I present the trailer for the new Robocop movie, a remake eight years in development. The 1987 Paul Verhoeven film will forever be the definitive version of the character, but after the okay Robocop 2, the abysmal Robocop 3, the TV series, two animated series, and four TV movies, I’d probably still buy this for a dollar.
The Japanese media connection, in case you’re wondering, is that Robocop’s design took inspiration from Toei’s Space Sheriffs franchise (also from 8man), and in turn Toei borrowed back from Robocop for Mobile Cop Jiban and Lady Battle Cop. Countless other titles, from Patlabor to Sgt. Frog to (especially) AD Police, also take inspiration from the movie.