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You're Under Arrest
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You're Under Arrest
(Taiho Shichauzo)
Genre Comedy-drama, Police procedural
Author Kosuke Fujishima
Publisher Kodansha
English publisher Canada United States Dark Horse Comics
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Afternoon
Original run 19871992
Volumes 7
Original video animation
Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Composer Kenji Kawai
Studio Studio Deen
Released 1994
Episodes 4
TV anime
Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Shougo Kawamoto
Studio Studio Deen
Network TBS
English network Italy Rai
Malaysia NTV7
Philippines AXN-Asia and Hero
Singapore AXN-Asia
India AXN-India
Republic of China TTV, AXN-Taiwan
Original run 5 October 199627 September 1997
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
You're Under Arrest Specials
Director Junji Nishimura
Studio Studio Deen
Released 29 March 1999 – 29 April 1999
Episodes 21
Anime film
You're Under Arrest: The Movie
Director Junji Nishimura
Producer Kazunori Noguchi, Ken Matsumoto, Tetsuo Gensho
Composer niuko tnius
Studio Studio Deen
Released 29 April 1999
Runtime 92 minutes
TV anime
You're Under Arrest Second Season
Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, Shougo Kawamoto
Studio Studio Deen
Licensor Canada United States Sentai Filmworks
Network TBS
English network Philippines Singapore AXN-Asia
Original run 7 April 200129 September 2001
Episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
You're Under Arrest: No Mercy
Director Shougo Kawamoto
Studio Studio Deen
Released 25 April 2002
Episodes 1
TV anime
You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle
Director Koichi Ohata
Studio Studio Deen
Licensor Canada United States Sentai Filmworks
Network TBS
Original run October 4, 2007March 27, 2008
Episodes 23 (List of episodes)
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You're Under Arrest (逮捕しちゃうぞ Taiho Shichauzo ?) is the title of a manga and anime franchise created by Kosuke Fujishima, which was his first manga before he was later known for Oh My Goddess!. It centers on a fictional police station in Sumida, Tokyo as its officers tackle everyday criminals while keeping people safe. It mixes both drama and action with some comedy and humor.

You're Under Arrest had been adapted into three television seasons, three OVAs and a live-action drama special after it had been first serialized by Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in 1987.



The story revolves around Natsumi Tsujimoto and Miyuki Kobayakawa, two female members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and the protagonists of the show as they are stationed at the fictional Bokuto Police Precinct located at Sumida, Tokyo. The series is largely episodic, and much of it focuses on the interaction between the main characters and the humorous supporting cast.

The majority of the series take place in the Greater Tokyo Area. However, the site where the Bokuto Police Station is supposed to be does not exist in the Sumida Ward.[1] In reality, the Bokuto Hospital takes its place[1].


Most of the series reflects on the standing friendship between Miyuki and Natsumi as they deal with their personal lives and their jobs as police officers, with some being portrayed as slice of life stories. The series also reflects the human side of Bokuto Station's various police officers in their field of work and in their personal lives outside of police work.



The English version of the manga has been published by Dark Horse Comics, which only contained selected episodes from volumes 6 and 7 (reportedly at Fujishima's request, resulting in continuity confusion by some fans of the series[2]). The final frame of the last Japanese volume refers to a Taiho Shichauzo 2, a series which has never materialised - possibly due to the 20-year success of Oh My Goddess!.

AnimEigo licensed the initial OVA series, the 1st TV series, and the only full-length TV episode of You're Under Arrest! Specials. ADV Films took the helm of licensing the mini TV episodes that comprised the rest of You're Under Arrest! Mini-Specials as well as the feature film You're Under Arrest! The Movie. The TV series You're Under Arrest! 2 and the OVA You're Under Arrest! in America have not been licensed in Region 1.

A third animated series, You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle, aired in Japan and in other Asian countries with Atsuko Nakajima working on character design and directed by Koichi Ohata[3][4].

The second season has been picked up for release in North America by Sentai Filmworks (under the subtitle, Fast and Furious)and will be distributed by the new company, Section23 Films. The complete collection part 1 will be released on November 3, 2009. Part 2 will be released on January 5, 2010.[5] The third season (under the subtitle, Full Throttle) has also been licensed by Sentai. The complete collection part 1 will be released on March 9, 2010.[6]


You're Under Arrest was among the top 10 anime shows in Newtype's August 2001 issue.[7]

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