The anime will air in Summer 2016. The teaser visuals and the main staff of the anime is announced!
“Orange” is a sci-fi manga by Ichigo Takano serialized in FUTABASHA’s comic magazine, Gekkan Action.
The manga was realized in December, 2013 on Gekkan Action and has ended in the October, 2015 issue (released on August, 2015).
This manga pictures the love romance between high school students and is a sci-fi manga based on couple of teenagers who receive letters written by themselves from the future. Through those letters they want themselves to “save a friend who committed suicide”. A lot of people liked how the manga twist crossed the past and the future (10 years later). The manga was elected as the 5th in “The recommended comic by bookseller nationwide”, 12th in the “Coming soon manga award”, 15th in “This manga is amazing! 2015 Guys Version” and has made its appearance into many other awards. The final book of the manga (5th volume) won over a lot of other famous shonen mangas and became 1st in the Oricon weekly rankings!
Over 4 million copies of the manga (book 1 to book 5) have been sold and a real life movie of the manga was released in December, 2015 too. The movie was a great hit with a grossing of 3,000,000,000 yen.
Not to mention, this manga is popular among guys too. And this manga will be made into an anime and will air in this summer.
The director Hiroshi Hamasaki is a very powerful director who also directed anime such as STEINS:GATES and Terra Formars; The scriptwriter, Yuko Kakihara created anime such as Chihayafuru 2 and Persona 4 the ANIMATION; and Yūki Nobuteru who is in charge of the character design made designs for characters in Kids on the Slope and Space Battleship Yamato 2199, will be in charge of turning the original manga “orange” into a beautiful anime.
Please look forward to this detailed pictured television anime. Moreover, to celebrate anime adaption, there will be a special edition one-shot short manga of orange drawn by Ichigo Takano in the Gekkan Action sold on February 25 (Thursday).
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