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English: Orange
Japanese: orange(オレンジ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2016 to Sep 26, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 151,276 users)
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Ranked: #11012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #225
Members: 333,438
Favorites: 2,994


Both are shoujo romance anime with similar settings: a group of friends trying to help a boy overcome his past and to help him enjoy his present time with them.  
report Recommended by Maou_heika
In Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) the main character goes back in time to prevent his childhood friend from dying. A similar occurrence happens in Orange when the main character recieves a letter from her future self warning her of her friend's death and guiding her toward changing it. Both anime involve a character who feel worthless and have a rather... dysfunctional life, as well as a character who is looking to save said character. 
report Recommended by Sydnie
A group of friends struggle to move on from the death of a loved one. Both are sobering, emotional stories that will light your tear ducts on fire and never let you forget the importance of quality friendships in life. 
report Recommended by 84DaysWithout
Top Wingmen/Bro-est of Bros by the male protagonists. In ReLife, it's Arata helping his fellow classmates out in their own romances and not their own; in Orange it's Suwa & Hagita helping out their own brofriend where it might sacrifice one of their futures. A true bro, one that places his bro above himself and with self-sacrifice that it's admirable and actually heart-touching (since they're not doing their actions out of the interests that'll benefit themselves but those that they're looking after). 
report Recommended by Oniikami
Both Orange and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso are shoujo mangas that deal with the the juxtaposed concepts of mortality and carpe diem. The mangas contain a similar background in which the mother of the male protagonist passes away, leaving a mental scar for the character. With the help of friends and especially the female protagonist, he overcomes this loss. The secondary focus of the stories would be enjoying the time you have with your friends while you are alive. The dramas also focus on performing an specific activity to help get over the loss. In the case of Orange, the male protagonist finds  read more 
report Recommended by duscdragon
Both have similar themes: a group of friends from the future send something to the past in order to save a friend from certain death. 
report Recommended by Maou_heika
- Time-travel theme, although through different ways (but both address the parallel universes theory); - Both animes have their MC trying to change the past in order to save their loved ones; - Strong bonds and comradeship in a group of friends. 
report Recommended by Alinex29
both of these has great story and good events. even Orange has more complicated story, I recommend to watch it. though I dislike the genre, it's still enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Lolicon-kun
A group of teenager struggle to save their friend(s) from the complex problem they had. Iori's and Kakeru's problem are a bit similar (their parents problem which indirectly affected their life). Both school anime with a lot of drama. If you enjoyed one, try the other one! 
report Recommended by renzospark
The main character is very introverted, however she is strong and has a good heart. The story plays out in a very cool, flirtatious high school manner with a pace that is neither too fast, and not too slow. Very emotional and humourous anime. 
report Recommended by mrbeckham09
A disinterested girl helps a troubled boy , and he also knows what they are and how to support it. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
-They both deal with time travel -Female Protagonist -The choices they make impact how their story goes  
report Recommended by AnimesVeryOwn
Both have the idea of "Akai Ito" (red strings of fate), that regardless of how much time has passed, if it's meant to be, it will be. 
report Recommended by artrockerisPunkd
-Both deal with characters regrets in life -Both focus around a group of likeable characters in high school -Both are full of tragedy and are known for their 'feels' 
report Recommended by thelectricow
Brotherhood! Both Suwa in Orange, Sentaro in Sakamichi no apollon not only have similar character designs i feel but they also have similar character. Both play critical and influencial roles for the main charcters in the plots. Both are giants,kind, good in something that have main characters trying them too(Suwa- soccer, Sentaro- jazz) and can cry!  
report Recommended by animerecordz
they both are based on the parallel wolds idea both have dramatic death and someone trying to stop it both leave you with complex feelinngs about one of the mcs 
report Recommended by doudi
Well, let's be honest here. Do you like love hardships? But sometimes likes to see a little more cruel side of reality? There you go, here we got two fantastic slice of life animes that never failed me to put me into tears from time to time. They differ in regards to their respective plots, and yet they both undergo through schemes of human nature thus putting in the spotlight loneliness, guilt, and selfishness. Dont get me wrong, they are not that much of realistic, in Orange we get to see a "timewavy space continum" thing that I won't explain here for you to go  read more 
report Recommended by HisanCato
Depressing anime. Feels train. Romance is good. The MCs are very likeable. Good story. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Two heartbreaking stories, two ontological exercises and two forms of therapy for the main characters. 
report Recommended by EdgyEcchiSenpai
Both of the characters are similarities are to the fact that both experienced some cruel things in their past, and meets a complexed person to help them through those problems they are facing. And, with that they are related to past and present, and with love changing those problems for the better. 
report Recommended by eunille
Both have slices of life that dwell into Time Travel that seemly violates Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Newton's Law of Physics.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Both have the same kind of drama, fantasy and time travel that somehow violates Einstein theory of relativity.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
High School Life. Honest-to-goodness high school life with friends, transfer students and a healthy dose of not-so-straightforward romance mixed in. If this is your cup of tea, then by all means go for either show. Orange does have a little bit of a sci-fi setting (and a good deal more drama because of it), while Just Because has a perfectly normal setting. 
report Recommended by SayakaMagica
They both time travel in a high school setting. Both the future version of one of the characters comes back to help the main character with their decisions and how his of her choices will influence the future. In my Opinion Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is less focussed on drama/romance, but very similar in the subject of time travel.  
report Recommended by DaliSV
It associates itself with overcoming mental illness, also involving science fiction. 
report Recommended by Kawaiitati
Both involves depression, suicide, friendship and have beautiful, positive messages in other words it shows that mental illnesses are able to overcome it.  
report Recommended by Watayarata
Both animes have a similar ambiance. While watching Ore Monogatari I kept remembering Orange and it made me want to watch it again. Although one is more serious and one is more comedic, both are about high school friends trying to help one another, with romance and drama involved as well. I think if you enjoyed one of these you are likely to enjoy the other! Both have strong themes of friendship and empathy  
report Recommended by Tanstafl
Except from both being Shoujo / Romance Dramas, Bokura ga Ita and Orange have quite a lot of other similarities. The main characters are very similar: Motoharu Yano from BgI reminded me a lot of Kakeru from Orange (both experienced a tragic loss of a person, whom they loved, both are suffering from it, both are in a relationship with the main heroine, but are not able to make her happy because of the sorrow in their heart. However, Yano seems to be a stronger personality, than Kakeru), while Nanami and Takeuchi are somehow similar to Naho and Suwa. Besides that, both anime deal with  read more 
report Recommended by oregu-kun
Both of these anime deal with the every day school life with a twist. In both of these animes time is important. In Orange it's because Naho receives a letter from the future. In Nagi no Asukara it's because relationships change through time, you'll have to watch the anime for more details about that. Orange and Nagi no Asukara are both about a group of friends that experiences something out of the ordinary. Both are romantic slice-of-life anime that can make you cry. If you enjoyed one, chances are you'll enjoy the other one as well. 
report Recommended by SweetSerenadexX
Both revolve around the idea of diaries and the future; in Orange the MC keeps a diary which she uses to know the mistakes she made to tell her past self. In Mirai Nikki, the MC(s) use diaries that tell them of the future. Both revolve around this but present the idea in different ways; I'd recommend watching both! 
report Recommended by ButadonMeitantei
The best thing about Nana is that there are a group of interesting characters and you can relate to each of their lives. It gets you in the feels and you have grown to understand why people think and do the things they do. And people learn in their own way how to grow up and make changes. Also catchy and loveable music, drama, love triangle, regrets, pain and happiness. Orange is very similar. if not, the same. Minus the music. If you want to go through the same feels, gain a smile time through time, shed tears of sadness and joy, and enjoy the  read more 
report Recommended by Miki-Samusu
The main character is a cute girl (with orange hair and brown eyes as the MC of Orange) who is going to try to help her friend (a dark hair calm ikemen as Kakeru) overcome his culpability regarding the death of his grandfather. (He was supposed to look after his sick grandfather but went out and his grandfather had a stoke when he was out). There is also a love triangle: She is helped by her other friend (a hot headed friendly orange-haired guy as Suwa) who is secretly in love with her while the feelings of the MC goes towards the friend they are trying  read more 
report Recommended by DandereOtkNozmin
Similar feeling of realistic and likable casts Both gave me similar vibes with their first impressions Both are very calming  
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin