Yamikin Ushijima-kun
Alt name(s):
  • Ushijima
  • Ushijima the Loan Shark
  • Ushijima, L'usurier De L'ombre
  • Ростовщик Ушиджима-кун
  • 闇金ウシジマくん
  • 8.32
  • 8.82
  • 45
Pub. status:
  • 40,325
  • 1,331
  • 87
In recent years, Japan has become the shining light of Asia, with its noteworthy achievements in the fields of Science and Technology, Medicine and the like.
But while there are a great number of rich and successful Japanese people, there are even more who're engaged in a furious struggle simply to earn their day-to-day living expenses -- all the while battling dangerous and money-consuming addictions such as gambling and alcoholism. What will these people do when they require the cash to feed the never-ending desires that are part and parcel of being human? How miserable and dangerous might their lives become if they fall into traps set by black market money-lenders to ensnare just such weak-willed individuals?

  • Won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 2011.
  • Reading progress:
    • Volume 0/46
    • Chapter 0/493

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    I think you kind of overestimating the author. This manga is clearly just 90% research and 10% the author. He probably knew a shark loan and the guy just told him the more interesting stories. Theres just TOO MUCH content in this manga, too much detail, is impossible for a single person think all of this alone or with a small group. If I would bet, the author is just a nerdy guy who knows how to make his research.

    Or this manga is just a lobby from anti-pachinko ativists. Because most of the arcs could be solved if people just didnt play this fucking game.
    70 chapters in and I'm starting to see what kind of a person the author is
    he must be like that one guy everyone had back in school, underachiever, unsociable, always brooding in a corner, always undermining everyone and everything

    in this manga so far, every character has been a miserable loser or asshole
    at first it was kind of interesting, how unorthodox it is
    but now it is just plain trite and boring
    because life is not so extreme
    and at the end of the day, this story is just venting of a guy who is emotionally stunted/had unfulfilled business back in his youth
    Lol, im ten and i read this all on my own
    Its edgy xd but not wrong for me to read it
    I wish all my friends woud read it but they think anime is for 8 year olds :(
    the manga's pretty good but why is the author so goddamn obsessed with snot? is it a fetish or something? people can cry without a torrent of snot drppping from their noses dammit
    You can post it in italian pleas
    I just found this manga and glad that I did. This is really interesting stories that I've never thought I would get invested into.
    Can't believe this is back on track! Thank you.
    this last arc was amazing, 3 girls with 3 different endings. It was really nice to see that the author can pull bad endings and bittersweet ones too.
    This manga is amazing and hope the editors come out with the rest of the chapters as soon as possible. GREAT JOB GUYS!!!
    That manga sure is heavy, I won't rate it because I find it horrible however it's good at what's aiming for.
    Objectively, it's very good
    Subjectively, I hate it.
    Extremely heavy manga.

    Don't read this if you're in a bad day, because you will be in a bad mood after, some chapters are very hard to read, because they are very realistic.

    It's actually a great and interesting manga where you can see how humans can ruin everything, but it's not for everyone.
    Would not recommend it for readers under 20 years old.
    Thanks for picking it up
    @mockingbirdxv all good :)
    Updates will be inconsistent unless TCRR gets more people.
    I can't believe it.
    god bless kili
    @rafaelrios123 yeah but not everybody can read french.. :(
    @goronyanpai it is legally avaliable on french,there is also scanlation of it on french scanlation websites,that you can easily find it if you google it.
    Such a waste if this manga no longer translated.
    This is one of great manga that I've read in my whole life. Dark yet educational.
    It's 43 volumes already ><