Ichigo Takano‘s Orange is one of the best and most popular Shoujo manga today. It originally ended its run back in 2015, but has since continued with the Orange film’s release and the release of a “Volume 6”. However, the mangaka herself has revealed on Twitter that the manga will be having a “true ending” very soon.
According to Takano’s tweet, the seventh volume Tankoubon release will be the manga’s “True Final Volume“. It will continue the story from where the Orange -Mirai- (Orange Future) anime film’s story left off. There’s no release date yet for this seventh Tankoubon volume.
The manga ran from 2012-2015, but later received a live-action film in 2015, as well as a TV anime in 2016, and an anime movie later that same year. Takano ended the manga’s “main story” in Volume 5, but has since released Vol. 6, which compiled the story of the Orange -Mirai- film, as well as the Orange -Suwa Hiroto- two-part spinoff manga. Here’s how Seven Seas, which released the manga in English, describes its 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.