Psycho-Pass Anime's 1st Season Gets Stage Play
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Psycho-Pass stage play revealed on Wednesday that the first season of the franchise's anime will receive a stage play adaptation that will premiere in October. The play, titled Psycho-Pass Chapter 1 -Hanzai Keisū- (Crime Coefficient), will run at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from October 25 to November 10.
Gen Urobuchi, who provided the original concept and script for the anime, has complete supervision over the new stage play. Kaori Miura is directing the play, and Shinjirō Kameda is writing the scripts.
The cast includes:
(left to right in image above)
- Yūki Kubota as Shinya Kōgami
- Yūma Sanada as Nobuchika Ginoza
- Shōhei Hashimoto as Shūsei Kagari
- Takahisa Maeyama as Shōgo Makishima
Additional cast members include:
- Misato Kawauchi as Akane Tsunemori
- Ayu Manaka as Shion Karanomori
- Riona Tatemichi as Yayoi Kunizuka
- Dai Isono as Gu-sung Choe
- Shōgo Ōtsuka as Toyohisa Sengūji
- Yui Fujimoto as Rikako Ōryō
- Kei Hosogai as Mitsuru Sasayama
- Nezumi Imamura as Tomomi Masaoka
Butai Psycho-Pass Virtue and Vice, the spinoff stage play adaptation of Production I.G's Psycho-Pass franchise, ran in Tokyo at Nippon Seinenkan Hall from April 18 to 30. It will then ran in Osaka at Morinomiya Piloti Hall from May 4 to 6.
The play had an all-new story with new characters in Public Safety Bureau Criminal Investigation Department Division 3. Psycho-Pass anime scriptwriter Makoto Fukami returned to write the scripts for the play, and the anime's chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro directed the play. Production I.G was credited as story supervisor.
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 first film in the Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System anime film trilogy opened in Japan on January 25. The second film opened on February 15, and the third film opened on March 8.
The franchise has also inspired several manga adaptations and spinoff manga, as well as the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness game.