Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu

Police in a Pod

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Japanese: ハコヅメ~交番女子の逆襲~
English: Police in a Pod
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Magic Capsule, Kadokawa
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 2072220,722 users)
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Ranked: #32052
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Popularity: #2885
Members: 49,123
Favorites: 154

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After graduating from high school, Mai Kawai's top priority was to find a job with a stable income to avoid turning out like her father. However, despite having taken a variety of civil service exams, she was faced with a harsh reality: nearly every institute denied her entry. The only place that accepted her was a police academy, which she reluctantly joined.

Even now that she is an actual police officer, the world continues to be cruel to Mai. Due to her profession, she unexpectedly receives constant criticism from disgruntled citizens. Disheartened by the hostile treatment, she decides to submit a letter of resignation after just a few months of employment.

But on the same day Mai chooses to quit, she meets Seiko Fuji—the former ace of the Criminal Affairs Division who is assigned as her new instructor. Finding her new coworker to be enchanting, Mai delays leaving and gives her uninspiring job a second chance.

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Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in two volumes from March 30, 2022 to April 27, 2022.

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"Shiranakya (知らなきゃ)" by Riko Azuna

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"Change" by nonoc

Mar 30, 2022
Of all the series starting off the new year of a very dry Winter season, mangaka Miko Yasu's Hakozume a.k.a Police in a Pod definitely stood out for being one of the most interesting works ever made. A manga that clinched a win in the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Best General Manga category, alongside Inio Asano's Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction last year (which is now finally getting an anime adaptation), it's no secret that this work is truly something special, and it all had to do with the fact that Miko Yasu herself, was once an ex-cop working in Japan's kouban (a.k.a ...
Mar 30, 2022
Police in a Pod is a very unusual show, and one which I greatly enjoyed.

Other reviews talk about its background and Manga more (which I have not read) so I'll just be focusing on a brief, spoiler-free breakdown here.

The story is fairly simple, following the lives of two policewomen - the young Kawaii and her more mature partner, Sergeant Fuji - as they go about their lives as members of the police force. Though often comedic, the show still manages to carry a serious tone when dealing with the darker aspects of police work. The characters are what really sell the show though, ...
Mar 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
It is really just a dumb show about policemen work with a low budget. Everything about this show is average. The jokes and funny situations aren't extra funny, but I find them funny sometimes. Especially if the characters grow on you a little you start to enjoy it more.

But I wanted to highlight something else. The show doesn't forget to remind us of the harsh reality, that world is a cruel place and people die sometimes. And imo portrays it very well and in just right ratio to the funny situations.

If this show was just a plain comedy I probably would've give it lower score ...

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