Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: On Television

Patlabor: The Mobile Police - The TV Series

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Synonyms: Kido Keisatsu Patlabor, Mobile Police Patlabor ON TELEVISION
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー ON TELEVISION
English: Patlabor: The Mobile Police - The TV Series
Spanish: Patlabor
French: Patlabor : The Mobile Police
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Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 1989 to Sep 26, 1990
Premiered: Fall 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.761 (scored by 1053710,537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3558
Members: 39,720
Favorites: 445


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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Urata, Yasunori
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Sono Mama no Kimi de Ite (そのままの君でいて)" by Yuuko Nitou (eps 1-34)
2: "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

1: "Midnight Blue (ミッドナイト・ブルー)" by KISSME QUICK (eps 1-34)
2: "Paradise no Kakuritsu (パラダイスの確率)" by JA-JA (eps 35-47)


Jun 26, 2011
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 ...
Dec 15, 2008
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 catch my drift? YEAH, it's pretty obvious that Patlabors don't exist but my point is that this story kind of handled it ...
Nov 10, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I bought this on Blu-Ray in 2019 and I believe I started watching this show 2 or so years ago... and I'm just finishing it now.
I was excited for it considering the good things I heard, coming off of the original Gundam Trilogy. Maybe I had my expectations too high because I just didn't love this show like I thought I would have. I found myself watching a couple episodes then totally forgetting about it, probably due to the fact that there's no real story to pull you in or make you interested in what's coming up next.
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