Characters / Kimagure Orange Road

The characters from Kimagure Orange Road!

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Kyousuke Kasuga

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Voiced by: Yuu Mizushima (pilot), Toru Furuya (anime), Ryo Horikawa (CD dramas)

  • Adorkable: He's rather shy and awkward, especially around girls.
  • Alliterative Name: Kyousuke Kasuga
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Hikaru's Betty and Madoka's Veronica.
  • Butt Monkey: There is no episode where something hilariously bad doesn't happen to this kid.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Kyōsuke wouldn't have had to keep up the charade with Hikaru for as long as he did if he had just told her about his true feelings upfront. Then again, he is the Poster Boy for Indecisiveness. (It doesn't help his situation that Madoka, due to her feelings of loyalty for Hikaru, keeps pushing Kyōsuke and Hikaru together despite having feelings for Kyōsuke herself.)
  • Clueless Chick Magnet
  • Covert Pervert: When he thinks about Madoka.
  • The Ditherer: Indecision is his middle name. He's the poster boy for indecisiveness among '80s anime fans.
  • Image Song: "Bayside Dancer".
  • Insecure Love Interest: Kyosuke is in love with Madoka, but he thinks he isn't and will never be good enough for her. He thinks that she's beautiful, intelligent, mature... and compared to her, he looks like a kid.
  • Intrepid Reporter: In the second movie, Kyōsuke grows into one of these (as a wartime photographer in the former Yugoslavia).
  • Nice Guy: Though not exactly flawless, he does have a kind heart underneath the indecision and the laziness.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: With Madoka. He's the puppy.
  • Psychic Powers: He's a rather powerful telekinetic, teleporter, can potentially Time Travel and hypnotize... himself.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Hikaru's Energetic Girl.
  • Unlucky Everydude: Subverted, but he would be a straight example without his Psychic Powers.

Madoka Ayukawa

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Voiced by: Saeko Shimazu (pilot), Hiromi Tsuru (anime), Tomo Sakurai (CD dramas)

  • Action Girl: In the first episode she takes on and defeats five male delinquents.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's a beautiful brunette, who is also cool, composed and aloof.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Hikaru's Betty for Kyosuke's Archie.
  • Bokukko: When she was a little girl.
  • Broken Ace: She's extremely beautiful, smart, and talented at just about everything (gets the top marks in the school, she knows martial arts, is able to play 20 different musical instruments, she can dance, dress so well she gives others fashion advice, etc.). But she's not that good at expressing how she really feels, being actually a troubled girl with a tough past. Before meeting Kyosuke, Hikaru was Madoka's only real friend because many people were afraid of her.
  • Broken Bird: This is especially evident in both the next-to-last manga chapter and the first movie, but arrived at in significantly different ways.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards the younger kids.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Two girl are attracted to her; Kyōsuke's psychic cousin Akane and one-episode character Shiori from the anime.
  • First Girl Wins: in whichever timeline you look at it.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: She's a good person, but her past as a delinquent has totall tainted her rep at school (save for Hikaru and Yuusaku). It's only after the Kasugas approach her that she starts to be seen in another light.
  • Image Song: "Whispering Misty Night", "Kaze no manazashi" (used in one of the OAV's when she covers for Yukari in a contest)
  • Japanese Delinquents: She is an ex-sukeban, and she's still feared and hated due to the bad fame she acquired.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark to Hikaru's Light.
  • Meaningful Name: Madoka's name references the night and darkness.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is the source for most of the series's fan service.
  • Odd Friendship: With Hikaru.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: She's the pitbull.
  • Sexophone: Her first theme song, Madoka no Teema and she's a great Sax player herself.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She shows both her sides (aloof or friendly) alternately.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: How she started with Hikaru (Girly Girl to Hikaru's Tomboy).
  • Tsundere: One of the first well known ones. Her complex personality is favourably compared to more modern ones: yesh, she's moody, but she does more than screaming and beating up her love interest.

Hikaru Hiyama

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Voiced by: Yoko Ogai (pilot), Eriko Hara (anime), Yuka Imai (CD dramas)

    Kasuga Family 

Kurumi Kasuga

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Voiced by: Chieko Honda (anime), Yuko Miyamura (CD dramas)

Manami Kasuga

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Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa (anime), Emi Motoi (CD dramas)

Takashi Kasuga

Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama

  • Good Parents: Is shown as a gentle guy who really loves his three children.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: Married into the Kasuga family since his wife Akemi was the only daughter.
  • Muggle: The only non-empowered Kasuga

Akemi Kasuga

Voiced by: Yumi Takada (anime)

Akane

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (OVA)

Kazuya

Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (anime)

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Actually, an annoying younger cousin. Then again, he's just five.
  • Body Surf: His other power: he can exchange bodies.
  • Child Prodigy: For a five year old, Kazuya actually has a surprisingly good control over his abilities.
  • Hypocrite: He makes fun of Kyosuke to be indecisive. Turn out that he is in the same situation with two little girls.
  • Mouthy Kid: Sometimes.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Basically, Kazuya looks like a tiny Kyousuke. This is lampshaded by Komatsu and Hatta.
  • Telepathy: One of the powers he has, aside for (very strong) teleportation and telekinesis.
  • Use Your Head: How the Body Surf power is activated by him... Or whoever got exchanged (usually Kyosuke) and wants his body back.

The Kasuga grandparents

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Granpa), Reiko Suzuki (Grandma)

Jingoro

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

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Yusaku Hino

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (anime)

  • The Chew Toy: Among the few who are more unlucky than Kyosuke.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Hikaru makes it clear that she doesn't want to date him, yet he keeps going on no matter what she says and often acts like she's his personal property.
  • Funny Afro: See his hair?
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Hikaru.
  • Yandere: Towards Hikaru, though his self-inflicted bad luck interfers with this.

Seiji Komatsu and Kazuya Hatta

Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Komatsu) and Naoki Tatsuta (Hatta)

Madoka's parents

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Madoka's mom), Hideyuki Umezu (Madoka's dad)

Madoka's older sister

Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (anime)

Yukari

Voiced by: Eiko Yamada (speaking voice), Kanako Wada (singing voice)

Shuu

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara


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