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Mobile Police Patlabor 2 The Movie

Patlabor 2 is widely considered to be one of the best anime films ever made. For all those involved, it was an incredibly ambitious and important production, far…

Animétudes

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Mobile Police Patlabor The Movie

The two Patlabor movies directed by Mamoru Oshii are landmarks in anime history. Even without considering their intrinsic artistic qualities, their importance for the development of the aesthetics…

Animétudes

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Mobile Police Patlabor | KYOTO VIDEO

A classic anime franchise that had a major impact on future anime to come, but you wouldn't know that judging from its American fanbase or lack thereof. We…

KaiserBeamz

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Pondering the Role of Present-Day Tokyo in Patlabor Reboot

A version of this article previously appeared on Anime-Now! in 2016. Early in 2016, news of an animated Mobile Police Patlabor remake in the fall had an

DecultureShock

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(Maris) The Choujo

I'm not as familiar with the works of Rumiko Takahashi as an anime fan ought to be. I've never watched Maison Ikkoku , Urusei Yatsura , Ranm...

Collectr's Blog

10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 1)

Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job“, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…

The Classic Anime Museum

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MAMORU OSHII book review [fiction] Part 06, PATLABOR TOKYO WAR

----- There're some Mamoru Oshii book lists on the Internet, but they don't have detailed explanations about the contents. My Mamoru Oshii book collection is far from complete,…

Manga/Anime Memorandum

October 1990 Pt.1 Newtype Magazine

'Newtype'  - the moving pictures magazine'. Published monthly by Kadokawa Shoten. Consisting of 188 pages (including front & back covers), #...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Happy New Year!

Happy 2020!  I hope it’s a good year for us all, and here’s to another year of fun podcasts.

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Hikawa Ryusuke’s Akira Article(jp)

Hikawa Ryusuke is probably the most famous Japanese anime critic. He wrote an extensive article on the anime industry before and after Akira, articulating what lead to Akira…

Alex