Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 3, Final Films Previewed in Video
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website of the live-action adaptations of Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark (Yamikin Ushijima-kun) manga began streaming a trailer for the two upcoming live-action films on Monday. The website announced last Wednesday that the Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3 film will premiere on September 22 and the Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Final film will premiere on October 22.
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.
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 television season, and Hiromi Sakimoto (Kamen Rider Gaim, Death Note) reprises his role as Takada from previous television seasons.
The third season of the live-action television adaptation of the manga will premiere on MBS on July 17, and on TBS on July 19. The season 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.