for Patlabor the movie
A platoon of military Labors and soldiers
land in a forest. They are tracking down an experimental
Labor. After a vicious battle, they manage to bring it down.
They open up the hatch to find no pilot inside the cockpit.
One week passes. Division 2 is on constant alert after
Division 1 are ordered to continue their training on the new
AV-0 Patlabors. The work load is increasing, and on their last
mission, a runaway berserk Labor restarts by itself after
being stoped by a stun-stick. Asuma suspects something is
wrong and investigates. He finds that the incidents started
occurring when the new Hyper Operating System (HOS) for Labors
was released by Shinohara Heavy Industries. Both the captains
know about this. A military Labor that had HOS installed went
out of control the week before, which is why tests are still
being done on the AV-0's. Gotoh tells him a white lie that the
Ingrams have HOS installed too (in reality Shige never
installed the new operating system), so they might go beresk.
This pushes Asuma to find out what the trigger is. While
visiting the Shinohara factory with Saksaki, Asuma finds the
HOS masterdisk. He discovers it has a virus in it. This means
every Labor that has the new HOS, has the virus. The man who
created HOS, Eiichi Hoba, committed suicide several months
ago. It is believed that he purposely wrote the virus in the
program to cause havoc.
Asuma eventually figures out that high-pitched sound is the
trigger for the virus. With the help of Shige, they discover
that buildings and other structures resonating together under
the influence of a typhoon would cause thousands of Labors to
self-start and go berserk, causing untold damage.
Unfortunately a typhoon is due in Tokyo in the next couple of
days. The main trigger would be the high-pitched noise coming
from one structure; the Ark. The Ark is a tall, large platform
like structure in Tokyo Bay that can service every Labor in
Japan if necessary. If the structure is destroyed before the
typhoon, the Labors won't cause havoc, as the sound pitch will
not be high enough to trigger the virus. It is decided that
Division 2, with the help of Kanuka Clancy, will go in secret
to pull down and destroy the Ark. Unfortunately it won't be
easy, and if they fail the blame will fall on their shoulders.
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