English Title: Calling You
Japanese Title: きみにしか聞こえない – Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai — “Nobody Can Hear Me but You”
Illustrator: Miyako Hasami
Translator: Agnes Yoshida
Genre: Drama, Supernatural
Original Run: 2001
English Run: 2007
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (Sneaker Bunko)
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (an anthology of three short stories)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Synopsis: Three Short Stories
- Calling You – A girl creates an imaginary cell phone…which one day rings. The boy on the other end claims to be calling from his own imaginary cell phone…
- Kizu/Kids – Two damaged children bond over one’s ability to heal wounds.
- Singing Flower – A patient at a hospital finds a flower with the face of a girl, that hums a beautiful melody.
Live Action Film Adaptations
1) “Calling You” (adaptation of first story) — AsianWiki — Aired June 2007 (Japan Only)
2) “Kids” (adaptation of the second story) — AsianWiki — Aired February 2008 (Japan Only)
If you liked Calling You, you might also want to try…
- Faust — collection of short stories (some by Otsuichi)
- Goth: A Novel of Horror — also written by Otsuichi
- Ballad of a Shinigami — short stories, somber tone
- Kino’s Journey — short stories, somber tone
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