“One day, Naho Takamiya 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 Kakeru Naruse. 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.” -Day of the River
At the beginning of the anime I wasn’t sure about it. But in the end, Orange has filled me with a lot of mixed emotions throughout it’s story. The letter from the future and how there are different parallel worlds caught me off guard! I expected a slice of life, not a sci-fi with time traveling!! The letters to the future made the story predictable, seeing that you knew what was going to happen next. Which was fine, but the part I didn’t like about it was even though Naho would read the letter, she woudln’t do what it asked. Which messed up some moments with Kakeru and that frustrated me! And the way Kakeru acts got on my nerves too, especially the way he asked Naho to wake him up in the morning because he couldn’t do it himself. Kakeru are you telling me you can’t get out of bed without someone telling you too? Wait until College princess! Besides the story, the artwork was decent. I loved the scenery artwork but the character artwork was great on some episodes and then awful the next. So it wasn’t consistent, and you all know how much I love consistency. If you like really dramatic love story then this is the one for you! It’s not my cup a tea when there are more problems than there should be in a story.