Friday Video: Tokusou Saizensen Intros

This week’s video shows the collected opening sequences for Tokusou Saizensen, which translates (we think) to “Special Investigation Frontline”. The long running Japanese police drama aired from 1977 to 1987, but the intro had to be re-shot each time Nissan redesigned the Cedric, Gloria or Skyline.

That’s because the cars are featured prominently driving in formation through the sprawling concrete jungle that is Tokyo, and the Nissan sponsorship juggernaut dominated cop shows of the era. As a result, you can see not only Nissan’s bread and butter sedans, but the capital city itself, evolve over the better part of a decade.

Thanks to cesariojpn!

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5 Responses to Friday Video: Tokusou Saizensen Intros

  1. coupez600 said:

    It’s great to see not only how the city and cars changed, but everything else as well. Their suits, the helicopters, the way it was shot, awesome. Thanks!

  2. Sarcasmo said:

    What video?? Me no see nothing.

  3. Ben said:

    The video doesn’t work for you? Do you at least see a box where it’s supposed to play?

  4. cesariojpn said:

    The translation is actually “Special Investigation Frontline,” not “Front Line Special.”