With fans just a few months away from the April 5, 2014 debut of Mamoru Oishii‘s live-action revival spinoff of The Next Generation -Patlabor-, we now have a brand new, full-length trailer which you can view at the bottom. Based on the award-winning concept and original 1988 manga/anime/OVA property from Headgear, The Next Generation -Patlabor- marks a new foray into the franchise as it follows up from the original anime movie timeline, with new characters and a brand new storyline that will add more slapstick in its story leading to its more seriously toned 100 minute feature film.
Following the development of the humanoid work machines called Labors, technology propelled forward at a high speed, eventually resulting in the use of Labors in all facets of society.
With global warming causing the rising of sea levels around Tokyo, and the 1995 great earthquake causing mass destruction around the city,the Babylon Project was developed. It was designed with the intent of fixing the problem concerning the overwhelming lack of land, Labors from around the country were pulled into the city to begin work on the project.
With such a large number of the machines in one area, Labor crimes began to increase at an alarming rate. In order to combat this new problem, police headquarters made the call to introduce Labor into their special units. This was the birth of the Patlabor unit.
Fast forward to Tokyo, 2013. The first stage of the Babylon Project has been completed. Due to a long term recession and the amount of time and money they cost to maintain, Labors have been discarded. The First Labor Platoon of the 2nd Division has been disbanded, leaving behind the Second Labor Platoon to inherit their work. The Type 98 Ingram has been left to this new generation.
This is the story of the 2nd Division and their struggle to stay afloat. This is the story of the 3rd generation.