The BEST Episodes of Patlabor: The Mobile Police
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2021
Network: Nippon TV
In the future, advanced robotics has created heavy robots ("labors") for use in a variety of functions: construction, fire-fighting, military, and more. However, though the robots are only machines, their operators are also only human—and humans sometimes turn to crime. Since a heavy labor unit can be a dangerous weapon, the police of the future are set to fight fire with fire, using advanced patrol labor units, "patlabors." This is the story of the Second Special Vehicles Division, a motley crew of patlabor policemen and women doing their best to fight crime and live a normal life.
#1 - Kanuka Has Come
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 1989
Kanuka comes to Japan from America. She participates in a labor combat tournament. Noa and the gang also compete in it.
#2 - This is SV2
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 1989
Noa must adapt to living in SV2.
#3 - Head to the Mountain of Mystery!
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 8, 1989
A monster surprises a group of hikers in a forest. The police sends SV2 to capture it.
#4 - Ingram Activated
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 11, 1989
SV2 is assigned new AV 98 Ingrams. Asuma and Ota go to Shinohara Heavy Industries to pick them up. Noa also heads there to take her labor aptitude test. When someone steals one of the Ingrams, Noa gives chase.
#5 - Labor X-10, Out of Control!
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 1989
Runaway Labor X-10 is loose in the forest. Division 2 is sent to go stop it.
#6 - The Tower: S.O.S.
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 1989
A fire broke out in Tower 1 of Tower City. Division 1 and 2 are sent in to save the people trapped inside.
#7 - New Model 97
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 1989
The new 97 model is visiting Division 2.
#8 - The Green Phantom
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 1989
Several construction labor units at the site of a planned road have been destroyed. Noa, Asuma, and Hiromi are sent to investigate. Some are quick to blame a local legend for the mayhem.
#9 - Red Labor Landing
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 1989
Noa and Asuma are sent to investigate a terrorist who is going to steal a military labor of the Soviet Armed Forces.
#10 - Eve's Trap
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 1989
Kanuka's grandma from Hawaii visits Tokyo for Christmas. Then she suddenly disappears. The only clue to find her is "The Christmas of 50 years ago". When they try to find her, they are called off to duty.
#11 - Eve's Terror
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 27, 1989
Kanuka's grandma is still missing. Shinshi and some guy is sent to go find her. Kanuka uses Ota's labor to help Noa in the mission.
#12 - Ota's One Troubled Afternoon
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 10, 1990
Ota is having an arranged marriage. Noa and the others help Ota out on his dates.
#13 - Gently, Your Highness!
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 17, 1990
A prince from a desert country joins Division 2 for a couple of days so he can establish a labor team in his homeland. A sniper is out to kill the prince, so Division 2 goes to stop him.
#14 - You Win!
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 24, 1990
Goto takes Division 2 out for drinks as a team building excercise.
#15 - The Whale That Sang a Song
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 31, 1990
An endangered humpback whale enters the Tokyo Bay. The city and Division 2 try to get the whale to leave the bay and go back to the ocean.
#16 - The Unit Crosses the Sea
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 7, 1990
Noa's hometown is having a snow festival and Division 2 is helping out. They also try to help out a boy named Satoru who hates labors.
#17 - Target, Chief Goto
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 14, 1990
Goto starts to act very strangely lately. Also, there are a lot of random attacks coming at Goto. Could these attacks have anything to do why Goto is acting strangely?
#18 - I Love Noa-Senpai
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 21, 1990
A famous entertainer named Kana is joining Division 2 for one week. Everybody is trying to teach Kana how to pilot a labor. A crime gang tries to kidnap Kana so they can get one of Division 2's ingrams. However, they accidently steal Noa. Now, they have to save Noa without having to give the gang one of their ingrams.
#19 - Shadow in Geo-Front
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1990
A terrorist planted a bomb in Geo-City. Division 2 is tasked with disarming it. Kanuka and Noa are put on the mission.
#20 - Movement in the Dark
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 7, 1990
Noa and Asuma get into a fight concerning Asuma's personal life. When Division 2 get's assigned a special mission, Asuma is sent to Hajioji to pick up Unit 3.
#21 - Phantom Again
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 14, 1990
Asuma heads to Hajioji to recover Unit 3. In the meantime, Noa and Ota are having trouble keeping the enemy at bay.
#22 - Labor and Flower
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 21, 1990
Noa's and Kanuka's labor skills attract the attention of a wealthy individual.
#23 - Kanuka's Report
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 4, 1990
Kanuka is now leaving Division 2 and going back home to America. Asuma, Ota, and the others decide to throw her a farewell party. Noa is sent to spy on Kanuka. When the guys finish setting up the party, they come across Kanuka's reports on Division 2 and decide to read them.
#24 - Farewell, Kanuka
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 11, 1990
Kanuka is heading back to America. However, there is a hijacker trying to hijack the plane Kanuka is riding on. How is Kanuka going to stop this, and without her gun?
#25 - Storm of Spring
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 18, 1990
Shinshi takes control of Kanuka's position in Division 2. However, he is really bad at it. Then, he is offered a new job. Will Shinshi stay with Division 2 or will he take the new job? And how is his wife going to react?