Hideo Azuma to Publish Disappearance Diary Sequel Manga
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Manga creator Hideo Azuma will publish his Shissō Nikki 2: Al-Chū Byōtō (Disappearance Diary 2: The Ward for Alcoholics) through East Press on October 6 — eight years after announcing this sequel. The autobiographical story follows Azuma when he is admitted into a hospital for alcoholism. The manga depicts the addicted patients, doctors, and the caring yet strict nurses that Azuma encountered in the ward.
Like the first Disappearance Diary volume, the sequel volume includes a discussion between Azuma and fellow manga creator Miki Tori at the end.
Fanfare / Ponent Mon published the first Disappearance Diary volume in English. The manga won the grand prize in the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Awards in 2006. In 2009, Hideo Azuma became the first creator from Japan to be honored with an Ignatz Award nomination for Disappearance Diary. The manga was also a nominee at France's Angouleme International Comics Festival in 2008.
Source: Comic Natalie