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1st 2 Psycho-Pass SS Anime Films Reveal Returning Staff, Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st 2 films screen as part of ongoing Tokyo International Film Festival

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) revealed the returning staff and cast members on Friday for Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu (Crime and Punishment) and Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian, the first two anime films in the three-film Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System project.

Naoyoshi Shiotani returns as director from the Psycho-Pass television anime seasons, and is also listed on the official website for the story concept. Psycho-Pass Asylum and Psycho-Pass Genesis spinoff novel writer Ryō Yoshigami penned the screenplay for "Case.1," while Makoto Fukami returns from the first Psycho-Pass season and movie for the screenplay for "Case.2" (the official website also lists him for the screenplay for "Case.3"). Naoyuki Onda, Kyoji Asano, and Yasuhiro Aoki return from previous entries in the franchise as character designers, adding Hisashi Abe (Chobits, Berserk). Production I.G is animating the films, and TOHO is the distributor.

Kenji Nojima, Ayane Sakura, Hiroki Touchi, Kinryuu Arimoto, and Tomokazu Seki return as their characters Nobuchika Ginoza, Mika Shimotsuki, Teppei Sugo, Tomomi Masaoka, and Shinya Kogami, respectively.

Both films are screening as part of the film festival, which is being held from October 25 through November 3. The films are slated for a wider release in Japan starting in January 2019.

The first film, "Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu" (visual seen above right), focuses on Nobuchika Ginoza and Mika Shimotsuki. The second film, "Case.2 First Guardian" (pictured below) focuses on Tomomi Masaoka and Teppei Sugo.

The third film, "Case.3 Onshuu no Kanata ni" (On the Other Side of Love and Hate), features a visual with Shinya Kōgami.

The original Psycho-Pass anime premiered in 2012 and ran for 22 episodes. The 11-episode Psycho-Pass 2 television anime series then premiered in October 2014, and the Psycho-Pass movie opened in Japan in January 2015. Funimation released all three anime on home video. The franchise has inspired several manga adaptations and spinoff manga, as well as the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness game.

Sources: Kim Morrissy, Psycho-Pass anime's website (link 2)

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