Ranked #957

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
Premiered: Fall 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Touhouku Shinsha
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 3,950 users)
Ranked: #9572
Popularity: #2256
Members: 12,989
Favorites: 182
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Izumi, Noa
Izumi, Noa
Main
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina
Shinohara, Asuma
Shinohara, Asuma
Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
Oota, Isao
Oota, Isao
Main
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Japanese
Ikemizu, Michihiro
Gotou, Kiichi
Gotou, Kiichi
Supporting
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
Japanese
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke

Staff

Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Harada, Nana
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Script
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/47)

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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)



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CrimsonGlaive
Jun 26, 2011
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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Bishounen_Hunter
Dec 15, 2008
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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sizest300
Nov 28, 2015
Standing at 47 episodes with an alternate expanded story from the original 1988 OVA series, Sunrise Studio 1 (MSG, Votoms) continued the fun and unique mech anime. It was directed by Naoyuki Yoshinaga (Maison Ikkoku) and script was by Mamoru Oshii (Patlabor OVA, Ghost in the Shell). This leads to believe right away, the animation should be decent; the characters should have more development, and the story should hold up to the original run. It does.

Mechs, called LABORS, are used primarily for construction, and a crime division is made for the police force, dubbed Special Vehicles Division. The show focuses on the rambunctious division 2 read more
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ggultra2764
Apr 27, 2012
This TV series take on Patlabor expands upon the developments of Section 2 implementing the mix of action, comedy and everyday developments facing the cast of the series compared to the first OAV series and first movie. While the series is mostly focused on the developments of main heroine Noa Izumi throughout the series, Patlabor still takes its time to focus on the other prominent characters of Section 2 from the manipulative superior of the group Kiichi Goto to impulsive gun-nut Isao Ota. The action element of the series involves Section 2's use of their Ingrim units in handling Labor threats that can be as read more
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