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: 7.771 (scored by 1058010,580 users)
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Ranked: #11042
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Popularity: #3553
Members: 39,858
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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)


Mar 9, 2024
In a future where large, manually-operated robots are manufactured for the purposes of performing a heavy workload, from construction to military usage, Second Special Vehicles Division is responsible for ensuring that the operation of these large machines - also known as labors - remains safe and that citizens are secure in the event of misusage.

Primarily an episodic experience, the television series of Patlabor follows the (mis)adventures of the Second Special Vehicles Division. The show is a moderately formulaic experience, with predictable adversity occurring throughout, but there are interludes of character arcs and conflict arcs. Despite being episodic in nature, the experience is enriched by its ...
Nov 23, 2021
(There might be light spoilers ahead)

Patlabor is one of those shows that I wish could be more popular among mecha fans but at the same time it doesn't encapsulate what you expect from a typical mecha show.

And.. it's not a bad thing, that's exactly why I love Patlabor. Although it regularly presents action-packed mecha glory throughout its episodes, but really it places its emphasis on the people, on the mundane but eventful everyday lives of everyone in Special Vehicles Section 2, a team filled with a ragtag group of police officers, each with very distinct personalities.

Patlabor tells the story of Special Vehicles Section 2, ...
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.
If you're looking for an actual ...

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