To the uninitiated this latest footage might not suggest must-watch. Based on the long running anime and book series of the same name, Patlabor is one of the more expertly handled mechanized robot series.
To those unfamiliar with the series, it’s basically a cop dramedy about service men who work in a mobile police unit. It’s a series that’s more concerned with the people who ride these mechanized robots, but takes the technology itself very seriously. It’s not all goofy faces and slapstick mind you, as the series tone usually turns serious when the team are called out to work. It is a cop show after all.
So with that, please try to read between the lines on this our biggest look at the direction of this live action adaptation.