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Orange

Orange

Alternative Titles

English: Orange
Synonyms: Haru-iro Astronaut, Haruiro Astronaut, Spring-Colored Astronaut
Japanese: orange

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 13, 2012 to Aug 25, 2015
Authors: Takano, Ichigo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Monthly Action

Statistics

Score: 8.811 (scored by 17763 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
Ranked: #252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #57
Members: 42,331
Favorites: 3,444
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Ranked #25Popularity #57Members 42,331
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /27

Synopsis

One morning, Naho Takamiya receives a letter in the mail claiming to be from herself 10 years in the future. The letter reveals a series of events that are supposed to take place that day. At first, Naho thinks it's just a prank; but when the letter mentions a transfer student named Kakeru Naruse, who really ends up transferring into her class later that day, she is forced to believe in its contents.

As Naho continues to read the letter, her future self mentions several regrets, urging Naho to take the right decisions now. Somehow these regrets all seem to be connected to Kakeru, and with the burden of the knowledge that the boy wouldn't be with her and her friends in the future, will Naho be able to make the perfect choices that will alter what seems to be fate?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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

Background

After chapter 9 ran in Bessatsu Margaret in November 2012, Orange went on hiatus for over a year. In 2013, the series switched publishers from Shueisha to Futabasha, which re-published the first two volumes. Starting from chapter 10, serialization moved to Monthly Action in December (2014-02 issue).

The series has sold a total of 1.6 million copies since it was serialized, with the fourth volume ranking 25 on Oricon's weekly manga rankings chart. Orange also ranked 15th among male readers in the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! magazine.

A live-action film adaptation was released in Japan on December 12, 2015.

Seven Seas Entertainment will publish Orange in English in 2 omnibus volumes, each containing 2 and a half of original volumes, starting from January 26, 2016. Crunchyroll has been publishing digitally the manga since January 24, 2014. It is also published in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones, in Polish by Waneko, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc.

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Characters

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

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Kirik0h
Mar 16, 2015
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 changing fate as its main and defining premise, which in itself is nothing too unique even in the romance department, can lead to premature and ignorant condemnations of Orange as nothing more than a mere "melodramatic shoujo" when it is nothing of the sort.

Whilst its premise may not be something immensely exciting at first glance, what Takano has excelled at is the execution of this premise. There exists a delicate yet extremely refined harmony between the read more
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feaolivia
Dec 23, 2014
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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i-animecat-99
Aug 25, 2013
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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daisy-
Jul 12, 2012
After a year of hiatus and a release every 2 months, the manga is officially done.

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. I first started this review 3 years ago and now that it's done, I'm editing it to reflect my view on it.

Since 3 years ago I've read a lot more shoujo than I did before and still, even though yes, there read more
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