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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Information

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: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 89398,939 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3326
Members: 32,905
Favorites: 382

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Synopsis

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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Staff

Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Oshii, Mamoru
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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)
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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
CrimsonGlaive (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 6, 2020
roastbeefbeef (All reviews)
Some light spoilers for some episodes

Patlabor is a gem in the trash heap of mecha shows. It sets itself apart by being human in a dehumanizing genre. Despite being a huge hit when it came out, it is now mostly forgotten, a true shame, but not surprising considering the state of anime today.

Patlabor was created by a team of artists known as Headgear, with the most notable members being Mamoru Oshii(Ghost in the Shell) and Masami Yuuki. Yuuki came up with the original concept in the early 80s, and Oshii directed the first OVA and the first two movies, which are an entirely different beast read more
Dec 15, 2008
Bishounen_Hunter (All reviews)
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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 missiles.....you catch my drift? YEAH, it's pretty obvious that Patlabors don't exist but my point is that this story kind of handled it read more
Jul 15, 2020
brandotendie (All reviews)

going into Patlabor, looking at its posters and promotional material, i immediately assumed that this would be something akin to a mecha police procedural show. a show that would focus on busting mecha criminal-of-the-week every episode with cool action scenes and an overarching narrative that culminates into one huge final battle.

but what i got instead is one of the greatest slice of life shows i've ever seen, a genuinely funny, heartwarming, and endlessly entertaining journey that i never wanted to end.

Patlabor isn't just perfect anime, it's perfect television.

it sets out to create a familiar yet new world that lays the foundation the series to be read more

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