I was re-watching Patlabor 2 the other day, and there’s a scene in that movie that I just can’t get out of my head.
For the live-action Patlabor movies, they made a giant Patlabor mecha. It might look like just some promotional prop, but they built it tough. How tough? Strong enough to weather a typhoon.
To promote the new Patlabor movies, the life-sized Ingram mecha was shown off in Tokyo. Sure beats a movie poster.
Iconic manga and anime franchise Patlabor is getting a series of live-action shorts and a feature film. Here's the trailer for the first short. It looks great.
Getting the first official look at the "Patrol Labor" — the giant, robotic suit the Japanese police force use to combat giant robot crime — is pretty cool by itself. But what's really cool? Discovering that Ghost in the Shell's Mamoru Oshii will be directing the live-action movie based on the classic anime!
They're making a Patlabor movie! And these could be the first pictures from the movie's set. That, or a new way for Japanese cops to keep the peace.
After premiering last year, Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, the third of four films in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, gets its Blu-ray release today in Japan. While that's good news—over-the-top mecha action is always good news—it also makes a good opportunity to revisit some classics.
Debuting in 1988, Patlabor spawned a bunch of manga, anime and video games. Next year, it is getting a live action version.
Patlabor, the iconic Japanese anime, will be reborn this year—as a WiFi tower.