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.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 1989 to Sep 26, 1990
Producers: Sunrise, Touhouku Shinsha, Central Park Media, Maiden Japan
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older