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Japanese Original OVA (AKA Early Days) Releases

Below is a chronological listing of every Japanese release of the Original OVA series (AKA Early Days) on every format that the series was released on. Note: Please do not ask me where bootlegs and/or downloads can be found. If you email me regarding bootlegs or downloads, don't expect any response.

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.1: Second Unit, Move Out!

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.1: Second Unit, Move Out! Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.1: Second Unit, Move Out! VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats:
NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime:
30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers:
05PL-42 (LD) BES-251 (VHS) BEB-251 (Beta)
Release Date:
25 April 1988
Availability:
Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.2: Longshot

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.2: Longshot Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.2: Longshot VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 05PL-50 (LD) BES-252 (VHS) BEB-252 (Beta)
Release Date: 25 June 1988
Availability: Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.3: The 450 Million-Year-Old Trap

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.3: The 450 Million-Year-Old Trap Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.3: The 450 Million-Year-Old Trap VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 05PL-51 (LD) BES-253 (VHS) BEB-253 (Beta)
Release Date: 25 July 1988
Availability: Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.4: The Tragedy of L

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.4: The Tragedy of L Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.4: The Tragedy of L VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 48L6-8004 (LD) BES-254 (VHS) BEB-254 (Beta)
Release Date: 25 September 1988
Availability: Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.5: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 1)

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.5: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 1) Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.5: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 1) VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 48L6-8005 (LD) BES-255 (VHS) BEB-255 (Beta)
Release Date: 10 November 1988
Availability: Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.6: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 2)

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.6: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 2) Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.6: The SV2's Longest Day (Part 2) VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 48L6-8006 (LD) BES-256 (VHS) BEB-256 (Beta)
Release Date: 10 December 1988
Availability: Out of Print

 

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.7 Special: Go North, SV2!

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.7 Special: Go North, SV2! Laserdisc Cover

Mobile Police Patlabor Vol.7 Special: Go North, SV2! VHS and Beta Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS, Beta)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CAV format), VHS, Beta
Runtime: 30 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: 45L6-8028 (LD) BES-342 (VHS) BEB-342 (Beta)
Release Date: 25 June 1989
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Includes "Access the Movie" featurette on the then upcoming "Patlabor the movie".

 

Mobile Police Patlabor LD Box

Mobile Police Patlabor LD Box Cover Company: Warner Music Japan
Format: NTSC Laserdisc (3 CLV discs)
Runtime: 320 minutes
Catalogue Number: WPLL-8141-3
Release Date: 30 November 1992
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Includes all seven OVA episodes, "199X Tokyo On My Mind (Parts 1 and 2)", "Vol.1: Trends and Countermeasures", footage of Hiroko Kasahara preforming "Miraiha Lovers" in the studio, "Vol. 6 Kawaraban", the video footage from the first "Contact" CD Video release, a 16 page booklet and new cover artwork by Akemi Takada.

 

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 1

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 1 Laserdisc Cover

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 1VHS Cover

Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), VHS
Runtime: 117 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: WPLL-8154 (LD) BES-896 (VHS)
Release Date: 20 June 1993
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Re-release to coincide with the theatrical release of "Patlabor 2 the movie". Includes the first four OVAs.

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