Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988)

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Alternative title:
Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor (Japanese)
Mobile Police Patlabor
機動警察パトレイバー (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, police, real robot
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 395 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 24 votes (sub:17, raw:3, dub:3, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 72 votes (sub:54, dub:14, ?:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 131 votes (sub:97, dub:31, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 96 votes (sub:64, dub:28, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Decent: 36 votes (sub:24, dub:12)
 So-so: 25 votes (sub:12, dub:10, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 805 users, rank: #1259 (of 6096)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.549 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.4564, rank: #1140 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 7.537 (Very good−), rank: #1014 (of 6089) (seen all: 7.63 / seen some: 6.40 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.537 (Very good−), rank: #813 (of 4589)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 7
Episode titles: We have 7
Vintage: 1988-04-25 to 1989-06-25
Release dates: We have 10
Opening Theme:
"Miraiha lovers" by Hiroko Kasahara
Official website:
Trivia: We have 29
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Patlabor The Mobile Police - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2013-04-30 (from $13.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Patlabor - Original Series Collection (DVD 1-2) 2003-10-14
    Patlabor The Mobile Police - Complete Collection (DVD 1-2) 2013-04-30 (from $10.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Mamoru Oshii (eps 1-6)
Naoyuki Yoshinaga (ep 7)
Script: Kazunori Ito
Storyboard:
Mamoru Oshii
Ryutaro Nakamura (eps 2, 4)
Episode Director: Ichiro Itano (ep 6)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Character Design: Akemi Takada
Art Director:
Hiromasa Ogura (eps 1-6)
Tsutomu Ishigaki (ep 7)
Animation Director:
Kazuchika Kise (eps 1, 3, 5)
Masahiro Kitazaki (eps 2, 4)
Naoto Takahashi (ep 7)
Takuya Wada (ep 6)
Mechanical design: Yutaka Izubuchi

In-Between Animation: Scott Frazier (ep 3)
Key Animation:
Kazuchika Kise (ep 1)
Kazuya Tsurumaki
Miina Tominaga as Noa Izumi

Daisuke Gouri as Hiromi Yamazaki
Issei Futamata as Mikiyasu Shinshi
Michihiro Ikemizu as Isao Ohta
Osamu Saka as Seitaro Sakaki
Ryunosuke Ohbayashi as Kiichi Goto
Shigeru Chiba as Shigeo Shiba
Toshio Furukawa as Asuma Shinohara
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Shinobu Nagumo
You Inoue as Kanuka Clancy

Hiroshi Masuoka as Sofue(ep 6)
Jun Hazumi as Retteru Kai(eps 5-6)
Kôhei Miyauchi as Old man(ep 4)
Kouji Tsujitani as Asanuma(ep 7)
Mahito Tsujimura as Jitsuyama(eps 5-6)
Mako Hyoudou as Girl/Goto's Niece(ep 4)
Megumi Hayashibara as Announcer(ep 6)
Ryuji Nakagi as Sakuma(ep 4)
Shigeru Chiba as Shinyuu(ep 7)
Shinji Nomura as Kusumoto(ep 7)
Shinji Ogawa as Hirata(ep 3)
TARAKO as Tamiko(ep 5)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Matsui(eps 3, 6)
Toshihiko Kojima as Kaihou(eps 6-7)
You Yoshimura as Occhan(ep 7)

Daiki Nakamura(eps 1-3, 6)
Fumihiko Tachiki(eps 1-5)
Hiroko Maruyama(eps 4-5)
Houchu Ohtsuka(eps 1-2)
Kiyoyuki Yanada(eps 1-2, 5-6)
Takehito Koyasu(eps 6-7)
Yoshiko Ohta(ep 2)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Backgrounds: Baku Production
Distributor: Bandai Visual
Finish Animation:
Kyoto Animation
Studio Guts
In-Between Animation:
Studio Lions
Studio Wonbat
Key Animation: Studio Giants (ep 7)
Photography:
Studio Gallop (eps 1-6)
T Nishimura (ep 7)
Production:
HEADGEAR
Studio DEEN
Production Cooperation:
DAST Corporation (ep 6)
Mushi Production (eps 2, 4)
Production I.G (eps 1-7 odd)
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Translation: David Fleming
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Matt Greenfield (Maiden Japan)
Toru Iwakami (Maiden Japan)
ADR Engineer:
Allan Gus
Kevin Wilson
Associate producer: Tom Wayland
BD Authoring: David Williams (Maiden Japan)
Commentary:
Mamoru Oshii (Central Park Media; eps 1-3)
Shigeki Morii (Central Park Media; eps 1-3)
Dubbing Coordination: Ross Lefko
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes (Maiden Japan)
DVD Coordination: Michael Palan
DVD Executive Producer: John O'Donnell
DVD Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (Maiden Japan)
Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Maiden Japan)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Maiden Japan)
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III (Maiden Japan)
Jessica Williams (Maiden Japan)
Kayla King (Maiden Japan)
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (Maiden Japan)
Subtitle Timing: Dwayne Jones (Maiden Japan)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Maiden Japan)
Debora Rabbai as Kanuka Clancy
Elisa Wain as Noa Izumi
James Wolfe as Isao Ota
Michael Schwartz as Kiichi Goto

Adriana as Shinobu Nagumo
Bruce Winant as Kaiho
Chunky Mon as Hiromi Yamazaki
Curt Gebhart as Shige
Dan Green as Asuma Shinohara
Frankie Rome as Sakaki
Jack Taylor as Hirata Hakase
Jamie McGonnigal as Sakuma
Joey Rappaporte as Kiyoteru Kai
Jonny Asch as Mikiyasu Shinshi
Kurt Riddle as Sobue
Tristan Goddard as Jitsuyama
Veronica Taylor as Mahoko Goto

English companies
Audio Post Production: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Disc Production: Seraphim Digital (Maiden Japan Re-release)
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
MVM (United Kingdom)
Section23 Films (North America, 2013)
U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: Resolution Productions
DVD Premastering: Resolution Productions
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
Central Park Media
Maiden Japan (2013)
Recording Studio: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Translation: Studio Nemo
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Spanish cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Daniele Demma
Sergio Masieri
Translation: Cesare Polenghi

Dialogues: Daniele Demma
Theme Song Performance: Stefano Bersola
Lara Parmiani as Noa Izumi

Caterina Rochira as Clancy Kanuka

Claudio Moneta as Capitano Otsumi
Davide Garbolino as Budd Kanuka
Felice Invernici as Asuma Shimohara
Flavio Arras as Mikiyasu Shinshi
Gianfranco Gamba as Hiromo Yamazaki
Ivo De Palma as Isp. Matsui
Marco Balzarotti as Kiichi Goto
Massimiliano Lotti as Shigeo "Shige" Shiba
Maurizio Scattorin as Seitaro Sasaki
Patrizia Salmoiraghi as Shinobu Yagumo
Pietro Ubaldi as Isao Ota
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Kumaji Kumagari
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Italia 7 (from 1998)
Italia Teen Television (from 1st November 2005)
Distributor: Yamato Video (from 1994)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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