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).
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.
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