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Here you will find links to just about every Patlabor website on the web plus some other related sites and pages. You might note that a lot of these fan Patlabor websites haven't been updated in many years, which isn't too surprising, but rather disheartening to see. With Yahoo! closing Geocities in October 2009, many of the older (and better) Patlabor fan sites have disappeared. If you know of any more sites which aren't listed here, please email me the details so I can put a link up to them.

Official Sites

Patlabor Reboot (Japanese Language Only)
Official website for the forthcoming animated short that will be shown in cinemas as part of the "Screening of Go Go Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition" compilation film. Contains the trailer, a news section, staff and cast lists and product lists.

Pat Web (Japanese Language Only)
A revamped version of Bandai Visual's official website for the franchise. The site contains sections on all of the anime series and films including synopses for all OVA and TV episodes and links to DVD and Blu-ray releases.

In & Up! (Blog) and In & Up! (Facebook) (Japanese Language Only)
The remaining official sites for "The Next Generation - Patlabor -" in which behind the scenes photos were posted daily. The content on each site is identical. While the offical site for the series has been deleted, the official twitter account can be found
here.

Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Official English language website of the company producing "
The Next Generation - Patlabor -".

Omnibus Japan
The official site for the company that will be producing the special effects for "The Next Generation - Patlabor -".

Patlabor Chronicle (Japanese Language Only)
Bandai Visual's official web site for their video releases of Patlabor. The site contains information for Blu-ray and DVD releases and synopses for all of the Patlabor anime.

Pachinko Patlabor the Mobile Police (Japanese Language Only)
The official website for Kita Denshi Corporation's Patlabor Pachinko game which was released in March 2016.

Masami Yuuki Official Site (Japanese Language Only)
The official website of manga artist Masami Yuuki.

Angels: Takada Akemi Official Website (Japanese Language Only)
The official site for Akemi Takada, character designer for Patlabor. He site contains an art gallery, her profile, links, news and information about her works.

Kazunori Ito (Japanese Language Only)
An archived version of Kazunori Ito's official website which he no longer updates. Ito wrote the screenplays for the first Patlabor OVA series and the first two movies as well as numerous TV and New OVA Series. It contains a list of his works, a diary, links and his profile.

Kenji Kawai
The official English language site for Kenji Kawai, the composer of the Patlabor soundtracks. The site has a listing of the equipment he uses, as well as a list of upcoming soundtracks he has produced.

Studio Khara
Official website of the animation studio producing the "Patlabor Reboot" short. Best knowm for the "Rebuild of Evangelion" film tetralogy and the Japan Animator Expo (aka Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition) short films series, the studio was set up in 2006 by former Gainax member and "Evangelion" Hideaki Anno..

Production I.G
Official English language site for Production I.G. Formally Tatsunoko I.G, this company produces high quality animated TV series, OVAs, and movies. They animated the first two Patlabor films and "Minipato".

Sunrise
Official English language site for Sunrise, the studio that produced the Patlabor TV series. Sunrise is most famous for their long running Gundam series. They produce many other shows, mostly science fiction anime.

Maiden Japan
Official site for Maiden Japan, the video company that currently distributes the Patlabor OVAs, TV series and films in the USA.

MVM Entertainment
Official site for MVM Entertainment, the video company that currently distributes both Patlabor OVA series in the UK.

Madman (Australia) and Madman (New Zealand)
Official sites for Madman Entertainment, Australia's fastest growing independent video distributor. The company distributes both Patlabor OVA series and the TV series in Australia and New Zealand. They previously distributed all three Patlabor movies and Minipato but have not renewed the licences.

Manga (USA) and Manga (UK)
Official sites for Manga, the company that used to distribute the first two Patlabor films in English in the UK and USA
.

Shonen Sunday - Patlabor (Japanese Language Only)
A mini site about the Patlabor manga on Shonen Sunday's official website.

Viz Media
Official site for Viz who previously published the first two Patlabor graphic novels in English.

 

Patlabor Fansites in English

Patlabor: Condition Green
Run by a girl calling herself Sailor Lum, there's some music from the series and her own fan art on there at the moment. Looks like it hasn't been updated in quite a while.

Welcome to Special Vehicle Second Command (SV2)
A website by a guy named Ben Cheng, which contains character profiles, Original OVA (Early Days) list and synopses, New OVA (P-Series) title lists, CD and artbook info. Like a lot of Patlabor websites, this was created many years ago and hasn't been updated for a long time.

MAHQ - Mobile Police Patlabor
This site contains comprehensive Labor profiles from all of the Patlabor series.

 

Patlabor Fansites in Japanese

Special Vehicle Section 2 - Maintenance's Computer Room (Japanese Language Only)
I'm not too sure if my shonky translation of the website's name is correct, but anyway it's a great little site which contains a Labors database, info on computer games, manga and book info, CD soundtrack info, pictures and info on various merchandise (phone cards, models etc), and a section on the weird "Super Deformed" Patlabor anime short that apparently appeared in a SD Gundam movie.

Patlabor Maniax (Japanese Language Only)
Japanese fansite compiling data from the series including cast and staff lists and a section of the real locations in the series.

Patlabor Mailing List (Japanese Language Only)
As it sounds. This is the site where you sign up. It also contains a message board. Not sure if it is still active as it has been updated since 2004.

Reclaimed Land Club (Japanese Language Only)
Really, really shonky translation of this site's name, so forgive me. This seems to be a site where Patlabor fans in Japan can organise to meet up with each other. It also contains a chat room and links. The site map with the gifs of the Patlabor cast peering through doors is rather cute.

Bide One's Time (Japanese Language Only)
A fan art site which contains quite a few Patlabor pieces, mostly done using MS Paint.

Studio Kurume (Japanese Language Only)
This site has a gallery of images from the anime, pictures of cels and original drawings, photos of locations, fan fiction and a list of music from each scene from the Early Days OVA series.

Spring Planet (Japanese Language Only)
This website seems to be partly a doujinshi circle website and has fan art, a list of doujinshi the circle has published including covers, a couple of rather cute games, a blog and message board
.

 

Patlabor Fansites in Italian

Panchi Worlds of Manga & Anime - Patlabor
Contains an overview of the series in both English and Italian as well as a look at the Italian video releases of the series. Unfortunately the links to the two galleries are broken.

 

Other Patlabor related webpages in English

Anime Lyrics - Patlabor
Song lyrics for all the songs appearing in most of the anime versions of Patlabor in English and romanised Japanese.

Anime Galleries dot Net - Home > Patlabor Mobile Police
A gallery of Patlabor Pictures.

Anime Wallpapers - Patlabor
Seven wallpapers for your PC.

Yahoo! Groups : patlaborclub
A once popular Patlabor mailing list. Had some minor activity in November 2013, but has been dead for quite a while prior to that. The archive has some interesting info.

Yahoo! Groups : MPPatlaborML
Another Patlabor mailing list. Also dead, but archives can be fun to browse.

Fanfiction.net - Patlabor
Contains a whole heap of Patlabor fan fiction.

Anime News Network - Buried Treasure: Patlabor TV & OAVs
Justin Sevakis' fairly extensive review of the TV series and both OVA series for his regular column "Buried Treasure" from May 2008. The only quibble I have is that there are some factual errors regarding availability. There are no hour long compilations of the OVA or TV series (and never have been), and the TV and OVA series were (and still are) in print in Japan as individual box sets. Also Sevakis claims that the New OVA Series is called the "V-Files" in Japan. Um, no... Where the hell did he get that idea from?

Robot Factory - Caz Patlabor Models
Contains a gallery of fully built and painted 1/35 scale Bandai Patlabor models.

SHIFT | 066 | PATLABOR THE MOVIE 3
A Japanese online magazine in English that includes an interview with Tori-miki about his screenplay for "WXIII Patlabor the Movie 3".

Nausicaa.net - Miyazaki vs Oshii around Patlabor 2
An English translation of an interview with Mamoru Oshii and animator Hayao Miyazaki from Animage magazine, Volume 184 (October 1993 issue).

 

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