The most recent series originally drawn by Kosuke Fujishima has come to its fourth episode. For those who haven't seen them, I'll review episodes one and two. In the first episode, Natsumi Tsujimoto is late for her first day as Miyuki Kobayakawa's new partner. Then a "red mini" appears, as it apparently does every time a new person joins the force. The driver radios a bomb threat, and they chase him all over the place only to find it to be a joke. The driver gets away (he is the proprietor of a local shrine).
The second episode is a rainy typhoon chase, where the stars are simultaneously trying to catch a reckless driver and find an animal hospital that still has power to deliver the kittens of a cat (the same cat that appeared in the first episode). We showed the 3rd episode, which centered on a romance beginning between Ken Nakajima and Miyuki, earlier this semester.
In this episode, we must fret over Natsumi leaving her partnership for the elite motorcycle squad. Watch for a wastepaper truck that catches fire; it's full of magazines and manga. Also of note for vehicle otakus: The license plates up to this episode have all been blanked; this time we see one, bearing the standard Japanese plate format. The top has the district the plate was issued in and a number which is related to the vehicle's size; the rest of the plate is a single hiragana symbol and 4 digits. In the manga, the police minicar is named "Today." It should be noted that vanity plates are not available in Japan.
You may be familiar with another famous Fujishima work, Aa! Megami-sama, which is a five-part anime and a long-running manga. The manga has been picked up by Dark Horse in this country (though they skip around a lot - Grrrr!), and the English title is Oh My Goddess! Well, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.