The Next Generation - Patlabor - Final Battle in the Capital (aka Tokyo War)
In 2015, 12 years after the
events of "Patlabor 2 the movie", people sympathetic to the
ideals of Yukihito Tsuge (currently in prison for the
attempted coup d'etat on Tokyo in 2002) steal a AH-88J2
Hellhound, the Grey Ghost, a stealth attack helicopter from
the Japanese Self Defence Force (JSDF) and fire a missile into
the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, echoing the attack on Yokohama
Bay Bridge in 2002. Captain Gotoda of the SV2 is once again
visited by Kei Takahata of Public Security forcing him to help
defeat the terrorists. Shinobu Nagumo, Gotoda's senior and
mentor, returns to Japan in secret from her overseas stint
with the UNHCR in the middle east to contact him and explain
her and Captain Gotoh's disappearance after Tsuge's failed
coup d'etat. The terrorists attack Tokyo with the Grey Ghost
with JSDF pilot Rei Haibara on board, whose data has been
erased from all official records.
This film is not available to stream legally anywhere in English.
Hong Kong company Panorama has released the original theatrical release on DVD and blu-ray disc and the Director's Cut Edition on blu-ray disc only. The discs include the original Japanese dialogue, a Cantonese dub and English and Traditional and Simplified Chinese subtitles. The DVDs and blu-rays are only available in Hong Kong, and therefore will only work on NTSC compatible and region 3 compatible DVD players and region A Blu-ray players. If you don't live in Hong Kong, check your DVD or blu-ray player's instruction manual to see if it will play them) Please see the English Language Live Action Releases Video List for a complete listing of all releases, formats and product specifications for this series.
Bandai Channel, Amazon Prime Japan and Hulu Japan are currently streaming the movie in Japanese. Amazon Prime Japan is streaming the director's cut, but Bandai Channel and Hulu Japan are streaming the shorter original cut only. Bandai Channel, Amazon Prime Japan and Hulu Japan's current streaming rights only include Japan.
The original cut of the movie is available as a single DVD and and both versions of the film are on separate blu-ray disc releases in Japan from Happinet Pictures. These DVDs and blu-rays do not come with English subtitles or an English dub. The DVDs and blu-rays are only available in Japan, and therefore will only work on DVD and blu-ray players that are both NTSC compatible and will play region 2 DVD discs (the blu-rays are region free - if you don't live in Japan, check your DVD player's instruction manual to see if it will play the discs). Please see the Japanese Live Action Related Releases Video List for a complete listing of all releases, formats and product specifications for this series.
A GWEI Product. ©2003 - 2020 GWEI. The Next Generation - Patlabor - Final Battle in the Capital ©2015 Headgear/The Next Generation - Patlabor Production Committee. All other logos/trademarks are copyright of their respective owners/companies. Used for review and illustration purposes only.