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Mobile Police Patlabor

Manga, vol.22 (1988)

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mecha, Science-Fiction, Shounen
Release Date: 07.1988 ‑ 08.1994
Studios: Shougakukan Inc.
Type: Manga (1988)
Volumes: 22, Chapters: 20

Alternative names:

機動警察パトレイバー
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor
きどうけいさつPATLABOR
Patlabor
In the future, rapidly advancing technology gives birth to giant robots known as "Labors," so named for their usefulness in heavy industry. However, this also gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting the the need for a new branch of law enforcement equiped with and dedicated to the policing of Labors. When Izumi Noa, a female police officer, becomes the newest recruit of Special Vechicals Devision 2, she and her top of the line "Patrol Labor" (or "Patlabor") Alphonse are swept into a series of adventures featuring crazed construction workers, eco-terrorists, and sea monsters.

In the near future, large mechs called Labors are made to assist in various reconstruction projects in major countries around the world that are being threatened by global warming. In Japan, the government has enacted Project Babylon in order to conduct land reclamation. Labors are also being pressed into police and military service aside from civilian use.
However, terrorists are now attempting to use labors to make themselves heard, as well as common criminals, thugs and guerrillas. The National Police Agency established the Special Vehicles Division, an all-labor task force to combat the potential use of labors for criminal/terrorist activities.

Production:

Masami Yuuki (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Mobile Police Patlabor OVA, 1988, Adaptation
Mobile Police Patlabor TV, 1989, Adaptation

Related characters:

Noa Izumi
Noa Izumi
Kiichi Gotou
Kiichi Gotou
Shinobu Nagumo
Shinobu Nagumo
Isao Oota
Isao Oota
Kanuka Clancy
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Tamaki Fuwa
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Asuma Shinohara
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Hiromi Yamazaki
Hiromi Yamazaki
Takeo Kumagami
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Badrinath Harchand
Badrinath Harchand
Richard Wong
Richard Wong
Kurosaki
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Shigeo Shiba
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