Seven Seas Licenses Shōjo Time-Travel Romance Manga Orange
posted on by Egan Loo
North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it acquired the rights to Ichigo Takano's manga series Orange. The company will release the series in two complete omnibus collections with over 380 pages, wraparound covers, and color inserts for US$18.99 each. The first will ship on January 26, and the second will ship in May, 2016.
Seven Seas describes the story:
Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.
According to Seven Seas, each of the English-language omnibus volumes will have the same number of pages as 2.5 Japanese volumes. The manga has yet to end in Japan, so this is the first confirmation of how long the series will eventually be.
Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) began the shōjo manga in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but moved it to Futabasha's Monthly Action in 2013. Futabasha published the fourth compiled volume of the manga on February 20. The series has more than 1.52 million copies in print. The manga series ranked at #5 in on Honya Club's Top 15 Recommended Manga by Bookstores list for 2015.