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Gotoh treats all of Divison 2 to a break at hot
spring. Things seem to be going well until Kumagumi
tells Kanuka that she has put away the underwear she
left in the change room. Kanuka is quite angry at
Kumagami. She finds it an invasion of privacy. This
causes both of them to argue with each other. The
other members try to stop them from fighting, but it
only causes them to argue even more. Division 2 give
up trying, so they decide to drink themselves into a
stupor and try to forget about it. The arguing only
gets worse with more alcohol. Meanwhile Captain Gotoh
escapes and decides to call Shinobu just to get away
Screenplay by Michiko Yokote. Released 22 August 1991.
It's Called Amnesia
ta has a
strange dream where he kills his team mates who have
all become criminals. He wakes up to find himself in
Shinshi's house where Hiromi, Asuma, Shinshi, and
Shige are dead from gun wounds, and Ota is holding a
gun in his hand. He runs screaming from the house, but
he soon can't remember who he is. Did he kill all
those people? He looks in his wallet and because he
has Shinshi's wallet, he believes he's Shinshi.
Meanwhile the SV2 search for Ota. Gotoh believes he
has amnesia. They must find him before he hurts
someone else or himself.
In Ota's dream Ota makes a comment that he can't
believe that Hiromi was a monster. This is a reference
to the "The 450 Million-Year-Old Trap" OVA from the
original 1988 OVA series. Also in the same sequence
the part were he meets Shinshi is a homage to the
scene in "Blade Runner" where we first see Deckard.
When Ota looks through Shinshi's wallet, the video
card says "Banzai". It's in the same font as Bandai's
logo. Bandai is the company that released and financed
this series. The convenience store Ota goes into is
called the Sunris (sic). This a misspelling of
Sunrise, the studio who produced the series.
Screenplay by Mamoru Oshii. Released 26 September
11 The Day Goma Came in from the Rain
riding back to the hanger in the rain, Noa spots a
cardboard box near the gate. Inside is a small kitten
that was abandoned by someone. She sneaks it inside
and asks Hiromi to help care for it. He says it's very
weak and might die, but Noa is determined to help it
survive. Being called out to Labor incidents doesn't
really help, so she asks Asuma to talk Shige into
helping while their called out to crime scenes. The
kitten survives and is doing very well. Unfortunately
it looks like Captain Gotoh might know, and it's
getting harder and harder to keep it under wraps.
During cleaning of the hanger, the kitten escapes and
nobody can find it. Division 2 are called out to a
crime and Noa discovers the kitten sitting in the
cockpit of Alphonse. Unfortunately it wants to play
and causes Noa to loose control of her Ingram.
On the table in the room where they keep the kitten is
a model of the robot from the episode "Long Live
CLAT". We can also a bunch of model kit boxes.
Screenplay by Kazunori Ito. Released 21 November 1991.
Shinobu are returning from a conference in Karuizawa.
Shinobu has sprained her ankle by falling down the
stairs as she left and Gotoh has had to drive her
back. Unfortunately a typhoon is headed for Tokyo and
they end up in the middle of the storm. Every way they
turn there are traffic jams and road closures. Shinobu
refuses to return to the conference because of the
embarrassment of spraining her ankle. There's no way
to get back to Tokyo. Instead of waiting it out, Gotoh
suggests they stop over at a motel for the night and
drive back the next morning. The only problem is that
there is only Love Motels in the area, not normal
ones. Feeling a little nervous about the prospect
Shinobu reluctantly agrees to spend the night at one
of these places. Gotoh of course doesn't really care
where he spends the night. But could this be Gotoh's
A hilarious episode which explores Gotoh's unrequited
love for Shinobu, and shows that perhaps she might
have feelings for him. Screenplay by Kazunori Ito.
Released 19 December 1991.
13 The Dungeon Again
stone made of pearl is excreted from the captured
albino alligator (now in the Tokyo Zoo) that was found
in the labyrinth of tunnels under the reclaimed land
beneath the SV2 hanger. With the stone being worth
over ¥200,000,000, some of the mechanics try their
luck to see if there are anymore albino alligators
excreting the stones down there. They don't return and
nobody is particularly happy about staging a rescue
mission to find them, especially after what happened
last time. Sakaki wants to seal the manhole up, but
Asuma decides to help and ropes in most of Division 2
to help him. Meanwhile Matsui calls Gotoh to tell him
Tadayama Fumihiro, the man who lived down there and
occasionally stole food from the SV2, has escaped the
mental institution he was in and is most likely headed
back the the underground passages. This information
comes a little to late for the team and they fall prey
to most of his traps, causing Ota to accidentally
shoot up most of their equipment. Will they ever get
out of there alive?
A follow on episode from "The Underground Mystery
Tour". The character Tadayama Fumihiro is based upon
the anime director Takayama Fumihiko, who would later
go on to direct "WXIII Patlabor the movie 3".
Screenplay by Mamoru Oshii. Released 23 January 1992.
Asuma discovers a postcard
inviting him to a school reunion. However he doesn't
remember receiving it. He goes to the reunion and sees
Yuki Kasama, a girl whom he once had a crush on when
he was at school. He feels rather embarrassed and
doesn't speak to her, but she goes over to talk to him
after the reunion. After talking to her, he
reluctantly asks her on a date. The next day they go
to the museum and planetarium. Asuma has to go to the
toilet but when he returns to his seat Yuki has gone.
In the seat where she sat there is a postcard from an
exhibition of photographs. Rather confused he goes to
the exhibition the following day and meets Yuki who is
looking at the photographs. She apologises for leaving
and they both sign the guest book. While walking her
out she mysteriously disappears again.
The following day at a crime scene, Noa is about to
fire upon a criminal labor. Suddenly Asuma sees Yuki
standing behind the labor and orders Noa not to shoot.
Noa eventually stops the labor, but his team mates are
confused at his actions. They could not see anybody
behind the labor. Later that night, Yuki comes the the
SV2 hanger to apologise for actions that day. She
tells him that she will be leaving the country and
she'll never see him again. She runs out but Asuma
can't catch up with her. The next day he finds the
invitation to the school reunion again, but the date
is the following day. At the reunion he asks about
Yuki. His old school friends tell him that she hasn't
been seen in years and no one could get in contact
with her. Asuma goes to the exhibition and cannot find
his or Yuki's name in the guest book. Did she actually
meet him or is it all just a dream?
Note that Asuma is wearing a Headgear jacket in the
beginning of the episode. Yuki in Japanese means snow.
You will notice that every time we see Yuki Kasama, it
is snowing. Screenplay by Yutaka Izubuchi. Released 20
Woman Who Came from the Stars
had a very hard day. She comes back to the hanger and
heads straight for bed. She wakes in the middle of the
night and notices a light on in a small building at
the back of the hanger. She investigates, but can find
no one inside. She places her hand on a poster on the
wall, and a portal opens below her feet. She ends up
in some sort of underground base, and finds the whole
of the SV2 down there in strange uniforms. It is in
fact the base for CLAT Japan (Creature from Luna
Attack Team), an organization dedicated to fighting
aliens, and the SV2 is just a front to keep the
organization secret. Before Noa can react aliens
attack CLAT's orbiting base. Ota and Shinshi fly out
to help Shinobu as her Labor has been hit by enemy
fire. But Shinobu returns safely and reports Shinshi
and Ota were shot down. Strangely both of them return
sometime later, but they are actually aliens in
disguise. The other team members are not fooled and
shoot them dead before they can attack. The real Ota
and Shinshi have been captured and Noa and Asuma head
off to rescue them. Meanwhile the rest of the team
fight off the hoards of UFOs currently attacking
Earth. Noa and Asuma manage to rescue Ota and Shinshi,
but in the process a monster emerges from the UFO they
were being held in. Noa however has a secret, she can
transform into Ingraman, a giant alien from the AV-98
Nebula who defends Earth.
This episode is a parody of "Farewell Ultraman", the
final episode of the 1966 TV series "Ultraman", but
uses the mecha, headquarters and uniforms from the
follow up series "Ultraseven". Several key sequences
from various "Ultraseven" episodes have also been
inserted into the OVA. The space battle above Earth
looks suspiciously like a parody of "Mobile Suit
Gundam". The monster which looks like the Griffin
Labor is based on the Zetton monster from the final
episode of Ultraman. This episode follows on directly
from the end of the TV episode "Long Live CLAT".
Screenplay by Kazunori Ito. Released 19 March 1992.
All Quite at the SV2
are on holiday. Noa is doing some spring cleaning at
home, but can't find a personal item she had since she
was a child. She goes to work but can't find it there
either. She meets Kumagami there who is writing up a
proposal to create two extra Divisions. Ota is also
there, dismantling and cleaning his Labor's gun.
Kumagami submits her plan to Captain Gotoh and
Shinobu. He tells her that they are already planing
something like this and ask if she would be interested
in being captain for the third division. She says that
she would have to think it over, which surprises both
Gotoh and Shinobu. The next day Kumagami is taking a
trip to see some of the new cadets who will eventual
form the third division, and asks everyone to come
along. Asuma says he and Noa can't and tells them they
have something important to do. Despite her protests
Noa goes along with Asuma.
Meanwhile the rest of the team arrive at the Police
Academy to meet the new cadets. Ota decides to prove
that he can take on the new cadets, and surprises
everyone by using hand to hand combat instead of a
gun. He easily defeats the cadet he's up against. When
the team are just about to leave, the cadet that Ota
had beaten hands over a bag with an item that a former
cadet left behind. Asuma takes Noa to a graveyard. He
takes her to the Shinohara family grave. He explains
that today is the anniversary of his brother's death
and that he committed suicide, perhaps to spite his
father. On their way back to the car Asuma spots his
father coming towards him. He tells Noa to wait in the
car so he can talk to him. Asuma and his father have
always been on bad terms.
A rather sombre but excellent ending to the series.
Perhaps one of the most serious episodes in this
series. On the border of the photo of the SV2 during
the end credits it says "Sunrise Color". Sunrise were
the studio which animated the New OVA Series. The end
credits of this episode include credits for the entire
New OVA Series. Screenplay by Kazunori Ito. Released
23 April 1992.
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