka leaves him too, after 
seeing a broken-hearted Hikaru.  Once more, Kyosuke falls down the stairs, 
intentionally this time, and goes back to the morning.  He ends up taking 
both Madoka and Hikaru to the party.  Then Santa shows up in the sky; 
it's really Kyosuke's grandparents, here to deliver snow and a huge 
Christmas tree.  Yelling at Grandpa, Kyosuke gets knocked down the stairs 
by a reindeer, and once more, goes back to the morning to do it all over.

Episode 39:  Hypnotized Madoka! Kyosuke's risky new year
     Kyosuke wakes up, shocked to find Madoka in a bunny suit, but it's 
only a dream.  Today is New Year's Eve.  Kyosuke gets hypnotized by 
Kurumi, and the family leaves for Grandpa's without him.  At Abcb, he 
finds out that Madoka is leaving for America.  He goes to Madoka's house, 
and finds her fainted on the floor.  After she wakes up, she decides not 
to go to America and hugs him.  While eating year-pass noodles, Kyosuke 
demonstrates hypnosis on Madoka.  To his utter surprise, it works.  
Madoka obeys his every command and asks him to call her "Madoka."  
Kyosuke tries out a few commands at first, like bringing tea and 
massaging shoulders.  Getting bolder, he asks Madoka to scrub his back in 
bath.  Just as Madoka is about to strip, he stops her, thinking that he 
can't go that far.  They then go out, with Madoka holding onto Kyosuke 
all the time.  They meet Yusaku, who is shocked to see Madoka acting this 
way.  He runs away to practice killing Kyosuke.  The couple then gets 
chased by their teachers.  They return; home is still the safest place.  
Madoka prepares the bath, she is about to take Kyosuke's clothes off for 
him.  Being ever modest, Kyosuke stops her, does it himself in private, 
but his mind wonders.  Suddenly, he hears Hikaru's voice.  Caught off 
guard, Kyosuke races to get dressed.  Walking out of the bathroom, he 
sees Hikaru waiting, and Madoka walking out of her room dressed in a Kimono.
Hikaru is surprised that Madoka didn't tell Kyosuke that they will be 
going out.  Madoka wasn't under hypnosis at all, it was all an act!

Episode 40:  It's hatsuyume! Jingoro the Monster strikes back. (T.A.P. Gun)
     A monster is approaching Tokyo.  It's a 50 foot Jingoro!  On a 
carrier deck, four elite T.A.P. Gun fighters scrumble to intercept.  The 
flight leader, Ayukawa Madoka, is famed for her coolness under fire.  
After a barrage of missle attacks, the monster seems unaffected.  
Suddenly, a comet comes out of nowhere, hitting the monster, forcing it 
to escape into the deep sea.  It's Black Fighter, the legendary mercenary 
pilot.  On the carrier deck, Black Fighter reveals himself to be 
Kyosuke.  In an orphanage, Hikaru is taking care of a bunch of kids, 
including Kazuya.  In Abcb, Manami and Kurumi are waitresses.  And in 
the briefing room, Commander Takashi describes the current situation. 
After the briefing, Kyosuke goes to the orphanage for a visit, promptly 
gets beat up by the kids, and is forced to drink dehydrated milk.  
Back on the coast, Jingoro surfaces, attacking the fish 
market.  Hearing the news, Manami and Kurumi teleport away.  Meanwhile, 
Madoka is leading an attack.  She attempts a daring maneuver by firing 
a missile into Jingoro's mouth, but the monster spits the missile right 
back at her.  Madoka's plane explodes.  Kyosuke, filled with grief and 
anger, dives his fighter into Jingoro.  Manami and Kurumi start to sing 
to Jingoro.  Hearing them, Jingoro turns around, and swims way with the 
sisters.  Kyosuke returns to Abcb after ejecting, and grieves over the 
loss of Madoka.  Surprise, she walks in; she bailed out in the nick of 
time.  They move toward each other, about to kiss.  Suddenly, Hikaru's 
face pops up in front of the camera, demanding a script rewrite.

Episode 41:  Immobile Madoka! Kyosuke's wonder watch
     The grandparents are visiting.  Kyosuke gets Grandpa's time-stopping 
watch.  It freezes everything except espers.  The gang is having a tennis 
tournament with the rule that the winning partners must kiss one another. 
During the matches, Kyosuke uses his watch to his advantage.  But it 
suddenly stops working.  Grandpa tells Kyosuke that it needs to be wound.  
Then in the last match, Kyosuke tries the watch after winding.  Instead 
of freezing time, he freezes himself.  He can only be unfrozen with a 
kiss.  Hikaru is more than happy to obligate, much to the disappointment 
of Madoka.  Kyosuke had wound the watch in the wrong direction. 

Episode 42:  Popular Madoka! Kyosuke finally declares
     Madoka is being idolized by a girl, Sumire, whom she saved from thugs.  
She now hangs around Madoka all the time.  Madoka and Hikaru voluteer 
Kyosuke to talk to her.  Sumire claims that she's using Madoka to get 
Kyosuke.  After he refuses her kiss, she starts tearing off her clothes 
and breaking furniture.  Kyosuke pins her down to prevent further damage.  
To make things worse, the two perverts show up at the window with a 
camera.  The next day, Kyosuke becomes the plague of the school.  Hikaru 
comes up with a plan to have Kyosuke and Madoka telling each other of 
their love in front of Sumire.  It works too well as Kyosuke and Madoka 
get serious and Hikaru gets jealous.  In the end, Kyosuke is cleared, and 
Sumire gives up Madoka, but goes after Hikaru instead. 

Episode 43:  Broken hearted Hikaru! Chase me to winter beach
     The gang has formed a band.  While practicing, Yukari comes to talk 
to Shuu, and slaps him.  On his way home, Kyosuke runs into Yukari, who 
invites him to join her for some late-night snack.  They end up watching 
TV all night and drinking a little.  Kyosuke passes out on her bed.  
Waking up half dressed, he makes a quick exit after running into Yukari 
coming out of the shower.  Kyosuke lies to everyone that he's been 
practicing all night. But  Hikaru hears from the mind-reading Kazuya 
that Kyosuke was at Yukari's.  She runs away in her typical manner.  
Madoka discovers the truth from Yukari, and slaps Kyosuke for lying. 
Kyosuke chases Hikaru to the beach with the drums.  Upon hearing the drums
and seeing Kyosuke coming after her, Hikaru forgives Kyosuke.  The three 
run off on the beach.

Episode 44:  Taste of love? Kyosuke's Valentine from Hell
     Kazuya doesn't want to go to the dentist, so he rams his head into 
Kyosuke's.  Kyosuke is forced to go to the dentist instead, while Kazuya 
steals chocolate in school.  Hikaru makes a big chocolate heart for 
Kyosuke.  She is shattered upon seeing chocolate stains on his face.  
Yusaku of course takes the opportunity to beat up Kyosuke.  The real 
Kyosuke, meanwhile, is looking for his body.  He stops at Abcb when 
Hikaru runs in crying.  A beaten up Kazuya (in Kyosuke's body) finally 
shows up.  Hikaru promptly gives him a few helicopter spins, crashing him 
into the real Kyosuke.  They exchange minds.  In the night, Kyosuke 
helps Madoka to clean up, and is rewarded with a cup of hot chocolate.  

Episode 45:  Good-bye Hikaru-chan! And there was none
     Kyosuke is getting tired of Hikaru's childishness.  On his bed, he 
imagines him and Madoka if Hikaru were dead.  He drifts asleep.  The next 
day, something is wrong, everyone is crying.  Hikaru is dead, Kyosuke 
learns.  The whole nation turns out at Hikaru's funeral.  After the 
funeral, everything is falling apart.  Kyosuke receives an omen: dig a 
tunnel in the mountain, and Hikaru will come back.  Striken with grief, 
he works nonstop.  Finally, he sees a light, and Hikaru.  Running toward 
Hikaru, he falls off his bed.  Grandpa is there, he has manipulated 
Kyosuke's dream.  While walking with Madoka, he sees Hikaru on the 
riverbank.  Hikaru is leaving her childhood by giving up her teddy bear.  
Kyosuke tells her that he likes her childishness.  And poor Yusaku has to 
jump in the river to retrieve the teddy bear.

Episode 46:  One silver night! Gondola for two
     The gang is at a ski resort. Kazuya decides to trick Kyosuke and 
switches their room number with Madoka/Hikaru's.  Kyosuke walks into 
Madoka's room, discovering Madoka in the shower.  Madoka walks out of the 
shower, surprised to see Kyosuke.  Before she can question him, they hear 
Hikaru coming.  They hide in the bathroom.  Hikaru leaves, but comes back 
a few minutes later.  This time, Kyosuke and Madoka jump out the 
window.  They take a ride in a lift car, it stops midway; the operator 
has left.  Kyosuke tries to use his power, accidentally breaking the 
window panes.  Wind and snow pour in.  They huddle together under an 
emergency blanket.  Kyosuke tries to call Kazuya telepathically.  Soon 
both of them drift to unconsciousness.  Madoka wakes up in Kyosuke's 
bed, with Kazuya looking on, and Kyosuke in Kazuya's bed.  They were 
saved when Kazuya wet his bed and woke up in the middle of the night, and 
rescued Kyosuke and Madoka.

Episode 47:  Sad farewell, search for Madoka's first love
Episode 48:  Caught the love! and the end.
     Madoka's first love, leaving for America, Kyosuke time travels, 
twelve year old Madoka, parallel universe, the origin of the Red Straw Hat, 
power revealed, and the "first" kisses.

[note: ep. 48 is the continuation of ep 47. Hence, only one summary is
presented for both episodes. I tried not to give away too much of the
ending. You are on your own. ^_^ ]
 

OAV: I was a cat, I was a fish
     Grandpa has brought a rope that switches the spirits of the persons 
holding each end.  Kyosuke accidentally hits the goldfish while holding 
the other end.  He finds himself in a goldfish catching tank.  He's 
caught by Madoka, who gives him to Hikaru.  His sisters seek him out with 
Jingoro's help.  Jingoro attacks the goldfish, pulling the rope out of
Kurumi's hand.  The rope hits Jingoro and the goldfish.  Kyosuke is now 
Jingoro.  He gets chased out of Hikaru's home, runs into Madoka and gets 
drenched in wine.  Madoka and Hikaru fight over the cat, Madoka 
eventually wins him.  Madoka takes a bath, asking if the cat wants to 
join her; Kyosuke faints from too much excitement.  When he wakes up, 
Madoka is asleep, and the gas is leaking.  He saves Madoka.  She rewards 
him with a kiss.  With the worst luck, Grandpa's recall ritual pulls 
Kyosuke back to his body a second too soon.

OAV: Hurricane! Akane, the shape-changing girl
     Kyosuke wakes up seeing Hikaru in his bed.  He tumbles out of bed, 
only to discover it's his cousin Akane, who's also an esper and can create 
illusions.  Akane thinks Hikaru is Kyosuke's girlfriend, but she also 
finds out about Madoka.  She then tries to break up Kyosuke and Madoka by 
using her powers.  Highly successful, she gets Kyosuke into quite a few 
sticky situations with Madoka, including the finale that ended with a 
"triple-take" slap.  That evening, Madoka and Akane are at a bar.  
Depressed, Madoka drinks too much.  When a bunch of thugs approach, she 
can't fight them off.  Kyosuke arrives, gets beat up, but with an angry 
outburst of power, saves them all.  He and Madoka finally make up.

OAV: White Lovers
     The gang is at the grandparents' house.  Grandpa warns them that 
lovers cannot ski together.  The next day, Hikaru pushes Kyosuke to 
Madoka, and skis with Yusaku instead.  An avalanche seals Madoka and 
Kyosuke in a cave where Kyosuke starts seeing illusions.  He tells 
Madoka the legend of the ghost.  Many years ago, two lovers came to the 
mountain to hide from their parents.  In a cave, the girl fell into a 
lava pit.  She thinks that the guy let her go to save himself, and 
returns as a ghost to hunt lovers coming to the mountain.  Before 
Kyosuke can finish, they are attacked by zombies.  Kyosuke tries to 
use his power, but it fails.  Suddenly the zombies disappear, but the 
ground breaks away under them.  Kyosuke manages to grab the edge, and 
holds Madoka in mid-air with the other hand.  The lava pit is under 
them.  The ghost appears, trying to force Kyosuke to let go of Madoka.  
Kyosuke lets go his other hand instead, falling with Madoka.  They find 
themselves outside the cave on the snow, still holding hands.

OAV: Hawaiian Suspense
     Madoka, Kyosuke, and Hikaru are on vacation in Hawaii.  Hikaru 
is mistaken for someone else and is kidnapped.  Kyosuke and Madoka set 
out to rescue her.  They follow the kidnappers' directions to a boat.  
Sneaking onboard, they are captured and held with Hikaru.  The kidnappers 
discover that the briefcase contains only a few bills.  They want to 
feed the trio to the sharks.  Kyosuke uses his power to cause the gun to 
misfire.  With the distraction, they knock down the kidnappers and run 
for their lives.  In a parking garage, they are cornered with a kidnapper 
driving straight for them.  Thinking fast,  Madoka picks up a gun dropped 
by one of the kidnappers, blows out a tire, and saves the day.

OAV: Stage of love = Heart on fire: Spring is for idols
     Kyosuke, walking down the street, crashes head to head with the idol 
singer Hayakawa.  Their minds switch bodies.  Kyosuke is now in 
Hayakawa's body and vice versa.  Kyosuke is saved from a mob of admirers 
of Hayakawa by Hayakawa's high school sweetheart.  Meanwhile, Hayakawa, 
now in Kyosuke's body, gets his ego shot down by Hikaru.  He then meets 
Madoka, decides to use Kyosuke's body to his advantage.  They go to the 
high school's broadcast room, where Madoka's critism of Hayakawa lead to 
Hayakawa remembering the high school days with Shiori.  Outside, Kyosuke 
hears his body and Madoka, charges into the broadcast room, and returns 
his mind to his body.  Hayakawa reveals his true feelings for Shiori, and
the couple is reunited.

OAV: Stage of love = Heart on fire: Birth of a star
     Kyosuke dreams of Hayakawa announcing the switching body experience 
on stage.  He tries to talk Hayakawa into forgeting the whole affair, but 
Hayakawa refuses.  Just before the begining of the singing competition, 
Yukari falls sick.  Madoka accompanies her to the hospital, but gets stuck 
in traffic on the way back, and takes off on foot.  While Shuu's band 
stalls for time on stage, Kyosuke goes looking for Madoka.  He saves her 
from an on-coming truck, and teleports himself and the fainted Madoka to 
the backstage.  Madoka's performance is spectacular, but the band leaves 
before the announcement of the winner because Madoka is not a regular 
band member, thus disqualifying the band.  Hayakawa does talk about his 
experience last night on stage, but not body-switching.  Instead, he 
announces that he already has a girlfriend and is giving up his idol 
singer status.

OAV: Unexpected Situation
     Kyosuke agrees to pretend to be Akane's boyfriend so she can 
persuade her friends that she has one.  Akane's friends force the couple 
to undergo a series of tests.  While testing, Hikaru comes by.  Akane 
gives the illusion of Kyosuke and tells Hikaru to leave him alone.  
Hikaru, of course, runs away crying.  At home, Akane gets drunk.  As the 
ultimate proof, she drags Kyosuke into her room, with her friends 
listening at the door.  Madoka, looking for Kyosuke, comes to Akane's 
home with the twins.  Akane's door opens under the leaning of her two 
friends and the twins.  Inside, they find Akane talking in her sleep.  
In a rare display of conviction, Kyosuke scolds Akane's friends for 
pressuring Akane.  But Kyosuke's trouble is not over.  To make up, Hikaru 
wants him to share a "lovers' drink" with her, with Madoka present, 

OAV: Message in Rouge
     Madoka's father is back in Japan for a concert.  After the concert, 
Madoka thinks she sees her father kissing a woman in his room.  Madoka 
leaves upset.  At home, she receives the news that her father will be 
staying at a hotel for the night.  The next day, Takashi goes on a photo 
taking trip with the twins, leaving Kyosuke home alone.  Komatsu and 
Hatta drag him out to pick up girls.  Meanwhile, Madoka leaves home with 
a message on the mirror "Good-bye, thanks for everything. Madoka." using 
a lipstick.  She just misses Kyosuke at his apartment.  On the 99.5 Steps, 
she counts the steps, 100. At nightfall, Kyosuke comes home, with Madoka 
waiting.  They dine (Madoka cooking of course) and watch TV.  Kyosuke 
senses something is wrong, but Madoka doesn't tell him anything.  While 
trying unsuccessfully to sleep, Kyosuke is surprised to see Madoka at 
his door with a bottle of Brandy.  After a trip for more ice, Kyosuke 
finds Madoka sleeping on his bed with tears.  At this moment, Hikaru 
calls, telling him that Madoka has run away from home.  Madoka's father
was removing a crooked eyelash for the woman.  At a distance, Madoka 
mistook him for kissing her.  After removing a crooked eyelash for 
Madoka, Kyosuke convinces her to go home. 


Movie: I want to return to that day
     "1+1+1 will never equal 2," but 3-1 will. 






***  PART III     KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD CD COLLECTION  ***


(Based on Anime CD Encyclopedia by Steve Pearl and Singing Heart ^2
 guide by Herbert Fung, with minor modifications and additions.)

Titles with names are vocals, otherwise they are BGM (BackGround Music).
OP - Opening Theme, OP1 represents the first opening theme of the TV series.
ED - Ending Theme, ED1 represents the first ending theme.
IS - Insert Song, the number refers to the episode it first appeared.
IM - Image songs for the characters, the letters following IM are the
     initials of the character: KK-Kasuga Kyosuke, AM-Ayukawa Madoka, 
     HH-Hiyama Hikaru, MK-Manani and Kurumi.
     (An image song is a song not in the original soundtrack, but it 
      represents a character, and is often performed by the voice actor 
      of that character.)

  Special BGM shuu tsuki
    Victor VDR-1171 (1986.3.21), Y3008
    20 tracks, 51:02
    (This CD contains music and songs from the pilot episode 
     produced before the TV series. The tunes are very different 
     than those in the TV series. Matsumato Izumi plays the drum)

     ---
     [vocal]
     1. mogitate no koi
     2. shakunetsu Paradise
        (Red Hot Paradise)
     3. Seaside yochi Dream
        (Seaside Precognition Dream)
     4. Summertime Triangle
     5. kimagure tenshi
        (Whimsical Angel)
     6. de meimu gue
     7. tokimeki natsu-iro Graffiti
     8. Beat de shitto
        (Jealousy From Beat)
     9. kinjirareta koi no shima
        (Island of Forbidden Love)
    10. nagisa no Love Chase
        (Beach Love Chase)
    11. (Heart) o Nice Catch

    [BGM]
    12. waku waku Island
        (Thrilling Anticipation Island)
    13. Telepathy Scramble
    14. Marin Paradise (shakunetsu Paradise betsu Version)
    15. Escape
    16. Abcb
    17. mayowasenaide Madonna
    18. himitsu shirei
        (Secret Instructions)
    19. itoshi no my love
        (Darling My Love)
    20. natsu no omoi o nosete...
        (Holding on to summer feelings)
    ---


  Sound Color 1  
    Futureland LD32-5049 (1986.6.20), Y3008
    15 tracks: 4 vocal, 38:02
    ---
     1. Night of Summer Side              (Ikeda Masanori)  4:09  [OP1]
     2. Akai mugiwara boushi                                2:45
     3. E.S.P ni mo T.P.O.                                  1:04
     4. Aozora o buttobase!                                 1:33
     5. Madoka no theme ~ hitoribotchi no concert           2:27
     6. Walk struttin'                                      2:10
     7. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:15  [IS11]
        (Dangerous Triangle)     
     8. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:31  [ED1]
        (Summer Mirage)
     9. Gimonfu wa naisho de                                1:52
    10. Aerobics on "RAP"                                   1:52
    11. Rock 'n' Roll diabolic                               1:54
    12. Exclamation no warudakumi                           0:29
    13. Honky-tonk hip hop to us                            1:40
    14. Wangan dancing way                                  2:38
    15. Jeniina                              (Wada Kanako)  4:38  [IS12]
    ---
    
  Orange Mystery / Kono mune ni One More Time  
    Futureland LA07-5011, Y700
    ---
     1. Orange Mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:55  [OP2]
     2. Kono mune ni one more time    (Nagashima Hideyuki)  4:40  [IM:KK] 
        (One more time in my heart)
    ---

  Sound Color 2
    Futureland LD32-5056 (1987.10.26), Y3008
    16 tracks: 6 vocal, 46:10
    ---
     1. Orange Mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:55  [OP2]
     2. (Night fog's tiptoeing)                             1:39
     3. Futari-de                                           3:05
        (A couple)      
     4. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  3:58  [IS22]
        (Like a Salvia Flower)
     5. Shunkan suspense                                    1:02
        (Moment Suspense)
     6. Madoka no theme in blue                             1:16
     7. Heavy and severe                                    2:00
     8. Eye catch!                                          0:06
     9. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:56  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
    10. Again                           (Fujishiro Minako)  3:51  [IS13] 
    11. A boy meets a girl                                  4:03
    12. Breaking Heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  4:02  [IS13]
    13. Kimi to island cafe                                 3:15
    14. The Dramatic Square                                 2:25
    15. Back to the red straw hat time                      3:27
    16. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:04  [ED2]
        (Sad Heart Burning)
    ---

  Singing Heart
    Futureland LD32-5061 (1987.12.25), Y3008
    12 tracks, 50:42
    ---
     1. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:31  [ED1]
        (Summer Mirage)
     2. Orange Mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:53  [OP2]
     3. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:55  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
     4. Jeniina                              (Wada Kanako)  4:38  [IS12]
     5. Night of Summer Side              (Ikeda Masanori)  4:08  [OP1]
     6. Mou hitotsu no yesterday             (Wada Kanako)  4:35  [IS46]
        (One More Yesterday)
     7. Again                           (Fujishiro Minako)  3:51  [IS13]
     8. Breaking Heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  4:02  [IS13]
     9. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  3:58  [IS22]
        (Like a Salvia Flower)
    10. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:15  [IS11]
        (Dangerous Triangle)
    11. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:04  [ED2]
        (Sad Heart Burning)
    12. Kono mune ni one more time    (Nagashima Hideyuki)  4:40  [IM:KK]
        (One more time in my heart)
    ---

  Kimagure Orange Road CDV 1
    Toemi CTV 24-106 (1988.2.5), Y2400
    8 tracks: 4 audio/4 video, 16:43/5:00
    (A CDV is a compact disc with both audio tracks and video tracks.)
    ---
     1. Night of Summer Side              (Ikeda Masanori)  4:09  [OP1]
     2. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:30  [ED1]
        (Summer Mirage)
     3. Orange Mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:55  [OP2]
     4. Breaking Heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  4:02  [IS13]
     5. Night of Summer Side                       (video)  1:43 
     6. Natsu no mirage                            (video)  1:22
        (Summer Mirage)
     7. Orange Mystery                             (video)  1:35
     8. Eye catch! (the first)                     (video)  0:06
    ---

  Sound Color 3
    Futureland LD32-5067 (1988.2.25), Y3008
    17 tracks: 4 vocal, 46:52
    ---
     1. Dance in Memories                 (Nakahara Meiko)  4:09  [ED3]
     2. Tsuisou... akai mugiwara boushi no kimi e           3:11
     3. After Heartbreak                                    1:52
     4. Fly me to the ski                                   2:00
     5. Omoide no ki no shita de                            3:10
     6. Night and Day                              (BLUEW)  4:25  [IS46]
     7. Orange Vice                                         2:23
     8. Night ranger ni narikiritai                         1:45
     9. Madoka no theme ~ in lovers room                    2:26
    10. Kimi to romantic                                    2:16
    11. My little girl                                      1:50
    12. Next to come                                        0:30
    13. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  3:31  [OP3]
        (Actress in Mirror)
    14. Ai wa hitomi no naka                                4:14
    15. Tell me that you love me                            2:18
    16. Mou hitotsu no yesterday             (Wada Kanako)  4:35  [IS46]
        (One More Yesterday)
    17. Mata ashita!                                        1:38
    ---
 
  Kimagure Orange Station
    Futureland LD32-5069 (1988.4.6), Y3008
    10 tracks, 49:34
    (Includes all three opening and ending themes.  The only
     2 songs included here that are not included in Singing
     Heart are 3rd opening and ending themes.  This CD is done
     in a style like a radio station.  Kyosuke, Madoka, Hikaru,
     Manami, Kurumi, and Kazuya are the DJs.)
    ---
     1. Orange mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  5:33  [OP2]
     2. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:53  [ED2]
        (Sad heart burning)
     3. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:54  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
     4. Breaking heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  5:29  [IS13]
     5. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  5:01  [OP3]
        (Actress in mirror)
     6. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:33  [IS11]
        (Dangerous triangle)
     7. Dance in the memories             (Nakahara Meiko)  5:22  [ED3]
     8. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:48  [ED1]
        (Summer mirage)
     9. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  6:16  [IS22]
        (Like a salvia flower)
    10. Night of summer side              (Ikeda Masanori)  3:42  [OP1]
    ---

  Kimagure Orange Road CDV 2
    Toemi CTV 24-109 (1988.4.24), Y2400
    9 tracks: 5 audio/4 video, 19:50/5:00
    ---
     1. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  3:31  [OP3]
        (Actress in mirror)
     2. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:04  [ED2]
        (Sad heart burning)
     3. Dance in the memories             (Nakahara Meiko)  4:09  [ED3]
     4. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  3:58  [IS22]
        (Like a salvia flower)
     5. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:55  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
     6. Kagami no naka no actress                  (video)  1:47
        (Actress in mirror)
     7. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru                (video)  1:39
        (Sad heart burning)
     8. Dance in the memories                      (video)  1:21
     9. Eye catch! (the second)                    (video)  0:06
    ---

  Cassette Tape no Dengon  (Cassette Tape Message)
    Futureland LD32-5072 (1988.4.29), Y3008
    5 tracks: 4 vocal/1 drama, 59:48
    ---
     1. Bayside dancer                       (Furuya Toru)  5:31  [IM:KK]
     2. Kogane-iro no sakamichi               (Hara Eriko)  5:27  [IM:HH]
        (Golden hill road)
     3. Cassette tape no dengon                            38:31
        (Insert songs: Kagami no naka no actress, Jeniina)
     4. Whispering misty night              (Tsuru Hiromi)  5:20  [IM:AM]
     5. Yasashii jealousy   (Tomizawa Michie,Honda Chieko)  4:45  [IM:MK]
        (Tender jealousy)
    ---

  Ano Hi ni Kaeritai  (I Want to Return to That Day)
    Futureland LD32-5084 (1988.10.5), Y3200
    15 tracks: 3 vocal, 36:42
    ---
     1. Ano sora o dakishimete               (Wada Kanako)  4:21  [ED:movie]
        (Embrace that sky)
     2. Radio no you ni                                     2:20
     3. Say good-bye                                        1:22
     4. Return to three                                     2:06
     5. I don't know why, why don't you!?                   1:53
     6. Kanashii kake                                       2:12
     7. Itsumo Abcb de                                      5:09
     8. Ojama mushi's graffiti                              1:13
     9. Futashika-na I love you             (Wada Kanako)   3:58  [IS:movie]
        (Uncertain I love you)
    10. Shop of "DRY"                                       2:27
    11. Beat emotion                                        1:25
    12. Teardrops                                           0:31
    13. Call my name                                        1:26
    14. Be your only one                                    1:52
    15. Tori no you ni                      (Wada Kanako)   4:17  [IS:movie]
        (Like a bird)
    ---

  Loving Heart
    Futureland LD32-5099 (1989.4.8), Y3008
    15 tracks, 66:41
    ---
     1. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  3:33  [OP3]
        (Actress in mirror)
     2. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:31  [ED1]
        (Summer mirage)
     3. Yasashii jealousy   (Tomizawa Michie,Honda Chieko)  4:45  [IM:MK]
        (Tender jealousy)
     4. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:04  [ED2]
        (Sad heart burning)
     5. Bayside dancer                       (Furuya Toru)  5:31  [IM:KK]
     6. Futashika-na I love you              (Wada Kanako)  3:55  [IS:movie]
        (Uncertain I love you)
     7. Night of summer side              (Ikeda Masanori)  4:08  [OP1]
     8. Kogane-iro no sakamichi               (Hara Eriko)  5:23  [IM:HH]
        (Golden hill road)
     9. Dance in the memories             (Nakahara Meiko)  4:08  [ED3]
    10. Night and day                              (BLUEW)  4:28  [IS46]
    11. Tori no you ni                       (Wada Kanako)  4:16  [IS:movie]
        (Like a bird)
    12. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:15  [IS11]
        (Dangerous triangle)
    13. Whispering misty night              (Tsuru Hiromi)  5:17  [IM:AM]
    14. Orange mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:53  [OP2]
    15. Ano sora o dakishimete               (Wada Kanako)  4:19  [ED:movie]
        (Embrace that sky)
    ---

  Mogitate Special ending theme
    Futureland CD-S: TYDY-2027 (1989.12.13), Y930
    2 tracks, 9:00
    ---
     1. Tokidoki blue                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:37  [ED:OAV]
        (Sometimes blue)
     2. Aoi boyfriend                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:18  [ED:OAV]
        (Blue boyfriend)
    ---

  Mogitate Special
    Futureland TYCY-5119 (1989.12.20), Y3000
    11 tracks: 5 vocal/6 instrumental, 43:21
    (Songs and BGM from the KOR Mogitate Special OAVs)
    ---
     1. Choose me                       (Tsubokura Tadako)  5:03  [OP:OAV]
     2. OTOKO-NO-YOYU                                       4:38
     3. Seed                                                3:59
     4. Aoi boyfriend                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:18  [ED:OAV]
        (Blue boyfriend)
     5. Two beauties                                        3:34
     6. Kaze no manazashi               (Tsubokura Tadako)  3:51  [IS:OAV]
        (Gaze of the wind)
     7. Change the tempo                                    3:05
     8. Feel bitter                                         4:15
     9. Tokidoki blue                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:37  [ED:OAV]
        (Sometimes blue)
    10. Love and lives                                      1:42
    11. GIRI-GIRI love                 (Tsuchida Motonori)  4:00  [IS:OAV]
    ---



  Singing Heart ^2 Sweet Memories
    Futureland Toshiba EMI TYCY-5311~17 (1993.9.17)
    7 discs, Y16000
    (This CD box set contains almost all songs and BGM from KOR, including
     all released songs and BGM and many unreleased BGM, as well as 
     Orange Station and Cassette Tape Message)

    Disc 1: see me [Vocal-1]
    14 tracks, 59:46
    ---
     1. Dance in memories                 (Nakahara Meiko)  4:09  [ED3]
     2. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  3:58  [IS22]
        (Like a salvia flower)                  
     3. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  3:31  [OP3]
        (Actress in mirror)
     4. Night of Summer Side              (Ikeda Masanori)  4:09  [OP1]
     5. Choose Me                       (Tsubokura Tadako)  5:03  [OP:OAV]
     6. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:15  [IS11]
        (Dangerous triangle)                    
     7. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:31  [ED1]
        (Summer mirage)                             
     8. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:04  [ED2]
        (Sad heart burning)
     9. Ano sora wo dakishimete              (Wada Kanako)  4:19  [ED:movie]
        (Embrace that sky)  
    10. Jeniina                              (Wada Kanako)  4:38  [IS12]
    11. Mou hitotsu no yesterday            (Wada Kanako)  4:35  [IS46]
        (One more yesterday)
    12. Futashika-na I love you              (Wada Kanako)  3:55  [IS:movie]
        (Uncertain I love you)
    13. Tori no you ni                       (Wada Kanako)  4:16  [IS:movie]
        (Like a bird)
    14. Orange mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  3:55  [OP2]
    ---

    Disc 2: hold me [Vocal-2]
    13 tracks, 59:09
    ---
     1. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:56  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
     2. Yasashii jealousy   (Tomizawa Michie,Honda Chieko)  4:45  [IM:MK]
        (Tender jealousy)
     3. Aoi Boyfriend                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:18  [ED:OAV]
        (Blue boyfriend)
     4. Kogane-iro no sakamichi               (Hara Eriko)  5:23  [IM:HH]
        (Golden hill road)
     5. Again                           (Fujishiro Minako)  3:51  [IS13]
     6. Tokidoki Blue                     (Tachibana Yuka)  4:37  [ED:OAV]
        (Sometimes Blue)
     7. Whispering Misty Night              (Tsuru Hiromi)  5:17  [IM:AM]
     8. Bayside dancer                       (Furuya Toru)  5:31  [IM:KK]
     9. Night and day                              (BLUEW)  4:28  [IS46]
    10. GIRI-GIRI Love                 (Tsuchida Motonori)  4:00  [IS:OAV]
    11. Kono mune ni one more time    (Nagashima Hideyuki)  4:40  [IM:KK]
        (One more time in my heart)
    12. Kaze no manazashi               (Tsubokura Tadako)  3:51  [IS:OAV]
        (Gaze of the wind)
    13. Breaking Heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  4:02  [IS13]
    ---

    Disc 3: show me  [Kimagure Orange Station]
    (Kimagure Orange Station plus six released BGMs)
     10 + 6 tracks, 71:01
     10 tracks are Kimagure Orange Station, 6 tracks are BGM)
    ---
    [Kimagure Orange Station]
    10 tracks, 49:34
    (Includes all three opening and ending themes.  The only
     2 songs included here that are not included in Singing
     Heart are 3rd opening and ending themes.  This CD is done
     in a style like a radio station.  Kyosuke, Madoka, Hikaru,
     Manami, Kurumi, and Kazuya are the DJs.)
     1. Orange mystery                (Nagashima Hideyuki)  5:33  [OP2] 
     2. Kanashii heart wa moete-iru          (Wada Kanako)  4:53  [ED2]
        (Sad heart burning)
     3. Furimuite my darling            (Fujishiro Minako)  3:54  [IS24]
        (Look back my darling)
     4. Breaking heart                  (Tsubokura Tadako)  5:29  [IS13]
     5. Kagami no naka no actress         (Nakahara Meiko)  5:01  [OP3]
        (Actress in mirror)
     6. Kiken-na triangle                 (Ikeda Masanori)  4:33  [IS11]
        (Dangerous triangle)
     7. Dance in the memories             (Nakahara Meiko)  5:22  [ED3]
     8. Natsu no mirage                      (Wada Kanako)  4:48  [ED1]
        (Summer mirage)
     9. Salvia no hana no you ni             (Wada Kanako)  6:16  [IS22]
        (Like a salvia flower)
    10. Night of summer side              (Ikeda Masanori)  3:42  [OP1]

    [BGM]
    6 tracks, 21:27
    (Contains 6 released BGMs in Mogitate Special)
    11. OTOKO-NO-YOYU                                       4:38 
    12. Seed                                                3:59
    13. Two beauties                                        3:34
    14. Change the tempo                                    3:05
    15. Feel bitter                                         4:15
    16. Love and lives                                      1:42
    ---

    Disc 4: feel me  [Cassette Tape no Dengon (Cassette Tape Message)]
    5 tracks: 4 vocal/1 drama, 59:48
    ---
     1. Bayside dancer                       (Furuya Toru)  5:31  [IM:KK]
     2. Kogane-iro no sakamichi               (Hara Eriko)  5:27  [IM:HH]
        (Golden hill road)
     3. Cassette tape no dengon                            38:31
        (Insert songs: Kagami no naka no actress, Jeniina)
     4. Whispering misty night              (Tsuru Hiromi)  5:20  [IM:AM]
     5. Yasashii jealousy   (Tomizawa Michie,Honda Chieko)  4:45  [IM:MK]
        (Tender jealousy)
    ---
        

[Note: the tracks with ' are different versions of the tracks with the 
 same code but without '.  For example, A-7' is a faster version of A-7]

    Disc 5: touch me [BGM-1]
    43 tracks, 72:29
    ---
     1. A-1   [4:03]  A boy meets a girl
     2. A-2   [3:06]  futari-de (A couple)
                      {ep 1: After Madoka gives Kyosuke the Red Straw
                       Hat, as he tells her his name.}
     3. A-3   [3:29]  Back to the Red Straw Hat time
                      {ep 1: Kyosuke holds the Red Straw Hat and thinks
                       of Madoka.}
     4. A-4   [4:17]  ai wa hitomi no naka ni
                      (Love is in your eyes)  
     5. A-5   [3:13]  tsuisou... akai mugiwara boushi no kimi e
                      (Rememiniscence... of you of the Red Straw Hat)
     6. A-6   [2:40]  wanga Dancing Way
                      (Bayshore Dancing Way)
     7. A-7   [1:15]   
     8. A-7'  [0:39]  
                      {fast version of A-7}
     9. A-8   [1:06]  E.S.P. ni mo T.P.O.
                      (ESP and the TPO (Time-Place-Occasion))
                      {ep 1: Jingoro makes a break for it.}
    10. A-8'  [1:43]  
                      {ep 1: After Kyosuke gets hit by the dresser.}
                      {slow version of A-8}
    11. A-9   [1:57]  
    12. A-9'  [1:30]  gimonfu wa NAISHO de
                      (Question in secret) 
    13. A-10  [1:36] 
                      {ep 1: Hikaru is in trouble}
    14. A-11  [1:36]  aozora o buttobase!
                      (Blue sky blastoff!)
    15. A-12  [1:56]  Rock 'n' Roll Diabolic
                      {ep 1: Madoka takes on the gang leader}
    16. A-13  [2:14]  Walk Struttin'
    17. A-13' [1:44]  
                      {up-tempo version of A-13}
    18. A-14  [0:59]
    19. A-15  [1:12]  
    20. A-16  [2:15]  
                      {Electric tune with dripping water sound}
    21. A-17  [2:29]  Madoka no TE-MA ~ in Lovers Room
                      (Madoka's theme ~ in Lovers Room)
                      {Madoka's saxphone with soft accompaniment}
                      {ep 1 end: Kyosuke reflects on Madoka while 
                       nursing his face}
    22. A-17' [2:30]  Madoka no TE-MA ~ hitoribocchi no Concert
                      (Madoka's Theme ~ Lonely Concert)
                      {Madoka's sax solo}
    23. A-18  [2:50]
                      {Bluesier solo}
                      {ep. 1: Kyousuke sees Madoka playing the
                       sax in a darkened room.}
    24. A-18' [1:20]  Madoka no TE-MA ~ in blue
                      (Madoka's Theme ~ In Blue)
                      {Deeper, slightly jazzier version.}
    25. A-19  [1:43]  HONKI-TONKU Hip Hop to Us [HIPOPOTAMUSU]
                      (Honky-Tonk Hip Hop to Us/Hippopotamus)
    26. A-19' [1:36]
                      {Faster tempo}
    27. A-20  [1:55]  Aerobics on "RAP"
    28. A-21  [3:12]
                      {ep. 2 start: Kyousuke dreams of Madoka}
    29. A-22  [2:47]  akai mugiwara boushi
                      (Red Rtraw Hat)
                      {ep. 1 start: Kyousuke counts the 100 steps}
    30. A-23  [2:28]
    31. A-24  [0:42]
    32. A-25  [0:30]
    33. A-26  [0:20]
    34. A-27  [0:30]  Exclamation no warudakumi
                      (Exclamation's trickery)
                      {ep. 1: "Nice catch!"}
    35. A-27' [0:18]
                      {Very fast version of previous track}
                      {ep. 1: Hikaru walks off in a huff}
    36. A-28  [0:31]
                      {1st season next episode preview,
                       with strains of "Night of Summer Side"}
    37. A-29  [0:05]
    38. A-29' [0:05]  Eye Catch!
    39. A-29''[0:05]
                      {Variation on theme}
    40. A-30  [2:35]
                      {Instrumental of "Jeniina", sax solo and also
                       with guitar, tambourine, and drum.}
    41. A-31  [0:26]
    42. A-32  [0:11]
                      {Very short electronic noise}
    43. A-33  [0:14]
                      {Another short electronic noise}
    ---
  
    Disc 6: hear me [BGM-2]
    32 tracks, 71:05
    ---
     1. B-1   [3:21]
     2. B-2   [4:38]
     3. B-3   [1:55]  After Heartbreak
     4. B-4   [3:18]  kimi to Island cafe
                      (you and Island cafe)
     5. B-5   [1:38]  yogiri no shinobi-ashi
                      (Night fog's tiptoeing) 
     6. B-6   [1:05]  shunkan SASUPENSU
                      (Moment suspense)
     7. B-7   [2:04]  Heavy and severe
     8. B-8   [2:28]  THE DRAMATIC SQUARE
     9. B-9   [2:08]                 
    10. B-10  [3:06]
    11. B-11  [0:37]  
    12. B-12  [0:28]
    13. B-12' [0:27]  
    14. B-13  [0:29]
    15. B-13' [0:24]  
    16. B-14  [1:58]
    17. B-15  [1:38]
    18. B-16  [2:29]
    19. B-17  [3:02]
    20. B-18  [4:10]
                      {full-length version of "Breaking Heart"}
    21. B-19  [6:04]                  
    22. B-20  [1:28]
                      {"Sound of Silence"}
    23. B-20' [1:27]
                      {without electronic keyboard}
    24. C-1   [1:48]  NAITO RENJI- ni narikiritai
                      (I would want to be a night ranger}
    25. C-2   [1:55]  
    26. C-3   [1:18]
    27. C-4   [3:02] 
    28. C-5   [2:33]
    29. C-6   [2:21]  Tell me that you love me
                      {"Orange Mystery" instrumental} 
    30. C-7   [2:50]  
                      {another "Orange Mystery" instrumental}
    31. C-8   [2:29]  
                      {"kanashii HATTO was moete-iru" instrumental}
    32. C-9   [2:22]  ORANGE VICE
    ---
  
    Disc 7: love me [BGM-3]
    34 tracks, 67:40
    ---
     1. C-10  [2:33]
     2. C-12  [1:40]
                      {"Jingle Bells" instrumental}
     3. C-28  [0:34]
                      {2nd season next episode preview,
                       with strains of "Orange Mystery"}
     4. D-1   [1:17]
                      {Organ music, ep 45: Hikaru's funeral}
     5. D-2   [2:12]
     6. D-3   [2:03]  Fly me to the ski
     7. D-4A  [2:07]
     8. D-4B  [2:19]  kimi to Romantic
                      (Romantic with you)
     9. D-4C  [2:51]
    10. D-5A  [2:37]
    11. D-5B  [1:36]
                      {"kagami no naka no AKUTORESU" instrumental}
    12. D-6   [1:42]  mata ashita!
                      (See you tomorrow!)
                      {Calliope music}
    13. D-7   [1:43]
    14. D-8   [2:26]
                      {Action music}
    15. D-9A  [1:52]  My Little girl
    16. D-9B  [2:14]
    17. D-10A [3:13]  omoide no ki no shita de
                      (Under the tree of memories)
                      {Another variation on Madoka's theme}
    18. D-10B [3:15]
    19. D-28  [0:33]  Next to come (3rd season)
                      {3rd season next episode preview,
                       with strains of "kagami no naka no AKUTORESU"}
    20. E-1   [2:08]  Return to three
                      {Clubby music}
    21. E-2   [1:26]  Beat emotion
    22. E-4   [0:16]
    23. E-5A  [2:22]  RAJIO no you ni
                      (Like a radio)
    24. E-5A' [1:53]
    25. E-5B  [2:23]
    26. E-5B' [5:10]  itsumo Abcb de
                      (Always at Abcb)
    27. E-5C  [2:29]  Shop of "DRY"
    28. E-6   [0:35]  Tear drops
    29. E-7   [1:15]  OJAMA-mushi's Graffiti
                      (Nuisance's Graffiti)
    30. E-8   [1:27]  Call my name
    31. E-9   [1:54]  Be your only one
    32. E-10  [1:22]  Say Good-bye
    33. E-11  [1:53]  I don't know why, why you don't!?
    34. E-12  [2:12]  kanashii kake
                      (A sad gamble)
    ---






***  PART IV     SYMBOLISM IN KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD  ***


KOR is full of symbols; many times the slightest and most subtle details 
seem to imply things of greater importances.  Here are a few of the more
prominent ones, written by (under coercion :-) Quincy S. Huoh.


1) The walk around the fountain, TV episode #7  

Madoka and Kyosuke walk together, but Kyosuke splits off and is diverted,
walking the other way around the fountain.  He realizes he's distancing 
himself from Madoka, so runs back to her.  Meanwhile, Hikaru doesn't even 
see them together and walks around the fountain the other way.  If it wasn't 
for Madoka, Kyosuke would have walked the other way around the fountain and 
run into Hikaru. (i.e. he would be with her, instead of Madoka).  
Representative of their relationship.


2) The sandcastle, TV episode #19

This represents the wall Madoka builds around her true self.  Kyosuke 
literally bumps into Madoka, causing her to smash part of the castle wall.
The water then slowly erodes it, and by the end of the day, while Kyosuke and 
Madoka are sitting near the fire, the castle's completely washed away.  The 
more time Madoka spends with Kyosuke alone on the island, the more her tough
shell melts away, until at the very end, Madoka reveals her true feelings
to him.


3) The sparkling river, notably in TV episode #27

A reference to the name "Ayukawa", and it's meaning.  See the FAQ section
#32 for more information.


4) The use of colors and grey

When Madoka's in school, acting cold and aloof to most people, she wears
drab grey.  Her normal clothing, during summer or on weekends, is much more
colorful.  Red, white, pink; note the red flower shirt she's wearing when
she first meets Kyosuke.  Red is her "color."  Red straw hat, red earring
(Hurricane Akane OAV), red bathing suit (TV episode #19), etc.  In more 
general terms, school's restrictive and confining...when summer comes around, 
everyone can relax and be themselves, and truly have fun.  The grey and 
drabness of school contrasted to the red and colorfulnes of the "everlasting 
summer."  On a related topic, the Salvia plant, or sages, have flowers
commonly colored lavender, blue, or scarlet red, depending on the species.
While in many Western cultures the color "red" can connote promiscuity
or "lewd" behavior (red light district, the "Scarlet Letter," etc.) in
many Asian cultures the color represents happiness or good luck.  Note that
in the "Kouhaku Utagassen," a famous Japanese New Year singing program 
involving many top professional singers, the men wear white, while the
ladies wear red.


5) "I was a Fish, I was a Cat."

Two scenes in particular are very representative of the triangle 
relationship.  The first involves Hikaru, Madoka, and Goldfish Kyosuke
at the goldfish catching tank.  Among the references include Hikaru
likening the fish to Kyosuke, because the way it runs away from her
"is cute."  Parallelling real life, the two girls vie to catch the 
fish (Kyosuke).  Hikaru has seemingly trapped Kyosuke, only to see him
"escape" and end up with Madoka.  Later, seeing how sad Hikaru is, Madoka
"gives up" the fish (Kyosuke) to Hikaru.  In TV episode # 15, this is
exactly what Madoka does in real life.  

The second scene involves the girls competing with each other to see
who gets to keep the cat (Kyosuke).  Unsure where to go, Kyosuke is
grabbed by a possessive Hikaru.  When Madoka feels she's lost him,
she turns away and cries.  Hikaru then accuses her of cheating after
Madoka grabs the cat back.  This sequence of events forshadows the
events in the movie, where Madoka cries, and Hikaru again accuses her
of being unfair.


6) The Oranges - KOR Movie 

(This has been used by some people as evidence that Quincy has indeed
gone off the deep end. :-)

Hikaru brings Madoka 4 oranges in a particular scene.  The four oranges
represent Hikaru, Madoka, Yusaku (3 make up the base), and the fourth
orange on top represents Kyosuke.  Kyosuke was a late addition to the
group, and so the original trio make up the base.  Hikaru comments that
oranges are best eaten fresh, a seemingly innocent remark that symbolically
states that Madoka best "take" Kyosuke before it's too late (he's lost
to Hikaru).  Agreeing, Madoka tells Hikaru she's going to eat one, and
grabs the top orange (Kyosuke).  Hikaru tells her to go right ahead.  
Symbolically, and in reality, Hikara has at that point no idea that she's
about to lose Kyosuke to Madoka.  Because Madoka forces the issue, the
group breaks up.  Madoka grabs the top orange, breaking apart the pyramid.


7) The symbolism of a red ribbon and the Red Straw Hat, in several episodes.
                  
A red ribbon between two people symbolically represents a link or a
"fated" interaction between the two.  The Red Straw Hat is a type of
red ribbon, for it represents the link between Madoka and Kyosuke.  In
both TV episode # 22 and # 30, red ribbons are literally used to show
links between couples.  See the FAQ section #13-14 for more infomation.


8) KOR Movie

Not exactly symbols per say, the movie contains several "references"
to the TV series.  The airship appearing in one scene is a reference
to a line in the song "Summer Mirage," the ED for the first third
of the series.  Kyosuke and Hikaru's relationship begins with a 
"lemon kiss" and starts to end with a "coconut kiss."  



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If the day ever comes, the                   Yeah, I love him, enough 
man next to her would be...                  to be his bride someday.
   -- Kasuga Kyosuke                           -- Ayukawa Madoka 


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A GUIDE TO KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD

Version 0.01alpha
November 1993

Version 0.99beta
May 1994

Version 1.0
July 7, 1994
Tanabata

Version 1.1
September 10, 1994
[mostly typographically changes, and a few additions and changes:
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Version 1.2
October 18, 1994
[Changes to #38, additions/modifications to some others.]

Version 1.3
January 14, 1995
[Revised all references to age and time in FAQ, 
 modified #16, #19, and #74, added #78 and #79
 revised FAQ #38 and #46]

Version 1.4
May 12, 1995
[Added FAQ #80, #81 and #82]

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Nov 27, 1995
[general revisions]

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