Mecha Patlabor Franchise Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

By | January 4, 2022

In Japan, as a technique to rejoice the thirtieth anniversary of the mecha anime and manga franchise Patlabor, an exhibition of the collection goes by way of a number of cities throughout the nation. The work was revealed by Masami Yuki in 1988 and has expanded into manga, spin-offs, OVAs and films.

Mecha Patlabor Franchise Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The exhibition has already taken place in Tokyo, Aichi and Niigata, and is now going to the town of Ibaraki. The occasion has a brand new assortment centered on Patlabor: The TV Sequence , Patlabor: The New Recordsdata and Patlabor 2: The Film, with practically 150 items of artwork together with film posters, unique illustrations, animated movie screenings, a 1.2 meter tall Griffon mannequin by sculptor Hideki Kawabata amongst different sights.

Ibaraki’s exhibition will happen from January 14th to February thirteenth on the web site of the Tsuchiura Metropolis Public Gallery. Tickets are 1,000 yen (about $9) for adults and 500 yen ($4) for college kids and youngsters. Sadly, the publicity of Patlabor is unique to Japan and won’t go to different nations. (through Otaku USA Journal)

Synopsis of Patlabor:

“In the future, advanced robotics created heavy robots for use in a variety of functions: construction, firefighting, military and more. However, while robots are just machines, their operators are also just human – and humans sometimes turn to crime. Since a heavy work unit can be a dangerous weapon, the police of the future must fight fire with fire, using advanced patrol work units, ‘patlabores’. This is the story of the Second Special Vehicle Division, a motley crew of police officers and women who do their best to fight crime and lead a normal life.” (through My Anime Listing)

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