P and JK

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P and JK
P and JK manga v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first volume of P and JK
PとJK
(P to JK)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Written by Maki Miyoshi
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Bessatsu Friend
Original run December 13th, 2012 – present
Volumes 7
Live-action film
Directed by Ryūichi Hiroki
Written by Nami Kikkawa
Studio Shochiku
Released March 25, 2017 (2017-03-25)
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P and JK (PとJK, P to JK) is an ongoing Japanese romantic comedy shōjo manga series by Maki Miyoshi and serialized by Kodansha in Bessatsu Friend.[1] The title is composed of acronyms for Police Officer and Joshi Kōsei, Japanese for "high school girl". The first volume was published on April 12, 2013.[2] A live-action film adaptation was announced in May 2016 with Ryūichi Hiroki as director,[3] and premiered on March 25, 2017.[4] The manga won the 41st Annual Kodansha Manga Award in the "Shojo" category in 2017.[5]

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around Kako Motoya, a first-year high school student, and Kota Sagano, a police man. The two meet at a mixer and begin to fall for each other until Kota realizes Kako is a high schooler. Nonetheless, the two marry in secret; the story follows their bizarre marriage and the troubles that occur.

Characters[edit]

Kako Motoya
Portrayed by: Tao Tsuchiya
Kota Sagano
Portrayed by: Kazuya Kamenashi
Heisuke Ōkami
Portrayed by: Mahiro Takasugi
Mikado Yaguchi
Portrayed by:Tina Tamashiro
Fumi Komori
Portrayed by: Aya Ōmasa
Yamamoto
Portrayed by: Tomorowo Taguchi
Kako's father
Portrayed by: Jun Murakami
Kako's mother
Portrayed by: Rie Tomosaka

Reception[edit]

It was number fourteen in the Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2014.[6]

Volume 3 reached the 25th place of the weekly Oricon manga charts[7] and, as of December 22, 2013, has sold 69,261 copies.[8] Volume 4 reached the 12th place and, as of April 20, 2014, has sold 112,796 copies.[9] Volume 5 reached the 5th place and, as of August 17, 2014, has sold 104,905 copies.[10] As of May 2016, the series has sold 2.1 million copies.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P to JK Romantic Comedy Manga's Live-Action Film's Still Shows Mahiro Takasugi in Costume". Anime News Network. August 1, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ PとJK(1). kc.kodansha.co.jp (in Japanese). Kodansha Ltd. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  3. ^ "P to JK Romantic Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  4. ^ "【3月24日付】今週末公開の新作映画". Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. ^ "41st Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' Winners Announced". Anime News Network. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Japan's Bookstore Employees Rank Top Manga of 2014". Anime News Network. 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  7. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 9-15". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  8. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 16-22". Anime News Network. 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  9. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 14-20". Anime News Network. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  10. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 11-17". Anime News Network. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  11. ^ "P to JK Romantic Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Retrieved 2016-07-10.

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