Greetings to all of the anime lovers of the world!!! I bet the anime that I’ll be reviewing this time is one of your faves. It’s none other than (play the drum), Orange! For newcomer, this anime should definitely enter your want-to-watch list. If you love a story with speculative twist and not complicated, then this anime has it all for you. Orange has a unique story line that will not make you hesitant to keep it as one of your collection. Let’s not waste our time any longer and directly check this out!!!!
Orange is a slice-of-life romance manga series written and illustrated by Ichigo Takano, aimed at the shōjo and seinen demographics. It was first serialized in 2012 in Bessatsu Margaret manga magazine and later in Monthly Action. It has been compiled into 5 volumes as of May 2016. Its chapters are published online in English by Crunchyroll and in print by Seven Seas Entertainment. It is also published in France by Akata, in Poland by Waneko, and in Spain by Ediciones Tomodomo. A live action film adaptation of the same name was released on December 12, 2015. An anime television adaptation started to air in July 2016. A spin-off to the manga began serialization on March 25, 2016, in the Monthly Action magazine published by Futabasha. An anime theatrical film, titled Orange: Future, premiered in Japan on November 18, 2016.
If you thought that this anime will be filled of comedy and romance, you’re definitely wrong. Orange is more like a melodrama anime that will make you drenched with tears.
To summarize the story in several words, it goes like this. In Matsumoto, Naho Takamiya, a second year high school student, receives letters sent from herself 10 years into the future. Her future self asks her to prevent her “biggest regrets,” which has something to do with the new transfer student from Tokyo, a boy named Kakeru Naruse.
Actually, it’s more like a fictional fantasy story. If you ever watched The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, I should say that this anime has a little similarity with the movie. It’s not that they were totally the same, its just they had the same concept (writing a letter from the future to the past or vice versa).
Things that You will like about Orange 🍊
Worth to watch
Seriously, watching this anime will never waste your time. Usually, some anime was boring in some opening episodes or at the final episode but that’s not the case in Orange. It starts to draw your attention right from the start. Everything was so well-balanced in this anime. Still, you’ll feel stressed out when the two main characters took some time to confess their feelings. Even though they had realized it, Orange took it slowly yet at the same time firmly.
Amazing character design
I just felt in love with Azusa and Naho’s big eyes. They make them look pretty and somehow doll-like. What did I love about shounen show was the realistic drawing style. The design of each character just gives off the human vibe in every expression. (smiling, crying, shy and others). However, there are some minus point on the using of color. Personally, because I like light color. I’m not really fond of the odd combination color that makes this anime looks old-fashioned plus I’m not a fan of green color which is the color of their uniforms.
Orange has a promising story line. Time travel concept and the parallel world becomes the plus point of this anime. Although, I should admit that this anime will not suit anybody who hates cheesy lines or cheesy scenes but it’s worth to try.
It leaves an awesome impression for me. The finale episodes became a lovely wrapper as it could be. In addition, Orange brings out everyday’s issue such as depression, romance, and regret that could happen to us. At the end, nothing will be more lovely than the beauty of love and friendship.
Those were all my personal and honest opinion. What’s yours? Do leave a comment or your thought on this lovely anime below.