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Famous Manga Character Kosaku Shima enters Waseda University

In the manga “Student Kosaku Shima" written by Kenshi Hirokane, young Kosaku Shima fulfills his dream of entering the Waseda University School of Law in April 1966. Hirokane is a graduate of Waseda School of Law (1970), and also creator of the Waseda Bear mascot.

Kosaku Shima is accepted to the Waseda School of Law

Kenshi Hirokane

The latest volume in the Kosaku Shima series, “Student Kosaku Shima", in Kodansha Ltd. magazine “Evening", began with the January 1, 2014, issue. The story is about the college days of the young Shima. In the April 8 issue, he enters Waseda University of 1966. Kenshi Hirokane spent his school days of the same era at Waseda, and the story reflects his university experiences. The manga also depicts the old school buildings of Waseda and the neighborhood.

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Kodansha Evening “Student Kosaku Shima" (in Japanese)