Why is Patlabor amazingly good? And why haven't I watch this series during my...

Brody Martinez
Brody Martinez

Why is Patlabor amazingly good? And why haven't I watch this series during my Ghost in the Shell phase in life?

Why keep it a secret Sup Forums?
This is Oshii's best work. Fight me.

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Joshua Rogers
Joshua Rogers

I think you can like the movies much more if you watch them before watching the OVAs.

Justin Hughes
Justin Hughes

Idk. I watched the Early Days OVA first and then the 2 films. And the progression in storytelling, characters, and animation was legit inspiring to me. Each episode top each other off. And I would feel really different after the first movie if I did not watch the OVA since there is little character development in the movies. As they are more about world building and plot.

Brandon Rodriguez
Brandon Rodriguez

This is Oshii's best work
yep
and Goto + Nagumo = Batou + Motoko

Kayden Morris
Kayden Morris

This is Oshii's best work.
Angel's Egg.

Noah Bennett
Noah Bennett

Yeah. Those character's do mirror each other in similar ways. Though I prefer Patlabor totally because it feels more humanistic rather then Dry Sci-Fi. And with Ghost in the Shell I relate less with the world and its characters.

Angel's Egg has outstanding production, but the writing and characters leave a lot to be desired of. It feels more like a Andrei Tarkovsky knock-off.

Michael Clark
Michael Clark

I prefer the TV series, to be honest.

And Movie 3 sucks.

Gavin Reyes
Gavin Reyes

Oshii didn't direct 3. I'm only counting ova series and movies 1 and 2 as his canon.

Cooper Turner
Cooper Turner

patlabor 2 was fucking boring, I dropped it around 1 hour of watching

Hudson Hall
Hudson Hall

I gave up on Oshii after all his other supposed best works left me cold, but if you say so OP.

Brayden Jones
Brayden Jones

Oshii's directing style has always been in a slower pace then other anime directors of his heyday. Also I disagree it has good elements going for it. Although my favorite movies are always really slow burners.
If you aren't into him. Then this probably won't sway you either way. The only difference this series has to his other works is that it is more energetic and human about certain aspects. Like the characters are more likeable/human then the ones in GitS and the world is much more livelier rather then dry.

Owen Cooper
Owen Cooper

That's pretty reassuring actually, since that's usually what puts me off. He's got a striking style but content-wise his stories feel inorganic. I'll give Patlabor a try.

Brody Martin
Brody Martin

I've asked this a couple times but never really got a proper answer.
Could one watch the second movie without anything prior? I hear the second movie doesn't even have much of the main cast anyway.

Jose Brown
Jose Brown

I wouldn't.

Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

Could one watch the second movie without anything prior?
yes
my case exactly

John Long
John Long

Angel's Egg was his best. Both Patlabor 2 and Ghost in the Shell had all that hand-fisted thematic exposition. It's sad Oshii stopped trusting his audience.

Daniel Rivera
Daniel Rivera

The third movie isn't bad. It doesn't live up to Oshii's movies and everyone is disappointed it doesn't star the main cast of the franchise so it gets hated on. As a really nicely produced MOTW episode it's worth a watch.

John Collins
John Collins

more people need to see Talking Head.

Samuel Davis
Samuel Davis

Patlabor
Okay, so I looked at the webm you posted, thought, it must be amazing, then I went on mal ( http://myanimelist.net/anime/324/Mobile_Police_Patlabor ), check the trailer and whaa... Is this the even them same ?

Landon Davis
Landon Davis

This. It's better than the TV series independent episode imo

Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson

I wish I hadn't actually done this.

Chase Parker
Chase Parker

I'm not really seeing that. Scenes like Noa saying she grew out of Labors don't have an impact if you know nothing about her beforehand.

James Cox
James Cox

Are you talking strictly about Patlabor 2? I agree that it's great, but I don't know about comparing Patlabor the series as a whole to Ghost in the shell.

This post is fictional.
But in 10 years, who knows?

David Edwards
David Edwards

It's the second movie.

Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson

I'm talking about Oshii's GitS films like Innocence and the original film in comparison to his Patlabor run.

Also even if we add in GitS: SAC I still prefer Patlabor's characters. Though SAC has amazing world building that not a lot of anime have.

Nathan Flores
Nathan Flores

patlabor
secret

lurk more retard

Joseph Powell
Joseph Powell

secret
The secret was the spoiler. You dumb shit.

Justin Kelly
Justin Kelly

Haven't seen this yet. What order should I watch it to enjoy it? Not interested in knowing which one is "better".

Asher Long
Asher Long

Not knowing Patlabor

I'm in a good mood today so I gonna help
Patlabor has three distinct canons, OVAs + Movies, Tv and Manga

OVA (know as Early Days) was the first interation of the franchise with 7 episodes, 6 directed by Oshii and produced by Headgear having Movie 1 and 2 as sequels and conclusion. Early Days tend to be more lighthearted, while the movies are more serious

Tv (know as Patlabor on Tv ) continuity weren't directed by Oshii and kept the more lighthearted aspect of the orignal OVAs, focusing on the daily life of the SV2. They also maid OVAs for the Tv anime entitled The New Files

Manga is written by Masami Yuki, member of Headgear

Benjamin Martin
Benjamin Martin

I would say start with Early Days OVA and then the films. If you are still interested after that point you should go on to the TV series or Manga.
Or this

Angel Thompson
Angel Thompson

Thanks, was very informative. I've always been curious about the series, but never actually explored it. I'll be checking it out this summer.

Ryan Rivera
Ryan Rivera

being retarded

See

Ethan Young
Ethan Young

If anyone wants a more indepth info about Patlabor and its production, there is this fansite I found

http://www.patlabor.info/anime.htm

Ian Murphy
Ian Murphy

The TV series is one of the few SOLs about working adults. Basically the Shirobako of its time.

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor

Why was Patlabor series so good? I think it was great characters.

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