I loved the Patlabor TV series ! If I had wads of cash I would snatch up the Blu-ray collection immediately.
While the animated films by Mamoru Oshii ( in particular Patlabor II ) are some of the best animated films of the 90s, and one of my favourite anime, it also lost the humor and comedic touch of the original TV series, in the same way the Ghost In The Shell film is different from Shirow’s original manga.
This “Perfect Establishment Data” book is a very comprehensive collection of the mecha, character and set data sheets for the entire TV series. Really, there’s alot of stuff packed into these 216 pages.
(above and below) The Phantom and Griffon Labors, both of which proved more than a worthy adversary for the Ingram.
(above and below) Lots and lots of character data sheets. Character design by the great Takada Akemi; fans of Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku should definitely recognize her work.
Fans of Patlabor should definitely consider picking this up. Highly recommended.
“Patlabor On Television – Perfect Establishment Data” art book details :
Dimensions – 29.4 x 21.2 x 2 cm
Soft cover, 216 pages
Mostly in B&W, in Japanese
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