Monday, 20 April 2015

Manga Review: Orange by Takano Ichigo


Title: Orange 
Original Title: Orange
Author: Takano Ichigo
Artist: Takano Ichigo 

Year of Release: 2012
Genres: Drama, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Tragedy

Status: Ongoing
Chapters (Translated in English): 17
Volumes & Chapters:
Volume 1 Chapters 1-4
Volume 2 Chapters 5-8
Volume 3 Chapters 9-12
Volume 4 Chapters 12-16
Volume 5 Translation in progress


Summary


One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru.

The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely


My Thoughts


Review covers 17 chapters 

Now Available 2nd review. For more information click HERE!


I loved this manga from the very first page I read. And that’s quite something. To say the truth, it was recommendation I found somewhere and in the beginning I was not all that eager to read it, mainly because it’s still ongoing. I remember that once I started reading it I stayed up all night because it was too interesting and heartbreaking. I cried my eyes out so much that the next morning I got to know what it meant when everyone says “you have bloodshot eyes because you cried before your sleep.”

The manga has an amazing plot. and the characters are amazing in both their characteristics and their development though the series. I will not be talking a ot today, I will be Definitely making a second review as soon as the series is finished and well I hope it goes on for at least another 4-5 volumes. 

As I already mentioned the plot idea is amazing. Imagine you got a letter from your future self in 10 years, telling you in detail every day of your school life for the next years. The only thing your future self asks you is that you should follow her instructions and prevent a new classmate f hers from a suicide. Well, would you believe that letter? No sane person would, but what if everything that the letter says does actually come true? Will you believe it now? Will you do now what your future self asked you to? Will you rescue your classmate? Will you? 

Did i get you hooked up? Will you follow Naho on her way to do what her future self asked her to? I really loved this manga for its compelling emotions. There are so many emotions, that you can not put down the manga. Even though you already know what has to happen, the realisation strikes you hard. One of the best parts is the crossover with the present and the future in 10 years. Those chapters are just spectacular, because you get to see characters from a different point of view and when you see them at present you get to think : “wow, that guy has guts to tell his past self to do this!”

I do not really want to talk more about this manga, so I do not accidentally slip something. But believe me, the relationships between the characters are something really spectacular and want to make you both laugh and cry. This particular page is already hanging on my wall. It perfectly shows some of the difficult relationships there are.


Orange by Takano Ichigo
Ch 13 P 33

If you read the manga you will know what I mean by that. That both Naho and Kakeru make their feelings too difficult. 

I hope you will take up this amazing manga. It has a lot of raw emotions, which will just make you feel the characters to the fullest. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. If you are already reading it, don’t be stingy share your thoughts with me. They mean a lot to me! Happy reading!

XOXO


Katie


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