Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie

Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie

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Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー2 the Movie
English: Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie
German: Patlabor 2: Der Film
Spanish: Patlabor 2: La Película
French: Patlabor 2: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 1993
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.971 (scored by 1611916,119 users)
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Ranked: #6432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3580
Members: 36,674
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Three years after the Babylon Project conspiracy is resolved, the members of Kiichi Gotou's Patlabor unit have gone their separate ways. Gotou remains with the Patlabor team, accompanied by Shinobu Nagumo, his romantic crush and comrade.

Playing into the public's skepticism toward the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, a terrorist organization begins to work from within the military to cause destruction and mass civil unrest throughout Japan. Nagumo learns that the mastermind behind the growing terrorist plot is none other than Yukihito Tsuge, her former mentor and lover.

Gotou reassembles his former Patlabor team, spearheaded by pilot Noa Izumi. Leading the team into a mission to arrest Tsuge, Nagumo must come to terms with her complicated past relationships in order to save Japan.

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The film won the 1993 Mainichi Film Award for animation and a 4DX renewal was shown in Japanese theaters on February 11, 2021.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Oosawa, Nobuhiro
Assistant Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director


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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 ...
Aug 28, 2016
Mixed Feelings
From the moment I learned about the Patlabor franchise, all of my watching it was for the purpose of reaching this movie. It's widely regarded as the peak of Patlabor and one of Mamoru Oshii's greatest films. Being a major landmark in anime movies, the mecha genre, and allegedly one of Oshii's best political thrillers made it an essential point for several reasons. Oddly, approaching this movie chronologically almost makes it seem out of place. The Patlabor Early Days OVA was a character personality-driven mix of comedic slice of life police adventures with a dystopian undercurrent, and in my review for the first Patlabor movie ...
Nov 1, 2022
Similar to the first film, the story presents itself as led by mystery-driven intrigue. However in the same fashion as the first, it quickly gives the majority of the information the story will work with and spends the remainder of the time treading water with barely any significant plot-moving events until an underwhelming action-driven climax.
The main advantage this time over the original is that there are personal stakes in the matter for at least one of the main characters of the police squad, although it amounts to essentially nothing as Shinobu's character plays no significant proactive role to distinguish herself from the rest of the ...

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