On July 19th, 2015, the official website for the movie adaptation of the popular shoujo manga Orange announced that Takano Ichigo, the aptly named mangaka of the series, will be ending the manga on August 25th of this year. The author has released no personal statements on this matter as of yet.
Video Trailer for Orange:
Orange synopsis from Futabasha:
One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru.
The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.
Takano Ichigo first published the shoujo manga in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine in 2012, but switched to Futabasha’s seinen Monthly Action magazine in 2013. Futabasha published the fourth compiled volume of the manga on February 20, 2015. The first four volumes have more than 1.6 million copies in print. When the manga ends in August, it will have a total of 5 volumes. A live action film for the manga was recently announced as well.