Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day (1988)

  |  Animation, Comedy, Drama


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A follow up to the television series "Kimagure Orange Road" that wraps up loose ends. Kyosuke must deal with the fact that his, Hikaru and Madoka's friendship is falling apart.

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Director:

Tomomi Mochizuki

Writer:

Kenji Terada

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1 May 2012 | dave13-1
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| Bittersweet, heartwrenching conclusion to popular Fantasy / Romance / Comedy
This feature was produced and set almost immediately after the end of the TV series, and released subtitled: "I Want to Return to That Day." The psychic fantasy and silly comedy elements which made the series such fun are now gone, and instead the movie goes straight for the heartstrings. Kyosuke must confront his feelings for both Hikaru and Madoka and deal with the relationship fallout as the friendly triangle at the center of the series comes apart, with jealousy, hurt feelings and recriminations flying in all directions. The familiar settings - the famous staircase, the ABCD diner, Green House, Madoka's house etc. - become emotional battlefields as the innocent fun of the series comes to its inevitable end. It is surprisingly powerful stuff coming on the heels of such a likable and rather lightweight series. As with any anime, liberal use of pathetic fallacy is made, as dramatic pauses are punctuated with gusts of wind and rainstorms break out just as tears well up in a character's eyes. Good looking and well crafted, this is one of the best and most famous post-series anime features and must viewing for fans of the series who were left wondering how things would turn out.

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Animation | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

8 October 1988

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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