History Anime / Patlabor

29th Aug '16 11:10:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[http://imgur.com/EbqRwQ5 The opening credits to the TV series feature]] [[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]] [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] labors ("Brocken" models shown later in the Phantom arc) standing guard at the BerlinWall.
21st Aug '16 5:48:02 PM foxley
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* ShootingGallery: [[TriggerHappy Otah]] gets chewed out for not only shooting an automated target, but [[CoupDeGrace charging in to smash it up with his baton afterwards]], destroying an expensive piece of equipment.
21st Aug '16 8:04:08 AM Eyeshield
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* HumongousMecha: Labors come in on the smaller side, being at most about 8 meters tall. One of the Mini-Pato shorts explains that, if they were any taller or shorter, the Ingrams (and the Labors in general) wouldn't be able to do their job. Too tall, and Labors are mass-produced house-sized bulldozers (and in the way). Too short, and they're as useful for construction as [[ArmoredTropersVotoms ATs]].

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* HumongousMecha: Labors come in on the smaller side, being at most about 8 meters tall. One of the Mini-Pato shorts explains that, if they were any taller or shorter, the Ingrams (and the Labors in general) wouldn't be able to do their job. Too tall, and Labors are mass-produced house-sized bulldozers (and in the way). Too short, and they're as useful for construction as [[ArmoredTropersVotoms [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms ATs]].
13th Aug '16 12:05:03 AM Unityd3v
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13th Aug '16 12:04:59 AM Unityd3v
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A reboot of the anime is set to debut in October of 2016.

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A reboot of the anime 10 minute animated short called ''Patlabor Reboot'' is set to debut air in October of 2016.
10th Aug '16 11:14:56 AM Unityd3v
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A reboot of the anime is set to debut in October of 2016.
7th Aug '16 2:07:38 PM Kalaong
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* DeconstructorFleet: Of HumongousMecha in general.
** They're rarely over a dozen meters tall, so as not to crush their own feet. And one tripping will still take out a house. They don't even walk long distances; they're stored at construction sites like any other piece of heavy equipment, and the Patlabors are transported to combat scenes in their own specialized trucks.
** FallingIntoTheCockpit is impossible as they're complicated as hell; Noa teaching her mech to tie a shoelace knot is considered proof of her being a genius pilot. Most people can't do much with even a SuperPrototype robot even if they find themselves piloting one.
** Weapons are scaled-up versions of conventional firearms; a laser shows up in a single two-part episode, but never seen again - it destroyed all its foes, but it was ''[[AwesomeButImpractical too delicate and expensive]].''
** WarForFunAndProfit is neither fun nor profitable; Schaft Enterprises makes an attempt to pit one of their military prototypes against the police's Ingram in pursuit of combat data. What followed was ridiculously stupid, as the only people they could find willing to do such a ridiculously stupid thing were some deadbeat stoner BombThrowingAnarchists - who fled the scene once they ''realized'' how ridiculously stupid the whole thing was.
*** Of course, the whole Griffon plotline, from Brocken fighting Ingram to collect its data to the Griffon itself, is HUGE Shout Out to [[Anime/{{Gigantor}} Tetsujin No. 28]]. Simply replace Brocken and Griffon with Baccus and Black Ox and the whole thing should be clearer.
13th Jun '16 6:26:07 PM Beiahnu
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Set in the not-so-far-off future of 1998, this late-80s/early-90s anime, ''Mobile Police Patlabor'', is the story of police officers fighting crime with giant robots. The [=SV2=]'s Division 1 are a corps of competent, hard-working police who always get their man -- but ''Patlabor'' isn't about them. No, it's Division ''2'' that gets the spotlight, that scruffy, rag-tag band of half-competent cops with a propensity towards massive property damage.

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Set in the not-so-far-off future of 1998, this late-80s/early-90s anime, ''Mobile Police Patlabor'', is the story of police officers fighting crime with giant robots. The [=SV2=]'s Special Vehicles Unit's Division 1 are a corps of competent, hard-working police who always get their man -- but ''Patlabor'' isn't about them. No, it's Division ''2'' that gets the spotlight, that scruffy, rag-tag band of half-competent cops with a propensity towards massive property damage.
11th Jun '16 7:11:02 AM rafi
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* {{Badass}}:
** BadassAdorable: Noa
** BadassCrew: Division 2. Everyone has a little bit of Badass in one form or another.
** BadassGrandpa: Sakaki. Even the labor pilots fear Sakaki. Considering he's in charge of the mechanics that maintain their machines, their fear is somewhat justified.
** ColonelBadass: Gotoh was too observant for his superiors' liking and they didn't want him underfoot, [[ReassignedToAntarctica so they reassigned him to a command position with Special Vehicles.]] Which, as Detective Matsui observed, [[BatmanGambit "is right where he wants to be."]]

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* {{Badass}}:
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BadassAdorable: Noa
** * BadassCrew: Division 2. Everyone has a little bit of Badass in one form or another.
** * BadassGrandpa: Sakaki. Even the labor pilots fear Sakaki. Considering he's in charge of the mechanics that maintain their machines, their fear is somewhat justified.
** ColonelBadass: Gotoh was too observant for his superiors' liking and they didn't want him underfoot, [[ReassignedToAntarctica so they reassigned him to a command position with Special Vehicles.]] Which, as Detective Matsui observed, [[BatmanGambit "is right where he wants to be."]]
justified.


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* ColonelBadass: Gotoh was too observant for his superiors' liking and they didn't want him underfoot, [[ReassignedToAntarctica so they reassigned him to a command position with Special Vehicles.]] Which, as Detective Matsui observed, [[BatmanGambit "is right where he wants to be."]]


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* MundaneFantastic: It's a cop show with giant robots.
29th May '16 1:09:54 PM Winter
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* DrumBathing: [=SV2=] uses a bath cobbled together from a propane burner and an oil drum until the propane tank has an accident, forcing the officers to use a distant public bath.



* PublicBathhouseScene: Episode 7 of ''The New Files'' has the officers of [=SV2=] searching for a bombing suspect at a bathhouse after their improvised bath explodes. All they know is that the suspect has three moles in the right armpit, so the search turns into a naked brawl. [[spoiler: The bomber turns out to be a woman, meaning the men never had a chance of finding her.]]



** Um, except that the TV series has in its main story arc a flying shiny black giant robot with wings that wouldn't look out of place in a latter-day Gundam show, and a labor with ''FrickinLaserBeams'' ''[[AustinPowers attached to its head]]''.

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** Um, except that the TV series has in its main story arc a flying shiny black giant robot with wings that wouldn't look out of place in a latter-day Gundam show, and a labor Labor with ''FrickinLaserBeams'' ''[[AustinPowers attached to its head]]''.
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