Whispered Word Series
Sumika and Ushio are best friends. Athletic Sumika has a secret that she cannot confess -- she's in love with Ushio, who only loves girly girls, or so it seems. Ushio and Sumika continue their lovesick woes in the third installment and many Whispered Words still remain unspoken.
Takashi Ikeda is a veteran manga-ka. His other titles include 34sai Mushokusan, Fade Out, Platonic Form, and Rakugo Tennyo Oyui. His books have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into multiple languages. In 2009, Whispered Words was made into a 13 episode animated television series.