It has been revealed that the Psycho-Pass Movie has earned over 770 million yen (about 6.5 million US dollars) since debuting on January 9. This is an outstanding result for a R15+ rated anime movie. The movie received the rating by Eirin (Film Classification and Rating Committee) due to its strong violence scenes including murder and human body’s damage, it debuted 4th in its first weekend, earning an impressive 136,899,100 yen on 93,164 admissions.
To celebrate this amazing feat, Psycho-Pass RE:Start (new edit version) and Psycho-Pass 2 will be streamed for free on Nico Nico Douga on February 20 and 21 (JST). The program will also include a talk show between the chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro and director Naoyoshi Shiotani at Sanuki Film Festival.
The second promotional video for the movie was released last January:
While the first promotional video was released last November:
Psycho-Pass Movie Visual:
Psycho-Pass is an original animation from Production I.G. The Sci-fi, crime solving anime began airing from October 2012 and ended in March 2013. The series was directed by first timer Naoyoshi Shiotani, with the story being written by veteran Gen Urobuchi and the characters designed by Akira Amano. The series has received a manga and light novel adaptation, that began publishing in November 2012 and February 2013 respectively. Additionally, an Xbox One game based on the series is currently in development
The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.
This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.