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Manga 'Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo' Ends After Long Serialization

by tsubasalover
Sep 3, 2016 5:28 AM | 44 Comments
Mangaka Osamu Akimoto has announced that his manga Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo (abbreviated as Kochikame) would end its 40 years of serialization on the 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which will be releasing on September 17th. The final volume, which will be its 200th volume, will also be shipped on the same day.

The manga started its serialization on September 1976. It has received 373 episodes long TV anime adaptation with several specials and movies, as well as live action TV and movie adaptations. The previously announced new TV anime special titied Ryoutsu Kankichi Saigo no Hi will air on September 18, 2016.

Source: Otakomu

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Nucksen said:
Nidhoeggr said:


Care to fill me in? I haven't been keeping up with WSS recently.


In 2014, they decided to celebrate their 55th birthday to start exactly 55 new series that year. So they prematurely ended quite a number of old series, along that so well-received and respected series like the World God only knows and Histories Strongest Disciple Kenichi to release a slur of spin-offs, One-Shots, short lived anime adaptions etc. a huge part of the current lineup of WSS started that year and Dagashi Kashi is the only even mildly successful series.


Oh, that situation. I was under the impression TWGOK got cut short due to the obvious problems of the final arc. If they actually just cut it short because they wanted to do a silly event like this, it would be beyond idiotic.

Sep 5, 2016 7:36 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
Nucksen said:


Even more, they axed some of their most popular series for this stupid 2014 action. At this point, WSS deserves to die. Most of their hit series are past their prime anyway.


Care to fill me in? I haven't been keeping up with WSS recently.


In 2014, they decided to celebrate their 55th birthday to start exactly 55 new series that year. So they prematurely ended quite a number of old series, along that so well-received and respected series like the World God only knows and Histories Strongest Disciple Kenichi to release a slur of spin-offs, One-Shots, short lived anime adaptions etc. a huge part of the current lineup of WSS started that year and Dagashi Kashi is the only even mildly successful series.

Sep 5, 2016 4:45 AM by Nucksen

Nucksen said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Instead I'd be more worried about Weekly Shounen Sunday, which is doing by far the worst out of the three big Shounen publications and hasn't had a real new hit in 5 years or so.



Even more, they axed some of their most popular series for this stupid 2014 action. At this point, WSS deserves to die. Most of their hit series are past their prime anyway.


Care to fill me in? I haven't been keeping up with WSS recently.

Sep 5, 2016 4:12 AM by Nidhoeggr

Nidhoeggr said:
Instead I'd be more worried about Weekly Shounen Sunday, which is doing by far the worst out of the three big Shounen publications and hasn't had a real new hit in 5 years or so.



Even more, they axed some of their most popular series for this stupid 2014 action. At this point, WSS deserves to die. Most of their hit series are past their prime anyway.

Sep 4, 2016 5:09 PM by Nucksen

What a freaking legend, I remember watching this show as a kid.
Hopefully he gets some well deserved rest before he starts his next project.

Sep 4, 2016 2:49 PM by Yuki_Ookami

wow holy shit, if Kochikame can end without the mangaka dying, then maybe it is possible for Detective Conan to end one day

Sep 4, 2016 11:53 AM by Jerkhov

Dang, every time I get into something it dies x_x I got into kochikame almost a year ago ... Unfortunately I never got to read the manga but I saw both movies, many random episodes and own 3 DVDs at this time. Of course I even have some miscellaneous affairs as well but I hope someday I will get to check out the manga.

Sep 4, 2016 4:44 AM by Otaku-Gunso

I hope he shave his unibrow in the last chapter it will be better than bleach ending

Sep 4, 2016 2:43 AM by Hunterr1991

It is strange to see this series end.

To all those who think it might be a chance to see them released in the West, this will never happen: is the general public interested in following the technological/entertainment innovations of those last decades in Japan? I don't think so. The overall theme is timeless but it relies too often on things related to the year or even month of publication.


Drake1000 said:
Wow this was THE longest running manga ever, well now Jump has one more free slot to throw new manga at us and hope that one of them will stick and become the next Naruto.


I doubt that they will use a gag manga slot to introduce a new non-gag manga. They don't even have the same number of pages per chapter. That's actually the best part of the news: this means a new gag manga will appear in the Shônen JUMP.

Sep 3, 2016 11:09 PM by Rei366

I never read the series, but congrats to the author. 200 volumes and one of the best selling manga series. *salute*

Once it does official end in like 2-3 weeks. Shonen Jump is only going to have two manga series that are pre-2000 (One Piece and Hunter x Hunter) and two manga series that are in the 2000-2010 range (Gintama - 2003 and Toriko - 2008).

Everything else is post-2010. It's crazy to think about it. Plus I've been hearing that (not sure if 100% true) that Toriko and Gintama are close to ending. Hunter is always in hiatus/limbo, so the only one that is really going to last for at least about another decade or so is One Piece. When they 4 series finish it will truly be the end of an era for Shonen Jump. The pre-2010 era will officially be over.

Sep 3, 2016 10:13 PM by sman3579

Well there goes another Jump backbone, and truly the one I didn't think I'd see ending this or next decade. I can't believe how many Jump pillars have ended over the last two years (starting with Naruto in 2014), the start of a new era perhaps...

Sep 3, 2016 10:01 PM by Agafin

He will be doing what he has been doing while doing Kochikame.
http://jin115.com/archives/52145692.html

Sep 3, 2016 9:41 PM by tsubasalover

ichii_1 said:
#respect
Ippou, Conan, Golgo are next.
Truly the end of ages.

It's getting the cover for it's last chapter, only slam dunk has ever gotten it before.
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/200529


Don't forget Jojo too! But Golgo is amazing, it's 8 years longer than Kochikame even, although it isn't weekly.

I'm just thinking how it would be to be Akimoto. He's literally seen the coming and going of every popular Jump manga in history while he's been serialised besides what's running atm.

Sep 3, 2016 9:21 PM by lukeycow

Kuma said:
yhunata said:
Now this is the end of an era. Respect to the guy for keeping it running for so long.



Only way Ippo's gonna end any time soon is if George decides to retire or is forced to... which actually might happen.
i doubt it will axed or at least in close time, since it still really well received... but yeah, hope the author always healthy until he have will to end his series...


I just didn't want to use the word "death" or anything associated with it. His health is the major concern for me. So many times Ippo is released with around 12-14 pages with a note about his health not being great that it's hard not to think that he may pass before finishing it.

Sep 3, 2016 6:57 PM by yhunata

About time to re-release the series on DVD/BD, no? Imagine if they were charging $60 for W2 episodes, over $11,000 for the whole series lol.

Sep 3, 2016 1:39 PM by Paulo27

And another staple of Jump reaches it's conclusion...

I'm speechless! Kochikame is one of those manga that's been going for so long and is so iconic that nobody ever thought they'd see it end. What a time to be alive, huh?

Still, writing a manga for 40 years at 200 volumes without a single week-off is an amazing accomplishment. I've got mad respect for Akimoto for ending it with such a huge milestone after so many years of hard work, AND already having another manga in the works after it. The guy's a machine!

Sep 3, 2016 1:26 PM by Nei-san

I never read Kochikame because I don't find translation but is one of mangas that I have more respect for having 40 years of publication, it has sold 150 million and is one of the pillars. I'm glad the end of the series after 40 years and finished with 200 volumes.

Sep 3, 2016 11:57 AM by caio_ken

I recently added this manga to my list and couldn't believe it was publishing since 1976!

Sep 3, 2016 11:54 AM by Hevar_Senpai

wow, that's a big news, totally unexpected
#respect

Sep 3, 2016 11:34 AM by Uma_Utilidade

yhunata said:
Now this is the end of an era. Respect to the guy for keeping it running for so long.

ichii_1 said:
#respect
Ippou, Conan, Golgo are next.
Truly the end of ages.


Only way Ippo's gonna end any time soon is if George decides to retire or is forced to... which actually might happen.
i doubt it will axed or at least in close time, since it still really well received... but yeah, hope the author always healthy until he have will to end his series...

Sep 3, 2016 11:25 AM by Kuma

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