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Orange (TAKANO Ichigo)  
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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.


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

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Latest Release(s)
c.22 by Crunchyroll (697d ago)
c.21 by Crunchyroll (725d ago)
c.20 by Crunchyroll (757d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

10 topics, 56 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1083 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 6th 2017, 4:06pm PST



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Original Publisher
Futabasha (2014)
Shueisha (2012)

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #548 increased(+109)
Monthly Pos #788 decreased(-37)
3 Month Pos #745 decreased(-35)
6 Month Pos #748 decreased(-40)

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On 2372 reading lists
On 1375 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Ichigo Takano's Orange Manga Gets Spinoff 86 days, 13 hours, 0 minutes ago
Orange Gets Anime Sequel Film Written by Creator 299 days, 18 hours, 16 minutes ago
Orange (TAKANO Ichigo) Gets TV Anime This Summer 521 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes ago
Your favorite couple in Orange 587 days, 15 hours, 41 minutes ago
Orange Will End in August 723 days, 4 hours, 34 minutes ago

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I think it will be good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jannahkha
November 24th, 2012, 5:03am
i am already read this manga in 9 chapter, and i am enjoy it. i can't wondering what will happen next. i am okay if naho with suwa they are cute couple, and what will happen if the future is change?? what naho with kakeru in the end... ahhhh... i am so addicted... smile i like this manga, and i support suwa to be next to naho..hehehe... i like the character suwa is... smile very good shoujo i think until now... smile

... Last updated on November 24th, 2012, 5:15am
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I like it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by WhimsicalDreamer
October 25th, 2012, 9:36pm
I am so far really enjoying this series, it's not your typical shojo, I must admit. The story adds a supernatural aspect in the main character receiving a letter from the future, detailing the worries of her future self.

I liked the chracterisation of the heroine, she can be undecisive, but she still turns out to be really likable. The pacing is also really good, not too slow nor rushed, and I liked how
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the story skips from present to past. I was confused about this aspect but the mangaka introduced the idea of a parallel universe, which I found was more appropriate.The only reason that this story doesn't get a 10 from me is because the main guy seems so distant, and I couldn't really connect with him, nor understand his thoughts :/

But yeah, this is a manga I'd definitely continue to follow and recommend to others.

... Last updated on October 25th, 2012, 9:37pm
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I just don't know...   
Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
October 18th, 2012, 3:13am
I don't know how i feel about this manga because Im not sure where yet it's heading. I don't know if it's suppose to be a romance, or more about friendship. It could have a happy, tragic, or even an open ending. I think it's kind of odd she harbors so much regret for not confessing to a guy who she only knew for a short period over 10 years ago. Willing to take a chance on changing her present life by trying to change the past. If she accomplishes her goal then wouldn't her child and marriage disappear?

Her shyness is a little over the top at times. She's afraid to say almost anything to him. Anyway, it's an interesting manga, but I think it would be better to read from start to finish in one shot.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2015, 11:27am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rurihime
October 17th, 2012, 9:29pm
I've been searching, and searching and searching for a shoujo manga that's unlike every other until I found out about this and I'm so happy! I could totally say that this is my top/favourite manga of all. Kudos and gratitude to the author Takano Ichigo-sensei for making such wonderful manga!!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sorrowful_painter
October 17th, 2012, 9:06am
This manga has touched me immensely unlike the more typical shoujos out there. The art is golden and the storyline is touching. I can't wait to know what happens next! I love the characters, too! ^^
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One of the most novel-like shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
October 1st, 2012, 11:46pm
Good stuff. Great art - shoujo style not not the typical really big eyes and mouth type that turns me off. The story is interesting and keeps you intrigued. The story opens itself up to so many time paradoxes but it's good to forget about that.

The story is well narrated and it's paced in a way that even the most mundane and minute details seem interesting in the way that the relationship with Kakeru develops. I have to say this is the most "graphic novel" type of shoujo manga I've read, and I mean that as a compliment.

It works well with the plot and it conveys emotions very effectively.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Chibiheaven
September 25th, 2012, 7:52pm
Orange is a truly amazing and unique manga that pulls at your heartstrings.
It stands out among the many slice of life shoujo manga out there.
It's a beautiful bittersweet story that has the presence of tragedy.

I was sucked into this story right from chapter one, and I highly recommend others to give this a shot.
Being told that Kakeru dies 10 years into the future leaves readers anxious as they read on. Naho, although is quite shy and (cowardly?) - she slowly changes things as she realizes her feelings for Kakeru and the foreboding consequences if she doesn't straighten up.

This idea of paralleled worlds and in essences "time travel" with letters that Future Naho sends to Present Naho really adds to the uniqueness of Orange.
I am truly amazed with this story.

Highly recommended!
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Rating: N/A
by Orulyon
September 22nd, 2012, 5:15pm
Orange (also known as "The days you were there and my Future") is an amazing manga that has:
- Amazing art
- Solid plot
- Interesting characters
Nowadays its rare to find a manga that keeps you glued to every chapter.
This is really good.
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Really good, sad and touching..   
Rating: N/A
by yonglin123
September 17th, 2012, 2:46am
While reading this manga, I'm always look forward to what the next letter gonna write about. Whenever Naho followed the letter and made Kakeru happy, I get this really good feeling. I hope Kakeru lives and marry Naho smile

... Last updated on September 17th, 2012, 2:46am
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makes me so emotional   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
September 3rd, 2012, 5:39pm
I love love looooove this manga...never in my life have I read something like this. High school/teen life manga usually revolve around school life/puppy love, jealousy, comedy, gender bender, harem and what not..but this is nice and mellow....and it's JUST the right type of melodrama..(unlike Sprout..oh dear that manga made my emotions and head feel like it was in a tornado/rollercoaster.. it was too dramatic :<)
at first, I wish Naho would be more brave and not second guess herself.. but slowly, she's changing smile
It makes me really sad during Chapter 5 where the professor talked about parallel universes and how even if you change the past, you can't change the future. You can only make the present better..
I teared up in almost every chapter.. I'm anticipating for future releases!
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