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Orange (Manga)

Orange

Alternative Titles

English: Orange
Synonyms: Haru-iro Astronaut, Haruiro Astronaut, Spring-Colored Astronaut
Japanese: orange [オレンジ]

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 13, 2012 to ?
Authors: Takano, Ichigo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Monthly Action

Statistics

Score: 8.881 (scored by 6945 users)
Ranked: #202
Popularity: #105
Members: 21,882
Favorites: 1,265
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru.

The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

(Source: Day of the River)

Also includes Haru-iro Astronaut (Spring-Colored Astronaut) series.


Characters

 Kakeru
Naruse, Kakeru
Main
 Hiroto
Suwa, Hiroto
Main
 Naho
Takamiya, Naho
Main
 Takako
Chino, Takako
Supporting
 Saku
Hagita, Saku
Supporting
 Azusa
Murasaka, Azusa
Supporting


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Mar 16, 2015
Kirik0h
At first glance, Orange may not seem to be anything more than your typical romance/drama set in your usual shoujo location - a high school. The incorporation of time and causality as its main and defining premise, which in itself is nothing too unique even in the romance department, can lead to premature judgements being made about the manga and perhaps you to dismiss it as nothing special.

Whilst its premise may not be something immensely exciting at first glance, what Takano has excelled at is the execution of this premise. In relation to the plot, there exists a delicate yet extremely pleasant harmony between read more
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Dec 23, 2014
toujounozomi
I think I understand why this manga is called orange. When you eat an orange, you don't know if it'll be sour, dry, sweet, juicy, etc. You try your best to pick the perfect one to eat, but you don't know what'll happen when you eat it. Will it be good? Bad? Will it leave a bad taste in your mouth or make you smile from deliciousness. When/if you read orange, you will understand what this means.

Story- 10
This is a story about a girl named Takamiya Naho. She is 16 and on a certain day in April, she receives a letter from her future self. read more
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Aug 25, 2013
i-animecat-99
Okay, this is officially my first review. I've decided to review orange first because it is a manga i will never ever forget

Story: 10/10

It was the story that first compelled me to read this. I'm very much into sci-fi shoujo tragic mangas, and the ratings and reviews seemed quite high. The plot is simple: a girl receiving a letter from her future self asking to watch over someone who won't be in the future, to save him. The details really got me hooked, and there were many unexpected twists. Of course, there are still many questions left unanswered like if Kakeru will survive, and how read more
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Jul 12, 2012
daisy-
The hiatus is over and a new chapter will come out every 2 months. :D

Story
So your future self sends you a letter and everything that is written happens. It gives you advice that you have to save this guy because he isn't in the future anymore.

I've only read a few mangas but I think this kind of plot is unique. The pacing is great and there's none of the shoujo cliche moments at this time. The story is pacing quite good even though there's the hiatus so for the story, it's a 9.

Art
Wow. The art. I seriously love the art in this manga. Maybe read more
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User Recommendations

Both stories involves a bit cliche romance theme wherein the girl meets the boy and they fall in love. But don't underestimate both manga. The authors have this really unique skills in getting the readers ask for more and have these 'Feels Trip' while reading the manga. It wanna makes you feel nostalgic in teens love. Both manga will give you laughter and heartaches that makes you wanna hug each character.
Innocent high school love with similar characters, jealousy, regret, and being unable to voice your feelings properly. The art is veeery similar.
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Both feature a melancholic atmosphere and female leads that learn about themselves and try to change, to better themselves while recognizing their own limitations.
Both titles masterfully weave elements of tragedy and slice of life, and are especially good at pulling on your heartstrings when necessary.

In Kyou no Kira-kun, the male lead has one year to live, while in Orange, the female lead hears about the death of the male lead from a letter from the future. While Kyou no Kira-kun's tone is a bit lighter, both titles strongly emphasize supporting each other and making the most out of each day by living without regrets.
Both are about the two protagonists, in which one of them dies, and later a supernatural even occurs: In HnN, the one who passed away reincarnates, and in Orange, the future self of the living protagonist sends a letter to the past, to her past self warning her about the future of her beloved. Both are really deep shoujo with bittersweet moments~
Orange and Again has traits that can be thought provoking. This is because of a supernatural element that revolves around time that influences with both series' story. The main characters realize that they can influence events from the past, present, and future with this supernatural phenomenon. There's a great deal of focus on characters as they use their knowledge and resolves to make important decisions in both series. Expect characterization, story building, and relationship dynamics. There is also romance present in both series although Orange has more of a shoujo vibe while Again!! has more of a shounen feel.

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