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Mobile Police Patlabor


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Patlabor The Mobile Police: The Original Series, Kido Keisatsu Patlabor: Early Days
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 1988 to Jun 25, 1989
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.451 (scored by 3,819 users)
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Ranked: #17542
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Popularity: #3209
Members: 8,475
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Synopsis

In the future, rapidly advancing technology gives birth to giant robots known as "Labors," so named for their usefulness in heavy industry. However, this also gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting the the need for a new branch of law enforcement equiped with and dedicated to the policing of Labors. When Izumi Noa, a female police officer, becomes the newest recruit of Special Vechicals Devision 2, she and her top of the line "Patrol Labor" (or "Patlabor") Alphonse are swept into a series of adventures featuring crazed construction workers, eco-terrorists, and sea monsters.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gotou, Kiichi
Gotou, Kiichi
Main
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
Japanese
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
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

Staff

Maki, Taro
Maki, Taro
Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Director
Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director
Ito, Kazunori
Ito, Kazunori
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dj22319
Jul 7, 2014
The first anime installment of the Patlabor franchise delivered one hell of a good time. The first six episodes were directed by the grand master himself, Mamoru Oshii, who would also direct the first and second film adaptations. The seventh episode served as a bonus with a different director by the name of Naoyuki Yoshinaga. From what I took of it, the seventh episode tried to make up for a lack of action evident throughout the OVA. I was fine with that, but the sixth episode still serves as a fitting ending.
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FAKEANIMEGIRL
Jun 7, 2016
Mobile Police Patlabor is a multimedia franchise founded in the late 80s by a bevy of then relatively unknown talent. Most notable among these names is director Mamoru Oshii, the philosophical tech-mind behind other works such as Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh, and The Sky Crawlers. Being both fairly convinced of his talent and a mecha fan, I dropped in to give the much lauded Patlabor franchise a try. The Early Days OVA starts one of two anime continuities which the first two movies continue.

This 7-episode 1988 OVA is a brief but effective peek into the world of Patlabor. A Japanese rookie police squad is read more
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Shura-shurato
Jan 6, 2013
In my opinion a very good introduction to the patlabor anime saga and WAY lighter content compared to the movie, as well the early mecha designs that later on would be praised via movie 1 and overall. The persona in here is quite good , the 1st meeting with some collegue´s , their backgrounds and involvment in everyday life , as well the villians story´s and out come of it, bit too bad that the serie´s was short but that makes it all up with 3 more movie´s and more serie´s inbetween!
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sizest300
Nov 28, 2015
Studio Deen is back again (Yatsura, Angel’s Egg, Maison Ikkoku) and so is director Mamoru Oshii (Angel’s Egg, Ghost in the Shell). When these two get together a good anime is almost ensured.

In the future of 1998 (kind of funny now) robots called Labors are used primarily for heavy construction. However, more demand for Labors causes crime as well. This leads to the creation of Labor Police within the Tokyo Metro Police. In the case of the Patlabor series, the stories focus on Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 which consists of all kind of oddballs among the force.

Each of the 7 episodes in the read more
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