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Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 2 the Movie

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


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


Score: 7.861 (scored by 8,175 users)
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Ranked: #7822
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Popularity: #3049
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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)


The film won the 1993 Mainichi Film Award for animation.

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Ito, Kazunori
Kon, Satoshi
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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
Aug 28, 2016
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 read more
Apr 11, 2011
Otaking09 (All reviews)
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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