Kimagure Orange Road Blu-ray
About Kimagure Orange Road Blu-ray
Kimagure Orange Road is a 1987 anime TV series directed by Osamu Kobayashi.
It can be hard moving to a new school, and fifteen-year-old Kyosuke has it harder than most. He's fallen head over heels for his classmate Madoka, a girl who won't even give him the time of day, and unintentionally ended up dating her best friend, Hikaru, instead.
Worst of all, Kyosuke and his family have amazing supernatural powers, but he has to keep them hidden from the rest of the world! How is Kyosuke ever going to balance the affections (or lack thereof) of two girls, schoolwork, and his secret abilities all at the time?
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Comedy, Romance
- Themes: School Life, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 1056
- Year Created: 1987
- Release Date: 3/26/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Kyosuke's got the power!
Kasuga Kyosuke has the power of precognition, telekinesis, and teleportation. Throw in the classic love triangle plot and you have Kimagure Orange Road the TV series.
I only gave this set four stars because the KOR movie, which concludes the original TV series, seems to be missing here. The KOR movie was only available in the KOR OAV's + Movie boxed set; which hopefully, will also be released soon.
Beautiful and extremely influential anime
This show is a classic from the mid 1980's. The homages to KOR within future anime are endless. Watch the first episode and it'll seem so cliche - but that's only because KOR did it and everyone else repeats it in tribute. And, of Ayukawa Madoka. The strong female character which is so prevalent in anime owes so much to Ayukawa-san. I cannot recommend KOR enough. I own the entire DVD set and will get the Bluray too.
Classic series gets fantastic remastered release with new extras
Regarding this release, it has the long-OOP AnimEigo translations, subtitles (placement, color, timing) and extremely in-depth translation notes. Further, it's cleaned up very well for a series its age. All 48 episodes of the TV series are included on five discs as well a several extras. The most-notabable of these is the "Their Love Repertory" music OAV which had never before been released outside of Japan. Featuring all six opening and ending themes, character image songs, and several insert songs from the series with a small amount of dialog in between, it's essentially a series of official music videos from the series which recap the plot. The only downside is the extras have not had the TLC cleanup the episodes got, so you can clearly see in both the OAV and textless credits how much work was done to restore the series itself.
I thoroughly enjoyed rewatching this show after almost 20 years and am quite happy to say it had withstood the test of time well.
Finally! The show I have been waiting for!
by Madoka Fan
I have wanted this show for 30 years. The only time I got to see it was fansubbed back in the late 80s. I remember enjoying the setting and the characters, and who wouldn't fall in love with Madoka?
Was unable to afford the AnimEgo set back 20 years ago. So a Blu-ray for $64? Amazing!!! I just got it. The set is five discs, 10 episodes each except the last which has 8. It comes with translation notes per episodes and fully restored crystal clear pictures, from what I saw in episode 1 just now. Looks great!
Finally, and well worth the wait
by Chris -
I received my copy yesterday and slipped the first disc into my blu ray player. Having watched this originally many many years ago, it was wonderful to see it in remastered HD glory.
I've been waiting years to be able to buy this series, and I'm really happy I waited (and didn't end up dropping way too much money elsewhere for the DVD release). Great quirky/silly/touching story, wonderful music. First ending theme music is easily one of my most favorite ever.
Really wish I could have bought a limited edition version, but I'm not complaining too much :-)
The Definitive KOR
by FLP_NDRox -
This is definitive KOR version. The clean up and transfer is spectacular. I especially appreciated the inclusion of not only the Animeigo subtitles but their spectacular liner notes on disc. Will be preordering the OAVs and movie box. Fantastic job.
A Great Story with Awesome Artwork
If you're looking for a good story that includes teenage love, comedy, a bit of sci-fi, and real interactions - watch this series. Although it was written in the 1980s, the situations that the characters encounter still happen today. The interaction between Kyosuke, Madoka, and Hikaru are not really exaggerated and reminds me of my "youthful learning". It is a long series, but the writers took most of the stories from the manga and made a great set of stories that will keep you wanting to watch more.
I've been waiting for KOR (Kimagure Orange Road) to come out for a while, and I was not disappointed. The quality of the video is sharper and the sound is clearer. Also, another improvement is some of the "comedic comments" that existed in the VHS version were removed. Important comments on culture were kept in.
Overall, if you want to really enjoy a good story and learn a bit about 1980s Japanese culture - KOR is the way to go. Enjoy the show!