Tribute to Kochikame

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Kochikame (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo) recently ended after 40 years of serialization in Shonen Jump. Kochikame, a gag manga about a policeman who does absolutely no real police work, was loved by salary men and children alike, and garnered quite a large following. It was the inspiration for many modern manga artists/authors, and its departure from publication resulted in artistic tributes from a plethora of different mangakas. I’ve made a compilation of the tributes:

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Random: About Napes

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Mankind’s original fascination with napes predates modern documentation, and the exact history of the fascination is limited at best. The word “Nape” itself offers some historical evidence as to when the area was first recognized as a separate entity from the neck, however sources are vague and it is hard to pin down when exactly this occurred.

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