Romaji: Yamikin Ushijima-kun
Japanese Title: 闇金 ウシジマくん
Release Date: 25th August 2012 (Japan)
Running Time: 112 mins.
Director: Masatoshi Yamaguchi
Writer: Shohei Manabe (Manga)
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Yuko Oshima, Kento Hayashi, Hiromi Sakimoto, Kyosuke Yabe, Nana Katase, Yoshinori Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Asuka Kurosawa
Another movie adaptation of a television series which was adapted from a manga. This time it is Ushijima the Loan Shark and the manga is highly regarded (it won the General category of the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards last year and was nominated for the Osamu Tezuka Culture Prize in 2008 and 2010). The cast list is very interesting with Takayuki Yamada (13 Assassins, Milocrorze – A Love Story, The Cat Returns!!!) reprising his lead role of Kaoru Ushijima from the 2010 television series. He will be acting alongside AKB48 Team K member Yuko Oshima (The Suicide Song), Kento Hayashi (Girls for Keeps), Yoshinori Okada (Fine, Totally Fine, Kamikaze Girls), and Asuka Kurosawa (Cold Fish, Himizu, Dead Waves).
Kaoru Ushijima (Yamada) is a loan shark who operates out of a business called “Cow Cow Finance”. One of his ‘clients’ is Mirai Suzuki (Oshima) who has taken it upon herself to pay for her mother’s debts and started work in a “Paid date café”. Another client is Jun Ogawa (Hayashi), an ambitious president for an event group who decides to renege on his payment. When Ushijima wrecks Jun’s business, Jun goes all out for revenge.