Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor the Movie

Patlabor: The Movie

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Synonyms: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor Gekijouban, Patlabor 1: The Movie, Patlabor: The Mobile Police, Mobile Police Patlabor: The Movie
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー the Movie
English: Patlabor: The Movie
German: Patlabor: Der Film
Spanish: Patlabor: La Película
French: Patlabor: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1989
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 1735817,358 users)
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Ranked: #15342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3025
Members: 40,008
Favorites: 213

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The Babylon Project is a massive renovation of Tokyo's neighborhoods, including the creation of artificial islands in the Bay. Utilizing "Labors," or robots created for the express purpose of doing work, architects and construction crews are able to more efficiently progress development of the overhaul. When a key figure in the Project's conception is found dead after committing suicide under mysterious circumstances, Captain Kiichi Gotou's Patlabor police unit is tasked with getting to the bottom of the bizarre situation.

As several Labors begin to go haywire and a hacked AI program endangers the people of Tokyo, young pilot Noa Izumi and her Patlabor Alphonse work under Gotou's orders to save the city and the entire nation from a massive biblical conspiracy.

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Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Ito, Kazunori


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Dec 9, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
When people think of mechas in anime, they automatically think of shows like Gundam, Macross, Code Geass, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and even Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. They think of flashy combat (sometimes with lots of missiles), lots of action, explosions, more fights, lots of gutsy shouting, etc, etc. Of all the shows on offer though, very few actually portray mechs as something..... utilitarian.

Released in 1989, Patlabor: The Movie (the name is taken from the Patrol Labors used in the show), followed the story set by the original 7 episode OVA from 1988/9, and featured a completely original story written by Headgear (a group of read more
Feb 13, 2007
OtakuFreak (All reviews)
Today I bring you another Giant Mech seires, but it's not Gundam. Today I'm gonna introduce you to another popular Mech seires called Patlabor. I really don't know much about this series but's really solid stuff. Think of it as a cross over of Gundam and Ghost In The Shell. What really got me into this movie was the mystery, not the battle scenes.

Okay, the story takes place in the present day 1999 (well this anime was made in the 80's), and in the middle of Tokyo Bay a new building is being built. The Mobile Police force has been assembled to prevent anyone read more
Apr 9, 2011
Otaking09 (All reviews)
Ah, how do I love to take a good look behind me and see how far I've come...
There was a time when I believed that the only mecha anime that would provide intelligent morality with some "Oooooh, that was cool!" fighting, was Gundam. I'm sure a majority of people might agree with that.

But after seeing just one movie, I can say with a straight face(hopefully, writing it "straight out" will suffice XD), that there's another mecha which has even more realism and practical intelligence.
Remember the name Patlabor, ladies and gentlemen.

First and foremost, this movie does several things which are completely optional and unrequired of a read more
Dec 14, 2008
Milk-plus__ (All reviews)
Ah Mamoru Oshii, a great man who can mold his characters to resemble something akin to that friendly neighbor, or that 40 year old fascist cab driver who keeps asking you whether you have a gun license...if you're reading this I'll tell you again, no I don't!

Anyway, with Oshii's help and some superb voice acting (well I thought it was very fitting) the great story of another robot revolt comes to life. Of course this one's slightly different, using a very subtle reference to animals(and probably robots) knowing something that we don't, or are at least able figure it out before we do. But the read more

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