Orange Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Theme Songs
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Ichigo Takano's science-fiction romance manga Orange began streaming the second promotional video on Tuesday. The video introduces the anime's opening and ending theme songs.
Yuu Takahashi (pictured below) performed the opening theme song "Hikari no Hahen" (Fragment of Light), which plays first in the video.
Kobukuro (Bakuman., Cross Game) performed the ending theme song "Mirai" (Future), which was also the theme song for the Orange live action film that opened in December. "Mirai" will serve as not only the ending theme song, but also the overall theme song for the anime.
The anime will premiere on July 3 on Tokyo MX, AT-X, BS11, and TV Aichi. The anime will also air on ABC on July 6, and on TV Shinshu on July 14.
The anime's cast includes:
- Kana Hanazawa as Naho Takamiya
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Kakeru Naruse
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Saku Hagita
- Makoto Furukawa as Hiroto Suwa
- Natsumi Takamori as Azusa Murasaka
- Rika Kinugawa as Takako Chino
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, Terraformars) 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) is serving as the sound director, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Kuromukuro, Monster Musume) is composing the music.
Source: Comic Natalie