The BEST Episodes of Patlabor: The Mobile Police

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Network: NTV (JP)

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.

Kanuka Has Come

#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.

star 7.00
30 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
This is SV2

#2 - This is SV2

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 1989

Noa must adapt to living in SV2.

star 7.00
30 votes
Directors: Yasunao Aoki
Writers: Mamoru Oshii
Head to the Mountain of Mystery!

#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.

star 7.00
30 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Ingram Activated

#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.

star 6.00
30 votes
Directors: Yasunori Urata
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Labor X-10, Out of Control!

#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.

star 5.00
30 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
The Tower: S.O.S.

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunori Urata
Writers: Naoto Kimura
New Model 97

#7 - New Model 97

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 1989

The new 97 model is visiting Division 2.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
The Green Phantom

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunao Aoki
Writers: Naoto Kimura
Red Labor Landing

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Mamoru Oshii
Eve's Trap

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Eve's Terror

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Ota's One Troubled Afternoon

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Gently, Your Highness!

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunao Aoki
Writers: Naoto Kimura
You Win!

#14 - You Win!

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 24, 1990

Goto takes Division 2 out for drinks as a team building excercise.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Mamoru Oshii
The Whale That Sang a Song

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
The Unit Crosses the Sea

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Tetsuko Takahashi
Target, Chief Goto

#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?

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunori Urata
Writers: Michiko Yokote
I Love Noa-Senpai

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunao Aoki
Writers: Hibari Arisu
Shadow in Geo-Front

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Yutaka Izubuchi
Movement in the Dark

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Phantom Again

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunori Urata
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Labor and Flower

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Yasunao Aoki
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Kanuka's Report

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Nana Harada
Writers: Hibari Arisu, Naoyuki Yoshinaga
Farewell, Kanuka

#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?

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Kazunori Itô
Storm of Spring

#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?

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote