Shonen ー 少年
Kodansha | 講談社
Yūji Aoki, 青木 雄二
Paperback ー Wideband
Volume 01, Volume 02, Volume 03, Volume 04, Volume 05, Volume 06, Volume 07, Volume 08, Volume 09, Volume 10, Volume 11, Volume 12, Volume 13, Volume 14, Volume 15, Volume 16, Volume 17, Volume 18, Volume 19
ナニワ金融道 －Naniwa Kin’yūdō－ Bunkobon
The protagonist is Tatsuyuki Haibara, a young salaryman, Tokyo-born but living in Osaka. He loses his job at the start of the series and seeks work in the financial sector, but is repeatedly unsuccessful despite his intelligence and aptitude. (Haibara had been pressurised into keeping his previous employer afloat with large personal loans, behavior highlighted in his credit rating and regarded as suspicious even though he repaid them.) Exhausting his options, he applies for a position at a small, shady loans company with links to the yakuza. Haibara is hired, but soon realises that his colleagues are little better than loan sharks, quick to intimidate clients who default.