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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor  
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Description
In the near future, large mechs called Labors are made to assist in various reconstruction projects in major countries around the world that are being threatened by global warming. In Japan, the government has enacted Project Babylon in order to conduct land reclamation. Labors are also being pressed into police and military service, aside from civilian use.
However, terrorists are now attempting to use Labors to make themselves heard, as well as common criminals, thugs and guerrillas. The National Police Agency established the Special Vehicles Division, an all-Labor task force to combat the potential use of Labors for criminal/terrorist activities.

Note: Won the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for Shounen manga in 1991.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
機動警察パトレイバー
Mobile Police Patlabor
Patlabor

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.5g by 40m/s (10d ago)
v.4 c.5f by 40m/s (14d ago)
v.5 c.6a-l by 40m/s (14d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete - Original Version)
11 Volumes (Complete - Republished Version)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (23 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 19th 2016, 8:04am PST


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Year
1988

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
Viz (2 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1027 decreased(-367)
Monthly Pos #842 increased(+631)
3 Month Pos #2111 increased(+1469)
6 Month Pos #4280 increased(+1338)

List Stats
On 126 reading lists
On 214 wish lists
On 28 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 69 custom lists

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Another quality retelling   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
February 19th, 2015, 8:29am
This manga is basically the tv show with a different narrative structure but again with no definitive ending so shippers are left in the cold once more. At least it won´t depress you like the movie universe at the end even if this is the best Patlabor version as Mamoru Oshii was on top of his game. The here art is nice and calm, the characters are as lovable as ever (isn´t Goto the best?) and the comedic timing is great.
The story flow isn´t quite ideal and i do not understand why we need a third origin tale but oh well. I also don´t quite get why this is a shonen manga even if it is youth friendly but at least the publisher awarded it. Read it even if you have already experienced the other 2 versions as you can´t have enough of this classic.
Masami´s main work Biry is sadly lame but his Atom - The Beginning and Ja Ja Uma Grooming UP! are other quality slice of life with a twist tales and wouldn´t it be nice if Kenrou Densetsu´s printed storys got another chance at life?

... Last updated on August 15th, 2016, 1:36pm
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