WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (also known as Wasted 13) is an unrelated side-story taking place somewhere between the first and second movies. It is directed by Fumihiko Takayama and produced by Madhouse with the screenplay by Miki Tori. The film barely features the main cast of Patlabor, though labors themselves are still visible in the setting and related to the plot.
The last and darkest of the three movies, Patlabor the Movie 3 falls heavily to the serious side of the Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness. While Mamoru Oshii was only the producer instead of directly working on the film, it is much like Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and Ghost In The Shell Innocence that he made around the same time, both being very moody and grim.
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It's the year 1999, the world we live in has Labors(human operated robot carriers) used for construction and giving mankind an easier living style. After The suicide of a mysterious man from the massive constructing Babylon Project a computer virus was created to infect the Labors. And make them cause havoc on their own free will. Which leads to Section 2 of the Patlabor team in investigating this incident. Before the Tokyo district faces it's destruction.I first saw this movie back in 2005, and it imminently got me into the franchise. Which I had no idea it existed before. Compared to the popular TV series. This movie has all the characters we all recognized and know. Only the theme to this movie is more serious than the theme of the TV show. In other words more seriousness and less comedy.But that didn't change the plot a bit. As the movie does have some great and believable moments in it, that make you forget it's animated. Plus it's directed by Masumo Oshii who was one of the dudes who made this franchise possible. And really knows how to make it the way it should.If you like a unique Sci-Fi anime or interested in seeing something new. Patlabor the Movie has been highly recommended by various websites. It's enjoyable even if you don't know the series. 2b1af7f3a8