The year 2020 has been full of anime and manga delays. But it is also becoming a year when old mangas are returning from their breaks or announcing anime adaptations.
It isn’t uncommon for mangakas to go on a break due to the effects of strenuous work on their health. Many popular manga creators have complained of severe health problems and been forced to take a break due to their health.
The 35th issue of this year’s Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine announced on Monday that Yu Hayato’s spinoff manga Ushijima the Loan Shark: The Legend of Nikumamushi will return from its break this summer.
Yamikin Ushijima-Kun Nikumamushi Densetsu focusing on Nikumamushi went on a break in April 2019. The break was announced in the spinoff manga’s 50th chapter.
Yu Hayato had launched the spinoff manga with the original manga’s writer Shohei Manabe on Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits online magazine on February 28, 2017.
Ushijima the Loan Shark: The Legend of Nikumamushi focuses on Nikumamushi’s life.
About Ushijima the Loan Shark
Ushijima the Loan Shark is a manga written and illustrated by Shohei Manabe that began serialization in Weekly Big Comic Spirits from May 2004. The manga concluded in March 2019 after publishing 493 chapters. The series has been compiled into 46 volumes.
A spinoff manga focusing on Nikumamushi was launched in Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits online magazine from February 2017 with Yu Hayato handling the art. Ushijima the Loan Shark has also inspired a TV show and movie adaptations.
The story revolves around Kaoru Ushijima, a loan shark. He offers a cash loan to those with no means of lawfully attaining money and charges a 50% interest rate that has to be paid back in 10 days.
Ushijima believes one cannot live without either taking advantage of or being taken advantage of. Principally he prefers taking advantage of people and offers loans to those he knows can’t return the money. However, he always intends to get paid back in full.
He always gets his money back, whether it is through prostitution, identity theft, or extortion. The manga follows him journeying through the underworld with his customers.
Source: Yawaraka Spirits