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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.

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Mîna Tominaga ...
Noa Izumi (voice)
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Julie Ann Taylor ...
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Asuma Shinohara (voice)
David Jarvis ...
Doug Erholtz ...
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
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Cpt. Kiichi Gotoh (1995) (voice) (as Peter Marincker)
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Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Sharon Holm ...
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Deputy Section Chief Shinobu Nagumo (2006) (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Isao Oota (voice)
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Isao Oota (1995) (voice) (as Martin McDougal)
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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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The last film to be created under Production I.G's original name, I.G Tatsunoko. See more »

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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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A complex, memorable politico-military thriller
20 September 1999 | by (Montreal, Quebec) – See all my reviews

This is a fine example of what Japanese animation can produce at its best. The style of this movie strongly reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel, which is unusual for anime. At the beginning I was a little put off by the slow pace of the movie, but as the story unfolded, I was sucked in by its complexity and realism. Indeed, the conflict and the political games between the government, the army and the police are so well constructed that I thought "this could *really* happen!"

If you liked this movie you should try to see "Jin-roh". There's the same kind of political and military intrigue but the story is more personal and close to the action than the high-circle strategy atmosphere which permeates Patlabor 2.


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