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


Score: 7.671 (scored by 96149,614 users)
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Ranked: #11882
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Popularity: #3460
Members: 36,411
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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
Aoki, Yasunao
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 ...
Jan 6, 2020
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 ...

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