[Looking for nominations!] Intermediate Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: セーラー服と機関銃

セーラー服と機関銃 (Sailor suit and machine gun)

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Author 赤川次郎
Page count 378
Natively: Level 30

Summary

Japanese

Summary

「え、私がやくざの組長ですって!」 父を殺されたばかりの可愛い女子高生・星泉は、ひょんなことから組員4人のおんぼろやくざ・目高組の組長を襲名する破目になった。が、襲名早々、組事務所には機関銃が撃ちこまれ、早くも波乱万丈の幕開けとなった! 父を殺した犯人は誰か? 父が持っていた二億円の麻薬の行方は? 組を支える任侠道一筋の佐久間、泉に憧れる同級生三人組、ハンサムな中年刑事、抗争を繰り返す二大組織暴力団らが入り乱れ、事態は奇想天外な方向へ……。

English

Summary

Izumi Hoshi is a normal high school student, who accidentally inherits a position as head of a Yakuza clan after her father dies.

Availability
Amazon kindle
Bookwalker
Amazon (Tsubasa version)

Pro

  • This is another book by the author of the current IBC pick (あなたも殺人犯になれる) but in a different genre some curious blend of comedy/yakuza action/high school

  • It seems a similar readability to あなたも殺人犯になれる from the first chapter

  • There was a famous film made of it in 1981, and a couple of TV series

  • There is an audible audiobook version

  • There is also a 角川つばさ文庫 version with furigana on most kanji

Con

  • Obviously, some might like a break from 赤川次郎

  • Chapters are quite long (only four chapters in the whole book)

Sample pages (regular version)


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