If there is a way to describe Orange, it’s like Back to the Future, with the exception of the main character wanting to change things from the past.
Naho Takamiya got a letter from herself, ten years in the future to be exact. In the letter, she wrote that she regrets many things in her life and wants her past self to fix them. And she also wants herself to look after Kakeru since he’s not alive in her future self-timeline.
Be warned this is a more romantic anime and there is nothing wrong with that. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So if you are that kind of person that does enjoy these kind of animes then here 8 Animes like Orange.
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
So now after the time traveling romance anime, how about we go into a supernatural slice of life anime.
Jinta Yadomi is enjoying his summer vacation by playing some video games at home. One day, his childhood friend Menma comes before him and starts pestering him about a wish. Jinta is not paying any attention to it since he thinks it’s all in his head. Especially since Menma died years ago.
He then realizes that he’s been talking to a ghost. After that, he gathers his friends, that have grown apart from each other, to finally fulfill Menma’s wish, so she can move on and also themselves as well.
This is a very emotional anime. It will tug on your heartstrings to no end. If you are tired of the big explosion anime then you should check this out, for a breath of fresh air.
Just remember to bring a tissue box.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi or ERASED
From a supernatural anime back to a time travel anime series but not a romantic or a slice of life type of anime.
Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year old manga artist, that somehow is able to time travel. He uses this power to his advantage to save many lives. Now he has somehow been wrongfully accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
He travels back 18-years in the past and realises the crime is connected to the abduction of one of his classmates. This is his moment to make everything right.
Time travel is not a new concept but the way this series was able to use it as a thriller, was pretty gripping. Overall, if you want an on the edge of your seat anime then watch this one. You won’t be disappointed.
Ao Haru Ride or Blue Spring Ride
Futaba Yoshioka was the most popular girl at her middle school. She was adored by all but she really couldn’t care less of what they thought of her. The opinion that mattered to her the most was a boy’s named Kou Tanaka, a classmate of which she had some very significant moments with.
Now she’s in high school and is about to rock the socks off of her new classmates, with a brand new attitude. But it seems that everything is about to turn upside down when Kou Tanaka comes back into the picture as Kou Mabuch and his name is not the only thing that has changed.
This is a more straight up drama than your usual animes out there. No superpowers or supernatural things going on. It’s something entirely different which is a good thing. Please watch this anime, it’s really good stuff.
So this kind series is kind of like Limitless. With the exception of Bradley Cooper and the strange side effect that the pill gave.
Arata Kaizaki is in a rut in his 27-year-old life. He has no job or financial help from his parents, he’s in a pickle. Until he meets a stranger that offers Arata a pill that turns him into a 17-year-old.
As he takes the pill, it actually works. He goes back to high school and meets a beautiful young girl, who is very socially awkward and really wants some friends.
This is another romantic series with a nice twist to it. This is for those who wants some romance in their anime.
The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe has finally outdone himself this time. He created a machine that he called the “Phone Microwave,” which at first seems like it could only morph bananas into a green gel. He’ll soon discover it can send e-mails to the past and change the course of history.
It’s another time traveling anime but my god this is some heavy stuff. It’s masterpiece that you must watch. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry.
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete or In Search of the Lost Future
This anime has a strange combination. It’s a school drama, romantic, sci-fi, and a mystery, that is centered on time travel.
It’s about an astronomy club that goes through a lot of ghosts, tragedies, and the ability to go through time.
My mind can barely wrap itself around all of this. Short to the point, it’s good and you should watch it.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or Your Lie in April
Kousei Arima was one of the best pianists until his mother died and his life went into a downward spiral. Two years later, he has become a shell of his formal self. Then he meets a beautiful violinist named Kaori Miyazono, who may be the answer to putting life back within himself.
This is an anime that can brighten up your life when you are in a really down mood.
It’s a slice of life anime that hits you in your emotional guts.
Two women with the same name, who are both very different, are about to join together in a journey through life. As their friendship deepens, the two attempt to support each other through thick and thin.