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Salaryman Manga Shima Kosaku Series To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Jan 26, 2011 4:35 PM | 15 Comments
According to Natalie, Hirokane Kenshi's long seller Shima Kosaku series was announced to be getting an anime adaptation. It will be animated in "a little bit unusual" style.

Shima Kosaku series is about a life of a Japanese white-collar worker salaryman Shima Kosaku. The serialization of Shima Kosaku began in Monthly Morning magazine in 1983. In the first series, Kosaku was "Kacho (Section Chief)". He was promoted "Buchou (Manager)" (1992 - 2002), "Torishimariyaku (Assistant Director)" (2002 - 2005), "Jomu (Director)" (2005 - 2006), "Senmu (Executive Director)" (2006 - 2008), and finally became "Shacho (President)" in the current series. Two spin-off series "Young Shima Kosaku" and "Kakaricho Shima Kosaku (Subsection Chief)" was and has been serialized in Evening magazine.

Source: Natalie

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It sounds boring, but I might watch it.

Feb 14, 2011 1:16 AM by AlexSadist-sama

DenjaX said:
I THOUGHT ITS BINKAN SALARYMAN!!!! T_________T


Oh thank god. I thought I was the only one who immediately thought this and I was so ashamed. xD I got so excited too. I read the word "Salaryman" and was like, "BINKAN-SAN AT LONG LAST!" I didn't even bother reading the rest of the title

This definitely looks different. Nothing I'm too interested in, but if it gets good reviews I'll give it a shot.

Feb 13, 2011 10:52 PM by Winter

gosh....
although I like this Shima Kosaku series, I also have concern about it.
every japanese business men do not get promotion like him...
besides, there is huge gap b/w Shima and present japanese youth.
he is so-called "dankai no sedai" which is the group name of baby boomers generation born in late 1940s.

Dankai no sedai - Japanese baby boomer
Wikipedia lists the character of Japanese Dankai no sedai.
-They had very hard competition for everything, they tend to be assertive but also nervous for equality.
-Generally they are said to be independent and social pioneers. However, truly independent persons are a small minority; most of them are said to have "awaiting instructions syndrome." They can't fit into today's society, but in the high-growth period of the Japanese economy (60's - 70's), people who could be faithful to order worked fine.
-They heard the horror of war from their parents and people around them, and so they are nervous regarding issues about war.
-They are very competitive but also they have a serious self complex.

but, as a human drama, shima kosaku series is very attractive.

Feb 13, 2011 10:19 AM by kusushi

what should i do well who cares will see

Jan 28, 2011 5:19 AM by Mr_Gutts

That "a little bit unusual" pinches me.

Neverarine said:
wait so why would i want to read about someone working and living a normal life? i already have to deal with real life it should stay away from my entertainments ._.

Idk, sometimes there is a need for relapse from speculative fictions, and slices of lives of fictional characters can be largely entertaining as well.

Jan 27, 2011 4:32 AM by ForsakenArcher

Neverarine said:
wait so why would i want to read about someone working and living a normal life? i already have to deal with real life it should stay away from my entertainments ._.


its interesting to know what other peoples normal life xD

Jan 27, 2011 3:49 AM by Eternal_Shield

DenjaX said:
I THOUGHT ITS BINKAN SALARYMAN!!!! T_________T


Would have been better had it been Salaryman Man.

Jan 27, 2011 3:21 AM by no-thanks

Slice-of-life with an unusual art style and a ordinary person as a lead? Sounds good to me. I'm going to watch it.

When is it going to air, though?

Jan 27, 2011 1:23 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

I agree. I'll enjoy cute girls doing cute things more than a realistic plot. Yeah we all know that many titles tend to aim more on fanservice than the character quality and the plot, which is shit.

For a plot like this, I'll prefer watching something not anime or whatever.

Jan 27, 2011 12:02 AM by Sylpheed

SurferDude said:
*checks out cover of the manga*
...
No thanks, I'd rather watch cute girls doing cute things.
*resumes watching 3rd season of Hidamari Sketch*
\
no one cars

also finally something without moe/boingm/echhi/harem

Jan 26, 2011 8:47 PM by simo000

*checks out cover of the manga*
...
No thanks, I'd rather watch cute girls doing cute things.
*resumes watching 3rd season of Hidamari Sketch*

Jan 26, 2011 6:48 PM by SurferDude

wait so why would i want to read about someone working and living a normal life? i already have to deal with real life it should stay away from my entertainments ._.

Jan 26, 2011 6:26 PM by Neverarine

I THOUGHT ITS BINKAN SALARYMAN!!!! T_________T

Jan 26, 2011 6:01 PM by DenjaX

I wonder how many comments from this point on will be a variation of the sentence "Wow, FINALLY something different and not moe/ecchi/derpherp".

Jan 26, 2011 5:07 PM by TreF

Something different for a change. "a little bit unusual" style, sounds interesting to me. Will watch.

Jan 26, 2011 4:40 PM by Kazeshini

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