Yamikin Ushijima-kun
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Yamikin Ushijima-kun

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Synonyms: Ushijima the Loan Shark
Japanese: 闇金ウシジマくん

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 46
Chapters: 493
Status: Finished
Published: May 10, 2004 to Mar 4, 2019
Genres: DramaDrama, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Manabe, Shohei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

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Score: 7.461 (scored by 640640 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2608
Members: 4,365
Favorites: 40
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Synopsis

For those who are desperate for cash, drowning in vice and debt, and with no other means of attaining money lawfully, one is eligible for an absurd offer: a cash loan with an interest rate of 50 percent to be paid back in 10 days. That is the service Kaoru Ushijima, the "loan shark," offers.

In a society in which he believes one cannot live without either taking advantage of or being taken advantage of, Ushijima strives to be the former, operating in the black market and issuing loans to those he knows cannot afford the principal, let alone the mounting interest. However, he intends to have every yen he gives out to be paid back in full.

Yamikin Ushijima-kun follows Ushijima as he wrings his dues out of his customers, believing all of his clients to be undeserving of his compassion. Whether it be prostitution, identity theft, or extortion, there are no miseries Ushijima is unwilling to put his customers through as he journeys through the underworld.

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Background

In 2011, Yamikin Ushijima-kun won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category.

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Jul 10, 2014
BanchoBaby (All reviews)
Preliminary
Warning: Nudity, Sex scenes, Coarse language, etc


Story
If you managed to get past nudity and sex scenes without going straight to the Manga… then thumbs up to you and here’s the guts of the story, “Yamikin” the Japanese equivalent of the bottom feeding “loan shark” and everything that comes with it. Legality problems, shady backers, gang pressure, con artists, the sex industry, though most of all trying to get their money back from the people who take loans. And I’m not gonna pretend to be an expert on the Japanese loan shark system, but the story has an element of realism to me because, it’s read more
Apr 19, 2016
deadoptimist (All reviews)
Preliminary
A series I marathoned in the course of one night to avoid coming back to it the next day, Yamikin Ushijima-kun reads like a heavy punch in the gut, especially the early chapters. You wanted some nice fluffy escapism? It’s definitely not here.

The end mark, 7, is a result of complex math in this case.

It’s a thought-provoking, decently written, dramatic seinen on an unusual, but very relevant topic – usury. I don’t know about the place where you live, but here there’re a lot of shady businesses that offer “money now, no documents needed”, and the reports about the results of such deals are read more
Nov 26, 2019
GrayRealm (All reviews)
Preliminary
There's a problem with this manga. The problem is it depicts the bottom of society, people that fell far, made mistakes and are in general, in really bad situations... there's not a single spark of hope in there. All will end badly. There will be no help. And you, the reader, will watch how another character slowly spirals into oblivion, trying, in vain, to claw at what's left of their life, only for it to crumble into dust.

And that's the issue. It depicts dirt, dregs and grime of society. However, such thing can be found in reality in significant amounts, and as such it is read more
Mar 10, 2019
altobrun (All reviews)
Preliminary
Story: The story follows a group of dept-collections/loam-sharks running what seems to be a legit payday loan business while conducting illicit operations for themselves and the yakuza under the surface.

The story is equally about these characters led by the titular Ushijima-kun (who is possibly the best gangster/criminal ever put to manga-ink) and the 'victims' of the group - from a rich debutante forced into prostitution to pay off her debt, to a young businessman left for dead after being 1,000,000's of yen in the hole and unable to pay.

10/10 gritty, dark, not everyone has a happy ending, but some do. This is everything you want read more

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