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English: Line
Japanese: ライン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: 2003 to ?
Genre: Drama Drama
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Kotegawa, Yua (Story & Art)


Score: 6.581 (scored by 16771,677 users)
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Ranked: #121032
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Popularity: #4351
Members: 3,279
Favorites: 17
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Normal. Carefree.

That was Chiko's life before the day she found the cell phone. Before the voice on the other end said she had scant minutes to save the life of someone she'd never met.

Now, accompanied by her classmate, Bando, Chiko has just one night to stop a series of gruesome suicides before they can occur.


Line was published in English by ADV Manga on October 10, 2005.



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Feb 19, 2012
lithiumflower (All reviews)
"A single cell phone. That's all it took... to drop me into a deep, dark hole."

At only a single volume, Line has a limited space to fit its ambitious concept into. What results is a fast-paced, frenetic, somewhat haphazard but ultimately compelling story about the value of life and the power of one person. While the story can seem a bit thin and disorganized and thematic exploration is limited, to say the least, the brief chapter count, quick pace, and inherently compelling subject matter make it hard to pass up.

Line's strength is in its core concept, which managed to take much of the danger out read more
Mar 13, 2013
Mycelis_Tsukiyo (All reviews)
Line is a short manga, with a simple but fascinating idea.
A bunch of suicidial persons putting their life in the hand of a normal schoolgirl. The only connection between the girl and the guy who guides her is a cellphone.

The story is deep, but not very complex. You barely learn something about the protagonists, and the reasons for the people who want to suicide are never told. But this is part the manga's appeal. Instead of trying to get tears out of the readers by telling tragic stories,you get to see the plot how you would have seen it in real life. Simply following the read more
May 1, 2020
tsugusugu (All reviews)
At first I thought this manga plot had a potential, it could have taken a full-on philosophical thriller route questioning about the value of life and if it is worth living in suffering, but nope it fell flat out average.
Yet there are so many unexplained questions.
It's almost irritating to see such wasted potential, I wish to read a manga with such ideas.

Story: 5/10
As I mentioned earlier, it was flat.

Art: 6/10
Artwork was decent, surprisingly no gore.

Character: 6/10
If you removed Bando (female character) from the story, it wouldn't make any difference, ironically "She is not needed". The story could have continued with Chiko getting blackmailed and desperately read more
Mar 15, 2019
doctorminsuks (All reviews)
Line is a manga written by Yua Kotegawa and following school student Chiko as she finds a cellphone. Tormented by someone on the end of the line, Chiko is sent on a mission around her city to save people from committing suicide.

This is a really intriguing manga with a solid concept. It's unique and I've never stumbled across anything like this before. The story was executed perfectly across its four chapters and I'm glad that it was as short as it was. Extending this manga would have caused repetition throughout it and Kotegawa managed to toe the line between repetition and plot point perfectly. Everything read more

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