Psycho-Pass Film Given R15+ Age Rating
posted on 2014-12-17 06:00 EST by Egan Loo
The official Twitter account for the Psycho-Pass anime franchise announced that Japan's Film Classification and Rating Committee (Eirin) has rated the upcoming Psycho-Pass film as R15+. Theaters are required to restrict films with this rating to viewers 15 years old or older. As a result, the staff will enforce the rating at the planned advance screening on December 19. Nitroplus President Takaki Kosaka expressed relief that the film was not rated R18.
The film will open in more than 100 Japanese theaters on January 9.
The last major anime film with an R18+ rating was 2011's complete edition of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression. Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent (Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen III: Kōrin) was initially listed with an R18+ rating, but it was eventually rated R15+ for theaters.