It’s nearly time for the cops from Machiyama Police Station to start their patrol as it was announced today that the TV anime adaptation of Miko Yasu's slice-of-life manga series Police in a Pod will be starting in January 2022. The broadcast month was revealed in the newest trailer for the MADHOUSE-produced series that also previewed the opening theme song, as well as revealing more cast members and staff.
The opening theme featured in the trailer is “Shirankya (I Have to Know),” which is performed by Riko Azuna. It was also announced that the ending theme will be “Change” performed by nonoc.
Joining the cast of Police in a Pod are (from left to right):
- Ryota Suzuki (Yukimaru in Fena: Pirate Princess) as Seiji Minato
- Shimba Tsuchiya (Kai Nakamura in The aquatope on white sand) as Takeshi Yamada
- Kana Hanazawa (Ichika Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets) as Miwa Makitaka
Directing the series will be Yuzo Sato (Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge anime film), with Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero) creating the series composition and Kei Tsuchiya (Laidbackers) as the character designer. The animation will be produced at MADHOUSE. The rest of the staff include:
- Sub-Director: Itaru Ishida
- Backgrounds: Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Norihiko Yokomatsu
- Art Setting: Shinji Sugiyama
- Color Design: Harue Ono
- Director of Photography: Hironobu Hatanaka
- 3D Director: Koryu Tanaka
- Editing: Mariko Tsukatsune
- Music: Nobuaki Nobusawa
- Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi
- Sound FX: Naoto Yamatani
- Recording Studio: Studio T&T
- Sound Work: Magic Capsule
- Producer: Mariko Ashikawa, Satoki Toyoda
In Japan, the Police in a Pod manga has released 17 volumes and inspired a live-action TV series that finished in September on Japanese TV. Kodansha releases the series in English, with the third volume currently scheduled to be released on August 10. They describe the first volume as such:
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.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.