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KochiKame Gets New Anime Project To Celebrate 40th Anniversary


The greatest police comedy since Police Academy is returning to TV!

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (Issue 29) revealed that KochiKame (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo) is getting a new anime project to celebrate the title’s 40th anniversary. The magazine also released a visual for the title, which you can check out below:

KochiKame 2016 Anime Announcement - 20160616

Kochikame is an ongoing series by Osamu Akimoto. The series has been in publication since 1976’s 42nd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, which hit newsstands on September 21, 1976. The title is Weekly Shonen Jump‘s longest-running manga series, spanning 199 compiled books.

Through its publication, KochiKame has seen an anime TV special, an anime TV series, two animated films, and a live-action TV drama. A stage play is also int he works, which will star Lazar Ishii (KochiKame anime). The play will run from September 9 – 19 at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo. The show will then run at Osaka’s Sankei Hall Breeze from September 23 – 25.

Source: Esuteru

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