Psycho-Pass: Providence is coming to theatres near you! Sony Pictures India took to Twitter to announce that the highly anticipated film will hit Indian screens on July 28. And here’s the best part: it’s releasing in Japanese with English subtitles, giving us the authentic feel we’ve all come to love and enjoy.
Sony Pictures India’s YouTube channel also released a trailer for the movie, increasing the already high anticipation. With its recent success in Japan, ranking at #4 in its opening weekend, “Psycho-Pass Providence” is all set to impress Indian viewers.
Psycho-Pass: Providence is a film based on the manga and anime series, Psycho-Pass. The movie fills the holes left behind by the movie Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case 3: On the Other Side of Love and Hate and Season Three of the Psycho-Pass series. The movie delves deeper into the stories of Akane Tsunemori and Shinya Kogami.
This isn’t just any sci-fi anime, it’s an intriguing peek into a future that may not be too far away. Welcome to the world of Psycho-Pass, where your thoughts can be your downfall.
Psycho-Pass: Providence’s Plot
It’s January 2118, and Chief Inspector Akane Tsunemori of the Criminal Investigation Department finds herself caught up in a pickle. She receives a report of a mysterious incident; the body of Professor Milicia Stronskaya has been found on a foreign vessel.
This incident leads Akane to a group known as the Peacebreakers, a foreign paramilitary organization. Their target? The infamous “Stronskaya Document,” a set of research papers written by Milicia, could break the very foundations of Japan’s government and the all-powerful Sibyl System.
What is Akane and Shinya Kogami to do? Will this dynamic duo find the missing link? Or is this the beginning of their downfall?
The anime film is directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and is produced by Production I.G. The scripts were written by Makoto Fukami and Tow Ubukata. The characters’ design and animation direction was handled by Naoyuki Onda. Other staff members included:
- Makiko Suzuki as Colour key artist
- GEMBA handled the 3D CGI
- Shūichi Kusamori as Art director
- Yūgo Kanno as the Film composer
- Yoshinori Murakami as the Editor
- Yoshikazu Iwanami as the Sound director.
The film’s theme song, Alexithymia Spare, is performed by Ling Tosite Sigure, and the ending theme song, Tōjisha (The One Concerned), is performed by EGOIST.
Worth a Watch?
Picture this: a world where our emotions are monitored, our thoughts are scanned, and our very sanity is quantified. In the not-so-distant future, something called the Sibyl System rules all, using the power of advanced technology to determine a person’s mental state and the chances of them committing a crime.
It’s like Minority Report on steroids, fused with a cyberpunk aesthetic that will make your eyeballs tingle. This is what Psycho-Pass is.
Psycho-Pass: Providence received decent, mid-range ratings from its viewers. The movie was claimed to be too fast-paced and so the plot couldn’t unfold itself neatly. However, It answers all the questions fans had after season three of the anime series and gives us a form of closure. The movie is an instant must-watch for Psycho-Pass fans.
The anime, on the other hand, is a masterpiece known by only a few. Everything about this series is a hit, from the characters to the dull and serious animation to the plotline of the show. Undoubtedly, it’s a bit slow at the beginning, but it’s 100 percent worth the watch. We highly recommend this series.