Quest for the Missing Girl (manga)

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Alternative title:
Die Stadt und das Mädchen (German)
Le Sauveteur (French)
Ratownik (Polish)
Sōsakusha (Japanese)
捜索者 (Japanese)
Genres: mystery, thriller
Themes: mountaineering
Plot Summary: 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.
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Seen in part or in whole by 16 users, rank: #2697 (of 4469)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.364 (Very good+), std. dev.: 0.7714, rank: #523 (of 4494)
Weighted mean: 8.390 (Very good+), rank: #428 (of 4494) (seen all: 8.39)
Bayesian estimate: 8.232 (Very good+), rank: #214 (of 2787)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 336
Vintage: 1999-12-18
Release dates: We have 3
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Japanese staff
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Story & Art: Jiro Taniguchi
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Publisher: Shogakukan
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Licensed by: Ponent Mon
Publisher: Fanfare
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Publisher: Casterman
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German staff
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Publisher: Schreiber und Leser
Polish staff
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Translation: Radosław Bolałek
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Publisher: Hanami
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Licensed by: Taiwan Tohan Co., Ltd.
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