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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.

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writer:

Kazunori Itô
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mîna Tominaga ... Noa Izumi (voice)
Briony Glassco ... Noa Izumi (1995) (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ... Noa Izumi (2006) (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Asuma Shinohara (voice)
David Jarvis David Jarvis ... Asuma Shinohara (1995) (voice)
Doug Erholtz ... Asuma Shinohara (2006) (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Captain Kiichi Gotoh (voice)
Peter Marinker ... Captain Kiichi Gotoh (1995) (voice) (as Peter Marincker)
Roger Craig Smith ... Captain Kiichi Gotoh (2006) (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (voice)
Sharon Holm ... Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (1995) (voice)
Megan Hollingshead ... Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (2006) (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ... Isao Oota (voice)
Martin McDougall ... Isao Oota (1995) (voice) (as Martin McDougal)
Sam Riegel ... 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 August 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Patlabor 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Arakawa: Many people are God, usually in a universe no bigger than their own minds, all-present, all-knowing. And yet, impotent outside the confines of their heads. And what God cannot do, men will attempt.
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Follows Patlabor: The Movie (1989) See more »

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A bold and powerfully made sequel.
3 October 2007 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

It's 2002, 3 years after the events in Patlabor 1. The collapse of the United Nations Labor team in South East Asia began the build-up to form a deadly terrorist plan that threatens to send shock waves throughout Japan's military. A fighter jet crashed into a bridge as a first sign of disaster. With evidence of an impending military takeover, the scattered members of the original Second Division must gather to defend Tokyo against any possible danger or an outbreaking war.

This is known to be the most political Patlabor anime ever made. The topics discussed in it make it feel like your watching a live action film. As well as long monologuing scenes that can be a snore. But the characters, story, and labor robots are all there.

Unlike the other Patlabor anime. This one focuses on Captain Goto, Shinobu, & Detective Matsui throughout the movie. And it's very meaningful in war, terrorism, and politics.


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