Psycho-Pass (サイコパス Saiko Pasu ) is a Japanese anime television series by Production I.G. It was directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The story takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed on each citizen's body called the Psycho-Pass. It follows members of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division and the crimes they investigate.
The series aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block between October 2012 and March 2013 and has been licensed by FUNimation Entertainment in North America. A second season is currently in production, as well as an animated film. A manga adaptation began serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine from November 2012. An episodic video game adaptation called Chimi Chara Psycho-Pass, developed by Nitroplus Staffers in collaboration with Production I.G, was announced to be launched as a bonus content for the Blu-ray Disc volumes releases of the anime.
Psycho-Pass is set in a future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes, all through a "cymatic scan" of the brain. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When this probability, measured by the "Crime Coefficient" index, is too high in an individual, they are pursued and apprehended—with lethal force, if necessary. The plot focuses on a young adult named Akane Tsunemori who is a new police officer known as Inspector within Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division. As an Inspector she hunts criminal alongside a special team of so called latent criminals (people whose Crime Coefficients are deemed too high, and without chance of recovery) called Enforcers. Both Enforcers and Inspectors use magnum-esque "Dominators", special weapons designed to fire only on those with a higher-than-acceptable Crime Coefficient. During some of Akane's first investigations, the group learns of a mastermind behind multiple crimes, Shogo Makishima.