Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie

Patlabor 2: The Movie

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Japanese: 機動警察パトレイバー2 the Movie
English: 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: ActionAction, 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: 7.991 (scored by 1731717,317 users)
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Ranked: #6492
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Popularity: #3642
Members: 39,073
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


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May 20, 2023
The second Patlabor movie is a direct sequel to the first movie, being famous for its mechanical animation and the participation of the legendary Satoshi Kon as a layout artist. And, unlike its prequel, the plot and character development is nearly at the same level than the incredible visual direction and cinematography.

Due to sudden logistical changes brought by the completion of the Babylon Project, the Second Division practically undergoes restructuring and most of the characters start going their own ways. We encounter a slightly somber Izumi Noa, giving surprising hints of maturity stating her loss of enthusiasm for piloting Patlabors again. The current situation of ...
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 ...
Feb 26, 2024
Patlabor is a really cool idea for an anime, in theory. One of the worst things a movie or show can do is have "tell don't show" story telling for most of what it tries to convey to the audience. Patlabor in general has this problem, but this movie is rampant with dull moments of characters just rambling on instead of actually doing anything interesting. A lot of exposition dumping where the scene is not dynamic in anyway with either people just sitting in a room or shifting between stale backgrounds. This movie's story is more philosophical strain of thought than anything interesting. Which is ...

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