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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

SD Club 3 Cover Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 148
Size: A5
ISBN: 4-89189-363-X
Release Date: 20 December 1988
Availability: Out of Print

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

Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 148
Size: A5
ISBN: 4-89189-007-X
Release Date: 15 February 1989
Availability: Out of Print

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

SD Club 13 Cover Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 170
Size: A5
ISBN: 4-89189-093-2
Release Date: 30 June 1990
Availability: Out of Print

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)

Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 114
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-89189-095-9
Release Date: June 1990
Availability: Out of Print

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)

Ygg-Drasil - Akemi Takada (Dragon Magazine Special) Cover Publisher: Fujimishobo
Pages: 117
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-8291-9109-0
Release Date: August 1991
Availability: Out of Print

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)

Works - Kaida Yuji Illustration Collection III (B-Club Special) Cover Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 119
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-89189-192-0
Release Date: 20 April 1992
Availability: Out of Print

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

Yoshinori Sayama - Tech - Illustration and Design Works Cover Publisher: Yoshinori Sayama
Pages: 132
Size: A4
ISBN: N/A
Release Date: 1994
Availability: Out of Print

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

Ueno Toshiya - Red Metal Suits - Wars in Animation Cover Publisher: Kinokunya
Pages: 203
Size: B6
ISBN: 4-314-00834-2
Release Date: 25 December 1998
Availability: Out of Print

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

Complete Works of Mamoru Oshii - Urusei Yatsura to Avalon Cover Publisher: Kinejun
Pages: 238
Size: Unknown
ISBN: 4-87376-560-9
Release Date: January 2001
Availability: Out of Print

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

Hiromasa Ogura - Light and Darkness Cover Publisher: Tokuma Shoten
Pages: 103
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-19-861806-2
Release Date: 29 January 2004
Availability: In Print

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

Mamoru Oshii - Mechaphilia Cover Publisher: Dai Nippon Kaiga
Pages: 143
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-499-22754-2
Release Date: 10 September 2004
Availability: Out of Print

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

Publisher: SB Creative
Pages: 144
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-797-33139-9
Release Date: 29 March 2006
Availability: Out of Print

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

Illustration Collection of Izubuchi Artworks - 30th Anniversary IIIX Cover Publisher: Tokuma Shoten
Pages: 100 (Book 1) 132 (Book 2)
Size: A4 (Book 1) A5 (Book 2)
ISBN: 4-19-862400-3
Release Date: 30 June 2008
Availability: Out of Print

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

Publisher: Style
Pages: 336
Size: A4
ISBN: 49-029-4818-4
Release Date: 26 September 2016
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains artwork from Newtype magazine for which Tetsuya Nishio created a Production I.G illustration featuring Patlabor. 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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