Hi, I'm Nanto. You might remember me from such fan subtitling efforts as Giant Gorg, Steel Jeeg, or Azteckaiser.
Because I'm so old, I usually only subtitle stuff from the Showa era. The original Patlabor OVAs from 1988-89 are what I consider flashy new-school anime. I'm so behind the times that I've only seen through Kamen Rider Black, and never got around to watching RX or any of the Heiwa KR series. I think the only 1990s anime series I've ever gotten around to watching is Gasaraki. The newest tokusatsu shows I've seen are DaiRanger and Exceedraft.
But I'm surprised to see that no-one has jumped on subtitling Patlabor - The Next Generation yet. Considering the massive popularity of the franchise among mecha fans, as well as they way subtitlers always want to be on top of the latest thing, I frankly expected to see multiple groups falling over each other to subtitle this.
But Ametuchi is a huge fan of Mamoru Oshii, and I owe her big time for Giant Gorg and all of the other projects she has kindly volunteered to translate for me. And I have been deeply moved by the people in these threads clamoring for subtitles, as well as those telling them to shut the fuck up because it's not going to happen. So I figured we could at least subtitle episode zero (just the episode, not the behind-the-scenes stuff). I actually ended up enjoying this episode immensely, and would consider subtitling more of them eventually if no other subtitling groups show an interest.
Hopefully some other group will pick up the full 12 episode series for subtitling, or maybe it will even be licensed. Or maybe eventually we'll end up slowly subtitling more episodes it if no-one else does, but be aware that spamming my site with lots of grammatically challenged screaming would not alter the outcome of that decision in a favorable direction. Politeness costs nothing, and I'm the sort of person who responds well to it. If we do end up subtitling more episodes, bear in mind that this will require lots of patience. I have a ton of old school projects, and it often takes months for me to get new episodes released.
Episode 0 with subtitles can be downloaded here: http://www.skarohuntingsociety.blogspot.com/
Sorry, hardsubs only...I'm a bit of a stubborn old fart on that issue, for reasons which are too complicated to go into here. Feel free to post links to my site, but please don't post the actual episode or the download link elsewhere.