Police in a Pod trailer reveals new cast and cool, old-school anime art style

While many anime series nowadays look quite similar when it comes to the art style used, one upcoming new series really stands out.


That series is Police in a Pod, a new anime from MADHOUSE that is based on the slice of life manga series by Miko Yasu, and features one of the coolest, old-school anime art styles I have seen in a while.

A new Police in a Pod trailer showed off that old-school anime art style perfectly this week (see above and below), as well as introduced new cast members  — Ryota Suzuki (Fena: Pirate Princess) who plays Seiji Minamoto, Shimba Tsuchiya (The Aquatope on White Sand) who voices Takeshi Yamada, and Kana Hanazawa (The Quintessential Quintuplets) as Miwa Makitaka.

Yuzo Sato (Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge) is directing the anime, with Ryunosuke Kingetsu (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero) in charge of series composition, and Kei Tsuchiya (Laidbackers) designing characters.

Police in a Pod tells the story of police officer Kawai who, after realizing she hates being a police woman more than anything, decides to resign.

But, after meeting the new female chief at her station, and realizing she is everything Kawai wanted to be in a police officer when she was still gung-ho about her job, she decides to give police work another try.


Chief Fuji

Police in a Pod follows Kawai, Chief Fuji and other members of the force as they try to make the world around them a better place.

Kodansha is publishing the Police in a Pod manga series in the west, with the sixth volume being released next month.


Watch the Police in the Pod trailer for the upcoming anime below, and see what I mean about that old-school anime art style. Cool, eh?

The series itself premieres in January, 2022.


Michelle Topham