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Mobile Police Patlabor

Mobile Police Patlabor

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Police Patlabor
Synonyms: Kido Keisatsu Patlabor, Mobile Police Patlabor ON TELEVISION
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー ON TELEVISION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 1989 to Sep 26, 1990
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 2871 users)
Ranked: #9092
Popularity: #2063
Members: 8,005
Favorites: 107
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action comedy mecha

Synopsis

In the future, advanced robotics has created heavy robots ("labors") for use in a variety of functions: construction, fire-fighting, military, and more. However, though the robots are only machines, their operators are also only human—and humans sometimes turn to crime. Since a heavy labor unit can be a dangerous weapon, the police of the future are set to fight fire with fire, using advanced patrol labor units, "patlabors." This is the story of the Second Special Vehicles Division, a motley crew of patlabor policemen and women doing their best to fight crime and live a normal life.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor
Alternative version: Mobile Police Patlabor: Early Days
Sequel: Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files
Prequel: Mobile Police Patlabor: MiniPato

Characters & Voice Actors

Izumi, Noa
Izumi, Noa
Main
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Italian
Spinelli, Elisabetta
...
Ota, Isao
Ota, Isao
Main
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Japanese
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Sabre, Diego
Italian
Sabre, Diego
...
Shinohara, Asuma
Shinohara, Asuma
Main
Green, Dan
English
Green, Dan
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
...
Fuwa
Fuwa
Supporting
Katsuki, Masako
Japanese
Katsuki, Masako
Conley, Shannon
English
Conley, Shannon

Staff

Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Oshii, Mamoru
Script
Yokote, Michiko
Script
Hoshiyama, Hiroyuki
Script



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Jun 26, 2011
CrimsonGlaive
I have no interest in writing reviews, but I felt that Patlabor deserved something more positive. So here is one that is short, simple and from the heart.

Patlabor the TV series is not about excitement or being heavily psychological. It is a very human show. It’s less about getting hyped up over battles and more about relaxing with your buddies Special Vehicles Section Two. The simple actions and gestures of various characters are well thought out, making them truly believable. The whole cast have their own individual personalities and ways of reacting to things. None of them seem like cardboard stand-ins in the background, something read more
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Dec 15, 2008
Bishounen_Hunter
Main
Patlabor is a pretty famous anime from back in the early 90s [I think even part of the 80s]. This was when Mecha animes were at an all time high and it was all about military or police mecha and stuff. Patlabor really stood out because they didn't go off the deep end with the fantasy—meaning, they don't transform, they don't talk, they can't fly [usually] go into space or the deep ocean, they don't carry endless racks of missiles.....you catch my drift? YEAH, it's pretty obvious that Patlabors don't exist but my point is that this story kind of handled it read more
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Recommendations

For those who are looking for fights and crime involving robots at civil level. They also carry a main suspense as the individual short stories carry on.
These anime both depict characters with relatively mundane lives in extraordinary settings, and provide a counterpoint to other shows within their specific subgenres. Patlabor is to mecha as Planetes is to hard sci-fi. As a contrast to most other shows of these types which involve constant strife and warfare, these shows depict how humanity can live peacefully with advanced technology and noticeably put emphasis on human drama instead of epic battles, although both do eventually take more dramatic twists.

Opening Theme

#01: "Sono Mama no Kimi de Ite (そのままの君でいて)" by Yuuko Nitou (eps 1-34)
#02: "Condition Green ~Kikyuuhasshin~ (コンディション・グリーン~緊急発進~)" by Hiroko Kasahara (eps 35-47)

Ending Theme

#01: "Midnight Blue (ミッドナイト・ブルー)" by KISSME QUICK (eps 1-34)
#02: "Paradise no Kakuritsu (パラダイスの確率)" by JA-JA (eps 35-47)

Recent News

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