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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Live Action The Next Generation Patlabor Press Conference Video

In line with the press conference held recently, here is the video coverage revealing the cast of the Live-Action  The Next Generation Patlabor. The project will star Erina Mano, also known as Kamen Rider Nadeshiko from Kamen Rider Fourze. Erina Mano will play as Akira Izumino.

Erina Mano will be joined by Seiji Fukushi as Yuma Shiobara, Rina Oota as Ekaterina Krachevna Kankaeva ("Kasha") from Russia, Shigeru Chiba (Dr.Ulshade/Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger) reprising his anime role as maintenance squad chief Shigeo Shiba, and Toshio Kakei as Captain Keiji Gotōda (the successor to the anime's Captain Kiichi Goto).

The Next Generation Patlabor project will be directed by Mamoru Oshii and will have a seven-part series engagement with 13 episodes (48 minutes running time each) in total, including an episode 0 (about 10 minutes long) starting this April 2014.  In addition, The Next Generation Patlabor will have a full length feature film that is set to premier in 2015.  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.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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