News Ushijima the Loan Shark Manga Gets Live-Action Show
posted on 2010-08-09 00:44 EDT
This year's combined 36/37th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine has announced on Monday that Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark (Yamikin Ushijima-kun) manga is being adapted into a live-action television series. The story of the manga depicts the human drama in the black market world, as seen through the eyes of the titular loan shark.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: The original manga was recommended by the jury at the 2007 (11th) Japan Media Arts Festival Awards. It was also nominated for Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize in 2008 and 2010 , and for France's Angoulême Comics Awards in 2008.
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