Naho Takamiya, a second year high school student, receives a letter claiming to be from herself 10 years in the future. The letters tell Naho of all her future self’s biggest regrets, and hopes that the Naho of the present can change them. The letters all revolve around transfer student Kakeru Naruse.
As Naho and her group of friends begin to hang out with Naruse more she begins to realize that the events from the letters are coming true! Now Naho has a choice to make: should she follow the letters or make her own decisions?
When Naho begins to realize that Naruse’s past has been pretty bad she reads ahead in the letters only to find out her future self’s biggest regret: On the night after Valentine’s Day in her last year of high school Naruse takes his own life.
Orange is a powerful manga about love, loss, suicide, and the power of friendship. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say it’s worth the read just to know what happens!