Tag Archives: Patlabor

What Your Votes in Sai Mecha 2012 Round One Earth Side Say About You

[Vote Here] LET’S GET IT ON! The fight has officially started and I have drawn the sword of truth to point out with righteousness the way to vote in this most awesome of tournaments.

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Reflections on the Power of Inspiration (Hot-Bloodedness): Scale and Skill

As much as I dislike tumblr, I am also addicted to it. There is something about this raw consumption of images; they are barely filtered, editorialized, and commented on. Often they are regurgitated by bloggers many times over, each one … Continue reading

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Adventures in Verisimilitude: the Robot Police Patrol, Patlabor OVA

I’ve been referred to Patlabor several times when I was looking for the most ‘realistic’ among real robot shows. If I were to draw a continuum of relative realism within the real robot tradition, I would place shows like Neon … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Worst: Patlabor and the Rationale of Training

The “job” is to prepare for the improbable, but the worst-case scenario in the greater scheme of things,  meant (civil) war (and perhaps the unwelcome intervention of the United States military in Japanese domestic affairs). But even in the fundamental … Continue reading

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