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Orange Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on by Alex Mateo
Original creator to work on adaptation that retells story from Suwa's perspective

Next year's February issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine is revealing on Saturday that a manga adaptation of Orange -Mirai- (Orange: Future), the anime film followup to the Orange television anime series, will be in the next issue, shipping on January 25. The original manga's creator Ichigo Takano is in charge of the adaptation.

Like the movie, the adaptation retells the main story from Suwa's point of view and then continues the story after the original manga and the television anime.

The film played for a limited two-week engagement throughout Japan in November.

Takano previously drew a two-part spinoff of her Orange manga titled Orange -Suwa Hiroto-, which focused on Suwa in an alternate future.

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.

The manga inspired a live-action film in December 2015 and the television anime that premiered in July. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

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