Will There Be Psycho-Pass 4

Psycho-Pass was Production IG's bold and creative attempt at a new science-fiction franchise on the level of genre peers such as Ghost in the Shell. It was meant to be something new to push the medium forward, but fast-forward to now, and the future of the franchise seems uncertain. The first season aired in 2012, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. Psycho-Pass gained a huge critical acclaim for its dark and mature dystopian story, its iconic villain, and a thrilling detective story that by all counts should have been the next big science-fiction franchise. In a way, it kinda was. Psycho-Pass had three seasons between 2012 and 2019, a major movie in 2015, three short films throughout 2019, spinoff games, drama CDs, and a manga series. With all the promise that the first season demonstrated, why did the series seem to fall off in recent years? When Psycho-Pass 2 got the green light, fans may not have been entirely aware that it wasn't being made by Production IG

It even managed to improve on new characters from the second season.

Horses grazing near Manga Brook - geograph.org.uk - 3071756 In fact, it was being produced by Tatsunoko Production and Tow Ubukata instead of Urobuchi. Urobuchi was involved in planning and writing the story concept, but plan and execution are two very different things. Season 2 caught flak for feeling like a retread of season 1's story, but with a weaker antagonist, a less compelling cast, and half the number of total episodes. It was still dark and had plenty of shocking moments, but without a strong narrative to hold it together, those moments felt cheap in retrospect. This lackluster sequel was the start of a trend that found series fans wondering if the show should have continued at all. The second season came off as a distraction while Urobuchi and the rest of the A-team at Production IG Psycho-Pass: The Movie, a production that felt like the true sequel fans were waiting for. With the film's release, audiences burned by the second season were more cynical, but the consensus has reigned that the movie was a satisfying return to form for the franchise. It even managed to improve on new characters from the second season. If season 2 felt like a fall from grace, then the movie was like the old Psycho-Pass never left. Akane Tsunemori, the true protagonist of the series, is experiencing some excellent character growth and held her own alongside returning protagonist Kogami, the more traditional lead character.

Let that sink in.

The film was received well, having explored more of the world outside Japan with Urobuchi's trademark grim sensibilities, but fans still wanted more, and it would be a while before they got it. The next entry in the series didn't come until 2019, when director Naoyoshi Shiotani helmed three short films telling wildly different stories set in the Psycho-Pass universe. These films saw the return of old characters fans loved, introduced new ones, and fleshed out more of the supporting cast, all across the series timeline. By this point in the franchise, Gen Urobuchi was no longer working on the series, and the pull that his name offered was gone. Shiotani has consistently directed the franchise, but with the only entry not written by Urobuchi having been a failure, the Psycho-Pass name couldn't quite garner the same hype as other sequels. Another factor in the equation was Amazon Prime Video. While Funimation had acquired the rights to seasons 1 and 2 and the movie, they never got the rights to the Sinners of the System or the eventual Psycho-Pass 3. Instead, Amazon got the streaming rights to season 3, yet no one acquired the Sinners of the System films. One of the most acclaimed sci-fi anime of the 2010s, and the trilogy of films meant to continue the franchise was acquired by no one. Let that sink in. By this point, the franchise seems to be stuck in the past, telling stories about its established characters, but not moving the narrative forward. It was time for something new. Amazon distributed Psycho-Pass 3 worldwide through Amazon Video, meaning that the English dub by Funimation starring Robert McCollum and Kate Oxley was effectively finished.

39;t terrible, it may just be a case of lost interest.

Another casualty in the anime streaming war and a result of Psycho-Pass' long hiatus. The series itself was certainly bold, toting a brand-new cast of characters, a wildly different Japan from how it looked in season 1, and a new threat. It seemed like they wanted to wipe the slate clean and tell a new story with new characters while advancing the story of the world. After 8 hour-long episodes and a film conclusion, the gamble paid off for the most part, even with Tow Ubukata returning to write. It was a significant improvement over Psycho-Pass 2, but the franchise seemed to be losing its love for social philosophy. Instead, it was turning more into a police procedural with cool fights now and again. Since the release of Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector in 2020, it's been unclear if the series has any intention of continuing. The best prediction anyone could make would be that Sinners of the System and season 3 might eventually get Blu-ray releases once Amazon loses the rights. As for new stories, Psycho-Pass seems like it played the hand it was dealt poorly. The creators made missteps and even when they pulled it back, they waited far too long before continuing the series. While the new entries aren't terrible, it may just be a case of lost interest. If Psycho-Pass ever does continue, Production IG If they try to milk the franchise for another five years, it's very unlikely to be received well. But if they decide to bring it to a big close, one last film or series couldn't hurt.

Ten Questions On Manga

This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.

He has also been shown to date with normal female cat.

He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.

Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.

costume The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.

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