The wait be over soon enough in Japan when director Oshii Mamoru‘s feature-length installment of the year-long project, The Next Generation: Patlabor arrives this summer. The film is a darker-toned progression of the more light-hearted intricate seven-part series that kicked off last April resuming a new era of the classic story based on the award-winning 1988 manga/anime property from Headgear, with actress Mano Erina as the new face of the cinematic venture with Fukushi Seiji, Oota Rina, Chiba Shigeru and Kakei Toshio also starring.
A new trailer has now gone viral following its teaser at the top of the year, which now pits the heroes, the surviving economic remnants of Section 2 Division 2 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, against a terrorist who takes the city of Tokyo hostage along with its citizens. The series has gained quite a momentum since last year so the new film should offer an otherwise ample finale for those who have been keeping up. Oshii himself, a Headgear mainstay, oversaw the series among a team of writers and directors between the episodes, as well as wrote and directed the film which opens during Japan’s Golden Week holidays this May, accompanied by its Dolby Atmos multidimensional surround sound debut in Japan cinemas.
Watch the trailer below!