“Mysterious Disappearances”: Exciting New Trailer!

March 5, 2024

On the official social media accounts of the animated adaptation of “Mysterious Disappearances,” the new anime based on Nujima‘s work, a new two-minute trailer has been shared, in which the opening theme, “Hazard Symbol,” performed by Yuyu, and the ending theme, “Shuku Somete Shinzō” (“Scarlet-Dyed Heart”) performed by Nonoka Ōbuchi, can already be heard. The premiere is fully confirmed for April 10, 2024, on Japanese TV.

Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel

Mysterious Disappearances” is a Japanese manga with the original title “Kaii to Otome to Kamikakushi” (怪異と乙女と神隠し), which translates to “Mysteries, Maidens, and Mysterious Disappearances.” The series is written and illustrated by the artist Nujima and has been serialized on Shogakukan‘s Yawaraka Spirits website since October 18, 2019.

The plot of “Mysterious Disappearances” revolves around supernatural and mysterious phenomena occurring in a contemporary setting, mixing elements of mystery and the supernatural to create an intriguing and enigmatic atmosphere. Nujima‘s artistic style, combined with his ability to weave captivating stories, has contributed to the series standing out in the competitive world of manga. This work has managed to capture the attention of both Japanese and international readers. Its popularity has led to it being licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment for English publication, allowing a wider audience to enjoy this fascinating story. The publisher has announced that the first volume will be available in May 2024, generating anticipation among manga fans in the English-speaking world.

Furthermore, the success of “Mysterious Disappearances” has transcended the printed format, as it has received an anime series adaptation produced by Zero-G, with its premiere scheduled for April 10, as mentioned earlier. This project is directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, while character design is handled by Takuya Tani, and lastly, Kayo Konishi and Yukio Kondo are in charge of the music. This demonstrates the popularity and reach of the series, which has captured the imagination of both readers and viewers alike, establishing itself as a standout work in the mystery and supernatural genre.

Part of the Known Voice Cast:

  • Fairouz Ai as Sumireko Ogawa
  • Daiki Yamashita as Ren Adashino
  • Eri Yukimura as Oto Adashino
  • Yui Horie as Manami Uname
  • Rie Takahashi as Shizuku
  • Saya Aizawa as Nodoka Ametsuchi
  • Yuya Uchida as John Doe


Mysterious Disappearances” follows the story of Sumireko Ogawa, a bookstore employee who aspires to become a novelist after having some success writing in her youth. However, when strange events begin to occur in the city, Sumireko teams up with her coworker Ren Adashino, a young man with a mysterious appearance, to investigate these phenomena. As they delve into their investigation, they discover that Ren harbors a secret of his own, and together they use their occult knowledge to unravel the mysteries they encounter.

The plot unfolds in a modern context and is described as a modern romantic story about friendship, with a peculiar combination of “weirdness,” “girls,” and “sexuality.” The manga follows Sumireko and Ren as they solve a series of supernatural mysteries occurring in the city. Throughout the series, it is revealed that Sumireko is a burnt-out writer and former child prodigy who, after receiving a mysterious book about urban legends, accidentally activates a curse that returns her to her talented and young self, but at the cost of her lifespan. Ren, who turns out to be a being from another world capable of suppressing urban legends and preventing them from leaking into the human world, intervenes to save her. Together, they embark on a Ghostbusters-style journey to seal various urban legends. This mystery story with supernatural elements has captured the attention of readers for its intriguing plot and unique focus on friendship and urban mysteries.

Now, I’m pretty sure we’ve given you more than enough reasons to keep an eye on the premiere of this project. Personally, few things are as appealing to me (speaking of plots) as that strange and surprising mix of mystery, romance, with a touch of humor, all seasoned with those paranormal factors that will be present all the time! You know what I think, now I invite you to leave your opinion about “Mysterious Disappearances” in the comments, you know, we’ll be reading! 😉

Images Source: KADOKAWAanime Official YouTube Channel, YouTube