Psycho-Pass Season 3 release date confirmed for fall 2019: Psycho-Pass 3 has Production IG, manga creator Akira Amano return for sequel

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Psycho-Pass Season 3 will apparently be a direct sequel to the second season of the story told by the first movie. Pic credit: Production I.G.

The Psycho-Pass 3 anime has been confirmed by its official website to be coming out on October 24, 2019, during the fall 2019 anime season. Psycho-Pass Season 3 will once more be an original story produced by animation studio Production I.G.

The anime is available to watch by streaming on Amazon Prime Video only. The official twitter account for Psycho-Pass verified that there was a system malfunction in the Amazon Prime Video delivery system that delayed the first episode.

“I’m sorry for all of you who are waiting, but I’d appreciate it if you could wait a while now,” the tweet said. “We will guide you as soon as the distribution starts.”

While the Japanese release has already happened, anime fans in North America and the rest of the world are starting to wonder when they’ll be able to watch Psycho-Pass Season 3. Presumably, any glitch has been fixed and English-speaking fans should be waiting only a little while longer.

However, as of October 28, 2019, Psycho-Pass 3 is listed on Amazon Prime Video with German and English subtitles. Anime fans in Canada, India, Germany, and the UK have reported being able to watch Episode 1, but Americans in the United States have reported that they do not see the episodes listed even if they are Amazon Prime subscribers.

On social media, fans have attempted to ask the official Psycho-Pass Twitter account when the Psycho-Pass 3 U.S. release date will occur for Amazon Prime Video. So far, the answer has been silence, leading some fans to declare they’re “going feral” (or they’re probably using illegal anime downloading sites).

The big news is that Psycho-Pass 3’s number of episodes has been announced. While the new anime will only have 8 episodes, each episode will be one hour long so when using normal episode length standards the third season is the rough equivalent of a short, two-cour season with 16 episodes.

It’s been a long time coming since the ending of Psycho-Pass the Movie hinted at a direct sequel. In the past, Psycho-Pass Season 3 has been the second most anime sequel voted for in fan polls, which puts it up there with Code Geass Season 3 (which was at least continued with a movie).

Production IG produced the 22 episodes of Season 1 and the first Psycho-Pass movie, while Tatsunoko Production animated the 11-episode Psycho-Pass 2. The three Psycho-Pass SS (Sinners of the System) were also produced by Production I.G.

Since the reviews for the second season were not as high as the first season, anime fans will likely be happy that Production I.G. is handling Psycho-Pass Season 3.

Season 1 director Naoyoshi Shiotani is also returning. Manga creator Akira Amano (eIDLIVE, Reborn!)  will also be returning to create the original character designs. Both men have been involved in all of the Psycho-Pass projects, including all four films, in some form or another.

Voice actor Yuuki Kaji will star as the main new character Arata Shindo and Yuichi Nakamura will voice Kei Mikhail Ignatov. The remainder of the Psycho-Pass 3 cast was announced when the new promotional trailer was released.

  • Takahiro Sakurai as Sho Honakawa
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Temma Todoroki
  • Junichi Suwabe as Kazumichi Irie
  • Kaori Nazuka as Mao Kisaragi
  • Ayane Sakura as Mika Shimotsuki
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Shion Karanomori
Psycho-Pass 3 Anime Key Visual 2019
In late September 2019, a new key visual was released along with a new Psycho-Pass 3 trailer video that previews the new anime. Pic credit: Toho Animation

The Psycho-Pass 3 opening theme song music will be “Q-vism” as performed by Who-ya Extended, while the ending theme song music will be “Bullet” by Co shu Nie.

  • Updated October 25, 2019: Added news of Psycho-Pass Season 3 Episode 1 delay. Added Amazon Prime Video link and details for U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Germany release.
  • Updated October 1, 2019: Added news about Psycho-Pass 3 manga series.
  • Updated September 27, 2019: Added Psycho-Pass 3’s number of episodes and new key visual and trailer.
  • Updated September 24, 2019: Added leak of exact Psycho-Pass Season 3 release date.
  • Updated March 14, 2019: Added video trailer and Pyscho-Pass 3 release date time frame.

This article provides everything that is known about Psycho-Pass Season 3 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Psycho-Pass manga series adapts anime and offers side stories

The franchise has resulted in video games, light novels by Makoto Fukami, and multiple Psycho-Pass manga series.

Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami is a manga story about a newbie inspector of the same name working in Division 3. The manga is drawn by Natsuo Sai and written by Midori Gotu. Psycho-Pass: Inspector Akane Tsunemori by Miyoshi Hikaru is an adaptation of Season 1.

The main series has also been into a manga series by manga artist Saru Hashino. The Psycho-Pass 2 manga debuted in 2014, ended in 2018 and was compiled into five book volumes.

Similarly, Hashino will be starting up a Psycho-Pass 3 manga. The series will begin serialization on the Shonen Jump+ app beginning October 26, 2019.

Psycho-Pass Season 3 English dub likely to be produced by FUNimation?

The current announcement of Psycho-Pass Season 3 did not specify any details about international streaming. However, FUNimation has produced all of the previous Psycho-Pass English dub episodes. Therefore, it’s possible, but not yet confirmed, that the Psycho-Pass 3 dub will also be handled by FUNimation.

Psycho-Pass 3 release date

Production I.G. and the official website for the anime has officially confirmed the exact Pyscho-Pass Season 3 release date. The Psycho-Pass 3 premiere date is set for October 24, 2019, the fall 2019 anime season.

The Psycho-Pass 3 anime will only be available for streaming online via Amazon Prime Video. That’s right, it’s another Amazon anime exclusive.

It appears the same team at Production I.G. was involved in producing the recent Psycho-Pass SS movies. The first film, Psycho-Pass SS Case 1 Crime And Punishment, released in Japan on January 25, 2019. The second film, Psycho-Pass SS Case 2 First Guardian, released in Japan on February 15, 2019. The third and final film in the Psycho-Pass SS trilogy, In The Realm Beyond Is, opened in Japan on March 8, 2019.

Apparently, Psycho-Pass 3 has been in development for a time before the announcement, making it possible for the Psycho-Pass Season 3 release date to be scheduled for the latter half of 2019. Thank goodness anime fans won’t have to wait until 2020. Stay tuned!

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