orange is an ongoing TV anime series originateing from the youth SF comic series of the same name whose total circulation has reached 4.7 million books.
On September 25 (Sunday), the final episode of the series will be broadcast by TOKYO MX.
Normally, one season consists of twelve episodes but orange has taken the extra step and created one more. The post recording for the final episode has been completed successfully last week. The production and the series writer, Ichigo Takano, thanked the cast for their dedication to the series and presented them with the customary bouquet of flowers.
Here are some official comments from the cast:
Kana Hanazawa (Naho Takamiya)
Though Naho, I felt how having an important person can be my strength. I’m really happy that I was able to spend precious time with them.
And thank you all for watching over us.
Please watch the final episode which is filled with various emotions!!
Seiichirou Yamashita (Sho Naruse)
I felt as if I have run all the way when I finished post recording for the final episode. I learned the importance of how much I can prepare within the limited time and things born out of acting on site and discussions. I’m truly glad that members of orange are these 6 members. I was helped by them a lot.
I hope people who watch the anime feel something from it. Thank you very much!
Makoto Furukawa (Hiroto Suwa)
Looking back to where we began after completing the final episode, I truly feel that this story was created by the whole cast and staff. This is, of course, thanks to Takano’s original work but I’m glad that I was able to be involved in this series as Hiroto Suwa.
Natsumi TAkamori (Azusa Murasaka)
I went through it with full throttle, that’s the first thing that came to my mind when I finished recording. I really love this working site and I enjoyed talking and thinking with the other members of the cast to make it better.
I feel very happy that I was able to enjoy this youthfulness after becoming an adult.
Thank you very much!
Rika Kinugawa (Takako Chino)
It truly was fun working here so I felt the thirteen episodes were done very quickly.
The atmosphere wasn’t serious at all and while maintaining nervousness, we were able to record in a bright atmosphere. I really think I had a precious experience here.
I’m a little bit sad that it’s completed but I’m relieved to be able to finish the recording.
Thank you very much!
Kazuyuki Okitsu (Saku Hagita)
Fun youth time was over quickly.
Every Monday, I was having fun, was frustrated or felt heart pounding but in the end, all became good memories.
Many things happen but that’s the youth. Someday and somewhere, happiness will fall upon you.
This made me think to live my life to the fullest!
Oops, I’m being too serious, am I not!!
TV animation orange
【time of broadcast】started on July, 2016
【Original story】Original script：Takano Ichigo（Futaba Company ”Monthly Action” Being serialized）
・Naho Takamiya: Kana Hanazawa
・Kakeru Naruse: Seiichirou Yamashita
・Hiroto Suwa: Makoto Furukawa
・Azusa Murasaka: Natsumi Takamori
・Takako Chino: Rika Kinugawa
・Saku Hagita: Kazuyuki Okitsu
・Director：Hiroshi Hamasaki （STEINS;GATE and Terra Formars）
・Script：Kakihara Yuuko（Chihayafuru・Persona4 the ANIMATION）
・Character Design：Nobuteru Yuuki（Kids on the Slope・Space BattleShip Yamato 2199）
・Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! series)
・Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Eightrangers 2)
【Animation production】Telecome・Aniation Film
【Cooperated production】TMS Entertainment
【Music in PV Composed by】Hiroaki Tsutsumi
Official site : orange-anime.com
Twitter : @AnimationOrange