Director Mamoru Oshii is one of the legends of anime, from unforgettable movies like Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer to certified game-changers like his 1995 adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. The Patlabor series stands equally tall among good company, and Patlabor 2: The Movie is back on home video with the arrival of
Martial Law is declared after a rogue military jet destroys the Yokohama Bay Bridge with a missile, triggering widespread panic and the possibility of more attacks looming on the horizon. It’s up to Captain Kiichi Goto to gather the original Section 2 members and get to the bottom of a situation that has military forces turned against one another, fingers pointed at the government, and deep history rising up from the depths for revenge.
This means, of course, that it’s time for Goto and his crew to bust out their mobile force of Ingram patrol robots and take the case to the streets. Can they discover the truth behind the terrorist threats and take down the source before it’s too late?
Directed by Mamoru Oshii and written by Kazunori Ito (Urusei Yatsura, Ghost in the Shell), Patlabor 2 originally premiered in Japan back in 1993. Over 20 years later it remains an anime classic, and you can see why now that
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