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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 Bay...
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
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
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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