So because Fred of Spacebooger.com hates me we have another theme fight. Last time it was kicking, this time it’s end with a punch. Not just a punch in the fight but ending with one. Which means I hope I get lucky with my daily comics for the next 12 rounds. Although if the next tournament has a headbutt theme or something I’m out. I don’t always remember the fights in the book to that level.
Well, today I do have a punch-ending fight. With robot mecha. That has to be a good place to start.
“Power Punch” round 1
The Battlefield: Mobile Police Patlabor #6 (Viz/Shogakukan, Inc; reprinted in 1997)
The Promoters: Masami Yuki (writer/artist), Yuji Oniki & Annette Roman (translation), and Wayne Truman (touch-up art/letterer)
For the uninitiated (as in you haven’t read my reviews), Labors are robotic vehicles (or mecha) used to aid in numerous kinds of work. When one is used to commit crimes the Mobile Police head out in their special “Patrol Labors”, or “Patlabor” for short, to bring the criminals to justice. For this fight, rookie Noa Isumi is engaged in just such a fight. However, they did two things wrong. One is scratch up her Patlabor, which she hates, and the other is that this is the debut of the new AV-98 Ingram, and she’s determined to make it a successful one!
And what can her Ingram do? How about rip your friggin’ arm off!
However, it’s still standing and there has to be a punch. Well, it looks like Ota, her fellow Patlabor pilot who thinks he Japan’s Dirty Harry wants to tag in.
I give you Special Vehicles Section 2, Division 2. They’re a bit crazy but sometimes crazy works.
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