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Kimagure Orange Road  
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The story of the Kasuga family, but mostly the oldest son, Kyosuke, as they move to a new town after being found out to be a family of ESPers. Kyosuke meets a pretty young girl as he counts the "100 steps" (there may only be 99) that lead to his new school and is immediately smitten. However, the pretty young girl, named Ayukawa Madoka has agreed to help her best friend Hiyama Hikaru win Kyosuke. Thus, a love triangle is born.


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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
10 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)
10 Volumes (Aizouban - Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 16 , Chap 134 The rest is covered in OVAs and the first movie

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (291 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 11th 2017, 9:49am PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1984; 1991; 1994)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMG (20 Volumes- Complete; Digital)

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3 Month Pos #1925 increased(+685)
6 Month Pos #3298 increased(+52)
Year Pos #3743 increased(+477)

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On 247 reading lists
On 365 wish lists
On 767 completed lists
On 45 unfinished lists
On 174 custom lists

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Will you leave to see the end ?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by maquisard
July 9th, 2014, 3:31pm
IF you get bored with the ecchi annd slapstick, the repetitiveness of situations and misunderstandings, the dumbness of the MC, the lack of character and story development (Madoka aside maybe),
IF nethertheless you're still after some sweet, heart warming love story,
THEN i'd humbly call out to your sense of enterprise and perseverance, or suggest to skip to
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
roughly volume 14/15
While it essentially remains a light romantic comedy, at some point everything gets into motion, and something may change your stance on many "dimensions" of the series.
As for Madoka's cult, I'm alo kind of part of it, she's one of the most striking heroin i've come across ; is it because you don't get to see that many whimsical (kimagure), independent and strong female leads in romantic shounen ?
Edit: after some reflexion, I decided I couldn't go without mentioning the OST of the animated series (for good old J-Pop) and the first OVA "I want to return to that day" (for the moving resolution of relationships)

... Last updated on July 10th, 2014, 5:54am
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Dragging too long, repetitive   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by dieend
December 11th, 2012, 6:37am
I can't believe it have 18 volumes. I tried to read it until 64th chapter, but I am tired with same story and so long indecisive guy without any improvement at all. I skipped all the chapter and read the last 2 chapter, and I can't believe all 18 volumes really have the same plot. You just need to read about 20 chapter, and then read the last volumes, and you will get the rough about the whole story. It's not really bad, but it have no improvement. It should not dragging that long, 5 volumes and it might get 10 star.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ckz
December 9th, 2012, 3:12pm
was start pretty interesting but turn out to be typical gag manga, repetitive, slow paced and no developement. i read till chapter 127 so far and the situation keep unchanging from the beginning..

... Last updated on December 9th, 2012, 3:20pm
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the incarnation of cooleness   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
September 30th, 2011, 3:02pm
Madoka.. yes the girl that made me dream in my early teen years
the epotome of coolness that no girl in manga nowaday can reach
well the manga isn't perfect nor the anime but it still make people want to read it and watch it
so it aged well and that's enought to make it a great classic and a legend
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God Dammit!   
Rating: N/A
by badkittygrl4567
May 23rd, 2011, 9:40pm
That guy is a fucking cheating bastard! I hate him, and the girls are sooo stupid! The only cool ones are the sisters, kazuya, and yuu. I swear it pisses me off soo much I read the first three volumes thought he would be doing romantic things with the one girl, but its just an indecisive dick head pulling girls around. I already read 6 volumes before realizing this so I think I should just finish it, but I reallly wanna fucking drop it. I regret reading it.
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Good stuff   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by nail80
January 17th, 2011, 6:40am
Now that i've distanced myself from this manga i can finally give an impartial comment.
I've always wanted to know the feel of Japan in the 80's for teenagers and young adults, and this showed me a great light world, with the disco, the clothing, it felt really good.
As far as the genre goes and the story, it's no different from the stories nowadays, this story used every single trick in the book and threw in the ESP thingy, which provided an interesting twist to the work. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was average, sometimes it was poorly done, but my guess is that i see it that way because i'm a seinen kind of person.
The art was standard 80's style, which i really like, and it had good quality.
I do have to say that i stopped midway because i was a bit tired of the same sequences and because the plot wasn't really moving foward, but it's the same thing with manga nowadays, so don't let that stop you from reading. It was a really fun read.
As far as the plot and characters go i have to say i'm a tiny bit disappointed, but that's only because it reminded me of Lum, especially the main character, and how frustrating it is to follow the main character, not that he's a bad guy or an imbecile, it's also not because of the trouble between the girls, i would have some trouble choosing too, but simply because he can so indecisive sometimes that it really got on my nerves. Ayukawa and Hikaru were good characters and so was the rest of the cast.
As a writer i felt really frustrated because there were a few situations i would love to see getting explored but they were resolved quite simply. I did forget sometimes that this was shounen and a romantic comedy and wanted more from the characters.
This story starts out nicely, it grips you right off the bat, and then it develops slowly until it finally ends. The ending wasn't rushed and that is good to see.
Overall, and despite the negative bits i wrote, i still loved reading this, and i'll probably read it again very soon.
If you want to read a romantic comedy and a classic of the shounen genre then this is for you.
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Wish I could say it was awesome   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
April 17th, 2010, 1:45pm
I heard so much about this and got really hyped. Only to be a bit disappointed. The story line and character build up was good but the art lacked sophistication. Plus, why the ESP being thrown in? Come on. It just made it even more of an irritation than anything else.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by yuri999
December 20th, 2009, 12:19am
Kimagure Orange Road is the source for all the romance manga you see nowadays and you can thank it for all those ecchi situations you see. BUT, the art here is really sweet and even the perverted scenes don't look dirty at all like they do nowadays. So I would say that anyone over the age of 15 should definitely read it and don't mind the art at all. I say this as a 80's manga art hater but I still finished the series. So I would say read this for the funny comedy and romance. Ofc, I really hated the main character for not going to the right girl in the starting itself (you'll know who I mean veryyyy soon into your reading)

... Last updated on January 19th, 2010, 3:42am
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This manga is the best for me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by topboy
May 20th, 2009, 8:04pm
Watch it (anime) & Read it (manga) when i was a little boy and fall in love with this work.This manga brings back many memory of old days.
Sure it artwork/ graphic/ story line is so old but my heart flutter every time i re-read it.
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Rating: N/A
by darknova42
January 31st, 2009, 1:48pm
it felt like the beginning where the love triangle begins and the end where everything is resolved was originally the whole story. Because most of the middle seemed like it was just filler or side stories.

The series as a whole has good characters, a nice hook with the esper thing but the only plot at all was the love triangle which had NO developments till near the end.

It kinda feels like the mangaka got his story approved based on the premise of it and then it droned on and on with episodical happenings that did nothing to advance the story or the love triangle until the editors said "alright, end the series in a volume or two".

If you like that kind of thing, or don't mind it, read this. If you like a story that actually tells a story then look else where.
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