FUNimation Entertainment Announces Four Anime Films Added to Its Streaming Platform

FUNimation Entertainment has added the following four anime films on its Funimation Now service:

  • Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Psycho-Pass
  • Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu

The films are available both with an English dub and subtitles.

Source: ANN

Psycho-Pass Anime to Get a Third Season

The official website for the Psycho-Pass anime franchise has announced that the anime is getting a third season titled Psycho-Pass 3. The anime will air on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block.

The anime will star Yuuki Kaji as Arata Shindō and Yūichi Nakamura as Kei Mikhail Ignatov. Naoyoshi Shiotani is returning to direct the series at Production I.G, and manga creator Akira Amano is returning as the original character designer.

The original Psycho-Pass anime premiered in 2012 and ran for 22 episodes. The 11-episode Psycho-Pass 2 television anime series premiered in October 2014, and the Psycho-Pass movie opened in Japan in January 2015. The franchise also includes the newly released three-film Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System project.

Source: ANN

Second Psycho-Pass SS Anime Film’s Manga Adaptation to Launch on March 5, 2019

Mag Garden has announced that the manga for Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian, the second film in the Psycho-Pass SS (Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System) trilogy, will begin serializing in its Monthly Comic Garden magazine on March 5, 2019. The first chapter will debut early on the Mag Comi website on February 15, 2019 to commemorate the film’s opening.

Mag Garden released the first manga volume inspired by the first film in the trilogy, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu (Crime and Punishment), on January 25, 2019. The film opened in Japan on the same day. The manga’s first chapter will also appear in Monthly Comic Garden on February 5, 2019.

Source: ANN

Psycho-Pass SS Anime Film Trilogy to Get Manga Adaptations

The official website for the three-film Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System project has announced that all three films will get manga adaptations. Natsuo Sai will draw all three manga.

Mag Garden will release the first volume inspired by the first film in the trilogy, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu (Crime and Punishment), on January 25, 2019. The film will open in Japanese theaters on the same day.

Source: ANN

Cast Members Announced for the Psycho-Pass SS Anime Film Trilogy

Additional cast members have been announced for the Psycho-Pass SS anime film trilogy.

For the first film Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Bachi (Crime and Punishment), the cast stars:

  • Kenji Nojima is Nobuchika Ginoza
  • Ayane Sakura is Mika Shimotsuki
  • Saori Yumiba is Izumi Yasaka
  • Sachie Hirai is Takeya Kukuri
  • Hiroe Oka is Kyōka Tsujichō
  • Rikiya Koyama is Rodion Matsuki
  • Kimiko Saitō is Aiko Gentaku
  • Youhei Tadano is Kōji Noto
  • Keiichi Nakagawa is Akira Karasuma
  • Kana Hanazawa is Akane Tsunemori
  • Hiroki Touchi is Teppei Sugo
  • Takahiro Sakurai is Shō Hinakawa
  • Shizuka Itou is Yayoi Kunizuka
  • Miyuki Sawashiro is Shion Karanomori

The film is scheduled to open in Japan on January 25, 2019.

For the second film Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian, the cast stars:

  • Hiroki Touchi is Teppei Sugo
  • Kinryuu Arimoto is Tomomi Masaoka
  • Masumi Asano is Risa Aoyanagi
  • Masaki Terasoma is Itsuki Ōtomo
  • Sayaka Ohara is Rin Ōtomo
  • Tomokazu Seki is Shinya Kōgami
  • Kenji Nojima is Nobuchika Ginoza
  • Akira Ishida is Shuusei Kagari
  • Shizuka Itou is Yayoi Kunizuka
  • Miyuki Sawashiro is Shion Karanomori
  • Takako Honda is Frederica Hanashiro
  • Kana Hanazawa is Akane Tsunemori
  • Ayane Sakura is Mika Shimotsuki

The film is scheduled to open in Japan on February 15, 2019.

For the third film Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.3 Onshū no Kanata ni ____ (In the Realm Beyond Is ____), the cast stars:

  • Tomokazu Seki is Shinya Kōgami
  • Sumire Morohoshi is Tenjin Wangchuck
  • Tomoyuki Shimura is Kinley Dorji
  • Tsutomu Isobe is Guillermo Garcia
  • Wataru Takagi is Tshering Gurung
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka is Jean-Marcel Belmondo

The film is scheduled to open in Japan on March 8, 2019.

The overall trilogy’s theme song is “Adnormalize,” remixed by Masayuki Nakano. Case.1‘s ending theme is “Fallen,” remixed by Masayuki Nakano. Case.2‘s ending theme is “All Alone With You,” remixed by Masayuki Nakano. Case.3‘s ending theme is “Namae no nai Kaibutsu” (Nameless Monster), remixed by Masayuki Nakano.

Source: ANN

Returning Staff and Cast Announced for the First Two Psycho-Pass SS Anime Films

The returning staff and cast members have been announced for Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Bachi (Crime and Punishment) and Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian, the first two anime films in the three-film Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass Sinners of the System project.

Naoyoshi Shiotani returns as director from the Psycho-Pass television anime seasons, and is also listed on the official website for the story concept. Ryō Yoshigami wrote the screenplay for “Case.1,” while Makoto Fukami returned from the first Psycho-Pass season and movie for the screenplay for “Case.2” (the official website also lists him for the screenplay for “Case.3”). Naoyuki Onda, Kyoji Asano, and Yasuhiro Aoki return from previous entries in the franchise as character designers, adding Hisashi Abe. Production I.G is animating the films, and TOHO is the distributor.

Kenji Nojima, Ayane Sakura, Hiroki Touchi, Kinryuu Arimoto, and Tomokazu Seki return as their characters Nobuchika Ginoza, Mika Shimotsuki, Teppei Sugo, Tomomi Masaoka, and Shinya Kogami, respectively.

Both films are screening as part of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which is taking place October 25-November 3, 2018. The films are scheduled for a wider release in Japan starting in January 2019.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Additions to Its Streaming Anime Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added the following titles to its streaming anime catalog:

  • Desert Punk – available in the United States and Canada
  • Kaze no Stigma – available in the United States and Canada
  • Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa
  • PUCHIM@S – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands
  • Daimidaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire – available to free members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and to Premium Members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands
  • Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi Universe – available in the United States and Canada
  • PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition – available to free members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa, and to Premium Members in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
  • Episodes 57-84 of Yu Yu Hakusho

Source: ANN