Friendship! Effort! Victory! S02E01 – Shinmai Fukei Killco-san

Series 2! AT LEAST fortnightly! Sounds a bit better!

art by Masahiro Hirakata, 2012

art by Masahiro Hirakata, 2012


What is Friendship! Effort! Victory! – It’s a podcast examining the ongoing history of Shueisha’s 45-year old comics anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, and the hundreds of titles it has published over that period of time, placing each of them under the spotlight and looking at what they were, what happened, what they meant, and so on.

What is Shinmai Fukei Killco-san? – Initially known to global readers as Rookie Policewoman Kiruko-san, it is the tale of the eponymous mercenary turned police officer Killco Otonashi as she tries to become a lady-like officer in the small town of Nagashima, trying not to let her pervy superior Haruki Anjo down by… accidentally destroying huge chunks of the town with her superhuman strength and bladed tonfa. It’s pretty special, and showcases the talents of debuting creator Masahiro Hirakata to some great effect.

Show Notes:
– Want to buy Shinmai Fukei Killco-san? I got my copies from YESASIA, but you can also find them from Kinokuniya (search for “新米婦警キルコさん”) or Amazon Japan.
SHE HAS RETURNED! SHINMAI FUKEI KILLCO-SAN is totally available as a digital collection, from ebookjapan AND Amazon Japan. It’s a nice little sequel series, and super cheap at 100 yen.
-Want to see all the fan-art and junk that Killco-san got? Check out Pixiv and Doujinshi dot org (both NSFW).
-Want to know more about Weekly Shonen Jump? Wikipedia has you covered.
Are you in AMERICA? CANADA? THE UK? IRELAND? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? NEW ZEALAND? Weekly Shonen Jump. Available on apple devices and android.
-Are you AMERICAN? CANADIAN? You can also get Shonen Jump manga digitally over at Viz Manga dot com
FEV is on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always welcome
-You can find me on twitter at Maxy_Barnard, or on tumblr at The Despondent
-The Women of Jump series on tumblr, coming to FEV soon.
-Music used: “Into Planet”, “Loser!”, from Jump Ultimate Stars. All tracks as such belong to Ganbarion.



4 thoughts on “Friendship! Effort! Victory! S02E01 – Shinmai Fukei Killco-san

  1. I’m glad the manga made some kind of impact, in the end. If only it didn’t have that procedural cop show setting…

    I really really loved Kiruko-san, and her character design has got to be one of the most striking and memorable I’ve seen. At the same time, I just found Anjo very unlikable and annoying, so I ended up not reading the rest.

    I really enjoyed hearing this, and I’m looking forward to whichever series you do next!

    • I think Anjo Haruki may have been the sticking point for a lot of people, which is a shame, because he rapidly grew on me, like a perverted, terrible growth.

      Thank you SO much for listening, Theebs, and I hope next episode’s choice pleases you.

  2. Oh this is starting again, I always saw the message in your banner on M-H but I guess by the time I had joined there you were on a hiatus. 😦 I hope you give sports series some love!

    • Hey there! I’m glad you popped in now the hiatus is over, it means a lot. With any luck a break like that won’t happen again anytime soon.

      Anyway, yeah, sports series are totally a thing I want to give some love. Episodes 3, 5, and 7 are all going to be sports titles, and with any luck there’ll be even more to come this series, as I’ve got more than a little bit of a soft touch for sports comics. Hope you’ll enjoy them when they come out.

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