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Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 1

(Orange: The Complete Collection #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  8,525 ratings  ·  1,388 reviews
A Plea From the Future

On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The
Paperback, 523 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Seven Seas
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Buddy Read with Cory

Orange is a manga series that will definitely pull on your heartstrings. Heck, before even starting the actual story, the first two art pages at the beginning about broke my heart by themselves. This story starts out with our main character, Naho, receiving a letter from herself ten years in the future. She and her group of friends are sixteen and in eleventh grade in high school, but what her twenty-six-year-old self is trying to warn her of is imperative.

Future Naho info
Raeleen Lemay
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My oh my, this manga is brilliant. The characters feel so real, and the artwork is amazing, definitely the best I've seen in any manga I've read so far. This read was also an emotional roller coaster, taking me from pure joy to deep sadness in the blink of an eye, and it felt so realistic that I couldn't get enough. This sort of felt like a combination of two of my favorite anime, Erased and Your Lie In April, sort of in terms of the subject matter (friendship, grief, time travel, etc.) but main ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I love them all but I loved Suwa the most. 💕

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I have officially read my first ever manga! It was fun, but I wasn’t especially blown away 😕 I will probably carry on with the series at some point though bc I’m very curious to see how it turns out!
Whitney Atkinson
This is the first manga i've read and i'm so stoked! I loved it! I thought I would have much more trouble acclimating to the backwards reading style, but it was surprisingly easy to get accustomed to and I found it easier to read than some graphic novels that I've read. That being said, I think this manga is a great entry point to the genre for anyone because it's modern, the art is really really cute, and the storyline is easy to follow yet still interesting and fun!

I loved the characters in t
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
omg first manga to ever make me cry.
this was just so lovely. definitely recommend
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
[5 Stars] This was so cute and made me so freaking emotional.
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I've heard so many of my friends rave about this manga series that I was really excited to read it, but I was told to go into it "as blind as possible", so I went in thinking it was just a basic contemporary romance about some high schoolers. Nope. There is so much more to this than "just" a romance.

First, let me say that these characters are SO PRECIOUS and I would protect any of them at all costs—especially Suwa! I feel like he's the quiet, unsung hero of this story, in a sense, and he breaks
L A i N E Y
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, manga
Tender yet tremendously impactful.
Worth every tear you'd cry, that I can assure you.

It's worth mine.

Ps. I'm here to help shed your tears....

David Schaafsma
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this because it was a Goodreads Choice Book Final round selection for 2016, and I really really liked it a lot. It turns on a sort of familiar scifi trope/and social media theme: What if you could change your past? Or, what would your 25 year old self say to your 15 year old self? Naho gets letters from her 25 year old self urging her to change the future that would lead to Kakeru's suicide. There's romance in here, but the book chiefly deals with this attempt to change the future by acti ...more
Chantal  (Every Word A Doorway)
4.5 stars

If you ever feel a bit heartbroken or just generally need a pick me up, read Orange. This manga was so adorable and relatable but also dealt with some harder issues, I loved it so much. Would I have enjoyed it as much had I read it during a different time of my life? Most likely not. But for the mood I was/am in, this was absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed. It made me happy and I was able to lose myself in it for just a little bit. Thank goodness books li
Julia Sapphire
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars


4.5 stars

This was so good! It was adorable and had a beautiful element of friendship. Such a cool concept that has a deeper meaning to it. It shows how little things can make all the difference. Anyways this was amazing and I must get my hands on the second collection!!

Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Just hold his hand already GOD
Mar 20, 2017 marked it as not-for-me
Shelves: 1-star, library
Yikes :/ Dnf @ 25%

Umm so I don't really know what happened here. People praise this, the average rating is extremely high, but I don't get it. This is overhyped and overrated in my opinion.

Plot is alright, nothing super special but alright. But the reason I DNF'd is the structure. Text all over the place, sometimes I don't even know what it is. There's text bubbles in a square with no arrows and no people, so I have no idea who is talking. The timeline jumps back and forth but doesn't give me a
Laurie –A Court of Books–
4.75 stars

Short spoilery review for volume 1 & 2 on my blog by clicking on the following banner.

Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

My goodness, I don't think I have ever read a book that has made me swoon right from the first page. This manga has reduced me to a single huge beating heart. I want to declare my love for everyone and everything!!! Ahhhhh, it's the CUTEST read ever! <3

Orange is a wonderfully-written and beautifully-illustrated manga focusing on the romantic feelings between Naho and Kakeru, two high-school students. Naruse Kakeru is a new transfer from Tokyo and immediately catches Naho's at
Iryna *Book and Sword*
You know when you read a book that makes all the other books out there obsolete?

I gave it 5 stars, but really I wish I could have given it 6 stars, 7 stars, 8 million stars.

Also, can we talk about how aesthetically pleasing the cover is? It's all green and trees and it just radiates warmths - totally my jam!

Orange deals with a topic that I am usually not comfortable reading about. Mostly because it's almost never handled well in books (at least the ones I read). But this, th
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so beautiful and pure and I loved every second of it! I cannot wait to start the second one!
Amy Imogene Reads
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2019
4 stars

Stepped out of my literary comfort zone and into a cute teenaged love-and-time-travel Japanese manga story. Definitely cute, definitely memorable, and definitely unfair of the collection to leave me hanging at the end of volume one.

Art style:★★★★★
Kept my attention: ★★
Wholesome-ness: ★★★★

Real quick: I'm not a manga reader. In fact, manga is probably toward the bottom of my reading preferences, along with wartime-era historical fiction and self-help books. I love the art styles and the conc
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

I’ve been contemplating whether or not to read Orange for a while now. Recently, I came across someone on Goodreads who was reading it and absolutely loving it and it inspired me to finally pick it up…and I’m so glad that I did!


What I Liked

The heavy topics mixed with lighthearted scenarios. I honestly had no idea how dark and sad that this manga would become at times. I thought it was going to be a lighthearted and fun story, but it gets really deep and intense. However, the juxtaposition of t
Joshee Kun (조수아)
Maybe it's impossible to live life without any regrets. Even when you know the'll still mess up.

Orange was a wonderful introduction for me to manga. Yup, I'm a manga neophyte! :D I'm sorry I joined the bandwagon only now. I am not really fond of reading on electronic devices, so I deigned to buy the actual, printed collections regardless of their...high prices. Now, I'm happy to say my monetary sacrifice was worth it.

After reading the first half of the manga, I can say that Orange i
merina rey
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The last time I read a manga... I was a teenager. I didn’t enjoy manga back then.
Funny how things change.
I loved this. I LOVED IT. I cried, I laughed, I cried some more, and I laughed some more. I was emotionally invested in this story from the beginning.
This was fantastic and it’s definitely going to be the book that opens of a whole new world of manga reading for me!

Excuse me while I go overnight the part 2 book to my house! 💜
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
This sounds a little like When You Reach Me. Looking forward to it.
Mahnoor ⚯͛
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Maybe it's impossible to live life without any regrets. Even when you know the future... you'll still mess up."

[[My heart is so warm and full right now aaah reading this manga was the equivalent of laying in a field dappled with sunlight and having this story being narrated by a cute lil baby stray cat]]

Orange is the most bittersweet story that I’ve ever read also my very first manga read. I basically adopted every single precious character as my child and vowed to protect them all at any cos
Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
Be it heart fluttering romance, soul crushing hopelessness and ultimately, bittersweet happiness, Orange had just about everything I wanted from it. But not more.

Which is why I'm going to settle this beautiful manga with four stars— the artwork and storyline weren't anything beyond the realm of ordinary, but it's the characters we get to meet that made this read a special one.

Finishing all 22 chapters in one sitting took me on a journey of ups and downs, with e
Kylie Amber
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
So sweet!
Jedi JC Daquis
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seinen manga has been a staple subgenre in my comics collection. Orange is shoujo, and my last experience with this (and definitely not seinen) type of slice-of-life YA Japanese literature is through the anime, Boys Be. That was years ago, and I remembered that I was totally hooked every episode.

Now that I am significantly old for the material, I never really knew what to feel at first reading this shoujo manga, Orange. But as the reading progresses, the beautiful yet sad story unfolds unfolds r
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Associated names : 高野 苺
Blood Type: B
Birthday: January 11, 1986
Zodiac: Capricorn

Other books in the series

Orange: The Complete Collection (2 books)
  • Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 2
“«Regrets»... I regret how timid and meek I was back then... always telling myself that I couldn't do anything, never even daring to try. That's definitely something I regret. " (p.330)” 40 likes
“Maybe it's impossible to live life without any regrets. Even when you know the future... you'll still mess up." (p.163)” 25 likes
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