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Patlabor TNG “May At Least Be Sexy!”

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The not uncontroversial Patlabor movie The Next Generation -Patlabor- has finally gained some credibility with the involvement of Mamoru Oshii and sexy idol Erina Mano…

Aside from the obvious promise of Ghost in the Shell production veteran Mamoru Oshii (who also directed the original Patlabor) as director, ex-Hello Project! idol Erina Mano’s casting as lead heroine Noa Izumi has enthused those who like cute girls atop their giant robots:

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The movie itself is due a series of theatrical releases in 2014, to be followed up with a full-length movie release in 2015.

Not all are convinced however:

“Mano-chan!”

“Not Oshii…”

“This’ll be another load of incomprehensible philosophical tripe…”

“He’ll just turn this into another one of his onanistic films.”

“Guaranteed not to sell.”

“Her face is a perfect fit.”

“She does look absolutely perfect for Noa.”

“She’s cute but I wonder if she can pull off the role?”

“I still think this will end horribly.”

“Considering the huge budget I can’t help but think they should have just made another anime…”

“They are just going to blow the entire budget on CG so they may as well have done an anime.”

“Expect an overly long drama with barely any ‘labor action.”

“I wish they’d stop making Japanese live action adaptations of anime. And this is hardly Oshii’s strong point either.”

“It is doomed.”

“Japanese live action movie. Oshii. I don’t have a good feeling about this.”

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