This week’s #anime obsession is #PsychoPass, #animelover #FUNimation

When I started watching season 1 of Psycho Pass, I had no idea I would like this anime so much. It was addictive. I went from one episode to another, not wanting, but needing to know what happened next. A whole day hadn’t passed by before I moved onto season 2. Yeah, I am indeed obsessed… so obsessed, I’m thinking about writing a fan fiction. Me, writing a fan fiction… I know. It’s laughable, but I’m seriously considering it, hence how much I love the series.

PsychoPassThe in-depth storyline reminds me a lot of i-Robot and Demolition Man, with a little Judge Dredd thrown in the mix. Despite that, the concept is so unique.

The characters are easy to get attached to, specifically Kogami in my case. He’s a criminal enforcer with a dark past and wicked nature, but his devious mind leads the Sybil police force to solving many crimes and eliminating many killers. He has a calculating mindset, and he is extremely smart, much like his counterpart, Makishima, who was the charismatic villain in the story.

Tsunemori is a new recruit who gets pretty much thrown to the wolves on her first day of work. The storyline revolves around her. She comes in on the force as an innocent doe, but after a few field cases, and some pretty gruesome crime scenes, she toughens up and becomes a predator. But her wide-eyed experience on the force is not without tragedy and enlightenment.

Now, I usually don’t think much of the villains in these anime storylines, mostly ‘cause I’m too busy rooting for the good guy, but I enjoyed how raw and absolutely brilliant Makishima was. Every ruthless kill he made was to exploit the system, to show the public how imperfect and flawed the Sybil system was. And he did it very well. He found other people, with a serial killer mentality, and compelled them to basically kill for him. But that’s not to say he didn’t get his hands dirty. He was pretty skilled with a switchblade, or whatever kind of blade it was. His ultimate scheme was to shut the Sybil system down, but he had to be crafty with the way he went about it, since he was basically dealing with a super computer. There was something so intriguing about his character, though I haven’t figured out what that something is yet. *grin*

Nevertheless, this anime gets put at the top of my list as one of my favorites.

*As a side note, if you’re an anime fan, but you are faint of heart, this IS NOT the anime for you.*

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Available to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Funimation

4 responses to “This week’s #anime obsession is #PsychoPass, #animelover #FUNimation

  1. Loved season 1 haven’t had a chance to start season 2, but I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it. Kogami was my favorite to. From what I’ve been hearing he’s not in the second season is that true.

    • He hasn’t shown up, yet. I find it hard to believe that they would just cut him out of the series. He cares about Tsunemori, so I don’t see him just leaving her to suffer her fate. I believe he’s around still protecting her, but in disguise.

  2. Love Psycho Pass and am going to watch season 2 soon!! It was all about Ginoza for me. Holy moly his character arc was amazing.

    The way Makishima accepted killing as a natural thing was really the “it” I think you’re thinking of.

    I loved all the characters and man I felt for Kagari at the end. Messed up! And now Akane has the burden of knowing what’s going on. I’d totally write that fan-fic…the story and the world are worth daydreaming about 🙂

    As a side note…and fellow lover of anime…I’ve dedicated a page here: http://www.snmckibben.com/anime.html

    They are my recommendations from one lover of anime to another 🙂

    • I’m 6 episodes in on season 2. There’s more gore and crazed killing in this one. I’m enjoying it so far.

      About Ginoza… Yes! Ginoza was beautifully flawed and so 3-dimentional. I love it! It’s a shame it took his father’s death for him to come to terms on who he really was. He was trying so hard to shine in the light of the Sybil system and NOT become his father that he didn’t realize he was tearing himself down. During his emotional battle, his hue was getting clouded. At the end of season 1 when he ditched the glasses, a whole new side of him was revealed. And I must admit, he was kinda sexy. :p

      Yeah, I think you’re right about Makishima. That brilliant insanity and monstrous intent is what makes him appealing to me. I just didn’t want to admit I was lured to that type of character. Shows a flash of my dark side. *giggle*

      Kagari wasn’t one of my faves, but I sure did hate that last scene. Aw maaan… His smile at the end was priceless though. Because in that spilt second, he saw it coming. *sigh*

      I just checked out your page. It’s brilliant! I’m been considering adding my own anime page to this blog. There are so many anime that move me emotionally… I can’t help but share it with the viewers. 😉

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