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Japanese Original OVA (AKA Early Days) Releases

Continuing 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.

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 2

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 2 Laserdisc Cover

Patlabor the Mobile Police Collect 2 VHS Cover
Company: Warner Pioneer (Laserdisc), Emotion [Bandai Visual] (VHS)
Formats: NTSC Laserdisc (CLV format), VHS
Runtime: 84 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: WPLL-8155 (LD) BES-897 (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 last three OVAs and trailers for the then upcoming "Patlabor 2 the movie".

 

Patlabor Early Days LD Box

Patlabor Early Days LD Box Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC Laserdisc (2 CLV discs)
Runtime: 200 minutes
Catalogue Number: BELL-1170
Release Date: 21 February 1995
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Includes all seven OVA episodes. The series was re-christened "Early Days" from this release onwards, to differentiate it from the 16 part New OVA Series. Contains new cover artwork by Akemi Takada.

 

Patlabor Early Days Volume 1

Patlabor Early Days Volume 1 DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC DVD Region 2
Runtime: 120 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCBA-0481
Release Date: 25 April 2000
Availability: In Print

Notes: Includes the first four OVAs. Packaged in a DVD Jewel Case. Contains new cover artwork by Akemi Takada.

 

Patlabor Early Days Volume 2

Patlabor Early Days Volume 2 DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC DVD Region 2
Runtime: 120 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCBA-0482
Release Date: 25 April 2000
Availability: In Print

Notes: Includes the last three OVAs and volume 6 Kawaraban. Packaged in a DVD Jewel Case. Contains new cover artwork by Akemi Takada.

 

Patlabor Early Days Volume 1 (Rental Version)

Patlabor Early Days Volume 1 (Rental Version) DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC DVD Region 2
Runtime: 120 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCDR-0865
Release Date: 22 April 2005
Availability: Not for retail sale

Notes: Includes the first four OVAs. Not available for retail sale, for video shop rental only.

 

Patlabor Early Days Volume 2 (Rental Version)

Patlabor Early Days Volume 2 (Rental Version) DVD Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC DVD Region 2
Runtime: 120 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCDR-0866
Release Date: 22 April 2005
Availability: Not for retail sale

Notes: Includes the last three OVAs and volume 6 Kawaraban. Not available for retail sale, for video shop rental only.

 

Patlabor DVD Memorial Box

Patlabor DVD Memorial Box Cover Company: Emotion [Bandai Visual]
Format: NTSC DVD Region 2 (15 discs)
Runtime: 2000 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCBA-2917
Release Date: 25 May 2007
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Limited release DVD box which includes all seven OVA episodes (with audio commentary for episodes 2, 5 and 6) and volume 6 Kawaraban. Also includes all 47 TV episodes (with audio commentary for episode 44), all 16 New OVA Series episodes (with audio commentary for episodes 8, 11 - 12, 14 - 16), Patlabor the Live Action Movie Pilot, Music Clips and Concert Tour '92. Included on the audio commentaries are Mamoru Oshii, Yutaka Izubuchi, Akemi Takada, Masami Yuuki, Hiroko Kasahara (who performed "Condition Green", the second opening theme song for the TV series), Ryunosuke Ohbayashi (voice actor for Kiichi Goto), Yoshiko Sakakibara (voice actor for Shinobu Nagumo), Shigeru Chiba (voice actor for Shigeo Shiba), Toshio Furukawa (voice actor for Asuma Shinohara) and Miina Tominaga (voice actor for Noa Izumi).

 

Patlabor Early Days

Patlabor Early Days BD Box Cover Company: Honneamise [Bandai Visual]
Format:
NTSC Blu-ray Disc, Region A/1, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 214 minutes
Catalogue Number: BCXA-0259
Release Date: 23 July 2010
Availability: In Print

Notes: Comes with 16 page colour booklet "Now and Then" and new cover artwork by Akemi Takada.

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