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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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Storyline

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 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

Kiichi Gotoh: Commanders sitting far from the front lose touch with the battle that's being fought. They become too optimistic, decisions are made that have no bearing on what the facts might be. This is even more true when the war is being lost.
Inspector General Kaiho: You're talking nonsense, Gotoh. We're not losing a war, there's no war going on!
Kiichi Gotoh: You're proving the point - perfectly! There is a war going on! Declared by Tsuge when he returned home. And he undertook his abortive peacekeeping mission to prepare himself for that!
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Follows Patlabor: The Movie (1989) See more »

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a smart sci-fi movie, as good or better then Hollywood
12 April 2014 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

patlabor 2 is as good or better then patlabor 1 in my opinion. why can't we in America turn out gems like this? this movie has everything that you would want in a good movie. the script is super-tight, the characters are all interesting, the animation is beautiful, there's mechanized robots and cool battle-choppers, the action when there is, is very intense and well done. you actually care about the characters and what will become of them(a sign of a good movie).

this is not an anime movie for kids, not because of nudity or gore or language, its because the story is very deep and complicated and you need a mature mind to break it down. the movie brings back everybody from the first movie and goes deeper into the back story of 2 of the main characters from SV2. this time around the movie talks about government conspiracy and that without a true military big time confusion happens when you don't know who is in charge.

i love the fact that the movie is almost 2 hours long and full of intelligent dialogue with the occasional brief action. i watched patlabor like everybody else, thinking it had a lot of Mechs and non- stop action. boy, was i wrong...but i'm glad i got to see patlabor 1 & 2, cause it is as good or better then most stuff that Hollywood puts out.

wanna see a very good intelligent movie with action that doesn't dumb you down and is a anime no less...the buck stops right here. if you are a true fan of anime then patlabor 1 & 2 is essential viewing...enjoy!


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