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Plot Summary


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 World Food-culture Conservation Organization (WFCO) to protect and promote authentic local cuisine. And so the 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.


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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: KOO-KI
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original



Episode 1 thoughts:

Short episode of only 4-5 minutes. It's in 3D and damn, that was weird. From the glasses to the police detectives and ED song...yeah, just weird.
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Posted 1/7/16
Sushi Police SHORT

This is like Mad Magazine



Wasabi Bullets

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Posted 1/17/16
I'm just gonna quote Fai from MAL because this gives a lot of context from where this show is coming from:

To understand this show and why it exists, you need to be familiar with japanese politics and the recent-ish events, involving the popularity of nationalism being on the rise and stupid statements about "foreigners" that the politicians have made


In 2006, Japan's Minister of Agriculture pushed a proposition for creating an inspection force that would judge the foreign restaurants and whether they can call their products sushi. He claimed that most of foreigner sushi is not sushi and only taints the japanese culture.. The said taskforce would in secret infiltrate foreign sushi restaurants be it as workforce or clients, with the japanese government pressuring the sushi restaurants that are "not worthy to be called sushi".

The idea was just so silly and outrageous that most of news outlets made fun of it by coining the phrase "Beware, the sushi police are coming!"

For those interested this is a good read by washington post

Sushi Police is essentially a series of comedic shorts that satirizes Japan's obsession with nationalism and twisted view of foreigners. It might seem to be weird for the foreigners, but Japan's view towards its culture and the outrage that "foreigners mingling with it" causes is extremely topical.

As such the short accomplishes what it sets out to do - it showcases just how outrageously silly such ideas are and how silly japan's obsession with "japanese culture only for japanese" is.


Now that I got background info, this show is actually watchable now. The animation is disappointing, but they're trying to go for the silly-vibe because the whole concept is silly.

It's satire after all.
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Posted 1/17/16 , edited 1/17/16



You can go into the grocery store and get Sushi / not evem A Japanese restaurant / and it sells too !

Yes thhe local corner stores in Japan seel them too but that I get!
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:



As ridiculous and worthy of satire as that is (seriously, they whined about serving salmon and a side of grilled chicken together), here's the part I'm still figuring out: the story in question is from 2006. Why now? Why not then? Because of the Olympics? This already gained international attention, and the collective response was already "Oh, Japanese agriculture minister and trade officials. You're so crazy with your contrived, transparent attempt to drive exports of food items up by using protection of your culture as a shield."
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Posted 1/17/16 , edited 1/17/16

BlueOni wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:



As ridiculous and worthy of satire as that is (seriously, they whined about serving salmon and a side of grilled chicken together), here's the part I'm still figuring out: the story in question is from 2006. Why now? Why not then? Because of the Olympics? This already gained international attention, and the collective response was already "Oh, Japanese agriculture minister and trade officials. You're so crazy with your contrived, transparent attempt to drive exports of food items up by using protection of your culture as a shield."


Even making fun of old times is still funny. But also in Japan, this is a bigger issue that's still relevant today. This is taking a jab at ultra Japanese nationalism and the idea of preserving the culture and not allowing foreigners taint it, which is still a big issue in Japan. Nowadays, Japan is trying to trying to become more liberal like the rest of the democratic nations and let go of some of things it held dear for so long, but there is still people that are not about that. So I give kudos to the creators for taking a jab at that nationalistic crowd because it's a tired and true ideology at this point and Japan really needs to be more inclusive of foreigners/immigrants or else the birthrate crisis will catch up to them, among other major issues.
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Posted 2/19/16
EP 7

There is an Anti- Sushi Police Riot going on and quite an effective use of Wasabi as gad and bombs. Very funny
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