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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 (339d ago)
c.21 by Crunchyroll (367d ago)
c.20 by Crunchyroll (399d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (967 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 16th 2016, 12:20pm 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 - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #221 decreased(-59)
Monthly Pos #117 decreased(-34)
3 Month Pos #143 increased(+89)
6 Month Pos #205 increased(+47)

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Ichigo Takano's Orange Manga Gets Spinoff 155 days, 19 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Your favorite couple in Orange 229 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes ago
Orange Will End in August 365 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago
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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   
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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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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..   
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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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Sweet and Touching   
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by sundaetea
August 30th, 2012, 2:29pm
Touching, poignant, nostalgic - just absolutely beautiful. Takano Ichigo does a great job of setting the tone and pace for this manga. As a reader you feel like you can connect with the heroine of the story because you've been in her shoes and have acted the way she has in one way or another. A great job of storytelling and I'm excited to see what will happen next!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RaeBabeeyx3
August 29th, 2012, 8:25am
This series is amazing. I feel so touched at times, teary and I honestly have no idea what's going to happen at the end. I really hope it's not a sad ending, but I highly doubt it won't be... There's just so many feelings going through me when I read this manga!! TOTALLY RECOMMENDED /10

Edit: ALL THESE FEELS FROM EVERY CHAPTER~~ I LOVE IT. I cried a river at chapter 8. Oh. My. God.

... Last updated on October 17th, 2012, 9:53am
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VERY promising..   
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by vivyip
August 23rd, 2012, 5:36pm
one of a kind...

at first, it doesn't seem like first it's like kimi ni todoke...only with a "what if" situation...

it's sorta like the "lake house" but since it's not done yet, I'm just hoping for a happy ending...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
As of Ch 5, at the end of each chapter, the reader sees the "Future" Naho speaking with her husband, Suwa... The tone between the couple and their baby is so pleasant that it makes the reader think that Kakeru stays dead...unless the time slip theory really works and the author will continue the series and slowly change the covers to show best, the happy ending will be in a an alternate/parallel universe since so far none of the advice/past changes affected the future of the narrating "Naho"

Since the series starts when Naho is 16 (Kakeru can't be older than her by 2 years?) it will either be the longest/slowest series that progresses into the event (the reason to change the past) will have a different arc(?) and end maybe when the characters (all of them) are 22...

who knows
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
August 16th, 2012, 4:03pm
ieorumwoiuwer D:
sometimes i wish the girl naho were a little bit more strong, but...she's doing what she can...and it ends kind of pretty; I think it won't be a long one, but every chapters makes me go like: awww,

the fact that one little thing can change the future, reminds me of butterfly effect....can't relate to the girl because I try to do things my own way,, without regret.. but it just has the pretty sense (the story)

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