So, orange is the new black, and apparently holds the keys to the future?
Earlier today, the final episode of Orange hit the airwaves. The episode concluded with a 30-second teaser confirming that a sequel film, titled Orange -Mirai- (Orange -Future-
In addition, the Orange Twitter Account released a visual to promote the movie.
Series creator Ichigo Takano also took to Twitter with a sketch to celebrate the news:
— 高野 苺 (@ichigo_takano) September 25, 2016
The feature will hit Japanese theaters for a two-week run starting November 18. Ticket sales will open on October 14.
Orange -Mirai- will retell Orange‘s main story from Suwa’s point of view. Series creator Ichigo Takano will contribute original material for the feature. Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate, TerraFormars) will be back in the director’s chair for the film at TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film. Writer Yuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) and chracter designer Nobuteru Yuki (The Vision of Escaflowne, Kids on the Slope) will also reprise their roles on the project.
Naomi Nakayama will return as chief director on the film, while Kobukuro produces the theme song.
Orange began airing on Japanese TV on July 3. Crunchyroll currently streams the show on their digital platform. The company describes the show as:
During the spring of her second year of high school, Naho receives a letter. Its sender is herself from ten years in the future. Naho thinks it’s a prank at first, but when the things written in the letter start to come true one by one, she realizes that the letter is telling her events that will happen in her future. It tells her that she’ll fall in love with Kakeru, a new student who transfers to her school, and that he’ll die in the winter of his 17th year. After learning the regrets and wishes of the 26-year-old Naho following Kakeru’s death, what can the 16-year-old Naho do differently?
Source: MoCa News