Patlabor: The Mobile Police

Alt titles: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor, Mobile Police Patlabor

OVA (7 eps)
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At the turn of the twenty-first century, policing in Tokyo has taken a very unique approach: officers fight crime with cutting-edge mecha called Patlabors. Division 2 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2 is one team entrusted with these powerful weapons, but its assembly of clumsy eccentrics could prove a challenge all of its own. Under the staunchly old-fashioned leadership of Chief Sakaki, there are, among others, deadpan Captain Goto, mecha-obsessed Noa Izumi, and straight-talking Asuma Shinohara. Follow them as they try to outwit mad terrorists one minute and survive dysfunctional team dynamics the next!

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foxhead556's avatar by foxhead556 on Jan 9, 2011
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