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Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (1993)

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 Izumi (voice)
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Julie Ann Taylor ...
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Asuma Shinohara (voice)
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Doug Erholtz ...
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
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Cpt. Kiichi Gotoh (1995) (voice) (as Peter Marincker)
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Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (2006) (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Isao Oota (voice)
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Isao Oota (1995) (voice) (as Martin McDougal)
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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 film sparked controversy less than two years after it was released when on March 20, 1995, the religious cult released sarin gas on several lines of the Tokyo Metro subway, killing a dozen people, injuring fifty and inflicting temporary vision problems to a thousand other commuters. The film scene in question was when a group of airships flew over Tokyo and crashed, releasing colored gas that was shortly deemed harmless. See more »

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Kiichi Goto: Arakawa, there... there are some details that don't add up. Your entire case is mostly guess-work, and your evidence is circumstantial at best. Even your videos aren't particularly impressive as they can be altered as you demonstrated earlier. So I've got reservations, yeah.
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No scum, great animation, beautiful story.
28 March 2000 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This movie has great animation. If you pay attention to the details, you will notice subtle effects, such as someone's hair blowing in the wind. No 2 fps on this anime. There is no obscene violence and no nudity in this anime, which is a plus. It also has a very deep and thought provoking storyline. It is so deep and thought provoking that you should watch it more than once to catch all of the details. It is hard to tell the difference of all of the Japanese names of the characters, which can get a little annoying. This movie is very meditative in that it has many scenes where there are just two people talking and you get views of the city. During these dialogues, they questions on wars, and peace. Which is worse, a just war, or an unjust peace. You will spend many hours thinking about this film after you have seen it.


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