Ranked #20
Orange (Manga)


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.871 (scored by 7732 users)
Ranked: #202
Popularity: #98
Members: 24,203
Favorites: 1,432
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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.


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

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Mar 16, 9:44 AM
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. Its premise is that of a young girl, Naho, who mysteriously receives a letter from her future self imploring her to change her actions in order to eliminate her regrets.

Whilst its premise may not be something immensely read more
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Aug 25, 2013 2:37 AM
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 3:42 PM
The hiatus is over and a new chapter will come out every 2 months. :D

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.

Wow. The art. I seriously love the art in this manga. Maybe read more
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Dec 23, 2014 2:38 PM
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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