The Next Generation Patlabor Trailer

Posted By yonghow on December 22nd, 2013

The first teaser trailer for the much talked about live-action Patlabor has been released, offering a first glimpse of the visuals in the series. Check it out below :

I’m somewhat curious as to why the personnel of section 2 are decked out in combat gear more suited for desert warfare ? Is it to make them look more badass ? The getup looks more suited for a UN mission to Afghanistan rather than police duties set in a city area (the premise does seem to indicate so).

Nitpicks, I guess. I’m a very big fan of the original anime series, the 2 animated films by Mamoru Oshii (who is also serving as director this time round), so I really hope this will turn out to be a great series.

All 7 Episodes will get a limited theatrical screening starting from the 5th of April 2014. More details on the official site (in Japanese only).

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3 Responses to “The Next Generation Patlabor Trailer”

h park

You have good point about Patlabor crew dressed in combat gear.

Initially I thought they dressed like Marine Corps Armored vehicle crew, but they dressed like infantry soldier who is ready to fight outside of a vehicle, not from the inside.


I hope the story is still good though, despite the strange choice of outfit. I guess we’ll see. :]


I already a big fan of Patlabor Series since junior high school. So, I am high expecting it and curious how the live action version close to anime series.
It will available in 2014 or 2015?

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