Perfect Blue the book is not as psychologically or emotionally deep as its movie adaptation, but it’s interesting to discover where the original spark for the Satoshi Kon film came from. It’s rare to see original Japanese literature make its way over here, so pick up a copy if it piques your curiosity.
Orange is a series that I would recommend on every front. It’s passionate, caring, heart-tugging and moving. The characters are likable, the story is believable, the artwork is really good, and it’s a short enough series that the Seven Seas complete collections are the perfect, affordable way to experience the manga.