Up-close With The Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit

Posted By yonghow on September 30th, 2015

Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit

Some excellent close-up pictures of the Patlabor mecha prop that was made for the live-action adaptation of the popular animated films/TV series. Photo credits go to Dual Moon.

More of an observation rather than criticism, it is interesting to note how just some minor design differences in the head profile and body chasis ( dictated by construction limitations and budget, possibly ) results in a somewhat less distinguished look for the Ingram. The anime version has a very streamlined form, with a regal and heroic look.

Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit
Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit

The 2nd Patlabor film is still one of my favourite anime ever, and the anime TV series is filled with great laughs ( more so if you understand Japanese ) and serious drama. If you’re new to Patlabor, definitely start with the anime TV series.

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One Response to “Up-close With The Patlabor Live-Action Mecha Unit”

martin

sweet! i like the attention to detail, including those scuff marks. makes me fantasize of a real fully functional Patlabor.