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Kaichō Shima Kōsaku Drama is 2-Week Special About Female Section Manager

posted on by Karen Ressler
Ryō stars, Fumi Tsubota writes script

The live-action television special based on Kenshi Hirokane's Chairman Kosaku Shima (Kaichō Shima Kōsaku) manga will be a two-week serial that will premiere on YTV and NTV this July. The series is titled Buchō Kazehana Rinko no Koi (Section Manager Rinko Kazehana's Romance).

Actress Ryō (below left) will star as the title character Rinko (below right), a section manager at Kosaku Shima's company. Fumi Tsubota (Hugtto! Precure) is writing the script.

The series is adapting a six-chapter spinoff manga titled "Kaichō Shima Kōsaku Tokubetsu-hen: Kazehana Rinko no Koi," which will launch in this year's 25th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine on May 24.

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. Chairman Kosaku Shima is currently ongoing in Morning magazine, and the ninth volume (seen right) shipped last October.

Other manga spinoffs include Young Shima Kōsaku and Young Shima Kosaku Shunin-hen. Hirokane ended the Gakusei Shima Kōsaku (Student Kōsaku Shima) spinoff manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in April 2017, and launched the Gakusei Shima Kōsaku: Jūkatsu-hen (Student Kōsaku Shima: Job Hunting) spinoff in May 2017. Hirokane and Shin Kibayashi's Shima Kōsaku no Jikenbo (Kōsaku Shima Case Files) manga spinoff launched last August and ended last December. A compiled book volume shipped in January.

Source: Comic Natalie

follow-up of Kaichō Kosaku Shima Manga Gets TV Drama Special
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