WXIII Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor

Patlabor Movie 3: WXIII

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English: Patlabor Movie 3: WXIII
Synonyms: Patlabor the Movie 3, Mobile Police Patlabor: WXIII
Japanese: WXIII 機動警察パトレイバー


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 30, 2002
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, PolicePolice, MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.731 (scored by 46594,659 users)
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Ranked: #48402
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Popularity: #5136
Members: 9,818
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When 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.

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Takayama, Fumihiko
Director, Storyboard
Endou, Takuji
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Epcar, Richard
Script, ADR Director


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Dec 7, 2012
barcaman101 (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 9, 2015
Voivodian (All reviews)
The third movie is usually the weakest in a trilogy and WXIII is no exception. However, the third movie is also usually utter shite and WXIII is far from that! A well written and paced story, consistently great animation, a soundtrack that compliments the visuals well but for all of that... Patlabor 3 isn't close to as good as the first movie, let alone the second! Something to do with the fact that Mamoru Oshii did not direct the film no doubt.

Story - 9 The movie is a detective mystery focusing on detectives Kusumi and his junior partner, Hata. The story takes the premise of read more
Jun 10, 2014
jyagan0 (All reviews)
For years, "Akira" was the Gold Standard, the movie that you showed to your non-anime fans to turn them into true believers. With "Patlabor WXIII: The Movie", "Akira" is dethroned. This movie, is, without a doubt the new feature movie anime that all others will be measured against. It's a movie that takes it's time, in a poetic way, to tell the story of two detectives who are trying to solve a series of brutal murders. Like the best episode of "Homicide: LOTS" or "NYPD Blue" the story gradually unfolds involving bioengineering, death of loved ones due to cancer, a tragic failed attempt at romance read more
Jun 17, 2020
kn1000a (All reviews)
To keep things simple, imagine if someone made a boring detective anime with a mediocre budget. But catch this: They isekai'd in Special Vehicle Unit 2 from Patlabor!

That's how out of touch this movie felt to me. Me and my friend who had been binging the Patlabor series/movies just this week and we both agreed this movie is like the unnecessary "reboot". It was only a decade after movie 2, but Oshii (the original creator) has made it clear through movie 2 that it was the final movie in the Patlabor franchise. This one felt like a forced attempt to revive the series (since Oshii read more

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