Orange Shōjo Manga Will End in August
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the live-action film based on Ichigo Takano's manga Orange announced on Monday that the manga will end in the October issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine on August 25. The manga will have five compiled volumes.
Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) began the shōjo manga in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but moved it to Futabasha's seinen magazine Monthly Action in 2013. Futabasha published the fourth compiled volume of the manga on February 20. The first four volumes have more than 1.6 million copies in print.
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English. The company plans to release the series in two omnibus volumes, each compiling 2.5 of the Japanese volumes.
Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally.
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.
The live-action film adaptation will open throughout Japan on December 12.