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Orange TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Introduces Main Female Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website of the television anime adaptation of Ichigo Takano's science-fiction romance manga Orange began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday. The video introduces Kana Hanazawa as Naho Takamiya, Natsumi Takamori as Azusa Murasaka, and Rika Kinugawa as Takako Chino.

Kana Hanazawa (Durarara!!'s Anri, Psycho-Pass's Akane) as Naho Takamiya

Natsumi Takamori (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Miku, Bodacious Space Pirates' Sasha) as Azusa Murasaka

Rika Kinugawa (Hundred's Liddy) as Takako Chino

Kakeru Naruse

Hiroto Suwa

Saku Hagita

The website revealed the main character designs earlier this month.

Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the original manga in North America, and it describes the manga's 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.

Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, Terra Formars) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film, and Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2) is writing the scripts. Nobuteru Yuki (The Vision of Escaflowne, Kids on the Slope) is designing the characters. Yukio Nagasaki (Gate, Dragon Ball Z Kai) ) will serve as the sound director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Kuromukuro, Monster Musume) will compose the music. The series will premiere this summer.

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. Takano ended the manga in the October issue of Monthly Action on August 25. Futabasha published the fourth compiled volume of the manga on February 20, 2015 and published the fifth and final volume on November 12. The series has collectively sold over 4 million copies. Crunchyroll publishes the manga in English digitally. Seven Seas plans to release the complete series in two omnibus volumes.

The manga already inspired a live-action film starring Tao Tsuchiya (live action Rurouni Kenshin, Library Wars), Kento Yamazaki (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Death Note live-action series), and Ryō Ryūsei (Zyūden Sentai Kyoryuger) as Haruto Suwa last December.

Source: Comic Natalie

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