New Kimagure Orange Road - Summer's Beginning
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
"Kimagure Orange Road" began as a 48-episode TV series which capture the hearts of many anime fans. The show features a family of ESPers: Kyousuke, the main character, his twin sisters and his non-ESPer father. The show revolves around Kyousuke's life at a new highschool and meeting two roughneck gangsters: Hikaru and her best friend (tough fighter and talented musician), Ayukuwa Madoka. Hikaru loves Kyouske who loves Ayukuwa but despite her feelings for Kyousuke, she holds her emotions because of her best friend.
Then came the six OAV's which led to the emotional rollercoaster movie where the love triangle had to come to an end.
The movie picks up years later where an older and buffer Kyousuke is a professional photographer who is nearly killed in Bosnia. Before he is hurt, he manages to warn Kyousuke (a few years younger) that he is going to get a major accident and to be careful. When the two get hurt simultaneously, the younger Kyousuke ends up in the older Kyousuke's timeline with an older Madoka and the return of Hikaru. How will Hikaru feel when she sees Kyousuke again? How will Madoka bring back the Kyousuke of the present? Also, what will be of the relationship between young-adult Kyousuke and Madoka?
For one to truly appreciate this movie, I highly recommend you watch the TV episodes or even the OAV and then the first movie. People just watching this drama may or may not enjoy it if they haven't seen the previous episodes but to truly enjoy this movie, it is recommended that you catch up on the previous episodes.
As for the DVD, I'm disappointed that ADV didn't include any extras. ADV trailers, different language tracks and menu doesn't count.Read more ›
This is a story of young man, Kyosuke Kasuga (Kasuga Kyosuke to we English speakers), who has supernatural powers, like teleportation, along with his sisters (his father doesn't have the "power" because his wife had the power and he married into it). Something the movie doesn't explain is that they are considered ESPers (people with ESP), so if you aren't familiar with the Anime term, you may not realize EXACTLY what is going on at the end of the movie (you sort of miss a "joke" without this information). Kyosuke, Hikaru and Ayukawa have been long time friends, Kyosuke having chosen Ayukawa over Hikaru when he finally decided who he was in love with for real, I believe at the end of their Junior High School "career".
One day Kyosuke receives a phone call from someone who claims to be HIM, warning him to "watch out for the car". Heeding it no mind (as he is running late), he leaves his apartment for school. Well, as fate would have it, Kyosuke is hit by a car and sent to the hospital... in body anyway. When Kyosuke is hit by the car his "spirit" is sent forward in time 3 years, leaving just his body in '91. We learn that THIS Kyosuke is here and at the same time he was hit by the car, his self from this time (1994) was in another crisis, thus he displaced the 1994 Kyosuke.Read more ›
This OAV (which is NOT part of a new series. It's called "new" to show that it comes AFTER "I want to return to that day") has the cheese, and has the sweetness and fun, just like the other OAVs did.
Although I believe this OAV could stand alone, I think it is much better suited to be watched after someone's seen a good portion of the TV episodes, one or two OAVs, and absolutely the Final Movie (which is, IMO, stunningly good.)
This OAV makes a good postscript to the series by showing not only that life and joy and friendship go on, but also showing how they went on in the lives of the characters we've come to love. I'd give it five stars, but not for anyone watching it without having seen the series, so I'm leaving it at four.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent Flick. brings some closure to the whole series if anyone out there feels they need it. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys Kimagure Orange Road.Published on April 2, 2007 by Brett Peterson
Given that the original KOR movie ended the series pretty effectively, one would be forgiven for assuming that this followup would be nothing more than a wholly cynical exercise in... Read morePublished on December 5, 2003 by GeoX
This movie makes a beautiful end to the KOR saga, which is a bit ironic because I got the distinct impression that it was meant to relaunch the series. Read morePublished on September 23, 2003 by George H. Rowland
Wonderful anime, this movie was brought to DVD. Kyosuke was hit by a car when he was 19 and supposedly was brought to the time 3 years after and he must go back if he is to... Read morePublished on March 23, 2003 by Zach Pisut
I have never seen the series but I still loved this movie.It deals with emotional difficulties very well particularly love triangles. Read morePublished on May 9, 2002 by goddessofwings
Picking up where the OVA and Movie left off, New KOR has our hero jumping in time. it neatly shows what the future will hold Kyosuke. Read morePublished on January 17, 2002
Kimagure Orange Road - rate one of the best animation. It has a 48-episodes TV series, 8 OVA and 1 movie (finish the series) that is complete/done during the 80s. Read morePublished on September 11, 2001 by Amazon Customer
New Kimagure Organe Road is an epilogue of sorts to the Kimagure Orange Road anime series. The anime was centered around Kyosuke Kasuga, a young man with ESP powers who fell in... Read morePublished on September 10, 2001
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Animation
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Anime & Manga
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Romance
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Animation
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials