Science fiction / police procedural / office comedy franchise Mobile Police Patlabor is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, and to pave the way for the festivities a special art exhibition will be held from December 13 - 24, 2018, at the Ikebukuro Marui venue in Nishiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan continues to show its love for Wonder Woman -- and this time, some anime legends are in the mix! Artists from Patlabor, Sword Art Online, and Kill la Kill are offering up their spins on the mighty Amazon, as is Takara Tomy's fashion doll Licca. Take a peek after the jump!
Early news out of Annecy International Animation Film Festival is that the booth by Japanese company Genco at the MIFA film market sports a poster for an anime adaptation of Pluto, Naoki Urasawa's mature remake of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy classic "The Greatest Robot on Earth." The Eisner nominated manga was released in North America by Viz.
On Wednesday, anime producer Taro Maki (Tenchi Muyo!, In This Corner of the World) took to Facebook and teased the announcement of a new Mobile Police Patlabor project. Could more misadventures be in store for Special Vehicle Section 2? Hit the jump to learn more.
After presenting it for limited theatrical screenings last month, the Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts from Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara is now streaming Mobile Police Patlabor - Reboot on its site. The mecha anime is being presented with available English subtitles through February 28, 2017.
Mobile Police Patlabor - Reboot, a short film created for the Animator Expo that adds a new story to Headgear's classic mecha / comedy / police procedural anime, will be receiving a limited edition home video release on Bluray and DVD in Japan beginning on October 26, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual for Mobile Police Patlabor - Reboot, an upcoming short anime that will receive a limited theatrical run in October of 2016, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.