Starting this Sunday, March 6th, Production I.G’s (Kuroko’s Basketball, Ghost in the Shell) Psycho-Pass anime will be available for stream on Japanese video site Niconico.
The first 11 episodes of the anime (1-11) will be available on Sunday at 7:00pm JST. The remaining 11 episodes of the anime (12-22) will become available next Monday (March 7th) at 7pm JST. A Japanese Niconico account is needed to view the episodes.
The Niconico broadcast is to celebrate the recent PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release of Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness.
Psycho-Pass is an original anime from Production I.G. The Sci-fi, crime solving anime began airing from October 2012 and ended in March 2013. The series was directed by first timer Naoyoshi Shiotani, with the story being written by veteran Gen Urobuchi and the characters designed by Akira Amano. A second season of the anime was produced and aired in October 2014, which was followed by an anime film in January this year. The series has received a manga and light novel adaptation, that began publishing in November 2012 and February 2013 respectively. Additionally, an Xbox One game based on the series has been produced as well as a sequel anime season and sequel film. Series producer Akitoshi Mori has mentioned in a recent interview that he would like to do a third season.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
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.
The first 11 episodes of Psycho-Pass will be on Niconico from March 5th and the final 11 episodes will stream from the 7th.