Manga Prequel to the Hit Anime “Psycho-Pass” Comes to Dark Horse


In “oh my goodness this press release is extremely relevant to me” news, today Dark Horse has announced the upcoming release of Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami. Written by Midori Goto and featuring art from Natsuo Sai, this new manga series will follow Shinya Kogami life as an ace detective for the Ministry of Welfare’s Public Safety Bureau (MWPSB).

After watching the entire Psycho-Pass series, Kogami’s former life was touched upon but never fully explored. I believe fans of the series would appreciate this opportunity to dig a little deeper into his life leading up to what caused his Crime Coefficient to rise to latent criminal status.

Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami Volume 1 debuts on November 9, 2016. Pre-order your copy today at your favorite retailer or your local comic book store.


Currently available for pre-order at Amazon and will be available through Barnes & Noble as well.

For more details, please check out the official press release below.


Shinya Kogami’s Life as an Investigator Revealed†

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!

What other folks are saying about Psycho-Pass…

Psycho-Pass is a compelling cyberpunk mystery.

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.

About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

†Source: Dark Horse Press Release