You’re Under Arrest! Full Throttle – 24 (finale)

Taiho Shichauzo! Full Throttle Episode 24
逮捕しちゃうぞ フルスロットル Episode 24
You’re Under Arrest! Full Throttle – 24 anime review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24Natsumi arrives at the police station a little late and learns that she and Miyuki have been assigned to be the senpai for two new female recruits, Takano and Sakura. Natsumi shows the two around the station before she and Miyuki take them on patrol. On the route, they encounter the kids they’ve helped, a rich gangster, and even “Scooter Mama” (Gentsuki-obasan). The day ends with a fire and the rookies having to deal with an unruly crowd. Through the course of the day, not only do Miyuki and Natsumi show the new girls the ropes, but also recall their partnership start and their belief that they’ll continue to be partners for a long while.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, this episode not only marked the end of a half-tedious episode, but then end of a terrible series, and a not so good end for what had been a good franchise.

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24

So, what was good?  One thing was Natsumi’s journal from her first three days on the job, recounting how she was late. Then, the brief flashback sequence where Natsumi and Miyuki recall their first meeting (from the first OVA series) was nice.  Actually, that made me want to watch the early (and good) episodes again, but sadly, that was a series I ended up selling years ago.

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24

Gentsuki-obasan, aka: “Scooter Mama” from the old AnimEigo subtitles, was the only fun moment in the episode.  However, it was fun mostly due to nostalgia on my part and not because the scene was something awesome.

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24

I didn’t remember the gangster (or whatever he was) from before, though I’m going to assume he was someone Miyuki and Natsumi had encountered before. Regardless, I couldn’t help but be struck that he’d address Natsumi as “Tsujimoto-oneesama” when she showed up to help the rookies he’d been harassing.

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24

Otherwise, the episode just was an exercise in, “Yes, the show and the franchise are ending, but in the off chance someone would like to pick up the mess we’ve left, there’s an opening to do so.”  I will say that I was highly disappointed that when the discussion of marriage came up, there was nothing about Miyuki and Ken hooking up, nor was there a peep about Shouji.

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24

Anyway, it took me a few years, but I finally made it through to the end.  Now, lets see if I can muster the strength to actually write a final thoughts post.  ^_^;

You're Under Arrest! Full Throttle - 24
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