Kankichi Ryōtsu is going to celebrate his final day on duty in a huge way!
Earlier today, Fuji TV started streaming a new promotional video for their upcoming KochiKame TV special. The minute-long teaser offers a first glimpse of the show, titled Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo THE FINAL: Ryōtsu Kankichi Saigo no Hi (Kochikame The Final: Kankichi Ryōtsu’s Last Day), in action.
The teaser also confirms several guest roles, who previously played prominent parts in other Weekly Shonen Jump adaptations. The confirmed guest roles include:
- Sabrina: Junko Takeuchi (Sakura in Naruto)
- Lead Kidnapper: Akira Kamiya (Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman)
- Kidnapper: Masakazu Morita (Sakuragi Hanamichi in Slam Dunk)
- Kidnapper: Ryotaro Okiayu (Toriko in Toriko)
- Kidnapper: Takeshi Kusao (Ichigo in Bleach)
The hour-long special is currently slated to air on September 18. The project is a celebration of KochiKame‘s 40-year run in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Osamu Akimoto also announced today that he will end the KochiKame manga on September 17. The long-running series’s 200th and final volume will hit Japanese bookstores on the same day as the Weekly Shonen Jump issue with the final chapter.
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo THE FINAL: Ryōtsu Kankichi Saigo no Hi will be directed by Akira Shigeno (Crayon Shin-chan) at Studio Gallop, with Tomoko Takahashi (Futari wa Pretty Cure, Sgt. Frog) listed as a producer. Takashi Yamada is writing the title’s scenario, while Makoto Seino takes charge of planning.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ryōtsu Kankichi: LaSalle Ishii
- Neruo Higurashi: Atsushi Imai
- Remon Giboshi: Ayaka Saito
- Kanbee Ryōtsu: Bunmei Tobayama
- Daijirō Ōhara: Haruki Sayama
- Hayato Honda: Hiroshi Yanaka
- Detective Umipan: Makoto Arakawa
- Keiichi Nakagawa: Mitsuru Miyamoto
- Detective Dolphin: Shoichiro Akaboshi
- Geparuto Giboshi: Takayasu Komiya
- Matoi Giboshi: Yuko Doi
- Reiko Akimoto: Yumi Morio
LaSalle Ishii, Yumi Morio, Mitsuru Miyamoto, and Haruki Sayama are reprising their roles from the long-running anime TV series, which aired from 1996 through 2004.