You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious- Collection 1

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

The Bokuto Police Station is not your typical law enforcement agency, but it is quite colorful. The force’s veterans include Natsumi, Miyuki, and Aoi, all unusual people with odd quirks. These officers have been around the block and know how to handle business, even if it isn’t done with the usual police methods. But the police don’t have all experienced officers however, as fresh recruit Saori has just arrived. She is just a Junior Officer now, but she has ambition and wants to prove that she belongs with this eclectic band of characters. As the officers deal with the usual criminal activities, they also face all kinds of off the wall antics, both at work and in their personal lives. Is the city safe with these offbeat police officers on the streets, or would the public be safer with the criminals?

You’re Under Arrest is a wildly entertaining anime series, loaded with outlandish humor and memorable characters. You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious- Collection 1 houses the first thirteen episodes from the show’s second season. All of these episodes are packed with hilarious moments, as this is one of the funniest anime series you’ll find. The humor is on the risque side at times, as well as on the offbeat side, but it all works and works quite well. You have to enjoy the silly and the madcap, but if you do, you will find a lot to love with You’re Under Arrest. On the downside, the animation isn’t remarkable and so the visuals don’t add a lot to the experience, but they’re not terrible either. Sentai Filmworks’ treatment provides two discs for the episodes, with sparse extras, but rock solid visuals and acceptable audio elements. So if you’re an anime fan in search of laughs, you should check out You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious- Collection 1.

Video: How does it look?

The episodes are presented in full frame, as intended. The transfers here look clean and clear, but won’t have you praising the visuals to the heavens. There are some minor color issues, but for the most the hues seem accurate and contrast is consistent, so no worries there. The image is by no means razor sharp, but it is clear and detail is solid. So aside from some very minor flaws, this is probably as good as the material is going to look.

Audio: How does it sound?

The show’s original Japanese soundtrack is provided, in a 2.0 soundtrack. While unremarkable, the audio is always solid and never disappoints. So don’t expect dynamic presence, but the needs of the material are more covered. The sound effects come across well, though not with much depth, while dialogue is crisp and clean, even to me and I don’t speak Japanese. Of course, English subtitles are also provided.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This release includes clean opening and closing animations, as well as some trailers.

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