Live Action Anime Patlabor? Check out this amazing life-size prop Mecha from the Patlabor movie!!!

001I am a huge fan of the Mecha Anime that comes out of Japan, not the super-robot stuff, but the realistic mecha anime like the Police procedure Patlabor, the UC0079 Gundam and Armored Suit Votoms. There is something about the genre I really like, maybe because it is more grounded and the situations are much more realistic because of it.

Now the most grounded of these anime is Patlabor, which is the story of the Mobile Police Patrol Labor Special Vehicles Second Division that is used to combat rogue Labor units.  And I’ve just learned via Bleeding Cool News that they are making a live action Patlabor movie! Continue reading

Reintroducing the Mobile Suit Gundam reference data website & a Gunpla gallery

Mobile Suit Gundam Reference Data WebsiteWhen I first came to the USA I discovered the Gundam Anime via 08 MS Team and amassed a huge collection of Mobile Suits in Action toys, along with DVD’s of most of the North American releases. After the demise of The Gundam Project I took the gift of the beautifully drawn Gundams/Mobile Suit of Mark Simmons and put together a Mobile Suit Gundam Reference Data website; determined to keep his work alive and give something to the community. I even had a little fun putting together a Gunpla gallery which you can check out after the jump (in full lo-res glory).  Continue reading