Patlabor: TV Series

Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
[Patlabor: TV Series]
It’s the not-too-distant future, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has its hands full with monsters, terrorists, and its own oddball crew. But hey, it’s a job. And when you get paid to ride giant robots and shoot the biggest guns ever, does anything else really matter?
TV Series: 48 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 72
Number of Review Sites: 8
Above Average

Review Links

Vol. 1 - "...for anime fans who can survive two hours without bodacious ta-tas, panty shots, or demon beast invasions, this video will be a treat."
Anime Jump! (Dave Merrill) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"It's got style, charm and an immense sense of character and depth that makes watching it a pleasure."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

Vol. 1 - "Though it may be "old school" anime ... Patlabor is a refreshing change of pace." (Mike Crandol) - B
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Mike Crandol) - B
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "I enjoyed these five episodes a lot, and can't wait to see more." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B-
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 8 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Anime on DVD

Vol. 2 - Read the review
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 80%

Vol. 1-4 - "This is one of those few anime series that is completely accessible to mainstream viewers." (Mike Pinsky) - 89 (out of 100)
Vol. 5-7 - Read the review (Mike Pinsky) - 89 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 1-2 - "...Patlabor comes off more as a good-natured cop comedy than an action series." (Tasha Robinson) - B-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - B
Science Fiction Weekly

Ep. 1 - "This first episode is a "bit of fluff" compared to some of the more dramatic episodes with heavier story lines..."
The Anime Cafe (Julie C. Feng) - 4 stars (out of 5)