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Maiden Japan Adds Patlabor WXIII Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
DVD, Blu-ray to ship September 8

Section 23 Films announced in its September release slate that it will release the Patlabor WXIII film on DVD and Blu-ray on September 8. The releases will have English dub.

The film is the third film in the Patlabor series, and opened in theaters in Japan in 2003. Geneon Entertainment Inc. previously released the film on DVD with an English dub in 2003.

Section 23 describes the film:

The SV2's giant Ingram Patrol Labors may be the ultimate in crime-fighting technology, but there are never enough to tackle every pending case. So when a mysterious series of deadly attacks targets Labor operators across Tokyo's harbor region, the job goes to "conventional" detectives Hata and Kusumi. After all, just because it looks like a giant robot created crime doesn't mean that it is a giant robot-created crime, and deep inside a web of half-truths and government cover-ups, the detectives uncover a secret biological weapons project called WXIII. But while this secret may have been buried, it's still very much alive. And that's when having the armored force of the SV2 as backup may become a literal lifesaver for the entire city in WXIII - PATLABOR THE MOVIE 3! As a special bonus, this deluxe edition of the final animated feature in the Patlabor franchise also includes the acclaimed MINIPATO CG animated shorts.

Maiden Japan also released the original Patlabor OVA series, Patlabor The Mobile Police: The New Files OVA and Patlabor: The Movie. It also plans to release Patlabor 2: The Movie in July.

Update: Background information added. Thanks, angelmcazares.


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