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Thirty Days of Anime - Day 13 - Worst Instalment of a franchise you do like. 
25th-Aug-2010 08:03 pm
Open Road!
When this topic made its appearance in the list my first thought was to pick Bubblegum Crash or any one of a number of other dreadful sequels out there. There were also several instalments of Tenchi Muyo and/or El Hazard contending for the (dis?)honour. However I disqualified those on the grounds that I don't actually like the franchises as a whole.

So then I selected one of the most egregious examples of false advertising in anime: WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3.

Because the one thing that this isn't is a Patlabor movie. Oh, WXIII isn't too bad for what it actually is (which is an anime version of Godzilla) but SV2 only make a cameo appearance in the last 15 minutes.

And I wanted a Patlabor movie!

Day 1 - Very first anime: Robotech, Gall Force, Vampire Princess Miyu
Day 2 - Favourite TV series: Card Captor Sakura
Day 3 - Your anime crush: Oh grow UP already.
Day 4 - Favourite Film: My Neighbour Totoro
Day 5 - Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were): Kinoshita (Rocket Girls)
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character: Lynn Minmei
Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap: Hiyama Hikaru
Day 8 - Most epic scene ever: Launch day - Wings of Honneamise
Day 9 - Saddest anime scene: The passing of the Fortune Twins - Nariya and Eriya
Day 10 - Favourite slice of life anime: ARIA
Day 11 - Favourite mecha series: Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Day 12 - Best instalment of a franchise you don’t like: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: The War In The Pocket
Day 13 - Worst instalment of a franchise you do like: WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) anime wallpaper
Day 15 - A reality check for a genre you like
Day 16 - An anime classic that simply doesn’t work for you.
Day 17 - Best Background Music
Day 18 - Best Five-team (?)
Day 19 - Change you’d like to make to any one anime
Day 20 - Most ambiguous anime character
Day 21 – Favourite OAV Series
Day 22 - Animation studio you'd most like to slap.
Day 23 - Anime you think had the best, or most intriguing art
Day 24 - Favorite anime hero or heroine
Day 25 - Best anime villain
Day 26 - Your favorite harem anime
Day 27 - Favorite anime opening theme song
Day 28 - Favorite anime companion/summoned creature
Day 29 - Best Anime Music Video
Day 30 - Favorite anime ending theme
Comments 
17th-Sep-2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I really liked WXIII, but I take your point - it's not a Patlabor film, it's an intelligent monster movie set inside the Patlabor universe, which isn't the same thing. Maybe if they'd just not said "Patlabor 3" people would have enjoyed it on its own merits.
17th-Sep-2010 09:17 am (UTC)
Possibly. And IIRC it WAS good to see the detectives get centre stage for a while.

Which was another good aspect of the Patlabor series: With the exception of Captain Goto, SV2 SUCKED at being anything BUT SV2.

Which is why he would call in the detectives (Matsui?) whenever he needed anything NOT involving the Ingrams. :)
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