Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.


Richard Epcar (english script adaptation), Miki Tori | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Katsuhiko Watabiki Katsuhiko Watabiki ... Senior Detective Takeshi Kusumi (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ... Detective Shinichiro Hata (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ... Saeko Misaki (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi 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)
Shigeru Chiba ... Shigeo Shiba (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Isao Ota, Director (voice)
Michael Forest ... Takeshi Kusumi (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Issei Futamata ... Mikiyasu Shinshi (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Hiromi Yamazaki (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ... Isao Ohta (voice)
Yô Inoue Yô Inoue ... Kanuka Clancy (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Boat Captain / Detective / Labor Technician / Security Guard / Police Officer / Yoshitake Misaki / Engineer (voice)


Two police detectives and SV2 investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occuring in and around Tokyo Bay.

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It's coming from Tokyo Bay.

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The movie was originally intended for a 1996 release date. See more »


Follows Patlabor: Early Days (1988) See more »

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The best Japanese procedural since Kurosawa's High & Low
23 December 2013 | by borg-cySee all my reviews

Anyone who comes to this anime expecting cliché Japanese robot/monster fights is in for deep, deep disappointment. But if you are interested in one of the finest Japanese procedural films since Kurosawa's High & Low, watch this film.

I have no idea what inspired the creators of the otherwise pedestrian Patlabor series to create this almost noirish meditation on the grey, atomized life of modern Japanese. But by combining the deliberate pace of Kurosawa's masterwork with portraits of weathered bureaucrats and alienated beauties lost in in Tokyo's concrete jungle, this work envelopes one in Japanese life at the millennium. It's an extraordinary piece of immersion into a culture that is superficially like ours but in reality vastly different.

The plot i subside the point--it is the day to day details of the two lead detectives that are the true subject of this astonishing film.

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Release Date:

30 March 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Patlabor 3 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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