Due to the incredible success of the Sibyl System, Japan has begun exporting the technology to other countries with the hope that it will one day be used all around the world. In order to test its effectiveness in a foreign location, the war-torn state of the South East Asian Union (SEAUn) decides to implement the system, hoping to bring peace and stability to the town of Shambala Float and keep the population in check.
However, a group of anti-Sibyl terrorists arrives in Japan, and the Ministry of Welfare's Public Safety Bureau discovers significant evidence that the invaders are being aided by Kougami Shin'ya, a former Enforcer who went rogue. Because of their past relationship, Tsunemori Akane is sent to SEAUn to bring him back, but with their last meeting years in the past, their reunion might not go quite as planned.
– Psycho-Pass: The Movie
– 劇場版 PSYCHO-PASS
– Psycho-Pass: Der Film
– 劇場版 サイコパス
Psycho-Pass: The Movie (Japanese: 劇場版 サイコパス Hepburn: Gekijō-ban Saiko Pasu) is a 2015 Japanese anime science fiction crime film.
The movie took place after the TV series, maybe a year or so had passed.
The animation is as good, if not better than the TV series. The tone is as dark as always except this time we also get some jungle scenes to break up the color palette. The action scenes are especially satisfying.
The opening song “Who What Who What” by Ling Toshite Shigure reminds me of the Tokyo Ghoul’s theme song “Unravel”. The ending song is “Namae no Nai Kaibutsu” by Egoist.
The only two characters from the TV series that get any attention in the movie is Akane and Kogami. Both are better flesh out and had evolved a bit. You still see the old crew from the TV (except the dead one obviously), but they appear to be more of a cameo role.
The story is engaging and kept you glued, despite a few unanswered plot holes. It has a good mix of actions versus dialogs, so it wasn’t as slow as the TV.
I highly recommend this movie for the fan of the series, or if you are into cyberpunk science fiction. I would suggest watching the TV series first. The Psycho-Pass movie contains graphic violence, some nudity, tobacco usage, and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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