Bokutou Precinct rarely deals with criminals more nefarious than speeding sportscar drivers. So when Officers Nikaido Yoriko and Aoi Futaba find a cache of illegal firearms in a stolen car, and a rash of traffic control malfunctions snarls traffic along Tokyo's streets, it is up to Tokyo's finest to figure out what's gone wrong. And of course, it'll take the talents of Kobayakawa Miyuki and Tsujimoto Natsumi to crack the case. But will Miyuki's trusty Mini-Pat and Natsumi's fierce determination be enough to stop a devious mastermind from exploiting the weaknesses of the system and crippling Tokyo—and the world—for good?
What a huge surprise! I went into this movie completely blind as to what the You're Under Arrest! franchise was about. I hadn't watched the anime or read the manga, I didn't know who any of the characters were or their relationships to one another. But honestly, you don't really need to know anything to enjoy YOU'RE UNDER ARREST! THE MOTION PICTURE. It just jumps right into its own story, providing necessary background to all its characters, enough to know who is who and then gets right into its story, which I believe is a stand alone story that has nothing to do with the
anime. What is the story you ask?
Two policewomen are assigned a spot on the Boku Police Patrolwomen. Meaning they deal with speedy and reckless drivers on the big streets of Tokyo. The skilled and badass Miyuki is teamed up with the sometimes lazy Natsumi as they and a bunch of other pretty ladies make sure the streets are safe. But when they encounter a car full of guns, suspicions rise as to what is going on, are they dealing with the mafia? Or a possible drug cartel? It's all up in the air until one of the bridges in Tokyo is blown up, the girls race to secure the area, only to find out it was a decoy and the real target, was the Boku Police Station. What is happening? Who is behind this? And what is the secret behind Bee One? A computer system that may have the ability to completely shut down Tokyo.
This film could be a staple for action anime of the 90's. There are crazy gun battles and slick car chases (and boat) that make up most of the one hour thirty minute running time. But its so worth it, I loved all the characters, you had a wide variety from the cold and calculated Kinoshita Kaoruko to the totally ditzy Nikaido Yoriko and of course the two leads. It's funny, cool and mean. The music was rad, totally complementary to the 90's action genre. I dug everything about YOU'RE UNDER ARREST THE MOTION PICTURE, maybe I seek out the anime and give that a try and I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the DVD of this one of the best on this list so far.
You're Under Arrest the Movie is absolutely stunning and blew me away. I had just finished watching the first season and the specials, so I came in with context of all the characters and how they interact, but I was watching with a friend who had 0 context and they also loved it.
It encapsulates all of the best elements of the anime series that came before it. This movie is riddle with action and intense situations, but treats them all realistically. The chemistry between the characters, their dialogue and their teamwork, all fits together flawlessly and doesn't come off as awkward or cliche at any
moment. The story keeps you on your toes the whole time; even when it is a relatively calm moment you still have that sense that the scene is driving the plot forward. This is an hour and a half experience where even if you don't know the story of You're Under Arrest you will enjoy yourself immensely.
I came acrosss this quite late to be honest and already regretting why I didn't watch this earlier. This is my first review so bear with me.
The story-line is simply AMAZING, for a movie of less than 2 hours long. The main series itself doesn't have any flaws, but this movie has fulfilled my thoughts on what the series should add. Mind you, I have already finished all the seasons + OVA before starting this.
The art, to be honest, well i have grown used to the ever changing hair color + overall style for Aoi, so the overall art gets a 9 only for that
factor. I don't have any other remarks on this topic or so let's move on!
The character(development) in this case gets a 7, mainly because I'm actually pissed at how Toukairin was potrayed in this film. I see him as a calm and collected kind of person during emergencies but it was shown otherwise, although it was only during one part. However, it is always nice to see the duo still at their best and the emotions shown nearing the end.
Overall, my score for this is actually a 9, even though I really enjoyed this and will be rewatching it sometime soon.