Plot Details Revealed for 2 New Ushijima the Loan Shark Live-Action Films
posted on by Kyle Hallmark
This year's 25th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed plot details on Monday for the two upcoming live-action film adaptations of Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark (Yamikin Ushijima-kun) manga.
The Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3 film will cover the "Free agent-kun" and "Chūnen kaishain-kun" (Middle-aged company employee-kun) arcs of the manga. The Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Finale film will cover the "Yamikin-kun" (Loan shark-kun) arc of the manga that approaches Ushijima's roots. Both films will open this fall.
Takayuki Yamada (Train Man, Crying Out Love in the Center of the World, Crows Zero, Gantz, 13 Assassins) reprises his titular lead role from the previous adaptations, Gou Ayano (Kamen Rider 555, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, live-action Gatchaman) reprises his role as Inui from the second season, and Hiromi Sakimoto (Kamen Rider Gaim, Death Note) reprises his role as Takada from previous seasons.
The third season of the live-action television adaptation of the manga will premiere in July, and it will adapt the "Sennō-kun" (Brainwashing-kun) story from volumes 26 to 28 of the manga
The original Ushijima the Loan Shark manga depicts the human drama in the black market world, as seen through the eyes of the titular loan shark. Ushijima heads Kaukau Finance, an outfit that lends money at an illegal interest rate — "Togo" or 50% every 10 days.
The first live-action television series ran from October-December 2010, and the first film opened in August 2012. A second season premiered in January 2014, with a second film then premiering in May that same year.