You’re Under Arrest! The Movie
逮捕しちゃうぞ the MOVIE
Taihou Shichauzo! The Movie
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?
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Age Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
No. of Episodes: 1 Movie
Plus: Comedic yet thrilling story, something unique for YUA
Minus: Exaggerated, Slight disappointment on the plot
This producers decided to got for something extreme and unique. I credit them for daring to try something different and come up with something special for YUA’s movie counterpart.
The story is indeed exciting and breath-taking, somehow, it felt like missing something – the spirit of YUA. It lacks that light-hearted feel of the TV series, in fact I was expecting more developments between the characters especially Nakajima and Kobayakawa. Instead the focus of the movie is pretty much on Kachou’s past and the unknown conspiracy at Bokutou.
Yet, I must say this movie is highly detailed, and it filled with loads of names of Tokyo places. Unless you’re really familiar with Tokyo, otherwise you’ll just like me wondering what the hell are they talking about.
Major Plot – 8/10
Story Details – 9/10
Story Progress – 8/10
Reality:Expectation Ratio – 7/10
Studio: Studio DEEN
Plus: High quality animation
Minus: lost several scenes, including climax part
Artwork is very good and up to movie’s standard, since I’m comparing it with the first season of YUA. There’s an obvious bump in the artwork because of movie standard’s budget. The animation quality as well is very high and I have nothing against it.
However, something isn’t right with the story boarding as I noticed certain scenes aren’t really feel “connected”. It’s like a sudden jump from a scene to another. It got worsen at the climax part, apparently, a scene is obviously missing and left the audiences wondering how *spoiler* Shoji saved Natsumi *spoiler*.
Artwork – 8.5/10
Details – 7.5/10
Animation – 8.5/10
- “Calling” by Nitro
Plus: Nostalgic theme song, YUA’s style, Good BGM
Minus: Need more BGM
Theme song wasn’t something really great but the tune has YUA’s feel in it. It bring back memories when I watched YUA a couple years ago.
BGM is good and suits the scenes, but there’s quite a number of moments left in total silence. I know it brings a sense of mysterious and tension, but over-silenced is a bit awkward.
Theme Song(s) – 4/6
Soundtrack – 4.5/8
Voice Cast – 5/6
I love the YUA series. They’re classic, filled with 90s feel. Of course I anticipate the movie would be something that would fulfill my expectations on the YUA series.
Yes, they brought a rather action filled story and shifting the focus from Kobayakawa and Tsujimoto to Kachou and the conspiracy. I guess that’s the trade off. To be frank, I am a bit disappointed with it.
32 + 24.5 + 13.5 + 7 = 77 points
77 points, GREAT anime [07/04/2012]
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