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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 -- Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Katsuhiko Watabiki ... Senior Detective Takeshi Kusumi (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Detective Shinichiro Hata (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Saeko Misaki (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Kiichi Gotoh (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ... Noa Izumi (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Asuma Shinohara (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Cansino ... Asuma Shinohara / Kishida / Lab Researcher / Officer Mimura (voice: English version)
Shigeru Chiba ... Shigeo Shiba (voice)

Richard Epcar ... Isao Ota, Director (voice: English version)

Michael Forest ... Takeshi Kusumi (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Issei Futamata ... Mikiyasu Shinshi (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ... Hiromi Yamazaki (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu ... Isao Ohta (voice)
Yô Inoue ... Kanuka Clancy (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Boat Captain / Detective / Labor Technician / Security Guard / Police Officer / Yoshitake Misaki / Engineer (voice: English version)
Julie Maddalena ... Hitomi Misaki (voice: English version)

Dan Martin ... Police Captain (voice: English version) (as Jake Martin)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Detective Matsui (voice)

Daran Norris ... Kiichi Goto (voice: English version) (as Bob Thomas)
Shinji Ogawa ... Fukushima (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Baseball Player, Rude Boyfriend (voice: English version)
Simon Prescott ... Toshiro Kurisu, Fisherman (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Shizuo Miyanomori / Police Officer (voice: English version) (as David Umansky)
Michelle Ruff ... Noa Izumi / Student / Computer System / Reporter / Translator (voice: English version)
Osamu Saka ... Seitaro Sakaki (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Shinobu Nagumo (voice)

Ellyn Stern ... Sign Language Interpreter, Stage Actress, Disbatch Operator, Kieko Misaki (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... Col. Goro Ishihara, Labor Technician (voice: English version) (as Ron Allen)

Kari Wahlgren ... Saeko Misaki (voice: English version) (as Kay Jensen)
Dave Wittenberg ... Shinichiro Hata (voice: English version) (as Dave Lelyveld)
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Directed by
Takuji Endo 
Fumihiko Takayama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miki Tori 
Masami Yûki  story

Produced by
Takuji Endo .... producer
Kazumi Kawashiro .... executive producer
Fumihiko Takayama .... executive producer
Sook Yhun .... producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Film Editing by
Keiko Mizuta 
Takeshi Seyama 
Mutsumi Takemiya 
Megumi Uchida 
 
Art Direction by
Kazuhisa Asai 
 
Production Management
Tomoko Nakano .... music production manager
Mayumi Okuzawa .... music production manager
Reiko Yasuda .... music production manager
Emi Ôkubo .... music production manager
 
Art Department
Kazuo Ebisawa .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Masayasu Furukawa .... additional storyboard artist
Yutaka Izubuchi .... additional storyboard artist
Jinzaburo Kaiho .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Hiroyuki Kakudo .... additional storyboard artist
Hiroshi Kato .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Hajime Katoki .... additional storyboard artist
Yûichirô Nakajima .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Kazuo Oga .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Masaru Satô .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Fumihiko Takayama .... storyboard artist
Shingo Takeba .... property designer
Shingo Takeba .... set designer
Yusuke Takeda .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Kyoko Tanaka .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Junichi Taniguchi .... additional art director: Studio Biho
Takashi Watanabe .... artboards
 
Sound Department
Kyôhei Fukuyo .... sound recording engineer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer: English dubbing
Toshiki Kameyama .... sound director
Thanos Kazakos .... sound re-recording mixer: English dubbing
Frédéric Le Louet .... sound re-recording mixer
Keiichirô Morimoto .... assistant sound recordist: Tokyo TV Center
Hironori Ono .... sound effects assistant
Tsuneo Saitô .... sound effects recordist
Kazutoshi Satou .... sound effects
Makoto Sumiya .... sound recordist: Tokyo TV Center
Fumiaki Tanaka .... assistant sound recordist: Tokyo TV Center
Makoto Uchida .... sound effects assistant
Atsushi Yamamoto .... assistant sound engineer
Takeshi Ôhashi .... assistant sound engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Atsushi Ikarashi .... CGI animator
Yeun Hae Jo .... digital painter
Min-chul Jung .... digital painter
Dae Heun Kim .... digital painter
Sung-sik Kim .... digital compositor
Masafumi Kishikawa .... CGI animator
Mitsugu Kobayashi .... CGI animator
Seun Keung Lee .... digital painter
Junji Munakata .... CGI animator
Jin-Ui Park .... digital painter
Kaori Sakamoto .... CGI animator
Masao Yamanishi .... CGI animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masafumi Awakura .... camera operator
Koichi Gonda .... camera operator
Kanae Haijima .... camera operator
Haruhiko Higami .... still photographer: concept photos
Toshikazu Hisano .... camera operator
Motoaki Ikegami .... camera operator
Shinji Ikegami .... camera operator
Takao Kawahara .... camera operator
Katsunori Maehara .... camera operator
Tomohiro Nishiyama .... camera operator
Hiroshi Noguchi .... camera operator
Tetsuo Oofuji .... camera operator
Yuko Orikasa .... camera operator
Takashi Shimada .... camera operator
Hiroki Shiozuka .... camera operator
Yuki Toyonaga .... camera operator
Norikazu Yamaguchi .... camera operator
Shouji Yazawa .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Mi Kyoung An .... inbetween artist
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... animator
Shinji Arakawa .... animator
Yu-mi Chae .... cel painter
Hyun Mi Cho .... inbetween artist
Hee Eun Choi .... inbetween artist
Soon Yeol Choi .... inbetween artist
Sun Hee Choi .... chief tracer
Yun Hee Choi .... cel painter
Pek Eun Ea .... cel painter
Yui Enomoto .... inbetween artist
Kôji Fukasawa .... animator
Takaaki Fukuyo .... animator
Jin Chang Gun .... inbetween artist
Song Eun Ha .... cel painter
Hiroshi Hamazaki .... animator
Jin Young Han .... inbetween artist
Chihiro Hayashi .... key animation supervisor
Hideo Hayashi .... animator
Young-suk Hea .... cel painter
Jeon Sun Hee .... cel painter
Emiko Hirama .... animator
Kahoru Hirata .... animator
Tomoko Hirota .... animator
Eun Jin Hong .... cel painter
Jeung Wan Hong .... inbetween artist
Takafumi Hori .... inbetween artist
Yoshinori Horikawa .... cel painter
Mamoru Hoshino .... animator
An Kyu Hwan .... inbetween artist
Soon-a Hwang .... animation checker
Su Jin Hwang .... inbetween artist
Yoon Jung Hye .... inbetween artist
Chieko Ichimanda .... animation checker
Junko Igarashi .... cel painter
Kazuaki Imai .... inbetween artist
Shin Itagaki .... animator
Yuko Iwaoka .... animator
Yukihiro Iwata .... key animation supervisor
Yutaka Izubuchi .... mechanical designer
Cheol-Ho Jang .... inbetween artist
Hyun-sik Jang .... inbetween artist
Joung Hee Jean .... inbetween artist
Youn Hee Jeong .... animation checker
Youn Hee Jeong .... inbetween artist
Eun-suk Jeoung .... cel painter
Lee Ga Jin .... inbetween artist
Young-rae Jo .... inbetween artist
Hyun Ju Jun .... inbetween artist
Choi Ki Jung .... cel painter
Sung Hee Jung .... inbetween artist
Ritsuko Kanazawa .... cel painter
Hajime Katoki .... mechanical designer
Shôji Kawamori .... mechanical designer
Chun-soo Kim .... inbetween artist
Eun Young Kim .... inbetween artist
Hyun Lung Kim .... cel painter
Jung Eun Kim .... tracer
Jung-a Kim .... cel painter
Jung-hee Kim .... cel painter
Keun-hwa Kim .... cel painter
Mi-ran Kim .... cel painter
Min-suk Kim .... inbetween artist
Soo-jin Kim .... inbetween artist
Young-mi Kim .... cel painter
Kazuchika Kise .... key animation supervisor
Kun Ae Ko .... inbetween artist
Osamu Kobayashi .... animator
Takeshi Koike .... animator
Akiko Konno .... inbetween artist
Yoshimi Koshikawa .... cel painter
Eriko Kubokawa .... inbetween artist
Yûko Kusumoto .... animator
Bok Kyoung Kwon .... inbetween artist
Hyun Soon Kwon .... tracer
Suk-o Kwon .... chief cel painter
Tae Ok Kwon .... cel painter
Minoru Kôno .... animator
Dong-Wook Lee .... inbetween artist
Hae-kyung Lee .... cel painter
Hye Sung Lee .... inbetween artist
Hyo Sun Lee .... inbetween artist
Jae-min Lee .... inbetween artist
Jung Eun Lee .... inbetween artist
Jung Eun Lee .... tracer
Kyung-won Lee .... inbetween artist
Mi Ok Lee .... inbetween artist
Seung-gwon Lee .... inbetween artist
Sook-hee Lee .... cel painter
Suk-hoon Lee .... inbetween artist
An-myoung Lim .... cel painter
Hyo-kyoung Lim .... inbetween artist
Joung Suk Lim .... cel painter
Kyoko Matsubara .... animator
Sôichirô Matsuda .... animator
Fumio Matsumoto .... animator
Yoshinobu Michihata .... animator
Sawako Miyamoto .... animator
Kenji Mizuhata .... key animation supervisor
Sung Ho Moon .... tracer
Shinobu Mori .... animator
Shinji Morohashi .... animator
Michiko Nagano .... inbetween artist
Kazuyoshi Nagasawa .... animation checker
Setsu Nagata .... cel painter
Morifumi Naka .... animator
Keiko Nakaji .... animator
Satoru Nakamura .... animator
Daisuke Nakayama .... animator
Daisuke Nakayama .... key animation supervisor
Jae Ho Nam .... inbetween artist
Takayo Nishimura .... animator
Yasunari Nitta .... animator
Hiroaki Noguchi .... animator
Su-im Oh .... cel painter
Fumitoshi Oisaki .... animator
Masayuki Ojima .... inbetween artist
Tatsuya Oka .... animator
Hatsumi Okada .... cel painter
Yoshiko Okuda .... inbetween artist
Harue Ono .... cel painter
Tomoko Oshima .... animation checker
Jun Hee Park .... cel painter
Kae-ryun Park .... cel painter
Mee-ok Park .... cel painter
Myeong Yeon Park .... cel painter
Se-ra Park .... inbetween artist
Sung-nam Park .... cel painter
Youn-joung Park .... cel painter
Young Shin Park .... cel painter
Eun Me Pyun .... inbetween artist
Choi Hey Ran .... inbetween artist
Seo Saeng-Hoe .... cel painter
Yutaka Sakamoto .... animation checker
Kayo Sakazume .... animation checker
Yûzô Satô .... animator (as Yuzo Sato)
Kum Sook Seo .... inbetween artist
Song-hee Seo .... cel painter
Yasuhiro Seo .... animator
Keiko Shimizu .... animator
Eun-kyung Shin .... cel painter
Hye Mi Shin .... cel painter
Hyun Ju Song .... inbetween artist
Yuuko Sotake .... animator
Koichi Suenaga .... animator
Yasuko Suenaga .... cel painter
Kuk Sun Oak .... cel painter
Akemi Takada .... original character designer
Hiroki Takagi .... character designer
Hiroki Takagi .... key animation supervisor
Hideki Takahashi .... animator
Masae Tanabe .... animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... animator
Takahiro Tanaka .... animator
Yûichi Tanaka .... animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Takuo Tominaga .... key animation supervisor
Nobuo Tomizawa .... animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... animator
Mineko Ueda .... animator
Ichiro Uno .... inbetween artist
Aiko Wakatsuki .... inbetween artist
Kazuo Watanabe .... animator
Sakiko Watanabe .... inbetween artist
Song-sik Woo .... inbetween artist
Chikako Yamada .... cel painter
Yûzô Yamada .... animator (as Takeshi Baba)
Masaya Yasutome .... animator
Miyako Yatsu .... animator
Kenji Yazaki .... animator
Yuko Yazaki .... inbetween artist
Hisao Yokobori .... animator
Chiharu Yoshiwara .... cel painter
Hye-seon Youn .... inbetween artist
Myung Hee Youn .... animation checker
Masami Yûki .... original character designer
Sachiko Ôhashi .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Kyooko Ootake .... color key
 
Music Department
Takayuki Fujiwara .... music production
Yoshimoto Ishikawa .... music producer: Victor Entertainment
Kenji Kawai .... musician: keyboards and percussion
Yasuhito Miyama .... music production
Yumiko Saitô .... chorus
Yôko Yoshikawa .... chorus
 
Other crew
Tarô Ibusuki .... cgi director
Yutaka Izubuchi .... supervisor
Ryûichi Kaneko .... scientific supervisor
Yoshiko Kishi .... color inspector
Megumi Matsuo .... color inspector
Akiko Mikami .... biological researcher
Fumio Omae .... biological researcher
Miharu Sakai .... color inspector
Isao Satô .... cgi director
Yoshinori Sayama .... display designer
Jun Suemi .... creature designer
 

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Rated R for language
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102 min | Singapore:100 min
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Though it was the most recent "Patlabor" film to be released, this takes place between Patlabor: The Movie (1989) and Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993).See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An excellent character study despite its flaws, 9 October 2002
Author: mike-1145 from Minneapolis, MN

Mamoru Oshii's first two "Patlabor" films were excellent, both incredible and atmospheric pieces of work that always focused on characters first. For the third movie, you will find almost none of the original production staff involved but for Kenji Kawai, longtime Oshii composer. This said, I entered into the experience skeptical and was pleasantly rewarded.

WXIII, which stands for "Wrecked 13" for an almost indecipherable reason, is a fitting continuation of the series that gets occasionally bogged down in a ridiculous "big monster" plot. Much like the second film (arguably Oshii's best), fans should note that the main characters of the regular Patlabor series appear only incidentally. Asuma and Noa are the first members of Unit 2 to make an appearance, in a non-speaking part, almost 30 minutes in! Goto and Unit 2 don't have an actual speaking role until the last 20 minutes or so of the film. The movie focuses entirely on Detective Matsui, now older and on the injured list, and his young partner. Viewers of the first two films will recognize them, and it's a welcome exploration of their lives. In essence, it's a detective story, although the outcome is never really in doubt.

What makes the film so enjoyable is the excellent characterization of the detectives. The monster plot-line is fun at points and ridiculous most of the rest of the time, but thankfully it's spread out pretty thin. There are some beautifully composed shots, the music is spot-on, and the script is clever and in keeping with the tone of the first two films. There are some annoying plot holes that a Kazunori Ito script would have avoided, but it is overall a good effort from the new screenwriter.

Those expecting an action-fest will get a couple of fun, suspenseful moments, but otherwise look elsewhere. But fans of solid drama and intrigue will be rewarded. The Japanese DVD has excellent subtitles and a number of fun extras, so if you have an all-region player I would recommend it for your collection. Patlabor 3 is very good film that, despite its flaws and the reputation of the previous films, succeeds in the right places. 7 out of 10.

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