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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie


Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Police 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
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.861 (scored by 8,218 users)
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Ranked: #7802
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Popularity: #3048
Members: 17,368
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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)

Background

The film won the 1993 Mainichi Film Award for animation.

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Ito, Kazunori
Script
Kon, Satoshi
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Nov 26, 2018
Arimias (All reviews)
What makes a sequel better than the original?

With only a few exceptions, it typically never happens. From the blinding of nostalgia glasses, lack of care and production that made the original great, changing the initial formula ever so slightly to differentiate itself, and the most sinister, but common one of all; a formulaic cash garb, sequels can aspire debates from opposing sides of people’s enjoyment and criticism whether or not they are a cinematic success. For a sequel to be considered better, or on par with the original, it has to evolve. While subjective, evolving can mean a number of factors (but not all): A read more
Jan 1, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Nov 12, 2007
Huntsman (All reviews)
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
Nov 30, 2018
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Patlabor 2 the movie is an anime that nearly half of my MAL friends have watched in the last year. Every person I've talked to has said this film is one of the greatest anime films ever made and an indisputable masterpiece. Obviously I went in to this with VERY high expectations. However, my overall feelings towards the film are a little complicated.

Firstly, I want to say that Patlabor 2 is in fact an excellent film. The animation is jaw dropping. It does a masterful job instilling mood and atmosphere. It has some excellent character moments and I love to watch Goto and Shinobu's relationship read more

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