Whatʼs SUSHI POLICE?
Feared by sushi establishments everywhere for their ruthless conduct
A Japanese Antihero Team Goes Global
Sushi Police, a 3DCG animated series inspired by the Japanese Government's attempt to regulate global Japanese restaurants, known as the "Sushi Police" incident.*
*The Sushi Police incident occurred in 2006 when the Japanese Government announced that all Japanese restaurants overseas would have to be authenticated. Triggered a media backlash with their article about "The Sushi Police" in reference to secret visits made by Japanese inspectors to restaurants around the world.
Winner of the 2015 Cannes Poster Awards given by the Hollywood Reporter.
An animation to mark the 20th Anniversary of TOKYO MX
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner, there's also a worldwide sushi boom！ But what to do with all the bastardized sushi out there?The Japanese Government's urgent response is to team up with other ruling powers around the world to establish the WFCO (World Food-culture Conservation Organization) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine.And so the World Food-Culture Conservation Organization (WFCO), deploys its 9th Division to oversee Japanese cuisine abroad. The 9th Division, a.k.a. Sushi Police, is notorious for their aggressive conduct and they hassle anyone serving unauthentic Japanese food in the U.S., Russia, France, China, etc. They will resort to any means necessary to eliminate bad sushi. Soon they are despised by restaurant proprietors around the world.
Some want to defend authentic food culture. Others want to restore their right to eat what they like. They are opposite sides of the same sushi.
Sushi Police Captain
Age, 42 years old / Height, 165 cm / Weight, 85 kilograms / Birthplace, Asakusa, Tokyo
He has a superhuman ability to hear the voices of sushi. His utmost priority is to correct unauthentic sushi. Regional diversity means little to him. A sushi fundamentalist whose credo is "Condemn the offender, not the offense.” He was once an aspiring sumo wrestler and is still the most athletic of the Sushi Police officers.
An intelligence analysis
Age, 30 / Height, 178 cm / Weight, 58 kilograms / Birthplace, Akihabara, Tokyo
Highly intelligent Suzuki is in charge of data analysis and weapons development, and is a wimp. He may also be jinxed because he often finds himself in trouble.
An android officer
Age, NA / Height, 170 cm / Weight, 4.8 kilograms / Manufactured in Ota Ward, Tokyo
Deceptively cheerful and carefree Kawasaki is armed with powerful weapons such as a Bazooka and rotary cannon. Kawasaki's weapon recoils when it discharges causing him to fall with the clink of an empty soda can as he weighs only about 1/10 of the ASIMO robot.
He's the new Japanese-Brazilian WFCO Director-General.
She's an experienced secretary who has served every Director-General. Nothing or no one can shake her confidence.
She's a food reporter with a deep interest in Japanese culture.A hardheaded daredevil.The Sushi Police are her nemesis but their entangled relationship will change as the story unfolds.
Japanese Restaurants Around the World
In each country we meet unique Japanese restaurant proprietors anxious to avoid legal complications with the Sushi Police.
ON AIR Schedule
During the delivery at the net.
- Google Play
- TSUTAYA TV
- Rakuten SHOWTIME
- Video Market
There are possibilities that the launch date would be changed depending on the distributors
Staff & Cast
HONDA : Akira YAMASHITA
SUZUKI : ifMASACA
KAWASAKI : Hiromitsu OKAMOTO
SARAH : Yumi KIKUCHI
DIRECTED by Tatsushi MOMEN
SCREENPLAY by Ichiro KUSUNO, Kotaro ANDO
Theme song of “SUSHI POLICE” : OK Go×Perfume「I Don’t Understand You」
EXECTIVE PRODUCER：Toshiaki NAKAZAWA PRODUCER：Kensuke ZUSHI, Kouji KAWAHARA PRODUCTION MANAGER：Kengo NAKAISHI CHARACTER DESIGN：NURIKABE, Motohiro ICHINOMIYA, TOBI TOREBURUYA PRODUCTION DESIGN：OKAMOTO Shota KAWAMURA MUSICcKen INAOKA, Kiminori TAKAKI EDITOR：U2 CO-PRODUCE：GG7, TWIN PLANET VISUAL DESIGN：Noriyuki MATSUO WEB SITE：coreframe PRODUCTION：SEDIC INTERNATIONAL, KOO-KI CO-PRODUCTION：i-mage, exsa, Strobolights, DIGITAL MEDIA LAB, TriF studio, Bamboo Mountain, BIGFOOT, RAEN, REDOT SPECIAL THANKS：intel,box PRESENTED by "SUSHI POLICE" Project Partners（SEDIC INTERNATIONAL, DENTSU, SANKYO PLANNING, TOKYO MX, KOO-KI, TOKYU RECREATION, AMUSE）