Mano Erina – Patlabor Live Action Adaptation Lead Role

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Mano Erina has been cast as the lead role in the upcoming Patlabor live-action adaptation. The announcement was made during a livestream via Nico Nico.

Mano Erina - Patlabor Live Action Adaptation Lead Role

She will play the role of main character Izumino Akira. The live-action adaptation will be a continuation from the anime original. It will be directed by Mamoru Oshii, director of the previous Patlabor animated films. The adaptation will release in theaters in 2014 and comprise 12 episodes (with an additional “Episode 0”) culminating in a feature length movie in 2015.

Sources: Oricon Style & Cinema Today

UPDATE

MAiDiGiTV has uploaded footage of the press conference.

Additional MAiDiGiTv footage; part 2, 3 & 4