Just finished watching Psycho Pass and I must say it’s the best Anime set in the future that I’ve seen so far (not counting Neo Genesis Evanghelion, Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Stein’s Gate).
I loved the tech gadgets, the avatars, the new re-imaging of crime-scene robots and the entire show premise: a future where criminals could be detected by changes in their aura (cyamatic scans) and latent criminals could be identified and treated before they create any serious damage.
Animation is marvelous, the villains make sense and are easy to feel sympathy for and best of all, the moral problem of killing someone is always debated in the truest of its forms – Is it right? Is it right to kill a murderer? What is justice?
Btw, the hero and the villain are gorgeous 🙂
“You’re trying not to kill Makishima no matter what because…”
“Because it’s illegal. Because I can’t overlook a crime.”
“Why are you going that far to obey the law when that law can neither judge a criminal nor protect people?”
“The law doesn’t protect people. People protect the law. People have always detested evil and sought out a righteous way of living. Their feelings… the accumulation of those people’s feelings are the law.. They’re neither the provisions nor the system. They’re fragile and irreplaceable feelings that everyone carries in their hearts.
Compare to the power of anger and hatred, they are something that can quite easily break down. People have prayed for a better world throughout time. In order for those prayers to continue to hold meaning, we have to try our best to protect it to the very end.
We just can’t give up on it.”
“If there ever comes a time when everyone feels that way, the Sibyl System will probably disappear. There’ll no longer be any latent criminals or Enforcers…”