The official website of the Psycho-Pass anime has released new information for the upcoming Psycho-Pass Movie including its setting, the production staff, with Production I.G. returning to animate, a better look at the movie’s first new visual and the promotional video of the film.
The film’s plot synopsis and setting were released and reveals that the film will be set in 2116, three years after the original anime series and 2 years after Psycho-Pass 2. Here is the synopsis of the movie:
Year 2116 – The Japanese government begins to export the Sibyl System unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union), brings in the Sibyl System as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorists to Japan. They slip through the Sibyl System and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear.
In addition the anime’s production staff were also revealed and includes the following:
- Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Psycho-Pass 2 Supervisor)
- Director: Naoyoshi Tadayoshi (Psycho-Pass, Psycho-Pass 2)
- Original Story and Screenplay Writer: Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero)
- Screenplay: Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass Script Writer)
- Character Designer: Akira Amano (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
- Anime Character Designer: Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass, Attack on Titan)
- Chief Animation Director and Anime Character Designer: Naoyuki Onda (Ergo Proxy, Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
- Music Composer: Yugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders)
- Animation Production: Production I.G (Kuroko no Basket, Ghost in the Shell)
The movie’s first promotional video also released:
And here is a new screenshot of the Psycho-Pass Movie:
The film itself will release on January 9th and you can now pre-purchase the tickets. People who do are able to claim some extra goodies, including a flear file featuring Akane. For more information visit: http://gekijyo.toho-movie.com/psycho-pass/
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block between October 2012 and March 2013. The story takes place in an authoritarian future dystopia, where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the Psycho-Pass of every citizen in range. The sensors measure mental state, personality, and the probability that the citizen will commit crimes, alerting authorities when someone exceeds accepted norms. To enforce order, the officers of the Public Safety Bureau carry hand weapons called Dominators. These gun-like devices instantaneously assess the Psycho-Pass of a targeted individual, determine whether a shot is allowed, and control how powerful it can be in a range from temporary paralysis to complete disintegration. They extend even further the social control exerted by the central authorities. The story follows Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami, and other members of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division, and the crimes they investigate.
Psycho-Pass originated from Production I.G.’s interest in making a successor to Mamoru Oshii’s achievements. The series was inspired by several live-action films. Chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro aimed to explore psychological themes in society’s youth using dystopian storylines. Several rules were used to focus on making the dystopia that the characters live in.
A second season begin airing in October 2014 followed by an animated film to be released in the first quarter of 2015. A manga adaptation has been in serialization in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine and several novels, including an adaptation and prequels to the original story, have been published. An episodic video game adaptation called Chimi Chara Psycho-Pass was developed by Nitroplus Staffers in collaboration with Production I.G. New novels and another manga are due to be serialized in 2014. Critical reception of the series has been mostly positive; the setting of the series and the cases which develop the protagonists were praised. Special mention was given to the villain and philosophy discussed in the series. However, the series’ gruesome imagery and aspects of the setting were criticized.
The Psycho-Pass Movie will be releasing in Japanese theatres on January 9th next year. You can purchase tickets for the film and check out which theatres the film will release at here: http://gekijyo.toho-movie.com/psycho-pass/