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Manga 'Orange' Gets Live-Action Movie Adaptation

by trebmeg
Apr 23, 2015 1:50 AM | 73 Comments
A scan of the upcoming issue of seinen magazine Monthly Action, to be released on April 25, revealed that Orange will be getting a live-action movie adaptation. The movie is set to premiere in December 2015.

Orange is written and illustrated by Ichigo Takano. It was first serialized in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012. The manga went on hiatus for almost a year but later moved and resumed serialization in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine. The fourth volume, which was released on February 20, ranked 21st in Oricon's weekly manga rankings chart. Crunchyroll is also publishing the manga in English online.

One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse.

The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. The future Naho asks her to watch over him closely. (Source: Day of the River)

Source: Scan via ANN

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Nice. I am expecting for Orange to have an anime adaptation but a live action is still okay. :D

May 12, 2015 5:39 AM by kyouche29

Uh can we at least make decent headway on a manga before adaptations...?

May 11, 2015 2:07 PM by SNaG21

Shuhan said:
17 chapters in 3 years? What is this a tri monthly manga?

May 11, 2015 2:01 PM by Roth

That's nice! I hope it gets an anime adaptation though..

May 10, 2015 4:30 AM by Radiene

I remember crying hard after reading the manga. Would've been better if it was an anime adaptation instead. *sigh*

May 7, 2015 2:23 AM by xchee

actually i'm really waiting for anime adaptation, but live action is way to go too.. gonna give it a try

May 3, 2015 8:21 AM by riilicious

Definitely this kind of manga should get Movie adaptation that was the best choice
As for anime it will be very short as the manga wont run long judging from the story

Apr 29, 2015 6:09 AM by crazystone

I was kind of hoping for an animation. I'm not very keen on live action movies.

Apr 28, 2015 5:51 PM by Elf

Damn. Like most, I got excited when I saw..

The manga "orange"...

In the thread title.

Too bad as, while reading, I thought this would for sure get an anime adaption at some point.

Apr 28, 2015 4:20 AM by KingYoshi

Eh, i want an anime adaptation not some shitty movie
probably gonna happen someday

Apr 24, 2015 12:57 PM by Riniee

I wish it was an anime adaptation, seems pretty cool

Apr 24, 2015 12:00 PM by bittersweetlove

It would have been better if it was an anime adaptation lol :D but will definitely watch this when this live action air.

Apr 24, 2015 5:34 AM by Felix_Andersen

Oh,I must finish the manga first o.O

Apr 23, 2015 11:13 PM by Tsururin_Tsun

Stark700 said:
So this and Chihayafuru got live adaptations recently. Oh well, there's hope for an anime someday.

if live action happens first anime happens very rarly

Apr 23, 2015 6:05 PM by DateYutaka

I've heard only good things about this series. Waiting on an anime adaptation, which I expect once it ends.

Apr 23, 2015 5:48 PM by Mirorin

Yay for more 30 year olds posing as high schoolers and terribad overacting.

Apr 23, 2015 5:40 PM by Red_Keys

The synopsis always interested me. I hope this will get an anime adaptation someday.

Apr 23, 2015 5:39 PM by Ando

Totally unexpected.

Apr 23, 2015 4:20 PM by Wintovisky

CloudStrifeFFVII said:
Just curious, why a Live action before an anime adaptation?

I'm wondering the same thing.
But, I'm a bit excited. I love this manga.

Apr 23, 2015 2:47 PM by removed-user

esofdiamon said:
is this the season of shojo to live action? story sounds sad but its hard to compile a long story to become an 2 hr movie, look at LOVE FOR BEGINNER & SAY I LOVE YOU, fair rubbish.

it's always been shojo to live action, sister.

Apr 23, 2015 2:35 PM by Mayuka

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