The Next Generation Patlabor: Tokyo War

The Next Generation Patlabor: Tokyo War ★★★★

Why would you watch this without already being familiar with the series lmao

Patlabor was never about tons of mecha action, it's always been a backdrop, like icing on a cake, except the cake is politics, philosophy, and comedy. And this captures the spirit of the original OVAs and movies exceptionally well.