Mobile Police Patlabor

Mobile Police Patlabor photo
Type TV
Airing Status Finished Airing
Duration 25 min. per episode
Air Date Oct 11, 1989
Season fall 1989
Producers Sunrise, Touhouku Shinsha, Central Park Media, Maiden Japan


In the future, advanced robotics has created heavy robots ("labors") for use in a variety of functions: construction, fire-fighting, military, and more. However, though the robots are only machines, their operators are also only human—and humans sometimes turn to crime. Since a heavy labor unit can be a dangerous weapon, the police of the future are set to fight fire with fire, using advanced patrol labor units, "patlabors." This is the story of the Second Special Vehicles Division, a motley crew of patlabor policemen and women doing their best to fight crime and live a normal life.

(Source: ANN)