Furiten-kun

Furiten-kun (フリテンくん) is a yonkoma manga series by Masashi Ueda which has been serialized in several magazine. In the early 1980s, the manga was published simultaneously in Takeshobo's Kindai Mahjong, Kindai Mahjong Original, and Gamble Punch.[1] It was then published in Manga Life magazine from November 1984 (in the first issue of the magazine) to 1994. The series was started again in January 2001 and is currently running in Manga Life. The title of the series was changed to Shin Furiten-kun (新フリテンくん) in March 2002. The manga was adapted into a theatrical film and an OVA in the early 1980s.[2][3]

Furiten-kun
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フリテンくん
Manga
Written byMasashi Ueda
Published byTakeshobo
MagazineKindai Mahjong
Kindai Mahjong Original
Gamble Punch
DemographicSalaryman, Seinen
Original run19801984
Anime film
Directed byTakashi Sugiyama
Produced byTokumaro Saijo
Written byHaruya Yamazaki
Noboru Shiroyama
Taku Sugiyama
Tsunehisa Itō
Music byTachio Akano
StudioOh! Production
ReleasedApril 11, 1981
Runtime78 minutes
Manga
Published byTakeshobo
MagazineManga Life
DemographicSalaryman
Original runNovember 19841994
Volumes19
Manga
Osusume Furiten-kun
Written byMasashi Ueda
Published byTakeshobo
MagazineManga Life
DemographicSalaryman
Original run19911992
Volumes8
Manga
Written byMasashi Ueda
Published byTakeshobo
MagazineManga Life
DemographicSalaryman
Original runJanuary 2001February 2002
Manga
Shin Furiten-kun
Written byMasashi Ueda
Published byTakeshobo
MagazineManga Life
DemographicSalaryman
Original runMarch 2002 – present
Volumes3
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Several pachinko systems have been released which feature Furiten-kun as the theme.[4][5] It won the 28th Bungeishunjū Manga Award along with Ueda's Kariage-kun in 1982.[6]

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  1. ^ 解説・あらすじ - フリテンくん(1981) (in Japanese). goo 映画. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "フリテンくん映画化決定!!どこまで冴えるか、フリテンくんのおとぼけ刃!?". Animage. 32: 48. February 1981.
  3. ^ フリテンくん(1981) (in Japanese). goo 映画. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  4. ^ フリテンくん (in Japanese). Takeya. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  5. ^ CRフリテンくんTKS2 (in Japanese). P-World. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  6. ^ 文藝春秋漫画賞 (in Japanese). Comic Lab. Archived from the original on October 20, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  7. ^ a b キャスト・スタッフ - フリテンくん(1981) (in Japanese). goo 映画. Retrieved December 20, 2007.