Psycho-Pass Film's Opening Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film opened earlier this month

Noitamina began streaming the opening to the Psycho-Pass film on Saturday. The video features Ling Tosite Sigure's theme song "Who What Who What."

Text: A world where it's possible to assign a number to measure a human's mental state and character tendencies.

The number that judges a human's soul by recording and controlling every psychological inclination became known as the "Psycho-Pass."

If an individual's crime coefficient gets too high, they are arrested and isolated as a "latent criminal."

The Ministry of Welfare's huge network that identifies latent criminals and sends those registered to therapy.

Sybil System

The film opened on January 9 at #4 in the Japanese box office and earned 247.8 million yen (US$2.08 million).

[Warning: The story summary below contain spoilers for Psycho-Pass season 1. Highlight text to read the summary.]

Year 2112, newcomer Inspector Akane Tsunemori and Enforcers Shinya Kōgami run into a man, a man that was the former mastermind of past incidents. This man was the object of Kōgami's revenge for his partner. This man, Shogo Makishima, shook the very foundations of the system that supports peace and questioned the existence of justice. Before long, Kōgami executed his own justice on Makishima and secluded himself from the world.....

Year 2116-The Japanese government's begins to export the "Sibyl System" unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union, pronounced "shian"), brings in the "Sibyl System" as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorists to Japan. They slip through the "Sibyl System" and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear.

The Psycho Pass movie is based on the original Psycho Pass sci-fi television anime series, which first aired in 2012. It was licensed and simulcasted by Funimation in North America. A second season began airing last October, and was similarly simulcasted by Funimation.

Writer Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Ōsama-tachi no Viking) had wrote the film's screenplay with Gen Urobuchi. Fukami had collaborated with Urobuchi on the first season of Psycho-Pass, but Tow Ubukata handled series composition of the second.

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