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Manga 'Hakozume: Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu' Gets TV Anime

by DatRandomDude
Aug 1, 8:48 AM | 35 Comments
Kadokawa opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Miko Yasu's Hakozume: Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu (Police in a Pod) manga on Sunday, revealing the main staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured), and teaser promotional video. The anime is scheduled to premiere in 2022.

Shion Wakayama (SSSS.Dynazenon) and Yui Ishikawa (Violet Evergarden) are starring as Mai Kawai and Seiko Fuji, respectively.

Staff
Director: Yuuzou Satou (Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor)
Series Composition: Ryuunosuke Kingetsu (Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi)
Character Design: Kei Tsuchiya (Laidbackers)
Studio: Madhouse

Yasu began serializing the slice of life police manga in Morning magazine in November 2017. Kodansha shipped the 17th volume on June 23. The manga won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the General category in January.

Kodansha USA licensed the manga digitally in English on May 27 and will publish the third volume on August 10.

Synopsis
Female police officer Kawai had enough of a career she wasn't even that into and was about to hand in her registration, 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. (Source: Kodansha Manga)

Teaser PV


Official site: https://hakozume-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @hakozume_anime

Source: Oricon News

Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu on MAL

20 of 35 Comments Recent Comments

I wonder if this is a Yuri.
Not that I don’t mind that it’s not. I’m just really curious. But by the looks of it’s more of a slice of life.

Aug 6, 2:36 PM by xershey

Wonder is this will be like You're Under Arrest, I hope so.

Aug 4, 3:16 PM by JokerVentura

exonerate said:
It would be amazing if it has strong yuri vibes.


He is trolling. There are no yuri vibes to be found in the manga whatsoever. It's mostly a slow police comedy that also sometimes tries to teach the viewer about some of the more serious aspects of the job as a police officer. The bits of romance you'll get will be completely hetero. The "cool beauty" for example will be paired with one of her male colleagues.

Aug 2, 1:08 PM by DarkDooM2

Yuri-Crusader said:
Are the policewomen both colleagues and a lesbian couple? I sure hope so

Madhouse has produced some awesome Yuris in the past

I really hope this will be another one

Solving crime together, then go home to do some lesbians kissing together,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

Madhouse I want Yuri =P And covers like this make me a bit hopeful this might have some sweet lesbians in it








It would be amazing if it has strong yuri vibes. The teaser looks super cute already!

Also, don't mind the people who decided that no one is allowed to have a different opinion from them here.

Aug 2, 12:56 PM by exonerate

Yuri-Crusader said:
@Aryant

The manga actually has strong Yuri vibes IMO. They are holding hands hugging and doing other gay things. So I think they are lesbians. If you don't think so I respect that. But I have my own interpretation of this fictional media

And I am not forcing anything on anyone. If you dislike my Yuri speculations please use the ignore function =)

Back on topic

I read some of the manga last night. Not going to spoil anything. But those girls seem to be very into each other, which make me more hopeful for some sweet Yuri







How is "holding hands" or "hugging" gay. Friends do it all the time.
And the panel you pinned is a person appreciating someone's beauty.
If I see Chris Hemsworth irl you bet I would appreciate his beauty. It doesn't mean I am gay or I want to fuck him.
Dude. You need to go Touch Grass. Damn!

Aug 2, 8:02 AM by Aryant

I’m actually stunned that the series got an anime adaption. I personally didn’t like it but hey hope it succeeds to being anime of the year whenever it comes out..

Aug 2, 6:16 AM by Curiouswanderer

@Aryant

The manga actually has strong Yuri vibes IMO. They are holding hands hugging and doing other gay things. So I think they are lesbians. I mean I don't go around holding my friend's hands or constantly hugging them. But If you don't think they are lesbians I respect that. But I have my own interpretation of this fictional media

I am not forcing anything on anyone. If you dislike my Yuri speculations please use the ignore function =) And you saying its have no Yuri vibes Lol How do you know? You haven't watched a single Yuri in your life. So I doubt you fully understand the meaning of the Japanese term Yuri

But this conversation is now over. I have nothing more to say to you

Back on topic

I read some of the manga last night. Not going to spoil anything. But those girls seem to be very into each other, which make me more hopeful for some sweet Yuri







Aug 2, 6:06 AM by Yuri-Crusader

Ayyyy another Madhouse anime, let's hope they don't go overboard and get burnt out again.
The only cop anime I've watched so far is Kochikame, so would be interesting to see how this plays out. The manga is seinen and the cast is adult, so hopefully we get something similar to what Gokushufudou is in terms of comedy.
Also jesus one guy hopes it's yuri and the entire forum cracked down on the feller for it, fucking hell. Let the man dream. :pensive:

Aug 1, 8:57 PM by Judevin



_cjessop19_ said:

Haha same, maybe it's in the same universe?


They are very similar in concept (comedic female buddy cop story), but otherwise differ in the amount of action and atmosphere.

ColdBisquiT said:
When I saw this I was hoping it was going to be yuri. After reading the comments it does not seem it will be that way :/

Anyways hopefully there will be some yuri undertones. Regardless I will plan to watch this when it comes out.


This is seinen with two female leads, of course it will have some gay jokes or fan service. But otherwise it's pure straight. MC even appears with a guy on one of the manga covers, lol.

Aug 1, 8:23 PM by RobertBobert

Ok, but are they actually going to do serious police stuff or just minor things like giving tickets to those who excede speed limits and other things like that?

Considering this is SoL I pressume is gonna be the second.

Aug 1, 4:51 PM by Punkero

okay i guess...
even though it's like 20 years late for the genre

Aug 1, 4:23 PM by Chika_tetsu

Yuri-Crusader said:
NinoHaruhara said:
because it's a fact.
you're hoping it's yuri because the MCs are female which is why I said that, if one of the MCs was a guy you wouldn't have said that.
based on what fario said, you probably say about every anime with female MCs.

@fario-p yeah it's my first time meeting them, I've seen them a few times before in threads though


Well, Yuri is a term they use when two females in anime or manga are having a romantic or spiritual relationship. And you need two to tango. So there need to be two girls and this anime has two girls. And the manga has IMO Yuri vibes. So I hoping for something here

And no I don't claim every anime with two female mc is a Yuri. But I hope this will be a Yuri =) And I think I can hope for that even if it seems to upset you



First you claiming Yuri is rare is wrong considering the niche targeted audience. That's how market works. The work which is liked by most will be available most. Second, Manga has no Yuri vibes, TV adaptation has no Yuri vibes so wanting/hoping yuri or Shoujo Ai in anime when the source is same is pointless and is just whining and forcing your fetishes onto others. I could understand your opinion if there was no source material. Also your profile proves everything others who have been contradicting you said.

Aug 1, 1:52 PM by Aryant

finally something thats unique and not another isekai.

Aug 1, 1:48 PM by Crow_Black

Zean_9435 said:
saganeamu said:
Plot twist, one of them is actually futa but I'm not going to say which one.
Sorry but What do you mean by Futa !?


It's short for Futanari.

Aug 1, 1:41 PM by saganeamu

NinoHaruhara said:
Yuri-Crusader said:


Then why are you addressing me saying my wishes and hopes for this anime are wrong? What I hope for can't be wrong is just something I want

Also coming with weird statements such as, All anime with two female mc is not Yuri. Ok? I never made such claims so I don't understand why you need to point that out to me? Lol

All I am saying I """hoping"""" for something lesbian here or something with Yuri vibes in this anime. And if it's not going to be that,, Well it's ok, just another day of Japan disappointing me =P I am used to it by now

because it's a fact.
you're hoping it's yuri because the MCs are female which is why I said that, if one of the MCs was a guy you wouldn't have said that.
based on what fario said, you probably say about every anime with female MCs.

@fario-p yeah it's my first time meeting them, I've seen them a few times before in threads though


Well, Yuri is a term they use when two females in anime or manga are having a romantic or spiritual relationship. And you need two to tango. So there need to be two girls and this anime has two girls. And the manga has IMO Yuri vibes. So there are actually serval factors here that make me hope for something Yuri

And no I don't claim every anime with two female mc is a Yuri. But I hope this will be a Yuri =) And I think I can hope for that even if it seems to upset you

Anyhow this conversation is starting to be rather pointless to continue. We think differently and that's that. Have a nice evening =)


Aug 1, 1:29 PM by Yuri-Crusader

damn I was already pretty hyped with just the synopsis but it’s also being produced by Madhouse? fire

Aug 1, 1:26 PM by snowykevin

Plot twist, one of them is actually futa but I'm not going to say which one.

Aug 1, 1:09 PM by saganeamu

Yuri-Crusader said:
NinoHaruhara said:
what opinions? I didn't say anything that could be taken as an opinion and I know for sure that I wasn't trying to force anything on you

also, if you read the manga then you'd know that it isn't yuri.


Then why are you addressing me saying my wishes and hopes for this anime are wrong? What I hope for can't be wrong is just something I want

Also coming with weird statements such as, All anime with two female mc is not Yuri. Ok? I never made such claims so I don't understand why you need to point that out to me? Lol

All I am saying I """hoping"""" for something lesbian here or something with Yuri vibes in this anime. And if it's not going to be that,, Well it's ok, just another day of Japan disappointing me =P I am used to it by now

because it's a fact.
you're hoping it's yuri because the MCs are female which is why I said that, if one of the MCs was a guy you wouldn't have said that.
based on what fario said, you probably say about every anime with female MCs.

@fario-p yeah it's my first time meeting them, I've seen them a few times before in threads though

Aug 1, 12:31 PM by NinoHaruhara

NinoHaruhara said:
Yuri-Crusader said:

I never said it was going to be a Yuri. I said I HOPE it will be a Yuri. And the manga cover gave off some Yuri vibes IMO

Sadly I don't think this is going to be a Yuri, because they are quite rare. But I really hope it will be. Why are you getting so bothered by that?
I'm not "bothered" by it but it literally sounds like you're forcing it
is this your first time meeting Yuri-Crusader, Nino?
dude is a well-known hardcore yuri/GL lover around here who's always like that lol

OT: policewoman anime? hmmm... might consider putting in PTW, doesn't sound like a topic done very much in anime if at all

Aug 1, 12:07 PM by Fario-P

NinoHaruhara said:
Yuri-Crusader said:



I am not forcing anything on anyone. I just express what I hope for and want. Don't you think you might be the one who is forcing your opinions on me here? Addressing me and saying my wishes and hopes for this anime are wrong?

If you don't want or think this will be a Yuri, that is ok I respect your opinions =) But I really hope it will be a Yuri



what opinions? I didn't say anything that could be taken as an opinion and I know for sure that I wasn't trying to force anything on you

also, if you read the manga then you'd know that it isn't yuri.


Then why are you addressing me saying my wishes and hopes for this anime are wrong? What I hope for can't be wrong is just something I want

Also coming with statements such as, All anime with two female mc is not Yuri. Ok? I never made such claims so I don't understand why you need to point that out to me? Lol

All I am saying I """hoping"""" for something lesbian or Yuri vibes in this anime. And if it's not going to be that,, Well it's ok, just another day of Japan disappointing me =P I am used to it by now

Aug 1, 12:01 PM by Yuri-Crusader