After reaching double digits in age a few months ago, the Psycho-Pass franchise announced that it’ll be making a grand comeback in the form of a new anime movie. Not much else was revealed then, but its release date has now been firmed up.
Psycho-Pass: Providence will open in theatres in Japan on 12 May 2023, with additional details such as story and international release still pending. A new visual was also unveiled, showing the characters from both the first and second seasons, alongside a text that reads, “The end of the Sibyl System (coincidentally sharing the same kanji as ‘justice’)”.
Production I.G., the original animation studio for the cyberpunk crime-fiction thriller series, is returning for the project, with Naoyoshi Shiotani, director of the first Psycho-Pass movie, at the helm. It will reunite the following cast members from the franchise’s previous entries, indicating that the central plot may involve a team-up between them:
- Kana Hanazawa as Akane Tsunemori
- Tomokazu Seki as Shinya Kōgami
- Kenji Nojima as Nobuchika Ginoza
- Shizuka Itou as Yayoi Kunizuka
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Shion Karanomori
- Ayane Sakura as Mika Shimotsuki
- Takahiro Sakurai as Sho Hinakawa
- Hiroki Touchi as Teppei Sugo
- Takako Honda as Frederica Hanashiro
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Jouji Saiga
- Noriko Hidaka as Dominator
Psycho-Pass: Providence was unveiled as part of the 10th anniversary event, which includes pop-up stores, special touring product sales, and an ongoing online exhibition that will end its run on 28 February. Apart from famous scenes from the first three seasons of the anime, it features newly-drawn illustrations sold as goods as well.
The original Psycho-Pass anime aired in 2012, and was later followed up with a second season in October 2014. In 2019, Psycho-Pass 3 premiered with a different format, where each of its eight episodes having hour-long runtimes. The first anime movie, meanwhile, opened in Japan in 2015, and laid the foundation for the Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System trilogy to break into the silver screen in 2019.