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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 46
Chapters: 493
Status: Finished
Published: May 10, 2004 to Mar 4, 2019
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Organized Crime Organized Crime, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Manabe, Shohei (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 11591,159 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29472
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2324
Members: 8,797
Favorites: 72


Ranked #2947Popularity #2324Members 8,797
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Volumes: /46
Chapters: /493


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



Apr 4, 2024
It seems like I'm the only one here who has read the whole thing, so let's write a review.

I remember dropping this after reading a few chapters thinking "WTF IS THIS? 46 volumes NOOOO bye" but that wasn't fair so a few days later, i came back and gave it another shot ..... i ended up reading everything in 2 weeks.


_Ushijima's story structure is quite unique. the first part is an incredible piece of story-telling its mostly about short (3 volumes for the longest) independent arcs where we follow one of those debt slaves who are linked in one way or another ...
Mar 10, 2019
Preliminary (52/493 eps)
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 ...
Nov 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (47/493 eps)
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 ...

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