A Guide to Kimagure Orange Road
Version 1.4 in progress
July 6, 2011
Overhaul since Jan 14, 1995 and Updated to 2011 from KOR ML discussion.
Reworked timelines and chronology.
Revised FAQ #16, #19 and #74, added #78 and #79.
This Guide is designed to give fans a general knowledge of
Kimagure Orange Road, to provide answers to many common and some
uncommon questions, and for those who dare, some of the insights
and symbols of the animated series. It began as the mumblings
of a bunch of KOR fans through e-mails, then it turned into a FAQ
of 700 lines and 65 entries. Six months and a FAQ later, it is
in its current form: four parts, 2800+ lines, and 135KB. In the
process, numerous fans have helped greatly in making this possible:
Harold Ancell, Sean Camanyag, Robert Carragher, Howard Chan,
Herbert Fung, Quincy Huoh, Charles Kwong, Anthony Lau, Eugene Lee,
Jerry Lee, Roderick Lee, Egan Loo, Tony Moy, Eric Shen, Stephen
Tsai, Edward Weinstein, and everyone who have provided comments,
corrections and support. I thank them all. And of course, a deep
bow to Matsumoto Izumi for starting the wildfire.
Any comments, corrections, additions, updates, praises, flames,
gifts, donations, mail bombs and leftover pizzas, please send to:
Wei Xiong firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been over 15 years since this guide was last released and
the 1.4 version goes back over the 1.3 guide to re-examine and update
it for the current century. New KOR material has been released since
then and while answers have not changed from the 1.3 release it has
been expanded upon. Answers come from the KOR ML as do the updates.
Attempts to contact Wei have not worked out so this is a community
effort. It is astounding how some material one would think would live
forever dissappears from the net in 15 years. Hopefully, we can attempt
to save it forever in one place.
Numerout fans have nade this possible including: Wei-Hwa Huang, Jeanne Hedge,
Edward Craddock, Kevin Callahan, Chris Hartford, Jeremy Steele, Chris Gottschalk,
Vladimir Zelevinsky, and others.
Thank you one and all.
- PART I
- Kimagure Orange Road Frequently Asked Questions
- PART II
- Brief summaries of the anime series
- PART III
- Kimagure Orange Road CDs
- PART IV
- Symbolism in Kimagura Orange Road