Psycho-Pass: The Movie

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Psycho-Pass: The Movie
Genre: Action
Science Fiction
Photography: Color
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: January 9, 2015
Directed by: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Naoyoshi Shiotani
Written by: Gen Urobuchi
Makoto Fukami
Distributed by: Toho
Starring: Kanna Hanazawa
Tomokazu Seki
Hiroshi Kamiya
Kenji Nojima
Shizuka Ito
Ayane Sakura
Previous film: Psycho-Pass Season 1
Next film: Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System

Psycho-Pass: The Movie is a Japanese anime film from 2015 and a sequel to the 2012 anime series of the same name.  It assumes that Psycho-Pass Season 2, from 2014, doesn't exist, due to the poor public reception of it.  It was written by Makoto Fukami and Gen Urobuchi, directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro and Naoyoshi Shiotani, musically composed by Yugo Kanno, cinematography by Eiji Arai, edited by Yoshinori Murakami, distributed by Toho, produced by Koji Yamamoto, Akitoshi Mori, Fumi Morihiro, Masaya Saitou, Kenji Tobori, and Production I.G., and starred Tomokazu Seki, Kanna Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Ayane Sakura, Kenji Nojima, and Shizuka Ito.

The film will be followed by another trilogy of films, titled Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System.

Why It Rocks

  1. Amazing animation.  
  2. After the atrocity that was Season 2, Gen Urobuchi and Production I.G. returns to the series to give it the justice that it deserves.  
  3. Beautiful artwork, especially the character designs and the exceptionally detailed backgrounds.  
  4. All of the characters are just as interesting and fun as in the first season of the anime, especially Akane Tsunemori and Shinya Kogami.  
  5. Good continuation of the story of the Psycho Pass anime series.  
  6. This is the first entry in the Psycho Pass franchise which focuses on locations other than Japan, where the sibyl system controls.  

Bad Qualities

  1. As good as the movie was, especially coming off of the heels of season 2, it still left fans wanting more. This movie felt more like an extended first episode of a good second season rather than a movie, or perhaps a pilot film to another season that we haven't gotten yet.  


Psycho-Pass: The Movie has a 73% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 3.5/5 on Letterboxd, a 7.2/10 on the International Movie Database (IMDB), a 7.87/10 on MyAnimeList, a 79.26% community approval rating on Kitsu, and a 4/5 on AnimePlanet.  It was well received by fans of the Psycho Pass anime series as a good continuation of the story, but still left them longing for more.