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Shohei Manabe's Smuggler Crime Manga Gets Film

posted on 2010-10-24 08:00 EDT
1st compiled manga from creator of Ushijima the Loan Shark, Dead End

A film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga has been green-lit. The announcement does not specify if the film will be live-action or anime; the release date and other details about the project will be announced in future issues of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine. The manga was the first one by the creator of Ushijima the Loan Shark and Dead End to be compiled into book form in 2000.

The story centers around Ryōsuke Kinuta, a failed actor with serious debt problems. His loan shark arranges a job for him as part of a corpse disposal team, transporting the bodies of victims of gang hits out of the city and seeing to it that they are never seen again. However, with the team accepting work from both sides in an escalating mob war and a pair of deadly Chinese assassins on the loose, life for Kinuta and his colleagues gets increasingly dangerous.

Tokyopop published the manga in North America in 2006.

Source: Comic Natalie


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