MechaPatlabor

Ryujin

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ryujin
General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Ryujin
Unit type: submersible military labor
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: Japan Self-Defense Forces (Maritime Self-Defense Force)
Rollout: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in standard cockpit in main body
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The Ryujin was a submersible military labor used by Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. In 2000, a Ryujin unit from the destroyer JDS Tsurugi was deployed as part of a join operation between the SDF and the police to lure a genetically engineered monster into a trap at the Budokan stadium. The Ryujin’s role in the operation was to transmit sounds to attract the monster’s attention and guided it through a canal that led into the Budokan. However, the Ryujin’s sound system malfunctioned and did not deactivate at the appropriate time, causing the monster to continue its pursuit. The Ryujin’s engines were damaged when it crashed into a bridge. Rather than let the creature escape, Ground Self-Defense Force troops used a bazooka to destroy the Ryujin (and its pilots) and cleared the path for the monster.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3
Original mechanical designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

Lineart

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WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3


Director:
Fumihiko Takayama

Writer:
Miki Tori

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shoji Kawamori
Hajime Katoki

Character Designer:
Hiroki Takagi

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.30.2002
U.S. 01.10.2003

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