StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops

StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops, lit. , a 1991 Japanese film directed by Mamoru Oshii and starring Shigeru Chiba and Yoshikatsu Fujiki. It is the second Kerberos saga film. It was preceded by The Red Spectacles, released in 1987. The film is a prequel to The Red Spectacles. It was followed by Jin-Roh in 1999.


The film begins with the last stand of the Kerberos unit. After disobeying an order to disarm and disband, they have held out for an unspecified time: talk between the fatigued Kerberos cops suggests that they might have been stuck there for three days, three months, to three years. A power amplifier system issues orders for a final stand and for Koichi Todome, Midori Washio, and Soichiro Toribe to come to the central building. A Kerberos named Inui wanders through the halls of the Kerberos headquarters and then witnesses officer Koichi Todome boarding a helicopter. Angry, Inui feels betrayed by his master and asks why he's running away and not fighting until the end like he has ordered to his men. As the helicopter takes off, the army breach the headquarters.