Collection: Patlabor

What is Patlabor?

Dive into the captivating world of Mobile Police Patlabor, a renowned Japanese science fiction franchise created by the talented group known as Headgear. Led by manga artist Masami Yūki, director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori Itō, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, and character designer Akemi Takada, Patlabor has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide.

This beloved franchise boasts a diverse range of media, including a manga series, a TV anime, two OVA series, three feature-length movies, two light novel series, and a delightful short film compilation known as Minipato. Patlabor is celebrated for its innovative use of mecha, designed by the renowned Yutaka Izubuchi, which are employed not only for police and military purposes but also for industrial and municipal tasks.

Patlabor's unique approach to storytelling, blending elements of science fiction with themes of law enforcement and industrial technology, has made it a standout example of the 'media mix' phenomenon in Japan. With a wide range of adaptations, including video games and licensed products, Patlabor continues to captivate audiences with its richly detailed world and compelling narratives.