Anime Debaser

Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot

I ended up watching a bunch of anime yesterday, starting with the “Mobile Police Patlabor Reboot” short, which I hope is going to lead into a new series of some sort. It’s only a few minutes long (about 5-6 minutes), but acts as a really great segment to re-introduce the concept of the series, and to show off some awesome mech action inside a city environment. And let me just remind you of this great Patlabor zine, if you want to read more about the series.

Anime Magazines

Patlabor the Fanzine

My buddy Matt Schley brings to my attention a fantastic zine (3rd issue) that he’s produced with a group of people — under the Colony Drop monicker — that is dedicated to one of those classic anime series you should watch if you haven’t (or as they describe it, “the one giant robot show that’s most likely to bore the shit out of your friends if you force them to watch it”), Mobile Police Patlabor — probably most famous for its Mamoru Oshii-directed films. I’ve had a look inside, and it’s beautifully produced, with plenty of engaging essays to make you want to spend even more time with the series. Patlabor the Fanzine is only available in print, and can be ordered online through MagCloud.