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#48

Bandai Shows Off the Psycho-Pass Dominator Proplica With Demo Videos

posted on 2014-09-26 22:30 EDT

Bandai has posted videos showcasing the Psycho-Pass Dominator from its Proplica line, and it looks perfect for both collectors and cosplay enthusiasts. Not only does it have working lights that mimic the Dominator’s function from the anime, it even features voiceover from actual Dominator voice actress Noriko Hidaka…

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lc8gx5lZFs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSXUi7XqR9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hBerGTNqH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0rZlvYXOdg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKe45TMUnq0

The demo videos show the gun being activated, registering the user (Shinya or Akane), measuring the Crime Coefficient, and denying an invalid user.

The Dominator is approximately 360 mm in length (~ 14.2"), and boasts a realistic texture. It is equipped with over 30 multi-colored LED lights, which allows the user to reenact just about every scene from the anime. The toy also comes with a display rack, designed to mimic the gun racks seen in the series.

It is expected to ship in January 2015. Those interested in buying one should start saving up now—each one costs 21,600 yen (about US$197.63).


#49

Psycho-Pass Film Slated for January 9 With Gen Urobuchi, Makoto Fukami

posted on 2014-09-26 23:57 EDT

Psycho-Fes, the Psycho-Pass anime event held in Yokohama on Friday, announced that the upcoming Psycho-Pass film will open on January 9.

Writer Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Ōsama-tachi no Viking) had reported on his blog in July that he was writing the film’s screenplay with Gen Urobuchi. Fukami had collaborated with Urobuchi on the first season of Psycho-Pass, but Tow Ubukata will handle series composition of the second.

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 Psycho-Pass, the Psycho-Pass “new edit version,” and the upcoming Psycho-Pass 2, which will premiere on October 9.


#51

Psycho-Pass Film’s Teaser Video Streamed

posted on 2014-10-09 15:30 EDT
Story unveiled for film debuting January 9

The official Psycho-Pass anime website began streaming a 15-second teaser video for the upcoming Psycho-Pass film (Gekijō-ban Psycho-Pass) on Thursday. The film will premiere on January 9.

Akane: I will fight. In a world where the system rules justice.
Text: To the world stage
Akane: Gekijō-ban Psycho-Pass

[Warning: The story summary below contain spoilers for Psycho-Pass season 1. Highlight text to read transcript.]

Year 2112, newcomer Inspector Akane Tsunemori and Enforcers Shinya Kōgami run into a man, a man that was the former mastermind of past incidents. This man was the object of Kōgami’s revenge for his partner. This man, Shogo Makishima, shook the very foundations of the system that supports peace and questioned the existence of justice. Before long, Kōgami executed his own justice on Makishima and secluded himself from the world…
Year 2116-The Japanese government’s begins to export the “Sibyl System” unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union, pronounced “shian”), brings in the “Sibyl System” as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorist to Japan. They slip through the “Sibyl System” and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear.

Writer Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Ōsama-tachi no Viking) had reported on his blog in July that he was writing the film’s screenplay with Gen Urobuchi. Fukami had collaborated with Urobuchi on the first season of Psycho-Pass, but Tow Ubukata will handle series composition of the second.

FUNimation Entertainment licensed Psycho-Pass, the Psycho-Pass “new edit version,” and Psycho-Pass 2, which premiered on Thursday.


#52

Psycho-Pass Film to Run in Over 100 Theaters

posted on 2014-10-10 23:38 EDT

The official website for the Psycho-Pass anime announced on Friday that the film will run in more than 100 theaters in Japan. Such a large-scale theatrical run is uncommon for a film adaptation of a late-night anime. The film will premiere on January 9.

The website also announced that the original television series’ chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro is reprising his role for the film, while Naoyoshi Shiotani is again directing. Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Ōsama-tachi no Viking) and Gen Urobuchi are writing the film’s screenplay. Naoyuki Onda (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Hiiro no Kakera) is designing the film’s characters and serving as chief animation director. Production I.G is animating the film.

The television anime’s second season premiered on Wednesday.


#53

Funimation Dubs Psycho-Pass 2 Anime as It Airs in Japan

posted on 2014-10-29 18:30 EDT
Dubbed episodes start on Funimation’s streaming service next month; new episodes added every Saturday


#54

Funi is “simuldubbing” Psycho-pass 2? That’s cool, and a great way to potentially add value to their streaming service (maybe they can add some bandwidth in turn) but the Psycho-pass dub was made on a more sedate time-table and it was bipolar (ie:some roles were great, others left a lot to be desired; script also needed some more TLC).

Interesting: the other day, the forum updated the thread in real-time to show Coffee’s copious edits to a post but it didn’t refresh this page to show his post until after I’d made mine. Oh well.


#55

Some days it performs faster than others.


#56

FUNimation Sets “Psycho-Pass 2” Dub Broadcast Start Date

November 06, 2014 8:20am CST
Plus plans to begin announcing “Free!” English dub cast


#57

I wonder if Joel McDonald has taken over the dub for this one. I hope so, as he brought up a former Bolton dub already this year, but if he does then his penchant for putting lesser known actors in bigger roles will make this contest a bit more difficult.

Thankfully the old podcast gave me the knowledge to nail the LutC test but I didn’t win.


#58

Second “Psycho-Pass 2” Preview Posted

November 07, 2014 6:10pm CST
New look at Noitamina’s popular but gruesome series posted after yesterday’s fifth episode


#59

Psycho-Pass 2 English Dub Cast Announced

posted on 2014-11-10 12:16 EST
Clifford Chapin, Christopher R. Sabat, Z. Charles Bolton, Monica Rial, Duncan Brannan join cast


#60

The difficulty rating of this “Guess the Voice Actor” contest was much lower than that of LutC. With bigger names like these, the contest was a “gimme”. Always nice to see Barney the Dinosaur (Duncan Brannan) in a cast list as he is in far too few dubs IMO.

Is Bolton still directing this one? Hearing him directing himself in this could be interesting.

I hope the fandom can make up for my slack on this Broadcast Dub initiative so that Funi continues it as LutC still doesn’t appeal to me and after the heinous bait-'n-switch of Season 1 (if that wasn’t a crime, it ought to be) of Psycho-pass, I can’t bring myself to go through Season 2.


#61

Ling Tosite Sigure Performs Psycho-Pass Film’s Theme Song

posted on 2014-11-23 20:30 EST
Band provided themes for both Psycho-Pass anime seasons


#62

ANN Link: Psycho-Pass Film’s Full Trailer, Story, More of Cast Unveiled

Latest “Psycho-Pass” Movie Visual and Trailer

Plus a sample of f Ling Tosite Sigure theme “Who What Who What.”
November 27, 2014 8:00am CST

Following the 2015 , the latest trailer for the Psycho-Pass movie has gone online along with a new visual and sample of Ling Tosite Sigure theme “Who What Who What.” Working with Makoto Fukami a, writer Gen Urobuchi will be returning for the featuring, opening January 19th. Naoyoshi Shiotani is director with Katsuyuki Motohiro as chief director.

Twitter Links & Pics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Baj4-fhA4Jk


#63

Psycho-Pass Film Given R15+ Age Rating

posted on 2014-12-17 06:00 EST

The official Twitter account for the Psycho-Pass anime franchise announced that Japan’s Film Classification and Rating Committee (Eirin) has rated the upcoming Psycho-Pass film as R15+. Theaters are required to restrict films with this rating to viewers 15 years old or older. As a result, the staff will enforce the rating at the planned advance screening on December 19. Nitroplus President Takaki Kosaka expressed relief that the film was not rated R18.

The film will open in more than 100 Japanese theaters on January 9.

The last major anime film with an R18+ ratings was 2011’s complete edition of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression. Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent (Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen III: Kōrin) was initially listed with an R18+ rating, but it was eventually rated R15+ for theaters.


#64

Are Japanese age restrictions upon movie viewers without exception?

…with the character, played by Chris Ayres in the dub, I can definitely see why The First Compression got 18+ as that was (hilariously) inappropriate.


#65

Psycho-Pass Film’s 2nd Trailer Unveiled

posted on 2015-01-09 06:00 EST
Film premiered in Japan on Friday

TOHO began streaming the second trailer for the Psycho-Pass film on Friday, the same day as the film’s Japanese premiere date.

Woman: A foreign terrorist group that illegally entered the country. There appears to be remnants of the deputy sheriff who escaped three years ago within their brains. Since it’s you, I’m sure would not mistake this face.
Text: A futuristic world where people’s mentality can be turned into numbers.
Akane: I’m an officer from Public Safety!
Terrorist: Return fire!
Nobuchika: What’s up with these guys? Are they used to battle? Woman: It’s safe to think that Shinya Kōgami has become a complete criminal. We’ve also found that he smuggled himself into the country.
Text: The stage moves to the globe
Nicholas: Welcome. I welcome both you, and the Sibyl system.
Woman: The top of management of Shanbura Furoto are part of the Sibyl System.
Akane: You’re under arrest, Kōgami.
Shinya: To think you’d come this far.
Soldier: Target found! Identified!
Woman: To him, the Sibyl System is a Black Box from the other side of the sea.
Akane: What do you think you can change by enforcing this kind of method?
Akane: They might put Kogami in a high position like they did with Makishima.
Nobuchika: Don’t make Inspector Tsunemori shoulder any more baggage she doesn’t need.
Man: What are you going to do, Inspector? Are you going to stop me, or let me go?
Shinya: These guys are different from the ones in the army!
Man: You have a bit of potential.
Shion: So you reject us? Man: Either be tamed, or give yourself up to the law out of my reach.
Akane: The only one who can decide what must be protected is yourself.

[Warning: The story summary below contain spoilers for Psycho-Pass season 1. Highlight text to read the summary.]

Year 2112, newcomer Inspector Akane Tsunemori and Enforcers Shinya Kōgami run into a man, a man that was the former mastermind of past incidents. This man was the object of Kōgami’s revenge for his partner. This man, Shogo Makishima, shook the very foundations of the system that supports peace and questioned the existence of justice. Before long, Kōgami executed his own justice on Makishima and secluded himself from the world…
Year 2116-The Japanese government’s begins to export the “Sibyl System” unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union, pronounced “shian”), brings in the “Sibyl System” as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorist to Japan. They slip through the “Sibyl System” and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear.

The Psycho Pass movie is based on the original Psycho Pass sci-fi television anime series, which first aired in 2012. It was licensed and simulcasted by Funimation in North America. A second season began airing last October, and was similarly simulcasted by Funimation.


#66

Psycho-Pass Earns 248 Million

posted on 2015-01-13 07:05 EST
Big Hero 6 takes weekend crown again, earns cumulative total of 5.7 billion yen


#67

Psycho-Pass Film’s Opening Streamed

posted on 2015-01-16 19:20 GMT
Film opened earlier this month

Noitamina began streaming the opening to the Psycho-Pass film on Saturday. The video features Ling Tosite Sigure’s theme song “Who What Who What.”

Text: A world where it’s possible to assign a number to measure a human’s mental state and character tendencies.
The number that judges a human’s soul by recording and controlling every psychological inclination became known as the “Psycho-Pass.”

If an individual’s crime coefficient gets too high, they are arrested and isolated as a “latent criminal.”

The Ministry of Welfare’s huge network that identifies latent criminals and sends those registered to therapy.

Sybil System

The film opened on January 9 at #4 in the Japanese box office and earned 247.8 million yen (US$2.08 million).

[Warning: The story summary below contain spoilers for Psycho-Pass season 1. Highlight text to read the summary.]

Year 2112, newcomer Inspector Akane Tsunemori and Enforcers Shinya Kōgami run into a man, a man that was the former mastermind of past incidents. This man was the object of Kōgami’s revenge for his partner. This man, Shogo Makishima, shook the very foundations of the system that supports peace and questioned the existence of justice. Before long, Kōgami executed his own justice on Makishima and secluded himself from the world…
Year 2116-The Japanese government’s begins to export the “Sibyl System” unmanned drone robots to troubled countries, and the system spreads throughout the world. A state in the midst of a civil war, SEAUn (the South East Asia Union, pronounced “shian”), brings in the “Sibyl System” as an experiment. Under the new system, the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace and safety. But then SEAUn sends terrorists to Japan. They slip through the “Sibyl System” and then attack from within. The shadow of a certain man falls on this incident. In charge of the police, Tsunemori travels to Shambala Float to investigate. The truth of justice on this new ground will become clear.

The Psycho Pass movie is based on the original Psycho Pass sci-fi television anime series, which first aired in 2012. It was licensed and simulcasted by Funimation in North America. A second season began airing last October, and was similarly simulcasted by Funimation.

Writer Makoto Fukami (Chotto Kawaii Iron Maiden, Ōsama-tachi no Viking) had wrote the film’s screenplay with Gen Urobuchi. Fukami had collaborated with Urobuchi on the first season of Psycho-Pass, but Tow Ubukata handled series composition of the second.


#68

Ling Tosite SIGURE Remove ‘Knife’ From Psycho-Pass Film Theme Lyrics in TV Performance

posted on 2015-01-24 06:30 EST
Original lyrics of “Who What Who What” song also contained reference to blood

Band Ling Tosite Sigure announced on their official Twitter account that they changed the lyrics of their “Who What Who What” song during their performance on the “Music Station” television program after being requested to do so by the program’s staff.

The lines “Chi darake no jiyū ga” (Freedom covered in blood) and “Moroha no knife ni irodorareta” (Colored by a double-edged knife) were changed to “Maboroshi no jiyū ga” (Imaginary freedom) and “Moroha no fake ni irodorareta” (Colored by a double-edged fake), respectively. The band noted that they changed the lyrics with cooperation from the program’s staff, and thanked fans for watching the program when it aired on Thursday.

The song “Who What Who What” serves as the opening theme song for the Psycho-Pass film, which premiered in Japan earlier this month. The movie is based on the original Psycho Pass sci-fi television anime series, which first aired in 2012. It was licensed and simulcasted by Funimation in North America. A second season began airing last October, and was similarly simulcasted by Funimation.

Two Japanese men — Kenji Gotō and Haruna Yukawa — were captured by the terrorist group ISIS, and a video of the two hostages was revealed earlier this week. The terrorists demanded US$200 million within 72 hours in exchange for the men’s release, and the deadline for the exchange was 2:50 p.m. JST (12:50 a.m. EST) on Friday. The Fuji TV broadcast of the Assassination Classroom anime was also delayed due to “various circumstances.”