Live-Action PATLABOR Series Reveals First Footage

Here's your first official glimpse of footage from the live-action Patlabor series debuting in April 2014. The teaser showcases the law enforcement mecha 'AV-98 Ingram' in action and the cast.

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By Mark Julian - 12/20/2013


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Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date.

The film will not be a remake of Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost in the Shell) original anime but will instead tell a completely new story. The project has been dubbed Patlabor - The Third Generation and is set in 2013, where the Tokyo Metropolitan Police force has been disbanded. The TMP has been dispersed into two separate divisions, Section 2, "police robots" Division 1 and Section 2 "barely holding on, budget cut" Division 2. Former singer Erina Mano will play the lead heroine, Akira Izumino. Rounding out the cast are Seiji Fukushi as Yūma Shiobara, Rina Oota as Ekaterina Krachevna Kankaeva, voice-actor Shigeru Chiba will play his anime character, maintenance squad chief Shigeo Shiba, and Toshio Kakei as Captain Keiji Gotōda.


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EpitomeofAwesome - 12/20/2013, 1:50 AM
That's really cool
TheSonGoku - 12/20/2013, 2:08 AM
Wheres my Gundam movie dammit..
robometrallador - 12/20/2013, 2:31 AM
i love patlabor, i feel it has a lot of potential in the ghost in the shell director´s hand, because it kinda deals with the same issues, jut in a awesome daily living of any living marginal district, and i feel tht concept is awesome
Badmuffin - 12/20/2013, 2:35 AM
@robometrallador: true. Oshii made the best Patlabor story so far, the 3 movies are awesome
BennyFromTheBronx - 12/20/2013, 2:58 AM
GO GO POWER RANGERS,
ManOfKrypton - 12/20/2013, 3:14 AM
Looks cheap! Why couldn't they have made a decent movie instead?
Space - 12/20/2013, 3:15 AM
cooooooooollllllll
MrSuperheromoviefan - 12/20/2013, 3:21 AM
CGI doesn't look so good, but it's still the first footage
Demongod20 - 12/20/2013, 3:24 AM
@ ManOfKrypton
@ MrSuperheromoviefan

The Japanese film industry isn't Hollywood...... If your looking for that quality, you're not going to find it.
MarkJulian - 12/20/2013, 3:24 AM
I think it looks pretty good. Patlabor was never about the robot, it was about the crew.
VolkanTaskillas - 12/20/2013, 4:09 AM
Awesome! Patlabor is the best!
Thelastdalek - 12/20/2013, 4:35 AM
@MarkJulian

I agree but I think this looks a bit to serious. I mean aside from the movies Patlabor was a comedy
MarkJulian - 12/20/2013, 4:39 AM
@Thelastdalek

Very true. We'll need to see some more footage. I think this teaser was just to show off visuals not tone.
Maia87 - 12/20/2013, 5:27 AM
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/20/2013, 5:29 AM
If you look hard enough, you will find that there are 3 Patlabor movies already.
soforizo - 12/20/2013, 5:39 AM
Power Rangers indeed. I guess it's best they stay away from Gundam. Gundam needs the Hollywood treatment, like it or not. Gundam is clearly too big a project for the usual Japanese movie budget to handle.
Tevii - 12/20/2013, 12:14 PM
Cant wait to check that out. Never been much of a Patlabor fan, but this could be cool.
Always been more of a Gundam fan and this looks better than the live action Gundam movie produced in Japan
Optimus83 - 12/20/2013, 1:10 PM
Cool. ...Patlabor
thewolfx - 12/20/2013, 2:09 PM
This gets made .. but not a guyver remake





[frick] you!
RodimusPryme - 12/20/2013, 10:36 PM
Looks way better than Pacific Rim!!
GURILLAPUD - 12/21/2013, 2:30 PM
@RodimusPryme

Agree!

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