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Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 7 August 1993 (Japan)
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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Mîna Tominaga ...
Noa (voice)
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Noa (1995) (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
Noa (2006) (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Asuma (voice)
David Jarvis ...
Asuma (1995) (voice)
Doug Erholtz ...
Asuma (2006) (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
Gotoh (voice)
Peter Marinker ...
Gotoh (1995) (voice) (as Peter Marincker)
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Gotoh (2006) (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Nagumo (voice)
Sharon Holm ...
Nagumo (1995) (voice)
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Nagumo (2006) (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Oota (voice)
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Oota (1995) (voice) (as Martin McDougal)
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Oota (2006) (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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Tsuge: From this distance, the city looks like a mirage. Don't you think so as well?
Shinobu Nagumo: No. I can't forget there are real people living there. Some are evil, but many are not. Some are ambitious, but many are content. Some are outstanding, but most are ordinary. They're NOT a mirage.
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Its not as boring as you think.
11 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was like many people upon viewing this film for the first time. I could sit through it without getting bored or falling asleep. It's not your typical robot anime at all. Its more than that really. The film isn't like its mecha predessors - its not about the action. And if your watching this film purely for action than you will be disappointed. Because this film is mostly dialogue and politics all the way through. But once you have a greater understanding of the film, you will realise as I have how wonderful and amazing this film actually is. The film is a commentry on Japanese 'common-sense' pacifism to war. It asks the viewer to question this pacifism: how can Japan claim to be peaceful nation if it ignores the security of others. The film makes it's point very clear, and it is effective in bringing this message across. But of course if you only want to watch the film for its action sequences, then obviously your missing the point of what makes this thoughtful film so amazing to watch.


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