Patlabor: The Mobile Police

Alt titles: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor, Mobile Police Patlabor

OVA (7 eps)
1988 - 1989
3.704 out of 5 from 993 votes
Rank #2,368

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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commonxreaction Dec 23, 2016
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I usually don't chase after Mech-themed Anime, with a very few exceptions. So, watching this was a little different from what I generally seek out on my own. Patlabor: The Mobile Police is a series of OVAs which follows Division 2 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force, using a new technology referred to as "Labors" to help solve their cases and keep the peace. Labors are essentially giant... read more

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