Blu-ray release: ‘WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3’

By   |  Mar 2, 2024

Anime Limited are bringing the 2002 Japanese animated science fiction thriller ‘WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3’ (WXIII 機動警察パトレイバー) to UK Blu-ray on March 18, 2024.

Directed by Fumihiko Takayama, the film follows two police detectives as they investigate a series of mysterious acts of deadly destruction occurring in and around Tokyo Bay. The voice cast includes Katsuhiko Watabiki, Hiroaki Hirata, Atsuko Tanaka, Takanobu Hozumi, Shingo Hiromori, and Junpei Morita.

Synopsis: The SV2’s giant Ingram Patrol Labors may be the ultimate in crime-fighting technology, but there are never enough to tackle every pending case. So when a mysterious series of deadly attacks targets Labor operators across Tokyo’s harbour region, the job goes to “conventional” detectives Hata and Kusumi. After all, just because it looks like a giant robot created crime doesn’t mean that it is a giant robot-created crime, and deep inside a web of half-truths and government cover-ups, the detectives uncover a secret biological weapons project called WXIII. But while this secret may have been buried, it’s still very much alive. And that’s when having the armoured force of the SV2 as backup may become a literal lifesaver for the entire city.

• Japanese or English audio
• English subtitles
• Collector’s Slipcase
• 36 Page Booklet

‘WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3’ is available to pre-order now from

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