The Japan Anniversary Association officially recognizes August 10 as Patlabor Day from this year. On that memorial day, GENCO opens an official website, Twitter account, and Instagram for the Mobile Police Patlabor franchise’s new project “PATLABOR EZY.”
– Official website
– Official Twitter
– Official Instagram
— 「機動警察パトレイバー」公式 (@patlabor0810) 2018年8月10日
The “PATLABOR EZY” project was revealed at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival last June,
and GENCO’s president and representative director Taro Maki has confirmed he serves as producer. Further
details of the new anime such as staff and release schedule will be announced as soon as it is decided.
And soon after the initial announcement, 63-year-old Kazunori Ito said on his official Twitter that he had
been attached to the project. He is one of the original five members of Headgear, the team who created
the Patlabor franchise. Ito worked as the main scenario writer for its anime series. While “Headgear Presents”
is written above the title in the main visual, other Headgear members’ involvement are currently unknown.
“PATLABOR EZY” main visual designed by Teruhisa Tajima (Patlabor original art director)
Also from today, Amazon Japan starts offering new official Patlabor merchandise.
“PATLABOR EZY × ‘NA’ design CFRP Card Case” (40,000 yen)
“PATLABOR EZY × ‘NA’ design ID Card Holder” (18,000 yen)
“PATLABOR EZY × ‘NA’ design Carabiner Keyholder” (16,000 yen)
“T-Shirt M/L size” (3,500 yen)
“Three Clear File Set” (1,200 yen)
Source: GENCO press release