Patlabor anime stamps from Japan

In 2008, Japan Post issued a set of  stamps featuring Japanese anime  and manga Patlabor, the Mobile Police 機動警察パトレイバー,. The set of 10 commemorative stamps was created by Headgear, a group consisting of director Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell), mechanical designer Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon), director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), character designer Akemi Takada (Maison Ikkoku), and manga artist Masami Yuuki (Birdy the Mighty).

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The ten 80-yen (about US$0.74) stamps feature the Ingram and Zero labor units as well as the characters Noa Izumi, Isao Ohta, Shinobu Nagumo, Asuma Shinohara, and members of Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Special Vehicle Section 2.   The manga received the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award in 1991.

Patlabor Anime OP

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3 Responses to “Patlabor anime stamps from Japan”

  1. corky Says:

    these stamps are so cool

  2. Xiontilt Says:

    sweeeeet!

  3. Roberto Camisana Says:

    From time to time they did with several anime series:

    http://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte_hagaki/stamp/anime.html

    I have some of them bought in past holidays :-) And, of course, I used some of them for my postcards from Japan!!! :-) ))

    That page is not complete, I bought some stamp of “Anne of green gables” that were absolutely lovely.
    Roberto.

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