When I started watching season 1 of Psycho Pass, I had no idea I would like this anime so much. It was addictive. I went from one episode to another, not wanting, but needing to know what happened next. A whole day hadn’t passed by before I moved onto season 2. Yeah, I am indeed obsessed… so obsessed, I’m thinking about writing a fan fiction. Me, writing a fan fiction… I know. It’s laughable, but I’m seriously considering it, hence how much I love the series.
The in-depth storyline reminds me a lot of i-Robot and Demolition Man, with a little Judge Dredd thrown in the mix. Despite that, the concept is so unique.
The characters are easy to get attached to, specifically Kogami in my case. He’s a criminal enforcer with a dark past and wicked nature, but his devious mind leads the Sybil police force to solving many crimes and eliminating many killers. He has a calculating mindset, and he is extremely smart, much like his counterpart, Makishima, who was the charismatic villain in the story.
Tsunemori is a new recruit who gets pretty much thrown to the wolves on her first day of work. The storyline revolves around her. She comes in on the force as an innocent doe, but after a few field cases, and some pretty gruesome crime scenes, she toughens up and becomes a predator. But her wide-eyed experience on the force is not without tragedy and enlightenment.
Now, I usually don’t think much of the villains in these anime storylines, mostly ‘cause I’m too busy rooting for the good guy, but I enjoyed how raw and absolutely brilliant Makishima was. Every ruthless kill he made was to exploit the system, to show the public how imperfect and flawed the Sybil system was. And he did it very well. He found other people, with a serial killer mentality, and compelled them to basically kill for him. But that’s not to say he didn’t get his hands dirty. He was pretty skilled with a switchblade, or whatever kind of blade it was. His ultimate scheme was to shut the Sybil system down, but he had to be crafty with the way he went about it, since he was basically dealing with a super computer. There was something so intriguing about his character, though I haven’t figured out what that something is yet. *grin*
Nevertheless, this anime gets put at the top of my list as one of my favorites.
*As a side note, if you’re an anime fan, but you are faint of heart, this IS NOT the anime for you.*
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