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Orange

Orange

Alternative Titles

English: Orange
Synonyms: Haru-iro Astronaut, Spring-Colored Astronaut
Japanese: orange

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 31
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 13, 2012 to Jan 25, 2017
Authors: Takano, Ichigo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Monthly Action

Statistics

Score: 8.591 (scored by 35050 users)
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Ranked: #852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #34
Members: 75,194
Favorites: 5,204
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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?

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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.

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, on January 26 and May 31, 2016, respectively. The same publisher has licensed the sixth volume. 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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Sep 1, 2015
Wyatt (All reviews)
May contain spoilers

You ever read or watch something extremely popular, and as time goes on, it gets more and more relevant and more and more popular, yet, you don’t like it? Maybe you’ll detest it so much, and it will remain so beloved, but no one ever explains why it’s good? For me, that series is the manga Orange, which was recently adapted into animation, giving me an excuse to re-review it.

The character designs in Orange are quite boring, having traditional “shoujo hair” and generic school uniforms. The lips and facial structure does look a bit more human than normal; however, it falls right into read more
Mar 16, 2015
Kirik0h (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 12, 2012
daisy- (All reviews)
After a year of hiatus and a release every 2 months, the manga is officially done.

Story
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 read more
Aug 24, 2015
henyome (All reviews)
Everyone has something in life they wish they could do differently. For Takamiya Naho it wasn’t one thing, but rather a series of events: poor choices, lack of communication and the inability to understand, that caused the loss of the most important person in her life. Her future self decides to send a letter, ten years into the past when she was in high school—warning herself not to make the same mistakes.

Orange is an unusual shoujo in that it tackles the heavy topic of suicide without glossing it over; it paints the ugly truth by pulling the reader through the dark cloud of depression. read more

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