Disappearance Diary

Disappearance Diary (Japanese: 失踪日記, Hepburn: Shissō Nikki) is a manga by Hideo Azuma and published by East Press in Japan in March 2005. The manga is a somewhat-fictionalized autobiography of part of the author's life and of his alcohol dependency problems. It has received multiple awards inside and outside Japan. In addition to being published in Japan, this book has been licensed and published in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Polish.

Disappearance Diary
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Cover of English language adaptation.
(Shissō Nikki)
GenreSlice of life story
Written byHideo Azuma
Published byEast Press
English publisher
PublishedMarch 2005


About.com's Deb Aoki lists Disappearance Diary as the best new one-shot manga of 2008 along with Solanin.[5]


  1. ^ "9th Japanese Media Arts Festival Winners". Anime News Network. 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  2. ^ "Tezuka Cultural Award Winners". Anime News Network. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL SELECTION 2008". Angoulême International Comics Festival. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  4. ^ "Ignatz Awards". Small Press Expo. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
  5. ^ Aoki, Deb. "2008 Best New Manga". About.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2009-08-20.

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