It’s been so long since anime fans were exposed to another police comedy series like Police in a Pod since the conclusion of good-old Kochikame anime from 1996 to 2004. Police in a Pod is getting an adaptation to fill that void.
The official website for the television anime of Miko Yasu‘s Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga has posted the anime’s first full promotional video. The English-subtitled video announces more cast and staff members, as well as the anime’s January 2022 premiere.
The anime adaptation of Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū, commonly known as Police in a Pod, will be animated by Studio Madhouse. The website also announced the theme songs’ titles and artists. Singer Riko Azuna is contributing the opening theme song “Shranakiya” (I Gotta Know), and singer nonoc is contributing the opening theme song “Change.”
CAST AND STAFF
The newly announced staff are:
- Assistant Director: Tohru Ishida
- Art Boards: Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Norihiko Yokomatsu
- Art Designs: Shinji Sugiyama
- Color Key Artist: Harue Ono
- Compositing Director of Photography: Hironobu Hatanaka
- 3D Director: Yasutaka Tanaka
- Editing: Mariko Tsukatsune
- Music: Nobuaki Nobusawa
- Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi
- Sound Effects: Naoto Yamatani
- Audio Recording Studio: Studio T&T
- Audio Production: Magic Capsule
- Production Producer: Mariko Ashikawa, Satoki Toyoda
The cast bringing the characters to life are Ryōta Suzuki as Seiji Minamoto, interrogation whiz, Shimba Tsuchiya as Takeshi Yamada, the young detective who is Seiji’s partner, and Kana Hanazawa as Miwa Makitaka.
A visual (above) was unveiled. In the visual, Mai Kawai and Seiko Fuji are shown in police officer uniforms, with Mai Kawai in a saluting pose.
A trailer has also been released. In the trailer, the main protagonists Seiko Fuji and Mai Kawai are introduced along with the eccentricity that surrounds the police comedy anime. From the trailer, we get a glimpse of the animation being the classic Studio Madhouse style, which complements the setting of Hakozume anime well.
PLOT AND PUBLICATION HISTORY
The police comedy centers on female police officer Kawai, who has had enough of a career she wasn’t even that into. She was about to hand in her resignation when the unthinkable happened — she met the new, female director of her station! And after spending a little time with this gorgeous role model, Kawai realizes that maybe she isn’t quite done being an officer after all.
Yasu launched the manga in Kodansha’s Morning magazine in November 2017. The manga has also inspired a live-action TV series.
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