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

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[English dubbed dialogue... after sliding down snowy slope to security fence with a pair of bolt cutters]
Matsui: Unlawful entry.
[snip!]
Matsui: Damaging private property.
[snip!]
Matsui: And maybe robbery.
[snip!]
Matsui: I feel a cop shouldn't be in this position.
[snip!]
Matsui: I'm sure they told me at the Academy to keep clear of such things.
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Strong, quiet characterisation... Excellent!
30 August 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Director Mamoru Oshii gets it right the second time round. His penchant for deep philosophical stories is executed with the right touch of pathos and aided greatly by the superior quality of animation and more "mature" character designs.

Followers of the TV and OAV series would know that the chief of Section 2, Goto harbours a crush for chief Nagano of Section 1. However, being the stoic man that Goto is, he could never openly admit his affection for her.

The plot focuses on Nagano's past as a brilliant student of labor tatics - and her relationship with her much older mentor.Their affair was doomed as he was a married man. The political fallout caused her high-flying career to to come to a halt and ended up with her posted to the "lowly" Special Vehicle Section 1.Her mentor took charge of a UN labor peacekeeping force which got slaughtered in the jungles due to inept commands from his superiors. He returned to Japan a changed man.

The story is a vastly superior adaptation of "SV2's Longest Day", one of the outstanding episodes in the first OAV series. The film is filled with poignant scenes and quiet, surreal sequences in the heart of the city that are a prequel of sorts to Oshii's masterpeice Ghost in the Shell. Like I said, fans of the series will especially appreciate Goto's dilemma in the closing scene.


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