Manga Cars

What do a Caterham Super 7, Ducati 750 Sport, Toyota Crown Royal Saloon S140 and a Honda Motocompo have in common? They are all featured in the seventh manga of You’re Under Arrest! And what do they use them for? Naturally to catch car thieves in downtown Tokyo in the early 90s! In this manga review I will spot all the cars in the seventh manga of the Dark Horse publication of Kosuke Fujishima’s You’re Under Arrest! I’ll also include two mystery cars taken from the next and final manga, so we’ll play the little guessing game one more time! If you think you know what the mystery cars are, leave a comment below. In case you’re stuck: ask your friends on FB/Twitter/Insta
Manga Car Spotting - You're Under Arrest part 7

You’re Under Arrest by Kosuke Fujishima

The young petrolhead Kosuke Fujishima started out as an editor and assistant of, back then not so famous, Tatsuya Egawa mangaka. This inspired him to create his own manga and the first successful manga series drawn by him was You’re Under Arrest! (逮捕しちゃうぞ) which revolves around a Tokyo police station in the business district Sumida. The two protagonists are two female police offices called Natsumi Tsujimoto and Miyuki Kobayakawa and both of them are petrolheads. Natsuki is the more blunt one who catches thiefs, thugs and tramps singlehanded while Miyuki is the more intelligent one who loves tinkering with cars, engines and motorcylces.

In today’s manga we will spot more than 10 cars and various motorcycles. The most prominent car in this episode is the Caterham Super 7. Apart from that we see the Honda Today police special various times patroling the Sumida area in this car. We also see a couple of motorcycles and motorbikes. Some examples of these are the Honda Motocompo, Yamaha Pocke, Ducati 750 sport and the Honda Gyro Up delivery bike than can be spotted in this manga. Also don’t forget the overkill police arrest using various Toyota Crowns including the luxurious Toyota Crown Royal Saloon S140!

Initially created as a spin-off of You’re Under Arrest! manga, Ah! My Goddess surpassed it in fame. Belldandy turned up in one of the manga of You’re Under Arrest and this inspired it’s creator Kosuke Fujishima to create the Ah! My Goddess manga. In this a goddess, Belldandy, meets a lowly student Keiichi Morrisato and this series ran from 1988 till 2014. I have also created a Manga Car Spotting episode for this series some time ago. As Ah! My Goddess surpassed You’re Under Arrest! in popularity, the final manga of You’re Under Arrest was released in 1992.
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