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Monday, August 5, 2013

Live-Action Mobile Police Patlabor Mecha Seen!

Images of the Patlabor mecha have been circulating online that are reported to be the prop for the live-action The Next Generation Patlabor movie. This massive prop mentioned was seen at the Nanbu-Shijō area of Yokohama City, just south of Tokyo. Check out more photos after the jump.

In a Japan Expo event held in Paris recently, TOHOKUSHINSHA Film Corporation confirmed that Mamoru Oshii will be part of the production of the live action adaptation project of Patlabor. Mamoru Oshii is part of HEADGEAR who used to serve as the writer-director and one of the original creators of the Mobile Police Patlabor anime series. A teaser banner and the official website was launched recently with the title Mamoru Oshii x The Next Generation - Patlabor.

The project was  first announced in March this year and is scheduled to be released in 2014. Graphics and audio studio, Omnibus Japan that is  tied with TOHOKUSHINSHA, is co-producing the new project. Omnibus Japan's known works include doing graphics for Ghost in the Shell and the Evangelion movies.



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