Mobile Police Patlabor: On Television
English Title: Mobile Police Patlabor
Other Names: Kido Keisatsu Patlabor, Mobile Police Patlabor ON TELEVISION
Production Type: TV
Air Span: Oct 11, 1989 to Sep 26, 1990
Air Status: Finished Airing
Premiered: Fall, 1989
Episode Duration (Avg): 25 min. per ep.
# Episodes: 47
TV Rating: PG-13
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.