The youth Sci-fi comic, “orange”, has hit the 4 million mark for total copies printed. In one of the events at AnimeJapan 2016 in March, 2016, the female cast for its TV anime was announced and pleased the audience: Kana Hanazawa for the protagonist Naho Takamiya, Natsumi Takamori for Azusa Murasaka, and Rika Kinugawa for Takako Chino.
This time around, the long awaited male cast for the show was announced finally.
Kakeru Naruse, a transfer student from Tokyo that the protagonist Naho falls in love with, has darkness in his heart for some reason. A promising newcomer, Seiichirou Yamashita, will be voicing this character. He has appeared on the notable anime adaptation, “Haruchika: Haruta & Chika”, whose live action movie is soon to be released in 2017.
Hiroto Suwa, Naho’s classmate, who loves Naho with all his heart while helping Naho and Kakeru with their relationship to succeed, will be voiced by Makoto Furukawa, who is known for voicing Saitama, the protagonist of the TV anime “One Punch Man” with his overwhelming presence.
And lastly, Saku Hagita, a comedy-loving classmate of Naho, who is sort of vague and evasive but occasionally loosen things up, will be voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu, who is known for the TV anime “Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri” and “Kumamiko” with his wide range of acting skills.
We have received official comments by each member of the cast for the announcement! They sent us their enthusiastic messages.
In addition, they have revealed the first round of character designs for the future timeline of the characters at age 26. Please check it out and enjoy the slight difference from the characters at age 16!
Finally, The TV anime “orange” will start airing in July! We’ll keep you posted!
≪Cast of Male characters≫
Seiichirou Yamashita (for Kakeru Naruse)
I’m Seiichirou Yamashita, voice acting for Kakeru Naruse.
I’m looking forward to see how the show will adapt and convey what I felt and what everyone enjoyed in “orange” when reading the original work.
Thank you all for your support!
Makoto Furukawa (for Hiroto Suwa)
I’m Makoto Furukawa, and I’ll be acting Hiroto Suwa on the anime adaptation of “orange”.
I’ll try my best to play each single part this character plays in the story with all my heart.
I would love many people to watch this show since it’s such a wonderful story.
Thank you in advance!
Kazuyuki Okitsu(for Saku Hagita)
I’m so excited about acting this character, who is cool but loves humors. It’s been a while since the last time I did an intelligent role.
This show is filled with sweet-and-sour, and fresh feelings.
I can’t wait for the recordings!
Please prepare some citrus fruits for the show! (laugh)
≪Character Design (age 26) the first version≫
In her second year of high school, Naho receives a letter.
It appears to have been written by herself, 10 years in the future.
At first she thinks it’s a prank, but one after another, the events described in it come to fruition.
The letter appears to know the course of events of her life.
How she falls in love with the new transfer student, Kakeru.
And how Kakeru will pass away in the winter of his 17th year.
Can the 16 year-old Naho avoid the regrets that her 26 year-old self has?
【name】TV animation ”orange”
【time to be broadcasted】starting from the July, 2016
【Original story】Original script：Takano Ichigo（Futaba Company ”Monthly Action” Being serialized）