Synopsis for WXIII Patlabor the
It is the year 2000. A fishing boat out in Tokyo Bay sees
a plane flying over head. It seems to be in trouble and the contents of the
plane are spilling out the side. Very large fish and various other sea creatures
fall from the sky, some hitting the fishing boat causing it to rock violently.
The plane crashes into the ocean.
Two months later Detectives Takashi Kusumi, who is temporarily using a crutch
after an accident, and his younger partner Schinichiro Hata, are called in on a
Labor accident in the harbour. A number of Labors have been attacked and their
pilots killed. This is the fourth case. On his way back to the car, Hata notices
a young woman having trouble with her car and offers her a lift. He drives her
to the university and carries her large heavy suitcase to the door. She thanks
him for his help.
At police headquarters, Kusumi goes over the current Labor case they are working
on. Four Labors have been damaged, and several have been killed or hurt. All
have been Schaft Labors. Were they accidents, terrorist attacks or something
else? Hata suggests they should probably liaise with the SV2. Upon investigating
Labor operations in the harbour they soon discover there are giant Goby in the
bay. Could they be the cause for this? They ask a local fisherman about them. He
points out where they can be found. It's in the same spot where the attacks have
taken place. In fact the attacks started 10 days after a cargo plane crashed in
the bay. Is something from the plane is causing this? It all seem too good to be
true. The detectives decide to check out the plane wreck. One of the recovered
containers has been ripped open. It's from a company called Hermes Enterprises.
Meanwhile another Labor has been attacked. This time it is an undersea unmanned
Labor, a Hishii Labor, not a Schaft Labor. The video from the labor's camera
shows a flipper. The SV2 are also on the case, and Asuma and Noa come to talk to
the Labor operators as well. Kusumi and Hata investigate Hermes Enterprises and
discover they are a dummy corporation.
After Kusumi discovers a lighter in Hata's car, Hata realises it belongs to the
woman he gave a lift to. He decides to return it to her. She tells him her name
is Saeko Misaki, and she works as a professor at the university. The two start
talking and end up seeing each other regularly. After finishing a date with Hata
one night, Misaki takes her large suitcase out to one of the piers in Tokyo
Hata has sourced some TV news footage of the plane crash. On the tape, there is
a US military boat recovering the plane, and US military personnel on board the
boat. A lip reader tells them that one of the men says in English, "Check",
"Capsule", and "Baker's Dozen". She can't make out the whole conversation.
In a the car park of club that night, a young couple discover two people dead in
their blood splattered vehicle. Hata and Kusumi are being driven to across town
in a police car by a pair of officers. The officers receive a call to
investigate a power outage at the Babylon Sector Storage Facility. They are
unable to get in contact with any of the staff there, and the officers can see
that none of the lights are on the facility. The officers and Hata and Kusumi
enter the building and investigate. Nobody seems to be inside. The power
returns, and a bizarre monster appears and starts to attack the staff and police
officers. Some are killed, but Hata and Kusumi barely escape. The monster falls
into the cowling of a Labor and into the bay and disappears under the water.
The media are onto the story the next day, but the police manage to keep any
references about the monster out of the news. The police have obtained some
genetic material from the creature, and Hata escorts one of the team from
forensics to the Toto Medical Lab to have the tissue analysed. While waiting in
the foyer, he meets Saeko Misaki, and discovers she works there. She invites him
into her office for a coffee and is surprised to learn he is a police officer.
After seeing a photograph in her office, she tells Hata that she had a husband
and daughter, but both had died. Later that day her boss Toshiro Kurusu, head of
the Toto Medical Labs, shows her the sample the police had brought. She looks at
a section of the tissue under the microscope and smiles to herself.
Kusumi meets Captain Gotoh to exchange information. They discover that the cargo
plane that had crashed had previously stopped over at the Marshall Islands where
US Military Facilities are located. On one of the islands is a laboratory. Goto
has discovered that all the Labors were in fact Schaft models. The Hishii Labor
uses a Schaft superconductor motor. They still can't figure out why the couple
were attacked outside the night club.
Meanwhile another smaller monster is discovered in laboratory. It kills most of
staff and the police eventually catch it in a ventilation shaft. Analysis of
this creature and the previous tissue sample show that it is a fusion of cancer
and Nishiwaki cells. It is a creature created by humans. Nishiwaka was
discovered by Professor Nishiwaki from comet embedded in the Antarctic in 1984.
Nishiwaka cells reproduce at an amazing speed.
At the Toto Medical Lab, the director Toshiro Kurusu talks to Misaki. He knows
she has let one of their creatures out. The lab is creating creatures for a
secret military project, and the test subjects should die in an controlled
laboratory environment. Kurusu is very angry with Misaki as she has crossed one
of these creatures with cancer cells. It is growing at an alarming rate. They
must kill this creature before it does any harm, and they know that it won't be
long before the police follow the trail to the labs. Eventually the lab make a
virus that will kill the creature and give it to the military, who are going to
take on the job of killing it.
Although Hata and Kusumi have made a breakthrough by tracing Hermes Enterprises
back to Toto and discovered they were also the source of the monster, they are
told to stop investigating Toto Medical Labs. The police and the military have
hatched a plan to capture the monster inside a disused stadium and shoot the
monster with a bullet that will release a virus into it's body and destroy it.
Only problem is that the creature is inside a Labor cowling, so the Second Unit
of the SV2 is called in to help.
Meanwhile Kusumi discovers that Hata is seeing a woman from the Toto Medical
Labs, one of his suspects, Saeko Misaki. Hata doesn't want to believe she could
be involved in this, and sets out to prove him wrong. Unfortunately at every
turn he takes, it seems that Kusumi was right. In fact she's in deeper than they
ever suspected. Hata desperately tries to find her to ask her why she has done
the things she did, but can not find her where ever he looks.
The time soon comes to commence the operation. Kusumi discovers the missing
pieces involving the Labors and the couple that were attacked, information that
will give them the edge over the monster. However the military have a secret
agenda, and will do anything to achieve their goal.
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