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Translations: Bleach 600 by BadKarma
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: October 12,2012 to ??
Producers: Production I.G.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Opening Theme: "Abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure
Ending Theme: "Namae no nai Kaibutsu (Monster with no name)" by EGOIST
As I said in the preview thread, the premise sounds really cool. My only concern is the execution; even if the synopsis is interesting, it won't be a good anime if it fails to meet the standard it puts out.
Nevertheless I'm pretty excited.
Can't agree more with Asa-chan. Well, the summary and artwork is quite the typical of what I would like, so definitely look forward to it. Hopefully it won't be disappointing (still hurt with how one of these anime turned out to be bad) LOL~
Just wondering, is this an original work or another adaptation?
Psycho-Pass Characters Profile:
I think this is an original work. Another Urobutcher's individual projects, apparently.
Last edited by Doraku; October 05, 2012 at 05:32 AM.
Nice info, Dora! The characters description are not that exciting, but the story plot is, quite much, I guess. Haha~ Lately I'm in mood for detective stories or anything related to crimes and something of the like. Seems we're going to see how the past of these characters will play part on their investigation, and how their lives will be affected by what they're doing. The antagonist so far is only one; nice description though. XD
Amazing first episode. The atmosphere was intense and so were the characters. I can already see how the girl will have future problems with Enforcers due to her softness and kindness.
Besides that, the guns were interesting. They can tell your personalities and your criminal records which is useful. I would expect to see more weapons introduced in the story because of how technologically advanced the setting is. But I must admit, having a bullet that can make you grow and explode is awesome
Overall, I will be expecting some great things from this show
What I found most interesting is that it instantly rises the question if this kind of "judgement" is really okay. Just because someone is a "probable" criminal do you have the rights to judge/imprison or even kill them? How exactly is this Psycho-Pass rated and how does it work?
As much as this could be seen as a good method to prevent crime from happening it is totally fishy and can easily me misused. I'm with the girl here, it's not like you have to use force or kill someone just because of his probable state of mind. I'm really not sure how I feel about this system but that's exactly what makes this show good - it makes you thinking.
The first episode had quite a dark atmosphere to it too, overall I was quite surprised at how good this turned out even though things seemed a bit rushed. Definitely going to continue this
The female cop looked like a even more female Tsunayoshi Sawada... Somehow all characters look like they jumped out of the Reborn! world. Is Amano-Sensei included somehow or are my eyes playing games with me?
Very dark setting. I love it.
Can't wait for the next episode because this world seems to be interessting. Can't imagine how much science advances in real live... But I fear something like that would be too possible...
Awesome start to an awesome anime. When I watched the PV's I knew this was going to be a good show and I'm glad I was right. The whole measuring someone's brain seemed far-fetched and confusing but it was a nice addition. The uses for it in this anime is huge. Also the guns are spectacular as well, everything is hooked up to a super system that gives orders and stuff. Also the animation is great too, Amane's art isn't my favorite but it works. That part with the guy basically exploding looked great (no sadistic tastes or w/e ). I'm glad they're not censoring that stuff and showing gore.
Just by watching the first episode, you can tell this show is going to be in the morally gray area. We have cops that are considered criminals, people being stunned and paralyzed when they didn't really do anything, and people getting killed without much thought. The system's decisions look like they are more important than the actual people on the mission. I can guess that they're will be a fall out/debate for whether to listen to the system or not. It looks like there is going to be a fight between what is considered justice and what is considered morally right.
Damn, I can't wait for the next episode.
There's a quite interesting interview with the Chief Director of Psycho-Pass, Katsuyuki Motohiro :
I expect great things from this showQuote:
What I feel for the first episode (in sequence): >> ... >> ... >>
Well, I started off the series excitedly. I mean, I did expect it to be dark, but not this dark, lol. Such blood. But I'm interested. There was a moment when I was annoyed by this girl named Akane, but I can see where she's coming from. This is going to be a nice twist.
(Now I sound like a person with high Crime Coefficient, LOOL~)
Two words to sum up the 1st episode: simply amazing. The quality of the animation is not to be doubted, the OP and ED are great as well and the characters have a lot of potential to contribute more to the story. Hound 3 is just an amazing male MC, and I always rooting for a cold-blooded character so it's just perfect. About the story line, I'm wondering what kind of "brutal psychological problems" that would arise later. Masaoka is kinda suspicious tho, since I found he is too normal among the cop's hounds.
I really like the premise, somehow this anime makes me feel nostalgic since the setting it's kinda similar to Akira or Ghost in the Shell (dystopian future). As a big fan of Urobuchi, I'm glad that this anime has 22 episodes in it. I believe it gives him more space to explore and deliver the story, so I hope that this Anime would not left anything to be questioned (*cough* Madoka *cough*).
On completely unrelated note, no matter how much I love Madoka, it doesn't surpass Evangelion.
Last edited by Doraku; October 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM.
I don't know why I watched this...
...oh wait, it's because of the seiyuu (again).
Anyway, good animation and the plot seems intriguing though like phio-chan, I was like: Wow. Oh Wow. Definitely not for kids.
I find something that seems illogical to me in the scene, but *cough*. I don't find it comfortable to talk about.
I'm a bit annoyed by Akane because I think she's just too naive, but well... I think in a story like this, a heroine like her is needed. *bleh*
I'm interested in white-haired guy. He seems evil... :P