Second Unit of Special Vehicles, Second Section - the patrol labor (or Patlabor) division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police due to receive the latest, greatest line of Labors, the AV-98 Ingram. The entire unit - Noa Izumi, Asuma Shinohara, Hiromi Yamazaki, Isao Ota, Mikiyasu Shinshi, the unit's head, Keiichi Goto, and of course, the mechanics in the motor pool are waiting in anticipation for the new, cutting edge Patlabors.
This leads to great disappointment when they learn the labors are stuck in traffic.
While the team waits, they discuss the new labors. Noa, a new officer, and a passionate fan of labors, has already picked out a name for her labor - Alphonse.
The lull is broken by their first call - with their labors in traffic. After heading out to retrieve their labors from a traffic jam, they stop an attempt by eco-terrorists to blow up a museum. In the process Ota's labor gets its head blown off, and has its arm knocked off. They return, victorious but damaged, back to the Labor Barn, where the Mechanics look on in horror at the damage caused to the brand new labors.
|Hiromi Yamazaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Kiichi Goto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Noa Izumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Isao Ota ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Shinobu Nagumo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Asuma Shinohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Mikiyasu Shinshi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Seitaroh Sakaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Shigeo Shiba ( x ) ( x ) ( x )||
|Akemi Takada||Character Artist/Designer||Illustrator and character designer.|
|Mamoru Oshii||Director||The director of the Ghost in the Shell films.|
|Kazuya Kise||Associate Director||Animation Director|
|Hiromasa Ogura||Art Director||Art director for various anime: FLCL, Strike Witches, Dead Leaves|
|Kenji Kawai||Music||A Japanese composer known for his work in Mamoru Oshii's movies.|
|Yutaka Izubuchi||Mech Designer|