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Japanese Mecha Cop - Robot Wednesday
With the growing controversy surrounding the ever-increasing amount of militarization in police forces, why not just jump in with both feet and create giant robot mecha-cops?
Maybe not yet, but there's always the future to look forward to! A live-action version version of Patlabor, a well-loved SciFi anime series about such mecha-cops is coming to theaters... at least in Japan, in 2014, according to Kotaku.
"Patlabor" is short for "patrol labor" and follows police in the near future who use mecha. The Patlabor anime and manga debuted in 1988, and earlier this spring, a "live-action" Patlabor feature film was announced for 2014.