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Ushijima the Loan Shark's Spinoff Manga About Namerikawa Ends in 5th Volume

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Manga following unlucky gangster launched in December 2017

Shogakukan is listing that the fifth volume of Ōdō Yamazaki's Yamikin Ushijima-kun Gaiden: Ramen Namerikawa-san (Ushijima the Loan Shark Side Story: Ramen Namerikawa) manga will end in its fifth volume, which will ship on May 30.

Yamazaki launched the manga in Shogakukan's online magazine Yawaraka Spirits in December 2017. The "dark (ramen) noir" manga is a spinoff of Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark manga, and it follows the unlucky gangster Namerikawa and his ferocious eating.

Manabe launched main Ushijima the Loan Shark manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in 2004, and ended the series on March 4. 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: Shogakukan


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