Robotics company MOVeLOT announced a new project on Saturday where the company will bring a pilotable Ingram labor robot from Mobile Police Patlabor.
The project celebrates the new Patlabor EZY anime and will introduce the robot to the public in summer 2024. The company will share updates on Twitter and Instagram with photos and videos highlighting the process.
GENCO revealed the Patlabor EZY anime project in 2017, with a booth at the MIFA film market at the Annecy International Animation Festival. The project’s pilot aired in August 2022.
Yutaka Izubuchi (Patlabor mechanical designer) directed the video. GENCO representative director Taro Maki (Patlabor the Mobile Police, Nodame Cantabile, Millennium Actor) previously confirmed that he produced the animated series Patlabor EZY.
The Patlabor franchise’s original concept of police officers controlling robots (patrol workers or “Patlabors”) was developed by HEADGEAR, a team that included director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Sky Crawlers). , script writer Kazunori Itō (.hack, Dirty Pair), mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi (Eureka Seven, Mobile Suit anime franchise), character designer Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road, Urusei Yatsura, Fancy Lala) and manga author Masami Yuuki (Mighty Birdy). The franchise has spawned two original anime videos, one anime television series, and three anime films. The last anime film, Patlabor WXIII, was released in theaters in Japan in 2002.
The Japan Commemorative Association officially recognizes August 10 as Patlabor Day.
The”Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot” anime short debuted in Japan in October 2016 and began streaming on the official website of the Anima(tor) Expo (Japan Animator Expo) in November 2016.
The live-action project The Next Generation-Patlabor-, launched in 2014, consists of a seven-part series and a feature-length film.
Maiden Japan has licensed the OVA series Patlabor, Patlabor the Mobile Police: The New Files OVA, Patlabor: The Movie, Patlabor 2: The Movie and Patlabor WXIII.
Source: accountMantan Web
by Mainichi Shimbun