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From: pjconley@csd4.csd.uwm.edu (Pat J Conley) Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime Subject: episode summaries for Kimagure Orange Road 1-48 Message-ID: <1fdc20INNoqk@uwm.edu> Date: 30 Nov 1992 15:30:08 GMT Organization: Computing Services Division, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Lines: 610 EPISODE 1: Tenkousei! Hazukashinagara hatsukoi shimasu Kyosuke Kasuga has just moved into this town, and meets Ayukawa, Hikaru-chan and all the rest. Kyosuke Kasuga has just moved to the new neighborhood, and he's counting some nearby steps. At the top he sees a bright orange UFO, but it turns out to be a "red straw hat" which he catches. He then meets Madoka Ayukawa, a beautiful and mysterious girl, and they argue about whether there are 100 or 99 steps. They finally agree on 99.5 and she gives him the hat whimsically, telling him it looks better on him anyway. Kyosuke goes home and walks into the middle of a fight between his sisters, Kurumi and Manami. Kyosuke reprimands Kurumi for using her powers openly-- their ESP abilities must remain a secret, or else the family will have to move again. This is the reason why the family has just moved here-- At the last school, Kurumi had used her powers to enable her to run the 100 meter dash at an incredible speed. At school, he "experiences" Hikaru-chan, who's gotten a ride to school on a motorcycle from an unreliable "yatsu" character. Later he meets Komatsu and Hatta, two perverts, who are happy to befriend the brother of those two cute new girls(his sisters). Later, Hikaru and Ayukawa must fight off an attack by friends of the boy Hikaru insulted. While Kyosuke and his sisters are watching, Madoka pushes the last "yatsu" into a convenient canal, then Madoka decides go to "Marlboro country." Kyosuke, seizing the moral high ground, tells her, "If you smoke from now on, you won't be able to have healthy babies," and destroys her cigarette with his powers. Ayukawa begins a long standing tradition by slapping him silly. In the end, Kyosuke holds the hat she gave him and nurses his face to stock "Ayukawa saxophone" music closes the episode. EPISODE 2: Ano musumeni choppiri lemon no kiss wo Kyosuke attains "Darling-hood" in Hikaru-chan's eyes and sees a softer side to Madoka's character. Kyosuke has an intricate fantasy about being with Ayukawa by the seaside in yellow tint, but ends up kissing Jingle's backside. In the hallway at school, as he's hurrying to class, he sees Ayukawa and prepares to be insulted, but she says, "It's okay. The teacher's not there yet." Ah-ha, Kyosuke thinks, Ayukawa is cute after all. Later, Kyosuke makes a fool of himself by: 1)clapping stupidly for Ayukawa when she gets off the balance beam, and 2)missing the winning basket in the basketball game they were playing, because he wouldn't let himself use his powers. After the game, however, when he thinks he is alone in the gym, he throws the ball, manipulating it with his powers, and makes it in the basket, not knowing that Hikaru is watching him. She is much impressed with his ability. Afterward, running in the halls after Komatsu and Hatta, he runs into Hikaru, knocking her down. She's happy to oblige this great athlete, especially since she thinks he kissed her as they went down. Kyosuke gets in big trouble, however, for such shenanigans. Ayukawa enters the principal's office while Kyosuke is getting bawled out, hears what happened, and assists him by sending a flower into an offending sensei's face, even though she doesn't know what to make of what she's hearing. Returning to his homeroom, he finds Ayukawa waiting there to return his bag to him. Hikaru-chan giggles about her newfound "darling." EPISODE 3: Kibunha yurete rolling hatsu date A triangle around Kyosuke, Ayukawa and Hikaru begins to be established when he misses a date with Hikaru-chan because he was with Madoka. Komatsu and Hatta drag Kyosuke off to their favorite eating establishment(across the walk from an aerobics center)and give him tickets to Disco Mobeius(which is incidentally the only disco in the Orange Road universe)to give to the twins for them. Kyosuke is adamant about not letting his sisters into such a place, but Kurumi finds and steals one ticket anyway. Looking for her inside the disco, Kyosuke meets up with Hikaru-chan and must dance with her. During "cheek-time," Ayukawa sees them, and dances with someone else to make Kyosuke feel bad. Hikaru and Kyosuke make a date for the next day, but Kyosuke, arriving early, decides to rent a rowboat and row around the lake. He meets up with Ayukawa, who's just fought off an attack from some nondescript jerks, and they have their "rowing first date" together. When a child falls in the water, Madoka prepares to go save him, but Kyosuke does it instead, winning the gratitude of the child's mother and impressing Ayukawa. Sitting in a restaurant talking, Madoka mentions that today was "like a date or something." Kyosuke remembers his missed date with Hikaru and blurts it out, ruining the mood with Ayukawa. She gets up to leave and tells him, "Wash it before you return it," referring to the jacket she loaned him. Returning to where he was supposed to meet Hikaru-chan, he finds written, "Kyosuke no baka!" which of course means "Stupid Kyosuke!" Kyosuke ends the episode with a cold. EPISODE 4: Hikaru-chan!!! Osawagase no C taiken!!! Gossip turns a visit to Kyosuke's house by Hikaru-chan into a miniature scandal for the two of them. Kyosuke, sick at home due to events of the last episode, lies to Hikaru about why he missed their date, saying, "I was helping my dad at work." The two are served tea while sitting on Kyosuke's bed by his sisters, and Manami remarks, "Finally he's brought home a girl." The next day at school, Kyosuke finds that everyone thinks that he and Hikaru made a noisy C, i.e. spent the night together, when all they did was sit on his bed and talk(the Japanese system of "bases" goes A-B-C, where as Americans go first base, second base, etc., with regards to how far you've gone with a person of the opposite sex). The rumors are started by Manami and Kurumi and made worse by telling them to Komatsu and Hatta, and then, the rest of the school. Everyone's upset at Kyosuke, even Ayukawa, and Hikaru's bouncing off the walls with happiness doesn't help make Ayukawa think that nothing happened between the two of them. Later, Hikaru-chan corners him and climbs all over him with happiness, with everyone in the school sees watching. Embarrassed and sick, Kyosuke collapses. At home, his sisters take care of him. Kyosuke keeps trying to call Ayukawa to tell her the truth, but she only says, "I'm really busy right now," when she finally answers the phone. Alone, Ayukawa says to her teddy bear, "We hate that person, don't we?" Back at school, Hikaru tells Kyosuke about how close she and Ayukawa have been, since kids, and about an episode where Ayukawa saved her from a bully. Meanwhile, in a movie, Ayukawa gets accosted by more nondescript jerks which seem to pervade in this show, and Kyosuke tries to help by levitating a bulldozer at the offenders. He drops it, though, because his illness is interfering with his ESP abilities, but succeeds in covering the jerks with tar. In the end, he's able to convince Ayukawa that he and Hikaru didn't do anything. EPISODE 5: Futari no himitsu tomado arbeit Kyosuke discovers that Madoka's secret is not a lover but a part-time job, at a "ki-saten" called Abakabu. Kyosuke's family is going to Hokkaido for a vacation, but Kyosuke, upset by recent news from Hikaru-chan that Ayukawa's been acting strangely, decides not to go. Hikaru has seen Ayukawa walking somewhere with a man she doesn't recognize. Deciding that the only thing to do is to follow Ayukawa around, he goes to her house, and follows her from bus to bus, eventually meeting up with her in a "ki-saten," or coffee shop, called Abcb(pronounced Abakabu). She's working part-time, something Japanese high-schoolers are not supposed to do, and is surprised to see Kyosuke. She and the Master(the Master of the pub, a name taken from the British, which is why we call him by this funny name)rationalize for a few minutes about why it's okay for her to work when she's not supposed to be in school. "Won't you help out?" she asks, and of course Kyosuke(who has nothing better to do at all, with his family in Hokkaido)agrees. When Komatsu and Hatta come into the coffee shop, Kyosuke and Ayukawa get scared-- they know those two are the biggest gossips in the school, and their "secret" would be known by everyone in no time if they're seen. Kyosuke uses his powers to increase the prices on the menu from 500 yen to 50,000 yen, facilitating a rapid exit by the two perverts. After enjoying a drink together with the Master and closing the store, Kyosuke and Ayukawa sit and talk. "Do you really like her? I mean Hikaru," Ayukawa says, then gets embarrassed and says never mind. Afterward, they wait for the bus at the bus stop. Unfortunately, the last bus has already gone-- Ayukawa can't get home. Ayukawa collapses from exhaustion against Kyosuke and says, "Will you stay at my place tonight?" Kyosuke's in shock over what she's just said, but just then Hikaru pulls up to take Madoka home. Kyosuke asks Hikaru if she knew about Ayukawa's job. Yes, Ayukawa had telephoned her and told her yesterday. EPISODE 6: Aitsuha rival koino chuukanshiken A black-belted rival for Ayukawa's love turns out to be sweet on Hikaru-chan in actuality. Someone is following Kyosuke to school. It turns out to be Hino Yuusaku, a young martial arts stud who predicts bad things for Kyosuke's health if he doesn't leave "that girl" alone. Yuusaku is talking about Hikaru-chan, but Kyosuke thinks he means Madoka. Kyosuke is helping Hikaru study for the end-of-term finals, but at the same time is getting help from Ayukawa at Abcb. He doesn't want either to know that he's studying with the other. On top of this, all the extra teleportation he's been engaging in(to get from place to place quickly)is sapping his strength. Seeing how closely Ayukawa and this new boy, Yuusaku, talk together when they do so in his presence, Kyosuke still thinks Yuusaku must like Madoka. "Do you know him?" she asks Kyosuke, who evades. She then explains that she, Hikaru and Yuusaku have been friends since they were children. They even used to take baths together, a point which Kyosuke isn't too thrilled to hear. Kyosuke sees Yuusaku and Ayukawa talking from afar(Yuusaku was asking Ayukawa what he should do about Hikaru, whom he really loves), and then Ayukawa appears near Kyosuke and says, "He really likes her." Because in Japanese you don't always have to name the subject and object, Kyosuke interpreted what she said as, "He really likes me," which seems to confirm all of Kyosuke's fears. Later, in Abcb, Kyosuke tries to keep Hikaru from finding out that he was also studying with Madoka. Ayukawa's made him extra study materials, telling him in a private note that it's okay that he was studying with Hikaru-chan at the same time. After the tests, Kyosuke has passed the finals barely, and he's worried what Ayukawa will say when she sees how low his test scores were. Kyosuke later overhears a talk between Yuusaku and Hikaru in which Yu-kun tried to tell Hikaru how he felt about her, but gave up from embarrassment. He now knows the truth. EPISODE 7: Madoka no shiseikatsu Kuchizuke spark iro Kyosuke is given a glimpse of Madoka's dark past, and is filled with questions. Kyosuke's at Komatsu's house, and they get to talking about Ayukawa. Kyosuke realizes that he really doesn't know all that much about Ayukawa's past. He's attacked by conflicting images of Ayukawa asking him to stay at her house back in episode 5 on the one hand, and the "normal" girl he's used to on the other hand. Ayukawa and Kyosuke go to a cafe bar, and they run into some obnoxious people form Madoka's mysterious past. They call Kyosuke "bo-ya"(boy I assume)and tease Madoka about the company she's keeping these days, which gets Kyosuke mad and makes him wonder about who these people are, or were, to his Ayukawa. In the bar, Kyosuke's surprised that they're drinking real alcohol, but Madoka says it's okay, go ahead. Kyosuke does and gets rather a snootful. On the way home, Kyosuke asks Madoka about the people they met, and about what kind of life she led before she met him. He tries to kiss her so she deals him a deadly "Ayukawa Slap." The next day she doesn't want to talk to him in school. When Hikaru accosts him, he tells her not to be so open with her affections in public, and she run off, offended. Hikaru talks with Madoka, asks her if anything happened between Kyosuke and Madoka last night-- Madoka says, no, nothing. Later, Hikaru is feeding Kyosuke like a baby on the roof, and Kyosuke sees Ayukawa at the entrance. He pretends to see a UFO as an excuse to chase Madoka. Using his powers of teleportation, he catches her, and apologizes. Ayukawa agrees that the sake(saki to you Americans)they drank was a mistake. "Ah, I'm so hungry! I didn't eat any lunch," Ayukawa says, feeling better, so Kyosuke throws her his sandwich, somehow managing to keep it from flying in ten directions at once. EPISODE 8: Kimiha eago! Nagisa no shutter chance Kyosuke and Yuusaku worry about Hikaru, who is going to be modeling for an unknown photographer, changing as she becomes a famous model. Coming home, Kyosuke is surprised to see dozens of beautiful models his father is photographing. Takashi(their father)announces he's going back to being a professional "camaraman"(photographer). At school, all the boys like the pictures Kyosuke's father took of the beautiful women. Yuusaku shows up and asks to talk to Kyosuke alone on the roof. Kyosuke thinks he's going to beat him up for something he's done, but Yuusaku instead begs him not to let Hikaru go into modeling. Madoka shows up, and we learn that Hikaru is going to have a photographer take her pictures this Sunday. Yuusaku found this out the other day when he asked her to go to a concert with him the following Sunday. Both Kyosuke and Yuusaku are afraid of what would happen to their Hikaru-chan if she became a famous model. Hikaru then appears and tells her "darling" about her chance to break into modeling. Ayukawa later tells Kyosuke not to worry, that she will be going with Hikaru to see that nothing bad happens. That Sunday, Kyosuke is surprised that his father is working that day. Kyosuke himself is going to babysit his sisters and protect them from Komatsu and Hatta, the perverts, who are going to the beach on a double date. Everyone meets accidentally at the train station, and we learn that the person who will be photographing Hikaru is Takashi himself, Kyosuke's father, who didn't know that this pretty girl he was going to photograph, Hikaru-chan, was his son's girlfriend. Hikaru upsets Ayukawa by calling Kyosuke's father "Otosama," which means "father." At the beach, Hikaru models for Takashi, with Kyosuke assisting. Ayukawa, feeling useless, decides to go home, but Takashi asks Kyosuke if he couldn't take Ayukawa's picture as well, and Kyosuke goes after Ayukawa, asking her not to go home. Ayukawa, too, models for Takashi, who is impressed with her. Later, at school, Kyosuke thinks he's showing Ayukawa a picture he likes, one of her and him walking by the beach that his father snapped, but he accidentally shows one of him and Hikaru, making Ayukawa mad. He puts the correct picture in her shoe locker for her to find later. EPISODE 9: Kurumi-chan date no shikata oshiemasu Kurumi-chan goes on a date with a dangerous character, causing Kyosuke and everyone to mobilize to find her. Walking through town, Kyosuke spies Yuusaku, looking through the glass of a store at Hikaru and Madoka, who are shopping(Yu-kun will do a "Mr. Lingerie"). Later, Kyosuke and the others hear that Kurumi has gotten lost, that she went off with a boy. They get an image of the culprit from the description, and set off to find him. Kyosuke almost gets into trouble when he finds someone who fits the description, and Madoka must come to his rescue. Setting to join in the search for Kyosuke's sister, Kyosuke and Madoka pass through a lover's park, and get embarrassed to see everyone kissing. A police officer wants to know what they're doing here, and Madoka gets defensive and pulls Kyosuke out of there. We find out that Kurumi is really out on a date with Komatsu's older brother, an insecure boy, who watches videos on how to get a date and is rather upset at the food bills Kurumi is running up. Back in the park, Kurumi is looking for Jingle, and Komatsu's brother decides it's time to make his move. Kyosuke hears Kurumi's scream nearby and runs to find her. Meanwhile, Komatsu, in a rowboat with Manami, makes his own move. Suddenly, his brother comes screaming out of the sky(put there by Kurumi when he tried to kiss her)and splashes down. Kyosuke finally finds Kurumi, holding Jingle and wondering what all the commotion is about, and the episode ends. EPISODE 10: Yochimu! Hikaru-chan ga shinjau Kyosuke dreams that Hikaru-chan is going to die, and Hikaru tries to use this against Kyosuke to learn his true feelings for her. Kyosuke has one of his "yochimu" prophetic dreams, this time about Hikaru's death. He had a vision of her on the other side of a park bench, moving farther and farther away from him. At breakfast, Kyosuke remembers when he was a kid and his dreams would visit him, only most of the time they'd really come true somehow. They also used to make him wet his bed. At school, Hikaru is all over Kyosuke, which gets Ayukawa miffed at Kyosuke. During PE, Kurumi accidentally sends a volleyball into Yuusaku's face, and Hikaru has to come to her rescue, flaring at Yuusaku. Kurumi explains to Hikaru about her brother's dream, that Hikaru would die, and Hikaru decides to use that to her advantage. She goes home sick, and Kyosuke is worried that his dream may be coming true. At Hikaru's house, he finds Yuusaku already there, not pleased to see him. At a restaurant, Hikaru starts to fall asleep in Kyosuke's arms, and asks Yuusaku to go away so she can be "futari dake-de" with her Darling. Yuusaku, who by now also thinks Hikaru's going to die, departs, saying his final goodbye to Hikaru. On a park bench, Kyosuke and Hikaru are re-living his dream, she is dying in her arms(although we know she's only pretending). Meanwhile, in a supermarket, the twins tell Madoka about Kyosuke's dream, and she realizes why he's been acting so strange today. Outside, Yuusaku is stopping traffic so Hikaru can be "alone" with her Darling, just like she asked, and he falls into Madoka's arms, upset. Back on the bench, Yuusaku and the others have arrived to dump a bucket of water on both Hikaru and Kyosuke for being so silly, at Ayukawa's suggestion. EPISODE 11: Narasanaide wedding bell!!! A big misunderstanding convinces Kyosuke that Ayukawa is getting married, when it's really her older sister. At Abcb, Kyosuke notices Madoka flipping through wedding magazines, wearing a new ring, and wonders what's up. When Madoka receives a secretive phone call from a man and she won't explain it, he worries even more. That night he has a "yochimu" prophetic dream about Madoka getting married and is scared. The next day a car pulls up to the school and Madoka gets out, accompanied by a handsome man. Madoka fixes his tie in a personal way and he drives off. In class, Kyosuke tries to use telepathy to read Ayukawa's thoughts. All he gets is a picture of Ayukawa in a wedding dress before noticing that everyone has stopped to watch him concentrating so hard. "If you need to go to the bathroom that bad, just go," his teacher tells him. Kyosuke runs into Ayukawa on the phone to her mystery man. "At Abcb at around 5:00. Is that okay?" he hears her say. When he asks her about it, she says, "That was a grown-up conversation," and strolls off. Kyosuke shows up before Ayukawa was scheduled to leave with her mystery man, all dressed up with his hair greased back and looking altogether very silly. Before he can say anything to Ayukawa she goes off in the car with her man. He finds out where she's at from the Master and borrows his bicycle. Using his powers, he gets there in the middle of the wedding ceremony and beats on the door, in a scene teleported from the movie "The Graduate." Back at Abcb, Kyosuke apologizes for the misunderstanding. Madoka explains that it was a dress rehearsal for her sister's wedding, and the man is her sister's fiance. After Kyosuke crashed the wedding, we are shown, he and Madoka got in the back of a passing bus, just as in The Graduate. EPISODE 12: America ryuugaku Sayonara Madoka After Ayukawa's sister's wedding, Madoka makes plans to join her parents in Los Angeles, upsetting everyone around her. Ayukawa's sister gets married amid much thrown rice, not imported from California(and they show Madoka's sister's face, which they're not supposed to do). Madoka catches the bouquet. In the paper, near the wedding announcement, Kyosuke reads terrible news: it says Madoka will be returning to America to attend school there. Hikaru complains openly about Madoka leaving, but Kyosuke is too affected to say anything. Packing up her things at home, Madoka plays the piano and thinks, remembering all the wonderful things her sister told her about America. At home, Kyosuke can't sleep. The next day at school, Kyosuke meets Yuusaku, who is scuffed from just having gotten into a fight defending Madoka's name. Saddened, Ayukawa plays her saxophone to stock saxophone music. The wind blows her papers across the room, and somehow she knows Kyosuke had been standing outside the door. On the roof, everyone eats a goodbye banquet for Ayukawa. That night, everyone's waiting for her to arrive at Abcb for her sayonara-party, but she doesn't show up, so everyone sets out to look for her. It turns out that she's been waiting at Kyosuke's house for him to come home, but since he hasn't shown up she goes to look for him too. They both end up at the Playground of Wind at the top of "the stairs" and talk amid cherry blossoms. "I knew you'd be here," he tells her. On the swings, Ayukawa talks about how much she loves the city they live in(it remains unnamed throughout the series, so I just call it "Konomachi" which means "this town"), but how much she's looking forward to seeing New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, etc. Kyosuke tells her, "Ever since that time on these stairs...since that time I've loved this city the best." After the tension breaks, Ayukawa laughs and says, "Did you really think I was going to America?" She apparently never intended to go to America, she explains. It was all a misunderstanding. At the airport, everyone sees Ayukawa's sister and her new husband off to America. EPISODE 13: Shisen shuuchuu! Hikaru-chan daihenshin To get her Darling to like her more, Hikaru tries dressing up and changing her style radically. Hikaru-chan shows up at a school recycling drive, but it's a new Hikaru-chan we see, a beautiful made-up Hikaru-chan with make-up and new clothes. No one recognizes her, not even Kyosuke. When she's mobbed by screaming admirers, all she wants is her Senpai, her Kyosuke. Later, Ayukawa and Kyosuke talk about Hikaru's transformation. "Would you say she's become more sexy?" Ayukawa teases. Everyone seems to like the change in Hikaru-chan, even Yuusaku, who attempts to defend her from her new suitors. Meanwhile, Kyosuke's been given tickets by his dad to a rock group called "Bob's" and told, "Just take whoever you like." Kyosuke wants to ask Madoka, but Hikaru's always on the scene. Hikaru-chan's new cuteness eventually makes him change his mind and ask her to the concert. Later, in her room, Madoka tries on glasses and boyish clothes to see what she would like with a transformation of her own. Meanwhile, Kurumi is seeking to imitate Hikaru's new image, helping Jingle into the 80s in the process. Yuusaku, who wants to be Hikaru's bodyguard, is training to protect her. Later, Kyosuke is at the concert with Hikaru-chan, enjoying himself. However, Kyosuke slips accidentally, calling her Ayukawa, and she runs away crying. This wasn't a good thing. Meanwhile Yuusaku has dragged Kyosuke to a rainwater runoff and prepares to fight him for Hikaru-chan. Hikaru shows up, yelling at Yuusaku to stop. When Madoka shows up, asking what's going on, the fight is over. Everyone ends up at Abcb drinking coffee and talking out all their problems and speaking in fast, unintelligible Japanese, just like they always do. EPISODE 14: Yochimu! Madoka ha nanjakuotoko ga okirai Kyosuke, a real girly-man, tries to address the problem of his lack of manliness. Kyosuke has a dream about Madoka telling him goodbye, that they can never meet again. While out jogging, Kyosuke meets Kurumi and Manami at a girl's gym, where Ayukawa is engaging in a little pro-wrestling. Kyosuke is surprised to see her in "a place like this" but knows that Madoka is always full of surprises. Hikaru is there too, cheering Madoka on. We flash back to early that morning briefly, with Kurumi and Manami asking permission from their father to participate in the wrestling tournament if they promise not to use their powers. Takashi says yes despite Kyosuke's concerns that they won't be able to help themselves. Back at the gym, one of the girls claps Kyosuke on the shoulder and he falls down, with a bucket landing on his head. He's depressed at how weak he appears in front of Madoka and Hikaru, and decides to spy on Yuusaku's karate classes and see if he can't learn anything. He is found out and pulled inside by Yuusaku, who makes him really work at getting the karate drills right, while taking the opportunity to beat up on him a little. Hikaru puts a stop to the latter soon enough. Ayukawa also shows up, laughing a little at Kyosuke when he falls down, but Kyosuke sends a glare of pure determination at Madoka, who shuts up. He impresses everyone with his determination, if not his karate skill. At Abcb, Ayukawa is full of strange thoughts, wondering why Kyosuke is being so athletic all of the sudden. Yuusaku blurts in with news that something terrible has happened -- Kyosuke has challenged one of the masters of the school and has gotten himself beat up. They arrive at the hospital and Yuusaku takes Hikaru home. Ayukawa, alone with the sleeping Kyosuke, who is beaten all to hell, decides to kiss him. He wakes up at the wrong minute to see her face over his; at that moment Hikaru comes back in, necessitating a quick about face by both Kyosuke and Madoka. She's happy that Kyosuke is awake. Meanwhile, Kyosuke wonders what Madoka was doing. Meanwhile, at the "Festival of the Weaver" party, Hikaru sings, and Kyosuke goes outside to think(and maybe to get away from Hikaru's singing?). He assumes that the events of the day must have no relation to his "yochimu" of that morning, and forgets about it. Ayukawa shows up, and hangs a pagan religious trinket on the tree that is out on the porch for that purpose. Kyosuke wants to read what she wrote on it, but she won't let him. EPISODE 15: Madoka no kesshin! Sankakukankei ni period Hikaru gets a clue and realizes that Kyosuke must like someone else, and Kyosuke must work fast to keep his relationships with her and Madoka intact. Ushiko-san and Umao-san's kiss is interrupted by some noisy neighbors-- Kurumi and Manami are having a knock-down drag-out fight over a dress that Kurumi "borrowed". They both try to get Kyosuke to take their side, but Kyosuke is too smart for them. The Kasuga pad is littered with mounted photographs -- Takashi is having a display in a local art gallery and they're getting ready. This is to be the pinnacle of Takashi's distinguished career, so he's a little nervous. At school, Kyosuke is out of it. When Hikaru-chan shows up he's not in the mood for her cuteness. He offends her by telling her, "I'm going to get mad!" when she comes on too strong, and she goes to talk with Madoka-san up on the roof of the school. Hikaru gets the idea that her Darling might be secretly in love with someone else, and Madoka reacts to this(of course Madoka is that someone), but tells her not to worry. Now for some filler. Kurumi accidentally hits Yuusaku with a volleyball and nearly tastes his wrath. But Hikaru-chan shows up to keep him in line(Didn't we see this back in episode 10? Someone check it for me. I've watched both episodes too many time to do so). Walking home, Madoka thinks back to when she and Hikaru were children, looking for four-leaf clovers. Madoka found one but Hikaru wanted it. Being the good "o-nechan"(big sister)that she is, Ayukawa gave it to Hikaru. More filler. Manami has cut her finger somehow, and Ayukawa bandages it for her. Why not just use a shower scene if the plot isn't 22 minutes long? We wouldn't mind. Meanwhile, Ayukawa is being cold to Kyosuke, not wanting to walk home with him, being unfriendly at Abcb, etc. Kyosuke feels like he's being treated as if he had told Madoka a lie and gotten caught, but he didn't do anything. Everyone except Madoka is helping Takashi set up his pictures(some of which we saw back in episode 8)at his display, but Kyosuke is even more out of it than ever, thinking about Ayukawa. Hikaru picks up his strangeness and starts to get mad. To thank them for helping, Takashi says he'll take everyone out for dinner, but Hikaru stays behind to have a talk with Kyosuke. "You've been strange today, Darling," she says. "Strange! Strange! Strange!" When she backs Kyosuke up against a picture of Madoka and accuses him of "having someone else he likes," Kyosuke is forced to lie to her. "You're definitely...wrong." She comes around, reassured, and says, "That's what Madoka-san said." Kyosuke figures out why Madoka has been so cold to him all day. On an excuse, Kyosuke leaves the restaurant to go call Madoka, who the Master let go home early. Kyosuke gets an answering machine, and tries to explain to the machine, but can't. Madoka is out playing more saxophone music to old footage, and Kyosuke searches for her. Meanwhile, Madoka has gone home and listened to the machine. She takes a shower(oh, here's my shower scene)and is just getting out when Kyosuke calls again. She doesn't want to pick up the phone, but it keeps ringing. She eventually does, and pretends to be her own answering machine. She tells Kyosuke that it's okay and waves to him through the window. Meanwhile, everyone goes to see the pictures, and Kurumi and Manami try to make Kyosuke say whose picture is prettier. EPISODE 16: Shinjiru shinjinai UFO wo mita Madoka When Kyosuke and Madoka see a UFO that was really created by Kurumi's powers, Kyosuke must ask her to keep the UFO sighting a secret, causing confusion and a falling out between the two. While walking outside, Kyosuke and Madoka see a UFO and manage to snap a picture. Kyosuke later discovers it was his family, using Kurumi's powers and fooling around. To avoid attention which could lead to someone finding out about his family's powers, he asks Ayukawa to keep the sighting a secret. She agrees, not really wanting to, but then Hikaru sees the picture and suddenly the whole school knows. Kyosuke denies the sighting but Madoka doesn't like being called a liar. The next day, the last day before summer vacation, Madoka doesn't come to school, and when Kyosuke goes to look for her, she's hanging out with "waru," bad people from her past who ride motorcycles and smoke cigarettes(intake of breath!). He races on the Master's bicycle to stop her, augmenting his speed with his powers, but when he finally catches up with her, she rides off, apparently having re-joined the motorcycle gang and leaving his life forever. He's crushed, but then she comes down the hill to see him, and they talk about the UFO sighting. He apologizes for making her look bad, and tells her that, yes, of course the UFO was really there. Up in the sky, then, there really is a UFO, and all the Orange Road characters see it this time. "Could it be...that the UFO I saw the other night was really...?" He realizes that the UFO he and Madoka saw together was a real UFO after all, and not Kurumi animating household appliances. "In the summer of my 15th year, I, Kasuga Kyosuke saw a UFO," he declares to himself. EPISODE 17: Natsu no yuuwaku ikinari double date Kyosuke wants to be in two places at once, and uses his teleportation powers to accomplish this goal. It's summer, and Kyosuke needs to be studying(Japanese kids have homework over summer break, ugh!). He gets invited both by Ayukawa to the library and by Hikaru to the pool, and he accepts both invitations, flipping back and forth with his teleportation. But over-use of his powers drains him, and he eventually falls asleep in front of Ayukawa in the library. She leaves, angry, not wanting to go to the summer festival of fireworks that night-- she has to work at Abcb anyway, she says. Kyosuke goes home to finish the homework he didn't get done while fooling around with Hikaru-chan at the pool, and brings it to Madoka at Abcb to show her. She checks the almost-finished workbook then says okay, let's go see the fireworks. At that moment, however, the fireworks end. Kyosuke saves the day by teleporting some fireworks from his house and they have a nice time on the floor of Abcb celebrating the start of summer themselves. EPISODE 18: Madoka chousen! Big Monday!!! Ayukawa must surf the legendary "Big Monday" wave so that a friend's dead boyfriend can finally be at peace. It's the beginning of the one-month summer vacation for Japanese kids, and Kyosuke, Madoka, Hikaru-chan and Yuusaku are going to spend some time at a beach resort. Some customers at Abcb were going to go then had changed their plans and given the bus tickets to the Master, who gave them to Ayukawa and the others. After running some "playing at the beach" filler footage, Kyosuke tells us in an aside that the beach they're at is famous among surfing circles. According to the Legend of Big Monday, on the first sunny Monday of August in the afternoon, a gigantic wave appears. Surfers always try to surf it but no one's ever been able to do it. A mysterious and beautiful girl walks past them carrying a surfboard. Kyosuke is given pause by her. But doesn't she know about the legend? he thinks. Meanwhile, Kurumi and Manami use their powers to remind "Oyaji"(a slang word that means "father")of the beach to try to get him to take them. The method seems effective. Back at the beach. The group has met an old Jiisan fishing who tells them a story: There's a female ghost named Koto who comes to this beach. Many years ago, she was a pretty peasant girl living near a castle which stood where the resort is. The lord had ordered her to come to the castle to be his concubine. There was a handsome boy who took her away the night she was supposed to go to the castle, but soldiers appeared with arrows and they fell into the sea. Koto, who always looks lonely because her lover died, has a scar on her wrist from an arrow. Kyosuke gulps-- he's always been weak to these kinds of stories. Hikaru remarks that Madoka, too, dislikes ghost stories. Just then they see the girl they saw earlier surfing. Madoka thinks she looks somehow sad. That night, the same girl passes Yuusaku, giving him a start. He looks in the guest register and gulps -- her name happens to be Koto. Hikaru and Ayukawa go skinny-dipping in the bath and the girl passes Madoka, who notices a scar on the girl's wrist. The old man's words come back to her and she thinks that the girl might really be the ghost. Kyosuke meets Ayukawa outside, and the two go for a walk to the beach. They discuss whether or not the girl Koto is the ghost, and Kyosuke tells her what Yuusaku found out. Ayukawa stumbles across Koto, standing on the beach, and faints. Kyosuke starts to run away but goes back. "Don't touch her!" he shouts, running to save Madoka from the clutches of the "ghost." Koto is puzzled at his behavior; she was trying to help Ayukawa. It turns out that she is no ghost after all. She had been walking on the beach and had stepped on a piece of glass -- this beach is getting so trashy, she remarks. "I'm no ghost, but I wish I could see one," she says. She explains that her boyfriend died at this beach three years ago trying to surf the Big Monday wave. She says she's here to try to surf the wave tomorrow in place of him, but "if he couldn't, then I probably won't be able to, but if I don't even try I can never forget him or marry." She thanks him and asks if Ayukawa is his "kanojo", his girlfriend. "Be sure to protect her...This is just the beginning for you two." Then she walks away. Ayukawa wakes up on the way back. "Good morning," Kyosuke says. Got to practice that English there, kid, in time for the Hawaii OAV. Ayukawa is alarmed, asks of Koto was really the ghost. Kyosuke tries to pretend that she was the ghost but breaks up in laughter. The next day, Ayukawa is going to ride the Big Monday wave in place of Koto. Everyone's concerned, but she says, I'll be okay -- Koto's boyfriend will protect her in Koto's place. Madoka rides the wave, but towards the end, wipes out terribly. Kyosuke tries to use his powers to try to pull her out of the water, but can't find her. Hikaru wants to swim after Ayukawa but Yuusaku stops her. Suddenly, Ayukawa reappears on the surfboard. She explains later how a strange force pulled her out of the water when she thought she'd drowned. It was Koto's dead boyfriend after all, she says. Kyosuke doesn't mind the mistake. He celebrates the events of the day by trying out Ayukawa's surfboard himself... EPISODE 19: Futari no taiken kinjirareta koinoshima Kyosuke and Madoka are marooned on a deserted island and have a romantic experience. The gang is at the same seaside resort as last episode, enjoying their brief summer vacation. Yuusaku gets an idea -- let's rent rowboats and go out into the harbor. Good idea, Yuusaku! They set out in two boats, Hikaru and Yuusaku in one and Kyosuke and Madoka in the other. The rowing is hard work. Hikaru complains about not being in the same boat as "darling." Kyosuke takes a short rest and in no time the other boat is far away, bouncing on the waves. Their boat is caught in the current and carried even farther. To try to meet up with the other boat, Kyosuke uses his powers to move the boat while he rows. They end up at an island in the middle of the bay. Ayukawa is happy, but Kyosuke thinks he's failed. Nearby, Pops Kasuga, Manami & Kurumi and the perverts are on a ship, relaxing and enjoying a Japanese family pastime -- photography. Back on the island, Kyosuke wakes up to find Ayukawa gone. He eventually finds her bathing in a lagoon, but for some reason she's a mermaid! And with new seashells! It turns out to be a dream sequence -- Kyosuke is rebuked by Ayukawa for peeping at her bathing. Afterwards they sit and talk. "I wonder if Hikaru's okay," Ayukawa says. "She's with that jerk," Kyosuke says. "Yu-kun?" Kyosuke says yes and does his best imitation of his "raibaru." Kyosuke thinks to himself that being here with Ayukawa is paradise, and compares the two of them to "that movie"(he's talking about The Blue Lagoon). "But...the two people in that movie..." Ah-hah, he's figured it out! Next, they run and play in the sand. Meanwhile, Hikaru and Yuusaku are far away from the island, and Hikaru is trying to rally Yuusaku's manliness. But he's just too tired. Eventually they arrive back at the beach they started out at. Just then the boat the others are on passes and Hikaru's boat is spotted. Back at the island: more play. The sun is starting to hang low. Kyosuke and Ayukawa look at each other for a long time. Something has descended on the two of them. "Shall we go home?" she says. Hikaru and Yuusaku must be worried. When they get to where Ayukawa had tied up the boat, however, when they get there, it's gone! Back on land, the others find out that Kyosuke's boat hasn't been returned at the rental office yet. Komatsu suggests that Ayukawa and Kyosuke should be "making out" just fine together and Yuusaku does a Karate Kid attack on him, making Hikaru cheer. "But is Darling really okay?" she says next, deflating Yuusaku -- she, of course, is a girl "he would very much like to call his girlfriend." Dunderheaded Kurumi implies that Kyosuke must be alright with his powers and Manami and their father laugh it off. A few hundred feet out to see of the island, Kyosuke appears and falls into the sea. He's too weak, he realizes, after using his powers all afternoon to move the boat, to teleport all the way to shore. They really can't go home. He swims back then spies Ayukawa attempting to climb a cliff face for help. She's doing it because it was her fault she didn't tie the boat up properly. She falls -- Kyosuke catches her then falls himself. A rock ledge lies below them, but Kyosuke summons up the last of his powers to "zap" it away. Night has fallen. They sit by a fire, talking. Ayukawa gets upset at herself for letting the boat drift away. Kyosuke gives her an apple and they both get very silent. "Ah..." Ayukawa begins. "Do you remember that first time working at Abcb?" She's referring to what happened back in episode 5, with Madoka, tired after closing at Abcb, laying her head down on Kyosuke's shoulder, asking him if he's stay at her place that night. "I remember," he says. "Will you please pretend you didn't hear it?" "Why?" Kyosuke asks. "That's the first time I'd ever said anything like that...I said that, but...Now I just want to keep you special." "Ayukawa," Kyosuke says. Madoka sticks her tongue out. "I can't help it," she says. "I was just a bad kid." The fire cracks -- Ayukawa is startled and moves next to Kyosuke. They look into each other's eyes for a long moment. Suddenly they move to kiss -- and a spotlight shines on them from above! It's a rescue helicopter containing who else but Hikaru-chan... Kyosuke thinks to himself: "Why...does the summer of my 15th year have to end...? EPISODE 20: Hikaru mokugeki! Gasshuku ha kikenga ippai At a tennis camp, Hikaru sees Kyosuke with Ayukawa practicing and gets the wrong idea. This is the episode where Kyosuke says "sono toki boku wa" all the time. It's also the first episode with the new "Ah-ha" credits, as seen that music video from way back in the 80s. As we open, the group is on a train, going to tennis camp for a week or so. Ayukawa seems moody, perhaps having something to do with last episode's adventure on the island with Kyosuke. Komatsu and Hatta make fools of themselves then get yelled at by a "kakko-ii"(good style)tennis instructor named Tatapa-senpai who has glistening teeth and looks like Umao-san. All the girls go crazy for Tatapa-senpai, making the two perverts' candy bars wilt. At the tennis school, no one can even return the ball once to Tatapa-senpai, but Kyosuke manages to, with the help of Kurumi using her powers when she shouldn't. As a result, Kyosuke is placed in A-class, as opposed to C-class, where Hikaru and most of the others are. Hikaru is upset about this, but when Kyosuke finds out that Madoka is in A-class too, he is secretly glad. Ayukawa tells Hikaru that she and Kyosuke can come see Hikaru after practice starts, which makes Hikaru happy. Later, Kyosuke runs into Tatapa-san, who tells him that they'll be practicing together(Tatapa-san thinks Kyosuke is a tennis pro because he hit one ball right, but Kyosuke really can't play tennis at all -- "sucks desu"). Kyosuke is worried about having to practice with the imposing instructor, and decides to get some practice in alone in the woods. Ayukawa happens across Kyosuke and helps him better his swing. Meanwhile, everyone is dancing in cel-economic fashion, and Hikaru wonders where her darling is. She eventually finds him, practicing alone with Madoka, and thinks the worst. Later, Ayukawa goes to talk to Hikaru, who is pretending to be asleep in a bed with no sheet and one simple-to-draw blanket that are common in animation. The next day, Tatapa-san, trying to hide from some girls who are chasing him, gets into a rowboat with Hikaru -- hey, a "rowing first date." On the water, he makes a pass at her, but she resists him and falls in the water, unable to swim. Tatapa-san can't swim either, and is too cowardly to jump in after her. Kyosuke shows up and manages to save her, however. Later, Hikaru goes to see Kyosuke, who, in a dream, cries out, "Hikaru-chan! Watch out!" She is touched that he really does care for her, and gives him a peck on the cheek. Outside, Tatapa-san shows up, fresh from an appointment with Ayukawa the Dentist. Back inside, Kyosuke wakes up, confused about a dream that Hikaru was mad, then kissed him. EPISODE 21 Kyosuke pinch! Arashi ga oka no amai sasayaki A cute girl scared because of an impending operation manipulates Kyosuke into a compromising position and an "Ayukawa slap." Part two of the Tennis Camp episode. Jingle wakes up and is shocked to find himself flying slowly over the landscape. It's Kurumi who is doing it, of course-- she's bringing Jingle to her. Manami notices her sister using her power and stops her. Later, everyone is really, really board watching a tennis ball go back and forth, back and forth. Komatsu and Hatta try to sneak off but are caught. Kyosuke, however, with his powers of teleportation, is able to escape the boring situation. Out by the lake, Kyosuke throws rocks in the water and relaxes. A girl closely resembling Madoka but with glasses shows up, wearing a hat like the one Madoka gave Kyosuke, but yellow. The wind blows it into the water, reminding Kyosuke of his first meeting with Madoka)and Kyosuke goes to retrieve it for her, but she tells him not to worry. The girl introduces herself as Kumiko(same name as that babe from Karate Kid II)then surprises Kyosuke by asking if he is "hitori," or single. She asks him if there is any girl that Kyosuke likes, and Kyosuke stutters and says no, not really, without thinking. Kumiko then takes him by the arm and they go off, Kyosuke not suspecting that Ayukawa is hiding behind a tree watching the two of them. After they're gone, Komatsu and Hatta tell Madoka about them seeing Kyosuke with the new girl. Ayukawa tells them not to tell anyone, but when Hikaru shows up asking if they've seen Kyosuke, Hatta almost spills the beans but wets himself instead. Kyosuke and Kumiko are running in the grass on the mountains. Kurumi falls and Kyosuke falls on top of her and they lie there like that for a long time. Kyosuke almost bends to kiss her, but the wind blows and stops him. He then notices Kumiko is crying and is totally shocked. It starts to rain so Kumiko and Kyosuke run to where Kumiko lives nearby. Meanwhile, Jingle has just arrived, thanks to Kurumi's powers. Manami scolds Kurumi for bringing the cat in her suitcase and laughs it off. Lightning strikes again, and everyone but Hikaru-chan hides under the table. Hikaru goes out into the rain to look for her "darling," but Yuusaku stops her, saying that it's too dangerous. Ayukawa, who of course knows about Kumiko, tells Hikaru not to waste her time worrying about a "jerk like him." At Kumiko's house, Kyosuke and Kumiko's clothes are drying by the fire, and both are in their underwear. Kumiko approaches Kyosuke, wearing only a towel and her "bra n' panties," but Kyosuke turns away. "Why? Tell me?" she says, and lowers the towel. He says, "I'm sorry," turning away again. "Am, I not pretty?" she asks, hurt, and Kyosuke tells her vehemently that no, that's not the problem. "Because I'm only a junior high school student, this is bad!" he tells her by way of an excuse. "Well, just think about it," Kumiko tells him, upset at being turned down. Meanwhile, Madoka is playing her saxophone in the rain. As she plays, the sun comes out, and Hikaru says, "I'm going to look for darling." Outside, everyone is walking around, calling Kyosuke's name. Madoka finds a Kurumi's handkerchief and, to throw the others off the trail, tells them to look further down the mountain. She is going to go in the direction of the handkerchief. Back at Kumiko's house, she's crying, and says, "I'm so embarrassed." Kyosuke tells her to get dressed, but unfortunately, at that moment Madoka appears outside the cabin, walking towards them. Kyosuke notices her but doesn't know what to do. Madoka walks in, without a search warrant(this is Japan after all), sees Kumiko half-naked, then sees Kyosuke's feet sticking out from under the clothes on the clothesline. She parts the clothes to make sure it's Kyosuke -- Kyosuke says, "Hi!" lamely -- then leaves. Kyosuke goes after her and Madoka stops and turns around slowly. She's so upset there are eight, count them, eight of those little vibrating "emotion reflections" in her eyes as she deals Kyosuke a deadly "Ayukawa slap." Then Kumiko appears at the door, pleading for Madoka to stop. "We didn't do anything! It's the truth! I'm sorry, I made him do it, I thought it would be okay. I thought it would be okay to do anything." She explains that she's going to get a dangerous operation next week, and this was why she was trying to have sex with Kyosuke. In the end, Madoka, Kurumi and all the others put cute little floaty boats in the water(more Karate Kid II refs)to give Kumiko good luck with her operation. "We'll do this again next year," Madoka says. The geeks want to know what Kyosuke did with Kumiko and tell him that Ayukawa, too, saw him walk away with her. Kyosuke is surprised why Madoka didn't stop him back then. Later, the group receives a postcard from Kumiko, writing that the operation was a success and thanking them for all they did. Kyosuke thinks to himself: "Kyosuke Kasuga: this was the end of the great circle of my summer." EPISODE 22: Otonano kankei! Madoka himitsu no asagaeri When Madoka joins a local rock band without telling Kyosuke, he gets the wrong idea completely and puts everyone's relationships in jeopardy. In a blatant attempt to fill the episode out, Kyosuke reminisces back to episode 17 when he suddenly noticed Madoka's cleavage. Kyosuke goes into Abcb but is surprised to find that Madoka's not there -- an older, beautiful woman has taken her place. We then see Ayukawa with a mysterious man she calls "Shu-chan"(the "chan," a dimunitive variant of "san" implies closeness). Going back to Abcb, Kyosuke has just spilled his coffee, crying "Ayukawa quit?" The new woman behind the counter teases Kyosuke, implying that he must like Ayukawa, but he laughs it off with a little more vigor than he needs: "Me and Ayukawa? Hahahaha!" Kyosuke suddenly remembers something about Ayukawa telling Kyosuke the other day that she wouldn't be at Abcb that night, and Kyosuke leaves in a hurry. Meanwhile, in a grocery store, Hikaru-chan obviously knows something about what's going on with Madoka, and almost gives it away. Hikaru ditches him to avoid giving away the secret, sending Kyosuke into a pile of stacked cans. Hikaru wants to go help her Darling, but Yuusaku stops her, telling her that "this is for Madoka-san." The implication is that Madoka's got a boyfriend that she wants to keep a secret from Kyosuke. Later, Kyosuke is at Komatsu's house with Hatta. The geeks tease their friend by pretending to be calling Ayukawa's phone answering machine and pretending to be him, but they were really calling Kyosuke's sister Kurumi. The next morning, Kyosuke is passing by a building when he sees Ayukawa and her mystery man Shu-chan emerge. The way they talk(informally)makes Kyosuke think they're really close. Shu-chan asks if she wants some breakfast after the all-nighter, but she says she's fine. Madoka and her man get in a car and drive away, Ayukawa seeing Kyosuke hiding behind a bush as they pull away. Kyosuke is really upset, and he sees that all the buildings around where is he are named things like Hotel Candy and Hotel Persian Love, and thinks that Ayukawa has just spent the night with this man in a cheap hotel. While Kyosuke is at the playground thinking, the beautiful woman from Abcb shows up, and introduces herself as Yukari. She is very forward and asks if Kyosuke likes her. Before Kyosuke can act, she takes him by the arm, winking at him. At a "girl's" movie called Love Story, Kyosuke begins to fall asleep, and starts picturing Yukari and himself instead of the actors on the screen. His hand falls on her, and she snuggles close to him. At a crosswalk, Hikaru shows up, and Kyosuke becomes tense. Hikaru screams and beats him on the chest, but not because he's walking around with this strange beautiful woman named Yukari, but because Kyosuke didn't tell Hikaru that he already knew "the secret"(which Yukari is a part of, and if Kyosuke is with Yukari then he must know already, although he doesn't). After eating, Hikaru tells Kyosuke and Yukari, let's go. She is saying, let's go see Madoka's premier in the rock band she's playing in(of which Yukari is the lead singer), but Kyosuke think they're all going to go do something with Ayukawa and her new boyfriend. "I'm not going to go," he says, confusing both Hikaru and Yukari, and he and Yukari leave. Outside, Yukari says, "Let's go to a good place," implying that the two of them will go to a hotel and do grown-up things. Meanwhile, at the hotel where Ayukawa and the band will be playing, Hikaru has told Madoka what happened with Kyosuke. "He said he wouldn't come?" Ayukawa says, thinking that Kyosuke knows the whole story but still will not come and see her play. Madoka's mystery man shows up and is revealed as a member of the band, the drummer. Madoka suddenly remembers Kyosuke seeing her after staying up all night with Shu-chan the morning before and thinks she understands. Meanwhile, Yukari has taken Kyosuke to a "rabu hoteru" called 1987 Candy(good name). Yukari says, let's go, and when Kyosuke doesn't move, she says, "I understand now. It's your first time." Kyosuke tries to deny it(ba ha ha)and thinks to himself that he isn't sure if he wants to be a part of a relationship that is this grown-up. He remembers Ayukawa with her mystery man, however, and goes into the hotel with Yukari, angry and wanting to hurt Madoka. In the hallway, Yukari corners Kyosuke and makes like she's going to kiss him. She opens the door instead, and Kyosuke falls inside, but it's not a cheap hotel room, but one of those big rooms they rent out for Creation Cons. Kyosuke is shocked to see Ayukawa playing guitar for a band. Kyosuke is so confused. Shu-chan stands up and tells everyone not to worry, Yukari is here now. He then introduces the "new face" in the band, Madoka Ayukawa. Kyosuke now knows the truth and feels silly. Yukari appears in costume and starts to sing a song that Madoka wrote. During the course of the song, she takes a ribbon and ties it around Madoka in a heart-shape, who is surprised, and throws the other end to Kyosuke -- nudge nudge, knowwhatahmean? Ayukawa is so surprised she stops playing, but somehow the music doesn't stop. This song is a rare treat for Robotech fans -- singing with actual lip-syncing. Wow! Back at Abcb, Yukari and Shu-chan are having a fight. Kyosuke rises to see what's the matter, but Ayukawa tells him to stay where he is. "Those two people are adults," she tells him. She then remarks to Kyosuke that Shu-chan is her cousin(his full name is Shuichi Sawada), surprising Kyosuke again. EPISODE 23: Kyosuke Madoka daigenka! Koino ninninsankyaku When Kyosuke and Madoka must represent their class in a school marathon, they get into an argument about which of them would win. Kyosuke is shopping with Hikaru-chan but has to evade Yuusaku when he shows up, angry because Kyosuke is with Hikaru. Yuusaku ends up getting the stuffing knocked out of him when he goes into the wrong dressing room. There is to be a marathon at the school, and each class has to nominate some runners to participate even though no one wants to. Komatsu and Hatta conspire to nominate Kyosuke, who is too out of it to defend himself. Ayukawa, absent that day, also gets chosen by the class. At Abcb, Ayukawa upsets Kyosuke by implying he's too weak to put up a good showing and that she'll have to stay back with him so she doesn't offend him. Kyosuke fantasizes about smacking her around and her apologizing for what she said but this doesn't really happen. In the end, Kyosuke leaves Abcb in a huff. While trying to get into shape, Kyosuke kicks around the idea of using his powers to enable his class to win and him to beat Madoka. He checks out a public restroom as a possible place to teleport where no one can see him, but Hikaru surprises him and he tells her that he was checking to see if it was clean or not. At the shoe lockers, Madoka and Kyosuke meet again. Madoka tries to be nice, but Kyosuke sticks his tongue out at her. Later, Kyosuke is practicing, running alongside Hikaru-chan-- Kyosuke truly is a "girly man." Yuusaku wants to train alongside Kyosuke, just to be near Hikaru-chan, but Hikaru tells him to get lost. At home, Manami is tending to Kyosuke's broken body. Takashi, their father, reminds Kyosuke to be sure not to use his powers at school. More training, this time taking them past Abcb. Ayukawa sees how bad off Kyosuke is and feels sorry for him, but he sees her looking at him and tells Hikaru to keep going. Lying on a bench by himself, Kyosuke is going over his plan to use his teleporation to win the race. Ayukawa shows up to call off the bet and apologize, but ends up pushing him into a fountain, which, in the Izumi Matsumoto universe, will cause you to catch a cold 100% of the time. Kyosuke is sitting in the bath, thinking about the race and his sickness, but his power goes off accidentally and he teleports, nude, into an Ushiko/Umao-san love scene, then gets rained on. Hikaru tells Ayukawa that she feels sorry for her Darling, saying that maybe he practiced too much. Ayukawa knows he's sick and feels bad about causing his cold. At Kyosuke's house, Ayukawa comes to see Kyosuke, who opens the door for her using his powers, thinking it must be one of his sisters. "Who is it? Kurumi? Manami?" When he finds out who it is, he says, "Don't come in, who let you in here?" Ayukawa is really sad. Kyosuke finally lets her come in and she takes good care of him. "You'll be okay," Madoka says. Kyosuke suddenly looks at Ayukawa, and the little "emotional reflectors" in their eyes start to jiggle. He hugs her tightly, or does he? No, he really hugged his pillow. Ayukawa tells him that she doesn't feel good about the two of them running in the marathon separately as opposed to as a team. "Of course!" Kyosuke says, realizing that the cold is an excuse to get out of his bet with Madoka. They should run as a team after all. The day of the marathon has come, and everyone is running. Kyosuke and Madoka are running together, resting and taking it easy. After several hours, everyone else has come in and Hikaru-chan is wondering where Madoka and Kyosuke are. After a while, the two of them show up and run to where Hikaru and Yuusaku are waiting for them. EPISODE 24: Kazuya toujou! Panic kid ni goyoujin Kazuya, Kyosuke's little cousin, is introduced, and he tries to use his powers of mind-reading to help Kyosuke out with his relationship problems. Kyosuke is on his way out when a small version of himself runs into his family jewels -- it's his cousin Calvin, er, I mean Kazuya, who looks exactly like Kyosuke except that he's only five years old. Takashi explains who Kazuya is and asks that somebody take responsibility for him for the day and take him outside. Kurumi and Manami are happy to do this but Kazuya says, "I hate childish girls." So Kyosuke must take Kazuya with him. On the way to Abcb, Kyosuke runs into a big tough guy who tries to pick a fight. Kazuya proves he's a Japanese anime version of Calvin by yelling, "Hey, watch where you're walking!" as the man passes by. At Abcb, Kazuya is a big hit with Ayukawa. Kyosuke is shocked when Kazuya touches Madoka's breasts lovingly and calls them "guramah", which refers to the, ah, size and curvature. Kyosuke pulls Kazuya out of there in a hurry, but Madoka catches up with them and asks them to wait for her. While she calls the Master at Abcb to ask for the day off so she can be with Kazuya and Kyosuke, Kyosuke wonders idly what color panties Madoka has on today. "Pink," Kazuya answers, and uses his power to make a wind to conveniently lift her skirt. "See?" Kyosuke wonders at how Kazuya knew what he was thinking. On the train, Kyosuke goes over all that has happened, and wonders if, somehow, he, Kyosuke, might not have the power of telepathy and he just didn't know about it. Back at the Kasuga ranch, Hikaru-chan has shown up asking about her Darling. Kurumi shakes the rocks in her head back and forth and they make the sound "bu-rum, bu-rum" to show that she doesn't know where they are. Meanwhile, Madoka and Kyosuke are walking Kazuya around the playground("New Tokyo"), having great fun. When Madoka climbs a jungle gym, Kazuya pushes her(accidentally?), and Kyosuke must catch her. This he does, but he cops a feel on the way down, accidentally. He thinks to himself, "That felt good," and Kazuya repeats this for Madoka's benefit. Later, Kazuya proves he has thick skin by swinging on vines with Jingoro-chan hanging on to his shirt. Kyosuke brings drinks to the others. "A very energetic kid," Madoka says. "But...mysterious." Madoka comments that Kazuya looks a lot like Kyosuke. Kyosuke thinks again about the possibility that he might have telepathy, but just then Kazuya comes up and, in Kyosuke's head, says, "You can't read her mind...I'm the one with the telepathy. Hey, why don't I read Madoka-onechan's heart for you?" Kyosuke over-reacts and embarrasses himself in front of Madoka in the process. Next they go to the zoo, but Hikaru-chan sees them and, somehow(through gross stupidity no doubt)comes up with the idea that Kazuya is Madoka and Kyosuke's son, that they actually had a child without Hikaru knowing about it(bwahahahahahaha, oh well, Hikaru will get hers in the Orange Road movie). Kyosuke runs after her and manages to make her listen to the truth. Kazuya asks Hikaru if she is Kyosuke's girlfriend, and Kyosuke chokes on his answer, denying it, telling Hikaru that it's because Kazuya is just a little kid. Kazuya reads Kyosuke's true feelings and decides to do Kyosuke a favor by making "this girl give you up." In a train tunnel, he tells Hikaru that Kyosuke really loves Madoka, crushing Hikaru-chan and making her run away. Kyosuke chases her and tells her not to believe anything he hears from a kid like Kazuya. Hikaru-chan hugs Kyosuke in happiness, which turns Madoka off. Later, eating Ice Cream, a word which doesn't need to be capitalized but is anyway, Kazuya arranges to have Madoka take him away to clean ice cream off his clothes. Alone, Hikaru laments that she is an only child, saying "You have Manami and Kurumi, and Madoka has her sister, but I..." "You've got me, haven't you?" Kyosuke says. This pleases Hikaru-chan so much that she just sits there and purrs. Kazuya and Madoka return, and Kyosuke now realizes he's done more damage to his relationship with Madoka than before. Running for the train, Ayukawa is still a cold fish. Kazuya uses his powers to fix it so that they get separated from he and Hikaru, so that Kyosuke and Ayukawa can be alone. On the train, a "chi-kahn"(pervert on a train)tries to get funny with Madoka, but Kyosuke inserts himself between the two. I won't let anyone touch Ayukawa, he thinks to himself. Madoka warms up and says, "Ne, Kasuga-kun, I guess the two children want to go off somewhere alone together," which is incidentally pretty mean to say about Hikaru-chan. The train stops and Hikaru and Kazuya are there. Walking home, Kazuya shines to Kyosuke, "You didn't do it quickly enough." He then runs ahead of the three and says, "Oneesan-tachi, is it really okay like this?" He's referring the games they each play in order to keep the love/friendship triangle intact. Madoka takes this to heart and proves it by going home and playing stock saxophone music into the night air. Nearing his own house, Kyosuke is met by Kurumi and Manami, who give him some bad news: Kazuya's family is moving to the neighboring town -- Kazuya will be around forever, or at least for the next three episodes! EPISODE 25: Abunai jikoanji! Kyosuke-kun henshinsu Kyosuke accidentally self-hypnotizes himself into an asshole and finds mixed results. Little Kazuya joins the Kasuga family for breakfast, and does Jingle a favor by feeding him at the table(of course, since Kurumi didn't cook this time). When Kyosuke gently scolds him for it, everyone decides that Kyosuke has something wrong with him, that he's not forceful enough, and lets him know it. Broken, Kyosuke stares at himself in the mirror and inadvertently self-hypnotizes himself to be stronger. Transformed, Kyosuke becomes "kakko-ii," Mr. Slick. The new Kyosuke upsets Kurumi by using his powers openly, teleporting to school and what not-- she doesn't think she should have to not use her powers when others are around but her brother can. At school, Kyosuke is a true extravert, languishing in the attention everyone now gives him, using his powers in dangerous ways. Kurumi, in school, is learning from Kyosuke's new bad example and is using her powers around others, too. With his new insensitivity, Kyosuke hurts Hikaru's feelings by telling her he can't eat the lunch she's brought for him-- he's already eaten all the other girls' presents. Ayukawa, after talking with Hikaru on the roof of the school, goes to talk to Kyosuke. Kyosuke surprises her by asking him out that night. "Jya, 6:00, in front of Mobieus Disco." She is so surprised by Kyosuke's new image that she can't refuse. They go on their date, Kyosuke still acting like an asshole. "What happened? Your new style..." Madoka asks. "If you see that in me, it must be your fault," he replies. Madoka blushes and excuses herself to the ladies room, returning to find her Kyosuke feeding the same line to other girls. She drags him outside and dunks his head in the water, saying, "I like you better as yu-jyu-fu-dan(a weenie, I guess)." These words echo as Kyosuke looks into the water and returns to his normal nice-guys-finish-last state. The next morning, Kyosuke is embarrassed to hear what a jerk he was in front of everyone at school. At school, an army of new female admirers along with Komatsu and Yuusaku all await him for a payback. EPISODE 26: Kodomoni natta Kyosuke! Madoka ni sekkin Kyosuke is tricked by Kazuya into changing bodies, and Kazuya proceeds to mess up Kyosuke relationships with Hikaru and Ayukawa. Madoka is angry at Kyosuke for tearing a notebook she had leant to him, and shows it by throwing him against a wall of shoe lockers. At the Kasuga home, Komatsu and Hatta meet Kazuya for the first time, and tease him about how much he looks like Kyosuke. Kazuya retaliates by reading their intentions(to be alone with Kurumi and Manami)and calling in their father into the room to spoil their fun. Kyosuke meet Kazuya at a playground, and listens to Kazuya's complaints about how confusing women are. When Kazuya tells him that, if they change bodies using Kazuya's power, Kyosuke can use Kazuya's telepathy ability to read Madoka's true feelings. This makes up Kyosuke's mind and they smash heads. When he comes to, Kyosuke(really Kazuya now)is walking off with Hikaru-chan to see a movie, and he's become Kazuya. Kazuya has become an instant jerk as he walks away with Hikaru. Later, Kyosuke(in Kazuya's body)follows Ayukawa, trying to position himself to read her thoughts with his "new" powers. He tries the power but can't read anything. Kazuya had been lying; he can't use Kazuya's powers of telepathy. So Kyosuke decides to make use of his new body and to be cute and ask what Madoka's feelings are as Kazuya. Elsewhere, Kazuya, on his date with Hikaru, wishes aloud that they had seen the Godzilla 3-d movie rather than the film they're seeing. Kyosuke as Kazuya, back on the street, gets into some trouble with some tough guys from the Hokuto no Ken universe, but Ayukawa comes to his rescue, getting Orange Calpis on her blouse in the process. She takes him home with her to clean up. Ayukawa dresses in front of Kyosuke then prepares to go back to Abcb. Kyosuke looks at a picture of her and Kyosuke, taken at the beach back in episode 8, then suddenly has to go to the playground and think about what this means-- Ayukawa keeps a picture of him on her desk-- and to find Kazuya. At the playground, he meets Kazuya in his body and wants to change back, but Kazuya isn't finished yet experimenting with girls and stops Kyosuke from bumping heads just yet. He ties up Kyosuke, who cries, "What are you going to do to Ayukawa...?!" Kazuya in Kyosuke's body shows up at Abcb, preparing to act out everything out with Madoka just as he saw in the movie with Hikaru-chan, but Kyosuke(again, in Kazuya's body)shows up, remembering at the last moment that he can still use his own powers and save the day. EPISODE 27: Nerawareta Madoka! Kyosuke otokono shoumei A tough gang of girls is out to get Madoka, partially incapacitate with a cast on one arm and leg, and Kyosuke tries to defend her. Starting out, we see Madoka getting narrowly hit by a truck and injured. Hearing the news the next day, Kyosuke is alarmed and wants to go see how she is. Kyosuke's father says, why don't you also take Kurumi and Manami, but Kyosuke doesn't want to, because he wants to be alone with Ayukawa to take care of her(it's his "futari-kiri chance"). Kazuya reads his mind and relays it to the others, and they all say, "Of course!" at the same time. At Madoka's house, Kyosuke has brought flowers, but Hikaru is there and thinks they're for her. Kyosuke asks Madoka how she got injured and she gives him an evasive response. "I fell down the stairs," she says. Yeah, that's the ticket. Later, Kyosuke is accosted by some ugly broads who inquire as to Ayukawa's whereabouts-- Kyosuke gets an idea that Madoka has gotten into trouble with these tough girls by fighting and that's how she really got hurt. That night he has a "prophetic dream" about Ayukawa, still with her broken arm and leg, fighting these girls and losing. Kyosuke, wanting to defend his true love, decides to do push-ups to get strong, but he can only do three(he's such a wimp). Kyosuke goes to school, dressed like a catcher in a Baseball game, and attracts lots of attention. At Abcb, Hikaru-chan's going to take Madoka's place and help out. When Madoka has to go to the hospital for a check-up, Kyosuke has Yuusaku(his rival) go with her in case there's any trouble. Later, the girls show up outside Ayukawa's house, marching like an army. Kyosuke sees them but doesn't tell Madoka, and goes back to practicing his Kendo(sword-fighting). At Abcb, Madoka gets tired of Hikaru's constant babying and knocks over her creamy jello in anger, upsetting Hikaru, who was only trying to help. She goes out to think and Kyosuke follows her to talk to her. He tries to tell her about the thugs but decides not to. The bad girls show up at Abcb and Hikaru tells them she's Madoka, getting herself and Yuusaku beaten up. Going back from the canal, Kyosuke and Madoka meet Komatsu and Hatta, beaten up also, who tell them about the fight at Abcb. Ayukawa returns to Abcb and, apologizing to Hikaru(who says, "Will you eat my cloudy lemon jello now, Madoka-san?" pitifully), then fights all the girls, fulfilling Kyosuke's prophetic dream, although she doesn't lose. Suddenly a tough chick named Yoko-san shows up, stopping the fight. Her little sister points Madoka out as the one who had saved her dog that time on the street. Yoko slaps around the younger girls who were trying to beat up Madoka(they thought she had actually stolen the dog), and all is well in the end. Madoka admits that she really got hurt rescuing the dog from in front of a truck, but hadn't said so because it was embarrassing. EPISODE 28: Kikenna kesshin! Manami-chan no daibouken Manami, searching for a man, puts away her glasses and dresses up, only to go out on a date with Kyosuke. Manami-chan, transformed with a wig and contact lenses, is walking around, thrilled at how she looks and searching for a boyfriend. Meanwhile, Kurumi has cooked dinner, prompting Kyosuke and Takashi to wish, wondering about their life insurance premiums. When Kyosuke doesn't want to eat what Kurumi has made, she gets upset, so Kyosuke eats every bite like the considerate brother he is. Manami tries to meet a boy, coming on very strong, but no one seems to want to talk to her. She feels sad, but keeps looking. Three female waru(which means "bad people" and comes from the word "warui" which means bad)show up, sickened by the dress and attitudes of the new girl in the neighborhood, and ask her what she's doing around here. Manami gets them mad at her then runs away with the three girls in chase, crying "Help me!" She falls, losing both of her contact lenses, and the girls are standing above her. Suddeny Kyosuke shows up, with cool new glasses and a new shirt, and tries to talk the girls out of beating up this other new girl he's never seen before(it's really his sister, of course, but he doesn't recognize her because she looks so different). To avoid a fight, Kyosuke runs away with Manami, who can't see any of this, and a chase scene ensues. As they run by Abcb, Madoka and Hikaru see Kyosuke and wonder what he's doing, running with some pretty new girl and being chased by three ugly chicks. Kyosuke and Manami finally manage to lose the girls, then go for for a nice walk. Kyosuke notices that the girl looks a lot like his sister, Manami, but it couldn't possibly be her. Kyosuke brings her ice cream. He's dressed so cool, that she can't even tell she's with her own brother, especially without her contact lenses. Manami thanks him for saving her. As they talk, Manami tells Kyosuke about her brother at home. Next, Kyosuke takes this neat new girl on a date at the fair. Manami thinks she's found a really nice boyfriend. "It was really neat that I met you," she tells him, going to his side. Now that she's so close, he realizes she IS his sister after all. She thinks she's done something wrong when he moves away, but he says, "I'm going to buy some juice, wait here." Kyosuke goes to a fountain and dunks his head. Ayukawa and Hikaru show up then, angry and wanting to know what he's doing with that pretty new girl. "Take a good look," he tells them, and they see that it's Manami, and thus everything is okay. So now Kyosuke and Manami can finish their date without Madoka and Hikaru's wrath. Kyosuke and Manami go rowing(another "rowing first date")then sit on a park bench and talk some more. She thinks he wants to kiss her and puckers up. But he says, let's bring it to an end now. "If I'm not back soon, my family will worry," he says. "It was nice that we could fly together." She thanks him again, and he yells something down to her, but his words are drowned out by a passing truck. The three bad girls show up once again, now that Kyosuke is gone, but Madoka is there to saves Manami-chan. She takes Manami's glasses out of her purse and puts them on Manami's face. "They look really good on you," she says. When Manami(now returned to her normal self)returns home, Kurumi is all excited and says, "Come look!" Kyosuke has made dinner, drawn a bath, and folded the laundry, all for Manami. "Oniichan did all this by himself," Kurumi tells Manami. Kyosuke has fallen asleep at his desk, glasses and shirt tucked safely under his bed. EPISODE 29: Nakuna Jingoro aito seishun no hatsujouki Jingoro(Jingle)acts strange and everyone thinks he's got spring fever, but in truth he's lonely for his mommy The episode begins with a dream sequence of a child getting seperated with his mother, with the child yelling, "Okaasan! Okaasan!"(mother). It turns out to be Kyosuke, practicing for a role in an upcoming play. Jingle the cat is acting very strange, and everyone wonders if he hasn't come down with "spring fever." Kazuya(whose mother is away, which is why he is at Kyosuke's house)wakes up from his nap despite Kyosuke's efforts to quiet everyone's talking and makes his "Kyosuke-oniichan" play an all-night marathon of a Nintendo game with him. The next morning, Kyosuke's got shadows under his eyes. Hikaru, who has heard about Jingle-chan from Manami and Kurumi, suggests that, well, he is a boy cat, and, well, it is springtime. Maybe he wants to...This line of reasoning causes both Kyosuke and Hikaru to blush red, and they both are unable to keep from staring at a bed which is in the room. To blow off some steam, Hikaru goes outside to gargle some cold water and has a fantasy about she and her "senpai" engaging in that ages-old custom. She unfortunately narrates it all verbally, and Yusaku, nearby, hears it all and feels bad. She can't picture her Darling on a bed, somehow-- "It's an image problem," she adds. Hikaru returns to where Kyosuke is(the nurse's office), but her Darling is all beaten up because Yusaku got to him first. The gang goes to Abcb, nursing Kyosuke's wounds. Another cat is there, a female one. When Ayukawa suggests that the new cat might be able to relieve some of the pressure Jingle is under, Kyosuke gets embarassed and tells her not to say such things. Meanwhile, at home, Jingle is watching T.V., a commercial for catfood. When he sees the spokes-cat, he freaks out, and tries to get inside the television. Meanwhile, in an irrevelant side-story, Komatsu and Hatta poke their faces through a window in the girl's locker room, getting Kyosuke, who was just standing there, in trouble. Later, Kyosuke and the twins are taking the cat to meet with other cats and see if he can't hit it off with one of them. "Don't be so rough with him," Kurumi says, but Kyosuke tells her, "It's okay! It's for his own good." At Ayukawa's house, Hikaru and Madoka are taking care of Madoka's cat. Hikaru suggests a good name for the creature -- "Kyosuke!" But Ayukawa says, that won't do, it's a girl kitty. Kyosuke and the geeks draw quite a crowd with their cats, but each time a cat is placed in front of Jingle-chan, nothing happens. Jingle seems totally uninterested. In order to try to find out what's wrong with Jingle, Kyosuke asks Kazuya to use his power to change bodies with the cat. "Jingle's lonely," Kazuya says, poking his head out and using his telepathy power. Kyosuke diverts the attention of the crowd then takes Jingle back to bump heads with Kazuya. After the deed is done, Kazuya(in Jingle's body)dances, flips up skirts, and does other similarly amazing things. Kyosuke is distracted and, before he knows it, Jingle(in Kazuya's body)has disappeared. Jingle/Kazuya is really running down the street, yelling, "Okaachan! Okaachan!" He goes to Abcb and asks of the Master, where is the cat that he had seen Ayukawa with. the Master isn't sure what the child is talking about, but Kazuya says, "I know I'm not wrong!" Kyosuke shows up and calls Kazuya by Jingle's name in front of the Master, embarassing himself. He learns from the Master that Hikaru is with Ayukawa and knows that they must have gotten into trouble. Meanwhile, Hikaru and Ayukawa have met up with two nondescript anime jerks who tell them that they know where the cat(meaning Ayukawa's cat that she is carrying around now)lives. The two men take them to a junkyard filled with characters out of Hokuto no Ken. As Kyosuke, Kazuya and Jingle are running to try to find Hikaru and Madoka, we see Jingle flashing back to when he was a kitten, and the other kittens would push him away from the milk because he was weak. His mother licked and cared for him then, however, and made him feel better. Jingle(still in Kazuya's body)yells, "Okaachan!" once more, and Kyosuke realizes what's been going on. Back to the junkyard. Ayukawa has just beaten most of her opponents and must face their leader, a giant hulking man whose name must be Lao. She kicks him in the family jewels, defeating him, just as Kyosuke, Kazuya and Jingle show up. The fight over, Jingle(still in Kazuya's body)yells "Okaachan!" and throws himself at Madoka's cat, getting himself a good set of scratches on the face. Kyosuke throws Kazuya(the cat)up into the air, causing the two to crash heads again, returning to their normal bodies. Now Jingle, in his normal body, dives at his mother, but his mother either doesn't recognize him or isn't his mother, because she just walks away. As the sun sets in the junkyard, everyone lets Jingle be alone with his thoughts. Ayukawa eventually goes to him and says, "I'll be your mother," picking Jingle up. Hikaru comes too, but Jingle doesn't want either of them and jumps down. EPISODE 30: Kinoha monogatari! Kurumi no hatsukoi jigokuhen Confusion strikes as Kurumi falls in love with Hayami-san, a cute soccer player, and Kyosuke and Manami try to keep her(and Madoka)from being hurt. When Kyosuke finds Kurumi staring out into the sky at night, he knows something must be wrong. At school, Hikaru and Madoka know what the problem must be-- Kurumi's in love. Kyosuke thinks it's funny. Hikaru then says, "Now that you mention it, hasn't Madoka been acting strange lately? Maybe she's in love or something too." "Hikaru!" Madoka says at Hikaru's teasing. But Kyosuke isn't so sure. Could Madoka be in love with someone? Kyosuke is filled with thoughts of who Kurumi might be in love with? Komatsu or Hatta? No, no perverts like that. Yusaku? No, he's so dedicated to Hikaru-chan that he'll defy his Senpai to bring her juice, even though she abuses him constantly. Then he finds out-- she's in love with Hayami-san, the cute soccer player. She's not alone, either -- everyone seems to be in love with Hayami. At Abcb, Madoka is surprised to hear who Kurumi's in love with. Hayami and she had been studying together. Later, Kyosuke is surprised to see the two of them together, with Ayukawa acting like a girl in love. He gets the idea that Madoka is in love with Hayami-san! He even thinks he sees them kiss from far away. Hearing Madoka talk about how nice Hayami is doesn't help either. When Kurumi goes off on a date with Hayami-kun, Kyosuke worries-- anyone who could like both Madoka and his sister at the same time isn't worthy of either one of them. So he convinces Manami-chan to dress herself up like Kurumi(using makeup)so they can save Kurumi's feelings. In a Mods Burgers, Kurumi remarks that she isn't making very good conversation. Hayami disagrees, and when a man with two women on each arm walk by, the conversation starts to hum. Meanwhile, outside, Manami and Kyosuke practice their plan, with Manami telling Hiyami to stop because "there's someone else you like, isn't there?" When Kurumi gets up to go to the bathroom, Manami puts the plan in action. Unfortunately, when she sees Hayami's clear brown eyes, she chokes, and says, "Do you like Sukiyaki?!" instead of what she was planning to say. She rips his sleeve then stabs him trying to sew it, and makes a fool of herself. Meanwhile, Kyosuke is trying to keep Kurumi occupied by buying her a really really really really really big sandwich. While Madoka and Hikaru say unimportant things in a movie theatre, Kurumi reveals that she has made Hayami a present -- a towel with his initials on it. Hayami then sits down and tells her, "There's something I have to tell you." Meanwhile, Kyosuke is watching the two from the other side of the fountain while Hikaru and Madoka show up. Kurumi is crying -- supposedly, Hayami has told her that he really loves Madoka, but in fact he told her that he's moving. Kyosuke misunderstands and tries to take Hayami to task, but Hayami dodges Kyosuke's attacks easily. Madoka stops him and reveals that, because Hayami was leaving their city, and because Kurumi liked Hayami, Madoka had asked Hayami to go on a date with Kurumi, to make her feel better. Kurumi hears this, however, and shouts, "I hate you, I hate you all!" As the ship is leaving, Madoka apologizes to Hayami for all the trouble she caused. Hayami tells her to "keep her own true love important," which surprises Hikaru-chan since Hikaru knows nothing of any true love of Madoka's. Hikaru wants to know who Madoka loves, but Madoka ignores her. Meanwhile, Kyosuke, Kurumi and Manami(who is still dressed up like Kurumi)show up and apologize for their own parts in the craziness. In the end, Hayami departs and everyone waves and holds those little streamers you see on the Love Boat every week. EPISODE 31: Madoka to Yuusaku! Seishun kakeochi koushinkyoku When Ayukawa helps out Yusaku by training with him, Kyosuke gets the(stupid)idea that the two are planning a double-suicide, but it's only Yusaku trying to win Hikaru once again. We first see Yuusaku with flowers. He surprises Kyosuke by yelling, "I love Madoka-san!" in a loud voice. Komatsu comes spreading the newest gossip of what happened, but Kyosuke doesn't want to hear it. The girls of the school, too, are gossipping, but Hikaru-chan denies that such a thing is possible. Near her locker, Kyosuke hears Madoka telling off some busybodies: "Instead of worring about me, worry about your own true love," she says with a tough voice. While walking, Hikaru and Kyosuke are surprised to see Yusaku come at them and fly around them, with his arms spread like an airplane. He runs off to walk home with Madoka, causing Kyosuke to worry. Later, the two peek into Abcb and see Ayukawa and Yusaku, holding hands with domesticated expressions on their faces. Kyosuke is really upset but Hikaru, in a nearby place called "Spquac," says that, well, Yusaku and Madoka are long-standing friends, and stranger things have been known to happen. Kyosuke asks if anything happened recently with Yusaku that would bring on the change, and she flashes back to a few weeks ago, when Yusaku had scared away a kitten she was watching with a karate punch while trying to show off. Hikaru-chan had told Yuusaku that she hated him then and run off. Hikaru feels bad for what she did to Yusaku. Kyosuke learns later that Komatsu and Hatta had happened upon Yusaku right after Hikaru told him to get lost with a lot of advice on how to make a girl like him. They imply that they were surprised that Yusaku could get such a pretty girl as Ayukawa. Kyosuke now goes to see Madoka, and confronts her with the problem. Before she can answer, he notices an extra pair of shoes on the doorstep -- Yusaku is inside! "I'm sorry, but please go home," Madoka tells him, and closes the door. Hikaru calls Kyosuke, upset. Yusaku is acting like a "defeated person" and worrying everyone. Kyosuke thinks that he might be acting suicidal. The two geeks show up, fearing that Yusaku is going to commit suicide. Kyosuke sets off to find him, realizing the possibility that Madoka is planning suicide, too. "Ayukawa, you can't die!" he cries on the train. At the waterfall, he shows up seems to see Yusaku and Madoka go off the waterfall together, but it is a trick of his angle. He finds them, in gi, practicing martial arts. "Wait a minute!" Kyosuke says. "What the hell is going on here?" Ayukawa tries to tell him not to obstruct them(she means their training), but Kyosuke, who thinks they're planning to die together, refuses. Suddenly the scene changes and we're at a Karate Kid-style martial arts tournament. Yusaku has been having Ayukawa help him train and psyching himself up. Yusaku does really good, and Kyosuke tells Hikaru to cheer a little louder, as she would do more good than any of them. Kyosuke uses his powers to steal the announcer's mike, allowing her to cheer even louder. Yusaku nearly wins the tournament, but at the last moment sees Hikaru-chan with her "darling" and loses the fight. EPISODE 32: Tanjoubi ha nidokuru!? Tokino kakeru Kyosuke Kyosuke first creates problems by accidentally hypnotizing himself into an abrasive jerk, then by doing a timeslip to several hours before, so that there are two Kyosukes at the same time. At 4:02, Kyosuke is sitting on the bed, full of anger, transformed into "jerk Kyosuke." Going back to 8:30, however, Kyosuke is happy, hinting to everyone that it is a special day. It is November 15th and Kyosuke's birthday, but no one seems to know this(side note: Madoka's birthday is April 25th, 1969). Back at 4:03 we see pissed-off Kyosuke again, bringing himself some milk with his powers. Going back to tomorrow, however, the non-pissed off Kyosuke is talking to Ayukawa. He tells her, tomorrow is my birthday, but she apologizes, saying that she has something important she has to do. Kyosuke is upset, but thinks that surely Hikaru-chan will care. She's busy too, however. So back to today, at around 4:00, Kyosuke, who is upset by everyone's forgetting his birthday or not caring, accidentally self-hypnotizes himself into a jerk alter-personality(as he did back in episode 25), with old Star Trek special effects in his eyes. He looks at Jingoro and says, "What are you? A dog? A pig? A racoon?" Ayukawa shows up, entering even though Kyosuke was trying to ignore her. He attacks her, apparently intent upon rape. "Why are you dressed up so sexy?" he says. She deals an Ayukawa Slap to him and Kyosuke returns to his normal self(one of the many healing powers of the Ayukawa Slap), but not before Hikaru, with Pipi Longstockings-style pig tails, can see Kyosuke perched atop Ayukawa. She runs away, screaming, and he chases her down the 99.5 stairs where he and Ayukawa first met. She slaps him, causing him to lose his balance, and he falls, hitting his head. Because of the nature of his powers and of stairs in the Orange Road universe, this of course sends him back in time! He wakes up on the stairs earlier that day. Komatsu and Hatta are walking up with presents and they hide them behind their backs. Kyosuke sisters tell him where Hikaru-chan is -- over by where Madoka-san is standing, Hikaru'd said that she wanted to tell Ayukawa something. Kyosuke pictures death combat between the two as a result of what Hikaru just saw, but of course he doesn't know that it's about 4:00 now, and none of what happened earlier happened at all. Kyosuke goes up to Hikaru and apologizes for what he thinks Hikaru-chan saw-- Kyosuke on top of Ayukawa. Hikaru, who has no clues anyway, doesn't know what he's talking about. She tells him about the surprise party for Kyosuke that everyone was trying to organize, but part of the surprise is that Hikaru has the same birthday at Kyosuke, and the party is for both of them. He asks Hikaru what time it is, and she answers, 4:00. He finally realizes what has happened, and is pleased to have been able to get out of such a sticky situation so easily. He then realizes there might be two of him around, and goes home just as he hypnotizes himself into being a jerk. Bad Kyosuke wants to know who this new guy who looks like him is, and is very threatening about the whole thing. When Ayukawa shows up to collect him for the party, Good Kyosuke kicks Bad Kyosuke where it doesn't count in American animation shows to get rid of him, then leaves with Madoka. On the way there Good Kyosuke remembers that Hikaru-chan went to his house a few minutes after Madoka showed up, and goes back. Hikaru-chan is there, with Bad Kyosuke, who gets violent and tries to rape Hikaru-chan. Good Kyosuke gets rid of Bad Kyosuke by dumping him in a bathtub, then goes and pretends to Hikaru that he was just joking. "You wanted to surprise me, so I wanted to surprise you, too," he says. Hikaru, who hasn't noticed the different color shirts, says that he was unfair, but that it was also "just a little bit of a bummer" that Kyosuke wouldn't really consider doing something like that to her. On the way to the party with Hikaru, Kyosuke remembers Bad Kyosuke, and goes back home, telling Hikaru-chan that he has to go buy her a present. At home, the two Kyosukes talk about their problem and what to do about it. Bad Kyosuke(who isn't bad anymore, cured by hitting his head in the bathtub)says that, there's two of them, so one can have Kyosuke and one can have Madoka, but they both know that's not possible. They go back to the stairs and fight about which one will go and which will stay. In the end they both fall, but only Kyosuke(the one who shouldn't be there)goes back in time. Regular Kyosuke wakes up on the stairs, his shirt somehow tucked in by itself, and goes to the birthday party for himself and Hikaru-chan. In the middle, however, the other Kyosuke shows up, ready to party, causing much confusion among everyone. EPISODE 33: Ayashino Madoka! Kinoko de honne % The gang goes on a camping trip, having been warned by the Master to avoid eating mushrooms, which removes inhibitions. When Kurumi makes some placebo mushrooms of the same color, everyone's lives are mixed up. We begin with Hikaru having a fantasy of her Darling disappearing when she runs to him, then Kyosuke and Madoka getting married and saying, "Thanks, Hikaru, we'll be really happy together." The group is planning a camping trip, and the Master is explaining the various types of mushroom on the mountain that they should avoid eating. One, a blue type, removes inhibitions and acts as an aphrodisiac. Needless to say, this is the one they're all interested in. Everyone draws straws to see who will walk with whom. Ayukawa thinks she'll probably get Kyosuke, but she has the luck to get Komatsu(which rhymes with "yatsu")instead. Hikaru, however, is happy that she gets to go with Kyosuke. On the way up, Hikaru suggests that, if they find some of those mushrooms, why don't they try them and see what happens(yes, she wants to Sardinac with him). Hatta, with Kurumi, and Komatsu, with Ayukawa, both bother their perspective partners. Kurumi, finding some regular orange mushrooms, decides to have some fun and, using her powers, converts the mushrooms from orange to blue, just like the aphrodisiac mushrooms. She uses a little too much power, however, and turns all the mushrooms on the mountain blue. Meanwhile, Jingle, the Master and Kazuya attempt to cross an old and hazardous bridge, and nearly fall. This is foreshadowing, boys and girls. They have to try a different route to meet with the others. Hikaru-chan, meanwhile, is totally happy because she has just found some of the blue mushrooms. To escape a sticky situation, Kyosuke teleports from behind a tree. He appears right behind Madoka, who has bent to see some of the blue mushrooms herself, and crashes into her. On her way down she takes a bite, so thus Kyosuke is shocked to see Horny Ayukawa. "Ka...su...ga...kun," she says, and puts her arms around him. Suddenly, a snake bites Kyosuke, and she goes down. Kyosuke gets rid of the snake with his powers and sucks the poison out of Madoka's leg, and she tells him thank you an goes to kiss him. Hikaru-chan is standing there watching it all, of course, as these things tend to happen. She runs away crying. On her way past Komatsu, Hikaru pushes him, making him bite a mushroom he was holding. Yusaku, hearing her voice, tries to catch Hikaru and tell her his true feelings. "I just ate a mushroom," he tells her, but she doesn't want to hear it. She slaps him and runs off, even more upset, leaving Yusaku quite mad. Kyosuke runs past after Hikaru. Meanwhile, Kazuya is watching everyone from the cabin, and he sees that Hikaru is going to the dangerous bridge. Ayukawa takes off and, with no money down, borrows a horse from Ushiko and Umao-san. Kyosuke shows up and sees Hikaru clinging to the bridge, full of fear. "I hate you, don't come near me," she cries, but Kyosuke goes out to her anyway. He offers her his hand but she hands him a mushroom and says, "Try this." "If I eat it, will you go back with me?" Suddenly the rope breaks and they both almost fall. Clinging to the bridge, Kyosuke ponders whether or not he should use his powers even though it would mean giving away the secret to Hikaru-chan. "Duke" Madoka shows up, though, on her horse, and lassos Kyosuke and Hikaru. The bridge collapses completely, however, and Kyosuke and Hikaru fall. Fortunately, the horse catches the rope in his teeth. Now the three sit in a triangle shape, and Kyosuke starts to explain. "It's okay," Hikaru says. Kyosuke has proven his feelings for Hikaru by attempting to save her and nothing more needs to be said. Then Kyosuke finds the mushroom Ayukawa had eaten before she tried to kiss him, and she gets embarassed. Komatsu, meanwhile, has eaten a lot of mushrooms, and falls in love with Kyosuke. At this point all the mushrooms turn back to orange, and Kurumi admits that she was the one who made the mushrooms. Kyosuke knows now that there were no Sardinac mushrooms at all, only placebos. He turns to question Madoka about this, but she runs away laughing. EPISODE 34: Roots panic fushigino hoshi no Madoka After hiking to Kyosuke's grandfather's house, they learn of the story of how Kyosuke parents met. The hikers are near Ojiichan's house, looking at the mountains. Kyosuke notices a log being levitated and decides to go to his grandparents' house to remind them that no one is supposed to know about their family's powers. Getting back to the group, he finds that Ojiichan is levitating Jingle to the great delight of everyone. Up at the house, Kyosuke reminds his grandfather not to use his powers. Ojiichan can't see why, but he says he will try. The trouble is, Obachan and Ojiichan both use their powers without even knowing they are doing so. On Kyosuke's way out, Ojiichan says, "There's something I forgot to ask. Between Hikaru and Madoka, which do you like the best?" Kyosuke is surpsied and lets out a yell. Because powers can't be used in front of everyone, Kyosuke must split the wood for the fireplace himself. Kyosuke, unfortunately, is a wimp. Inside, Hikaru remarks that Ojiichan is putting snow in his whisky instead of ice. Ojiichhan explains that the snow comes from the neighboring mountain. "But there's no snow around this time of year," says Ayukawa. "This snow is 10,000 year snow," replies Ojiichan. Now Ojiichan is going to tell a story of 20 years ago, when a young "cameraman"(photographer)named Takashi(Kyosuke's pop)came to the mountain. He helped a bird with a hurt leg and let it go. The bird was a friend of Akemi, the daughter of Ojiichan, and Takashi's kindness touched her. Akemi and Takashi walked around together and finally fell in love. But Ojiichan, then a younger man, was opposed to the union. To prove himself, Takashi has to climb the neighboring mountain and bring back a pack full of "mahn nen yuki," the 10,000 year snow. With the help of the bird he saved, Takashi is able to accomplish the feat and prove his love of Akemi. Meanwhile, Jingoro falls into the stream, and everyone runs off to save him. Ayukawa, too, falls in, but Kyosuke manages to save her. In a woodshed, he wants to take Ayukawa's clothes off in order to dry them, and undoes one button. But Ojiichan shows up with Jingle and his shovel and stops him. Ayukawa wakes up and wonders what was going on... At a bonfire down at the village, Kyosuke is trying to hit objects with a cork gun. Ayukawa is there and gives him some pointers. She asks him about the story Ojiichan told. "It was your mom and your dad, right?" She sees a doll that she would like, and with the last cork, he hits it and wins it for her. EPISODE 35 Camera de H! Robot Kyo-chan When Kurumi uses her powers of hypnosis to put Kyosuke into a state where he does anything anyone tells him, Komatsu and Hatta take advantage of this. We first see "Mr. Lingerie Kyosuke" -- a phantom demon who swoops down and steals panties off girl's bodies and disappearing like a ninja. Kyosuke, who seems somehow out of it, with drooping eyes, has an armful of panties and bras which he delivers to Komatsu and Hatta, the Orange Road universe's resident sex offenders. The two put their heads together to come up with more for their mysterious Robot Kyosuke to do for them. In the end they have him steal the panties off three famous singers who are nearby, which he accomplishes with his teleportation powers. "They're still warm!" Komatsu cries. The two consider asking for Hikaru-chan's panties but decide to have Kyosuke bring them a picture of Ayukawa in the nude instead. Unfortunately, Kyosuke has already gone to get Hikaru's panties. Next we learn what has happened. Kurumi has zapped Kyosuke with her hypnosis powers and turned him into a mindless robot who does what anyone tells him. In front of Abcb, Ayukawa sees him, and tells him that, since Hikaru-chan is moving today, he should go and help her move boxes. She can't, she's busy at Abcb. Interpreting Ayukawa's words as a command, Kyosuke immediately disappears just as Ayukawa turns away. Kyosuke shows up at Hikaru's house, to the shagrin of Yusaku. Hikaru is happy to see him nevertheless. Yusaku says, "Go home!" and Kyosuke turns to obey, but Hikaru cancels the command. Kyosuke takes some of Hikaru's panties out of a drawer, obeying the previous command by Komatsu and Hatta, still in a strange mood, and when Hikaru sees him, she thinks he is taking her panties because he is sexually frustrated, and this is how he gets his jollies. "Darling, I'll try to be more open-minded," she tells him. The twins are at Abcb, still looking for Kyosuke. They picture Hikaru ordering Kyosuke to do "e-chi"("H" which stands for "hentai" and means pervert)things to her -- "Get in the bath!" -- and immediately go to Hikaru's house, using teleportation powers which they don't really have. They're able to foil Hikaru's plans to get Kyosuke to kiss her with their powers. Yusaku says, "If you're not going to help, go back to Abcb!" and Kyosuke obeys, teleporting in front of Yuusaku. The geeks now show up and carry Kyosuke off, telling him, "Take Ayukawa's picture nude and bring it here!" Kyosuke goes to obey, but is waylaid with requests by his father to bring him some cigarettes, and also by Kazuya, who wants Kyosuke to bring him some Ice Jyuko. Confused, he brings all those things to Ayukawa at Abcb. He then pulls the blinds and locks the door and prepares to take her picture. "Take it off, please," he says. Ayukawa, thinking it's all a joke, decides to go along for a while, but she has soon changed her mind, and he chases her around the room. Meanwhile, everyone's at the door, wanting to come in. In the end Kurumi admits that she hypnotized him(although she doesn't talk about her powers), and that's why he was acting like that. Kyosuke, now back to normal, tries to sneak off, but Ayukawa catches him. Kyosuke closes his eyes, preparing for one of Madoka's patented Ayukawa Slaps, but she just pinches his nose playfully, saying, "I'll never forgive you!" EPISODE 36 Saraba Kyosuke video ni utsutta chounouryoku When Komatsu and Hatta witness Kyosuke's esper abilities, they set out to capture proof on their video camera. If they succeed, Kyosuke's family will have to move again. We start out with a scene from a movie Komatsu and Hatta are shooting with a video camera. "Katto!" cries Komatsu, the director. We are shown in a flashback Hikaru trying to get Ayukawa to be in the movie too. Ayukawa doesn't want to, but she is convinced in the end. When Kyosuke accidentally falls down a staircase, using his teleportation power to save himself, Komatsu and Hatta see it all. They'e excited, and accuse him of being an esper, but Kyosuke denies it. Komatsu wants to do a Superman type movie starring Kyosuke using his powers, but Kyosuke wants no part of it. Of course, the reason is that if people know of the Kasuga family's powers, the family will have to move again. The two begin a long campaign of trying to get Kyosuke to use his super-powers on camera so they will have proof. But Yusaku, wearing a Terminator mask, can't do it. Dropping prop rocks on him doesn't work. What will they do? The geeks try going to Hikaru-chan for help. They want her to help expose Kyosuke as an esper, and to this she agrees. When she starts changing lines during the filming, saying, "You're an esper, I'm right, aren't I, aren't I?" Kyosuke figures out that Komatsu and Hatta have told her what they saw. He nervously looks over at Ayukawa, watching on the side. Kyosuke happens upon Ayukawa practicing her lines in class. "I could hear your voice," he tells her. Kyosuke tells Madoka that this kind of role becomes her, and when she drops her script, they touch accidentally. "Ayukawa..." Kyosuke says, seemingly on the verge of telling her his feelings. "Wait, Kasuga-kun," she says. She turns the pages of the script, and says, "I want to make the memories one by one." The climactic last scene is ready to be filmed now. The plan is for Hikaru to push Kyosuke off the roof of the school(several floors up)and have Komatsu get Kyosuke's teleportation on the camera. But when she goes to push him, she loses her balance, and both go over the edge. "Use your powers!" she cries, holding on to him, but he says, "I told you, I'm not an esper!" Hikaru, thinking that she is going to die, apologizes for trying to trick Kyosuke. Meanwhile, the twins are levitating their bed from home on which to catch Kyosuke. Kyosuke decides to use a power other than teleportation-- such as telekinesis -- and begins to lift himself and Hikaru up towards the roof of the school. But the cheap, American-imported concrete breaks, and they both fall! They teleport over Hatta's trampoline, and Komatsu gets it all on tape. So the Kasugas must move from "this town" immediately before anyone can know about their powers. At the premier of Komatsu's movie, Kyosuke has shown up with Manami to say goodbye forever to Ayukawa. When the scene where he used his teleportation draws near, the video fuzzes out. It was Manami using her own powers to blot out the video. The crowd gets angry at Komatsu for showing them an incomplete film and Kyosuke is safe(although apparently from this point on Komatsu and Hatta know about the family's "cho-no-ryok" powers). Ayukawa tells Kyosuke that, if he had been a superman, it would have been really cool. EPISODE 37 Orange ninkyouden! Madoka fubuki no taiketsu Madoka saves a member of skateboarding gang and then feels obligated to fight a duel for her, much to the dismay of Kyosuke. It is snowing and Kyosuke is running up to a bridge where Ayukawa is holding a bamboo umbrella. She is off to a critical fight and Kyosuke is trying to stop her. She is knocked to the ground by a shadowy opponent as she fights. Kyosuke wants to step in but he falls off the bridge. He falls off his stool at the ABCB cafe. It was just a dream but is that good or bad? Kyosuke is known to have premonition dreams. After working at the ABCB, Kyosuke walks Ayukawa home. One of Ayukawa's older gang members, Odew, walks out of an alley. She has been wounded in the left shoulder. A female gang pops out but Ayukawa stops them. Notice that the leader is a skateboarder. Ayukawa brings Odew over to her house to bandage her cut. As she leaves, Madoka feels obligated to help her out. It is a dilemma between bringing back her past image or leaving the past behind. At school the next day, a couple tells their friends how they got harrassed by this girl gang. Ayukawa remains hidden while she listens to this information. Kyosuke is also hiding behind a tree watching Ayukawa. He senses that she might take matters into her own hands. Komatsu and Hatta are pretending to be injured to Kyosuke's sisters in order to get "loving attention". However, they both break out into a fight and the girls leave. The two guys are all tangled up with Hatta's bandages. Hikaru talks with Kyosuke. She fears that Ayukawa will go and duel with the gang members. She does not want to see Madoka get hurt. Other members of the old group come to the ABCB cafe to tell Ayukawa what the girls' gang is doing. They also tell her that Odew has been taken "hostage" by them. Ayukawa sees that the gang wants to bait her to go to their hideout. At home, Ayukawa thinks back to the old days. She was in an alley calmly flipping her guitar pick. She is surrounded by a bunch of gang members. Suddenly, a shadowy figure jumps in and helps Madoka. She has a kendama toy which she wields like a pair of nunchucks. She quickly knocks out the other gang members and leaves. Ayukawa snaps out of her memory sequence and flips open her "Pupu-house" box, which is filled with her razor blades. She straps a pick carrier on her leg and loads up. Hikaru steps into the room. Kyosuke is running over to Ayukawa's when it begins to rain. He hears a cop car pass by with an APB for gang activity. Hikaru tries to talk Madoka into not going to fight. After words fail, she tries to hold the door, however, Yusaku opens the door on Hikaru. He tries to talk to Madoka but he fails to stop her. He gives her a bamboo umbrella and tells her good luck while restraining Hikaru. Ayukawa runs in the snow while remembering several memories. Just for fun, I sat down and tried to remember where all the photographs came from throughout the series. This is what I managed to do in one sitting. You may want to note that several episodes contain several photographs. This ought to tell you the episodes in which you should pay more attention. The photograph and the episode are listed as follows hat catch(1), cigarette blow up(1), Hikaru+Kyosuke(24), Kyosuke and mirror(25), Kyosuke in bed(4?), Kyosuke asks Ayukawa out(25), Hikaru sees Kyosuke+Ayukawa play tennis(20), Ayukawa with arm bandage(27), Ayukawa blows in Kyosuke's ear(33), Kyosuke falls asleep(6), Kyosuke in boathouse cap(9), Kasuga watches Ayukawa change clothes(26), Hikaru+Kyosuke (9), Kyosuke+girls(25), Kyosuke+Oradumko(21), Kyosuke+Hikaru(10), Kyosuke+Hikaru in water(20), Kyosuke+Oradumko(21), Kyosuke+Youcari(22), Ayukawa slaps Kyosuke(too many!)Kyosuke(?), Kyosuke carries Ayukawa(18), Kyosuke in phone booth looking at Ayukawa(15), Kyosuke+Ayukawa at disco(25), Kyosuke+Ayukawa on swings(12), Ayukawa swings(12), Kyosuke behind Ayukawa on subway(26), Kyosuke+Ayukawa by a tree(14), Kyosuke+Ayukawa close(19), Ayukawa+Kyosuke in backscape(23), Kyosuke+Ayukawa holding hands(25), Kyosuke+Ayukawa asleep in his arms(5), Kyosuke holds Ayukawa hand(26), Kyosuke stares at Ayukawa in disco(25), Kyosuke+Ayukawa almost kiss(33), Kyosuke+Ayukawa in light(16), Kyosuke+Ayukawa underwater(19), Kyosuke+Ayukawa running(23), Kyosuke holds Ayukawa(18?), Kyosuke holds Ayukawa's hand on beach(9), saxaphone(20), ABCB sign(many), room 3-A sign(many), Kyosuke pleads to Ayukawa(?), Kyosuke sticks tongue out at Ayukawa(23), Kyosuke+Ayukawa close dance(25), Kyosuke thrown by Ayukawa(25), Ayukawa+Kyosuke by school(?), Kyosuke knocked by Ayukawa(?), Ayukawa playing sax by board(12?), Ayukawa sticks tongue out at Kyosuke(26), and finally the hat catch(1). Kyosuke catches up to her. She knows what he wants her to do but she says "Sorry, I must." Kyosuke wants to follow but he slips and falls into the river. Umaosan and Ushikosan are setting a scene similar to Kyosuke and Ayukawa; the guy is begging the woman not to do something. Odew is tied up by the female gang. She tries to make a break for it but she is knocked down by a skateboard. Meanwhile, Ayukawa attacks the two guards standing in the snow by a oil barrel fire. She easily gets by them. Back inside, Odew is refusing to give up. The leader is about to fling a board at her but the board is mysteriously cut in half. "It must be Ayukawa!" she thinks. Madoka then reveals herself. The gang attacks her but she easily knocks down all the members except the leader, who flies over her swing. Ayukawa acts fast as she whips up a pick and it sticks in the leader's hand. Kyosuke sneaks into the hideout. He sticks his head around a corner straight into Yusaku's ass. He is told that Ayukawa is in the warehouse going against the head leader on skateboards. Kyosuke calls to her. The two boarders start up. They ride along the support beams of the skeleton building. At this time, the rest of the gang members release Odew to Kyosuke and the group on the ground. Ayukawa follows her opponent on her board. She manages to avoid getting knocked off by falling pipes. Ayukawa catches up to her opponent and parrys with her until they reach a dead end gurder. The two girls try to stop but only Ayukawa manages to grab a support. The leader falls down screaming with the pipe still in her hands. Kyosuke uses his power to "make" her stop by having her pipe get caught between some beams. The other gang members on the ground faint. Ayukawa rides down on her board and crashes into Kyosuke. They hug each other and Kyosuke smiles. Odew recovers in the hospital. Ayukawa is paying her a visit. Kyosuke is at the door with a bouquet of roses. He stops and peeks in to listen to the conversation. Odew offers Madoka some cigarettes but she declines since she does not smoke anymore. At this point, Kyosuke drops his roses. Ayukawa blushes and Odew looks at her slyly. She knows that the two have something heavy going. This embarasses Ayukawa. It just goes to show how well the relationship has progressed for two seasons. Now, this show starts off the third season and will include some more serious situations that will affect their lives. EPISODE 38 Kyosuke jikanryokou! do me no Christmas Kyosuke has multiple time-slips in order to get the result he wants, but all it does is end up making matters worse, especially for poor Yuusaku Kyosuke is helping set up for a Christmas bash. He puts the final touch on a Christmas tree by mounting the star on top of the tree. He loses his balance and falls off the ladder. He grabs the tree and hauls that down with him. As soon as he crawls from underneath the tree, Komatsu opens up a confetti bomb on him. "Merry Christmas, Kasuga!" Hatta pops another, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Who-jean-who-dan(means Wishy-washy guy)" The pull open the curtain where they show Kazuya dressed up in a Santa suit sitting in a red wagon pulled by Jingoro the cat. The poor cat gets whipped like a horse as it pulls the kid around. Hatta blows up a balloon and lets it go. It lands on Jingoro's nose where it gets popped by the cat. At school, everyone is doing their part to clean up the school. Komatsu and Hatta are asking Kyosuke's sisters to escort them to the dance. When Kyosuke arrives to give his objections, they ask him who he is going to take. While he thinks of the possiblilities, the two perverts take off with his sisters. Kyosuke finds Ayukawa and tries to ask her to the Christmas bash. However, Hikaru comes flying along and jumps all over Kyosuke. She "forces" herself on Kyosuke so he has to take her out to the bash. Ayukawa is not impressed as she throws a broom at him and walks away. Madoka tears her ticket up as soon as she gets outside. At home, Kurumi and Manami fight over the same dress to wear to the Christmas bash. They tug at it until finally they rip the dress in half. They get mad at each other and start using powers on each other. Manami gets the upper hand for the moment as she levitates Kurumi above the door. Kyosuke walks in and tells them to cut it out! Kurumi lands on Kyosuke's shoulders and squashes him into the ground. Yusaku is really mad at Kyosuke for taking Hikaru to the Christmas bash. He is about to pound him when a pizza truck comes and almost runs into them. Kyosuke walks away uninjured but Yusaku ends up breaking his arm. Kyosuke meets Hikaru in a stunning black suit like dress. They walk down to the hall. On the way, they meet an old lady who asks for directions. Kyosuke gives a rather long and complicated route which baffles the lady. Kazuya comes to the ball with a young date. Komatsu and Hatta make fun at him and say that he is some playboy stud. Yusaku comes to the dance in an arm cast carrying a parrot on his shoulder. The guys ask him what is it for and he replies it is a good luck charm that matches his injury. When the party starts, there is food, music and dance. The two sisters are eating away at the buffet table but they still are mad at each other. Hikaru and Kyosuke drink a toast but his mind wonders what is Ayukawa doing. He runs upstairs to make a phone call to Ayukawa. She is wandering around downtown seeing all the happy things of Christmas. She is missing the fun, merriment, and most of all company. She appears on TV as she is stopped by a roving reporter. She doesn't say anything and walks away. Kyosuke sees that Ayukawa is having a miserable holiday. When he returns back to the party room, he falls down the stairs. Kyosuke lands on the ground followed by a Christmas tree on top of him. Komatsu and Hatta wish him a Merry Christmas. "Huh??" he thinks. Soon, he realizes that he just did a time slip back to the day of initial set up. Now, with the knowledge of events, he can produce an outcome he likes. Kyosuke finds Ayukawa and tries to ask her out to the Christmas bash. This time, he pulls her inside a storeroom so Hikaru won't find them. He gets down on his knees and asks Madoka if she will take him to the dance. Of course, she does. In this second attempt of events, Kurumi still lands on him from the split dress fight between his sisters. This time, he "gives" Yusaku Hikaru for the Christmas dance. He is left stunned at Kyosuke's generosity. However, the pizza truck comes and almost injures them. Kyosuke saves Yusaku from getting hurt which makes him more grateful. A yell from the sky reveals that a telephone repairman working on the pole falls on Yusaku breaking his arm. Oh well, that can't be helped. Kyosuke meets Ayukawa in a stunning blue dress. This time, on the way to the dance hall, they run into the old lady asking for directions. Kyosuke's explaination is a lot shorter. Yusaku arrives to the dance with various casts and carrying a goldfish. Hikaru waits at the top of the stairs for Kyosuke. She begins to cry as she sees Ayukawa and Kyosuke walking together. She runs away sobbing as Ayukawa apologizes to Kyosuke and she pursues her good friend. Oh well, that wasn't an outcome he likes either. He jumps off the stairs leading to the hall. He lands on the floor followed by a crashing tree. Komatsu and Hatta wishs him a Merry Christmas. He cheers because of his successful return to the past. The two perverts think that Kyosuke is strange. This time, Kyosuke plans to ask neither of the girls directly to the dance but he will "escort" them both to the ball. Yusaku is still angry at Kyosuke and gets ready to pound him. Kyosuke is calm as he sees the pizza truck coming. However, the truck misses him. He continues to back away until the telephone repairman falls. But this accident fails to stop Yusaku as the bully still comes at Kyosuke. He decides to run since he doesn't know what the outcome is now. Suddenly, a huge Christmas tree lands on Yusaku. Notice Ushiko as the ball and Umau as the star, doing their usual thing. Kyosuke meets up with the old lady but this time since he has no escort he decides to help walk the lady there. Yusaku arrives at the dance hall in virtually a body cast. The pet he has with him this time is a small turtle. Kyosuke arrives at the hall with both of his girls at his side. The gang is having a great time as they toast to Christmas. Suddenly, the lights go out. Food and decorations float about in the room in mid-air. They see outside a sled pulled by a reindeer with two Santa Clauses in it. Two Santas?!?! We see that is Kyosuke's grand father and grand mother in costumes. They bring a huge Christmas tree to the dance hall and light it up. Then they cause it to snow. "A white Christmas" Ayukawa says. The sled leaves a message in the sky, "Merry Xmas '87". Kyosuke runs outside to thank his uncle but the reindeer knocks him off the landing and down the stairs. Kyosuke lands on the ground followed by a huge Christmas tree. Komatsu and Hatta wish him a Merry Christmas. He is fustrated that finally he gets an outcome he likes but accidently falls out of it. "Merry Christmas!" he says in a grouchy way. His friends think that this grinch has gone wierd on them. Episode 39 Madoka ni saiminjitsu! Kyosuke abunai shougatsu Kyosuke starts of his New Year in traditional Orange Road style, with him seeing Madoka in a bunny suit. It is Friday, January 1st 1988 at 7:00 am and Kyosuke is just getting out of bed. He has a comic in his face from the previous day's reading. His stomach growls as he gets ready to go downstairs for breakfast. He brushes his teeth and heads down the steps When he enters the kitchen he is shocked to see Ayukawa wearing a playboy bunny outfit making him some soup. She is wearing a low cut strapless top with tight suit and long stockings. Kyosuke unfortunately wakes up from his dream with the cat staring him in the face. He decides to wake it up by pulling on Jingoro's ear. The date is Thursday, December 31, 1987. At breakfast Kyosuke is poked in the head by Kurumi. She is trying to see if she can hypnotize her brother. She succeeds and commands her brother to run around like a dog. Manami tells her to stop kidding around and wake him up. She claps her hands and he wakes up wondering what he is doing on the ground. As soon as she tells him that she had him hypnotised, he chases after her but his dad stops him from beating up his sister. Kyosuke goes into daydream land as he thinks of what this hypnosis and his dream might have to do with each other. Kurumi hits him again and he falls asleep. At the ABCB Cafe, they tell Kyosuke that Ayukawa plans to spend the New Years with her parents in America. Kyosuke of course doesn't like this idea so he runs over to Ayukawa's house. He rings the doorbell but oddly there is no answer. He tries the door and notices that it opens. To his surprise, he sees Ayukawa fallen on the ground. He runs in and awakens her. She sees that it is Kyosuke and she falls back asleep again. Kyosuke picks her up and runs her up to her bedroom. Kyosuke picks up the phone and tries to call Hikaru but he lets it ring and ring. He stares at Ayukawa's breasts and then her legs. Unfortunately, she shifts her legs so he can't see the important parts under the dress. She curls up and starts to shiver so Kyosuke grabs her fur coat(the one that she was wearing last episode)and puts it on her. He stalls for a second as he has to cover up her breasts. Oh well. He notices her plane ticket and passport to New York. Hikaru calls Ayukawa and she answers it. Kyosuke steps into the room as she is hanging up. He is surprised that she is up and running. She comes up to him and gives him a hug. They make some noodles to eat as they talk. Ayukawa mentions America and this worries Kyosuke. He tries to lighten the mood by telling her a joke that Kurumi told him that morning. He begins the joke and stops midway where the punch line comes in. Madoka is hanging on his words and looks over to hear the rest of the joke. At this point, Kyosuke taps her on the forehead and gives her the punch line. As he laughs, he notices that she isn't. She seems to be giving a blank stare. He tries to revive her but she tells him she is ready to take his commands. She tells him not to call her "Ayukawa" but "Madoka". He falls back and knocks the chopsticks off the table to land near her hands but this doesn't phase her. He realizes that he has hypnotised her. Ayukawa and Kyosuke walk out to the evening New Year's activities. Notice Umau and Ushiko doing some shopping in the mall. A flashback, Kyosuke and Madoka are at back home.again. Kyosuke laughs and ask Ayukawa to get some tea. He imagines going behind her and grabbing her breasts. He wakes up from this fantasy and burns himself with his hot tea. She bandages his arm up with a cloth. Kyosuke begins to laugh and asks her to give him a shoulder massage. He laughs louder and asks her to clean the junk out of his ear. He continues to laugh hard and he says that it is his turn to give her a massage. She gets up and begins to unzip her dress top but Kyosuke jams out and tells her to stop. We go back to the scene where Kyosuke and Ayukawa are out on the town. They avoid Komatsu and Hatta but they fail to dodge their teachers. They are chased but Kyosuke manages to ditch him. However, after escaping him, he runs into Yusaku. He stands stunned at the sight that Kyosuke and Ayukawa are together. So stunned that he almost drops his serving tray but a local cop stops him. He can't stand the sight and he runs away leaving the cop with the glass. Yusaku runs into the ABCB cafe just as Hikaru comes out in her kimono all smiles. He is unable to tell her the bad news since he can't think of hurting her. Ayukawa draws up a bath and she is about to take off Kyosuke's shirt. He stop her but he imagines what it would be like if Ayukawa joined him for the bath. He wakes up from his day dream when Ayukawa gives him some towels to take a bath with. Yusaku is practicing hitting Kyosuke's face drawn on a fence. Kyosuke is in the bath and imagines Ayukawa taking off her clothes to come into the tub with him. However, when the door bell rings, he panics as he hears Hikaru's voice. "Oh no!! She can't see me here. I have to get my clothes on!" He tries to get on his underwear on but she bursts into the bathroom to see him naked. She begins to cry as she finds out that he has been seeing Ayukawa behind her back. Well, that is all in his imagination and he manages to greet Hikaru as she runs towards the bathroom door. Ayukawa appears behind her all dressed up in her kimono. Kyosuke wonders when she became unhypnotised or was she at?? She also signals to Kyosuke that he is wearing his pants backwards. Kyosuke chases after Ayukawa down the street with Hikaru running behind them. They stop when they see Yusaku challenging Kyosuke to a fight. Ayukawa finds it funny. The screen is cleared like a curtain by Kazuya and the gang bows to say "Happy New Year". Episode 40 Hatsuyumedayo! Daikaijuu Jingoro no gyakushuu Komatsu and the gang make a movie parody of all Japanese monster movies and the recent American hit, Top Gun, with rather humorous results On September 23, 1964, the United Wales Air force established an elete team for top one percent of pilots. It's purpose was to execute the art of air "keijia" combat and to insure that the handful of graduates were the best fighter pilots in the war. They succeeded. Today, the air force call it Team of Anti-Perdition. The fighters call it TAP Gun (Team of Anti-Perdition). As an aside from the dictionary, perdition(per-dish'en)n. 1. Eternal damnation; the utter loss of soul. 2. The place of eternal damnation; hell. It is 196X and a few jump planes are scrambled off of a carrier. There are four planes on this mission. Ayukawa is the main fighter leader, Hatta is #2 wearing the ABCD helmet, Komatsu is #3 wearing the male/female symbols on his helmet and Yusaku as the fourth. They fly over the ocean to a sight where they see a sea monster rising out of the water. They launch missiles at it without much effect. An unknown blip shows up on the radar and approaches quickly. A comet comes rushing past Ayukawa's plane almost knocking her out of the air and blasting the creature. Notice that it looks sort of like a cat? The comet meterializes into a black fighter plane. Ayukawa identifies it as an American aircraft piloted by "Black Fighter". Back on the carrier, Madoka storms over to Kyosuke's plane. She is so furious at him, she throws her helmet at him. Of course, he plays it macho and cool, by spinning the helmet and throwing it back at her. A bunch of kids are fighting over a TV in order to watch the news on black fighter. Hikaru is the mother to all the the kiddies and live underneath a major subway system. Things are constant falling down as the trains come speeding by. She imagines what it would be like if Kyosuke loved her. Notice that they are acting just like Ushiko and Umau. Takashi, the dad, is telling Kyosuke and Ayukawa about the damage caused by the monster. Kyosuke is getting fresh and puts his hand on Ayukawa's shoulder. Of course, she slaps it off. Kyosuke is offered tons of money to do the job. But if you ask me, he would do it just to near Ayukawa. Kurumi and Manami are waitresses at the ABCB restaurant. Hatta and Komatsu are there drinking away. Notice that the girls are on roller skates while serving the customers. Hatta tries to grab Kurumi but her sister Manami slap him. Kyosuke is talking to the Master about how Ayukawa always sits alone. Out by a lighthouse, the monster resurfaces. It looks like a huge cat! Kyosuke is driving over to Hikaru's for a visit. He hears the news of the attack on a small TV tuned to MHK's broadcast. When he arrives, he is met by all the kids. Kazuya kicks him in the face and pins him on the ground. He is really happy to of made "Black Fighter" surrender. Later, he gives the kids some presents to keep them quite while Hikaru patches him up. A train comes by and she accidently face plants Kyosuke as they hit the deck. He plays with the kids as they try and feed him mudpies. Ayukawa is looking in from around a corner and she is rather disappointed so she rides away on her bike. The monster surfaces inside the harbour. It comes on to the land to make its attack. It's a Jingoro cat doing a Godzilla attack! It goes to a fish cannery and eats an entire catch lot. The military is informed and serveral of the TAP fighter planes are launched off. They fire missiles at the cat but they don't have much effect but to singe the back. Ayukawa tries to get real close and fire a missile into the mouth. However, Jingoro eats the missile and spits it back out at her. The explosion knocks her fighter out of the battle. The plane blows up in mid-air. Kurumi and Manami hear the news reports and they teleport away. Kyosuke puts his plane into a power climb. As he reachs cieling, he puts the plane into a power dive,. Kyosuke's mind is saddened by the loss of Ayukawa. He concentrates and puts his fighter into comet mode and blasts the monster with it. Hatta and Komatsu are saddened that they have lost two of their best pilots. However, Yusaku is really happy since now he has no competion for Hikaru. Kurumi and Manami are singing to Jingoro. They are picked up by the cat and disappear into the horizon forever. We later discover that Kyosuke is not dead after all but he parachuted out and is hanging on the tower. At the ABCB Cafe, Kyosuke is talking to the Master about the death of Ayukawa while he drinks his milk. However, they are surprised when she walks into the door. Kyosuke steps up to her and they kiss. The camera pans away from the restaurant as Hikaru pops her face in front demanding that the plot should be rewritten! Komatsu tries to lift her up and move her but Yusaku is there ready to beat him up. This has been another one of those haphazard Komatsu movies. Episode 41 Ugokenai Madoka! Kyosuke no fushigidokei Kyosuke uses his grandfather's magic watch to stop time with mixed results between Madoka, Hikaru, and himself. This episode starts with many images of clocks and watches splitting in half. It is a cold spring as Kyosuke, Hikaru and Ayukawa are waiting for the lights to change at a crosswalk. Hikaru has a tennis racket and she is really anxious for the up comming tennis match. Kyosuke can only think of the girls in their mini skirts and tight tops. Hikaru practices her swing but she lets go of the racket so it lands in the middle of the street. Without thinking, she runs out into the middle of the street. A car comes and skids towards her as it tries to stop. Everything goes red. Kyosuke is relieved that Hikaru is safe but he takes a second to take a breath. He notices that nothing is moving. Ayukawa, the birds, the cars, other people, everything is frozen. His uncle and aunt arrives on the scene and tells Kyosuke to stop fooling around and get Hikaru off the road before time restarts. The bell from a clock starts up the clock. At Kyosuke's house, the grand parents visits with the Kasugas. The uncle shows everyone the stop watch that can freeze time. He tells Kyosuke that it can only stop time for only one minute before it will restart. He presses the watch to freeze the time. Notice that people who have powers like Kyosuke and Kurumi are unaffected by the time stop. Kurumi has fun pulling on Jingoro's face while uncle does this to Kyosuke's dad. The grandmother leviates the watch from the uncle to Kyosuke's hands. Time resumes with Kyosuke's dad and Jingoro floating in the air The both come crashing down. The tennis match begins. Kyosuke is having an intense volley with Ayukawa. He lobs a ball and he uses his stop watch to move the ball into fair zone to cheat a point. Of course, this is just a daydream. The uncle is downtown trying to pick up some young girls. They call him "skiebee" which means pervert. He uses some magic tricks like pulling flowers and a puppet out of thin air to impress them. He grabs one of their hands and runs away however when he turns around, he discovers that he has grabbed his wife's hand. Oh well. Ushiko and Umau are both figure skating. Back at the tennis courts, they are about to start the matches. Yusaku is making a lot of fuss at Hikaru because he doesn't like the doubles. Hikaru is matched with Kyosuke and Yusako is matched with Ayukawa. Hikaru gets mad at him and she tries to serve a tennis ball at him but she gets the ball caught in her shirt around where the bra is. She looks around but she can't see where she hit the ball. Kyosuke freezes time so he can get the ball out of her shirt. When he sticks his hand down her shirt, Kyosuke hesiates as he doesn't want to "grab" the wrong thing. Kurumi and Manami, who aren't frozen, start yelling at their brother for being such a pervert. Kyosuke takes too long with his trick and time restarts with his hand down Hikaru's shirt. Ayukawa gets mad as well as Yusako. She serves a tennis ball at Kyosuke which hits him in the mouth. Kyosuke and Hikaru are playing against Kurumi and Hatta. Kyosuke serves a ball to Hatta and he is about to smash it but Kyosuke freezes time. He then goes over to the other side and moves his friend over a few feet so he misses the ball. Kurumi is not impressed. At the ice rink, Kyosuke's uncle intentionally bumps into girls. He goes for Ushiko but a time freeze makes him hit them like a brick wall. He wants to grab her but he is telekinesed back by his wife. He manages to get away and he rubs is face on Ushiko's ass. Time starts again with him in this position. The couple embrace as the crowd stares at the perverted old man. Ushiko and Umau begin repeating each other's name but mid-way through, they mix up names so they end up repeating their own name. Pay attention, this is actually the longest coverage of the couple in the entire series! Kyosuke is following Ayukawa around the tennis lodge. She buys a hot cup of coffee and ignores Kyosuke. She enters the women's washroom but he still follows her. She finally gets fed up and she confronts him to tell him off. In her anger, she spills the hot cup of coffee in Kyosuke's shorts. He grabs a bunch of paper towels and tries to dry it up. He is down to his underwear and Ayukawa turns around a slight bit embrassed. They hear the sound of the Hikaru and Kyosuke's sisters coming. Kyosuke tries to freeze time but the watch didn't work! They catch him with his shorts down facing Ayukawa. At first they blame Kyosuke for being a pervert to be in the girl's washroom then they think that he has been fooling around with Ayukawa. However, his neck is saved when she tells the other girls what really happened with the coffee spill. They are content with that and Kyosuke is saved by her alibi. Kyosuke's uncle takes a look at the watch and tells him that it needs to be wound up again to work. The next match is for Ayukawa and Yusaku versus Kyosuke and Hikaru. They play several games where they rack up the scores 4-2, 3-4 and in the third game 3-3. On this play, Kyosuke is forced to dive for a ball that is coming close to the line. He jumps and hits the watch in mid-air. The ball ended up being out anyway but Kyosuke is now frozen himself into time. The gang thinks that the dive has stunned him. Kyosuke is thinking about how much he is playing with time. He is put on an altar where he is put to trial. Ayukawa with a bow and arrow set walks up to him. She draws the bow and knocks an arrow at him. It causes the clock to stop. She sentences him to be forever locked at that time. The walking Ayukawa turns into Hikaru as they both repeat his eternal sentence. Hikaru tries to call the hospital but they think it is a joke call so they won't respond. Kyosuke's uncle tells Ayukawa that he really cares for her while Kyosuke's aunt tells Hikaru that he really cares for her. One can see that they are just adding to Kyosuke's love triangle problem. Ayukawa apologizes to the frozen Kyosuke and she goes to kiss him. However, she drops him as soon as Hikaru comes running to him. She goes for the kiss and Kyosuke is revived. Ayukawa sighs as she missed her chance to really show how she feels. Kyosuke's uncle is looking at why the stop watch is acting up. His aunt causes him to press the stop button which freezes him in time. She pushes him over and he rolls off the chair and in front of Hikaru and Ayukawa. Episode 42 Motemote no Madoka! Kyosuke tsuini kokuhaku Madoka finally gets to understand what Kyosuke has to put up with with Hikaru-chan when she attracts an admirer. This episode begins with a scene from "Gone With The Wind". You may notice that the guy has a female's voice but that will suffice for a play. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are in the audience enjoying the play. It is a piece of brilliant work, where it shows how Scarlett becomes free of her dependancy. The couple walks home from after the play. As the are passing the ABCB Cafe, they run into a girl that is waiting for them carrying a bouquet of flowers. She runs up to Ayukawa and hands her the roses then she quickly departs leaving the couple surpisred and confused. At the ABCB Cafe, Master and Kyosuke are laughing at Ayukawa as they read out it the accompanying thank you note. Madoka stops to think back to that day again when she helped out a girl named Suematu-cha. She was trapped in an alley by a bunch of bikers who was going to rape her. Madoka came along and knocked one of them out causing the rest of them to retreat. Notice the brief appearance of Ushiko and Umao in the wrestling uniforms. Ever since then, Suematu has made Madoka her idol. Kyosuke and Master cannot believe that she is that devoted so they find it hard to stop laughing. At home, Manami and Kurumi are at home talking to Kyosuke about Ayukawa. As a side note, Manami is drying her hair with a hair dryer but she has it pointed at the cat. Soon, Jingoro's fur begins to burn and it jumps up to land over by Kyosuke. The kids are talking about how close Madoka and Suematu are getting. They even mention what would happen if she moved in with Ayukawa. Kyosuke imagines the worst scenario where he remembers a scene from the "Gone From The Wind" but he thinks the girls kissing. Next day, Suematu gives Ayukawa a bag of goodies plus a towel for school. Again, Ayukawa is left holding her gifts wondering what to do. Hikaru is on the roof feeding Kyosuke. They talk about how they are not able to see much of Madoka since she has aquired the "pest". They also mention that she has moved into Ayukawa's house. We now switch scenes to show how Suematu got herself into the house. After upsetting Ayukawa she ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. Initally she draws the knife on Ayukawa but later turns it on herself. However, the crisis ends as she comments that she is going to make dinner. Later on, Kyosuke and Hikaru come over to join Ayukawa in her "misery". They talk behind her back as she prepares dinner in the kitchen. She asks someone help her out upstairs moving something. Of course, Hikaru and Madoka pass the buck to Kyosuke. They physically grab him and lift him up which instantly volunteers him. In her room, Kyosuke enters and waits for her to help her move her things. She takes off her sweater and grabs him. She asks him to kiss her. This surprises him and he takes a breath and approaches her. She pushes him away and rips her shirt open exposing her bra. She runs over to the curtains and tears them off the rings. She picks up a vase and throws it at Kyosuke as well as knock over all the books on a shelf. Kyosuke tackles her on the bed to stop her from doing more damage. She slaps him twice. At this time, Ayukawa and Hikaru come into the room. They see Kyosuke on top of Suematu on the bed. Sue begins to cry putting all the blame on Kyosuke. Then the windows open as Hatta and Komatsu are at the sill with a camera taking pictures of the "Mad Rapist Kyosuke" in action. At school the next day, the word of Kyosuke the rapist is the hot news tip. He is such an outcast, even his sisters don't want to be near him. The girls all travel in large groups to avoid any confrontations with the pervert at large. He gets so angry, Kyosuke tries to do a sneak attack on Suematu but she quickly runs to her idol, Ayukawa. Later that day, Suematu talks to Ayukawa by the river about how their relationship is growing closer. She thanks her for all her support. Kyosuke on the other hand is hiding dejected at home. Hikaru phones him up and gives him an idea on how to stop Suematu. He thanks her for being on his side in this crisis. Hikaru notes that Suematu is destroying Madoka's social life and they have to do something about it. Next day after class, Kyosuke is called to the counsellor's office. He is asked about his behaviour concerning Suematu and the picture of him on top of her. He can only think of the appointment with Ayukawa after school. At this point, we find out that Suematu has got a message from Ayukawa to meet her at the junkyard. He runs away from the office and goes after Madoka. The counseller yells at Kyosuke to come back. A "Kyosuke on the Loose" warning is spread around the school. You might notice that Komatsu and Hatta are dressed up in girls tennis suits watching the other girls change. Ayukawa arrives first at the sight and meets up with Hikaru who is hiding in an oil drum. They await the arrival of the others. Suematu arrives on the scene but she remains hidden although Hikaru is aware of her presence. Kyosuke shortly arrives on the scene to see Ayukawa. He walks up to her and discovers that Hikaru is hiding in a oil drum. She signals him not to blow her cover and do as she says. She pulls out a book and begins to read lines out in a play script format. Both Kyosuke and Ayukawa speak aloud words of love and even to the point where they have to kiss. HIkaru doesn't like that part and apparently neither does Suematu. She pops out of the barrel to stop the couple before they make contact which causes the drum to roll down the hill. After everyone comes out of hiding, Kyosuke reveals that he really does "like" Ayukawa. However, before much more of the conversation starts, a large mob is after Kyosuke. Suematu has got an escape route for Ayukawa and her friends. They run to an old seasaw type rail flatcar. Kyosuke and Ayukawa jump on it and start it up while Hikaru is holding on to Suematu so they can get away. Although she gets away from the hold, she can't catch up. She falls dejected to the tracks. Next morning, Suematu is chasing Hikaru around trying to make her the next idol. Oh no, she comments. Episode 43 Shoushin no Hikaru! Oikakete fuyukaigan Kazuya and Hikaru recruits Madoka and Kyosuke to win a battle of the bands, however Kyosuke finds himself caught in a compromising position. Kazuya is downtown and he spots some banners advertising a musical festival. It is the "1/30th New Year Gig" for amature bands, "Cubic Game" appears on the screen. At the ABCB Cafe, Kazuya and Hikaru think it is a good idea to put an entry in for the contest. Kyosuke however, doesn't want to but with a bit of coaxing from Hikaru, he agrees. At the sea side harbour, the gang practices there songs on a boat. They play a rather heavy electric bass song which for some reason is not on any of the Soundcolors. Kyosuke arrives a bit late to the practice but he goes for the door for a bit of a breather. Ucari(from episode 22)comes into the practice hall. The drummer excuses himself to join her. He passes the sticks over to Kyosuke and tells him that he can use them. Kazuya is nosey and decides to open the door on the couple. He sees Ucari slap the guy. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are walking home at night. After he has escorted her home, he heads back to his house. On the way, he runs into Ucari making a phone call at a pay phone. She apologizes and ask him to join her in her apartment for something to eat. Ucari gives Kyosuke a beer and they watch some TV. He watches some comedy movies while he plays around with her remote control. Later that evening, Kyosuke passes out on her bed. He wakes up and wonders where he is. Notice all the "Coors" beer cans lying about. He hears a shower and starts walking over to the bathroom. I wonder if he knows better to look into a shower when someone is in it but he walks over to the bathroom. He sees Ucari stepping out of the room with nothing but a towel on. He excuses himself and runs out of her apartment. Kyosuke tries to quietly sneak back into his apartment but his sisters were waiting for his return. Kyosuke is practicing some intense drum bars. Everyone is in a depressed state since the news of Kyosuke's evening. His sisters have released a version of the story that is so outrageous, that everyone believes them. Kyosuke tries to explain that nothing happened between Ucari and him but his expression of his face tells another story. He drops his drum sticks during his practicing. Kazuya is spying on Kyosuke during his practice. As he leaves the room( Kyosuke passes by Kurumi, Manami and Hikaru. He walks pass them speechless. The girls look to Kazuya to see what is the matter with Kyosuke. Kyosuke steps into a "24 Hour My Mart" convience store to by a magazine to read. Hikaru is told about of the Ucari night by Manami and Kurumi. Initally she doesn't believe his sisters until she confronts Kyosuke. She asks him if it was true but he says "Nothing happened." She runs away from him with the notion that something did happen and Kyosuke is hiding it from her. He tries to catch up to her but she rejects him. The band is together but there is a lack of unity as everyone is ignoring Kyosuke for what he has done. Yusaku steps in and give Kyosuke a punch. Ayukawa stops the fight but comments that she is almost inclined to let Yusaku punish him for lying to Hikaru. Again, Kyosuke tries to explain that nothing happened between them that evening. Kyosuke and Ayukawa have a private talk. He manages to convince her that he would never do anything to hurt Hikaru or Ayukawa. Leaving on that note, he goes to find the running Hikaru. Kyosuke is upset that he is unable to find Hikaru in time for a performance and he begins tossing the drum set around. She was last seen running away in a mass of crowds, words and confusion. She returns back to the band area where Kyosuke is trashing the drums. Apparently, the mood has lighted and she is there to give him another chance. Kyosuke grabs Ayukawa and runs with Hikaru outside in a field. Three friends forever... Episode 44 Koino oaji? Kyosuke jigoku no valentine No thanks to the bratty Kazuya, Kyosuke almost has his Valentine's Day ruined and his relationships with Madoka and Hikaru-chan. Kyosuke is brushing his teeth on what looks like a typical Valentine's Day. He recalls back when Ayukawa invited Kyosuke over to the ABCB for chocolate goodies. She also gives him a red scarf to wear. Kyosuke is excited. Manami and Kurumi are in the kitchen making some chocolates for their guys. In Japan, it is customary for the girls to give chocolates to the guys, opposite to that of the Western world. Kazuya runs into the room, chased by the dad. He has a cavity and today, he has to go to the dentist. Being a little brat, he runs away into the kitchen. After a brawl there, Kazuya overturns the kitchen, and returns to the living room with some chocolate. He comes up to his cousin, Kyosuke, who is quietly drinking some hot chocolate. Kazuya runs up to Kyosuke and rams his head into Kyosuke's to do a mind exchange. The new Kazuya is already to go and wreak havoc with his cousin's body while Kyosuke(trapped in Kazuya's body)is caught and forced to go to the dentist. Yusaku and Hikaru are baking a huge chocolate cake. He starts to fantasize him and Hikaru in a igloo where she gives him a Valentine's chocolate. As he begins to treasure it, she wakes him up to reality by asking him what is he doing with the cake. His dream stops as soon as he discovers the cake reads "To my Darling". His igloo collapses as his dream of romance turns into jealously. Kyosuke is hanging around with all the little girls on his small bike. Hatta and Komatsu make fun at him for trying to pick up underaged girls. They haul him away for more mischief. At the ABCB Cafe, Master sees all the cookies that Ayukawa is making. He tries to take one but she stops him. He makes a comment that she must really like Kyosuke to give him this much chocolate. Of course, she is embarassed as Master laughs. Kazuya is all tied up as he is strapped to a dentist's chair. Kyosuke gets to feel all his younger cousin's pain since he is trapped in his body. After his filling, his dad stops to talk to the female dentist. He finds her quite attractive and surprisingly, she gives him a small chunk of chocolate. Kazuya excuses himself so he can see how much damage Kazuya has caused in his new body. Kazuya teleports away from the office to reappear right beside Jingoro. However, he does not stay there too long as he discovers that the cat is on the roof and Kazuya quickly begins to roll down the incline. He is forced to teleport away again. Kyosuke is with Komatsu and Hatta, who are searching through the schools' locker rooms and stealing chocolates. He opens a package and starts munching away while the two perverts are rumaging in the lockers. Kazuya walks around downtown trying to find his cousin. He passes by a "Last Chance Chocolate Sale" stand where a flock of girls are fighting for chocolates. Suddenly, Umau and Ushiko pop up from within the stand. They are both in swimsuits so the guy catches a cold. Hikaru and Yusaku meet up with Kyosuke, Hatta and Komatsu at school. She is so delighted to see her darling that she runs up to him but she fails to grab him. She begins to cry as she sees chocolate stains on his face from the stolen chocolates he had been munching on. She grabs him and expects an explanation. Before he can reply, more chocolate bars fall out of his jacket and onto the ground. Hikaru runs to Yusaku and destroys the cake she had made for Kyosuke and she runs away crying. This upsets the bully so he flexs his muscles like the Incredible Hulk and his clothes burst away. Komatsu and Hatta have already wisely moved away from the scene. Yusaku grabs Kyosuke by the red scarf(which happens to be Ayukawa's)and begins to strangle him with it. Ayukawa is still waiting for Kyosuke to drop on by. It is getting to the end of the day so she sorts out the dishes to be washed. Kazuya sits there worried about where his cousin is. Of course, Kyosuke is in Kazuya's body wondering how he might be able to get some inside information on how his relationship is affecting Ayukawa. Hikaru appears at the door of the ABCB Cafe. She comes blindly running and crying towards Madoka who is standing in front of the stacks of dishes to be washed. CRASH!!! Later at Ayukawa's, Hikaru is cleaning and ironing Kyosuke's shirt. He sneaks away to find Madoka and finds that she is in the shower. Kyosuke's perverted mind takes over as he sneaks into the bathroom. He steps inside and she steps out of the shower in her towel. Kazuya covers his eyes but she leads him into the shower. He begins to jump as she takes off her towel and starts the water. What a lucky guy. Hikaru wakes him up from his daydreaming as she runs down the hall. She comes up to him and gives him back his shirt but as she does, she spots something. It is a mixture of surprise and mystery as she sees his penis. Of course, she runs around in a awkward, embarassed postion as this is the first time she has ever seen one. Ayukawa steps out of the bathroom and asks what all the commotion is about. Afterwards, the three are together talking about how oddly Kyosuke is behaving today. Ayukawa says that she will pound the crap out of him when she finds him. Of course, Kazuya(Kyosuke in mind)hears this and tries to defend his cousin(or himself). Finally, the guy arrives at Ayukawa's all beaten up and dirty. Hikaru apologizes for being so hard on him earlier. However, Ayukawa is not so forgiving since she was stood up at the cafe. Hikaru breaks in and asks if she can give him the punishment he deserves. Madoka agrees with puzzlement. She picks him up and helicopters him into Kazuya. At this time, the two guys exchange back into their correct bodies. Later that evening, Kyosuke helps Ayukawa clean up the inital mess from the evening. Ayukawa finally calms down and serves Kyosuke a cup of hot chocolate. Kyosuke looks up at Madoka and they both smile. He is glad that the day ended with the two together at last. Episode 45 Hikaru shisu soshite daremo inaku natta Kurumi, sick of her brother's treatment of Hikaru, enlists their grandfather to help convince Kyosuke of the error of his ways. One morning, Hikaru walks into homeroom and gives Kyosuke her memory book(diary). Komatsu and Hatta are behind Kyosuke urging him to take it. Ayukawa steps into the room which causes him to quickly hide the book behind his back. Yusaku gets jealous but Hikaru warns him to watch himself. Later, Kyosuke is alone and he decides to flip through Hikaru's memoir book. It contains many rough sketches and some very romantic wishes for her darling. He pulls out a pen and writes in his comment. The gang meets at the ABCB Cafe later that day. Hikaru makes a suggestion that they all go somewhere. Of course, Ayukawa does not particularly care about the idea of "sharing" Kyosuke. Hikaru sneezes and blows her nose. Now, you might think this is quite insignificant but it is really important for plot development. Later, Kyosuke is at home sleeping on his bed. Kurumi is not impressed by the way her brother is always two-timing Hikaru. He has true affections are for Ayukawa but he continues to lead Hikaru on. She decides to teach her brother a lesson while he is asleep. Kyosuke imagines that he is having dinner with Ayukawa and they feed each other. He drifts off into dream land. Next day, the mood is really strange. A black crow flys into the school window and falls to the ground. Everyone at school is crying or weeping. Komatsu and Hatta meet up with Kyosuke and tell him that Hikaru is dead. She died of some weird cold. The two guys show her desk with a pleasant bouquet of flowers on it. Kyosuke refuses to believe it and he knocks over the vase. He runs away to see what is the real story. Everyone attends her funeral. It is a sad occasion. Even the cat Jingoro, is crying. Ayukawa enters the concourse with tears in her eyes. Yusaku is bowing in front as the guard to her coffin. Kyosuke is elected to do the eulogy. As he takes to the stand, he can do nothing but cry. Kyosuke and Ayukawa follow the progression to the graveyard. She is totally in tears at this point. Kyosuke brings Hikaru a teddy bear that he gave her on his birthday to be buried with her. Yusaku runs and finds a tree to cry on. It is the day after Hikaru's death. We now see what effect it has on the characters in the series. Komatsu and Hatta are relatively unaffected. Ayukawa has decided to leave to North America because she cannot handle the grief of her friend's death. She says goodbye to Kyosuke as she leaves on a bike. When he returns home, he sees his dad cutting up his negatives. He is hit hard by her death since he was looking forward to scouting her modeling career. His sisters have shaved their heads bald and started a religious following for Hikaru. Even the cat has adopted a routine for striking a bell. Master is knocking down the ABCB Cafe since people will be reminded of the days when Hikaru was present. At this time, Yusaku passes by with a backpack. He is going to roam the world on foot. Kyosuke thinks back. Everyone is sitting silently at the ABCB Cafe after the funeral. He comments that he wishes that Hikaru was still around. At this point, she walks into the door but no one acknowledges her presence. Kyosuke wakes up from this flash back and runs to the grave. He tries to use his powers and attempt to raise her out of the tomb. He has no luck doing this. While he is thinking of using his powers, he decides to try a time slip. After several attempts of jumping off the stairs, he fails to get back into the past. At the grave site, he sees an omen and the dark figure tells Kyosuke, if you want to revive Hikaru, you must go to this mountain and start digging. Of course, he does and slowly he begins to chip away at it. Ushiko and Umau show up in the rubble as part of their usual appearance for each episode. Kyosuke continues to tunnel into the mountain until he sees a light. He sees Hikaru is running towards him. He runs to her and hugs her. Kyosuke falls off his bed and flat on his face. He gets up and sees the black caped omen standing in front of him. It takes off its mask to reveal that it is his uncle. Kyosuke gets angry because he has been manipulated and starts a fight. After the uncle gets the upper hand on him, Kyosuke soon gets mad and throws his elder up against the wall. He now knows how much Hikaru really still means to him. Kurumi smiles contently since her telepathy worked like a charm. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are walking around and they see Hikaru by a river with Yusaku. They see that she has Kyosuke's bear with her and fear that she is going to commit suicide and jump into the water. It turns out that she was going to set the bear adrift in a boat. Kyosuke goes running to her and thanks her for being around. She gets Yusaku to jump into the water to get the bear back. As Hikaru embraces Kyosuke, Ayukawa looks on, unimpressed. Well, it goes to show that Kyosuke cares for Hikaru although he truly loves Madoka. Episode 46 Hakugin no ichiya! Futaribocchi de gondola The plot line to this story is very similar to the Orange Road Shonen Jump Special. This time they are skiing instead of beaching at Okinawa. Kyosuke is skiing around with the gang on a popular slope. Yusaku shows off by going off a cliff(possibly out of his control), and doing a specatualr jump. He sails along fine until he smashes into a tree. Yusaku recovers from his daze just as Kazuya and Hikaru arrives. He hears a voice in his head that tells him to be calm and make it look intentional. He pretends to be a snow monster with all the snow on him. Kyosuke and Kazuya are exhausted from the day of fun so they head back to their room. Kazuya uses an illusinary script spell to change the room numbers from 10 to 11 and 11 to 10. Kyosuke is surprised at his mistake but it is late, so he lets it pass. Kazuya remembers that he should do something so he excuses himself. Kyosuke enters the room and quickly takes off his clothes and relaxes. He throws his pair of pants on top of Jingoro and heads for the showers. He opens the bathroom door and notices that someone is already there. "What's this?" The figure in the shower replies, "Oh, I sorry. I will only be a couple more minutes." Kyosuke closes the door in shock. "It's Ayukawa!!" Hikaru is all excited and she runs over to Kyosuke's room and opens the door just as Ayukawa opens the bathroom door. The two girls scream! Yusaku comes running into the room as Hikaru opens the door on Kazuya who is changing while Ayukawa sees Kyosuke in her room. They are both wondering what they are doing in the room. Of course the answer lies with Kazuya who has been changing the room numbers. Kazuya forgot to change the room numbers back the way they were suppose to. So quickly does that and says "What are you doing in this room, Hikaru?" She steps outside and realizes her mistake. She then walks out of room and heads over to room 10. Ayukawa and Kyosuke hide each other from view. She is a bit curious about why Kyosuke is in her room but that is second priority as they both hear Hikaru's voice. Ayukawa pulls Kyosuke into the bathroom. They both are against the door as Hikaru walks around the room. You may notice that Kyosuke's clothes are on the bed right beside Jingoro. She begins to open the door for the bathroom which causes Ayukawa to hug Kyosuke but they avoid any detection. Then two new guests arrive in the room, Manami and Kurumi, followed by Komatsu and Hatta. They all came to invite Hikaru to the disco later that evening. Notice Hatta doing his John Travola's "Fever Fever" dance. Kyosuke is hanging above the door while Ayukawa is behind the shower curtain. Everyone files out of the room except Hikaru causing them to be saved from another close call. Hikaru picks up the cat and starts playing with it. All this time, she missed the clothes that Jingoro was tugging at. She hears a noise the bathroom and she goes to check it one more time. Kyosuke tries to throw his voice but Ayukawa has to shut him up by dragging him into bathtub with her. They narrowly escape detection from Hikaru by hiding in the deep bathtub. Hikaru and Jingoro leave the room. Kyosuke breaths a deep breath and falls on Ayukawa and puts his face into her breasts. Of course this gets him thrown out the bathroom very quickly. Komatsu and Hatta with their dates are down at the disco living it up. Ayukawa and Kyosuke get dressed but no sooner does Hikaru come walking by again. Ayukawa and Kyosuke jump out the window and into the snow banks to get away from her. Kyosuke lands face down in a drift and Ayukawa has to pull him up. They both leave the scene by the time Hikaru comes to the balcony to look for them. She is met by a nervous Yusaku who is pushed out to confrontation by Kazuya. He is lost for words but with a bit of Kazuya's telepathy, he walks up to Hikaru. Yusaku is told to hug her and tell her that he loves her but when he does this he misses and he falls to the snow below them. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are riding up the chair lift watching the ski patrol checking the runs. The switch man wakes up from his sleep and finds out that it is passed the time to shut the lift off. He turns the system down and leaves the control room. Ayukawa and Kyosuke are trapped in the lift car. Kyosuke imagines hugging Ayukawa as she tries to call for help. At the disco, Hikaru is with the perverts and their dates. They challenge her to a drinking chug contest. Notice that the song "Night and Day" is playing in the background. Yusaku is outside by a tree practicing his moves. He punches the tree causing snow to fall on him. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are sitting in the car waiting. Kyosuke tries to use his powers to get electricity into the lines but all this does is breaks the windows and lights. This causes the cold air to blow in. Kyosuke grabs a blanket and he cuddles up to Ayukawa. Kyosuke tries to use telepathy to wake up Kazuya but unfortunately he is fast asleep. He silently apologizes to Ayukawa for getting her into this mess. Back at the disco, the drinks has hit Hikaru as she is passed out. Ayukawa begins to lose conciousness in Kyosuke's arms. He tries to keep her awake but she is too tired. Kyosuke tries to use his powers for teleportation but no go. He tries the telepathy to Kazuya again but he uses so much energy he passes out. However, he does notice the snow lightening up until it has stopped. Ayukawa wakes up in a bed where Kazuya is sitting beside her waiting for her to awaken. He sees Kyosuke also asleep in the next bed. Kazuya leaves the room as Kyosuke wakes up. Kyosuke notices that his pants and bed are wet. He immediately blames Kazuya and begins to chase after him. They run through the halls until they run into Hikaru. At the sight of Kyosuke, she runs over to him and grabs him. She apologizes for going to the disco and drinking too much. For some reason, Kyosuke and Ayukawa smile and decide to keep the secret to themselves. Episode 47 Sayonara no yokan Madoka no hatsukoi wo sagase This is the second to the last episode. It just happens to be also a two parter. Kyosuke imagines what it would be like if he had not caught that hat on that first day he met Ayukawa. Notice when he lands back on the steps that his shoes are not the same? Ayukawa wakes Kyosuke up by tickling his nose with her hair. He sneezes. She says, "What are you doing sleeping under this tree? You could catch a cold." Kyosuke replies, "I am doing what you call an afternoon nap." She remembers that phrase and thinks for moment. "Someone said that six years ago. Someone dear to me." She walks away thinking about the tree. Kyosuke is wondering what the significance of his dream and how Ayukawa is acting now. He realizes that she must be seeing another guy. Kyosuke asks Hikaru what is the connection between Ayukawa and the tree. She comments that it was where Madoka got her first kiss. Kyosuke now fears the worst as she now has memories of a past boyfriend. Kurumi and her uncle are using telepathic powers to levitate Jingoro and a stuffed cat into the air to do wrestling. After an intense battle, the dad tries to interupt and he gets caught in the conflict. Kyosuke is resting in his room thinking of Ayukawa and how is reacting to her memories. His uncle steps into the room and slaps him in the back. This causes Kyosuke to be sent to the year 1982, six years into the past. Kyosuke lands in a pile of dirt in a constuction area. You may notice the "final project" plan diagram in the background. It is his apartement building under construction. He sees Ayukawa walk into the forest and meets another guy. She kisses him. Kyosuke goes running away in an enraged blitz since he can't do anything to alter the events of time. He runs into a younger kid that looks like Hikaru and a kid that looks like a younger Yusaku. He finds this kinda strange that these kids remind him so much like his friends. Kyosuke goes to a fast food joint where he buys something to eat. He pays for his meal using a 500 yen coin. However, the check out girls look real funny at him and they carefully examine it. He wonders what the problem is until he sees a calender. It is 1982!!! "My grandfather sent me six years back into time!" As a side note, the 500 yen coin was introduced into general circulation in 1984. He pieces the events together. His grandfather has sent him back six years into time so he can figure out what happened to Madoka and this guy. However, he has already seen Ayukawa and the guy kiss already. Or was it? If Hikaru and Yusaku are young, then so must Ayukawa. What he must have seen is her older sister meeting her boyfriend. Kyosuke is sleeping under a tree when someone uses a lock of hair to wake him up. It looks like a younger Ayukawa! Kyosuke acts calmly since he knows that he doesn't want to alter the events of time. Kyosuke sneezes. Little Ayukawa comments, "What are you doing sleeping under a tree? You know you can catch a cold." Of course, this line is familiar to Kyosuke since he heard Ayukawa say this in 1988. He replies, "I am doing what you would call an afternoon nap." This causes the girl to laugh. Back in 1988 at the ABCB restaurant, Ayukawa tells her friends that her parents called from America and told her to book a flight over. Her father has fallen sick and she should be with him. Hikaru is upset, for she doesn't want her friend to leave. In 1982, Kyosuke and the young Ayukawa begin to talk. She does a bit of showing off with the soccer ball with all the fancy moves that she can do. A boys soccer team comes and harrasses them. As a side note, in the manga, Ayukawa accidently bops the ball up into the tree. She climbs up the tree to get it but she falls. Kyosuke acts quickly and breaks her fall. At this point, she is grateful to have met "this guy". The head leader for the soccer team plays around with the ball and then fires it at the little Ayukawa. She does a quick flip and kicks it back to the guy. It nails him in the face causing the rest of the team to get a bit angry at them. The duo is surrounded by the team. Kyosuke wants to uses his powers but he remembers that Kyosuke is not to alter the events of time. In 1988, Ayukawa is packing some of her things and she is givijg some of it to her friends. Madoka kind of wonders where Kyosuke has been all day. In 1982, the little Ayukawa is cornered by the soccer gang by a cliff. A ball is fired at her which knocks her off the cliff. Kyosuke uses his powers to teleport beside her and stop the fall. The soccer team runs away thinking they have seen alien invaders. Kyosuke tries to lift up the little Ayukawa and he revives her. Notice that he has his hands in the wrong place and he squeezes her breasts. Of course, this causes her to pull away from the pervert. Ayukawa is running up the stairs to Kyosuke's place. She runs into his grandfather who knows darn well why she is comming up looking for. She asks him if he as seen Kyosuke anywhere. Uncle laughts and comments, you really want to be with him? Kyosuke wants to jump the stairs and try to do a time slip in order to undo the series of alterations in time. Saving the little Ayukawa was not the way it was suppose to happen. He meets the little Hikaru and the little Yusaku. They find out that a gang is harrassing little Ayukawa. We now see that the gang as got Ayukawa surrounded by gang members. She is wearing that special red hat Kyosuke comes to her rescue. The leader of the gang has several nets thrown on him. He uses his powers again to teleport the two out of danger. However, in the process, he loses the hat. As little Ayukawa and Kyosuke spend the day together, he spots another red hat in a shop so he buys it for her. After all, she must have that hat in order for them to meet three years later. The manga matches this story where Kyosuke buys little Ayukawa this hat but it does spend more time on this aspect. Kyosuke lies beside a tree and he thinks, "What have I done? Ever since I have returned to the past, I altered the course of time. I wonder what it would have been like if I have left everything the way it was?" The little Ayukawa leans over and kisses him. Then she gets up and trots off into the distance. "Now, I have changed how Ayukawa thinks and I have changed her future." Suddenly, there is a big flash of light and Kyosuke sees the real Ayukawa from 1988. The manga does not have the two Ayukawa's in the same time period but this story is a combination of a few manga chapters put together. The outline is essentially the same. Story to be continued in episode 48. Episode 48 Koi tsukamaeta soshite da carpo This is the last episode of Orange Road so pay attention since there is lots of time switching. Anyway, this is the second part of the two part episode. The episode starts with a bit of recap from the previous one. The little Ayukawa kisses Kyosuke who is under a tree. He is presently in the year 1982, and he thinks of the changes that he has cause due to his arrival in this time period. A bolt of light brings the Ayukawa from the 1988's, to this time. Kyosuke figures out that his grandfather has sent her here. But why? The little Hikaru is yelling at the little Yusaku. She helps him get back on to his bike which shuts him up again. Ayukawa sees Hikaru when she was young and she instantly recognizes her. She asks Kyosuke what is going on but he can't answer her right now so he laughs it off. In 1988, Kyosuke's family is waiting for his return home. Komatsu and Hatta are also waiting for him with Manami and Kurumi. They begin to suspect something romantic between them. Kazuya begins to talk about how Ayukawa and Kyosuke really like each other. The sisters get upset at their cousin, so they levitate Jingoro to scratch up Kazuya. Kyosuke and Ayukawa are sitting on the swings. Kyosuke finally admits that he is an esper with strange psychic powers. He apologizes for getting her all tied up in this mess. Ayukawa begins to laugh as if she didn't believe him. She continues to say that she will have to go to America because her father is sick. It is just like episode 12 but this time the intensity of their relationship has grown. Kyosuke doesn't want her to leave. He grabs her and hugs her. "Ayukawa, meeting you was the best thing in my life." She smiles. "I think it is kinda cute that I have fallen in love with a 'freak'. Well, now since I'm stuck here, I don't have to go now." Kyosuke tells her to wait for a couple minutes while he goes and gets somethings to eat. He runs the stairs and he slips and falls. He undergoes a time slip, where he is riding on a roller coaster. When it stops, he realizes he had been hanging on to Hikaru all this time. She doesn't recognize Kyosuke so she sends her boyfriend Yusaku after him. He is chased out on to the mini race track where he almost gets run over by the motorized race cars. Kyosuke decides to use his powers and teleport away. He rematerializes on the hood of a car. He smashes up the window of a police car. After he rolls off the hood, the driver comes out to investigate. It is Hatta and Komatsu as cops! Kyosuke is stunned but even worse, they don't know who this wierdo is. Komatsu pulls a gun on him and fires it between the legs. He makes a run for it and goes home. But is it? Notice that his name is not listed with the rest of the family? He enters the apartment just as Manami and Kurumi are leaving the bathtub. Since his sisters don't recognize him, they levitate the cat at him to scratch him. Kyosuke is outside trying to piece together what is going on. He concludes that he must be in some future parallel universe where he must not exist. He has seen all of his friends except Ayukawa. He calls her name and discovers that she is right behind him. She turns out to be a hostile figure who has built a very mean image. She helps hide Kyosuke in the ABCB Cafe when she hears the cops coming after him. They step in to the restaurant to look for him but Ayukawa draws an ace from her card deck to scare the cops away. Apparently, in this universe, she has learned to wield cards instead of guitar picks. This clears them temporarily from trouble until they soon hear the sound of motorbikes. Kyosuke realizes that there is a gang ready to challenge Ayukawa. A little update on the other universes now. In 1982, little Ayukawa meets the older Ayukawa from 1988. Now she is convinced that Kyosuke is an esper and that his grandfather indeed sent her six years into the past. In 1988, Kyosuke's uncle has fallen asleep in front of the TV playing a computer car game. Back to the alternate future, the biker gang attacks the cafe. The first gang member rams through the window on his bike. Ayukawa throws a playing card at him which slices him in the face. He falls off the bike, releasing his wrench that he had. Ayukawa grabs the weapon and uses it on the second bike member. The third one gets a card in the face which causes him to spin out and crash. The fight stops when the female gang member holds a knife at Kyosuke's neck. At this point, we see that her enemy is Yukari, the singer from episode 22. Ayukawa surrenders and drops her wrench. Kyosuke is knocked out and Madoka is captured. In 1982, the younger Ayukawa asks if Madoka has seen her darling around. Of course, she knows who she is talking about. She replies, "Do you like him?" "Yes, I really do. Maybe enough to be bride." she replies. In the alternate universe, Ayukawa is tied to a post and whipped by Yukari. She is left at the mercy of the two side kicks in the gang. The viewer is reminded that Kyosuke has left the older Ayukawa back in the past. He can't let the two Ayukawa's meet because if the younger one touchs the older, the older one will disappear into obvilian. Ayukawa is thrown on a bed and about to be molested by the two gang members. She uses her legs to throw a chair ap one and she tries to push by the other but she is caught by the shoulders. The guy pulls down her top. Ayukawa screams. The older Ayukawa and the younger Ayukawa almost shake hands but her mom comes by the park and calls away the little Madoka. Talk about a close call. Kyosuke regains conciousness and he realizes that they have tied him up to a water foundation. He uses his powers to break him free. He runs to try and save Ayukawa. The two guys float up and away from Madoka. Kyosuke drops them into an outside pool when he arrives at the room. Notice as the two gang members land in the pool, Kazuya lands into the bath tub with his grandfather. Kazuya wonders what his cousin is up to. He finds that Ayukawa has drawn the bed sheets to hide herself. Kyosuke is happy that she is safe. They ride away from the sight on a motorbike. Ayukawa comments, "Ever since I met you, I have changed the way I think about people. Maybe, I should lighten and start thinking about the people I really care about." With this in mind, Kyosuke falls off the bike and does another time slip. This part of the story about the alternate universe was taken from one manga while the six years past was in another issue. The alternate universe story is virtually the same in the manga. The time travel is slightly altered since the older Ayukawa came back into this period. In the manga, Kyosuke was sleeping under the tree when the little Ayukawa ran away, just like at the beginning of this episode. However, his uncle came and took him back into 1988. However, before he left, Kyosuke cut a message into the tree that said something like "I will meet you back here in exactly six years.". Then when the younger Ayukawa came back to meet her darling she read that message. The ending to that story is close to the ending of this episode which is coming. Ayukawa meets the young Jingoro. She is tapped on the shoulder by Kazuya. She initially mistakes him for the young Kyosuke but she soon she sees it is Kazuya. Kyosuke comes running back to meet Ayukawa. He comes and grabs and hugs her. He is glad that she didn't touch the younger Madoka. Kazuya coughs as if to interupt. He kind of reminds me of Tattoo of Fantasy Island in this scene. I almost sense that he is here in 1982, to say "Kyosuke and Ayukawa, your fantasy is over." Anyway, Kazuya does say, "Well cousin, where do you want to go now?" Kyosuke is sleeping under a tree when Ayukawa wakes him up using a small lock of her hair. It is present day, 1988. This is the same scene that we saw in the beginning of episode 47 but he now knows what the significance of the tree to Ayukawa. Kyosuke sneezes. "What are you doing sleeping there? You could catch a cold." Knowing the question, he replies "I am doing what you call an afternoon nap." "Strange, someone said that to me six years ago. Someone very dear to me." "Yes, and up today, he has remembered and kept his promise. You still mean very much to him." Ayukawa turns around in surprise. Kyosuke holds her and they both kiss. "Kasuga Kyosuke and Ayukawa Madoka, First Kiss". -- LUM: Oh Darling.....I love you!!!! ATARU(being zapped): GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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