2023’s Wonder Festival in Japan can have a large-scale attraction for followers of Mobile Police Patlabor. According to an article in Mantan Web, Wonder Festival Winter 2023 will host a fake “trade show” oriented round displaying off and judging “Labors,” the mecha from the Patlabor setting. [Thanks, ANN!]
The commerce present, which can happen on the Wonder Festival Winter 2023 grounds at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe occasion corridor, known as “The 1st Makuhari International Labor Show.” It parodies the “Tokyo International Labor Show” from Patlabor. Mecha designed Yutaka Izubuchi will attend the present, and serve on a judging committee evaluating fashions to obtain the Labor of the Year prize, chosen from submissions taken between August and December 2022. The exhibit itself will show artwork and figures of Labors from the sequence. Mockup artwork seen on the WonFes 2023 web site additionally contains what seems to be to be a life-size mannequin of the AV-8 Ingram, the Patlabor utilized by the forged within the present.
Mobile Police Patlabor appeared in varied kinds since 1989, together with direct-to-video OVAs, a TV sequence, a number of animated movies, and live-action diversifications. The titular “patrol labors” (“Patlabors” for brief) belong to Tokyo’s police, and are used to cease crimes utilizing Labors. The anime follows the members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 (SV2 for brief). The SV2 is a ragtag unit with a poor fame, however positive factors using the AV-8 Ingram, a extremely superior prototype Patrol Labor. The Ingram appeared as a playable unit in Super Robot Wars: Operation Extend.
Wonder Festival Winter 2023 will happen in Japan on February 12, 2023.