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Several mecha from the franchise, 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''.

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


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* ''Anime/MobilePolicePatlaborTheEarlyDays''
* ''Anime/PatlaborTheMovie''
* ''Anime/WXIIIPatlaborTheMovie3''
* ''Anime/Patlabor2TheMovie''
* ''Film/TheNextGenerationPatlabor''
* ''Film/TheNextGenerationPatlaborTokyoWar''
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* ''Anime/PatlaborTheTVSeries''
* ''Anime/PatlaborTheNewFiles''
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* ''VideoGame/MobilePolicePatlabor'' (Several titles had the name used for the games sold in Japan)
* ''VideoGame/MobilePolicePatlabor98ShikiKidouSeyo''
* ''VideoGame/MobilePolicePatlaborGriffonHen''
* ''VideoGame/MobilePolicePatlaborGameEdition''
* ''Videogame/PatlaborComeBackMiniPato''
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOE''
* ''VideoGame/CityShroudedInShadow''
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** Captains Gotoh and Shinobu, it is Played Straight, with [[HopelessSuitor Gotoh]] nursing unrequited feelings for Shinobu, who strictly enforces a professional relationship between them.
** Played straight by Noa and Asuma in the {{OVA}} continuity. However, near the end of the ''Mobile Police/New Files'' continuity, their relationship [[MaybeEverAfter shows signs of becoming]] [[RelationshipUpgrade "more than friends"]].

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** Captains Gotoh and Shinobu, it is Played Straight, Straight in the TV series, with [[HopelessSuitor Gotoh]] nursing unrequited feelings for Shinobu, who strictly enforces a professional relationship between them.
them. In the Movie Continuity it Subverted near the climax of the first film, where Shinobu almost confesses her feelings to Gotoh just before Division two heads into a massive Typhoon. Ironically Gotoh remains oblivious or deliberately ignores it. Their UST is a central plot part of the second movie.
** Played straight by Noa and Asuma in the {{OVA}} continuity. However, near the end of the ''Mobile Police/New Files'' continuity, their relationship [[MaybeEverAfter shows signs of becoming]] [[RelationshipUpgrade "more than friends"]]. In the Movie Continuity, by the second film they are living together, with the implication that they are a full couple.


* ShoutOut: 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.
** The Helldiver paratrooper Labor is essentially Yutaka Izubuchi's take on the Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim. Both are humanoid mechs with black visors that feature flaps on the sides of their lower leg armor that open when they're in the air (the L Gaim's to reveal concealed jump thrusters, the Helldiver's as part of an air-braking system to control its descent when parachuting) and a detachable ArmCannon with an additional power cord that plugs into the power supply in the mech's torso.

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** The Helldiver paratrooper Labor is essentially Yutaka Izubuchi's take on the Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim. Both are humanoid mechs with black visors that feature flaps on the sides of their lower leg armor that open when they're in the air (the L Gaim's to reveal concealed jump thrusters, the Helldiver's as part of an air-braking system to control its descent when parachuting) and a detachable ArmCannon with an additional power cord that plugs into the power supply in the mech's torso.

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* DependingOnTheArtist: While not too jarring in the long run, the designs differ between each incarnation as a result of them being produced by different studios- Creator/StudioDeen for the original OVA, Creator/ProductionIG and Creator/{{Madhouse}} for the films and Creator/{{Sunrise}} for the series and ''The New Files'' OVA.


* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Izumi did badly on a ''Patlabor'' arcade game largely because she was too used to piloting a real HumongousMecha. The trope is very apt, amusingly, as the difference between the game (depicted only in the anime, as a 'hunt-and-kill' simulator) and Noa's job is about as big as the ''MortalKombat'' series and a UFC event.

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* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Izumi did badly on a ''Patlabor'' arcade game largely because she was too used to piloting a real HumongousMecha. The trope is very apt, amusingly, as the difference between the game (depicted only in the anime, as a 'hunt-and-kill' simulator) and Noa's job is about as big as the ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series and a UFC event.


* 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.


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* TheDreaded: Sakaki. Even the labor pilots fear Sakaki. Considering he's in charge of the mechanics that maintain their machines, their fear is somewhat justified.

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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: All three Ingram units in SV2 initially look identical, but Ota's Unit 2 eventually gets a different head (explained in the manga as part of a cancelled prototype donated to the police by Shinohara Heavy Industries after the Special Vehicles Unit ran out of spare heads due to Ota's [[LeeroyJenkins insanely aggressive fighting style]]) and slightly different shoulder armor. The seldom-seen Unit 3 also gets a new head in the second movie with retractable sensor antennae (and a different, more stripped-down one with a beefed-up upper camera eye and no visor in the TV series and 2nd OVA continuity).


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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Inverted by Noah and Ota, the latter being a notorious GunNut while the former prefers to engage enemies in hand-to-hand combat and/or break out the shock baton.

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* BringTheAnchorAlong: Detective Matsui is caught snooping around the disguised base of the conspirators, so they knock him out and leave him handcuffed to a pipe while they carry out their plan. He wakes up to see their airships taking off; desperate to get to a phone, Matsui just detaches the pipe and carries it with him. The pipe comes in handy for [[HeroStoleMyBike forcibly stopping a passing car]] so he can use its carphone.


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 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. As of 2018, the TV Series OVA series abd first three movies are available on [[Creator/AnimeNetwork HIDive]]

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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 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. As of 2018, the TV Series Series, OVA series abd and first three movies are available on [[Creator/AnimeNetwork HIDive]]


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 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.

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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 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.
released. As of 2018, the TV Series OVA series abd first three movies are available on [[Creator/AnimeNetwork HIDive]]


* SchematizedProp: The opening narration of the last half of the TV series included a detailed description of the AV-98 Ingram, the show's titular patrol labor, using what was for the time ''highly'' detailed Computer Animation.

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* SchematizedProp: The opening narration of the last half of the TV series included a [[TechnoBabble detailed description description]] of the AV-98 Ingram, the show's titular patrol labor, using what was for the time ''highly'' detailed Computer Animation.


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* TechnoBabble: The opening narration for the second half of the TV series has a bit of this. What the heck is an SCB or SCLM system?


*** Shinohara Heavy Industries is actually GenreSavvy about this trope. After the poor showing their first massproduction Ingram makes, they get [=SV2=] to help them develop a new one. The resulting "Economy Model Ingram mk. II" is actually superior in some respects to the original AV-98.

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*** Shinohara Heavy Industries is actually GenreSavvy savvy about this trope. After the poor showing their first massproduction Ingram makes, they get [=SV2=] to help them develop a new one. The resulting "Economy Model Ingram mk. II" is actually superior in some respects to the original AV-98.

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