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* ''Anime/VoltesV'':
** This trope is so integral to the show, it's what the ending song is about, titled "Searching for Father". Professor Kentaro Gou left his wife and sons (while Hiyoshi was still a baby) [[spoiler: because he is actually the exiled hornless Boazanian prince [=LaGour=], and he had to return home to help free his enslaved fellow hornless Boazanians from the oppressive ruling class]]. While it causes grief from his sons, his wife Mitsuyo, who he developed the titular SuperRobot with along with another colleague, is understanding enough to not resent him for leaving, [[spoiler: partially because they and their colleague knew the Boazanians would send an invasion force to Earth someday. He went back in an attempt to head off the invasion]]. Mitsuyo dies in a HeroicSacrifice in the second episode, aggravating this trope for the three brothers. When the team finally decide to take the fight to Boazania itself, they find their father held captive there, and free him along with the enslaved hornless Boazanians and aid in their revolt. In the end, [[spoiler: their father survives, and the corrupt elite is finally overthrown, with all their enemies dead. However, since their father is the highest remaining elite alive, he needs to stay behind to help Boazania rebuild. Thankfully, due to the warp technology the Voltes Team used to get there, visiting him will not be so difficult]].
** To a smaller extent, this applies for the BigBad, Prince Heinel. It's barely brought up, but this trope is revealed to apply in the final episode, when [[spoiler: the aforementioned Kentarou/[=LaGour=] notices Heinel's prized dagger that he's about to drive into Kenichi. He recognizes it as the dagger, with a symbol of two doves, he gave to his late horned wife...meaning Heinel is his son, and therefore, the Gou brother's elder half brother. Sadly, Heinel doesn't get to finally meet with his long-lost father, though he does die saving him and his half-brothers from the despotic emperor's attempt in TakingYouWithMe]].


* In ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'', we have seen Kirin's dad on-screen and living with Kirin. Ryou's is [[ParentalAbandonment offscreen]], but at least he has been referred to. Shiina's dad, however, was ''never'' mentioned ''at all''.



* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': According to Mahiro's mother Yoriko, his father is stuck working overtime to make up for the time they took of for their '''[[HappilyMarried eighteenth]]''' [[HappilyMarried honeymoon]]. Unfortunately for poor Mr. Yasaka, he was stuck in this off-screen limbo for the entire novel series, never appearing even once.



* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Iemitsu Sawada]] of ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' pretty much fits this trope; he had been away from home for over two years, according to Tsuna, who once expressed the thought that he was actually dead.
** He ''does'' do his part in the family, however, and seems to send an undisclosed amount of money to his cute wife, Nana--as she confirms this--and doesn't seem to have any kind of job. But Iemitsu is blatantly irresponsible, and has been caught getting the toddlers drunk, and to top it all off, he's [[spoiler: pretty much second in command of the [[TheMafia Vongola.]] ]]
** Iemitsu seems to play the [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]] role in Tsuna's eyes, and would rather him remain the Disappeared Dad.



* In ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'', we have seen Kirin's dad on-screen and living with Kirin. Ryou's is [[ParentalAbandonment offscreen]], but at least he has been referred to. Shiina's dad, however, was ''never'' mentioned ''at all''.



* Negi Springfield's ultimate goal in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father Nagi, known as the Thousand Master. Nagi disappeared ten years prior to the series start and was assumed dead, but various characters and events have stated that he is very much alive, although his whereabouts are still unknown. Negi also has a MissingMom, but for some reason he didn't seem even remotely interested finding her. [[spoiler:Until recently.]]


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* Negi Springfield's ultimate goal in ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' is to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father Nagi, known as the Thousand Master. Nagi disappeared ten years prior to the series start and was assumed dead, but various characters and events have stated that he is very much alive, although his whereabouts are still unknown. Negi also has a MissingMom, but for some reason he didn't seem even remotely interested finding her. [[spoiler:Until recently.]]


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* ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLove'': According to Mahiro's mother Yoriko, his father is stuck working overtime to make up for the time they took of for their '''[[HappilyMarried eighteenth]]''' [[HappilyMarried honeymoon]]. Unfortunately for poor Mr. Yasaka, he was stuck in this off-screen limbo for the entire novel series, never appearing even once.


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* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Iemitsu Sawada]] of ''Manga/Reborn2004'' pretty much fits this trope; he had been away from home for over two years, according to Tsuna, who once expressed the thought that he was actually dead.
** He ''does'' do his part in the family, however, and seems to send an undisclosed amount of money to his cute wife, Nana--as she confirms this--and doesn't seem to have any kind of job. But Iemitsu is blatantly irresponsible, and has been caught getting the toddlers drunk, and to top it all off, he's [[spoiler: pretty much second in command of the [[TheMafia Vongola.]] ]]
** Iemitsu seems to play the {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}} role in Tsuna's eyes, and would rather him remain the Disappeared Dad.


* The two leads of ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' have variations on this:
** Zen's father is known to have been the king and to have died at some point prior to the series, outside the fact that he was obviously married to the queen and had Zen and Izana with her nothing else is known about him.
** Shirayuki's father is [[spoiler:an outlawed former noble]] who dropped her off to live with her grandparents after his wife died with instructions that she be told both her parents are dead since he didn't want her to grow up [[spoiler:in an outlaw encampment]]. Amusingly her grandparents felt no need to tell her any lies and even pointed him out to Shirayuki when he visited their bar so when she comes across him later she recognizes him on sight.


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* The two leads of ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'' have variations on this:
** Zen's father is known to have been the king and to have died at some point prior to the series, outside the fact that he was obviously married to the queen and had Zen and Izana with her nothing else is known about him.
** Shirayuki's father is [[spoiler:an outlawed former noble]] who dropped her off to live with her grandparents after his wife died with instructions that she be told both her parents are dead since he didn't want her to grow up [[spoiler:in an outlaw encampment]]. Amusingly her grandparents felt no need to tell her any lies and even pointed him out to Shirayuki when he visited their bar so when she comes across him later she recognizes him on sight.


* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''. Taro's father does not appear in either series. It was mentioned at the beginning of the first series that he was a painter with whom Taro's mother eloped.

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* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''.''Manga/HanaukyoMaidTeam''. Taro's father does not appear in either series. It was mentioned at the beginning of the first series that he was a painter with whom Taro's mother eloped.

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* ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'': Shun’s father is never seen or mentioned. It is not known whether he is alive, or if his MissingMom Shiori was already widowed at the time she herself passed away.

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* In ''Manga/ExcelSaga'', Dr. Shiouji's father, the even more brilliant Tenmangu Shiouji, disappeared without a trace when Shiouji was four. Right before he disappeared he had discovered ''something'' about Kabapu and the technology he owned, and his disappearance is allegedly the reason Miwa became a MyBelovedSmother mother. Tenmangu's disappearance seems to be the cause of a very uncomfortable relationship between lonely mother Miwa and her son's thorough distaste for busty women... which led to a mildly unsettling interest in ''very'' young women.


* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. The exact reason why isn't specified, though [[spoiler:Chapter 192 implies that her parents got divorced after a tabloid ran an article on her mother having an affair.]]

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* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. The exact reason why isn't specified, specified though [[spoiler:Chapter 192 implies that her parents got divorced after a tabloid ran an article on her mother having an affair.]]



* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. The only characters who still have dads are Nanoha, the Nakajima sisters, and Rinne (and only the first one is a biological father).
** The closest thing to a parent figure in the Yagami household would be Hayate. There's Hayate's mysterious "[[HonoraryUncle uncle]]" who supported her financially when she was young, but [[spoiler: was actually planning to seal her along with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]].]]

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* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. The only characters who still have dads in canon are Nanoha, the Nakajima sisters, and Rinne (and only the first one is a biological father).
** The closest thing to a parent figure in the Yagami household would be Hayate. There's Hayate's mysterious "[[HonoraryUncle uncle]]" who supported her financially when she was young, but [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was actually planning to seal her along with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]].]]


* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. [[spoiler:Chapter 192 implies that her parents got divorced after a tabloid ran an article on her mother having an affair.]]

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* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. The exact reason why isn't specified, though [[spoiler:Chapter 192 implies that her parents got divorced after a tabloid ran an article on her mother having an affair.]]


* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. Her father is presumably dead rather than absent, given that [[MissingMom Shirogane's mother]] is specifically listed in his profile as being seperated from the family.

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* Osaragi from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' is listed as only having a mother in the fanbook. Her father is presumably dead rather than absent, given [[spoiler:Chapter 192 implies that [[MissingMom Shirogane's mother]] is specifically listed in his profile as being seperated from the family.her parents got divorced after a tabloid ran an article on her mother having an affair.]]

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* ''Manga/MusukoGaKawaikuteShikataganaiMazokuNoHahaoya'': In general, demons are not known for their strong familial attachments. For that reason, it's rare to see intact demon families. In particular, there is no mention at all of who baby Gospel's father may be. In fact, it's not until nearly chapter 100 that the subject of Gospel's father comes up in any form, when Eliza asks Lorem about her husband. Lorem hesitates to answer but eventually settles on assuring Eliza he's a good person.


* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Izuku Midoriya's father is completely absent; he's only mentioned briefly in the first chapter, with Izuku's mother mentioning that he has a [[BreathWeapon fire breathing Quirk]]. Many people assumed he was dead or they were divorced. Eventually he was revealed to be working overseas in order to support his family. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that his name is [[MeaningfulName Hisashi]], derived from the Japanese phrase "''hisashiburi''", which roughly translates as "Long time no see".

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Izuku Midoriya's father is completely absent; he's only mentioned briefly in the first chapter, with Izuku's mother mentioning saying that he has a [[BreathWeapon fire breathing Quirk]]. Many people assumed he was dead or they were divorced. Eventually he was revealed to be working overseas in order to support his family. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that his name is [[MeaningfulName Hisashi]], derived from the Japanese phrase "''hisashiburi''", which roughly translates as "Long time no see".


* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Izuku Midoriya's father is eventually revealed to be working overseas in order to support his family; this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that his name is [[MeaningfulName Hisashi]], derived from the Japanese phrase "''hisashiburi''", which roughly translates as "Long time no see".

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Izuku Midoriya's father is eventually completely absent; he's only mentioned briefly in the first chapter, with Izuku's mother mentioning that he has a [[BreathWeapon fire breathing Quirk]]. Many people assumed he was dead or they were divorced. Eventually he was revealed to be working overseas in order to support his family; this family. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that his name is [[MeaningfulName Hisashi]], derived from the Japanese phrase "''hisashiburi''", which roughly translates as "Long time no see".

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* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', Esteban departs for the New World in search of his disappeared parents. Later when Zia finds out her father left on a journey, she searches for him.


* Ash's father in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is only mentioned in the second episode, which only implied that he had gone on a Pokémon journey like his son at some point. This has sprouted some EpilepticTrees. (He's really Team Rocket's boss, he's the first one to actually train a Pokémon, he's Professor Oak, etc.) In a flashback, a young Ash was seen with an adult male thought to be his father, but that's as far as it goes.

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* Ash's father in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is only mentioned in the second episode, which only implied that he had gone on a Pokémon journey like his son at some point. This has sprouted some EpilepticTrees. (He's really Team Rocket's boss, he's the first one to actually train a Pokémon, he's Professor Oak, etc.) In One episode shows a flashback, a young younger Ash was seen in a flashback with an adult male thought to his mother and a man who may be his father, but that's as far as it goes.nothing has ever been said about it.

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