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Alternative Titles

English: The Quest for the Missing Girl
Japanese: 捜索者


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 24, 1999 to Oct 25, 1999
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Seinen
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic


Score: 7.601 (scored by 234 users)
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Ranked: #26382
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Chapters: /13


Shiga, a mountaineer, leaves his isolated lodge and returns to Tokyo in order to track down Megumi - the missing daughter of Tatsuko (Shiga's deceased best friend) and Yoriko (whom Shiga has secretly been in love with since before Tatsuko died). Shiga's investigation takes him into the world of "compensated dating" and disaffected teens and what he discovers there suggests that Megumi may have been abducted by a paedophile with a great deal of power and influence. In order to save the girl and regain the self-respect he lost when his best friend died, Shiga must break through the wall of silence and do what the police dare not.

(Source: ANN)


Sousakusha was published in English as The Quest for the Missing Girl by Ponent Mon on January 1, 2010, and in Polish as Ratownik by Hanami.


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3 hours ago
The Quest for the Missing Girl has a lot of potential, and it's not that it doesn't capitalize on it. Unfortunately, what it doesn't do is fully expound upon the emotions involved. While Shiga's anguish is shown, it doesn't quite seem real. The lack of scenes of Megumi in her situation also form a disconnect, not allowing the reader to fully build the necessary empathy. Additionally, the translation by Fanfare/Ponent Mon in this work feels a bit clunky and perhaps just a bit too literal. There needed to be a bit of editing to make the dialogue sound natural.

That said, Shiga's a solid lead. read more
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