Other Patlabor Related Books
Below is a chronological listing of selected Japanese related Patlabor books. I've tried to make it as comprehensive as possible, but one or two books may have slipped through the cracks . Note: Please do not ask me to scan images from artbooks for you. I unfortunately do not have the time and do not own all of the books listed.
SD Club 3
Notes: The SD Club series contains mostly SD Gundam comics, artwork and stories. I believe this volume contains some SD images of Ingrams as well as an SD Ingram featuring on the cover (bottom left).
SD Club 4
Notes: The SD Club series contains mostly SD Gundam comics, artwork and stories. I believe this volume contains some SD images of Ingrams as well as an SD Ingram featuring on the cover (bottom right).
SD Club 13
Notes: The SD Club series contains mostly SD Gundam comics, artwork and stories. This volume contains a feature on SD Patlabor images.
Meganix - Kaida Yuji Illustration Collection II (B-Club Special)
Notes: A collection of artist Kaida Yuji's paintings, mostly used for model kit boxes and promotional material. Apart from containing quite a few images used on Patlabor model kit boxes, there's images for anime series such as "Mazinger Z", "Aura Battler Dunbine" and "Mobile Suit Gundam". Images for "Thunderbirds" also appear in the book.
Ygg-Drasil - Akemi Takada (Dragon Magazine Special)
Notes: A Akemi Takada artbook which contains quite a number of Patlabor images, mostly previously used in Dragon Magazine. The book also contains a number of original pieces and images from "Creamy Mami". Also included is a conversation between Yoshitaka Amano and Akemi Takada and a fold out poster.
Works - Kaida Yuji Illustration Collection III (B-Club Special)
Notes: The third in the series of Kaida Yuji artbooks. This book also contains more of his Patlabor paintings, mostly ones used on model kit boxes, but also an image used on a poster insert for Newtype magazine. Other images include "Mobile Suit Gundam", "Heavy Metal L-Gaim", "Tekkaman Blade", "Danguard Ace", "Kamen Rider" "The Red Spectacles" and "Ultraman Taro" .
Yoshinori Sayama - Tech - Illustration and Design Works
Notes: Yoshinori Sayama's self published (i.e. doujinshi) book of his very distinctive drawings and artwork. The book mostly contains images of Tekkaman Blade and Patlabor, both of which he worked on as mechanical designer. From what I understand this book was only sold at Comiket in 1994. It is extremely rare. There was a commercial edition of this book published a couple of years later called "Tech Plus", but it did not contain any Patlabor material.
Ueno Toshiya - Red Metal Suits - Wars in Animation
Notes: This book by author Ueno Toshiya contains essays on robots including those which appear in Patlabor. From what I understand the book looks at the practicality of anime robots in real life situations, mainly warfare. Other anime robots and robotics from "Ghost in the Shell", "Gundam" and "Evangelion" are also discussed.
Complete Works of Mamoru Oshii - Urusei Yatsura to Avalon
Notes: A very detailed book about Mamoru Oshii's output of work from the late 1970's to 2001. Also highlighted are just about every person he has collaborated with including members of Headgear. Naturally Patlabor is discussed quite a bit in this book including a section on the work on the Dolby Digital 5.1 channel remix for the first two Patlabor films.
Hiromasa Ogura - Light and Darkness
Notes: A artbook featuring the background artwork of Hiromasa Ogura. featured are background paintings from "Patlabor the movie", "Innocence", "The Wings of Honneamise", "Ghost in the Shell", "Jin-Roh", "FLCL" and "Last Exile".
Mamoru Oshii - Mechaphilia
Notes: A book on the mechanical items in Mamoru Oshii's films including a whole chapter dedicated to Patlabor. The other chapters in the book focus on iconic Oshii items such as helicopters and the Protect Gear from "The Red Spectacles" and "Jin-roh".
Toshihiro Kawamoto Artworks The Illusives I 1985-1995
Notes: An artbook containing the work of Toshihiro Kawamoto from 1985 to 1995. The book features two pages of his Patlabor artwork for anime magazines during 1989 and 1990. The book also features his artwork for "Gundam 0083", "Goldenboy", "Orguss 02", "Mighty Space Miners" and "The Cockpit".
Illustration Collection of Izubuchi Artworks - 30th Anniversary IIIX
Notes: A very limited two book set chronicling Yutaka Izubuchi's artwork from the 1970's to the present. The set contains a 100 page book of colour images, a second 132 page book of line drawings and sketches and a 60 minute DVD. Apart from the set featuring Patlabor, other anime images include "Daimos", "Ulysses 31", "Gundam 0080", "Eureka Seven", "Gasaraki", "Record of Lodoss War", "Gundam Char's Counterattack" and "Rahxephon". There are also images of his Protect Gear designs which featured in "Red Spectacles", "Kereberos (Panzer Corps)" and "Jin-roh".
The Art of Tetsuya Nishio: Full Spectrum
Notes: Contains artwork from Newtype magazine for which Tetsuya Nishio created a Production I.G illustration featuring Patlabor, plus several pages of "Minipato" illustrations. The book also contains artwork from "Jin-roh", "The Sky Crawlers", "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", "Ninku" and "Naruto".
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