Kochikame Manga Returns To Weekly Shonen Jump After A Year

A completely new chapter of Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (This Is a Police Box in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward), often shortened to Kochikame, was published in the combined issue issue#36/37 of Weekly Shonen Jump on Aug 8, 2022.

It was introduced as “A summer tradition in JUMP!” with the color page featuring the main character Kankichi Ryotsu asking readers if they are enjoying their summer break.

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Kochikame manga is returning to Jump after a gap of one year, with the last chapter published on September 2021.

Additionally, a new project, titled ‘Kame Matsuri’ (Turtle Festival), was also announced in which the Heisei Kochikame series will be released in Shueisha’s convenience-store exclusive Shueisha Jump Remix.

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The web media Shueisha Online distributes Kochikame daily.

Illustrated by Osamu Akimoto, Kochikame manga was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump for 40 years, from September 1976 to September 2016. Its 1,960 chapters were collected into 201 tankōbon volumes, making it the manga with the second-highest number of volumes for a single series.

The gag manga got an anime adaptation produced by Studio Gallop and broadcast in Japan by Fuji TV. It also has three anime movies, two live-action movies, a live action television series and also several stage adaptations.

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As of 2016, the series had sold over 156.5 million tankōbon copies, making Kochikame the eighth best-selling manga series in history. In 2005, TV Asahi named the anime number 36 on its list of the Top 100 Anime.

The plot takes place in the present day, in and around a neighborhood police station in the downtown part of Tokyo, and revolves around the misadventures of middle-aged cop Kankichi Ryotsu, a police officer with extraordinary physical strength and a warm-hearted nature.

Source: Mantan Web

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