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You’re under arrest full throttle ep 02 – well, another western boy who wants to be samurai, but…

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It’s another charming a little episode from the many episodes of shows made from Kosuke Fujishima’s manga. I’m well aware that his stuff often seems really harmless and to some people, dull and not very exciting. In many ways that’s very true. Looking at the subtitle of this season of You’re Under Arrest – Full Throttle, and looking at what happened in the show so far, everything’s hardly bursting forward. No huge explosions, no bullet rains, no blood, and no death. In fact, I’m well aware a lot of people will probably get turned off by this.

However, blood and death aren’t what makes any work from Fujishima interesting (well, explosions are actually quite frequent in Ah! My Goddess). What make his work and the anime made from his work interesting are the little stuff about his characters – their hair, the facial features, the attitudes, the often harmless and not quite funny characters, the seemingly small and not quite so huge situations, and the “healing” (a Japanese term here) abilities his works and the anime made from his works offers.

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