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Psycho-Pass's 1st Promo With Anime Footage Streamed (Updated)

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The official website for the upcoming Psycho-Pass anime began streaming the second promotional video on Saturday. Unlike the first, repeatedly updated, promotional video, this new video has animated footage.

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" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kōgami (Tomokazu Seki) who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

Fuji TV announced this past March that the original anime title Psycho-Pass was planned for broadcast this October. The first cast members were revealed in August, with Seki (Card Captor Sakura's Touya, Fate/Zero's Gilgamesh) as Shinya Kōgami and Kana Hanazawa (Kobato.'s Kobato., Nisemonogatari's Nadeko) as Akane Tsunemori. (Their voices can be heard in the new video.) Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza), Kinryuu Arimoto (Tomomi Masaoka), Akira Ishida (Shūsei Kagari), Shizuka Itou (Yayoi Kunizuka), Miyuki Sawashiro (Shion Karanomori), and Takahiro Sakurai (Shōgo Makishima) round out the main cast.

The staff includes chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Space Travelers, live-action Night Head, live-action Antique Bakery, Bayside Shakedown), director Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood+, Tokyo Marble Chocolate), scriptwriter and series script editor Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), original character designer Akira Amano (Reborn), and others.

The anime will begin broadcasting on October 11.

Update: Noriko Hidaka voices the Dominator, the handgun that enforcement officers point at a suspect to instantly measure the "crime factor" of the individual. If the crime factor is above a certain limit, the gun will automatically fire. If the "crime factor" is below that limit, a safety device will be activated to prevent the user from pulling the gun's trigger.

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