While comic books are a uniquely American art form, Manga has spread around the world over the last twenty years. This is thanks in large part to the global proliferation and skyrocketing popularity of Anime. The partnership between the two art forms is a completely natural evolution, something Dark Horse Comics is banking on with Psycho-Pass.
The Oregon-based independent comic book publisher announced today that they will be releasing a prequel to the hit anime series which will focus on protagonist Shinya Kogami’s life as an investigator.
The original graphic novel will be written by author Midori Goto (Moon) with art by artist/animator Natsuo Sai.
Volume 1 of Psycho-Pass will be available in comic book shops on November 9, 2016.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—From star creator Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) comes Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami, the prequel to the blockbuster science-fiction crime drama anime series Psycho-Pass.
Written by Midori Goto with art from Natsuo Sai, this new manga series is Blade Runner meets Minority Report.
With Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami, Urobuchi reveals how the legendary enforcer was once an ace detective! Working within the city-regulating Sybil System, inspectors must fight crime in a future where a single number measures your criminal tendencies and determines if you are useful to society!
Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami Volume 1 debuts on November 9, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your favorite retailer or local comic book store.
“Psycho-Pass is a compelling cyberpunk mystery.”—Kotaku
“Makes good use of the dystopian future genre, good foils and parallels throughout. Some neat visuals.”—Anime News Network
“Psycho-Pass is the best crime-thriller-science fiction anime I have watched and will definitely be recommending to others as well as watching again in the future.”—IGN