Kochikame the Novel
No Way! But Kochikame!
"Kochikame the Novel" is a collection of short stories featuring "Kochikame." (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo) "Kochikame" is a manga written and illustrated by Akimoto Osamu from 1976 to 2016.
Why did they publish such a collection book? "Kochikame the Novel" was basically planned for celebrating the 30th anniversary of the manga. Akimoto Osamu had kept the Kochikame without any rest for 30 years. Gathered, therefore, Japanese popular novelists in honor of his great achievement.
In other words, the short stories were originally born from respect. All of the 7 tales are full of affection to the original manga. The 7 novelists made the characters from "Kochikame" play in their way. You can read the other side of the characters from "Kochikame" like Ryotsu Kankichi.
Osawa Arimasa is the first batter. He shows some characters from a popular series of his crime novels. Then, they meet Ryotsu in Asakusa, Tokyo. How impossible! LOL
However, the impossibility can be the real charm of collaboration. You can enjoy the novels even if you were a fan of one of the novelists or fond of the original "Kochikame."
・Originally Written by Akimoto Osamu
・Published by Shueisha（2006）
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Inheritance by Shinkai Makoto