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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002)

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

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Miki Tori, Masami Yûki (story)

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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)
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Movie Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 March 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Patlabor 3 See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though it was the most recent "Patlabor" film to be released, this takes place between Patlabor: The Movie (1989) and Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (1993). See more »

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Follows Kidô keisatsu patorebâ (1988) See more »

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A different twist for the Patlabor series.
6 October 2007 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

In the year 2000, one year after the Babylon incident. A mysterious creature has been spotted in the Tokyo Bay destroying fishing ships and patrol boats. Two detectives are on the case, and try to gather up clues on the mystery. As it later turns out, they're dealing with a biochemical monster that can only exist by being made by a human. And their yet to find out who's responsible for it's existence before it destroys Tokyo.

Unlike the previous Patlabor anime. This one revolves on 2 characters who aren't part of Special Vechiles Division 2. But it does take place in the same universe. Only we don't see too many Labors at all. And every one we know from Patlabor are only in 1/4 of the movie. With the exception of Captain Gota being the only original character having the most screen time. While everyone else is a minor character in this movie.

Making it not look like a Patlabor movie at all. Despite it directed by someone other than Mastu Ohjii and newer animation. This is consider to be the weakest in the Patlabor series. Not saying it's bad at all. Just the director failed in giving it the same spirit as the other movies and TV shows.

It's more of a Monster anime flick than a Mecha anime flick.

If it was directed by Ohjii, then we'd see it as the same level as the previous movies. That and it's more of an in-between movie than a sequel cause it takes place between the first 2.

Overrall Patlabor WXIII does succeed in having believable characters, actions, drama, and locations. If your a fan of the franchise, you might not find this one to be satisfying.


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