August 10 Declared Patlabor Day in Japan
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Iconic character designer Akemi Takada announced on her blog on Thursday that the Japan Anniversary Association officially recognized August 10 as Patlabor Day.
Takada is the original character designer for the Patlabor sci-fi series. She also designed characters for Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Kimagure Orange Road, and Fancy Lala. She remained involved with the Patlabor franchise, having appeared at the railroad model manufacturer Kansuikinzoku Gijutsu Kaihatsubu no (Waza) Kaihatsu Shōten's (KATO) 2018 contest to give away the "T-TRAK Diorama Contest 2018 Patlabor Award" as a guest judge on August 4-5. The award was for competitive railroad dioramas based around the world of Patlabor.
The event hosted a booth for the Patlabor 1/150-scale plan where new artwork by Takada was on display.