Patlabor The Mobile Police (OAV 1/1988)

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©1988 Headgear/Emotion/TFC. 

Alternative title:
Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor (Japanese) 
Mobile Police Patlabor 
機動警察パトレイバー (Japanese) 
Genres: action , comedy , science fiction 
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: 412 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 27 votes (sub:19, dub:4, raw:3, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Excellent: 78 votes (sub:59, dub:15, ?:1, others:3
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 Very good: 133 votes (sub:99, dub:31, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 101 votes (sub:68, dub:29, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Decent: 37 votes (sub:24, dub:13)
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:13, dub:10, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 834 users, rank: #1293 (of 6579)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.585 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.4431, rank: #1134 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 7.559 (Very good−), rank: #1055 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.65 / seen some: 6.41 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.558 (Very good−), rank: #838 (of 4950)
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 $24.52)
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 $16.47)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Mamoru Oshii (eps 1-6) 
Naoyuki Yoshinaga (ep 7) 
Script: Kazunori Itō 
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 
Director of Photography:
Juro Sugimura (eps 1-6) 
Mitsunobu Yoshida (ep 7) 

Background Art:
Hiroyuki Mitsumoto (Ishigaki Pro) 
Kenichi Takahashi (Ishigaki Pro) 
Yukihiro Shibutani (Ishigaki Pro) 
In-Between Animation:
Asako Nishida (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Eiko Saito (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Emi Oyanagi (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Hideaki Matsuda (ep 4) 
Hirohide Sugiyama (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Hiroshi Ando (Studio Wombat; ep 6) 
Hiroshi Itō (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Hiroshi Okada (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Hiroyuki Karashima (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Kaoru Yabana (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Kazuma Yokai (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Kazumi Arimoto (Studio Wombat; ep 6) 
Kazumi Sato (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Kazuo Watanabe (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Keiko Yozawa (ep 2) 
Kenji Kodama (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Kiyoto Ishino (ep 4) 
Masahiko Andō (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Mayuko Kikuchi (Studio Wombat; ep 6) 
Mitsuru Fujii (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Miyuki Yamashita (ep 2) 
Naoki Kobayashi (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Noriko Gotou (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Noriyuki Noda (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Reiko Kuwahara (ep 4) 
Reiko Mitsuoka (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Sanae Nakagawa (ep 4) 
Satoru Yamashita (Studio Wombat; ep 6) 
Scott Frazier (ep 3) 
Seiji Hosono (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Shinji Takahashi (ep 2) 
Tadashi Fujita (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Taizou Iino (ep 2) 
Takeshi Kusaka (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Takuya Nonaka (Studio Wombat; ep 6) 
Teruo Makabe (eps 1, 3) 
Toru Kawai (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Toshiharu Matsuno (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Yasuhito Kikuchi (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Yasushi Koyama (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Yoshiko Fujita (ep 2) 
Yumiko Nakanishi (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Yuri Nakao (eps 1, 3, 5) 
Yuriko Chiba (Studio Lions; ep 7) 
Key Animation:
Atsuo Tobe (ep 3) 
Haruya Nakahira (ep 6) 
Hiroko Kazui (ep 3) 
Hiromi Maezawa (ep 5) 
Hiroshi Abe (eps 2, 4) 
Hiroyoshi Ohkawa (eps 1, 3) 
Hiroyuki Uchida (eps 2, 4) 
Itsuro Kawasaki (ep 5) 
Junichi Kikawa (eps 2, 4) 
Katsumi Hashimoto (ep 5) 
Kazuchika Kise (ep 1) 
Kazuya Tsurumaki  (Studio Giants; ep 7) 
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma (ep 6) 
Kenji Teraoka (ep 5) 
Kimiko Tamai (ep 5) 
Kuniko Hamano (ep 4) 
Masahiro Kitazaki (ep 2) 
Mitsuhiro Yotsuya (ep 3) 
Mitsumasa Kimura (ep 6) 
Ritsuko Watanabe (ep 6) 
Ryuichi Makino (ep 4) 
Satoshi Iwataki (ep 4) 
Sawako Yamamoto (ep 1) 
Shuichi Shimamura (eps 2, 4) 
Shunji Suzuki (Studio Giants; ep 7) 
Tadakazu Iguchi (eps 1, 3) 
Takuya Wada (ep 6) 
Yasuhiro Oshima (ep 1) 
Yoshio Mizumura (ep 5) 
Opening Animation:
Hiroyuki Kitakubo 
Masami Yuuki 
Hiroshi Tamura (Studio Gallop) 
Katsuya Kozutsumi (Studio Gallop) 
Kenji Akazawa (Studio Gallop) 
Koji Yamakoshi (T Nishimura) 
Masao Onuki (T Nishimura) 
Mikiko Ishizuka (Studio Gallop) 
Satoshi Arakawa (Studio Gallop) 
Terumi Sato (Studio Gallop) 
Tomoyoshi Ishizuka (T Nishimura) 
Toru Kobayashi (Studio Gallop) 
Yasuhiro Shimizu (Studio Gallop) 
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) 
Kazumi Tanaka (ep 6) 
Kiyonobu Suzuki (ep 6) 
Kiyoyuki Yanada (eps 1-2, 5-6) 
Takehito Koyasu (eps 6-7) 
Tomohiro Nishimura (eps 3-4) 
Yoshiko Ohta (ep 2) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio DEEN 
Distributor: Bandai Visual 
Finish Animation:
Kyoto Animation 
Studio Guts 
In-Between Animation:
Studio Lions 
Studio Wonbat 
Key Animation: Studio Giants (ep 7) 
Studio Gallop (eps 1-6) 
T Nishimura (ep 7) 
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) 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

ADR Engineer:
Allan Gus 
Kevin Wilson 
Associate producer: Tom Wayland 
BD Authoring: David Williams (Maiden Japan) 
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) 
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
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain) 
Spanish cast
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 

Antonio Paiola as Gem 
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
Italia 7 (from 1998) 
Italia Teen Television (from 1st November 2005) 
Distributor: Yamato Video (from 1994) 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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