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Friday Video: C210 Skyline Turbo vs. Bomb

We’ve seen what happens in West Tokyo when there’s a bomb on a bus, but pop quiz, hotshot: what do you do when there’s a ticker inside Seibu Keisatsu HQ itself? You throw that sucker into your C210 Skyline Turbo … Continue reading


Friday Video: Quite Possibly the Only Car Chase Ever Filmed Involving a Nissan Sunny Cab

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, here’s an episode of Seibu Keistatsu in which a standard police issue Cedric 330 unmarked does battle with a Datsun Sunny Cab… and loses! Maybe the rare cab-over trucklet was cool enough … Continue reading


Why Daimon Is a Total Badass

A bad guy guns down his partners in crime in cold blood. There’s nothing standing between him and freedom except Sgt. Daimon, his gullwinged S130 Z, and his shotgun. Video below the fold, with bonus senseless Fairlady Z destruction!


Friday Video: Guerilla Group 8 Mitsubishi Sigma Clown Car

As we’ve mentioned before, Guerilla Group 8 was Mitsubishi‘s attempt at throwing vehicle sponsorship behind an action cop show to spice up their image (a la Nissan and Seibu Keistasu, Abunai Deka, and many others). Since Mitsubishi was footing the … Continue reading


Friday Video: Abunai Deka's F31 Nissan Leopard vs. Boat

Put on your shades and slick back your hair because it’s the 80s, and the dangerous cops of Abunai Deka simply will not tolerate your lousy escape attempt to escape by boat. Perhaps Infiniti would have sold more M30s if … Continue reading


Nissan Cedrics Speed Through Daitokai, The Big City

You may recognize some of the faces here, but this is not Seibu Keisatsu. Rather, it’s Daitokai (“The Big City”), a Japanese television series that preceded the car chase-filled antics of Tokyo’s western district. Tetsuya Watari (Sgt. Daimon in Seibu) … Continue reading


Friday Video: Nissan Cedric vs Plymouth Belvedere

We’ve seen villains in Seibu Keisatsu try and fail to make their escape in Detroit Iron several times before. Maybe their problem was their allegiance to the Blue Oval. What if they try Mopar power? Perhaps a 1969 Plymouth Belvedere … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Police vs. Datsun 810 Wagons

This one goes out to Jorge and everyone in the Goon Squad. How often do you get to see Tokyo’s Finest chasing a pair of Nissan Bluebird/Datsun 810 Wagons? Answer: not often. But it’s business as usual in Seibu Keisatsu-land, where … Continue reading


Friday Video: Senseless Skyline Van and Mazda Luce Destruction

In this brief but heart-wrenching video, we see the tragic demise of two JNCer favorites, a VC110 Skyline Van — a kenmeri wagon in English — and a zenki Mazda Luce/RX-4/929 whose bumpers some of us would eat a live … Continue reading


Friday Video: 1973 Mustang vs Motorcycle

Well now that we know the 1973 Ford Mustang was a real cop car in Japan, here’s a cop show chase involving one.


Friday Video: Sigma Slaughterhouse

Another typical Guerilla Group 8 storyline, in which tons of Mitsubishi Sigmas get led to senseless slaughter before Watari-san saves the day by dispatching nearly all the baddies from a helicopter. Come on Daimon, pass the ball once in a … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Detective Story Corolla Crash

What is it about criminal masterminds? Even in Japan, they can’t just kill off the hero with a point-blank gunshot to the head. Instead they string him up to elaborate yet escape-able death traps, such as this runaway Toyota that … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Mitsubishi Starion vs Toyota Crown

Poor Sgt. Daimon. It seems that no matter what TV series he’s in, he is always called upon to dispatch a ridiculously over-armed bad guy with a single shot worthy of Vasily Zaytsev, after which he must solemnly watch their … Continue reading


Friday Video: Police vs. Armored War Wagon

You know the drill. Bad guys with a militia’s worth of weapons, explosives lobbed from a truck, hapless black and whites led to the slaughter. It could only be another episode of Seibu Keisatsu. This time, a small twist. Instead … Continue reading


Friday Video: Nissan Cedrics vs Truck O' Weapons

Another week, another Seibu Keisatsu clip. This time the squad takes down a truckload of illegal arms at the expense of a whole lot of 130, 230 and 330 Nissan Cedrics. This appears to take place early in the series, … Continue reading


Friday Video: The Original Japanese Version of Speed

A runaway city bus careens through the streets after the driver is shot. The police can’t do anything for fear of triggering the explosive device stowed on board. Only one renegade cop can leap onto the bus from another moving … Continue reading


Friday Video: Nissan Skyline Japan vs. Ford Torino

For this week we have another Seibu Keisatsu clip pitting Daimon’s KGC210 Nissan Skyline Japan against a Blue Oval product. This chase is almost too painful to watch, as the ’71 Ford Torino barrels through a used car parking lot … Continue reading


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 … Continue reading


Friday Video: Abunai Deka Cedric 430 Chase

In this clip from 80s Japanese cop show Abunai Deka, a Nissan Cedric 430 unmarked patrol car gives chase to a Gloria Van of the same generation. As you can see, this series doesn’t take itself as seriously as, say, … Continue reading