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Anime Profile: Patlabor the Mobile Police

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Patlabor the Mobile PoliceKido Keisatsu Patlabor (ζ©Ÿε‹•θ­¦ε―Ÿγƒ‘γƒˆγƒ¬γ‚€γƒγƒΌ) ("Mobile Police Patlabor")Patlabor the Mobile Police
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Mobile Police PatlaborMobile Police Patlabor
47 TV episodes47 TV episodes
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3 movies3 movies
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23 OVA episodes (7 in series 1, 16 in series 2)
2001 (TV)1989–1990 (TV)
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1995 (movies 1 & 2); 2003 (movie 3)1989 (movie 1); 1993 (movie 2); 2002 (movie 3)
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1988–89 (series 1 OVA); 1990–92 (series 2 OVA)
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Manga Ent. (movies 1 & 2), Pioneer (move 3)
Masami Yuki
Mamoru Oshii (OAVs, TV, movies 1 & 2)
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Fumihiko Takayama (movie 3)
Sci-Fi, MechaSci-Fi, Mecha
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

English Title
Japanese Title
Patlabor The Movie Patlabor The Movie
Patlabor 2 The Movie Patlabor 2 The Movie
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Wasted 13: Patlabor the Movie 3

Characters: Patlabor the Mobile Police

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Asuma Shinohara βŠ• Asuma Shinohara βŠ• Noa Izumi βŠ• Noa Izumi βŠ•
Hiromi Yamazaki βŠ• Hiromi Yamazaki βŠ• Seitaro Sakaki βŠ• Seitaro Sakaki βŠ•
Isao Ohta βŠ• Isao Ohta βŠ• Shiba βŠ• Shiba βŠ•
Kanuka Clancy βŠ• Kanuka Clancy βŠ• Shigeo "Shige" βŠ• Shigeo "Shige" βŠ•
Kiichi Goto βŠ• Kiichi Goto βŠ• Shinobu Nagumo βŠ• Shinobu Nagumo βŠ•
Matsui βŠ• Matsui βŠ• Takeo Kumagami βŠ• Takeo Kumagami βŠ•
Miyakasu Shinshi βŠ• Miyakasu Shinshi βŠ•

Description: Patlabor the Mobile Police

Mobile Police Patlabor is truly a landmark in the mecha genre with its realistic looking robots, and hardcore action.

In the late 20th century, advances in robotics led to the invention of the Labor, a class of giant robots used for construction. The inventing of the Labor, however, also led to Labor crimes, where any bad guy could use them to help fulfill their evil purposes.

And so, in the year 1999, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department established the Special Vehicle Department which uses Patrol Labors, or Patlabors, to fight fire with fire. In the SVD resides the Special Vehicle Section No. 2, which to the public and the rest of the SVD is nothing but a bunch of misfits that don't do things by the rules. Sure they don't operate by the book, Section 2 is still the best they've got.

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