Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor the Movie


Patlabor: The Movie

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Alternative Titles

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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Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1989
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.591 (scored by 2068920,689 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3191
Members: 48,366
Favorites: 254

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Synopsis

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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Staff

Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Sawai, Kouji
Episode Director


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Reviews

Dec 9, 2009
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 ...
May 21, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This film was created during the peak of the Japanese economic bubble, so a lot of resources were put in anime in general back then and you can tell by both the art and animation that this anime is great even by today and even future standards, however what this film excels in those two aspects, it lacks in story. The whole mystery going on here is so simple and uninteresting that reinforces how unappealing the story is, so watching this for the story is a bad choice, however it isn't all bad, as I previously said, the art and animation are superb, you might ...
Aug 14, 2022
Spoiler
The film is structured with an emphasis on mystery, the first third establishing the mystery, the second third developing the mystery, and the final third providing the action-centric climax. However, the obvious problem is that the mystery itself is hyper simple, underdeveloped, and without thematic nor character-relevant significance. Despite this, the film uses every chance it gets to state and even restate details about this weak plot intrigue with nearly no development to the cast nor introduction of events with consequence the entire way through.
The entire destruction of the arc facility in the climax proceeds smoothly, with Hoba's crows interfering being the only "twist," which ...

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