English Title: Chain Mail: Addicted to You
Japanese Title: チェーン・メール — “Chain Mail”
Author: Hiroshi Ishizaki
Translator: Richard Kim
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Drama
Original Run: 2003
English Run: 2007
Japanese Publisher: Kodansha (YA! Entertainment)
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)
Synopsis: Four disillusioned Tokyo teenagers who have never met are suddenly drawn together by a mysterious chain mail message sent to their cell phones. In the tradition of classical Japanese tanka poetry, each teen takes on a role in the intriguing and absorbing narrative: the schoolgirl stalked by an older boy, her mysterious stalker, the schoolgirl’s boyfriend, and the female detective. Written from each character’s point of view, Chain Mail carries the reader on a suspenseful adventure juxtaposing teenage angst against a colorful Tokyo backdrop in an unforgettable tale that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Richly plotted to play on the love young adults have for thrills and chills, not a single weak link binding it together.
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