Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: New OVA

Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files

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Synonyms: Patlabor 2
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー NEW OVA
English: Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 16
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 22, 1990 to Apr 23, 1992
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.581 (scored by 37663,766 users)
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Ranked: #15872
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Members: 10,794
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Special Vehicles Division 2 is back on duty, along with their Ingram Patrol Labor (Patlabor) robots. Using their courage as well as the Ingrams, Captain Goto's motley crew of officers battle crime in Tokyo city. They also deal with their personal lives, as well as the supernatural.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Storyboard
Motonaga, Keitarou
Episode Director
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Aoki, Yasunao
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Condition Green ~Kinkyu Hasshin~ (コンディション・グリーン~緊急発進~)" by Hiroko Kasahara (eps 1,2,5,6)
2: "Mamoritai no (守りたいの)" by Miina Tominaga (eps 3,4,7-9)
3: "YOU ARE THE ONE" by DAIZO (eps 10-13)
4: "IDLING for you" by Norihiko Tanimoto (eps 14-16)

Ending Theme

1: "Paradise no Kakuritsu (パラダイスの確率)" by JA-JA (eps 1-4)
2: "My Pace 〜My Way My Pace〜 (マイペース〜My Way My Pace〜)" by Miina Tominaga (eps 5-9)
3: "100 Carat no Mirai (100カラットの未来)" by Mako Hyoudou (eps 10-13)
4: "LONG SILENCE" by Dynamite Shige (eps 14-15)
5: "Wings to the Dream" by Kawai Kenji (eps 16)


Dec 5, 2019
So, what to know about Patlabor is that it is a very atypical show. It is labeled as a mecha show but you won't get much action, it's rather a comedic "slice-of-life" thing, more of a chronicle of a bunch of cops. It's episodes go into diverse genres but the main interest is still to see how it's cast of "wacky" characters functions. But you won't get ultra complex or "deep" character development, or any troubled past. The show focuses on the very humain dimension of it's characters, and each episode is a new occasion to discover a new side of them. What it lost ...
Jan 11, 2014
Whether it's stories about getting drunk, saving kittens, ghosts, bath house brawls, running from giant crocodiles, fighting terrorists in devastatingly powerful robots, or reading porn, it doesn't matter. Patlabor OVA 2 re-affirms what Patlabor TV and the original OVA established, Patlabor can do anything and it will work. And no, I wasn't kidding, you will find all of that and more here despite the short episode count.

As with previous Patlabor works, the strength of this OVA is mainly in how the characters are so enjoyable, the bizarre and often surreal direction of Mamoru Oshii, and the wonderful OST by Kenji Kawai. If you have seen ...
Nov 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings
As a continuation of the TV series and as done with the original OVA, Patlabor is about a mech police force in Division 2 going about their daily lives.

The first four episodes serve as a conclusion to the TV series in a final bout with the black labor. This reason alone, if having seen the TV series, will be enough to justify watching New Files. However, the rest of the OVA series is random episodes in true Patlabor fashion as it follows the division 2 team on various adventures, work related or not. That is what makes up Patlabor The New Files.

Director Oshi (previous Patlabor) ...

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