Kamikaze Douga Animates 'Homé-Pato' Short to Promote Good Driving
posted on by Egan Loo
Kamikaze Douga, the studio behind the opening animation sequences for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Freedom anime projects, produced the "Homé-Pato the Movie" short for the Tokyo Smart Driver campaign. The initiative aims to prevent traffic accidents in the metropolis by encouraging people to drive intelligently.
The concept of the May 5 short is a patrol car (pato-car) that pulls over drivers — not to ticket them, but to praise (homeru) them and give them Home-Dama candy drops.
The scene is set in future Tokyo.
What if there was a police car that praises drivers?
"Instead of punishing bad driving, let's reward good driving" is the motto. The project is aimed to decrease car accidents on the metropolitan expressway. It is an animation that illustrates the dream of a Tokyo Smart Driver.
The person driving the car is an ordinary man.
He's zooming by while listening to his favorite driving song when he suddenly sees a pink car approaching him in the rearview mirror.
What will be this man's destiny?
*This animation is fictitious. Please obey the rules of the road.
Junpei Mizusaki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Terraformars opening) directed the short. Staff member Kundō Koyama and voice actor Hideki Tasaka (Vandread's Duero Mcfile, Yozakura Quartet's Eiji Shinozuka) play K-yama and Yoshiyama, respectively.