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.
Kido Keisatsu Patlabor (Japanese)
Mobile Police Patlabor
Patlabor: La Policía Móvil (Spanish)
Patlabor: Policia Especial (Spanish)
Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files (OAV 2/1990) (sequel)
Airing Date: Oct 11, 1989