The anime adapting Ichigo Takano’s time-travel romance manga Orange released a new promo video on the series’ official website on June 14th. The video introduces and showcases the anime’s theme songs, with Yuu Takahashi’s opening ‘Hikari no Hahen’ (‘Fragment of Light’) played first, followed by Kobukuro’s ending ‘Mirai’ (‘Future’). The latter was previously the theme song for the Orange live-action movie which opened in December, and it will also be used as the anime’s overall theme song.
Recently confirmed for a July 3rd premiere, the shojo sci-fi series is directed by Steins;Gate’s Hiroshi Hamasaki at 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, whose work you can see in the then-and-now designs unveiled for the main cast last month.
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.
Update: Following up on its theme song announcements, the Orange anime series offered up another musical preview today (June 21st). This time, a third promo video plays a part of the anime’s soundtrack, which is composed by Kuromukuro and Blue Spring Ride‘s Hiroaki Tsutsumi.