Kimagure Orange Road
TV Series Vol. 1
Anime DVD Review
KOR (as it known to fans) is the hilarious, charming, and often touching story of three high school students and their relationships with each other and their friends. The story centers on Kyousuke, a somewhat shy teenager who is drawn into a love triangle between two girls: one a lively tomboy who desires him, and the other, a statuesque, aloof lady he must worship from afar (who is best friends with the tomboy... Oops!).
Kyousuke has other problems as well, such as keeping hidden the family secret (psyonic powers). However, it is the stunningly beautiful, moody Madoka that steals the show. One moment playful, the next moment disinterested, the mystery of what's going on under that head of hair makes her even more alluring. KOR is a delight in every way and one of the most perfect series of it's type. Cherished by fans for over a decade, it's finally available in America.
Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, February 2004