Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot?anime has gotten a new anime short and the best thing about it is that it’s available with English subtitles. Japan Anima(tor)?s Exhibition (JAE) website streams the new anime, which is free for viewing?until February 28.
The prominent franchise showed its latest offering back in October 15 of this year. JAE had a one-week special screening event, where the Patlabor short premiered. The special is reportedly produced as a JAE Extra work.
Studio Khara established the JAE last year, fronted by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. With him is Dwango Co, operator of video-sharing website Nico Douga. JAE aims to provide an outlet for creators to display their works, specifically new animated shorts.
Anno is the executive producer of the Patlabor short. Studio Khara produced the special with?Yasuhiro Yoshiura directing it. Koichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara voice all the characters; both artists also star in other Japan Anima(tor)’s Exhibition shorts.
Naoyuki Asano takes care of the animation character design with Yutaka Izubuchi as?the mechanical designer. On the other hand, there is Kenji Kawai, who is the composer. Other staff members include the following:
- CGI animation director: Y?suke Matsui
- CGI director: Manabu Kobayashi
- Color setting: Terumi Nakauchi
- Art director: Y?ji Kaneko
- Sound director: Y? Yamada
The Patlabor franchise generated two original video anime?and has spawned three anime films. It even has a television anime series. The franchise?s latest anime film is titled Patlabor WXIII,?a film that was released in theaters in Japan in 2002.
A live-action The Next Generation Patlabor debuted back in 2014. The aforementioned project was a seven-part series and a feature length film.
Anime News Network notes that Maiden Japan has licensed the Patlabor OVA series. These include the following:
- Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files OVA
- The Movie Patlabor
- Patlabor 2: The Movie and Patlabor WXIII
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