History Manga / Kochikame

15th Sep '17 7:20:08 AM Lyendith
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Worthy to mention is that the manga ''does not have numbered chapters'' and ''was almost never'' considered to participate for the regular popularity polls in [[Magazine/ShonenJump WSJ]] [[note]] Shonen Jump's popularity polls determine which series are likely to be kept/cancelled[[/note]], basically meaning Mr. Akimoto could continue the series as long as he wanted. And this series' heavy anti-cancellation armor showed: It had been running weekly since 1976, with over 1600 chapters and counting. There have been 200 volumes produced (and more than 360 episodes aired on Japanese TV), making ''Kochikame'' [[LongRunners the longest-running manga series in history]] [[note]] Disregarding ''Manga/Golgo13'' and ''{{Anime/Doraemon}}'', neither of which are in production currently[[/note]].

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Worthy to mention is that the manga ''does not have numbered chapters'' and ''was almost never'' considered to participate for the regular popularity polls in [[Magazine/ShonenJump WSJ]] [[note]] Shonen Jump's popularity polls determine which series are likely to be kept/cancelled[[/note]], basically meaning Mr. Akimoto could continue the series as long as he wanted. And this series' heavy anti-cancellation armor showed: It had been running weekly since 1976, with over 1600 chapters and counting.chapters. There have been 200 volumes produced (and more than 360 episodes aired on Japanese TV), making ''Kochikame'' [[LongRunners the longest-running manga series in history]] [[note]] Disregarding ''Manga/Golgo13'' and ''{{Anime/Doraemon}}'', neither of which are in production currently[[/note]].
1st Aug '17 12:54:42 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} who had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa basically became a "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).

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* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} who had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa basically basically became a "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).



** Completely averted in {{The Movie}} which turns the series into a cop thriller, with mixed results.

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** Completely averted in {{The Movie}} TheMovie which turns the series into a cop thriller, with mixed results.



* RunningGag: Shiratori frequently attempt to impress Reiko, only failing after each try, to her indifference.

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* RunningGag: Shiratori frequently attempt attempts to impress Reiko, only failing after each try, to her indifference.



* TrouserSpace: Special Detective Kitano who only wears a necktie, a speedo, and pistols often pulls out a banana or a cell phone from his speedo and is not space consuming. His items don't don't appear when he fights completely unarmed by removing his weapons and his speedo.

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* TrouserSpace: Special Detective Kitano Kitano, who only wears a necktie, a speedo, and pistols pistols, often pulls out a banana or a cell phone from his speedo and is it's not space consuming. His items don't don't appear when he fights completely unarmed by removing his weapons and his speedo.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Tonpai Toda and Chinkichi Chida are two childhood friends of Ryotsu Kankichi that often join the young Ryotsu on his adventures. They mostly appear only in Ryotsu's childhood flashbacks, but do show up occasionlly in the present day for a few episodes. One notable example being the three of them visiting their old school before its demolition and meeting with a girl who strongly resembles their now deceased childhood classmate who is revealed to be said classmate's daughter.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Tonpai Toda and Chinkichi Chida are two childhood friends of Ryotsu Kankichi that often join the young Ryotsu on his adventures. They mostly appear only in Ryotsu's childhood flashbacks, but do show up occasionlly occasionally in the present day for a few episodes. One notable example being the three of them visiting their old school before its demolition and meeting with a girl who strongly resembles their now deceased childhood classmate who is revealed to be said classmate's daughter.
1st Aug '17 12:53:00 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} who had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa basically became a "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).

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* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} who had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa basically basically became a "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).



* MsFanservice: Reiko Catherine Akimoto. She is rather tall, wear an uniform with a short skirt and has distinctly large breasts which are especially emphasized in the manga series, and are her feature assets. In the manga series, her cleavage is often visible and sometimes become a point of focus for certain suggestive scenes. The emphasis on her breast size and cleavage in clothing are toned down for the anime series.

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* MsFanservice: Reiko Catherine Akimoto. She is rather tall, wear an wears a uniform with a short skirt and has distinctly large breasts which are especially emphasized in the manga series, and are her feature assets. series. In the manga series, her cleavage is often visible and sometimes become becomes a point of focus for certain suggestive scenes. The emphasis on her breast size and the cleavage in her clothing are toned down for the anime series.



* NonIdleRich: Nakagawa and Akimoto are prime examples, being REALLY rich and also very competent cops. They're not over {{Crimefighting With Cash}}, though, usually at Ryotsu's request.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Ex mercenary cop, Volvo Saigo is very unaccustomed with women. He gets a nosebleed whenever he's in sexual contact, physically or mentally, with a woman.

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* NonIdleRich: Nakagawa and Akimoto are prime examples, being REALLY rich and also very competent cops. They're not over above {{Crimefighting With Cash}}, though, usually at Ryotsu's request.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Ex mercenary cop, cop Volvo Saigo is very unaccustomed with to women. He gets a nosebleed whenever he's in sexual contact, physically or mentally, with a woman.



* PineappleSurprise: PlayedForLaughs. Military crazed cop Volvo Saigo, who's armed to the teeth, has accidentally released his pins when fastening his seatbelt and from swimming. Since this is a cartoon, he gets better.
* PinkMeansFeminine: When Reiko work at the Police Box, she wears her signature pink uniform specially designed for her, which consist of a short skirt and coat with long sleeves.

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* PineappleSurprise: PlayedForLaughs. Military crazed cop Volvo Saigo, who's armed to the teeth, has accidentally released his pins when fastening his seatbelt and from swimming. Since this is a cartoon, he gets better.
* PinkMeansFeminine: When Reiko work works at the Police Box, she wears her signature pink uniform specially designed for her, which consist consists of a short skirt and coat with long sleeves.
1st Aug '17 12:50:28 PM fruitstripegum
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** The anime add Komachi and Naoko, two cute policewoman.
* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} that had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa became basically "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).

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** The anime add adds Komachi and Naoko, two cute policewoman.
* {{Flanderization}}: At first, Nakagawa was more of a polite, well-mannered Ryotsu {{fanboy}} that who had his moments of craziness that prompted ''Ryotsu'' to act as the voice of reason. Eventually, Nakagawa basically became basically a "male Akimoto", acting almost exclusively as a straight foil to Ryotsu (with a twist: while Nakagawa is the "straight man" and Ryotsu is the "loon", Ryotsu is a senior to Nakagawa and is very much respected by the latter).



* GagDub: The Indonesian dub is this. The whole character, places, and accents were changed not to localized the dub, but to deal with the hard to translate jokes and add the whole new charm.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Almost. Chief Ohara threatens Ryotsu with firing him almost every episode, though he never really does.
* GetRichQuickScheme: Much of Ryotsu's plot involves this.
* TheGunslinger: Believe it or not, Ryotsu, of the quick draw variety. This was showcased in a very early manga chapter; as even unholstering one's service weapon is a major incident for a Japanese police officer, and is rarely--if ever--done, nevermind actually firing it, this aspect of him is not shown in the TV series.

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* GagDub: The Indonesian dub is this. The whole character, places, and accents were changed not to localized the dub, but to deal with the hard to translate jokes and add the a whole new charm.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Almost. Chief Ohara threatens to fire Ryotsu with firing him almost every episode, though he never really does.
* GetRichQuickScheme: Much of Ryotsu's plot involves plots involve this.
* TheGunslinger: Believe it or not, Ryotsu, of the quick draw variety. This was showcased in a very early manga chapter; as even unholstering one's service weapon is a major incident for a Japanese police officer, and is rarely--if ever--done, nevermind actually firing it, this it. This aspect of him is not shown in the TV series.anime.



* HeroInsurance: Played with. Many episodes end with Ryo accidentally causing massive property damage throughout the town (though no-one is ever harmed). Some stories actually include an itemized list of damages showing exactly how much Ryo's latest escapade will cost the city (it's never cheap). Despite this, in the next chapter everything is always fixed and any expectations that Ryo will pay for the damage have been forgotten. Or maybe he's actually expected to pay for ''all of it'' and the astronomical debt he's racked up over the years is [[{{fridge brilliance}} why he's always trying to make money fast.]]

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* HeroInsurance: Played with. Many episodes end with Ryo accidentally causing massive property damage throughout the town (though no-one is ever harmed). Some stories actually include an itemized list of damages showing exactly how much Ryo's latest escapade will cost the city (it's never cheap). Despite this, in the next chapter everything is always fixed and any expectations that Ryo will pay for the damage have been forgotten. Or maybe he's actually expected to pay for ''all of it'' and the astronomical debt he's racked up over the years is [[{{fridge brilliance}} [[{{Fridge Brilliance}} why he's always trying to make money fast.]]
1st Aug '17 12:48:02 PM fruitstripegum
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* CoolCar: The series is filled with European sports cars mainly, what Nakagawa drives.

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* CoolCar: The series is filled with European sports cars mainly, what Nakagawa drives.cars.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Ryotsu wears wooden sandals in uniform. Flashbacks of him as a rookie police officer has him complaining his feet pain from wearing police shoes.
* DudeMagnet: She appears to show little interest in pursuing men, while on the other hand a lot of men have attempted to win her as a result of her attractiveness and beauty.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Ryotsu wears wooden sandals while in uniform. Flashbacks of him as a rookie police officer has him complaining his that hos feet pain hurt from wearing police shoes.
* DudeMagnet: Reiko. She appears to show little interest in pursuing men, while on the other hand but a lot of men have attempted to win her as a result of heart due to her attractiveness and beauty.



** Reiko Katherine Akimoto. She work as Patrol Officer in the Police Box and is a tall and beauty woman with long blonde hair and large breast.

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** Reiko Katherine Akimoto. She work works as Patrol Officer in the Police Box Box, and is a tall and beauty woman with long blonde hair and large breast.breasts.
1st Aug '17 12:45:23 PM fruitstripegum
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* BoobsOfSteel: Reiko, Maria, and Jodie are ActionGirls whenever a chapter involves them, and they have bust sizes of over 93cm.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Reiko, Maria, and Jodie are ActionGirls {{Action Girl}}s whenever a chapter involves them, and they have bust sizes of over 93cm.
1st Aug '17 12:45:06 PM fruitstripegum
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* BoobsOfSteel: Reiko, Maria, and Jodie are action packed girls whenever a chapter involves them and have bust sizes of over 93cm.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Reiko, Maria, and Jodie are action packed girls ActionGirls whenever a chapter involves them them, and they have bust sizes of over 93cm.



** Honda gets his share when forced abusively in Ryotsu's schemes and his craziness.

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** Honda gets his share when he's forced abusively in into Ryotsu's schemes and his craziness.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Ai loves Ryotsu and he is extremely vocal about it. Considering he was also a Muay Thai champion his jealousy usually leads to WaifFu. And yes, if you just scroll down bit, you'll see than the masculine pronouns are mostly correct.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Ai loves Ryotsu and he is extremely vocal about it. Considering he was also a Muay Thai champion champion, his jealousy usually leads to WaifFu. And yes, if you just scroll down a bit, you'll see than that the masculine pronouns are mostly correct.
15th Jun '17 9:22:50 AM StFan
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'''''Kochikame''''' (short for ''[[LongTitle Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen Mae Hashutsujo]]'', which translates to ''This Is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward'') is a comedy manga in [[Magazine/ShonenJump Weekly Shonen Jump]] written by Osamu Akimoto. The main character is Kankichi Ryotsu, a lazy, street-wise cop with {{salaryman}} tendencies, like playing Pachinko, betting at the horses or trying his luck at custom get-rich-quick schemes. Some times, he even does police work.

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'''''Kochikame''''' ''Kochikame'' (short for ''[[LongTitle Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen Mae Hashutsujo]]'', which translates to ''This Is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward'') is a comedy manga in [[Magazine/ShonenJump Weekly Shonen Jump]] written by Osamu Akimoto. The main character is Kankichi Ryotsu, a lazy, street-wise cop with {{salaryman}} tendencies, like playing Pachinko, betting at the horses or trying his luck at custom get-rich-quick schemes. Some times, he even does police work.
29th Apr '17 4:18:31 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The [[ShowWithinAShow in-series]] DatingSim "Dokidoki Memorial", a parody of ''TokimekiMemorial''. It even has for its main heroine a character named "Saori Saotome", written with composite kanjis of the names of ''Tokimemo'' heroines Saki Nijino ("Sa"), Shiori Fujisaki ("Ori"), and Yumi Saotome, and is voiced in the anime version by Shiho Kikuchi, the voice actress of ''Tokimemo'' heroine Miharu Tatebayashi.

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* ShoutOut: The [[ShowWithinAShow in-series]] DatingSim "Dokidoki Memorial", a parody of ''TokimekiMemorial''.''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''. It even has for its main heroine a character named "Saori Saotome", written with composite kanjis of the names of ''Tokimemo'' heroines Saki Nijino ("Sa"), Shiori Fujisaki ("Ori"), and Yumi Saotome, and is voiced in the anime version by Shiho Kikuchi, the voice actress of ''Tokimemo'' heroine Miharu Tatebayashi.
10th Apr '17 9:37:07 AM Willbyr
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** The ''DragonBallZ'' segment was co-authored with Akira Toriyama.

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** The ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' segment was co-authored with Akira Toriyama.
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