This year is a good year for Psycho-Pass fans, though it may hit them in the wallet a bit. With the first season having been previously aired, simulcast, dubbed and released on DVD/BD here in North America, it’s getting an edited re-run this summer that puts it into an hour long drama style with some new connecting animation to smooth the wrinkles for the eleven episode run. It also paves the way for the second season this fall. While the first season has been released in Japan in single disc form, a Blu-ray box set is csheduled for October 15th, 2014 that will run for 32,000 yen. That set will contain the original broadcast run and the new edited run as well. A new promo spot for it has been included below as well as the notice video for the theatrical film, which lands in October 2014 as well.
Check out our review of the series here.
Property Concept: The series 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” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.
This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.