you do get a second chance...
near-fatal traffic accident sends 19 year-old Kyosuke Kasuga spinning
three years forward in time, where his future self is missing
and presumed dead. It's a race against time to find the missing
22 year-old Kyosuke and return the 19 year-old version to his
proper time before he dies. To make matters worse, Kyosuke stumbles
across the vivacious Hikaru, recently returned to Japan, whose
feelings for him haven't changed. Now, on top of everything else,
he's faced with the added task of remaining true to his beloved
Madoka. Will love triumph over all obstacles? Or will the relationship
so painstakingly built unravel? Only time will tell in the most
unique love story ever filmed, New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's
• Region 1 encoding (US
and Canada only)
• Color, Dolby, Animated
• ADV Previews
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of
This is the second movie
from the popular "Kimagure Orange Road" series.
Road" began as a 48-episode TV series which capture the hearts
of many anime fans. The show features a family of ESPers: Kyousuke,
the main character, his twin sisters and his non-ESPer father.
The show revolves around Kyousuke's life at a new highschool and
meeting two roughneck gangsters: Hikaru and her best friend (tough
fighter and talented musician), Ayukuwa Madoka. Hikaru loves Kyouske
who loves Ayukuwa but despite her feelings for Kyousuke, she holds
her emotions because of her best friend.
Then came the six OAV's
which led to the emotional rollercoaster movie where the love
triangle had to come to an end.
The movie picks up years
later where an older and buffer Kyousuke is a professional photographer
who is nearly killed in Bosnia. Before he is hurt, he manages
to warn Kyousuke (a few years younger) that he is going to get
a major accident and to be careful. When the two get hurt simultaneously,
the younger Kyousuke ends up in the older Kyousuke's timeline
with an older Madoka and the return of Hikaru. How will Hikaru
feel when she sees Kyousuke again? How will Madoka bring back
the Kyousuke of the present? Also, what will be of the relationship
between young-adult Kyousuke and Madoka?
For one to truly appreciate
this movie, I highly recommend you watch the TV episodes or even
the OAV and then the first movie. People just watching this drama
may or may not enjoy it if they haven't seen the previous episodes
but to truly enjoy this movie, it is recommended that you catch
up on the previous episodes.
As for the DVD, I'm
disappointed that ADV didn't include any extras. ADV trailers,
different language tracks and menu doesn't count. Also, how about
showcasing the beautiful art from KOR. They could of included
But aside from that,
if you want to watch the second movie from a popular anime called
"Kimagure Orange Road", especially if you seen the previous
episodes, this DVD then comes highly recommended!
THE SERIES: A
THE DVD EXTRAS: D
THE DVD OVERALL: B-
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