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La ragazza scomparsa

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Shiga fa il guardiano di un rifugio sulle Alpi giapponesi: poco prima di morire il suo migliore amico Sakamoto gli affida la moglie e la figlia. Tutto scorre tranquillo nella sua vita, fino a quando la moglie di Sakamoto gli chiede aiuto per cercare la figlia, scomparsa in uno dei quartieri più caldi di Tokyo. Shiga abbandonerà allora le sue montagne per addentrarsi nella ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2008 by Coconino Press (first published December 10th 1999)
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Very fascinating and really worth reading
Mars Dorian
I'm more and more liking the works of Taniguchi. His visual language is amazing. The book flows like a smart thriller that keeps you longing for the end. The drawings themselves are an interesting mix between European BDs from France and Manga.

I especially like how Jiro converges the storyline of the mountaineer with the city jungle of Tokyo-if you read the captivating showdown of the book, you'll understand what I mean. I was sweating just flipping the pages.

Highly recommended manga if you pre
Something a bit different this time. This book is a single volume Manga with writing and art by Jiro Taniguchi. This is the first work that I have read by him but he has a career stretching back to beginning of the 80s. This one was originally published in 2000 but this English edition is from 2008.

When the daughter of his dead friend goes missing, Shiga feels obligated to travel to Tokyo to help look for her. He feels guilty for not being with his friend when he died on a mountain climbing expe
Du sommet des alpes japonaises aux bas-fonds du quartier de Shibuya, le dépaysement est garanti. Ce ne sera donc pas facile pour Shiga d'évoluer dans ce nouveau milieu grouillant de monde lui qui est habitué à la quiétude des montagnes. Pourtant, il ne va pas hésiter un instant à entreprendre ce voyage. Il faut dire que l'enjeu est de taille. La fille de son meilleur ami — disparu il y a plusieurs années lors d'une ascension —, celle qu'il lui avait demandé de protéger à tout prix est en danger. ...more
Simon Mars
Personally I have to say I was not too impressed with Taniguchi's 'The Quest for the Missing Girl'. Foremost this has to do with the rather hollow storyline. As usual with Taniguchi, there are truly great moments here, especially when we are exposed to the protagonist's struggle with his past and its effects on the present. Taniguchi remains a master at rendering human's individual strength and determination in the face of seemingly impossible (physical) obstacles. However, this is not enough to ...more
I fully loved Taniguchi's A Distant Neighborhood series, but The Quest for the Missing Girl didn't quite deliver the same emotional impact. It's certainly good, but between the slightly rushed pacing, lack of scenes involving Megumi (so as to pull in the reader a bit more), and sometimes clunky/too-literal translation, it just wasn't quite to the same level as Taniguchi's other works.

Still, if you want to read a manga that isn't made for teen boys but rather adults, you could certainly do worse
Está bastante bien, como todas las obras del autor, pero desde mi punto de vista es de las más simplonas. La historia es predecible, y prácticamente no hay acción que respalde a un argumento que debería ser algo más trepidante. En cambio, sucede todo de manera muy pausada y las sorpresas brillan por su ausencia. Resulta interesante todo el tema de la prostitución de las adolescentes japonesas, pero tampoco ahondan demasiado en el tema y se queda todo muy cogido con pinzas.

En fin, que está muy b
Basically a young girl named Megumi goes missing, and Shiga, the man who may be her father begins a desperate search for her. Various cliches, sexist stereotypes, and one-dimensional characters meet in what is all just a set-up for Shiga to prove his mountain-climbing skills on a Tokyo skyscraper. A few climbing/journey/burden metahors are thrown in for good measure. Kind of interesting, but the whole thing was pretty predictable and ultimately not a very satisfying read at all.
Chris  Chua
Jiro Taniguchi's tale about a mountain climber who is summoned to find his best friend's missing daughter. Taniguchi deftly handles this sprawling tale, which is part detective story, part suspense thriller, and part drama. The resolution is a bit easy but the rest of the story is definitely worthy of a read.
Jiro Taniguchi è uno dei più abili fumettisti al mondo, e come solo i grandi maestri sanno fare eccelle sia nei disegni che nella scrittura.
Con questo volume dimostra che riesce bene anche nel noir, creando un racconto pieno di ritmo ma filtrato attraverso la sua caratteristica delicatezza e profondità.
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pierlapo  quimby
Un buon Taniguchi, anche se non superlativo come in altre occasioni.
Certo è che le sue storie hanno il respiro che solo i veri scrittori sanno infondere alle pagine.
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Name (in native language): 谷口ジロー
Zodiac: Leo

He began to work as assistant of the late mangaka Kyota Ishikawa.
He made his manga debut in 1970 with Kareta Heya (A Desiccated Summer), published in the magazine Young Comic.
From 1976 to 1979, he created several hard-boiled comics with the scenarist Natsuo Sekigawa, such as City Without Defense, The Wind of the West is White and Lindo 3.
From 1984 to 199
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