Debaser Film

Patlabor: The Movie

Mamoru Oshii is certainly one of my favorite anime film directors, and although I won’t say that this is better than Ghost in the Shell (or even Innocence), it’s still a great film, and has all the elements of what makes a good Oshii film — which if I was pushed to try and describe, comes down to tone and deep-rooted realism within the confines of a sci-fi setting. Well worth watching even now, especially if you’ve never visited the industrial mech-filled world of Patlabor.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.