SS (manga)

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Genre Action, Racing, Drama
Written by Shohei Harumoto
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Comic Superior
Original run 20002003
Volumes 9
Live-action film
Directed by Yoshinori Kobayashi
Produced by Hirokazu Okajima
Written by Masashi Sogo
Studio Toho
Released January 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)
Runtime 100 minutes
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SS (エスエス, esu-esu, an abbreviation of Special Stage) is a manga by Shohei Harumoto which has been serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior between 2000 and 2003 over nine volumes. The manga has since been adapted into a live action movie by Toho. Singaporean publisher, Chuang Yi, also translated the manga into both English and Chinese languages under the name "SS: Special Stage" and "SS:赛车手特别篇" (literally "SS: Racer's Special"), respectively.


The story revolves around Daibutsu, a middle aged former rally driver who lives with his wife Kumiko and their son. Daibutsu is a former rally driver, who used to participate in the All Japan Rally Championship. Daibutsu proceeded to go to his garage to rebuild his, Mitsubishi Starion 4WD, named Jackie, a Group B rally car which was banned at the end of the 1986 season. He then proceeds to sets his return to racing by challenging people on the street with his car.


The street races are set on the Hakone Turnpike road and the Shuto Expressway.


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