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Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie


Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie
Synonyms: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 The Movie
Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー2 the Movie

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 1993
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 5,538 users)
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Ranked: #7972
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Popularity: #2653
Members: 10,493
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Synopsis

The date is 2002, three years after the events of PATLABOR 1 – Mobile Police. The destruction of a United Nations Labor team in South East Asia begins the build-up to a deadly terrorist plan that threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan's military. With evidence of an impending military takeover, the scattered members of the original SVD (Special Vehicle Division) must gather to defend the city against danger. To make matters worse, the mastermind behind the operation is none other than Nagumo's former teacher and ex-lover Tsuge.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gotou, Kiichi
Gotou, Kiichi
Main
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
Japanese
Oobayashi, Ryuusuke
Nagumo, Shinobu
Nagumo, Shinobu
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Izumi, Noa
Izumi, Noa
Supporting
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina
Shinohara, Asuma
Shinohara, Asuma
Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio

Staff

Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Director
Ito, Kazunori
Ito, Kazunori
Script
Kon, Satoshi
Kon, Satoshi
Storyboard, Layout

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More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Jan 1, 2010
If you ask the average anime fan for an intelligent, well crafted movie directed by Oshii Mamoru that has politics and philosophy mixed into a complex plot that featured high tech shenanigans, and that had great animation, sound and characterisation, then the chances are that the answer will be Ghost in the Shell.

Or, they'll tell you about Patlabor 2.

Released in 1993, four years after the first Patlabor movie, the sequel once again united the talents of Headgear, in particular those of scriptwriter Ito Kazunori and Oshii himself. The movie received widespread critical acclaim, and although it's emphasis on taut drama rather than mecha action alienated read more
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Huntsman
Nov 12, 2007
In 1999 a UN peacekeeping in Cambodia goes terribly wrong. A unit led by Lieutenant Colonel Yukihito Tsuge using Labor Units are ambushed by guerrillas and he has orders not to fire back. So he's forced to watch as his men are killed, and left alone in the Cambodia jungle. Skip to 2002 and 3 years after the first movie. Many people who worked for section 2 have been reassigned Noa and Shinohara are still there now working for Shinohara Heavy Industries. Ota has been reassigned as a instructor. Shinshi as been reassigned to Tokyo Metropolitan Police General read more
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Otaking09
Apr 11, 2011
Remember your 2nd trip through your favorite shonen, and you come across those "smarter" episodes.
Those episodes that really made use of everything very well. Sure they didn't have that cool fight you were looking for, but you couldn't help but relish in that hidden, underexposed intelligence.

In a sense, the first Patlabor movie felt like that odd out-of-place episode.

Patlabor 2 is a movie of that episode; Hardcore, unrecognizable, and tricked out with a new arsenal of attack.

Story: 8/10

My primary concerns with the first movie's plot was that everything that made it smart and thought provoking was all disguised with motifs and allusions.
And it takes even read more
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Prede
Feb 20, 2013
I’ve been a longtime fan of the Patlabor TV Series. I caught a bunch of random episodes on Comcast’s Anime Selects on demand channel back in the day. Then I purchased a few random volumes of the DVD release. Eventually I purchased the entire TV series, and then the rest franchise (sans the original OVA series and the last part of the New File OVAs). But this this is something in an entirely different league then the TV series (which I loved). Now I know why old school fans speak so highly of this film. I do hope I don’t spoil too much, while read more
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