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Orange


Alternative Titles

English: Orange
Japanese: orange(オレンジ)

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 92,387 users)
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Ranked: #10152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #253
Members: 215,420
Favorites: 1,746

Recommendations

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
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
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
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
- 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 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
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,  read more 
report Recommended by duscdragon
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
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 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 ButadonMeitante
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  read more 
report Recommended by Miki-Samusu
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
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
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
Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda and Orange deals with the subject of regrets due to self-made past mistakes and depression caused by mothers. They depend strongly on character and friendship development as well as with unrequited love between a group of friends. The female leads in both slowly force themselves to change how they are, by being motivated by their love interests.

The moral it teaches you is that dwelling over the past changes nothing, that mistakes are permanent but whether or not they become regrets is up to the us to decide.

Both are Drama, School, and Romance 
report Recommended by KuroganeFlash51
-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
Both are highschool love stories. The atmosphere is pretty much the same, even though Orange incorporates some sci-fi elements and Tsuki ga Kirei is more based on reality. They are both grounded, down to earth and realistic love stories. 
report Recommended by Cocas_Origin
Similar feeling of realistic and likable casts
Both gave me similar vibes with their first impressions
Both are very calming  
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
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
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
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  read more 
report Recommended by Rachel999Parker
A disinterested girl helps a troubled boy , and he also knows what they are and how to support it. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
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  read more 
report Recommended by oregu-kun
It associates itself with overcoming mental illness, also involving science fiction. 
report Recommended by Kawaiitati
-They both deal with time travel
-Female Protagonist
-The choices they make impact how their story goes
 
report Recommended by YungMeeshee