Psycho-Pass Anime Discussion Thread

Topic started by takashichea on Nov. 7, 2012. Last post by Marshal Victory 1 week, 4 days ago.
Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I forgot to move this thread to #Anime Vice Discussion Threads. Hopefully, folks will find it easily.

@Marshal Victory:

Watched the first 2 episodes. I see the 3rd episode is on HULU. Will watch that soon.

Surprised that Akane (if that's our main heroine's name. I forgot her name) became such a bad ass cop. The other lady makes mistakes that cost her comrades lives. Is it me some of the characters are hard to distinguish? The pony tail girl I keep mixing her up. I guess I haven't familiar myself with the characters enough.

WC2 - I finally got the name, White Color which wasn't mentioned in episode 2. I guessing it's that phrase. Not sure what 2 stands for yet. White Color refers to Shōgo Makishima the main antagonist of season 1.

I'm glad to see the anime back, and it got something new.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Hmm supposed to be " What Color?" Three girls in that unit . Not counting the blond. One is a enforcer who has/had relations with the blond . Akane Tsunemori is out lead now an was in the 1st season. The one that calls her sempi is her junior officer an is a bitch. To put it bluntly.

3 was complicated I will probably have to re watch it again some time.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

4 now adds shades of " the laughing man" from GitS in some ways. Also of note in the 1st series I never wanted a bad end for the characters. Even the main anti hero their was a odd sympathy for him. This season the newbie inspector I kinda now want a bad end for her. Shes the loyal blind dog for the system an seems to be deaf an dumb as well. If any thing its rare for a character to make me want a bad end in the story for them. So if nothing else this season has that going for it.

Post by Wraith (293 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Ep 4: wow, wasn't expecting a blood bath at the end there. Also not really liking the new inspector
Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I was wrong on what WC2, more like WC? stands for. It was actually Which Color? 4th episode was very brutal. When you rely on technology to administer justice, it won't work against the bad guys and save lives. Back in season 1, the Dominators couldn't do a damn thing.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

5 was pretty epic. Not sure what or if their is a bigger idea tword drones or video games but its a sledge hammer use of the idea.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Ok 6 was as epic as 5. Some other sites have had some fairly sour sounding reviews of of the second season. This season does not have the book quotes for style but it takes a harsh look at the world that was created in season one. It shows that worlds weakness as well as some oncoming weakness of our own futures.

Now the idea of drones / game could well have been inspired by..

Actually on review maybe this season is more inspired by movies than books?

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I missed episode 5 and 6. Just bump for Marshal. I edit this comment to include comments on them.

I don't know why I don't have Psycho Pass on my mind. Other shows take higher priority than Psycho Pass for some odd reason. I don't forget to watch a bad harem show, Trinity 7.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: the 1st half of season 2 is building up like a roller coaster . 7 begins the rapid down hill speeding train but not a train wreck at all. All the dots come together at 7 . An its pretty epic. 7 proves in some ways season 2 is to Psycho Pass what the Laughing man was to Ghost in the shell ! Tho threw a darker mirror viewed I would argue.

The lack of book references an the style of the anti hero of the 1st season is missed for sure. An if season 2 stood by it self it would not shine near as much. But it builds on season 1 nicely.

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I watching episode 6 right now during patrol. Didn't expect dismemberment love. Yeah, I did miss the book references from season 1.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: It may pick up next episode on our " villain" background. Season 1 had a fair amount of muse from the anti hero. This season has much less. Tho it still to me feels its based more off movies , like the 1st season was off books.

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

Finally caught up. Episode 7 was chilling. I mean he was there the whole time using aged holograms of victims who died.

What makes you say this season is based on movies? I haven't seen much references.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: The drones being took over reminded me of Wargames that got me thinking maybe this season is subtle about its reference themes. Last season the books were for front in the story. It could be video games as well. The hungry chicken app they played seemed to be inspired by something. Not sure which game. An as a side note the video game makers would be fools not to latch on to that game idea if its not a parody.

Just a theory.

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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We had hackers making folks play a game that control the drones and then games that had the real thing. Kamui could be seeing as a game.
Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Episode 8 reveal we are dealing with a Frankenstein who has organs from the dead airplane victims. This Frankenstein craves attention and acknowledgement by Sibly. He does shares Shogo's motives glad to see Sibyl is still the villain in this series.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Was gona post the same thing about the Frankenstein aspect to this. Which also makes me think our 1st seasons main character will show up again at some point.

Episode 8 was a great break down of whats gone on an why. But for most it will be to late to hold their attention I fear. Also of note seems many fans do not feel the least bit sad about the new girls fate. Really hope they did not have her for that kind of hook because it seems most hated her.

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I'm wrong. With our frankenstein, he uses normal citizens while Shogo uses criminals.

Episode 9

I thought the lady robot was the same robot from last season. I realize the brain was changed. So we are dealing with a new antagonist. I believe our little inspector is going to die soon.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: They brains swap control of the body by remote. But I think she is behind the whole think tank so to speak.

Edit for me poor spelling an word useage :/

Post by Marshal Victory (2,645 posts) See mini bio Level 14

9's death flag was flown earlier in the season but still not sure its saluted so to speak even with that after credits end. Also think Kamui is working with the "son" vs the sons "mother" . He is the made bad boy after all. An what better thing to destroy than the whole system.

Also every time I hear Kamui's name I think of http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Kamandi_%28Earth-AD%29 kinda some similarity in the stories tho vastly different genes. This season has mare detective mystery aspects than last seasons style. But its a good ride an is making its way onto my buy list if it at least holds up the quality we have seen thus far.

edit

10 made me think of what some will see as a plot hole. How the system can cut into a conversation over the phone but can not control the the dominators. But in season 1 we seen how one dominator was jacked with. But they did not turn it off. Just up its lethal dose. So its still they could screw with them but not turn them off. Reason could be a fail safe in case one in the system turns. But any an all systems have a weakness. It could well be the arrogant mother who never seen this coming. They broke the dominators security so the system probably can not mess with them on or off.

Good episode.

11 was a good finish. It surprised me a bit an I had things wrong on that inspector darker than black. 11 was deep an in some ways deeper than season one. It was more subtle in its meaning while laying out more action an detective work.

"What comes of this may be righteous law an order, and peace and freedom." Akane Tsunemori

" Maybe it's optimistic , but we can't know till we try. It is not society that determines people's futures. It is people who determine society's future." Akane Tsunemori

What those two quotes bring to the table combined is depth an politics. An some will hate season 2 just because of that an how true the second quote is.

An heres a good amv for the 1st season..

Needless to say the second season goes to my average an above list . Plus its one I will buy on disc asap.

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