"Teen fans of action movies (especially those of Hong Kong master John Woo) will be well pleased with this title." -- Booklist
"Gritty illustrations emphasize the ugliness of this underground world." -- School Library Journal
A thoughtful, brooding tale populated with lonely people who have extraordinary gifts. Kinuta is an aspiring actor with serious problems. He is in debt with the mob and has no way to pay it back. A loan shark offers him a solution--haul yakuza hits outside the city. But when wires are crossed and a psycho killer gets loose, everything spins out of control. * now a motion picture, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Shohei Manabe is a veteran manga-ka whose Ushijima the Loan Shark has sold 4 million copies worldwide and was the winner of the 56th Annual Shogakukan Manga Award.