2016 appears to be the year involving time travel in some shape or form. With Boku Dake ga Inai Machi currently airing and Steins;Gate 0 set to air later this year, Ichigo Tanako is throwing his name into the hat as an anime adaptation of his romantic drama Orange is set to air this summer.
The story as described by Seven Seas Entertainment:
“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.”
Orange began publishing in 2012 in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine and was then later moved to the monthly seinin magazine Monthly Action in 2013. In August 2013, Takano ended the manga and has since released the fourth compiled volume in February of last year. The manga has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Crunchyroll is distributing the manga on their digital platform while Seven Seas Entertainment plans to releases the complete series in two separate omnibus editions.
A special one shot edition of Orange is set to publish in this month’s Monthly Action magazine. In addition to the upcoming anime, there has also been a live-action film adaptation while was released in Japan in December of 2015.