Shissou Nikki
Disappearance Diary
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Shissou Nikki

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Synonyms: The Great Escape of the Comic Book Writer
Japanese: 失踪日記
English: Disappearance Diary
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 2005
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Memoir Memoir
Serialization: None
Authors: Azuma, Hideo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.501 (scored by 10561,056 users)
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Ranked: #28782
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Popularity: #6426
Members: 3,081
Favorites: 47


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MangaAzuma, Hideo (Story & Art)
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Hideo Azuma was born 6th February 1950 in Hokkaido. He moved to Tokyo where he was assistant to Rentaro Itai and debuted in manga in 1969. Throughout the 70´s and 80´s he produced a large body of work in many genres including the comedies FUTARI TO GONIN (Two People and Five) and YAKEKUSO TENSHI (Desperate Angel), the Science Fiction Seiun (Japanese Hugo) Award winning FUJOURI NIKKI (Absurd Diary) and is also known as the father of Lolicon manga. But the pressures told and, in 1989, he ran away from his responsibilities and went homeless. After this experience and his eventual return to normal life, he then repeated the cycle in 1992, this time becoming a gas pipe layer in another town. Later, in 1998, his alcoholism was so bad that he was forced into rehab. This book is his expression of those three periods of his life told, not in a deep or depressed way but, as befits his nature, in a buoyant and cheerful cartoon art and is a welcome addition to the "personal manga" genre. In 2005, SHISSOU NIKKI (Disappearance Diary) was awarded the Grand Prize from the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division and the Excellence Price at the 34th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards.

(Source: ANN)


Shissou Nikki was published in English as Disappearance Diary by FanFare on October 1, 2008. It has also been published in French by Kana, in Spanish by Ponent Mon, and in Polish by Hanami.


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Mar 8, 2009
When one sees or hears the name Hideo Azuma, one either immediately thinks of lolita manga or simply asks, "who in the hell is that?" He's known as being the "father of lolicon," with many of his works being pornographic in some way. One would not expect this man to have much interest in drawing things outside of science fiction and lolicon, though he certainly has an impressive list of manga titles to his name.

So an award-winning book like Disappearance Diary comes as a bit of a surprise; it's neither pornographic nor science fiction, and is in fact an autobiography of sorts, told in a ...
Jan 23, 2021
I feel that some people may think I've been far too lenient with the my choices in the scores however I think that this manga is an absolute masterpiece, the way that the art provides a complete and clear contrast to the seriousness of the topics discussed in the story is masterfully done.

The characters or more like single character is so well rounded and yet not, like any human he has many flaws but they are clearly labeled and shown in an almost comical, anecdotal way, yet this somehow doesn't at all take away from the incredibly deep and dark stories that are told.

I ...
Feb 18, 2021
Stumbling upon a September 2016 article on Zimmerit, after discovering the Awake opening animation for Japan S.P.F.X. CONVENTION III, I found the man who popularized, and essentially established Lolicon in the Japanese market (for better or worse... emphasis on worse), Hideo Azuma. I feel down a real rabbit hole in old-school, golden-age anime and my love for the Daicon animations and the usage of the popular, yet highly under appreciated today, Itano Circus often used in mecha anime of yester-year that was utilized as well in Awake. Although Awake itself isn’t very ambitious in its execution and it derives most of its appeal towards the ...

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