The first AnimeJapan event kicks off today at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, aka Tokyo Big Sight. The biggest display object at the two-day event is no doubt the life-sized models of AV-98 Ingram and its transporter for the upcoming live-action The Next Generation - Patlabor films. Check the detailed photos after the jump.
Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of the legendary series Mobile Police Patlabor TV. This 47 episode series features direction by Naoyuki Yoshinaga (Maison Ikkoku, Irresponsible Captain Tylor) with character designs by Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road, Urusei Yatsura), mechanical designs by Yoshinori Sayama (RahXephon, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counter Attack) and Yutaka Izubuchi (Gasaraki, Toward the Terra) and music by Kenji Kawai (Vampire Princesss Miyu, Sorcerer Hunters).
Section23's Maiden Japan is on a very Discotek-ish role lately, what with the addition of Black Magic M-66 and, announced today, the Ruin Explorers OVA series and the Mobile Police Patlabor TV anime. Read on for more.