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Here’s the trailer for Patlabor Reboot! As previously reported, this fall in Japan, a ten-minute Patlabor short will be screen in Osaka and Tokyo as part of the Japan’s Animator Exhibition.


Studio Khara is handling the animation, while Yasuhiro Yoshiura will be doing both the directing, the storyboarding, the cinematography, and the editing. He’s also co-writing the script with Kazunori Ito who penned the previous Patlabor movies as well as the 1995 Ghost in the Shell feature. Kenji Kawai, who has done scores for Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell, is composing the music.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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