A sidestory really set between the two previous Patlabor films this is a beautifully animated and scored piece of work. Special Vehicles Unit 2 makes only tangental appearances really and the story focuses on two detectives solving why attacks have been occuring around Tokyo Bay to underwater Labor pilots.
It is a wonderfully moody piece appropriate for what is a monster story. Those looking for the more trademark Mamoru Oshii social commentary will be a little disappointed. Otherwise there is little to grumble about with this lavish production.