The BEST episodes of Kimagure Orange Road
Every episode of Kimagure Orange Road ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kimagure Orange Road!
Fifteen year old Kyosuke Kasuga moves to a new city and becomes enamoured by one Madoka Ayukawa, whom often treats him coldly even though she seemed friendly the first time they met, when he caught her red straw hat on the stairs. Kyosuke also must try to avoid breaking the heart of the slightly childish Hikaru Hiyama, whom fell in love with him after she saw him make an impossible shot with a basketball and whom likes to shower him with affection. Also, just to make things interesting, Kyosuke, his sisters, his grandfather, and his cousins all have various powers (teleportation, psychokinesis, hypnosis, time travel, personality transferrence) which Kyosuke desperately tries to keep a secret, though some of the other family members have no such qualms against using their powers in public.
#1 - I Found Love – And, Repeat From Beginning
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 3/7/1988
Madoka's father has fallen ill, and she must leave Japan to visit him. Unable to find Kyosuke in order to say good-bye, Kyosuke's grandfather "helpfully" sends her back in time 6 years to where Kyosuke is now and was then!
#2 - Kyosuke Time-Slips! The Third Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/21/1987
Kyosuke's unreliable time traveling ability gets put to the test as he repeats a day several times, each time trying to make things better...
#3 - A Presentiment of Farewells. Locate Madoka's First Love
Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 2/29/1988
When Madoka tells Kyosuke about an old promise; that she'd vowed 6 years ago to meet someone again on this very day, Kyosuke travels back in time to find out who her "first love" was.
#4 - A Secret For Two – A Problematic Part-Time Job
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/1987
A chance encounter by Hikaru leads Kyosuke to believe that Madoka is having an affair with an older man, and when the truth is revealed, brings them closer.
#5 - A Transfer Student! 'Tis Embarrassing to Say, but I'll Fall in Love for the First Time
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/6/1987
Kasuga Kyosuke moves to a new town and meets two unusual girl; we learn of his family's unusual gifts; and realize that it isn't easy being a cat.
#6 - You're Smiling! A "Shutter-Chance" at the Beach
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/25/1987
Hikaru is "discovered" by a photographer and gets a modeling job, but the trip to the beach to keep an eye on her has happy consequences for Kyosuke and Madoka.
#7 - A Little Lemony Kiss for Her
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/1987
Kyosuke uses his powers when he shouldn't, and Hikaru becomes infatuated. We are also introduced to the "legendary" Cutlet Sandwich.
#8 - Dangerous Auto-Suggestion! – Kyosuke's Metamorphosis
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/21/1987
After being picked on by his family for being so indecisive, Kyosuke accidentally hypnotizes himself and becomes a confident ladies man. How will he fare with Madoka, however?
#9 - Heroic Orange Legend! Madoka's Duel in the Blizzard
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 12/14/1987
Madoka's past comes back to haunt her when she helps out an old friend, and ends up in a duel with a gang leader!
#10 - Study Abroad in America. Good-bye, Madoka!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/22/1987
Madoka decides to move to America to be closer to her musician parents, sending all her friends into a panic.
#11 - Heartbroken Hikaru! Follow Her to the Winter Beach
Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/1/1988
Hikaru is crushed to learn that Kyosuke and Yukari spent the night together. Of course, they didn't actually do anything wrong, but...
#12 - Hikaru?! A Sensational "C-Experience."
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/1987
Rumors that Hikaru and Kyosuke have gone all the way set the school on fire. Needless to say, Madoka is not impressed.
#13 - That Kid's My Rival – Midterm Exam of Love
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/1987
Madoka tutors Kyosuke for some crucial exams, while a the same time Kyosuke tutors Hikaru. Meanwhile, an angry young man wants Kyosuke's head for stealing his girl!
#14 - An Adult Relationship? Madoka Secretly Returns Home in the Morning
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/31/1987
When Madoka suddenly vanishes, Kyosuke becomes concerned. He becomes even more concerned when he sees her exiting a nightclub with another man!
#15 - An Experience for Two! An Island of Forbidden Love
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/10/1987
Stranded on a deserted island, Kyosuke finds himself alone in paradise with Madoka!
#16 - Kurumi, I'll Teach You How To Date
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/1/1987
When Kyosuke's sister Kurumi is apparently kidnapped, he learns a lot about his friends.
#17 - Feelings Stirred – The Rolling First-Date
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/1987
Komatsu and Hatta lust after Kyosuke's sisters, and Kyosuke's plans to date Hikaru end up with him all wet.
#18 - Madoka's Private Life?! A Spark-Colored Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/1987
Kyosuke gets concerned when it seems that Madoka is considerabley more "experienced" than he is.
#19 - Dangerous Decision! Manami's Big Adventure
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/12/1987
Manami changes her image with a glamorous makeover; only to get in trouble with some bad girls. Kyosuke, in heroic disguise, tries to rescue the damsel in distress -- and neither knows who the other is!
#20 - Hypnotizing Madoka! Kyosuke's Risky New Year's
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 1/4/1988
When Kyosuke tries to hypnotize Madoka as a joke, he ends up actually doing it. Now Madoka will do anything he wants... anything at all!
#21 - The Summer Temptation - A Double Date Out Of the Blue
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/27/1987
Durnng the summer break, Kyosuke makes two dates and finds himself frantically teleporting between Hikaru at the pool and Madoka at the library.
#22 - Don't Cry, Jingoro! The Heat of Young Love
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/19/1987
Strange behavior by Jingoro leads to a frenzied quest to find a mate for the poor cat. But what does Jingoro really want?
#23 - A Tender Little Story! Kurumi's First Love – "Chapter Hell"
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 10/26/1987
Kurumi's first crush leads to chaos and confusion when Kyosuke discovers that the object of her desire wants Madoka instead!
#24 - Mystical Madoka! The Mushrooms of 120% Truthfulness
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/16/1987
While out on a hiking trip, the gang discovers the legendary "Mushrooms of Truth". One bite, and you'll confess your innermost secrets...
#25 - A Foreboding Dream! Madoka and Kyosuke are Breaking Up At Last!
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/6/1987
Afraid of being looked down upon by Madoka as a wimp, Kyosuke overdoes it trying to quickly become a hunk.