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Kimagure Orange Road TV

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A classic romantic comedy from the 1980's, telling the bittersweet story of three high school students. The series features very unique storytelling and direction, music from some of the biggest Japanese pop acts of the 1980's, and an added twist as Kyosuke and his family are ESPers, whose powers are used to tell unique stories and put the characters in unusual situations.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Kimagure Orange Road Pilot OVA 1985 TBD
Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day Movie 1988 TBD
Kimagure Orange Road OVA OVA 1989 TBD
New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning Movie 1996 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Kimagure Orange Road 1984 TBD
Name Role
Akemi TAKADA Character Design
Osamu KOBAYASHI Director
Shiro SAGISU Music
Izumi MATSUMOTO Original Manga Creator
Reiko FUKAKUSA Producer
Toru HORIKOSHI Producer
Hideo KAWANO Producer

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Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!

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kamirura
oooo don't we just love 80's love stories ^^ Maison Ikkoku is another cute love story and just like KOR it's a school anime with alot of cute moments. Be sure to check it out if you liked KOR.
Zadillo
Another classic romance/comedy...... with a great supporting cast of characters, which you should definitely enjoy.... a similar emphasis on stand-alone stories and slowly building up a larger relationship.
Icey

Maison Ikkoku and KOR are surprisingly similar. A love triangle forms the basis of each show, and great pleasure is taken to tease the indecisive male lead. In addition, the animation style is very similar; the two female leads could be sisters!

masquerade

Both series are eighties era romance stories told in a simple, unhurried manner. The shows take time to develop the various relationships and both feature at least one love triangle (a common tool used by Maison Ikkoku creator Rumiko Takahashi) which are used to further the various dramatic and comedic scenes present in both series. Maison Ikkoku deals with a more adult situation with older characters while Kimagure Orange Road is about middle schoolers. Despite the age difference the two series often parallel the other and a fan of one will definitely enjoy the other as well.

koyuki

Once you have allready seen KOR you can't miss Maison Ikkoku. You can have this romantic-comedy story and love triangle again but in a more realistic way, this time we don't have any Esper powers but instead we have a bunch of annoying neighbors.

It's like having all the good 80's animation and art by Akemi Takada but this time with the legendary Rumiko Takahashi.

Oehr

While Orange Road involves supernatural powers (ESPers), both are beautiful old school love stories. Kyosuke can't really get to close to Madoka and so can't Yusaku to Kyoko. Enjoyed one? Enjoy the other!

redskyy

Both Maison Ikkoku and Kimagure Orange Road feature strong characters that feel real and grow throughout the series. They all have their flaws and you can't help but cheer for them. KOR features fantasy aspects with ESPers, but both feel very grounded.

Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2

Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!

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TheBurningCrow
A style similar to that of Ranma. KoR is an incredibly funny series. If you liked the strange slapstick humor in Ranma, you'll like it in Orange Road.
yann

In the same genre as Ranma 1/2 and maison ikkoku 80's anime with much fun and the little enjoyments in life with a love story in the background. 

gotta love it :D 

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Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

Ataru is one of the most desperate womanizers alive, and a man whose life is about to become complicated. When aliens invade, he discovers he has been chosen at random to be mankind’s defender, and must play a game of tag with the beautiful alien princess Lum to decide the fate of the planet! After chasing her with all of his crafty techniques, Ataru finally wins, but his victory also means he must marry the princess herself! Now, with strange alien visitors and a jealous wife to handle, Ataru still manages to keep an eye on his ultimate goal: having his own harem!

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kamirura
Urusei Yatsura is mabe by the same producers as Kimagerure Orange Road. And you can really tell it is ;) Just like KOR, Urusei Yatsura contains alot of fun and many romantic moments. I would say that KOR is abit more serious than Urusei Yatsura but still really close. Check it out if you want a similiar series to KOR!
NekoRocket
While KOR is considerably less 'fantastic' than Urusei Yatsura, you'll find that both these series offer an amusing look at love triangles as one person after another says or does the wrong thing... with sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious results.

Boys Be

Boys Be

There is nothing more sad and pleasant than love in its various forms, and a group of high school students will discover them in this melancholy series. The focus is on Kanzaki Kyoichi, an artist and a dreamer at heart, and Nitta Chiharu, a track star and a childhood friend of Kyoichi's. From spring to summer to fall to winter, love will grow and fade, and grow again

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palaeologus

When I first watched the TV series Kimagure Orange Road, back before DVD was anything more than an ASCII owl's face, I found myself wondering whether Kyosuke really deserved a girl like Madoka the Pick. 48 episodes later, I am not sure whether I got an answer. But I liked how the story focused on making moments and letting time pass slowly rather than rushing through seishun.

Fast forward (right chapter select?) to the dawn of the 21st century (itself a plot point in a Boys Be episode). For your consideration are Kyoichi, who is essentially a non-ESPer Kyosuke, and Chiharu, who is essentially a non-sukeban Madoka (think "school track team" and not "saxophone"). I still wonder: what draws butch Japanese girls in anime and manga to all these sensitive guys? Sure, it might be wish-fulfillment on the part of the creators, but I think both sides must get something out of the relationship. Sensitive guys aren't insulting: they don't call girls like Madoka "delinquent," or Chiharu "barbarian," and they don't insist on pushing, er, physical things forward too quickly. For their part, tough girls aren't singularly focused on mere physical handsomeness, and they don't worry so much about what their friends think about their romantic choices.

I really thought Boys Be was going to be a lot like KOR, and I wasn't disappointed. I was impressed at how the stories in Boys Be seemed to get more into the minds of the main characters, especially the male characters, even more than KOR did (and that series plays out most of the time in Kyosuke's own head). The seasonal timeline used in Boys Be will be familiar to those who watch KOR from beginning to end, with seasonal references liberally sprinkled. Finally, fanservice is kept reasonably low in both series. Thus, after watching all of KOR and Boys Be, I now feel I can safely cross-recommend each to viewers of the other.

Hana Yori Dango

Hana Yori Dango

The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?

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Zadillo
If you do enjoy the whole school romance genre, you should enjoy this one as well, as they do have some similar elements, and this is one of the better school romance/comedies out there.