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Orange

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Haru-iro Astronaut, Spring-Colored Astronaut, orange: Mirai, orange: future
Japanese: orange
English: Orange
Spanish: orange
French: orange
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 38
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 13, 2012 to Apr 8, 2022
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Monthly Action
Authors: Takano, Ichigo (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 6972969,729 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3002
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #68
Members: 158,405
Favorites: 7,120

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Volumes: /7
Chapters: /38

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 magazine 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, and starting from chapter 10, serialization moved to Monthly Action magazine starting in the February 2014 issue. After the series finished serialization in the October 2015 issue, side stories were published intermittently in the April 2016 through July 2017 issues, and on Web Action from July 16, 2021 to April 8, 2022.

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.

The first five volumes of Orange were published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment in two omnibus volumes from January 26 to May 31, 2016, the sixth volume on January 23, 2018, and the seventh on March 7, 2023. Crunchyroll published the manga digitally starting on January 24, 2014. It is also published in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones, in Polish by Waneko, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora Jbc.

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Reviews

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 ...
Jul 4, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Well, to be honest, this is my first time writing a review. The main reason why im doing so for this manga is because I find that most of the reviews here range from extremely good (10) to extremely bad (3) and it shouldn't be. Pardon my frustration, I read this series in a day because I saw the good reviews and wanted to get to the core of what was so good about this manga. Sadly, I can't say it is even remotely close to being perfect.

Firstly, I have to say there is potential in the story. Because it has a slight mixture of ...
Oct 29, 2015
*possible spoilers*
Pros:
1. Good art
2. Good comedy
3. Good intentions

Cons:
1. Childish (wants to have the best of both worlds) One world where Naho sa Suwa are together and one where Kakeru lives.
2. One-sided. Every single chapter they are all about, "save Kakeru this and that." They basically live their lives for the guy.
3. Kakeru not fleshed out until the end. I am not sympathetic about his situation primarily because I don't have an idea about anything.
4. Characters can't get over a death even though it's been 10 years. Kakeru was with them for less than a year and they still miss him like he was their best ...

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