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Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie  
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A man comes home one day to have his wife give him divorce papers. A woman comes home to her apartment one day to find a woman she doesn’t know wrapped in a towel coming out of the shower. They both get conned by the same real estate conman on the same house, a 4LDK. So now the man, his two sons, the woman, and her two daughters live in the same house.


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Associated Names
Little House with an Orange Roof
Little House with the Orange Roof
My Little Home
Orange Roof
Orange-yane no Chiisana Ie
Small House with an Orange Roof

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v.8 c.64 (end) by SCX-Scans & FoOlRulez (2731d ago)
v.8 c.63 by SCX-Scans & FoOlRulez (2741d ago)
v.8 c.62 by SCX-Scans & FoOlRulez (2742d ago)
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8 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (738 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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July 17th 2016, 3:02pm PST



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Business Jump (Shueisha)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
October 17th, 2011, 11:42am
I was surprised at how well balanced this story is. Unlike many other seinen mangas the characters personality or physical appearance was exaggerated. The drama also didn't drag, but served as a way to keep the story entertaining.

I really liked the art and the kids are just so cute. I was very happy when i got to the end.
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cute story   
Rating: N/A
by Domonkazu
May 7th, 2011, 9:45am
art is bit lacking except for Natsumi, she is extremely cute.

to sum it up, I felt that it's like fairy tale, no sense of realism at all, there are too many plot holes, like most of the conflicts are only short term, so It wont get you depressed or awkward.

there is some fast forward not mentioned by the author you can notice Natsumi cut her hair twice, if I recalled correctly.

if you like heartwarming light family story with some romance, perhaps you will this.
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warm hearted and positve...   
Rating: N/A
by sickminded
November 26th, 2010, 8:51am
being a 24 y/o loser that failed at love and romance for the 4th time now, this manga is like telling me to not give up to find my really special someone.

yes, this manga is cliche'd and stereotypical, but i think its every guy (or loser's?) dream to have a loving wife, some really cute childrens, and a nice home to rest after a hard day's work. isn't it?
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sometimes painfull   
Rating: N/A
by NerevarineVivec
November 9th, 2010, 5:48am
a nice and funny story

but man....some of the chapters....are just painful to read

pretty much all the filler like chapters are some of the most generic, stereotypical, cheesy, and just plain bad examples of storytelling out there.

nice art though

... Last updated on November 9th, 2010, 5:49am
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so sweet fairy tails   
Rating: N/A
by akane saotome
October 10th, 2010, 12:04pm
I like this manga beceouse it's sweet, warm and lovely like fairy tails but I agree thoes can be irrtating in some momentnts, but like I said I terat this like fairy tails. And one things I Think it's looks very much like TV series from USA "7'th heaven", don't you think?
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I liked it   
Rating: N/A
by devioustrevor
October 3rd, 2010, 10:14pm
Spoiler (highlight to view)
I'm a sucker for a happy ending in romance mangas after investing time in getting attached to characters

So I definitely liked this manga.

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Yes cliche but   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chulian1819
July 12th, 2010, 8:23pm
Keeps you reading till the end! liked lots the art and nichi´s jealousy (and the older daughter too XD) like lots the side couples stories and how this bunch of strangers turns out to be full of love z3 in every generation.

Will be waiting more works from this mangaka ^^
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I agree with keristars   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by John21
May 9th, 2010, 2:45am
Agreed with keristars. I think this manga will appeal more to people who have just started reading mangas because so many of the characters in this manga are actualy stereotypical especially Natsumi. even though I am a guy myself i just dislike the idea of a girl being totally reliant on a dude. The knight part and how the dude becomes just super strong when it comes to saving the girl was just so cliche, so boring and so childish really. If you are looking for unique characters you won't find them here. The plot however is not bad at all, the art is ok and its good at the beginning but as the cliches keeping on coming out as the manga proceeds with its boring characters again Natsumi being the culprit then I just don't feel like reading the manga anymore.
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by keristars
March 18th, 2010, 1:21am
I started reading this because the bits of art I'd seen were pretty cute, and the summary piqued my interest. I continued reading because of the cute art and wondering how the main characters would finally get together. Plus, the kids are adorable.

I stopped reading because I got sick of the annoying stereotypes that the main characters fit so neatly. Natsumi is one of those ideal women, or something, because she can't hardly do anything without a man. She squeaks "kyaa!" all the time and looks cute and never has any character to even develop, unlike the way the elder of the two daughters gets to change a little. Natsumi is clearly meant to be a perfect woman, the way no one can surpass her motherly skills or beauty or whatever it is that's getting compared. In fact, she's so perfect that she is unable to hold a job (other than housewife, which is as demanding as a job, except that sort of thing isn't acknowledged in this kind of manga). Even when she and her daughters are on their own and she has no way of supporting them except for the small amount of money left by her ex-husband (which she uses to buy a house), she doesn't work. And she can't stand up for herself, unless it's to protect the kids. There's a long story arc involving her former mother-in-law and what it takes to get the family record back which drove me crazy because it seemed to exist mainly to show how patient and sacrificing and perfect Natsumi is. And it's super irritating that in order to be perfect, Natsumi has to be reliant on a man (also that it doesn't allow her any character growth, which is kind of the whole point of slice of life stories).

So, speaking of the man Natsumi relies upon, Shoutarou is the Everyman character that the reader is supposed to identify with, or something, in contrast with Natsumi's Ideal Woman character. Naturally, Shoutarou suffers just as much with the bad characterisation. He's a timid guy who has been a workaholic and ends up being, apparently, every woman's dream. He is caring and unwilling to look at other women, but he's weak-willed and timid and unwilling to assert himself (that's the Everyman part) - except, of course, he's strong and when a woman is in danger, he's there with muscles bared to save her. Shoutarou doesn't get any character development, either, except to be more of the chivalrous white knight and less of the workaholic as he spends more time with Natsumi. He manages to always have the right answer or to do the exact perfect thing, and when things go wrong, it's because someone has misunderstood. His flaws are superficial and only there as window dressing for the Perfect Everyman.

This story has a lot of potential and the art style is really cute - it's something I would enjoy reading, especially since the plot itself isn't horrible or anything. In fact, the story line about the elder daughter warming up to and finally accepting Shoutarou as her step-dad is really well done. Likewise, the story line about the older kids at school and getting teased for living together wasn't bad, and the arc where the boys have the option of living with their mother seemed pretty good (though the mother herself was another terrible character type - of course the boys won't live with her since she's the one who left Shoutarou and has her own job and married a wealthier man).

But even though there are a few promising things about this manga, the overwhelmingly bad characters in Natsumi and Shoutarou irritate me too much to keep up with it past chapter 50 or so (this is when the Chivalrous White Knight version of Shoutarou and the "Kyaa!" weakling Natsumi got to be too much for me to stand).

Also, and this is much more minor, I want to complain about the inclusion of Christianity in the story. It startled me at first because I don't really expect any Christianity in a manga unless the setting is a Catholic school. Elements of Shinto or Buddhist religions are more normal, since they're so culturally Japanese. But Christianity? It was weird. And then it got uncomfortable, because I felt like the mangaka was preaching Christianity via the story, particularly when he included Bible verses in the dialogue or at the end of the chapter. Since the story lines would have stood up just as well (or not) with or without the Christian bits, they felt gratuitous and even more like they were there for proselytising purposes. I did not like that. I don't want preaching in my manga. Although I continued to read it despite the preaching, it was definitely another reason to stop when the characterisations got to be too much for me.

So, to sum up, it's not a horrible manga or anything, and the art is really quite cute, but it's not for someone who actually cares about how gender roles are portrayed or who is uncomfortable being preached to.
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Good until chapter 20   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mochileiro
March 4th, 2010, 9:45pm
It look like the manga was ment to be until that chapter and was streched out.
After chapter 20 I started to lose some simpaty for the main couple, and the only character that i still like is the 2 little kids...u.u
Well, even saying that i can vouch that this manga is not the worst i read, but there is better ones out there.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2010, 10:20pm
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