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I don't know, I think Yuki will survive. She seemed to be part of the test, to see if Kougami could protect her and still evade Senguuji. Next week I think Makashima will abandon Senguuji to the enforcers. Now that Kougami has outwitted him, Senguuji probably is no longer of any interest to Makashima.
A red flag went up when Kogami and Yuki discovered the bag with the radio inside. I thought it was weird that aid would be given to them (although they need to work for it), but now I know that it's simply Makishima's way to make situation more "fun"; Makishima sees Senguuji as another pawn to play with by making Kogami appear on an equal footing.
Perhaps when everything is over, Makishima will get rid of Senguuji and realize that it would be better to actively participate in this game of cat-and-mouse himself.
This is what most interests me right now. What does Makashima want, what are his motives? For what purpose has he aided Midou, Ouryou, and Senguuji? And when will he step out from the shadows.Quote:
It's getting harder to wait a week to get the next episode.
Episode 10 is awesome. We have been waiting for the time when Makishima finally 'reached' our protagonists, although not this fast, probably. Not that I would complain, I just hope there will be enough stories to keep us entertained until the final showdown at the end of the series, lol. I liked the action, I liked the mind game behind it. As much as Makishima enjoyed this little game of his pawns, Senguuji also enjoyed it equally. He believed he was superior, I think. It's getting even more centered on Kougami (and Akane) that it makes me wondering if we'll ever get to see more of the rest of the team. There's still enough episodes to cover that, I guess, so I'll just cross my fingers.
Makishima surely didn't waste his time. A thorough investigation led him as far as using the friend of his boss just to lure Kougami out. It didn't seem like he's going to kill Yuki soon because with her there he could tie down Kougami with a responsibility, and with the reinforcement coming I think it would be hard for him (and Senguuji) to do anything further. But with the turmoil inside the team, I guess this incident could be quite a stressor for Akane, clouding her PP a bit. It won't be long before Makishima tried to get his hands on the boss directly.
I loved the art on this episode, how at the end the screen had three panels showing the team members' face believing in Kougami. That was sweet. <33 Gino is annoying, but understandable, so I'll bear with him. /hmph
A lot of villains enjoy manipulating their victims, and I think what makes Makishima different is that there's most likely a reason behind his actions both in this hunt and his involvement in previous crimes. Perhaps he's simply enjoying toying with people just for the heck of it or maybe there's something greater that he's trying to work towards.Quote:
It's scary how Makishima used Yuki (who is simply a friend of a colleague) to get at Kougami. It means that anyone -no matter how far the relation- is up for grabs to be involved in his game.Quote:
Akane is known for having a clear PP, and I wonder if this situation will be a tipping point for her.
Well, I was right .
Now I think about it, niichan once said that Makishima's true goal is to ridicule the whole Sibyl system, and I think niichan is right about that part too. The whole deal about Makishima could not be enforced by Dominator is kinda predictable for me, but that was a nice surprise nonetheless. I really wish that the manhunt duel between Senguuji and Kougami last longer, since I really felt the suspense when I watched it.
Speaking about Akane's PP, I wonder would her PP become cloudier after this devastating event? Watching your friend got killed before you and you could do nothing about it is just.. depressing.
Psycho-Pass first cour has been amazing, looking forward what kind of story development awaits since MPWSB has more information on Makishima now, and how Kou-chan and his friends would entrap Makishima.
Episode 11 is another amazing episode yet again. Damn producers making me high and down with this series.
Nyaah, first death for Akane. As I watched the episode I kinda felt the fear and anger Akane had deep inside her. I mean, I guess everyone has been in that kind of desperation, but with something like Sibyl System added to it, it just made the whole situation more touching and complicated. I was expecting a more stressful expression from Akane, but I didn't really see that at the end of the episode although I could feel how she was so stressed. Definitely looking forward what will happen in the next episode (and how someone will probably console her... /romance freak ).
Makishima. Amazing as always. It pains me that I hear Cloud's voice being used as an antagonist, but at least Makishima is a cool antagonist. He really despised Sibyl, and had an awesome trump card to overthrow Sibyl. It's a very nice complication. Catching him will definitely be hard; I'm looking forward to what other toys Makishima will entertain himself with to make Kougami and Akane even more miserable.
And even though it was kind of predictable I really liked the development. Makishima being immune to the Dominators makes the whole Sibyl system even more questionable. As far as I see it, your PP becomes cloudier when you do, see or think something you know/feel is wrong. Doesn't matter if you show it on the outside or not but deep down even people like Senguji and Rikako probably knew what they were doing is wrong. That doesn't even have to be their own believe but something the society has engraved deep in their minds. Everyone of us probably learned "hurting or killing others is seriously bad" ever since we were little kids, the same most likely applies to the world of Psycho-Pass too.
On the other hand we have Makishima, who feels like he's doing the right thing. He's not just doing it for fun, he seriously believes he's doing what's right with all his heart.
Not like I think that Makishima is right with what he's doing but I agree with him, it's more than questionable to rely on a scientific system to judge other people, especially if you don't even know how it's actually judging these people.
And I have to agree, Psyho-Pass's first cour was amazing, way better than I thought. So far definitely my favourite of this season, together with Chu2, Jojo and Tonari.
Well the Sybil system is more flawed than I thought. First of those dominators - I refuse to say gun - are way to slow and inferior to the ordinary handgun.
Furthermore I agree with naruto-niichan. You CE only goes up if you feel you're doing something wrong. Mahsima on the other hand is honest with himself and only acts how he deems correct.
It became even clearer to me as his CE went down everytime he approached Yuki. It wasn't even killing intend. This man clearly is the proof that the Sybil system is way to superficial and just reacts according to values created by Sybil itself. A society can't work under such kind of dictatorship.
This anime is getting more and more awesome. I really can't wait for the next episode.
Hmm... so Yuki DID die but not in a way I'd expected. I was worried that her death would be meaningless if Senguji was the one who killed her, but Makishima's motive and Akane's mental/emotional struggle beforehand added depth to the demise of a minor character.
In our era, we are the ones who are controlling the weapons. If we shoot someone, we kill them and we are aware that we'll be killing our target when we press the trigger. In Akane and Makishima's world, it's the Dominators that determine the outcome whether it's to stun someone if their Psycho-Pass is a little foggy or eliminate them completely if their Psycho-Pass deems them dangerous. (Note that it's not only the Dominators; apparently guns with bullets are rare in this era.) As Makishima pointed out, Akane really got to know the weight of human life.
This show has definitely exceeded my expectations.
Caught up to Psycho Pass, I think this is the only original anime that I'm currently
watching besides Magi. The sole reason I started watching was because of all the hype, amano doing character designs and the awesome edsong that Doraku posted at another thread.
Mostly because of the edsong and egoist though :hee.
When I first started watching PP from 1-3, I had to admit, it was interesting only in several parts of the show and it felt like it had no definite genre, obviously there is A LOT of sci-fi which is too much for my taste and some bits of detective parts here and there with not so much action.. it didn't really felt like it's living up to its hype and the beginning was weak.
I almost fell asleep during the factory-machine-killer episode because everything was so obvious.
(or was it because I was extremely tired that night?).
Then came episode 4-6 which started building the world of Psycho-Pass and the two main characters, along with the interesting antagonist, the Moriarty to our sherlock.
All this built up lead to the climax of episode 11, which I thought was very nicely done because it led us to question about the true nature of this series.
It actually feels like a psychological series, something which I know many anime tries to but failed to do. I was proved wrong when I thought the series had no direction, after the latest episodes I can see what PP is trying to do.
I contributed the enjoyment of PP to the characters, Kougami must be the quickest thinker I've ever seen in any modern anime series, I don't exactly relate him to a genius but a very adaptable and witty MC, who actually uses a lot of instincts and brain power.
On the other hand, Akane feels real and is no pushover.
Antagonist isn't a guy who just do random cool poses or acting smug while having nothing to back up, you know we seen a lot of those bullshitters in other series.
This guy is actually frightening and is playing with everyone.
Like many had said, PP really exceeded my expectations.
I didn't bother much with the Shakesphere references thrown around because it really did felt like "acting smart" in some parts.
But at least they weren't randomly made by the characters and made sense with what's happening.
Last edited by Zeltrax; January 01, 2013 at 08:19 AM.
Good to know that you're enjoying the series, Zeltrax!
What's nice about Psycho-Pass is that although it started out like a CSI crime show, it managed to set everything up to its current form without dragging on. We're around the halfway point so it's going to be one heck of a ride for sure.
Well I just watched all the episodes, and I'm pretty impressed. I wonder how they're going to end up dealing with the flaws of the Sybil System, since it can't just be this one guy in the entire world that it doesn't work on.
It seems to me that the Sybil System is so ingrained in this era that reverting back would be really difficult to do. We're still not sure if other countries are using it as well. Hopefully we'll find out more about how, why and when the System was implemented and also who created it. Depending on the answer, maybe the antagonist in this series isn't Makishima at all.
I assume we didn't have an episode last week due to New Years so I'm looking forward to the new episode.
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A new year calls for new theme songs! Personally I like the song and animation for this opening better.
I've always wondered how the Enforcers ended up in this position since each of them seemed to have a history. It concerned me that we didn't know much about them apart from Kougami so it's nice to have a flashback focused on Yayoi acting as a breather after all that went down in the last time.
It surprised me that she showed emotion during her stay in the rehabilitation facility since she's normally shown to be stoic. Did something happened to her afterwards or is she trying to be cautious as she can as an Enforcer?
Before the episode ended, I thought she would shoot Rina resulting in her detached demeanor in the present. It doesn't seem to be the case because she (unwillingly) let her friend go. The fact that Rina left unscathed along with her desire to overthrow the Sibyl System makes me wonder if she will play a role in future episodes now that Makishima and his motives have come into light.
Sasayama finally made an appearance! As Kougami pointed out, he does seem to have a reckless nature. Maybe it's just me, but it seems as if Sasayama treats his job as a game.
At last, I managed to check episode 12.
First impression, I was expecting to see the plot continued, but when I saw "3 years ago" and Yayoi, I was still happy. We were going to see the past of one of the Enforcers! I have to admit I'm still curious as to why Yayoi ended up with such a high PP; simply a supper crazy love for music? That doesn't sound really right. It feels like there's more to it. At the end of the episode I was feeling so-so. I think it was strange that Yayoi agreed to be an Enforcer just to stop Rina, but then again... It felt a bit too superficial with Yayoi here. I hope to see more.
Kougami as an Inspector! Now that was lovely too. Gino was still... 'clean', lol. He really should cut his hair, bleh. Sasayama is completely random. Kougami still looked like a discipline detective so I still can't imagine how he got close to Sasayama, especially to turn into a latent criminal upon his death in the future.
Oh, animation with new OP looks good. Other than that I'm enjoying the new soundtracks but not caught up to them yet.