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Sci-fi anime series are always some of the most interesting stories animated shows have to offer. As a genre, it always provides the "what if" situations we'd never even think to wonder. Patlabor is one such story that delves into the future of law enforcement as Labors are used to combat criminals who would use new technology against society. A thrilling adventure full of possibility, we're sure your heart felt empty once it was over. 

Luckily for you, we've found plenty of series that will bring you back to the future with a whole new world of possibilities. Classic sci-fi anime movies and series, such as Ghost in the Shell or Neon Genesis Evangelion, are always a good place to start. Not only do they have that classic anime feel to them, but their stories give you a glimpse of a future where humans and their technology have grown more advanced than we would have ever thought possible. 

If you're a real nerd for the possibilities of the future like we are, we've got the best anime series like Patlabor to recommend to you! Let us know which of these anime series were your favorites by voting up the shows on this list! 

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more
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Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, which premiered across Japan on February 25, 2006 on the WOWOW satellite network. It is directed by Shukō ...more
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It was ...more
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alon... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
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Dominion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Dominion is a deck-building game created by Donald X. Vaccarino and published by Rio Grande Games. Each player uses a separate deck of cards to which only they have access; players draw their ...more
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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Jin-Roh, also known as Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade in its American release, is a 1999 Japanese animated feature film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura. The film is the third adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's ...more
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801 T.T.S. Airbats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
801 T.T.S. Airbats
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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Metropolis is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share ...more
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The Silent Service is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
The Silent Service
The Silent Service is a manga series written and illustrated by Kaiji Kawaguchi. It was published in Kodansha's Weekly Morning manga magazine from 1988 to 1996 and collected in 32 tankōbon ...more
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Flag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Flag is a 13-episode Japanese mecha-genre anime series directed by veteran director Ryosuke Takahashi. It was broadcast as pay per view streaming web video on Bandai Channel starting on June 6, ...more
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Gunbuster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Gunbuster, known in Japan as Aim for the Top!, is a six episode anime OVA series created by Gainax in 1988. It was the directorial debut of Hideaki Anno, best known as the director of Neon ...more
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Projet Itoh 3 : Genocidal Orga... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Projet Itoh 3 : Genocidal Organ
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Patlabor
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more