The official website for the TV anime adaptation of Miko Yasu‘s Police in a Pod (Hakozume: Kōban Joshi no Gyakushū) manga revealed a new key visual, additional cast members, and its January 5 premiere date.
The newly announced cast members include Kendo Kobayashi as the Deputy Chief and Rikiya Koyama as Lieutenant Tamotsu Houjo. Other cast members include Shion Wakayama as Mai Kawai, Yui Ishikawa as Seiko Fuji, Ryouta Suzuki as Seiji Minamoto, Shimba Tsuchiya as Takeshi Yamada, and Kana Hanazawa as Miwa Makitaka.
The anime’s staff includes Tohru Ishida (Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table episode director) as assistant director, Harue Ohno (Chihayafuru Season 3) as color designer, and Hironobu Hatanaka as photography director. Kazuyuki Hashimoto (Back Arrow art director) and Norihiko Yokomatsu (Godzilla Singular Point art director) are handling the art boards. Other staff include Yuzo Sato (Magical Warfare) as director, Ryuunosuke Kingetsu (Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight) as series composer, and Kei Tsuchiya (Laidbackers) as character designer. MADHOUSE is the animation production studio.
The Police in a Pod manga began in 2017 and has 18 tankoubon volumes as of August 2021. The manga has received a collaboration story published in the Keisatsu Koron magazine, a spin-off manga, and a live-action TV drama that premiered in July 2021.
Book Walker describes the manga as:
Female police officer Kawai had enough of a career she wasn’t even that into and was about to hand in her registration, when the unthinkable happened—she met the new, female director of her station! And after spending a little time with this gorgeous role model, Kawai realizes that maybe she isn’t quite done being an officer after all.
Source: Police in a Pod website