An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

In Japan, they're making a live-action Patlabor. And so far, it looks great.

Next year will see a 12-part episodic live-action Patlabor, with each episode clocking in at 48 minutes. The following year will usher in a feature film. Famed director Mamoru Oshii, who co-created Patlabor and is noted for The Ghost in the Shell anime, is helming the live-action version.

Website Timeless Dimension has a roundup of Patlabor set photos. Some of them you might have seen. Some of them, perhaps not. Check them out:

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

An Inside Peek at the Patlabor Movie

Years after its release, Patlabor's tech is quite analog and dated. It was created in an age before prevalent touch screen use. But there's something wonderful about a giant mecha that's powered by switches and buttons. And in the case of this live-action version, comforting.

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