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Orange (TAKANO Ichigo)  
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Description
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In the Spring she was 16, Takamiya Naho receives a strange, but detailed letter from herself, ten years in the future. At first she thinks the letter is a prank, but then the things written in the letter actually happen, including the new transfer student that sits next to her in class, Naruse Kakeru. The letter reads just like her diary entries, down to the same characters. It is not till two weeks later, when Kakeru shows back up at school, that Naho finishes the letter. In the letter, her 27-year-old self tells her 16-year-old self that her biggest regret is that Kakeru is no longer with them in the future, and asks her to watch him closely.

Note: Was nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2016.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
オレンジ (高野苺)
Orenji (TAKANO Ichigo)

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Latest Release(s)
c.22 by Crunchyroll (308d ago)
c.21 by Crunchyroll (336d ago)
c.20 by Crunchyroll (368d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, chapter 1

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Forum
9 topics, 53 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (947 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 16th 2016, 12:20pm PST


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Year
2012

Original Publisher
Futabasha (2014)
Shueisha (2012)

Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Seven Seas (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #256 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #226 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #299 increased(+34)
6 Month Pos #297 decreased(-45)

List Stats
On 2457 reading lists
On 1333 wish lists
On 922 completed lists
On 56 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Ichigo Takano's Orange Manga Gets Spinoff 124 days, 11 hours, 58 minutes ago
Orange (TAKANO Ichigo) Gets TV Anime This Summer 132 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Your favorite couple in Orange 198 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes ago
Orange Will End in August 333 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes ago
Nervewrecking 392 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Best shoujo.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hivemind
May 28th, 2015, 6:42pm
One of the best shoujo ever written. All of the characters are lovable and understandable and incredibly mature for their age. It's lovely seeing how each character matures as the story progresses, and you want to root for them along the way. I read mangas simply to kill time, but this is the first manga where I actually learn something: do everything you can in the present so you won't have any regrets in the future. I know the theme is cliche, but this manga makes it powerful. Definitely recommend this manga to all audience.
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so this shoujo mangaka decided to make seinen money   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Darkn1te
September 25th, 2014, 6:57am
pure shoujo drivel made "serious" from a mangaka who only does shoujo, expect allot of drama and the usual stupid stuff that comes with shoujo with a little mature theme like suicide cuz you know.. its seinen now.
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Happiness Day indeed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Papaya1124
July 1st, 2014, 3:28pm
This manga makes me smile so much. Every time something happens between Naho and Kakeru I get so happy, I can't help squealing. Although I will say this story evokes some serious heart pangs, it is totally in a good way. The art is beautiful in a unique way, and I just love. It's kind of a shoujo in disguise so if you like shoujo, read it.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2014, 4:02pm
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Bittersweet   
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by Ifra12
July 1st, 2014, 12:44pm
Such a unique and original plot with great relatable characters. So glad its being continued because I would hate for this story to be left unfinished, as it is awesome!
But its really sad, so if you like light-hearted manga, then this isn't for you as every time I read it, I almost always end up crying ;_;. Really good and really recommend.
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Why.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by purfect_kutie64
February 1st, 2014, 10:37pm
The repetition of regret really got to me. I was in a pre-crying phase after finishing chapter 9.
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26 year old Naho finds out Kakeru liked her the whole time and was given the flowers "from" Kakeru. TEARS! The part where Suwa's letter that said he regrets not supporting Kakeru and Naho and always seeing her cry after the funeral..MORE TEARS
. This manga has a really good plot line. Kakeru must not die. I hope the author does not quit being a mangaka and finishes this manga.
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Super love the unique story ^o^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cornelia0306
December 18th, 2013, 3:57am
A very unique plot so thats why i was intrigued and started reading it. I hope ms takano ichigo would continue to write orange and would not stop being a mangaka because im really looking forward to reading this manga. It has been a year since the last chapter was made and now im also reading re collection. I hope this would continue very soon because i really like ORANGE!

... Last updated on December 18th, 2013, 3:58am
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Wow. WOW.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fufufuyen
June 27th, 2013, 10:10pm
At first drawn by its beautiful drawings, I was immediately planning on reading this manga before its first release and have waited over a year and only 9 chapters out, which is pretty disappointing. This manga is a work of art and it is almost like a cross between two other very good series (which I highly recommend if you enjoy this manga in the case of the mood and the drawings/characters) Bokura ga Ita and Bokura wa Itsumo.

The story line is amazingly clever and fresh and new. I love Naho's character as she is very strong; she takes control of her situation and she is responsible, unlike the protagonist in Bokura wa Itsumo, yet she is also so gentle. The best quality about her has to be her sympathy for others and I think that is very distinguishing and strong. This is the perfect quality for someone who is motivated to
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protect her love and her future, which I think are genuine goals!

I also enjoy these mangas with a group being the center characters and this one does the job well. I seriously have cried in every chapter and it's unfathomable how amazing the art is. It inspires me as I read; I utterly love the art style. I also can't comprehend how sexy Kakeru is, and his personality is really awe-inspiring. It's truly depressing. There are all types of literary irony going on that I think the author uses cleverly and effectively and I enjoy this manga so much (as well as the length of the chapters, wow!) and cannot get bored of it. I'm actually keeping myself from reading anymore because I don't want to wait!

The mini-antagonist was also a pretty good one too.

And, like in Bokura ga Ita, there is a central theme in which is the center and basis for the (love) story, and, like in BGI, it is of a human flaw or human tendency and in this case it is the inclination towards regret, which I feel is very powerful and relatable. This manga is amazing and I can't praise it anymore; I actually really want to buy it, if only it was in English. I'm upset that Takano-sensei wants to retire but according to Baka-Updates she will be finishing the series so I really hope so, or else I will be utterly, utterly sad. However, I waited years for BGI, and this is a manga worth waiting for, so I guess I better get ready. In the meantime, I'll be checking out her other work because she is seriously amazing. I can't find a flaw at all.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2013, 1:04am
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WTF   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sallyen
April 13th, 2013, 2:07pm
This is f-- sad! I randomly clicked the manga and now I am in tears! I am not sure what I am feeling more sad about:
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Kakerus suicide or Suwa unrequited love which he knows won't be fulfilled
.. I am rooting for Suwa, but this is a complex series. I am loving it, but the mangaka has quit the manga right? :'(
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jj11103
March 3rd, 2013, 4:04pm
I first became aware of Orange when it first came out in the "What's New" section. It's cover art instantly drew me in, but I did not read it until now.... I was already crying by the third chapter. The emotions that Takano Ichigo conveys are so deep, they are hard to describe. The words UsoSora and lola-san123 use are probably better than what I can write. However, I am sure that if someone was to read this manga, they would understand because the emotions that are felt are definitely inherent in all human beings. Better put in the words of UsoSora's title "Something we're all striving to...," the feelings of wanting to right a wrong or to change a regret that are innate transform into something more substantial: the changing of oneself. No longer just a simple fix, it is the effort to better oneself and perhaps saving another in the long-run.

These are sappy words, but if you read Orange, I imagine you will empathize because it is definitely worth reading.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2015, 2:27pm
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WARNING: You may punch your screen while reading this manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by braiam
February 7th, 2013, 8:37pm
This series is good, but it can be annoying in one-two pages, enough for you want to quit, but wait, don't quit it, it just that if you knew what people think and do all the time, you will too think they are annoying. So don't say that the plot is bad (with it isn't) nor the characters (there are 6 billions humans out there, someone might do the same thing in the same situation).

This is one of the few (very few in fact) of the not current series witch I give over 9 points, going against my rule of rating after I read the whole series.
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