Eight years ago, Kaoru Shiratori’s nine-year-old daughter Yuka was kidnapped and brutally killed. Then, his wife Naomi committed suicide. Shiratori had lost meaning in his life until Dr.... More > Numata, a close friend of his late father, invents a time machine. Shiratori uses it to visit the world that existed eight years ago to save his daughter and wife. Once he leaves for the past, he can never return to the present. Even so, he wanted to go back. Arriving in the past, he is tossed by the twists and turns of fate. Can Shiratori save Yuka from the vicious criminal Yoshida? Please do not tell anyone about this surprise ending. This work was first published by Kodansha in Japan in 2005 and rewritten for English readers in 2012. This made-in-Japan content belongs to The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.< Less
Masayuki Seno, a young pianist, was fired by a record company because his first original album didn't sell at all. At the time, he received a fan letter (more specifically, an audio cassette tape... More > with a recorded message) from a blind girl, who sounded like she was living three years into the future.
"I was involved in a car accident and lost my eyesight ... During the moments of despair, I heard ‘Melody’, Mr. Seno's music, on radio ... I realized that I could still find hope in my life ..."
Masayuki first thought it was a prank, but he played along with it via the mail exchange between two antiquated cylindrical mailboxes in respective timelines. Future events that the girl said would happen were realized one after another, and he eventually was convinced that she told the truth.
Can Masayuki really compose such a masterpiece titled 'Melody', to give the girl energy to live in the future?
This work was first published in Japan in 2005 and translated in 2014 for The BBB: Breakthrough Bandwagon Books.< Less