Kosaku Shima Manga Gets New Series in August

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

This year's 35th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine revealed on Thursday that Kenshi Hirokane's Shima Kōsaku (Kosaku Shima) manga will get a new series in the 38th issue on August 22. The previous Kaichō Shima Kōsaku (Chairman Kosaku Shima) manga also ended in the magazine on Thursday.

Hirokane's newest main installment in his series about Kōsaku Shima launched in Morning in August 2013. Kodansha released the 11th compiled book volume on March 22.

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.

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 the Gakusei Shima Kōsaku: Jūkatsu-hen (Student Kōsaku Shima: Job Hunting) spinoff then ran from May 2017 to July 2018. Hirokane and Shin Kibayashi's Shima Kōsaku no Jikenbo (Kōsaku Shima Case Files) manga spinoff launched in August 2017 and ended in December 2017. The Tensei Shitara Shima Kōsaku Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as Kōsaku Shima) crossover manga with That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ran in Evening from March 12 to April 9.

The six-chapter spinoff manga Kaichō Shima Kōsaku Tokubetsu-hen: Kazehana Rinko no Koi inspired a two-episode live-action television adaption titled Buchō Kazehana Rinko no Koi (Section Manager Rinko Kazehana's Romance) in July 2018.

Source: Morning issue 35

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