Following the recent announcement of Anime Limited bringing Psycho-Pass 2 to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD one question that many people have asked has been “is there any chance you’ll be getting the movie too?” Our answer has simply been that we only have the rights to the second season of the series, but now the answer has changed!
Today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Psycho-Pass The Movie to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD in 2016. Psycho-Pass The Movie follows on from the events of the two series of the show to bring the action-packed next chapter in the franchise.
Synopsis: In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.
When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System’s security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?
“We know this is title that people have been hoping we would be able to bring to the UK and I’m so happy that we are able to fulfil the desires of fans” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “The film received it’s UK Premiere back in October last year and I had a great time watching it along with everyone else in attendance. Being able to release the movie in addition to our upcoming release of the second season was a logical progression for Anime Limited, and one the whole team, not just myself, is very happy about. The film itself really is the next chapter in the story and expands the franchise in ways I didn’t foresee in a very positive way. It progresses the story a massive leap, which considering it’s a feature film and not a series is a great achievement for all involved.”
At this time we can confirm that the film will be receiving a Blu-ray and DVD release in the UK in the third quarter of 2016, exact date to be confirmed soon. Our release will include both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. More details to follow as we can share them.
Check out the English dubbed trailer, used to promote its recent U.S. theatrical run, below.