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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)

Groups Scanlating
Colorful Scans
Day of the River
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Latest Release(s)
c.22 by Crunchyroll (425d ago)
c.21 by Crunchyroll (453d ago)
c.20 by Crunchyroll (485d 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

10 topics, 55 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1000 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 25th 2016, 10:06am 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 #491 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #391 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #376 decreased(-153)
6 Month Pos #198 increased(+25)

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Forum Posts
Orange Gets Anime Sequel Film Written by Creator 27 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes ago
Ichigo Takano's Orange Manga Gets Spinoff 28 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes ago
Orange (TAKANO Ichigo) Gets TV Anime This Summer 249 days, 4 hours, 38 minutes ago
Your favorite couple in Orange 315 days, 7 hours, 58 minutes ago
Orange Will End in August 450 days, 20 hours, 50 minutes ago

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VERY promising..   
Rating: N/A
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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Wonderful Series!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jellico123
August 1st, 2012, 11:22am
This is such a great read! For some reason my heart was beating fast the entire time I was reading it and even though I've only read four chapters I love it! The main characters are pretty likeable and it's nice to see Naho change and get more courage. Her getting the letter from the future is really interesting too and I wonder how exactly the future will be changed cuz of that. I can't wait for the next chapter!! I'm scared and excited at the same time!
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Rating: N/A
by MySwirl
July 26th, 2012, 11:58am
Just read the first 4 chapters and I can tell by now that this is a great work!
If you read this, ou get so man feelings yourself while reading: happiness, sorrow, worr, hope...
It's all in this manga.
This story has a very appealing atmosphere and the way of transporting all the feelings and thoughts to the reader are made perfectly.

I'm totally following this one...!
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if you get a letter from the future about your past regrets, can you muster your courage to change your future?   
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by alimusakuredu
July 18th, 2012, 12:27pm
as per title.

the author lay down the conclusion in the first chapter, while slowly beginning to reveal the story - making the manga having more feeling of anticipation of the plot itself. can the future be changed? or will tragedy unfolds its curtain for a second time - making fate unchanged..
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Full of potential   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Seika
July 12th, 2012, 8:03am
I totally agree with the previous comments. This manga is great! The story is really intriguing, the characters adorable - especially Naho, Kakeru and Suwa - and Ichigo Takano's art is cute and lovely. I can't wait to read the new chapters! *_* The whole atmosphere reminds me of "Sunadokei", "Bokura Ga Ita" and "Ao Haru Ride", so if you like these manga you should give "Orange" a try as well.
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it just started and it's good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by freko_frika
July 11th, 2012, 6:26am
i cant believe that it's only the fourth chapter! the plot is really good not to mention the art. i dont know why but it reminds me of aoharaido except the male lead is totally different and the plot is very different. maybe it's the art? either way both are good mangas and i wish that this manga will be adapted into an anime. i hope the plot keeps getting better coz so far i am impressed!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
July 9th, 2012, 2:41am
THIS IS SO GOOD. o__________o

(tinsy update here! smile
;_; *tears of joy*oh my goodness. This just keeps getting better and better each chapter.
(back to the past: )

I can't believe how good it is by just the first chapter! IT'S SO GOOD ITS CRAZY.

Well, not really. XD It is extremely good though!

*ART= FANTASTIC. Top quality, it's amazing and really pretty! biggrin ITS AWESOME
*THE PLOT LINE- SO GOOD. biggrin I'm so excited to read more! I want to know what happens!!!
*The characters- ALREADY from reading this I love where the characters are going XD! They all have their own quirks, and I'm sure they'll get deeper as the story progresses!


So this is a must read.
I mean, AT LEAST give it a shot!
Because then I know you'll be hooked and you'll have to read it and this manga will get another deserving follower and you will be EXTREMELY HAPPY.

Win win, no? bigrazz

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Adorable & fresh   
Rating: N/A
by flowinmyboat
June 18th, 2012, 6:59am
This is the freshest manga I've read in a long time. The premise is original, execution is great, pacing so far is not too fast or too slow. It has a tinge of mystery and melancholy. And as a plus the art is ridiculously cute, in a dreamy sort of way. The lead isn't a cry-baby but she's not strong either, however that's a part of the story.

The entire manga feels like eating an orange, I swear, It's just sweet and refreshing. Honestly, if you aren't reading this series, you're missing out on a lot.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
* edit: I still really like this series but I'm confused on the time-travel aspect...I mean in the future, Kakeru is still dead (they flash forward and back) so does that mean they failed? Or do they live in an alternate timeline in the future? I'm not sure how the series is headed but I hope the author doesn't drag out the plot. The pace she's set right now (and the time frame!) seem perfect and would make this manga so so so much better. Short, bittersweet, and to the point.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2012, 4:04pm
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a MUST read !!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hasti2012
May 31st, 2012, 1:39am
Oh my God This story is amazingly great !!! when I'm reading this manga I get a chilling feeling & my eyes become teary !!!
to think that something like this has happen for her makes me crazy !! I really want to know what will happen next !!
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