- Keep Circulating the Tapes: the North American license of the show was lost in 2004. It has been re-established in 2018, with a Blu Ray remaster release in April 2019.
- Name's the Same: before 2011, if you said "Madoka" in anime fandom, you were talking about Ayukawa Madoka. After 2011 it was Kaname Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The fact that both anime have characters named "Kyosuke" and "Akemi" does not help.
- No Dub for You: The TV series, the OVAs, and the first movie were released in North America on subtitled-only VHS and DVD by AnimEigo. Averted with the second movie, which instead went to ADV Films, and released with a dub.
- The Other Darrin: There have been three casts for the main charas:
- Pilot episode: Saeko Shimazu (Madoka), Yuu Mizushima (Kyōsuke), Yoko Ogai (Hikaru)
- TV series, OAV's and early radio dramas: Hiromi Tsuru (Madoka), Toru Furuya (Kyōsuke), Eriko Hara (Hikaru). Additionally, Chieko Honda (Kurumi) and Michie Tomizawa (Manami), Maria Kawamura (Madoka's sister), Yoshiko Sakakibara (Madoka's mom), Kei Tomiyama (Takashi), Yumi Takada (Akemi), Naoko Matsui (Akane), Shigeru Nakahara (Shuu), Chiyoko Kawashima (Hikaru's mom), Keiichi Nanba (Komatsu), Naoki Tatsuta (Hatta), Kenichi Ogata (Jingoro), Chika Sakamoto (Kazuya)...
- Late CD dramas: Tomo Sakurai (Madoka), Ryo Horikawa (Kyōsuke), Yuka Imai (Hikaru), Yuko Miyamura (Kurumi) and Emi Motoi (Manami).
- Relationship Voice Actor: Hiromi Tsuru and Tohru Furuya played another couple around the same time.
- Unintentional Period Piece:
- Everything in this show -the fashions, the hairstyles, the music, even the video games the characters play in the arcade- shows it was made in The '80s.
- The Shin Kimagure Orange Road film also entrenches itself in The '90s when it is mentioned that adult Kyosuke is a war reporter who went missing in action taking pictures in The Yugoslav Wars.
Trivia / Kimagure Orange Road