In an interview posted at the Weekly Playboy News website, director Katsuyuki Motohiro revealed that he banned the word “moe” in meetings about the new action/sci-fi anime series Psycho Pass.
Motohiro further explained that the series is intended to go against the current anime trend in Japan so it will either be a “strike out” or a “home run.”
Script editor Gen Urobuchi in the same interview said that the series contains heavily brutal scenes and he joked that kids nowadays might get traumatized when they watched this anime. Urobuchi was offered to write the script for this project after Motohiro became amazed with the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and read Urobuchi’s novels and writings.
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. [ANN]