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Movie and Concert Programme Releases

Below is a chronological listing of every Patlabor Japanese movie and concert programme release. Note: Please do not ask me to scan images from programmes for you. I unfortunately do not have the time and do not own all of the programmes listed.

Mobile Police Patlabor the movie

Mobile Police Patlabor the movie Programme Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 24
Size: A3
Release Date: 15 July 1989
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains images and quotes from the movie, mecha specifications for the two main Patlabors of the film, as well as photographs of Tokyo Bay. Also included is an essay by Shinsuke Nakajima comparing "Tetusjin 28" and Patlabor, and profiles on Headgear.

 

Patlabor Concert Tour '92

Patlabor Concert Tour '92 Programme Publisher: VAP
Pages: 16
Size: B5
Release Date: 5 May 1992
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: This programme contains images from the anime, lists of concert staff and on stage performers, and profiles of Kenji Kawai, Miina Tominaga, Hiroko Kasahara and Yutaka Izubuchi. The concerts took place in Tokyo on 5 May 1992 at Yomiuri Hall and Osaka on 31 May 1992 at the Mielparque.

 

Patlabor 2 the movie

Patlabor 2 the movie Programme Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 24
Size: A3
Release Date:
7 August 1993
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains images and synopsis of the movie. Also included is commentary on the movie, critiques of modern day Tokyo, exclusive illustrations by Yutaka Izubuchi and characters, cast and staff profiles.

 

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3

WXIII Patlabor the movie 3 Programme Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 24
Size: A3
Release Date:
30 March 2002
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains images and synopsis of the movie, interviews with Fumihiko Takayama, Tori-Miki, Yutaka Izubuchi and Masami Yuuki, production notes and an essay on the film.

 

Minipato - Mobile Police Patlabor Minimum

Minipato - Mobile Police Patlabor Minimum Programme Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 20
Size: A4
Release Date:
30 March 2002
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to "Minipato", images and synopsis of all three shorts, production notes, an article on how the CG and video of the puppets was put together, a two page spread featuring all of the characters in the three films and an illustrated guide showing how to make your own stick puppets by using chopsticks and cutting out the figures on the cover of the programme.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 1

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 5 April 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the series, a history of Labors and the SV2, a look at the AV98 Ingram, cast profiles, synopses of Episodes 0 and 1, interviews with Shigeru Chiba and Mamoru Oshii, productions notes, a complete staff and cast credits list, an overview of the Patlabor anime, an overview of the Shanghai restaurant and lyrics to Erina Mano's song "Ambitious!".

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 2

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 31 May 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the second chapter, a look at the SV2 hanger and a typical day at the SV2, a look at the AV98 Ingram cockpit, software and movements, Labor Team 1 profiles, synopses of Episodes 2 and 3, interviews with Erina Mano and Kei Yamamura, productions notes, an interview with Takayuki Furuta of the Future Robotics Technology Centre at the Chiba Institute of Technology, staff and cast list for chapter 2, an overview of the Early Days OVA and an overview of the ramen restaurant that appeared in episode 3.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 3

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 12 July 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the third chapter, a look at the SV2 hierarchy and vehicles, a look at the AV98 Ingram torso and mechanics work area, Labor Team 2 profiles, synopses of Episodes 4 and 5, interviews with Seiji Fukushi and Takanori Tsujimoto, productions notes, staff and cast list for chapter 3, an overview of Patlabor the movie and an overview of the Max Webber convenience store.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 4

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 30 August 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the fourth chapter, a look at the staff members of the SV2, a look at the Labor carrier, SV2 mechanic profiles, synopses of Episodes 6 and 7, interviews with Yoshinori Horimoto and Kohei Shiotsuka, interview with Hiroaki Yuasa, productions notes, staff and cast list for chapter 4, an overview of Patlabor on Television and a look at the pressure cooker bomb from episode 7.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 5

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 18 October 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the fifth chapter, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of Patrol Labors SV2 and the daily lives of the mechanics, a look at the SV2 hanger, Security Bureau member profiles, synopses of Episodes 8 and 9, an interview with Rina Ota, an interview with Kiyotaka Taguchi, productions notes, staff and cast list for chapter 5, an overview of the New OVA series and a look at the weapons used in episode 8.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 6

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 29 November 2014
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the sixth chapter, a look at the Labors in the series and the technology used by the SV2, a look at the RT-99 Bauku Labor, profiles of the criminals that appear in the series, synopses of Episodes 10 and 11, interviews with Shigekazu Tajiri and Yoshikatsu Fujiki, an interview with Kenji Kawaii, productions notes, staff and cast list for chapter 6, an overview of Patlabor 2 the movie and a look at the mascot characters that appear in the series.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Chapter 7

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 10 January 2015
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the seventh chapter, a look at the day to day life of SV2 and relationship they have with the Security Bureau, a look at the flashback sequences of Yukihito Tsuge's UN mission and attempted coup d'etat on Tokyo in 2002, a look at the SV2 member's uniforms, profiles of Captain Gotoda, Yukihito Tsuge and the captains of the original SV2, synopses of Episode 12 and "Playback! Special Vehicles Unit 2 Crisis of Life or Death", an interview with Toshio Kakei, an interview with Mamoru Oshii, productions notes, staff and cast list for chapter 7, an overview of WXII Patlabor the movie 3 and Minipato and a look at the animals that appear in the series.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Final Battle in the Capital

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 40
Size: A4
Release Date: 1 May 2015
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the film, a look at the locations used in the film, a look at the vehicles, weapons and Labors used by the SV2, a look at the AH-88J2 Hellhound Grey Ghost helicopter, character profiles, story synopsis, interviews with Toshio Kakei, Shigeru Chiba, Seiji Fukushi, Erina Mano, Rina Ota, Reiko Takashima, and Kanna Mori, messages from the SV2 members, an interview with Mamoru Oshii, interviews with Kensuke Sonomura and Anri Johjo, production notes and staff and cast list for the film.

 

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Final Battle in the Capital Director's Cut Edition

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 36
Size: A4
Release Date: 10 October 2015
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains an introduction to the film, an interview with Mamoru Oshii, a look at the new and extended scenes in the Director's Cut Edition, a look at the links, Mamoru's Room section where he has discussions with Shigeru Chiba, Kenji Kawaii, Toshio Suzuki and others, an interview with Takanori Tsujimoto, a look at the crew behind the touring full sized promotional AV-98 Ingram prop and a list of events they have attended so far and a staff and cast credit list for the film.

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