On August 14, 2022, the staff of the Psycho-Pass franchise announced that in celebration of its 10th Anniversary it would be getting a film titled Gekijo-Ban Psycho-Pass Providence.
The director of the anime, Naoyoshi Shiotani, is returning to direct the film at Production I.G Studio while TOHO is distributing the film.
The key visual for the upcoming film can be seen here:
Psycho-Pass: Providence will be part of a 10th Anniversary project for the anime franchise, which launches in October 2022. Voice actor Tomokazu Seki (Shinya Kogami) is the project’s MC.
A video hyping Psycho-Pass’s 10th Anniversary project was released and can be watched here:
Beginning in September 2022, the first season’s Psycho-Pass Radio program will return to Internet Radio Station Onsen and Spotify, and be hosted by Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza). From September the radio program will air on the second Friday of every month afterward.
From September 3, 2022, to August 31, 2023, if you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, the Noitamina Shop and Café Theater will be holding a collaboration campaign featuring an anime-inspired food menu, merchandise, and exclusive illustrations.
In October the café will screen the first season and will celebrate the birthdays of thirteen key characters starting with Kogami’s on August 16, 2022.
If you live in Japan and need some more Psycho-Pass merch, the Psycho-Pass Tour in Loft Campaign will travel to Loft stores throughout Japan. This tour will begin on November 2, 2022, in Nagoya before heading to Kyoto, Fukuoka, Sendai, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama. The merch offered will feature the 10th Anniversary main visual as seen above as well as exclusive illustrations by character designer Naoyuki Onda.
From December 2 to December 12, 2022, the Psycho-Pass Online Exhibition will open partly before its grand opening from December 19 to February 28, 2023. The exhibition will display key scenes from the anime’s three seasons and sell merch featuring exclusive illustrations.
Psycho-Box, the anime’s official fan club, will also open a page to offer anime-inspired merch in celebration of the franchise’s 10th Anniversary and feature exclusive illustrations of Ginoza.
What is the plot of Psycho-Pass?
Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic Japan governed by a bio-computer known as the Sibyl System. This computer endlessly scans the biometrics of Japanese citizens’ brains and mentalities in order to keep an eye on would-be criminals. The brain scan is called a “Psycho-Pass” and reveals a person’s Crime Coefficient (their potential for criminal behavior). When a person’s Crime Coefficient exceeds the accepted threshold they are pursued, apprehended, and either arrested or killed by officers of the Crime Investigation Department of the Ministry of Welfare’s Public Safety Bureau.
Inspectors, who are known as “elite officers”, research and evaluate crime scenes, and people involved in their cases with the assistance of Enforcers. Enforcers are latent criminals now charged with protecting Inspectors and carrying out their orders. Inspectors and Enforcers are armed with a special high-tech weapon called Dominators. A Dominator can immediately reveal the color of a person’s Psycho-Pass. The Sibyl System must approve the firing of the weapon for it to be used.
The story centers on a young rookie Inspector within Unit One (aka Division One) of the Ministry of Welfare of Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Department named Akane Tsunemori. An Enforcer named Shinya Kogami is placed under her watch during her very first mission and she ends up judging him to be a threat to an apprehended criminal’s life and uses her Dominator against him. At first, she’s torn by her actions, but Kogami thanks her for preventing murder of the criminal and this inspires Tsunemori to stay on the force.
Later, Tsunemori’s morals are challenged further when she’s forced to go up against a man named Shogo Makishima, who has been assessed by the Sibyl System as having a low crime coefficient despite him being a criminal mastermind.
Where can I watch the anime?
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese, cyberpunk, psychological thriller anime TV series produced by Production I.G. Gen Urobuchi wrote the original story and the anime was co-directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro. Between October 2012 and March 2013, the series aired on Fuji TV’s Notamina programming block. Between October and December 2014, a second season aired. In January 2015, a feature film titled Psycho-
Pass: The Movie was released. The first and second series and the first feature film have been released by Funimation on home video.
Between January and March 2019, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System (consisting of three films) premiered. Between October and December 2019, a third season aired on Amazon Prime Video. In March 2020, a sequel film titled Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector was released.
Psycho-Pass Seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming on Crunchyroll and there is an English dub available.
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