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Patlabor: The Movie (1989) More at IMDbPro »Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: Gekijô-ban (original title)

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Patlabor: The Movie -- A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop.
Patlabor: The Movie -- A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop.
Patlabor: The Movie -- A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop.

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Writers:
Kazunori Itô (writer)
Masami Yûki (comic)
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Release Date:
15 July 1989 (Japan) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Toshio Furukawa ... Asuma (voice)
David Jarvis ... Asuma (1995) (voice: English version)
Doug Erholtz ... Asuma (2006) (voice: English version)
Mîna Tominaga ... Noa (voice)

Briony Glassco ... Noa (1995) (voice: English version)
Julie Ann Taylor ... Noa (2006) (voice: English version)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Gotoh (voice)
Peter Marinker ... Gotoh (1995) (voice: English version)

Roger Craig Smith ... Gotoh (2006) (voice: English version) (as Roger C. Smith)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Nagumo (voice)
Sharon Holm ... Nagumo (1995) (voice: English version)

Megan Hollingshead ... Nagumo (2006) (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)
Yô Inoue ... Clancy (voice)
Tamsin Hollo ... Clancy (1995) (voice: English version)

Lisa Enochs ... Clancy (2006) (voice: English version)
Michihiro Ikemizu ... Oota (voice)

Martin McDougall ... Oota (1995) (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Oota (2006) (voice: English version) (as Sam Regal)
Issei Futamata ... Shinshi (voice)
Ron Lepaz ... Shinshi (1995) (voice: English version)

Joe Ochman ... Shinshi (2006) (voice: English version) (as Joey Lotsko)
Daisuke Gôri ... Hiromi (voice)
Michael Fitzpatrick ... Hiromi (1995) (voice: English version)

Jason Miller ... Hiromi (2006) (voice: English version) (as C.J. Mills)
Shigeru Chiba ... Shiba (voice)
Edward Glen ... Shiba (1995) (voice: English version)
Peter Doyle ... Shiba (2006) (voice: English version)
Osamu Saka ... Sakaki (voice)
Blain Fairman ... Sakaki (1995) (voice: English version) (as Blair Fairman)
Jamieson Price ... Sakaki (2006) (voice: English version) (as Taylor Henry)
Don Fellows ... Jitsuyama (1995) (voice: English version)
Milton Lawrence ... Jitsuyama (2006) (voice: English version)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Matsui (voice)
Mac McDonald ... Matsui (1995) (voice: English version) (as Mac McDougall)
Paul St. Peter ... Matsui / Kaiho (2006) (voice: English version) (as George Z. Cole)
Toshihiko Kojima ... Kaiho (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ... Fukushima (voice)

William Roberts ... Fukushima (1995) (voice: English version) (as Bill Roberts)
Bob Papenbrook ... Fukushima (2006) (voice: English version) (as John Small Berries)
Kôji Tsujitani ... Kataoka (voice)
William Dufris ... Kataoka (1995) (voice: English version) (as William Dufries)

Liam O'Brien ... Kataoka (2006) (voice: English version)
Takahiro Hirai ... Commander (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Worker (voice)
Tomohiro Nishimura ... Cop (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Meteorologist (voice)
Masamichi Satô ... Tech (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Tech (voice)
Masashi Sugawara ... Brass (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Pilot (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima ... Anchor (voice)

Johnny Yong Bosch ... Walla (2006) (voice: English version)
Tom Patrick ... Walla (2006) (voice: English version)
Joseph Ransom ... Walla (2006) (voice: English version)

Terrence Stone ... Walla (2006) (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Harding ... Pilot (1995) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Jay ... Pilot (1995) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Restaurant Waiter (2006) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Stuart Milligan ... Anchor / Pilot / Worker (1995) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bob Sherman ... Commander / Cop / Kaiho (1995) (voice: English verison) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazunori Itô  writer
Masami Yûki  comic

Produced by
Rod Boaz .... producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... line producer
Makoto Kubo .... producer
Taro Maki .... producer
Shin Unozawa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Mitsunobu Yoshida 
 
Film Editing by
Kumi Hiishi 
Sachiko Miki 
Masaki Sakamoto  (as Masanori Sakamoto)
Seiji Morita (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hiromasa Ogura 
 
Production Management
Mamoru Chishima .... production manager
Fumitaka Ichino .... production manager
Ryuji Minoto .... production manager
Shin'ichi Ogawa .... production manager
Hisaaki Sakabe .... production manager
Akihira Yoshida .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Sawai .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mamoru Chijima .... publicity art designer
Kyoko Daiki .... background artist
Tokuhiro Hirashiro .... background artist
Shûichi Hirata .... background artist (as Shuichi Hirata)
Toru Hishiyama .... background artist
Yoko Ichihara .... background artist
Nobutaka Ike .... background artist
Sayuri Ike .... color designer
Takehiko Itô .... assistant mechanical designer (as Hiroyuki Hataike)
Shôji Kawamori .... assistant mechanical designer
Tatsuya Kushida .... background artist
Masahiro Mikami .... background artist
Hiroyuki Mitsumoto .... background artist
Yôji Nakaza .... background artist
Katsu Saka .... publicity art designer
Hiroaki Satô .... background artist
Yoshinori Sayama .... assistant mechanical designer
Yukihiro Shibutani .... background artist
Kenichi Takahashi .... background artist
Yusuke Takeda .... background artist
Yôji Takeshige .... background artist
Kiyomi Tanaka .... layout
Shin'ichi Tanimura .... background artist
Takashi Watabe .... layout
Reiko Yoshida .... publicity art designer
Shin'ichi Yoshida .... publicity art designer
 
Sound Department
Nobuo Ishizaki .... recording director
Naohiro Itô .... sound effects: E&M Planning Center (as Michiro Ito)
Clive A. Mitchison .... re-recording engineer: English version (as Clive Mitchison)
Mikio Mori .... sound mix technician
Shigeharu Shiba .... sound director (as Shigeharu Zanba)
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... assistant recording director
 
Special Effects by
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects
Sumie Murakami .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shigenori Baba .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Naoto Fujikura .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Masaichi Fumoto .... camera operator: T. Nishimura (as Masakazu Roku)
Haruhiko Higami .... still photographer: concept photos
Tomoyoshi Ishizuka .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Makoto Itô .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Shoichi Komuro .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Masaki Kubomura .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Akemi Maki .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Jun Nanbu .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Masao Onuki .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Satoshi Saito .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Ritsuko Sato .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Inako Shimotochitana .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
Isao Takahashi .... camera operator: T. Nishimura
 
Animation Department
Hisashi Abe .... key animator
Masatsugu Arakawa .... key animator
Eun Hui Baek .... cel painter
Keisuke Fukuda .... key animator
Gyeong Hui Gang .... cel painter
Takayuki Gotô .... key animator
Ju Ho Gwak .... cel painter
Won Yeong Ham .... animator
Sakae Hamashita .... cel checker
Kenji Hayama .... animator
Terumi Hirajima .... animator
Harumi Honda .... cel checker
Isamu Ichimura .... cel checker
Tadakazu Iguchi .... key animator
Hiroyuki Imai .... animator
Akiharu Ishii .... animator
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... animation producer
Yutaka Izubuchi .... mechanical designer
Cheong Won Jeon .... cel painter
Yuji Katsumata .... cel checker
Toru Kawai .... animator
Bok Ja Kim .... animator
Kazuchika Kise .... animation director
Takahiro Kishida .... key animator
Seung Hui Ko .... cel painter
Ayumi Koike .... animator
Kazuya Kose .... key animator
Akemi Kôda .... cel painter
Gyeong Ae Lee .... cel painter
In Suk Lee .... cel painter
Mun Su Lee .... animator
Su Ryeol Lee .... cel painter
Yeong Suk Lee .... cel painter
Teruo Makabe .... animator
Hidenori Matsubara .... key animator
Tetsuro Mikageike .... animator
Yoshio Mizumura .... key animator
Mitsunori Murata .... key animator
Toshiharu Murata .... key animator
Hiroharu Nagasaka .... animator (as Kanji Nagasaka)
Motoko Nakamura .... cel painter
Ryûta Nishimura .... cel painter
Yeong Nan Oh .... cel painter
Kazuhisa Okada .... animator
Keisuke Okiura .... key animator
Matsuri Okuda .... key animator
Su Ja Ryang .... cel painter
Jeong Won Ryu .... cel painter
Hiromi Sakai .... animator
Kazumi Sakayori .... cel checker (as Kazumi Sakashige)
Toshiharu Sato .... key animator (as Toshiharu Go)
Masahiro Sekiguchi .... animator
Ju Hui Sin .... cel painter
Mi Ae Son .... cel painter
Gi Oh Song .... animator
Eiji Suganuma .... key animator
Naohito Suzuki .... animator
Akemi Takada .... character designer
Kunio Takahide .... animator
Kazunari Takeda .... key animator
Atsushi Takeuchi .... key animator
Atsuo Tobe .... key animator
Miho Tomioka .... animator
Kazuo Watanabe .... animator
Sumio Watanabe .... key animator
Hidetoshi Yoshida .... key animator
Yaeko Yoshizawa .... animator
Eun Ah Yun .... animator
Kumiko Yusa .... cel checker
Hiroyoshi Ôkawa .... key animator
Yasuhiro Ôshima .... key animator (as Yasuhiro Ohshima)
 
Music Department
Akihiro Kawada .... musical director
Akira Kawase .... musical director
 
Other crew
Michael Bakewell .... dialogue director: english version
Fumitaka Ichino .... production assistant
Ryuji Mitsumoto .... production assistant
Hiromi Nishibori .... production desk
Hisaaki Sakabe .... production assistant
Katsu Sakai .... advertising manager
Teruhisa Tajima .... title designer
Akihiro Yoshida .... production assistant
Reiko Yoshida .... advertising manager
 
Thanks
Chiesuke Kotani .... thanks: captain of the Nawada ship
Tsukasa Torisaka .... thanks: for the details about Tokyo
 

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Also Known As:
"Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: Gekijô-ban" - Japan (original title)
"Patlabor 1" - USA (imdb display title)
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100 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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(at around 1h 25 mins) Behind Shinohara in the background, under his hand, the screen says "OMG".See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Anime spectacular, 14 August 2006
Author: plonkman from United Kingdom

While I was only about 12 when I first saw this movie, I think it is fair to say that I initially enjoyed the ending scenes (aboard the Ark)due to the labour action- and because of this, I wasn't quite as keen on the second one.

It's a film that hits on many levels- younger audiences will enjoy it for the robots, while more mature viewers will become wrapped up in the cunning, socio-political plot with more twists and turns then a labour wiring diagram.

Make of it what you will, everyone will see something differet but either way, its 100 minutes well spent.

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