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News: Orange anime updates then-and-now character designs

Around this time last month, the anime of Ichigo Takano’s manga Orange revealed sketched designs of all of its characters, except for Kakeru and Naho, at 26. Now, as the summer sun is beginning to shine, the same designs have displayed their true colours on the series’ official website, with the addition of Naho’s all-grown-up self. Here they are along with their announced voice actors:

Seiichiro Yamashita (Haruchika – Haruta & Chika‘s Keisuke Katagiri) as Kakeru Naruse

Makoto Furukawa (One Punch Man‘s Saitama) as Hiroto Suwa

Kazuyuki Okitsu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Jonathan Joestar) as Saku Hagita

Kana Hanazawa (Durarara!!‘s Anri and Akane of Psycho-Pass) as Naho Takamiya

Natsumi Takamori (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls‘ Miku) as Azusa Murasaka

Rika Kinugawa (Hundred‘s Liddy) as Takako Chino

The seemingly surefire summertime hit is directed by Steins;Gate’s Hiroshi Hamasaki at production studios TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film. Scripts are written by Yuko Kakihara of Persona 4 the ANIMATION and character designs are all provided by Yuki of Kids on the Slope, and Seven Seas, who publish the manga in North America, describe the story as follows:

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.

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