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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: 7.741 (scored by 3361 users)
Ranked: #9252
Popularity: #2143
Members: 10,038
Favorites: 134
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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
...
Oota, Isao
Oota, 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
...
Kurosaki
Kurosaki
Supporting
Hashi, Takaya
Japanese
Hashi, Takaya
Romeo, Flavio
English
Romeo, Flavio

Staff

Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Yokote, Michiko
Script
Oshii, Mamoru
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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Apr 27, 2012
ggultra2764
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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May 11, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
ANIME NOSTALGIA SERIES

Look! Up in the sky! What is it? Is it a mecha? Is it a comedy? No it’s… Patlabor!

That’s what I think every time the word Patlabor comes to mind. It appears to be a mecha show at first but trust me when I say the sci-fi elements are just for show in the core series. I mean, they do matter a lot in the movies but in the show they are just there to make the police look more eye-captivating and nothing more. You might as well see the robots as fancy police cars and nothing more.

It also appears to be cop read more
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Recommendations

Like Nadesico, Mobile Police Patlabor has a lot of humour and a very laid back atmosphere. While Nadesico focuses a bit more on the plot, many of its entertainment factors comes from the characters which is also the case in Patlabor. Neither show is afraid to make fun of various mecha conventions but they still have a lot of fun with them.
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.
Both are action comedies that revolve around hapless divisions of the Tokyo Police department with plucky female officers as the leads.
Shows have the same type humor, and similar main characters. both also from the early 90s
reportRecommended by term7 - Add to favorites
Both of these shows revolve around using giant mech in an official capacity to protect the people.

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

Live Action Movie of Mobile Police Patlabor Due in 2014 ( 1 2 )
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