After enduring special training, the lovely policewomen Miyuki and Natsumi have returned to Bokuto Station, where nary a normal day passes; the work is never dull and our dynamic duo have to overcome a variety of difficulties, from catching speeders to simple love problems! Their newest case involves a young boy who has come to Japan to find his grandfather and become a samurai – not an easy task, when there are hired gunmen after him! Although it’s not always easy being an officer in the Traffic Department, Miyuki, Natsumi, and the rest of the gang work hard to ensure Bokuto Precinct is in safe hands!
Sagara Sousuke is far from the average high school student -- not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Chidori. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...
"Labors" are large construction robots that are now being used to commit crimes. To meet the challenge, Special Vehicle (SV) units are established by the Tokyo PD. However, the Second SV unit is a total joke. Determined to change this, Izumi and Shinohara become pilots of the new Ingram 98 police labors, and are determined to change that reputation, with the help of the SV-2 gang of misfits.
When it comes to archetypes of situational daily working-life anime, You’re Under Arrestand Mobile Police Patlabor definitely top the list.
Sporting relatively understated action, tame antics without over-the-top slapstick, and rather episodic storylines, YUA! and Patlabor are the titles you move on to when you want working life themes given a more down-to-earth treatment. Here, wisdom and courage save the day, and teamwork is always part of the job. The plot is largely character-driven and never feels like it's simply going through a sequence of story checkpoints.
If you’ve seen (and liked) one title, there is little reason not to watch the others as well.