Anime and reality saw a bit of convergence this week. Several days after Psycho-Pass ended, Wired reported on a scientific study that gets scarily close to the sci-fi anime's Sibyl System, used to measure citizen's Crime Coefficient. “It’s the first time brain scans have been used to predict recidivism,” said neuroscientist Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More after the jump.
We’ve all made that mistake: a couple of episodes in, and a show just doesn’t grab you. With all of the anime out there begging to be watched, you make the call and the show gets unceremoniously dumped. Japanese voters took a look back at the winter season and voted on the shows that deserve a second chance. Check out the list after the jump.
PSYCHO-PASS is doing a collaboration with Patisserie Swallowtail White Rose to offer White Day special desserts! The story of the anime is getting more intense as it gets close to the finale, here is something to go "awwww" over and forget about the fact that they are about to kill each other! Check them out after the jump!
Now that the winter season is winding down, Biglobe asked voters to rank their favorite shows that warmed our hearts during the cold. Check out the results after the jump.
[SPOILER ALERT] After the airing of Episode 18 of PSYCHO-PASS in Japan, many fans tweeted their opinions about the quality of art. Click to find out the fans' and staff's reaction!
Production I.G.'s PSYCHO-PASS has now joined the group of anime that are adopting live action participation games as part of their promotional events. The Toshimaen amusement park, famous for their Tokusatsu shows is now hosting PSYCHO-PASS live action games for two weekends, starting on the 9th. I'm wondering how many participants will show up in their black suits and a black tie? Read more about the game after the jump.
Hawaiian anime fan/chip tune artist /Chunmeista/ has recently updated his library of work with 8 bit covers of Psycho-Pass theme "Abnormalize" and songs from Sword Art Online. Get a look and listen after the jump.
Noitamina Apparel has scheduled two sets of eye glasses with dummy lenses modeled on the alternative audience anime programming block's currently running sci-fi series. The Psycho-Pass glasses are based on Nobuchika Ginoza's, while the Robotics;Notes glasses are "Yoshino Nanjō Edition," based on the ones that the voice actress/singer's character Akiho Senomiya wears. Get a look at the promos after the jump.
Going into the premiere of sci-fi crime anime Psycho-Pass there was talk about how the staff banned the word "moe" from their planning. Well, whether or not the anime actually eschewed moe makes for a nice debate, but, regardless, the Chimi-Game iPhone app based on the series quite kawaii. Check it out after the jump.
Except for antagonist Shōgo Makishima, the official site for noitanimA's sci-fi crime anime has now revealed Reborn manga creator Akira Amano's original designs for the principal cast of Psycho-Pass. Get a look at the latest after the jump.
In addition to the Komissa-chan mascot goods and WPC accouterments, noitaminA is merchandising the heck out of sci-fi crime anime Psycho-Pass' Dominators weapons. You can get a cell charm, a leather purse, or even a 18,900 yen ($230) model kit. Meanwhile Resident Evil fans will soon be able to pick up a realistic replica airsoft gun of S.T.A.R.S.' Samurai Edge. Get a look after the jump.
It's interesting to see an anime starring adult professionals, and it's extra interesting to see that type of character designed by a manga author known for their shounen work. The official site for sci-fi crime anime Psycho-Pass has continued to reveal Reborn creator Akira Amano's original Psycho-Pass illustrations with two new designs. Get a look after the jump.
It's a bit of an absurd demonstration of what needs to be done to fund anime productions, but violent sci-fi crime series Psycho-Pass is joining the more otaku friendly new science adventure Robotics;Notes in the latest Noitamina Shop, Cafe & Theatre campaign. See the promo videos after the jump.
An interesting feature of the Production I.G and Gen Urobuchi's (Madoka Magica/Fate/zero) unblinking sci-fi crime anime Psycho-Pass is that its original character design was by Akira Amano - author of infant mafioso Shonen Jump manga Reborn. Those prototype designs have now been posted online. Get a look after the jump.