History Anime / PatLabor

23rd Mar '18 8:23:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Division 1, which is constantly depicted as TheAce when it appears in full force. The final episode of the TV series even has Division 2 getting OvershadowedByAwesome within a couple of minutes when the other Division arrives with brand-new upgraded Patlabors.
23rd Mar '18 7:11:10 PM Andooks
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* DistractedByTheSexy: In the 12 episode (''"Two in Karuizawa"''), Gotoh gets distracted twice by checking on [[FairCop Shinobu's]] sprained ankle, while also [[CovertPervert sneaking peeks]] [[ShesGotLegs at her legs.]] She catches him both times and firmly reminds him to keep his eyes on the road instead. At one point, he even adjusts the rearview mirror so he can look at her while he's driving, but her woman's intuition kicks in again; [[Funny/{{Patlabor}} making him put it back the way it was.]]
7th Oct '17 8:12:18 AM simonscot
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Several mecha from the franchise, specifically the AV-98 Ingram, Type-5G/1C Grau-Bear and the CRL-98 Pyro-Buster, will make an appearance in the 2017 SurvivalHorror game ''VideoGame/CityShroudedInShadow''.

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Several mecha from the franchise, specifically such as the AV-98 Ingram, Type-5G/1C Grau-Bear and the CRL-98 Pyro-Buster, will make an appearance in the 2017 SurvivalHorror game ''VideoGame/CityShroudedInShadow''.
24th Sep '17 6:41:24 AM Anicomicgeek
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Patlabor was created in 1988 by "Headgear" -- a group of creators including Mamoru Oshii of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame and Masami Yuuki of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' fame. ''Patlabor'' was planned from the start as both a manga and {{OVA}}, and a theatrical movie and ongoing TV series followed not long after. By turns a CopShow, PoliceProcedural, slice of life comedy, political thriller, and of course, a MechaShow, ''Patlabor'' had no trouble switching between genres from one episode to the next. (For the most part, though, the TV series and {{OVA}}s tended more towards comedy and light drama, whereas the movies were much more adult and sophisticated.)

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Patlabor was created in 1988 by "Headgear" -- a group of creators including Mamoru Oshii of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' fame and Masami Yuuki of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' fame. ''Patlabor'' was planned from the start as both a manga and {{OVA}}, and a theatrical movie and ongoing TV series followed not long after. By turns a CopShow, PoliceProcedural, slice of life comedy, political thriller, and of course, a MechaShow, ''Patlabor'' had no trouble switching between genres from one episode to the next. (For the most part, though, the TV series and {{OVA}}s tended more towards comedy and light drama, whereas the movies were much more adult and sophisticated.)
7th Sep '17 12:59:46 AM Juicehead_Baby
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: The Ingrams carry scaled-up Colt Pythons. This is at least partly due to the fact that they're easier for the ground crew to load by hand than a magazine-fed weapon would be.
28th Aug '17 1:39:22 AM Juicehead_Baby
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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Section 2 goes toe-to-toe with a few biotechnologically-enhanced Kaijus in addition to other labors, most notably W-XIII, a genetically-engineered horror created from a combination of alien microbes and human cancer cells.


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** The Ingram's design is an astonishingly well-thought out representation of how a (relatively small) humanoid mecha might work. While the proportions vary DependingOnTheArtist, they're generally depicted with a stocky, compactly-built (not to mention mostly hollow) torso atop comparatively long legs with short, thin thighs and large, flared lower legs and feet. This keeps the machine's center of gravity low, a crucial consideration in something that tall. Additionally, using extensible armatures to draw the revolver cannon from the retractable ankle holster inside the aforementioned flared legs rather than simply bending down to grab it reduces wear and tear on the joints of the Ingram's limbs and body, which are noted in the anime to need constant maintenance due to the massive loads they carry.
25th Aug '17 5:09:36 PM DrDedman
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*** Both shows came out nearly simultaneously, and had the same woman voicing the fangirl.
8th Aug '17 12:34:04 AM nanakiro
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A 10 minute animated short called ''Patlabor Reboot'' aired on October 15, 2016 at the Japan Animator Expo. It's released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan, although it has been officially streamed on its website in Japanese with official English subs.

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A 10 minute animated short called ''Patlabor Reboot'' aired on October 15, 2016 at as an extra short for the Japan Animator Expo.Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo. It's released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan, although it has been officially streamed on its website in Japanese with official English subs.
7th Jul '17 7:42:30 AM PutotyraNoZarus
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''In the Criminal Justice System, HumongousMecha-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Tokyo, the dedicated officers who deal with these vicious felonies are an [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits elite squad]] known as the Special Vehicles Unit. [[Series/LawAndOrder These are their stories]].''

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''In the Criminal Justice System, HumongousMecha-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Tokyo, the dedicated officers who deal with these vicious felonies are an [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits elite squad]] known as the [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Special Vehicles Unit. Unit.]] [[Series/LawAndOrder These are their stories]].''
5th Jul '17 10:20:30 PM simonscot
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In 2013, the Patlabor franchise appears in their first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game in ''Super Robot Wars: Operation Extend''.

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In 2013, the Patlabor franchise appears appeared in their first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game in ''Super Robot Wars: Operation Extend''.


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Several mecha from the franchise, specifically the AV-98 Ingram, Type-5G/1C Grau-Bear and the CRL-98 Pyro-Buster, will make an appearance in the 2017 SurvivalHorror game ''VideoGame/CityShroudedInShadow''.
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