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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })In the Criminal Justice System, Humongous Mecha-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Tokyo, the dedicated officers who deal with these vicious felonies are an elite squad known as the Special Vehicles Unit. These are their stories.Set in the not-so-far-off future of 1998, this late-80s/early-90s anime, Mobile Police Patlabor, is the story of police officers fighting crime with giant robots. The Special Vehicles Unit's Division 1 are a corps of competent, hard-working police who always get their man — but Patlabor isn't about them. No, it's Division 2 that gets the spotlight, that scruffy, rag-tag band of half-competent cops with a propensity towards massive property damage.Quite possibly the quintessential 20 Minutes into the Future giant robot anime, Patlabor is notable for treating its mecha not as insanely powerful miracle machines, but actual vehicles with clear limitations that require constant maintenance. In fact, although there's action aplenty, most of the series focuses on the daily life of the police officers who pilot the mecha, and big robot smash-ups often take up only a minute or two, if that. It is, truth be told, a Slice of Life series disguised as a Humongous Mecha show.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Patlabor was created in 1988 by "Headgear" — a group of creators including Mamoru Oshii of Ghost in the Shell fame and Masami Yuuki of Birdy the Mighty fame. Patlabor was planned from the start as both a manga and OVA, and a theatrical movie and ongoing TV series followed not long after. By turns a Cop Show, Police Procedural, slice of life comedy, political thriller, and of course, a Mecha Show, Patlabor had no trouble switching between genres from one episode to the next. (For the most part, though, the TV series and OVAs tended more towards comedy and light drama, whereas the movies were much more adult and sophisticated.)Patlabor was unique for its time in that it examined the impact that giant robots might have on society. Not war machines but glorified forklifts, hijacked labors (hence the name) provided a new avenue for crime and terror, thus the need for a police organization trained to deal with them. Otherwise, the Japan seen in the series was virtually identical to the Japan of today, just with slightly more advanced tech. On the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, it fell somewhere in the middle — it wasn't some wonderful new age of technological miracles, yet the tone was still generally hopeful and optimistic. (However, the tone of the movies, most notable in the third and final film, is decidedly more cynical and pessimistic, almost a denouncement of the original premise.)Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Most of the narrative focuses on Officer Noa Izumi, an eager, fresh-faced, tomboyish young woman who's just graduated from cadet training. Noa's a mecha otaku — the only reason she applied for the job was so she could ride around all day in her own personal robot (nicknamed "Alphonse"). One of the main themes of the series is Noa learning to take her job as an enforcer of the law more seriously.Other main characters include:
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Strictly Professional Relationship: Captains Gotoh and Shinobu, Played Straight in the TV series, with Gotoh nursing unrequited feelings for Shinobu, who strictly enforces a professional relationship between them. In the Movie Continuity it Subverted near the climax of the first film, where Shinobu almost confesses her feelings to Gotoh just before Division two heads into a massive Typhoon. Ironically Gotoh remains oblivious or deliberately ignores it. Their UST is a central plot part of the second movie. Played straight by Noa and Asuma in the OVA continuity. However, near the end of the Mobile Police/New Files continuity, their relationship shows signs of becoming "more than friends". In the Movie Continuity, by the second film they are living together, with the implication that they are a full couple.
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Gatling Good
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Gatling Good: The AH88 Hellhound helicopters, Extor battle robots, & AL-97B Hannibal labors in the movies are all armed with 20mm rotary cannons. A JSDF helicopter flying over Tokyo in the second movie can also be seen fitted with a three-barreled door-mounted machine gun. On the good guys' side, Ohta is unsurprisingly a big believer in this, and Clancy hooks him up with what looks like a GAU-8 Avenger towards the end of the first OVA series. Somehow.
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TeamSpirit
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Team Spirit: Notable in a couple of ways. The maintenance crew has greater importance in the series than is usual for a Mecha Show, and Division 2 (despite being labeled a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits in-universe) shows strong teamwork when the chips are down.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier: Every one of the movies gets progressively darker than the last but surprisingly enough the first two are really low on violence and serve more as psychological thrillers. However, the third movie got away with some rather gruesome deaths and a gloomier mood. The Griffon Arc in both the television series and second OVAs is slightly edgier than the rest of the other episodes, but still has some comedic charm scattered about it.
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Villain Team-Up
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Villain Team-Up: Episode 42 of the TV series, titled appropriately Enough "The Men Who Returned" features 3 previous villains teaming up—and forming a Power Trio.
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Frothy Mugs of Water
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Frothy Mugs of Water: Averted, there's no censorship regarding the episode where everyone but Gotou gets drunk. (And it wouldn't make any damn sense to do so, for one.)
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Phenotype Stereotype
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Phenotype Stereotype: In the New York city dream, most of the characters who appear are blond haired, blue eyed versions of the core cast—with a few exceptions — as is everyone else in New York City. They're also all gun crazy. All of them.
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The Cameo
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The fourth and 19th episodes of the TV series feature different monsters. The first is a mammal of some sort, a genetic experiment that escaped, and the audience only catches a brief sight of it — it's an animation cameo of Dirty Pair's Mughi. In episode 19, the monster is an underground-adapted Dragon, which Noa insists on calling it a real Kaiju, while Kanuka insists on calling it a surviving Dragon descended from the ones in the middle ages.
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The Movie
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The Movie: Three of them, though the third is actually a Gaiden Story in which our heroes appear only briefly.
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Reality Ensues
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Reality Ensues: A large point of praise for the series is how it takes great pains to not depict just a realistic robot in the Labors themselves, but in how it incorporates Labor and technological development into something coherent and unique. Just about every element of the series is accounted for in some way, be it the Labors being extremely fragile so they can support their own weight, or the fact that the Patlabors are usually supported by multiple small vehicles to relay orders and intel on-the-fly thanks to Labors having shielded cockpits and thus limited ability to see.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: This happens at several points in the manga — One of the earliest examples occurs in the first chapter. Noa complains she can't keep track of all the geographical data, so Asuma tells her he'll explain two pages later. And he does - complete with a map and pointer! Noa breaks the 4th wall, herself, by turning her back to the reader while taking her physical exam so we can't see her topless. While in this scene, she notes that the manga's becoming more like a cartoon.
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Post-Cyberpunk
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Post-Cyberpunk: You get the feeling that the Cyberpunk period happened a few years ago in-universe, and now everyone has to go back to work.
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Bring the Anchor Along
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Bring the Anchor Along: Detective Matsui is caught snooping around the disguised base of the conspirators, so they knock him out and leave him handcuffed to a pipe while they carry out their plan. He wakes up to see their airships taking off; desperate to get to a phone, Matsui just detaches the pipe and carries it with him. The pipe comes in handy for forcibly stopping a passing car so he can use its carphone.
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Anime Theme Song
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Anime Theme Song
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Chance Meeting Between Antagonists
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Chance Meeting Between Antagonists: Happens once in both the OVA and The Mobile Police/New Files continuities. About midway through "The SVU's Longest Day part 1", Asuma happens to meet Kai, while he's eating at a ramen noodle stall. He'd later learn, from Gotoh, that Kai was the leader of the rebel army that was laying siege to Tokyo. In the Mobile Police continuity, Asuma and Noa go to an arcade center on their day off and end up running into Richard Wong and Bado, who would later become the SVU's main antagonists during the Griffon arc.
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LampshadeHanging
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Gotoh using Shinohara's hot-headedness and curiosity in missions to confirm suspicions that he has already glossed over waaaaaaay before. Which is lampshaded by Shinobu during the first film, when she comments on Gotoh's habit of manipulating Asuma. He also usually does this to avoid the higher-ups noticing that he is the one that is actually ruffling the feathers.
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Revolvers Are Just Better
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Revolvers Are Just Better: The Ingrams carry scaled-up Colt Pythons. This is at least partly due to the fact that they're easier for the ground crew to load by hand than a magazine-fed weapon would be.
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The Dreaded
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The Dreaded: Sakaki. Even the labor pilots fear Sakaki. Considering he's in charge of the mechanics that maintain their machines, their fear is somewhat justified.
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Awesome, but Impractical
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Weapons are scaled-up versions of conventional firearms. A laser shows up in a single two-part episode, but never seen again — it destroyed all its foes, but it was too delicate and expensive.
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Gratuitous English
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Gratuitous English: Averted most of the time with American Kanuka Clancy, who still pronounces "Roger" with an L. Everyone else plays the trope straight.
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Eyes Always Shut
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Eyes Always Shut: Richard Wong/Mr. Utsumi. They open from time to time.
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I Don't Know Mortal Kombat
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I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: Izumi did badly on a Patlabor arcade game largely because she was too used to piloting a real Humongous Mecha. The trope is very apt, amusingly, as the difference between the game (depicted only in the anime, as a 'hunt-and-kill' simulator) and Noa's job is about as big as the Mortal Kombat series and a UFC event.
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Deconstructor Fleet
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Deconstructor Fleet: Of Humongous Mecha in general. The mechas are rarely over a dozen meters tall, so as not to crush their own feet. And one tripping will still take out a house. They don't even walk long distances, since they're stored at construction sites like any other piece of heavy equipment, and the Patlabors are transported to combat scenes in their own specialized trucks. Falling into the Cockpit is impossible as they're complicated as hell. Noa teaching her mech to tie a shoelace knot is considered proof of her being a genius pilot. Most people can't do much with even a Super Prototype robot even if they find themselves piloting one. Weapons are scaled-up versions of conventional firearms. A laser shows up in a single two-part episode, but never seen again — it destroyed all its foes, but it was too delicate and expensive. War for Fun and Profit is neither fun nor profitable. Schaft Enterprises makes an attempt to pit one of their military prototypes against the police's Ingram in pursuit of combat data. What followed was ridiculously stupid, as the only people they could find willing to do such a ridiculously stupid thing were some deadbeat stoner Bomb-Throwing Anarchists — who fled the scene once they realized how ridiculously stupid the whole thing was.note Of course, the whole Griffon plotline, from Brocken fighting Ingram to collect its data to the Griffon itself, is a huge Shout-Out to Tetsujin No. 28. Simply replace Brocken and Griffon with Baccus and Black Ox and the whole thing should be clearer.
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Even Evil Has Standards
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Even Evil Has Standards: Richard Wong isn't exactly evil per se, but he otherwise adheres to this. (If he'd been a bit more ruthless, for example, there would have been no need to throw so many Schaft Labors at the Ingrams, given that security at Special Vehicles 2 is practically nil. And in the manga, they take advantage of this.)
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Mid-Season Upgrade
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Midseason Upgrade: Almost inverted in the TV series where there are plans to downgrade from the Ingram to the cheaper Economy Model Ingram mk. I, but its performance is simply too poor. Played straight for SV 1, who trade in the obsolete Pythons for AV-0 Peacemakers, a massproduction version of the Psycho Prototype "Zero" from the first movie (which was in a different continuity, but whatever). The Griffon also gets one in The New Files, replacing its wings, which broke off after it crashed into a mountain, with a pair of back-mounted hydrojets.
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Romanticism Versus Enlightenment
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Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: The series in general remains on the Enlightened end of the spectrum and relatively idealistic - even in the worst of times. Generally, humanity growing to live with mechs coexisting with them and how they are used in society is the end result, and all other things are just consequences of it.
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Boring, but Practical
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Boring, but Practical: A lot of the Labors are fairly unimpressive, but functional.
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No Fourth Wall
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No Fourth Wall: The manga, multiple times, for the sake of comedy.
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Guys Smash, Girls Shoot
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Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted by Noah and Ota, the latter being a notorious Gun Nut while the former prefers to engage enemies in hand-to-hand combat and/or break out the shock baton.
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Flat Character
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Flat Character: The mechanics are never really given much development, aside from Sakaki and Shige. A few of them get names in the second movie, but that's about it.
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Every Car Is a Pinto
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Every Car Is a Pinto: Played straight with cars, but averted with Labors, which require a self-destruct to explode. Played straight with at least two labors in the 2nd movie, when helicopters from the JSDF attacked the 2nd division.
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ColonelMakepeace
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Colonel Makepeace: Division 1 as a whole and Lt. Gomioka especially.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Bittersweet Ending: In the first movie, the team's efforts just mean they got the least terrible option in the Big Bad's Xanatos Gambit. The bad guy still got what he wanted.
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Mecha-Mooks
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Mecha-Mooks: West German Brocken military labors, particularly in the first Phantom arc.
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Giant Wall of Watery Doom
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Giant Wall of Watery Doom: Izumi barely escapes one of these in the second movie when the tunnel the protagonists are fighting in is flooded.
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Beach Episode
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Beach Episode: The TV series, episode 40. Although it's the last scene of the episode that treats the viewer with a view of the team enjoying beach games and suntanning.
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Alternate Continuity
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Alternate Continuity: Three of them - the comic; the first OVA and the three movies; and the TV series and second OVA.
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Loudmouthed and trigger-happy Ohta. Who gets to shine in the episode where he goes into an omiai (very formal arranged date) and ends up helping his prospect girlfriend, who he did like, save the man she loves. In one episode, Noa discovers that Ohta, known for causing massive property damage, especially with his trigger-happy use of his labor's revolver, is actually a perfect shot. When she asks Gotoh about this, he points out that none of Ohta's shots have ever injured anyone.
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Patlabor / int_4781adbb
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Ace Custom
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Ace Custom: Even though the Ingrams are considered prototypes, the Labor operating systems work by "learning" the most effective movements of its pilots, customizing their functions. Visibly, all continuities give the three units different head designs after the first OVA.
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Patlabor / int_49f8c18f
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RedShirtReporter
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Red Shirt Reporter: Momoko Sakurayama won't let a little thing like danger get in the way of a good story—or being made into unknowing hostages by a criminal labor pilot. Her anatonistic relationship with Section 2 just makes all the more fun to see Otah stuff them back in their news van by hand.
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 Patlabor / int_4b9a8e96
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"Scooby-Doo" Hoax: An episode featuring a "sea monster."
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1.0
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Patlabor / int_4b9a8e96
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Downer Ending
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Downer Ending: Done humorously at the end of episode 13 of The New Files (covered extensively on the Funny Moments page).
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Patlabor / int_4e3d253b
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Schematized Prop
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Schematized Prop: The opening narration of the last half of the TV series included a detailed description of the AV-98 Ingram, the show's titular patrol labor, using what was for the time highly detailed Computer Animation.
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Patlabor / int_4fe8c481
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Falling into the Cockpit
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Falling into the Cockpit is impossible as they're complicated as hell. Noa teaching her mech to tie a shoelace knot is considered proof of her being a genius pilot. Most people can't do much with even a Super Prototype robot even if they find themselves piloting one.
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Escalating War
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Escalating War: The Seven Days of Fire that result when the mechanic team's Porn Stash is confiscated.
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Affably Evil
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In the Mobile Police continuity, Asuma and Noa go to an arcade center on their day off and end up running into Richard Wong and Bado, who would later become the SVU's main antagonists during the Griffon arc.
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Throw-Away Country
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Throw-Away Country: Could be averted. According to an interview with the production crew, the country that shows up in the prologue of the second movie has background references to suggest that it can be Cambodia. Which does lead to Truth in Television since Japanese soldiers and police officers were deployed in Cambodia, years after the end of the Second Pacific War as UN-mandated personnel.
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Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?
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Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Noa was apparently expecting this from Asuma in the ninth episode: "Red Labor Landing", as they end up having to share a hotel room while on assignment. Noa waits until she thinks he's asleep before cautiously entering the room to turn in. When Asuma suddenly "awakes" and creeps toward her futon, she's clearly expecting to be groped and braces herself for the inevitable... except he completely ignores her and goes for her snack bag. Noa becomes outraged and clocks him.
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Hero of Another Story
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Hero of Another Story: Division 1, which is constantly depicted as The Ace when it appears in full force. The final episode of the TV series even has Division 2 getting Overshadowed by Awesome within a couple of minutes when the other Division arrives with brand-new upgraded Patlabors.
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Adaptation Distillation
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Adaptation Distillation: Shinobu is far more expressive in the manga adaptation, as opposed to the anime where she's a Deadpan Snarker instead.
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Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
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Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Takeo Kumagami is extremely afraid of ghosts. She hides it initially with skepticism, but the mask soon falls away. One the Ghosts spirits are put at rest, she presents the spirits with an offering of flowers, sake and an incense stick.
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Patlabor / int_5beef860
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War for Fun and Profit
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War for Fun and Profit is neither fun nor profitable. Schaft Enterprises makes an attempt to pit one of their military prototypes against the police's Ingram in pursuit of combat data. What followed was ridiculously stupid, as the only people they could find willing to do such a ridiculously stupid thing were some deadbeat stoner Bomb-Throwing Anarchists — who fled the scene once they realized how ridiculously stupid the whole thing was.note Of course, the whole Griffon plotline, from Brocken fighting Ingram to collect its data to the Griffon itself, is a huge Shout-Out to Tetsujin No. 28. Simply replace Brocken and Griffon with Baccus and Black Ox and the whole thing should be clearer.
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Super Prototype
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Super Prototype: SV2 has three prototype AV-98 Ingram mechs. One episode of the series focused on the introduction of a mass-produced line of Ingrams, subverting the trope in that the prototypes weren't exceptionally good so much as the mass-produced ones were exceptionally shoddy. Also, other kinds of mass-produced military mechs are shown to be close in quality to the Ingrams, if not flat out better in certain regards, but the Ingram has a distinct lead in agility and the experience of its pilots. Shinohara Heavy Industries is actually savvy about this trope. After the poor showing their first massproduction Ingram makes, they get SV2 to help them develop a new one. The resulting "Economy Model Ingram mk. II" is actually superior in some respects to the original AV-98. The first film has the AV-X0 "Type Zero" which was supposed to be an advanced replacement for the AV-98. It proved to be a fearsome opponent in melee combat against other labors, and when it was overtaken by the Babel virus it completely mopped the floor with Ohta's Ingram and Noa only barely managed to subdue it with a shotgun to the brain. Seeing as the Type Zero wasn't seen in the subsequent films (the AV-02 Valiant shows up instead), it can be assumed that the design was abandoned. The Type Zero also shows up near the end of the manga, piloted by Noa. It actually does quite well, until the bad guys deactivate the computers that did the calculations for the Type Zero — since it was a prototype it relied on an outside unit rather than having all the hardware inside the chassis. In the TV anime and OVAs, the Type Zero is fully functional on its own, but the software is designed to avoid collateral damage, which gets them all trashed.
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Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke
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Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Section 2 goes toe-to-toe with a few biotechnologically-enhanced Kaijus in addition to other labors, most notably W-XIII, a genetically-engineered horror created from a combination of alien microbes and human cancer cells.
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Patlabor / int_5ec15a79
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Otaku Surrogate
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Otaku Surrogate: Noa is a borderline example as she's obsessed with giant robots, but in a very girly way. She seems to be working her way out of it by the time of the second movie.
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Zombie Apocalypse
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Zombie Apocalypse: The big battle in the first movie is a Hold the Line action to prevent civilization from being destroyed against an onslaught of slow moving, dumb, but relentless horde of opponents that are afflicted with a highly contageous virus that infects one of the good guys and turns it against his friends. Only instead of living dead humans, it affects construction mecha, the kind that were meant to easily demolish buildings and are used throughout the Tokyo Bay area.
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Patlabor / int_60414102
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Dream Sequence
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Dream Sequence: Twice. Once with our heroes fighting supervillains in New York, later with them fighting alien invaders in space. The latter was subverted at the end when we find that the main character of the Dream Sequence wasn't the one dreaming it - he had actually nodded off listening to the star of the first sequence describe that episode!.
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Patlabor / int_615fdb1f
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RealRobot
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Real Robot: About as close to realistic as you can get, aside from some slightly whimsical giant police weaponry. Even military Labors are pretty delicate and lightly armed. The close-range Griffon (and the Phantom in a lesser extent) is an obvious exception, since it wasn't going to be mass produced and it was built without cost in mind and lots of overtime from the engineers in Schaft's Project Division Seven. Its flight, for example, was extremely limited and was brute thrust all the way, ending in crashes both times. Everybody got utterly shocked when the Griffon flew, since neither of them thought possible a Labor was able to fly (since it was earlier mentioned that making flying a Labor would be very complicated, due to its weight).
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Patlabor / int_62b4f327
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Grievous Harm with a Body
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Grievous Harm with a Body: In the first manga volume, Noa gets her first awesome moment when she rips a leg off a four-legged labor, then beats the labor into submission with it. (This particular application of the trope shows up from time to time throughout Patlabor).
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Patlabor / int_6377d6e6
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Drum Bathing
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Drum Bathing: SV2 uses a bath cobbled together from a propane burner and an oil drum until the propane tank has an accident, forcing the officers to use a distant public bath.
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Super-Deformed
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Super-Deformed: The "Mini-Pato" omake shorts.
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Our Ghosts Are Different
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Our Ghosts Are Different: Episode 27 of the TV series features a pretty standard group of ghosts and poltergeists with unfinished business, the only thing being that they're made up of former inhabitants of ever era all the way back to Sengoku...
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Patlabor / int_66479d0
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Shooting Gallery
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Shooting Gallery: Otah gets chewed out for not only shooting an automated target, but charging in to smash it up with his baton afterwards, destroying an expensive piece of equipment.
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Paranormal Episode
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Paranormal Episode: The anime is, at its heart, a Slice of Life, Cop Show/Police Procedural, with Humongous Mecha. But, during the 27th episode of the TV series, the SVU2 encounter ghosts, while holding indoor training execrcises in an abandoned building. It turns out that the ghosts were the spirits of earthquake victims, who once lived there. Their spirits couldn't rest because of an undiscovered burial site, which contained the remains of slain samurai, directly beneath the building SVU2 was training in. The spirits were lain to rest, once it was discovered, and rites were performed on the site.
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Patlabor / int_6b1013ef
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Serious Business
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Serious Business: The two Maintenance Division centric episodes end up with most of Division 2 going mysteriously missing one by one, and a small civil war among the unit including beatings, nazi-esque "security squads," kidnappings and (non-lethal) hangings, respectively. The culprits? Some spoiled food and the confiscation of a sizable porn stash.
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Patlabor / int_6b35bdff
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Techno Babble
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Techno Babble: The opening narration for the second half of the TV series has a bit of this. What the heck is an SCB or SCLM system?
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Patlabor / int_6b723294
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But Not Too Foreign
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But Not Too Foreign: Lt. Clancy, who is half-Japanese and half-American.
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Patlabor / int_6f66bef7
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Easy Logistics
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Easy Logistics: Subverted. The logistics woes affecting SV2 are so bad, Ingram Unit 3 is rarely deployed, because most of the time it's being cannibalised for spare parts. And due to where Special Vehicles 2 is located, there are severe difficulties with feeding the maintenance staff. Gotoh apparently came up with a solution, that frankly worries Nagumo about what he'd do if he didn't happen to be one of the good guys.
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Furo Scene
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Furo Scene: Notably OVA episode "Black Trinary", but SV2 has a small bath the characters occasionally use.
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Lawman Baton
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Lawman Baton: The Ingrams are equipped with an electromagnetic baton that can disable a hostile Labor if thrust into a vulnerable spot.
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Team Shot
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Team Shot: Both ending themes of the TV series, as well as the final shot of the second OVA, which brought the franchise to a close.
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Idol Singer
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Idol Singer: Kana from the TV series (most of SV2 is a fan of hers). Also a Bokukko, though no one comments on it.
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Eagleland
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Eagle Land: In the Aforementioned New York dream sequence. Type 2 for the most part, but the shout outs rampant throughout make it even more humorous. It's mentioned that the U.S. has threatened to take military action if the Japanese can't get their house in order in the second film.
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NiceJobBreakingItHero
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nagumo's decision to reject the SRX-70 Saturn because she knew the manufacturer would use its data for military purposes leads indirectly to the disastrous events of the Gryphon Arc.
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Mundane Fantastic
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Mundane Fantastic: It's a cop show with giant robots.
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BFG
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BFG: The SVU labors are armed with scaled-up versions of police firearms. Other labors also use scaled-up versions of actual firearms. The general rule of thumb is that a Labor weapon has a bore diameter of a bit less than 1mm for every hundredth of an inch for the real world weapon; the Labor version of a .38 caliber revolver is a 37mm cannon, and the .44 caliber revolver scales up to 42mm - with exceptions. One of the Mini-Pato specials points out that they're probably using hollow-point bullets (with caps on the tips for whatever reason) to cut down on collateral damage. ...and that they're almost certainly not 37mm, being closer to 75mm in all depictions. The big guns aren't restricted to labors, as Hiromi gets to use (hesitantly) a 20mm anti-materiel sniper rifle in the first & second films. For that matter, on the Griffon arc, Hiromi and Ohta are able to squeeze a single shot to the Griffon Labor while they have Ohta's Ingram's gun mounted at the top of the Command Car. It levels the playing field between Alphonse and Griffon by wasting the latter's monitors. Tremendously impractical, true, and it ends up injuring Hiromi... but it was totally worth the trouble!
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OVA
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Played straight by Noa and Asuma in the OVA continuity. However, near the end of the Mobile Police/New Files continuity, their relationship shows signs of becoming "more than friends". In the Movie Continuity, by the second film they are living together, with the implication that they are a full couple.
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Police Procedural
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Police Procedural: To a point.
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Hopeless Suitor
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Captains Gotoh and Shinobu, Played Straight in the TV series, with Gotoh nursing unrequited feelings for Shinobu, who strictly enforces a professional relationship between them. In the Movie Continuity it Subverted near the climax of the first film, where Shinobu almost confesses her feelings to Gotoh just before Division two heads into a massive Typhoon. Ironically Gotoh remains oblivious or deliberately ignores it. Their UST is a central plot part of the second movie.
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The climax of the second movie takes place in an aqueduct big enough for Second Section's Ingrams to walk upright inside it, and is almost wide enough for two of them to stand side by side.
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Cross Counter
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Cross Counter: Alphonse vs. Griffon in the TV series and manga.
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Eye Beams
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Eye Beams: The Phantom, the Labor that uses the aforementioned Energy Weapons, has a creepy, skull-like face & fires the beams out of the skull's "eyes", but the main camera is actually located in the "mouth".
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Badass Crew
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Badass Crew: Division 2. Everyone has a little bit of Badass in one form or another.
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Spell My Name with an
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Spell My Name with an "S": The Central Park Media release prefers to use "Gotoh", for instance, instead of "Gotou" or "Gotō". (The reason likely being that that third syllable, the "u", is typically meshed with the second when pronounced correctly in Japanese.) Maiden Japan, however, uses "Goto". This is also the case where Bado/Bud is concerned, since his name alternates between both spellings, as seen in the subtitles of different episodes of the anime. This is also the case of the manga version, which initially referred to him as "Baddo" (with two d's, rather than one), but eventually settled on calling him "Bud".
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Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
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Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: AND HOW. They're frequently referred to as such in-universe (with "cash drain" usually added for good measure), to the point that it's a Running Gag.
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic: It differs depending on the media you are watching or reading. The two movies helmed by Mamoru Oshii are highly realistic with situations that could happen in the real world, as the antagonists in both are terrorists that utilize methods that can be and have been used in real life. The TV show is mostly realistic in its portrayal of labor crime until the main story arc kicks in, and the SV2 battles Schaft and their super-robot prototypes... and monsters, dragons and ghosts too. The The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action series plays with this, considering that Oshii is in the helm of the project and it's a sequel to the animated movies.
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Mr. Exposition
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One of the earliest examples occurs in the first chapter. Noa complains she can't keep track of all the geographical data, so Asuma tells her he'll explain two pages later. And he does - complete with a map and pointer!
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Fish-Eye Lens
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Fish-Eye Lens: Seen often in the first & second films, particularly from the perspective of some poor bastard getting a royal ass-chewing.
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Battle Discretion Shot
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Battle Discretion Shot: In Patlabor 2, after shooting their way past the robot tanks in the tunnels, Nagumo enters an elevator in her labor only to find another robot tank about to open fire at point-blank range. Nagumo charges towards it screaming, "GET OUT OF MY WAY!" Cut to the elevator rising to the surface carrying Nagumo's totaled labor, whereupon she hits the eject and walks the rest of the way.
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Hot Springs Episode
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Hot Springs Episode: In the second OVA series.
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Sewer Gator
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Sewer Gator: SV2 encounters large albino alligators underground on two occasions — In the TV series episode "Underground Mystery Tour", the team learns of sewer-like tunnels beneath the reclaimed land while investigating a series of thefts at the station. Inhabitants include a horde of rats, numerous feral cats, the homeless culprit, and a giant alligator that chases everyone for the last third of the episode. In the New Files OVA series episode "The Dungeon Again", after a giant albino alligator is captured in the tunnels beneath SV2, some of the mechanics hear a rumour that it secreted a giant pearl somewhere down there. They go missing, a rescue team is sent in, they run into booby traps left by a crazy sewer-dweller, and the "pearls" turn out to be eggs.
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Broke Episode
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Broke Episode: On a number of fronts, as SV2 is on reclaimed land in the middle of nowhere, and simply getting food to feed the on-duty officers and maintenance crew justifies some spotlight time.
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Mood Whiplash
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Mood Whiplash: From the mostly serious and adult movies, to the comical, sometimes juvenile television and OVA series.
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Obfuscating Stupidity
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Obfuscating Stupidity: Richard Wong/Mr. Utsumi, the cold and calculating agent of Schaft Enterprises, hides behind a happy-go-lucky facade. (Mind, he actually is that happy-go-lucky under most circumstances — he just stays that way as he calmly orchestrates a calamity.)
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Alternate History
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Alternate History: Global warming got a bit more serious that sea levels started to rise up during the Cold War. This led to R&D of labors in the construction industry before various police forces and militaries found some benefit in using them. Otherwise, everything else is the same. The opening credits to the TV series feature Bundeswehr labors ("Brocken" models shown later in the Phantom arc) standing guard at the Berlin Wall.
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Welcome Episode
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Welcome Episode: As far as Noa is concerned, she was the only one who got an introduction in the TV anime. The first OVA has the entire Division 2 transfer to Special Vehicles 2 the same timenote Noa actually gets to the building before the others, since they took the bus and she has a scooter, and the manga starts with Noa still in training before getting any sort of Labor instruction. Played straight with Kanukanote the exact method of which changes with each continuity - she notably arrives after Kumagami in the manga, and with Kumagami to a less jarring extent.
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Secret Diary
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Secret Diary: Kanuka was writing an ongoing report on her coworkers during her time with SV2. It's somewhat less than flattering.
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Group Picture Ending
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Group Picture Ending: The finale of The Mobile Police/New Files continuity ends with a group photo of the members SVU's 2nd Unit, along with Shinobu, the 1st Division's captain.
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Far East Asian Terrorists
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Far East Asian Terrorists: Some of the antagonists the units face off in the course of the series. Ranging from radical environmentalists, Japanese-based mercenaries to rogue JSDF officers and soldiers.
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Blue with Shock
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Blue with Shock: Happens to the pilot of a virus-infected rogue construction Labor in the first movie when he realizes that the Second Section (and in particular, Ohta) is here to rescue him. "I'M DEAD!!" (They have a reputation for collateral damage.)
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Berserk Button
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Even though Ohta is a living, breathing Berserk Button himself, it's worth mentioning that he really, really hates when someone disrespects the police. This applies to his patrol partners as well, and it's the reason why him and Shinohara are constantly at each other's throats.
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Xanatos Gambit
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Xanatos Gambit: Mixed with the Thanatos Gambit above: By killing himself, the Big Bad has left the police with only three choices: Do nothing and let Tokyo's infrastructure get wrecked, destroy all Labors, or destroy the Ark thereby dooming the Babylon Project. Since the Big Bad is The Fundamentalist who feels that Ludd Was Right, all three options suit him.
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Kaiju
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The manga contains a different Kaiju story that involves an airline crash that accidentally releases a genetic experiment that rapidly grows into an amphibious monster that Division 2 (among others) get called out to deal with. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 was loosely based on this story.
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Omake
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Omake: The third theatrical movie was packaged with three humorous "Mini-Pato" shorts, which explained the mechanics behind the Revolver Cannon the Ingrams use, the background to the creation of the series as a whole (as well as a cynical look at the Mecha Show genre), and how the perpetually cash-starved Special Vehicles 2 was able to keep feeding itself (hint: Gotoh worked some magic, apparently some of his finest).
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Otaku
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Otaku: Several Mecha Otaku, most notably...
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Musical Spoiler
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Musical Spoiler: In the TV series, at one point Nagumo and Fuwa are at a restaurant, discussing who's responsible for the mystery labor that's been running around. The song playing over the radio is Schaft's theme song, with the only lings being "We are Schaft, Schaft! We are Schaft!
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And You Were There
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And You Were There: Shige's bizarre dream visit to New York is mostly populated with blonde American versions of SV2 personnel, down to the old maintenance chief threatening to chuck people into the Hudson.
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: Schaft Enterprises is a ruthless corporation that produces military mecha, among other things, and uses highly illegal means to test their vehicles. An odd case, in that it remains a monolithic entity with no Big Bad in charge of it, though their agents Kurosaki and Richard Wong/Utsumi give it a human face. Schaft even has its own private army of mercenaries that operates in a great part of Southeast Asia.
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Colonel Badass
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Colonel Badass: Gotoh was too observant for his superiors' liking and they didn't want him underfoot, so they reassigned him to a command position with Special Vehicles. Which, as Detective Matsui observed, "is right where he wants to be."
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Detachment Combat
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Detachment Combat: The Griffon sacrifices its hydrojet pontoons to draw Noah's fire while the rest of it climbs out of the water to ambush her.
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Used Future
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Used Future: To a point, as nothing is really much worse for the wear in 1998 than it was in 1988, aside from what a decade might do to something.
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Surprisingly Good English
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Surprisingly Good English: Present in the original Japanese dub for the intercept sequence of Movie 2. It's in Japanese-accented but correct English.
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Roboteching
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Roboteching: Seen in an episode that parodied Macross (as well as Ultraman and a few other classic sci-fi shows).
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Lower-Deck Episode
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Lower-Deck Episode: A few eps revolving around the mechanic team. (Shige insists that this was supposed to be the Upper Deck, in one of the Mini-Pato shorts...)
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The Chessmaster
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The Chessmaster: Yukihito Tsuge, the stoic Big Bad of the second film, fits this quite succinctly, driving Tokyo to the brink of civil war while never once getting his hands dirty himself.
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Depending on the Artist
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The Ingram's design is an astonishingly well-thought out representation of how a (relatively small) humanoid mecha might work. While the proportions vary Depending on the Artist, they're generally depicted with a stocky, compactly-built (not to mention mostly hollow) torso atop comparatively long legs with short, thin thighs and large, flared lower legs and feet. This keeps the machine's center of gravity low, a crucial consideration in something that tall. Additionally, using extensible armatures to draw the revolver cannon from the retractable ankle holster inside the aforementioned flared legs rather than simply bending down to grab it reduces wear and tear on the joints of the Ingram's limbs and body, which are noted in the anime to need constant maintenance due to the massive loads they carry.
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Our Dragons Are Different
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Our Dragons Are Different: It's six legged (two hands, four legs), eyeless from being underground for a thousand+ years and has sensory tentacles that it can use offensively growing from the back of its head.
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Thanatos Gambit
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Thanatos Gambit: The first movie starts off with the Big Bad jumping into the ocean. As a result, the police can't find out in time how his virus works. A second, less clear gambit, may be that he attached his employee badge to his pet raven to set off a Never Found the Body-paranoia, and give his pursuers a Secret Test of Character. Division 2 is only able to prevent the destuction of Tokyo because they decide to try and save Hoba when they think he's alive. They wouldn't have made it to the backup-system in time if they had decided to collapse the Ark with him still in it.
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Magic Floppy Disk
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Magic Floppy Disk: Especially prevalent in the movies where the 5" type is standard and the 3" indicates something advanced.
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Decon-Recon Switch
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Decon-Recon Switch: In the second movie, any time Labors go up against war machines like tanks and helicopters, they get annihilated due to the factors of superior firepower vs. light armor. However, the movie still ends with a mecha battle between bipedal bots and spider tanks.
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Mecha Show
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Mecha Show: Patlabor is the first of a rare sub-genre, that of civilian-owned and operated mecha not largely used for combat.
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Whole Plot Reference
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Whole Plot Reference: An entire (dream) episode devoted to an Ultraman homage, specifically harking back to the series Ultraseven with the squad acting secretly as a monster/alien defense team. They even go for some of the classic sound effects and the big bad of the episode is an Expy of Ultraman's classic enemy: Zetton. Noa gets to transform using a Beta Capsule version of the Ultra Eye into Ingraman. In fact, all the monsters and Ultramen who appear have the faces of military or police labors. The Zetton has the face of the Griffon, Ingraman is Noa's Ingram "Alphonse", "Zero" is the AV-0 Peacemaker. The third episode of the first OVA is a hilarious Gojira send-up, down to the one-eyed Mad Scientist and the "Oxygen Destroyer" (actually a bit of dry ice in a plastic tube).
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Expy
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Expy: The members of Division 2 are very similar to the characters from Police Academy in various ways. Most obviously, Ota is Tackleberry born into a society with strict gun control laws and Hiromi is Hightower. A redheaded new recruit of an armored police division? Are we talking about Leona Ozaki, or her future equivalent, Noa Izumi? In addition, Noa fusses over her labor, Alphonse, just as Leona fawn over her tank, Bonaparte. Both shows came out nearly simultaneously, and had the same woman voicing the fangirl.
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Divergent Character Evolution
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Divergent Character Evolution: All three Ingram units in SV 2 initially look identical, but Ota's Unit 2 eventually gets a different head (explained in the manga as part of a cancelled prototype donated to the police by Shinohara Heavy Industries after the Special Vehicles Unit ran out of spare heads due to Ota's insanely aggressive fighting style) and slightly different shoulder armor. The seldom-seen Unit 3 also gets a new head in the second movie with retractable sensor antennae (and a different, more stripped-down one with a beefed-up upper camera eye and no visor in the TV series and 2nd OVA continuity).
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The Great Politics Mess-Up
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The Great Politics Mess-Up: In 1998, there is still a Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall still exists (with West German "Brocken" labors standing guard). Judging by the 2nd movie, it has ended, so it either ended later than in Real Life or it was a Retcon.
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Humongous Mecha
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20 Minutes into the Future: The franchise started in 1988, but was set in 1998. Aside from underestimating the leap in technology, they got just about everything else right.
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Public Bathhouse Scene: Episode 7 of The New Files has the officers of SV2 searching for a bombing suspect at a bathhouse after their improvised bath explodes. All they know is that the suspect has three moles in the right armpit, so the search turns into a naked brawl. The bomber turns out to be a woman, meaning the men never had a chance of finding her.
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Theme Naming: Most of the career cops are named for WWII admirals (Gotohnote named after Gotohda, and even sharing his nickname of "Gotoh(da) the Razor" and Nagumo), Ohta is probably named for the inventor of the Ohka (Baka) glider bomb - he looks frighteningly like his namesake.
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Spider Tank: Many military Labors use this design rather than the bipedal form of most civilian models. (An episode of the TV series notes that, in a city, Labors have to worry about their width and turning radius.)
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Shown Their Work: Seen here and here, for the manga version, which used an actual map of the city of Tokyo for accuracy. Also seen in the following link with the intercept sequence of the 2nd Movie. The series as a whole went out of its way to depict a real and modern Tokyo, deviating only when copyright or trademarks got in the way. The Ingram's design is an astonishingly well-thought out representation of how a (relatively small) humanoid mecha might work. While the proportions vary Depending on the Artist, they're generally depicted with a stocky, compactly-built (not to mention mostly hollow) torso atop comparatively long legs with short, thin thighs and large, flared lower legs and feet. This keeps the machine's center of gravity low, a crucial consideration in something that tall. Additionally, using extensible armatures to draw the revolver cannon from the retractable ankle holster inside the aforementioned flared legs rather than simply bending down to grab it reduces wear and tear on the joints of the Ingram's limbs and body, which are noted in the anime to need constant maintenance due to the massive loads they carry.
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Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell / int_1fcaed79
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Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing / int_1fcaed79
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Wire Dilemma / int_1fcaed79
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Your Television Hates You / int_1fcaed79
 Patlabor (Manga)
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No Problem with Licensed Games / Sugar Wiki / int_1fcaed79
 Double Cast (Visual Novel)
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Fake American / int_1fcaed79
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In the Future, We Still Have Roombas / int_1fcaed79
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Paranormal Episode / int_1fcaed79