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#1
Jan 25, 2013 12:30 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I like how this one opens at a video rental shop; this was probably how many of the first audience for this show got a hold of it in the first place.

Decent little detective story. Kanuka is pretty cool as usual.

I like the denied fanservice joke at the end of the first-person animation sequence.
 
#2
Sep 1, 2013 6:51 PM

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I feel like a Scooby Doo chase scene and unmasking were entirely avoided by Kanuka's sudden explanation.

She's like a Gameshark. xD
きみ は だれ だい?
ぼく は ラムボ!
ぼく は だれ だい?
きみ は ラムボ!
ラムボ なんでし!
 
#3
Sep 18, 2013 4:14 AM
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I've always loved this episode. It has so much goodness in it, from the detective/ghost story spoof, to the excellent animation and art. The Kanuka running with her gun scene is a great pre-Doom first person shooter sequence! And doesn't Shinobu-san look gorgeous in her undies?!
"Perhaps there is a universal, absolute truth. Perhaps it justifies every question. But that's beyond the reach of these small hands." Mamoru Oshii

There is a cult of ignorance (...) nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” Isaac Asimov

 
#4
Oct 22, 2013 10:06 AM

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4/5

Daily disillusioned by the latest episode of a modern society well represented, from the master Oshii. Never more free-range and genuine characters I've seen in an animated production! XD
Plot all too predictable, I have seen many ... LOL
Narrative that sees Kanuka always above the others! : D
Design and animations good for those times!
Rating of 4/5 more than adequate!
 
#5
Jul 4, 2014 1:03 PM

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Good episode that incorporated great animation sequences and a funny plot. Oshii is somethin else ain't he.

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#6
Dec 3, 2014 12:21 AM

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YES! THIS is the Patlabor I've been looking out for so far. That was some Meitantei Conan shit right there.

.......and.............GOTOU HAS A CUTE NIECE!?!? HOLY SHIT!

This ep was VEEEEERYYYYYY ENJOYABLLLLLLLLLLLLE. Once again, an 80s anime proclaiming that it is not some sort of anime (another was GinEi) with an "autistic hero" or "punk kid" (LOVE THESE WORDS FROM GOTOU, HAHAHAHAHA). Though Gotou still has that funny side (what am I saying, this came prior), it's not the same if you watch the TV series first. That was the better Gotou. He's too wild here. #FeelsBadMan

Well, the only time Oshii has failed me miserably so far was in the previous episode. That was some monstrous bullshit.
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#7
Jul 10, 2015 10:14 AM

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Man, I loved this episode. Top notch all around.
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Aug 10, 2015 9:28 AM
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meh
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Aug 21, 2015 9:18 AM
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Ha the Japanese police is just like the police here in Holland. Uniformed social workers, not a paramilitary outfit like in the US. You can't even shoot black people!
 
Mar 14, 2016 2:37 AM

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These last two episodes have been really strange. I guess I was expecting something different from this show.
 
Aug 5, 2016 2:47 PM

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Good episode but incredibly predictable.
 
Oct 5, 2016 11:21 PM

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I really loved this episode.
I can see myself returning to this one for a rewatch.
Such a fun episode!
 
Dec 3, 2016 2:21 PM
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It was okay, I don't know why we got a Conan episode in Patlabor though...
 
Dec 9, 2016 12:17 PM

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kinda a predictable episode, I had a feeling from the start it was just for testing them...
Just a Matter of Time
 
Aug 3, 2017 2:42 AM
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So, help me out. What was going on between those two at the pool when the pool turned red? O_o
 
Aug 7, 2017 7:49 AM
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holy crap he blew up the store also gotou sure always looks pretty chill. Im a happly married man, but im still a man. Thats a great line right there. for someone who hates his job Shinohara sure goes in deep.
 
Feb 9, 2018 11:41 AM

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Really good episode. It reminded me of an old Scooby-Doo..."and I would've gotten away with it too...if it weren't for them dang Patlabor Police Bastards!!!"

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Jan 6, 10:10 AM

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It was obvious and I guess most of us came to the same conclusion as Kanuka. But the style of this episode was nonetheless great, interesting to watch and pretty funny.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Apr 21, 4:25 PM

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So like, did Goto kill those two criminals and the hostage? o___0 Maybe they mentioned what happened to them but I totally missed it. There must not be many applicants for the labor force if they let that trigger happy fool him stay on xD
 
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