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Bandai Visual Sets ‘Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo’ Anime DVD Box Set

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KochikameWith the upcoming Kochikame special almost here, Bandai Visual is getting a little creative in how they’re going to bring it out on home video down the line a bit. With the special being a part of the 40th anniversary of the property, they’re opting to do a DVD box set that will arrive on December 22nd, 2016 that’s priced at 30,000 yen. The set will contain the special plus forty select episodes of the series that ran for 373 episodes. Over the course of seven discs they’ll be doing “best of” pieces where they break it down like this:

  1. Best episodes as chosen by the cast
  2. Best episodes as chosen by the directors
  3. Best episodes as chosen by the former manga editors
  4. Best episodes as chosen by the former manga editors
  5. Best episodes as chosen by the fans
  6. Best episodes as chosen by the fans
  7. Best episodes as chosen by the fans (3 episodes) plus the special

Extras on the set include a booklet, the upcoming special, and a specially designed box.

Plot concept: The typical Kochikame plot involves Ryo-san coming up with a money-making scheme by inventing a new gadget or capitalizing on a fad, achieving great success, calling on Nakagawa’s help as things turn sour, and finally losing it all as the fad runs out of steam or out of control. While the plots are gag-driven, much of the humor comes from the juxtaposition of mundane characters with the bizarrely incongruous (Nakagawa’s wealth, Maria’s appeal, everyone’s lack of actual police work), most of which is never explained or rationalized in the slightest.

[Source: Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo]

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