Forum SettingsEpisode Information
Forums
Poll: Orange Episode 1 Discussion


Jul 3, 2016 8:02 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 895
Wow... That was so... meh.

It's like an edgy version of orange. I remember having a lot more fun reading the first chapter. They took a lot of these situations too seriously... And Naho's lack of monologue makes her as dull as a brick.
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:07 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1081
Their facial expressions looked weird sometimes and the dialogues when all of them were together seemed a bit forced animated but this was a good episode overall. HanaKana as Naho was better than I expected.

And that ED song always got me.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 119
Argh... I want to watch the whole thing but I don't think I'm ready for an emotional rollercoaster.

Anyway was really great for a first episode, they really did a good job capturing the mood of the story.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1524
Pretty good start. I don't like the weird quick cuts though. Makes scenes feel hectic even though they are just standing there talking.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:19 AM
Offline
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 10
ixaa said:
ri-chan8144 said:
Naho looks like Futaba, Kakeru looks like Kou and Azu looks like the girl in Death Parade.

The Orange manga came out before Ao Haru Ride's manga thoughh... so Futaba looks like Naho and Kou looks like Kakeru.
ixaa said:
ri-chan8144 said:
Naho looks like Futaba, Kakeru looks like Kou and Azu looks like the girl in Death Parade.

The Orange manga came out before Ao Haru Ride's manga thoughh... so Futaba looks like Naho and Kou looks like Kakeru.


Hai hai... I know.. XD
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:26 AM
Offline
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 337
Lelouch0202 said:

kalinime said:
Can anyone explain to me why the fuck she did not read the entire letter the first chance she got? "Oh, Kakeru hasn't shown up to school for two weeks now, maybe I should check to see if the letter has anything to say about this" - just want kind of insane plot induced stupidity is this?

Please tell me if it just keeps going like this, where you have to turn off your brain in service of feels.....


There are some subtle differences in the anime when compared to the manga, When she first reads the letter in class, She reads the first entry and passes it of as a prank. After going home she proceeds to compare her current diary entry to the one in the letter and after realizing that they are similar she stops reading the letter again stating that she's scared that this truly might be about the future and if so she doesn't want to know what happens. She only opens the letter again after 2 weeks where she learns about the ball game. If such stuff bothers you, I think it'd be a good idea to follow the anime and manga in parallel or just read the manga.


Oh, wow, that's quite the crucial bits of information skipped for no reason. Anime dropped.

Might read the manga, since it's on Crunchyroll.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:27 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 199
At this point, I'm so fucking sick of Hanazawa and her voice.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:35 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3005
This first episode looks good. The animation is good and the characters looks interesting, even if I have a problem with the face of the bakery girl.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:37 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 1170
Pretty shit for a first episode.
Characters were really bland, things were hinted at but nothing happened at all.
Looks like it'll be shoujo bullshit.
Very boring. Tempted to drop on ep 2 if nothing happens again.

MUH FEELS INC in the comments. shut up.

2/5
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 8:49 AM
Offline
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 32
natsu791 said:
After i finished ReLife, everything else seem inferior =/

ReLIFE is just masterpiece of feels that's why
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:03 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4596
Look promising so far.
But it's important to remember that a movie review is subjective;it only gives you one person's opinion.

http://www.classzone.com/books/lnetwork_gr08/page_build.cfm?content=analyz_media&ch=30

It doesn't matter if you like LoGH,Monster etc.If you are a jobless or college/school dropout living in your mom basement, you are still an unintelligent loser. Taste in anime does not make you a better person.If elitist don't exist, casual pleb and shit taste also don't exist.
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:04 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 26
That was a nice first episode. Characters are much more likeable than I expected.
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:12 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6191
It was pretty good! The animation was so good! The opening and ending were nice!
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:13 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 67
min said:

i think if you'd both had read the manga you'd like this show much more. i watched the live action and it was really disappointing imo but so far the anime is really accurate so pls give it a chance ~


Oh you thought so? Live-actions always tend to be worse than the manga or anime, that's common sense but I thought it was quite good. I guess that the manga will be best out of those three, though. And of course I was going to give it a chance ! I really like the plot but maybe I was expecting something different for the first episode so that's why I might have been disappointed.
Anyways, I am looking forward to more episodes ^3^
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:54 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 191
Oh man, this looks so much better than I could have hoped in terms of the color palette and everything. It feels just like the manga.

I almost wish this was a full-season release like ReLife just so I could watch it all. Cannot wait for some of the later scenes to be adapted. I can already feel the feels just from the first episode.

A couple minor gripes though: I can tell some of the anime-only viewers in here are upset with how accepting Naho is about the whole ordeal, and that is the fault of the adaptation thus far. They glossed over her initially thinking the letter was a prank, and her refusal to believe that a letter could possibly come from the future which led to her shutting it away for two weeks in her drawer until her curiosity got the better of her.

Hoping this will possibly continue the 1:1 pace for chapter:episode. With 22 chapters, 22 episodes would be ideal. A little worried if it gets crammed into 13 episodes.
Modified by CC9ers, Jul 3, 2016 10:24 AM
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 9:54 AM
Sanji Fangirl

Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 24902
Kakeru my precious cinnamonroll <3

Not sure how i feel about the adaption yet, but i enjoyed the first episode.
 
Jul 3, 2016 10:02 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2811
Alright, the synopsis piqued my curiosity and the art did well to reel me in. The animation for this show reminds me of the type they did for the Ao Haru Ride adaptation, which personally was a welcome plus for this show.

The supernatural element of this show so far was pretty much minimal. I can see this being more Drama SoL than anything else.

Still, as an anime-only viewer, I really have to ask: Do they ever explain how Naho managed to send a letter back into the past? Or was that part completely glossed over? It seems too important a plot point not to have an explanation so I'll be pretty disappointed if they never explain how it works.

Will we get some dramatic Terminator-esque plot twist down the line? Or does this follow mostly the typical Shoujo plot line with just that extra bit of supernatural flavor around the edges?
HESTIAAPPROVES
 
Jul 3, 2016 10:02 AM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 88
Pretty good adaption so far, felt a bit underwhelmed though with a few things. It felt a tad dull compared to the manga. Have high hopes that it will pick up shortly though.
 
Jul 3, 2016 10:18 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 191
L-Ryoshi said:
Alright, the synopsis piqued my curiosity and the art did well to reel me in. The animation for this show reminds me of the type they did for the Ao Haru Ride adaptation, which personally was a welcome plus for this show.

The supernatural element of this show so far was pretty much minimal. I can see this being more Drama SoL than anything else.

Still, as an anime-only viewer, I really have to ask: Do they ever explain how Naho managed to send a letter back into the past? Or was that part completely glossed over? It seems too important a plot point not to have an explanation so I'll be pretty disappointed if they never explain how it works.

Will we get some dramatic Terminator-esque plot twist down the line? Or does this follow mostly the typical Shoujo plot line with just that extra bit of supernatural flavor around the edges?


One of the chapters was completely dedicated to future Naho, and it explained how she planned on sending the letter back. So it isn't glossed over completely like the Revival ability in Erased.
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 10:24 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 796
L-Ryoshi said:
Alright, the synopsis piqued my curiosity and the art did well to reel me in. The animation for this show reminds me of the type they did for the Ao Haru Ride adaptation, which personally was a welcome plus for this show.

The supernatural element of this show so far was pretty much minimal. I can see this being more Drama SoL than anything else.

Still, as an anime-only viewer, I really have to ask: Do they ever explain how Naho managed to send a letter back into the past? Or was that part completely glossed over? It seems too important a plot point not to have an explanation so I'll be pretty disappointed if they never explain how it works.

Will we get some dramatic Terminator-esque plot twist down the line? Or does this follow mostly the typical Shoujo plot line with just that extra bit of supernatural flavor around the edges?


As far as I can recall, the time-travel element was explained, though I don't think it was very thorough.

 
Jul 3, 2016 10:45 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 813
What a promising first episode! Unlike some of the rushed and action packed premieres this season, Orange had a first episode that highlighted the peacefulness and laid back atmosphere. The backgrounds especially helped with this. This kind of first episode'll definitely help when (I'm guessing here since I'm an anime only watcher) things likely pick up. I'm also really liking Hana Kanazawa as Naho, she always does a good job. I'm definitely looking forward to watching this every week!
Cross-country >>>>>>>>>>>> Every other sport
 
Jul 3, 2016 10:59 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1617
One of the rare anime adaptation that i have read the manga off, so far it's amazing !
"All men are jealous and stupid, and all women are stupid to be happy about it, idiots are everywhere you look!"

Holo-Spice And Wolf
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:04 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 194
I read the manga since it first came out, and having finished it, it's inevitable for me not to be critical about the anime.

There were angles in the animation that were awkward. The song inserts can be quite startling as well lol. The transitions are somewhat rushed and also rough. Other than that, the visuals are quite stunning, and the voice acting good.

People kept mentioning Ao Haru Ride, but to be honest, I loved the manga of Orange more than AHR's. There are reasons behind Naho's underreactions and hesitations, and I'd like to see them unfold more in the anime.

"Belief is the death of intelligence." ~Robert Anton Wilson~
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:11 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 173
Very nicely adapted i cant wait to see the rest of the series If they do a faithful adaptation its safe to say Orange could end up as the best series of 2016 (not including continuations like Gintama, Haikyuu or Shokugeki)
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:12 AM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 81
I haven't read the manga..but I already called that Kakeru will be dead when they showed the picture at the beginning...

and how come this plot seems so familiar? like i've seen it in another anime? anyone ring a bell?

It's gonna be a real depressing anime for sure..i dont dare to watch it ><
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:16 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 64
I totally loved it <3 but, is it just me or the animation/pacing/art/production seems kinda off? I don't know what it is, but there's something that makes the anime seem weird in visual terms.

"You don't only belong to yourself, you know? There isn't anything in this world that belongs only to yourself."

 
Jul 3, 2016 11:17 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1381
Great music & art, and it definitely looks like it'll make me cry by the end
                 Sometimes the things that matter the most are right in front of you. ~ SAO
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:23 AM
Offline
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 637
Is it just me who finds it weird that she did not read whole letter right away as any person would?
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:27 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1149
Damn loved this first episode! Awesome OST, OP & ED, and the visuals are just amazing and beautiful. Great character designs and love the interactions. Man, feels incoming, I can already sense it. Love the concept and setting too. Awesome start.
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:57 AM

Online
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 14239
I liked it. Nothing really exciting for the moment and it felt dull in some parts, but the sci-fi stuff (the letters send from the future that Naho receives and the ending), is interesting. It looks it will be a Slice of Life Drama, and I'm totally fine with it (I expect melodrama too, but since I haven't read the manga, I must be wrong).

The designs of the characters are a bit weird (especially the one of the blonde girl), but are not very bothersome. OP and ED were okay. Voice acting of the main character is for the moment good (well, it's HanaKana after all), and none of the voices of the characters annoyed me, so that's good.

The ending shows that Naho married Suwa and has a kid with him and (speculation)


Let's see how this turns out.
Modified by Illyricus, Jul 3, 2016 2:46 PM
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:57 AM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 355
Vacu0us said:
THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
----------------------------------------
I thought it was going to be a lot more enjoyable than what it has turned out to be. Can't really say I like this adaption from what I've seen so far in the first episode but it has plenty of time to redeem itself. Although the OP and ED were quite nice!

It was good to see Kakeru smile and the whole group together.


Good job for watching the anime or making the thread before stark. LOL.
Oni-chichi and Kuroino is the best anime ever!
 
Jul 3, 2016 11:59 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 328
Seems really slow paced because the manga is really short, but will keep watching anyway.
>User since 2008
Please god help me quit this website.

Such great community that doesn't even know how demographics work, AND gives """detailed"""" reviews after first episodes.


 
Jul 3, 2016 12:02 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 449
Wow, they made this very mainstream art-wise and with the OPED choices, wonder if it will penetrate beyond the usual otaku audience.
 
Jul 3, 2016 12:22 PM
Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 878
The harsh blown out lighting is kind of weird for this series

Decent enough adaptation of the manga
 
Jul 3, 2016 12:27 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1593
Probably my favorite first episode so far this season.

I really like the laid back feeling, and how the characters aren't overly obnoxious like your average romance anime. The atmosphere feels melancholic but has a nice feel to it, and the sound track makes it all the more relaxing.

Who knows, it can get worse or end up really good.
 
Jul 3, 2016 12:36 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 34073
I hope the dialogue picks up, and not really a fan of the awkward jumps in the anime. It doesn't even try to explain why she falls in love with Naho, it just seems like a given in the anime lol I don't know but it seems like they cut off a lot of stuff from the manga? Maybe they are trying to fit this into a full adaptation and that's why they are trying to skip to the part where Naho finds out



which will probably come next episode or two
Modified by zzzeally, Jul 3, 2016 12:41 PM

 
Jul 3, 2016 12:49 PM
Offline
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 20
I liked the first episode more than i thought. i can't wait to see how it all unfolds. especially at the end of the episode what that letter said how he won't be with them in 10 years. like what. i am anxiously waiting for the next episode to come out .
 
Jul 3, 2016 12:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 349
All aboard the feels train!
I've watched live-action, so no surprises for me regarding the plot, but I have to say Naho was more surprised about the letter in it, than was shown here, and it had more impact. I also like her "design" in live-action better. Takako is great, though. Suwa is more active, they might have more lines than in movie.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
 
Jul 3, 2016 12:58 PM
Offline
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 22
straggy said:
Though the thing that bothers me most about this is the end scene... She's married with a child. Why would you try to change your life and talk about how you regret everything you've done when you've already settled down with a family? It's too late for that now. If she really regretted everything this much, she'd have done something about it before now and not ended up just forsaking the people she's supposed to love and be there for. Take some goddamn responsibility; you're a mother now.


THIS!
I was waiting for this comment. Why would you endanger the whole life you built with your family because of some regret from your past? We all have regrets... you just get over them and try to not make them happen again. So she's basically saying: fu*k my life with my husband and my child and let's change everything that has happened so far. The worst part really is that if your are actually considering the butterfly effect of these changes from so far in the past, it's pretty much a guarantee that you're erasing the kid that you have brought to this world from existence. That's some really good parenting, huh?!

I wonder why the author didn't just make she a single woman with no kid in the future. This very small but crucial detail changes this story from being a beautiful one to a messed up one.

Edit: Typo.
Modified by cavr, Jul 3, 2016 2:37 PM
 
Jul 3, 2016 1:05 PM
Offline
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 10
As a manga reader I really think they did justice to the first chapter. I see everyone complaining on the OST and silent stills but those were exactly what I imagined so its a straight 10 for me :")
Ps. The theme for the story is to hold on and treasure those small joys of life. Not "getting over regrets and moving on". In that context the manga (not the anime for now) is really beautiful and sweet. As I really felt connected to this manga, ofc my emotions for this are different than most v.v
 
Jul 3, 2016 1:24 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3931
Promising episode, but i have a felling that is was rushed. Hope this will get better and better.
"The future is always blank. Only your willpower can leave footsteps there."

"Ruling over death means ruling over life. Death is the climax of life. To have the best death, you must honor life."
 
Jul 3, 2016 1:36 PM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1288
I know this anime will emotionally rape me. But it picked my interest.

Poor Kakeru. I did not read the source material. But he had a death flag from the start.

So just my theory after watching the first episode: Kakeru will - for some reason - die within 10 years from now. The MC will marry the other guy and have a baby.

But I wonder how exactly this future-letter thing works? How did the letter come to the MC in the first place? Time travel? And could Kakeru's death have been prevented if she would have followed the instructions of her future self? Maybe the letter influences the flow of events and in the end Kakeru survives?

So many questions. I really like this shows premise.

Is the source material finished?
 
Jul 3, 2016 1:46 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 4156
JkayW said:
Pretty shit for a first episode.
Characters were really bland, things were hinted at but nothing happened at all.
Looks like it'll be shoujo bullshit.
Very boring. Tempted to drop on ep 2 if nothing happens again.

MUH FEELS INC in the comments. shut up.

2/5
.

How about you shut up with your bs.
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1803
As an anime-only viewer, I was curious about how Naho was able to sent a letter to her younger self. After thinking about it, I wouldn't be surprised if time travel was used for it. ^^;

Still, the overall episode was great. Lovely visuals, enjoyable OP and ED songs and the characters themselves are very relaxed, laid back and a joy to watch. It already reminds me of my school days now. =D
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:08 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 1170
Kittens-kun said:
JkayW said:
Pretty shit for a first episode.
Characters were really bland, things were hinted at but nothing happened at all.
Looks like it'll be shoujo bullshit.
Very boring. Tempted to drop on ep 2 if nothing happens again.

MUH FEELS INC in the comments. shut up.

2/5
.

How about you shut up with your bs.


>SOMEONE HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN ME! WAHHH WAHH WAHHH WAHH.

Shut up. I'm not faking how I think. It's all potential and no substance in episode one. All anyone has said about the episode is the potential it has, not what it brought. Your not a gypsy. Judge what's there, not what isn't.

You sourcefags make me sick.
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:26 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 124
OMG OMG OMG!!! I'M FANGIRLING SO MUCH RIGHT NOW!!! THIS IS THE FIRST MANGA I'VE KNOWN BEFORE IT WAS AN ANIME AND IT'S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL, I'M SO GLAD THIS ANIME HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL (unlike ReLife u.u)
I'M SO HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING: THE ANIMATION, THE MUSIC, THE VISUALS, THE VOICE ACTORS, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!!!!! I CRIED AS SOON AS IT STARTED AND WHEN IT FINISHED AND I'M STILL CRYING AS I WRITE THIS POST!!!!! JLFNSDJKLXNVJH VRJDNFIRU
I think I'm going to save the following episodes and then binge-watch them when they are all out, i won't be eable to stand the wait :'D

P.S. Everyone: prepare for the tears
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:33 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 145
Love the ED, It's by Kobukuro after all. Also love the colorful and beautiful visuals and the faithful adaption but as a fan I really didn't like the animation of the characters' faces, they were seriously kinda weird and funny. Anyway, looking 4ward to it from now on~ 4/5
Modified by dolly94, Jul 3, 2016 2:38 PM
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:39 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 211
I already love this anime!
kinda reminds me of Ao Haru Ride tho..
and I think the opening is kinda annoying because 8mm autistic and can't handle things that move too fastly..
also they gave me too little time to read all these letters, so I had to pause the anime like all the time.
I really love the art, characters and plot.
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 4223
Wtf are you talking about people. As a Manga reader I'm pretty satisfied. Great start. Really beautiful art (that backgrounds, WOW), amazing soundtrack.
And voice actor of Azusa. My God, I'm in love. (and yeah, I don't need to mention about Noho's voice actor, right?)
Modified by rsc-pl, Jul 3, 2016 2:55 PM
Dub = fake crap. Always.
 
Jul 3, 2016 2:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 71
natsu791 said:
After i finished ReLife, everything else seem inferior =/
ReLife is mediocre af with annoying piano scores
 
Top
Pages (8) « First ... « 2 3 [4] 5 6 » ... Last »