Call Me Tonight
"Call Me Tonight" is a one-shot, 30-minute, OVA from 1986, and the first in AIC's Pink Noise Series ("Hikaruon", "Maryu Senki", "Body Jack") . It was based on a scenario by Toshimichi Suzuki (original creator of "Techno Police", "Bubblegum Crisis", "AD Police") and features character designs by Kumiko Takahashi ("Mermaid Scar", "Birdy the Mighty", "Cardcaptor Sakura")
Nerdy, shy High School guy, Ryo Sugiura has a problem. Whenever he gets that special itch, he becomes a monster... literally. He physically morphs and transforms into a series of different, tentacle clad, horror movie monstrosities. Not knowing what to do, where to go, or most importantly, whom to talk to, he does what any 1980s, pre-internet savvy, highschooler would do. He calls his favorite phone sex number.
Spunky, star pupil, High School girl, Rumi Natsumi has her own business. After school, she glams herself up to go out to the office of her… phone sex call center, “Telephone Communications Madonna”, where beautiful girls sit around doing their nails while laughing and talking dirty. However, when she gets a phone call from one of her caring and concerned operators about a real monster of a man, she’s got to check him out in person. Rumi meets up with Ryo in a cafe' , and incautiously decides to help-- by turning him on and watching him transform! While traveling around, tearing apart adult movie theaters and peep shows, the couple arouse the interest of a gang leader, Oyuki; a lady who wants to take a more personal and active role in unleashing “the beast”.
Despite what could be an edgy and seedy premise, “Call Me Tonight” is a lighthearted, romantic comedy. Intrigued and energetic Rumi is excited to poke Ryo and see what’ll happen next, while socially awkward, average joe Ryo is understandably unsure if all of Rumi’s plans are really a good idea.