History Anime / Patlabor

18th Feb '16 5:39:26 PM Prfnoff
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Watch ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', or ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' if you are interested in more RealRobotGenre shows. Compare with ''[[Anime/MazingerZ the]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]]'' ''[[UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]]'', ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/VoltesV'' and ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'' to have an idea of what the SuperRobotGenre is about. Contrast with ''Anime/GunBuster'' or ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' to see what the opposite end of the scale is.

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Watch ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', or ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' if you are interested in more RealRobotGenre shows. Compare with ''[[Anime/MazingerZ the]]'' ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Mazinger]]'' ''[[UFORoboGrendizer ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer trilogy]]'', ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/VoltesV'' and ''Anime/{{Daimos}}'' to have an idea of what the SuperRobotGenre is about. Contrast with ''Anime/GunBuster'' or ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' to see what the opposite end of the scale is.
5th Feb '16 4:31:44 PM MiinU
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* AdaptationDistillation: Captain Nagumo is an awful lot more bubbly in the manga adaptation.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Captain Nagumo Shinobu is an awful lot far more bubbly expressive in the manga adaptation.adaptation, as opposed to the anime where she's a DeadpanSnarker instead.
10th Dec '15 12:39:43 AM Smeagol17
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A live-action project, set in 2013, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-06/live-action-patlabor-to-feature-real-life-mecha is a sequel]], not a reboot, of the series. Known as ''Film/TheNextGenerationPatlabor'', thirteen episodes were shown in theaters in seven parts, and a feature-length film is airing in spring 2015.

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A live-action project, set in 2013, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-01-06/live-action-patlabor-to-feature-real-life-mecha is a sequel]], not a reboot, of the series. Known as ''Film/TheNextGenerationPatlabor'', thirteen episodes were shown in theaters in seven parts, and a feature-length film is airing airied in spring 2015.
16th Nov '15 1:44:25 PM madcapguy
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Although very popular over in Japan, ''Patlabor'' never really took off in North America, although it has a cult following among anime fans. The first two movies were dubbed by Creator/MangaEntertainment in the mid-90s, and released to VHS and DVD in English-speaking countries around the world, but the OVA and TV series weren't imported and dubbed by Creator/CentralParkMedia until more than a decade after they ended their Japanese run. In addition, [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] released the third movie, [[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai Visual]] re-released the first two movies with new dubs, and recently, Maiden Japan (sister company of SentaiFilmworks) has licensed the franchise and is currently re-releasing it to remastered DVD and Blu-ray. Surprisingly, the only part of the anime franchise that hasn't been dubbed in English is the last 12 episodes of the "New Files" sequel series. As for the manga, only the first two volumes were released in the U.S. and Canada. For French-speaking areas, only 18 out of 22 volumes were released.

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Although very popular over in Japan, ''Patlabor'' never really took off in North America, although it has a cult following among anime fans. The first two movies were dubbed by Creator/MangaEntertainment in the mid-90s, and released to VHS and DVD in English-speaking countries around the world, but the OVA and TV series weren't imported and dubbed by Creator/CentralParkMedia until more than a decade after they ended their Japanese run. In addition, [[Creator/{{Geneon}} Pioneer]] released the third movie, [[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai Visual]] re-released the first two movies with new dubs, and recently, Maiden Japan (sister company of SentaiFilmworks) Creator/SentaiFilmworks) has licensed the franchise and is currently re-releasing it to remastered DVD and Blu-ray. Surprisingly, the only part of the anime franchise that hasn't been dubbed in English is the last 12 episodes of the "New Files" sequel series. As for the manga, only the first two volumes were released in the U.S. and Canada. For French-speaking areas, only 18 out of 22 volumes were released.
13th Oct '15 8:15:37 PM DarkHunter
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* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Debuted in '''Super Robot Wars: Operation Extend''.
2nd Sep '15 1:06:58 PM MiinU
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** A hot-tempered, trigger happy armored police cop? Are we talking about [[Anime/DominionTankPolice Leona]] or later-appearing Noa Izumi? They even have the same hair color in their first OVA appearances and Leona fawns over her tank, Bonaparte, similarly to how Noa fusses over her labor, Alphonse; though Leona's [[CargoShip WAAAYY more attached to her tank....]]

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** A hot-tempered, trigger happy redheaded new recruit of an armored police cop? division? Are we talking about [[Anime/DominionTankPolice Leona]] Leona Ozaki]], or later-appearing her future equivalent, Noa Izumi? They even have the same hair color in their first OVA appearances and Leona fawns over her tank, Bonaparte, similarly to how Similarly, Noa fusses over her labor, Alphonse; just as Leona fawn over her tank, Bonaparte - though Leona's [[CargoShip WAAAYY more attached to her tank....]]
15th Aug '15 10:17:11 PM Ominae
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* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Some of the antagonists the units face off in the course of the series. Ranging from radical environmentalists, Japanese-based mercenaries to rogue [=JSDF=] officers and soldiers.
2nd Jul '15 3:01:08 PM MiinU
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: This happens at several points in the manga, with one of the earliest examples occurring in the first chapter. Noa complains she can't keep track of all the geographical data, so Asuma tells her [[MrExposition he'll explain]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/130 two pages later.]] And ''he does '' - complete with [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/132 a map]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/133 and pointer!]]

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: This happens at several points in the manga, with one manga:
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of the earliest examples occurring occurs in the first chapter. Noa complains she can't keep track of all the geographical data, so Asuma tells her [[MrExposition he'll explain]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/130 two pages later.]] And ''he does '' - complete with [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/132 a map]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/patlabor/1/133 and pointer!]]
20th Jun '15 11:22:04 AM MarkLungo
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Quite possibly the quintessential TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] anime, ''Patlabor'' is notable for treating its mecha not as insanely powerful miracle machines, but actual vehicles with clear limitations that require constant maintenance. In fact, although there's action aplenty, most of the series focuses on the daily life of the police officers who pilot the mecha, and big robot smash-ups often take up only a minute or two, if that. It is, truth be told, a slice of life series disguised as a HumongousMecha show.

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Quite possibly the quintessential TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] anime, ''Patlabor'' is notable for treating its mecha not as insanely powerful miracle machines, but actual vehicles with clear limitations that require constant maintenance. In fact, although there's action aplenty, most of the series focuses on the daily life of the police officers who pilot the mecha, and big robot smash-ups often take up only a minute or two, if that. It is, truth be told, a slice of life SliceOfLife series disguised as a HumongousMecha show.
6th May '15 6:06:12 PM MiinU
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** ColonelBadass: Gotoh was "[[AlmightyJanitor exiled]]" to [=SV2=] because he was such a Badass, and HQ didn't want to deal with him ruffling all sorts of feather. ObfuscatingStupidity is his current trademark.

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** ColonelBadass: Gotoh was "[[AlmightyJanitor exiled]]" to [=SV2=] because he was such a Badass, too observant for his superiors' liking and HQ they didn't want him underfoot, [[ReassignedToAntarctica so they reassigned him to deal a command position with him ruffling all sorts of feather. ObfuscatingStupidity is his current trademark.Special Vehicles.]] Which, as Detective Matsui observed, [[BatmanGambit "is right where he wants to be."]]
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