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English Language Original OVA (AKA Early Days) Releases

Below is a chronological listing of every English language 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 - The Original Series 1

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series 1 VHS Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: US Manga Corps
Format: NTSC, VHS Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 90 minutes
Catalogue Number: USM-1500
Release Date: 8 October 1996
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains the first 3 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). The series was only released subtitled. There was no dub version released until October 2003.

 

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series 2

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series 2 VHS Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: US Manga Corps
Format: NTSC, VHS Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 60 minutes
Catalogue Number: USM-1501
Release Date: 8 October 1996
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains episodes 4 and 5 from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). The series was only released subtitled. There was no dub version released until October 2003.

 

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series 3

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series 3 VHS Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: US Manga Corps
Format: NTSC, VHS Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles
Runtime: 60 minutes
Catalogue Number: USM-1502
Release Date: 8 October 1996
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains episodes 6 and 7 from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). The series was only released subtitled. There was no dub version released until October 2003.

 

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series VHS Box Set

Patlabor the Mobile Police - The Original Series VHS Box Set Cover VHS Box Spines
Country of Origin: USA
Company: US Manga Corps
Format: NTSC, VHS Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles (3 tapes)
Runtime: 210 minutes
Catalogue Number: USM-1503
Release Date: 8 October 1996
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). The series was only released subtitled. There was no dub version released until October 2003. The second and third tapes in the set do not contain the opening animation. The box artwork for the set  and individual VHS tapes was commissioned by the US company by an uncredited US artist.

 

Patlabor the Mobile Police - Original Series DVD Collection

Patlabor the Mobile Police - Original Series DVD Collection Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: US Manga Corps
Format: NTSC DVD, Region 1, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles (2 discs)
Runtime: 210 minutes
Catalogue Number: USMD-2344
Release Date: 14 October 2003
Availability: Out of Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). Contains and English dub of the series for the first time. Extras include commentary on episodes 1 to 3 by Mamoru Oshii with Shigeki Mori, an art gallery which is mostly screenshots (one of which is actually from the New OVA Series), a very brief biography and filmography of Mamoru Oshii (text), English dubbing outtakes, US promotional trailers for the TV series DVDs, the complete first episode of the TV series (dubbed and subtitled) and a sew-on cloth Patlabor patch (which features Noa).

 

Patlabor The Mobile Police: Original OVA Series Early Days

Patlabor The Mobile Police: Original OVA Series Early Days DVD Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Maiden Japan
Format: NTSC DVD, Region 1, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 210 minutes
Catalogue Number: MJ0173
Release Date: 30 April 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

 

Patlabor The Mobile Police: Original OVA Series Early Days

Patlabor The Mobile Police: Original OVA Series Early Days Blu-ray Cover Country of Origin: USA
Company: Maiden Japan
Format: NTSC Blu-ray, Region A, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 210 minutes
Catalogue Number: MJ0103
Release Date: 30 April 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

 

Patlabor - The Mobile Police OVA Series 1 the Early Days Collection

Patlabor - The Mobile Police OVA Series 1 the Early Days Collection Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Madman Entertainment
Format: PAL DVD, Region 4, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles (2 discs)
Runtime: 209 minutes
Catalogue Number: MMA4387
Release Date: 19 June 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

 

Patlabor - The Mobile Police OVA Series 1 the Early Days Collection

Patlabor - The Mobile Police OVA Series 1 the Early Days Collection Country of Origin: Australia/New Zealand
Company: Madman Entertainment
Format: PAL Blu-ray, Region B, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 209 minutes
Catalogue Number: MMA4387BR
Release Date: 19 June 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

 

Patlabor Mobile Police OVA Series 1 Collection

Patlabor Mobile Police OVA Series 1 Collection Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: MVM Entertainment
Format: PAL DVD, Region 2, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles (2 discs)
Runtime: 209 minutes
Catalogue Number: MVD7080
Release Date: 18 November 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

 

Patlabor Mobile Police OVA Series 1 Collection

Patlabor Mobile Police OVA Series 1 Collection Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company: MVM Entertainment
Format: PAL Blu-ray, Region B, Japanese Dialogue and English Dub with English Subtitles
Runtime: 209 minutes
Catalogue Number: MBR7080
Release Date: 18 November 2013
Availability: In Print

Notes: Contains all 7 episodes from the original OVA series (AKA Early Days). This release contains no extras whatsoever.

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