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Preview: The Next Generation Patlabor – Tokyo War – Director’s Cut

Distributor Shochiku Co. has released the poster art and additional images for the live-action feature film THE NEXT GENERATION PATLABOR -TOKYO WAR- DIRECTOR’S CUT. The new extended version — featuring 27 minutes of additional footage — will open in Japanese cinemas on October 10th 2015.

THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- theatrical series ran in seven chapters from 2014-2015. The story concluded with the 94 minute long movie, THE NEXT GENERATION PATLABOR -TOKYO WAR, which opened in 12th place at the box office for the May 1-3 weekend.

At the end of the 20th century, there was a rise in crime due to the illegal use of Labors, humanoid robots specifically designed for heavy industrial work. To combat these new Labor crimes, the Metropolitan Police Department created the Special Vehicle Section 2 Patrol Labor unit.

But by the early 21st century, the decline in Labor crimes has many thinking the so-called “Patlabor” program is no longer necessary and should be discontinued due to its high cost and maintenance. As Special Vehicle Section 2 faces demobilization, a state-of-the-art combat helicopter is stolen from the Self-Defense Forces by terrorists who now threatens Tokyo and the city’s 10 million inhabitants!

Lurking 500 meters above the city and fully armed with cannons, air-to-surface rockets, missiles and the latest thermo-optical camouflage, the “Invisible Helicopter” Gray Ghost launches an attack on the Rainbow Bridge. Special Vehicle Section 2 becomes the police’s last line of defense, but will they be able to stop the violence or discover the true goal of the terrorists?

The battle between the old-fashioned police Robos and the most advanced combat helicopter begins!

CREDITS

Theatrical Release Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015 (Roadshow)
Running Time: 121 Minutes

Cast
Keiji Gotoda: Toshio Kakei
Akira Izumino: Erina Mano
Yuma Shiobara: Seiji Fukushi
Kasya (Ekaterina Krachevna Kankaeva): Rina Ohta
Shigeo Shiba: Shigeru Chiba
Rei Haihara: Kanna Mori
Onodera: Kotaro Yoshida
Kei Takahata: Reiko Takashima
Isamu Otawara: Yoshinori Horimoto
Hiromichi Yamazaki: Shigekazu Tajiri
Shinji Mikiya: Kohei Shiotsuka
Yoshikatsu Buchiyama: Yoshikazu Fujiki

Staff
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Screenwriter: Mamoru Oshii
Executive Producer: Toru Uemura
Co-Producer: Junichi Sakomoto
Executive Producers: Kiyotaka Ninomiya, Tadashi Osumi
Production Producers: Kentaro Yoshida, Toshihiro Takahashi
Chief Producer: Shun Miyashita
Producers: Takeshi Date, Junichi Takagi, Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Akira Takei
2nd Unit Director: Takanori Tsujimoto
Action Director: Kensuke Sonomura
Cinematographer: Hiroshi Machida, Tetsuya Kudo
Lighting: Makoto Tsukayama, Takamichi Fujita
Recording: Akihiko Kaku, Hisashi Iwamaru
Art Director: Anri Jojo
Decoration: Masahide Nakazawa, Tetsuji Tatsuta
Editor: Yoshinori Ohta
Music: Kenji Kawai
Sound Effects: Kenji Shibasaki
Sound Department: Tsuyoshi Murozono
Sound Design: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
VFX Supervisor: Kyoyu Ishii
Recording: Tetsuko Kai, Yoshiko Kagami
Haibara Pilot Suit Design: Dango Takeda
Costume: Kyoka Sugimoto
Hair: Miho Shimizu, Tomoko Karasawa
Casting: Koji Nakamoto
Assistant Directors: Taiichi Sugiyama, Isao Kaneko, Katsuhito Motegi
Production Managers: Kosaka Masato, Jun Shimane
Labor Design Artwork: Katsuya Terada
Labor Design: Hideki Hashimoto
Labor Sculptor: Eisaku Kito

Original Work: HEADGEAR
Production: TOHOKUSHINSHA
VFX Production: Omnibus Japan
Distributor: Shochiku
Worldwide Sales: TOHOKUSHINSHA

© 2015 HEADGEAR/ “THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-” PARTNERS

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