Patlabor: The Movie (機動警察パトレイバー the Movie, Kidō keisatsu patoreibā the movie) is a 1989 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, with an original story by Headgear. It was produced by Production I.G, Studio Deen, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation Limited. It is part of the Patlabor anime and manga series.
Set in the near future, Tokyo is undergoing a huge re-development program: old suburbs are being demolished and man-made islands are being constructed in Tokyo Bay. Dominating the scene is the Ark, a huge man-made island of steel, from where the Babylon project is coordinated, and where they manufacture and test the labors, large man-operated robots that are used in most of the construction work.
One day, as dusk approaches, a programmer by the name of Eiichi Hoba jumps off the Ark, a smirk on his lips, committing suicide.
Some time later there are several incidents where labors that were manufactured by Shinohara Industries malfunction, start operating of their...