10 Manga Like Orange

Updated on September 19, 2016
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Orange
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About Orange

The story of Orange begins when Naho Takamiya received a letter from the future. At first, she thought it just a prank, but then, all the things written in the letter inevitably happened! One such vital event was the arrival of a transfer student named Kakeru Naruse. The letter from the future actually details events that are closely related to Kakeru Naruse. Is everything actually the work of fate and destiny? Is something big and eventful actually coming up? How is Kakeru Naruse related to the letter from the future? Naho Takamiya shall find out soon in a heart-heartwarming yet also heart-wrenching daze!

Dramatic, romantic, mysterious, and highly-anticipating—these are all what describes Orange! In a nutshell, it’s a manga that you’ll actually regret not reading. And as the story of Orange denotes, the power of regret is something that should not be taken lightly. Don’t worry though, Orange is definitely extraordinary!

As such, many people believe that Orange is truly a well-crafted masterpiece. Hence, helping others to find stuff such as this is a no-brainer. So here you go! Here are the manga like Orange for you to read and digest!

1. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)

Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) | Source

During her time in junior high school, Yoshioka Futaba was always the target of envy and jealously. For being too cute and girly, she was shunned by her fellow female classmates. As a result of her predicament as well as a misunderstanding, she wasn’t even able to confess to the boy he likes, Tanaka-kun.

Now in high school, Futaba decides to make an overhaul of her “image.” Instead of being girly and cutesy, she decides to act more unladylike and rough. But beyond her anticipation, she meets Tanaka-kun again, with a different name at that—Mabuchi Kou. Is this chance or is this fate? But everything’s different now! Futaba is in for a messy blue spring ride!

2. Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)

Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) | Source

Back in the past, Shouya Ishida bullied a deaf female classmate named Nishimiya Shouko. Day by day, the bullying never ceased, which resulted to Shouko finally leaving the school. Due to this, the bullying turned itself towards the bully himself. Ishida thus became the target of ostracism and bullying.

Now in high school, Ishida has become a loner and a friendless bloke. Deep in his subconscious, he has the unwavering idea that he’ll never redeem himself and have friends ever again. All that changes when he meets Shouko once more. The only ticket to his redemption has come! Correct the past, make up for his own undoings—the deciding moment to finally move-on is nigh!

3. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) | Source

Satoru Fujinuma has one uncanny power—he can unwillingly go back in time to prevent a disaster or tragedy from happening! This power usually takes him back a few minutes into the past. But when a loved one is killed with him being framed as the killer, his power mysteriously takes him back 18 years into the past! It’s the period that marked an important trauma in his life. It’s the moment when a classmate of his along with others ceased to exist from life!

Now, Satoru has to get to the bottom of it all. His classmates’ disappearances and deaths, his loved one’s murder, his travel to the long-forgotten past—a chain of vital events, which will ultimately dictate his future, shall be unveiled!

4. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate | Source

A group of friends in Akihabara, who are inclined in inventing future gadgets, makes an unbelievable breakthrough! They invented a microwave that can send messages into the past! Though the microwave at first was only capable of turning bananas into green oozes, it was later discovered that it could actually send messages through time. And so, a door that leads to infinite possibilities opens up! But as they say, with great power comes great responsibility!

What awaits the creators of such invention? Will they use it for good or for bad? Just how did they come upon such an inconceivable thing? And now, people who are sketchy to the core are also after the invention! The possibilities seem endlessly dire for the creators of the phone microwave!

5. Strobe Edge

Strobe Edge
Strobe Edge | Source

When it comes to romance and relationships, Ninako is total newbie! Yet it can’t be helped—she suddenly became curious and head-over-heels with the school heartrob, Ren! Then there’s Andou who’s pretty much interested in Ninako. It’s a love triangle! But is it all just the usual romantic mess?

As it turns out, Ren actually has a girlfriend whom he has a really complicated relationship with. That leaves Ninako and Andou together then, but NO! Ninako actually really likes Ren. Oh such a mess romance is! Just how will all of this pan out in the end?!

6. Kyou no Kira-kun

Kyou no Kira-kun
Kyou no Kira-kun | Source

Socially awkward Nino has only one friend—a bird! On the other hand, popular boy Kira is a heartthrob and the talk of the school! Both of them live next to each other, but never ever talked with one another. That is—until Nino discovers Kira’s ultimate secret!

Never talked with one another before, hesitant with the friendship, and one knows the biggest secret of the other—where will all of this mayhem lead? And what is the secret? Now, for the big question—until when will every fleeting moment last?

7. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. | Source

When a dear friend died in a tragic accident in the past, a group of friends known as the “Super Peace Busters” started to drift apart. Jinta Yadomi was a member and the leader of the group, and ever since the untoward incident, he became a recluse!

Now, in the heat of summer, the ghost of the dear friend manifests before Jinta’s eyes. She only has but one wish, a wish that she doesn’t even remember! With the dear friend’s ghost manifestation and sole wish, will the “Super Peace Busters” friendship bloom once more? Will everyone get along once again?

8. Hajimari no Niina

Hajimari no Niina
Hajimari no Niina | Source

Is it true that people are reincarnated once they die? Is it true that love knows no bounds and transcends time? Is it true that memories are eternal and never fade away? Well, this is a heart-wrenching story that may answer all of those questions for you!

Niina is an 11-year-old girl who remembers her past life. From her past life, she vividly remembers her lover and the promise they made. Determined to fulfill the promise and regain her past life, Niina decides to seek and re-kindle the love she had with her past lover who is now 25-years-old—all without revealing her past life’s identity!

9. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) | Source

Kousei Arima is a pianist and a prodigy at that! From a tender young age, he started playing piano with the strict guidance of his mother. But one day, his mother succumbed to her illness. Since then, Kousei was unable to hear the sound of his own music, causing him to cease from playing the piano.

Two years later, Kousei is living the ordinary life of an average school student together with his friends, Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. Then it happened, a vibrant girl who plays the violin appears before him! The girl is a spontaneous violinist named Kaori Miyazono, and through her attitude and platitude, she shall help Kousei take his music back from the depths of his caged heart.

10. Bokura ga Ita (We Were There)

Bokura ga Ita (We Were There)
Bokura ga Ita (We Were There) | Source

It’s Takahashi Nanami’s first year in high school and she’s determined to make many friends and happy memories! As it’s the start of her high school life, it’s also the start of her love life. One boy by the name of Yano Motoharu is the talk of the school for possessing the ability of making almost every girl fall in love with him. With Nanami though, she claims that she dislikes him!

This is the story of young love transcending years of complicated turns and dramatic inanities. Will everything turn out well in the end? Is this just the usual romantic episodes of youth? Will Yano and Nanami actually get together and brave the trials of fate?

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      • Cheeky Kid profile imageAUTHOR

        Cheeky Kid 

        2 years ago from Milky Way

        @CYong74 Oh, I haven't seen that ReLive yet. Thanks for recommending it. I'll check it out soon.

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        Kuan Leong Yong 

        2 years ago from Singapore

        ReLive is another one that's goes along this trope of reversion to school times. Something like Erased, although it isn't time travel.

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