Psycho-Pass SS Anime Film Trilogy Unveils Opening Dates, Visuals
posted on by Egan Loo
The cast and director of 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, unveiled the trilogy's opening dates and key visuals at the project's Tokyo International Film Festival world premiere on Saturday.
Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu will open on January 25.
Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian will open on February 15.
Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.3 Onshū no Kanata ni ____ (In the Realm Beyond Is ____) will open on March 8.
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.
The first film, "Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu," 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 Onshū no Kanata ni ____" (In the Realm Beyond Is ____), 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.
Source: Tokyo International Film Festival screening
Images © Psycho-Pass Production Committee
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