posted on 2014-09-18 15:05 EDT
Keiji Fujiwara, Marina Inoue, Ryohei Kimura join cast; animation production moves to Tatsunoko Pro
The official website for the Psycho-Pass 2 television anime announced the new series’ staff and cast on Friday. The website also announced that the show will premiere on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block at night on Thursday, October 9, and unveiled a promotional video, TV spot, and new key visual.
The cast includes:
• Kana Hanazawa as Akane Tsunemori
• Kenji Nojima as Nobuchika Ginoza
• Keiji Fujiwara as Sakuya Tougane
• Ayane Sakura as Mika Shimotsuki
• Takahiro Sakurai as Sho Hinakawa
• Shizuka Itou as Yayoi Kunizuka
• Miyuki Sawashiro as Shion Karanomori
• Masumi Asano as Risa Aoyanagi
• Marina Inoue as Mizue Shisui
• Ryohei Kimura as Kirito Kamui
Naoyoshi Shiotani is returning to direct the series and Yuugo Kanno is returning to compose the music, but Tow Ubukata will handle the series composition and Jun Kumagai will write the scripts. Tatsunoko Production will replace Production I.G as the animation production studio. The other staff members include:
• Planning Supervision: Katsuyuki Motohiro, Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
• Original Character Design: Akira Amano
• Character Design: Kyoji Asano
• Series Director: Kiyotaka Suzuki
• Chief Animation Director: Kyoji Asano, Akira Takada
• Color Plan: Rumiko Nagai
• Art Director: Takahiro Matsuura
• 3D Driector: Yoshifumi Kasanaga
• Director of Photography: Shunsuke Nakamura
• Editing: Yoshinori Murakami
• Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
• Production: Psycho Pass Production Committee
In addition, Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the opening theme “Enigmatic Feeling” and EGOIST will perform the ending theme “Fallen.” Both themes are previewed in the promotional video.
Psycho-Pass takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” in the anime’s title refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kōgami (Tomokazu Seki) who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
FUNimation Entertainment licensed both Psycho-Pass and Psycho-Pass 2, and is currently streaming the Psycho-Pass “new edit version” as it airs in Japan.
A film is slated for this winter.