History Anime / Patlabor

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''.
17th Jun '17 1:50:12 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://imgur.com/EbqRwQ5 The opening credits to the TV series feature]] [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] labors ("Brocken" models shown later in the Phantom arc) standing guard at the BerlinWall.

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** [[http://imgur.com/EbqRwQ5 The opening credits to the TV series feature]] [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] labors ("Brocken" models shown later in the Phantom arc) standing guard at the BerlinWall.UsefulNotes/BerlinWall.
23rd Feb '17 1:26:43 AM Orca1_9904
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The climax of the second movie takes place in an aqueduct big enough for Second Section's Ingrams to walk upright inside it, and is almost wide enough for two of them to stand side by side.



* BattleDiscretionShot: In ''Patlabor 2'', after shooting their way past the robot tanks in the tunnels, Nagumo enters an elevator in her labor [[OhCrap only to find another robot tank about to open fire at point-blank range]]. Nagumo stomps towards it screaming, "GET OUT OF MY WAY!" Cut to the elevator rising to the surface carrying Nagumo's totaled labor, whereupon she hits the eject and walks the rest of the way.

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* BattleDiscretionShot: In ''Patlabor 2'', after shooting their way past the robot tanks in the tunnels, Nagumo enters an elevator in her labor [[OhCrap only to find another robot tank about to open fire at point-blank range]]. Nagumo stomps charges towards it screaming, "GET OUT OF MY WAY!" Cut to the elevator rising to the surface carrying Nagumo's totaled labor, whereupon she hits the eject and walks the rest of the way.



** The [=AH88=] Hellhound helicopters, Extor battle robots, & AL-97B Hannibal labors in the movies are all armed with 20mm rotary cannons.

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** The [=AH88=] Hellhound helicopters, Extor battle robots, & AL-97B Hannibal labors in the movies are all armed with 20mm rotary cannons. A JSDF helicopter flying over Tokyo in the second movie can also be seen fitted with a three-barreled door-mounted machine gun.


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* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: Izumi barely escapes one of these in the second movie when the tunnel the protagonists are fighting in is flooded.
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