One of my favorite characters, Orange, tells a heart-wrenching narrative of friends who want to change the future and save the life of one of their own. Naho Takamiya received a letter from her future self while she was a high school student. The letter informed her of what was to come. Even though she and her friends were the main focus of the letter, Kakeru Naruse, the new transfer student, took center stage.
With the help of her friends and Naho’s knowledge of the future, she plans to track down Kakeru and solve this riddle. Her failure to act will result in regrets regardless of whether or not the letter is true. She now holds the key to her own destiny.
Shoujo/romance/drama Orange has the potential to leave a lasting impression on its audience. Because of this, it is a rollercoaster of an experience. The artwork is stunning, the plot is gripping, and there’s plenty of romance and drama to go around. That’s why so many people enjoy it.
I’ve spent a lot of time putting this list together. Consider these other options if you’ve finished watching Orange.
1. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Talking about series that are similar to Orange often brings up Ao Haru Ride as a first option (also known as Blue Spring Ride). How come? Both shoujo programs are noted for their emotional and dramatic content, which is why they share a similar narrative and graphic style. Character development and relationships are the primary concerns. The main love interests are practically exact replicas of one another. Ao Haru Ride is a worthy follow-up for fans of Orange.
They were adorable little lovestrucks back in middle school when Futaba Yoshioka and Kou Tanaka were together. However, as much as they cherished their relationship, life’s events forced them apart. As a result, both have undergone a dramatic transformation. Kou’s last name has been altered, and Futaba’s cutesy demeanor has faded. Their paths will once again cross as they enter their senior year of high school. Will their love be able to take on new life now that they’ve gone through so much?
2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is a great anime if you’re seeking for a combination of friendships, regrets, and tragedies. It deals with friendship, bereavement, and moving on from the past. It discusses the difficulties of moving forward and repairing damaged hearts. To get the most out of this anime, you’ll need to be emotionally prepared. When it comes to Anohana, you can bet she’ll have you in tears.
The Super Peace Busters are a bunch of childhood pals whose tragic narrative will tug at your heartstrings. The group separated with sorrow in their sad hearts after the tragedy of losing a beloved comrade. The spirit of a long-dead buddy returns to haunt one of them after a period of time. At first, the ghost was dismissed as a figment of the blazing summer heat, but it soon became apparent that the ghost was real. A promise from the past has been kept by the spirit, and it has arrived to fulfill its duty. If you enjoy this program, here are a few recommended anime series for you to check out.
3. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (also known as ERASED) comes to mind while thinking about time travel and encounters with the past. There is a lot of suspense and intrigue in this episode. ERASED focuses more on suspense and mystery, whereas Orange focuses more on romance and everyday life. ERASED is sure to deliver a dramatic punch.
Revival is Satoru Fujinuma’s mysterious unique power. It’s a gift that permits him to go back in time and avert calamities like the one he just witnessed. Despite its usefulness, it has never worked in his favor. Then, on a whim, something completely unexpected occurred. He is falsely accused of murder, and as a result, his power moves him back in time by 18 years. He’s back at his old school, where he used to go as a kid. He’s back in the year when fate began to influence his life in mysterious ways. If you enjoyed this show, you might enjoy these other options.
This documentary looks at the idea of repeating one’s life and getting a second chance to right wrongs. It’s a lot like Orange, but ReLIFE takes a more lighthearted approach to the subject matter. However, this does not lessen the gravity of the situation. ReLIFE helps you see things in a new light. Getting the most out of life means maturing, making a difference in the lives of others, and putting out your best effort. So if you’re looking for a lighter anime to watch after all the intense drama, go no further than ReLIFE.
27-year-old Arata Kaizaki has been offered a second chance at life. Arata will be 17 again when he returns to high school thanks to the ReLife Research Institute. Of course, he’ll be monitored, but he has to follow the orders he was given. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him. It’s a chance that will alter his and the lives of a few others in the near future.
5. Kokoro Connect
If you’re a fan of anime with well-rounded characters and a keen eye for visual details, you’ll really like watching Kokoro Connect. You can expect a lot of drama, some laughs, and a lot of relatable moments from this series. See how the tale and characters of this masterwork captured listeners towards the end of the night.
Five students form a group known as the Student Cultural Society at a certain university. No other club can accommodate them since they are all so strange and odd. They will be subjected to some bizarre occurrences that will alter the course of their life in profound ways.
6. Kimi no na wa. (Your Name.)
Animated film Kimi no na wa. (also known as Your Name.) has been one of the most popular of all time. It features a heartwarming and uplifting storyline. It’s also packed with stunning visuals and animations. A recurring topic in Makoto Shinkai’s work is the idea that love has the power to transcend place and time.
When they begin to trade bodies, a country girl and a city guy begin to unravel their crimson thread of destiny. A odd phenomena, but they both need to find out what’s going on. Both of them start looking for one another. They don’t know it, but fate has a plan in place for them. Now that destiny’s crimson thread has begun to bind them together, they must each reach out and connect with the other. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our in-depth analysis of the film.
7. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
As a result, I don’t wish to go into great detail regarding Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (also known as Your Lie in April). However, I can assure you that this show is strikingly similar to Orange in many respects. There is romance and drama in both series. Similarly, both programs examine how emotional wounds can be healed by the support of loved ones.
When it comes to playing the piano, Kousei Arima is a young prodigy. As far as I know, it’s all in the past Everything changed after the death of his mother. He is now unable to hear the music he is playing. Consequently, he gave up playing the piano permanently. Then, all of a sudden, a mystery girl enters his life. Kousei’s life is about to take a dramatic turn when he meets Kaori Miyazono. If you enjoyed this show, you might be interested in these other picks.
8. Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete (In Search of the Lost Future)
One of Japan’s most esoteric anime series, In Search of the Lost Future (also known as Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete), has found its way onto this list because to some of its more unique elements. In this high school-set time travel series, a close buddy is saved, and past regrets are erased. I could go on and on about the parallels, but these three things stand out as the most important ones.
An astronomy club at a particular high school is entrusted with unraveling the truth behind a series of bizarre occurrences. The astronomy club and the entire school will soon be faced with many obstacles as a result of the sudden apparition of ghosts and unnatural earthquakes.
9. Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke is a good choice if you’re looking for a romantic comedy that’s light on the complexity and heavy on the romance. It’s sweet, romantic, and light enough for those who want a lighter meal. It does have some dramatic moments, but they aren’t as over the top as you may expect them to be here. The show continues to focus on character development and progress. That being said, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up after seeing Orange, this show is for you.
There’s a Sadako-like girl at a certain high school, but she’s not the real deal (from the movie The Ring). Her name is Kuronuma Sawako, and she’s lonely and uneasy because of her striking likeness to the mythical character from the horror genre. Later, a well-liked young man named Kazehaya Shouta approaches her. Sawako had been waiting for this moment for a long time. It’s an opportunity for her to put the past behind her and begin over. Sawako’s life appears to be turning around thanks to Shouta, who appears to be the light that eventually extinguishes the darkness and gloom.
If you guessed that Steins;Gate’s time travel plot is the reason it is here, you are correct. That is the only explanation behind the title of this post. Steins;Gate is a gloomy sci-fi/thriller anime, as you may have guessed from the title. It’s still about exploring the complexities of the parallel world idea while time traveling. You won’t be disappointed. This is one you won’t want to miss.
The Phone Microwave is the greatest innovation of all time, created by three wacky pals. Until recently, the phone microwave was only capable of turning bananas into a green slime. It did, however, obtain a new function—the ability to send messages back in time. It is now able to change the past and the future. All three time periods are currently converging. Our heroes will be in grave peril as a result of this enormous power.