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Anime Limited Acquires Psycho-Pass: The Movie

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Blu-ray and DVD release in the third quarter of 2016

Anime Limited announced that it has acquired Psycho-Pass The Movie for release on Blu-ray and DVD. From the announcement:

At this time we can confirm that the film will be receiving a Blu-ray and DVD release in the UK in the third quarter of 2016, exact date to be confirmed soon. Our release will include both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Funimation has described the film's story:

In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.

When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System's security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?

Funimation's English-dubbed trailer is below:

The film opened on January 9, 2015 at #4 in the Japanese box office and earned 247.8 million yen (US$2.08 million). The film won several honours at the Newtype Anime Awards 2015.

It is based on the original Psycho-Pass sci-fi television anime series, which premiered in 2012; it is available from Manga Entertainment. A second season (Psycho-Pass 2) debuted in 2014, and has been acquired by Anime Limited for future release.

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

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