|Shigeru Chiba||Voice Only|
|Toshio Furukawa||Voice Only|
Patlabor 1 has action tempered with suspence tempered with characters we care about and above all, a truly believeable storyline. The robot action is awesome. The case is interesting. The solution is entertaining. The characters fit all over the behavioral spectrum. I adored Capt. Goto, and wish I could work for a guy like that. But they were all great: Shige and Noah were my faves. But the story did that to me. Heck, I even started to like the Trigger-happy Ota after a viewing or two. Gotta love the nutcases. For those just getting into anime, or those that enjoy thought provoking films, this is a good view that will make you watch it (and its sequels) over and over again.
Not quite Robotech or Macross, but still awesome anime. Those Manga folks know their stuff. I can't wait for the other movies.