The BEST Episodes of Orange (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 28, 2021

Network: Tokyo MX

Naho Takamiya's first day of her sophomore year of high school is off to an uneasy start. After waking up late, she receives a strange letter addressed to her. However, the letter is from herself—10 years in the future! At first, Naho is skeptical of the note; yet, after witnessing several events described to take place, she realizes the letter really is from her 26-year-old self. The note details that Naho's future life is filled with regrets, and she hopes that her younger self can correct the mistakes that were made in the past. The letter also warns her to keep a close eye on the new transfer student, Kakeru Naruse. Naho must be especially careful in making decisions involving him, as Kakeru is not around in the future. With the letter as her guide, Naho now has the power to protect Kakeru before she comes to regret it once more.

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Letter 07

#1 - Letter 07

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2016

The letter from the future details the regret felt by everyone for being unable to celebrate Kakeru's birthday. As such, high school Naho and the gang pester Kakeru about what he wants until the big day. On the other hand, 26 year-old Naho and the gang gather at the late Kakeru's grandmother's house to celebrate his birthday, like they had promised in the past.

star 8.77
74 votes
Letter 06

#2 - Letter 06

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2016

It's the last day of the school festival. Naho and Kakeru have promised to watch the fireworks together. However, just before they start, Ueda-sama gets in Naho's way. Will Naho get to experience watching the fireworks with Kakeru like her future self did?

star 8.69
71 votes
Last Letter

#3 - Last Letter

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 26, 2016

Naho can't give her Valentine's Day chocolate to Kakeru. Ever since what happened on New Year's Eve, Kakeru keeps putting distance between Naho and himself. But, through all the hardships, Naho refuses to give up and fully intends to tell Kakeru how she feels. And so, the time comes for everyone to face the fateful day outlined in the letters from the past, "Kakeru's Final Day."

star 8.54
72 votes
Letter 03

#4 - Letter 03

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2016

In the letter, it says Kakeru won’t join the soccer club, but in reality, he does. This difference between the letter and reality fills Naho with hope, as she believes it may mean that the future is starting to change for the better. But just as she begins to think that, she has to deal with the letter detailing how Kakeru and Ueda-senpai begin to date...

star 8.26
87 votes
Writers: Mariko Kunisawa, Minoru Ohara
Letter 04

#5 - Letter 04

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2016

Naho is so concerned about Kakeru’s date with Ueda-senpai over the holidays, she can’t help but seem preoccupied and unable to focus on her friends’ conversations. Ever since Kakeru started dating Ueda-senpai, Naho has found it difficult to have a proper conversation with him. Naho regrets not directly telling Kakeru how she really felt the day Ueda-senpai asked him out, but what will she do now?

star 8.20
74 votes
Writers: Ayumu Kuo, Takashi Sano
Letter 10

#6 - Letter 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2016

It's the athletic festival. Kakeru hurt his ankle during the pole-toppling game, and hid that fact from everyone else. Kakeru tries to keep his suffering to himself, when Suwa and the gang call out to him. Met with everybody's kindness, Kakeru begins to tell them what he's been keeping pent up inside. And then, the class relay begins.

star 8.17
59 votes
Letter 02

#7 - Letter 02

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2016

Kakeru enters the soccer club as a provisional member, just as the letter says. When the topic of lunches comes up after practice, Kakeru jokingly asks Naho to make lunch for him as well. Naho finds herself bewildered by his words, but feels pushed to act by the letter from herself 10 years in the future, which tells Naho that she wishes she had made lunch for Kakeru.

star 8.14
96 votes
Writers: Naomi Nakayama, Yūko Kakihara
Letter 05

#8 - Letter 05

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2016

Kakeru gives Naho a hairpin. And on the weekend, Kakeru invites Naho to study with him for the upcoming exams. As the pair begin to grow closer together, Naho gets up the courage to invite Kakeru to see the fireworks together with her at the end of the school festival.

star 8.12
73 votes
Letter 08

#9 - Letter 08

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2016

Up until now, Naho had been doing everything the letter from the future had told her to do, but is the letter always right? The letter from the future asks Naho to make sure Kakeru doesn't run the relay race at the athletic festival, but what does Naho decide to do?

star 7.90
68 votes
Letter 12

#10 - Letter 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2016

Kakeru moves to Matsumoto with his mother mother after she decides to move there for her own reasons. When she passes away on the first day of school after Kakeru transfers, Kakeru blames himself and thus refuses Suwa's invitation to join the Soccer club. Kakeru sees some old classmates from Tokyo, but none of them understand what Kakeru is going through. In the end, Kakeru becomes so distressed that he feels that he has no way out.

star 7.79
62 votes
Letter 01

#11 - Letter 01

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2016

It’s the spring of Naho’s second year in high school, and Naho receives a letter from herself, 10 years in the future. The letter accurately depicts what’s about to happen, including details on a transfer student from Tokyo, Kakeru Naruse, who ends up sitting beside her in class. On top of that, the letter also begs Naho not to invite Kakeru out with her group of friends on that day alone, but why?

star 7.78
118 votes
Writers: Hiroshi Hamasaki, Yūko Kakihara
Letter 11

#12 - Letter 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2016

Naho got into a fight with Kakeru on New Year's Eve, and never managed to apologize to him before he passed away. At least, that's what the letter from the future says. However, Naho now believes that she's capable of dealing with whatever may come up, and faces New Year's Eve head-on.

star 7.58
60 votes
Letter 09

#13 - Letter 09

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2016

Naho feels relieved now that she has the support of all her friends. On top of that, Kakeru and Naho begin to get even closer. Finally, the day of the athletic festival comes. What do Naho and the gang do to insure Kakeru can enjoy the festival from the bottom of his heart?

star 7.47
59 votes