Orange Manga Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st volume nominated in Best Graphic Novels & Comics category

Seven Seas Entertainment's first omnibus volume of Ichigo Takano's Orange manga is one of 20 semifinalists in the Best Graphic Novels and Comics category for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. Voting for the semifinal round opened on Tuesday and will run through Sunday.

Orange was among the initial nominations when the Goodreads Choice Awards opened its first round from November 1-6. For the semifinal round, it added five write-in titles for each category for a total of twenty nominees. A final round, November 15-27, will narrow the nominations to 10 books.

Awards are decided by popular vote. Books published between November 16, 2015 and November 15, 2016 are eligible.

Takano (Yume Miru Taiyō) began the original 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 August 2015 and Futabasha published the fifth and final volume in November 2015. Crunchyroll published the manga in English digitally. Seven Seas Entertainment published the original manga in North America as two omnibus volumes, 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.

Since finishing the manga, Takano has published a special edtion one-shot manga, and is drawing a spinoff manga that takes place in the future. Artist Matsupon began a gag manga spinoff titled Sorigerisu in the magazine in March.

The manga inspired a live-action film in December 2015 and the television anime that premiered in July. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. A followup anime film titled Orange -Mirai- will open in Japan on November 18.

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