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Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
"Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2" (original title)

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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

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Credited cast:
Mîna Tominaga ...
Noa Izumi (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Asuma Shinohara (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Isao Ohta (voice)
Issei Futamata ...
Daisuke Gôri ...
Hiromi Yamazaki (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Shigeo Shiba (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Seitaro Sakaki (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
Kiichi Gotoh (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Shinobu Nagumo (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blain Fairman ...
Shigeki Arakawa (voice) (as Blair Fairman)
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Noa Izumi (voice)
Edward Glen ...
Shigo (voice)
Sharon Holm ...
Shinobu Nagumo (voice)
David Jarvis ...
Asuma Shinohara (voice)
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A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. With the aid of a government agent, the team gets close to a terrorist leader to stop things from going out of control when after the military is impelled to impose martial law. Written by <smckim@hollywoodreporter.com>

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The last film to be created under Production I.G's original name, I.G Tatsunoko. See more »

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Arakawa: Tsuge's putting us in the same position he was in three years ago: no backup. No rules of engagement. That's how bitter he is.
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A complex, memorable politico-military thriller
20 September 1999 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – See all my reviews

This is a fine example of what Japanese animation can produce at its best. The style of this movie strongly reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel, which is unusual for anime. At the beginning I was a little put off by the slow pace of the movie, but as the story unfolded, I was sucked in by its complexity and realism. Indeed, the conflict and the political games between the government, the army and the police are so well constructed that I thought "this could *really* happen!"

If you liked this movie you should try to see "Jin-roh". There's the same kind of political and military intrigue but the story is more personal and close to the action than the high-circle strategy atmosphere which permeates Patlabor 2.


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