Synonyms: WXIII Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor, Patlabor the Movie 3
Japanese: WX3 機動警察パトレイバー
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 10, 2001
1 hr. 42 min.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.011 (scored by 1746 users)
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SynopsisWhen the level of Labor accidents begin to escalate around Tokyo Bay, police detectives Kusumi and Hata are assigned to investigate. What they discover leads to a series of government cover-ups, conspiracy concerning a new biological weapon entitled WXIII-Wasted Thirteen and a tragic, personal connection to Hata. The only hope to stop this threat is to cooperate with the military and lead WXIII into a showdown with the Labors of Special Vehicle Division 2.
Related AnimePrequel: Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie
Characters & Voice Actors
Something strange is happening in Tokyo Bay.Underwater labors are being destroyed,people are turning up dead and speculations begin to spiral once a picture of a strange creature is spotted.Detectives Kusumi and Hata must uncover the culprit of the Tokyo Bay terrorism while at the same time uncover a possible government coverup.
There's three main premise you expect from a Patlabor title;brilliant animation,a strong storyline and carefully choreographed mecha action.Patlabor movie 3 does a good job of blending all these.
The animation is top notch.Drawing are done with great detail and rich colour.The only minor flaw would be the character design which at times looks shoddy and crudely done,but overall the animation is what you would expect from a Patlabor title.The story is definitely one that you have to pay close attention or risk getting lost in what at times may come across as a bit convoluted.I got a strange unfamiliar feeling watching this anime as for the most part it had the feel of a standard detective anime rather than a labor title.This could be due to unlike the first two movie and the series this one wasn't build around the familiar cast.
Patlabor was never as action oriented as other mecha anime eg gundam,macross" but instead tried to blend the action into the plot as it went along.Needless to say there is even less action in this movie as most of it surrounds the actual detective theme.The only time you'll even get to see the familiar police labor is in the closing stages.
The character while unimpressive comes across as realistic and fitted their role well without feeling out of place.
Overall a enjoyable movie and a must see for any fan of the Patlabor title.
Mecha, police, intrigues and strange life forms included. In overall all series taking place in Bublegum Crisis universe, original and spin-offs more or less correspond with Patlabor universe to some extent/
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