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Mobile Police Patlabor (manga)

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Alternative title:
Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor (Japanese)
機動警察パトレイバー (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, police
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. (from OAV 1/1988)
User Ratings: 19 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (raw:1, Eng:1)
 Excellent: 4 votes (Eng:2, dub:1, ?:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (Eng:4, sub:2)
 Good: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Decent: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 So-so: -
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 58 users, rank: #1315 (of 6158)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.737 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5842, rank: #1684 (of 6579)
Weighted mean: 7.493 (Good+), rank: #2360 (of 6579) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.47 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.534 (Very good−), rank: #1409 (of 3351)
Number of tankoubon: 22
Vintage: 1988 to 1994 (Weekly Shonen Sunday 1988 No.17 to 1994 No.23)
Release dates: We have 51
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Graphic novel
    Mobile Police Patlabor (GN 1) 1998-10-06 (from $16.02)
    Mobile Police Patlabor (GN 2) 1998-07-28 (from $28.08)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original Character Design: Akemi Takada
Original Mechanical Design: Yutaka Izubuchi
Japanese companies
Original Concept: HEADGEAR
Publisher: Shogakukan
Serialized In: Weekly Shonen Sunday
English staff
English cast
Editing: Julie Davis
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Wayne Truman
English companies
Cover Design: VIZ Graphics
Licensed by: Viz Media
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Kabuto
French cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Granata Press (discontinued)
Edizioni Star Comics
Italian cast

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