Published by Shogakukan
Magazine Big Comic Original
Written by Hideo Iura
Original run 2004 – 2014
First episode date 13 April 2006
Genres Comedy, Law
|Directed by Imai Natsuki
Network Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings
Cast Etsushi Toyokawa, Hideaki Itō, Aki Hoshino, Reiko Takashima
Similar Human Crossing, Sunset on Third Street, Dr Kotō Shinryōjo, Kurosagi, Aji Ichi Monme
Bengoshi no Kuzu (Japanese: 弁護士のくず, lit. Scum of Lawyers) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideo Iura about Takeda Masami, a new lawyer and fellow lawyer Kuzu Motohito, who Takeda is teamed up with, and how they deal with different court cases. It was serialized in Big Comic Original from 2004 to 2014. Shogakukan compiled it into ten tankōbon released between July 30, 2004, and January 29, 2010. A second series, Bengoshi no Kuzu Dainishin (弁護士のくず 第二審), has been published since 2010; its first volume was released on December 25, 2010.
Bengoshi no Kuzu received the Shogakukan Manga Award for seinen/general category in 2007.
The manga was adapted into a 12-episode TV drama, which was broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System between April 13, 2006 and June 29, 2006.