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Kazunori Itô (writer)
The misadventures of a police robot pilot squad and its support crew in a futuristic Tokyo. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 35)
Arihiro Hase ... GDF Labor Pilot / ... (3 episodes, 1989)
Dan Green ... Asuma Shinohara / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Flavio Romeo ... Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Ami Shukla ... Shinobu Nagumo (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Directed by
Naoyuki Yoshinaga (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Kazunori Itô (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John O'Donnell .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Original Music by
Kenji Kawai (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Yukihiro Shibutani (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Yutaka Izubuchi .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Akemi Takada .... character designer (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Kidô keisatsu patorebâ" - Japan (original title)
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25 min (47 episodes)
Canada:G (Quebec)

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Followed by "Patlabor: The New Files" (1990)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the best TV series ever!, 1 July 2001
Author: bima_p from Jakarta, Indonesia

Patlabor is an anime series that tells the stories of the Special Vehicles Unit 2, a police unit which equipped with labor(robot) to perform various duties. What set this series apart from others of its kind is this series focuses on the people not the robot. The Special Vehicles Unit 2 is made up of probably the most interesting mixd of people in the police force. The action sequences come quite few and far between (you won't find it in every episode), but it really delivers. For a TV series, the animation is one of the best looking and the most consistent I've ever seen.

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