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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).

 

Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack Movie Programme

Publisher: Shochiku Co., Ltd
Pages: 24
Size: B5
ISBN: N/A
Release Date: 15 July 1989
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Movie programme for SD (Super Deformed) Gundam short that played in conjunction with "Patlabor the movie" in theaters in July 1989. The second half of the short featured SD Ingram labors. The programme contains story synopsis for both sections of the short, character profiles, a map for the second part of the shorts which shows the countries featured in it, staff profiles, a short full colour manga and full staff and cast credits.

 

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: December 1994
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Yoshinori Sayama's self published (i.e. doujinshi) book of his very distinctive drawings and artwork. The book contains black and white line drawings of his work for Gundam, Tekkaman Blade and Patlabor, all of which he worked on as mechanical designer. This book was only sold at winter Comic Market (Comiket 47) in late December 1994.

 

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.

 

Masami Yuki's Endless Story Ten no Maki

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Pages: 237
Size: A6
ISBN: 4-04-429001-6
Release Date: 1 March 2003
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Compilation of the first eight years of Masami Yuuki's manga essay column which featured monthly in Newtype magazine, which of course features his musings on Patlabor and it's development into an anime.

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