Teaser trailer for Patlabor: The Next Generation series
People who are familiar with the Mobile Police Patlabor OVA series will be excited about Mamoru Oshii’s new project.
As chief director he will spawn a new series of 7 episodes of 48 minutes each with a 10 minute opening called “episode 0“, directed by several directors. During the Golden week of 2015, Mamoru Oshii will release a feature film of about 100 minutes in duration.
As mentioned before, The Next Generation**is exactly what it sounds like; the series and movie will not be a remake of the original ova series but it involves new characters and story-lines.
The cast includes former Hello! Project singer and actress Erina Mano as Akira Izumino, Seiji Fukushi *as Yuma Shiobara, *Shigure Chiba *as Shigeo Shiba* (he also voiced the same character in the original anime series) and of course Ingram returns.
According to *Mamoru Oshii *the series will be more slapstick style and the main movie will be a more serious type of movie. He also revealed that the project has a budget of 2 billion yen, which is approx. 20 million dollars. Also, two life size Ingram robots were built for the production.
Check out the teaser:
also here is some footage behind the scenes: