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Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai (TSUZUKI Setsuri)  
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Calling You
In these haunting tales, a girl creates a cell phone in her imagination, from which she can communicate with others...

A young boy discovers his new friend has the power to heal others--and learns about true friendship and sacrifice... And the healing power of love confronts the tragedy and horror of a deadly train accident.

Note: Kiyohara Hiro also did a manga based on the same story.


Related Series
Calling You (Novel) (Alternate Story)
Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai (Alternate Story)
Kizu (KIYOHARA Hiro) (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Calling You
きみにしか聞こえない (都筑せつり)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Ivyscan over 11 years ago
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in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (114 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.29 / 10.0

Last Updated
April 13th 2020, 6:49am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (1 Volume expired, print)
Viz (1 Volume - Complete; Digital)

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Not the best version  
by moonmystery
July 26th, 2014, 10:05pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
The cell-phone story is also told by another mangaka---and she does it in a much better manner!!!

Like, I cried reading her version; whereas this one didn't leave that much of an impression at all even though I read this FIRST. sad

Please try the other version, which is listed in the summary above.
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Agree with comment below  
by monkry
November 2nd, 2011, 1:18am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Yeah, Kiyohara's story-telling and artwork are better.

And the second story also has another adaptation, made also by Kiyohara Hiro, titled Kizu (KIYOHARA Hiro). And yeah that's much much better than Tsuzuki Setsuri version. Well, I don't like Asato in Tsuzuki Setsuri version. Seems doesn't have charm at all, even looks kinda idiot...

... Last updated on November 2nd, 2011, 1:20am
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If you are going to read this manga, I beg of you read Kiyohara Hiro's version instead.  
by Aria34
October 6th, 2011, 9:59pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
I believe a manga's art style is a very important part of the storytelling itself. If you can't show stunning visuals or at least show some imagery that reflects a deeper emotional insight to the characters than the expository dialogue, there there is no point to a manga. Tsuzuki's art style, though not horrid by any terms, is bland. It's really a dime a dozen how-to-draw-cliché-shoujo-manga handbook. Although I've seen my share of bobble-head looking proportions and huge eyes, that not the problem I have with the art. It's the way Tsuzuki chooses to present the story.
For a serious plot written by Otsuichi there's a lot of parts of this manga which feel like rom-com/sit-com. Take for example, the moment when Aihara tells the other girls she can't sing, there is ridiculous bit of awkward silence which Tsuzuki, captain obvious, writes "Silence" above it thinking that we would not be able to guess that from the absence of dialogue. But what so strange about this choice is that it makes it seems like people really like Aihara and her 'loneliness' is all because she's self-centered. However this is nothing compared to the changes Tsuzuki made to the ending.

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Not going into how ridiculously impossible the crash looks in this version, I must say it baffles me why Tsuzuki changed the moment when Aihara finds out that Nozaki is mute. In this version she find a 'Handicap Handbook' that conveniently fell out of his pocket when he was hit. In Kiyohara's version Aihara calls calls him and, in order to save his life, he tells him she hates everything about him eve his voice. By telling him this, if he believed her, he would have turned back and not even be in harm's way, it is only until he drives her into a corner by telling her he can't speak that then she decides to give him the wrong description. She only tells him about the car in one last desperate attempt to stop him from coming because at this point he doesn't know it might cost him his life. He realizes that this girl is not Aihara when he sees she has a cell phone in her hand. But in Tsuzuki's version he realizes because if she calls to warn him that she's at another bus exit and they missed each other, time paradox, or something like that. And then she blurts out about the car and he goes to her aid, thwarting her attempt to distract him by recognizing her keychain. Really, seeing that tiny thing from that far away in a frantic state of mind? And how did he even know she was going to be wearing it or what it even looked like? At least if it was a cell Nozaki would hve to assume it's not her becuase the very thing that connects them is the fact that they don't have one.

In short this manga is not terrible, but calling it good would be pushing it. It's obvious that Kiyohara knew how to handle Otsuichi's story in a much more serious way and really cared for the characters she was given to work with, not only focusing on Aihara's social awkwardness, but also on Nozaki's respective loneliness (as beautifully shown in chapter 0.) That's why it kills me that all of that was left out in Tsuzuki's version
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because it make Nozaki's problems less and less important and he seems like his existence was only to save Aihara.
Things like facial expressions and the detailed scenery really make a difference so please, read Kimi ni Shika Kikoenai instead. All and all this version is mediocre.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2011, 10:21pm
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Oh, how strange!  
by Abby_Rei
April 14th, 2009, 8:07pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I didn't know this was a manga!
I read this as an actual book, and let me tell you: the first story is AMAZING.
It's kind of confusing, but read it over once more, and you'll get it.
Highly recommended.
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by vietmee
April 30th, 2008, 7:15pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
i would rate this a higher number...but it was REALLY confusing. it was ok..ish, i mean it was sad, yes, but i didnt get it..even the story after it...well it was confusing too but it was still good biggrin
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The best manga i EVER read.  
by [RCxFace]
April 4th, 2008, 11:40pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love this manga.

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I was so compelled by the bittersweetness and awesomeness of the stories. At first i didnt understand the first story very well... but after reading it twice i was fascinated and amazed by how she was living only 1 hour ahead him and several months/years behind herself. She was willing to die... he was also..

and im not sure, but i HAVE TO SAY that this is the BEST manga i ever read. The stories were just so heart-warming.

[Edit by Mod]: Spoiler Tags.

... Last updated on April 4th, 2008, 11:41pm
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I Fell in love with this...  
by TheBubblewrapMenace
January 21st, 2008, 3:15am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I absolutely positively LOVE this manga
Both the stories and the art are beautiful!
I couldn't put it down and unfortunately, it ended too soon!
I cried during both stories...
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by _silent_
July 31st, 2007, 11:06pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
It's really bittersweet. The type of manga that gives you a throb in your heart.
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