Once they arrive, the investigation officers run into Seiko and immediately try to make fun of her for being demoted as a traffic officer. Instead, they end up being humiliated by the thief himself, who had told them about the type of investigators who had questioned him before.
Later, we see both officers in the streets, at that moment Mai tells part of her traumas to Seiko, who does not understand why she became a police officer, after all, her work brings back such bad memories.
Mai confesses that she only does it for the steady income, but so far, she doesn’t enjoy the verbal abuse she is subjected to on a daily basis by the citizens.
When issuing a fine, both officers listen to the complaints and insults of the citizens, and while Mai grieves, Seiko is heard insulting them and taking out her anger on them as they go away.
Despite this, Mai begins to understand Seiko’s personality, and in return, Seiko inspires the rookie to continue learning.
Hakozume: Kouban Joshi no Gyakushuu (ハコヅメ~交番女子の逆襲~)
A manga series written and illustrated by Miko Yasu, serialized in Kodansha’s Morning since 2017. It won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2021. A television drama adaptation aired on Nippon TV in 2021, and an anime adaptation by Madhouse premiered in January 5, 2022.