Funimation Confirms Psycho-Pass Home Video Release (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed at Sakura-Con on Saturday that it will release the Psycho-Pass television anime series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Spring 2014. Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan.
Psycho-Pass 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.
The series stars Tomokazu Seki (Cardcaptor Sakura's Touya, Fate/Zero's Gilgamesh) as Shinya Kōgami and Kana Hanazawa (Kobato's Kobato, Nisemonogatari's Nadeko) as Akane Tsunemori. 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. Production I.G animated the series. The anime premiered on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in October, and the 22nd and final episode aired last week.
Update: Psycho-Pass director Naoyoshi Shiotani mentioned at a directors panel at Sakura-Con on Saturday that that if the show gets enough support, there could be a second season.
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