Deka Wanko

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Deka Wanko
Deka Wanko cover.jpeg
Cover of volume 1.
(Deka wanko)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Police procedural
Written by Kozueko Morimoto
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Josei
Magazine You
Original run 20082013
Volumes 12
Television drama
Original network Nihon TV
Original run 15 January 2011 26 March 2011
Episodes 10
Live-action television film
Deka Wanko chotto dake ritānzu
Original network Nihon TV
Released 30 April 2011 (2011-04-30)
Live-action television film
Deka Wanko shinshun supesharu
Original network Nihon TV
Released 7 January 2012 (2012-01-07)
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Deka Wanko (デカワンコ, Deka Wanko) is a manga by Kozueko Morimoto. It was serialized in Japan by Shueisha in the magazine You and was collected in 12 tankōbon volumes. The series follows the adventures of Ichiko Hanamori, a young woman who, while always dressing in lolita fashion, is also a homicide detective for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. While inexperienced and often bumbling, she solves crimes using her sense of smell, which surpasses that of the best police dog. The title refers first, to the Japanese slang term for police detective (deka), and second, to a word play on Ichiko's name. Her name in kanji is 一子, meaning "one child", but her colleagues give her the nickname "Wanko", which both combines the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "one" with "ko", and is also an affectionate term for a dog in Japanese as "wan" is also the bark of a dog.

The series has been adapted into a television series starring Mikako Tabe as Ichiko that aired in 2011, and which was followed by several TV specials, one of which was set in Paris.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mikako Tabe stars in 'Deka Wanko'". TokyoGraph. Retrieved 21 January 2012.

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