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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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Noa Izumi (voice)
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Noa Izumi (1995) (voice)
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Noa Izumi (2006) (voice)
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Asuma Shinohara (voice)
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Asuma Shinohara (1995) (voice)
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Asuma Shinohara (2006) (voice)
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Cpt. Kiichi Gotoh (voice)
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Cpt. Kiichi Gotoh (1995) (voice) (as Peter Marincker)
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Cpt. Kiichi Gotoh (2006) (voice)
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Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (voice)
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Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (1995) (voice)
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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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Isao 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 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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Shinobu Nagumo: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you nay; but rather division: For from hencefoth there shall be five in one house divided.Three against two and two against three. the father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; mother against daughter and the daughter against the mother.
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Follows Patlabor: The Movie (1989) See more »

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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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