Featured image source: Naho Takamiya
I’m a huge fan of “Slice of Life”
It’s a truly underrated anime that deserves more attention.
What is the
anime: “Orange” about?
Orange is an
Two of the boys and three of the girls receive letters from their future selves that say they must save their friend from dying so that he can be with them in the future.
The first thing you see is one of the girls, Naho Takamiya, receive her letter. Explaining how a new student, Kakeru Naruse, will be joining her class.
The letter’s filled with several instructions on how Naho can save Kakeru’s life.
Why Orange Is A Meaningful Series (SPOILERS)
This show is very important for so many reasons.
1. it shows the importance of friendship and socialization
Kakeru had an unhealthy and mentally unstable mother, so he often had a lot on his mind.
Naho and the rest of her friends could tell Kakeru was having a hard time and they did their best to support him. If they had not done so, they may not have been able to save Kakeru from suicide.
Isolating yourself and holding in your emotions in is unhealthy. It’s a huge blessing when you have amazing friends that you can trust who you can open up to.
In the case of the
2. Orange also gives good examples of toxic relationships
Kakeru is asked out by a girl named Rio Ueda. When they’re seen together, Ueda tries to hog all of Kakeru’s attention because she hates Kakeru talking to other girls.
When Kakeru tries to help Naho, Ueda calls him “stupid” out of insecurity and runs off crying.
Many people think
It does deal with the
But if you are up for it mentally, I’d recommend watching Orange.
It gives good examples of toxic relationships and shows you how important friendship can be in times of need.
Orange might also help people tell when their friends are having a hard time and could help people stop their friends from making a bad decision that impacts everyone around them.
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