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


Score: 8.321 (scored by 6478164,781 users)
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Ranked: #2642
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #62
Members: 145,347
Favorites: 6,925


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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.


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, and the sixth on January 23, 2018. 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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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 12, 2012
After a year of hiatus and a release every 2 months, the manga is officially done.

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. I first started this review 3 years ago and now that it's done, I'm editing it to reflect my view on it.

Since 3 years ago I've read a lot more shoujo than I did before and still, even though yes, there ...
Oct 29, 2015
*possible spoilers*
1. Good art
2. Good comedy
3. Good intentions

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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