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Ushijima the Loan Shark's Manabe Launches New Manga This Fall

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

This year's 14th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine revealed on Monday that Shohei Manabe will launch a new manga in the magazine this fall. Shogakukan will first publish a one-shot by Manabe this summer in the magazine. The issue did not provide any details about the new manga.

Manabe ended the Ushijima the Loan Shark (Yamikin Ushijima-kun) manga in the same 14th magazine issue on Monday, after previously stating in January that he would end the manga this year.

The manga entered its final arc in October 2016. Manabe launched the series in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in 2004, and Shogakukan published the 45th volume on February 28. The manga's 46th and final volume will ship on May 30.

The manga won in the General category of the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2011. The series was also nominated for an Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize in 2008 and 2010, as well as for France's Angoulême Comics Awards in 2008.

A live-action television series adaptation 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 2014. The third season premiered in July 2016, while the third film opened in Japan in September 2016. The fourth and final live-action film, Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Final, opened in Japan in October 2016.

Source: Weekly Big Comic Spirits issue 14


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