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Updates on Autumn noitaminA Anime 'Psycho-Pass'

by dtshyk
Sep 12, 2012 1:37 AM | 119 Comments
Here is a summary of information on the upcoming noitaminA anime "Psycho-Pass". It will be aired from this October.

Official website
Key illustration 1
Key illustration 2

22 episodes Update

Staff
Director: Shiotani Naoyoshi
General Director: Motohiro Katsuyuki (Live action "Bayside Shakedown: The Movie")
Series Composition & Scenario: Urobuchi Gen
Other writers: Fukami Makoto, Takaha Aya (stage writer)
Original Character Design: Amano Akira
Anime Character Design: Asano Kyoji (general animation director of "Guilty Crown")
Music: Kanno Yugo
Production Studio: Production I.G

Cast
Kogami Shinya: Seki Tomokazu
Tsunemori Akane: Hanazawa Kana
Ginoza Nobuchika: Nojima Kenji
Kagari Shusei: Ishida Akira
Kunizuka Yayoi: Itou Shizuka
Karanomori Shion: Sawashiro Miyuki
Masaoka Tomomi: Arimoto Kinryuu

Synopsis:
The story takes place in a near future where people's state of mind and tendency of thought are quantified and controlled. For crime control, people with a high "crime-mind index" are hunted by "Executers". However, there are cases where talented Executers have been influenced by their target criminals. To prevent such cases, Executers team up with healthy minded "Inspectors" who supervise the behavior of Executers. Tsunemori Akane is a 20-year-old rookie Inspector. The story begins when she meets an Executer named Kogami Shinya.

Sources: Scan of Psycho-pass official poster, Sanspo Newspaper

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monkeii said:
It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)


And this officially made this anime on top of my anticipated list. Urobuchi + Amano + Supercell Ryo and Chelly + I.G = pure win

Oct 5, 2012 5:28 AM by Reim_Seranth

Something to possibly raise everyone's expectations. Not sure if it's a reliable source but w/e, doesn't hurt to post:
http://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/10o52z/psychopass_2nd_pv/c6f5rxy

Sep 29, 2012 6:46 PM by soupercell

Just adding reference to my previous post.

"先程のリツイートのとおりですが、今秋のノイタミナ「PSYCHO-PASS」という作品にてEGOISTがEDテーマを担当させていただくことになりました. 3rdシングルにもなるそうで、タイトルは「名前のない怪物」"

Taken from Chelly's twitter.
Basically translates to "In the upcoming fall anime on Noitamina Psycho-Pass, EGOIST will be performing the ED song. It will be our 3rd single called Nameless Monster (Namae No Nai Kaibutsu)"


iLostReason said:
monkeii said:
It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)

Holy...Rin Toshite Shigure in OP and EGOIST in ED.Thats really sick.Cant wait even more now.Now let's just hope plot and everything will be fine.


Really hope that it doesn't become like Guilty Crown. Hopefully Urobuchi will deliver.

Sep 20, 2012 3:04 AM by monkeii

monkeii said:
It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)

Holy...Rin Toshite Shigure in OP and EGOIST in ED.Thats really sick.Cant wait even more now.Now let's just hope plot and everything will be fine.

Sep 19, 2012 4:36 PM by iLostReason

It looks like EGOIST will be performing the ED song. The composer is Ryo from Supercell, with Chelly providing the vocals obviously.
(EGOIST also sang the first ED and the second OP for Guilty Crown)

Sep 19, 2012 3:29 PM by monkeii

jmal said:
HATUL300 said:
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Gender neutral is rather hard to achieve under such a strict definition though. In any case, I don't accept the idea of rigid, unchanging gender roles. I'd miss out on a lot of good shows that intentionally target both (Code Geass, Inu x Boku) or target one but are very accessible to the other (Maria-sama ga Miteru, K-ON!, Natsume Yuujin-chou). Overly rigid gender demographics reinforce rigid story content.

I think it's also difficult to define what "strictly for males" or "strictly for females" means. Just in terms of fanservice or character designs? Character archetypes? Marketed merchandise?


I guess a good example of an anime strictly for males is Kaiji, it's an all male cast and they're all either ugly or mildly unattractive and although some females might like it, it doesn't pander to them on a sexual or emotional level so they like it for the right reasons, in my humble opinion (and Madhouse in general don't pander as much as others it seems).

But, I think we're over analyzing this. All I'm saying is that these girly character designs don't fit this anime (if it's really trying to be serious like GITS, where the men are mostly macho and unattractive and the women are sexy, not cute). I hope you can at least agree with me on that.

Sep 18, 2012 1:41 PM by Hatul

jmal said:
HATUL300 said:
You might be right, I don't have any statistics. But, I think we both know that many anime that are intended for men and boys (on paper) these days pander (annoyingly at times) to the female demographic, and this anime is just another example of that.

To an extent. But it's rare that it's overt enough to turn off the original male fanbase. One has to be a bit overly sensitive to drop a series they otherwise like just because a lot of women also enjoy it. And considering all the pandering that is done to male otaku, I'm certainly not going to begrudge the ladies a few bishounen. I totally support equal opportunity pandering. All I care is that the anime is fun to watch or interesting.


I never drop an anime for a reason like that (hell I hardly ever drop an anime, even if I hate it lol). But it's still really annoying sometimes.
I mean why the hell would an anime intended for young boys see fit to have it's male MC kiss another major male character right on the third ep of the show? (Naruto)
I don't like all this pandering, I'd prefer that an anime either strictly for males or strictly for females or strictly gender neutral.
But that's just me I guess..

Sep 18, 2012 11:42 AM by Hatul

jmal said:
Eh? Anime is still a heavily male-dominated industry so I think you're jumping the gun. Fujoshi are a market force because when they find a show they like, they tend to stick together and really reward studios/production committees that "get it right". But the number of shows explicitly aimed at women (whether girls, teenagers, or adults) is far lower than the number aimed at men of the same ages.


You might be right, I don't have any statistics. But, I think we both know that many anime that are intended for men and boys (on paper) these days pander (annoyingly at times) to the female demographic, and this anime is just another example of that.

jmal said:
I don't think I even want to know what this is about.


Fine, then I guess I'll just leave it to your imagination..

Sep 18, 2012 10:47 AM by Hatul

It'll be hard to take this series seriously if the things they find in peoples minds are relatively tame, but they blow it out of proportion and make it seem worse than it actually is.

I want to see some really weird and fucked up people in this show (they're able to read their deepest thoughts and motives after all). I hope it's not just some random cookie cutter futuristic serial killer story.

Sep 18, 2012 10:25 AM by Goryo

RyanSaotome said:
HATUL300 said:
I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.


Fujoshis are one of the top markets these days. A normal action show with macho looking designs wouldn't sell... but bishounens everywhere will sell.


Yeah, I guess you have a point there. I have nothing against Fujoshis, but if they are the majority of consumers, anime will eventually become feminized beyond description. Just like many other things in today's world, unfortunately. :(

Sep 18, 2012 10:00 AM by Hatul

HATUL300 said:
I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.


Fujoshis are one of the top markets these days. A normal action show with macho looking designs wouldn't sell... but bishounens everywhere will sell.

Sep 18, 2012 9:43 AM by RyanSaotome

I'm not a picky person when it comes to art style, but why the hell did Production I.G hire a girl with a girly art style to do the character designs in which all the men look like super models and such? When (presumably) they're trying to make a seinen sci fi anime that's supposed take itself seriously like Ghost in the Shell.
With all due respect to KHR, which isn't a bad anime, Those designs seem to be completely misplaced in this one.

Sep 18, 2012 9:30 AM by Hatul

seki tomokazu !!!
YAHOOOOOOOOOOO

Sep 18, 2012 12:10 AM by zheren

Man, I can't wait for this show to start, so looking forward to it.

Sep 17, 2012 12:37 PM by DangerMouseDM

Most anticipated anime of upcoming season along with Chuunibyou and Zetsuen no Tempest for me :D.I have a feeling this will be really good.

Sep 16, 2012 9:32 PM by iLostReason

Downgrade355 said:

Like i said, not everyone participates in Surveys, and you can't really compare 3 thousand female readers from a poll which god knows if it is by any means valid, to a million something of other demographics and non-otaku people who read shounen, which is why i said you can't rely on polls, i might sound like a hypocrite for saying that, but yes, you can't rely on polls, and that includes the poll i mentioned earlier.


So there are actually Japanese polls that say more than 50% of people who buy some Shounen Jump series are female... but those polls are wrong because not everyone fills them out? And what proof do you have? Just what you ~believe~ basically.

Anyway here's the poll people earlier were talking about:
http://i.minus.com/ibdv5qgInz3Qyc.jpg
http://i.minus.com/iYVwIauUpngOa.png

Not that it matters though since polls aren't reliable and you know the REAL truth

Uh anyway back to Psycho Pass. I'm getting more and more excited about it. I've never watched an Urobuchi show so I guess I'll be surprised.

Sep 16, 2012 10:19 AM by maclou

Urobuchi Gen and character design by Amano Akira, Will Watch.

Sep 15, 2012 5:28 PM by lzumi-chan

Hopefully moe queen Kana Hanazawa will know what Urobutcher is capable of, and not get traumatized like Madoka's cast did.

Sep 15, 2012 10:28 AM by Andrew729

Can't wait to watch it.

Sep 15, 2012 3:31 AM by nitchi

The art looks awful. Hopefully the anime itself will look better.

Sep 14, 2012 7:55 PM by windy

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