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Yamikin Ushijima-kun  
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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 are engaged in a furious struggle simply to earn their day-to-day living expenses...all the while battling with 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 the fearful traps that are set by black market money-lenders with the sole purpose of ensnaring such weak-willed individuals?

Read and find out!


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Associated Names
Ushijima l'usurier de l'ombre
Ushijima the Loan Shark

Groups Scanlating
Easy Going Scans
Endless Abyss

Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.20 by Easy Going Scans (12d ago)
v.3 c.19 by Easy Going Scans (19d ago)
v.3 c.18 by Easy Going Scans (43d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
30 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (33 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 11th 2014, 11:10am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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by KanameFujiwara
March 28th, 2014, 12:28pm
If I have students wanting to learn of the dangers of usury, this comic is perhaps one of my darkest example. The reason why it is so dark is because the source material is base on reality. The circumstances might change but make no mistake - many of the personas shown actually exist. Let this be reminder to us all and let us move forward.
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Realistic, disheartening and educational   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lomegil
July 3rd, 2011, 1:58pm
I've no way of knowing if this is real, but it sure feels realistic - on the level of a punch to the face in the gutter. Plumbing the depths of society, too, but not for cheap shock value, like so many mangas out there - it feels rather like an ethnographic study into the lower classes (and wherever you're from, there are those, so you're bound to relate). It's the opposite of feel-good, too - in fact, there's not a single char pleasant to relate to - but, again, it documents reality so thoroughly it's hard not to be impressed. All in all, ranks very high on mature scale, even for a seinen, but it only makes the manga an even better - tho' also more dark and disenchanting - read.
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Very Dark!   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by ejusdemgeneris
May 15th, 2011, 2:10am
I've started reading the first 5 chapters and find this manga truly amazing.. The art attempts to apply realism by portraying imperfections on each characters which complement the plot and the theme. To put this episodic manga in simpler terms, it's about the daily life of a bad guy lending people from different walks of Japanese life into more sh!ts than they have started with- who in the first place are at fault for such sh!ts, themselves. As what the previous comment stated, it's definitely recommended to mature audiences.

BTW, it also contains prostitution.
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1 volume   
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by Famas
April 26th, 2011, 12:11am
the art is less than mediocre, but I'll always take story with poor art over brainless cuteness. And this one sure has enough of quality story. Very cynical, very dark story which I find hilarious. People want to borrow money - heroes check if they can pay back. People fail to pay the debt and ridicilously high interest? They'll pay anyway, they'll be made to. Certainly recommended to more mature readers.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2011, 5:32pm
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