PATLABOR (They built a full-scale replica of the mecha)

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saw @NeonTaster post a pic of this thing a while back and there doesnt seem to be a thread.

Full Size PATLABOR Mecha Spotted En Route To Live-Action Filming

A full-scale replica of the Patlabor mecha has been spotted by fans in Tokyo as it travels from its construction facility to the film's set. It's surprising to see a giant robot film use a full-scale model as opposed to going 100% CGI.
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By Mark Julian - 8/3/2013
Onlookers have managed to capture several snaps of the full-scale replica of the Patlabor mecha being used in the live-action film from Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. The film is currently slated for a 2014 release and has secured the involvement of the anime's original director, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell). The giant robot was spotted in Yokohama City, which is a little south of Tokyo.

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Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date.





 

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Leave it to Japan to actually build a giant mecha for a giant mecha movie.
 

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It looks awesome.
 

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By Mark Julian - 12/17/2013
Here's a full breakdown of the release schedule for the live-action episodes for Patlabor:

Part 1: April 5, 2014

Part 2: May 31, 2014

Part 3: July 12, 2014

Part 4: August 30, 2014

Part 5: October 18, 2014

Part 6: November 29, 2014

Part 7: January 1, 2015

Each of the seven installments will receive a short theatrical run in Japanese theaters. The original Patlabor manga was created in 1988 from a group that consisted of director Mamoru Oshii, writer Kazunori Itō, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, character designer Akemi Takada, and manga artist Masami Yūki (collectively known as Headgear). Oshii returns to direct the first installment of the seven episodes and will direct the full-length feature film that follows. Each episode is said to be roughly 48 minutes while the full-length film will be somewhere in the vicinity of 100 minutes.

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Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date.

The film will not be a remake of amoru Oshii's (Ghost in the Shell) original anime but will instead tell a completely new story. The project has been dubbed Patlabor - The Third Generation and is set in 2013, where the Tokyo Metropolitan Police force has been disbanded. The TMP has been dispersed into two separate divisions, Section 2, "police robots" Division 1 and Section 2 "barely holding on, budget cut" Division 2. Former singer Erina Mano will play the lead heroine, Akira Izumino. Rounding out the cast are Seiji Fukushi as Yūma Shiobara, Rina Oota as Ekaterina Krachevna Kankaeva, voice-actor Shigeru Chiba will play his anime character, maintenance squad chief Shigeo Shiba, and Toshio Kakei as Captain Keiji Gotōda.

Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/movienewsandreviews/news/?a=91673#5e6z1kfUxZQqQjZ5.99
 

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Maybe they can get some heat from Days of Future Past when the news reports on the history of robots/mecha with its release on May 23, 2014.