Psycho-Pass Anime Discussion Thread

Topic started by takashichea on Nov. 7, 2012. Last post by takashichea 3 months ago.
Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

Welcome to the Psycho-Pass anime discussion thread!


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" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya KĊgami, played by Tomokazu Seki, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

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Post by ComicMan24 (8,764 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Started watching it recently. It's not a bad show. It can get a little too chatty at times but I don't really mind it that much. It reminds me a lot of the Ghost in The Shell anime, especially since on the latest issue they introduced the concept of completely cyberizing your body, something that was shown a lot in GITS. Not that this is a bad thing of course. The Psycho-Pass is an interesting idea, although tbh I wouldn't want to live in a world like this where getting a little agitated can brand you as a latent criminal and lose all your rights.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

It's weird I bumped this thread. I need a place to put some comments, so I work on the Winter Break recommendation blog. Thanks to for recommending this show.

I watched eight episodes of the series. I like how in this anime that the future is based on monitoring folks' psycho pass, their state of mind. It also combines a cop show element into it with themes questioning what is justice. I enjoyed it so far. The violence in this show isn't for everyone. I didn't expect bodies bursting.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Yeah its a gem.A bloody bloody awesome gem.I use it now to hook adults into anime. I start with if you like!almost-human then you should enjoy Psyhco Pass.Also could throw in Black Lagoon an Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine .Jormungand an Attack on Titan also would get a head nod to depending on the adults tastes.

These are probably best representations of modern anime for adults.Yeah i said adults but that does not denote age.Heck i used to know a 13 year old who mentaly was going on 30.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

You start a blog or a list of anime shows that are for adults. I watched Akira two weeks ago on Toonami, and it was my first time. In my cultural interviews, I learned that Akira was one of the gateway anime titles, but it's mostly for adults because it isn't for children for sure.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Hmm ill do list then blog link to list or some such.Better to do list 1st so to make doing the blog easyer to know what im talkn about heh.Tho i think by now we all can agree i rarely know what im talkn about :)

edit give me few days ill have stuff up.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

Take your time. I know you're sick and tired and probably at the hospital.

I have finished watching up to episode 18. I just saw the truth behind the Sibyl System. I was pretty shocked. I always amazed by Gen Urobuchi's writing. The only time that there was some hint was when the chief was seen "booting"

up. Her eyes lit up like a computer. I should realized that. This series is like No. 6 and the novel Brave New World because they pull out a lot of literary references like Swift and other books.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: I went an preordered the preimum set for the 1st season.Back when this came out others an myself beged Tom to look at it.It has things in it you just dont see from hollywood, be it main stream tv to movies .While i dont agree with his final verdict ( tho good ) that its a deconstruction of buddy cop films.I find it has amazing depth from social to political in scope.

Tho i can draw some comaprisons to say Samuria Flamenco how it shows people get used to the "new norm" ,how the absurd seems normal.This series shows how a dangerous path under the baner of the greater good can logicaly lead to.1984 ish in some respects but as a whole acurate for 2013 an beyond.

I need to go back an rewatch all of No.6 ,never did finish it.Also i get some tests dont tomorrow find out where im leaking phosphorus an magnisium .Not in hospital atm knock on wood.Tho my kdiney doc wants me their for iv treatment i just dont feel that bad.Besides last ER visit had a old man drunk next door who wanted to take the heads off people.An to drunks i look like a mountian they just have to climb.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

I was making my list of top 5 anime 2013. I had too much on my list. I went up to 7 and including this show. I'm debating whether to replace Samurai Flamenco with Psycho Pass.

  1. Kill la Kill
  2. Attack on Titan
  3. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
  4. Shin Sekai Yori
  5. Psycho Pass or Samurai Flamenco
Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Tho i like Samurai Flamenco its not as deep as Psycho Pass.An i mean that on the levels they share.Because they do tell difrent stories in a difrent way.Well maybe at least yet. both are end of year start of next year anime to.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

I finished No. 6 last weekend when I wrote the Eroding Sexual Orientation Barriers: Anime Dystopias thing. Don't know why I was compelled to write about homosexual themes in dystopic anime series. I'm crazy. It's a good show.

I'm really close in finishing Psycho Pass soon. Psycho Pass's story is deep while its characters are strategically woven through it. Samurai Flamenco is a different beast, and I find it funnier than Psycho Pass due to how absurd it gets. Sometimes I wish Psycho Pass does a comic relief scene to break the tension.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Ya think at some point No.6 just felt like it was pushing a slash fic or something .I thought the animation was good or above good even an story up to a pont was not bad at all.Tho i did have a problem with his mom being alive an she was a founder scientist.People in control would have iced her.

Psycho pass builds an builds on its tension.Theiy have some black comedy in it but its sublte.Whole thing of character an how that society has none in the end.How when the people put on those helmets you really see their character in how they act.Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.An since those helmets make them untouchable by the system ...

So many layers on this show.An im not sure how many are intentional.

Have started that list still working on it.Trying to aproce it as a go to list to hook adults into anime.Or rather adult like tastes.Again i caution adult does not denote age.An maturity feels almost insulting to use.Its hard not using stand by titles but some classics should be on the list reguardless of how easy they are to aquire. Then il tie the list with a blog post on how to introduce some one into anime.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

Forgot to tell you that I finished Psycho Pass, and I have vote for my top 5 shows with Psycho Pass in it. You were right this show was for me. Two of Gen Urobuchi's works were great this year. This series is pretty entertaining and yet, it asks you some deep questions about our society like should we judge people based on their psycho pass and leave it to the machines? Can we judge criminals fairly?

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: For me the political questions it rasies all tho my acident perhaps, is by an far its strenghts.A unarmed society grows weeker under the guise of the greater good.Those deemed to be crimnal by genticitc dispoistion Could well be the most creative among them.An yet who gets to deside whoes criminal an who is not.The corupt rotten brains of the machine.

It sounds all to familar in some reguards. Tho rarely touched on in modern film an tv.Now you understand why i preoreded the premium set.As a work in its whole Psycho-pass holds up to many great anime.Not just a evolution of a cyber punk story but re-evaluation of what is an will be.

Just started Code Geass for the 3rd time.Ran threw all the detective conan movies last few days so something smaller than 18 years span would be nice.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

Saw this on Crunchyroll and it would be cool seeing our fellow Vicers joining the contest and win promotional material, bookmarks, and a T-shirt signed by the cast. This is a promotion of the Psycho-Pass New Edit Version for the Summer 2014 Anime season. Hayakawa Bunko, a publisher of S-F Magazine, is in charge of the contest.

Chances are that this contest is probably limited to residents of Japan. I couldn't find a website besides this one to enter.

Your summer reading list:

  • Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • William Gibson's Neuromancer
  • Gavin Lyall's Midnight Plus One
  • George Orwell's 1984
  • William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's Difference Engine



Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Pilot for the "New Edit" was pretty good. Each one is longer than the original episodes. So its more like 2 episodes in one around 48 minutes or so.

Illustration style has been upgraded or polished like they do for tv to anime movie. In some respects its great an others its bit blurry. An the order of the events are scrambled a touch with new scenes added.

So far would recommend this to those that saw the original as a primer for next season which starts in fall i believe.

@takashichea: That list above feels even more true in the New Edit . The cyberpunk feel was more there than the original to me. Also

William Gibson's Neuromancer is a must read for fans of ghost in the shell and or this series. That book is considered the book that make the gene of cyberpunk.

Would have to break out my old Cyberpunk rpg books to list all the older good stuff. was another great one.

Bladerunner is also a good cyberpunk movie to.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

2nd episode of New edition confirms its 2 episodes with some new animation. An I am having a hard time spotting it. Where as the 1st one felt like it was a bit jumbled in order of the 1st two episodes. This one played out fairly straight.

Will watch all of these then dig into my collectors edition to see the difference. So this should have been episodes 3 & 4 of the original series. Still well worth a rewatch.

Post by takashichea (16,555 posts) See mini bio Level 25

@Marshal Victory:

Looks like I probably break my own rule. I didn't see any new simulcast updates this week since July 11th from both Crunchyroll and FUNimation. I wanted to see this anime series badly. I'll give it another week. It's past July 15, almost a month has passed. I did finish most of the front page article, just waiting for more news.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

3rd episode of the new edit Just to me felt like two episodes back to back. With no new animation that I could spot. Tho maybe some scenes were buffed an polished with more detail. Looks like the glare bit was toned down on the polish. Which is a good thing me thinks.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,973 posts) See mini bio Level 14

4th episode of the new edit was good an maybe better than original. This one could see some new animation plus some polish on the older. Things flowed a bit better I think.

Also reminded of the whole " artists obligation" argument in the art room. She not knowing she failed her own standard. Which was bs to begin with. A " artist" only obligation is for them to try as hard as they can. To push their skills as far as they will go. An me thinks to enjoy what they are doing. Any thing else is just puffery an not helpful to the artist work. Those that try to "shock" their audience fail more often than not with that "obligation".

After all what is art but just opinion at its core.

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