IT'S ALMOST MAGIC JOHNNY
Original title: Kimagure Orenji Rodo
Characters: Johnny, Sabrina, Tinetta, Manuela, Simona, Sergei, Ercole, Luigi, Michael and Kazuya Hatta, Paolo, Akane, Renato, Aldo
Author: Izumi Matsumoto
Regia: Osamu Kobayashi
Year: April 6 1987
Broadcast in Italy: January 24
duration: 22 minutes
Recommended age: Teenagers aged 13 to 19
"It's almost magic Johnny"was born as a manga comic in Japan in 1984, but its original name is" Kimagure Orange Road ", from the imagination and pencils of the designer Kazuya Terashima (aka Izumi Matsumoto), who certainly has the gift of reaching the hearts and sensibilities of adolescents. The publication of the comic in Italy took place in 1992 by Star Comics, after the success of the cartoon "It's almost magic Johnny".
"It's almost magic Johnny"is the story of Johnny (Kyosuke in the original manga), a boy with esp powers, that is, able to read minds. Johnny is madly in love with Sabrina (Madoka in the original manga), a girl as beautiful as she is rebellious and initially indifferent Johnny's feeling. Between Johnny and Sabrina there is Tinetta (Hiraku in the original manga), Sabrina's best friend who, however, is very much in love with Johnny and who would like to become his girlfriend, but Johnny is basically an indecisive with a tender heart. to further complicate the story is Yusaku, a suitor of Tinetta who sees Johnny as smoke in his eyes.
Particularly funny are Johnny's cousins: Kazuya and Akane, also gifted like Johnny to read minds and even to change their appearance, therefore knowing the crush their cousin feels for Sabrina, they combine all the colors.
Just think that Johnny was once transformed into a goldfish and was looked at and admired by everyone, including Sabrina. Johnny, however, remains constantly undecided does Tinetta and Sabrina, the first considers her a sensitive and sweet girl with whom he has established a good relationship, the second attracts him to the point of making him lose his head.
Johnny is in the third year of middle school and as mentioned above, he is endowed with esp powers inherited from his mother: he is able not only to read minds, but also to always move objects with the strength of his mind and to teleport his body everywhere. . Sabrina is Johnny's classmate and initially she is certainly not the sweet girl of the last episodes of the series, in fact she initially frequents a gang of thugs, but little by little, especially after meeting Johnny, she begins to change and refine her ways, this is because in the end, she too begins to have a tender feeling towards Johnny. Sometimes Sabrina enjoys playing the keyboard in her cousin Sam's rock band. Tinetta is two years younger than Johnny and Sabrina and is in the first grade of middle school. She is the best friend of Sabrina and she too initially, despite being a sweet and sensitive girl, is in her group of thugs. But when she meets Johnny it's love at first sight and she radically changes her attitude. Johnny, just arrived in town after a transfer, decides to take a walk and meets Sabrina.
A friendship begins immediately between the two, but Johnny immediately falls in love with her. On his first day of school in that city, Johnny discovers that he is the classmate of the beautiful Sabrina, but discovers that in reality Sabrina is also a feared hooligan. Inside the school he also knows Tinetta. Johnny and Sabrina start dating for study and also for work, as Sabrina works in a bar and Johnny never misses an opportunity to woo her. But Johnny continues to be undecided about his feelings, he doesn't want to lose Tinetta, but at the same time he is very much in love with Sabrina. We leave you with this dilemma. Will Johnny be able to make up his own mind and follow his truest feeling?
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Kimagure orange road
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