[What is Kochikame?]
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo is a Japanese comic work by Osamu Akimoto.
It was serialized from 1976 to 2016 in “Weekly Shonen Jump”.
The common name and official abbreviation is “Kochikame”.
All 200 volumes.
From June 16, 1996 to December 19, 2004, it was broadcast on the Fuji TV series every Sunday from 19:00 to 19:30 (JST).
The total number of episodes excluding TVSP is 344.
[Differences between Kochikame Anime and Comics]
Many aspects of anime have changed from comics.
In particular, extreme scenes such as violent scenes and rants are cut or replaced significantly.
Also, Ryotsu‘s personality is calm compared to the original, and there are many scenes of working seriously as police officers and friendly to children.
Nakagawa and Reiko in the early days of the original were as radical as Ryotsu, but in anime they have a decent character from the beginning
Gag manga depicting the daily life of police officer Kankichi Ryotsu and his colleagues and others around Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo.
At the beginning of the series, the story of Ryotsu, who was unconventional as a police officer, and the work of his friends was the focus.
Gradually the author, Osamu Akimoto’s hobbies, claims and thoughts were pushed to the fore, and maniac stories, stories that struck fashion and current affairs, and human emotional emotions increased.
Serious episodes without any gag are now drawn.
[The Police Box]
Kankichi Ryotsu (両津 勘吉 Ryōtsu Kankichi)
Keiichi Nakagawa (中川 圭一 Nakagawa Keiichi)
Reiko Katherine Akimoto (秋本･カトリーヌ･麗子 Akimoto Katorīnu Reiko)
Daijiro Ohara (大原 大次郎 Ōhara Daijirō)
Ai Asato (麻里 愛 Asato Ai)
Hayato Honda (本田 速人 Honda Hayato)
Yangukan Marui (丸井 ヤング館 Marui Yangukan)
Neruo Higurashi (日暮熟睡男 Higurashi Neruo)
Kinji Totsuka (戸塚金次 Totsuka Kinji)
Komachi Ono (小野小町 Ono Komachi) & Naoko Seishō (清正奈緒子 Seishō Naoko)
[Other Katsushika Station Officers]
Gomesu Tonda (屯田五目須 Tonda Gomesu)
Matoi Giboshi (擬宝珠纏 Giboshi Matoi)
Tatsunosuke Sakonji (左近寺竜之介 Sakonji Tatsunosuke)
Rika Saotome (早乙女リカ Saotome Rika)
Masayoshi Hōjō (法条正義 Hōjō Masayoshi)
Jūzō Gorugo (後流悟十三 Gorugo Jūzō)
Tetsuo Ishizu (石頭鉄岩 Ishizu Tetsuo)
Ebichan Ebisu (恵比須海老茶 Ebisu Ebichan)