Kimagure Orange Road Omnibus Vol. 06
Junior high school student Kyosuke Kasuga and his family are espers, commanding an array of unique powers. But whenever this arouses the public’s suspicion, they must swiftly relocate. Tired of this routine, Kyosuke transfers schools for the eighth time and is determined to make this the last. However, a series of unexpected developments lands him in the middle of the school’s notorious delinquent duo.
Madoka Ayukawa, enigmatic and feared by the students, often switches her personality between cold and affectionate, while the lively and energetic Hikaru Hiyama harbors a public crush for her “darling” Kyosuke. Caught up in a fierce love triangle threatening his dream of an ordinary life, Kyosuke decides to use his powers in an attempt to appease both girls. But it soon becomes apparent that his indecision will only take him so far.
Talking statues and lingering love-triangles might meet their match if Kyosuke musters the spirit to stand tall! With everyone’s future in the balance, will he heed history’s warning and head in the direction of everlasting happiness…or is another disaster waiting in the wings (or a forgotten well)?
Kazuya Terashima, known by his pen name Izumi Matsumoto, was a Japanese manga artist best known for Kimagure Orange Road. His career started in 1982, publishing his comic Milk Report in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. But real success came in 1984, publishing Kimagure Orange Road in the same magazine.
In 2005, Matsumoto revealed that he was afflicted with a cerebrospinal fluid disease (possibly stemming from a car accident when he was three years old) that had forced him to take six years off work, and he hoped to bring attention to this disorder through a new manga.
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