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Director Motohiro Katsuyuki Omits Moe From Psycho-Pass Anime

by dtshyk
Oct 11, 2012 7:15 AM | 404 Comments
Weekly Playboy News released an interview with director Motohiro Katsuyuki and writer Urobuchi Gen about new anime Psycho-Pass. Monohiro said he didn't allow the production staff to use the word "moe" in the discussion meeting. "This anime goes against the current trend of anime industry. So it'll either be a complete failure or a great success." Urobuchi said Motohiro protects him from noitamina producer's demands to add appealing elements for female audience.

Urobuchi said this anime has cruel scenes both physically and mentally. Motohiro joked that he wanted kids audience to have a trauma for life by watching this anime.

Source: Shu Play News

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Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.

No, the reason they "went out of their way" to avoid putting moe is this show is because it just would not work with a lot of the themes and scenes present in this show, many of which are quite brutal. They didn't go out of their way because they thought people wouldn't like it or because they don't like it, they just declined having an unnecessary addition to the show that would have counteracted the original themes and storyline of the show. There's no need to actually get offended without having actually seen the show, I mean that's a ridiculous reason not to watch something.

Mar 28, 2013 11:19 PM by KiAce2

Would watch.
Dat Gino.

Mar 27, 2013 1:02 AM by Progeusz



I cant even imagine what kind of anime K-On would be if they swapped the characters with the psycho-pass-cast :o

Mar 26, 2013 5:05 PM by Frontalbrise

Tammuz said:


Moekishima. Need more be said?


Director omits moe, yet fills the entire cast with bishonens and bishoujos.

Oh well. Psycho-Pass was shit anyways.

Mar 26, 2013 8:57 AM by riots

Tammuz said:


Moekishima. Need more be said?


so moeeee.
i think his fujoshi magnet design actually builds up for it...

Mar 26, 2013 1:01 AM by Blaze_



Moekishima. Need more be said?

Mar 25, 2013 10:03 PM by Tammuz

intSys said:
Moe has no place in an anime like this anyway.
Leave it for K-ON and retarded shonen cross-overs.
You mean: Moe in your definition has no place in anime like this in your opinion.

But despite what you said, moe still exists in this anime.

Mar 25, 2013 11:15 AM by symbv

skudoops said:
rederoin said:
skudoops said:
rederoin said:
Goryo said:
Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

But the anime did have moe.


Hmm? If you are talking about that one episode in the beginning then ok.. but that was less like moe and more like world building.

No, the entire anime.


Then I don't know what you are referring to.

Moe.

Mar 25, 2013 11:08 AM by rederoin

Moe has no place in an anime like this anyway.


Leave it for K-ON and retarded shonen cross-overs.

Mar 25, 2013 11:02 AM by Logiciel

Akane is fucking moe. So is the old man Masaoka. Moe as fuck.

Mar 25, 2013 10:22 AM by deadrip

rederoin said:
skudoops said:
rederoin said:
Goryo said:
Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

But the anime did have moe.


Hmm? If you are talking about that one episode in the beginning then ok.. but that was less like moe and more like world building.

No, the entire anime.


Then I don't know what you are referring to.

Mar 25, 2013 10:21 AM by GD1551

skudoops said:
rederoin said:
Goryo said:
Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

But the anime did have moe.


Hmm? If you are talking about that one episode in the beginning then ok.. but that was less like moe and more like world building.

No, the entire anime.

Mar 25, 2013 10:17 AM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Goryo said:
Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

But the anime did have moe.


Hmm? If you are talking about that one episode in the beginning then ok.. but that was less like moe and more like world building.

Mar 25, 2013 10:13 AM by GD1551

Goryo said:
Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

But the anime did have moe.

Mar 25, 2013 8:48 AM by rederoin

Zalis said:
Doomroar said:
i respect and admire this but the thing has some moe parts on it, that despicable thing that plagues anime today somehow managed to crawl and infiltrate this production!
nevertheless it was to a too little magnitude and is almost an insignificant stamp.
Yes, because being cute, appealing, or inspiring protective instincts is always wrong, no matter the context.

And as this series continues to avoid/omit moe, I continue to avoid watching it. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem watching anime without moe. But when a show and its senior staff go out of their way to explicitly decry moe, they're essentially trolling me and other moe fans, and I'm not about to reward that.


Haha wow, you're gonna pass over a great anime just for that? you're missing out bro.

Moe wouldn't have even fit anywhere in this anime. If they put any in, it would just feel forced, awkward, and out of place.

Anyways, not my problem if you wanna deny yourself the pleasure of this great show. Good luck upholding your moe principles.

Mar 25, 2013 1:47 AM by Goryo

Antinomy said:
Why is this such a big deal? What's wrong with a director not wanting to make an anime too cute?._.

Antinomy, when the Japanese say "moe", they DO NOT mean the same as the ignorants here in the West. The fact that in Saimoe one of the participants was Sui Shijima, a 68-year-old woman just shows that what people here in this forum call "moe" is completely different to what it is in Japan. I believe one of the first to use "moe" as synonymous of "kawaii" were the "critics" of ANN, and since people think that whatever those douches say is word of God this huge misinterpretation has been in existence for almost a decade.
And not only that, almost ALL terminology we use here is wrong (Ex. harem, fanservice, ecchi or hentai), if you heard them in an anime or said by a native Japanese they mean something completely different. I thought people here at least knew that, but it's shocking they thought the buzzwords they used were official Japanese terminology, for Heaven's sake.

Mar 24, 2013 5:41 PM by NFH

kandiiyuutaamu said:
lolLIPopsz said:
THANK YOU! OMG THERE'S HOPE FOR FUTURE ANIME! EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ANIME A SUCCESS!

Um...For your information, THE ANIME HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED and I'm so sorry to break this to you but the information here is believed to be misleading therefore there WILL BE BITS OF MOE IMAGES SHOWN!!!


Released? It's already finished airing. And it's fairly successful too, with a 9.5k. Also, to the topic, does it really matter whether or not PP has moe or not?

Mar 24, 2013 3:09 AM by yhunata

lolLIPopsz said:
THANK YOU! OMG THERE'S HOPE FOR FUTURE ANIME! EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ANIME A SUCCESS!

Um...For your information, THE ANIME HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED and I'm so sorry to break this to you but the information here is believed to be misleading therefore there WILL BE BITS OF MOE IMAGES SHOWN!!!

Mar 24, 2013 3:02 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

THANK YOU! OMG THERE'S HOPE FOR FUTURE ANIME! EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE THIS ANIME A SUCCESS!

Mar 23, 2013 12:50 PM by lolLIPopsz

Why is this such a big deal? What's wrong with a director not wanting to make an anime too cute?._.

Mar 19, 2013 1:34 AM by Antinomy

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