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Live Action Movie of Mobile Police Patlabor Due in 2014

by dtshyk
Mar 20, 2013 9:45 PM | 24 Comments
According to the official website, a live action movie of Mobile Police Patlabor was announced to be aired in 2014.

Patlabor Next Generation official website

Source: Precepe News

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The press conference held today gave surprising news !!!

- Chief director of the project is Oshii Mamoru

- It will a series of movies. In fact TWELVE of them each lasting 48 minutes, to be released in 7 batches

- A full length movie will follow in 2015

- It is set in the time after captain Gotoh is gone and the section is now headed by a new chief.

Sep 24, 2013 11:16 PM by symbv

Mano Erina ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erina_Mano ) is in the main cast. I guess that means she plays Izumi Noa ?

Sep 5, 2013 9:42 PM by symbv

^ Indeed it did not take off. Japan is a place where heightened expectation set for global smash hits may not get met, but I would not call it an absolute failure either.

Aug 15, 2013 11:18 PM by symbv

symbv said:
j0x said:
Pacific Rim did not have a sucess in Japan so i got doubts that Patlabor another mecha film can be successful, how is the hype on japan right now?
At least Patlabor has some good fanbase from the manga and anime, which Pacific Rim cannot compare given 1) it is an original 2) it is viewed as some westerners copying our kaiju stuff. That said, Pacific Rim is not really a failure in Japan though. Anyway, seeing Warner Japan gave BD of Madoka movies to Del Toro as gift for his visit brought many smiles to many Japanese fans...

https://twitter.com/warnerjp/status/367843302671806464



thats cool

and i read this news about Pacific Rim not being successful in Japan - http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/73689-pacific-rim-doesnt-take-off-in-japan

Aug 15, 2013 11:15 PM by isekai

symbv said:
Some fans caught sight of the movie being filmed in Tokyo. The Patlabor is impressive !!



Looks hella epic!

Aug 15, 2013 11:15 PM by Maor

j0x said:
Pacific Rim did not have a sucess in Japan so i got doubts that Patlabor another mecha film can be successful, how is the hype on japan right now?
At least Patlabor has some good fanbase from the manga and anime, which Pacific Rim cannot compare given 1) it is an original 2) it is viewed as some westerners copying our kaiju stuff. That said, Pacific Rim is not really a failure in Japan though. Anyway, seeing Warner Japan gave BD of Madoka movies to Del Toro as gift for his visit brought many smiles to many Japanese fans...

https://twitter.com/warnerjp/status/367843302671806464

Aug 15, 2013 11:14 PM by symbv

Pacific Rim did not have a sucess in Japan so i got doubts that Patlabor another mecha film can be successful, how is the hype on japan right now?

Aug 15, 2013 11:07 PM by isekai

Oh my, how nostalgic. I think it's been 10 years since i first read the manga, which became one of few classic series i was very fond of during my childhood. Initially i was pretty disappointed that they pick live action instead of anime adaptation, but whatever. After all, live action is cheap to produce and able to touch wider audience

Aug 15, 2013 11:03 PM by Amiluhur

Beatnik said:
j0x said:
with the success of Rurouni Kenshin live action movie, we might see more awesome movies like this


Unfortunately Kenshin movie was a stinking pile of poo, so I have no hope of this movie being any good. Japanese just don't know how to adapt their anime, it always come off cheap and hackneyed.

Unless when Takeshi Miike is doing it.


If Americans did it, it would be far, far worse. We'd prolly get a white guy as Kenshin.

Aug 15, 2013 8:56 PM by SageShinigami

awesome!!
patlabor is my fave mecha show :D

Aug 15, 2013 6:35 PM by rechajulay

Is this...... a mecha? Seeing a mecha in Live-Action, well. That will be something to look forward to, I guess.

Aug 15, 2013 12:20 PM by yhunata

Key Visual looks pretty cool

Aug 15, 2013 6:54 AM by symbv

Some fans caught sight of the movie being filmed in Tokyo. The Patlabor is impressive !!

Aug 3, 2013 10:49 PM by symbv

oh! I want to watch this <3

Apr 10, 2013 3:25 PM by saiyagok

Beatnik said:
The Japanese don't have the ridiculous budgets of US, which is why their adaptations not only look cheap, but also are limited in terms of story as well. They can't afford to recreate most anime storylines because of budget constraints. Takeshi Miike is a genius director though and works around that hurdle, but most other writers/directors cant.
To be honest, given the paltry budget that Japanese have for animation works compared to American animation, I am actually very impressed with how to come up with -- adaptation may not be top-notched, but in many ways it is compensated by other technical achievements like art and animation.

Mar 25, 2013 7:17 PM by symbv

symbv said:
Beatnik said:
Japanese just don't know how to adapt their anime, it always come off cheap and hackneyed.
Perhaps you can let me know who else beside the Japanese adapt the anime well? Or perhaps it is just the way Japanese like to see the adaptation anime?


The Japanese don't have the ridiculous budgets of US, which is why their adaptations not only look cheap, but also are limited in terms of story as well. They can't afford to recreate most anime storylines because of budget constraints. Takeshi Miike is a genius director though and works around that hurdle, but most other writers/directors cant.

Mar 25, 2013 4:59 PM by Beatnik

I don't watch live action, but I may change that with a Patlabor adaptation.

Mar 21, 2013 5:59 PM by Veronin

Having no hope is better. Live action adaptation is always risky.

Mar 21, 2013 5:08 PM by kusushi

Beatnik said:
Japanese just don't know how to adapt their anime, it always come off cheap and hackneyed.
Perhaps you can let me know who else beside the Japanese adapt the anime well? Or perhaps it is just the way Japanese like to see the adaptation anime?

Mar 21, 2013 10:40 AM by symbv

j0x said:
with the success of Rurouni Kenshin live action movie, we might see more awesome movies like this


Unfortunately Kenshin movie was a stinking pile of poo, so I have no hope of this movie being any good. Japanese just don't know how to adapt their anime, it always come off cheap and hackneyed.

Unless when Takeshi Miike is doing it.

Mar 21, 2013 10:37 AM by Beatnik

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