Shima Kōsaku no Jikenbo Manga Listed With 1 Volume

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's 49th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine announced on Thursday that Kenshi Hirokane and Shin Kibayashi's Shima Kōsaku no Jikenbo (Kōsaku Shima Case Files) manga will get a single compiled volume release on January 23.

The collaboration manga featuring Kōsaku Shima in an escape drama situation launched on August 17.

Since 1983, Hirokane has been depicting the corporate rise of a Japanese executive named Kōsaku Shima. With every change in job title the main character receives, the manga title also changes. The manga began under the name Kachō Shima Kōsaku (Section Chief Kōsaku Shima). Sequels include Division Chief Kosaku Shima, Managing Director Kosaku Shima, Executive Managing Director Kosaku Shima, Senmu Shima Kōsaku, President Kosaku Shima, and Chairman Kosaku Shima. Other manga spinoffs include Young Shima Kōsaku and Young Shima Kōsaku Shunin-hen.

Kibayashi (under the pseudonym Seimaru Amagi) provided the original story idea for Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Case Files manga. Kibayashi's other pseudonyms include Hiroaki Igano (The Knight in the Area), Ryō Ryūmon (Bloody Monday), Yuma Ando (Psychometrer, Psychometrer Eiji, Sherlock Bones), and Yuya Aoki (Getbackers).

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