The Next Generation Patlabor final film coming soon
THE NEXT GENERATION Patlabor “Final” ©2015 HEADGEAR/「THE NEXT GENERATION –PATLABOR-」committee
Premiere 1st May
Patlabor is an anime and manga franchise created by Headgear, a group consisting of director Mamoru Oshii, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, and manga artist Masami Yuki and others, starting from 1988. Not only with its content’s quality, then pioneering “media mix” unfoldment captivated Japanese anime fans.
Though the series succeeded in multiple media including comics, anime, OVA, novels and games, many people thought it impossible to make into live action films. However, it was achieved in 2014, by making full use of state-of-the-art CG/VFX technologies. AV-98 “Ingram” and building for Division 2 with labor docks were perfectly reproduced with Headgear’s seriousness.
Seven parts have already been released, and the final movie will be coming out 1st May this year. Mamoru Oshii as director and screenplay, the film is “battle between terrorists taking Tokyo residents as hostage and Division 2”. Since “city fight” is one of Oshii’s home grounds, fans are expecting this to be the best live action film.
Privilege for advance tickets is another topic for this movie. A puppet of “Ingram”, Police labor of Division 2, is deformed into cute design which recalls one of “shokugan”, a small privilege toy of foods. Advance tickets are sold at each theater from 10th January, which is the premiere of part 7. Price is for 1,400 yen.
Gaining popularity for more than quarter-century, this year would be another hot year for Patlabor. Lock on your target to movie Patlabor for your Golden week! Don’t forget to get advanced tickets!
Film THE NEXT GENERATION PATLABOR dispatch (movie)
Real sized Ingram, 8m tall. ©2015 HEADGEAR/「THE NEXT GENERATION –PATLABOR-」committee
Grayghost, armed helicopter with optical camouflage, in battle with Ingram. ©2015 HEADGEAR/「THE NEXT GENERATION –PATLABOR-」committee
Kanna Mori as Rei Haibara, pilot of Grayghost. ©2015 HEADGEAR/「THE NEXT GENERATION –PATLABOR-」committee
Advance ticket with AV-98 “Ingram” finger puppet (1,400 yen)
Sold at nationwide theaters.
One puppet for one ticket. ©2015 HEADGEAR/「THE NEXT GENERATION –PATLABOR-」committee
The Next Generation Patlabor
Film The Next Generation Patlabor Official Website