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You're Under Arrest! OVA

Alt titles: Taiho Shichauzo OVA

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3.864 out of 5 from 804 votes
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Welcome to Bokuto Station, situated in the Bokuto precinct of Tokyo and home to the Traffic Department and its hard working staff, who have a mission to uphold law and order. Meet Miyuki and Natsumi, the top dogs of the precinct who are quite the opposites: one is quiet, timid and skilled with mechanics, and the other is loud, outgoing, strong and clumsy -- but they make one hell of a team.Follow the duo and the rest of Bokuta Station's staff in this lighthearted police drama where each day is a new and exciting event, and upholding the law might mean more than you'd think...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
You're Under Arrest! TV 1996 TBD
You're Under Arrest! The Movie Movie 1999 TBD
You're Under Arrest! TV Special TV 1999 TBD
You're Under Arrest! Second Season TV 2001 TBD
You're Under Arrest! No Mercy!! TV Special 2002 TBD
You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle TV 2007 TBD
You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle Special DVD Special 2008 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
You're Under Arrest! 1987 TBD
Name Role
Atsuko NAKAJIMA Character Design
Kazuhiro FURUHASHI Director
Ko OTANI Music
Kosuke FUJISHIMA Original Manga Creator

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In the relative near future, fossil fuel cars have gone the way of the dinosaur -- electric cars rule the landscape. And when these electric cars go bad, it’s up to the Ex-Drivers to stop them! Join Lisa and Lorna as they encounter situations revolving around them putting their souped up cars’ pedals to the metal in a showdown of slick cars and hot drivers. Speed is the name of the game and the stakes rise quicker than an RPM gauge in overdrive!

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Both anime are Kousuke Fujishima creations. They both involve over-the-top car sequences, so if you liked You're Under Arrest, you will like eX-Driver. However, YUA does have a better story than eX-D, so I'd advise that you check out YUA if you were disappointed with eX-D's story and characters.


Both OVA are adapting creations from the same mangaka, Kousuke Fujishima, and feature similar female duos. These two shows made me realize just how much Fujishima loved cars, and other vehicles of all sizes. Overall, Miyuki and Natsumi is a much stronger duo than Lorna and Lisa, but if you like fast-paced car chases and light comedies, you'll enjoy any of these those shows.

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When it comes to archetypes of situational daily working-life anime, You’re Under Arrestand Mobile Police Patlabor definitely top the list.

Sporting relatively understated action, tame antics without over-the-top slapstick, and rather episodic storylines, YUA! and Patlabor are the titles you move on to when you want working life themes given a more down-to-earth treatment. Here, wisdom and courage save the day, and teamwork is always part of the job. The plot is largely character-driven and never feels like it's simply going through a sequence of story checkpoints.

If you’ve seen (and liked) one title, there is little reason not to watch the others as well.


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