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Patlabor 1
Mobile Police Movie

© 1989 HEADGEAR/EMOTION/Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
© 1995 Tohokushinsha Corporation / Manga Entertainment, Inc.

Color / Stereo / 100 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles / English Dub


The year is 1999 and Tokyo's Mobile Police have a new weapon in the war on crime - advanced robots called Labors are used to combat the criminals who would use the new technology for illegal means. The suicide of a mysterious man on the massive Babylon Project construction site sets off a cascade of events that may signal the destruction of Tokyo. What is the connection between the suicide, the new Mobile Police AV-XO Zero Labor, and a berserk prototype tank? When Patlabor cops Noah Izumi and Zuma Shinohara investigate an unexplained wave of rogue Labors' rampaging across the city, they uncover a sinister revenge plot to infect Tokyo's eight thousand Labor population with the deadly BABEL virus. With the future of the city hanging in the balance and a typhoon poised to trigger the devastation, Noah, Azuma and their teammates must destroy the source of the virus - the giant Babylon Project tower in Tokyo Bay - in a die hard battle to the finish.

The first in a highly acclaimed series, PATLABOR 1 Mobile Police is a science-fiction police drama set against a tale of danger and high-tech revenge.

cast list

  • Shinohara Asuma: Furukawa Toshio
  • Izumi Noah: Tominaga Mina
  • Goto Kichi: Obayashi Ryusuke
  • Nagumo Shinobu: Sakakibara Yoshiko
  • Kanuka Clancy: Inoue Yo
  • Ohta Isao: Ikemizu Michihiro
  • Shinshi Mikiyasu: Futamata Issei
  • Yamazaki Hiromi: Gori Daisuke
  • Shiba Shige: Chiba Shigeru
  • Sakaki Seitaro: Saka Osamu
  • Jitsuyama: Tsujimura Masato
  • Matsui: Nishimura Kazumichi

production info

  • Planning and Original Story: Headgear
  • Director: Oshi Mamoru
  • Concept: Yuki Masami
  • Screenplay: Ito Kazunori
  • Character Design: Takada Akemi
  • Mechanical Design: Izubuchi Yutaka
  • Animation Production: Studio Deen
  • Production: Bandai Co. Ltd.

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