Ototsukai (ToC)


ototsukai toc wg_ototukai1-692x1024Ototsukai wa Shi to Odoru (音使いは死と踊る; lit. The sound user dances with death; alt. Anonymous dance with death) is a Japanese web novel written by Lunch Box (Decay) [弁当箱(腐敗); Bentobako (fuhai)] and being published on http://ncode.syosetu.com.

It currently has 10 books and a total of 127 chapters (on going, but slow updates).

Genres: low fantasy, cruelty depictions, modern-day setting, special ability battles, psychic ability, anti-hero.


One day, a normal 1 young boy who gave up on developing a special ability had a sudden manifestation. His ability’s name was “Sound Control (Dominant)”. This boy was the first person in the entire world who manifested the ability to control sounds.

However, because of the dangers this ability posed, the young boy was acknowledged as an elimination target, therefore he almost got killed by the “Self-Defense Force”, an administrative organ that maintains public order in the human society.

At that point, it was the evil organization “Anonymous” that offered this young boy a hand.

And in order to continue living, the young boy took that hand.


Table of Contents:


Book 1: Sound 

Chapter 1: The Sound of the Beginning
Chapter 2: The Sound of Newly Born Evil
Chapter 3: The Sound of a New Encounter
Chapter 4: The Sound of Growth
Chapter 5: The Sound of a Different Everyday
Chapter 6: The Sound of Moving in the Shadows
Chapter 7: The Closest Sound
Chapter 8: The Sound of Future
Chapter 9: The Sound of Discord
Chapter 10: A Ferocious Sound
Chapter 11: A Rotating Sound
Chapter 12: The Sound of the Sea
Chapter 13: The Sound of a Sudden Change
Chapter 14: An Invisible Sound
Chapter 15: The Sound of Rescue
Chapter 16: The Sound of Continuation

Book 2: Pressure

Chapter 17: A Beginning Pressure
Chapter 18: The Pressure of Falling Down
Chapter 19: An Absurd Pressure
Chapter 20: A Gentle Pressure
Chapter 21: A Shy Pressure
Chapter 22: A New Pressure
Chapter 23: Pure Pressure
Chapter 24: Painful Pressure
Chapter 25: The Pressure of a Guilty Mind
Chapter 26: The Pressure of Giving Up
Chapter 27: Sorrowful Pressure


Book 3: Rotation

Chapter 28: Angry Rotation
Chapter 29: Drawing Near Rotation
Chapter 30: Destructive Rotation

  1. ‘Normal’ as in having no special ability whatsoever.