English Title: Missing
Japanese Title: Missing 神隠しの物語 — Missing: Kamikakushi no Monogatari — “Missing: Tale of the Spirited Away”
Author: Gakuto Coda
Illustrator: Shin Midorikawa
Translator: Andrew Cunningham
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Original Run: 2001 – 2005
English Run: 2007 – 2008
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes Published in English: 2 (Discontinued)
Synopsis: Kyoichi Utsume, a.k.a. “His Majesty, Lord of Darkness,” is a dark and compelling mystery –- so much so that his fellow Literature Club members would rather discuss him than books! When “His Majesty” vanishes in front of their very eyes, his friends are left with several unanswered questions: what is the source of Kyoichi’s long-standing obsession with the “other side”? And just who is Ayame –- the eerily ghostlike girl Kyoichi brought to school as his girlfriend the day before he disappeared?
Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Genre and Setting (horror set in high school): Another, Goth: A Novel of Horror
Similar Genre and Characters (mystery solved by teenagers): Boogiepop, Clamp School Paranormal Investigators, Gosick, The New Kindaichi Files, Zaregoto
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