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Crunchyroll Release Psycho Pass: Providence in Cinemas This Summer

Any anime TV series worth its salt eventually gets a movie spin-off. In the case of longer running shows, it can be more than one. Crunchyroll has, over the past couple of years, been increasing their activity in releasing movies- both in cinemas and then later on streaming. They have announced their next movie release will be the next outing in the Psycho Pass franchise.

Crunchyroll has announced that in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, they will be bringing Psycho Pass: Providence to cinemas worldwide starting this summer. The film will arrive in North America from July 14, with special advanced fan sneak peek screenings taking place on July 11 and July 13. Additional theatrical dates are to be announced soon for countries and territories including Australia, United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Peru, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The film will be released in the US with both English dubbed and original language with subtitled versions.

Psycho Pass first aired in 2012, and was produced by the acclaimed Production IG and written by Gen Urobuchi. There have been two follow-up seasons, with the most recent airing in 2019. There have been six movies, with Providence having been released on May 12 in Japan.

The series follows the young inspector Akane Tsunemori and her partner Shinya Kogami in a future Japan ruled over by an authoritarian artificial intelligence called The Sibyl System. Providence is intended to act as connective tissue between the movie Psycho Pass Sinners of the System Case 3: On the Other Side of Love and Hate and the third season of the Psycho Pass TV series.


January 2118. Chief Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department, Akane Tsunemori, receives a report of an incident on a foreign vessel – the body of Professor Milicia Stronskaya has been discovered. Behind the incident is a group known as the Peacebreakers, a foreign paramilitary organization and a new outside threat who are targeting the professor’s research papers known as the “Stronskaya Document”. 

Reunited with Shinya Kogami, a former fugitive from the Criminal Investigation Department, Akane grapples with a case that quickly escalates beyond their expectations. The Stronskaya Papers could reveal a truth that would shake Japan's government, and even the Sibyl System, to the core.

It is in this untold story that the missing link is revealed.