Saikano: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet. is a Japanese manga series by Shin Takahashi, creator of Iihito and Kimi no Kakera. Saikano was serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine. A live-action movie adaptation was released in Japan on January 28, 2006 with Aki Maeda starring as Chise; the Saikano manga has been distributed by Viz Media in English in North America. The anime series is distributed in the UK by Manga Entertainment; the anime series was licensed by Viz, but is now licensed by Sentai Filmworks. The story begins with Shuji, a high school student in a Hokkaidō coastal city, walking up to an observatory and reminiscing about his girlfriend, Chise; the ensuing story is narrated by Shuji through flashbacks. Chise, a fellow student in his class, declares her love for Shuji at the beginning of the series. However, Chise is shy and Shuji is insensitive: neither know how to express their feelings well, but they do indeed have feelings for each other. One day, while Shuji is shopping in Sapporo, unknown bombers attack the city in broad daylight.
He and his friends run for cover, but notice a fast and small flying object shooting down the enemy bombers. Separated from his friends, Shuji wanders through the wreckage—only to stumble upon Chise, she tells him she has become the ultimate weapon, without her knowledge or consent, that she is seen by the Japan Self-Defense Forces as the last hope for defending Japan. In the anime, it is not apparent why Chise was chosen to be the ultimate weapon or why the country is under attack, it was not until the OVA episodes were released that an explanation for Chise being chosen was offered: her body has the highest degree of compatibility with the weapon system. This story focuses on Chise's fading humanity as her condition worsens; the main conflict is within Chise herself. Her soul is trying to be a normal girl, while her body succumbs to the devastating effects of the weapon cell within her. Fundamentally important to the plot is the relationship between Shuji and Chise. From this, the resolution of the conflict follows.
In the end, she is able to realize who she is. A number of minor characters who do not know of Chise's role in the war have sub-plots that concern everyday people in the context of war: a woman whose husband is away from home, a school boy who joins the army to protect his girlfriend, a girl whose civilian boyfriend is killed in a bombing, others. Chise Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa. Chise is a shy, clumsy girl with little self-esteem and has poor grades in everything except for World History, she was hospitalized in Tokyo during her elementary years, thus, has few friends. She starts dating Shuji, with Akemi’s help, tries to make her relationship work with him despite his aloof personality. However, Chise is inexperienced and does not know much about relationships to the point she reads shōjo manga for advice, she was turned into the ultimate weapon against her will and the series revolves around her and her fading humanity. As Chise’s weapon-side starts to take over, her heart stops beating, her body lacks warmth and her sense of taste and touch are dulled, but other senses are accentuated.
Her condition worsens and her humanity seems to fade away entirely. In the final episodes of the anime, she appears to be nothing more than a cold, ruthless machine that delights in her growing, destructive powers and killing people without mercy, her love for Shuji is the last of her humanity. Throughout the story, she tries to come to terms with her body while still trying to convince herself that she is still human, she believes. Her boyfriend Shuji, however, is able to help her break free by showing her that she is able to protect the ones she loves, that only a human can experience the feeling of love; this helps Chise destroy the body in which she was trapped, she realizes that she is indeed human. This brings to question used throughout the story. Chise's soul had been the only thing, able to destroy her body, claimed to be the most powerful thing in the world. Shuuji Voiced by: Shirou Ishimoda, he is a somewhat antisocial 17-year-old high school student who gets higher than average grades and used to be on his school’s track team.
Shuuji is unsure of his initial feelings for Chise and feels that their relationship is more trouble than its worth, though his feelings deepen as the story progresses. Not long after the two became much closer, they decided to become friends again and leave their closer relationship alone; this gives him time to realize his love for Chise and he wishes to give the relationship another try. However, things get complicated when his first love, reappears in town, he is the only civilian who knows Chise is the ultimate weapon and promises that he will never divulge her secret. Shuuji is feeling guilty and useless because his irresponsible actions tend to hurt Chise. On in the series, he comes to accept his love for Chise and vows to protect her and be by her side a
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
Patlabor known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is an anime and manga franchise created by Headgear, a group consisting of manga artist Masami Yūki, director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori Itō, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, character designer Akemi Takada. The popular franchise includes a manga, a TV series, two OVA series, three feature-length movies, two light novel series, a short film compilation, named Minipato because of its super deformed drawing style; the series has been adapted into licensed products from OST to toys. Patlabor is known for using mecha – designed by Yutaka Izubuchi – not just for police or military purposes, but for industrial and municipal jobs. Animations from Patlabor were used extensively in the music video "Juke Joint Jezebel" by KMFDM; the manga received the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1991. The story takes place in what was, at the time of release, the near future of 1998–2002. Robots called; the Tokyo Metropolitan Police has its own fleet of Patrol Labors or Patlabors to combat crimes/terrorism and deal with accidents involving Labors.
The story arcs revolve around Tokyo Metropolitan Police Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2. Noa Izumi is the main protagonist of the series. Hata and Kusumi are main protagonists of the third Patlabor film; the feature films follow a separate continuity, referred to as the "movie timeline", as opposed to the "TV timeline", with the Early Days OVA following the "movie timeline", the New Files OVA following the "TV timeline". In addition, the manga follows its own continuity; the following releases have been arranged according to their story timelines. Released by Shogakukan over Shonen Sunday magazine from 1988 to 1994, the 22-volume series takes place in a separate timeline. Mobile Police Patlabor Also referred to as The Early Days. Details the origins of the Tokyo MPD's 2nd Special Vehicles Section, otherwise known as SV2. Patlabor: The Movie A series of random labor incidents across the Greater Tokyo Area puts the SV2 on the case; the incidents turn out to be part of a dead programmer's diabolical plot to create a much bigger rampage.
Patlabor 2: The Movie A secret group of terrorists engineer a crisis in Tokyo in the winter of 2001–2002. The members of SV2's Section 2, who have been reassigned to other duties since the events of WXIII, reunite one more time to stop the threat. WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 Taking place a year after Patlabor: The Movie, the film features two MPD detectives who investigate the case of missing scientists working on a genetic engineering project that runs amuck in Tokyo Bay. SV2's Section 2 is called in to help rein in the danger; the Next Generation: Patlabor Patlabor: The TV Series Taking place in a different continuity, the series features more adventures of SV2 Section 2, which includes an arc involving their efforts to combat an advanced Schaft Enterprises Labor called the Type J9 Griffon. Patlabor: The New Files Also referred to as Patlabor 2, the series contains episodes that took place at several points between certain episodes in the TV series and after the latter's final episode; the OVA episodes features the conclusion of the Griffon storyarc.
A three-part series of short films known as "Mobile Police Patlabor Minimum: Minipato" were shown before screenings of WXIII in 2002, Minipato uses paper puppets, CGI, claymation to explain the rationale behind the whole concept of the series how the Labors functioned in a realistic hard science fiction setting. At the 2013 Tokyo Anime Fair, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation announced a live-action Patlabor film project to be launched in 2014. On July 4, 2013, Mamoru Oshii announced that he is involved in the project, in an unspecified capacity. Called The Next Generation -Patlabor-, the project is a 12-episode series to be shown in theatrical screenings and capped off with a feature film in 2015; the series is a sequel to the original Patlabor movie timeline, wherein the Babylon Project is finished and Labors are no longer in widespread use. On September 25, 2013, it was announced that Japanese actors Erina Mano will star as pilot Akira Izumino, Seiji Fukushi as Yūma Shiobara, Rina Oota as Ekaterina Krachevna Kankaeva, Shigeru Chiba reprising his anime role as chief Shigeo Shiba and Toshio Kakei as Captain Keiji Gotōda.
All Patlabor video games were released in Japan. Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor: Griffon-hen Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor Kidō Keisatsu Patlabor: Game Edition Patlabor: Come Back Mini-Pato City Shrouded in Shadow All of the Patlabor productions have been released in Japan and overseas in some form, except for most of the manga in North America in English. All the movies are available in Region 1, 2 & 4 DVD format; the TV series and OVAs were released in the U. S. by Central Park Media. The first two movies were released by Manga Entertainment, but remastered and re-released in 2006 by Bandai Visual; the third movie was released by Geneon Entertainment. Twelve sections of the manga have been translated and published by Viz Communications as single issues and in two trade pa
A ticker symbol or stock symbol is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market. A stock symbol may consist of numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols. Stock symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. A stock symbol can consist of letters, numbers, or a combination of both, is a way to uniquely identify that stock; the symbols were kept as short as possible to reduce the number of characters that had to be printed on the ticker tape, to make it easy to recognize by traders and investors. The allocation of symbols and formatting convention is specific to each stock exchange. In the US, for example, stock tickers are between 1 and 4 letters and represent the company name where possible. For example, US-based computer company stock Apple Inc. traded on the NASDAQ exchange has the symbol AAPL, while the motor company Ford's stock, traded on the New York Stock Exchange has the single-letter ticker F.
In Europe, most exchanges use three-letter codes, for example Dutch consumer goods company Unilever traded on the Amsterdam Euronext exchange has the symbol UNA. While in Asia, numbers are used as stock tickers to avoid issues for international investors when using non-Latin scripts. For example, the bank HSBC's stock traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has the ticker symbol 0005. Symbols sometimes change to reflect mergers. Prior to the 1999 merger with Mobil Oil, Exxon used a phonetic spelling of the company "XON" as its ticker symbol; the symbol of the firm after the merger was "XOM". Symbols are sometimes reused. In the US the single-letter symbols are sought after as vanity symbols. For example, since Mar 2008 Visa Inc. has used the symbol V, used by Vivendi which had delisted and given up the symbol. To qualify a stock, both the ticker and the exchange or country of listing needs to be known. On many systems both must be specified to uniquely identify the security; this is done by appending the location or exchange code to the ticker.
Although stock tickers identify a security, they are exchange dependent limited to stocks and can change. These limitations have led to the development of other codes in financial markets to identify securities for settlement purposes; the most prevalent of these is the International Securities Identifying Number. An ISIN uniquely identifies a security and its structure is defined in ISO 6166. Securities for which ISINs are issued include bonds, commercial paper and warrants; the ISIN code is a 12-character alpha-numerical code that does not contain information characterizing financial instruments, but serves for uniform identification of a security at trading and settlement. The ISIN identifies not the exchange on which it trades. For instance, Daimler AG stock trades on twenty-two different stock exchanges worldwide, is priced in five different currencies. ISIN cannot specify a particular trade in this case, another identifier the three- or four-letter exchange code will have to be specified in addition to the ISIN.
While a stock ticker identifies a security that can be traded, stock market indices are sometimes assigned a symbol though they can not be traded. Symbols for indices are distinguished by adding a symbol in front of the name, such as a caret or a dot. For example, Reuters lists the Nasdaq Composite index under the symbol. IXIC. In Canada the Toronto Stock Exchange TSX and the TSXV use the following special codes after the ticker symbol: In the United Kingdom, prior to 1996, stock codes were known as EPICs, named after the London Stock Exchange's Exchange Price Information Computer. Following the introduction of the Sequence trading platform in 1996, EPICs were renamed Tradable Instrument Display Mnemonics, but they are still referred to as EPICs. Stocks can be identified using their SEDOL number or their ISIN. In the United States, modern letter-only ticker symbols were developed by Standard & Poor's to bring a national standard to investing. A single company could have many different ticker symbols as they varied between the dozens of individual stock markets.
The term ticker refers to the noise made by the ticker tape machines once used by stock exchanges. The S&P system was standardized by the securities industry and modified as years passed. Stock symbols for preferred stock have not been standardized; some companies use a well-known product as their ticker symbol. Belgian brewer InBev, the brewer of Budweiser beer, uses "BUD" as its three-letter ticker for American Depository Receipts, symbolizing its premier product in the United States, its rival, Molson Coors Brewing Company, uses a beer-related symbol, "TAP". Southwest Airlines pays tribute to its headquarters at Love Field in Dallas through its "LUV" symbol. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which operates large amusement parks in the United States, uses "FUN" as its symbol. Harley-Davidson uses "HOG" for its Harley Owners Group. Yamana Gold uses "AUY", because on the periodic table of elements. Sotheby's uses the symbol "BID". While most symbols come from the company's name, sometimes it happens the other way around.
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Somewhere is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film follows Johnny Marco, a newly famous actor, as he recuperates from a minor injury at the Chateau Marmont, a well-known Hollywood retreat. Despite money and professional success, Marco is trapped in an existential crisis and has an empty daily life; when his ex-wife suffers an unexplained breakdown and goes away, she leaves Cleo, their 11-year-old daughter, in his care. They spend time together and her presence helps Marco mature and accept adult responsibility; the film explores ennui among Hollywood stars, the father–daughter relationship and offers an oblique comedy of show business Hollywood film-making and the life of a "star". Somewhere premiered at the 67th Venice International Film Festival where it received the Golden Lion award for best picture. Critical opinion was mildly positive. Reviewers praised the patience of the film's visual style and its empathy for a handful of characters, but some found Somewhere to be too repetitive of themes in Coppola's previous work, or did not sympathize with the protagonist because of his relative success.
It was released to theaters in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 10, 2010, in the United States on December 22, 2010. As the film opens a black Ferrari circles on a race track in the desert, its engine roaring in and out of the shot; when it stops, Johnny Marco steps out. Marco is a Hollywood actor who, despite his recent rise to fame, does not feel much meaning in his daily life, he resides at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles from where he completes various publicity obligations for his new film: he is photographed with his co-star, gives interviews to the press, attends an award ceremony in Italy. Despite drinking and socializing with Sammy, a fellow actor and childhood friend, Marco spends much time alone, driving his Ferrari motorcar, drinking beer, taking pills, having casual sex with various women. Twice he has pole-dancing twins set up their equipment and perform in his room, the first time he falls asleep and the second routine is more calisthenic than erotic, he receives an unexpected visit from Cleo.
Her stay changes his lifestyle little at first, including his indulging an overnight visitor, a blonde woman. Johnny and his daughter spend time together in his hotel suite and he brings her with him on his daily routine and on a publicity trip to Milan, through preparations for her departure to summer camp; as their time together grows, Johnny's fatherly emotions emerge and force him to re-assess his otherwise "successful" life. After Cleo leaves for camp Johnny calls his ex-wife and tearfully breaks down admitting his unhappiness at his empty life, his ex-wife declines his request to come see him. At the end, Johnny checks out of the hotel promising not to return, drives his Ferrari into the countryside, he randomly stops and gets out, leaving the keys in the ignition, walks down the highway smiling. Coppola's first three films examine feminine self-definition and maturation in privileged circumstance. Lost in Translation depicts an encounter and brief friendship between two lonely Americans in a luxurious Tokyo hotel.
Somewhere from a male perspective. The film explores Marco's seclusion and depression despite his outward professional success and the resulting wealth and fame, he appears to suffer from anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure, but the film itself is reticent in suggesting its causes. "He believes he's nothing", summarized film critic Roger Ebert, "and it appears he's correct". The film's opening shot, a Ferrari circling a race-track in and out of a stationary camera position, its whine and roar rising and falling, establishes the theme of ennui; the sequence's length offers a visual cue from Coppola to relax and withhold expectations. Coppola said she wanted to hint at this with a simple camera set-up, "so you're alone with this guy and not aware that it's a movie, but I hope. Something that gives you a chance to take a breath"; the Chateau Marmont, a well-known retreat for Hollywood celebrities, is the film's setting and can be "either a paradise of easy wish-fulfillment or a purgatory of celebrity anomie", but Coppola subtly conveys the emptiness of Marco's situation without denying its appeal.
Coppola has stayed at the hotel, said "I've seen a few Johnny Marcos". Coppola said that cultural depictions of fame are unbalanced, at a time when so many strive for it she is trying to show a different side of it. Coppola mentioned; as the film progresses the "tender and temporary" father–daughter relationship comes to the fore. Marco has partial custody of his daughter from a failed marriage. Ebert speculates that she understands the reasons for the split better than he, wonders why the child must suffer his hedonism and "detached attempts at fatherhood". In some ways Cleo—having grown up inside the Hollywood bubble—mothers her father, cooking for him and being more worldly aware, but she watches him with the wide-
The New Adventures of Gigantor
New Tetsujin-28 is a 1980 Japanese Mecha Animated series produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, a modern style remake of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's manga Tetsujin 28-go. It was produced by both Shigeru Akagawa and Toru Horikoshi, it aired on Nippon Television from October 3, 1980 to September 25, 1981 with a total count of 51 episodes. Fred Ladd and TMS converted the series into The New Adventures of Gigantor, broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States from September 9, 1993 to June 30, 1997. At the beginning of the 21st century, scientists found that with new computers and super alloys, they could build an bigger, faster Gigantor, they built the new Gigantor! Eiko Hisamura as Shotaro Kaneda Ikuko Tani as Utako Shikishima Yoshio Kaneuchi as Dr. Shikishima Kousei Tomita as Inspector Ohtsuka Kumiko Takizawa as Makiko Shikishima Ikuo Nishikawa as Robby Keiko Toda as Prince Gula Kenji Utsumi as Space Demon King Osamu Kobayashi as Branch Kazuyuki Sogabe as Narrator Barbara Goodson as Jimmy Sparks Doug Stone as Bob Brilliant Tom Wyner as Inspector Blooper, Moldark Gregg Berger as Coldark Jeff Winkless - Various The series was created by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and broadcast as New Iron Man 28 in Japan between October 3, 1980 and September 25, 1981.
The opening theme was Taiyo no Shisha Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō by Junichi Kawauchi. The two ending themes were Kibō ni mukatte 〜 Shōtarō no tēma 〜 and Muteki no Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō by Junichi Kawauchi; the series was adapted for North America by Fred Ladd and broadcast as The New Adventures of Gigantor on Sci-Fi Channel from September 9, 1993. This broadcast ended on June 1997 after reruns. All 51 episodes span on two DVD Box collections, was released in Japan by Movic in December 2001 and March 2002 respectively; the Blu-ray version was released in Japan by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the first box was released on October 2016 and the second in December 2016. On November 30, 2018, Discotek Media announced that the Japanese version will be coming to 4-disc Blu-ray on January 29, 2019. In January 2012 New Tetsujin-28 was announced to appear in Super Robot Wars Z2: Regeneration Chapter; the New Adventures of Gigantor at Anime News Network's encyclopedia The New Adventures of Gigantor on IMDb The New Adventures of Gigantor at TV.com The New Adventures of Gigantor at Skooldays
Patlabor: The Movie
Patlabor: The Movie is a 1989 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, with an original story by Headgear. It was produced by Bandai Visual and animated by Tatsunoko's subsidiary studio I. G. Tatsunoko and Studio Deen, it is part of the Patlabor manga franchise. Set in 1999, Tokyo is undergoing a huge re-development program: old suburbs are being demolished and man-made islands are being constructed in Tokyo Bay under the Babylon Project. Dominating the scene is the Ark, a huge man-made island that serves at the Project's nerve center and chief Labor manufacturing facility. However, several of the Labors being used in Tokyo those built by Shinohara Heavy Industries - go haywire while unattended; the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's 2nd Special Vehicles Section is assigned to help reel in the errant Labors, but only the SV2's Division II is on duty around the clock. The GSDF is preoccupied as they send their own forces to stop an HOS-equipped HAL-X-10 Labor tank prototype; as Division II goes out on the field, team commander Captain Gotoh, Sgt Asuma Shinohara, mechanic Shige Shiba work with police Detective Matsui to find further leads on the case.
They discover that all the errant Labors, plus other Labors in the Greater Tokyo Area, were installed with the company's new Hyper Operating System software and can be triggered by low-frequency resonance emanating from wind-struck high-rise buildings. To SV2 pilot Noa Izumi's relief, no copies of the software were installed in Division II's AV98 Ingram police Labors, they learn that HOS programmer Eiichi Hoba - who committed suicide days before - was obsessed with the Babylon Project's Biblical references and planted a self replicating virus in the code that would cause the Labor to malfunction. A computer simulation predicts that gale-force winds acting on the Ark could send all the Labors in Tokyo into a massive rampage since the Ark's size and steel framework amplifies the resonance frequencies causing them to reach farther into the city. Worse, the weather bureau announces. Gotoh discreetly gets clearance from the MPD leadership to destroy the Ark as Shige tries to dig up more evidence of Hoba's guilt to justify the operation.
Kanuka Clancy returns from the US to help in the raid. Division II head out to the Ark.. Malfunctioning HOS-equipped Labors engage the team as soon. Ingram pilots Noa and Ohta, plus Kanuka in a hijacked AV-X0 Type Zero police Labor prototype, buys time for Hiromi and Shinshi to break into the control room and activate the Ark's self-destruct sequence. However, Kanuka loses control over the Type Zero in the chaos. Trapped by the Type Zero in one of the last remaining ledges, Noa climbs out of her damaged Ingram and fires her shotgun into the Labor’s P-RAM system to shut it down. With the successful destruction of the Ark, SV2 sends choppers to rescue the team; the first two Patlabor films have been released on DVD numerous times. The original release offers stereo Japanese; the next release featured remastered non-anamorphic letterbox video. The original North American DVD release from Manga Entertainment featured a VHS transfer and the original MangaUK English dub; the third release, which the latest R1s from Bandai Visual use, features remastered anamorphic letterbox video and 5.1 sound.
The US release features a new English dub produced by Bandai Visual. The Australian Madman/Manga UK R4 release uses the Australian Manga VHS master, includes remixed 5.1 Manga UK dub and the original 2.0 Japanese dub.. In 2008, both movies were released in Japan on Blu-ray with English audio and English subtitles, it was licensed in Europe by Beez Entertainment. Section23 Films has licensed all three Patlabor films and the first film on Blu-ray and DVD was released on May 5, 2015. Official Site Patlabor: The Movie on IMDb Patlabor: The Movie at The Big Cartoon DataBase Patlabor: The Movie at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Patlabor: The Movie at AllMovie