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Anime Profile: Patlabor the Mobile Police

USA Info
Japanese Info
Patlabor the Mobile Police Kido Keisatsu Patlabor(機動警察パトレイバー)("Mobile Police Patlabor") Patlabor the Mobile Police
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Mobile Police Patlabor Mobile Police Patlabor
47 TV episodes 47 TV episodes
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3 movies 3 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 Ent.(move 3)  
  Masami Yuki
  Mamoru Oshii(OAVs, TV, movies 1 & 2)
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  Fumihiko Takayama(movie 3)
Mecha Mecha
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Patlabor the Mobile Police

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

Anime 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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