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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.

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writer:

Kazunori Itô
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Cast

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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Language:

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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 time of the terrorist attack is 2:26. The numbers 2 and 26 are a reference to "the February 26th incident" (1936), an aborted coup by rebel elements in the Japanese armed forces. See more »

Quotes

Tsuge: People always realize the truth when it's too late. If the government considers that a crime... I'm guilty.
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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 evesygalSee 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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