good back-story, and good acting
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
Psycho Pass 2 is way better then season 1 as the first series was a bit if a shonen show overall (all the manga are published in Comic Garden or Jump SQ and a chibi version also exists) that looked and sounded like it was seinen but retarded detectives, a nonsensical and inconsistent world, complete sh*tshows like the high school killing arc, Saturday morning cartoon villainy (MGS Rising robot dog represent), an inconsistent amounts of mostly off-screen violence and bland action men (or men with vaginas) characters made me drop it after 16 episodes. A borderline 6/10 because of the production values. Worst of all i got to read for a year straight how "cerebral" and intelligent it was while actual sci-fi seinen fare as GitS: Sleepless Eye never crossed the border.No more sitting between the chairs this time though as the new team decided to turn Psycho Pass it into a 90s OVA! The companion manga is still shonen but the violence is directly on screen and in your face. It is also admitted that only incapable idiots would get to be cops so a bunch of Gendo Ikaris and their children would be able to run the world while sitting in dark rooms and playing war games. Society would need to be evil to actually function and now it is! I love it how come idiots continued to play the witch-hunt game after they found out what it was about and the bad guys are now finally glorified rock stars. I also like that they gave big bad Frankenstein-senpai a cute slasher girlfriend. The music is ace too (what an ending!) and right out of Deus Ex. Best of all there is no rape appreciation like 90s OVA'S used to have and the female characters get to be as capable (or hilariously not) as anyone and why does everyone on cyberspace hate Freckles-chan? She may be heaps dumb and corrupt but so were most of the cast. Well done IG as your series now gets to sit besides Gantz, JoJo and Terraformars as fun escapist manly men entertainment without any of the pretentious crap from season one. Sure intelligent shows like Ergo Proxy, GitS, Lain or Texhnolyze are better but this was still an exciting ride and the ending was highly conclusive and calmer than i expected. My biggest complain is that the story felt a bit cramped and at least 2 more episodes would have given the show more air to breath but the show put the "punk" back into cyberpunk so i am happy overall. The action focused movie look fun too and i could use an OVA miniseries to close off if the direction of season 2 is followed up upon.
I've been doing a marathon for this series for the last couple of days and I had to take a pause for a second and write a review.The Animation, the writing, the voice acting (ok, for Japanese version) are all top notch. Production IG, the animation studio that made this, is at the top of their game, and I knew them from watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone complex (I highly recommend as well). The writing is superb if not genius, and before I knew it, I was attached to all the characters (on both sides). Although the main theme have been done to death (future worlds where AI's run things and judge us, and so on) the show definitely made it feel fresh and had me diving in episode after episode. I'm actually on episode 19.. I can't express how excited I am finishing this! Watch it!
This anime is brilliant! Psycho-Pass is a very smart series that deeply analizes freewill and whether or not a person's "hue", when cloudy, can determine if they will become a threat to society. Using a special weapon known as "The Dominator", detectives are able to continuously read and send psychological data to determine a persons crime coefficient. Depending on how clouded a persons "hue" is, they will either receive mandatory rehabilitation, or an execution on the spot.At first I was not going to give this anime a chance, but I am thrilled I did! I love the dark, mysterious, and serious atmosphere of this anime. Additionally, the logical questions postulated regarding aspects of freewill and whether or not a person can be judged before they commit a crime were magnificent! Furthermore, every character added a significant element that made them both likable and unforgettable. Finally, the animation was beautiful, and the music significantly heightened every situation. In many ways I would say this series is already comparable to a series like "Cowboy Bebop".In short, Psycho-Pass is a juicy sophisticated anime that will appeal to many mystery/sci-fi fans. It is animated craftsmanship and definitely worth the watch.
Imagine a world where we are watched and accept the judgment of a system that has been developed to dictate your life, your job and if it is determined that you might commit a crime based on your state of mind even be prosecuted for a possible future crime. This is the basis of this wonderful anime.With some of the most thought provoking questions put forward in brilliant animation with some horrific depictions of true human nature, and the narrative accompanying it will make you question whether you would accept total resignation of your perceived free will.This is a must watch!